Sunday, May 3, 2015

Game Arrivals: April 28th - May 2nd


Ooh, some really nice games and game expansions came in with this week's shipment.


Just released from Rio Grande Games is Dominion: Adventures, the 9th addition to the popular deck-building game, Dominion.
Dominion
Adventures
Rio Grande Games
This latest game expansion, Dominion: Adventures contains 400 cards, 6 tavern mats, and 60 tokens.  There are 30 new Kingdom cards, including the return of Duration cards that do things on future turns as well as Reserve cards, and Traveller cards.  Reserve cards have an ability that puts them on a player's Tavern mat.  Later at the player's choosing, he/she can "call" the card into play and use it's ability.  Traveller cards have an added feature to their normal ability.  In the Clean Up phase a player may exchange that card with one of a higher ability.  New also are the Event cards that gives a player something to buy besides cards, including tokens that modify cards. 







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New from Renegade Games is Lanterns: The Harvest Festival, a quick-playing tile laying with set collection game for the whole family.
Lanterns
Renegade Game Studios

Lanterns features a unique mechanic where players must balance the placement of their tiles or risk helping their opponents on their way to victory.

On a turn, a player places a tile depicting various color arrangements, and every player receives lantern cards based on the tile placed. Players dedicate sets of lantern cards to gain victory point tiles.

We have an open copy of Lanterns available in our Demo Games Library for you to come in and try.









Watch this video by Gameboy Geek to learn more about Lanterns.




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New in from Markee games is The Game of 49, an auction bidding game.

The Game of 49
Markee Games
In The Game of 49 there is one simple rule - get 4 of your chips in a row on the main game board. Sounds easy enough. Now all you have to do is out bid your opponents to buy the spaces you want and try to block your opponents.

Players each start the game with $49 to be kept hidden and a set of player chips. The 49 game board is placed in a central play area along with the card tray containing face down number cards. Each player in turn will draw the top number card and offer it up for auction. Bidding proceeds in turn order and continues until all but one player have passed. This player places their player chip on the number space as the on the card. There are Wild/Payoff cards that can come up and are auctioned off in the same manner as the number cards. These cards can be one of 2 types: 1) indicate a number range that allows the player to play on any space within that range, or 2) a wild 49 card that corresponds to the coveted center spot on the game board. After the Wild/Payoff card has been acquired all players receive income from the bank equivalent to the number of chips they have on the board. Players must carefully manage their money and carefully weigh when to spend big to block an opponent or save and hope their winning number turns up next.


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Another new board game in is Temple of Elemental Evil,  the 4th in the D&D Adventure System Cooperative board games series.

D&D:  Temple of Elemental Evil
Board Game
Wizards of the Coast
In the Temple of Elemental Evil board game, you play as a heroic adventurer. With amazing abilities, spells and magic weapons, you must explore the dungeons beneath the Sword Coast where you will fight monsters, overcome hazards and find treasure. Are you ready for adventure?
The Temple of Elemental Evil board game features multiple scenarios, challenging quests and cooperative game play designed for 1-5 players. The contents can also be combined with other D&D Adventure System Cooperative play board games, including Wrath of Ashardalon, Legend of Drizzt, and Castle Ravenloft.



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Also releasing another in their Dice Masters line from WizKids is DC Comics Dice Master: Justice League.  Arriving in this week is the 2-player starter sets and the dice and card foil expansion packs.

DC Comics Dice Masters
Justice League

WizKids Games

The Dice Masters series is a 2-player dice-building game. Each player takes the role of masterminds directing the actions of a team of powerful supers (represented by dice) to battle each other. Each turn, you’ll roll your dice to see what resources you have available, buy dice, send your team members into the field, and then strike at the enemy mastermind.

In Dice Master: Justice League your superheroes include Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Martian Manhunter, The Green Arrow and more.




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In from Fantasy Flight is the latest data pack expansion, Breaker Bay for the base game Android Netrunner.  

Netrunner
Break Bay
Data Pack
Fantasy Flight
Android Netrunner is a 2-player card game of cyber struggle set in a dystopia future where man and machine live side by side.  Powerful mega-corporations, intent on advancing their agendas, must protect their valuable data from elite hackers known as runners.  Each player assumes the role of either a corporation or a runner in a contest of wits, deceit, and calculated risk. 

The is Breaker Bay data pack contains 60 new cards designed to augment Corp and Runner decks - cards 21-40 of the SanSan Cycle.



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Back in stock is Merchants & Marauders Seas of Glory, the expansion to Merchants & Marauders.

Captains, get ready to set sail on a new adventure!
Merchants & Marauders
Seas of Glory
Z-Man Games
Seas of Glory plunges you back into Merchants & Marauders where you can live the life of an influential merchant or a dreaded pirate in the Caribbean during the Golden Age of Piracy.
This hefty expansion offers a modular experience with eleven new challenges you can mix and match to constantly renew your search for glory at sea. With many new mechanics such as changing winds, smuggling, and crew satisfaction; as well as five variants, Merchants & Marauders will never be the same.


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Come and visit us at 30 NW 2nd Street in Historic Downtown Gresham. We have a full range of family games, strategy games, Euro-style games, war games, card games, dice games and more. Also for the puzzle enthusiasts we carry quality puzzles from Ravensburger, White Mountain, and Cobble Hill.

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