Tuesday, August 26, 2014

New from Passport Games! Samurai Spirit, Kingsport Festival and Provincia Romana!

Coming in October!
Samurai Spirit
$30.00 SRP

Fight with courage, smartly assist your teammates, defend the poor villagers, turn into a savage beast, and wreak havoc on the enemy lines - all of this is up to you! Ultimately it would be your honor to choose to die in a ultimate sacrifice in order to save the village. All of this is what makes the true samurai spirit!

You and your fellow samurai companions are the only standing obstacle between one frightened village and a full horde of blood-thirsty villains. The fight seems unfair as the seven of you might not seem to measure up to the dozens of enemies who want to slice you to pieces but this comparison doesn’t take into account your strong combat skills and an efficient team spirit that binds your samurai squad enough to face the threat. Above all else, when everything seems desperate and lost, your enemies will discover that inside each of you lies a true beast, a warrior spirit ready to unleash its full power!

Samurai Spirit is a co-operative game in which each player is a fierce samurai defending a village surrounded by a horde of bandits. The game plays out over three turns during which each player takes turns drawing bandit cards, then choosing whether they want to fight the bandit, defend the village, or let the bandit pass in order to help the other samurai. 

1-7 players
Ages 10+
30 minute play time

7 Samurai game boards
7 Samurai meeples
7 Support tokens
6 Farmstead tokens
10 Barricade tokens
3 Family tokens
66 Raider cards
1 Village game board
1 Active Player marker
7 wound tokens

Kingsport Festival
$60.00 SRP

That flaming column was spouting volcanically. The combustion does not lay warmth, but only the clamminess of death and corruption.– The Festival, H.P. Lovecraft, 1923

In the unimaginable darkness of Kingsport, silent wanderers are called to a profane celebration. Their goal: to invoke unthinkable horrors! A dread terror that is not of this world or any other  but rather from the spaces between the stars demands your submission. Meanwhile, unwary investigators vainly attempt to halt this appalling chapter in the dark history of Arkham.

As the high priest of one of these shadowy cults, you must dominate the city. You will invoke cosmic creatures and unholy gods to receive their “gifts”, but you must take care to preserve your sanity and thwart the investigators who seek to stop you.

Kingsport Festival, a game of bizarre cults set in the terrifying world of Howard Philips Lovecraft, lasts twelve rounds, with each divided into six phases. All Cultists roll their dice, then starting with whoever has the lowest sum, then take turns invoking an Elder God by using one or more of their dice that sum to the value of that God. Once all the dice are placed or players have passed, in ascending order, the Elder Gods give their gifts to the Cultists who invoked them, possibly causing a loss of Sanity points in the process. After Cultists have retrieved their dice, in turn order each can place his disk on one building that’s connected to another one he has already marked (starting from the house). To do so, he must pay the domain resources required.

For turns marked with a blue marker on the calendar, a raid then takes place, with an event and investigator cards being revealed. Each Cultist then calculates his strength by summing modifiers from spells, buildings, and other game effects. If his strength is greater, the Cultist receives rewards; if lesser, he’s punished.

After six turns, the Cultists compare their works to see who’s best promoted the horrors of old.

3-5 players
Ages 12+
90 minute play time

1 rulebook
1 game board
20 Elder God sheets
16 building tiles
5 player tokens
110 cards
165 wooden pieces:
6 scoring markers
79 resource markers
65 control cubes
15 dice

Provincia Romana
$55.00 SRP

Success will reward you with prestige and glory. Become the most prestigious governor and you will be chosen as the new Proconsul of a mighty Provincia Romana!

As the leader of a Roman city in Gaul, you are responsible for its growth. You must manage your city’s economy and resources, starting from its very first building. You must also see to your city's defenses, preparing for Gallic raids and forging dubious agreements with the powerful Roman Senate.

You must always keep in mind the morale of your people and the wear and tear on your military defenses. If you do not want to face destruction, you must maintain everything to the high standards of Roman greatness.

2-6 players
Ages 13+
90 minute play time

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