May 20, 2019
Two new games now available from The United States Playing Card company: It’s Blunderful and Shuffle Grand Prix
It’s Blunderful is a party game where you bet on how others would respond to awkward situations. It’s easy to learn you’ll be having fun in a matter of 30 seconds. With dynamic conversations and inspired storytelling, you’ll be surprised at the things you learn about your friends, family and yourself. The game has fun, non-offensive content that’s relatable to adults so you can play with all of your adult friends and family. The strategic betting component raises the stakes for competitive players and keeps all players involved in every turn. Each player has their own betting scorecard used to place their bets. Read the Blunderful card and secretly choose how you would react. Other players place their bets on how they believe you would react. Everyone reveals their answers. Players who guessed the correct answer gain the points they wagered, but those who guessed incorrectly lose the number of points they wagered. The first person to reach 100 points wins. Enjoy the camaraderie, the laughter and the stories that arise about the awkward moments – we’ve all been there.
Shuffle Grand Prix is a Racing Card Game where fellow drivers battle in a fast-paced, strategic challenge to out-distance the competition Just like your favorite racing video games, you select your drivers to take advantage of their unique abilities. Play cards to slow your opponents and protect yourself against sabotage. The person who travels the furthest distance by the time the distance cards run out takes home the checkered flag. It is everyone for themselves out there, so don’t be left behind. With just the right amount of strategy, intense graphics and action to amuse and engage, Shuffle Grand Prix is a family-friendly game that appeals to the competitive side of us all. It’s also a great gateway into light strategy games!
Nov 18, 2018
Renegade Game Studios has announced the upcoming release of Revolution of 1828, a 2 player game where you are trying to become America’s 7th President.
It is 1828 and the time for elections has come around again in this newly-formed democracy we call the United States of America. John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson are the candidates vying for the people’s votes. For the first time in history, this grand campaign is also fought on the pages of newspapers and the eager public audience. This was an election that found its way into history books with its yet unseen ruthlessness and malevolence. This was America’s first smear campaign.
In this two-player game, you are trying to become the next President of the United States! To reach this lofty goal, each player will try to take Election tiles that suit you best and hinder your opponent’s campaign. Election tiles allow you to garner the allegiance of Electors and use the power of Smear Campaigns to skew the populace in your favor. If you also use the powerful Campaign Actions to your advantage and have the press look the other way, nothing should stand in your way!
Gain the most votes by the end of the game and start your work as America’s 7th President!
Number of Players: 2
For Ages: 12+
Playing Time: 30-60 minutes
Sept 15, 2018
Renegade Game Studios announced that Clank! In! Space! Apocalypse! is now available online and at select retailers.
Clank! In! Space! Apocalypse! is the first expansion to hit deck-building game Clank! In! Space! While the galaxy belongs to Lord Eradikus, small pockets of resistance continue to oppose him. With the evil cyborg turning his oculus implants to these ragtag heroes, it is up to you and your fellow thieves to aboard his ship and loot his valuable artifacts before his wicked scheme wipes out the entire universe.
The first intergalactic expansion for hit deck-building game Clank! In! Space! features a new mechanic where players select one of eight new Scheme cards, each representing one of Lord Eradikus’s dastardly plans to devastate the galaxy. It’s up to players to stop the apocalypse and save the galaxy, or at least escape with the treasure before someone else does!
Clank! In! Space! Apocalypse! includes the following contents:
- Two Double-sided Game Board Modules
- 35 Adventure Deck Cards
- Eight Large Scheme Cards
- One Haldos Boss Marker
This expansion retails for $25 MSRP and requires the Clank! In! Space! base game.
Sept 15, 2018
In the realms of crafting, trade, discover, and battle, you have already proven yourself a worthy chieftain. Now it’s time to broaden your horizons, to explore and tame new lands, and to bring further wealth and glory to your tribe.
Z-Man Games announces the release of The Norwegians, an expansion that continues the epic saga of the critically-acclaimed A Feast for Odin, providing a host of new lands to discover, more wares, more animals, new challenges, and a multitude of new actions to perform.
Will you lead your tribe to glory? Keep an eye on our website for more articles about the new options and strategy presented in A Feast for Odin: The Norwegians available for preorder now.
The Norwegians will be $39.99 and release in late 2018.
Sept 14, 2018
A portal to another dimension has opened, and monsters are pouring out. What do you do when you encounter a monster? Slap it!
In Slap It!, players race to be the first to slap the correct monster, but that’s not always as easy as it seems. With new monsters coming out of the portal, and the dice changing the rules, you’ll need to stay on your toes and be lightning fast. And if you see a monster coming… Slap It!
Number of Players: 2-8
For Ages: 7+
Playing Time: 5-10 minutes
- 1 Double Sided Portal Tile
- 2 Large Dice (1 Monster Die, 1 Direction Die)
- 20 Monster cards numbered 1-20
- 1 Rulebook
Sept 11, 2018
Citizens, soldiers, and allies of the Roman Empire unite in Pandemic: Fall of Rome! Raise armies, defend your cities, and forge alliances to ward off relentless barbarian incursions. Can you hold the line against the invading horde and prevent the fall of Rome?
Pandemic: Fall of Rome follows the proud tradition of the award-winning Pandemic, transforming the signature cooperative crisis management gameplay from disease control to the defense of one of the greatest civilizations in history! Instead of diseases, players face off against the migration of aggressive barbarian tribes. They must defend their cities long enough to forge alliances with the invading hordes, and in doing so save the Empire from certain doom.
Can you defy destiny and prevent the fall of Rome? Pandemic: Fall of Rome will be $49.99 and release in Q4.
Sept 2, 2018
The River is a standalone game designed for 2 to 4 players and plays in 30 to 45 minutes. It includes 1 double-sided board, 4 sets of components containing 1 River board, 1 Boat and 5 Pioneers, 65 Terrain Tiles, 20 Bonus Tokens, 1 First Player Pawn, 44 Wooden Resources, 33 Building Cards, and a rulebook. The River is expected to be available in October at Essen Spiel and then in November in North America and Europe at a suggested retail price of $40/40€.
In the game, you embody pioneers embarking down a river in search of a new lands to settle. As you explore the untouched frontier, you will have to work twice as hard to manage your workers as they start to settle down along the way. The player with the most impressive settlement will be declared the winner!
By using resources, expanding territory, and cultivating lands, you must take a decisive strategy to outmatch your opponents. Every decision counts in this fast and streamlined tile-placement game.
Sept 1, 2018
Stonemaier Games have worked out a licensing deal with Bezier Games (developer/partner), and is publishing their newest game, Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig!
Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig, designed by Ben Rosset and Matthew O’Malley, is a tile-drafting game for 2-7 players (45-60 minutes). You work with the player on your left to design one castle, and with the player on your right on another castle. But there is only one winner…
This game features hundreds of unique tiles with art by Agnieszka Dabrowiecka, Laura Bevon, & Barlomiej Kordowski. It also includes 7 custom wooden castle tokens, a double-sided scorepad, and a 4-piece Game Trayz insert that ensures a super fast setup.
The retail release date for this $45 game is October 19, 2018.