Friday, June 21, 2019

Game Arrivals: Jun 12 - Jun 21st


Here's a look see of the games that have hit the shelves recently:

Star Wars
Outer Rim
Fantasy Flight
New in from Fantasy Flight is Star Wars™: Outer Rim, a game of bounty hunters, mercenaries, and smugglers for 1 to 4 players.
Publisher Description
Take on the role of a bounty hunter, smuggler, or mercenary and make your mark on the galaxy. Travel the Outer Rim in your personal ship, hire famous Star Wars characters to join your crew, and work for or against the Rebels, Empire, Hutts, and crime syndicates.
The goal of the game is to accumulate enough fame to become a living legend. Fame represents stories of your deeds that have spread across the galaxy and how much other mercenaries fear and idolize you.

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Bumúntú is an abstract tactical game for 2 to 5 players that is based on the culture and folklore of the Bakongo tribes the largest group of tribes people in central Africa. A common theme in African folklore is that animals are wise creatures who teach humans to do good and moral things.

In a game of Bumúntú there is a central jungle board that is populated with sets of animal tiles and a separate scoring board with a corresponding animal favor scoring marker. Players move through the jungle following the animals’ guidance collecting tiles.  Each animal type has a unique movement pattern.  Sixteen of the animal tiles (2 per animal) are advancement tiles and when taken allow you to manipulate the values of the animal scoring markers on the scoring board. Other animal tiles give you food chips which can be used to extend movement.  As game play progresses it becomes more competitive with fewer tiles making movement more limited. The game ends when the sixteenth advancement tile has been removed.  Score points based on the final values of the animals.

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Welcome To The Big Top
Stoneblade Entertainment

Ringmaster: Welcome To The Big Top is a card game in which players will compete to build the best carnival.  They will do this by playing stars and attractions, while occasionally throwing a few dirty tricks and wacky sideshows at their opponents.  The cards themselves will tell players how to win.

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Forgotten Circles
Cephalofair Games
Forgotten Circles is the first expansion to Gloomhaven, a cooperative game of tactical combat in a unique, evolving fantasy world. 

A mysterious diviner brings dark portents and terrifying new foes.  Join her on a 20-scenario quest to explore the history of Gloomhaven and prevent a looming catastrophe, or enlist the Aesther Diviner's help in pursuing your own quests.  Included are 7 new monster types, a 68 page scenario book, Aesther Diviner miniature, new locations and items, new road, city, and rift events, and new unlockable envelopes.

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Fantastic Beasts
Perilous Pursuits
The OP
From J.K. Rowling's wizarding world comes Fantastic Beasts is a magical cooperative game of chase and chance for 2 to 4 players.  Several of Newt Scamander's magical beasts have escaped and are running loose in New York City.  Players take on the role of Newt, Tina, Jacob, and Queenie on an exciting adventure as they try to return all the beasts to Newt's suitcase before they draw the attention of the non-magical community.  To do this they will need to collect sets of dice to take actions that will allow them to shield each other, draw cards, and most importantly, get the beasts back into his suitcase before havoc ensues.

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A Song Of Ice And Fire
Stark vs Lannister
A Song of Ice & Fire is a competitive miniatures game for 2 players.  Each player controls one of the Great Houses of Westeros, commanding battlefield units, recruiting legendary heroes, and manipulating the political stage, in the attempt to claim the greatest prize of all: The Iron Throne.  Featuring House Stark and House Lannister, this starter set comes with one hundred pre-assembled miniatures.

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Red Dragon Inn
Ohava vs Murgath
Ohava vs Murgath is an expansion to The Red Dragon Inn, a game of fantasy adventurers in medieval times drinking each other under the table in order to steal their gold and hard won treasures.

In this expansion, Ohava, the Grand Cleric has been the matron of the Great Temple of Greyport for longer than some of our heroes have been alive.  Among her duties are healing, miracle work, team-building exercises and earning the All-Mother's blessings by trying to hep all four of the Great Divines in harmony with one another.  The blessings of the All-Mother are a powerful incentive to Ohava's good works.  Unfortunately, getting four fickle deities to agree on anything takes a lot of convincing.

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Dual Powers
Revolution 1917
Thunderworks Games

Dual Powers: Revolution 1917 is a 2-player game set in Russia during the tumultuous time when Tsar Nicholas II rule was replaced by a conservative Provisional Government.  Opposed to the newly formed government was a newly formed council of workers organized by social activists.  This struggle for power and influence sparked the social revolution.

In Dual Powers: Revolution 1917, each player directs the forces on one side of this struggle through political, action, social maneuvering, and military conflict.  The player with greater support at the end of the game will shape Russia's future and either launch or suppress the impending Civil War.

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Modern Art
Axis & Allies: D-Day
Memoir 44

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Continue to check in for the latest in board games.
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