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Late Pledges Open for Into the Black: Boarding Party

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April 17, 2018

Did you miss out on backing Into the Black: Boarding Party on Kickstarter?
Never fear! We have opened up Late Backing through Pledgemanager!

Preorder your copy of Into the Black: Boarding party and the two expansions, “Increased Crew (5-6 Player Expansion)” and “EPIC Encounters” for the same Kickstarter backer bargain price only until June 29th. Once we hit that go-go button with our manufacturer this deal will disappear!

Into the Black: Boarding Party is a 1-4 player (5-6 with Expansion) semi-cooperative Space Pirate “dungeon” crawl with a traitor element that was successfully funded through Kickstarter on March 30th by 426 enthusiastic backers!

Board an enemy star ship, loot and plunder, complete your objectives and survive!
Take on the role a fierce band of space pirates who have boarded an enemy vessel, set on accomplishing your mission while each pirate also has their own secret goal to fulfill.

Explore and loot the vessel of its bounty, fend off a seemingly unending wave of enemy defenders and encounter a potentially lethal series of events around every corner; All this while keeping morale high as the clock ticks down to your potential capture.

Be wary of the possible traitor lurking among you, out for personal glory at the expense of the rest of the crew!

Will you make it off the ship with all of your goals accomplished and your crew intact? Find out in Into the Black: Boarding Party!

Quick Player Turns – With 2 actions per turn it will be your turn again in no time!
Re-playable – 10+ player boards,14 personal goals, 7 primary missions and a completely modular game board mean no two games are likely to be quite the same!
Semi Cooperative – Players must work together to complete the primary mission while also dealing with their own personal goal, complete with the possibility of a traitor in your midst!
No Player Elimination – Everyone is in the game to the end!
Solo Play Integrated – With a complete enemy AI system, Into the Black: Boarding Party is fully playable solo, by design!

Small Star Empires 2nd Edition on Kickstarter Now

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April 16, 2018

Already well over funding and 3 weeks left to go, Archona Games is crowdfunding the 2nd edition of their popular Small Star Empires PLUS 2 Expansions!

Small Star Empires is highly engaging, easy to learn, and quick to play area control game for 2-4 players. In this game, players colonize the galaxy using their ships, which they will move on a modular board, allowing for a different map and different experience each time you play the game.

The rules are simple: Each turn a player has to move one of his ships in a straight line, as many spaces (star systems) as he wants but he cannot go over systems controlled by other players. After his move, he has to place a Colony or Trade Station on that system, thus gaining control over that system for until the end of the game, for which he will get an amount of points. When all of the players placed their Colonies and Trade Stations, the game ends and points are calculated. The player with the most points is the winner!

With these extremely simple rules, players will get into the game from the very start and they will immediately immerse in the depths of the tactical and strategic choices they will need to make, in order to score more efficiently at the end of the game.

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Last One Standing Coming Soon

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April 15, 2018

Last One Standing is coming to Kickstarter May 1st, 2018.

In Last One Standing – The Battle Royale Board Game up to 8 players find themselves on an ever-shrinking map where they must move, loot and shoot their way to be the last one standing.

In the year 2025, a new reality television event has seized international attention called, Last One Standing. Participants from around the world compete for the title of world champion in this ultimate life or death battle. The competitors are parachuted onto an island where they will explore, loot, fight and kill for their own survival. Anyone can play, but in the end, only one can remain. Will you be the last one standing?

If you’re more of a team player, partner up and play the game in duos mode.

Whatever the case may be, Last One Standing is your chance to experience the thrill of battle royale around the table.

Renegade Game Studios Taking Preorders for Junk Orbit

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April 14, 2018

Junk Orbit from Renegade Game Studios is available for pre-order now on their website. Set to release in June.

Space. The final junkyard. Good thing one planet’s trash is another planet’s treasure! You’re a captain of your own scavenging spaceship, picking up space junk and transporting it to any city that will take it. Launch your junk… uh… *cargo* out of your airlock to propel your ship!  Race to deliver your cargo as you navigate the orbits of nearby planets and moons!  It’s astrodynamics for fun and profit!

Features:

  •  Captain your own salvage spaceship to collect Junk!
  •  Carefully navigate your ship using the gravitational pull of the planets!
  •  Deliver your cargo to collect profit!

2-5 players, ages 10+, plays in 30-40 minutes
MSRP: $35.00

Z-Man Games Taking Preorders for Taj Mahal

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April 14, 2018

Travel back to India at the height of the Mogul Empire, and join the Grand Mogul as he tours across the twelve provinces. Compete for the Grand Mogul’s approval, the loyalty of his advisors, and the wealth of the provinces. The court is yours to influence, and the future of India is within your grasp. You can now Pre-order your copy of Taj Mahal from Z-Man Games.

India has progressed and prospered, but that wealth could collapse at any moment. Instability and unrest plague the courts with petty concerns tearing the people apart. The Grand Mogul desperately seeks new leaders to carry India into a new age. Play your cards right and seize the opportunity to win the Grand Mogul’s favor as he tours across the beautiful provinces of India.

But beware! You aren’t the only one competing to seize power. As you travel with the Grand Mogul to the many beautiful provinces of India, keep an eye on your opponents. Pick your battles carefully and strategically time your withdrawal to claim your influence of particular members of court or save your cards for future confrontations.

Some provinces are richer opportunities than others, with bonus tokens and desirable commodities. You don’t want to be left without the means to influence the court at a more desirable new province. Strategically saving your influence cards could lead to victory in the best provinces.

A carefully placed word or the right gesture and the members of court will be at your feet. While touring each province, you must carefully spread your influence to master the dance of intrigue and defeat your opponents who are also seeking the court’s favor.

To influence the court, select a card from your hand and place it faceup in front of you. You may start ambitiously, playing a card with the Grand Mogul’s symbol on it to draw out other player’s cards. The next player can choose to spread their influence to the Grand Mogul as well, matching your influence, or they can play a card with a different symbol, going after other members of court or control of the province itself.

You must continue to spread your influence with cards that have the same background color. A yellow card can’t be played once you have started your influence with red, for example. Once you have spread as much influence as you can or as much as you choose to, you withdraw. For each member of the court you have influenced more than your opponents, you claim the corresponding tokens.

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Endless Pass Available Now from WizKids

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April 14, 2018

WizKids is excited to announce the release of their newest card-based adventure game, Endless Pass.

Designed by Nuria Casellas, two to six players take on the role of a Viking and explore the Pass while not only fighting the never-ending hoard of Endless, but rival Vikings as well. What are they fighting for? Eternal Glory!

The goal is simple: the last Viking standing or the first to earn 10 Glory, while surviving the turn, wins. If none of the players survive, then the player with the highest amount of Glory will take the honor of most worthy within Valhalla. To earn Glory, a Viking can either slay Endless as they appear in front of him or her or take it from another Viking in a surprise attack!

Each of the player boards are double sided. One side showing a generic Viking, all with the same stats, while the other is a named Viking Hero, such as Gunnar the Raider or Brynhild the Valkyrie, each with their own abilities. No matter what, each player has 10 health and needs 10 Glory.

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Outpost Amazon Available Now from IDW Games

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April 13, 2018

IDW Games have been talking about Outpost: Amazon, the next game in their co-op survival card game series from Daryl Andrews and Jon Gilmour and now it is available on store shelves.

Welcome to Outpost 2, located deep in the heart of the Amazon. Congratulations! Being appointed to this Outpost means you are one of the finest minds in your field of study. While you are here, it is your team’s job to collect and report on the various exotic plants and creatures native to the area.

Unfortunately, you’ve arrived during troubled times…A recent report shows that the locals have been moving away from the riverbanks over the last few weeks, and night vision surveillance has captured photos that seem too strange to be true. Now, you must make your own way down the river to the coast, where a rescue ship is waiting. Along the way, you must investigate and verify these images.

Take your crew and head down the river, making sure to capture as many specimens as possible. But be careful: the locals have been leaving this area for a reason. The trip will be long, and you’ll need to make sure you balance your scientific curiosity against the need for safety. Good luck to you and your team. You’ll need it!

Holy Grail Games Announces DomiNations Board Game

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April 13, 2018

DomiNations from Holy Grail Games is a 2 – 4 player game by Olivier Melison and Eric Dubus. In this domino-based Civilisation building game, players take on the role of a primitive tribe, which they will seek to grow into a Nation whose influence will echo through the ages

Place your triangular Dominos carefully to expand your population and attain the knowledge that will determine how your society is shaped over time. You can use this Knowledge to build Cities and master Skills; thus creating the legacy for which your Civilisation will be remembered. Each time you master a Skill, it becomes one of the pillars of your society, opening doors to new possibilities and increasing your power. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins!

Illustrated by Florian Stitz – who has previously worked on projects like Pathfinder and Dungeons & Dragons – DomiNations is a Civilisation game on a grand scale.

A game lasts 3 rounds, with each round representing a time span of around 1000 years in the history of your Civilisation. During these centuries you will spread into new territories, build cities and great Monuments, and perfect different Skills.