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Bastion Available Now from Z-Man Games

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Nov 22, 2017

The enemy has arrived at the gates!
You are the last line of defense against the endless hordes of monsters that now line the outer walls of the citadel.
Mount the walls and muster your courage.

Bastion is on sale now from Z-Man Games!

Combining aspects of popular tower defense video games with the tactile feel of a cooperative board game, Bastion puts you in the middle of an all-out onslaught from beasts, arch mages, dragons, and all manner of legendary creatures. The tension mounts every game as new foes arrive and slowly advance along the bastion’s walls.

To face this threat, Bastion unites one to four heroes in a desperate struggle against the forces of darkness. During the game, you become one of the few with the ability to harness the power of the magical sources found throughout the fortress and repel the invaders back from whence they came. With new monsters arriving every turn, you must travel around the castle districts, generate mana from sources, and attack enemies along the wall. Above all, Bastion is a cooperative adventure, so you must work together with your teammates if you want any hope of surviving this assault.

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10 New Cases for Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective

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Nov 21, 2017

Space Cowboys is proud to present a brand new standalone collection of 10 cases to solve in the Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective game line, with Carlton House & Queen’s ParkSome of these cases include the long out-of-print expansions from the original game by Ystari, both updated and revised.

Just like in previous adventures in Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective, each case in this 10-case collection casts you as one of the Baker Street Irregulars and sets you in Victorian London to help Holmes solve these confounding mysteries. As the previous cases, the introduction is provided for you, and then you and your team of detectives have the freedom to go wherever you want to track down the answers and solve the puzzles, making the most of the tools and clues provided.

However, what makes the Carlton House & Queen’s Park collection different is that it provides players with two new locations to explore. One of these is both the grounds of and Carlton House itself, the daunting mansion full of secrets locked away inside. Queen’s Park is the second, inside which lies one of the hardest cases you’ll face yet—one that will take three days to solve!

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Iello Releasing King Kong Pack for King of Tokyo!

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Nov 21, 2017

King Kong is coming to King of Tokyo from Iello!

He is not happy! King Kong is ready to conquer the Empire State Building and Tokyo Tower to find his love. Will you dare cross his path, or worse, capture his beloved?

The King Kong Monster Pack adds new elements to the game: Tokyo Tower for King of Tokyo and the Empire State Building for King of New York!

Evolution cards let you play King of Tokyo and King of New York with supercharged Monsters! King Kong’s Evolutions work like the Evolutions in King of Tokyo: Power Up! and King of New York: Power Up! To play with King Kong’s Evolutions, you need the Power Up! expansion for whichever base game you have.

One of King Kong’s Evolutions introduces the Beauty card, which has two sides that have different effects according to which Monster owns the card.

Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Melee at Mudershroom Marsh Announced

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Nov 19, 2017

Cryptozoic Entertainment announced the November 29 release of Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Melee at Murdershroom Marsh.

In the third card game in the popular Epic Spell Wars series, 2-6 players once again create Spells with up to three Components—this time with new keywords “Cantrip,” “Bad Trip,” and “Everlasting”—as they try to destroy opposing Wizards. Every aspect of the game, from the cards to the rulebook and box, is filled with the series’s trademark off-the-wall humor and mature, at times bizarre art (over 100 original illustrations).

“The game features all of the gruesome, hilarious deaths you’ve come to expect from Epic Spell Wars,” commented Matt Hyra, Lead Designer of the game. “And the ‘Quick Match Mode’ we debuted in the second game is now the standard method of play, so games are short and sweet.”
The game looks to continue the growth of the Epic Spell Wars series, which has gained a legion of fans since the first game was featured in a 2015 episode of the hit web series TableTop. Hosted by Wil Wheaton, TableTop airs on Geek & Sundry, a YouTube channel with over 1.5 million subscribers.

The third Epic Spell Wars game adds three new keywords to play. Cantrips are extra cards that can be added to Spells in exchange for discarding cards. Bad Trips are cards that resolve twice in Spells with lots of different glyphs. Many of the Treasures in the game have the last new keyword: Everlasting. They do not get discarded when a player is defeated or at the end of a game, so he or she can keep on using them. In addition, half of the Delivery cards in the game are Creatures, meaning they can stay in play even after a player resolves a Spell. The other half of the Delivery cards have two glyphs, allowing a player to roll at least two dice and, in the process, dole out more damage to opponents and gain various bonuses.

Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Melee at Murdershroom Marsh will be available at retailers nationwide November 29 for a suggested retail price of $30.

Mountaineers, a 3D Board Game On Kickstarter

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Nov 18, 2017

Corey Wright and his Corvallis, Oregon-based game publishing company, Massif Games, launched a crowd-funding campaign for “Mountaineers” on Kickstarter.

Only 7 days in, their campaign is over 100% funded and has received the coveted “Project We Love” designation by Kickstarter.

Mountaineers is a 3D board game with an adventure and exploration theme for 1 – 6 players. It has more than 120 physical mountain combinations and over 500 components! Players can climb around the mountain, marking their path and completing objectives for victory points.

The game features changing weather conditions, character upgrades, and millions of game play scenarios. Game Mechanisms include pattern building, resource management, modular design, point-to-point movement, and character building.

Empires Now Available from WizKids

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Nov 13, 2017

WizKids is pleased to announce their newest board game, Empires, is now available in North American game stores.

Set in the 18th century, prepare to take control of powerful nations and work to expand your territories while gaining supporters in this exciting game of conquest! Empires, designed by David Y. Stephenson and Daniel G. Stephenson, will test your skills at negotiation as you buy, sell, and trade goods, people, gold, territory, power, and so much more as you work your way to gain the most Support among the other nations.

First choose a nation like Spain, Russia, France, or Great Britain, and then begin growing your empire. All actions are taken simultaneously, and trades can happen at any time during the game. There are very few restrictions on what you can trade, so plan accordingly and acquire the right resources to satisfy your Supporters. If you can’t give the people what they want, then they will Revolt and you will begin to lose power.
Not good at making a deal? Take gold to the battle field, raise your armies, and fight off other players to gain the best bounty the lands have to offer. The choice is yours, but choose wisely. There are only five rounds of play before the game is over, and whoever has earned the most Supporters within that time is crowned the winner.

Empires is an exciting game that can be played with up to 10 people. Each nation has unique attributes and abilities that help turn the tides within a game. Be sure to head to your Friendly Local Game Store and pick up your copy for $54.99.

Streets of Arkham Expansion for Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition Available Now

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Nov 13, 2017

The things that dwell in darkness have broken the hold that once kept them confined to the mansions, and they now infest the Streets of Arkham! The Streets of Arkham expansion for Mansions of Madness Second Edition is on sale now from Fantasy Flight Games!

In this expansion, you will find new, beautifully illustrated map tiles to build out the city of Arkham, along with new monsters, cards, and faces. Streets of Arkham unites four brave investigators already known in the Arkham Horror Files universe who have never yet been seen in Mansions of Madness. The enchanting entertainer from the bayou, Marie Lambeau, has the ability to start every performance by casting a spell at the start of her turn. The rookie cop Tommy Muldoon arrived in Arkham straight from police training in Boston, with little more than his gumption and his trusty rifle, Becky. Miss Diana Stanley has escaped the Order of the Silver Twilight, but what she witnessed within the cult forever changed her and opened her mind to the arcane. Lastly, Finn Edwards—once the best bootlegger on the East Coast, but lately all of his deliveries are interrupted by unexplainable phenomena. Still, his life on the wrong side of the law has taught him to always keep one eye on the exit, making him one of the quickest moving investigators in the game.

Renegade Studio to Publish English Version of Altiplano

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Nov 10, 2017

Renegade Game Studios and DLP Games are proud to announce their continued partnership for Altiplano.

Designed by dlp owner, Reiner Stockhausen, this challenging bag-building game is set in the high plateau with scarce resources. Players will need to carefully collect the right goods at the right time while storing and delivering them strategically to survive the harsh environment.

Altiplano will be available at local games stores in Q1 2018. Two to five players, ages 12 and up, will carefully cultivate their land in about 60-120 minutes.