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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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Z-Man Games Announces Carcassonne Big Box Set

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August 6, 2017

Positioned along vital trade routes across southern France, the countryside surrounding the fortified city of Carcassonne is a hub of activity. Noble knights patrol the city streets keeping the peace as merchants peddle their wares in the market. Outside of town, robbers prey on unsuspecting travelers while monks and farmers live a seemingly idyllic life in the country.

For seventeen years, players have been able to explore this vast landscape in Klaus Jurgen-Wrede’s Carcassonne , the 2001 Spiel des Jahres winner. Each game transports players to medieval France where, using just tiles and some wooden meeples, they create an entire world brimming with possibilities. With its simple yet engaging gameplay, Carcassonne has captivated audiences from around the world since its debut in 2000.

Now, new and experienced Carcassonne players alike can get their hands on the latest version of the Carcassonne Big Box!

Containing the original game, and packed with eleven expansion titles, the Big Box highlights the Carcassonne experience! It is the perfect collection for Carcassonne fans and anyone who wants to bring this bestselling game to the table with as much variety as possible. Dive into the world of Carcassonne and discover everything it has to offer with the Carcassonne Big Box!

Carcassone goes Under the Big Top In A New Expansion!

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July 25, 2017

It’s the Greatest Show On Earth! Z-Man Games has released the 10th expansion for Carcassonne, Under the Big Top, where the focus is on scoring points through interactions with adjacent tiles.

Included in Under the Big Top ($20 retail) are 40 new tiles, animal tokens, ringmaster meeples, and a wood big-top piece. Circus tiles give points both to the meeples on them and to those on adjacent tiles. Acrobat tiles score multiple meeples, with new ones stacked in a pyramid when tiles are placed adjacent. And ringmaster meeples are placed as normal but score bonus points for adjacent circus and acrobat tiles.

The tent has been pitched outside of town and the performers are ready to thrill the crowd with their death-defying stunts. A new world of excitement awaits in Under the Big Top, the tenth expansion for award-winning tile-laying game Carcassonne. Capturing the thrill of the circus, this expansion incorporates twenty new Land tiles and two new follower types into the Carcassonne library. Players can use them to attract people from all over the countryside to view their menagerie of animals or witness their feats of death-defying skill. Just like the daring risks that circus performers take, Under the Big Top gives players plenty of opportunities to score big points—if they can draw in the crowds!

Z-Man Games Previews Majesty: For the Realm

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July 13, 2017

Z-Man Games is proud to announce Majesty: For the Realm, an exciting 2-4 player game from designer Marc André and illustrator Anne Heidsieck set to be released this fall.

In Majesty, you take on the role of a king or queen seeking to gain power during the Middle Ages. Like any good monarch, you have plenty of subjects ready to do your bidding and help your kingdom grow. Running a kingdom is no easy task and you must make the best use of your subjects and buildings if you want to succeed.

Pandemic Legacy Season 2 Release Announced by Z-Man Games

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June 26, 2017

The world is on the brink of total collapse. Already devastated by a terrible plague, much of the globe has gone dark. Small groups of survivors struggle to keep the world alive, but their efforts are no longer enough. The world needs leaders to rise up and find the way back from the brink of extinction. That task has fallen to you. You must find a way or nobody will. You are humanity’s last chance.

Z-Man Games is excited to announce the upcoming release of Pandemic Legacy: Season 2, the standalone follow-up to the critically-acclaimed and best-selling Pandemic Legacy: Season 1.

A cooperative legacy game for two to four players, Pandemic Legacy: Season 2 immerses players in a harrowing tale of survival. It is seventy-one years after the events of Pandemic Legacy: Season 1, and humanity has been brought to its knees. A network of the last known cities persists, supplied by the “havens,” isolated stations floating in the ocean far from the plague. Three generations of survivors have called the havens home. Most of them have never set foot on the mainland. But now supplies are running low and the people have turned to you to lead. It is up to you to save what remaining cities you can and stop the world from ending for good.

Pandemic Legacy: Season 2 offers a dynamic experience that sweeps players up in a desperate fight for survival. Having grown up on the havens, the mainland is largely a mystery to you. But now you must travel there to maintain the grid of remaining cities and explore the areas of the world that have fallen dark.

This task will not be easy. The plague has hit the mainland hard and there is no hope of developing a cure. The cities that remain need the supplies you provide to keep hanging on. Pandemic Legacy: Season 2 presents a unique spin on the classic Pandemic formula. The City, Epidemic, and Event cards all return, but instead of removing Disease cubes from the board, you must now add Supply cubes to ward off the plague.

Z-Man Games Announces Junggle

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June 21, 2017

Z-Man Games is happy to announce Junggle, a series of five exciting games in one package from Bruno Faidutti and Anja Wrede.

The five games included in Junggle can accommodate groups of almost any size, making it equally suitable for couples, families, or entertainment for an entire party. What’s more, with quick playtimes ranging from ten to fifteen minutes, Junggle offers you the flexibility to play several games in a row or get a quick game in at lunch.

Sharing a deck of cards, each game in Junggle beckons you to step into the jungle and explore the relationship between the animals that live there. Each animal has a role to play, and each game changes the dynamics between the animals in exciting new ways.