Tuesday, August 9, 2016

New Arrivals 8/8/2016

By Alexander "Dive! Dive! Dive!" Smith

Via Nebula is a pick-up and deliver game for 2-4 players where you will clear the map of impeding mists, open up resource production sites, and complete constructions to fulfill contracts. The aesthetics of this game are whimsical, but don't let that fool you! There's still quite a lot of action here and you'll have to adapt your strategy as new resources and routes are revealed.

Captain Sonar is a team based game where players take on the role of Captain, Engineer, Radio Operator and Chief Mate operating a submarine. Each player has access to information and must share that information with their teammates so they can coordinate and sink the opposing ship. While this game can play as few as two, playing with the maximum of eight offers the best play experience.

Tyrants of the Underdark is a Dungeons & Dragons themed territory control boardgame where 2-4 players gather their minions and seize control of areas to amass power. The game uses an 80-card deck that changes from game to game, making the game very re-playable.

Tides of Madness is the sequel to the two-player drafting game, Tides of Time. Delve into the mythos of H.P. Lovecraft as you draft cards to accumulate points. Toe the line between sanity and madness as you choose which cards you'll add to your side...but be wary; too much madness will cost you the game before the points are even counted!

The second edition of Mansions of Madness is here! This updated version of one of our favorite horror games takes everything you loved about the original and streamlined it, making it a much more approachable game. One of the biggest improvements is that you no longer need someone to oversee the game and play the villain; you can use an app and even play solo games! If you have the older version, you don't have to worry because included with the game is everything you need to incorporate the old assets into this new version.

Jungle Smart is an amazing family game centered around giving your partner instructions to change the positions of an elephant, a lion, and a polar bear so that they match the goal card. The trick is that you can only give instructions though the syllables on the cards. This is an amazing cooperative kids' game that will have you solving puzzles and stacking animals all day long.

Tegu Blocks are polarized magnetic wooden blocks that we've been constantly building things out of since they arrived. You can make all sorts of amazing structures and shapes out of these technicolor blocks, and the magnets allow you to make things no ordinary set of blocks could dream of! Young ones will learn fine motor skills and older players (even game store employee aged ones) will spend countless hours messing around with these blocks and letting their imaginations go wild.

We certainly have a lot of new Pokémon stuff this week! The new Steam Siege set came out along with the new Arceus Mythical Pokémon Collection as well as the Charizard EX Red & Blue Collection. With all the renewed interest in Pokémon, this new set along with these promotional card sets are going to be a hit!

Back in stock: Camel Up, Raptor, Brewcrafters, Mice and Mystics

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