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Z-Man Games Announces Agents of Venice Expansion for Voyages of Marco Polo

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Nov 6, 2017

Marco Polo returns home in the first expansion to the 2015 hit The Voyages of Marco Polo in the new expansion, Agents of Venice.

This expansion adds two new modules that create more opportunities for you to become a renowned trader, as well as components to add a fifth player to the game. Additionally, you will also find more of everything that made The Voyages of Marco Polo a smash hit: new contracts, new city cards, new goal cards, and five new characters. Return to the thirteenth century and begin a new journey!

Whether played alone with the base game or together, the modules found in Agents of Venice provide you with new options to explore and even more ground to cover. Embark on a new journey and build your fortune!

Return to the Silk Road and become a master trader. The Agents of Venice Expansion is set to be released in early 2018. 

IDW Games Announces Dragon Ball Z Partnership With Toei Animation

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Nov 4, 2017

IDW Games and Toei Animation announce a series of Dragon Ball Z board games. One of the most beloved Japanese franchises and a pop culture favorite in North America for more than 20 years is coming to the tabletop with a new collection of themed non-collectible board, tile-laying and dice games based on Dragon Ball Z. The first game, Dragon Ball Z: Perfect Cell, will be a dice game which places the Z-Fighters against Perfect Cell.

Designed by Chris Bryan, best known for his involvement in Moonrat Media’s Board With Life web series, the game Dragon Ball Z: Perfect Cell, where 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.

Jerry Bennington, VP of New Product Development, said “We are excited to work with such a popular license and Chris Bryan really understands the story and the characters. We are looking forward to bringing a game that fans new and old will enjoy.”

The first game in this partnership with Toei Animation, Dragon Ball Z: Perfect Cell will be available March 2018.

Zendo Available for PreOrder Now from Looney Labs

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Nov 3, 2017
After years of refinement and playtesting, Looney Labs are proud to present their new vision of this popular 2003 classic.

The new Zendo is available for pre-order now from Looney Labs!

For those who’ve never played Zendo, it’s an inductive logic game in which one person serves as Moderator, and sets forth examples of arrangements of pieces (Structures) which either follow, or do not follow, a secret Rule. Players take turns building additional Structures and learning whether or not they also follow the secret Rule. The first player to officially guess the secret Rule wins!

The new Zendo still has Pyramids, since pyramids are so cool, but they are joined by Blocks and Wedges, all in just one size.  The pieces are made of the same beautiful clear plastic as our pyramids, in three vivid colors, with plenty of each type to build Structures with.
The set also includes a deck of 40 secret Rule cards, labeled by difficulty, for the Moderator to use. These cards generate multiple distinct rules (plastic clips are used to mark the current selections) such that more than 200 different rules are possible.

Imperial Stormtroopers and 74-Z Speeder Bike Expansions for Star Wars: Legion

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Nov 3, 2017

At Gen Con 50, Fantasy Flight Games announced Star Wars: Legion, promising you the opportunity to command armies from the Star Wars galaxy and play out the unsung battles of the Galactic Civil War. Now, the Empire is calling up its reserves and mobilizing more Stormtroopers under your command! Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce two new Imperial Unit Expansions for Star Wars: Legion:

With the two new Unit Expansions listed above, you have the perfect chance to supplement your forces from the Core Set, bringing the might of the Empire to bear against all who stand in your way. With squads of 74-Z Speeder Bikes and Stormtroopers, these Unit Expansions offer units identical to the ones found in the Core Set, letting you construct an army that plays the way you always wanted to experience the Galactic Civil War.

T-47 Airspeeder Unit Expansion Available to PreOrder

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Oct 30, 2017

When the Rebel Alliance first landed on Hoth, they found a cold and inhospitable planet—ill-suited to supporting life of any kind, much less hosting the secret base of a full-scale rebellion against the Galactic Empire. Still, the Rebellion survived, adapting their strategies, tactics, and equipment to deal with the oppressive environment. A crucial part of their survival was tinkering with their airspeeders to withstand the killing cold of Hoth. Soon, you’ll be able to outfit your Rebels with the same speeders: Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce the T-47 Airspeeder Unit Expansion for Star Wars: Legion!

You may be battling the Empire on the frozen wastes of Hoth, or you may be fighting on the surface of any other planet, across the thousands of planets that make up the galaxy. No matter where you are, there’s always good reason for you to get a little air superiority. The T-47 Airspeeder Unit Expansion adds one T-47 airspeeder miniature to your Rebel armies. Along with the beautifully sculpted, unpainted miniature, you’ll find all the unit cards and upgrade cards that you need to make the T-47 airspeeder a crucial part of your battle for freedom.

Pre-order your T-47 Airspeeder Unit Expansion today!

AT-ST Unit Expansion for Star Wars: Legion Available to PreOrder

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Oct 29, 2017

The power of the Empire is visible on any subjugated world—few images are more representative of Imperial power than the shining white armor of a Stormtrooper or the rumble of a walker stomping through city streets or across the battlefield. Soon, you’ll be able to supplement your Stormtroopers with another symbol of Imperial oppression: the All Terrain Scout Transport! Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce the AT-ST Unit Expansion for Star Wars: Legion.

An AT-ST is an awe-inspiring sight to the average foot soldier. It towers above the battlefield, stalking inimically forward on mechanized legs and raining a hail of fire and death from its laser cannons and powerful weapons systems. With the AT-ST Unit Expansion, you’ll find a single finely sculpted, massive AT-ST miniature, which can be assembled to loom over the battlefield and provide a rallying point for your entire army. Alongside this beautiful miniature, you’ll find an assortment of all the unit cards and upgrade cards that you’ll need to fully integrate the AT-ST into the Empire’s war machine—and your armies.

Pre-order your AT-ST Unit Expansion today!

Approaching Dawn: The Witching Hour Now Available from WizKids

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Oct 29, 2017

Enter the world of witches, warlocks, and demons in Wizkids’ newest release Approaching Dawn: The Witching Hour, designed by Ken Shannon. Cast spells, summon familiars, and work together to survive the night as your personal Demons manifest in an attempt to steal your magic powers… and soul!

Cast two different types of magic: Black and White. Devastating Black Magic spells are used to defeat enemies in front of you, but be careful, Black Magic has its costs, and will hurt other members of the Coven. Conversely, White Magic heals you and can be used to help out a fellow Coven member. Use both to banish creatures that enter our world back into the Void!

It’s not just monsters the Coven needs to worry about. As a Witch’s soul darkens with the use of magic, they will gain Corruption. If a single Witch earns 20 or more Corruption before the end of the night, the Coven falls and everyone loses. If all survive until dawn, then the Coven wins!

Gather a Coven of friends today and head on over to your Friendly Local Game Store to pick up a copy of Approaching Dawn: The Witching Hour for $59.99.

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Pandemic Season 2 Now Available!

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Oct 28, 2017

Experience the tension and pulse pounding thrills of a new year of surprises, setbacks, and fleeting victories. Take part in an ever-evolving story filled with shocking twists and dramatic revelations. Play out your own story. When it’s all over, only one thing is certain: The world will never be the same again.

Pandemic Legacy: Season 2 is now available. Your mission to save humanity begins today!

The standalone follow-up to one of the most critically-acclaimed games of all time, Pandemic Legacy: Season 2 combines an engrossing storyline with an immersive campaign to create an experience unlike any other. You and up to three friends enter a world devastated by a terrible plague and quickly get swept up in a struggle that will determine the fate of humanity.

To survive, you must work together, utilizing your unique abilities to keep the world going while searching the globe for information about the plague. As you do, a harrowing tale of survival unfolds on your tabletop. Each passing month brings new twists and turns as you overcome obstacles and unlock new challenges. Progressing through the story and meeting certain conditions grants you access to eight sealed packages and six top secret dossiers filled with additional components, rules, and hidden information. Each new piece expands your game and can take it in bold new directions.