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WizKids Announce Tower of London Board Game Coming Soon!

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March 28th, 2017

Prepare to dispatch your Beefeaters, collect ravens, and fight for control in WizKids’s upcoming board game offering, Tower of London.

Designed by Daryl Andrews and Stephen Sauer, Tower of London lets players use their influence to occupy buildings and gather ravens all in an effort to control the tower and win!

In Tower of London, on each turn, players play two cards: the first card determines which building their Beefeater (guard) goes into, and the second card has a special power that triggers from the perspective of the Beefeater just placed.

At the end of a round, certain areas of the tower are scored based on who controls the majority of buildings by having the most Beefeaters in each. The game is over at the end of three rounds or when a player collects 7 ravens, in which case the game ends immediately.

Releasing in April, Tower of London is designed for 3-5 players and is available for pre-order at your friendly local game store for $24.99 USD.

Battlefront Previews 15mm Desert Rats and Afrika Korps for Flames of War

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March 28th, 2017

Battlefront have given previews of the Desert Rats and the Afrika Korps for use with Flames of War 15mm Miniatures WW2 Wargames.

The Desert Rats are the only thing standing in the way of Axis conquest of North Africa. Despite suffering repeated defeats at the hands of Rommel’s Afrika Korps, they remain undaunted. Their speedy Crusader and Honey tanks can run circles around their opposition, backed up by the heavier Grant squadrons. Their motorised infantry are equally adept in attack or defence. With support from the Royal Artillery and the Desert Air Force, they are a formidable and versatile force.

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The German Afrika Korps is a hard-fighting force of tough veteran troops who have won many battles and expect to win many more. Their Panzer III and Panzer IV tanks outclass the British tanks they face, and have been steadily upgraded to maintain their edge over the opposition. Their infantry are organised to have ‘few men, many weapons’, so they pack a ferocious punch whether facing infantry or tanks. These are backed by the famous ‘88? dual-purpose anti-tank/anti-aircraft gun and the Stuka dive bomber.

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Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Card Game announced by Renegade Game Studios

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March 27th, 2017

Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Card Game from Renegade Game Studios is a deckbuilding game that challenges you to grow up and prepare for your finest hour.

Players assume the roles of their favorite characters in the Scott Pilgrim universe, each of whom comes with a unique starting deck. Innovative double-sided cards let you decide whether to solve your problems with hard work and empathy, or whether to embrace the unpredictable world of gratuitous video game violence.

Features:

  • Create your own Scott Pilgrim storyline in this thematic deck-building game!
  • Double-sided cards add extra choices and deeper strategy!
  • Combine the right cards to activate your devastating combos or button-smash your way to victory!
  • Defeat the Evil Ex to score huge Victory Points
  • Play as your favorite characters with a unique starting deck!

Dicey Peaks Kickstarter from Calliope Games Running Now

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March 27th, 2017

Calliope Games has launched a Kickstarter Campaign for their new game, Dicey Peaks.

Dicey Peaks is a thrilling tile and dice game for 2-6 players, created by acclaimed designer Scott Almes (the Tiny Epic series, Harbour). Racing to the fabled flag atop Yeti Mountain, players take turns rolling dice and skillfully choosing whether to climb or rest. As you advance, you’ll reveal tiles that can help or hinder your progress. Avoid avalanches and watch out for the Yetis… for when they attack, you might lose more than just your turn! If you crave adventure, suspense, and danger, then scale your way to the top of Dicey Peaks!

Asmodee Announce the Release of Watson & Holmes

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March 27th, 2017

Sharpen your mind, for the dark mysteries that once stood before the great Sherlock Holmes are now yours to solve.

In Watson & Holmes, two to seven players are presented with one of thirteen cases, each accompanied by a series of questions. Players must travel from location to location in order to obtain clues and information, competing to reach the most coveted destinations first and sabotaging their opponents along the way. Once a player feels they have successfully uncovered the truth, they may approach Watson and Holmes with their conclusion. If their answers are correct, they win the game, but if they miss the mark, the other investigators must continue the search until the case is solved.

Each of the thirteen cases included in Watson & Holmes provides the competing detectives with a collection of initial clues and information. The front of each case booklet indicates a card layout, forming the game board, while the back provides a short narrative, describing how the dynamic duo came to investigate the case and what little information they initially had to work with. Varying in difficulty, the amount of time and attention to detail required will be different on each case. With new and different locations to visit each and every time, none of the investigators will begin with any kind of advantage when tackling a new case.

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Acheson Creations Releases Megatherium (Giant Sloth)

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March 27th, 2017

Acheson Creations are pleased to announce the release of the Megatherium (Giant Sloth) in their 28mm Primaeval Designs Prehistoric Animal range for $15.00.

Sculpted by Richard Deasey. Painted display by Evil Bob’s Miniature Painting.

Megatherium, from the Greek mega (“great”) and therion (“beast”) was a genus of elephant-sized ground sloths endemic to South America. Often called the giant ground sloth, megatheriums were believed to have lived from the Early Pliocene through the end of the Pleistocene. The giant sloth’s size was exceeded by only a few other land mammals, including mammoths and Paraceratherium.

Deadland Gaming Mat from PWork Wargames

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March 26th, 2017

The new Deadland Gaming Mat is now available from Pwork Wargames.

Deadland is a PVC or CLOTH made roll-able terrain mat, ideal for wargames, in size 4×6’ (122x183cm), 4×4’ (122x122cm), 3×3’ (92x92cm), 3×6? (92x183cm), representing the scenery of an annihilated land, dug from rock debris and scarred by deep cracks in the ground.

The Gaming Mat Deadland offers the possibility of setting battles between armies of miniatures in the middle of a desolate landscape of earth, stone and dust. The mat is a perfect fantasy setting for deploying vast armies, and also ideal for historical game settings or science-fiction fights! Are you ready to battle?

You can choose Deadland printed on high quality PVC or on synthetic Cloth, its awesome graphic grants a wonderful and great-looking setting for your favourite wargame.

Dales RV Comes to The Walking Dead: All Out War

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March 26th, 2017

Mantic are pleased to unveil Dale’s RV – a new laser-cut MDF kit that’s the perfect size for games of All Out War.

The RV was one of the new product suggestions received from the community, so it’s great to see it come to life. It’s available to order from your local game store or you can pre-order from the Mantic website.

Along with the 3D Scenery Booster, Dale’s RV will be a great addition to your gaming boards and will really help to add a touch of realism. Unlike the Scenery Booster, however, this kit is made from laser-cut MDF so some assembly will be required. But there are clear instructions included with the kit and we’ll be producing an assembly video to offer some guidance too.

Although there are other RVs on the market, this is the only official Walking Dead-themed kit that’s the perfect size for the game (in fact it’s the same size as the cardboard template included with the Days Gone Bye expansion) and is identical to the version that appears in the comics.

Dale’s RV is available to pre-order now is due for release later this month.