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No Honor Among Thieves Card Game Announced by Carpe Omnis Games

June 15, 2018

No Honor Among Thieves from Carpe Omnis Games is a competitive/cooperative card game for three to six players, in which each player assembles a crew of thieves and sets out to see who can steal the most lucre from the rich and powerful of a fantasy city. Working alone is difficult, but working together leaves you open to treachery by your so-called allies–or gives you the chance to betray them, and take it all for yourself. An unspoken code of honor exists among the thieves of this city, but that won’t last past the first betrayal, and once that uneasy trust is gone the game gets more dangerous as players gain access to additional underhanded abilities.

The rich and powerful of the kingdom keep their wealth safe behind barred doors and armed guards, but you know a guy who’s good with locks and another who’s good with his fists. Or you know someone who can climb like a monkey, and someone else who could charm the fangs off a snake. How you do it is up to you. The important thing is that there’s gold there for the taking, and you’re going to take it all.

Assemble your crew. Make your plans. And make sure to keep a careful eye on everyone else, because everyone knows there’s no such thing as honor among thieves.

The Shadow City Now Available for A Game of Thrones TCG

June 15, 2018

The Shadow City, the first Chapter Pack in the Dance of Shadows cycle for A Game of Thrones: The Card Game, is now available from Fantasy Flight Games.

Darkness descends on Westeros as howling winds sweep down from the north. The Night’s Watch is plagued by conspiracy and dissension within its own ranks, but the nightfires of R’hllor burning at the Wall conceal their own darkness within the flickering flames. In the south, King’s Landing is drawn into a quagmire of intrigue, and across the Narrow Sea, a new claimant emerges—a lord proclaimed as Aegon Targaryen secretly sails towards the Seven Kingdoms. Shadows have come for A Game of Thrones: The Card Game.

Within The Shadow City, you’ll find the thrilling start of the game’s fifth cycle and your first chance to duck into the shadows of A Game of Thrones: The Card Game as you play out the most notable events of A Dance with Dragons. Every faction receives at least one shadow card in this expansion, and with characters like Varamyr Sixskins, Janos Slynt, and Ser Robert Strong arriving to swell your ranks, you’ll have the chance to take your schemes to the next level.

No matter which faction you support in the struggle for the Iron Throne, you’ll be able to take your first steps into the shadows with this expansion pack. Embrace the darkness and bring the power of shadows to your games of A Game of Thrones: The Card Game!

The Labyrinths of Lunacy Available Now for Arkham Horror TCG

June 13, 2018

You awaken from a deep sleep in a strange place, without any idea of where you are or how you got there. Your body is fatigued to the point that even standing is a herculean task, and your blurred vision makes it impossible to get your bearings. In fact, you and your fellow investigators are the prisoners of some cruel mastermind, using you as his test subjects in inhumane experiments designed to test the human will.

Trapped in the expansive labyrinth of a madman, you will need more help than ever before. The Labyrinths of Lunacythe epic Scenario Pack for Arkham Horror: The Card Game that premiered at Gen Con 50, is on sale now!

In The Labyrinths of Lunacy, you and your fellow investigators wake to find yourselves gathered in a strange place, with no memory of how you arrived. Your muscles are weak and uncooperative. Your vision is blurred. Simply rising to your feet takes a tremendous effort. Your legs are wobbly and can barely support your weight.

With this unique, 80-card standalone scenario for Arkham Horror: The Card Game, you become the prisoner of a mysterious mastermind, forced to take part in his cruel experiments. To escape, you and your fellow investigators will need to work together. You’ll need to piece together the clues to solve your captor’s twisted riddles. And you’ll need to hurry—you aren’t alone in this prison…

Hidden Panda Comes to Kickstarter from Jellybean Games

June 12, 2018

The world’s cutest social deduction game has arrived on Kickstarter, with Jellybean Games launching the campaign for Hidden Panda, a hidden roles game for 5-8 players of all ages.

“I love social deduction games, but they always have such dark themes.”
said the designer, Peter C. Hayward. “Dystopian governments, witch hunts,
the criminal underworld… I wanted to make a game that you could play with
your kids, or anyone who enjoys a more upbeat theme. There’s no
werewolves or murder in this game; it’s about collecting baby pandas, and
Grandma handing out tea.”

From the designer of Dracula’s Feast and The Lady and the Tiger, ?with stunning art provided by Kelly Jo (Scuttle!, Ninjitsu), the bright colors and light-hearted theme breathe fresh air into the typically-gloomy genre.

“We told Kelly we wanted to break records in cute. As soon as she got to
work, we knew we’d made the right choice. My favorite piece of art in the
game is the ‘5 baby pandas’ token, which shows them lolling about in a
panda cuddle puddle. It’s impossible not to fall in love with it.”

As with all Jellybean Games, the rules are straightforward and easy to learn. Everyone is randomly given a role: If you’re a Panda, Keeper, or Grandma, you’re on the Panda Team. If you’re a Bandit, you’re on the Bandit Team. Only some players on the Panda team know who’s on their team, while each Bandit only knows their own role. Grandma plays face-up for the entire game; her role is to try to get baby pandas to her fellow teammates without giving their roles away. This unique addition to social deduction makes it perfect for family play – the Grandma role can be given to an adult to help guide younger players.

On their turn, each player hands out 3 baby pandas to other players. Then, they give one other player a piece of bamboo. When a player has 3 pieces of bamboo in front of them, everyone votes
on whether or not they should be netted. Netted players have their baby pandas taken away. If all the Pandas are ever netted, the Bandit team immediately wins. Otherwise, once everyone has
taken two turns, the team with the most baby pandas wins!

The game contains 8 role cards, 45 baby panda tokens, 16 bamboo tokens, 6 net tokens, and 1 cup of tea token. Kickstarter backers will get a free, exclusive set of wooden baby panda tokens.

A free print-and-play version of the game is available on the publisher’s website, jellybean.games

Heroes of Terrinoth Pre Order Announced

June 12, 2018

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce Heroes of Terrinoth, now available for pre-order!

Terrinoth needs champions.

An ancient Bloodguard sows discord in the Free Cities, the dead rise from their graves in the Mistlands, and the realm turns its eyes to you in search of a savior. Here, you have the chance to embody one of Terrinoth’s greatest heroes and venture into the depths of treacherous dungeons to confront the dangers that lurk beyond the reaches of the light. You’ll battle terrible monsters, discover untold riches, and earn fame and fortune throughout the realm. The danger is great, but the adventure of a lifetime awaits!

Heroes of Terrinoth is a cooperative card game of questing and adventure that invites you and up to three allies to take on the role of unique heroes, choosing from twelve distinct and powerful heroes, split between four archetypes—healer, warrior, mage, and scout. These archetypes are further diversified into different classes that your heroes can pursue as your power grows. Regardless of which class you embrace, you and your friends must combine your powers, leaning on one another’s strengths to survive your journeys and defeat the enemies who stand against you. Over the course of eight thrilling quests, you will face villainous foes, battle deadly creatures, and save the realm!

The Mind, Coming in July

June 10, 2018

The Mindfrom Pandasaurus Games, is more than just a game. It’s an experiment, a journey, a team experience in which you can’t exchange information, yet will become one to defeat all the levels of the game.

The Mind is a phenomena.

If you haven’t already heard of the little, German game buzzing through cons and friend-circles, here is what you need to know:

  • Recently nominated for the Spiel des Jahres (Game of the Year).
  • Has been living at the top of the BGG Hotness for months before US release.
  • BGG’s Eric Martin and Shut Up & Sit Down both penned long form odes on their love of The Mind. Many more have gushed on Twitter.
  • The buzziest game of both The Gathering and Geekway to The West.
  • Launching at Origins 2018 in booth #965
  • Releasing in stores a few weeks later in July of 2018

Kampala Ascendent Available for Android: Netrunner

June 7, 2018

Kampala Ascendent, the final Data Pack in the Kitara Cycle for Android: Netrunner is available now from your local retailer or our website.

As the effects of a possible second Beanstalk ripple across Sub-Saharan Africa, corps and runners alike use this chaos to tear each other apart. War is on the horizon, and as corporations like Weyland look to waylay the construction of the Beanstalk, runners revel in the chaos, looking for a challenge, thrills, or profit.

Kampala Ascendent brings the themes of the Kitara Cycle full circle, inviting you to look for cards that expand on the themes from the Revised Core Set for every faction. Furthermore, you can find a new Jinteki identity, a new Sunny LeBeau event, and a way to rob the runner of three of their clicks… unless they pay a terrible price.

Underhand of the Emperor Scorpion Clan Pack for L5R Announced

June 6, 2018

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce Underhand of the Emperor, a Scorpion Clan Pack for Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game!

Whispers in the dark across Rokugan. Information flows like a river and all channels lead to Bayushi Shoju and the Scorpion Clan. A beggar on the street, a merchant in the city, children playing by a garden. These are the tools of the Scorpion Clan, the eyes and ears found in every corner of the Emerald Empire. The Scorpion use this information to serve the Emperor in ways other clan’s cannot. If the Lion and Crane are the Right and Left Hands of the Empire, the Scorpion are the underhand, serving just as loyally, but just out of sight, waiting in the shadows.

Underhand of the Emperor contains 78 new cards (three copies of twenty-five different cards and one copy each of three different cards), many of which focus on the Empire’s most secretive clan. Underhand of the Emperor expands on the themes of the Scorpion, giving this Great Clan new deckbuilding options that encourage them to toe the line between dishonor and defeat. Look for a new Role card, a Philosophy that prevents you from losing the game, and an army of whisperers, hidden in the darkness. Prepare for the coming of the Scorpion—Underhand of the Emperor is currently scheduled to release in October 2018.