Friday, May 1, 2015

New Arrivals 4/28/2015 to 5/4/2015

by Alexander "Batman Dice!!!" Smith

The Dungeons & Dragons: Temple of Elemental Evil Board Game packs all the adventure and excitement of a dungeon crawling role-playing game into a very accessible board game filled with miniatures, scenarios and fearsome challenges. Temple of Elemental Evil is a great way to experience Dungeons & Dragons by yourself or with your friends, and its contents can be combined with the previous games: Castle Ravenloft, The Legend of Drizzt and Wrath of Ashardalon. What are you waiting for? Get out there and smite some evil!

Do you enjoy movies or consider yourself a movie buff? Can you name movies on the fly that fit certain criteria? Double Feature is a new party game where you'll be shouting out movie titles that take place in New York and are in black and white or an action film with Brad Pitt. Props, locations, characters, scenes, setting, production feature, theme and genre are all possible categories you'll have to match, so no two games will ever be the same!

I know after planting your tree last week on Arbor Day, you said, "Boy, I sure wish I had a thematically appropriate game to play." Well, now you do! Arboretum is a game of smart set collection and even smarter placement. In this game, you and one to three other people will plant trees of various species and colors, trying to gather the most trees of a color and then scoring a path that begins and ends with that color and increases in value. It gets tricky when you have to walk the thin line between playing more cards to get more points and keeping cards in hand to be able to score those points at all. A beautiful game with some very interesting mechanics, be sure to give Arboretum a try!

The reprint of Kahuna is finally here! Kahuna is a two-player strategy game where each player builds and destroys bridges between small islands in order to take control of the island. Establishing control of an island allows you to remove an opponent's bridge which can sometimes trigger a cascade effect giving one player control of several more islands. With a variety of strategies to explore, Kahuna is a great addition to any collection.

We've had a lot of people asking for this one lately, so we decided to bring it back. In Family Business, you control one of up to six different crime families looking to eliminate the competition. Gangsters will play cards to put rival members on a hit list, and when that list gets full it's all out warfare. Use deceit and coercion to keep your family off the list, or bring someone down with you in this game of treachery and revenge.

Looking for more Lost Legacy? Lost Legacy: Second Chronicle - Vorpal Sword and Whitegold Spire adds even more space-fantasy logic and deduction into the mix. These two new expansions can be played separately, together or even with other Lost Legacy sets for even more action! If you haven't played Lost Legacy yet, now is the time to check out this cool game made by the famous creator of Love Letter, Seiji Kanai.

Imperial Settlers: Why Can't We Be Friends is an expansion that brings new central and faction cards that increase player interaction. Why not add some cards that allow for open production to your civilization, and allow others to reap the benefits of the land together? If others partake in your resources, you'll nab their workers who you can then send off to someone else if you wish. Who said conquest wasn't also about cooperation?

DC Comics Dice Masters: Justice League is now out and now you can build your own team of heroes and villains with DC universe characters. Team up with DC characters, or cards and dice from different sets. How would the Justice League fare against the Brotherhood of Mutants? Ironman versus the Joker? See for yourself with the newest starter for this popular dice game.
 Breaker Bay is the second datapack of the SanSan cycle for Android: Netrunner. New ice for each corporation that gain strength bonuses when they're in certain servers, taxing assets such as Blacklist or Student Loans that disrupt popular play styles, and a host of collegiate flavored runner cards that do everything from searching for hardware to anonymous terminals that will help you avoid being tagged.

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