Tuesday, July 30, 2019

What's New At Labyrinth 7/30/19

A massive thank you to everyone who came to the Used Game Sale, and who continues to celebrate with us throughout the Celebration of Gaming Week! We're doing TWO blogs this week, as there's so much stuff coming out for GenCon it deserves its own blog! But first, new this week...

Pokémon Unified Minds


Unified Minds has officially released! We've got everything under the sun including Elite Trainer Boxes, Build & Battle boxes, Theme Decks, and more!

Pipeline


In Pipeline, you start a company in the oil business. You will focus on building a much more efficient pipeline network in your refinery, hiring experts that provide valuable benefits over your competitors, and managing the logistics of purchasing and selling your refined oil in the various markets. You will need more than strong economic skills – carefully crafting an interweaving network of pipelines just might ensure your victory!

Las Vegas Royale


Las Vegas Royale combines the original Las Vegas dice game from 2012 with some elements of the Las Vegas Boulevard expansion from 2014. Roll dice, assign them to slots on various casino mats, and try to take home the most money!

Scythe Modular Board


The Scythe: Modular Board expansion allows you to change the landscape of Eastern Europa every time you play Scythe thanks to its double-sided game board and four large double-sided landscape tiles. Faction locations, i.e., the home base tiles, change each time you play. The modular board adds a drafting element to set-up, along with a variant for a tighter map at lower player counts.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

What's New At Labyrinth 7/26/19

We've got a ton of new games in this week, come check out the new selections!

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell



After centuries of absence, magic has returned to England, but not all are using it for good...
Take on the role of an aspiring magician and start your journey down the path to greatness. Collect rare books, flit between social engagements, and impress your peers with feats of magic. Be careful to strike a balance between your studies and your status, for the gentleman with the thistle-down hair has plans of his own, and it will take all of your strength to stop him.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens RPG Beginner Game


The perfect entry into the Star Wars roleplaying experience for players of all skill levels, The Force Awakens Beginner Game introduces a complete, learn-as-you-go adventure that carries you from the sands of Jakku deep into the heart of a mystery that could change the course of the galaxy. You don't need any previous knowledge of roleplaying to get started. Just open the box, select your character, and let the Force flow through you. Pre-generated character folios keep the rules right at your fingertips, while custom dice and an exciting narrative gameplay system advance your story with every roll.
Atelier: The Painter's Studio


Take on the role of an artist managing an atelier, or art studio, during the 19th century. Roll dice, manage your assistants, collect needed paint, and complete famous works of art. Will you be a prolific artist completing many works for your patrons, or will you be known for just a few masterpieces that stand the test of time?

Copenhagen


In the game Copenhagen, players must design new façades for these houses so that they fit seamlessly into this beautiful harbor setting. By using the cards on displays, players receive the corresponding façade polyomino tiles, with which they beautify their houses. Overbuilding certain spaces and floors gives them additional skills for the rest of the game. Floors that consist of a pure window front are particularly rewarding and bring the players many points.

Astro Trash


In Astro Trash, each player must get rid of all the trash on their playmat at the expense of the players to their left and right. Players simultaneously roll three dice and rapidly move the "trash" according to the direction, quantity, and color indicated on the dice.

Call To Adventure


Make your fate! Inspired by character-driven fantasy storytelling, Call to Adventurechallenges 2-4 players to create the hero with the greatest destiny by acquiring traits, facing challenges, and overcoming adversaries. Call to Adventure features a unique "rune rolling" system for resolving challenges, a point-based system that encourages storytelling, and over 150 unique cards.

Little Town
In Little Town, you lead a team of architects and must dispatch workers to the town, collect resources and money, build buildings, and develop this little town. Players collect victory points by using the powers of buildings, by constructing buildings, and by achieving goals dealt to them at the beginning of the game. After four rounds, whoever has the most victory points wins.

Draftosaurus


Draftosaurus is a quick and light drafting game in which you don't have a hand of cards that you pass around (after selecting one), but a bunch of dino meeples in the palm of your hand. Your goal in Draftosaurus is to have the dino park most likely to attract visitors. To do so, you have to draft dino meeples and place them in pens that have some placement restrictions. Each turn, one of the players roll a die and this adds a constraint to which pens any other player can add their dinosaur.

Warhammer Fantasy RPG 4e Rulebook + Starter Set

Welcome to Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay. Marvellous things await you. You’ll meet glorious heroes who grimace disdainfully as they step over the suffering poor, and corrupt villains who set down the wrong path in the service of a more laudable cause. Feared but respected wizards master their arts in the high towers of the Colleges of Magic, while outside those safe halls magic users are feared and reviled — and often with good cause, as many dark sorcerers would gladly sell their souls for power. Virtuous priests strive endlessly to improve the lives of the downtrodden, whilst agents of Chaos Gods work to undermine this good work and bring ruination. Prepare yourself for the struggle of the gutter, to fight for your survival, and to face corruption on all sides. Prepare yourself for danger, as it is everywhere, and you can’t face it alone. And, most of all, prepare yourself for the grim and perilous adventure of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay!

New RPG Books


These new D&D books are "Young Adventurers Guides" that can help younger players or those new to D&D become more familiar with some of the core concepts you'll see in the game like classes and their equipment (Warriors & Weapons), and some of the denizens of the dungeons you'll be delving (Monsters & Creatures).

Your Best Game Ever by Monte Cook goes beyond the traditional ruleset to teach you what it takes to make some of the true magic of a campaign occur. This is an insider’s look at everything that goes into the hobby—finding a group, making a character, running a game, creating adventures, finding all the right ideas, hosting a game, and much more. You’ll find everything here from enhancing immersion, tips for running games online, creating characters with depth, worldbuilding, designing rules, dealing with personality conflicts that arise at the table, and more!

Friday, July 19, 2019

What's New At Labyrinth 7/17/19

It's hot out there! Come inside to take advantage of our A/C and check out some new games while you're at it!


Shadowrun: Sixth World RPG


In the year 2080, the world is run by megacorporations that only have their own interests in mind. A group of subversive mercenaries known as Shadowrunners thrive in the shadows. Whether they're hacking sensitive information, finding lost treasures, or (for the right amount) even taking out targets as assassins...is up to you. Mixing traditional magic systems with futuristic tech, Shadowrun is the perfect setting for your campaigns that need a little fantasy mixed in to the sci-fi.
Game of Thrones LCG: Beneath the Red Keep




In this fourth installment of the King's Landing cycle, Beneath the Red Keep gives you the chance to focus your deck around the shadow keyword with unparalleled flexibility with the new agenda, Kingdom of Shadows (Beneath the Red Keep, 79). As characters from across the world gather in buzzing metropolis of King’s Landing, Kingdom of Shadows lets you include non-loyal characters from any faction in your deck, as long as they bear the shadow keyword. You are free to forge alliances with any schemer who will further your plans, creating synergy between multiple Houses and covering any weaknesses. 

Legend of the Five Rings LCG: Bonds of Blood



Bonds of Blood is the second pack in the Inheritance Cycle. The Inheritance cycle sees Rokugan splinter like never before and places the emphasis on Bushi and Courtiers, as well as introducing the Disguised mechanic, which allows iconic samurai to remain hidden in the shadows until the perfect moment. Bonds of Blood includes a prolific Phoenix Shugenja, new provinces for the Lion and Unicorn, a deadly new Poison card for the Scorpion, and more!

Gandhi





Gandhi: The Decolonization of British India, 1917–1947 is Volume IX in GMT’s acclaimed COIN Series. Exploring one of the world’s most prominent experiments with nonviolent resistance, Gandhi takes us to the subcontinent of India, the jewel in the crown of the British Empire, for a detailed look at the final decades of the British Raj. 1 to 4 players compete to determine the future of India; will the transition to home rule be a peaceful one, will India be split apart by partition or civil war, or will it remain firmly in the grip of empire? Gandhi offers a fresh perspective on the history of insurgency with the addition of a new type of faction to the COIN Series, the Nonviolent (NV) faction, while retaining the multi-faction, asymmetrical, card-assisted system of earlier titles in the COIN Series. COIN veterans will be able to jump right in.

Corinth



Corinth is a roll-and-write game where you are an ambitious merchant. Send your faithful steward to the market, deliver goods to the most prestigious shops, erect buildings to help your business grow and become the most well known among your peers… You only have a few weeks to secure your place in Corinthian lore as its most savvy trader! In this game, you will need to pay close attention to what your opponents are doing and choose between taking the best option for you or making sure your opponents don’t get theirs…

Wobble King



King Leo is guarding his huge treasure of valuable silver. Unfortunately he's somewhat lazy, and he dozes off now and then. His dozing opens up the opportunity for players to attempt to skillfully snatch King Leo's valuable silver nuggets from underneath the board without him noticing. In Wobble King you use a wooden stick to try to retrieve at least one silver nugget from underneath the game board, after which you place the silver nugget(s) on the round spaces at the edge of the game board. If the game boards tilts so that at least one edge touches the table or the lion tips over, the player must take a tomato tile. Get too many tomatoes and it's game over!

A Bunch of Dice!


We got a bunch of new dice sets, and a restock of others, so come check out the new selection!

Friday, July 12, 2019

What's New At Labyrinth 7/12/19

What's New At Labyrinth: 7/12/19

We're insanely busy prepping for the Used Game Sale on July 27th-28th, but the influx of new games continues! Come take a peek at what's new on the shelves.

Century: A New World



Century: A New World is the third and final installment of the Century series from designer Emerson Matsuuchi. Century: A New World sends players to the Americas at the dawn of the 16th century. Braving the wilderness, players are forced to explore new lands, trade with local inhabitants, journal their findings, and hunt/gather to survive! The game integrates the compelling and incredibly fun resource trading mechanisms found in the Century series with a worker placement mechanism with a twist! Century: A New World may be combined with Century: Spice Road or Century: Eastern Wonders or both for all new mixable games.

Tesla vs. Edison: Duel



Tesla vs. Edison: Duel is a 15-30 minute two-player card game that brings the "War of Currents" to light in an easy-to-learn, fast-playing, but seriously strategic game. Players take control of Nikola Tesla or Thomas Edison and build a company that claims projects in regions around the United States, advance the latest technologies, engage in a propaganda war around AC and DC technologies, and buy stock shares in smaller electricity companies. The winner is the company that wins two of the three main systems: controlling regions with projects, being ahead in the PR race, and holding the most valuable stock portfolio. Tesla and Edison each have a special auto-win condition that players can trigger during the game to win right away!

Ticket to Ride: New York


Ticket to Ride: New York features the familiar gameplay from the Ticket to Ride game series — collect cards, claim routes, draw tickets — but on a scaled-down map of Manhattan that allows you to complete a game in no more than 15 minutes!

Exit: Catacombs of Horror




Gloomy vaults lie under the city of lights. The catacombs of Paris swallow the light, secrets, and — apparently — also people. After the mysterious disappearance of a friend in the catacombs, players in Exit: The Game – The Catacombs of Horror embark on a mysterious search through the underground labyrinth. Will players be able to find their friend in time and escape this cavernous world full of dark mysteries? Like other titles in the series, Exit: The Game – The Catacombs of Horror includes components meant to be folded, written upon, or torn, so it's marketed as a single-use game. What's different in this game is that it consists of two parts, with each part being its own challenge.

Unlock: Heroic Adventures


Unlock! Heroic Adventures features three "escape room" scenarios that you can play on your tabletop.
Unlock! is a cooperative card game inspired by escape rooms that uses a simple system which allows you to search scenes, combine objects, and solve riddles. Play Unlock! to embark on great adventures, while seated at a table using only cards and a companion app that can provide clues, check codes, monitor time remaining, etc. The three scenarios are: "Sherlock Holmes" — The master detective faces a most bizarre affair and could use your assistance as he pursues his investigation. "In Pursuit of the White Rabbit" — Discover Wonderland and its strange characters, helping Alice to escape in time. "Insert Coin" — Complete the levels of a virtual adventure, and avoid "Game Over" to escape!

Choose Your Own Adventure: War With The Evil Power Master


For centuries, the Lacoonian System, an alliance of the most advanced civilizations in the galaxy, has lived in peace, but now the Evil Power Master has returned and is leading a destructive rebellion. The Lacoonian System's Rapid Force crew must band together, follow data and clues the Evil Power Master left behind, and discover his location to defeat him in an epic final battle. Can you restore order to the galaxy?

Tumble Maze



In this solo action gravity powered puzzle game, challenge yourself to roll stainless steel balls into specific spots with a minimum of trials, navigating between obstacles and using bonus walls to guide the balls into the right directions.

Bears in Barrels



These 2 bears stuck inside their honey barrels love to play by wrestling and tumbling and racing! Roll them over so they can continue chasing one another and their fun never ends! This party game is all about dexterity and fun: with one finger, players rush to flip the bear so that it lands right-side up then pass it quick to their neighbor, to avoid losing a honey token. The goal is to not get caught by the other bear!

Bubble Tea



In Bubble Tea, each player has two cards called cups and nine bubble tea ingredient cards. One player uses the shaker to shake out which ingredients will be needed this game, and whoever assembles these ingredients the quickest wins the game and gets the rewards!

A TON of new X-Wing 2.0 Minis!


The latest set of minis just came out, so come check out our updated selection in prep for the tournament this Saturday!