Thursday, June 4, 2015

Game Arrivals: June 1st - 6th

New, New, New.  More new games have arrived!

Here's a glance at these board games:

One of 3 games nominated for the prestigious 2015 Kennerspiel des Jahres (Strategy Game of the Year Award) is the newly released Elysium from Space Cowboys/Asmodee. Previous board games from Space Cowboys includes top seller Splendor and Black Fleet.  

Space Cowboys/Asmodee
In Elysium players will take on the role of an aspiring demigod striving to win approval and create their legend with the Gods of Mount Olympus.  To do this, players will build card combinations to gain access to gold, heroes, and mythical powers over the course of 5 Epochs.  Acquired cards will first reside in a player’s Domain where the powers can be utilized.  However, points are scored for cards that reside in a player's Elysium.  The tension mounts as players must decide when to move cards from their Domain, thereby giving up the powers, and into their Elysium in order to accumulate victory points.  Points are scored by creating sets of cards in your Elysium.  Each card belongs to one of 8 families (Apollo, Ares, Athena, Hades, Hephaestus, Hermes, Poseidon, and Zeus) of which only 5 families will be in play in a given game.  Each family of cards will also have a level from 1 to 3.  Points are scored for completing sets of a family and/or sets of equal levels.  Bonuses are earned for being the 1st to complete a particular set combination.

You can learn how Elysium is played in this video by Rodney Smith.

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New in from Dice Hate Me Games is Brew Crafters: The Travel Card Game, a micro brewed card game version of the board game Brew Crafters.

Brew Crafters
The Travel Card Game
Dice Hate Me Games
Brew Crafters: The Travel Card Game is a 30-minute card game for 2-4 players - beer not included.  Players compete to be named the Best Brew Crafter in town.  They will build their breweries by installing equipment and hiring workers in the right combinations needed for the types of beer they are crafting for reputation points.  The player who earns the most reputation points wins and is deemed the city's Best Brewer.

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Adding to our party game sections is Geek Out! Pop Culture Party, the game of mind-altering fun that finds out once and for all which player is the most knowledgeable about your favorite pop culture subjects.

Geek Out!
Pop Culture Party

PlayRoom Entertainment

Simple to play, draw a card, roll the die to determine the topic (ex. Blue: 4 TV Detectives). Then let the bidding begin - - I can list 5, I can name 7, well I can do 9!  Will you let your opponents steal your points by outbidding you or face the challenge yourself?  How far will yo go to prove your worth and out-geek your friends?

You don't have to be a op culture geek to win this exciting social interaction and bluffing party game.

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Newly released for Android: Netrunner fans is Chrome City the third data pack of the SanSan Cycle. 
Android Netrunner
Chrome City
Fantasy Flight
Function breeds fashion in Chrome City. The Data Pack’s sixty new cards (three copies each of twenty individual cards) introduce players to the northern SanSan borough of Chrome City. Here, among the sketchy chop shops planted in the shadow of Haas-Bioroid’s genetics division, a growing community of chromeheads have begun to transform cybernetics into fashion statements.
 If the surgery’s good, the latest cybernetics don’t just make you trendy; they also make you smarter, stronger, and more resilient. But a bad chopper’s just as likely to cause you irreparable brain damage as outfit you for the runways. Accordingly, Chrome City and its cybernetic hardware introduce a volatile mixture of risks and rewards, many of which are centered around protecting or damaging the Runner’s brain.

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