Friday, October 9, 2020

Game Arrivals: Week of Oct. 5th - 9th

 


Here are this week's board game arrivals:


New Game!
Margraves of Valeria
Daily Magic Games

Margraves of Valeria
is the latest game in the Valeria series from Daily Magic Games.  A hand-building worker placement game for 2-5 players that plays in 60 to 120 minutes.

Players are Margraves, military commanders working their way around the Kingdom of Valeria gathering resources, building towers, employing knights, and slaying monsters in order to gain influence in the guilds for end of game victory points.  Turns are straight forward.  Play a citizen card from your hand and perform one of four possible power actions. Both the Pennant and Citizen power options come from the card and provide a variety of actions such as gaining resources, gold, deploying knights, moving your Margrave to a location which in turn can activate additional actions, and slaying monsters.  Build and Recall power actions come from your player board. Building towers gains you additional benefits as well as influence in your guilds.  Recall gets your citizen cards back into your hand and acquiring new citizen cards. Each guild track represents a specific icon or clan.  The key is to move up the guild tracks that match with the icons on your citizen cards, prestige tiles that you gained, and from the location of your towers.  Additionally, score points for gems, gold, resources and different banner flags that you have at the end of the game.

Margraves of Valeria

Margraves is the most complex of the Valeria series.  It takes elements of some the earlier games and pulls them together to create a little longer game with ease of play, plus a beautiful artwork. Featuring a little deck-building, a little worker-placement, and some resource management makes for a fascinating venture into the realm of Valeria.


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New Game!
Floor Plan
Deep Water Games

New in is Floor Plan is a Roll and Write game of house building.  The game plays in 20 to 40 minutes and since everyone has their own score sheet, there is no limit on the number of players.

publisher description
In Floor Plan players take on the role of an Architect designing a house for a client. Each round, a pair of dice are rolled and then players will act simultaneously, using the dice to either draw a new room onto their floor plan or add crucial architectural and landscaping features.

The game ends when any player has completed two tasks for the client. The player with the most points is the winner – the client likes their design best and they earn that lucrative commission!


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New In A Series!
Sherlock Holmes
Consulting Detective
The Baker Street Irregulars
Space Cowboys

The Baker Street Irregulars is the next in the Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective series, a cooperative game where players are immersed in the crimes and intrigues in London during the Victorian era. Players: 1-8 - - Play Time: 90 minutes.

Players try to solve mysterious cases by interviewing suspects, searching newspapers and walking the streets for clues. Once you have completed your investigation, compare your detective skills to the master sleuth himself, Sherlock Holmes.


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New!
Arkham Noir
Called Forth By Thunder
Asmodee

Called Forth By Thunder is the 2nd Case in the Arkham Noir detective series, a 90-minute solo player card game inspired by the interconnected stories of H. P. Lovecraft and other authors, re-imagined as noir detective stories.  Case # 2: Called Forth By Thunder and Case #1: The Witch Cult Murders are each a stand-alone game that you are trying to solve before running out of time and sanity.

publisher description
In Case #2: Called Forth By Thunder, as private investigator Howard Lovecraft, you will investigate events based on the stories: "The Lurking Fear" (1923) and "The Diary of Alonzo Typer" (1938). New elements such as storm cards and formula cards are introduced, which will force players to face the new challenge in a different way.

 

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Restocks
  • Bunny Kingdom - Card drafting and bunny placement board game.  Players: 2-4 - - Play Time: 40-60 minutes.
  • A Feast For Odin - Uwe Rosenberg's strategy game of Viking life in a village with exploration and raids. Players: 1-4, Play Time: 30-120 minutes.



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