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Kharnage Available Now from Asmodee

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May 4th, 2017

For the past months, armies of humans, dwarves, goblins, and orcs have circled and jostled for position, carefully maneuvering to cut off their opponent’s lines of supply in an elegant dance of military strategy. Now, these forces have converged on a tiny hill of the utmost insignificance. Battle will be joined, and none of that strategic nonsense really matters. Instead, only one thing is certain—there will be blood.

Kharnage, a card game of massive fantasy battles and bone-crunching slaughter, is now available from Asmodee North America!

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Asmodee Annnounces New Expansion for Kharnage

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April 21st, 2017

You’ve battled for an insignificant, worthless piece of ground for ages—a place with all the tactical significance of a banana—but you’re no closer to giving up than your opponents! After all, if you give up now, there’d be no opportunity to cause more carnage, and that would be simply unacceptable. Besides, it looks like some reinforcements are joining the enemy… and is that a diplomat they’re sending forward?

It’s time to employ some unorthodox tactics and hire new units to fight by your side: the Tricks and Mercenaries army expansion for Kharnage is coming soon from Asmodee! Within this army expansion, you’ll find a host of the titular Tricks and Mercenaries, all offering clever new ways to gain the upper hand for whoever gets to them first. And alongside the tricks and mercenaries, you’ll find new units to add to your Core Set armies, including Dwarves, Humans, Goblins, and Orcs.

Look for the Tricks and Mercenaries army expansion for Kharnage at your local retailer in the third quarter of 2017.

Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective Getting a Facelift and Re-Release

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April 10th, 2017

Ten fully revised cases for the Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective line from Space Cowboys will soon be available with the newest standalone box, The Thames Murders and Other Cases.

Like the previously released Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures, The Thames Murders and Other Cases offers ten thrilling cases, each one drawing you into the mystery surrounding a deadly crime in the world of Sherlock Holmes. Whether you’re playing alone or with up to eight players, you’ll need everyone’s wits to solve the case.

The Thames Murders & Other Cases will be popped in a new drawer box to match the other Sherlock releases from Asmodee: revamped Consulting Detective sequel Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures and the more conventional board game Watson & Holmes.

It’s worth mentioning that the ten cases in Thames Murders aren’t new mysteries – they’re the original stories found in Ystari’s edition of the 1982 Spiel des Jahres winner, but retranslated and polished to buff out some of the errors and language issues that had affected the game. Apparently this even means that some of the cases’ ‘contents and solutions’ have changed, but we obviously don’t know much more than that thanks to the risk of spoilers.

Otherwise, the box includes freshened-up versions of the iconic London map, case books and The Times newspapers.

The exhaustively-titled Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective – The Thames Murders & Other Cases will be out in the third quarter of 2017.

Four New Conan Scenarios Available as Free Downloads!

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April 3rd, 2017

Fight with your back to the wall. Fight in taverns, jungles, and abandoned temples. Fight with an axe or a sword. And test your sinew and steel against dark demons and foul sorcery…

Then catch your breath, recover your energy, and prepare to fight once more. Four new Conan scenarios are now available as free downloads from Asmodee Games!

Even as these scenarios feature plenty of the savage, narrative-driven combats you’ve enjoyed through your Core Set adventures, they incorporate and highlight the powerful new figures from the Yogah of Yag, Crossbowmen, and Kushite Witch Huntersexpansions.

Asmodee Announce the Release of Watson & Holmes

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March 27th, 2017

Sharpen your mind, for the dark mysteries that once stood before the great Sherlock Holmes are now yours to solve.

In Watson & Holmes, two to seven players are presented with one of thirteen cases, each accompanied by a series of questions. Players must travel from location to location in order to obtain clues and information, competing to reach the most coveted destinations first and sabotaging their opponents along the way. Once a player feels they have successfully uncovered the truth, they may approach Watson and Holmes with their conclusion. If their answers are correct, they win the game, but if they miss the mark, the other investigators must continue the search until the case is solved.

Each of the thirteen cases included in Watson & Holmes provides the competing detectives with a collection of initial clues and information. The front of each case booklet indicates a card layout, forming the game board, while the back provides a short narrative, describing how the dynamic duo came to investigate the case and what little information they initially had to work with. Varying in difficulty, the amount of time and attention to detail required will be different on each case. With new and different locations to visit each and every time, none of the investigators will begin with any kind of advantage when tackling a new case.

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Asmodee Releases Braintopia Party Game

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February 27th, 2017

Put your thinking cap on and prepare to have your brain bent. Braintopia, the fast-paced game testing your mental focus, flexibility, and speed is available now at your local retailer!

Braintopia is a simple game that will test your skills of observation, quick thinking, and coordination. The game is made up of eight fast-paced challenges that will keep you on your toes as you race to refocus your mind and solve each puzzle before your opponents. As you and up to five other players proceed through the challenge deck, you will collect the cards you have answered both accurately and most quickly. A correctly identified tactile card or a pair of any other challenge card will earn you a piece of the brain. The first player to four brain pieces wins the game!

Asmodee Announces Oh Captain!

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February 20th, 2017

Asmodee has announced the release of Oh Captain!

Oh Captain! Is a game of bluffing and deception for three to six players from Ludonaute. You and your friends take on the role of survivors of a shipwreck, saved by a mysterious creature known as the Nukha. Your second chance at life hasn’t quelled your lust for gold though, as the Captain’s order to recover the finest treasures from the Nukha’s den sparks a mutinous idea in the crew’s head: The Captain knows treasure will be found, but not exactly what was found.

The goal of Oh Captain! is to gather as much treasure as you can to sell to a group of Nomads who currently inhabit the island you’re stranded on. One player is designated as the Captain at the start of the game while the rest become explorers. Players then select an adventurer to represent them in the game, each with their own unique ability and a stockpile of gold coins. The Captain tries to collect as much valuable treasure from the adventurers as possible, while the explorers try and hide the best items for themselves.

Troyes and Ladies of Troyes available now!

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February 19th, 2017

Troyes and the Ladies of Troyes expansion is available now from Asmodee!

The game of Troyes places each player as the head of a prominent family in the medieval city of Troyes, where your family’s ties allow you to explore many avenues of influence and prosperity. Place citizens in your employ in the three main seats of power within the city: the Palace, the Bishopric, and City Hall. Players receive dice for each citizen hired to represent them in these locations, and these dice allow your house to vie for prominence in the city and assist in the construction of Troyes Cathedral. Each player will need to choose their strategy wisely in order to gain an advantage over the competition and by earning victory points to win the game and secure a lasting legacy.

Many great figures rose to prominence over the course of Troyes’ storied history, and the Ladies Of Troyes expansion celebrates three particularly interesting female leaders from the city’s past: Jeanne de Champagne, Isabeau de Baviere, and Marie de Champagne. Each of these three powerful leaders is available as a central figure for your household, and they offer new ways to craft your endgame strategy.

The Ladies of Troyes expansion also includes a versatile purple die that cannot be bought by your competitors, a new set of activities that can be activated by patrolling the city walls, and new Activity and Event cards to be used with the base game.

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