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Fire In The Library is on Kickstarter Now!

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Mar 20, 2018

Carla and Nick Kopp of Weird Giraffe Games, creators of Super Hack Override and Stellar Leap are back with their next project, Fire in the Library!

The Kickstarter closes on April 12th, so make sure to check it out before then. Many different groups of play testers, including other game designers, all agree that Fire In The Library is a great experience.

The Kickstarter campaign features the game at $19 (+$5 shipping to the US, $10 to Canada/AUS/EU and $15 to RoW)

Fire in the Library is a press your luck game from Weird Giraffe Games, designed by Tony Miller and John Prather with art by Beth Sobel and Katie Khau. Players use shear bravery and some nifty tools to dash into a burning library to become known throughout the world as the librarian that saved the most knowledge.

Each round players decide when to play it safe for guaranteed points or to risk it all to try to save more books from the fire. Players must choose the best moment to use their tools as no one can anticipate when the library will collapse and end the game immediately.

Simple enough for kids to play and enjoy, with depth and strategy that will keep serious gamers coming back for more.

Experience the excitement of Fire in the Library on your own with the solo game or spice up a multi-player match by adding new AI challengers.

History is burning — Take chances, Be brave, SAVE BOOKS!

1-6 Players, 30 Minutes, Ages 8+

9 Days Left to Pledge for Into the Black: Boarding Party – Funded and 10 Stretch Goals Unlocked!

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Feb 20, 2018

Into the Black: Boarding Party has just 9 days left in it’s Kickstarter Campaign!

160% Funded and 10 stretch goals have been unlocked so far! With the expected surge in the final 48 hours of the campaign it appears this game will come fully stretched/upgraded and the designer has hinted at a couple of bonus extras that may be snuck into the final production!

Board an enemy star ship, loot and plunder, complete your objectives and survive!

Take on the role a fierce band of space pirates who have boarded an enemy vessel, set on accomplishing your mission while each pirate also has their own secret goal to fulfill.

Explore and loot the vessel of its bounty, fend off a seemingly unending wave of enemy defenders and encounter a potentially lethal series of events around every corner; All this while keeping morale high as the clock ticks down to your potential capture.

Be wary of the possible traitor lurking among you, out for personal glory at the expense of the rest of the crew!

Some info about Into the Black: Boarding Party

  • 1 to 4 player
  • Semi Cooperative with a Traitor mechanic
  • 90-120 minutes play time
  • Ages 14+
  • Kickstarter Backer price CA$59, SRP CA$65
  • Kickstarter backers receive all unlocked content at no extra charge (expansions notwithstanding).
  • KS Promo Items will be made available through retail at additional cost after fulfillment.
  • Quick Player Turns – With 2 actions per turn it will be your turn again in no time!
  • Re-playable –  10+ player boards,14 personal goals, 7 primary missions and a completely modular game board mean no two games are likely to be quite the same!
  • Semi Cooperative – Players must work together to complete the primary mission while also dealing with their own personal goal, complete with the possibility of a traitor in your midst!
  • No Player Elimination – Everyone is in the game to the end!
  • Solo Play Integrated – With a complete enemy AI system, Into the Black: Boarding Party is fully playable solo, by design!
  • The first in a SERIES of Games – Into the Black: Boarding Party is the first in a series of games in the Game of Space Piracy world, with a prequel and a sequel game currently in development!

Into the Black: Boarding Party is LIVE on Kickstarter

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Feb 27, 2018

Once More Unto the Breach! Into the Black: Boarding Party is live on Kickstarter now through March 29th!

James J. Campbell and I Will Never Grow Up Games are headed to Kickstarter to seek funding for their board game, Into the Black: Boarding Party, a semi-cooperative space pirate dungeon crawl for 1 to 4 players. Gamers familiar with the dice and tile laying aspects of Betrayal at House on the Hill and the traitor mechanics in Dead of Winter will feel right at home with Into the Black: Boarding Party, the first in a trilogy of games in development set in the Game of Space Piracy universe.

Into the Black: Boarding Party has been blind play tested by dozens of groups during hundreds of sessions across the world, and it will launch on Kickstarter with the full art and design complete. The Kickstarter campaign will feature the game at $59 Canadian (approximately $45 US), with low, subsidized shipping.

In the not so distant future, mankind has traveled the galaxy seeking out new worlds to colonize and exploit for their rich resources. In the process a new breed of spacefaring pirate has emerged to take advantage and profit off of the hard work of others.

In Into the Black: Boarding Party you play as a fierce band of space pirates who have just boarded an unknown enemy vessel, set on accomplishing not only your primary mission but your own personal, secret, goal as well. You will explore the ship one corridor and room at a time, loot the vessel of all of its bounty, fend off a seemingly unending wave of enemy defenders and encounter a potentially lethal series of events around every corner. All the while keeping morale high and the clock ticks down to your eventual failure. Beware the potential traitor among you, out for personal gain and glory at the expense of the rest of the crew!

Will you make it off the ship with all of your goals accomplished and your crew intact? Find out in Into the Black: Boarding Party.

WizKids Announces ‘Who Should We Eat’ Survival Board Game


Dec 10, 2017

Wizkids is excited to announce their newest survival game, Who Should We Eat?, is now available in North American game stores. A lighthearted game designed by Mike Harrison-Wood and Chris MacLennan, you are one of 4 – 10 survivors of a plane crash who resort to cannibalism way too fast! Stranded on a desert Island, you and the others must gather food, find material for a raft to escape, and hold onto your sanity all while fighting ghosts and hunger.

Players play cards to gather resources for the group – adding food, sanity, and wood for the raft. Unfortunately, food is scarce and people are edible. Trials will be held to choose the survivor to sacrifice his or her life – or sometimes a knife fight will determine the person being eaten. For the survivors, this means a loss of sanity, but it also means their raft need not be as large!

However, those that are eaten are not gone forever. They return as a ghost, looking to exact revenge upon the remaining survivors. If the sanity meter fills up too much, then the ghost wins and the survivors are doomed to spend eternity on the island.

Do you have what it takes to get back to civilization? Or will you be voted “most edible” among the group? The stakes are high as the food gets low, so use all your survival skills to build a raft to freedom and hope the ghosts don’t drive you insane.


Legends of the Alliance App for Imperial Assault Available Now


Dec 5, 2017

The legends that these heroes forge are now yours to play. The Legends of the Alliance companion app for Imperial Assault is now available for download from the App StoreSteam or Google Play!

Across the galaxy, the Empire chokes out the last fires of the Republic, smothering freedom wherever they can find it. Yet a noble Rebellion has arisen to combat the Empire, and new heroes are born every day—entering the ranks of the Rebel Alliance and doing their utmost as pilots, soldiers, saboteurs, and diplomats to bring the Emperor’s tyrannical reign to an end.

With the Legends of the Alliance companion app, you have the chance to unite with all of your friends in a cooperative campaign. The Legends of the Alliance app takes over all of the functions once performed by the Imperial player, freeing you to experience entirely new campaigns in a fully cooperative environment with your friends as you fight side by side against the Galactic Empire!

Fallout The Boardgame Now Available from Fantasy Flight Games


Dec 4, 2017

Fallout is a post-nuclear adventure board game for one to four players. Based on the hit video game series by Bethesda Softworks, each Fallout scenario is inspired by a familiar story from the franchise. Survivors begin the game on the edge of an unexplored landscape, uncertain of what awaits them in this unfamiliar world. With just one objective to guide them from the very beginning, each player must explore the hidden map, fight ferocious enemies, and build the skills of their survivor as they attempt to complete challenging quests and balance feuding factions within the game.

As they advance their survivors’ stories, players will come across new quests and individual targets, leading them to gain influence. Who comes out ahead will depend on how keenly and aggressively each player ventures through the game, however if a single faction is pushed to power too quickly, the wasteland will be taken for their own, and the survivors conquered along with it.


PreOrders for Big Trouble In Little China the Boardgame Available Now!


June 12, 2017

Everything Epic is taking preorders for the Deluxe Edition of Big Trouble in Little China, the Boardgame now!

In Big Trouble in Little China the Game you’ll embark on a wild adventure to experience the exotic and mystical underworld of Chinatown. You and up to 3 other players (1-6 in Deluxe) take on the roles of their favorite iconic heroes from the film like Jack, Gracie, Egg, and the rest of the gang.

Each character uses their unique talents and abilities to take on various missions throughout Little China. You’ll work together gaining chi and audacity to level up in preparation for the Final Showdown to take down Lo Pan, the Three Storms, and a slew of other powerful henchmen, in this cooperative, replayable, cinematic experience.

The Deluxe Limited Edition of Big Trouble in Little China: the Game is being created with the biggest fans of the film in mind.

We wanted to say thank you to those who believe in our project as much as we do and to give them something special for pre-ordering the game.

The core game will allow for 1-4 players, but the Deluxe edition will increase the number of possible players to six!. The Deluxe edition will also include the Legacy of Lo Pan quests, with new rewards and hell cards, which give players an entirely new campaign-style experience and a new Lo Pan Boss board for an even more challenging and replayable showdown. All these extras will come in a unique metallic gold Limited Edition box design and more!


Dales RV Comes to The Walking Dead: All Out War


March 26th, 2017

Mantic are pleased to unveil Dale’s RV – a new laser-cut MDF kit that’s the perfect size for games of All Out War.

The RV was one of the new product suggestions received from the community, so it’s great to see it come to life. It’s available to order from your local game store or you can pre-order from the Mantic website.

Along with the 3D Scenery Booster, Dale’s RV will be a great addition to your gaming boards and will really help to add a touch of realism. Unlike the Scenery Booster, however, this kit is made from laser-cut MDF so some assembly will be required. But there are clear instructions included with the kit and we’ll be producing an assembly video to offer some guidance too.

Although there are other RVs on the market, this is the only official Walking Dead-themed kit that’s the perfect size for the game (in fact it’s the same size as the cardboard template included with the Days Gone Bye expansion) and is identical to the version that appears in the comics.

Dale’s RV is available to pre-order now is due for release later this month.