Friday, February 28, 2014

New from Mayday Games! Coconuts!

Coming in March!
$35.95 SRP

Coconuts is a dexterity game based on the “Monkey King” character from Chinese mythology.

In the game, players launch coconuts toward a field of cups in the middle of the playing area. Land in a cup, and you get to stack it on your player board; land in a cup on someone else’s board, and you get to move it to yours. By playing special “Monkey King Magic” cards, you can force opponents to shoot blind, take long shots, or otherwise bollix their efforts to cup a coconut. Whoever first completes a pyramid of six cups on his payer board wins!

2-4 players
Ages 6+

Thursday, February 27, 2014

New from Game Salute! Rockwell and Ruse!

Coming in March!
$75.00 SRP

The Rockwell company wants to develop drilling activities, but does not have the necessary teams in-house so Rockwell has decided to buy into specialized companies. In order to determine which company it will put on the most advanced and most profitable projects in the future, Rockwell has elected to make them work together on a single important project: drilling through the depths of the earth’s crust to the core.

Through three phases of gameplay, players will move their drill crews to Earth crust tiles to harvest the best minerals and resources and can improve their odds by deploying the vice president to corrupt opposing crews or high subcontractors to increase the drilling power. After four rounds, the mines laid on the drilled tiles provide the resources printed on the back of the tiles.

These resources are then sold and bought through the vice president on the market which then leads into the phase where players can then make investments to get renown points and improve their drilling conditions in future rounds.

The end of the game is determined when the majority of the players have reached the center of the Earth with a drill crew or a player has completed the nine Achievement cards, each with various goals or tasks on them. The company who demonstrates the greatest expertise in the technical and financial management of this contract will ensure a bright future with Rockwell.


2-4 players
Ages 14+
90 minute play time

$45.00 SRP

A murder has been committed in the Victorian steampunk city of St. Sebastian. You have made the short list of police suspects and the only way to retain your freedom is to prove that one of the others on the list is in fact the murderous culprit.

Players take turns making Accusations against the other players by placing Method, Motive, or Opportunity cards in front of them or providing Alibis against the Accusations made against them by other players. You must remember what has been played and craft your Accusations well to pin the murder on another player.

Ruse uses cards with specialized suits and amazing steampunk artwork to tell the story of murder and mayhem under the gaslights of St. Sebastian.

As a bonus, the deck may also be used to play all of your favorite traditional card games.

3-5 players
Ages 10+
30 minute play time
54 Accusation and Alibi cards
6 Suspect and Victim tiles
3 Tuckboxes

Stand-alone dice game with 5 custom dice
100 page Novella

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

New from Alderac Entertainment Group! Legend of the Five Rings: The Coming Storm!

Coming in May!
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L5R: The Coming Storm Booster Display
$143.64 SRP

In the distant Colonies of the Emerald Empire of Rokugan, the arrival of the eldest Imperial heir, Iweko Seiken, has thrown the normal hierarchy into disarray. Samurai of the Great Clans are torn between their allegiance to clan, Governor, and the heir, and it seems certain that there are those who will exploit the situation for their own ends.
None can be certain what the future holds, but one thing is unquestionable: a storm is coming.

The Coming Storm is the first expansion following the highly anticipated Ivory Edition, the new base set for the fan favorite Legend of the Five Rings. Featuring 16 cards booster packs, it reinforces the emphasis placed on draft with Ivory and pushes it further with the release of the Draft Pack.

As the shakers and movers of the Empire begin their deadly political dance, loyalties and allegiances will be tested. Who will weather the storm the best?

16 card booster packs
36 booster packs per display

L5R: The Coming Storm Draft Tournament Kit
$127.99 SRP

Each Draft Tournament Kit contains 8 Ivory legal boosters, 3 deck tins and alternate art promotional cards, all within a tin carrying box, and comes with 8 Draft Player Packs.

8 Ivory legal boosters
3 deck tins
Art promotional cards
Tin carrying box
8 Draft Player Packs

Draft Player Packs Contain:
4 Ivory legal boosters
1 special alternate art promo card
Introduction to draft rule sheet

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

New from Twilight Creations! Zombies!!!: Deadtime Stories!

Coming in March!
Zombies!!!: Deadtime Stories
$19.99 SRP

The zombie apocalypse creeps across the world like a cancer, gutting cities and driving survivors to find refuge beyond areas of previously dense population. This struggle is seen everywhere, but it’s not the whole story. Who are these survivors, and why do they fight to survive?

Zombies!!!: Deadtime Stories is a collection of storyline scenarios for the award-winning Zombies!!! board game. Players can take on specific roles, each with their own special quirks and abilities, and they strive to accomplish things beyond just getting out of the area alive. They gain experience over time, growing as heroes of the post-human world.

160 page Scenario book including:

9 fan-submitted scenarios (including co-op and solo scenarios)
2 campaigns
Rules for combining sets and games
FAQ and clarifications
10 Character cards
24 Experience cards
30 scenario-specific cards
3 Zombie stat cards

Monday, February 24, 2014

New from Golden Egg Games! Florenza, Romolo o Remo? and Ark & Noah!

Coming in March!
$39.90 SRP

Florenza: The Card Game, a standalone game in which players are once again the heads of the most important families of Florence during the Renaissance. As in the original game, players try to hire the best artists to embellish the monuments of the city, but they can also build workshops and houses or join guilds to strengthen their power and have more resources and money to manage. Players gather the needed money and resources from central or district workshops. To build district buildings (cards in hand) or embellish city monuments (cards in play), they need to have these resources and hire one of the available artists. Other cards in hand represent personal district buildings, houses, workshops and corporations (which points during final scoring or benefits during the game).

2-4 players
Ages 12+
60 minute play time

Romolo o Remo?
$79.90 SRP

Central Italy around year 753 B.C.: Many new villages have been founded in the region of Latium. This land is prosperous and a strong city here can easily control the trades between the Etruscan cities of the North and the Greek colonies of the South.  The two grandsons of the King of Albalonga, the twins Romolo and Remo, descendants of Enea of Troy, don’t want to miss the opportunity to dominate the region and, acting against each other, try to establish two cities close to the Tiber river. Their venture is not easy: also the king of Antemnae and the King of Crustumerium will fight to dominate the zone! Which one will prevail? 

In Romolo o Remo? players act as Kings of the new cities in the Latium and have to compete with each other in order to gain the control of the whole Region. Who will be able to build the strongest city? Who will be the founder of a new civilization, or maybe of an Empire?

1-4 players
Ages 14+
150 minute play time

Ark & Noah
$59.90 SRP

Ark & Noah is a game of strategy in which players must not only compete for points, but must also work together to build and load the Ark. Everyone shares the task of saving the animals, but in the end there can be only one winner!

In the game, the players are Noah and his sons, and they must find the animal couples and load them on the Ark before the Flood starts. In each round, they will choose which action they will take: Searching for Animals; Collecting Wood, Food or Pitch; Building Corrals in their color; or Loading Animals on the Ark. This choice also determines the round order for the next turn. Players score points by loading animals in the right corrals, possibly in the player's color. Thus, in each round there is a strategical phase (choose action) and a tactical phase (execute action).

2-4 players
Ages 12+
60 minute play time

Sunday, February 23, 2014

New from White Wizard Games LLC! Star Realms Deckbuilding Game!

Coming Soon!
Star Realms Deckbuilding Game
$14.95 SRP

Star Realms is a spaceship combat deckbuilding game designed by Magic Pro Tour Champions and Hall of Famers Darwin Kastle and Rob Dougherty (developer and cofounder of the Ascension Deckbuilding Game).

The game offers all the thrills of traditional trading card game style combat, combined with the fun of a deckbuilding game. Play powerful ships, destroy enemy bases or blast your opponent directly on your way to victory!

The game fits entirely in a deckbox and supports two players! Use additional copies of the game to create multi-player games!

 Each deck contains:
128 beautifully illustrated cards:
 -80 card main deck
 -10 Explorer cards
 -Two 10 card personal decks
 -18 double-sided score cards
Full-color rule booklet

Saturday, February 22, 2014

New from 9th Level Games! KOBOLDS ATE MY BABY!: In Colour!!!

Coming in March!
$23.00 SRP

The Classic Game of Beer and Pretzels RolePlaying!

For Kobolds in the service of King Torg (ALL HAIL KING TORG!) their life will undoubtedly be silly, brutal, and short.  They may be crushed by cows falling from the sky. They may be obliterated by meteorites, betrayed by friends, or brained by frying pans. They may cheerily march to their death upon the beaks of chickens or from the tentacles of eldritch magicks. If they are really lucky, they may survive long enough to bring back a tasty treat to the Kobold Caves and avoid becoming lunch themselves.

The classic game of Beer and Pretzels Roleplaying returns in this definitive, full colour edition. This book includes everything you need to play except some dice, some friends, and a wicked sense of humour.

A Game by Chris O’Neill & Dan Landis
Illustrated by John Kovalic

Friday, February 21, 2014

New from Action-Sports! Artists of Magic Playmats by StarClust Studio and Dan Scott!

Coming in April!

These are the latest playmats in the Artists of Magic series. 24” x 14”, rubber-backed mat.
Limited edition of 3000 total produced.

Playmat: Valkyrie by StarClust Studio
$14.99 SRP
Playmat: Lair of the Succubus by Dan Scott
$14.99 SRP

Thursday, February 20, 2014

New from Iello! Pina Pirata, Shinobi Wat-aah!!!, Heroes of Normandie and Guardians’ Chronicles!

Coming in March!
Pina Pirata
$19.99 SRP

As captain of a pirate crew, your ultimate goal is to find the most incredible treasure of all times: the Golden Pineapple. The map leading to it has been cut in parts long time ago, and hidden in different places of the Caribbean Sea. In order to win the game, you will have to face and overcome all the other pirates also searching the Golden Pineapple map. Play your cards wisely to find the treasure and become a pirate of legends!

Piña Pirata is played in rounds. At each round, every player receives 8 cards. The goal is to be the first to get rid of all your cards.

At your turn, you must play one card, or draw one if you can’t. A card can be played if at least one of the pirates depicted on it is also on the top card of the play area. As soon as a player has no more card in her hand, she wins the round and gets a part of the treasure map. If a player has all 4 map parts, he wins the game!

The tricky part come from the Adventure tiles: At the beginning of the game, 2 tiles are revealed. Each of those Adventures is a new rule that will change the gameplay. There are more than 40 different tiles with a lot of different rules. Use them as their best to play more cards than you should or prevent the other players to play theirs!

At the end of each round, the winner chooses a new Adventure and adds it to the previous ones. The more the game is going, the more special effects are triggered for more and more fun!

Shinobi WAT-AAH!!!
$39.99 SRP

The Empire of the Moon faces many threats. The Rift has reopened, providing passage for the creatures that have lurked in Shadow for millennia. But the danger also comes from within as the Emperor, son of the Moon, is getting old, and his formerly loyal lords are now trying to seize power. In order to do this, they make their appeal to the warriors known as ninjas, adepts of the way of Shinobi. The clans are finally prepared for war!

As a lord with a thirst for power, in Shinobi WAT-AAH! you plan to place your honorable posterior on the imperial throne. In order to do this, you will appeal to the large clans of ninjas, who will enable you to impose your military strength upon your enemies. To put it simply, your goal is to put a big WAT-AAH! in your enemies' faces!

Shinobi WAT-AAH! includes two game modes:
  -Grasshopper Mode lets you get started right away in the art of Shinobi with short games.
  -Grand Master Mode trains you over the course of three rounds, leading up to a most surprising final confrontation!
Heroes of Normandie
$69.99 SRP

The time is summer 1944. The Sun shines on Normandie hedgerows. Gentle wind, fields of bright flowers, and in the background, the romantic staccato of machine gun fire in the morning. In these typical French countryside landscapes, thousands of men are about to fight. And die. Bravely like heroes, or cowardly like wussies. But only heroes really matters. Those you see in Hollywood Golden Age war movies. Here lies the inspiration for Heroes of Normandie; here is what the game has to offer: explosive and fast-paced battles; the pleasure of butchering your enemies through MG42 walls of lead; and the ability to crush Nazi bastards under tons of shells – basically, blood and guts.

A miniatures game without miniatures, Heroes of Normandie is a fast-paced WW2 strategy wargame inspired by Hollywood war movies. A tactical scale board-game opposing two players and two armies, with the Germans on one side and the Americans on the other. Players use order tokens to determine initiative and to bluff. While a single six-sided die determines combat, action cards are played to spice things up. Secretly plan your attacks and outwit your opponent. Block the opposing strategy and surprise the enemies. Deploy your units and don’t turn back!

2 players
Ages 10+
Guardians’ Chronicles
$69.99 SRP

Guardians Chronicles is a superhero-themed miniatures game in which you play as one of the members of the Liberty Patrol or as the group’s archnemesis, Professor Skarov.

To set up, the Skarov player arranges the nine double-sided game board tiles into a 3x3 grid, with his control room in the center space. Each player takes her character sheet, miniature and 7-10 action cards. These characters enter the grid on one of the side tiles and need to advance around the square – confronting minions and traps along the way – in order to achieve whatever objectives are in place for this game, such as thwarting a nuclear missile attack.

Each turn, the hero players play 1-2 action cards; each card shows both a special power and modifiers to that hero's inherent statistics – movement, attack, defense and mental – and the played cards can be used for either the special power or the modifiers. Each hero player has four actions in a round, and the players can play in any order they wish; the actions are move across the base, attack an enemy, or use a special power on a played action card or the hero’s character sheet.

Professor Skarov then receives a number of action points based partially on the heroes’ actions, and he uses these to activate himself, his minions, or his robots, with these figures also performing move, attack, or special power actions.
As the players complete (or fail to complete) objectives, the newspaper’s report on who did what, and the sum of those reports determine who comes out on top.

2-5 players
Ages 14+

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

New Products from Ultra PRO!

Coming in March!
DB: MtG: Mana 4: Symbols
$2.99 SRP

Deck box for holding cards in Deck Protectors sleeves. Acid free, durable polypropylene material. Includes one deck divider.

Featuring the 5 Mana Symbols from Magic: the Gathering.

Coming in April!
Portfolio: 4pkt PKU XY 2
$6.99 SRP

4-pocket portfolio featuring XY release art from Pokémon. Holds 40 collectible cards single-loaded or 80 double-loaded.

Each Portfolio includes 10 high-clarity, archival-safe pages.

Made in U.S.A.
Portfolio: 9pkt PKU XY 2
$7.99 SRP

9-pocket portfolio featuring XY release art from Pokémon. Holds 90 collectible cards single-loaded or 180 double-loaded.

Each Portfolio includes 10 high-clarity, archival-safe pages.

Made in U.S.A.

Coming in May!

4-color printed Deck Protectors with Ultra PRO’s hologram quality seal. Stores and protects small sized cards.

Featuring NyaNinja, ValentNyan, and Original Nyan Cat in a rainbow foil!

60-count packs.    ~=[,,_,,]:3

DP: Small: Nyan Cat: NinjaNyan (60)
$5.99 SRP

DP: Small: Nyan Cat: ValentNyan (60)
$5.99 SRP
DP: Small: Nyan Cat: Original (60)
$5.99 SRP

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

New from Ares Games! The Battle of Five Armies!

Coming in June!
LotR: The Battle of Five Armies
$89.90 SRP

The fierce struggle, witnessed by Bilbo Baggins at the end of his quest, is about to begin!

The stalwart warriors of the Free Peoples; Elves, Dwarves and Men, formed an uneasy alliance to defend the Lonely Mountain and the treasure of Smaug. Now, they are facing the endless horde of minions of the Necromancer. The Shadow Armies, led by Bolg, son of Azog, are going to sweep the ruins of Dale and the Front Gate with an unstoppable onslaught.

Will the Goblins come through the mountain soon enough to overwhelm the Free Peoples with a two-pronged attack? Can the arrival of Beorn, the skin-changer, turn the tide in favor of the Free Peoples? Will the coming of the Eagles stop the Goblins from crossing the mountain?

The Battle of Five Armies is a two-players game that allows you to re-create the epic conclusion of The Hobbit, the world-renowned masterpiece by J.R.R. Tolkien.

The Shadow player commands the armies of Bolg, son of Azog, the King of the Goblins of Mount Gundabad, while the Free Peoples player is in control of Men, Dwarves and Elves, led by Gandalf to fend off the goblin army.

Based on the acclaimed mechanics first used in the War of the Ring boardgame, The Battle of Five Armies merges action dice and event cards, to make each game a unique experience. The system has been further enhanced by the addition of the “Fate Track” mechanic, handling the arrival of the allies and the triggering of special events. All the key characters in the battle; Bilbo, Gandalf, Thorin, Dain, the Elven King, Bard, Beorn, Bolg, are featured with powerful special abilities and unique sculptures.

The Battle of Five Armies includes 125 plastic figures and many more top-quality components.

2 player
Ages 13+
90 minute play time

Monday, February 17, 2014

New from Pokémon America! Pokémon TCG: XY 2 Flashfire Booster and Theme Deck Displays!

Street Date: May 7th!

Reign with Fire! Blaze your way to glory and watch the sparks fly when you play Pokémon TCG: XY - Flashfire!

Ignite the action with a firestorm of Fire types and watch your opponents’ terrified double-take as the awesome Mega Charizard-EX makes its scorching debut in this breathtaking expansion! Your explosive adventures will continue as your foes flee the field with certain doom flashing before their eyes!

Features of the Pokémon TCG: XY Flashfire expansion include:
5 new Pokémon-EX
3 new Mega Evolution Pokémon
Over 100 cards in all!

Pokémon TCG: XY 2 Flashfire Booster Display
$143.64 SRP

36 Boosters per Display
10 Cards per Booster
Pokémon TCG: XY 2 Flashfire Theme Deck Display
$103.92 SRP

8 theme decks
60 card theme decks

Sunday, February 16, 2014

New from Game Salute! Dragon Caster!

Coming in March!
Dragon Caster
$50.00 SRP

Prepare to enter the world of Dragon Caster, where the ancient land empowers the player with magic long ago forgotten. Dragons; the ancient guardians of the elements, are awakening and war is imminent. The time has come to harness your potential and call upon your dragons and to take control or perish.

In the game of Dragon Caster, you take on the role of a powerful sorcerer, fighting other Casters for glory and conquest. Your casting numbers represent either the dragons you can summon to battle, or the type of mana that your dragons may obtain. This mana can be used to grant your dragons a variety of special powers. In order to gain victory, you must destroy the area containing your opponent’s Caster.

2-4 players
Ages 12+
30 minute play time

Saturday, February 15, 2014

New from Paizo Publishing! Pathfinder Legends CD: Rise of the Runelords: Burnt Offerings!

Street Date: March 26th!
Pathfinder Legends CD: Rise of the Runelords 1: Burnt Offerings
$15.99 SRP

Sandpoint. An ordinary town on the Lost Coast of Varisia. When Ezren, Merisiel, Valeros and Harsk arrive, seeking rest from their adventures, it seems the town’s annual Swallowtail Festival will give them what they need - until goblins attack during a ceremony to consecrate the town’s rebuilt church.

After defending Sandpoint, the adventurers discover a sinister plot to return an ancient evil to Varisia. Can they discover the connection between the goblin attack and the removal of mortal remains from a crypt in the town’s graveyard?

This is just the beginning of a new quest for the iconic Pathfinder characters Ezren, Merisiel, Valeros and Harsk. The Rise of the Runelords begins with burnt offerings and only four heroes stand against it.

Pathfinder Legends audio dramas adapt the world and characters of the best-selling Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. Each episode runs about an hour and features a cast of professional actors, sound effects, and music that immerse you into the dangerous and exciting world of Pathfinder!

1 CD

Running time: 1 Hour

Friday, February 14, 2014

New from Pokémon America! Garchomp-EX Box!

Street Date: April 2nd!
PKU: Garchomp-EX Box
$19.99 SRP

It’s time to take the fight to the opposition with the ferocious Garchomp-EX and the Garchomp-EX Box! Unleash the terrifying fury of this magnificent Pokémon as a never-before-seen foil promo card and show your allegiance to the diabolical Dragon type with a cool oversize foil promo card. But that’s not all - bring yet more power to your collection with the contents of 4 Pokémon TCG booster packs! It’s time for your foes to reap the whirlwind!

-Garchomp-EX as a never-before-seen foil promo card
-4 Pokémon TCG booster packs
-1 special oversized foil promo card featuring Garchomp-EX

Thursday, February 13, 2014

New from Out of the Box! Snake Oil: Elixir and Party Potion!

Coming Soon!
Snake Oil: Elixir
$19.99 SRP

Snake Oil: Elixir provides the same outrageous fun as the original Snake Oil game with an entirely new concoction of wild and crazy content. This edition can be played as a stand-alone game or mixed in with another Snake Oil edition for millions of hilarious new combinations!

3-8 Players
Ages 10+
20–30 play time
Snake Oil: Party Potion
$11.99 SRP

Party Potion is the easiest way to get started with Snake Oil. The same crazy fun of the original Snake Oil game with all new content formulated for children as young as eight-years-old while still great for the entire family. This edition can be played as a stand-alone game or mixed in with another Snake Oil edition for millions of hilarious new combinations!

3-6 Players
Ages 8+
20–30 play time

Don’t Forget the Base Game-
Available Now!
Snake Oil
$19.99 SRP

In the Old Wes-s-st, the sly snake oil salesman had a special talent. He could get the most skeptical customer to buy the most dubious products. Now it’s your turn.

Invent your own zany 2-word products and sell them to all types of wacky customers. If the round’s customer buys your product, you win! With over 280 wild words and 70 oddball customers, you will never run out of crazy new combinations! How would you sell a Burp Balloon to a ninja...or a Rumor Mirror to a teacher? Make it s-s-serious, s-s-silly, or s-s-slimy.That’s-s-s the art...and the fun...of Snake Oil!