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Legend of the Five Rings LCG Announced

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April 22nd, 2017

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce the upcoming release of the Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game Core Set.

Originally released in 1995 as a collectible card game, Legend of the Five Rings has since thrived with its unique setting, engaging gameplay, and enthusiastic player base. Now players new and old alike can experience Rokugan like never before in the Living Card Game format.

Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game is a player-influenced LCG that sees two players take on the role of one of the seven Great Clans of Rokugan, vying for military and political control of the land while maintaining Rokugan society’s strict code of honor.

Each player commands their forces with two separate decks: A Dynasty Deck fills their provinces with characters and holdings and a Conflict Deck consisting of tactics, maneuvers, followers and attachments that can be used to turn the tide in a struggle for supremacy. During a game, players will engage in conflicts, both political and military based, with the goal of breaking their opponent’s stronghold and winning the game. But the rules of society are absolute, and even in the fire of battle and heat of Rokugan’s courts, clans must remember the tenets of Bushid?, lest they lose everything in their single-minded pursuit of glory.

The Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game Core Set comes with everything a player needs to explore the seven great clans of Rokugan, the Crab Clan, Crane Clan, Dragon Clan, Lion Clan, Phoenix Clan, Scorpion Clan, and Unicorn Clan. It also includes a variety of tokens, cards, and rule sheets that make the Core Set the definitive starting point for the Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game.

Asmodee Annnounces New Expansion for Kharnage

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April 21st, 2017

You’ve battled for an insignificant, worthless piece of ground for ages—a place with all the tactical significance of a banana—but you’re no closer to giving up than your opponents! After all, if you give up now, there’d be no opportunity to cause more carnage, and that would be simply unacceptable. Besides, it looks like some reinforcements are joining the enemy… and is that a diplomat they’re sending forward?

It’s time to employ some unorthodox tactics and hire new units to fight by your side: the Tricks and Mercenaries army expansion for Kharnage is coming soon from Asmodee! Within this army expansion, you’ll find a host of the titular Tricks and Mercenaries, all offering clever new ways to gain the upper hand for whoever gets to them first. And alongside the tricks and mercenaries, you’ll find new units to add to your Core Set armies, including Dwarves, Humans, Goblins, and Orcs.

Look for the Tricks and Mercenaries army expansion for Kharnage at your local retailer in the third quarter of 2017.

The Path to Carcosa Expansion Announced for Arkham Horror TCG

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February 20th, 2017

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce the upcoming release of The Path to Carcosa, the second deluxe expansion for Arkham Horror: The Card Game!

A new theater production is coming to Arkham all the way from Paris. Unsurprisingly, it’s been all the rage in conversations among Arkham’s socialites. But in your efforts to learn more about the play, you’ve uncovered a darker history. Disappearances. Suicides. Delusions. Insanity. Wherever The King in Yellow is performed, madness follows close behind.

Everything you find suggests the workings of something foul, even though no connection has yet been proven…

In The Path to Carcosa, it becomes your task to uncover the secrets of this unusual play. The expansion’s two scenarios kick off The Path to Carcosa campaign with a trip to the Ward Theatre and an invitation to the formal dinner party hosted by cast and crew. But with every answer you gain and every clue you uncover, you only find yourself falling deeper into mystery and madness.

Along with its new scenarios and encounter cards, The Path to Carcosa introduces six new investigators and sixty-two player cards (including a complete playset of each) that afford you new ways to explore and enjoy the game—even as they challenge you to overcome new weaknesses.

Blood on the Altar Available for Arkham Horror TCG

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April 19th, 2017

Blood on the Altar is now available for Arkham Horror: The Card Game!

The third Mythos Pack and fifth chapter in The Dunwich Legacy campaign, Blood on the Altar welcomes you to the eerie little town of Dunwich. The setting for one of H.P. Lovecraft’s most beloved tales of horror, Dunwich has always been a bit more dangerous than it appears. And when you arrive to find that the townsfolk are all on edge due to a series of recent disappearances, there’s already an almost palpable aura of danger in the air.

How are the Dunwich disappearances connected to the bizarre events in Arkham? Might they be related in some way to The Necronomicon and its sinister prose?

The answers to these questions are more hideous than you would ever imagine, but it’s your job to find them. Along with the missing townsfolk and the secret chamber in which they await their gruesome fates. Can you find these abductees and stave off greater evils before it’s too late? Much depends upon the results of your previous investigations. Much more depends upon your current haste.

Perhaps you and your fellow investigators should split up to cover more ground…

Nine New Dragon Shield Sleeves and Deck Shells Are Now Available

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April 18th, 2017

Durable as dragonhide, Dragon Shield products from Fantasy Flight Games are top-notch in terms of quality and durability. When you want to horde your collectible cards and keep them safe through the ages, Dragon Shield sleeves and deck shells offer the best protection your cards can get.

Fantasy Flight Games have now introduced nine new sleeves and hard “deck shells” (in 5 colors).

Matte Sleeves

Protect your cards in style with Dragon Shield Matte Sleeves! Whether you’re participating in a high-caliber tournament or just playing for fun with your friends, you’ll want to keep your cards protected from liquids, stains, and chafed edges. Not only do Dragon Shield Matte Sleeves come in a matte finish that allows you to quickly and easily shuffle your deck, they now come in two new bright and distinctive colors, orange and yellow.

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Perfect Fit Sideloading

Perfect Fit Sideloading sleeves are innovative inner sleeves designed to increase the playability and gamelife of your cards by fitting perfectly inside your favorite Dragon Shield sleeves. But these tight-fitting and durable sleeves come with an innovative sideloader design for increased security.

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Deck Shells

The ideal way to protect your cards during travel, Dragon Shield Deck Shells feature a lightweight and durable construction that you can rely upon to protect your cards as you carry them to your local store for the latest tournament. Their safe and snug fitting lids stay shut in transit, and boast a generous writing field so that you can make note of the contents inside.

Each Deck Shell holds up to 75 double-sleeved cards and grants you easy access to them with its deep cut-out design. Additionally, its built-in divider and card shoe function make it useful even during gameplay, not just during transportation.

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Capere: a card driven strategy game for 2 and 4 players on Kickstarter Now!

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April 15th, 2017

During the period of Rome’s bloody civil wars, a divided army fought for control of one of the mightiest empires on earth. Take sides in a game that balances skill and chance. Anticipate and plot your next moves, as you scheme to infiltrate and plunder enemy territory. Ambush and capture your opponents, but beware! Roman gods may take sides and intercede to seal your fate.

Capere is a 2 or 4 person game. Its rules are simple and can be mastered in one game. Each game averages 15 to 20 minutes. The playing strategies are infinite.

Capere is designed and modeled after the classics. It is destined to endure and there are absolutely no other games like it.

Port Royal Sets Sail in August 2017 from SJGames

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April 13th, 2017

Announced by Steve Jackson Games, the award-winning Port Royal sets sail in August 2017!

Will you become the richest, most notorious merchant in Port Royal? Or will you end up with an empty cargo hold?

Players vie to hire the best Admirals, Sailors, Traders, and Mademoiselles to expand and fortify their vast shipping empires! On your turn, you’ll push your luck to amass the most wealth or to hire the best characters – but if you push it too far, you get nothing, so be wary.

Gamers have loved Port Royal since the game’s European release. It won the Wiener Spiele Akademie Game Designer Award for 2013, and in 2015 became the Vuoden Peli Family Game of the Year.

Renegade Game Studios Announces Sentient, a new Card Game

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April 7th, 2017

Sentient, a new card game from Renegade Game Studios is set to release in Summer 2017.

The next great technological revolution is here. Sentient robots for information, transportation, industry, all at our fingertips. Building them is now the easy part. Programming them has proven to be more complicated. A handful of companies have emerged claiming to pull it off, but only one will win out. Your mission is clear: Procure valuable bots and plug them into your network. They’ll have an effect on your systems. Anticipate it correctly, program your bots effectively, and attract the right investors to win and lead the sentient revolution.

In Sentient, players will be tasked with choosing from available robots to program in their factory. Each robot that is added will modify your board and attract the interest of investors for your company. Program your bots efficiently and collect the support of your patrons to build the most formidable operation.

Number of Players: 2-4
For Ages: 12+
Playing Time: 45-60 Minutes
MSRP: $55.00

Game Box Contains:

  • 60 Cards
  • 20 Dice
  • 16 Agent pawns
  • 20 Assistant pawns/cubes
  • 15 Investor Tokens
  • 9 Player board sections
  • 8 Start player tokens
  • 1 Start player board
  • VP tokens