Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Game Arrivals: June 16th - 22nd

This week's game arrivals includes a newly released game and several new to our party games section.

The new Doge has invited you to attend a prestigious masquerade ball at his palace during the Carnival of Venice!  It's the perfect escape from the boredom of noble life, and it provides an ideal opportunity to conspire your way to a position of power!
Fantasy Flight
New out from Fantasy Flight is Masquesa card game for 2-4 players.

In Masques, players each control a noble family attending a masquerade ball.  Each family is vying for power, attempting to win the favor of the various guilds.  To do so, the families must use their influence and hire crafty agents in an attempt to gain favor in the guilds.  The first player to gain either 4 favor in a single guild or at least 1 favor in each guild wins the game.

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Adding to our party games section for some summer fun is this collection from Buffalo Games:
Buffalo Games

Gotcha! is the party game that breaks all the rules.

Each player tries to follow the constantly changing rules while at the same time trying to catch others breaking a rule.  For example, a rule card may read, "People wearing jeans must use finger quotes while speaking. If any jeans-wearer speaks without using finger quotes, the 1st player to catch it and hit the buzzer scores.
The rule cards have been designed so there are thousands of different possible rule combinations making each game different.

Buffalo Games

Likewise! is a party game where it pays to think alike.

Players are presented a random pairing of a description card and subject card.  It might be "Goofy - Hairstyle" or Slippery - Actor", etc.  Whatever the category, players secretly write down their answers on their handheld paddles.  Then simultaneously they all flip their paddles revealing their answers.  Those with the most matching answers move toward the winner's circle.

Last WordBuffalo Games

Last Word is the hilarious race to have the final say.

Each round, simultaneously players blurt out answers while racing a timer.  For example, Subject: "Snack Foods", letter "P".  Players yell out... pretzles!, potato chips!, peanuts!, popcorn!, etc.  The player with the Last Word before the timer sounds advances towards Finish. 

Beware, the timer is cleverly programmed to go off at random intervals.

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  • Legendary: A Marvel Deck-Building Game
  • The Adventurers: Pyramid of Horus
  • D&D: Wrath of Ashardalon

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Continue to Tune in for the latest in board games!
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