Friday, September 27, 2019

What's New at Labyrinth 09/27/2019

Come check out these new and newly restocked games at Labyrinth!


Everdell


Everdell is a streamlined worker placement game that features a detailed world realized through stunning artwork. Utilizing a tableau-building mechanic, players will work to build a city of critters and constructions. Everdell is easy to learn, yet offers satisfying strategic depth and endless replayability.



Everdell: Pearlbrook



Explore a new underwater society underneath the Pearlbrook River! Pearlbrook introduces a new side board, the River board, where you'll send your Frog Ambassador to gather a new resource, pearls. You'll also encounter new aquatic critters and constructions! Collect enough pearls and you can construct fabulous Wonders and Adornments, to make your city the pride of Everdell!



Black Orchestra Second Edition


Black Orchestra is a tense and heart-pounding co-operative game based on historic events, in which concerned German officers and citizens attempted to remove Hitler from power, by any means necessary. Players take on the roles of these conspirators and engage in a high-risk game of growing suspicions, daring actions, and desperate plots.



Arkham Noir


Arkham Noir is a solitaire card game inspired by the interconnected stories of H. P. Lovecraft and other authors, re-imagined as noir detective stories. Each case stands alone. Gameplay consists of adding cards to open cases, creating lines of investigation in an effort to solve them. The ultimate goal is to score five "puzzle" clue cards in order to piece together the big picture before running out of time or mental stability. Each newly shuffled deck is the start of a unique challenge, with adjustable difficulty levels to accommodate all level of players.



Star Wars Armada: Rebellion in the Rim


Rebellion in the Rim is an epic campaign expansion for Star Wars: Armada that takes two to six players to the farthest reaches of the galaxy, where they must fight for control of the territories and resources that may prove invaluable in the wars ahead. Using the innovative campaign mechanics first introduced in The Corellian Conflict, your team must choose to support the Galactic Empire or the Rebel Alliance over the course of multiple battles across the Rim. There, you might just earn enough campaign points to scatter the enemy forces and prove to your superiors that you are a credit to your faction, worthy of advancement and renown.



Arkham Horror: The Dream-Eaters


In this deluxe expansion, which kicks off the fifth cycle of Arkham Horror: The Card Game, one to four players take on the roles of either a group of investigators venturing into the Dreamlands or their companions who have been left in the waking world. Complete with 95 scenario cards to challenge your investigators and 56 player cards to strengthen them, this expansion contains the first two scenarios of The Dream-Eaters cycle; one scenario for each of these two groups. What wonders and horrors will you find lurking just beyond the reach of your waking mind?



Ceylon


In Ceylon, players take on the role of the pioneers who developed the Ceylon tea industry. Ceylon is an area control game in which players compete to build plantations in different territories while also vying for the most profit. There are many ways to score victory points and many ways to win. Who will build the most successful business? 



Bärenpark: The Bad News Bears


The new expansion The Bad News Bears by offers new challenges for the game Bärenpark. The newly added Grizzly bears need more space than the ones from the base game and make it more difficult to puzzle your park in a good way. Because you will need more space in order to do so, the city administration approved of a new park area you can build on. In this expansion, you are thus building your park on up to five park areas. Additionally, you are now able to build a monorail in your park which enables your customers to experience the natural behavior of the bears without disturbing them. Lastly, new achievements create new challenges for expert players of the base game.



Dungeons & Dragons: Choose Your Own Adventure Series


We just received several choose-your-own-adventure books set in the Dungeons & Dragons universe. Come take a look at our selections!



Dungeon Crawl Classics: Role-Playing Game


We just received a copy of Dungeon Crawl Classics for you classic RPG fans. You’re no hero. You’re an adventurer: a reaver, a cutpurse, a heathen-slayer, a tight-lipped warlock guarding long-dead secrets. You seek gold and glory, winning it with sword and spell, caked in the blood and filth of the weak, the dark, the demons, and the vanquished. There are treasures to be won deep underneath, and you shall have them.



Sign: A Game About Being Understood


Nicaragua in the 1970s had no form of sign language. In 1977, something happened. Fifty deaf children from across the country were brought together to an experimental school in Managua. Without a shared language to express themselves, the children did the only thing they could -- they created one. In Sign, we follow a small piece of their journey.



Dialect: A Game About Language and How It Dies


Dialect is a game about an isolated community, their language, and what it means for that language to be lost. In this game, you’ll tell the story of the Isolation by building their language. New words will come from the fundamental aspects of the community: who they are, what they believe in, and how they respond to a changing world. The base game book comes with "The Language Deck," which will help players generate the language of the game.



Mystic Market


Enter a mysterious world where enchanted commodities are bought and sold for profit. Mystic Market is an exciting, fast-paced card game where players buy and sell magical potion-making ingredients. The unique Value Track ensures that the Ingredients’ values will be constantly shifting, so only the shrewdest of traders will prevail. Will you profit from selling Phoenix Feathers? Craft Potions to meddle with your opponent’s plans? Corner the market on Kraken Tentacles? Do you have what it takes to earn the largest fortune in the Enchanted World?



Murder Mystery Party


We received some more selections in the Murder Mystery Party series. Come check out these delectable mysteries!



Sky Magic


A powerful storm is brewing, so help the five enchanted friends get home before they run out of magic spells! In Sky Magic, players work as a team to navigate around storm clouds and avoid falling through the sky when the board shifts. Plan carefully, and use your magic wisely as the game continuously shifts! Kids learn strategy, co-operation, and communication.



Chugga Choo!


All aboard! Chugga Choo is a color-learning game and puzzle that’s perfect for the littlest engineers. Players match boxcars by color and choose wooden cargo tiles to fit in the empty boxcars. Each train is completed by adding a little caboose. Learn color-matching, spatial recognition, puzzle problem-solving and fine-motor skills.



Pick Me Up, Piggy!


Driving a toy truck is more fun, educational and rewarding than ever when children play Pick Me Up, Piggy! In addition to using their imaginations and building fine-motor skills, children will tell stories to improve language skills, remember where to find hidden farm friends, take turns, and work cooperatively to win the game. Kids learn memory, cooperation, story-telling and using imagination.



Cobra Paw


We have Cobra Paw back in stock! In Cobra Paw, players take turns rolling the dice — which feature six unique symbols — then race to grab the tile with the matching pattern before anyone else. Whoever grabs six tiles first wins!



Pokemon!


We just got a bunch of restocks of Pokemon, so come check out what we got!

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Spooky Staff Picks


Labyrinth's Spooky Staff Picks!

Looking for a fun new game this Halloween, check out these recommendations from your favorite Labyrinth employees!

Betrayal at House on the Hill


In this classic horror game, players take on the roles of brave explorers venturing into the creepy house on the hill. As you play, you will build the house room by room, and eventually, discover the Haunt that lurks inside. Beware, there is a good chance that the evil you face will turn out to be one of your fellow players! - Joe's pick



Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters



Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters is a phenomenal cooperative game where our team of explorers must escape from the haunted mansion with all the treasure before being overwhelmed by the scary poltergeists! Great for families, Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunter's extra difficulty options make it very replayable.- Rich's pick



Exit: The Catacombs of Horror


This is a great option if you want to have a small, intimate Halloween get-together. It's great with three or four people, and it's the latest in a series of  "Puzzle Rooms" in a box. In Exit: The Catacombs of Horror players have lost a friend to the mysterious and twisting catacombs that lie beneath the beautiful surface of Paris. Players must solve the puzzle in order to retrieve their friend and win the game. This particular installment in the Exit series is unique because it contains two different parts with two different challenges. - Kathleen's pick



Gates of Delirium 


In Gates of Delirium, players have a hand of split action cards: one side sane, and the other insane. Every round, one player decides whether the round is sane or insane, and all players must play that side of their cards. During sane rounds, players search for maps and lost pages to a secret tome, while assigning investigators to help them in their cause. During insane rounds, players collect ancient runes and work to build gates to release the monstrosities that their sane selves have been trying so hard to understand and prevent. Earn the most victory points by the time the last monstrosity is released to win Gates of Delirium. -Setorie's pick



Ghost Blitz


In Ghost Blitz, five wooden items sit on the table waiting to be caught: a white ghost, a green bottle, a cute grey mouse, a blue book, and a comfortable red chair. Each card in the deck shows pictures of two objects, with one or both objects colored the wrong way. With all players playing at the same time, someone reveals a card, then players grab for the "right" object – but which object is right? The first player to grab the correct object keeps the card, then reveals the next card from the deck. If a player grabs the wrong object, she must discard one card previously collected. Once the card deck runs out, the game ends and whoever has collected the most cards wins! - Arsenio's pick



Dread


Dread is a game of horror and hope. Those who play will participate in a mutual telling of an original macabre tale. The goal of Dread is to sustain the delicate atmosphere that invokes the hand quivering emotion that lends its name to the game. The thrill of a Dread game lies within the tension between desire and loss. You will take on the role of someone trapped in a story that is only as compelling as it is hostile—someone who will find themselves making decisions we hope never to face in real life. It is the horror roleplaying game that uses any Jenga-like game instead of dice. Pull from the tower and you succeed. Refuse to pull and you fail. The choice is yours. But if the tower falls . . . - Camilla's pick

Friday, September 20, 2019

What's New at Labyrinth 09/20/2019

Come into Labyrinth to check out these new and newly restocked games!

Obscurio 


Obscurio is a family game, an original mix between an image-based communication game and a secret role game in which the players have to be careful when sharing ideas with their team. Supported by rich contents, Obscurio proposes a fresh new experience in its genre by putting the emphasis on the details of the images and the constant doubt created by the presence of the traitor. Communicate efficiently and avoid the illusions on your way to escape the Sorcerer's library!



Bananagrams Duel


It’s a head-to-head Bananagrams snack for cozy spaces and on-the-go play! Two players face-off in a race to build their own word grid using letter cubes. Bananagrams Duel includes fun banana-shaped theme cards for an added challenge during every round of play! The (24) dice feature all (144) letters from the classic game crafted into a perfect Bananagrams experience for two!



Pendleton: Backgammon


Pendleton Backgammon: Travel-Ready Roll-Up Game is a stylishly portable version of the classic game backgammon. With the appeal of a Pendleton blanket—tactile materials and timeless design—and a roll-up format ready for wherever the journey leads, this is the perfect game to bring along on any trip.



Pendleton: Chess & Checkers


Pendleton Chess & Checkers Set: Travel-Ready Roll-Up Game is a stylishly portable version of the classic games of chess and checkers.



Adventure Games: Monochrome Inc.


A thrilling adventure set in the headquarters of Monochrome Inc., a biotech company with some nasty secrets. You manage to get inside, and then it’s up to you to figure out what to do. Similar to a PC adventure game, players have to explore spaces, combine items, find clues, and talk to people. Step by step, you’ll start to grasp the plot and devise a plan. A fascinating story unfolds with each action. A board game with simple rules in three chapters for one to four players who are 16 years and older.



Adventure Games: The Dungeon


You wake up in a dank dungeon. It seems impossible to find your way out, especially since none of you can remember what brought you there. Similar to a PC adventure game, players have to explore spaces, combine items, find clues, and talk to people. Step by step, you’ll start to grasp the plot and devise a plan to escape. Leave no stone unturned. Exciting to the end. A board game with simple rules in three chapters for one to four players who are 12 years and older.



Exit: The House of Riddles


You and your fellow detectives are summoned to an abandoned house. Never wanting to turn down an unsolved mystery, you arrive at the house. Suddenly, you hear screams and see that the entrance has shut behind you. What’s happening here? Will you be able to crack the case and find your way out of the house?



Roll for Adventure


The old kingdom is in danger. Enemy armies are attacking from every direction, sent by the Master of Shadows, who seeks to cast eternal darkness across the land. You must band together to collect the fabled power stones needed to save the kingdom.  If you succeed, you’ll save the kingdom and win the game. However, should even one territory fall under the control of the Master of Shadows, you will lose the game immediately. With many heroes, a variable game board, and increasing difficulty, this cooperative dice-rolling fantasy game offers you exciting challenges again and again.



Medium


In the game Medium, players act as psychic mediums, harnessing their powerful extra-sensory abilities to access other players’ thoughts. Together in pairs, they mentally determine the Medium: the word that connects the words on their two cards, and then attempt to say the same word at the same time! Two cards. Two thoughts. One mind.



Burgle Bros.


Burgle Bros. is a cooperative game for 1-­4 players. Players are unique members of a crew trying to pull off a robbery of a highly secure building — without getting caught. The building has three floors (4x4 tiles), each with its own safe to crack. Players start on the first floor and have to escape to their helicopter waiting on the roof. Now restocked at Labyrinth.



Fugitive


Fugitive - a tense two player deduction card game, full of close calls and great escapes - all packed into 10 minutes! It's a quick, intense chase between the Fugitive, who is trying to get out of town, and the Marshal, who is trying to catch him before he does. It is now back in stock at Labyrinth!



New Die Hard Dice!


Come check out all the beautiful metal dice sets we have just restocked! Need a set of dice to match your D&D character's class or your Magic deck's colors? We've got you covered.



Thursday, September 19, 2019

Guild of Heroes Report for September

Guild of Heroes Adventures
September 2019

Summer heat holds strong in the Guild's new home of the Sundrop Isles, and its days are still full of adventure!

We are excited to see many of you for a one day Guild of Heroes School Break Camp on October 11th, DCPS parent teacher day. For more details and registration, see our event website.

After that, our next Guild of Heroes sessions will be October 27th. Both sessions are currently full, but you can sign up for the waitlists of the morning or afternoon session.

Return to Tortle Island with Joe
The adventurers returned to Tortle Island in hunt of Lord Edbert Windwood’s lost family treasure. After meeting Erp the Tortle (leader of the island), and discovering odd blue mangoes in the jungle, they made their way to the South end of the island, then to the nearby island where the Aldani live.

The Aldani initially wanted to kill the heroes but agreed to release them and tell them where the treasure was if they could defeat two fearsome monsters. After fighting the dreaded Sharktocrab and Krakcrab, the Guild recovered the family heirlooms. They were rewarded with fine silver weapons, as well as a blue mango sapling to plant at the Guild headquarters.

Farfalle's Race with Camilla
"A race, a race!" Lady Farfalle beckoned, inviting members of the Guild of Heroes for her annual fete, a destruction derby on the waves! She promised a naval artifact of great power to the victors, so we chose to accept. Experienced guildmembers Adrie Moonleaf and Akida Aaldizz led the expedition. They brought four trainees alongside, each of them hoping to prove their heroism to the guild and win membership. They included Firelord the fighter, Lockhart the cleric, Connor the Rogue, and Alexis the fighter.

After some nighttime shenanigans before the starting bell, they were off, splitting up between two ships to pursue different objectives simultaneously. One group, pursued by Ragnar Flamebeard, went north, scaled a rocky precipice covered in angry gulls and their droppings, and recovered the infinitely slippery Lugubrious Orb. The other went East, fending off a Kobold attack from the Red Scale Fleet before landing on the atoll of Quellyn, a gargantuan jeweled crab. There was a secret password only he could divulge, with the help of an entertaining joke.

Minor objectives complete, they raced back to Moon Harbor to claim points for first place, fearing a newly invented Dwarven submarine would secretly take the lead. The password was shouted down to shore as one boat's crew sprinted up the steps, securing victory and a prize: The haunted, fog-summoning bow of the Soaring Breghuiner.

Friday, September 13, 2019

What's New at Labyrinth 09/13/2019

Come in to see these new and newly restocked games!

ArtSee


ArtSee is a card drafting and set collection game in which two to five players build out their art gallery, competing to have the most aesthetically-pleasing display. During the game, you will build out the art gallery with new exhibits among the four wings of your gallery. With enough prestige, you will earn the right to display prominent works, drawing in even more visitors. In the end, the curator with the most prestigious gallery wins! 



X-Wing



Come check out these newly released X-Wing add-ons (released 09/13/2019). 



The Duke: Lord's Legacy


The Duke: Lord's Legacy is now back in stock at Labyrinth. This is the new edition that changes none of the rules from the original, The Duke,  but instead features upgraded components and art as well as the Arthurian Legends expansion and five new tiles.



Whitehall Mystery


Whitehall Mystery is now back in stock at Labyrinth. Come check out this deduction game in which one player takes on the role of Jack while the rest of the players become investigators bent on stopping his evil plans.



Crusoe Crew


In The Crusoe Crew (a.k.a. Baiam or Kuala), you embody a character in an immersive story in which your choices guide your progress. You have a character sheet akin to those used in role-playing games that tracks your possessions, your special abilities, your coins, and your victory points. In general, gameplay consists in following the comic's panels — which contain clues, riddles and traps — and making choices about where to go and what to do, while using your visual perception to collect clues and be smart enough to resolve the riddles. As in any game, you can lose — sometimes really badly!



Indie Press Revolution: RPGs



We recently received a shipment of Indie Press Revolution RPGs so come on down to see what has been restocked!



Western Legends


Western Legends is an open-world sandbox tabletop adventure for 2-6 players set in the American Wild West. Players assume the roles of historical figures of the era, earning their legendary status in a variety of ways: gamble, drive cattle, prospect for gold, rob the bank, fight bandits, pursue stories, become an outlaw, keep the peace. The possibilities are darn near endless.

Friday, September 6, 2019

What's New at Labyrinth 09/06/2019

Come into Labyrinth to check out these new and newly re-stocked games!


Machi Koro: Legacy


Revisit the same mechanics that had you fall in love with the original Machi Koro in the legacy version while admiring the new story campaign element. With all new artwork by the original artist, Nobura Hotta, Machi Koro: Legacy is as beautiful as its predecessor and sure to be as beloved. The game's campaign contains ten games and then an eleventh game that is infinitely re-playable based on players' decisions in previous sessions. Every player will have a one-of-a-kind experience with their copy of Machi Koro: Legacy; the only guarantee is that each experience will be charming and entertaining.



Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale 


Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale is a fun way to learn about the "Precession of Simulacra," as players take the role of mapmakers vying for fame and renown by meeting the demands of the Queen's edicts. As the Queen seeks to reclaim northern territory, your goal is to create the map of the things she is most interested in having mapped. But, you must watch out for the Dragul, who seek to contest your kingdom's claim to territories through their outposts. You must draw your zoning lines very carefully in order to reduce the Dragul's power and earn the highest reputation.  



Clank! Expeditions: Temple Of The Ape Lords!


Come grab this hot new expansion to Clank! the deck-building, push-your-luck game that lets you steal from the evil dragon. In Clank! Expeditions: Temple of the Ape Lords! players will receive two new maps, four new meeples, and a new Ape Lord boss token. If you thought stealing from the dragon was hard just wait until you try to steal from the infamous Ape Lord mech.   



Diamonds Second Edition


This is a second edition printing of the classic, Diamonds. It is still a trick-taking game in which players attempt to accumulate acrylic diamond pieces. The new edition features all-new Art Deco styling and design, and it comes with the mini-expansion, "The Thief," which previously was only available through other sellers. 



Eternal: Chronicles of the Throne


Eternal: Chronicles of the Throne is a deck-building game for two to four players. It is a light to middle-weight game brought to you by the makers of the amazing Clank! You take the role of one of the many royal scions attempting to wrest control of the currently empty throne. In order to accomplish your goal, you must build out your deck in order fend off opponents attacks, make some attacks of your own, and stake your claim.



Mental Blocks


Mental Blocks is a nail-biting game full of puzzling challenges for two to nine players. Work together as a team to try and solve 60 different puzzles of two different degrees of difficulty while racing against the clock. Each player is given a different card with a different visual perspective of the puzzle. They must use these cards to complete the puzzle as quickly as possible but are not allowed to share their card with other players and are restricted from touching certain pieces depending on their perspective.



Gloomhaven


Gloomhaven is back in stock and, for those who have not heard, it is a massive RPG that DMs itself and contains boatloads of content. Literally. The box weighs about 20 pounds. The world of Gloomhaven is immersive and exciting, and the dungeons provide a plethora of crunchy challenges. It is a game that can be started by one player and picked up by someone else several scenarios in, making it easier to hop in and out of sessions.



Near and Far


One of Ryan Laukat's beautiful creations Near and Far is in stock and ready to be given a good home. This is a beautiful, story-driven game for those interested in a medium to heavy-weight experience for two to four players.



Lorenzo il Magnifico


Lorenzo il Magnifico is a beloved CMON game in which players take the role of the head of a noble family attempting to gain fame and prestige. The game is a heavier weight experience that can be played with two to four players; it involves card drafting, dice rolling, and worker placement, as well as some asymmetric powers. 



Blueprints


Blueprints is a dice-rolling, pattern-building, and set-collection type game in which two to four players attempt to be the most successful architects by discovering their new blueprints each round and building those blueprints from the available dice.



New Pokemon! Stuff



We have a bunch of new and newly restocked Pokemon product for you voracious Pokemon players and collectors to peruse. In particular, we have some new tins and restocked Poke Balls, so come on down to check it all out.