March 24, 2019
WizKids is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Palm Trees, its new dexterity game of lush leaves and fabulous fronds!
In this dexterity game of quite literal “hand management,” players compete to grow the most verdant trees on a tropical island. To start, players will place their elbows on the table, arms straight up, forming the trunk of their palm tree. Each player holds a number of cards, representing fronds and coconuts, in their hand. Each card indicates the way in which the player must add it to their hand. Frond cards are simpler, while coconut cards tend to have more difficult rules players must follow.
Each turn, a player will select one of three available cards on the table to have an opponent add to their tree. Each card has a rule on how it must be held: frond cards are simpler, while coconut cards have more difficult rules. Some cards require a player to hold them between two specific fingers, or potentially between their fingers and their palm. When a card is added to a player’s palm tree, they must continue to follow the rules indicated on all the other cards in their hand. Breaking any of these rules would be considered dropping a card, which ends the game.
If the game ends with a dropped card, the player who dropped the card will not score any points for that game. The game also ends when all cards have been placed in all trees. When the game ends, players add up the points on each of the cards in their respective hands, and the player with the most points wins!
The game can also be played teams of two, with one player acting as the tree while the other adds the fronds and coconuts. In this alternate way of playing, each team simultaneously builds their tree instead of taking turns. The game ends as normal. For extra fun, 6 tree trunk tattoo sleeves have been included with the game—these can be worn by players for extra immersion into the mind of an island tree. Palm Trees will release in June 2019!
Mar 10, 2019
Following the annihilation of Earth, human survivors struggle to rebuild their once-great planet, only to be faced with a new threat. The Robotech Masters arrive to complete the mission that their Zentraedi armada began… to secure their empire by reclaiming the Protoculture matrix before it is located by the Invid. In their way stands the Army of the Southern Cross!
Robotech: Crisis Point, the exciting, stand-alone sequel to SolarFlare Games’ ROBOTECH: Force of Arms lets you take control of the epic conflict known as the Second Robotech War. One player takes the lead as the plotting, scheming, desperate Robotech Masters, while the other player commands the valiant and determined Army of the Southern Cross.
In this head-to-head card game, players are engaged in conflict for control of the Earth, each side pitting their varied infantry and mecha-based units against each other in an all-out war with only one victor. In addition to their mecha and weapons, players wield powerful command actions and amazing heroes to turn the tide of conflict and ensure victory.
ROBOTECH: Crisis Point is a two-player head-to-head card game. Strategy, tactics, area control, bluffing, and hand management all come into play in this dynamic and deep game of Alien vs Human in a battle of wits and courage.
Will you save humanity or utterly destroy it?
ROBOTECH: Crisis Point
The ROBOTECH: Crisis Point bundle includes:
- ROBOTECH: Crisis Point Game
- ROBOTECH: Force of Arms – Grand Cannon Booster Pack
- Limited Edition Robotech Playing Card Pack
- Limited Edition SolarFlare Games Variant Cover: Free Comic Book Day ROBOTECH Comic
- Entry into the “Art of Crisis Point Pre-Order Contest” (see note below for more details)
March 9, 2019
Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce Bonds of Blood, the second dynasty pack in the Inheritance cycle for Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game!
With Rokugan on the edge of disaster, the Great Clans must be united, now more than ever. Not only must they use their incredible skills to fight for the Emerald Empire, they must use the strength of their bonds to attain their full power if disaster strikes.
The Inheritance cycle sees Rokugan splinter like never before and places the emphasis on Bushi and Courtiers, as well as introducing the Disguised mechanic, which allows iconic samurai to remain hidden in the shadows until the perfect moment. Bonds of Blood includes a prolific Phoenix Shugenja, new provinces for the Lion and Unicorn, a deadly new Poison card for the Scorpion, and more!
Whether a clan chooses to harness the power of the elements, tests their skills in one-on-one duels, or uses underhanded methods to defeat their foes, each is mighty in their own right. As Rokugan continues to shift and splinter, each clan, and each samurai, will have to decide where their loyalties lie. What cause will you join?
Support your clan with Bonds of Blood(L5C20), available now for pre-order
Feb 23, 2019
Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce In the Clutches of Chaos, the penultimate Mythos Pack in The Circle Undone cycle for Arkham Horror: The Card Game—now available for pre-order at your local retailer or online through the FFG website!
You thought your mission was simple—discover the fate of four missing persons who disappeared from a charity event hosted by the social elite. But at every turn, you have been forced to face truths more terrible than anything you could imagine. And now, after what you saw at the Unvisited Isle, your faith in humanity is on thin ice. You feel as lost and wayward as one of the spirits that haunt your every moment, whether awake or dreaming. Are you going mad? Is this what the world is now? Or has it always been this way?
Feb 21, 2019
Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce Lost Legends, a new expansion pack for Descent: Journeys in the Dark, created through Fantasy Flight Games’s in-house manufacturing!
The heroes of Terrinoth take on many shapes and sizes. From stoic warriors leading the charge to powerful mages harnessing the power of rune shards to conjure powerful magics and defeat their foes. Your adventures in Descent: Journeys in the Dark have seen you embody a myriad of different classes, and now even more choices await!
Lost Legends includes new class options for players venturing into the dark, including two new standard classes and eight new hybrid classes, opening up hundreds of new hero and class combinations for you to discover as you continue your adventures in Terrinoth!
Feb 20, 2019
Cardinal/Spinmaster and Looney Labs are pleased to announce a new partnership to create licensed card games for all channels.
The companies are currently working on two games—Marvel Fluxx and Jumanji Fluxx.
Both companies will publish versions of the games, each in the same slightly-larger-than-typical sized box. The Cardinal version will release with a $15 MSRP for mass market, whereas the Looney Labs version will contain seven bonus cards, and will sell for $20 in specialty and hobby. In addition, both versions will display a premium poker chip style collectible turn token in a clear window on the front of the package! This is the start of a creative partnership between the two companies, which will see more jointly released games in the future.
“We are so excited about these titles! Andy has created some really innovative new cards for these versions that will keep Fluxx fans coming back for more, and partnering with Cardinal means that we will be able to introduce Fluxx, the card game of ever-changing rules, to a much broader audience than ever before,” said Kristin Looney, CEO of Looney Labs. “Our goal is for a win-win-win. Cardinal adds Fluxx to its line of classic card games, Looney Labs reaches a larger audience, and specialty retailers not only get to sell a special version, but they will hopefully experience a sea change in the level of demand for Fluxx products.”
The Looney Labs versions will release in July of this year and the Cardinal versions will release in August. Look for them in stores everywhere!
Feb 19, 2019
Z-Man Games Announces a new version of Love Letter that plays up to 6 players with new cards and all new illustration. This gorgeous new edition of Love Letter will be $11.99 and release in summer 2019.
Love Letter is a quick card game of risk and deduction. Can you outwit your friends and earn the trust of the noble Princess? With quick and easy gameplay, Love Letter is perfect casual game for any occasion.
Love Letter remains the fast, portable card game you know and love, but now this award-winning game has a set of gorgeous new illustrations by Citadels artist Andrew Bosley, including a couple of new characters, now enabling game play for up to 6 players. We’ll cover the new characters and other game play features in more detail in future articles so keep an eye out! This edition also features a beautiful gold screen print of the iconic balance scale from the original Love Letter on both the bag and tokens.
Feb 18, 2019
Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce Age of Ascension, the second set of KeyForge—now available for pre-order, releasing in the second quarter of 2019!
In 2018, legendary designer Richard Garfield introduced the world to KeyForge—a game where every deck is as unique as the player who wields it, coming pre-built and ready-to-play. Wits and tactical prowess win the day in a fast-paced game of cosmic competition where death is temporary, but glory is forever.
Along with this groundbreaking design came a lush, endlessly diverse world to call home. The Crucible, an artificial planet filled with secrets known only to the Architects, acts as the perfect setting for the world’s first Unique Deck Game, as the pieces of countless worlds gather to change the landscape every day to create something new and incredible. Now, you are invited to journey deeper into Crucible as your quest to unlock the power of this planet and ascend to a new plane continues.
Become a new Archon in Age of Ascension! As a new set of KeyForge, Age of Ascension mixes up the cardpool with 204 brand-new cards, joining 166 cards first introduced in Call of the Archons to create an entirely new pool of 370 cards and billions upon billions more Unique Decks for you to discover, learn, and master.
Importantly, Age of Ascension is a companion to Call of the Archons, not a replacement or a sequel! You don’t need to start with Call of the Archons in order to reach Age of Ascension, and you don’t need to switch to Age of Ascension Archon Decks in order to remain competitive. Archon Decks from each set are equally matched against one another, which makes Age of Ascension an invitation to embrace even more of the spirit of exploration and discovery that makes KeyForge unique.