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Dec 17, 2018
Reputation is everything as you experience the untold story of how Negan and the Saviors cleared the Sanctuary.
Mantic Games has worked once again with Skybound Entertainment to publish a board game inspired by The Walking Dead standalone series Here’s Negan. Comic book fans will have the opportunity to play through a portion of Negan’s background that’s never been seen before.
In Here’s Negan: The Board Game, each player takes on the role of one of Negan’s ambitious lieutenants. To win the favor of their despotic leader, Sherry, Dwight, Laura, John and Tara must help clear the Sanctuary of deadly Walkers. However, danger lurks around every corner and it’s not always the Walkers that pose the biggest threat…
Work together to clear the claustrophobic corridors of the abandoned factory, but that’s only part of the mission. You must also do whatever it takes to gain Negan’s respect and players can come out on top by earning the most ‘Reputation Points’.
Impress Negan and reap the rewards. Fail and face Lucille’s wrath.
Here’s Negan is a co-operative yet competitive board game for up to five players. 12 scenarios tell the story of how Negan cleared the ‘Sanctuary’ and went on to become the tyrannical leader of the Saviors. It comes with 19 incredibly detailed, pre-assembled plastic miniatures, 16 double-sided game tiles, plus all the dice and tokens required to play.
“The Walking Dead: All Out War Miniatures Game is our most successful retail product ever and we’re delighted to be working with Skybound Entertainment to explore this untold chapter of Negan’s history,” said Ronnie Renton, CEO Mantic Games. “Here’s Negan is a totally unique game that sees players working together but also gives them the opportunity to screw over their teammates to impress Negan. It’s co-operative and competitive so you’ll need to watch your back!”
Here’s Negan is available now. Order from your friendly local game store or direct from Mantic.
Dec 17, 2018
Riverhorse have released Highlander: The Board Game!
Highlander: The Board Game is a 2 to 6 player game in which each player takes on the role of an immortal. These mighty warriors live many lives throughout the centuries as they prepare for the gathering, a time in which they will be drawn to a distant land in order to fight to the death for “the prize.”
There can be only one!
- 7 Highly collectable 32mm models (Connor; Ramirez; Kastagir; Fasil; Naminaga; Talia; The Kurgan)
- Rules booklet
- 40 x 15cm Game board
- 10 Polyhedral dice (Two sets of D4, D6, D8, D10, D12)
- 7 Character Sheets
- Game tokens
- 110 Cards
Dec 16, 2018
Aerion is a solo/cooperative game for one to two players published by Z-Man Games. Your goal is to build six airships to create the most beautiful fleet in the Oniverse. By rolling dice and managing your resources, you must find the best blueprints, materials, and crew for each ship. Can you build the best fleet in time?
As a well-known air-shipwright, a builder of flying machines, the Archonts have come to you with a weighty charge: to build a new fleet of ships to traverse the skies of the Oniverse. With limited resources, you face a great challenge to complete the order before your resources are exhausted.
The Archonts want a full fleet of six airships. You have the skills to build what they demand, but you must weigh your options carefully to get the components you need. Each ship requires a sound blueprint, the correct materials, and a trusty crew.
Aerion will be $24.99 and release in spring 2019
Dec 9, 2018
Dire Wolf Digital, in partnership with Penny Arcade, announced the next major installment for the award-winning and best-selling board game Clank! A Deck-Building Adventure.
Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated extends the deck-building fun of Clank! with exciting new legacy-style gameplay! Found your own franchise of the legendary adventuring company Acquisitions Incorporated, and shepherd your fledgling treasure-hunters to immortal corporate glory over the course of multiple games. Your game board, your deck, and your world change as you play to create a unique campaign tailored to your adventuring party. Be cunning, be bold, and most importantly be ready:
Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated will release in the Fall of 2019.
“It’s been difficult to get us to stop playing Clank! at the Penny Arcade office, and we were delighted that this gave us an opportunity to count that as working time,” said Jerry Holkins of Penny Arcade. “Clank! has been rattling around in our imaginations ever since we first played it on release, so it was a real delight to finally get to see some of those ideas realized in the actual game.”
“We’re beyond thrilled to be working with the mad scientists at Penny Arcade to make some Clank!-y noise in the Acquisitions Incorporated universe,” said Scott Martins, President of Dire Wolf Digital. “We’ve been fans of PA for years, and Acq Inc is such a great sensibility fit with Clank! that we jumped at the chance to bring the two together. It’s like getting chocolate in your peanut butter.”
Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated will be available from your friendly local game store next Fall, finally allowing players to live, as we do, as immortal forever-kings of this timeless corporate entity.
Nov 23, 2018
Plaid Hat Games is pleased to Introduce Gen7: The Breaking Point, an expansion for their upcoming Crossroads game.
Breaking Point adds components for 5-6 players and an all-new scenario! Gather your crew and continue your journey across the stars as humanity struggles for survival among the stars.
Breaking Point adds two new barracks to the four found in Gen7: Logistics and Security. The Logistics Barracks can be used in any play of Gen7, benefitting from a third schema slot, allowing a Logistics player to further customize their strategy. The Security Barracks is used in the special competitive scenario included in Breaking Point. In addition to two new barracks, Breaking Point also includes an all-new optional scenario for Gen7 players! Designed to follow the events of the base game, this scenario is a competitive version of the cooperative experience found in Gen7
In Gen7: Breaking Point, the allies you’ve come to rely on may be revealed as the gravest threats to your barracks and your mission. Included in this expansion are new crew and more, presenting players with even more variety on each playthrough of the Gen7 campaign.
Nov 22, 2018
Humanity yearns for the stars and the race to explore is in full swing! With everyone wanting to claim their spot in history and start the golden age of space exploration, you must make strategic choices to outwit your opponents. Compete against other agencies to hire the best specialists, expand your research, upgrade your rocket, and complete missions in this retro resource management game.
Lift Off will be $59.99 and release in spring 2019. You can pre-order your copy of Lift Off through Z-Man Games or your local retailer today!
The unexplored cosmos awaits you in Lift Off. Build your space agency and compete to claim the most glorious milestones of space travel. New research has refined techniques to send astronauts into space. Specialists in the field will give your agency the edge. Bring a lead researcher or astronaut commander onboard and prepare for launch.
With the skills and technology to reach space finally within humanity’s grasp, there are many different possibilities to explore. Send up the first satellites, mine minerals from asteroids, build an orbital trading post, or land on a new planet. Select your missions carefully. A more complex mission will have a bigger payoff for your agency but will require more work.
To prepare for your missions you’ll need to develop technologies: life support, oxygen, energy, and fuel. You’ll also need to carefully manage your agency’s funds to upgrade your rocket to carry larger loads and fly more efficiently with rocket boosters. An upgraded rocket will be better suited to tackle the more ambitious missions. Plan ahead and your agency will win the race to the stars!
Nov 22, 2018
Red Menace from Battlespace Games is a solitaire war game pitting the strategic nuclear and defensive forces of the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom against those of the Soviet Union and its client state, Cuba, in 1959. ?
The game focuses primarily on the role of strategic bombers, but other types of supporting aircraft such as Interceptors, Airborne Early Warning, and Aerial Refueling Tankers are also represented. The player takes control of the United States, Canada and United Kingdom. Decisions for the Soviet units are made by the game system using random events and dice.
The term “Red Menace” was used during the Cold War by the U.S. because it was believed that thousands of Soviet bombers could be unleashed at a moment’s notice. This turned out not to be true (the Soviets had several hundred bombers at best, and many had significant range limitations). ?
The game is not meant to be an accurate simulation of the actual capabilities of the strategic forces involved, but rather reflects what the governments and citizens of the U.S., Canada and the U.K. believed could happen. ?
Nov 10, 2018
Massachusetts, 1926. Too long has the city of Arkham lived on its placid island of ignorance in the midst of the black seas of infinity. Only a small handful of unlucky investigators dare to now plunge into that abyss, to struggle against the ancient evils that threaten reality from every corner of this New England town.
Arkham Horror Third Edition is a board game of cooperation and cosmic horror for up to six players. Inspired by the writings of H.P. Lovecraft, each unique scenario puts you in the shoes of one of Arkham’s investigators as they explore the streets of the city and work together to save humanity from unknowable horrors.
Now, those horrors have arrived. Arkham Horror Third Edition is available now from your local retailer or Fantasy Flight Games! Can your mind survive the eldritch truths that await within?