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March 2017

Fields of Despair - France 1914-1918

Fields of Despair: France 1914-1918 is a 2-player hex-based strategic level block war game set on the Western Front of the First World War. Players take control of the Allies or Central Powers fighting the war on land, at sea, and in the air all the while making tough economic and technological decisions at home.

Fields of Despair has a unique block system designed to maintain the fog of war throughout the entire game. In most games, block combat values range from one to four. In Fields of Despair the range is zero to twenty. The range in values makes Fields of Despair a very deceptive game. Players can build up a large force with a single block instead of giving away their strategy with a stack of blocks.

Movement is simple and free flowing. Players are allowed to “make change” during the movement phase. Thus a block with a combat value of 16 could be broken in two blocks of 8 before moving, or conversely two blocks could be combined into one. Zero-value blocks known as “Deception” blocks could also be part of the exchange. Thus after every movement phase you never really know the strength of your enemy.

The fog of war isn’t lost after first contact with the enemy. Blocks remain hidden even when enemies occupy the same hex and stay hidden until one player decides to allocate an air squadron for reconnaissance or sends his men across no man’s land.

 

 

 

They Who Were 8

Gods and Goddesses are mercurial beings, given to jealousy and treachery, but they can also possess compassion and valor. Who among the pantheon can win enough glory among their believers, so that their story of mythic victory can be passed down through the generations? They Who Were 8 is a game for 2-4 players where each player serves two Gods, seeking to praise them for their Glory, and trying to avoid stories of their Infamy. The game can be played in two different ways:

Titanomachy:
A game for 2-4 players trying to achieve an individual victory.

Pantheon:
A partnership game for 4 players, played in two teams of 2.

In both of these games, the players take actions that represent a bard’s retelling of the ancient story of They Who Were 8. They may also call upon the powers of their Gods to control the narrative and establish their version of the saga as the one told for eternity.

MSRP: $24.99

 

 

 

 

 

Millennium Blades: Set Rotation Expansion

Millennium Blades: Set Rotation includes 12 new card sets, giving you half again as much content as the base game, opening up even more variety. Set Rotation is designed with advanced gamers in mind, and gives you additional depth and strategy for experiencing Millennium Blades.

The card sets are:

  • The Thousand-Pixel Cabinet - Classic arcade homages galore!

  • Quantum Jump - In space, no one can hear you flip cards.

  • UUUuurrrrrgh! - The obligatory zombie set. These guys just don't give up!

  • Saved by the 90's - All our favorite pop-culture and TV references from decades past.

  • Fast - Play your cards furiously with this action-inspired set!

  • Shonen Leap - These cards are all about the power of friendship.

  • Deus Rex Machina - Cyberpunk Hackers and Evil Corporations. You've never seen these in a card game before!

  • A Game of Rings - Explore a magical fantasy world where everyone dies suddenly and brutally.

  • Developmental Issues - Meet the developers of Millennium Blades!

  • Penny Dreadful - Old-style mystery meets mafia shootouts.

  • The Ultimate Steel Cook - Deckbuild with a new flavor with these famous chefs!

  • Ultimate Kaiju Throwdown - Remember kids, only you can destroy Tokyo.

 

 

 

 

Letters from Whitechapel: Dear Boss Expansion

There’s a monster abroad in the streets of Whitechapel district, moving quietly and unnoticed through the smog and mire of industry. Each night, he kills again, and each night, the police race to close the net before the killer can escape. By morning, another letter is found in Whitechapel, taunting the Chief of Police and signed by “Jack the Ripper.” The days are growing short. Time is running out for the police to catch the killer before he disappears into the twisted alleys and winding streets of Whitechapel…

You’ve already experienced the battle of wits between the policemen and Jack the Ripper in the cat-and-mouse struggles of Letters from Whitechapel. Now, you’ll gain a host of new variants for the game with the Dear Boss expansion! Within this expansion, you’ll find three modular decks to aid the policemen or Jack, alongside rules for tweaking the balance of the game until it’s perfect, no matter which side your group favors. Twelve beautifully sculpted plastic miniatures invite you to replace the Policemen, Jack, and Wretched pawns from the base game and a new Jack screen implements this expansion's variants. Finally, every inch of Dear Boss is overflowing with historical detail, giving you even more insight into the lives of the men and women who played out this tragedy in 1888. 

MSRP:  $29.99

 

 

 

 

 

Braintopia: The Brain Game

A simple game that will test your skills of observation, quick thinking, and coordination. The game is made up of eight fast-paced challenges that will keep you on your toes as you race to refocus your mind and solve each puzzle before your opponents. As you and up to five other players proceed through the challenge deck, you will collect the cards you have answered both accurately and most quickly. A correctly identified tactile card or a pair of any other challenge cards of the same type will earn you a piece of the brain. The first player to all four brain pieces wins the game!

MSRP:  $14.99

 

 

 

 

 

Moops Monster Mashup Deluxe

Back in stock! The marvelous magician Moop is mashing up monsters to meet the marauding munchkins. He's created bizarre new animals such as the Owligator and Kangarooster! But the heroes can fight back with their own mixed-up weapons, including Sockodiles and the Beaver Cleaver. This version of Munchkin is the craziest ever...but it's still Munchkin, so the first player to Level 10 wins!

Moop's Monster Mashup is a standalone game, but can also be combined with Munchkin or any of the Munchkin games.

MSRP:  $29.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coal Baron: The Great Card Game

The city of Essen, Germany at the turn of the 20th century was a center for coal mining in Europe. Immerse yourself in the dark world of coal mining as you extract coal from pits, load coal to wagon trains, and then rail your coal off to distant locations in search of fortunes.

Coal Baron: The Great Card Game is a standalone game based on the very popular board game, Coal Baron, originally published in 2013. With innovative mechanisms and almost 240 cards, Coal Baron: The Great Card Game creates an experience that feels very distinct from, yet is just as intense as, the original game.

MSRP:  $39.99

 

 

 

 

 

Pyramids

Which Egyptian dynasty will be the most glorious? Pray to the Gods to construct edifices in their honor and ensure your dynasty has a millennia-long posterity.

Pyramids is a game for 2 to 5 players that sends you back in time to Ancient Egypt. Your necropolis — a place of eternal sleep, luxury, and glory — will be made up of pyramids, obelisks, and tombs. Select the best combination of stones in the quarry, optimize their layout, and make your necropolis the most famous in all of Egypt!

MSRP:  $14.99

 

 

 

 

New York Slice Card Game

You've just been given a shot at being the head chef at the prestigious New York Slice pizza parlor. Now you and your fellow pizza chef wannabes have to make the most amazing pizzas...one slice at a time!

In New York Slice, each player slices pizzas into portions, giving their opponents first choice, while they take the leftovers. There are a dozen kinds of pizza to work with, from veggie to hawaiian to meat lover's, and each player decides if they want to eat or keep some of the slices, building the best collection of pizzas possible!

Each time a player slices a pizza, there's a different special to go along with it, whether it's allocated to one of the portions or placed on its own. Specials provide the player with special powers or points, such as calling dibs on a slice before the pizza is divided, getting one of the normally-out-of-the-game "mystery slices', having an opportunity to "sneak a slice" by moving it from one portion to another when they choose, and many more—there are 14 different "Today's Specials" in the game.  

MSRP $29.99

 

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