Card Games

Lead the Raid – The Black Serpent Adventure Pack for Lord of the Rings TCG Has Arrived!

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July 24, 2017

Some people might find themselves stranded in the arid wastelands of a hostile nation and rail against the fates that led them there. You? You begin the long journey north, endure the many trials along your way, and look for any opportunity to strike back at the enemy.

One of those opportunities has now arrived… The Black Serpent, the fourth Adventure Pack in the Haradrim cycle, is now available for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game!

Even while tired and hungry and hundreds of miles from the safety of Gondor, your heroes are willing and eager to temporarily set aside their thoughts of home to launch a raid against the Southron caravan that they find carrying tributes to the Dark Lord of Mordor. The element of surprise may be with them at the outset, but they’ll have to strike swiftly and true. The Southrons greatly outnumber them.

Z-Man Games Previews Majesty: For the Realm

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July 13, 2017

Z-Man Games is proud to announce Majesty: For the Realm, an exciting 2-4 player game from designer Marc André and illustrator Anne Heidsieck set to be released this fall.

In Majesty, you take on the role of a king or queen seeking to gain power during the Middle Ages. Like any good monarch, you have plenty of subjects ready to do your bidding and help your kingdom grow. Running a kingdom is no easy task and you must make the best use of your subjects and buildings if you want to succeed.

Allies of Necessity Come to Star Wars TCG

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July 10, 2017

Allies of Necessity, the first Force Pack in the Alliances cycle for Star Wars: The Card Game, is now available from Fantasy Flight Games

Chief among the new cards it introduces are its ten new affiliation cards. And just as was the case after the Death Star first unleashed its superlaser upon Jedha City, the galaxy will never again be the same. These affiliation cards don’t just encourage the exploration of new deck archetypes; they reward your exploration with immeasurable power.

While the Force Pack’s eight new objective sets (two copies each of four different sets) each suggest different ways you might explore alliances between your side’s affiliations, these affiliation cards actually mandate those alliances. Then they offer you extra card draw, extra resources, or extra actions.

The Unspeakable Oath Mythos Pack Announced for Arkham Horror TCG

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July 6, 2017

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce the upcoming release of The Unspeakable Oath, the second Mythos Pack in The Path to Carcosa cycle for Arkham Horror: The Card Game!

It was always going to come to this… You’re finally headed to the asylum.

Something about the mysterious play, The King in Yellow, had nagged at the corners of your mind before it arrived in Arkham, and you began investigating. You learned madness and disaster followed the play everywhere it went. And still you dug deeper.

You attended the performance. You came face to face with terrors that still haunt you. And then—having barely survived your earlier encounters, and hanging onto the remnants of your tattered sanity—you went to the Arkham Historical Society in search of even more information.

Now, as you look to carry forward through The Path to Carcosa campaign, you may find yourself wracked by Doubtand surrounded by Lunatics. And, still, you’ll catch hints of deeper and darker secrets.

With the new scenario coming in The Unspeakable OathArkham Horror: The Card Game continues and deepens its exploration of the mystical realms between the traditional role playing and card game experiences. You’re not wandering the streets of Arkham, nor the wooded New England hillsides. Instead, you’re wandering the hallways of an eerily quiet asylum—perhaps punctuated, at times, by mournful howls or manic laughter—and need to gain passage through several locked doors.

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Asmodee NA and Space Cowboys Announce 3 New Unlock! Adventures

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July 5, 2017

A haunted house. An undersea submarine. Pirate treasure buried on Tonipal Island. Three new adventures and three new chances to escape from certain danger—three new Unlock! adventures are coming soon from Space Cowboys:

Like the three previously released Unlock! adventures, each of these new adventures captures the pulse-pounding excitement and devilish puzzles of an escape room and brings it to your tabletop in a single deck of cards. While the Unlock! companion app ticks away the seconds and offers hints when you need them, you and a group of your friends must use your logic and deductive skills to find the solutions to a series of interconnected puzzles and escape the room. With the perfect mixture of intuitive mechanics, cunning puzzles, and only an hour to escape, each Unlock! adventure is a self-contained experience in a single box.

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CMON Acquires The Grizzled from Sweet Games

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June 29, 2017

CMON Limited announced it has acquired the rights to the critically acclaimed board game The Grizzled from Sweet Games. Designed by Fabien Riffaud and Juan Rodriguez with art by the late Tignous, The Grizzled originally debuted as Les Poilus in 2015 as published by Sweet Games, with CMON’s English edition premiering the same year.

The Grizzled has appeared in over eight languages around the world, and, in 2016, spawned a successful expansion, The Grizzled: At Your Orders!. The designers, Fabien and Juan, will continue to work with CMON to provide fans of the game more content and enjoyment for the life of the game. An expansion, The Grizzled: Armistice Edition, is currently in development, and will add a campaign mechanic, further expanding an already beloved title, giving more structure to the story of friends surviving World War I.

“Sweet Games did an amazing job bringing Les Poilus to the gaming community, and CMON was proud to introduce the English language version to a wider audience,” says David Preti, CMON Limited’s Creative Director. “Now, CMON is happy to carry on The Grizzled’s legacy, helping it grow and expand to new heights.”

Fabian Riffaud explains, “The success of The Grizzled, especially in the United States, is thanks to CMON. Naturally, entrusting them with the game and the future release, The Grizzled: Armistice Edition, was an easy choice.” Juan Rodriquez adds, “CMON supports us in our work and shares our enthusiasm.”

The Grizzled was recently recommended for the 2017 Kennerspiel des Jahres. The base game and first expansion are currently available for purchase, and more news on The Grizzled: Armistice Edition will be available in the future.

Blood and Water Available for Android: Netrunner

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June 27, 2017

Blood and Water, the fourth Data Pack in the Red Sand cycle for Android: Netrunner is on sale now and introduces sixty new cards (three copies each of twenty unique cards) that explore not only the everyday hardships of life on Mars, but also the exciting new thrills that can’t be found anywhere else in the galaxy!

Life on Mars is defined by hardships. Mining accidents, radiation poison, and ancient grudges keep the life expectancy down. There’s simply not enough water to go around, and too much blood has been spilled over the planet’s red deserts.

An outsider—someone accustomed to the on-demand comforts of life in New Angeles—might expect to find the citizens of Mars downtrodden and depressed. But unless you’re actually two klicks deep in one of Whampoa’s infamous mines, you’ll probably see more than a few smiles on the faces of the Martians around you that could rival the famous grin of Haarpsichord’s latest star.

Revolution! Card Game Available Now from Vexillia

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June 26, 2017

Revolution! is a print and play card game set during the French Revolution.

The game takes place in the French National Assembly building. Players represent one of three political factions each composed of a group of famous characters. They must find solutions to the problems of state raised by this turbulent period whilst wrestling one another for political control.

Like all forms of politics power is exercised by a series of votes. Players may use debate, bribery, bullying and scurrilous accusation to win these votes. To win this game you must be prepared to engage in all of these activities at some point.

To support the release there’s a new section on the Vexillia card games page with some card previews and a link to a free copy of the published rules.