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First Expansion for Sheriff of Nottingham, Merry Men, Due to Release

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April 11th, 2017

Sheriff of Nottingham’s long-overdue first expansion Merry Men adds a sixth player and plenty of optional modules

As they say: good things come to those who wait. Sheriff of Nottingham is now getting its first expansion, Merry Men.

First of all, Merry Men adds support for a sixth player. There’s more, in the form of several different game play variants and modules that can be mixed in as you see fit.

These include the introduction of deputies, two of which replace the Sheriff when playing with six people. The deputies can work together to search bags or allow players to pass through – sharing the benefits or punishments equally when in agreement, or splitting their decision to the potential gain (or loss) of just one.

Laws are also new, allowing the Sheriff to implement two laws each round for a greater variety of playing tactics.

The black market consists of an extra set of cards, all showing a particular illegal good. The first player to smuggle the good in successfully gets to claim those cards, offering a big cash bonus.

Similarly, there are also special orders, which are bonus cards but with both legal and illegal goods displayed – smuggling both displayed goods in the same bag gets the card and reward.

The eponymous gameplay variant, Merry Men, adds in characters from Robin Hood’s gang, who can be smuggled to unlock their special abilities.

Sheriff of Nottingham: Merry Men should be out this August from Arcane Wonders.

Spoils of War announced by Arcane Wonders

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November 25th, 2016

Arcane Wonders is proud to announce Spoils of War designed by Bryan Pope and Jason Medina.

Spoils of War is an exciting dice game of bidding, bluffing, and betting that provides non-stop game play that will test the wits of casual and strategic players alike!

The raid is over, and the victorious Vikings gather in the chieftain’s tent to divide the Spoils of War! Piled high on a massive oak table are the best treasures taken during the raid; gleaming gems, shiny swords, fine armor, and magical artifacts! Once strong allies, the Vikings are taken by greed, and soon a heated debate ensues –who will get what spoils? Fists pound the table, insults are made, and tempers rise! Let the Spoils of War begin!

Spoils of War is a fast-paced and exciting game of bidding and wagering for 3-5 players. Each round, players roll their dice, and then cleverly bluff and bet to outwit their fellow Vikings. The winners of each round get to claim fantastic treasures to add to their collection! With lots of twists and surprises, no one knows who will win until the last treasure is claimed and the spoils are counted!

Spoils of War announced by Arcane Wonders

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November 18th, 2016

Arcane Wonders is proud to announce Spoils of War designed by Bryan Pope and Jason Medina.

An exciting dice game of bidding, bluffing, and betting, Spoils of War provides non-stop gameplay that will test the wits of casual and strategic players alike!

Spoils of War is a fast-paced and exciting game of bidding and wagering for 3-5 players. Each round, players roll their dice, and then cleverly bluff and bet to outwit their fellow Vikings. The winners of each round get to claim fantastic treasures to add to their collection! With lots of twists and surprises, no one knows who will win until the last treasure is claimed and the spoils are counted!

Look for Spoils of War to hit shelves in April 2017 with a MSRP of $39.99. Gameplay is 60 minutes for 3-5 players ages 14+.

Onitama to be published by Arcane Wonders

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March 22nd, 2016

Arcane Wonders is pleased to announce that they have signed the rights to Onitama from publisher Conception, and designer Shimpei Sato, for production in the Dice Tower Essentials line of games!

Onitama is a two-player abstract strategy game that offers a unique design of strategic choices for players to learn, combine and employ.

Played on a 5 x 5 grid, Onitama’s fast paced style sees players attempting to capture their opponent’s primary pawn or secure victory by moving one of their own pieces into their opponent’s primary starting space.  Implementing a unique and minimalistic use of movement rules for pawns, players will need to plan multiple moves ahead in order to outwit their opponent and win the game.

CMON acquires rights to Sheriff of Nottingham

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March 10th, 2016

On March 7 2016, CMON Limited announced it acquired the critically acclaimed Sheriff of Nottingham from Brazilian publisher Galapagos Jogos.

In Sheriff of Nottingham, players attempt to gain the most wealth by selling goods both legal and illegal at the market. Each round, one player becomes the Sheriff, policing the market by stopping any contraband from being sold or accepting bribes to line his own pockets. Sheriff of Nottingham is part of the Dice Tower Essentials line of games.

CMON is pleased to work with Arcane Wonders, who will be responsible for publishing the English edition of Sheriff of Nottingham worldwide. “Arcane Wonders is excited to be working with CoolMiniOrNot,” says Bryan Pope, CEO of Arcane Wonders. “This new relationship will provide even better support of the game and fans will see some great expansions in the future.”

Sheriff of Nottingham has appeared in multiple languages, including German, Italian, Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese and Polish. CMON will continue to work with existing worldwide partners to ensure there will be no interruption in the supply of the game. For inquiries regarding a foreign language edition of Sheriff of Nottingham, please contact Carol Negrão at carol@cmon.com.

CMON looks forward to the future of Sheriff of Nottingham and its continued presence on tables for years to come.

Battleground Domination expansion for Mage Wars Arena available to preorder

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April 11th, 2015

Battleground Domination, the first release of expansions for Mage Wars Arena, is now available for pre-order from Arcane Wonders.

With the introduction of custom puzzle-cut tiles, players can construct their very own arena layout designs and make use of the special terrain effects on the tiles to their advantage. A brand new game mode named ‘Domination’ also allows players to win in an alternative way by gaining control of the valuable power resource V’Tar orbs. Additionally, 1 copy each of Ankh of Asyra and Blur promo cards will be given as a special bonus in the first printing of the expansion.

Players can choose from two delivery options in the current pre-order:

  • pick-up at Origins 2015, June 3rd – 7th
  • direct shipment upon expected full release in July 2015.

The game plays 2 – 4 players in 90 minutes, pre-order price $44.99.

Mage Wars 4th Edition to release

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December 5th, 2014

Mage Wars is a game about dueling mages that’s customizable and Arcane Wonders will soon be releasing the 4th edition.

This new edition includes:

  • New outdoor Arena Board design
  • 2 New beautiful Spellbook designs!
  • New card art for Battle Fury, Force Push, Hand of Bim Shalla, Teleport, and Temple of Light!
  • Bear Strength, Dispel, Dissolve, Minor Heal and Rhino Hide are now adorned with alternate artwork!
  • 14 additional spells to make spellbook building easier, including favorites like Dispel, Dissolve, Force Push and others!

Mage Wars: 4th Edition is set to release in February 2015 and retail for $59.99USD