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Clank! In! Space! Apocalypse! Available in Stores Now.

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.

 

Z-Man Announces A Feast for Odin: The Norwegians

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.

Slap It! Announced by Renegade Game Studios

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
MSRP: $15.00

  • 1 Double Sided Portal Tile
  • 2 Large Dice (1 Monster Die, 1 Direction Die)
  • 20 Monster cards numbered 1-20
  • 1 Rulebook

Pandemic: Fall of Rome Available for Pre Order Now!

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.

Days of Wonder Announces The River

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.

Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig Announced by Stonemaier Games

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.

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.