Friday, February 21, 2020

Check out what's new at Labyrinth 02/21/20

Check out these new and newly stocked/restocked games at Labyrinth!


Two Rooms and a Boom

The hidden-role/social deduction game for 6-30 players is back at Labyrinth!



Root and Root: The Riverfolk Expansion

Root and its "Riverfolk Expansion" are back at Labyrinth! Root is an amazing game with truly asymmetrical play and gorgeous art and one we are so glad to have back in stock.



Brass Birmingham

Brass: Birmingham is back at Labyrinth! If you like a nice, weighty economic game, then look no further, as Brass: Birmingham is one of the best.


T.I.M.E. Stories Revolution: The Hadal Project

"In TIME Stories Revolution: The Hadal Project, a standalone scenario in the "blue cycle" of TIME Stories, you and your fellow agents journey to the year 2099. Rediscover the TIME Stories universe with TIME Stories Revolution, a new cycle of missions. The rules have changed but the Agency's commitment to preserving humanity and the space-time continuum hasn't. As [with] all [of] the TIME Stories Revolution scenarios, The Hadal Project is a complete, standalone game.
The scenarios can be played in any order." (BoardGameGeek). This wonderful addition to any TIME Stories collection is now available at Labyrinth!



Animal Kingdoms

"In Animal Kingdoms, each player takes on the role of a house leader, battling to gain control of the five kingdoms. Cards in your hand represent noble beasts that have pledged their allegiance to you. Over the course of three ages, you must deploy your beasts to the various territories – making sure that you adhere to each kingdom’s decree – to try and improve your influential position in the kingdoms. The house that gains the most influence by the end of the third age is declared the one true leader of the realm" (BoardGameGeek).



Tokaido

Tokaido is now back at Labyrinth along with its expansion Tokaido: Crossroads!



Stellar and Gloomy Graves

We have two new small card games from Renegade Games now in stock at Labyrinth. Stellar is a two-player only game in which players build a tableau of the night sky from different star-gazing cards and then score points for how well their tableau has been built. In Gloomy Graves 2-4 players attempt to keep both their private cemetery as well as the communal cemetery organized while scoring points for certain corpse placement. Both games are a blast and have demos available for play at Labyrinth!



Tokyo Jidohanbaiki

"TOKYO JIDOHANBAIKI is a game about Japanese vending machines and drinks, with multiple 5-10 minute games inside. The core of the gameplay centers on a vending machine drink tower, into which miniature drinks are dropped. Some of the drinks will come out again, and others won't! Included in the game are six drink types, with six different colors, that fit conveniently into six yellow drink crates. Each game has its own unique twist, offering a fun and easy to pick up experience for 1-6 players. On top of the standalone games included, JIDOHANBAIKI comes with extra components and rules that are used specifically to integrate with both TOKYO METRO & TOKYO JUTAKU" (BoardGameGeek).



Tokyo Coin Laundry

"A game showcasing the wonderful experiences that can exist only from doing one's laundry at a coin laundry, TOKYO COIN LAUNDRY offers everything from role playing, to team games, to timed dexterity! Just like TOKYO JIDOHANBAIKI, TOKYO COIN LAUNDRY features over twenty game rules out of the box from talented guest designers across the globe, using the same components" (BoardGameGeek).




Tiny Towns Fortune Expansion

"Tiny Towns ..., designed by Peter McPherson, puts you in the role of building a tiny town in the forest. The smaller creatures of the forest have created a civilization free of predators, and they look to you as mayor to guide their growing and thriving town. However, the area is small, and resources are scarce. The clever use of limited resources will determine the most successful tiny town. In the expansion Tiny Towns: Fortune, the creatures of the forest have found a way to trick each other into thinking shiny bits of metal have [an] arbitrary value. It’s very useful—so much so that you can use this thing called “money” to get other creatures to give you almost anything in return for the right number of shiny bits. If only earning money [wasn’t] so difficult!" (PHD Games).



Masters of the Renaissance: Lorenzo Il Magnifico The Card Game

"Relive the majestic Renaissance period in Masters of Renaissance: Lorenzo Il Magnifico – The Card Game. Masters of the Renaissance is a new engine-building game that recreates the atmosphere of Lorenzo il Magnifico with simple rules and a limited duration. On your turn, you draw a Development card, take resources from the market or activate Development cards on your board. Each Development card allows you to transform resources by moving them from your limited depots to the unlimited bank space; in this way, you will be able to accumulate many resources to purchase the most powerful cards. As in Lorenzo il Magnifico, you will have to follow the requests of your leaders to gain access to their powers. The game uses an engine-building mechanism, with which players will develop their properties to increase their faith and military power to generate victory points" (BoardGameGeek). 



Unlock! Timeless Adventures

"Unlock! Timeless Adventures features three new "escape room" scenarios that you can play on your tabletop...The three scenarios are 'The Noside Show,' 'Arsène Lupin and the Great White Diamond,' and 'Lost in the ChronoWarp'" (BoardGameGeek).



Friday, February 14, 2020

New Games at Labyrinth 02/14/2020

We've got some new games to show off at Labyrinth! For more details read below.

Trismegistus: The Ultimate Formula

Trismegistus: The Ultimate Formula is played over three rounds during which you will draft exactly three dice. By expertly utilizing the potency of your drafted die, you will be able to transmute precious materials, collect alchemical essences, purchase and activate artifacts, and perform experiments that will progress you along four mastery tracks. You will also build a secret hand of publication cards which — together with the value of your experiments, the completed formulas of your Philosopher's Stone, and your collected gold — will determine your final score in victory points and, perhaps, make you the greatest alchemist, someone able to rival Hermes Trismegistus himself!



Fantastic Factories

It's a manufacturing arms race! Compete against other players as you try to build the most efficient set of factories in the shortest time. You must carefully manage your blueprints, train your workers, and manufacture as many goods as possible in order to achieve industrial dominance! In Fantastic Factories, you race to manufacture the most goods or build the most prestigious buildings. There are elements of dice rolling, worker placement, engine building, resource management, tableau building, simultaneous play, and some card drafting. Each round is split into two phases, the market phase and the work phase. This is a fun game with great art that is now over at Labyrinth!



Hats

The Mad Hatter has decided that your tea party is too old hat, so he has created a game to make it more interesting and fun! In Hats, 2-4 players take turns exchanging cards from their hands with cards from the tea table, shifting the value of different colors of hats. Players then place the card they took from the tea table face up in front of them as part of their hat collection. Wherever a particular hat color is at on the points scale is how many points each hat of that color is worth in a player's collection at the end of the game. This game tips its hat to other games like Mystic Market and Jaipur, and I think if you like either of those games, then you'll enjoy Hats.   



It's a Wonderful World

In It’s a Wonderful World, you are an expanding Empire and must choose your path to your future. You must develop faster and better than your competitors. You’ll carefully plan your expansion to develop your production power and rule over this new world. It’s a Wonderful World is a cards drafting and engine building game from 1 to 5 players. Each round, players will draft 7 cards and then choose which ones will be recycled to immediately acquire Resources, and which ones will be kept for construction to produce Resources each round and/or gain victory points.



Detective

In Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game you are going to solve FIVE different cases and find out what connects them, you are going to BREAK THE 4th WALL by using every resource you can, you are going to browse the game's DEDICATED DATABASE simulating your agency's resources, you will enter a city maze of old mysteries and fresh CRIME, and you will be able to COOPERATE with other agents or solve the mystery on your own.



Yu-Gi-Oh! Shaddoll Showdown Construction Deck

Originally introduced in Duelist Alliance, Shaddolls combine Flip Effects and Fusion Monsters to surprise your opponent. Powered by the incredible Shaddoll Fusion Spell Card that lets you Fusion Summon using monsters in your Deck, Shaddolls can Summon "Shaddoll" Fusion Monsters of any Attribute and stack up powerful Graveyard effects at the same time! Structure Deck: Shaddoll Showdown offers new monsters that break the rules of what a Shaddoll monster can be, a full selection of the cards you need to build a Shaddoll Deck, and more.



Dimpl Digits

We just received this new Dimpl product called the Dimpl Digits. It is a really cool wheel of numbers, colors, and textures for 2-year-olds.

Friday, February 7, 2020

We've Got New Things and Newly Stocked/Restocked Things! 02/07/2020

There's new stuff at Labyrinth, so come check it out!

There are a bunch of new games and RPGs over at Labyrinth, as well as some restocked/newly stocked oldies-but-goodies. This weekend is a great time to stop by and see the new stuff for yourself.



New Star Wars X-Wing and Legion Ships and Upgrades 

We have several new ships for X-Wing, as well as a few new packs. We also just received several new Legion upgrade packs and add-ons. Come check it out at Labyrinth!



Oh My Goods! Escape to Canyon Brook Expansion

The crown is at war with the Northerners. Rabbit, leader of the rebellion, has left you and the king unharmed and has since gone underground. Tony Merz did not survive the attack. Rob, the builder, is the only one in contact with the king... Oh My Goods!: Escape to Canyon Brook, an expansion for Oh My Goods!, consists of new chapters that continue the Longsdale in Revolt story, so to play this you need both the base game and the “Longsdale in Revolt” expansion.



Airship City

Electing to make a new home among the clouds, humankind has assembled a variety of airships to provide utilities, thereby creating "airship city". As airship engineers, you gather materials and work hard to build airships to further the development of airship city. In order to build airships efficiently, you need to donate airships to cultivate a positive relationship with the city, renovate your workshop, hire workers, and occasionally piggyback off other engineers to acquire resources. You can contribute to the city's development not only by donating airships, but also by building public facilities and participating in trade. Will your contributions to the development of airship city earn you fame as an airship engineer? Airship City is a grid movement, worker placement-style game for 3-4 players that is medium-to-heavy weight complexity.



The Gallerist

This age of art and capitalism has created a need for a new occupation - The Gallerist. Combining the elements of an Art dealer, museum curator, and Artists’ manager, you are about to take on that job! You will promote and nurture Artists; buy, display, and sell their Art; and build and exert your international reputation. As a result, you will achieve the respect needed to draw visitors to your Gallery from all over the world. There's a lot of work to be done, but don't worry, you can hire assistants to help you achieve your goals. Build your fortune by running the most lucrative Gallery and secure your reputation as a world-class Gallerist! Maximize your money and thus win the game by: having visitors in your gallery; exhibiting and selling works of art; investing in artists’ promotion to increase art value; achieving trends and reputation as well as curator and dealer goals.



Vinhos Deluxe Edition

Vinhos Deluxe Edition is a wonderful, crunchy euro for 1-4 players that is all about the process of wine-making. The deluxe version of the game comes with the following features over the original edition:  double-sided player boards that can be used in both game versions, a ninth region, a new estate, The Farmer (a new character), The Fair (streamlined with new mechanisms), 18 actions tiles to replace the manager's actions, 22 multiplier tiles to final scoring, the removal of the bank action, the removal of the zero initial Vintage tile, the exportation action has been optimized for 2 players, some rule changes and adjustments, and new solo rules designed for the new game version. If you enjoy a crunchy, economic game about wine, Vinhos Deluxe Edition might be for you.



Lisboa

Lisboa is a game about the reconstruction of the great Portuguese capital city after a series of terrible catastrophes. On November 1, 1755, Lisboa suffered an earthquake of an estimated magnitude of 8.5–9.0, followed by a devastating tsunami and 3 days of raging fires. The city was almost totally destroyed. This is a heavy-weight game for 1-4 players and involves in-depth strategy. It is currently in stock at Labyrinth.



Baseball Highlights: 2045 (2017 Edition)

Baseball Highlights: 2045 is now in stock at Labyrinth! This is a light to medium-weight game for 1-4 players, in which everyone builds their own baseball team and plays cards during each round to beat their opponents' teams. Will your team be comprised of cyborgs, robots, or naturals (i.e., humans)--or maybe a mix of all three?



For Sale Travel Edition

The classic, easy-traveling, bidding game is back in stock and a great choice for anyone looking to play with friends on the go.



Miyabi

Miyabi is a new multi-leveled tile-laying game in which players are building their gardens through tile-placement, pattern building, card drafting and set collection. This game is for 2-4 players and plays in roughly 45 minutes, and it comes with 5 expansions in the base box that add new content and challenges. Players score points for the number of things in their gardens as well as the different layers of their garden. This is another in Haba's series of family-oriented/grown-up-oriented games along with Mountains



Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization

The classic, Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization, is now back in stock at Labyrinth in all of its 2-4 player, card-drafting glory.


Rock Paper Wizard

In this brand new Dungeons & Dragons edition of Rock Paper Wizard your adventuring party of 3-6 players has just defeated a fiery dragon in a treacherous cave. Now you and your fellow wizards argue over how to distribute the shares of treasure left behind and do what every self-respecting wizard does, initiate a spell battle! Choose your wizard’s spell and cast some magic by repeating one of the hand gestures found on the cards in front of you. Everyone says “Rock, Paper, Wizard” aloud, and upon saying “Wizard”, forms a hand gesture and points it towards a target. Each card describes the spell’s effect, which can push an opponent towards the exit, advance yourself towards the hoard, or manipulate the coins each wizard must collect to win. The first wizard to collect 25 gold pieces wins!



Pathfinder 2E: Bestiary Pawn Box

This Pathfinder 2nd Edition Bestiary Pawn Box comes with 375 standees for all possible monsters that you'll encounter in Pathfinder 2nd Edition. It also comes with plastic bases that are sized the same as bases for plastic and metal miniatures but for these sturdy, cardstock standees. The illustrations are gorgeous, and this is a great addition to any Pathfinder player's collection, but especially if you run Pathfinder



Cyberpunk Red Jumpstart Kit

The 4th Corporate War’s over and the big dogs have retreated to their corners to lick their wounds. That leaves everyone else to fend for themselves in a shattered world. And that’s just fine. ‘Cause you’ve got interface plugs in your wrists, metal in your limbs, and chips in your skull. You’re wired in, loaded with chrome, and ready to take it to the Edge. There’s a world full of opportunities out there. Maybe this time you can do more than save yourself. Maybe.This starter set comes with a lore booklet, a rule booklet, six premade characters, custom Cyberpunk dice, and a map with standees. 



Finger Guns at High Noon

Finger Guns at High Noon is a fast-paced game of strategy, negotiation, and pure hilarity—battle royale style. Craft your plan, convince the crowd to join in, then count down and draw your finger guns. Hand gestures show everyone’s actions and targets. Eliminate players with pistols, dynamite, and power shots, or stand to the side and lasso up an ally. Last player standing is the winner—unless the ghosts eliminate everyone. Do you have the fastest draw in the west? Time to put your moxie to the test in Finger Guns at High Noon!



Say It!

It's the frantic party game for 2 or more players where crazy combinations lead to laugh-out-loud answers. Draw a pair of prompt cards, and then compete to shout out the most entertaining response. What's "something sticky"... "that you find in the couch cushions?" Or "something shocking"... "you know too much about?"  Don't delay it,  just Say It! It's now back at Labyrinth!



Fate of Cthulu 

The Great Old Ones reach out from the future and into their past—our present—corrupting the timeline such that events and individuals turn towards the apocalyptic and lead to their inevitable rise. A small and battered resistance effort mounted by time-travelers and present-day heroes stands in their way. You are those one-way travelers from a dark future and their crucial allies from the present day, working together to save the human race from looming apocalypse. Armed with foreknowledge of Judgment Day, you must succeed at a series of vital missions aimed at restoring hope to the future. Can you defeat the vast unknowable evils of the Great Old Ones before you become a monster yourself? Find out in Fate of Cthulhu! Fate of Cthulhu is a stand-alone game powered by the Fate Core System. No other books are needed to play.



Undaunted: Normandy

Undaunted: Normandy is a deck-building game that places you and your opponent in command of American or German forces, fighting through a series of missions critical to the outcome of World War II. Use your cards to seize the initiative, bolster your forces, or control your troops on the battlefield. Strong leadership can turn the tide of battle in your favor, but reckless decisions could prove catastrophic as every casualty you take removes a card from your deck. Take charge amidst the chaos of battle, hold fast in the face of opposition, and remain undaunted.



Ticket to Ride: Japan (W/Italy)

Zoom across Japan in a bullet train admiring Mount Fuji through the mist or take the Tokyo subway to your final destination. On this map, you face a dilemma between investing in the Bullet Train network, routes that can be used by all players to complete Destination Tickets, or focusing on your individual tracks. Weigh your options carefully because the players who contribute the most to this shared project will be rewarded with a larger bonus...and players who don’t build any Bullet Trains will suffer the consequences!This Ticket to Ride expansion also includes the Italy map which is focused on the regions in this country and on a brand new type of Ferry Route. Connect cities from all regions in the same network to score extra points.


Situations

Situations is a game where you and your friends (or acquaintances, or classmates, or family, or mortal enemies) construct the situation of a story together, taking turns adding people, events, places, and so on, and then each player writes their own story by interpreting the web of relationships they just created. The player who wrote the best story (by popular vote) wins! The game has two phases. In the first phase, players have hands of cards: nouns, adjectives, and a few special cards. Each noun card has the noun itself as well as questions that establish relationships to that noun. On a player's turn, there are three possible actions; they may play a noun (potentially along with adjectives describing it), connecting it through the questions to a noun already on the board; they may add an adjective to an existing noun; and they may play a special card. After seven noun cards are on the board, players proceed to the second phase of the game, where they each write a story interpreting the web of nouns and relationships formed by the cards. When the players are done, they read the stories aloud, then vote on a favorite. Whoever wrote that story wins.



Kodama 3D

In Kodama 3D, players will grow trees in three-dimensional space. Players move their kodama pieces around a 4x4 grid of branch tiles in order to pick the branches they want to add to their tree. When a player adds a branch to their tree that doesn’t match what it is touching, they choose a goal card from the ones available. After all players have placed 12 branches on their tree, players score all of their goal cards. The player with the most points wins.



Vallejo Special Effects Set

This set comes with several of the special effects paints we carry in-store and a step-by-step example that teaches how to use these paints. Get your gore and rust looking hyper realistic.



Twilight Imperium

Ever wanted to live a space opera in 6 to 8 hours? Twilight Imperium 4th Edition is everything you could possibly want in such an experience and is now back in stock at Labyrinth! 


Gloomhaven

It's back! The sprawling RPG, board game is in stock again at Labyrinth. 

Friday, January 24, 2020

Important Restocks and New Games 01/24/20

Check out what's new at Labyrinth as well as these great games we just got back in stock!



Pokemon Alolan Sandlash GX Box

This new GX comes with a really cool ability that has some great potential combos. This particular Sandlash has an ability called, "Spiky Shield," which allows the Sandlash to place damage counters on the Pokemon that attacks it while it is active. These damage counters get placed even if the Sandlash is K.O.'d in the process. The Sandlash's GX attack, "Spiky Storm," then allows the Sandlash to deal 100 damage to each Pokemon with a damage counter on it, though benched Pokemon don't have weakness and resistance applied to them when the attack hits.



Oceans Deluxe KS Edition

Oceans KS Deluxe Edition comes with foil promo cards, card sleeves, a 5-6 player expansion, acrylic fish tokens, and cloth food bags. This game is in a similar vein to Evolution (its predecessor), but it is more concerned with keeping balance in the ecosystem. For instance, there is a chance your species may even overpopulate and cause problems because of overpopulation.



Expedition to Newdale

Expedition to Newdale is the new Oh my Goods! game from renowned designer Alexander Pfister. In this board game adaption of the successful card game, 1 to 4 players from 12 and up compete in different chapters to experience the world of the Longsdale kingdom once again. The story of Expedition to Newdale starts about five years after the events from Oh my Goods! Escape to Canyon Brook, but you don’t need to know the prequels at all. Each chapter of the game lasts about 90 minutes which adds up to around 12 hours of exciting campaign gameplay. And when you found your favorite chapter while playing the campaign, you can always come back and play it again to have even more fun!



Wavelength

Wavelength is a social guessing game in which two teams compete to read each other's minds. Teams take turns rotating a dial to where they think a hidden bullseye is located on a spectrum. One of the players on your team — the Psychic — knows exactly where the bullseye is, and draws a card with a pair of binaries on it (such as: Job - Career, Rough - Smooth, Fantasy - Sci-Fi, Sad Song - Happy Song, etc). The Psychic must then provide a clue that is *conceptually* where the bullseye is located between those two binaries. For example, if the card this round is HOT-COLD and the bullseye is slightly to the "cold" side of the center, the Psychic needs to give a clue somewhere in that region. Perhaps "salad"? After the Psychic gives their clue, their team discusses where they think the bullseye is located and turns the dial to that location on that spectrum. The closer to the center of the bullseye the team guess, the more points they score!



Theros Beyond Death Playmats, Sleeves, Deck Boxes, and Boosters and Gift Bundles (Oh, My!)

We now have playmats with art from Theros Beyond Death, as well as new deck boxes and sleeves with art of the three planeswalkers of this set (i.e., Ashiok, Elspeth, and Calix). Come check them out today at Labyrinth along with the holiday bundles and more. Also, come celebrate the official release of Theros Beyond Death with us. We are now selling THB boosters, and we also have booster boxes and collector booster boxes for sale.



Escape the Dark Castle Expansions

Are you a fan of the cooperative, RPG-lite. storytelling game, Escape the Dark Castle? If so, you might want to check the expansions we just received, as they all add new chapter cards, characters, and even some new rules and bosses. We currently have "Cult of the Death Knight" and "Scourge of the Undead Queen." 




Eclipse Phase 2E

This is a super cool, transhumanist, sci-fi RPG that has just received its much anticipated second edition. RPG fans will be glad to know that there is still a copy to be snagged over at Labyrinth!



Lego!


We recently received a restock on some of our most popular Lego sets and Lego Duplo, as well as some new Star Wars, Minecraft, and Ninjago sets. Come and take a look-see! 



Button Shy Restock

We got all the Button Shy Games back in stock! These are all wonderful, wallet-sized games that are a lot of fun. If you'd like to learn any more about these games, then feel free to stop in and ask a Labyrinth staffer.



Button Shy Game Expansions


We received some really cool expansions to our Button Shy Games, including a solo mode expansion for Tussie Mussie and Circle the Wagons, as well as a cheese expansion for In Vino Morte that adds a little something extra to this super fun bluffing game.




Babu Stacker & Babu Rocker

These are two great new toys with lovely painted, wooden pieces that are very solid. The Stacker is for 6+ months and the Rocker is for 12+ months



Underwater Cities: New Discoveries

New Discoveries, the first expansion to the wildly popular game, Underwater Cities, will offer many new challenges to players who own the original game. This will be a 'must-have' expansion for customers who own the game! New asymmetric assistants and starting resource cards help speed up the game. There are also 52 new cards to add even more choices and new 3-layered player boards that upgrade the boards from the existing game--plus 4 new double-sided boards! The Museum of Underwater Artifacts board offers enticing treasures and new Metropolises provide even more variability from game to game.



The Expanse (The Board Game)

While not new, The Expanse board game is now at Labyrinth. The Expanse, a board game based on the Syfy television series of the same name, focuses on politics, conquest and intrigue similar to the board game Twilight Struggle, although with a shorter playing time. The card-driven game uses key images from the show, along with action points and events that allow players to move and place "Fleets" and "Influence."



Roam

Welcome to Arzium, land of ancient civilizations, bizarre creatures, unexplained wonders, and vibrant characters. A great sleeping sickness has spread across the land, sending every type of creature to wander for hundreds of miles in a dazed, incoherent march. It’s your job to seek them out and wake them from their sleep, recruiting them to help you find even more lost souls! Roam is a pool-building and area control style game for two to four players by tried-and-tested designer, Ryan Laukat.



Usborne Travel Activities

There are a bunch of new Usborne travel activity cards that each come with a set of challenge and puzzle activities on dry-erase cards as well as a dry-erase marker with which to fill them out.



Duck Duck Dance!

Get moving and grooving with this fun dancing game for toddlers! Duck Duck Dance! is simple and sweet, with 4 large dice featuring 8 different easy dance moves. From spinning to wiggling, players imitate the adorable ducks to uncover the 4 audience members to complete the game! All 2+ games include a parent guide with tips for adapting the game to your child’s age and skill level, as well as fun twists to play the game in new ways!



Monkey Around

Get ready to get up and move! Monkey Around contains 40 cards that prompt players to do movements together - from hugs, to high fives, to simple skills like balancing, hopping, and marching. Included in the game is a bean bag banana that adds to the fun and learning.
A wonderful first board game for kids that was created specifically for you and your two year old. Kids love getting to move about while playing a game!