Tag Archives: card games
Oct 23, 2018
You may have escaped your battle with the Cold-drake with your lives, but scarcely had the beast been slain than word of an even greater threat reached your ears. A terrible Dragon roosts in the Orcish stronghold of Gundabad and your only way in is a fiendish Goblin you have taken prisoner. Now, you have no choice but to place your trust in him and set off on an uncertain path through Wilderland.
Roam Across Rhovanion, the second Adventure Pack in the Ered Mithrin cycle for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game, is now available from Fantasy Flight Games!
Your battle with the Cold-drake in The Withered Heath has earned your company of heroes an unexpected reward: the Goblin Urdug is now your prisoner, and he claims to know of a hidden entrance into Gundabad that would make entering the fortress all the easier. Despite being your captive, however, Urdug will not part with this precious information easily. Only after you’ve helped him recover three things he lost in the craggy ravines and grey moorland of Wilderland will he lead you to Gundabad.
With Rhovanion spread out before you, the fate of your quest lies in the hands of a treacherous Goblin. The question might not be if he will betray you, but when. Still, you have no choice but to follow where he leads. Stay on your guard and head off into the wild!
Oct 21, 2018
Judgement. Temperance. Justice. The Tower.
The soothsayer’s tarot wove a tale of a grim future, hard to put out of your mind. But when you learn that four people have disappeared without a trace from an estate in French Hill, you begin to wonder if this cruel fate is meant only for you, or for the entirety of Arkham…
Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce the upcoming release of The Circle Undone, a new deluxe expansion for Arkham Horror: The Card Game—now available for pre-order at your local retailer or online through their website!
Within this deluxe expansion, you’ll embark on the fourth cycle for Arkham Horror: The Card Game, and your path draws you back to Arkham itself. The Silver Twilight Lodge is bound up in something sinister, witches and strange rituals have been heard on the lonesome hills around Arkham, and the spirits of the dead do not sleep easy. New investigators and a wealth of new player cards arrive to expand your decks—and you will need them. Arkham has always been troubled, but of late it seems positively haunted…
Oct 21, 2018
GoodCritters from Arcane Wonders is a game for 4-8 critters that just pulled off a major heist, and now it’s time for the Boss to distribute the loot. The Boss can distribute the loot however they want, but the crew has the final say. If they don’t like the split, they might just tell the boss to take a hike and put some other critter in charge! In the end, the critter that collects the most valuable stash of loot wins!
- Part of the Dice Tower Essentials Line of games approved by Tom Vasel
- Take the role of The Boss and distribute the loot to your crew, but remember to keep your share!
- Bribe, beg, or bamboozle the other players to end up with the most loot at the end!
Oct 8, 2018
In Daznak’s Pit, the fifth Chapter Pack in the Dance of Shadows cycle for A Game of Thrones: The Card Game, is on sale now at your local retailer or from Fantasy Flight Games!
As winter descends on Westeros, the players in the game of thrones find they must continually make compromises in order to survive. At the Wall, Jon Snow seeks solutions that will satisfy his own conscience, protecting the wildlings even if it means angering his brothers in the Night’s Watch. In King’s Landing, Cersei Lannister must confess her crimes before the faith and the kingdom, placing herself at their mercy even as she plots their destruction. And in Meereen, Daenerys Targaryen bends on her own morals and permits the reopening of the fighting pits to keep her people from being slaughtered. But with each of these choices, characters change until they are barely a shadow of their former selves. Now, each must decide where they draw the line—what piece of themselves are they unwilling to sacrifice, even if it means losing everything else.
The long summer is over. Now is the time when all shall reap what they have sowed as they look to the frigid winter ahead. Have you laid your plans carefully? Spring your traps, ensnare your enemies, and show all of Westeros the true meaning of power!
Oct 5, 2018
Narabi is a unique cooperative card game. With quick play, light strategy, and hundreds of card combinations for variety and new challenges, this card game is a must-have for any gamer’s library. Prepare to create your stone garden by pre-ordering your copy of Narabi from Z-Man Games or your local retailers.
You walk slowly around the garden, stepping carefully around the deliberately placed stones. A breeze loosens a few delicate pink petals from the tree at the edge of the garden and you smile as you watch them dance in the wind. Picking up a nearby rake, you gently push the fallen petals out of the way before dragging the rake back through the sand to recreate the elegant linear pattern. After slow and steady work moving the sand and adjusting the placement of the stones, the garden is complete and a feeling of serenity washes over you.
Creating a stone garden is a meditative experience, but it also takes concentration and the help of others. Working together, players build a peaceful stone garden with everything in its proper place. Some stones in the garden are dark or light, others are large or small. Stones will either be blank or have a value ranging from 0 to 9. Exchanging the stones one at a time, players must work toward the correct arrangement in as few moves as possible. A serene stone garden will have the stones in numerical order, either clockwise or counterclockwise. If players can achieve this order, they win. However, this isn’t as simple as just handing a player a 2 for their 5.
In Narabi, the stones in your garden can only be moved in certain ways. These movements are defined by the restriction cards. For example, a restriction card could say that a stone can only be exchanged with a stone that has a higher value. Another stone may only be exchanged with another stone that is numbered between 2 and 6. Each stone will have its own restriction that players must follow.
With limited knowledge of other player’s stones, a perfect stone garden can only be achieved through teamwork, memory, and strategic precision. Will you be able to achieve true serenity?
Narabi will be $14.99 and is planned to release early 2019.
Oct 1, 2018
Fantasy Flight Games is happy to announce The Ghost of Framsburg, the fourth Adventure Pack in the Ered Mithrin cycle for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game!
To kill a Dragon, you need a weapon that is capable of the deed. After battling Dagnir to a stalemate at Hrogar’s Hill, it is clear that your weapons are not sufficient to slay the beast. So you have set off for the ruins of the once-great city of Framsburg, where it is said Wormsbane, the legendary sword of Fram son of Frumgar, lies entombed with its master. You hope that this enchanted blade will be enough to conquer Dagnir and leave Wilderland at peace.
But Framsburg has been abandoned for millennia and a feeling of dread consumes you as soon as you set foot in cursed city. Perhaps Fram’s sword is not the only thing you’ll find hidden in the depths of the city’s ancient keep…
Far underneath the haunted keep, the darkness grows. Somewhere in the distance the sound of fell creatures emerges from the inescapable gloom. Despite your dread, the sword you seek lies somewhere in these labyrinthine halls. Steel your nerves, muster your courage, and you will find the strength to slay Dragons!
Look for this Adventure Pack in the first quarter of 2019 and pre-order your copy of The Ghost of Framsburg (MEC69)
Sept 25, 2018
After a successful print-and-play Kickstarter campaign in July of 2018, the innovative duel card game Crimson Company has now been published as a boxed first edition. The game is available from https://www.crimsoncompany.cc
Crimson Company is an intense 20-minute duel revolving around the novel concept of board drafting. Players do not bring their own decks but compete for a common pool of 30 unique sellswords, only four of them being available at a time. Hence every match starts on a level playing field and represents a new and unique challenge.
After buying a card, you immediately play it in one of the three lanes indicated by the three castles in the center of the battlefield. Each card has a strength value and a unique special ability that can potentially change the course of the game. Your goal is to overcome your opponent’s strength in two of the lanes.
One of the deepest skills lies in estimating the value of each card given the current situation. These valuations can change dramatically every single turn depending on what happened. The mind games when it comes to guessing how valuable your opponent will deem a card are gut-wrenching!
What’s in the box?
- Three castles – Conquer them to win the game!
- 30 unique sellswords – Hire them to build an army!
- 40 coins – Outsmart your rival with cunning bids!
Sept 24, 2018
Jellybean Games has launched their kickstarter campaign for Brains!, a zombie-themed card game for all ages.
Brains! is the third game in the Treasure Hunters series; a set of games that can all stand alone, or be shuffled together. The first game – Scuttle! – was pirate-themed, and made more than $87,000 on Kickstarter in 2016. The follow-up – Ninjitsu! – featured ninjas and cute woodland animals, and earned over $120,000 at the end of last year.
From the designer of Dracula’s Feast and The Lady and the Tiger, ?with stunning art provided by Kelly Jo (Hidden Panda), the game introduces a novel ‘graveyard-building’ mechanic. Cards can have a special effect when discarded from your hand or from your collection; the timing of discards can be a powerful tool, and a key to victory.
“Kelly Jo has done such a great job with the art of Brains!,” said designer Peter C. Hayward. “It fits perfectly with the gorgeous, watercolors of the previous games, while bringing its own unique energy. Perfect for families!”
As with all Jellybean Games, the rules are straightforward and easy to learn. Each turn, players either draw two cards, play a card from their hand, or bury the top card of the deck and move it straight to the top of their graveyard. Cards can be played either for their ability, or as a treasure. The first player to have twenty-one points of treasure in front of them is the winner. An expansion is to be released alongside the game: Burial! adds fifteen unique cards and an additional suit to the deck, allowing it to serve as a set of playing cards. The new cards play heavily on the graveyard building aspects of Brains!, and ensure that every game is unique.
Brains! is for 2 to 5 players aged 8+, and is currently on Kickstarter. A retailer pledge level is available.
A free print-and-play version of the game is available on the publisher’s website, jellybean.games