Card Games

The City of Archives Released for Arkham Horror TCG

Sept 16, 2018

After your first excursion into the rainforest in The Forgotten Age, you swore that you would never go back, but once you learned that your rash actions in the name of discovery had placed Arkham and the rest of the world in danger, you were left with no alternative. You bravely returned to where the trouble began to restore the proper order of time and space, and on your trek, you have been brought to a city beyond anything you could have dreamed to find. But you are not the only one seeking knowledge of what lies beyond your understanding. What will your great discovery cost you?

The City of Archives, the fourth Mythos Pack in The Forgotten Age cycle for Arkham Horror: The Card Game, is on sale now at your local retailer and online through Fantasy Flight Games!

There are secrets hidden in every corner of this city. If you wish to discover the truth of these creatures and the greater mystery that led you here, you must learn to walk among them, but be sure that you always remember who you are. If you lose control now, the entire world will be forfeit.

 

Maidens Quest Available Now from WizKids

Sept 6, 2018

WizKids has released their new card game, Maidens Quest.

It is time to take matters into your own hands. Literally! A maiden, tired of waiting to be rescued, takes it upon herself to fight her enemies and escape.

Maidens use cards from their hand to attempt to defeat an enemy or obstacle. As you play, the game’s difficulty grows as enemies of increasing veracity become active! An innovative turn and flip mechanism allows each card to represent up to four items, encounters, or allies.

This fun and easy to learn game takes 10 to 30 minutes to play if you play non-stop. Or play one round at a time, which is only 30 seconds or less! Each encounter resolves separately, so you can stop and stow away the deck at any time, returning to play exactly where you left off. Also, the game is played solely in the hand, so no table space is required! Box contents include enough for true solo (1-player) play, co-op, or competitive 2-player games. With multiple copies, even more players can join in and be part of a large, multi-player experience!

Maiden’s Quest includes:

  • 144 Cards
  • Rule Book

MSRP: $19.99

Renegade Game Studio Announces Ghostbusters the Card Game!

Sept 5, 2018

WHO YOU GONNA CALL?

Renegade Game Studios has announced the release of Ghostbusters, the card game from Canadian game designers Daryl Andrews and Erica Bouyouris, available this fall.

Compete against your friends and family to collect ghosts from the Ghostbusters universe. You’ll call upon your favorite Ghostbusters to help you set your ghost trap and capture the highest point ghosts on the board.

Number of Players: 2-5
For Ages: 8+
Playing Time: 20-30 minutes
MSRP: $20.00

CONTENTS

  • 48 Ghost Cards
  • 57 Action Cards
  • 1 Ghost Trap Card
  • 1 Direction Marker Card
  • 1 Reference Card
  • 1 Scorepad
  • 1 Rulebook

Star Trek: Galactic Enterprises Available Now from WizKids

Sept 4, 2018

From the mind of Christophe Boelinger, a veteran game designer, and WizKids, comes a new version of his Fantasy Business design – Star Trek: Galactic Enterprises!

On the Deep Space 9 station, Ferengi wheel and deal legal and illegal items in order to accrue the most profit. Because, as you know, a Ferengi without profit is no Ferengi at all (Rule of Acquisition #18).

3 to 8 Ferengi will buy and sell their wares, trying to monopolize a particular item for greater profit. However, once other Ferengi get those same items for sale, it becomes a matter of negotiation: do you work together to gain the same profit, or do you agree to cooperate, then sell at a lower price to steal all the profit for yourself? After all, opportunity, plus instinct, equals profit (Rule of Acquisition #9).

Be wary of special action cards that can mess with the business of other Ferengi. The bigger the smile, the sharper the knife (Rule of Acquisition #48).

The Ferengi who has earned the most profit becomes the First Clerk!

In Star Trek: Galactic Enterprises, everything is for sale – even friendship (Rule of Acquisition #121).

Star Trek: Galactic Enterprises includes:

  • 124 Cards
  • Latinum Tokens
  • Sales PADDs
  • Rulebook

MSRP: $24.99

Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Panic at the Pleasure Palace coming September 5!

Sept 1, 2018

Cryptozoic Entertainment announced the September 5 release of Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Panic at the Pleasure Palace.

The fourth game in the Epic Spell Wars  series introduces Magically Transmitted Diseases (MTDs) to gameplay, as 2-6 players once again create crazy/deadly Spells to try to defeat opposing Wizards. All aspects of the game, including the cards and rulebook, feature the trademark mature humor and illustrations that fans have come to expect.

“The Magically Transmitted Disease Tokens are pretty humorous, but they deliver some rather painful effects,” explained Matt Hyra, the game’s Lead Designer. “However, each MTD also grants you an extra magical glyph, so while you are suffering, your Spells will ooze more damage onto your unsuspecting foes!”

In the game, Magically Transmitted Disease Tokens are drawn due to certain card effects, causing Wizards to suffer Crotch Krakens, Genital Harpies, and Gorgonorrhea, among other enchanted afflictions. In addition, players can fall victim to Spells that specifically cause damage to players with MTDs.

Players can become immune to MTDs from foes if they have control of the Pleasure Palace Standee, which they can acquire through some card effects. Certain cards also give players a bonus if they control the Standee.
Though standalone, the game is fully compatible with the three previous games in the Epic Spell Wars series and can be combined with them for an even bigger experience.

Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Panic at the Pleasure Palace will be available at retailers nationwide September 5 for a suggested retail price of $30.

  • 90 Spell Cards
  • 8 Wild Magic Cards
  • 8 Oversized Wizard Cards
  • 25 Treasure Cards
  • 25 Dead Wizard Cards
  • Lots of Magically Transmitted Disease Tokens
  • Lots of Other Game Tokens
  • 5 Six-Sided Dice
  • 1 Pleasure Palace Standee
  • 1 Rather Inappropriate Bag
  • Rulebook

Pantone: The Game Available Now from Cryptozoic Entertainment

Aug 28, 2018

Cryptozoic Entertainment announced the release of Pantone: The Game.

In this easy-to-learn competitive party game, 2-20 players try to recognize characters from popular culture who are represented only by abstract arrangements of colors, inspired by Pantone™, the world’s leading color expert.

Designed by Scott Rogers (Rayguns and Rocketships, the God of War video game series), the game has received positive buzz ahead of its release and was recently named one of “The Top 20 Most Anticipated 2018 Gen Con Releases” on Chit Chat,the influential show on the Man Vs. Meeple YouTube channel. It has also garnered glowing reviews from highly regarded podcast and YouTube channel The Dice Tower, as well as Be Bold Games and SAHM Reviews.

“Working with Cryptozoic on PantoneTM: The Game has been a real pleasure,” said Scott Rogers, the game’s designer. “Ever since that first pitch meeting at Gen Con, it was clear that they ‘got it’ and they were the right publisher for the game. PantoneTM: The Game is such a colorful and easy-to-learn game that I hope that gamers around the world enjoy playing it with their friends and families. I’m looking forward to creating more PantoneTM games with Cryptozoic in the future!”

“What makes PantoneTM: The Game so special is how intuitive it is,” commented Adam Sblendorio, Vice President of Creative at Cryptozoic. “There are so many creative paths to creating the characters in the game and none of them are wrong and all of them are fun! Through his design, Scott Rogers has designed a game that we think will appeal to people everywhere for years to come.”

In PantoneTM: The Game, the player who is currently the Artist chooses a Character Card and then designs a representation of that Character using only color Swatch Cards (in 15 different colors). The other players subsequently take turns trying to guess who it is. If no one can guess the Character during a round, a Hint is given at the start of the next round, with each Hint reducing the number of points awarded to both the Artist and the player who correctly identifies the Character. The winner is the player who has the most points after each player acts as the Artist three times.

PantoneTM: The Game will be available at retailers nationwide August 22 for a suggested retail price of $30.

Robotech: Force of Arms Has Arrived!

Aug 16, 2018

Robotech:Force of Arms game has arrived at PHD’s distributor’s warehouse.

Force of Arms  is a 1v1 card game of the Zentraedi vs the Robotech Defense Forces. 2 players, 30 minutes and a less than $20.00 price tag. If you would like to pre-order the game now you can go to your local game store and provide them SKU:SRF0600 and they can get your copy ordered to be delivered with the first round from distribution.

What Is Up Next?

We are currently working on Robotech: Crisis Point. This will be a 1v1 card game but with even deeper strategy and focused on the MASTERS section of the Robotech series. You will get to play a ground war pitting the Masters vs The Army of the Southern Cross. We are expecting to release it around January 2019.

After Crisis Point we will be working on the 1-6 player cooperative game Robotech: Invid Invasion. It will be a cooperative game where the REF (Scott and his band of survivors) and the Invid are battling for control of Reflex Point and the Earth.  This is based in the New Gen section of the series. We are looking to release this around July 2019.

Munchkin Warhammer 40,000 Announced

Aug 14, 2018

Steve Jackson Games and Games Workshop announce the biggest, back-stabbiest, most loot-filled heavy-weapons bonanza of the year: Munchkin Warhammer 40,000, coming in 2019 to a game store near you!

Since the original Munchkin card game hit the market in 2001, the Munchkin brand has sold over 9 million games and accessories worldwide. Warhammer 40,000, now in its eighth edition, is one of the longest-lasting classic games of miniatures combat. Now these two popular games are merging into a storm of carnage and weirdness guaranteed to satisfy armies of gamers.

As with all Munchkin games, Munchkin Warhammer 40,000 will combine easily with the rest of the extensive Munchkin line, including Munchkin Zombies, Star Munchkin, and Munchkin itself.

Munchkin Warhammer 40,000 is illustrated by principal Munchkin artist (and extreme Warhammer fanboy) John Kovalic, and designed by Munchkin Line Editor Andrew Hackard, in consultation with Games Workshop.

“I have never seen a game store without a Warhammer 40,000 section,” said Hackard. “It’s a pleasure to get to play around in a setting that has such a rich history and so many dedicated fans around the world!”

Munchkin Warhammer 40,000 will launch in 2019 in premiere Deluxe format ($29.95), followed by two 112-card expansions ($19.95) later the same year. That’s almost 400 cards of explosive Munchkin Warhammer fun!