Friday, October 25, 2019

What's New at Labyrinth 10/25/2019

Come check out what's new and newly restocked at Labyrinth!


Dune


Father! The sleeper has awakened! We are happy to tell you all that the latest edition of the beloved classic, Dune, is now in stock at Labyrinth. The new printing of Dune modernizes the box art, provides all-new components, and features a revised rules set. If you (like me) are a fan of Twilight Imperium and of Golden Age science fiction, then this will be a good addition to your collection. Dune is a unique experience because its mechanics deeply evoke the atmosphere and story of the Dune novels, which were the inspiration for the board game as well as a feature-length film directed by David Lynch. The in-depth politicking and potential back-stabbing that the game involves makes it not only memorable but also highly replayable, especially given each faction's unique functions and abilities.



Arkham Horror LCG: Murder at the Excelsior


I have answers.
Room 225. Tonight. Come alone.
They’re watching.

Reports of strange occurrences have been circulating around Arkham about the prestigious Excelsior Hotel: disappearances, bizarre sightings, sudden closures that go on for days without warning. You tried talking to the police about these suspicious claims, but they dismissed you with little more than a glance up from their desks. So, when you receive a note promising answers if you come to the mysterious location, you feel compelled to make the meeting.



Legend of the Five Rings: A Champion's Foresight


Mysteries pervade every corner of Rokugan, and few can unravel them like the Kitsuki Investigators of the Dragon Clan. Placing an emphasis on physical evidence, the Kitsuki method of investigation is known throughout the Emerald Empire—though not all hold it high regard.  Now, you can harness the power of these investigations with Shiro Kitsuki (A Champion’s Foresight, 89), the Kitsuki family’s ancient castle. After a conflict is declared, you may name a card, each time your opponent plays a card with that name during the conflict, you can claim an unclaimed ring and all fate on it. This new expansion is now in stock at Labyrinth!




D&D: Tyranny of Dragons


In an audacious bid for power, the Cult of the Dragon leads the charge in an unholy campaign to bring Tiamat back to Faerûn. Alongside their dragon allies and the Red Wizards of Thay, they sweep from town to town, laying waste to all those who oppose them and gathering a hoard of riches for their dread queen. The threat of annihilation has become so dire that groups as disparate as the Harpers and Zhentarim are banding together to fight the cult. The heroes must succeed, or Faerûn will succumb to draconic tyranny. In the end, the world will never be the same.



Demon Collective Vol. 1


The Demon Collective Vol. 1 is a new RPG containing four horror adventures all written by trans and non-binary authors for your favorite tabletop RPG--designed to be easily slotted into existing campaigns or run as one-shots for new and experienced parties. The collection features writing by Camilla Greer (one of Labyrinth's own employees), Comrade Pollux, Mabel Harper, and David Shugars. Edited by Fiona Geist, with art by Lauren Bryce. The Demon Collective Vol. 1 recently finished its Kickstarter campaign and met with awesome success. Come get your copy now! 



Fever Swamp


Fever Swamp is a hex-crawl sandbox adventure compatible with Lamentations of the Flame Princess and most other Dungeons & Dragons clones. Fever Swamp was written by Young Master Luke Gearing, previously famed for his contributions to the world's favorite outsider role-playing 'zine, The Undercroft, and illustrated by Andrew Walter, who surreptitiously inserted sigil magic into his work on a previous publication, Crypts of Indormancy, to uncertain ends.



  The Black Hack


We now have The Black Hack in stock at Labyrinth. The new expanded Second Edition rules now include a wealth of extra material and tools for every Black Hack GM. The main rules still only take up 30 pages, but the full edition adds over 90 more pages of NPCs, monsters, dungeons, traps, magic items and much more. The Black Hack is a super-streamlined roleplaying game that uses the Original 1970s Fantasy Roleplaying Game as a base, and could well be the most straightforward modern OSR compatible clone available. If speed of play and character creation, compatibility, and simple - yet elegant rules are what you yearn for. Look no further!



Crypts of Indormancy 


Crypts of Indormancy is now at Labyrinth! Crypts of Indormancy is a location-based adventure possessing ecumenical compatibility with Dungeons & Dragons and its descendants. Appropriate for any number and level of players, all who enter the tomb of Tuuz without their wits ready will likely come undone. For Thuuz’s heirs did not leave his bones helpless and unguarded.



Companions' Tale


Companions’ Tale is a story and mapmaking game. The players take on the roles of Companions and tell the story of a hero. The hero is a cipher who is viewed through the opinionated perspectives of the Companions that the players control. Create the Hero’s journey and learn just who your hero is.



Ishtar


From the award-winning designer Bruno Cathala, Ishtar is a game in which you play the role of a gardener aiming to transform the dry desert into the Lost Hanging Gardens of Babylon. To accomplish your mission, you will have to plant flowers, which, if you place them well, can help you gather precious gems and activate actions. Whether to buy Trees (which will block the link between two Flower spots, as well as earning you points) or to purchase upgrades (such as getting two more points per Tree card at the end of the game), collecting gems will be a crucial part of the game. Get them before your opponents, recruit apprentices, send them to earn points in the copses of flowers you have created, block others and think carefully of the upgrades to purchase if you want to become the best gardener at the end of the game!



Megacity Oceania 


Welcome to the future of city building!
GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA, 2100. Construction of the first oceanic MegaCity begins. Tackling overpopulation and rising sea levels has become the planet’s number one priority. Advances in technology enable us to build towering superstructures on immense floating platforms. You are the next generation of architects called upon to design and build these marvels of structural engineering. Race to collect contracts, construct beautiful buildings and vie for awards as a unique MegaCity emerges each time you play. It’s a competitive business where prestige points are everything! A combination of dexterity and light strategy, MegaCity: Oceania is the city building game in which you actually build a unique city every time.



Dinosaur Princesses


Dinosaur Princesses is a rules-lite play-heavy collaborative tabletop role-playing game (TTRPG) about friends who are dinosaurs who are princesses solving problems together! Decide what type of Dinosaur you are (a t-rex, ankylosaurs, or platypus perhaps!) and what type of Princess you are (maybe an aquanaut, zookeeper, or chef!). Remember that, just like your type of dinosaur isn’t limited by strict definitions of “dinosaur” your princess isn’t limited to being a girl—everyone can be a Dinosaur Princess! After you decide what your Dinosaur Princess is like, you then start the very important step of drawing and coloring your Dinosaur Princess. Now gather your friends, build up group dice pool, and overcome all the obstacles and problems that the Paleontologist throws your way! Dinosaur Princesses is a story game of collaboration and cooperation for all ages. Great for new TTRPG players and experienced players alike.



Valley of the Vikings


In Tal der Wikinger (Valley of the Vikings), the annual barrel bowling contest is taking place. Now courage, skill and risk-taking are required so that the players use the ball to knock down the right barrels, and cleverly position their Vikings on the dock. But the player who ventures too far and is first to fall in the water goes away empty-handed. The player who captures the most gold coins wins. Valley of the Vikings is the winner of the Kinderspiel des Jahres this year and is a gem that is now in stock at Labyrinth.


Flip Over Frog


The flippin' frogs are coming! Help your brightly colored frogs take control of your little corner of the rainforest! Cleverly place frogs on the game board to flip adjacent tiles, hiding some frogs and revealing others. Each player is given a secret Frog Token at the beginning of the game, determining what colour frogs they are trying to get on to the board. After dealing three tiles to each player, the game begins. Tiles can be placed on any empty space on the 4x4 board, or on the back of any face down tile. Frogs may NOT be placed on top of face up tiles. Players keep playing a tile and drawing back up to a hand of three until either no more tiles can be played or the board has sixteen face up frogs on show. This triggers the end of the game, and the player with the most frogs face up is the winner. Plan ahead, watch out for snakes, and flip your way to victory!



Marvel Champions LCG


We've already got them  in stock! Come check out one of the coolest LCGs of recent times, Marvel Champions. Iron Man and Black Panther team up to stop Rhino from rampaging through the streets of New York. Captain Marvel and Spider-Man battle Ultron as he threatens global annihilation. Do you have what it takes to join the ranks of these legendary heroes and become a champion? Jump into the Marvel Universe with Marvel Champions: The Card Game, a cooperative living card game for one to four players! Marvel Champions: The Card Game invites players to embody iconic heroes from the Marvel Universe as they battle to stop infamous villains from enacting their devious schemes.



Ghost Cubes & Puzzle Cubes


Come check out our new Ghost Cubes and our myriad assortment of puzzle cubes. These new cubes are sure to provide a refreshing challenge.



Quirky Circuits


Quirky Circuits is a cooperative game of robot programming silliness for two to four players. Each player contributes to the programming of an adorable robo-friend. But be warned - no one knows what commands the other players will be tossing in! Help the little robot complete its task before their battery runs out! With 24 scenarios of increasing intensity, Quirky Circuits is guaranteed to provide hours of brain-bending fun.



Murano


This is a reprint of Murano that is now in stock at Labyrinth. For those unfamiliar with the game it is an area control, tile-placing, and pick-up-and-deliver style game for two to four players in which players operate gondolas and attempt to create beautiful glassworks (a staple of the real Murano) in order to score victory points from tourists.



Ecos First Continent


In Ecos: First Continent, players are forces of nature molding the planet, but with competing visions of its grandeur. You have the chance to create a part of the world, similar but different to the one we know. Which landscapes, habitats, and species thrive will be up to you. Gameplay in Ecos is simultaneous. Each round, one player reveals element tokens from the element bag, giving all players the opportunity to complete a card from their tableau and shape the continent to their own purpose. Elements that cannot be used can be converted into energy cubes or additional cards in hand or they can be added to your tableau to give you greater options as the game evolves. Mountain ranges, jungle, rivers, seas, islands and savanna, each with their own fauna, all lie within the scope of the players' options.



Yu-Gi-Oh! Chaos Impact


We've got some Yu-Gi-Oh! Chaos Impact boosters and booster boxes in stock now at Labyrinth!




Friday, October 18, 2019

What's New at Labyrinth 10/18/2019

Check out our new and newly restocked games!




Vast: The Mysterious Manor


Vast: The Mysterious Manor is a gorgeous, asymmetrical, strategy game in which the character you choose will determine the way you play the game. Each character option in The Mysterious Manor comes with their own unique victory conditions and abilities. For instance, the Paladin is obsessed with destroying the Spider, and the Manor is interested in shifting manor tiles in order to trace specific lines through the manor. The game uses tiles to construct the layout of the manor as the game progresses, creating a unique experience for each playthrough. The game also plays with one to five players, meaning you can enjoy it with others or by yourself in the built-in solo mode. Vast: The Mysterious Manor is compatible with Vast: The Crystal Caverns and Vast: The Fearsome Foes, and it is another gorgeously constructed game from Patrick Leder.



Gaia Project


Touted as a follow-up to Terra Mystica, Gaia Project, while not a new game, just got a copy at Labyrinth. If you are a fan of space conquest and territory control with lots of modular board pieces then you should come grab your copy while it's still here!



Irish Gauge


Having just come out this past September, Irish Gauge is a bidding, route-building, stock holding game in which three to five players build railroads across Ireland while trying to get the most out of their investments. It is now in stock at Labyrinth!



Volcanic Isle


Volcanic Isle is a resource management and push your luck style game in which two to four players strive to earn victory points, while risking the destruction of the island, which ultimately ends the game after a certain point.



Deep Blue


Deep Blue is a press-your-luck and engine-building, family game in which players dive for wealth and may join and benefit from other player's diving fortunes. In this game, players have to collect the right crew of divers, sailors, and archeologists, race to wreck sites to claim the best spots to dive from, and scout the seas to discover new wrecks. Players have to take risks if they want to be the most wealthy diver! Now in stock at Labyrinth.



BattleLands


BattleLands is a fast and furious game of turf warfare for 3-5 players. Send your fighters to seize key locations, or recruit even fiercer warriors who can help you turn the tide! Use your faction's abilities to play dirty and keep your opponents guessing your next move! Set in the world of the upcoming Adventure Book game Aftermath, BattleLands: Aftermath Edition takes place in a post-apocalyptic land in which humans are extinct. Now the animals of the world try to survive by competing for territory, food, and precious technology.



Star Wars Legion: Clone Wars Core Set


This Core Set invites you to enter a completely new era of infantry battles in the Star Wars galaxy, pitting the overwhelming Separatist droid forces against the Republic’s crack armies of clone troopers and Jedi Knights. As you do, you’ll assemble a force of the Clone Wars' most iconic heroes, villains, troopers, and vehicles, including Obi-Wan Kenobi and General Grievous. In addition to introducing the Galactic Republic and Separatist Alliance to the game, this Core Set contains all the cards, tools and tokens you need to begin staging your own Star Wars battles right away, making this the perfect starting point to begin building your Star Wars: Legion collection!



Star Wars Legion Expansions



Check out these new expansions to Star Wars Legion. The B1 Battle Droids Unit Expansion gives you the chance to supplement your Separatist Alliance forces with even more battle droids, while the Phase I Clone Troopers Unit Expansion contains a full unit of seven unique, unpainted Phase I Clone miniatures.



Foothills


Foothills is a tactical and intriguing two-player card game from new designer Ben Bateson and the designer of Snowdonia, Tony Boydell that came out this past September and is now in stock at Labyrinth. Using your five action cards cleverly, collect resources, remove rubble, build track and stations, and use the action spaces you unlock, all the while collecting more victory points than your opponent. In the end, the player with the most victory points wins!



The Aquicorn Cove


In the co-operative game, Aquicorn Cove, 2-4 players take on the roles of members of a small fishing village struggling to survive while maintaining a balance with the natural world. To win, the villagers must feed and grow their village, while helping to restore the health of the reef and aquatic ecosystem. The villagers are fortunate, though, and the waters of their cove are home to the beautiful and benevolent aquicorns, as well as the wondrous reef guardian Aure, who can help them both to understand the impact humans are having on the environment and to save the village. It will be out at Labyrinth on Wednesday the 23rd.



ClipCut Parks


ClipCut Parks is a first of its kind, innovating roll-and-write gameplay as the first roll-and-cut game! The city needs your help! The mayor has called on you to create a set of gorgeous parks with greenery to beautify the urban landscape. With a pair of scissors and a plan, use your snipping talents to clip a park full of dazzling multi-colored features. The first player to complete five park cards wins!



Gizmos Second Edition


Gizmos Second Edition is in stock at Labyrinth! The new edition of Gizmos comes with an improved plastic dispenser as opposed to the original cardboard one from the first edition.



Pokemon Pale Moon GX


There is a new GX Tag Team here just in time for Halloween. In this box is a Tag Team card with Trevenant and Dusknoir, both of which are Ghost types.



Horrified


The stakes have been raised. Imagine living in a place so wretched that it's not plagued by one, two, or even three monsters — but seven of the most horrifying fiends! In this game, you'll come face to face with them all as you work together to rid the town of the maniacal or misunderstood creatures…before it's too late. Horrified includes high-quality sculpted miniatures (Frankenstein, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, Dracula, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, Creature from the Black Lagoon). Its innovative, easy-to-learn, cooperative gameplay has players working together against the monsters with varying levels of difficulty. Just as each monster is unique, they require different strategies and tactics to be defeated.




Friday, October 11, 2019

What's New at Labyrinth 10/11/2019

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




Letter Jam


In a fashion reminiscent of Blind Man's Bluff or Hanabi, Letter Jam is a game in which players must hold their letter-card face away from themselves and toward the other players. The game plays with two to six players and was a big hit at GenCon this year, as a cooperative word game in which you must help each other figure out your individual letters in order to compose meaningful words from them. 



Illusion



From the designer who brought us The Mind!, Wolfgang Warsch's Illusion is now in stock at Labyrinth! It plays two to five players and requires them to see past the optical illusions on each card so that players may arrange cards in order of the most prominent color on each card. This may not be a new game but it is still a great one. Can you see through the illusions?



Res Arcana


Res Arcana has been restocked at Labyrinth. For those unfamiliar with the game, Res Arcana requires players to choose a mage, gather essences, craft unique artifacts, and use them to summon dragons, conquer places of power, and achieve victory! The game contains elements of card drafting, hand management, and variable player powers and plays with two to four and is considered a light to medium-weight game.



Sierra West



Sierra West is a deck-building and worker placement game of medium complexity. It can be played with one to four players and is highly modular, containing four different sets that allow you to modify the mode of play. In the game, players take on the role of expedition leader to a group of pioneers in the 1840s, heading out West toward California in search of opportunities for fortune and prosperity. In order to succeed and win the most victory points, players will take actions like claiming cards from the mountain, building cabins, gaining resources, and advancing their wagons. One really appealing aspect of the game is that it can be played under an hour once players become familiar with the rules and set up.



King of Tokyo Second Edition, Monster Pack 3: Cybertooth


Cybertooth — a giant two-legged robot that can transform into a fearsome sabertoothed tiger — is about to hit the town! Infused with the power of the ancient berserkers, Cybertooth will settle for nothing less than the tiger's share! Will you, too, succumb to the berserker fury? The Cybertooth Monster Pack introduces a new game component: the berserk die! You can use the berserk die in your games even if you play without Evolution cards or are not playing with Cybertooth. The Cybertooth Monster Pack is compatible with the King of Tokyo and King of New York base games, and with all their expansions.




Paladins of the West Kingdom


Paladins of the West Kingdom is a big worker-placement game in a little box. Fans of Raiders of the North Sea and Architects of the West Kingdom will not be disappointed by the latest installment in Shem Phillips' series. Like in the aforementioned titles, Paladins is full of unique choices and paths to victory. Players will choose which paladins to enlist, which outposts and fortifications to build, and which monks to commission all in an effort to fend off invaders from all borders--just to name a few of the choices available. Yet, despite all of these difficult-to-choose-from options for constructing your engine the most difficult task of all may just be fitting all of the pieces back into the box. 



Quacks of Quedlinburg: The Herb Witches



The Herb Witches expansion adds one more player to the mix and adds all-new recipe books. The expansion also adds a couple new ingredients, as well as the herb witches, who may be able to lend a hand to those struggling with a recipe!



We're Doomed


It's back in stock at Labyrinth! We're Doomed is a fun, fast-paced game about the end of the world and about who gets to make it onto the rocket leaving said ending-world. Each player takes on the role of a political or ideological power that has a unique ability. Everyone pools resources together while working against a fifteen-minute sand timer to build the rocket and then the seats.




Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Devastator


Decks and strategies may come and go, but some cards are eternal! Duel Devastator is packed with 56 Ultra Rare cards that transcend individual strategies, headlined by spectacular new variant artwork of Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring, Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit, Ghost Reaper & Winter Cherries, Ghost Belle & Haunted Mansion, and Ghost Sister & Spooky Dogwood!



Skulk Hollow



Skulk Hollow is a 2-player, asymmetric, tactical combat game. Players use action cards to move their units, summon, and use special abilities. Play starts on an initial world map, but progresses to the Foxen player leaping onto the Guardian player board and taking out different parts of the character. The two players take the roles of either a towering behemoth of a Guardian trying to eliminate the clans of foxes who have been causing havoc on the countryside, or a band of foxen heroes out to vanquish the evil beast that has been terrorizing the land and reunite the four kingdoms of Børe. The Guardian wins the game by either eliminating the Foxen King, or by gaining enough Tribute. The Foxen Heroes win the game by eliminating the Guardian.




Villainous: Evil Comes Prepared



Evil Comes Prepared is a new expansion that comes with three new exciting villains, including Scar, Ratigan, and Yzma all of whom are ready to do all manner of mischief in order to achieve their unique goals.



Las Vegas Royale




Las Vegas Royale, the dice-rolling board game released earlier this year, is now back in stock at Labyrinth. Come on down and see what it's all about!



Shadowrun Sixth World: Core Rulebook


We now have the sixth edition of the Shadowrun Sixth World: Core Rulebook in stock! Come check it out at Labyrinth.



Abomination



Abomination: The Heir of Frankenstein is a competitive game of strategic monster building for 2-4 players, inspired by Mary Shelley's classic novel of gothic horror. In the game, the creature demands your help to accomplish what his own creator would not: to bring to life an abomination like itself, a companion to end its miserable solitude. This is a worker placement and resource management game that uses narrative elements to draw players in. The game ends when you succeed in bringing your creation to life or when the Captain kills the creature, whichever happens first. Then the player with the most points fulfills Frankenstein's dark legacy, becoming his heir, for good or ill...



Oombee Ball



The Oombee Ball is back in stock at Labyrinth. This is a great toy for 10 months through 36 months that teaches hand-eye-coordination and color identification.



Tiny Polka Dot



Winner of several awards, including 2017 Game of the Year from Creative Child Magazine, Tiny Polka Dot is a great game for teaching math in a fun way for kids ages 3 through 8+. It contains sixteen different games and is now in stock at Labyrinth!