Friday, November 4, 2016

New Arrivals 11/4/2016

By Alexander "The Pundertaker" Smith

Inis is a Celtic-themed drafting and area control game for 2-4 players where your goal is to become the King of the Island. In order to do so, you must draft a hand of action cards and achieve one of three different goals. While you are able to fight other clans, a wise ruler will also make use of peaceful negotiation to conserve resources.

7 Ronin is an asymmetric, two-player card game that draws inspiration from the famous Japanese historical drama, Seven Samurai. One player defends the village while the other attacks it. Each side has access to special abilities to help reach their objective.

Lost in R'lyeh is a Lovecraftian card game for 2-6 players. Your goal is to escape the cursed city of R'lyeh, where the dreaded Cthulhu slumbers. Each round players will try to get rid of their cards, unlock mighty powers or fill their hand with discarded cards to give them access to the tools they need to escape. 

Potion Explosion is a marble matching game for 2-4 players where you must collect sets of marbles and turn them into potions. Every time you take marbles from the tray, more marbles roll in to fill their place, opening up new possibilities for the next player. If you like games like Bejeweled and want to have fun with your friends in person, this is an amazing experience.

Vinhos Deluxe Edition is the definitive edition of Vinhos, complete with all the expansions, extras, and new art. This 1-4 player game puts you in the role of a Portuguese wine producer who must grow, improve, and sell wine for maximum profit. There is also a single-player variant included in this version, so you'll be able to enjoy the life of a wine producer whenever you want.

Elevenses is a small tea-time card game for 2-4 players. Each player begins with the same cards, but over the course of the game they will select which cards they would like to play and which powers to take advantage of. Placing a card down will sometimes put other cards into your hand, so you'll have to plan your morning tea carefully in this cute little game.

Punderdome is the pun-filled party card game I have been dying to wordplay. Prepare to groan as all your friends take two prompts and craft amazing and terrible puns (often both at the same time.) If you can take the punishment of hearing groan-inducing puns with your friends, this card game is aces.

OUghGAA aaREnnj...excuse me, I mean, Mouthguard Challenge is a silly party game where you must get other players to guess your secret phrase while your mouth is held open. It's a tougher than it looks, and it looks sillier than you can imagine. You'll be in for a smile, forced or not, when you play this fun party game.

Cheeky Monkey is a fun little animal-themed push your luck game for 2-6 players. We couldn't not get this game after how much our manager Evan was raving about it, and it's a good thing we did! Each time you reach into the plush monkey bag, you'll be risking all your chips, but you might be able to steal a few from your friends before you decide to call it a day. Lots of fun, definitely a great game for risk-takers.

Mansions of Madness: Suppressed Memories is the new figure and tile expansion to the Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition game. With a new scenario to survive, this expansion offers Mansions players horrifying new secrets to uncover.

7 Wonders Duel: Pantheon is the new expansion for the two player 7 Wonders: Duel. Sway deities to your side for powerful bonuses throughout the game and play and invest in new temple cards that replace the guilds of the original game. This expansion does an excellent job at creating an exciting new variant that is steeped in mythology.

Volo's Guide to Monsters is the latest Dungeons & Dragons sourcebook to hit the shelves. With tons of new monsters and playable races, this source book is sure to make your adventure stand out. Also, we've been using the charts in the book to find out what our hag names are! I'm Driftwood Mathilda Titchwillow, so you know.

If you play the A Game of Thrones: the Card Game, we have the new Lannister deluxe expansion, Lions of Casterly Rock, waiting for you. Bolster your forces with some of the most renowned faces in the realm, as well as cunning plots and grand locations.

The new Android: Netrunner datapack, Intervention, has arrived. It adds a full playset of 20 new cards for corporations and runners of all factions. Leverage your assets and technical prowess during the temporary collapse of the world banking system with these new cards.

New demos: Cheeky Monkey

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