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We’re OFF for FMGCon2017!

Sept 19, 2017

The I Will Never Grow Up Games crew will be off until Monday, September 25th to run the 7th annual Field Marshal Gaming Convention!

If you’re in the area and looking for a fun, casual, family friendly weekend of tabletop gaming, check out FMGCon2017.

Located at the historic #420Wing Royal Canadian Air Force building in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada this event is host to no more than 100 tabletop gaming enthusiasts and newbies alike all coming together to play a ton of games all weekend long!

  • The free to play game library holds some 200+ games for your enjoyment
  • Game designers show off their newest prototypes; see and play as yet unreleased games!
  • I Will Never Grow Up Games vendor booth and Demos of Into the Black: Boarding Party (now on Kickstarter!)
  • Scheduled Events including Miniature War Games, Triple Play Tournament and Midnight Munchkin Madness
  • Door Prizes
  • .. more!

Come one, come all! We hope to see you there!

Saturday September 23rd – Sunday September 24th. Doors open at 9am. 1000 Stevenson Road North, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.

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Whitehall Mystery is now Available from Fantasy Flight Games

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Sept 13, 2017

Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce that Whitehall Mystery is available now!

In the spring of 1888, the slayings of Jack the Ripper shook London. For months, citizens lived in terror until the murderer suddenly disappeared into thin air. His reign of terror was almost forgotten until, in October of that same year, a severed torso was discovered at the construction site of what was to become the New Scotland Yard. This was soon matched to an arm and a leg found at other points around the city, beginning what would become known as the Whitehall Mystery.

Now that the killer has re-emerged, the race is on for investigators to capture saucy Jack and bring him to justice before he fades into the London fog once more, possibly forever.

Whitehall Mystery is a game of bluffing and deduction that transports two to four players to 1888, where the shadow of Jack the Ripper haunts the streets of Victorian London. In this new game of thrilling cat and mouse, Saucy Jack leads the police on a chase through the city’s smoggy streets, leaving macabre mementos for the investigators on his tail.

This new standalone game in the Letters from Whitechapel series gives players the opportunity to play as both Jack the Ripper and the investigators who took on the impossible task of finding him under the ever-increasing scrutiny of the press and the public. The leader of this historic investigation, Sergeant Arthur Ferris leads the hunt as the blue investigator. With the help of surgeon Thomas Bond, the red investigator, and the yellow investigator, journalist Jasper T. C. Waring and his loyal dog, Smoker, there’s nowhere the nefarious criminal can hide.

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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.

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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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).

Pandasaurus Announces the Release of Coaster Park

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August 30, 2017

From the publisher who brought you Machi Koro, The Game and Red Scare comes the next great family game, Coaster Park!

Coaster Park is a light bidding game with a twist! In Coaster Park up to four players are competing to build the worlds most exciting coaster Park! Players will compete to buy the biggest baddest hills, special ride elements and even the coveted loop! But these aren’t abstract pieces of coaster track or hypothetical hills. You are building an ACTUAL 3d working track for a marble to go down.

Only the pieces of track that your marble can successfully complete will count towards your overall excitement score at the end of the game, so you will have to carefully choose which parts to buy and in what order to assemble them. Bringing a physical and dexterity element into this light bidding game and making a game that will be sure to stand out on players tables.

Featuring over 72 different coaster hills, two loops and a first player marker standing nearly 5? and 8 marbles!

Releasing first at Essen 2017 and available in November of 2017 at your favorite retailer worldwide!

Days of Wonder Announces the Release of Ticket to Ride France and Old West

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August 27, 2017

Days of Wonder has announced Ticket to Ride Map Collection Volume 6 : France and Old Westa new expansion  in the Ticket to Ride series.

This expansion will challenge the players’ existing habits, as this time, before claiming a route, you will need to build the tracks and choose their colors. This simple variation adds a new twist to Ticket to Ride and makes the France map completely unique. The double-sided board also features a map of Old West, where up to six players can develop their railway networks starting from their Home Cities. Claiming routes along the way will make players face a dilemma: every time a player takes a route which leads to a city controlled by an opponent, that opponent scores the points.

Ticket to Ride – France includes a oversized, double-sided map. The French map is designed for 2-5 players and includes 58 Destination Tickets cards, 2 Bonus cards, and 64 Track Pieces. The Old West map is designed for 2-6 players and includes 50 Destination Tickets cards, 2 Bonus Cards, 40 White Train Cars, 18 City Markers, and 1 Alvin the Alien Marker. Both of these maps require the trains and the train car cards from either Ticket to Ride® or Ticket to Ride® Europe. This expansion is scheduled to be available at Essen and in Europe late October followed by a early November release in the USA, at a suggested retail price of €40-$44.99.

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