Box Breaking 165 Splendor

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Aug 062015

Watch as Matt opens up Splendor from Asmodee Games.  Splendor is a banking game that I will say focuses on resource management and advanced planning.


Splendor is awesome look to play in the organized play program at your local store.

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

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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 – 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 and the Facebook page –


May Releases for Warmachine and Hoardes

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Apr 142015

CryxWarmachine: Cryx: All-in-One Army Box



The quickest and easiest way to storm the battlefields of Warmachine!


A perfect entry point for new players and an amazing value for seasoned vets looking to start a new faction, this All-in-One Army Box contains everything you need to quickly field a complete and competitive army suitable for every battlefield engagement – from casual games at home to organized leagues and tournaments. The conveniently sized rulebook containing the full core rules, along with the included strategy cards, will equip you with all you need to lead your army to victory!

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Tiny Epic Defenders from Game Salute

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Jan 142015

epicTiny Epic Defenders



After the Great War, which was depicted in Tiny Epic Kingdoms, many of the factions, shattered and defeated, looked for something to cling to. One final hope before the last of their race would flow like the river into the ocean of history, gone and forgotten. It was the sages of the Order of Gamelyn who answered their prayers. They provided a new perspective on unity, and a way of life that would welcome peaceful members of any faction. A utopia for all. With very few options and a will to survive, this world alliance became an inevitable truth in the eyes of many of the factions’ leaders. Even factions who hated one another had nothing left but each other. Under the guidance of the Order of Gamelyn, a Capital City was chosen and factions from all over the world came to call this city their new home. At last, the world was at peace…but not for long.


A great storm is coming and in the darkness of the mist, there are demons. You have fought hard and established your Kingdom, but peace never lasts. Your scouts report that hordes of treacherous monsters are approaching the outskirts of your Capital City. If your Capital City falls you will lose everything, along with your Kingdom. Gather your friends and defend the onslaught in this exciting and unpredictable cooperative micro-game!


In Tiny Epic Defenders, players must select their class and work together to defend the foreboding horde and slay the Epic Foe. Will you take on the role of the Barbarian, the Sorcerer, the Cleric or the Warrior? Each class has a unique player power that you will need to use. In this fast-paced game, players will scramble between various regions outside their Capital City fighting off enemy hordes! Each region will offers unique properties that players must calculate into their strategy.


If your group is fortunate enough to defeat the wave of monsters, you may live long enough to face the Epic Foe! Which Epic foe will it be and will you be prepared? Does your group have what it takes to survive? Will you have the synergy to be crowned the leader of the Tiny Epic Defenders?


1-4 players

Ages 13+

30 minute play time

Savage Worlds: Deadlands: Noir Companion (Hardcover, 8.5 x 11)

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Jul 232013

Noir Companion (Hardcover, 8.5 x 11)Savage Worlds: Deadlands: Noir Companion (Hardcover, 8.5 x 11)

$39.99 SRP

Deadlands Noir introduced you to the rain-soaked streets of “the Big Easy” and the heroes who battle from its shadows. The Deadlands Noir Companion shines a light on the rest of Noir North America-including Chicago, Shan Fan, Lost Angels, and the incredible City of Gloom. The Companion also introduces martial artists, and adds Sykers and the Blessed to the ranks of those struggling against the eternal darkness. Don’t go alone into the black night, shamus. Take a Companion.

Deadlands Noir Companion is not a complete game. It requires Deadlands Noir and the Savage Worlds core rules to play.

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