Friday, August 4, 2017

Game Arrivals: Week of Aug. 1st - 5th

Here is this week's exciting game arrivals:

   New Game!
The Networks
Formal Ferret Games
Welcome to the TV business, you and up to 5 players are competing start-up television networks in The Networks, a card drafting strategy game.

Starting with only three awful public access shows and a small amount of cash you will each vie to turn your network into a high ranking network. You have only 5 seasons to secure the best Shows, the most popular Stars, and profitable Ads to gain the Viewership that you'll need to win the game. Your Shows will age each season and at some point lose popularity, so you must be quick to get those into your Rerun line-up and replace them with fresh new shows. You'll find that Stars are picky and have certain working conditions from the genre of show to whether they'll work with other Stars.  Finally, there are Network Cards that can add special benefits that range from immediate, one-time use, and end game only.

Watch this Dice Tower game review to learn more about The Networks.

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    New Game!
Cave vs Cave
Mayfair Games
Adding to our stand-alone 2-player strategy games selection is Caverna: Cave vs Cave by game designer Uwe Rosenberg.

Description from Mayfair Games
With only two pairs of helping hands, you stand at the entrance to your new cave dwelling. There is much work to do and no time to lose! The nearby tribe is doing better than you and this cannot stand. Carve your way deeper into the mountain and create a cozy cave. Gather grain, flax, and building materials. Mine for precious metals and become wealthier than you, or your rival, ever dreamed!

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    Back In Stock!
Terraforming Mars
Stronghold Games
The taming of the red planet has begun!
InTerraforming Mars, 1-5 players will each control a corporation, and buy and play cards describing different projects. The projects often directly or indirectly contribute to the terraforming process, but can also consist of business enterprises of different kinds. In order to win, you have to accumulate a good terraform rating and many victory points.

This game has some unique game mechanics.

Terraforming Mars

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    New Game Expansion!
Between Two Cities
Stonemaier Games
Capitals is the first expansion to Between Two Citiesa tile-drafting game with an interesting game mechanic. 

The Capitals expansion adds new challenges with landscapes, districts, and civic building tiles.

Landscape mats give each city a unique layout to build on and around.
Districts give players a majority bonus for connecting specific types of tiles.
Civic building tiles are a new type of building tile. Each unique civic building wants to be adjacent to 2 specific tile types (and not 1 specific tile type).

Between Two Cities

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    Kids Section Addition!
Professor Noggin's Card Games
Outset Media Games

Learn, grow, communicate... and have fun with Professor Noggin's card games aimed at kids 7 and older.

Explore the Earth, from the North Pole to the South Pole and all parts between with Earth Science. Or take a globe-trotting expedition and discover the most exciting animals on earth with Wildlife Safari. There are many to choose from.

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