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Here’s Negan Co-op Board Game Released by Mantic

Dec 17, 2018

Reputation is everything as you experience the untold story of how Negan and the Saviors cleared the Sanctuary.

Mantic Games has worked once again with Skybound Entertainment to publish a board game inspired by The Walking Dead standalone series Here’s Negan. Comic book fans will have the opportunity to play through a portion of Negan’s background that’s never been seen before.

In Here’s Negan: The Board Game, each player takes on the role of one of Negan’s ambitious lieutenants. To win the favor of their despotic leader, Sherry, Dwight, Laura, John and Tara must help clear the Sanctuary of deadly Walkers. However, danger lurks around every corner and it’s not always the Walkers that pose the biggest threat…

Work together to clear the claustrophobic corridors of the abandoned factory, but that’s only part of the mission. You must also do whatever it takes to gain Negan’s respect and players can come out on top by earning the most ‘Reputation Points’.

Impress Negan and reap the rewards. Fail and face Lucille’s wrath.

Here’s Negan is a co-operative yet competitive board game for up to five players. 12 scenarios tell the story of how Negan cleared the ‘Sanctuary’ and went on to become the tyrannical leader of the Saviors. It comes with 19 incredibly detailed, pre-assembled plastic miniatures, 16 double-sided game tiles, plus all the dice and tokens required to play.

The Walking Dead: All Out War Miniatures Game is our most successful retail product ever and we’re delighted to be working with Skybound Entertainment to explore this untold chapter of Negan’s history,” said Ronnie Renton, CEO Mantic Games. “Here’s Negan is a totally unique game that sees players working together but also gives them the opportunity to screw over their teammates to impress Negan. It’s co-operative and competitive so you’ll need to watch your back!”

Here’s Negan is available now. Order from your friendly local game store or direct from Mantic.

Highlander: The Board Game is Available Now

Dec 17, 2018

Riverhorse have released Highlander: The Board Game!

Highlander: The Board Game is a 2 to 6 player game in which each player takes on the role of an immortal. These mighty warriors live many lives throughout the centuries as they prepare for the gathering, a time in which they will be drawn to a distant land in order to fight to the death for “the prize.”

There can be only one!

  • 7 Highly collectable 32mm models (Connor; Ramirez; Kastagir; Fasil; Naminaga; Talia; The Kurgan)
  • Rules booklet
  • 40 x 15cm Game board
  • 10 Polyhedral dice (Two sets of D4, D6, D8, D10, D12)
  • 7 Character Sheets
  • Game tokens
  • 110 Cards

The Resistance and the First Order Arrive in X-Wing

Dec 16, 2018

It is a new era of war in the Star Wars galaxy. In the absence of Jedi Master Luke Skywalker, the sinister First Order has risen to challenge the peaceful Republic. Now, the brave Resistance, led by General Leia Organa, is only thing standing between the First Order and a new age of galactic domination. From the cockpits of advanced starfighters, these rival factions renew the conflict for the fate of the galaxy.

X-Wing Wave II is available now at your local retailer and online through the FFG webstore! Launch into a new era with six X-Wing products, all releasing today:

In addition to bringing X-Wing into the intense space combat seen in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, these expansions bring both the Resistance and the First Order into the game as unique factions for the first time and give you everything you need to begin building squadrons from the ground up.

Z-Man Games Announces Aerion

Dec 16, 2018

Aerion is a solo/cooperative game for one to two players published by Z-Man Games. Your goal is to build six airships to create the most beautiful fleet in the Oniverse. By rolling dice and managing your resources, you must find the best blueprints, materials, and crew for each ship. Can you build the best fleet in time?

As a well-known air-shipwright, a builder of flying machines, the Archonts have come to you with a weighty charge: to build a new fleet of ships to traverse the skies of the Oniverse. With limited resources, you face a great challenge to complete the order before your resources are exhausted.

The Archonts want a full fleet of six airships. You have the skills to build what they demand, but you must weigh your options carefully to get the components you need. Each ship requires a sound blueprint, the correct materials, and a trusty crew.

Aerion will be $24.99 and release in spring 2019

Forbidden Lands RPG Released by Free League Publishing

Dec 9, 2018

Brave adventurer, Free League Publishing announced that the Forbidden Lands RPG has released worldwide on the 6th of December 2018. All rogues, raiders, treasure hunters and scoundrels may now enter the land beyond the mountains. 

The Forbidden Lands RPG is a retro-fantasy game and a brand-new take on classic tabletop roleplaying. 

My dear friend, have you heard that the curse is gone and that the Blood Mist has lifted? Forbidden Lands can now finally be reached. Do you dare to travel into the unknown lands with me? 

Just imagine, it is an unexplored realm filled with treasures left behind… A magical journey into the unknown awaits us. Will you join me in the hunt for ancient treasures and fight whomsoever gets in our way? Let us leave this wretched reality and build a new world for ourselves on the ruins of the old. What say thee, do you want to be one of the first raiders of the Forbidden Lands?

If it will be dangerous? Of course, but what does it matter, friend? Together we laugh in the face of danger and make our mark on that cursed world. Together, we will survive long enough to tell the tale. But we must hurry, before the others take it all…

In the sandbox survival roleplaying game Forbidden Lands, you and your friends will be playing raiders and rogues bent on making your own mark on a cursed world. Discover lost tombs, fight horrifying monsters, wander the wilderness and build your own stronghold to defend.

Forbidden Lands is a legacy game, in which your actions will permanently change the game map, turning it into a living chronicle of your adventures. The unique rules for exploration, survival, base building and campaign in the game play can easily be ported to any other game world.

FORBIDDEN LANDS RPG BOXED SET CONTENTS: 

  • PLAYER’S MANUAL – Hardcover Player’s Manual with faux leather covers, including rules for fast character generation, visceral combat, lethal magic, dangerous journeys and for building your own stronghold – easily be ported to other game worlds.
  • GAMEMASTER’S GUIDE – Hardcover Gamemaster’s Guide with faux leather covers, including a rich and detailed description of the Forbidden Lands setting, a large illustrated Bestiary, extensive random encounters, and three complete adventure sites.
  • LEGENDS & ADVENTURERS BOOKLET – The Legends & Adventurers booklet, that lets you flesh out your characters and give them unique backgrounds.
  • MAP – A large full-color map, that gives you the freedom to explore the Forbidden Lands any way you want, hex by hex.
  • STICKERS – A sheet with stickers for adventure sites and gravestones, transforming the game map to a living, permanent record of your adventures.

 

Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated to Release in Fall of 2019

Dec 9, 2018

Dire Wolf Digital, in partnership with Penny Arcade, announced the next major installment for the award-winning and best-selling board game Clank! A Deck-Building Adventure.

Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated extends the deck-building fun of Clank! with exciting new legacy-style gameplay! Found your own franchise of the legendary adventuring company Acquisitions Incorporated, and shepherd your fledgling treasure-hunters to immortal corporate glory over the course of multiple games. Your game board, your deck, and your world change as you play to create a unique campaign tailored to your adventuring party. Be cunning, be bold, and most importantly be ready:

Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated will release in the Fall of 2019.

“It’s been difficult to get us to stop playing Clank! at the Penny Arcade office, and we were delighted that this gave us an opportunity to count that as working time,” said Jerry Holkins of Penny Arcade. “Clank! has been rattling around in our imaginations ever since we first played it on release, so it was a real delight to finally get to see some of those ideas realized in the actual game.”

“We’re beyond thrilled to be working with the mad scientists at Penny Arcade to make some Clank!-y noise in the Acquisitions Incorporated universe,” said Scott Martins, President of Dire Wolf Digital. “We’ve been fans of PA for years, and Acq Inc is such a great sensibility fit with Clank! that we jumped at the chance to bring the two together. It’s like getting chocolate in your peanut butter.”

Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated will be available from your friendly local game store next Fall, finally allowing players to live, as we do, as immortal forever-kings of this timeless corporate entity.

Storeys: The Church of St Pixtus the Martyr Now Available from Heroic Maps

Nov 23, 2018

This small church, named after a famous saint, has been used for worship by generations of villagers. The graveyard is full of their ancestors, with the more noble members of the community buried in the crypt. The living fill the pews, worshipping in the simple but pleasant church.

Storeys: The Church of St Pixtus the Martyr is a printable battlemap compatible with any RPG/Dungeon-Crawl game. Use as a standalone game board, or combine with any same-scale tile set.

Contents: A set  of 20 x 30 maps depicting a traditional NW European church. The nave of the church has a pulpit, pews and font, with the chancel and apse housing a small altar. An additional nave has been built to the side, and this is home to a small chapel. A bell tower is accessed by stairs, and a ladder leads to the roof of the tower. A set of stairs lead below the church to the crypt

Asmodee Announces The Release of Nosedive Card Game At Target Stores

Nov 23, 2018

Global content producers Endemol Shine North America and gaming publisher and distributor Asmodee North America announced the launch of NOSEDIVE, the first-ever social board game inspired by Emmy Award-Winning Netflix series Black Mirror. Modeled after the iconic episode of the same name starring Bryce Dallas Howard, NOSEDIVE players are challenged to create a “perfect” life by collecting Lifestyle Cards, while avoiding any “dings” to their Social Score.

Integrated with the free NOSEDIVE smartphone app available on iOS and Android, the game includes over 1,000 unique experiences to impress players’ important friends and improve their social standing.

NOSEDIVE features light social and strategic gameplay that is engaging, interactive, and accessible for new players.

NOSEDIVE is published by Asmodee Group and distributed by Asmodee North America and launches at Target.com and Target stores nationwide on November 25th, and retails for $19.99.