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The Masks of Nyarlathotep Expansion for Eldritch Horror Available Now

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Feb 21, 2018

When the Ancient Ones have occasionally turned their attention to our tiny corner of the universe, it has often been due to a small subset of wrongheaded worshippers calling out to the cosmos for power.

Now, the stars have aligned to amplify this call in Masks of Nyarlathotep, the newest expansion for Eldritch Horror, now available from Fantasy Flight Games.

There is very little light in the cavern, and you’re certain that he hasn’t noticed you following him. You shiver as the silhouette of Nyarlathotep himself stands before the round, dark pool of liquid not more than twenty feet from where you are hiding. For a moment, he looks like a normal man as he sets the tips of his fingers to the surface of the pool. A sour-smelling phosphor seeps out from his touch and spreads across the liquid. The sickly light deepens shadows and casts a lurid sheen into the dank corners of the cave. Voices echo on all sides as the water ripples and flexes, and you can see Nyarlathotep’s form shift and flow effortlessly from one grotesque visage to the next. Its head snaps, stretches, and gibbers at each shadow in its turn. You lose track of how long the barrage of uncanny sound continues, when suddenly, silence reigns. Acutely aware of your labored breathing, you try to calm your fraying nerves and remain hidden. “It won’t matter, you know,” says Nyarlathotep crisply, and your mouth goes dry. It’s hard to tell in the darkness, but you’re sure he’s looking directly at you. “You can struggle and rage against their arrival, but they will come. Your world is forfeit… but I will savor your pathetic efforts.” With that, you can just see the figure Nyarlathotep bend bonelessly and slip into the inky pool as you sprint towards the cavern’s exit.

Robin Hood and his Merry Men Hit Kickstarter!

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Feb 21, 2018

Final Frontier Games (publishers of Cavern Tavern and Rise to Nobility) have launched a Kickstarter campaign for their acclaimed new game, Robin Hood and the Merry Men, an exciting take on the folklore we know and love.

Robin Hood and the Merry Men is a thematic euro style game that perfectly blends worker placement, hand management, set collection and dice rolling into one big exciting crossover.

A game with multiple paths to victory where you will live and breathe a true Robin Hood style adventure.

Players take on the role of a famous outlaw such as Robin Hood, Little John, Will Scarlet or Jane Fortune and their mission is to protect the town of Nottingham from the tyranny of infamous ruler Prince John and the notorious Sherri f of Nottingham through 5 rounds of onslaught.

Should they succeed, the player with the most victory points is declared Nottinghams greatest champion.

Robin  Hood and the Merry Men is a game for 2-4 players, ages 13+ and takes approximately 25-30 minutes per player.

The kickstarter campaign features the standard and a deluxe version of the game. Both pledge levels come with options for shipping worldwide and will be available to retail.

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IDW Announces Galaxy Hunters

Feb 21, 2018

IDW Games and Taberna Jogos announces Galaxy Hunters, a game of giant robots and massive monsters. This sci-fi worker placement game puts players in the role of mercenaries hired by Megacorps to hunt and harvest rampant mutations. Featuring an inventive pilot and mech combination system that unlocks new abilities and powers, Galaxy Hunters is a blend of crafting a unique character with the strategy of euro-game style worker placement.

Designed by Daniel Alves, Galaxy Hunters lets 2-4 players dive deep into piloting their mech to fight against giant monsters and harvest the beasts for resources and money. Players upgrade their mechs with new weapons and items, giving them the ability to personalize their mech’s combat style while facing increasingly difficult monster mutations. It will take the galaxy’s best weapons, armor and wits in order to become the most renowned Galaxy Hunter. The game includes 4 Mega Mech figures, 14 ship miniatures, 4 player boards and a whole galaxy of cardboard tiles and game elements.

Galaxy Hunters is coming to Kickstarter on March 28th, and will be available in stores in August 2018.

Donning the Purple Launches on Kickstarter TODAY!

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Feb 20, 2018

Donning the Purple from Tompet Games will launch on Kickstarter on February 20th.

It is the year 193 AD. The Roman Empire is not as great as it once was. Hordes of enemies are crossing the borders, famine spreads throughout the provinces and the political intrigues are tearing the empire apart from within. The previous emperor was killed by his own Praetorian bodyguard and has left a power vacuum that the powerful families in Rome are trying to fill.

Are you ready to don the purple yourself and take on the stressful job as emperor? If you fail, the other families are ready to take over at a moment’s notice. While they wait for your doom, they won’t hesitate to backstab or undermine you as much as they can. However you all have to work together as the fall of the Roman Empire is closing in.

Donning the Purple is an asymmetrical king of the hill game with a bit of worker placement. Each player leads a powerful family in ancient Rome, trying to get the most victory points during 4 rounds. If your family member becomes the emperor and manages to hold the position he can earn lots of points. However he will also become the target of the other players as they will try to dethrone him and become the new emperor themselves.

Players 1-3 Playtime 70-90 min age 13+

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Mystic Vale Conclave Announced

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Feb 20, 2018

AEG has announced the April release of Mystic Vale Conclave with an MSRP of $49.99.

The ultimate Mystic Vale Storage System that expands the game to 6 players and adds even more expansion content.

As the struggle to restore the Valley of Life intensifies, the ranks of those combating the curse continues to swell. Druidic clans from across the land heed the call, including the Frostcaster and Nightvale clan.

Mystic Vale: Conclave provides the ideal storage solution designed to hold all of the previous releases, with room to spare for future expansions! The new Equinox mechanic allows players to greatly speed up gameplay and can even scale up to 6–player games with the two additional starter decks provided. The new conclaves grant players the option to customize the starting decks of advancements and vales, creating a new play experience each game. Unique totem cards imbue players with awesome abilities they can use each turn, to truly feel the power of Gaia’s blessing. Spirit counters provide a way for players to track their spirit symbols during their turn.

Key Features

  • Incredible collector box for Mystic Vale, like the Smash Up: Big Geeky Box.
  • Includes dividers for easy sorting.
  • Includes all-new cards and mechanics!
  • Additional starting cards for up to 6 players.
  • The base game is required to play.

13 Clues Now Available from CMON

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Feb 16, 2018

13 Clues is now available from CMoN.

London 1899. Just before the turn of the century, the city is gripped in the throes of a crime wave. Scotland Yard is overrun with cases, so they must rely on outside help. That’s where you come in. As one of the world’s best detectives, you must interpret the clues and solve the case before your competition. Did the Countess commit an unspeakable act in the Theatre? Perhaps the Duke made use of a Crossbow in the Museum? Dangerous criminals are on the loose and the game is afoot!

In 13 Clues, you take on the role of a master detective trying to solve your own case. You’ll need to identify the culprit responsible for the crime, the location it took place in, and the weapon they used to carry it out. 

13 Clues puts your reputation as a master detective to the test. Listen to the responses you get, read the information at your fingertips, and above all, observe everything. The answers to your case are all around you, but do you have the skills to find them?

Sonic the Hedgehog: Battle Racers! On Kickstarter Now

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Feb 16, 2018

Ready, Set…Sonic! Burst into action with Sonic the Hedgehog: Battle Racers, currently on Kickstarter!

Select your racer, choose your route, and fight your way to the finish while avoiding opposing racers and a variety of dangerous obstacles. Control your speed, use your abilities, and activate your special powers to collect as many rings as you can in an amazing race.

Sonic the Hedgehog: Battle Racers is a Pre-Painted Miniatures board game. Play as Sonic, one of his friends, a rival, or a foe, and race through a track full of different obstacles and challenges. Along the way, collect as many rings as possible and destroy Badniks at every opportunity. But don’t forget to keep an eye on your fellow Racers, they could be hot on your heels and ready to strike!

Sonic the Hedgehog: Battle Racers comes with 5 iconic Sonic characters as Pre-Painted Miniatures, each with a different racing style and flavor. Each Racer has a Pre-Painted Miniature, Racer Profile, and Speed Token. Each profile contains the Racer’s unique special Ability, Power, and is used to track the Racer’s speed, and rings collected throughout the game.

 

USAopoly Announces Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time Board Game

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Feb 16, 2018

Be a Warrior with A Daring Adventure Game Coming This March

From folks who may remember it as required reading, to young sci-fi fans who love an in-depth story, Disney A Wrinkle in Time is a tale that stands out with its captivating imagery and unforgettable characters. So just in time for a new generation to experience the journey comes a unique cooperative dice game sure to gather families around the table—Disney A Wrinkle in Time: A Daring Adventure Game is coming to stores in March!

Inspired by the upcoming live-action Walt Disney Pictures film starring Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and more, this must-have STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) skill-focused game lets players take on the roles of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin as they explore different locations to rescue Mr. Murry! Use clever geometric Flex Enfolders to help solve puzzles, code different patterns that will determine your path, and read through Mrs. Who’s Quizzing glasses to decode secret messages! Every challenge reflects the spirit of teamwork found in the book and film, so all players must work together to win the game!