Pie Face, Carcassonne: Over Hill and Dale, Russian Railroads: German Railroads, Darkest Night: From Distant Lands, Healthy Heart Hospital, A.D. 30 and DC Deck Building Game: Watchmen Crossover Pack

Pie Face

The exciting Pie Face game is filled with fun and suspense, and somebody’s bound to get splatted! Just put some delicious whipped cream from home or the wet sponge on the “hand” of this hilarious game unit and start turning the handles. It could go off at any time, so keep your fingers crossed and hope you’re not the one who gets a splat in the face! You score a point for every time you turn the handle without getting pie-faced, and the one who scores 25 points wins. Take some risks and hope for the best in this hilarious Pie Face game!

 

Carcassonne: Over Hill and Dale

Carcassonne: Over Hill and Dale, a standalone game in the Carcassonne series, allows players to be farmers who care for animals on their large farms and cultivate the fruits and vegetables in their fields.

Description from the Z-Man English version product page:
They say agriculture is the most noble employment of man, and Carcassonne: Over Hill and Dale wanted to offer players the gratifying feeling of providing for the people. In this new game, towns and castles make room for fields of fruits and vegetables. Collect them all, build stables to house animals, and walk down a hill to make even more points!

  • The ability to walk a meeple down a path and score more points.
  • A new setting to enjoy the new mechanic of Carcassonne.

 

Russian Railroads: German Railroads

Russian Railroads: German Railroads is the first expansion for Russian Railroads and requires the base game to play. This expansion consists of three different, independent modules:

1) Germany game board

A brand new game board with new routes and, consequently, completely new opportunities and strategies to follow. For example, the distances are not fixed, which means that all options are open and not equal to vary the flow compared to the standard game.

2) Coal age

This module breaks up familiar strategies through the addition of a coal resource. Coal can be used to improve locomotives and factories, or it can also be used in foundries. These new foundries bring in a decent income when they are fired with coal. Alternatively, coal may also enhance a locomotive or the effect of a factory, if used as a heat source.

3) Single ticket

This module is a solo version, which features a dummy opponent that occupies different spots and tries to stop the player from achieving high scoring.

 

Darkest Night: From Distant Lands

Christmas cover

From Distant Lands bundles together four promotional items for Darkest Night: The Nymph promo; the Enchanter promo; the Mercenary promo; and the Tinker promo.

They say that moments of crisis bring out both the best and worst in people. We have seen parents abandon their families, brother selling out brother, and opportunists looting all over the kingdom. But we have also seen brave people smuggling supplies out of danger, good folk giving their lives to protect their loved ones, and simple farmers preserving vital secrets even under torture.

Help comes from unexpected places. A ruthless mercenary now fights loyally at our side, though there is no one to pay him. A nymph comes to our aid; I thought her kind no longer existed. These are not the heroes I would have expected, but the Necromancer’s reign would do them no favors. I suppose needs must when the devil drives…

Back cover

From Distant Lands bundles together four promotional items for Darkest Night:

•   Nymph promo
•   Enchanter promo
•   Mercenary promo
•   Tinker promo

In total, this promo pack includes four new playable heroes (each with their own unique deck of power cards), four event cards, and four artifact cards, and is compatible with all released expansions.

 

Healthy Heart Hospital

Front cover

Welcome to Anytown, U.S.A. where people grumble about the quality of their health care but still show up at Healthy Heart Hospital hoping they made a smart decision. Much has been said (and even more has been written) about the previous administration’s haphazard management of Healthy Heart. In an effort to save the Hospital, you and your allies among its leading Physicians have staged a recent “Clinical Coup” and taken over the Hospital to restore its prestige. However, actually managing things from the inside is never as easy as it appears from the outside, and juggling the responsibilities at Healthy Heart Hospital can quickly turn even the noblest healer into a money-grubbing pragmatist cynically looking for a place to hide the victims of your “care.”

Does your team have what it takes to bring Healthy Heart Hospital back to its former glory without becoming Hard Hearted in the process?

Healthy Heart Hospital, from designers Scott and Anna Nelson, is a cooperative game for 1 to 5 players, played in rounds, with each player spending actions to treat and (hopefully) cure the various patients that come pouring into the hospital each round. Patients are represented by cubes of various colors. Color represents the type of illness, while the number of cubes represents the severity of the illness.

 

A.D. 30

Christmas cover

Tom Decker’s A.D. 30: Jesus’ Journey to Jerusalem is a very reverent solitaire game that takes you, as the player, along the travels of Jesus, from His baptism in the River Jordan to His triumphant entry into Jerusalem. Along the way, you will make decisions which will affect the outcome of His journeys and teachings. Thirteen possible alternate outcomes are included, not to imply that other outcomes were in fact possible, but to build a strategy game that includes challenges with the possibility of success and failure as the player of the game. Achieving the Major Victory (the historical outcome) will demonstrate the extraordinary set of circumstances that took place and were necessary to achieve the birth of Christianity.

Game board

The events that take place often cause the political and religious leaders of the area (represented by Caiaphas, Herod Antipas, and Pontius Pilate) to take notice and become increasingly concerned. In game terms, this is shown by moving those Leader markers along a track on the game board, advancing them from their start spaces one step at a time until they reach the final space on that track (“Arrest in Jerusalem”), at which point they attempt to arrest Jesus.

Counters (front)

You get the chance to react to these movements with several choices each game turn. The goal is to assemble all twelve Apostles, maintain a high level of piety, and enter into Jerusalem. Additionally, when trying to reconstruct the beginnings of Christianity historically, it is imperative that Judas betrays Jesus in Jerusalem. Events tend to push Jesus towards Jerusalem, but try to avoid entering too early before all the important pieces are in place!

 

DC Deck Building Game: Watchmen Crossover Pack

The DC Comics Deck-building Game Crossover Pack series is a way to breathe new life into your game with just a few tweaks. Grab your favorite DC set and instead of using the Super Heroes and Super-Villains from that set, use the ones from this pack instead! Playing as a new Watchmen Super Hero will add new strategies and goals to your gameplay. New Super-Villains will spice up the First Appearance Attacks that players have grown to love and fear. Finally, a few signature Super Powers, Equipment, Heroes, Villains, and even a Location for the main deck will add a little bit of extra Watchmen flavor to the set.

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