Board Games

Z-Man Announces Choose Your Own Adventure House of Danger

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April 23, 2018

The classic Choose Your Own Adventure series comes to life in this new narrative adventure game. Will you survive the House of Danger? Pre-order from Z-Man Games or your local retailer and solve the mystery!

Images flash through your mind. You only catch a few visuals from these premonitions before they disappear. A grand staircase. A dollar bill. A looming statue. A chill runs up your spine. You know there is danger ahead, but you can’t resist the case.

In Choose Your Own Adventure: House of Danger , you are a psychic detective, haunted by the mystery of the missing owner of the Marsden mansion. With only a water bottle, your trusty pocketknife, and confidence in your detective skills, you set out to solve the mystery.

Mansions of Madness: The Sanctum of Twilight Expansion Available Now!

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April 23, 2018

The Sanctum of Twilight expansion for Mansions of Madness is on sale now from Fantasy Flight Games!

Evil threatens Arkham from within with the approach of the Twilight Fair. The organization behind the festival, the powerful Order of the Silver Twilight, controls the city from the shadows, using their money and influence to forge alliances, lobby politicians, and conduct strange rituals behind closed doors. Those who seek out the truth of their operations often find themselves disgraced, arrested, or simply disappearing altogether. What is the Order trying to hide?

Within the lavish rooms of the Silver Twilight Lodge, the most influential citizens of Arkham gather to forge business alliances, plan parades, and lobby politicians. In secret, they also meet to enact forbidden rituals with dark consequences. The poor souls who discover this truth often vanish, never to be seen again.

Sanctum of Twilight is an expansion for Mansions of Madness Second Edition that unites two new investigators against the Order of the Silver Twilight in two thrilling scenarios. With new spells, items, mechanics, and a new monster, this expansion immerses players in the Arkham Filesuniverse as they confront the dangers threatening Arkham from within.

This is not a standalone product. It requires Mansions of Madness Second Edition Core Set to play. 

Z-Man Introduces Race to the New Found Land

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April 22, 2018

In the age of discovery, sailors risk life and limb to cross the vast and stormy Atlantic ocean in search of new territory. Compete to claim the riches of a new land for your country.

Dare to venture across the shifting seas! Pre-order your copy of Race to the New Found Land from your local retailer or Z-Man Games.

Sail your country’s fleet onward to the new land. Though a quick ship will get you there first, other ships can carry more cargo, settlers, or are better equipped for exploring the new world—you’ll want to diversify if you seek true riches. Upgrade your port, enlarging your shipyard and gaining an additional bonus unique to your country. Choose your ships and upgrades strategically to outmaneuver your opponents. Spend your hard-earned commodities to upgrade your fleet. Small ships are easier to build, but large ships will immediately score additional points. Larger ships can also be faster and carry more cargo or people.

Keep an eye on your opponents as they gather resources. Each order can only be fulfilled once, and you don’t want to lose out on a big payday just because your opponent beat you to it. Extra supplies mean extra orders! Each ship with supplies can sail to deliver the required items to different cities, netting you even more victory points. Will you win the race to the New Found Land?

Move settlers, sell valuable cargo, and discover new resources in the race to become the most influential power in this burgeoning new land.

Tyrants of Lothal Expansion for Imperial Assault Open for Pre Order

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April 21, 2018

The struggle against the Empire is just beginning. Throughout the galaxy, resistance groups have begun to join together into a Rebel Alliance. The Outer Rim planet of Lothal is under the watchful eyes of Grand Admiral Thrawn, who monitors the planet for Rebel activity, looking to crush it beneath the Empire’s heel. The Lothal Resistance has arisen to fight back against this tyrannical oppression, and now it’s your turn to answer the call!

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce Tyrants of Lothal, a new expansion for Imperial Assault, available for pre-order now from your local retailer! Tyrants of Lothal is not releasing alone either, so be sure to also pre-order the Ezra Bridger and Kanan Jarrus Ally Pack, the Sabine Wren and Zeb Orrelios Ally Pack, the Thrawn Villain Pack, and the Hondo Ohnaka Villain Pack to upgrade your Imperial Assault experience! You can find out more information about these additional figure packs here.

Tyrants of Lothal introduces new heroes, enemies, allies, map tiles and a six-part mini-campaign for Imperial Assault, the strategy game of epic missions and thrilling combat. These components bring the planet of Lothal to life and give you the oppurtunity to join the burgeoning Rebel Alliance. Whether it’s in a campaign or skirmish game, the fate of the Rebellion rests on your shoulders… but you’re not alone. Join the crew of the Ghost from Star Wars Rebels in your epic fight against Grand Admiral Thrawn, your dealings with the shifty pirate Hondo Ohnaka, and your mission to take down the tyrants of Lothal!

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!

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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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.