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Z-Man Games Announce Anchors Aweigh

Aug 15, 2018

Set sail and weigh anchor for an adventure across the sea. Treasure awaits the sailor who is prepared. Quickly grab the supplies you need to complete your journey and return with the most treasure to win.

Anchors Aweigh is available for pre-order from Z-Man Games or your local retailer.

To prepare for your adventure at sea, you’ll need to quickly grab supplies to fill your ship in this real-time game. Pile the various assets onto the center of the table. Leave the tiles how they fall, faceup or facedown. Set thirteen adventure cards around the pile of assets and you’re ready to load your ship.

Once the game starts, flip the adventure cards faceup and you’ll see what you’ll need to load your ship with to complete Discovery, Trade, Contract, and Pirate cards. You have to be quick though. The other players are trying to grab assets to fill their ship at the same time. Flip the asset tiles faceup as you hunt for the items you need. You may need a spyglass tile for one Discovery card but also need a spyglass and a shovel to complete a different card. Try to fill your ship with the correct assets to complete as many adventure cards as you can.

GF9 To Publish Dune Tabletop Games

Aug 15, 2018

Gale Force Nine(GF9) has reached a multi-year licensing agreement with Legendary Entertainment and Herbert Properties, LLC to bring the expansive Dune sci-fi franchise to tabletop gaming.

As master licensee, GF9 will produce original tabletop games drawing from the extensive DUNE franchise – including printed work by Frank Herbert, Brian Herbert, and Kevin J. Anderson, as well as direct tie-ins with Legendary’s upcoming film directed by Denis Villeneuve.

“This is only the beginning of our big plans in tabletop for this captivating franchise,” said John-Paul Brisigotti, CEO of GF9. “Dune is a rich and wonderful universe, and we expect to produce an equally expansive and inspired line of games for years to come.”

“Gale Force Nine has consistently demonstrated a skill and passion for building successful tabletop game series alongside category leading partners and we are thrilled to announce this exciting addition to the Dune licensing program,” said Jamie Kampel, Vice President of Licensing & Partnerships for Legendary. “Legendary looks forward to a fun and meaningful contribution to this revered legacy property.”

The full range of products, including board and miniatures games, are scheduled to release just prior to the upcoming Dune theatrical release in 2020. GF9 plans to align with other game companies in numerous categories and formats for future releases as well.

“With this master license, we are excited to collaborate with our peers and leverage their unique expertise to realize a complete spectrum of game types and authentic experiences,” said Brisigotti. Slated for late 2019, their first collaboration is a tabletop role-playing game from Modiphius, publisher of popular licensed games including Star Trek Adventures, Fallout: Wasteland Warfare, Conan, Mutant Chronicles, Achtung! Cthulhu, and Tales from the Loop.

The licensing deal was brokered by Joe LeFavi of Genuine Entertainment, who will manage the Dune license for GF9 and assist in business development with Brisigotti.

Herbert Properties LLC is managed by the Herbert family, and is copyright holder for the Dune series. Frank Herbert first published the bestselling Dune in 1965, and wrote five sequels to the popular novel. After his death in 1986, his son Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson expanded the series with 14 additional books.

Clank! Expeditions: Gold and Silk Announced

Aug 13, 2018

Renegade Game Studios has announced a new expansion for Clank!; Clank! Expeditions: Gold and Silk.

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

This first expedition begins in a mine abandoned by the Ruin Dwarven Mining Company (Ruin DMC) when it became infested with monsters. But it still holds plenty of fold for those daring enough to enter.

Still more wealth awaits in the Spider Queen’s Lair. Surely the Spider Queen herself is just a legend meant to scare people away from such a fancy castle…

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

CMON Announce Starcadia Quest

Aug 10, 2018

CMON announced at GenCon the upcoming Starcadia Quest, taking the PvPvE that you love in Arcadia Questand into space. Not just a reskin, but an advancement in play, streamlining things and just creating a better overall gaming experience.

Space is vast, and it was only a matter of time before the residents of Arcadia developed the technology to explore beyond their own world. Contact has been made with alien planets. Many of them, in fact. Some have proven themselves to be allies, and some… not so much, but enough friends have been made to form a loose partnership. The Starcadian Alliance is not a governing body, but rather an agreement for mutual defense for any threats that may crop up in the universe. It’s a good thing the alliance is in place too, because a threat of epic proportions is on its way!

In Starcadia Quest, 2 to 4 players control Crews of two Heroes in a campaign to defeat the foes of the Starcadian Alliance. While they share the same goals, the Crews are definitely not working together. They compete with each other as much as the game itself. Over the course of a branching campaign, players will decide what direction the story will take. Each choice will allow them to pursue certain opportunities, while leaving others behind. These decisions can have serious consequences later in the campaign. 

 

WizKids Announces Bumuntu Board Game

Aug 10, 2018

Will you earn the animals’ favor, or will you get lost in the jungle? Find out with Bumuntu, coming soon from from WizKids.

A common theme in African folklore is that animals are wise creatures who teach humans to do good and moral things. In Bumuntu, based on the Bakongo culture of central Africa,  you are a tribal leader seeking to befriend the animals. Trek through the jungle, follow the animals’ guidance, and earn their favor. Successfully earn the most favor and the animals will help bring your people to prosperity.

Components:

  • 1 x Jungle Board
  • 80 x Animal Tokens
  • 1 x Favor Board
  • 10 x Favor Tiles
  • 5 x Tribal Leader Pawns
  • 5 x Player Shields
  • 32 x Food Chips
  • 1 x Token Bag

MSRP: $39.99

WizKids Announces MtG: Heroes of Dominaria Board Game

August 9, 2018

WizKids will be releasing Magic: The Gathering: Heroes of Dominaria, their new board game set in the iconic land of Dominaria in both a standard and premium version.

In this Eurogame designed for 2 to 4 players, explore Magic’s most iconic plane and experience the trials and tribulations of being a heroic force on Dominaria. Visit storied locations such as Llanowar, Urborg, and Keld. Draw mana from the world to power abilities and recruit heroes to aid in quests. Discover powerful artifacts and create leylines to draw even more mana from distant lands. Build sites to increase your bond with a location. The land of Dominaria is filled with adventure and excitement! In true Eurogame fashion, use strategy to score the most victory points and emerge victorious.

What’s Different? – Standard vs. Premium Ed.

The Premium edition includes 4 fully-painted miniatures in addition to all of the content included in the standard edition.

Cryptozoic Announces DC Spy Fall Board Game

August 8, 2018

Cryptozoic Entertainment announced the release of the DC Comics Spyfall board game.

In this new iteration of the social deduction game Spyfall, 3-8 players take on the roles of DC’s greatest Super Heroes as they have a secret meeting at an iconic location, such as the Batcave, Daily Planet, or the Fortress of Solitude. The twist is that one of them is secretly The Joker in disguise. In the intense 8-minute rounds, the non-Joker players ask questions and give answers to deduce which one of them is the Clown Prince of Crime without giving away the location, while The Joker player tries to figure out the location before his or her identity is revealed.

DC Spyfall features four modules that add even more variety to the classic Spyfall gameplay. The Powered-Up Module gives each player an Ability card that can provide a One-Shot ability or give that player a restriction. When playing with the Harley Quinn Helper Module, one player is secretly Harley Quinn and tries to help The Joker player win without knowing that player’s identity or revealing his or her own identity

Creating even more zany gameplay are the last two modules. The Joker’s Jest Module introduces an all-Joker deck that can result in everyone playing as The Joker. The player who stops play and correctly recognizes that everyone has Joker cards is the winner. Finally, the Multiverse Madness Module gives most or all of the players different Location cards. It is up to a player to recognize this and get a majority of the others to agree with him or her.

Create your One True Match with Love Battle! High School!

June 26, 2018

Are you ready, class? In Fall 2018, Japanime Games is bringing you the humorous yet tactical harem anime board game Love Battle! High SchoolFrom designer Brett Finnell of LPR Games and artist Adam Swanson, Love Battle! High School is a perfect homegrown addition to Japanime Games’ impressive title line up.

Love Battle! High School is a competitive board game for 2-4 players in which players aim to bring 5 girls together with their high school crush, Hiroshi. Gameplay takes roughly 30-60 minutes to play and is recommended for ages 13+.

Players get to control the bumbling Hiroshi, in addition to the five lovely ladies (Rin, Katsumi, Yuki, Sakiko, and Aika) who are competing for his attention. Vote for your favorite One True Match or Love Triangle, and then spend seven class periods of frantic action gathering Ki Points and playing Match Maker.

President of Japanime Games Eric Price stated, “The Japanime Games Team is excited to be working with Brett to have Love Battle! High Schooljoining our library. Brett has done a fantastic job in capturing the tropes and themes of the Harem Anime Genre into a tabletop experience that we know our fans will love.”

Japanime Games will be kicking off the pre-sale of Love Battle! High School by hosting demos of the game with Brett at their booth at various conventions in 2018, including GenCon. Love Battle! High School will be available through retail, distribution and on the Japanime Games Website.