Jun 152016
 

dungeonAres Games to launch a new Kickstarter project to release the real time, cooperative card game Dungeon Time

June, 14h 2016 – Ares Games will launch a new Kickstarter project to fund the release of its new card game: Dungeon Time. The campaign will run from June 29th to July 15th – click here to watch the teaser trailer.

Dungeon Time is a real time, cooperative card game of exciting dungeon adventures and catastrophic failures, designed by the Italian author Carlo Rossi and illustrated by Denis Martynets. Players will enter a fantasy realm with only 5 minutes to find the equipment and achieve their missions – time is their worst enemy!

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Sep 102015
 

odysseyOdyssey: Wrath of Poseidon

$39.90

 

The war is over, and your ships are trying to sail back to your homeland after a long absence. To do so, you must beg forgiveness of the wrathful sea god, Poseidon. You need to reach the Sacred Island to make offerings and prayers to the gods…but the irascible Poseidon will use all his powers to prevent you from getting there!

 

As one of up to four players commanding the Greek ships, you must sail through endless storms, blind to all around you, trying to gather clues to your whereabouts to stay on course.

 

As Poseidon, you throw powerful storms against the sailors, driving them off-course and confounding them, so they can’t reach the Sacred Island in time.

 

The game uses two boards, hidden from each other. The Poseidon player uses special tiles to secretly move one or all the ships on his game board, which shows the real position of the ships, giving information to the sailors about what they see around them. The navigators have to guess where they are, moving their ships on their own game board based on their deductions, as they trace their course to the Sacred Island. Multiple game boards enhance replayability; special overlays are included to make the game easier or harder, according to the players’ preferences.

 

2-5 players

Ages 13+

30+ minute play time

 

Contains:

1 Rule book

2 Game boards

1 Punched board

8 Plastic ships

Aug 052015
 

swordAres Games and Gremlin Project announce new Sword & Sorcery board game

Legendary heroes fight the forces of evil in a new fantasy cooperative game designed by the team who created Galaxy Defenders

July 26th, 2015 – Heroes with unique powers are called back from death to save the kingdom and break the spell that binds their souls, in the new game developed by Gremlin Project and due to be published by Ares Games in 2016: Sword and Sorcery, an epic-fantasy cooperative board game, where one to five players fight together against the forces of evil, controlled by the game system itself.

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Jul 072015
 

Jolly Roger: The Game of Piracy & Mutiny

$19.90

You are a crewmember on board a pirate ship and you have just elected your new captain. This man will lead you toward fortune or disaster… Luckily, if you don’t agree with his choices, you can always start a mutiny and become the next captain yourself!

 

Every turn, the Captain chooses a destination for the ship. When the ship attacks, players will (more or less!) cooperate to win, playing crew cards from their hands to win the battle and take the prize. Treasure gained is divided between all pirates, but your gold is never secure until you bury it at Treasure Island…

 

Unrest is always brewing – each time the Captain makes a choice, it is possible for one of the other players to call, “Mutiny” to try to overthrow him and become the new Captain. And when the mutiny begins, you’ll need to decide how to use your cards: how much will you cooperate, and what will you keep to yourself for the next mutiny?

 

Fast, rowdy, and easy to learn, Jolly Roger is equally fun for casual players and veterans of a thousand battles.

 

4-10 players

Ages 13+

30+ minute play time

Jun 172015
 

Ares Games partners with Horrible Games to publish and distribute worldwide the English version of the storytelling game “Co-Mix”

June 10, 2015 – The Italian games publishers Ares Games and Horrible Games announce a partnership to release the storytelling game Co-Mix in a worldwide English language edition. Published by Horrible Games and released in 2014, Co-Mix had a limited English first edition printing and was available only in Europe. Thanks to this license agreement, Co-Mix is going to be reprinted by Ares Games and distributed in the USA and other English-speaking countries across the world.

In Co-Mix, players craft their stories by laying out several cards to create a full blown comic book page. Up to ten people can join in the fun, playing individually or in teams. Each player chooses the kind of story to tell – noir, horror, adventure, romance, and if it will be funny, scary, exciting, or moving. All players must create the story based on the same title – the best stories are voted by the other players.

The game features a rich and varied set of cards, representing different panels of a comic book. Cards are laid out to create a complete comic book page following the proposed title. Each card shows an inspirational illustration, with a varied set of characters, actions, and settings. When all comic pages are ready, each player or team tells their own story. Then, the stories are voted by the other players, using voting tokens to indicate which story they think is the most original, most exciting, or best composed.

Co-Mix is an imaginative and fun game, created by a talented designer and published by one of the most innovative boardgame companies on the market. We are glad to partner with Horrible Games to release this new version of Co-Mix. We think that this game fits our catalog very well, as it’s strongly thematic, fun, and easy to play; virtues we always want our games to have,” said Roberto Di Meglio, Director of R&D of Ares Games.

“Co-Mix was the first game published by Horrible Games, and I’m very happy of the good reception it had from both gamers and game developers. The only regret we had about it was that we couldn’t find a way to bring Co-Mix to the USA… until now! We are confident that the partnership with Ares Games will allow our game to achieve its full potential, in the country that helped establish the comics industry we all know and love, and all around the world,”  declared Lorenzo Silva, from Horrible Games.

Co-Mix was designed by Lorenzo Silva, with artwork by Matteo Cremona, coloring by Max Rambaldi, and graphic design by Antonio del Bono. The English edition by Ares Games is expected to release in October 2015. For more information, visit the Co-Mix page at Horrible Games website and the Ares Games website.

 

About Horrible Games

Horrible Games is an Italian Board Game Publisher. To make our games stand out from the crowd, we always experiment with new gameplay mechanics, or sometimes we apply an unexpected twist to old, well-proven ones, as we strive for originality and uniqueness. We also carefully craft a refined visual style, different for each game, to better convey the mood and feel we want the players to experience. We also tend to put a lot of silly, stupid things in our games, just because they make us laugh (and we hope some or our players will laugh, too). But always and foremost, no matter which kind of game or genre we decide to tinker with, Horrible Games is about simple, pure, unbridled fun, for everyone. Horrible Games catalog includes Dungeon Fighter series, Steam Park and Co-Mix. To learn more, visit the website www.horrible-games.com and the Facebook page – www.facebook.com/HorribleGames.

 

May 202015
 

Ares Games to preview new Galaxy Defenders expansions, Jolly Roger, and Odyssey at Origins 2015

 

The new products, releasing this summer, will be introduced to the public at the show, together with the Wings of Glory, Sails of Glory, War of the Ring, Euro, and Family game lines

jolly rogerAres Games will attend Origins Game Fair 2015 (Booth #703, June 3-7, Columbus, Ohio) and several of the upcoming games will be introduced to the public for the first time at this show. Visitors at Ares’ booth will be able to have a first encounter with the upcoming Galaxy Defenders expansions Operation Strikeback! and Extinction Protocol (releasing in July); demo previews of Jolly Roger and Odyssey – Wrath of Poseidon, two new games to be released this Summer, are also scheduled.

At the Ares Games’ booth, attendees will also find the Origins Awards finalists The Battle of Five Armies (nominated in the “Best Board Game” category), Sails of Glory (in Best Historical Rules and Best Historical Miniatures), as well as all the other games from the ever-expanding Ares Games catalog.

extinctThe latest releases in WW1 Wings of Glory line (the Airplane Packs featuring the fighters Fokker E.V, Nieuport Ni.28, Macchi M.5 and Hannover CL.IIIa) and the Sails of Glory Special Ship Packs with the iconic ships HMS Victory and USS Constitution will be available for sale, and “show specials” are planned to welcome the visitors.

In addition to the activities at the Ares’ booth, 23 events dedicated to Wings of Glory and Sails of Glory will be hosted by Buckeye Gamers in Flight, Wings of Glory Aerodrome, and Sails of Glory Anchorage. Prizes and freebies will be offered by Ares Games, Aerodrome Accessories, BGIF, and The Soldiery. The events have limited seating and some are already sold out, so players who want to take part in these activities should register soon at the Origins Game Fair events page. For more details click here.

 

Upcoming new games

oddysseyThe new games to be previewed at Origins 2005 include the new expansions for Galaxy Defenders, the first Ares’ card game, Jolly Roger, and a new title in the Euro game line, Odyssey – Wrath of Poseidon.

The upcoming Galaxy Defenders expansions, arriving in July, are set after Agents have won the battle on Earth. In Operation Strikeback, the Agency launches a strike against the Invaders’ base on the Moon, with the help of new, genetically modified agents to face new the alien menace.  In Extinction Protocol, it’s time for the final assault on the Alien home planet, with Agents equipped with a new generation of weapons and wearing awesome Power Armor to fight  the deadly perils and the worst enemy they have ever faced.

Jolly Roger – The game of Piracy & Mutiny is a card game of pillage, plunder, and mutinies. Fun, rowdy, fast, and easy to learn, the game can be played with 4 to 10 players. Players are the crew of a pirate ship, ready to do anything to collect the highest amount of gold and become the richest pirate in Tortuga!

Odyssey – Wrath of Poseidon is a deduction game for two to five players. The war is over, and the Greek ships are trying to sail back to their homeland after a long absence. They need to reach the Sacred Island to make offerings and prayers to the gods, but the irascible Poseidon will use all his powers to prevent them from getting there.

Jolly Roger and Odyssey are due out at GenCon 2015.

For more information about the games, visit Ares Games website – www.aresgames.eu. At Origins Game Fair, visit Ares Games at booth 703.

 

About Ares Games

Ares Games is an Italian board game publisher established in 2011 to create quality hobby products for the international audience. Ares Games is the publisher of the award-winning “War of the Ring” board game, “Wings of Glory” range of airplane combat games and miniatures recreating aerial warfare in WW1 and WW2, and more recently, the tactical ship-to-ship miniature game “Sails of Glory,” and the cooperative tactical Sci-Fi miniatures game “Galaxy Defenders.” The Ares Games’ catalog also includes Family Games and Euro Games. For further information, visit the website www.aresgames.eu and the Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/AresGames.

 

Apr 132015
 

opGalaxy Defenders: Operation Strikeback

74.90

 

As the Agency plans the assault on the Alien Moon base, new technologies are studied and new weapons are readied. A gigantic shuttle transports the team and part of the Agency HQ to Earth’s natural satellite.

 

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Apr 112015
 

Ares Games announces two new games for 2015: Jolly Roger and Odyssey

 

At GAMA Trade Show, the publisher presented a preview of its first card game and a new Euro game, both expected to release in Summer 2015

jolly rogerAres Games presented at GAMA Trade Show (Las Vegas, March 19th-20th) two novelties in the 2005 pipeline: Jolly Roger, its first card game, and Odyssey – Wrath of Poseidon, a new title in the Euro game line, both due to release next Summer.

Jolly Roger – The game of Piracy & Mutiny is a cardgame of pillage, plunder, and mutinies. Fun, rowdy, fast and easy to learn, the game can be played for 4 to 10 players. You and the other players are the crew of a pirate ship. As appropriate for a pirate, your greatest desire is gold, and you will do anything to reach your goal.

 

Every turn, the Captain chooses a destination for the ship. When the ship attacks, players will (more or less!) co-operate to win, playing Crew cards from their hands to win the battle and take the prize. Treasure gained is shared between all pirates, but your gold is never secure until you bury it at Treasure Island…

 

Unrest is always brewing, though – each time the Captain makes an important choice, it is possible for one of the other players to call “Mutiny!” to try to overthrow him and become the new Captain. And when the mutiny begins, you’ll need to decide how to use your cards during the Mutiny and the looming battle. How much will you co-operate when you assault an enemy, and what will you keep to yourself, to be ready when the next mutiny starts?

 

The players’ final goal is to collect the highest amount of gold and become the richest pirate in Tortuga!

With Jolly Roger, Ares Games debuts in the Card Game category. The game has been designed by Frederic Moyersoen, author of Saboteur and Nuns on the Run, and illustrated by the talented Loïc Billiau (Glen More,Cherokee, Auf die Nüsse).

odyThe other novelty previewed at GAMA was Odyssey – Wrath of Poseidon, an Euro and deduction game for two to five players. The war is over, and the Greek ships are trying to sail back to their homeland after a long absence. They need to reach the Sacred Island to make offerings and prayers to the gods, but the irascible Poseidon will use all his powers to prevent them from getting there.

In Odyssey, one player takes the role of Poseidon, God of the Sea, while the others become Navigators in search of the Sacred Island. The game is played over two copies of the same board, separated using the box so that they are not visible to each other. The Poseidon player throw powerful storms against the Navigators, driving them off-course and confounding them, so they cannot reach the Sacred Island in time. Only Poseidon knows the real position of the ships, indicated on his copy of the game board.

The Navigator players sail through endless storms, blind to all around them, trying to gather clues to their whereabouts to stay on course. They also keep track of the position of the ships on the board, but the positions indicated there are only their best guess, and they can become very inaccurate as the game goes forward.

The Navigators must reach the Sacred Island before the end of the game to win, using their wits to stay on course, while Poseidon wins by preventing the other players to reach their destination.

The author of Odyssey – Wrath of Poseidon is Leo Colovini, the game designer of Cartagena, Clans, Aztlán and Inkognito (with Alex Randolph). The game is illustrated by Francesco Mattioli (Micro Monster, Sails of Glory and Dino Race).

Jolly Roger and Odyssey are due out at GenCon 2015.

 

About Ares Games

Ares Games is an Italian board game publisher established in 2011 to create quality hobby products for the international audience. Ares Games is the publisher of the award-winning “War of the Ring” board game, “Wings of Glory” range of airplane combat games and miniatures recreating aerial warfare in WW1 and WW2, and more recently, the tactical ship-to-ship miniature game “Sails of Glory,” and the cooperative tactical Sci-Fi miniatures game “Galaxy Defenders.” The Ares Games’ catalog also includes Family Games and Euro Games. For further information, visit the website www.aresgames.eu and the Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/AresGames.

Apr 112015
 

extGalaxy Defenders: Extinction Protocol

$84.90

 

Galaxy Defenders: Extinction Protocol is the second campaign expansion for Galaxy Defenders, and can be used with or without Operation Strikeback. The agents cross a portal to the invaders’ home planet to fight the final battle against the Aliens – The adventure begins after the Agents defeat the Aliens on the Moon in Operation Strikeback.

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Jan 062015
 

wwiThe year 1917. All across Europe, while men face a last-ditch battle in the mud of the trenches, colorful biplanes fly in the foggy sky, gallantly fighting each other as true “knights of the air”. Take the commands of one of the early flying machines to shoot down your enemy, complete recon missions, and become an ace, following in the steps of men like Manfred von Richthofen, Eddie Rickenbacker, Georges Guynemer and Francesco Baracca!

 

The WW1 series of Wings of Glory is an easy, fun to play, fast and furious system which you will be able to start playing minutes after opening the box! Innovative game mechanics encompass planes with very different flight capabilities and firepower, while still keeping the flow of the combat simple and fun. With an original maneuver and combat system, Wings of Glory delivers fun and historical accuracy with no headaches to the players!

 

Each WWII Wings of Glory Airplane Pack is a ready-to-play model, painted and assembled, and 100% compatible with any other WWI Wings of Glory game product. In each pack you will find all you need to play with the airplane: a special base with gaming stats, four altitude flying stands, and a specific deck of maneuver cards.

 

This is not a complete game. You must own a WWI Wings of Glory – Rules and Accessories Pack or WW1 Wings of Glory – Duel Pack to play.