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Z-Man Announces A Feast for Odin: The Norwegians

Sept 15, 2018

In the realms of crafting, trade, discover, and battle, you have already proven yourself a worthy chieftain. Now it’s time to broaden your horizons, to explore and tame new lands, and to bring further wealth and glory to your tribe.

Z-Man Games announces the release of The Norwegians, an expansion that continues the epic saga of the critically-acclaimed A Feast for Odin, providing a host of new lands to discover, more wares, more animals, new challenges, and a multitude of new actions to perform.

Will you lead your tribe to glory? Keep an eye on our website for more articles about the new options and strategy presented in A Feast for Odin: The Norwegians available for preorder now.

The Norwegians will be $39.99 and release in late 2018.

Pandemic: Fall of Rome Available for Pre Order Now!

Sept 11, 2018

Citizens, soldiers, and allies of the Roman Empire unite in Pandemic: Fall of Rome! Raise armies, defend your cities, and forge alliances to ward off relentless barbarian incursions. Can you hold the line against the invading horde and prevent the fall of Rome?

Pandemic: Fall of Rome follows the proud tradition of the award-winning Pandemic, transforming the signature cooperative crisis management gameplay from disease control to the defense of one of the greatest civilizations in history! Instead of diseases, players face off against the migration of aggressive barbarian tribes. They must defend their cities long enough to forge alliances with the invading hordes, and in doing so save the Empire from certain doom.

Can you defy destiny and prevent the fall of Rome? Pandemic: Fall of Rome will be $49.99 and release in Q4.

Z-Man Games Announces Carcassonne Expansion 9: Hills and Sheep

Sept 2, 2018

Grow your flock, gain the high ground with hills, and cultivate a vineyard in Carcassonne Expansion 9: Hills & Sheep! Pre-order your copy of the ninth expansion for the classic tile-laying game at your local retailer.

Carcassonne Expansion 9: Hills & Sheep will be $17.99 and release in Q4.

The shepherd carefully watches over his flock as they wander through the fields. Over time the flock can grow but be careful; if you wait too long to return your flock to the stable, wolves may attack! After placing a tile with a field, you may choose to place a shepherd and immediately draw a token from the cloth bag. Drawing a sheep token will increase your flock. However, if you draw a wolf token the flock will scatter. Press your luck to grow your flock for additional points.

Get a better view with the hills and gain the advantage from the high ground. Hill tiles are elevated with another tile facedown beneath them. When scoring, the meeple on the hill will break a tie and claim the points. Add thriving vineyards to grow wine around a monastery and increase its value. Watch out for sabotage from your opponents! Only a completed monastery can claim the bonus points from the vineyards.

Stone Age Anniversary Announced by Z-Man Games

Aug 25, 2018

Stone Age Anniversary edition celebrates ten years of this beloved worker placement game.

At the dawn of civilization, our early ancestors faced a constant battle for survival. Over time, they discovered new tools and techniques to improve their lives and the lives of their descendants. For ten years, fans of Stone Age have taken on the role of a human in this bygone era. Beginning with archaic tools, workers have been carefully sent out to collect wood, stone, and gold to attain higher levels of knowledge, build sturdier structures, and create a solid foundation of human civilization. Working under the bright, warm sun of summer, the tribe has grown and thrived.

Now the winter wind has blown in and the biting cold spreads. A dusting of crisp, white snow covers the ground. The kids marvel at the snow, sliding on the slick surface and throwing snowballs at each other. Winter is not all fun and games though. Wild animals stalk the edge of the camp, waiting for their opportunity. The snow continues to fall and temperatures continue to drop. The tribe must quickly work to gather resources, insulating buildings for warmth and storing food to avoid starvation, in order to survive the long winter.

This limited edition features a beautiful double-sided board, upgraded components, and new options for playing in the bitter cold of winter.

Stone Age Anniversary will be $79.99 and release in Q4. Prepare for winter by pre-ordering your copy from Z-Man or your local retailer.

 

Z-Man Games Announce Anchors Aweigh

Aug 15, 2018

Set sail and weigh anchor for an adventure across the sea. Treasure awaits the sailor who is prepared. Quickly grab the supplies you need to complete your journey and return with the most treasure to win.

Anchors Aweigh is available for pre-order from Z-Man Games or your local retailer.

To prepare for your adventure at sea, you’ll need to quickly grab supplies to fill your ship in this real-time game. Pile the various assets onto the center of the table. Leave the tiles how they fall, faceup or facedown. Set thirteen adventure cards around the pile of assets and you’re ready to load your ship.

Once the game starts, flip the adventure cards faceup and you’ll see what you’ll need to load your ship with to complete Discovery, Trade, Contract, and Pirate cards. You have to be quick though. The other players are trying to grab assets to fill their ship at the same time. Flip the asset tiles faceup as you hunt for the items you need. You may need a spyglass tile for one Discovery card but also need a spyglass and a shovel to complete a different card. Try to fill your ship with the correct assets to complete as many adventure cards as you can.

Mesozooic Available for Pre Order from Z-Man Games

July 14, 2018

You glance down at the diagram on your clipboard before looking back at the zoo beginning to take shape in front of you. The herbivore enclosure will fit perfectly in the top corner of the grounds. Maybe a large topiary should go next to it. You look at the diagram again, making a few changes to optimize the layout. Adding another section for the monorail track to zoom guests around the zoo would be a good idea. You adjust your plan and hurry off to talk to the workers. You can’t wait for opening day.

It’s your job as the director to plan and construct a dinosaur zoo to surpass any others. Strategically select the features you want and race against the clock to quickly piece together your zoo’s layout in this real-time card game. Mesozooic is available for pre-order now and will be available in stores in Q4.

Z-Man Games Announces Mesozooic Tile Game

July 1, 2018

The age of the dinosaurs is back—this time safely behind glass! Draw in guests from far and wide to see dinosaurs at your zoo. Select features to build and race against the clock to quickly construct your zoo’s layout in this real-time card game. Perfect for parties and family game nights, Mesozooic is available for preorder from Z-Man Games now!

Dinosaurs are back and the world is clamoring to see them! In Mesozooic, it’s your job as the director to plan and construct a zoo that will surpass any others. Fill your zoo with a variety of crowd-pleasing features: wow your visitors with towering dinosaur enclosures, entertain them with prehistoric attractions, and let them travel around the zoo in style on a network of monorails.

Over the course of three rounds, players will draft the most desirable features into their hand, piece their zoo together in real-time, and score each layout to see who has created the best zoo.

After drafting your favorite features, you’ll have to organize them in your zoo—but things won’t always go as planned! Race against time by frantically sliding the cards one at a time to match up features and optimize your zoo’s layout. Complete dinosaur enclosures, connect monorail tracks, and maintain your attractions to score points. The zoo with the best layout will score the most points!

Careful planning and quick thinking can give you the edge. Astonish guests with the amazing creatures from a land before time. Will guests flock to your dinosaur zoo?

Z-Man Announces Anchors Aweigh

May 21, 2018

An ocean of adventure awaits you in Anchors Aweigh from Z-Man Games!

Load your ship with everything you’ll need, then weigh anchor. Discover items, trade goods, and complete contracts to earn treasure. Grapple with fierce pirates, earning rewards if you defeat them. Will you earn the most treasure?

Adventure Awaits!

The wind rushes, carrying the smell of salt water and ruffling your hair. The crew bustles around you, hauling up crates of supplies and organizing them in the cargo hold. You hear the crash of the waves against the side of the ship. The captain calls for the anchor to be hauled up. It’s time to set sail!

Every adventure requires supplies. You’ll need everything from shovels and rope to a compass and sword. Prepare for your adventure by quickly grabbing tiles representing these pieces of equipment (known as assets), filling your ship’s cargo hold.

Pirates lurk on the high seas, hoping to catch sailors unaware and unprepared. As players continue their adventure, they will come across pirate cards. Each player can choose to fight or flee. If you choose to fight the pirates you must satisfy the supply requirements on the card or else you’ll pay a penalty. If you can satisfy the pirates you’ll reap the benefits, gaining treasure or valuable cargo items.

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