Friday, August 28, 2015

New Arrivals 8/25/2015 to 8/31/2015

by Alexander "404: Blog Not Found" Smith

Tesla vs. Edison: War of the Currents is a game that follows legendary innovators in their struggle to spread electricity in the 1800's. Players will invest in direct current or alternating current, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. Research, patent and commercialize your technologies and showcase them to snag lucrative contracts to light up residential and commercial areas. Sell company shares, discredit your opponents and secure a brighter future in this game of speculation and economics.

Churchill is a complex political game of negotiations that follows Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Josef Stalin through the historical conferences from 1943 until the end of World War II. Players will use staff cards to force changes in everything from production priorities to the use of the atomic bomb. Each side will have its own peculiarities in gameplay and have different goals they are trying to attain by the end of the way. If you love history and want to delve into intrigue of WWII allied negotiations, this game is one of the best out there.

Artifacts, Inc. is looking for new adventurers to comb ancient ruins for relics to display in museums. Players will send out their adventurers to different exotic locales, sell treasures for money, develop their company and reap the rewards of investing in their various museums. 

Outfoxed is a cooperative deduction game for young detectives. A pie-stealing fox is on the run, but you have to figure out who it was before you start pointing fingers. Each turn you will either  move around the board to gather clues or find new suspects.

Flashlights & Fireflies is a game for kids where you'll try to hide from your friends as they search for you. Each round, you'll gather fireflies which you will then use to flip over one of the many tiles that could hide another player. Each round you stay hidden, you'll creep closer to the house, but if you're found you'll take more tiles to make your next attempt at hiding easier. 

Use your imagination to tell guided stories about the dark knight and all of his foes with Batman Rory's Story Cubes! Roll the dice and tell a story incorporating the images shown on the faces. You can also mix this with other sets to create even more stories! Perfect for Batman fans who are looking to experience even more Bat-action!

Sneaky Cards is a sort of reverse scavenger hunt meta game. Cards will have you doing everything from creating collaborative haiku poems to playing the world's biggest game of tag (no tag-backs.) Meet new people, broaden your horizons, and then pass on the fun!

The Hound's Tooth, TIE Punisher, K-Wing and Kihraxz Fighter ships for Star Wars X-Wing are all here! Expand your forces with these new ships and upgrades to create new squadrons or bolster existing ships.

Play as the monstrous Eldrazi or the allies of Zendikar with the Eldrazi vs. Zendikar Duel Deck! With two equally matched, sixty card decks, you can play right out of the box. These duel decks also include some never before seen cards as well as some returning favorites. Join the fight to protect the plane of Zendikar...or to consume it.

The Yu-Gi-Oh Synchron Extreme Structure Deck showcases the true power of the Synchrons and synchro summoning. Turn smaller monsters into fearsome foes and wipe away your opponent with powerful monster effects. This structure deck is powerful on its own, but can also be used as a skeleton for a deck of your own design!

Sushi Go! is back in stock this week, so if you haven't had the chance to check out this awesome drafting game, now's your chance! Also, we've received the 10th Anniversary version of Sleeping Queens. This version comes in a tin and includes new cards along with fun stickers of some of the characters.

New demos: Outfoxed, Sneaky Cards, Flashlights & Fireflies

Friday, August 21, 2015

New Arrivals 8/18/2015 to 8/24/2015

by Alexander "What's Going On With These Pigs?" Smith

Open Sesame is a push-your-luck and memory game where players become Ali Baba and his treasure stealing thieves. Each round, a new player becomes Ali Baba and starts to take treasures from the deck. One of the other players will then have to list off all the treasure that have been taken. If they get it wrong or Ali Baba stops, the treasure is distributed as Ali Baba sees fit. If Ali Baba is too greedy and gets caught, however, the other players will take all the treasure for themselves. Will you escape the cave with treasure that would rival that of a sultan or will you be caught and left penniless by your peers? Find out with this amazingly fun game!

Machi Koro: Millionaire's Row is the second expansion for our favorite Japanese townbuilding game. In Millionaire's Row, you'll find new and exciting buildings such as the General Store, the Cleaning Company, and the Park. These new buildings have crazy new effects such as earning you money based on how many landmarks you've built, temporarily disabling other buildings, or redistributing each player's wealth. 

The card game of ever-changing rules comes to Gotham City with the newly released Batman Fluxx. Help the Dynamic Duo stop crime and complete goals before other players beat you to it, or one of the many iconic villains get in your way!

What time is it? Time for Adventure Time Fluxx! Explore the fantastical land of Ooo with Finn the human and Jake the talking dog, solving problems and completing quests on your way. Fans of the show are sure to enjoy seeing their favorite characters and jokes in this crazy card game.

Make your town the talk of in Suburbia 5. Tourist-friendly towns will reap the benefit of being earlier in player turn order, give extra bonuses and penalties, and even break ties with other towns. You can also play with a fifth player in this expansion, so if you've been looking to get more people into your development games, now's the time!

Think you know more than your friends? Prove it with Geek Out! Pop Culture Party! Each question will have multiple correct answers and you'll have to give more answers than your opponents. Outbid your friends and show off all your knowledge in this great party game!
If you're looking for a new roleplaying game, take a look at the Dragon Age Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook. Expanding on the already deep lore of the videogames, you'll be able to create heroic characters, battle terrifying Darkspawn, and continue your own adventures in Thedas. Whether you're a fan of the series or just enjoy rich storytelling, Dragon Age can be counted on to deliver quite the adventure.

New demos: Open Sesame

Friday, August 14, 2015

New Arrivals 8/4/2015 to 8/17/2015

by Alexander "The Sixth Tribe" Smith

Make New York into a majestic city of skyscrapers in New York 1901! Players will gain points by claiming their stake and placing tiles of different sizes into various lots. Is all the space full? Knock down old buildings and replace them with newer, grander monuments to industry! New York 1901 is part strategy, part puzzle, and all fun.

In Viceroy, you'll have to bring allies to your side and create a pyramid of cards representing your power base. Each card you add to the pyramid has to match previously placed cards, so you'll have to plan ahead when you choose who joins your side. With limitless ways to expand your magical skills, military might and economic independence, knowing how you place your cards will be essential to victory.

Evolution: Flight is the long awaited expansion to one of our favorite games. In Flight, you can take to the skies in order to ensure the survival of your species. A flying species has access to exclusive food sources and are safe from ground-dwelling predators, but this comes at a cost. Flying requires extra cards to develop the trait in a new species, requires more food, and flying creatures can only get so big. Flight is a great expansion that really compliments the original well.

Five Tribes: the Artisans of Naquala is another expansion that adds new mechanics to a game we already love. Purple artisan meeples will let you buy magical items while mountains will create impassable tiles. If you thought you've solved the shifting sands of Five Tribes, think again! 

The Vs. System 2PCG is the new and updated version of the 2004 superhero collectible card game by Upper Deck. Vs. System 2PCG is non-collectible, so it's not about who has the best superheroes, but who can use them best.

Lost Legacy: Third Chronicle - Sacred Grail and Staff of Dragons can be played separately, together, or even with other Lost Legacy sets! New cards in this set will give you new secret goals that can help you win the game before it's even ended...but people might catch wise to your scheme and try to snatch victory for themselves. Can you uncover the coveted Lost Legacy? Find out for yourself!

We've been waiting for the Star Wars X-Wing Imperial Raider for some time now, and I'm happy to say that this Corvette-class Imperial Star Destroyer is finally here! With special rules for maneuvering and shield energy, this is an impressive ship that truly feels epic. Now that the Tantive IV is no longer the largest ship on the table, it's time to show those Rebel scum who's in charge!

Pokémon Ancient Origins takes ancient secrets and turns them into modern-day power! New tricks such as Dangerous Energy will let your pokémon use their most powerful moves while also giving them extra skills. Ancient Origins also includes even more EX Pokémon for your collection, including Hoopa EX, Kyurem EX, Jolteon EX and more! If you're very lucky, you might even find alternate art versions of Primal Kyogre EX, Primal Groudon EX and Mega Rayquaza EX!

Yu-Gi-Oh Clash of Rebellions adds new monsters, traps, effects and more from the new Yu-Gi-Oh Arc-V series. Pendulum summoning, more Toons, more Red-Eyes, more Gem-Knights....the list goes on. Suffice to say, this expansion is filled with cards that will help you create new decks or improve old ones.

New demos: La Granja

Saturday, August 8, 2015

New Arrivals 7/20/2015 to 8/3/2015

by Alexander "No, You're A Uranium" Smith

La Granja is a European boardgame where you develop a farm, bring goods to market, and earn victory points. Think of La Granja as Agricola meets Dominion. Each player will be presented with different risks and options that will help shape the game. Are other people taking the things you want before you can? Change the turn order! Want to sell more things on your trips to the market? Hire a wainwright! La Granja is a very satisfying European boardgame that will have you excited about life in the countryside.

In Awful Green Things From Outer Space, one player will command the crew of a space ship while the other takes control of the awful green aliens that have attacked it. The humans have various weapons, but will have to find out which ones are effective against the horde  of aliens through trial and error. Awful Green Things From Outer Space is a two-player game that is fun, quirky, and filled with strategy. Don't miss out on this stellar piece of 80's science fiction!

Do you like global war games like Risk or Axis and Allies, but feel like the only thing that sets the players apart is what color their pieces are? Quartermaster General is a great new World War II game where each player has their own unique set of cards to help them supply their troops, aid their allies and conquer their foes. Another great feature is that Quartermaster General takes place over a set number of turns and doesn't outstay its welcome at the game table. Definitely give this game a try if you're a fan of war and strategy games; you might find your old favorites dethroned!

Akrotiri is a game of exploration and discovery set in ancient Greece. Players will discover ruins and excavate temples in their quest for treasure and glory, but getting there is no easy task. Build the map by laying down tiles to access resources and locate your goals quickly. Secret agendas, island commerce, and adventure all await you in Akrotiri!

You might have made a house of cards, but what about a whole city of them? In Flip City, you'll take cards from a central deck and arrange them into your own personal city. Each card has special abilities, and you can change your city with a simple flip of the card. Easy to play and filled with exciting turnabouts, Flip City is the best way to have fun and build a city in thirty minutes or less.

Get ready for more science in the new Compounded expansion, Compounded: Geiger Expansion! Radioactive elements will yield exciting new compounds, but you risk endangering the lives of your fellow scientists and yourself. Work together to lower the radiation, but don't forget that fortune favors the bold!

Firefly: the Game has two new expansion ship sets, Jetwash and Esmerelda. These ships open up new strategies for pulling off death-defying maneuvering or stealthily hiding allies who don't want to be found; but how you put those new abilities into action is up to you. There's one thing that's for certain, and that's that there is money to be made by being tricky in the 'verse.

Old Hollywood is the glitzy new Android: Netrunner expansion that takes you into the cyberpunk future of cinema. Will you score agenda points by putting out an explosion-filled action movie or leak spoilers of an unreleased film? With twenty brand-new cards for you to craft new decks with, Old Hollywood is anything but the same old thing. 

New ships for Star Trek: Attack Wing have decloaked and are preparing to fire on your game table! The I.K.S. T'Ong, the U.S.S. Thunderchild and the I.R.W. Vrax make up wave 17 of this collectible miniatures game. Lock on to these new Klingon, Federation, and Romulan ships before they get away!

The new Star Wars RPG, Star
Wars: Force and Destiny, is out! Explore myriad worlds a long, long time ago in galaxy far, far away in this new role playing game. With heavy focus on Jedi, Sith and the power of the Force, Force and Destiny is the best way to bring epic lightsaber battles to your roleplaying group.

My First Bohnanza is the beginner-friendly version of the classic bean collecting game, BohnanzaMy First Bohnanza is a set collection game where you gather sets of different kinds of beans in order to gain points. Teach children about probability and risk versus reward with cartoon legumes in this smart game!  

Medieval Academy is a simple card drafting game where young knights will try to grab cards to complete their training. Not all knights will want the same thing though, and you'll have to watch what the other knights are taking so you're not stepping on any armored feet. Do you have what it takes to become a knight? Find out for yourself in Medieval Academy.

Ghost Blitz 2 is a stand-alone expansion for Ghost Blitz with a new set of five bathroom themed objects. Flip over cards and be the first to correctly identify the matching item from the picture...or find out what's missing. You can even combine the two games together for a whole houseful of haunted havoc!

New demos: Batman Fluxx, Adventure Time Fluxx, Fluxx Dice, Enchanted Tower, Medieval Academy