Tag Archives: Fantasy
April 5, 2018
Sands of Dorne, the fifth deluxe expansion for A Game of Thrones: The Card Game, is on sale now from Fantasy Flight Games and your local retailer!
House Martell has waited long for vengeance. Seventeen years have passed since the death of Elia Martell at the hands of Ser Gregor Clegane and the invading Lannisters during Robert’s bloody rebellion. Over those long years, their hatred has festered and grown in the shadows. The Martells have been unable to quench their thirst for justice until now… and now, only blood can sate their appetites.
Sands of Dorne is a deluxe expansion for A Game of Thrones: The Card Game, bringing House Martell squarely into the sunlight, giving them the cards they need to go toe-to-toe with any other faction in the game. Here, you’ll find powerful new versions of House Martell’s most iconic and dangerous characters, all intent on bloody revenge, including Doran Martell, The Red Viper, Ellaria Sand, Quentyn Martell, Nymeria Sand, and Areo Hotah.
The power of House Martell is rising in the south, but far from the deserts of Dorne, the other Great Houses are also setting their plots into motion. Every other faction in the game receives two new non-loyal cards in this deluxe expansion—and when that’s combined with a brand-new agenda and an assortment of neutral plots, Sands of Dorne promises to shake up the game like few other expansions can.
Mar 31, 2018
The Falconers Guild are now available for Preorder from Steamforged Games for your Guild Ball pitch. Begin the nocturnal hunt – this set includes a ball, 6 player cards, bases, 3D terrain piece, goalpost and 6 players: Devana, Frelsi, Mataagi, Rundaas, Minerva, Ikaros.
The Falconers are a damn mystery to everyone, between the rumours surrounding their origins and their enigmatic ties to the Hunters. One things for sure, though – the Falconer’s Guild represent an unwelcome wildcard for the Guilds; their sudden appearance an omen the feral Hunters are on the rise once more…
—Lucky, Free Agent
Leader of her flock, the Daughter of Falcons directs her team with merciless efficiency, isolating her prey methodically before the skies darken and death plummets from above. On the rare occasion her victim might escape their fate, it is only because Devana has instead chosen to steal the ball, directing it away to her teammates and safety.
The ruthless stare of their eyes akin to the flash of cold steel, the Falconer’s Guild relentlessly stalk their prey, harrying their foes from afar before ruthlessly closing in for the kill. Nowhere on the pitch can be truly safe from a fate borne upon the wings of the great birds, command of the skies affording the Falconers a tactical breadth previously unknown to the Empire of the Free Cities.
The Falconer’s Guild focusses on dealing heavy amounts of damage both at range and in melee, a different spin on the ‘hit and run’ playstyle of the Hunters.
Many of the Falconer players focus on placing deadly Harrier effects on the pitch, enemies within a Harrier effect become distracted and injured by swarms of birds of prey, causing them to suffer even more damage.
The Falconer’s Guild are an ideal team for any Coach that enjoys a methodical and slightly tricksy playstyle, backed up by a capacity to deal raw damage to the opposition.
Feb 24, 2018
The fantasy card game “Tavern Masters” by Dann Kriss Games is now in distribution to B&M retailers across the globe, along with its first two expansions; “Tavern Masters Dirty Deeds” and “Tavern Masters Games of Chance”!
Tavern Masters is a quick-play card game set in DKG’s fantasy world “The Realms of Destiny”. In Tavern Masters, players manage their very own fantasy tavern as they stock Food, Drinks, Games, and hire Staff each Day Phase in an effort to earn gold from the Patrons attracted to their Tavern each Night Phase. At the end of any round where a player holds 20 or more Gold, the game ends and the player with the most Gold wins! Tavern Masters is a great game for first-time gamers and veteran tabletop warriors featuring simple rules, highly thematic art, and fantastic replay value!
The game is distributed through Impressions Games Distribution, a consolidator which partners with games distributors worldwide. The is the first of many DKG games coming to stores thanks to their partnership with Impressions. More upcoming releases include DKG’s “Cthulhu: The Great Old One : Elder Edition” and “Tavern Masters: Dockside” expansion.
Both of these games are launching crowdfunding campaigns later this year to bolster the first print run, but then will be distributed by Impressions.
This is a very exciting time for DKG as it takes it’s first steps away from a Kickstarter only tabletop gaming publisher as their games finally make their way into major distribution!
The first print run of Tavern Masters was limited so call and ask your local retailers if they have a copy today before the first printing sells out!
Players: 1 to 6 – Time: 20 to 30 Mins – Age: 8+
Feb 22, 2018
Osprey Games is delighted to announce its first miniatures board game, Martin Wallace’s Wildlands, scheduled for worldwide release in Q4 2018.
In this fantasy game for two to four players, rival factions struggle for power in the ruins of a once-great kingdom, now known simply as the Wildlands. Each skirmish sees players attempt to outwit, outmanoeuvre, and overpower their opponents as they fight for riches and glory, scoring points by defeating enemy characters and collecting treasure. Familiarity with your favoured faction will help, but adaptability is the key to victory, as a semi-randomized set-up and double-sided board means that no two battles will tell the same tale.
The vivid world of Wildlands is brought to life through the artwork, board, and the twenty unique miniatures included in the game. Sculpted by Bobby Jackson and Tim Prow, they portray a wide range of characters, from powerful wizards and cunning gnomes to hulking beasts and mighty warriors.
The great evil has fallen, and has taken the capital with it. Where once there was a kingdom, there is now only the Wildlands. In a lawless fantasy world, you must band together for survival, treasure, or maybe even glory. Players control rival factions, each with a unique deck of cards dictating their abilities across the battlefield. Some focus on ranged prowess, some on raw strength, and others on the bond between characters, offering a wide range of playstyles to explore.
Feb 12, 2018
DreadBall Second Edition – the fast-paced, futuristic sports game – is available to pre-order now from Mantic, ahead of its retail release on March 19th.
The Second Edition introduces new teams, re-balanced stats and streamlines the rules to make it more action-packed than ever.
For those who are just starting their DreadBall career, the new Boxed Game provides the perfect entry point. Choose from the agile Ninth Moon Tree Sharks or the unstoppable Draconis All-Stars before taking to the pitch and going for glory. Outwit your rival coach with tactical set pieces, push your luck with daring plays, or just smash your opponent to the ground with brutal tackles. When the game begins, anything goes…
The boxed game comes with 29 miniatures (including two teams with 12 players each), a double-sided game board and rulebook to get you started in the game. What’s more, those who pre-order the game from the Mantic website before March 19th will receive a free, limited edition Blaine MVP! After March 19th, Blaine will become a show exclusive miniature.
Also available to pre-order now is the DreadBall Second Edition Collector’s Rulebook. This mighty 210-page tome is perfect for the experienced DreadBall player, as it contains rules for all the existing DreadBall teams, along with rules for giants, leagues and more. This will be a limited print run, so once it’s gone, it’s gone!
Talking of existing players, if you fancy picking up two brand new teams, then look no further than the Matsudo Tectonics and the New Eden Revenants. The Tectonics are a team of honourable space lizards that might play by the rules but don’t mind getting stuck in when it counts. Meanwhile the New Eden Revenants are a collection of famous DreadBall players brought back from the dead. They may be slow but they’re hard to stop!
Finally, if you want to add a little random fun to your games, then the DreadBall Event Deck is the perfect option. This set includes 26 Event Cards that trigger a range of wild events, like exploding balls, malfunctioning machinery and rioting fans. Mix these into the standard DreadBall deck and no two games will ever play the same! Plus, the Event Deck comes with the special resin Elmer & Dobbs card stand. Slot the current Event Card behind the commentators to make sure you’ll never miss any special effects.
All these products are available to pre-order now from the Mantic website or your local game store. They are due to launch on March 19th.
Jan 25, 2018
Mantic Games is pleased to announce that the new Clash of Kings supplement is available now. The 72-page supplement includes new units, faction changes, refreshed spells and more for the mass fantasy battle game Kings of War.
After the success of the Clash of Kings supplement in 2017, Mantic went back to the drawing board for the latest edition. Using data from tournaments around the world, the Kings of War Rules Committee looked closely at those units that needed to be re balanced to ensure Kings of War remains competitive (and fun). This means there are more than double the amount of unit amends in the latest edition.
What’s more, after launching the idea of formations in the Edge of the Abyss summer campaign, Clash of Kings 2018 expands upon the idea and introduces brand new formations for all factions in Kings of War. Alongside this there are new Living Legends for a range of armies, including a massive catapult for the goblins and a gigantic Fire Elemental for the Forces of Nature.
But Clash of Kings isn’t the only big change for Kings of War in 2018. Also launching this week are the brand new Battlefield Cards. This deck of cards adds new objectives to battles, random events and new strategies to push your armies to the limit. Using the Battlefield Cards will ensure that no two games ever play the same!
Clash of Kings 2018 Edition has an RRP of £14.99/€19.99/$24.99 while the Battlefield Cards have an RRP of £7.99/€10.99/$12.99. Both are available in stores now.