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June 15, 2018
No Honor Among Thieves from Carpe Omnis Games is a competitive/cooperative card game for three to six players, in which each player assembles a crew of thieves and sets out to see who can steal the most lucre from the rich and powerful of a fantasy city. Working alone is difficult, but working together leaves you open to treachery by your so-called allies–or gives you the chance to betray them, and take it all for yourself. An unspoken code of honor exists among the thieves of this city, but that won’t last past the first betrayal, and once that uneasy trust is gone the game gets more dangerous as players gain access to additional underhanded abilities.
The rich and powerful of the kingdom keep their wealth safe behind barred doors and armed guards, but you know a guy who’s good with locks and another who’s good with his fists. Or you know someone who can climb like a monkey, and someone else who could charm the fangs off a snake. How you do it is up to you. The important thing is that there’s gold there for the taking, and you’re going to take it all.
Assemble your crew. Make your plans. And make sure to keep a careful eye on everyone else, because everyone knows there’s no such thing as honor among thieves.
June 12, 2018
Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce Heroes of Terrinoth, now available for pre-order!
Terrinoth needs champions.
An ancient Bloodguard sows discord in the Free Cities, the dead rise from their graves in the Mistlands, and the realm turns its eyes to you in search of a savior. Here, you have the chance to embody one of Terrinoth’s greatest heroes and venture into the depths of treacherous dungeons to confront the dangers that lurk beyond the reaches of the light. You’ll battle terrible monsters, discover untold riches, and earn fame and fortune throughout the realm. The danger is great, but the adventure of a lifetime awaits!
Heroes of Terrinoth is a cooperative card game of questing and adventure that invites you and up to three allies to take on the role of unique heroes, choosing from twelve distinct and powerful heroes, split between four archetypes—healer, warrior, mage, and scout. These archetypes are further diversified into different classes that your heroes can pursue as your power grows. Regardless of which class you embrace, you and your friends must combine your powers, leaning on one another’s strengths to survive your journeys and defeat the enemies who stand against you. Over the course of eight thrilling quests, you will face villainous foes, battle deadly creatures, and save the realm!
Mar 17, 2018
Restoration Games announced the release of the cooperative play mode for Stop Thief! In this new mode, two to four players work together to take down the “Atlantic 7” before they make off with a pile of loot. Cooperative mode offers an exciting new play style that many players enjoy even more than the traditional competitive mode. The new mode uses components in the original game and requires no new components. Dan King, the “Game Boy Geek”, recently said the cooperative mode was “amazing” and “worth buying just for this mode”.
A single-page pdf of the cooperative rules is available for download on the game’s web page: https://restorationgames.com/stopthief/
Stop Thief! raised more than $100,000 in its Kickstarter campaign last year. Stretch goals during the campaign promised alternate play modes, including cooperative. “We’re excited to deliver on this promise to our backers and to provide this fun way to play to everyone who owns the game,” said Justin D. Jacobson, president of Restoration Games. He reminds players that the app already features different difficulty levels and a funky retro mode and also says that solo and 1-vs-all play modes will be released as soon as the app development is finished.
Stop Thief was originally designed by Dr. Robert Doyle and published by Parker Brothers in 1979. Restoration Games brought back the new version at Gen Con last year, featuring a free companion app, asymmetrical movement decks, variable suspect effects, and vibrant new art.
Nov 22, 2017
The enemy has arrived at the gates!
You are the last line of defense against the endless hordes of monsters that now line the outer walls of the citadel.
Mount the walls and muster your courage.
Bastion is on sale now from Z-Man Games!
Combining aspects of popular tower defense video games with the tactile feel of a cooperative board game, Bastion puts you in the middle of an all-out onslaught from beasts, arch mages, dragons, and all manner of legendary creatures. The tension mounts every game as new foes arrive and slowly advance along the bastion’s walls.
To face this threat, Bastion unites one to four heroes in a desperate struggle against the forces of darkness. During the game, you become one of the few with the ability to harness the power of the magical sources found throughout the fortress and repel the invaders back from whence they came. With new monsters arriving every turn, you must travel around the castle districts, generate mana from sources, and attack enemies along the wall. Above all, Bastion is a cooperative adventure, so you must work together with your teammates if you want any hope of surviving this assault.
August 31, 2017
I Will Never Grow Up Games has launched their Kickstarter campaign for their newest game, Into the Black: Boarding Party, a 1-4 player, semi-cooperative space pirate dungeon crawler designed by James J Campbell!
Play as a fierce band of space pirates who have boarded an unknown enemy vessel, set on accomplishing their primary mission while each pirate has their own secret goal to fulfill.
Explore the ship one section at a time, 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 while keeping morale high as the clock ticks down to your potential capture.
Be wary of the the traitor among you, out for personal 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!
A typical 2 player setup
Solo Play included by design!
Back today for $59 CAD (approximately $45 USD) and get 2 Kickstarter Promo characters, all unlocked stretch goals and approximately a 30% discount off MSRP!
Into the Black: Boarding Party is the first (or rather the middle game) in a planned trilogy of games in the Game of Space Piracy world.
August 12, 2017
Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce a new cooperative narrative game in Legacy of Dragonholt!
The first game to use the Oracle system, Legacy of Dragonholt contains six quests set in the Runebound universe that take as many as six daring heroes to the outskirts of Terrinoth. Adventurers build their own stories by making choices that will lead into dark caves and dangerous forests, pit them against cunning bandits and vicious monsters, earn them wealth and fame, and hopefully bring them to foil the plot of an evil overlord.
This narrative adventure game allows players to become bold heroes of the fantasy realm of Terrinoth by designing characters to fit their unique personalities. To build their rich story experience, players select a race and class, create a personal description, and choose their skills. These are recorded on character sheets that heroes hold for easy reference throughout their adventures.
Players may choose to become one of six different humanoid races that inhabit this land. Adventurers can be resilient humans, powerful orcs, vigorous dwarves, graceful elves, crafty gnomes, or agile catfolk. Each race comes with their own unique set of abilities based on the rich history of their people. All of this and more can be found in the Legacy of Dragonholt comprehensive Character Creation booklet that details the physical appearances, cultures, and histories of each race.
But a hero’s appearance is only a fraction of who they are. Their training, talents, and tactics (as detailed in a hero’s class) make up the meat of their game play and are primarily used in their explorations. A player may choose to become either an apothecary, bard, brawler, knight, sage, thief, or wildlander. A key strategy for a successful team is to choose classes that complement each other so that their collective abilities are balanced and refined. A troupe of singing bards may not last long against a goblin horde, while a team of knights may die in battle without an apothecary to heal them. By banding together a diverse group of adventurers, your team is sure to find success in the trials ahead.
Legacy of Dragonholt presents players with a daunting mystery and series of decisions that affect game play. Most of all, it is not about winning or losing, but immersing oneself in a narrative of your own creation, and presenting players with a living and ever-changing universe.
March 22nd, 2017
At 16:00 GMT on Tuesday 28th March, The City of Games will launch their latest board game on Kickstarter: The City of Kings.
The City of Kings is a 1 – 4 player cooperative fantasy adventure featuring tactical (deterministic) combat against procedurally generated creatures, resource gathering, trading, role playing side quests, exploration and full character customisation.
Set in The City of Kings universe, you will play through a series of 7 stories as you are introduced to the world, and find yourself at the centre of the War of Cloud Keep. Whether you want to charge into the battle, defend your party, care for the wounded, or build out infrastructure far from the battle, you can tailor your role to your own style of play. Whilst you try to survive against the devastating creatures of Vesh, where you must use the environment and work together to find ways to overcome the creatures’ terrifying abilities.
February 24th, 2017
WizKids is pleased to announce the upcoming release of a new co-operative card game, The Banishing. This March, the undead will threaten to take over the world. An unlikely group will join forces to fight against evil. Find out who will be triumphant on the tabletop in The Banishing.
Designed by Sean Rumble, The Banishing brings players into a world being overcome by undead creatures. Players take on the roles of the guardians who must work together to banish the undead back through the Void.
As guardians, each player is a unique character with special abilities that can be activated by collecting cards and creating matches. The Sorcerer can conjure and enchant. The Fighter can taunt and imprison. The Healer can bless and revive. The Banishing introduces eight characters, each with six unique skills, for players to choose from.