Wednesday, October 19, 2016

New Arrivals 10/19/2016

By Alexander "Viking Tetris" Smith

Now that we have the new space from our store expansion, we have so much room for new games! Check out all the cool things we've recently added!

SeaFall is the long awaited legacy game of seafaring and exploration by Rob Daviau of Risk: Legacy and Pandemic: Legacy fame. Rob came down to WashingCon this year to demo the game, and everyone was incredibly excited. Of course, to get the full effect of the game you'll want to play multiple times with your group of 3-5 players because decisions made in one game will have repercussions in games to come.

Ameritocracy just might be the perfect game for election season in Washington, D.C. 24 players create a campaign strategy using cards and then use those cards to recruit staff, make headlines, and win votes. Even if you're not a fan of politics, you should give this game a try  it just might awaken the campaigner in you.

Fate of Akalon: Tribes is a game that we heard about a while back when the designer visited us and asked us to playtest it. 2-4 players each take a deck of cards that represents a fantasy tribe and dukes it out in a free for all battle. Clever use of special abilities will tilt the fight in your favor as you try to defeat thirty points worth of creatures before your opponents can.

A Feast for Odin is a heavy tile laying euro game for 1-4 players. Designed by Uwe Rosenberg, this game has a lot of similarities to other games by the designer such as Caverna and Patchwork. At its core, this is a worker placement game where you must also fill areas with oddly shaped tiles. One thing I have to say about this game is there is a lot going on and I thought it would be hard to follow, but they do a very good job at making sure the actions and phases are easy to understand.

Oceanos is a drafting game where 25 players explore the deep in their submarines, collect treasure and upgrade their ships. We had a couple of people try it out on our Thursday Game Night, and it was a huge hit.

Poo: The Card Game is a fast card game that will have 2-8 players flinging poo at each other. You could always clean yourself off, but you'll need to make sure your opponents don't stay clean in order to win. If you have a group of friends who enjoy toilet humor, Poo is for you!

StoryLine: Scary Tales is something we've been waiting for ever since we first played the original StoryLine. Just in time for Halloween, 3-8 players will be able to make spooky stories of their own by choosing their favorite words to fill in the blanks.

Betrayal at House on the Hill: Widow's Walk is the expansion we've been waiting years for. With new monsters, items, rooms, and haunts, this expansion is just what was needed to revitalize one of our favorite games just in time for Halloween.

This month's Pokémon Mythical Collection: Kaldeo features a legendary unicorn Pokémon! Complete with a promo card, pin, and two Generations booster packs, this set is a wonderful way to add to your collection or give as a gift.

With Labyrinth's new expansion, we've had the space to expand our selection of roleplaying games. We've added Downfall, Epyllion: A Dragon Epic, Bookhounds of London, Urban Shadows, Baby Bestiary Handbook Vol. 1, Trail of Cthulhu, Burning Wheel Codex, Monsters and Other Childish Things, 7th Sea Core, and Dreamhounds of Paris to our RPG library. If you've been looking for some new and exciting new systems, check some of these out!

New demos: Oceanos

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