Friday, June 21, 2019

What's New At Labyrinth: 6/21/19

What's New At Labyrinth: 6/21/19

What's old is new this week, with several things that have been out of stock making their return (alongside our usual new releases)!


D&D 5e: Acquisitions Incorporated



Based on the D&D adventures of the creators of the gaming webcomic Penny Arcade! When you’re just starting out in the adventuring business, it might be nice to have a leg up. It can be a big help to have access to the powerful artifacts, expertise, and jobs that Acquisitions Incorporated (Acq Inc) has to offer a new franchise. Join Omin Dran, Jim Darkmagic, and Viari like never before with the new Acquisitions Incorporated campaign book for Dungeons & Dragons!


Night Witches



Based on real events, Night Witches is a role-playing game about women at war. As a member of the 588th Night Bomber Regiment, you’ll answer the call of your Motherland in her darkest hour. Can you do your duty and strike blow after blow against the Fascists? Can you overcome discrimination and outright sabotage and rise above your sexist comrades? Are there limits to patriotism—or endurance? Play Night Witches and find out!

Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle: Defense Against The Dark Arts


With the noticeable rise in Dark Arts activity, Headmaster Albus Dumbledore has authorized practical Defence Against the Dark Arts lessons to ensure that students are prepared to defend themselves. In this two-player deck-building game, players will cast spells and hexes and gain allies in their efforts to Stun their opponent three times to win!

More Monikers
Monikers is back with a new expansion that adds 440 brand new cards to the mix, in a box that can hold up to 2000 Monikers cards for future expansions!

Imperial Settlers Roll & Write


Imperial Settlers: Roll & Write is a standalone game set in the universe of Imperial Settlers and Imperial Settlers: Empires of the NorthIt has two game modes. The standard mode is a 2-4 player competitive challenge in which you try to gain more points than your opponents. The adventure mode for a single player offers 48 unique game sheets. Each sheet presents unique challenges and gameplay as players have different buildings at the start. Tweak your engine and get as many points as you can! Grab your pencil, roll your dice, and create the most prosperous empire!

Game of Thrones LCG: Pit of Snakes



The latest expansion pack for Game of Thrones continues the King's Landing cycle, introducing new versions of old characters, a new City plot, and development of the Shadow keyword. Visit the Statue of Baelor and wield The Most Devout to stop your enemies from marshaling too many forces, and use a variety of other neutral cards to make a deck centered on The Seven.

Legend of the Five Rings: For The Empire 


For The Empire is the first Dynasty pack in the Inheritance cycle. With the Emerald Empire becoming more dangerous than ever, iconic samurai must disguise themselves in their travels, only revealing their true identity when they are needed most. Furthermore, Bushi and Courtiers alike are now more valued than ever, fighting for their clans as Rokugan shifts around them.

Back in Stock:

Inis


Inis focuses on Celtic lore, with various clans vying for the throne. But don't make the mistake of thinking this is all about battle. Often the surest path to leadership is peace. Careful drafting, hand management, bluffing (especially once players understand the importance of passing their turn), good timing, and a precise understanding of the balance of power are the keys to victory.

Cryptid


Cryptid is a unique deduction game of honest misdirection in which players must try to uncover information about their opponents' clues while throwing them off the scent of their own. Each player holds one piece of evidence to help them find the creature, and on their turn they can try to gain more information from their opponents. Be warned; give too much away and your opponents might beat you to the mysterious animal and claim the glory for themselves!

Kittens in a Blender


This fast-paced card game has players working to save all of their own kittens before the unthinkable happens. But sometimes the only way to save your precious litter of kittens is to let those curious little cats learn the lesson of why you should never play in a blender!

Werewords


In Werewords, players guess a secret word by asking "yes" or "no" questions. Figure out the magic word before time is up, and you win! However, one of the players is secretly a werewolf who is not only working against you, but also knows the word. If you don't guess the word in time, you can still win by identifying the werewolf! To help you out, one player is the Seer, who knows the word but must not to be too obvious when helping you figure it out; if the word is guessed, the werewolf can pull out a win by identifying the Seer! A free iOS/Android app provides thousands of words in hundreds of categories at various difficulty levels, so everyone can play.

Friday, June 14, 2019

What's New At Labyrinth: 6/14/19

What's New At Labyrinth: 6/14/19

It's going to be hot this week, so come inside and cool off with one of our great new releases!

We Rate Dogs


This adorable card game for 3-6 people lets players choose their favorite dogs to adopt from the shelter and put them into a good-hearted dog show! Each round of judging starts by choosing the best dog to send forward and then playing event cards to increase their ratings, change the judging category, distract dogs out of the competition entirely, and more. Compete to see who will end up being the Goodest Dog!

Brikks


Brikks is a new roll-and-write that introduces Tetris-like elements into the mix. Roll dice to determine the shape and orientation of the piece that will fall onto your grid, and collect points based on what you can cover. Whoever has the most points at the end wins, but you can also use points to rotate pieces, so plan your moves carefully!

Star Wars: Outer Rim


Take to the stars and become a living legend in Star Wars: Outer Rim, a game of bounty hunters, mercenaries, and smugglers for 1-4 players! In Outer Rim, you take on the role of an underworld denizen, setting out to make your mark on the galaxy. You'll travel the outer rim in your personal ship, hire legendary Star Wars characters to join your crew, and try to become the most famous (or infamous) outlaw in the galaxy!
For The Queen
For the Queen is a card-based, story-building game (located in our newly restocked RPG section) that you and up to five other players can begin playing in minutes. Choose your queen from among fourteen gorgeously varied illustrations—or start from scratch—and use the prompt cards to collaboratively tell a story of love, betrayal, doubt, and devotion.

Realm of Sand



Realm of Sand takes a little bit from Patchwork, Tiny Towns, and Splendor and mixes it all together into a tile placement game where you arrange polyominoes to satisfy building requirements and save the realm from crumbling away into oblivion. Plan your moves, gather points, and try to save as many buildings as you can before someone accrues 10 hourglasses and ends the game.

New Chess/Backgammon/Go!


We just got a huge shipment of new Chess, Backgammon, and Go boards and pieces. Stop by the store to see what's available!

MtG: Modern Horizons


In case you hadn't heard the massive hype, Modern Horizons has officially released! The first set designed to skip Standard format entirely and go straight for Modern is here and available to order. We'll be holding several sealed drafts in the coming weeks as well, with the first one happening this coming Tuesday (6/18) at 6:30pm. Slots are filling up quickly so make sure to sign up on our website today!

Friday, June 7, 2019

What's New At Labyrinth: 6/7/19

What's New At Labyrinth: 6/7/19


It may be cloudy outside but it's getting downright electric at Labyrinth with this week's new releases!

Let's Play, Pikachu and Eevee! Theme Decks



Inspired by the Let's Go, Pikachu and Eevee! video games, these constructed decks come with everything you need to play. After being available in Japan for a year, we finally get them! Like other Theme Decks, Let's Play, Pikachu and Eevee! includes damage counters, a custom coin, one play mat, a Pikachu/Eevee deckbox, and a code card to play this deck online. In addition, it contains a mini poster featuring Pikachu and Eevee. And for those looking for a nice Charizard to bolster their decks, the Eevee deck comes with two!

Pokemon Kangaskhan GX Box


Our newest Pokemon GX Box features the powerful Kangaskhan GX card, perfect for giving your decks a big punch. Combining the always tough Kangaskhan and the powers of a Pokemon-GX gives us this intimidating force. Additionally, you'll receive four Pokemon booster packs with 10 cards each, and an oversize foil promo card for your collection. 

Lanterns Dice


We're getting Lanterns Dice a full 2 weeks before its official release, and the first several ones we sell come with a special promo!

The harvest is in, and now it’s time to celebrate! Players act as artisans, decorating the palace lake with floating lanterns and launching fireworks to light up the sky. The player who earns the most honor will make the best impression on the emperor and win the game. Roll dice and choose which colored lanterns players can fill in on their score sheets. Earn gifts to perform special actions, fill in additional colored lanterns, and create powerful combinations. Cover completed shapes with fireworks tiles to score points and put on a spectacular show!

Legendary: Marvel Dimensions


This expansion to the very popular Legendary: Marvel deck building game brings some fan-favorite heroes across dimensional space and into the fray! Heroes including Squirrel Girl, Man Thing, and Ms. America take on the new villainous mastermind J. Jonah Jameson. This 100 card expansion is a must-have for any fans of the base game.

A Game of Thrones LCG: Fury of the Storm Expansion


This deluxe expansion features three copies each of 52 new cards that invite you to explore the King and R’hllor traits, as well as new versions of key Baratheon characters like the warring brothers Robert, Stannis, and Renly Baratheon. While Fury of the Storm focuses on the Baratheons, every House in A Game of Thrones: The Card Game is represented with two new non-loyal cards. This expansion also includes a collection of neutral cards that any player can turn to their advantage. For example, the Lannisters, bound to House Baratheon by marriage, gain access to the grand Warship Lionstar, while anyone can take hold of the new Valyrian Steel blade, Lady Forlorn.

Arkham Horror LCG: Union and Disillusion Pack


Union and Disillusion is the fourth Mythos Pack in The Circle Undone cycle for Arkham Horror: The Card GameAfter your brush with the Silver Twilight Lodge in For the Greater Good, you journey to the banks of the Miskatonic River in search of the four souls who went missing from one of the Lodge’s events. Between two of the bridges that span the river, there stands the Unvisited Isle. As you explore the island, you will find braziers scattered at various locations, that you can either light or douse with the new Circle action ability. Lighting these braziers may help push back the heavy mist, allowing you to further explore the island, but it may also be the key step in completing the ritual that has already begun. How far can you push Arkham to the brink of chaos without surrendering the city to the dark forces battling for control of it?

The Lord of the Rings LCG: The Fate of Wilderland Pack


Your mission in Rhovanion has challenged you like never before, forcing you to climb treacherous mountain paths and stand steadfast in the face of a Dragon's fire to restore peace to a troubled land. You were pushed to within an inch of your life, but you managed to survive. It should be over. You should be allowed to go home, but Fate has other plans. Throughout this cycle, which began in The Wilds of Rhovanion, you have sought to resettle your Haradrim friends into a new life far from the shadow of Mordor, but safety has always been just out of reach. Now, when all should be said and done, you must fight for your lives as the mountain you have liberated falls under siege.

Friday, May 31, 2019

What's New At Labyrinth: 5/31/19

What's New At Labyrinth: 5/31/19

Come inside to beat the heat with some A/C and new games!

Keyforge: Age of Ascension



The popular card game Keyforge is back with the new Age of Ascension! This set is a companion to Call of the Archons, introducing 204 new cards mixed with 166 from the first set. The new archon decks are meant to stand toe-to-toe with the original, so you don't have to switch out your old decks to stay competitive. This set also introduces new keywords that can effect when and in what order cards can be played. The new two player starter set includes two unique decks, a quickstart rulebook, two paper poster playmats, and all the keys, tokens, and chain trackers you need to start playing right away.

Gloomhaven: Forgotten Circles

Forgotten Circles, the first expansion for Gloomhaven, features twenty new scenarios that take place after the events of the original Gloomhaven campaign and involve one new character class — the Aesther Diviner — and her attempts to prevent an approaching calamity. The accompanying scenario book breaks these scenarios up across multiple pages to create more dynamic and surprising encounters. The expansion also features seven new monster types (including three new bosses) and fourteen new items.
Pathfinder Adventure Card Game


This cooperative strategy game pits 1 to 4 players against monsters, perils, and traps as you become the heroes of Belhaim. Choose your character's class; build a deck of equipment, magic, and allies; and explore lethal locations as you journey through an exciting fantasy tale. As your adventures continue, your characters add remarkable gear and breathtaking magic to their decks as they gain incredible powers, all of which they'll need to challenge more and more powerful threats. This set includes the storybook and cards for The Dragon's Demand Adventure Path as well as a modular core for infinite scenarios that allows you to control the difficulty and speed of play.


Tales of the Old Margreve (w/Player's Guide)



Tales of the Old Margreve takes your 5th Edition game deep into the ancient, magical forest, with new spells, monsters, magic items, and wondrous locations, a monster appendix, and twelve adventures for heroes level 1-10—over 200 pages of adventures and forest secrets!
A Song of Ice and Fire RPG


Are you one of those disappointed by the Game of Thrones finale? Then make your own ending! The Song of Ice and Fire RPG book and campaign guide allow you to tell your own story in the wide world of Westeros. Play centers around not just combat, but intrigue, letting conversations play out like battles unto themselves.

The Expanse RPG


The Expanse Roleplaying Game brings James S. A. Corey's award-winning series of science-fiction novels to the tabletop. Using the Adventure Game Engine (AGE), The Expanse takes players to a far-future solar system where humanity is divided: Martians, Belters, and the people of old Earth struggle for political power and resources, but older, alien forces are stirring in the universe, and human history is about to take an unexpected new turn. The Expanse RPG applies the fast-playing, stunt-powered AGE system to spaceships, solar colonies, and intrigue in the far future.

A Massive Amount of New RPGs!


We've gotten in more new RPGs than I can list here! Stop by the store to check out our revamped selection!

Doppelt So Clever (Twice as Clever!)


Doppelt so clever follows the model of 2018's Ganz schön clever. Each turn the active player rolls six dice, chooses one of them to mark off a space on their scoring grid, places any dice with lower numbers on the side, then re-rolls any remaining dice. The white die is a joker and can be used as any one of the other five colors. After the active player chooses at most three dice, then the other players chooses one of the set-aside dice for use on their scoring sheet. Doppelt so clever has five new dice-marking challenges and a new action beyond the re-roll and "use one more die" actions of the earlier game.

Sherlock Express


Help Sherlock unmask culprits and cunningly use clues to find the accomplice of Moriarty, his sworn enemy! If no one is guilty, capture Moriarty himself. Everyone is a suspect ... Until proven innocent!

Dragon's Cave


Lured by a precious treasure, you play as brave dwarves venturing into the dragon's cave, gathering gold coins on your way! Pick each step forward carefully because if the dragon predicts your next move on the path, you'll move backward and risk losing the coins you haven't saved in your treasure chest. Bluff your way through Dragon's Cave to strike it rich!
Invasion of the Cow Snatchers


This new magnetic puzzler puts you in control of a UFO, navigating around obstacles on a farm to try and escape with the farmers' prized possessions...their cows! Over 60 challenges await, from Easy difficulty to Genius level puzzles that will test your logic.

Magical Unicorn Magnetic Puzzles
This portable tri-fold portfolio package includes 2 puzzles, each with 20 magnetic puzzle pieces. The puzzle pieces stick to the magnetized portfolio so there is no slipping or lost pieces. The portfolio also includes an extra magnetic surface in case it’s time to pack up before the puzzles are complete.

Washington-Opoly


This spin on Monopoly puts Washington D.C. front and center with famous landmarks, traditions, and festivals. Buy property, collect city blocks, and turn them in for a Key to the City! Just watch out for those famous traffic jams along the way.

Mad Libs: The Case of the Missing Dumpling


It is a dark and ADJECTIVE night when you witness a shocking crime. Ms. Imma Gonnagetsit's diamond NOUN has been stolen! Will you be able to VERB the crime, or are you the primary suspect? Featuring twenty-one chapters and hundreds of fill-in-the-blanks, this is one mystery that can be solved again and again.

Friday, May 24, 2019

What's New At Labyrinth: 5/24/19

What's New At Labyrinth: 5/24/19
It's been a windy week! Shelter from the storm and check out some of our new arrivals here:

Ghosts of Saltmarsh

Dastardly pirates, deadly mermen, danger on the high seas--Ghosts of Saltmarsh has it all and more. The latest published campaign setting for Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition, Ghosts of Saltmarsh compiles 7 classic D&D adventures from the last 40 years, updated for 5th Edition and united by a common nautical theme. The sleepy fishing town of Saltmarsh serves as a unifying hub for these adventures, and your actions will determine its fate.

Bunny Kingdom in the Sky
The leporine game of kingdom building, Bunny Kingdom, has returned with a new expansion: Bunny Kingdom in the Sky! This deluxe expansion adds an entirely new game board, the Great Cloud, a realm of rainbows and giant beanstalks in the sky. In addition to this new magical land, this expansion adds new mechanics, resources, supplies for a fifth player, and a trading system that allows you to approach the game in new ways. Your kingdom won't build itself--hop to it! 

 Mesozooic
If you've ever watched Jurassic Park and thought: "I could have designed this better!", Mesozooic is the game for you. In this real-time drafting game, players fight to build the best park by drafting and arranging a series of exhibit cards, maintenance cards, and monorail cards. Careful and quick design is required if you want to shut out the competition! A quick game that can play a wide range of players (2-6) this is a versatile game for any group.

Amazing Tales
Amazing Tales is a new RPG system designed to be played by and with young children. With simple rules even a 4-year old can understand, and tips for how to deal with the specific problems of running a game for children (short attention spans, etc), this product is perfect for parents who want to start their kids off easy in RPGs. 

Ultramodern5
Ultramodern5 is a third-party supplement for 5th Edition D&D, adding rules and content for a non-fantasy version of the d20 game we all know and love. If you've ever wanted to play D&D without the magic, Ultramodern5 has supporting rules for a variety of settings, from pre-modern to the distant future. This is a supplemental product, so the base Dungeons and Dragons books are required.

Dungeon World
Dungeon World is a loving take on the "dungeon fantasy" genre of RPGs, utilizing the excellent and streamlined Powered by the Apocalypse system. These rules cut down on at-table litigation, and instead allow the players and GM to move directly to the action. With lots of tools for players and GMs alike, Dungeon World is an excellent alternative to D&D for groups looking for a smoother play experience. 


Burning Wheel is a deep, richly detailed, award-winning RPG system that brings mechanical depth and focus to an often-neglected area of the game: the character's arc. While there are players in every RPG who love coming up with rich and detailed backstories, often these are relegated to window dressing, with no mechanical impact on the game. But in Burning Wheel, the events of the game are inseparably intertwined with the past of the characters. Your scars, acquaintances, failures and successes will inform your abilities and motivations moving forward. Burning Wheel: Gold Revised is an excellent game, bound into a gorgeous 600-page book. Highly recommended for any group willing to try something new.

Atmar's Cardography
Finally, we've gotten in a handy set of GM tools: Atmar's Cardography is a series of map packs for RPG scenarios, made up of modular cards! Each card has a room, and by piecing them together in your desired order, you can assemble hundreds of distinct locations, while being able to pack the whole thing up into a box that fits in your pocket. With five different themes, this is a handy addition to any GM's arsenal.



Friday, May 17, 2019

What's New at Labyrinth: 5/17/19

What's New at Labyrinth: 5/17/19
It's hot outside! As the swampy summer  closes in, cool off by dropping by Labyrinth and seeing our new arrivals! Take a look:
Mystic Vale: Harmony
Mystic Vale, the groundbreaking card-crafting game, returns once more with the Harmony expansion. With new advancement and vale cards, such as amulets and leader abilities, Harmony will advance the complexity of your game a step further. Requires the base game Mystic Vale to play.

Miniatures: Townspeople & Accessories 
We've gotten in a giant box of assorted miniatures! Shelves, stalls, tools, tables, and all the random townsfolk your heart desires. Bring the world to life with this set of miniatures!

Kitty Paw
Kitty Paw is a game of speed and dexterity. Players, one-handed, compete to swipe and arrange tiles to match the patterns their cat (card) demands! It happens in real time, so swipe fast and be ready to shout "Meow!" when you finish!

Atlantis Escape
Atlantis Escape is the first of several new logic puzzles we've gotten in. Trapped in a tall tower, you must carefully coordinate the stairs and platforms available to make your way to the exit. An excellent challenge for players 7 and up.

Air Land & Sea
After some months away, Air, Land & Sea returns to Labyrinth. This 2-player wargame requires you to carefully balance the commitment of your forces. Don't be afraid to retreat--strategy sometimes demands it! The more astute commander who claims 12 victory points first wins. 

Iron Curtain 
Another returning 2-player favorite, Iron Curtain allows players to battle through the Cold War in 20 minutes or less. Each round, choose one card to play, each with political consequences--blocking Cuba, for example, or influencing Africa. After 9 rounds, the winner is decided! With simple rules but a deep strategy, Iron Curtain is great game for new gamers and hold hands alike.

Channel A
Channel A is another entry into the pitch-style genre of games, often popular as party games or icebreakers. In Channel A, players need to pitch their own ideas for a new anime, assembling the title out of several word cards from their hand. Improvise a decent pitch and the round's judge will award you a win! Fast, goofy, and low-investment fun.

Brain Train 
A simple logic puzzle for our very youngest players. In Brain Train, kids have to carefully arrange the cargo to fit into the train cars' slots. The large pieces and brightly colored trains make this an excellent gift for young players.

Conflicting Legends 
Rock-Paper-Scissors like you've never seen it before! Conflicting Legends is a card game where players fight for world domination via rock-paper-scissors. Seems arbitrary? Well, each player also has a hand of legendary folks like Napoleon Bonaparte, Frieda Kahlo, and Einstein, who have special abilities to influence the game! Goofy, fast, and fun.

And that's all we have for this week. Check back in next week for more What's New at Labyrinth!