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USAopoly Announces Harry Potter: Death Eaters Rising

June 30, 2019

USAopoly® (The OP) announced their latest Wizarding World-themed creation: HARRY POTTER™: Death Eaters™ Rising.

Based on the fifth film, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Death Eaters Rising is a cooperative card and dice game where players must join forces to fight the growing threat of Lord Voldemort™ and his Death Eaters. HARRY POTTER: Death Eaters Rising flies onto shelves this fall.

HARRY POTTER: Death Eaters Rising captures the difficulties and terrors Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger faced during their fifth year at Hogwarts as they scramble to persuade the wizarding world of Voldemort’s return,” said Pat Marino, Lead Game Designer, USAopoly. “Just as setbacks and devastation befell Harry and his friends during their journey, players can expect an equally challenging path to success in Death Eaters Rising that makes victory much more rewarding.”

In HARRY POTTER: Death Eaters Rising, each player must assemble teams of witches and wizards from the Order of the Phoenix, Dumbledore’s Army and Hogwarts to fight against the growing threat of the Dark Lord. Starting with either Harry Potter or Hermione Granger™ representing Dumbledore’s Army, Minerva McGonagall™ or Albus Dumbledore™ from Hogwarts™, or Nymphadora Tonks™ or Sirius Black™ from the Order of the Phoenix, players will be able to rally a variety of year-5 characters to their cause. These include fan-favorite characters, Ginny Weasley™, Luna Lovegood™, Alastor Moody, Mrs. Norris, Severus Snape™ and Rubeus Hagrid™. The collective armies and players must then work together to stop the spread of dark influence throughout the wizarding world.

Players will have to battle Dark Wizards Peter Pettigrew, Bellatrix Lestrange, Lucius Malfoy and others that bear the dark mark for control of key wizarding world locations, including the Ministry of Magic, Diagon Alley™ and Hogsmeade Village. To be successful, players must vanquish Voldemort’s Death Eaters and eventually defeat You-Know-Who before they corrupt and take control the wizarding world.

HARRY POTTER: Death Eaters Rising is designed for 2-4 players ages 11 and up, with an estimated runtime of 45-60 minutes.

The cooperative card and dice game will be available this fall for $49.95 MSRP.

Clank! Temple of the Ape Lords Available to Pre Order

June 28, 2019

If you have an insatiable thirst for plunder, Clank! Expeditions is for you: a series of boards to continue your deck-building adventures.

Adventure deep into the jungle where the fabled Temple of the Ape Lords is said to reside. Valuable relics of their lost civilization await you…as does an undying mechanical guardian the Ape Lords left behind. Even when you find the temple, navigating its mechanized passages may prove trickier than you expect!

This expansion requires Clank! A Deck-Building Adventure to play!

Number of Players: 2-4
For Ages: 12+
Playing Time: 30-60 minutes
MSRP: $20.00

CONTENTS

  • 1 Two-sided game board

  • 1 Ape Boss Marker

  • 4 player markers

  • 1 Rulebook

Bunny Kingdom In The Sky Expansion Now Available from Iello!

May 20, 2019

Bunny Kingdom in the Sky adds a new game board to the world of Bunny Kingdom that allows you to link fiefs in the sky with those on land. Aside from the game board, this expansion includes new cards, new types of resources, a set of playing pieces that allow five bunnies to play in the same game, and a larger type of building that increases your influence in that area by a factor of five.

Bunny Kingdom (2017) is a well regarded card drafting and area control game from the magical designer Richard Garfield. In Bunny Kingdom, players draft cards to place resources, bunnies and buildings on the board, trying to create fiefs with the most influence.

The Rise and Fall of Anvalor Available Now from WizKids

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

Pre-Orders Available For Wacky Races: The Board Game Deluxe

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.

 

Renegade Game Studios Taking Pre-orders for Bubble Tea

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!

Contents Summary:

  • 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

WizKids Announces Merlin’s Beast Hunt

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!

WizKids Announces Europa Base Alpha

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!