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Asmodee Announces Brotherhood of the Coast for T.I.M.E Stories

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April 24, 2018

Brotherhood of the Coast is the seventh expansion for T.I.M.E Stories, sending you and your fellow players to the 1600s Carribbean, during the age of piracy. Look for Brotherhood of the Coast at your local retailer in the third quarter of 2018! 

Up until now, we know you’ve seen quite a bit. The horrors you faced in Estrella Drive were almost unspeakable. But you’ve proven yourselves capable of handling quite nearly anything—which is why we know you’re up to this next assignment. Now let’s get to the good part: you’ll be traveling to the year 1685, crossing the high seas of the Caribbean during the Golden Age of piracy. I hope one of you knows how to sail…

We’ve tried to keep this blunder under wraps, but the situation has gone beyond our control, which is the exact reason we’re sending you, agents. Some time ago, four seasoned agents, just like yourselves, were sent to this timeline. Unfortunately, something went awry, and we’ve lost their trace. It’s up to you to track them down and… release them from their receptacles. More details on that at a later date. We’ve seen the way you handle yourselves in the field, and believe you possess the exact skills we need to bring these agents home.

Z-Man Announces Choose Your Own Adventure House of Danger

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April 23, 2018

The classic Choose Your Own Adventure series comes to life in this new narrative adventure game. Will you survive the House of Danger? Pre-order from Z-Man Games or your local retailer and solve the mystery!

Images flash through your mind. You only catch a few visuals from these premonitions before they disappear. A grand staircase. A dollar bill. A looming statue. A chill runs up your spine. You know there is danger ahead, but you can’t resist the case.

In Choose Your Own Adventure: House of Danger , you are a psychic detective, haunted by the mystery of the missing owner of the Marsden mansion. With only a water bottle, your trusty pocketknife, and confidence in your detective skills, you set out to solve the mystery.

Mansions of Madness: The Sanctum of Twilight Expansion Available Now!

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April 23, 2018

The Sanctum of Twilight expansion for Mansions of Madness is on sale now from Fantasy Flight Games!

Evil threatens Arkham from within with the approach of the Twilight Fair. The organization behind the festival, the powerful Order of the Silver Twilight, controls the city from the shadows, using their money and influence to forge alliances, lobby politicians, and conduct strange rituals behind closed doors. Those who seek out the truth of their operations often find themselves disgraced, arrested, or simply disappearing altogether. What is the Order trying to hide?

Within the lavish rooms of the Silver Twilight Lodge, the most influential citizens of Arkham gather to forge business alliances, plan parades, and lobby politicians. In secret, they also meet to enact forbidden rituals with dark consequences. The poor souls who discover this truth often vanish, never to be seen again.

Sanctum of Twilight is an expansion for Mansions of Madness Second Edition that unites two new investigators against the Order of the Silver Twilight in two thrilling scenarios. With new spells, items, mechanics, and a new monster, this expansion immerses players in the Arkham Filesuniverse as they confront the dangers threatening Arkham from within.

This is not a standalone product. It requires Mansions of Madness Second Edition Core Set to play. 

Z-Man Introduces Race to the New Found Land

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April 22, 2018

In the age of discovery, sailors risk life and limb to cross the vast and stormy Atlantic ocean in search of new territory. Compete to claim the riches of a new land for your country.

Dare to venture across the shifting seas! Pre-order your copy of Race to the New Found Land from your local retailer or Z-Man Games.

Sail your country’s fleet onward to the new land. Though a quick ship will get you there first, other ships can carry more cargo, settlers, or are better equipped for exploring the new world—you’ll want to diversify if you seek true riches. Upgrade your port, enlarging your shipyard and gaining an additional bonus unique to your country. Choose your ships and upgrades strategically to outmaneuver your opponents. Spend your hard-earned commodities to upgrade your fleet. Small ships are easier to build, but large ships will immediately score additional points. Larger ships can also be faster and carry more cargo or people.

Keep an eye on your opponents as they gather resources. Each order can only be fulfilled once, and you don’t want to lose out on a big payday just because your opponent beat you to it. Extra supplies mean extra orders! Each ship with supplies can sail to deliver the required items to different cities, netting you even more victory points. Will you win the race to the New Found Land?

Move settlers, sell valuable cargo, and discover new resources in the race to become the most influential power in this burgeoning new land.

Kartoffelkrieg: Potato Wars Live on Kickstarter!

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April 5, 2018

Corey Wright and his Corvallis, Oregon game publishing company, Massif Games, launched a crowd-funding campaign for “Kartoffelkrieg” on Kickstarter. They are seeking to raise $19,000
USD for a game that uses real potatoes and miniature parts to simulate mechanized potato combat!

Kartoffelkrieg is a crazy looking 3-4 player game invented by Michael Craughwell, better know as Michaelcthulhu, a YouTuber who makes giant custom swords and hammers! During the game, players assume the roles of giant weaponized potatoes, and maneuver around the table, attacking and hiding from their components, while seeking to get “hit” points from destroying parts.

Game Mechanisms include take that, dice rolling, variable player powers, and other elements that make it much like a gateway, family-friendly war game!

Massif Games will use the money raised to pay for manufacturing, freight, and fulfillment costs, and hope to expand their operations to have a positive influence on the local economy.

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Restoration Games Launches Kickstarter to Bring Back Fireball Island

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April 4, 2018

Restoration Games launched a Kickstarter campaign to publish Fireball Island: The Curse of Vul-Kar. The game is a restored version of the 1986 classic tabletop game of marble mayhem, renowned for its unique 3D plastic board. The new board is bigger, taller, and faster and still manages to fit in a smaller box by using three trays that stack on the table but can nest in the box. It also features brand new art, components, and rules for play. In place of the roll-and-move mechanic from the original, players now play one of their action cards to move and take a special action. The game ends when one of the players takes snapshots from three separate spots on the island and gets back to the helipad. The winner is the player who collected the most valuable treasure.

Backers can pledge $60 to get a copy of the base game or $130 to get the base game plus three separate expansions.

  • The Last Adventurer expansion adds a new mini and an option for a 5th It also includes small snake marbles, a giant foam boulder, and player powers to give the other players special abilities.
  • The Wreck of the Crimson Cutlass expansion adds a whole new location for the players to explore. Players travel to the pirate ship via the island caves. Once there, they can collect a new kind of treasure but must be careful to dodge cannonball marbles flying at them from the bowsprit and tumbling out of the rickety crow’s nest.
  • The Crouching Tiger, Hidden Bees expansion gives players two new wildlife threats. The tiger leaps onto players from off the board, using a dexterity shot, while the bees come out in a swarm and sting anyone touched by them.
  • The Kickstarter campaign also features a fourth expansion, the Treasure Trove, free to backers, that adds a pack of cards with all sorts of effects. Additional cards will be added to the expansion via unlocked stretch goals.

The campaign runs for 30 days and has a funding goal of $250,000. The game is scheduled to be delivered to backers in November, 2018.

Given the unique nature of the prototype, Restoration Games is using a novel “road trip” approach to take it around to players and content creators across the eastern United States. J.R. Honeycutt, the company’s Tinker-in-Chief, is driving the game from city to city, making stops at various game stores, cafes, conventions, and the like. The road trip commences at PAX East in Boston and concludes at the end of the campaign in Honeycutt’s home state of Texas.

The world of Carcassonne expands with new characters: The Count, King and Robber

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April 3, 2018

Return to France again with the sixth expansion for the legendary Carcassonneavailable for pre-order from Z-Man Games  or from your local retailer.

New characters and starting points provide a fresh start for the classic tile-laying game. Choose to begin your adventure with the grand city itself, Carcassonne. Or wander along the edges of a new, winding river. Combine the new river tiles with those from the base game for a more complex river design.

CLAIM THE CITY OR THE ROADS

Will you be a benevolent ruler? Only a king can rule the largest city. Help your kingdom grow and claim the crown. The new king tile grants bonus points to the holder of the largest city. Want to travel a different path? Journey the land, mapping out the roadways and claiming the longest road for bonus points with the robber.

CONTROL THE KINGDOM

The city of Carcassonne has four main areas: the castle, market, cathedral, and blacksmith. The mysterious count starts in the castle but can manipulate the districts as he moves around the city. When adding a follower to the city, you can sway the count and move him to a different district. Think carefully with your placement. The count’s location in a new district frees trapped followers for future turns while also blocking other followers from moving.

CHALLENGE THE MONASTERY

Explore a new role with the heretics. Challenge the monks by building shrines and disrupting the monastery. When placing a shrine adjacent to an occupied monastery, a challenge occurs. Race to complete your feature and take the precious points for yourself.

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Dragon Ball Z: Perfect Cell Now Available

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April 2, 2018

Dragon Ball Z: Perfect Cell, by Chris Bryan is on shelves now from IDW Games. Check out your local game store and save the Earth from Perfect Cell!

The Cell Games are on the world’s greatest fighters have gathered to see if they have what it takes to defeat Cell, the perfect warrior. Teaming up to take him down, Goku, Gohan, Vegeta, Krillin, Trunks and Piccolo must strategize together in order to stop the supposedly unstoppable machine.

In Dragon Ball Z: Perfect Cell, 2 to 4 players will each take control of an iconic Dragon Ball Z fighter and roll their dice to generate energy. Using custom icons, players allocate their dice into performing attacks, helping other players, or buying upgrades. Players need to work together though, as Cell will continue to generate new threats that can heal him, damage all players, or lock players out of potentially game-changing upgrades.