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Dec 9, 2018
Dire Wolf Digital, in partnership with Penny Arcade, announced the next major installment for the award-winning and best-selling board game Clank! A Deck-Building Adventure.
Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated extends the deck-building fun of Clank! with exciting new legacy-style gameplay! Found your own franchise of the legendary adventuring company Acquisitions Incorporated, and shepherd your fledgling treasure-hunters to immortal corporate glory over the course of multiple games. Your game board, your deck, and your world change as you play to create a unique campaign tailored to your adventuring party. Be cunning, be bold, and most importantly be ready:
Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated will release in the Fall of 2019.
“It’s been difficult to get us to stop playing Clank! at the Penny Arcade office, and we were delighted that this gave us an opportunity to count that as working time,” said Jerry Holkins of Penny Arcade. “Clank! has been rattling around in our imaginations ever since we first played it on release, so it was a real delight to finally get to see some of those ideas realized in the actual game.”
“We’re beyond thrilled to be working with the mad scientists at Penny Arcade to make some Clank!-y noise in the Acquisitions Incorporated universe,” said Scott Martins, President of Dire Wolf Digital. “We’ve been fans of PA for years, and Acq Inc is such a great sensibility fit with Clank! that we jumped at the chance to bring the two together. It’s like getting chocolate in your peanut butter.”
Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated will be available from your friendly local game store next Fall, finally allowing players to live, as we do, as immortal forever-kings of this timeless corporate entity.
Nov 23, 2018
Plaid Hat Games is pleased to Introduce Gen7: The Breaking Point, an expansion for their upcoming Crossroads game.
Breaking Point adds components for 5-6 players and an all-new scenario! Gather your crew and continue your journey across the stars as humanity struggles for survival among the stars.
Breaking Point adds two new barracks to the four found in Gen7: Logistics and Security. The Logistics Barracks can be used in any play of Gen7, benefitting from a third schema slot, allowing a Logistics player to further customize their strategy. The Security Barracks is used in the special competitive scenario included in Breaking Point. In addition to two new barracks, Breaking Point also includes an all-new optional scenario for Gen7 players! Designed to follow the events of the base game, this scenario is a competitive version of the cooperative experience found in Gen7
In Gen7: Breaking Point, the allies you’ve come to rely on may be revealed as the gravest threats to your barracks and your mission. Included in this expansion are new crew and more, presenting players with even more variety on each playthrough of the Gen7 campaign.
Nov 22, 2018
Humanity yearns for the stars and the race to explore is in full swing! With everyone wanting to claim their spot in history and start the golden age of space exploration, you must make strategic choices to outwit your opponents. Compete against other agencies to hire the best specialists, expand your research, upgrade your rocket, and complete missions in this retro resource management game.
Lift Off will be $59.99 and release in spring 2019. You can pre-order your copy of Lift Off through Z-Man Games or your local retailer today!
The unexplored cosmos awaits you in Lift Off. Build your space agency and compete to claim the most glorious milestones of space travel. New research has refined techniques to send astronauts into space. Specialists in the field will give your agency the edge. Bring a lead researcher or astronaut commander onboard and prepare for launch.
With the skills and technology to reach space finally within humanity’s grasp, there are many different possibilities to explore. Send up the first satellites, mine minerals from asteroids, build an orbital trading post, or land on a new planet. Select your missions carefully. A more complex mission will have a bigger payoff for your agency but will require more work.
To prepare for your missions you’ll need to develop technologies: life support, oxygen, energy, and fuel. You’ll also need to carefully manage your agency’s funds to upgrade your rocket to carry larger loads and fly more efficiently with rocket boosters. An upgraded rocket will be better suited to tackle the more ambitious missions. Plan ahead and your agency will win the race to the stars!
Nov 22, 2018
Red Menace from Battlespace Games is a solitaire war game pitting the strategic nuclear and defensive forces of the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom against those of the Soviet Union and its client state, Cuba, in 1959. ?
The game focuses primarily on the role of strategic bombers, but other types of supporting aircraft such as Interceptors, Airborne Early Warning, and Aerial Refueling Tankers are also represented. The player takes control of the United States, Canada and United Kingdom. Decisions for the Soviet units are made by the game system using random events and dice.
The term “Red Menace” was used during the Cold War by the U.S. because it was believed that thousands of Soviet bombers could be unleashed at a moment’s notice. This turned out not to be true (the Soviets had several hundred bombers at best, and many had significant range limitations). ?
The game is not meant to be an accurate simulation of the actual capabilities of the strategic forces involved, but rather reflects what the governments and citizens of the U.S., Canada and the U.K. believed could happen. ?
Nov 10, 2018
Massachusetts, 1926. Too long has the city of Arkham lived on its placid island of ignorance in the midst of the black seas of infinity. Only a small handful of unlucky investigators dare to now plunge into that abyss, to struggle against the ancient evils that threaten reality from every corner of this New England town.
Arkham Horror Third Edition is a board game of cooperation and cosmic horror for up to six players. Inspired by the writings of H.P. Lovecraft, each unique scenario puts you in the shoes of one of Arkham’s investigators as they explore the streets of the city and work together to save humanity from unknowable horrors.
Now, those horrors have arrived. Arkham Horror Third Edition is available now from your local retailer or Fantasy Flight Games! Can your mind survive the eldritch truths that await within?
Nov 7, 2018
A new crossover board game, conceived by Sony and IDW, is set to headline an extensive plan to develop games for both franchises in 2019.
IDW Games and Sony Pictures Consumer Products announced plans to develop a series of tabletop games for both Men in Black and Ghostbusters franchises including, for the first time, a crossover miniatures board game featuring both Men In Black and Ghostbusters. The multi-year agreement comes ahead of the new Men In Black movie set for June 2019 and Ghostbusters celebrating its 35th Anniversary in June 2019.
Currently under development, Men In Black/Ghostbusters: Ecto-terrestrial Invasion will be a miniatures loaded board game featuring the world’s foremost protectors teaming up to take down a threat unlike any they have faced before. Making up the Ghostbusters team will be Peter Venkman, Egon Spangler, Ray Stanz, and Winston Zeddmore, and the MIB team will consist of Agent J, Agent K, Agent L and Zed. While these two teams have faced unearthly threats before, the strength of the Ecto-terrestrials is nearly overwhelming, but that doesn’t mean there can’t be a little friendly competition.
Nov 5, 2018
The ocean waves crash into the shore on a bright summer day. As the villagers start their morning, a cry goes out. The tide has changed and filled the lagoon to bursting with fish of all shapes and sizes! The Miauians quickly hurry to grab their preferred fishing equipment: everything from fishing rods and nets to a snorkel and spear. Racing down to the water, cats of all ages dive in to chase after the best fish. The annual fishing festival has begun!
Travel to the tropical island filled with cats in Miaui! Cute illustrations and light, fun gameplay make this card game a perfect addition for family game night. Pre-order your copy of Miaui today from Z-Man Games or your local retailer.
On the island of Miaui (MEOW-ee), the villagers count down the days until the tide changes, bringing in a wealth of fish to the nearby lagoon. Once the first surge of fish is spotted, the whole village comes together for the fishing festival. The most skilled Miauian divers try to bring back the most valuable fish from the lagoon for the evening feast. All kinds of fish are served at the feast but beware the gooey jellyfish and the thieving seagulls.
Miauians of all shapes, sizes, and age compete for glory at the fishing festival. Players will select their diver from a quirky cast of characters illustrated by Paul Mafayon. Will the kitten win their very first fishing competition or will the grandpa cat take the victory? May the best diver win!
Nov 5, 2018
Neon Gods is a story of street gangs set in a kaleidoscopic near future of heightened reality. Start your own (legitimate) businesses and watch them flourish. Recruit the finest disillusioned ne’er-do-wells to hold your territory, and purchase black market resources that’ll give you the edge. Be prepared to fight for what’s yours, because your opponents will muscle in on your territory. And don’t forget the cops, who clearly don’t have anything better to do than harass innocent business owners such as yourself.
The world may not think much of you, but in the back alley glow of the neon night, you can be a god.
The Guardians once fought for justice, but these legendary heroes stepped aside after InterGov, the first world government, united the planet in peace. Nearly three decades have passed, but law and order are once more threatened. Renegade factions have emerged to challenge InterGov, and a new generation of heroes must rise up to defend it!
Assemble a team and send them against your enemy, in this tactical, super-powered card game. Seize key locations while combining each hero’s unique abilities to unleash ultimate attacks! Explore ten distinct heroes, each bringing an incredible amount of variability to their team. Combine each hero’s unique deck of powerful cards to discover new combos, outflank your opponent and fight your way to glory!
The War of Ashes rages on! Two new Phoenixborn join the fight, bringing their different magical abilities with them. Rimea Careworn can perceive the spirit world that lies beyond Argaia, and she pulls from it to challenge her opponents with powerful ancestral guardians. Xander Heartsblood is the primal defender of Vallen, and he uses the savage reptile beasts of the oasis to defend it. Both The Ghost Guardians and The King of Titans are available now.
In addition to these new releases, don’t forget that GEN7 and Comanauts are releasing later next month!