Thursday, June 30, 2011

New Dystopian Wars Figures - Prussian

Coming in July

DW: Prussian Empire Wachter Escort (6)
$9.99 SRP

While most escorts are intended to provide anti-aircraft protection or concussion charge protection, the Wachter is actually designed to protect vessels in one simple way: hurt the enemy!

DW: Purssian Empire Stolz Destroyer (3)
$11.49 SRP

Although its fore guns are a fixed channel, they are a Primary weapon and at Range Band 1 kick out 6AD of hurt to an enemy. Like other Destroyers these vessels have the Pack Hunters MAR, making a squadron of 4 models rather nasty.

DW: Prussian Empire Blucher Dreadnought
$23.49 SRP

Gebhard Leberecht von Blucher was a famous Prussian Generalfeldmarschall (Field Marshall) who was known for his rather direct military tactics. 'On it like Blucher' is a term synonymous in the Prussian military for taking the fight to the enemy. The designers behind this Dreadnought certainly took this to heart. FOUR powerful Primary turrets rain death on enemy targets and row after row of Tesla Coils rip into enemy vessels.

DW: Prussian Empire A9-V Sturmpanzer
$21.49 SRP

The Sturmpanzer has become rightly feared across the battlefields of the world. It has a fearsome array of turrets and is armed to the teeth with Tesla coils. Sturmpanzers are at the forefront of every assault and form the heart of every defense.

DW:Prussian Empire A6-V Medium Tank(6)
$11.49 SRP

The A6-V has flexible arcs of fire to take advantage of individual and linked fire. It also carries a sizeable complement of rocket marines. A full squadron of A6-Vs can pose an ever present threat of a massed boarding assault.

DW: Prussian B3-S Medium Bombard (6)
$11.49 SRP

The B3-S fills a close support role in Prussian armies. They follow behind the first wave of tanks laying down a heavy shifting bombardment.

DW: Prussian Walze Class Small Tank (20)
$11.49 SRP

The Walze is an efficient scout tank, often deployed in large squadrons. With its fore guns and Tesla coils it is able to look after itself in a fire fight.

New Dystopian Wars Figures - Britannia

Coming in July

DW: Britannia Bastion Escort (6)
$9.99 SRP

Anti-Aircraft is the role of the Bastion Class Escort. This small and nimble vessel is designed to protect the larger vessels, such as the Ruler Class Battleship, from incoming aerial assaults.

DW: Britannia Orion Destroyer (3)
$11.49 SRP

Britannia Destroyers are, like all ships of this class in Dystopian Wars, Pack Hunters. That is to say they have a special MAR rule that allows them to hunt down larger vessels and destroy them. The Orion has a single fore turret with a 270 degree arc of fire and fore torpedoes. It can be deployed in a squadron of 2 to 4 models.

DW: Britannia Majesty Dreadnought
$23.49 SRP

The Majesty Class is a sight to behold when steaming towards the enemy, its SIX Primary turrets coming to bear on enemy targets. Defensively the model can have up to TWO Shield Generators, which can be added without losing any turrets. Although relatively costly at 230 points (270 points with its two shield generators), the Majesty is a fine addition to any Naval Fleet.

DW: Britannia Sovereign Class Land Ship
$21.49 SRP

The Sovereign is the utility workhorse of the Britannian land armies, and is a common sight across the world. As well as performing logistical functions it is very versatile, with different models of the same design having either turrets, mortars or a headquarters.

DW: Britannia MKII Medium Class Tank (6)
$11.49 SRP

The MKII has plenty of firepower in three arcs giving it lots of options and no fear of being surrounded. A well positioned squadron of MKIIs can hold ground and threaten multiple enemies, linking their fire when necessary to take down targets of a larger class.

DW: Britannia Cromwell Class Bombard (6)
$11.49 SRP

The Cromwell is a bunker buster of a tank. Although rigged for indirect fire it has been used extensively on the battlefield as a close range battle tank.

DW: Britannia Terrier Small Tank (20)
$11.49 SRP

The Terrier is fast and agile, usually deployed in large numbers as a screen. In a combined attack a full squadron is a threat to most targets.

New Dystopian Wars Figures - FSA

Coming in July

DW: FSA Springfield Class Escort (6)
$9.99 SRP

The Springfield is intended to escort and protect larger vessels from aerial attacks. With a low points cost and an AA rating of 3, the vessel is a well priced addition to a Dreadnought, Carrier or Battleship.

DW: FSA Guilford Class Destroyer (3)
$11.49 SRP

Although its fore guns are not the most powerful, the Guilford does make up for this with port and starboard Rocket Batteries that are effective out to Range Band 3. As with other Destroyers in the game, up to 4 can be used in a squadron and the Pack Hunters MAR makes them fairly lethal.

DW: FSA Enterprise Class Dreadnought
$23.49 SRP

The Enterprise Class is, quite literally, a floating platform of death. It can slam an enemy with its THREE Primary turrets, rain down destruction from above with its Rocket Batteries and, with a plethora of anti-aircraft batteries and concussion charge stations, defend itself rather well. The model is well worth its 240 points.

DW: FSA Washington Class Land Ship
$21.49 SRP

The Washington is one of very few aquatic tanks having been developed by the FSA to support amphibious landings. Its dual use and potent firepower make it a dangerous asset on the battlefield, while the high profile of its headquarters makes it a rallying point.

DW: FSA Trenton Class Medium Tank (6)
$11.49 SRP

The Trenton has powerful forward and aft batteries. A squadron of Trentons is adept at close formation manoeuvres, so that multiple squadrons of Trentons can maintain clear arcs of fire to the front while remaining a danger to enemies that pierce their rear lines.

DW: FSA Yorktown Class Bombard (6)
$11.49 SRP

The Yorktown provides essential artillery support to FSA formations. It can lay down destructive strikes from the rear, and has the added feature of firing either forward or backward.

DW: FSA Pioneer Class Small Tank (20)
$11.49 SRP

The Pioneer is a tough little tank. It combines direct firepower with improved anti-aircraft capability, and in a full squadron can threaten most flyers.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

New Dystopian Wars Figures - Blazing Sun

Coming in July
DW: Blazing Sun Kitsune Class Escort (6)
$9.99 SRP

After the demise of the Battleship Hideyoshi to an aerial attack of Chinese Federation bombers, where the vessel had been left unprotected during a naval engagement, the Blazing Sun military vowed to never make this mistake again. The Kitsune is designed to provide a low cost AA defense for the likes of Carriers, Battleships and Dreadnoughts.

DW: Blazing Sun Yurgi Destroyer (3)
$11.49 SRP

Rockets, rockets and more rockets. You can hear the engineers of this destroyer howling for more ranged weaponry. As with other ships of this class the Pack Hunters MAR is in play, and a full squadron of 4 Yurgis is a sight to behold as all the Rocket Batteries let loose.

DW: Blazing Sun Hachiman Dreadnought
$23.49 SRP

With three of the world's most powerful naval turrets attached to its hull, the Hachiman can target an enemy in Range Band 1 with 25 dice, hit targets in its fore arc with as many as 7AD of torpedoes and shoot out up to 9AD of Rocket Batteries at Range Band 4. Don't get too close or an AP of 12 will cost you your crew (and ship!) and an AA of 8 helps protect the vessel from aerial attacks. The Hachiman is a powerful all round vessel.

DW: Blazing Sun Taka Ishi Heavy Walker
$21.49 SRP

The Taka Ishi represents an alternate advance in the design of battlefield assets. With its mere size it presents an intimidating target and is a beast in urban combat. It has great all round fire with its knee turrets, main turret and rocket battery.

DW: Blazing Sun Chi Ri Medium Tank (6)
$11.49 SRP

The Chi Ri has a durable chassis and a wide firing arc with its turret and broadsides. It also has a good anti-aircraft ability for its class.

DW: Blazing Sun Ho I Class Bombard (6)
$11.49 SRP

The Ho I is more than capable of bombarding enemy vehicles and fortifications with sustained fire at both short and long range. It can also fire into either the fore or aft arcs.

DW: Blazing Sun Ke Ho Small Tank (20)
$11.49 SRP

The Ke Ho has a straightforward design (even if it is round!) and can take a fair amount of punishment for its size. A squadron of Ke Hos can be quite a threat to ground and air targets alike.

New Strategy War Game

Arriving Shortly

$39.99 SRP

1-4 Players
Ages 6+

A Strategy War Game For The Ages™

Object Of The Game: To Capture Your Opponent’s Commander Or To Outscore Your Opponent Over An Arbitrary Period Of Time (10, 20, 30 Min., Etc.) The Battlefields Of The Game Are Through The Air, On Land And In The Sea Multiple Game Play Options Are Available For Commander-In-Chief Including Team Game Play

This 3-In-1 Board Game Includes: Chess & Checkers, plus Tic-Tac-Toe and The Triangle Puzzle Game

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Wiggity Bang Inroduces a New Party Game

Coming in July
$14.95 SRP

Furt is a party game that defies logic and explanation. You have to play to understand and when you do, you'll laugh until your sides ache.

Players race to be the first INTO the mouth of the volcano and along the way are challenged to do things like draw an 'invisible jet', make up a diary entry that includes the words 'pussy willow' and 'nose hair', act out the words 'holiday sweater', or even at a spoonful of butter.

Monday, June 27, 2011

New Games from Rio Grande

Arriving Shortly
$39.95 SRP

2-4 Players
Ages 13+
60-90 Minutes

One civilization declines, another awakes! With their God‘s blessings, each civilization experiences its own great flowering. The surrounding civilizations offer rich booty and the Gods support those who worship them and build great monuments to their glory. In PANTHEON, 8 ancient civilizations emerge, but not always the Romans after the Persians and the Egyptians before the Greeks. Each civilization has its own unique characteristics and good players will use these to their best advantage.

$34.95 SRP

2-4 Players
Ages 13+
45-75 Minutes

The players lead a group of Knights at King Arthur’s court. They try to continuously increase their group’s prestige by placing as close behind the King at the round table as possible as well as by completing various assignments. But be careful! Those who don’t react quickly enough will soon find their fortunes turning and their Knights back on undesirable seats around the round table again. That can cost a lot of prestige. Since the King keeps changing positions during the game, and since a new King is crowned from time to time, the players are forced to always keep repositioning their Knights around the round table. Let the competition for the best seats begin! The winner is the player with the most prestige points at the end of the game.

Coming Soon from Mindspan Labs!

Arriving Shortly

$24.99 SRP

Whether you're a beginner, a battle-hardened game player or just about anyone in between, ZoxSo calls you to action with its fast-paced mix of creative strategies and explosive tactics. ZoxSo takes minutes to learn and a lifetime to master. For 2 players, ages 10 and up.

$7.99 SRP

You know how to move the chess pieces, but now with the power of your cards, every game of chess becomes a quest for survival!

ChessHeads is the chess Trading Card Game for two players, ages 8 and up that turns any normal game of chess into an exciting fantasy battle!  Think your game?

$14.99 SRP

Sizzletoad!, the game where you win by leaps and bounds, combines the timeless fun of "rock-paper-scissors" and "tic-tac-toe" to engage you and your children in an exciting leapfrog race around the pond! It takes just minutes to learn and 15 minutes to play. Sizzletoad! is a fast-paced mix of strategy and luck for 2 - 4 players, ages five to 105!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Latest Hell Dorado Miniatures

Coming in July
Hell Dorado: Mourner
$10.99 SRP

Hell Dorado: Blade Master, Human
$10.99 SRP

Hell Dorado: Corvus Tormentors (2)
$11.99 SRP

Hell Dorado: Tarik ibn Malik ibn & Eagle
$14.99 SRP

Hell Dorado: Sister Eloise
$10.99 SRP

Friday, June 24, 2011

New Playroom Releases

Coming in September

Magicians Kitchen
$30.00 SRP

Kaboom! A colorful cloud of smoke billows out of the cauldron in the old Magician's Kitchen, where the magician's little apprentices are learning the art of cooking up magic potions.

Each ingredient must be tossed carefully into the pot, but hidden areas in the board may trip you, causing your ingredients to go flying. Make sure you don't stumble, or the potion will be ruined! Once all of the ingredients are in place, it's time to light a fire under the cauldron for the final test to see who can make the potion fastest! Leg of toad and stumbling curse, which of you will be the first?

Magician's Kitchen is the magical game of skill with surprises around every turn!

Vampires of the Night
$30.00 SRP

Oh no! The wicked vampire hunter secretly flew above the old castle and emptied a whole sack of stinky garlic over the ruins! It is Leo Longtooth's job to watch over the sleeping vampire children in the castle's basement, and he must protect them from the horrible stench in the air. Can you help Leo clear the smelly garlic out of the ruins?

With the help of the little glowing bat, you can magically clear the garlic out of the castle without touching it! Be careful, though - if the garlic falls through the cracks in the floor, it will spread its nasty smells into the basement where the vampire children sleep.

Have fun playing Vampires of the Night in the light, in the twilight, or even in the dark with this unique glow in the dark 3-dimensional board!

Penalty Pong
$30.00 SRP

2-99 Players
Ages 13+
60 Minutes

In Penalty Pong, players split into two teams, each with the goal of humiliating the members of the other team by making them do embarrassing tasks while avoiding such punishment themselves.
If you manage to throw or bounce your ball into an opponent's cup, they must draw a penalty card and perform the task shown on it: call one player "Master", sing "I'm a Little Teapot", admit to a lie you've told to someone. Good times – and a bit of after-game penance - await!

Herding Cats
$12.00 SRP

Who let the cats out? In Herding Cats, these frisky felines have minds of their own, and only the Cowdog can wrangle them back up again.

Cats are lassoed by a Cowdog of a matching color, and you want to be the players to capture a herd of three cats. Beware of the Stampeded Card that will send the cats running to score points for other players, and look out for the Wild Cat Lady, who may be able to help you out, if you're in a pinch.

This silly card game will delight the whole family and show that while Herding Cars is fun, it's no easy task!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

New Age of Steam Expansion

Coming in July

Age of Steam Exp - Moon/Berlin Wall
$24.99 SRP

The Age of Steam: Moon Expansion is an extremely challenging map set on the Moon where half the cities are always black and the track can be built off one side of the board, only to appear on the opposite side.

The Berlin Wall Expansion, meanwhile, takes Age of Steam back to the era of the Cold War and the divided city of Berlin. Troop garrisons impede goods movement for much of the game, and the wall also presents an imposing obstacle. Of course, the fall of the wall in 1989 changes everything.

New Terrain from Ziterdes

Ordering Shortly

Desert Sanctuary II
$37.62 SRP

This model is made of Structure Hardfoam. It is: lightweight and durable, easy to paint, use a file or sandpaper for fine edges, cut with a knife or fretsaw, form in hot water.

Victorian Townhouse - 3 piece
$76.64 SRP

By the way - you can open and play in each level! Play on each floor with your heroes and villains as they continue their epic struggle. Construct a three-story house or even a skyscraper. Cut out windows or doors easily with a knife to give light into the inner darkness. This model is made of Structure Hardfoam.

Bank Building - 3 piece
$76.64 SRP

By the way - you can open and play in each level! Play on each floor with your heroes and villains as they continue their epic struggle. Construct a three-story house or even a skyscraper. Cut out windows or doors easily with a knife to give light into the inner darkness. This model is made of Structure Hardfoam.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Minion Games Latest Offerings

Expected in July

Kingdom of Solomon
$49.99 SRP

2-4 Players
Ages 12+
45 Minutes

King Solomon presided over a golden age of peace and prosperity in ancient Israel. As one of Solomon's chief governors, you must procure materials and oversee construction of buildings and roads across the land for the glory of Solomon.

Kingdom of Solomon is a worker-placement game with a few new twists and turns. Do you claim a resource space, an action space or throw in all your remaining pawns to grab a powerful Bonus Space? Will you spend your resources to extend Solomon's kingdom, take some points in the Market or add to the Temple? These and many other choices await you in this highly interactive game.

Venture Forth
$49.99 SRP

2-4 Players
Ages 13+
60 Minutes

Across the realm, ordinary souls are longing for their dreams. Some seek wealth or power, others seek knowledge, but all pursue their own personal quest. Guiding your party, you populate a fantasy world with adventurers and enemies, recruit new companions, and venture forth out into the world of adventure! 

This is a EURO-Style game with an Adventure theme. Collect WILL and complete life goals for your characters to gain victory points.
In Venture Forth, players have a party of adventurers who each have their own personal ambition. Achieving an ambition allows the player to convert that adventurer's "will" into points and to possibly level him up. All ambitions require the player to venture forth, which means moving his party from one site to another along a path. One of the main actions in the game is playing an enemy or adventurer card to these path spaces. Once a path is completely filled in, any player can choose to venture forth down it and encounter each card one by one, recruiting adventurers, defeating enemies, and possibly gaining treasure along the way. A combination of resource management, path planning, and timing will help you along the way.