Wednesday, June 20, 2012

This Week's Game Arrivals: June 19th - 24th

Hitting the shelves this week are:

Eclipse: New Dawn For The Galaxy

Back in production, the highly popular game Eclipse has finally arrived! 

A game of Eclipse places you in control of a vast interstellar civilization, competing for success with its rivals.  You will explore new star systems, research technologies and build spaceships to wage war with.  There are many potential paths to victory, so you need to plan your strategy according to the strengths and weaknesses of your species while paying attention to the other civilizations' endeavors.
The game features seven races: humans and six alien races.  Each race has specific abilities that will guide your strategy as you play.

Ascora Games
Nefarious: The Mad Scientist Game is another of Donald X. Vaccarino designed games (Dominion, Kingdom Builder, & Infiltration). 

This quick playing game, players will race to build inventions, i.e. a freeze ray, cloaking device, robotic pet, etc. before their opponents can.  Player's strategies to get the money to build their creations will have to vary because each time they play, Nefarious will have a different environment thanks to its fiendishly clever twists.


The Resistance
Indie Boards & Cards

The Resistance is a highly interactive party-style game for 5-10 players.  It full of secret identities, deductions and deceptions. From Indie Boards & Cards comes this game description:
Set in the near future, The Resistance pits a small group of resistance fighters against a powerful and corrupt government.  The resistance has launched a series of bold and daring missions to bring the governement to its knees.  Unfortunately spies have infiltrated the resistance ranks, ready to sabotage the carefully crafted plans.  Even a single spy can take down a resistance mission team, choose your teams carefully or forever lose your chance for freedom. 
The Resistance includes a bundled expansion, "The Plot Thickens", that offers even more possibilities for discovery and deception.
The Resistance artfully balances pure deduction elements with the social elements into a game that creates the adreniline filled moments of high stakes poker but in a full interactive and social event.  Its not for the faint of heart, or slow of mind - but if you are quick on your feet you'll be proud of your hard fought victories.

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