Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate, The Expanse, Ether Wars, New L5R, LotR, Runewars, Codenames, Catan and More!

Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate (Available on 10/6)

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Never Split the Party… Unless Someone is the Traitor!

The shadow of Bhaal has come over Baldur’s Gate, summoning monsters and other horrors from the darkness!

As you build and explore the iconic city’s dark alleys and deadly catacombs, you must work with your fellow adventurers to survive the terrors ahead. That is, until some horrific evil turns one—or possibly more—of you against each other. Was it a mind flayer’s psionic blast or the whisperings of a deranged ghost that caused your allies to turn traitor? You’ll have no choice but to keep your enemies close!

Based on the award-winning Betrayal at House on the Hill board game, Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate you’ll return to Baldur’s Gate again and again only to discover it’s never the same game twice.

Can you and your party survive the madness or will you succumb to the mayhem and split (or slaughter!) the party?

 

The Expanse Board Game

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The Expanse, a board game based on the Syfy television series of the same name, focuses on politics, conquest and intrigue similar to the board game Twilight Struggle, although with a shorter playing time. The card-driven game uses key images from the show, along with action points and events that allow players to move and place “Fleets” and “Influence”.

In more detail, players represent Earth’s UN forces, the military of Mars, the rebels of the O.P.A., and the mysterious corporation Protogen Inc. Each player has special abilities that must be maneuvered to gain advantage. Players increase their control over the solar system using characters and events from the universe of The Expanse.

 

Ether Wars

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Ether Wars is a strategy board game, based on extraction and resource management as well as in combat and enemies domination. A game with a high replayability and a large number strategic combinations, where your decisions will depend of each movement of your enemies and environmental events.

The game is set in a fantastic science fiction scenario. The planet “Etheria”, the only place in the universe where you can find the “Ether”, the most powerful energy in its purest form. The “Ethereals”, the old inhabitants of this planet time ago disappeared. They chose the highest elite of the universe, “The Council” to protect the power of the Ether. “The Wars”; An old tradition, a tournament organized by the Council where the different species of the universe fight to prove their skills over the others and make their champion part of the Council to own and protect the true power of Ether.

The goal is to get a certain number of Ether, which depends according to the number of players. Once a player gets 5, 6 or 7 Ethers (4, 3 and 2 players respectively) wins the game.

The game uses an innovative dice-piece system. Facing abstract strategy, turn placement as well as an important probability calculus to make the better decision. Along with it, a card mechanical will give the players the chance to surprise and create strategies that affect the elements of the game, including the fate.
The game is divided into days, composed of a series of phases, each with its own characteristics and that are executed successively. These days will happening until a player achieves the goal.
Players can choose one between the four species that are facing the Wars, each with their own skills and characteristics. They will command their army under the Hero orders and will face difficult strategic decisions. Choose the best tactic for each moment to extract the different resources of the planet, fight the enemy, defend your base and fight for the Ether domination.

It is a game that seeks to encourage mainly the strategy and the improvisation skills in the players.

 

Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game

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Welcome to the realm of Rokugan: a land of samurai and mystics, mad dragons and divine beings — a land where honor is stronger than steel. Here, the clans serve the Emperor and engage in courtly deceptions and power plays, even as they wage war against each other and the evil forces that plague their realm. This is the world of Legend of the Five Rings!

Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game is a Living Card Game set in the world of Rokugan, the original setting for the Legend of the Five Rings collectible card game. To play a Living Card Game, players create individual decks of cards from a base game with a fixed set of cards; they can then add supplemental card packs to this game world, with each pack also having a fixed set of cards, in order to vary their game experience.

While the connection of Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game to Rokugan and the Colonies — as well as its pervasive themes of honor, nobility, magic, intrigue, duty, and warfare — should carry over from the original L5R CCG, Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game is not compatible with that original game and will feature significant changes in the game mechanisms.

 

Gateway Uprising

Players of the deck-building card game Gateway: Uprising take on the roles of insurgent wizards determined to reclaim the Great City of Gateway.

Each player begins with the game with the same starter resources of basic insurgent wizards, merchants, and a magical Runestone – but from there the similarities end. Players will draft new wizards, heroes, and magical creatures into their ranks, building up an army to defeat and defend the different districts of Gateway.

After successfully liberating a district, the player gains access to its unusual power, such as cheaper resources, additional defenses, or even the ability to magically damage foes from afar. Be warned: Not only will other rebel insurgents attempt to steal your districts away from you, but you’ll also have to battle against the forces of Chancellor Gideon and an invading onslaught of terrible monsters called the Drueggar.

To aid you in this are Runestones – powerful one-time-use spells that can turn the tide of battle instantly or provide the player with a temporary boost to his coffers. However, once used, Runestones become empty shells and are discarded for the remainder of the game.

To win the game, players must collect victory points by defeating the city guard and Drueggar Horde, controlling important districts, or through special insurgent abilities they draft into their ranks. Don’t delay and play the waiting game — if the Drueggar manage to take all the city districts, it’s game over for both the insurgents and the innocent citizens of Gateway!

Cutthroat Caverns: Death Incarnate

Enter the Realm of the Incarnations. Face the very essence of Anguish, Pride, Hope and Despair. Take up sword against all four Horsemen of the Apocalypse — including Death himself. If Fortune is by your side, you may just come out alive and wealthy beyond imagining.

Welcome back to Cutthroat Caverns, the semi-cooperative game of kill-stealing and backstabbing in a deadly dungeon. Death Incarnate is an expansion dedicated to the most feared encounters in the game, the Incarnations. Here their numbers are more than doubled, new events are themed for their spheres of influence, and legendary relics are imbued with their incredible powers — one for each Incarnation since you first braved the caverns.

Embark on a quest and see whether you are cutthroat enough to become its very Incarnation.

 

The Lord of the Rings Card Game: The Mountain of Fire

“We come now to the very brink, where hope and despair are akin. To waver is to fall.”
–Aragorn, The Return of the King

Dire, world-shattering stakes. Epic Multiplayer Mode. The fate of all Middle-earth… Mountain of Fire is the sixth and final The Lord of the Rings Saga Expansion for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game!

Three epic scenarios grant you the opportunity to adventure alongside Aragorn and Frodo Baggins as they march to the Black Gate, carry the One Ring into the heart of Mordor, and climb the final steps to the fires of Mount Doom. These scenarios are inspired directly by The Return of the King, and their apocalyptic, world-altering stakes are reflected by the introduction of the dire keyword, which raises the threat elimination level to “99,” and by rules that allow you play the final two scenarios simultaneously in Epic Multiplayer Mode, either in standalone play or as the climactic finale to your The Lord of the Rings Saga Campaign!

And it’s not just the scenarios that are bigger and more fantastic than ever. Mountain of Fire is loaded with new heroes, allies, events, and attachments that truly convey the awesome resolve of those noble and daring Men, Elves, Dwarves, and Hobbits that stood at the end against the forces of Mordor.

 

Codenames: Disney Family Edition

In Codenames, two teams compete to see who can guess all of their words correctly first — but those words are hiding in plain sight in a 5×5 grid that includes the words of the other team, neutral words, and an assassin that will cause you to lose the game immediately if you guess it. One person on each team is a spymaster and only these two know which words belong to each team. Spymasters take turns giving one-word clues that can point to multiple words on the board. Their teammates try to guess words of the right color while avoiding those that belong to the opposing team — and everyone wants to avoid the assassin.

Codenames: Disney Family Edition keeps the Codenames gameplay, while featuring characters and locations from a variety of Disney and Pixar films, with words on one side of the cards and images on the other.

 

Catan: Legend of the Sea Robbers Seafarers Scenario

Catan: Seafarers Scenario – Legend of the Sea Robbers includes four new linked scenarios that tell the “Legend of the Sea Robber” to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Catan: Seafarers. Each scenario can be played individually, with players trying to win the game as usual by collecting ten victory points, but players can also record their scores at the end of each scenario, with effects of one game affecting the next.

Catan: Seafarers Scenario – Legend of the Sea Robbers requires both the Catanbase game and the Catan: Seafarers expansion.

 

Crossfire

The Intel is solid. Raxxon will be transporting a VIP through a sector heavy with civilian traffic. This makes the mission a tricky one. You’ll be working alone as they try to throw you off their tail. Don’t be fooled. You need to get in and get the job done before the chance passes by. Just be sure to not get caught in the crossfire. Deception and negotiation are your greatest tools. Complete your mission, no matter the costs.

Introducing Crossfire, a game in the world of Specter Ops. Emerson Matsuuchi has partnered with Plaid Hat Games again to take players back into the dystopian struggle between Raxxon and A.R.K. This time, players compete in two teams to either protect or assassinate a Raxxon VIP, while trying to determine whether other players at the table are who they really claim to be. The clock is ticking…

 

Runewars: Latari Elves Expansions

Latari Elves Infantry Command: Enhance your Latari Elves army with the Latari Elves Infantry Command – Unit Upgrade Expansion for Runewars Miniatures Game. Rally your forces with the Latari Champion, Herald, Sorceress, and Starling, all of which allow you to customize your Latari Elves army with powerful upgrades.

The Latari Elves Infantry Command – Unit Upgrade Expansion includes four new figures to be added to infantry units, as well as 18 new upgrade cards. Customize your army and lead the Latari Elves to victory!

Deepwood Archers: Nock your arrows and prepare for battle with the Deepwood Archers – Unit Expansion for Runewars Miniatures Game!

The Deepwood Archers – Unit Expansion includes eight Deepwood Archer figures and two plastic infantry movement trays, enough to field a unit of Deepwood Archers or add on to the units found in the Latari Elves – Army Expansion, as well as five upgrade cards.

Aymhelin Scions: When the children of Latariana sound the horn for battle, the very forest answers their call. Roots erupt from the earth in a peal of thunder while limbs crack and sway as if in a gale. Moss, leaves, and flowers shift and fall and bloom again with the movements of living trees. What once appeared an old knot suddenly glows with living green light as the will of the forest awakens. The Aymhelin Scions – Unit Expansion for Runewars Miniatures Game includes two Aymhelin Scion plastic figures, two plastic Siege Movement Trays, and eight upgrade cards to enhance your army of Latari Elves!

Leonx Riders: None exemplify the primal, wild nature of the Verdelam more than the Leonx Riders. Charging into battle atop the their ferocious Leonx, large felines native to the Aymhelin, these Elven warriors pierce through enemy lines with the force of a storm, only to use their lightning speed to evade counter-blows and change their angle of attack with the swiftness of a gale. The Leonx Riders – Unit Expansion for Runewars Miniatures Game comes with four Leonx Riders figures, two plastic cavalry movement trays, and five upgrade cards to enhance your Latari Elves
forces!

Maegan Cyndewin Hero Expansion: Ready your spells with the Maegan Cyndewin – Hero Expansion for Runewars Miniatures Game!

Compatible with the Latari Elves faction, the Maegan Cyndewin – Hero Expansion comes with one cavalry plastic figure, an infantry plastic figure, as well as new terrain, objective, and deployment cards. Six new upgrade cards allow you to customize your Latari army as Lady
Cyndewin leads them into battle!

 

 

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