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Bastion Available Now from Z-Man Games

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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.

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Z-Man Games Announces Agents of Venice Expansion for Voyages of Marco Polo

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Nov 6, 2017

Marco Polo returns home in the first expansion to the 2015 hit The Voyages of Marco Polo in the new expansion, Agents of Venice.

This expansion adds two new modules that create more opportunities for you to become a renowned trader, as well as components to add a fifth player to the game. Additionally, you will also find more of everything that made The Voyages of Marco Polo a smash hit: new contracts, new city cards, new goal cards, and five new characters. Return to the thirteenth century and begin a new journey!

Whether played alone with the base game or together, the modules found in Agents of Venice provide you with new options to explore and even more ground to cover. Embark on a new journey and build your fortune!

Return to the Silk Road and become a master trader. The Agents of Venice Expansion is set to be released in early 2018. 

Z-Man Announces Fields of Arle: Tea & Trade Expansion

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Oct 21, 2017

Z-Man Games is happy to announce the Tea & Trade expansion for the Uwe Rosenberg game of working the land in Northern Germany!

It’s always tea time in East Frisia. No one in the world drinks as much tea as the people of this small German region bordering the North Sea. Tea is so popular in the region that the locals have defied the efforts of rulers who have tried to replace it with local beverages like beer.

Soon you’ll be able to bring the national beverage of East Frisia to your games of Fields of Arle. 

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Z-Man Announces Mini Expansion for A Feast For Odin

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Oct 19, 2017

In their day, the Vikings were known throughout the world as strong seafarers and renowned explorers. They led expeditions far and wide in search of new resources and territories, even reaching North America long before Columbus.

Driven by crop shortfalls in their native lands, the Vikings took to the sea to seek out these new lands and their bountiful resources. They then led raids to capture these resources and secure a financially stable position in society.

Now you can boldly seek out new lands as you build your fortune with the first mini-expansion for the critically-acclaimed A Feast for Odin!

This mini-expansion introduces two new exploration boards into A Feast for Odin, providing more options than ever before. Send your Vikings to the archipelago of Lofoten, the Orkney Islands, or as far south Tierra del Fuego and discover all-new possibilities that await there.

Each of these lands unlocks more chances for you to score points, obtain new bonuses, and generate additional income if you can fill them with the goods you have plundered. Additionally, the Orkney exploration board features a new bonus: a weapon card that can boost your hunting or trading efforts.

Choose your destination and discover your reward!

All that stands between you and lands rich with resources is the dark and dangerous sea. Will you push into the unknown? Your saga continues in the first mini-expansion for A Feast for Odin!

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Z-Man Games Announces a New Edition of Kingsburg

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Sept 23, 2017

A coveted seat on King Tritus’ Royal Council has become available and you — a loyal servant of the realm — are the perfect person to take it over. Just think of all the power and prestige such a position would bring! But what’s this? Other would-be royal councilors are also competing for the king’s favor? It would appear the only way to take your rightful seat on the Council will be to build the best province you possibly can. It’s a good thing that the king’s advisors are easily influenced…

Z-Man Games is pleased to announce the upcoming release of a new edition of Kingsburg, a game of city building and courtly intrigue for two to five players!

In every game of Kingsburg, you are free to construct your province as you see fit and this definitive edition offers more choices than ever before. Containing the base game, all five modules from the To Forge a Realm expansion, and the brand-new Alternate Advisor Rewards module, you will have more options than ever before!

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My First Stone Age Card Game Announced by Z-Man Games

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Sept 22, 2017

It’s time to go on another prehistoric adventure. Z-Man Games is excited to announce the upcoming release of My First Stone Age — The Card Game!

Following in the footsteps of the 2016 Kinderspiel des Jahres Award winner, My First Stone Age — The Card Game returns kids and families to the dawn of civilization while they join Martin the mammoth and Guff the wolfhound on a quest to build a village. This adventure will take them through a prehistoric valley where they can experience the Stone Age way of life. In the end, they’ll develop many skills as they build a better life for their people.

Each game, players join Martin on a journey to discover the goods they need to build huts for their village. They’ll have to remember the best hiding spots if they want to find the right ones and establish their settlements before the other players!

 

Z-Man Games Announce Pandemic: Rising Tide

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Sept 9, 2017

Z-Man Games is happy to announce Pandemic: Rising Tide, the next title in the new Survival Series of Pandemic games!

Following the widely popular Pandemic: Iberia, the next game in the Survival SeriesPandemic: Rising Tide introduces players to an entirely new way to enjoy Pandemic. It is the dawn of the Industrial Age in the Netherlands. For centuries, the country has relied upon a series of dikes and wind-powered pumps to keep it safe from the constant threat of flooding from the North Sea. But this system is no longer enough.

As the next game in the Survival SeriesPandemic: Rising Tide continues the hallmarks of the series. Each game enjoys a strong resemblance to the original Pandemic while uniquely adapting them to a new locale. On the lakes and polders of the Netherlands, the threat is not from diseases but from the water itself. With land becoming more and more scarce and water levels rising by the day, a modern system is needed to stem the rising tide.

In Pandemic: Rising Tide, it is your goal to avert tragedy by constructing four modern hydraulic structures in strategic locations that will help you defend the country from being reclaimed by the ocean. Storms are brewing and the seas are restless. It will take all your guile to control the flow of water long enough to usher in the future of the Netherlands. It’s time to get to work.

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Z-Man Games Announces a New Edition of Through The Desert

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August 8, 2017

Z-Man Games is proud to announce Reiner Knizia’s Through the Desert will be joining the Euro Classics line of games!

Fans of Through the Desert got their first taste of the game when it was originally released to critical acclaim in 1998. Now, Dr. Knizia’s beloved classic sports an updated look that will appeal to longtime fans and new players alike when it is released later this year.

The vast, arid expanses of the desert are as mysterious as they are treacherous, incapable of supporting life for long.  As a Tuareg trader, you lead your caravans across the sweeping sand dunes of Northern Africa, seeking to secure access to as many precious water sources as you can. In Through the Desert, two to five players venture across this inhospitable landscape, expanding their caravans ensure that their tribe is the one that controls the trade in the Sahara.

In addition to the new board, Through the Desert provides new gameplay variants that will keep your group coming back for more. By selecting different variants players can adjust the order in which caravan leaders are placed, or obscure everyone’s score by keeping the waterhole tokens you collect facedown. Whatever way you choose to play, Through the Desert will surly to be a journey to remember.

BEGIN YOUR JOURNEY

The desert is an unforgiving environment, but it is still your home. Leading your tribe across these vast, arid expanses takes courage. Only those brave and clever enough to rise to the desert’s challenge will survive.

Mount your camel and forge your path in Through the Desert, arriving soon!

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