Category Archives: Board Games

Highlander: The Board Game from River Horse. Now on Kickstarter.

With stories by famous novelist Graham McNeill, and games design by award-winning designer Alessio Cavatore and Jack CaesarHighlander the Board Game is a quick-playing game for up to 6 players in which you duel throughout the ages in order to be the last immortal standing and claim the prize.

You will choose an immortal from the timeless movie (and maybe even all new characters!). You will collect allies and live entire lives to give you the greatest chance at winning your duels – but you do not get to decide when exactly you will meet your foes on the battlefield – all you can do is prepare in the hope that you are the more powerful!

You can back it now on Kickstarter.

Greater Than Games – Multiverse Month 2018

Greater Than Games has announced the beginning of their month-long event,  Multiverse Monthstarting January 21 through February 21, 2018. This marks the 4th annual Multiverse Month, which celebrates Greater Than Games anniversary on January 27th.

Throughout the month prizes will be awarded to fans that participate in multiple raffles via social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Tumblr, and Pinterest). The prizes will be themed according to this year’s featured games: Sentinel Comics: The Roleplaying Game Starter KitFate of the Elder GodsLazer RyderzSpirit IslandExoplanets, Bottom of the 9thThe Great Heartland Hauling Co.Isle of Trainsand Sentinels of the Multiverse.

Greater Than Games is partnering with ACD Distribution and Double Exposure’s national structured play program, EnvoyHeralds from the Envoy program, GTG Citizens, and participating FLGS will encourage gamers to gather in stores to celebrate Greater Than Games by playing a variety of titles from their catalog. Participating retailers will host events, such as demos, tournaments, and adventures featuring Greater Than Games mascot, Mr. Chomps. Retailers have the option to participate in two ways, or both.

Retailers are welcome to order one Demo Copy of each game at a discount to run their own demonstrations throughout the month. They will also receive mailed Multiverse Month kits that include promos, flyers, and an event poster. In addition, printable sign-up sheets, product information, graphic assets, a month-long event calendar, and downloadable how-to demo product videos are also available. Heralds will be available to retailers who do not already have a demo team in place to happily demonstrate their own copies of products in stores FREE on a schedule that makes sense for participating retailers. Contact envoy@dexposure.com to find out how to participate in Multiverse Month.

Participates can contact Greater Than Games through events@greaterthangames.com to share their videos and pictures to be featured on company Social Media for event promotion and game day coverage. Fans and retailers can use the hashtags #MultiverseMonth, #GreaterThanGames, and #PlayGreater on social media to show their posts, and tag Greater Than Games on Twitter (@gtgamesllc), Instagram (@greaterthangames), Facebook (@GreaterThanGames), and Snapchat (@gtgamesllc).

Join Greater Than Games in celebrating Multiverse Month by participating in local game store events, tabletop gaming meetups, home-based/bookstore gamer’s clubs, after-school clubs, and collegiate gaming clubs.

Calliope Games Wants to Take You on The Mansky Caper

Calliope Games has launched The Mansky Caper on Kickstarter. This Prohibition-era heist game, designed by Ken Franklin, offers a thrilling, press-your-luck adventure that is easy to teach and plays in under an hour. The game’s for 2-6 players ages 8+ and plays in 40-60 minutes.

“Big Al” Mansky, the most ruthless and illustrious mob boss ever, is away on vacation and players take on the roles of colorful “Associates” robbing lavish rooms in Big Al’s mansion and dodging explosive booby traps!  Each turn, navigate through Big Al Mansky’s mansion, cracking safes to reveal valuables, explosives, and thrilling plot twists. Share your loot with others in the same room, call in favors to perform skillful actions, and above all, decide when to stash your share at the getaway car before you hear a BOOM!

The Manksy Caper features captivating artwork by Matt Franklin in a premium presentation. It also includes five pre-assembled 3D cardboard safes from which to draw loot tokens, shiny plastic gems, drawstring cloth stash bags, a fully illustrated comic book which doubles as the rulebook, and hundreds of colorful tokens and markers.  Even with components of the highest quality, The Manksy Caper remains incredibly affordable, with the Kickstarter pledge costing only $32 – domestic shipping included.

The Kickstarter campaign for The Manksy Caper runs until February 9, 2018. After the successful conclusion of the crowdfunding campaign, the game will ship to Kickstarter backers in May of 2018, followed by a Summer 2018 worldwide release.

Become First Knight in Lancelot – Available Now from WizKids

WizKids has announced their newest game, Lancelot, is now available in North American game stores. Designed by Mario Papini and licensed from Ergo Ludo Editions, 2 – 4 players take on the role of a Knight of Camelot within the Court of King Arthur. Your main goal is to travel the lands of ancient Britain, complete quests, and grow in virtue to be elected First Knight, Lancelot, and win the heart of Queen Guinevere!

Players take turns moving clockwise around the game board, stopping at various locations like The Stronghold for weapons, The Lake to find the legendary sword Excalibur, The Dragon to complete quests, and even searching for The Holy Grail. Players are free to move where they want, but should plan their moves carefully while they work toward collecting Virtue Points. When all players have worked their way around the board once, a new round starts, and after 7 rounds, whoever has earned the most Virtue Points wins.

Begin each round by taking a seat at The Round Table! Each spot gains advantages and bonuses based on a famous figure from the legends of Camelot. King Arthur helps gain more virtue, Merlin gives a free potion, even the evil Morgana grants a unique ability; able to circle the board TWICE! Choose an ally that best suits your play style, or switch it up and see whose special skills work with your goals.

Prove your worth through knightly virtues! Court ladies, defeat enemy knights, and so much more can be done in the land of Camelot. Just don’t fall too far behind the other knights, else risk losing the chance of earning the pristine title of becoming First Knight!

Pick up Lancelot today at your FLGS for $54.99, and take your place at the table of legends!

IDW Games Announces The X-Files: Conspiracy Theory

IDW Games and 20th Century Fox have announced a new storytelling party game, The X-Files: Conspiracy Theory. The story telling, social party game with light deduction puts players in the role to creating plausible theories using evidence at the scene to convince the other players of their case.

Designed by Matt Fantastic, designer for Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency Everything is Connectedputs players in the role of Special Agent Fox Mulder who is trying to earn the respect of the other players as FBI Directors to create a plausible theory for the case. This story telling game is built deep within the lore of X-Files, and puts players right on the scene to see if they can make the other players believe. The game also comes with a second game mode, based on Jose Chung, from one of the most famous episodes “From Outer Space”. Other player play as witnesses to a paranormal event and Jose Chung must look at all the evidence they provide and create a complete narrative that ties all their stories together.

Planned as the first game in a series based on the X-Files, X-Files: Conspiracy Theory Everything is Connected, will be available March 2018, riding along side the shows 25th Anniversary.

Monolith’s Batman: Gotham City Chronicles Goes Live on Kickstarter in February

Monolith has uploaded a new banner image on their social networks giving the date of when Batman: Gotham City Chronicles goes live on Kickstarter. The board game will be available February 27 at 3pm EST/9pm GMT and is an exclusive through the crowdfunding site.

The game company has been posting a lot of teaser images for the board game that features impressive miniatures bringing many iconic comic characters to life.

The game’s rules will be available in English and French but each time the game receives 2,000 or more pledges from a country or group that speak another language, the game will be translated. For instance in 1,000 people are from Spain and 1,000 are from Mexico, a Spanish translation will be available on the website.

Whats been shown so far has been impressive and the miniatures have looked fantastic at conventions. Check out below for some of what’s been shared by the game publisher.

Edgar Allan Poe’s Masque of the Red Death Kickstarter is LIVE!

IDW Games presents the social deduction board game, Edgar Allan Poe’s Masque of the Red Death on Kickstarter, featuring distinctive art fully illustrated by Gris Grimly. Game design by Adam Wyse and a Canadian Game Design Award Finalist, this game of deduction and movement programming places you as nobles at a party looking to gain popularity before the Red Death arrives.

The Deluxe Edition is only available through Kickstarter and includes exclusive art, packaging and miniatures. Each weekday will feature a reveal of a new guest and gameplay tips.

With art from Gris Grimly, this marks his first tabletop game, allowing his art to cover the cards, boards and game pieces all incorporating his unique style which captures the tone of this sinister story.

Masque of the Red Death is a deduction and movement programming game set in the grim world of the short story by the Edgar Allan Poe. Players are nobles attending an extravagant masked ball while a plague ravages the country. Players are trying to do what nobles do – feast, dance, celebrate –become as popular as they can. But rumors swirl as the night goes on, and everyone feels oddly nervous each time the clock chimes. The nobles might be wise to spend some time listening to these rumors. It is becoming increasingly clear as midnight approaches that something sinister awaits.

At midnight, a horrible figure in the guise of the Red Death appears at the masquerade! It stalks amongst the rooms of the abbey, killing the nobles it comes across. The most popular noble wins… but that only matters if you survive the night.

Mantic Games and Dark Horse Team Up for a Hellboy Board Game in 2018

Mantic Games has announced it has entered into a licensing partnership with Dark Horse Comics for the worldwide rights to produce a game set in Mike Mignola’s inspirational Hellboy comic book universe.

The Hellboy board game will be a co-operative experience in which players face off against some of the comic’s most famous foes. Up to four people take control of iconic BRPD members, such as Hellboy, Abe Sapien and Roger the Homunculus, before exploring gothic locations and uncovering ancient artifacts.

Set to make its Kickstarter debut in April 2018, the Hellboy board game will feature stunning, pre-assembled plastic miniatures that accurately capture the look and feel of Mike Mignola’s world famous comic series.

Hellboy has appeared in graphic novels and comic books, prose novels and short story collections, two animated features, two live-action films, toy lines and all manner of merchandise. Neil Marshall’s forthcoming Hellboy film is currently in pre-production, starring David Harbour, Sasha Lane, Ian McShane, Penelope Mitchell, and Milla Jovovich.

Renegade Game Studios Expands Raiders of The North Sea!

 

In Raiders of the North Sea: Hall of Heroes, a mead hall has been constructed, attracting a new breed of adventurers. Each raid brings new quests for the daring to endure. But with mead in abundance, there is little room for the wary. So sharpen your axe and ready your shield, there are new adventures awaiting!

Hall of Heroes brings in new ways of gaining resources, acquiring crew and scoring Victory Points. After each raid, a new Quest is placed onto the Board. To complete a Quest, players will need to send (discard) warriors from their hand of a certain strength value. Once completed, the Quest is placed above a Player’s Board and will score Victory Points at the game’s end. Each Quest also rewards players with Iron, Gold, Silver and other resources. Players can also collect Mead, which can be spent during a raid to fuel their crew and gain even more strength in battle!

*This is not a standalone game.
*Requires Raiders of the North Sea to play.

In Raiders of the North Sea: Fields of Fame, enemy jarls have joined forces to help defend against the onslaught of raids on their settlements. But despite their threats, there is fame awaiting those who seek to kill or subdue them. Encountering a jarl is sure to bring injury, but now is no time for the faint-hearted. Onwards to the battlefield!

Fields of Fame brings a new dynamic into the game with the addition of Jarl tokens being mixed in with the Plunder and Valkyrie. When taking a set of Plunder with 1 or more Jarls, the raiding player must reveal from the draw pile, which Jarls they are encountering. They have the option to kill (for Fame and other rewards), subdue (to recruit them) or to flee. Killing and subduing will bring wounds to a players crew, but fleeing will lose them Fame or Victory Points. Players can also gain Fame by raiding with overpowered crews. When a crew’s strength is above the highest tier for scoring Victory Points, players move up with the Fame Track, which scores additional Victory Points at the game’s end.

*This is not a standalone game.
*Requires Raiders of the North Sea to play.

Both are out January 17, 2018.

Still Time to Back Archon Studio’s Chronicle X

Archon StudiosChronicle X‘s Kickstarter campaign ends January 6th.

Chronicle X is a 1-7 player tactical board game, set in a Sci-Fi Retro 1980s, tasking players to either control the daring men and women that make up the military organization, Chronicle X, or the Overmind, a ruthless and cunning alien overseeing the invasion of Earth and the end of all human resistance. The Chronicle X player(s) have a diverse group of heroes to choose from to form their squad, but must also manage the expansion of their base of operations, using what scraps and materials they can to secure a foothold on the planet. The Overmind player has a cadre of alien troops to choose from to overwhelm the Chronicle X players, ensuring they will never save Earth.

The miniatures look fantastic and with lots of stretch goals unlocked, this is one to not miss out on.

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