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April 13, 2019
WizKids is thrilled to announce that The Rise & Fall of Anvalor, its all new co-opetition game is now available North American Game Stores!
Taking place in the iconic Warhammer: Age of Sigmar setting, The Rise & Fall of Anvalor has one to four players, each representing one of six factions, building a stronghold on The Great Parch. Each faction has ulterior motives, however; they seek to take Anvalor under their control to strengthen their influence in all the Mortal Realms.
Players will purchase City Buildings while enemies slowly encroach upon them. When enough enemies have gathered, players must work together to fight them off by rolling dice. Successfully defeated enemies will grant influence to the player who eliminated them, and the player with the most influence at the end of the game is the champion! With over 155,000 unique scenario combinations, The Rise & Fall of Anvalor will offer hours of challenging and variable gameplay.
The Rise & Fall of Anvalor is available now
April 13, 2019
CMON is teaming up with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to bring a classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon to your tabletop with Wacky Races: The Board Game Deluxe. Players will be able to hop into the driver’s seat of their favorite Racer from the series like The Slag Brothers, The Gruesome Twosome, Penelope Pitstop, Peter Perfect, and more as they race down the modular game track, looking to take the checkered flag. However, there’s danger out on the road in the form of Dick Dastardly and his sidekick, Muttley. They’re also out on the race course, controlled by the game itself, setting traps for the other Racers. However, the Racers have seen his tricks before and are prepared. Each Racer has a set of Special Ability cards they can employ to help them get to the front of the pack, as well as avoid those nasty traps!
Wacky Races: The Board Game Deluxe, designed by Andrea Chiarvesio and Fabio Tola features races that are simple, yet strategic. Players place cards matching the terrain their Racer is currently on, with the last card played indicating where Dastardly and Muttley will end up. Players can compete in one-off races or see who’s the fastest over the course of four, with each having own special rules as part of the Championship Circuit!
The Deluxe version of the game comes with 11 beautifully pre-painted miniatures that faithfully recreate the classic look of all the Wacky Racers, with original art and CMON’s artist Giovanna Guimarães. There are also redesigned player dashboards, complete with spaces for the four Special Ability cards each Racer has. Along with that, the Terrain tiles have been made out of thick punch-board, durable enough to handle the toughest road courses.
The pre-order for Wacky Races: The Board Game Deluxe is happening now.
April 11, 2019
Welcome to the most popular bubble tea shop in Taiwan, where you’ll find rich, delicious milk tea filled with chewy pearls and jellies! To make an unforgettable drink, you’ll need to pay attention to crucial elements. More bubbles, less sugar, just the right amount of ice – all of this will make the drink taste different. Sounds good, right?
In Bubble Tea, players race to serve customers their drinks by rolling dice then matching the order by stacking tea base cards and transparent ingredient cards. Whoever can serve customers the fastest and most accurately will win! Coming this July from Renegade Game Studios!
- 6 Dice
- 45 Moji Moji Cards
- 45 Customer Cards
- 10 Tea Base Cards
- 1 Shaker
At a Glance
- Designer & Artist: AzaChen
- Number of Players: 1-5
- For Ages: 8+
- Playing Time: 20 min
March 28, 2019
WizKids is excited to announce the upcoming release of Merlin’s Beast Hunt, a fantasy game of mythic proportions!
In this dice allocation game of mythical beasts, players are wizards competing in a grand tournament to become the Champion of Magic. Merlin has gathered a collection of the most extraordinary magical beasts, which the wizards must capture by planting magical seeds in order to corral them into enclosures and successfully claim them as their own!
Each turn, players will place cards and dice on a board representing the hunting ground, where the mystical creatures roam free. These cards come in 4 unique types and form fences when played, while the dice, with 6 unique types, act as the bases. In order to successfully build fences, players must match the symbols on the dice to the symbols on the cards. Successfully built fences score points at the end of the turn. Players may also add or move beasts on their turns.
The game ends when one player no longer has any of their colored dice in their active dice, or when all spaces contain their maximum allotment of dice and all grid lines have a fence. Players then score VPs for beasts they have captured, and the player with the most VPs wins!
Merlin’s Beast Hunt will release in August 2019!
March 26, 2019
WizKids announces the upcoming release of Europa Base Alpha, a tense game of interstellar construction.
In this thrilling intergalactic race for dominance, players will compete to build the most monumental network of bases on Europa, Jupiter’s moon. To achieve this goal, players will use dice and cards to build their bases by rolling the needed resources! The cards are used in a variety of ways: they can help you or be used to hamper the construction of bases of the other players.
Each round, players will simultaneously play a base card facedown, flipping all of them over at the same time. Then, starting with the player who has been selected to go first, players may play one or more cards from their hand next to another player’s base card. These cards, called Undermining Cards, will make it more difficult for that player to build their base. After each player has either played an Undermining Card or passed, players will roll their dice and try to use the result to successfully build their base. One of the symbols on the dice, the star, acts as a wild symbol, and may be used to represent any other symbol. These dice must be used and may not be rerolled. Each star used during a round grants a Cut Corner token, which will negatively affect that player’s score. Cards may also be played to assist in this effort. If a player fails to build their base, the base card is discarded.
The game ends when either 4 (in a 2 or 4 player game) or 3 (in a 3 player game) rounds have passed. Players will total the points from all built Bases and subtract any points indicated by Cut Corner tokens earned during the game. The player with the most points wins! Europa Base Alpha releases in June 2019!
March 26, 2019
In partnership with German publisher, Funtails, Renegade Game Studios is excited to announce that the upcoming Glen More II: Chronicles, will be available in English worldwide. Renegade Game Studios, a premier board game publisher, works closely with an extensive network of distributors and retailers that can help Glen More II: Chronicles reach fans across the globe. It is expected to go to print later this year.
In Glen More II: Chronicles, each player represents the leader of a Scottish clan from the early medieval ages until the 19th century, a leader looking to expand their territory and wealth. The success of your clan depends on your ability to make the right decision at the right time, be it by creating a new pasture for your livestock, growing barley for whisky production, selling your goods on the various markets, or gaining control of special landmarks such as lochs and castles.
Glen More II: Chronicles is a sequel to Glen More, expanding the gameplay substantially compared to the original game.
- Lead your clan while expanding your territory and increasing your wealth in the Scottish Highlands
- Create pasture for your livestock, grow barley, sell goods, and gain control of landmarks!
- Includes eight expansions that are freely combined to add new gameplay to the base game.
- Carefully crafted for 2-4 leaders ages 12+ to conquer in 90-120 min.
March 25, 2019
In Noctiluca, players are competing to fill jar cards with rare noctiluca dice retrieved from the pool. Grateful healers eagerly await the delivery of specific arrangements of the mystical noctiluca and will reward you for every filled jar. You must carefully balance their requests and strategically gather noctiluca to prove yourself as the best diver in the Cerulean Pools!
The most important aspect of Noctiluca is gathering noctiluca dice from the pool. You’ll need to carefully plan your dive into the water. On each of your turns, you will place a pawn on the shore around the edge of the pool. Then you will have a choice. You can dive straight along one of the two straight paths accessible from the shore you chose. Then choose a number and collect each die showing that number along the path you dive through.
You can place a pawn on any empty shore, but once a pawn has been placed on a shore, no one else can dive from there for the rest of the round. Placing a pawn can both claim the perfect noctiluca dice for yourself, while simultaneously blocking off what your opponent needs!
Collecting noctiluca and filling jars for points is the core of Noctiluca, but within this simple task is a world of strategic depth. You can pre-order your copy of this beautiful game from acclaimed designer Shem Phillips.
March 24, 2019
Mental Blocks is a game of puzzling perspectives from Pandasaurus Games, designed by Micah Sawyer and developed by Jonathan Gilmour (Dead of Winter, Dinosaur Island)!
Players complete a puzzle using oversized foam blocks, but can only see one perspective of the design. You’ll have to cooperate to complete the puzzle as a team, but you had better hurry – there’s a time limit. Plus, players have different additional challenges, such as no talking, or not touching certain color blocks.
Mental Blocks is fast, frantic fun, with 60 puzzles in the box – 30 Family mode and 30 Challenge mode, that all ramp in difficulty. You can also add a traitor to add even more chaos to the mix!