Friday, August 23, 2013

Board Game Arrivals: August 18 - 24th

This week's game arrivals included these much anticipated expansions and a couple of new games:

Steve Jackson Games

Newly released from Steve Jackson Games is Castellan.  

2 players work together to build a castle but compete to control it.  Wall and tower pieces link together to form courtyards which you'll try to claim with a Keep.  You must be clever in placing your wall and tower pieces so that you gain as towers in your courtyards without adding points to your opponent.

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Pandemic: In The Lab
Z-Man Games
New from Z-Man Games is this new expansion to the popular cooperative game, Pandemic.  Pandemic: In The Lab brings new roles, 2 add-on's to the challenges in the On The Brink expansion, and these 3 new ways to play:

Lab Challenge - take samples and develop cures in the lab.  Cures must be developed in the lab before they can be discovered.

Solo Game - you, with a little help from the CDC, are on your own.

Team Challenge - cooperate with a partner against rival teams racing to cure and eradicate, prevent outbreaks, and gain prestige points.  Prestige points are gained when a team meets the goal outlined on their specific goal card.  The team with the most prestige points at the end of the game wins. 

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Lords of Waterdeep:Board Game -
Scoundrels of Skullport Expansion

Wizards of the Coast
Also newly released is Scoundrels of Skullport from Wizards of the Coast, an expansion to Lords of Waterdeep:The Board Game.  Scoundrels of Skullport adds a new faction, The Gray Hands, allowing up to 6 players and also contains these two new modules:
Undermountain - a vast and multilevel dungeon beneath Mount Waterdeep...  The focus is on new quests with great demands and greater rewards.

Skullport  - aka: Port of Shadow, is nestled in the heart of Undermountain, deep below the streets of Waterdeep... The focus is on a new resource - Corruption and the risks associated with being corrupt.

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Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game
Daybreak Expansion

Fantasy Flight
The final chapter of the Syfy series Battlestar Galactica is featured in this newest expansion, Daybreak to Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game.
The Daybreak expansion for Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game brings humanity’s plight to its gripping climax! With two supplemental game boards and hundreds of cards and tokens, Daybreak invites players to undertake desperate missions, struggle under the constant threat of mutiny, and bargain with Cylon driven by motives of their own.
Daybreak introduces twelve new character sheets, thirty new Crisis cards, twenty-five new Skill cards, and much more. Patch your fellow crew members up as the crotchety Doc Cottle, or argue your way out of a tight spot as the clever Romo Lampkin. Push your viper to its limits as Hot Dog, or take the com as Lieutenant Louis Hoshi. Do you prefer to stand against the humans? Daybreak also features four new Cylon Leaders, including the cunning and charismatic D’Anna Biers.

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Set Junior
Set Enterprises

Adding to our kids section is Set Junior just out from Set Enterprises.

Set Junior, aimed at kids ages 3+ contains a two-sided board.  On one side kids learn what a set is by matching their tile to a tile on the board.  Start to recognize Sets while matching color, number and symbols.  Once familiar with what a makes a Set, flip the board over and play Side 2.  On Side 2 kids can race to find as many Sets as they can.

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  • Suburbia
  • Descent
  • Carcassonne: The Tower

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