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Rise of the Empire Expansion for Star Wars: Rebellion Available

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Sept 11, 2017

It is a dark time for the galaxy. The Old Republic is dead. In its place, the Galactic Empire has seized control of the galaxy, subjugating worlds with unprecedented speed and ruthlessness. Every day, the Imperial flag spreads to new worlds. And worst of all, there are rumors that the Emperor has been developing a new superweapon, one with the power to destroy whole planets.

What do these rumors mean? Is this the death of freedom? Or is it the first spark of a war that will shake the galaxy? The time has come for you to decide.

The Rise of the Empire expansion for Star Wars: Rebellion is now available from Fantasy Flight Games!

Largely inspired by the characters and events of Rogue One: A Star Wars StoryRise of the Empire is an expansion for Star Wars: Rebellion that adds new depth and intrigue to the game’s epic conflicts between the tyrannical Galactic Empire and rag-tag Rebel Alliance.

With its wealth of new heroes, villains, starships, troopers, and vehicles—as well as its new rules for Cinematic Combat—Rise of the Empire allows you to send Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor to recover the Death Star plans. As the Imperial player, you can seize command of Director Krennic and his finest death troopers, then set traps for the Rebel pilots and soldiers, luring them away from their base and into massive battles. You’ll even find new characters and units from other Star Wars materials, as the Empire gains access to Admiral Motti and the Interdictor. Even Jabba the Hutt makes an appearance, feeding his prisoners to the Sarlaac.

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Fantasy Flight Games Announces Battle for Rokugan Board Game

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Sept 10, 2017

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce the upcoming release of Battle for Rokugan, a new strategic board game based in the Legend of the Five Rings universe!

Rokugan is a land filled with spirits, beauty, and strife. Seven great clans inhabit this diverse realm, ever loyal to the Emperor, but ever fighting for dominance among themselves. As they battle for supremacy, the daimy?s who lead their people must use all their cunning and skill to gather information, anticipate their opponent’s actions, and lay battle plans that will lead them to victory. Only one can prove themselves worthy enough to become the true voice of this land and usher Rokugan into an age of prosperity.

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Battle for Rokugan puts two to five players in the roles of Rokugani daimy? fighting for territory in the early days of the Emerald Empire. The beautifully illustrated game board transports players to this new world that is ripe for the taking. The land of Rokugan is divided into territories that belong to each of the seven honorable clans: Crab, Crane, Dragon, Phoenix, Lion, Scorpion, and Unicorn, that have been battling for dominance since their foundation by the Kami.  Past the safety of these provinces’ walls lay several unclaimed territories, including the mysterious Shadowlands that beckon to those who desire power no matter the cost. The players’ ultimate goal is to conquer as many of Rokugan’s provinces as possible to gain honor for their clan and prove that their people are truly superior, and the only clan fit to guide the Empire.

Journey to Oldtown in A Game of Thrones TCG

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Sept 10, 2017

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce Journey to Oldtown, the second Chapter Pack in the Flight of Crows cycle for A Game of Thrones: The Card Game!

Little is certain in the world of A Song of Ice and Fire. Lives are ended with a stroke of steel and mighty strongholds are brought crumbling down into ruin by sieging armies. In such a dangerous and changeable landscape, it seems impossible that something as fragile as a dream could long survive. And yet, a dream—of power, or wealth, or love—may be all that keeps the players of the game of thrones moving forward. Now, you can pursue some of your own dreams with the newest Chapter Pack for A Game of Thrones: The Card Game.

Journey to Oldtown, like The Archmaester’s Key before it, focuses on amplifying the major themes of the game’s fourth cycle. While it continues to follow A Feast for Crows, this cycle brings new strength to the bestow keyword and provides incentives for the factions to forge alliances and band together. Along the way, you’ll encounter a host of iconic characters and locations entering the game, including The House of Black and White, Thoros of Myr, a new version of Arianne Martell, and a lord of House Botley, Tris Botley.

Z-Man Games Announce Pandemic: Rising Tide

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Sept 9, 2017

Z-Man Games is happy to announce Pandemic: Rising Tide, the next title in the new Survival Series of Pandemic games!

Following the widely popular Pandemic: Iberia, the next game in the Survival SeriesPandemic: Rising Tide introduces players to an entirely new way to enjoy Pandemic. It is the dawn of the Industrial Age in the Netherlands. For centuries, the country has relied upon a series of dikes and wind-powered pumps to keep it safe from the constant threat of flooding from the North Sea. But this system is no longer enough.

As the next game in the Survival SeriesPandemic: Rising Tide continues the hallmarks of the series. Each game enjoys a strong resemblance to the original Pandemic while uniquely adapting them to a new locale. On the lakes and polders of the Netherlands, the threat is not from diseases but from the water itself. With land becoming more and more scarce and water levels rising by the day, a modern system is needed to stem the rising tide.

In Pandemic: Rising Tide, it is your goal to avert tragedy by constructing four modern hydraulic structures in strategic locations that will help you defend the country from being reclaimed by the ocean. Storms are brewing and the seas are restless. It will take all your guile to control the flow of water long enough to usher in the future of the Netherlands. It’s time to get to work.

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Guardians of the Galaxy 2: Gear Up And Rock Out! An Awesome Mix Card Game Now Available!

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Sept 9, 2017

The Guardians of the Galaxy are back—this time with an Awesome Mix Card Game for 3 to 8 players from USAOpoly that’s sure to be a chart-topper at your next game night or party.

There’s eight different Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 characters included, so you and your friends will have a blast playing as your favorites, like Gamora, Star-Lord, or Drax! You’ll each be able to show off your unique power—and that’s just one way to wow the competition.

You’ll face off in a contest to see who has the sweetest gear, which seems simple, until you realize everyone is out to grab the best cards right out from under your nose! You’ll need to be light on your feet and make some smooth moves to come out on top. Bust out the wrong play and you’ll be one step closer to elimination!Every round brings a new twist as an event takes place.

Will it be your time to shine, or will you watch like a wallflower as your opponents take to the floor? The only way to find out is to flip the card.

Of course, the sweetest requests are guaranteed to make everyone feel your jam. You’ll mix things up and come out on top so long as you play your cards right.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Gear Up and Rock Out! An Awesome Mix Card Game is easy-to-learn, quick-to-play, and cosmic fun for a whole group! Hop in your starship today and cruise on over to your local galactic toy and game store, because this hot new party-pleaser is on shelves now.

New Primarus Marines and Tzeentch War Scrolls Available to Pre Order

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Sept 8, 2017

Celebrate 30 years (no, really, it has been that long) of Warhammer 40,000 with this Space Marine model – a special collector’s edition of the Primaris Intercessor Veteran Sergeant, which you can add to your Intercessor Squads in games!

The Veteran Sergeant is a multi-part plastic model, featuring the same impressive levels of detail as the rest of the Primaris Space Marines – he comes armed with a bolt rifle, a holstered bolt pistol and a sword (which is supplied sheathed), and his Mk X power armour features a crux terminatus and marksman’s honour on the right shoulder. The left shoulder is blank, meaning this model can be painted to represent any Chapter you prefer. The kit features 2 variant heads, one helmeted and the other bare.

The Veteran Sergeant comes as 13 components, and is supplied with a Citadel 32mm Round base and a Primaris Character transfer sheet.

The Changer of Ways, the Master of Fortune, the Great Conspirator and the Architect of Fate – these are just some of the names of Tzeentch. A brother god to Nurgle, Khorne and Slaanesh, and often an ally of the Horned Rat, he is the undisputed master of the arcane arts. His followers, daemon and mortal alike, swarm over the mortal realms in scintillating glory, searing the land with coruscating flames of change.

This pack of 25 large-format cards contains the each of the unit Warscrolls from Battletome: Disciples of Tzeentch, printed on individual cards for handy reference in your battles, along with a selection of double-sided card gaming tokens – use these to indicate terrain effects, spell effects, command traits, and abilities for certain units and characters in games of Warhammer Age of Sigmar.

Please note, you’ll need a copy of Battletome: Disciples of Tzeentch to use the contents of this set.

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River Horse Taking Pre-Orders for Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal Board Game

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Sept 1, 2017

River Horse has started taking pre-orders for The Dark Crystal board game inspired by the beloved Jim Henson movie.  The game will be released early in 2018.

Will Jen and Kira manage to find the Shard and heal the Dark Crystal? Find out in this fun family board game for 2 to 4 players based on the classic The Dark Crystal movie by Jim Henson.
Box Contents

• 4 highly collectable figurine renditions of the main characters:
2 Gelflings – Jen and Kira (with Fizzgig!).
2 Skeksis – skekSil the Chamberlain and skekUng the Garthim-Master
• Rules booklet – 24 pages.
• 2? × 2? game board – lavishly illustrated with inspiring new artwork featuring all the legendary places from the movie, including Aughra’s Observatory, the Valley of the Stones and the Crystal Castle.
• 25 World cards, 9 Mystic cards, 7 Skeksis cards and 15 Minion cards.
• Over 20 game tokens.
• 6 polyhedral dice (D4, D6, D8, D10, D12, D20).
• 4 character sheets and 4 Special Ability cards.
• Cardboard stand-ups and bases: 4 Garthim, 1 Slave Podlings, 1 Gourmand Skeksis and 1 Slave-Master Skeksis
• 1 Orrery turn track (top and bottom, with plastic connector).

Ogre Video Game In The Works

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Sept 1, 2017

Auroch Digital is bringing their official adaptation of OGRE, the legendary wargame from Steve Jackson Games, to Steam.

Engage in futuristic warfare with armored hovercraft, super heavy tanks, infantry, and giant cybernetic war machines called “Ogres”.

Ogre is a turn-based strategy game of mechanised warfare, requiring tactical decision-making and strategic thinking. It’s the official video game adaptation of the legendary tabletop wargame from Steve Jackson Games, developed by the award-winning Auroch Digital.

In the warfare of the near future, one type of unit inspires such fear that even allies keep a safe distance: the Ogre. These AI-powered tanks are so powerful they’re the equivalent of a battalion of tanks and infantry.

Hovercraft, tanks, marines, infantry, and the monstrous Ogres all take part in an endless world war. As a player, you take command and vie for supremacy on the irradiated battlefields of the future.