Tuesday, December 23, 2014

New from Rio Grande Games! Antike II, Bohnanza: Ladies & Gangsters and more!

Coming in January!
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Concordia: Britannia/Germania
$24.95 SRP

Concordia: Britannia Expansion features a double-sided map for Concordia.  The Britannia map offers tight play with only 23 cities in ten provinces and players start in London and Calais, expanding Britannia from the south. The Germania map features 30 cities in twelve provinces again. The additional castles, different starting positions, and sea colonists moving along rivers bring new options into play.

2-5 players
Ages 12+

Antike II
$59.95 SRP

Antike II is a challenging strategy game about evolution and competition among ancient civilizations. Ancient nations create cities, build temples, sail the seas, and discover new principles of science and technology. Their legions and galleys open new settlements and defend their people against attacks from their enemies. Two scenarios can be chosen as the game board is two-sided.

Every nation tries to win ancient kings, scholars, generals, citizens, and navigators for themselves. The nation that acquires a specified number (depending on the number of players) of ancient personalities first wins the game!

Lead one of these nations to victory but watch out for your enemies as they will want to conquer your cities to destroy your temples. The game depends not on the luck of dice or cards, but on thoughtful plans and skillful diplomacy.

Antike II differs from the 2005 Antike in several ways. To start, players now own city tokens, which allows them some degree of choice as to which resource a newly founded city shall produce. Military units have become more expensive, and the rules for the conquest of cities are considerably easier. The scientific progresses were altered as well. Neutral temples now exist, which may be destroyed, gaining VPs of a general, without harming other players. The game features two new maps in a new graphical design, and a new card named “BELLONA” (the ancient Roman goddess of war) has been introduced to counter the starting player’s advantage.

3-6 players
Ages 12+

Coming in February!
Bohnanza: Ladies & Gangsters
$24.95 SRP
Ladies offers female versions of the beans used in Bohnanza with better payoffs than their male counterparts, for more money when the female beans are at the top of the harvest. Ladies is quite similar to Bohnanza, but gentleman and lady beans have different Beanometers within the same bean type; and baby beans have no Beanometer at all. When harvesting a field, the Beanometer showing on the top-most card (last card played) in the field is the one used for earning gold coins from the harvest.
Gangsters is for one or two players where they compete against a third entity, the Bean Mafia. The players need to have more profit than each other and the Bean Mafia in order to win. Also includes a few new beans with irregular beanometers.

3-5 players
Ages 13+
30-60 minute play time

Bohnanza: Princes & Pirates
$24.95 SRP

With the Pirates expansion, Bohnanza goes to sea. With Bohnanza, when players harvested beans they immediately sold them for gold coins. With Pirates, players may load their harvested beans onto ships which will deliver them to other markets for higher profits. However, there are pirates on the sea and they lie in wait in their pirate ships to capture the cargoes of merchant ships carrying beans.

Pirates must be played with the Bohnanza basic game as this has the components necessary for up to seven players. Except for changes to the rules described herein, the game is played the same as basic Bohnanza.

Bean princes make their way to sleeping beauty in the king’s castle. They wrestle through thick, overgrown bean vines and must fulfill difficult tasks. The prince who reaches the Castle and has the most gold coins, may kiss sleeping beauty to awaken her, and win the game.

Princes must be played with Ladies or with Bohnanza.

2-7 players
Ages 13+
45-90 minute play time

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