Tag Archives: board games
June 11, 2018
SEAL TEAM FLIX is a fully co-operative or solo tactical dexterity game that pits 1-4 players against an eco-terrorist group called, Gaia’s Hope. Players will travel modern through urban landscapes, such as an office building, warehouse, bank vault and three others.
Accuracy plays a huge role in winning, and this game has a prominent dexterity factor that emulates the importance of skill and speed.
The game has two modes: Campaign and Skirmish, in which players embark on an 8-Mission non-linear campaign or simply choose one of the 17 Missions to play as a skirmish. In addition, the game’s difficulty scales both with the number of SEALs playing as well as three optional Difficulty levels.
Each mission is objective-based, with primary and secondary objectives which need to be resolved to successfully complete each mission. For example, in some missions you must locate and acquire intelligence against Gaia’s Hope. In others, you must diffuse time bombs or rescue hostages.
While you are given intelligence at the beginning of each mission as to the number and nature of the objectives that need to be completed, every game will be different because you will never know where on the map they are until you physically locate them with your SEALs.
June 4, 2018
Battlespace Games announces Jester’s Court, Suit Thyself!
You are a powerful Mage. But not that powerful. And you and some other Spell Casters have managed to anger some very powerful Wizards? So the Wizards of Hearts, Spades, Diamonds, and Clubs banished all the upstarts to a small pocket of Limbo called Jester’s Court? Now you and the others must escape. To do that you must collect a banner from each Wizard’s suit. By crossing an edge of Jester’s Court, you gain that banner.
Jester’s Court, Suit Thyself! is a 2 to 4 player game for ages 9 and up. It has unique movement and competitive mechanics with subtle degrees of luck and strategy.
Using cards, players maneuver their Mage on a grid and attack other players to weaken their avatars and eventually cause them to lose some of the suits they’ve collected.
Blocking stones may also be placed, and players may also take steps to heal their Mage.
May 22, 2018
WizKids is excited to announce a new game that puts the Fun in dungeon, Fungeon Party!
Designed by Brian Lewis, David McGregor, Marissa Misura, and Tom Jones, this is a fast paced, quest completion game which takes a traditional dungeon party and puts them in a truly nontraditional dungeon crawler.
2 to 5 players pick a class from a list of classic adventure choices; such as Barbarian, Cleric, Ranger, and Wizard, just to name a few. Each class has their own stats, which can be upgraded as experience points are earned, as well as a special ability that will help the party complete a pile of at least 6 quests.
Quest cards are drawn from a stack and placed in the middle of all players. Using a cell phone or stopwatch, a timer is set for 30 seconds per quest, so 6 quests would be a 3-minute timer. Someone yells “GO”, the top quest card is flipped over, and the goal is to complete all quests before the timer runs out! Sounds simple, but is it?
What types of quests would you expect in a Fungeon? Stack dice on your forehead, bounce dice into the box, knock down a meeple surrounded by dice, balance a meeple on a stick. These, and many more wacky quests await the brave adventures that travel through the corridors of a Fungeon!
Gather your party and check out this quick, easy, and FUN game to learn and play!Fungeon Party will be available at your Friendly Local Game Store June 2018 for $29.99. Pre-order today!
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?
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.
May 20, 2018
Return to the world of Cacao with Z-Man Games announcement of Cacao: Diamante, available for preorder!
Cacao: Diamante adds more depth with four new modules: The Gem Mines, the Tree of Life, the Emperor, and the New Workers. Play the modules individually or combine them to customize your gameplay. Combine Cacao: Diamante and Cacao: Chocolatl with the base game for a gigantic variant!
Walking deeper into the mine it gets colder and darker. The rocks shift as you run your hand along the wall. Lifting your torch, the light reflects on something in the distance. You walk closer and see the edge of a gem embedded in the wall. With your tools and a bit of work to excavate it, a ruby falls from the rock into your hand. Just a few more gems to find before returning to the tribe.
With the Gem Mine module of Cacao: Diamante, players can send workers to unearth valuable gems in the mines. Players uncover the colorful gem pieces from a three-dimensional mine cart. Collect gems in all four colors and exchange them for the valuable gold and gemstone-encrusted masks.
May 18, 2018
CMON Limited announced that they have teamed with Gaumont, the oldest film company and producer of Narcos to design and publish Narcos: The Board Game, based on the Golden Globe and Emmy ® award-nominated television series.
Currently in production for season 4, Narcos chronicles the true-life rise to power of drug lords and the explosion of cocaine trafficking in the world. Narcos continues to grow in popularity around the world, with season 3 premiering as the most in-demand digital original in the U.S. and one of the top five worldwide according to Parrot Analytics. Available for viewing on the world’s most popular streaming service, Netflix, the show is currently available in over 130 countries.
Narcos: The Board Game, designed by Fel Barros and Renato Sasdelli, puts two to five players in the roles of the series’ most powerful characters and factions as they rewrite the story behind the rise and fall of El Patrón. One person acts as El Patrón, managing a growing narcotics empire while trying to keep their location on the board a secret. The remaining players lead the Hunter Factions: the DEA, Policía Nacional de Colombia, Cali Cartel, and the guerrilla extremist group. These seemingly disparate groups are united in their common interest to discover the hidden position of El Patrón, sharing information and discussing strategies. If the El Patrón player manages to complete their secret objectives without being captured by the Hunters, they win. However, if the Hunters are able to uncover El Patrón’s location, they succeed in their mission and win.
“Working with Gaumont to bring Narcos to the tabletop has been an incredible adventure,” commented David Preti, CMON’s Creative Director. “Every aspect of this game is carefully coordinated with the Gaumont team to ensure that the show fans love is brought to life on the tabletop unlike anyone could have imagined, while also appealing to players who have never seen the show.”
“CMON is known for its focus on high-quality and engaging games and we trust them to develop and design the first Narcos board game title that will allow our millions of Narcos fans to immerse themselves within the storylines and characters of the show” added Tim Stephen, Head of Legal and Business Affairs at Gaumont.
Narcos: The Board Game is scheduled for release in Q4 of 2018 with an SRP of $54.99.
May 13, 2018
DIG and its expansion DIG: DRAGON! were designed with the following principles: simple mechanics, a mix of strategy and push-your-luck, an adventurous fantasy RPG atmosphere and a retro look from the golden age of console gaming.
The game has received positive reviews all around the world. While easy to learn, DIG and DIG:DRAGON! will challenge you to take some risks in order to enjoy them to the fullest. Whether you choose to dig carefully, alone or surround yourself with mighty Companions, the game will always feel different each time you play it.
A week left to get in on this revised edition of DIG and it’s expansion!
May 10, 2018
Altiplano is now available from Renegade Game Studio!
The inhabitants of the Altiplano, the high plateau between the Easter and Western Andes, need to be creative to develop the scant vegetation and the available resources.
By fishing at Lake Titicaca, mining ore in the mountains, breeding alpacas, and actively trading local goods, the inhabitants generate continually grow in wealth.
New production sites are built, orders are fulfilled, and goods are stored for hard times. And road construction should not be neglected either, as that is needed to speed up development.
The inhabitant who best uses his potential will have the highest yield in the end!
Number of Players: 2-5
For Ages: 12+
Playing Time: 60-120 Minutes