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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.
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!
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.
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.
February 12th, 2017
Prepare yourself for a horrifying journey to the frozen wastes of Antarctica!
In Expedition Endurance, the fourth expansion for T.I.M.E Stories, a temporal anomaly of the worst sort has opened up in 1914, in Antarctica. This is the year that the crew of the Endurance attempted to cross the continent and failed, and your efforts to unravel the mysteries of this temporal anomaly will carry you into a realm where temperatures drop below -40 and, as Bob warns you, there may be supernatural forces at work.
From the moment you walk into the agency, it becomes clear that this mission is serious. Bob is late, and when he arrives, he’s rattled. Sam is out of order, the techs haven’t sorted out the problem, and you’re forced to work with an old machine. All of this while you’re about to confront one of the worst temporal anomalies that Bob has ever seen…
Something has gone wrong in the Antarctic in 1914, and the time and date suggest the problem concerns the crew of the Enduranceand their goal to traverse the frozen continent. But there are signs, says Bob, that the anomaly concerns more than just the ship, its crew, and its expedition. There’s a good chance you’ll be dealing with the supernatural.
You’ll close your caisson, close your eyes, and shift your consciousness. And then you’ll feel it—the cold. It’s excruciating. Your breath will flee from you like a ghost, thinning out into the air. Your fingers will immediately start to numb. And you’ll blink your eyes—your receptacle’s eyes, really—and adjust to the darkness of the cold, cramped boiler room within which you’ll find yourself.
This is a scene of madness and despair.
The more you explore, the more you’ll begin to realize how truly daunting your task really is. The ship is frozen. There’s the stench of death all around you. The cold eats through your body. And something almost alien in nature may start to gnaw at your mind.
With its claustrophobic setting, evocative story, and measured pacing, the adventure from Expedition: Endurance easily stands among the darkest and most terrifying of horror stories. But it doesn’t just present its madness in such a way that you can stand apart from it; Expedition: Endurance introduces rules that force you to grapple with your sanity.
February 11th, 2017
Will you flee in panic, or will you stand and fight? The battles of the Conan board game from Asmodee are about to grow larger and more heated than ever. The Kushite Witch Hunters and Dice Pack expansions are now available!
With their extra miniatures, tiles, abilities, and dice, these expansions add more swords and more sorcery to your games of Conan. You’ll explore new tactics, bloody your foes with new abilities, and enjoy all the action and drama that Conan has to offer.
Hailing from the distant land of Kush, the Kushite Witch Hunters are a set of four unique units that offer the Overlord a wide array of new tricks and talents with which he can punish the heroes. Since each of these four units—Shubba, Shafiah, Ghayoor, and Afari—are unique, their life points may be described differently from each other, and they may vary from scenario to scenario. But no matter what life point totals these units are assigned, you’ll find them uniquely capable of slowing down the heroes.
January 31st, 2017
Greetings, mortal! Stories of your heroic feats have traveled throughout the world and into the divine realms, and now, you find yourself transported to the celestial islands, where your mighty deeds will honor and entertain the gods themselves. Many will compete, but only one can craft a new destiny in Dice Forge, a new board game for two to four players from Libellud!
To claim victory in a game of Dice Forge, you will need more glory than any other player—which you can achieve by performing heroic feats among the celestial islands of the divine realm. Your dice are the key to obtaining gold, gathering shards, and achieving these legendary deeds, but their initial form won’t carry you to victory. You’ll need to reforge your dice and make your own luck over the course of the game if you’re going to become the newest demigod of the divine realm. With a mix of innovative mechanics, resource management, and a stunning presence at the table, Dice Forge deserves a place in every gamer’s collection.
The gods have chosen you as their champion and granted you divine blessings, but only you can forge your dice into the tools of your destiny. Prepare to battle for the gods’ favor, and look for Dice Forge at your local retailer in the second quarter of 2017!
January 16th, 2017
The Yogah of Yag hero expansion and Crossbowmen expansion for the Conan board game are now available from Asmodee!
Fans of Robert E. Howard’s Conan know that the iconic barbarian’s many adventures often move from the realm of savage swordplay into the realms of monsters, mysteries, madness, and sorcery. One of the strangest of the beasts that Conan encounters is the ancient and towering Yogah of Yag, an elephant-headed being from the distant cosmos who had personally watched “men grow from the ape and build the shining cities of Valusia, Kamelia, Commoria and their sisters.”
Howard writes that when he saw the creature, Conan “knew he was face to face with a demon of the Elder World,” yet he stayed his sword when he had the opportunity to attack. The result was that Conan ended up making a powerful ally, and it was Yogah of Yag who helped him defeat the powerful sorcerer, Yara.
Now you, too, can ally with this strange creature. Or you can bleed it with the hail of bolts fired by your crossbowmen…