Tuesday, March 22, 2016

New Arrivals 3/17/2016 to 3/22/2016

by Alexander "Adequately Evil Laugh" Smith

Nefarious is a fast-paced board game designed by the famous Donald X. Vaccarino, designer of Dominion. In Nefarious, you are an evil genius who is going to TAKE OVER THE WORLD! The only problem is that each of your opponents is looking to do so as well. Subvert their schemes with some of your own as you send your minions to obtain money, gather blueprints, and assemble inventions. Players will also have to deal with plot twists cards, which forces them to adjust their plans on the fly.

Crossing is a delightful bluffing game that can be learned in an instant and played in a matter of minutes...only those minutes will turn into hours as you keep coming back for more. The mechanics of the game are simple: each toadstool has a number of gems on it and players simultaneously pick which toadstool they want to take gems from. If two people pick the same toadstool, neither get any gems...and since there are fewer toadstools than players, and some have more gems than others, you may not always gather gems. After the first round, players can target their opponent's gems or stash your own leading to some very clever interactions. Kid friendly but surprisingly interesting even for adults, definitely one to check out.
Command the mythical monsters of ancient Egypt in Kemet! This area control game pits magically bolstered armies against one another in a race to accumulate points by winning battles, making sacrifices to the gods, and completing mighty pyramids. Action takes place during both day and night, with players choosing their strategies during the sunlit hours, and seeking divine intervention under the cover of darkness. The game components are amazingly detailed and really lend themselves to the fantastical nature of this strategy game.

Tokaido: Matsuri is an expansion for Tokaido that adds new gameplay elements in the form of traditional Japanese festivals. With new options to explore, your journey will be all the more rewarding as you celebrate the harvest with taiko drums or throw beans to ward off ogres. Tokaido: Matsuri is the elegant and unobtrusive expansion that players have been waiting for since Tokaido: Crossroads.

Blast other paper airplanes out of the sky with the fiery breath found only in the Paper Flying Dragons kit. Fold and fly your 12 colorful dragons with the help of simple and clear building instructions. Also included in the set are parts to make hatchlings and a robo-dragon!

Fantasy Flight has recently released another wave of ships for the Star Wars X-Wing miniatures game. Joining the Imperial faction is the new Inquisitor's TIE, while the Rebellion gets the new large-based Ghost. the Scum and Villainy of the galaxy also get some cool new ships with the Punishing One and the Mist Hunter. The Scum and Villainy faction is really coming into its own, and with all the new options available, the Empire and Rebellion better watch out!

Back in stock:  Cosmic Encounter, Above and Below, Space Alert, Arkham Horror, Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn

New demos: Telestrations 12 Player Party Pack

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