Descent Journeys in the Dark Second edition from Fantasy Flight Games

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Jan 232012
 

Mennara is a world of magic, mystery, and adventure. In the deep places beneath the earth lurk terrifying monsters and foul villains, conspiring to plunge the land into shadow. The darkest parts of the forests hide things better forgotten, and in the mountains gather hordes of savage creatures whose only ambition is bloodshed. And behind all that evil and all that malice lurks the Overlord, the hidden threat that seeks to work his dark design across the realm. Fortunately, Mennara is also a world of heroes. Heroes clever of mind, strong of sword arm, and stout of heart. Heroes in many shapes and sizes, unlikely heroes of many races and creeds and from many walks of life. Heroes like you…

Descent: Journeys in the Dark Second Edition is a narrative board game in which one player takes on the role of the treacherous overlord, and up to four other players take on the roles of courageous heroes. This updated version of the classic dungeon-delving board game features a host of enhancements, including new heroes and monsters, streamlined rules, a class-based hero system, and campaign play.

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Catan Junior from Mayfair Games Arrives in April

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Jan 202012
 

A Catan adventure for fledgling swashbucklers.

 

Explore the Seas! Catan: Junior™ introduces a modified playing style of the classic game giving  younger players the opportunity to experience the world of Catan! Designed for players as young as  5 and is a perfect introduction to the Catan series of games for kids and families.

Catan: Junior™ takes place on a ring of islands where 2 to 4 players build hideouts, and the mysterious Spooky Island, where the Ghost Captain lives. Each island generates a specific resource: wood, goats, rum or swords and players can acquire gold.

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Jan 202012
 

In this Box Breaking Danny busts open the Ninja Board Game. Ninja is a blind board game revolving around stealth and intrigue. Alderac Entertainment Group has a done a fine job with this one.

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Thunderstone: Advance From AEG Releasing in March

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Jan 172012
 

In Thunderstone: Heart of Doom, you had a chance to face Doom’s very heart, the eighth Thunderstone, and defeat the ancient evil – but winning that battle had unexpected consequences. It banished Doom, but also freed him to visit other worlds, so you advanced to the next world with him.

Thunderstone Advance, which is fully compatible with all previous Thunderstone offerings, is the next stop in your adventure. In Thunderstone Advance you build your party of heroes to defeat the dreaded Thunderstone Bearers in their dungeons or wilderness. The player who defeats the most valuable monsters will win the day, but beware – those monsters have all-new tricks up their sleeves, and victory will not come easy.

Thunderstone Advance includes new rules, all new cards in new card frames, and a new village and dungeon board.

Contents: More than 500 new cards, dividers, learn to play booklet, rulebook, game board, XP tokens, and enough space to hold this set, plus expansions.

 

Thunderstone: Advance $49.99 SRP

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Zombie Survival 2 : There Goes the Neighborhood Coming in February

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Jan 172012
 

Let’s face it, zombies are many things but, graceful is not one of them. Thankfully, you didn’t listen when the wife told you to clean the yard. Those lawn gnomes and pink flamingos don’t seem to stop them. They do however, slow ’em down. Maybe it will be enough! Zombie Survival 2 adds: -Outside Item tiles (To “Slow ‘Em Down!) -3 Additional Store Decks (More Shopping…Hurray!) -A new card type! “The Fate Deck” (Wasn’t the Event Deck Enough?!?) -Damage tokens (For use with the Flak Jacket) -Lots more Zombies (As if there weren’t enough)

 

THIS EXPANSION REQUIRES THE ZOMBIE SURVIVAL BASE SET

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Lords of Waterdeep Boardgame From Wizards of the Coast

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Jan 172012
 

Waterdeep, the City of Splendors — the most resplendent jewel in the Forgotten Realms, a den of political intrigue and shady back-alley dealings. In this game, the players are powerful lords vying for control of this great city. Its treasures and resources are ripe for the taking, and that which cannot be gained through trickery and negotiation must be taken by force!

 

Lords of Waterdeep is a strategy board game for 2-5 players. You take on the role of one of the masked Lords of Waterdeep, secret rulers of the city. Through your agents, you recruit adventurers to go on quests on your behalf, earning rewards and increasing your influence over the city. Expand the city by purchasing new buildings that open up new actions on the board, and hinder—or help—the other lords by playing Intrigue cards to enact your carefully laid plans.

 

This game includes the following components: Game board Rulebook 5 card stock player mats 121 Intrigue, Quest, and Role cards 130 wooden cubes, pawns, and score pieces Wooden player markers Card stock tiles and tokens representing buildings, gold coins, and victory points.

Lords of Waterdeep Boardgame SRP $ 49.99

I am not normally a board game person, but I am looking forward to this one.  I have always been fond of the Waterdeep setting.

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Invasion of Canada from Academy Games

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Jan 162012
 

The year is 1812. Great Britain and her allies are battling Napoleon for control of Europe. In response to British seizure of American ships and goods, the young United States declares war on Britain and invades Canada. You and up to 4 other players take command of the armies of the British Redcoats, Canadian Militia, and Native Americans, or of the American Regulars and American Militia to decide the fate of the Americas. The action takes place on a huge historically accurate map that spans the United States and Canada from Detroit to Montreal. Players from each faction cooperate to gain control of key towns and forts.

Invasion of Canada will be out later this month and it has an MSRP of 64.99

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New From Fantasy Flight Games Merchant of Venus

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Jan 032012
 

A fantastic new edition of the classic 1980’s board game of space traders and alien riches, Merchant of Venus takes players on a race through the galaxy in a wild dash for cash, locating and establishing vital trade lines to transport goods from the planets where they’re common, to the planets where they can sell for maximum profit. The trader with the most wealth wins!

 

 

 

Merchant of Venus is to scheduled to ship in March of 2012 with a MSRP of 59.95

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March Releases for Fantasy Flight Games

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Dec 302011
 

Fortress America

Fortress America, a board game of strategy and survival for two to four players, imagines a not-too-distant future in which war has once againencircled the globe. This updated version of the 1986 classic features beautifully crafted components (including over 300 detailed plastic figures), thrusting players into a frightening geopolitical scenario. In Fortress America, the United States must defend itself from three deadly invading armies: the Asian People’s Alliance from the West, the Central American Federation from the South, and the Euro-Socialist Pact from the East. Players take on either the role of the United States, struggling to protect itself from foreign threats, or the role of one or more of the invading armies, fighting battle after battle to acquire important territories.

 

 

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