Bargain Quest, Wingspan, Trapwords, Narwhal Free for All, North Sea RPG, New Arkham, Imperial Setters and More!
Arkham Horror The Card Game: The Blob That Ate Everything
Bargain Quest is a game of adventure and capitalism for 2-6 players. Players will take the role of shopkeepers in an adventuring town plagued by monsters. Players must draft items and then secretly choose which items to place in their windows to attract wealthy heroes to their shops.
Once all heroes have been equipped, they battle against monstrous threats, earning money and adding prestige to whichever item shop they most recently visited. Throughout the game players will encounter new heroes and monsters while upgrading their shops and hiring employees. Once the third monster is defeated the player who has earned the most gold and prestige is the winner.
Wingspan is a competitive, medium-weight, card-driven, engine-building board game from Stonemaier Games.
You are bird enthusiasts—researchers, bird watchers, ornithologists, and collectors—seeking to discover and attract the best birds to your network of wildlife preserves. Each bird extends a chain of powerful combinations in one of your habitats (actions). These habitats focus on several key aspects of growth:
Gain food tokens via custom dice in a birdfeeder dice tower
Lay eggs using egg miniatures in a variety of colors
Draw from hundreds of unique bird cards and play them
The winner is the player with the most points after 4 rounds.
Imperial Settlers: Empires of the North
Imperial Settlers: Empires of the North is a new, standalone card game in the established Imperial Settlers universe, with players heading to the far north where three different factions live: Scotsmen, Inuits, and Vikings. Take on the role of leader, and make your faction into the best empire in the world!
Choosing the faction is only the first step, though, as each faction can be played using one of the two separate and unique decks. Yes, in the base game, players will find six pre-constructed decks ready to use straight out of the box. Each one offers a completely different gameplay style!
Develop your economy, deflect your opponent, and fight for dominance in the north. Learn new mechanisms, and experience a unique style of Imperial Settlers. Will you be able to create the most successful civilization in Imperial Settlers: Empires of the North?
The Captain Is Dead: Dangerous Planet
The intrepid crew escaped the alien prison in Lockdown. Now, having been assigned a third captain, they are on their first away mission! Taking their shuttlecraft to the surface of an abandoned alien planet, they are tasked with discovering alien relics that may point to why the alien empire detests our Spacefleet so much, and how we may one day forge peace.
Of course, your new captain was very diplomatic, and upon encountering giant bugs that may very well be the reason the aliens abandoned the planet, he chose to attempt to communicate. The bugs communicated by biting his head clean off. So now, once again without a captain, the crew must attempt to complete the mission by exploring tunnels and obtaining relics, all while fighting off a swarm of bugs!
The Captain Is Dead: Dangerous Planet uses the mechanisms of The Captain is Dead in a whole new way. Through exploration and area defense, you’ll try to survive long enough to obtain the necessary relics — but should the bugs attack the shuttlecraft enough times, you won’t be able to escape! The Dangerous Planet tunnel system is modular, for easier and harder challenges.
The game is for 2 teams, divided into two approximately equivalent number of players and takes about 30 minutes to play.
It could remind you of the classic word game known as Taboo, but this one has an interesting twist on gameplay – the opposing team is the one who chooses the words you cannot use. With you having no idea which words are “traps”, it’s like dancing on a minefield, when you’re trying to describe your assigned word to the rest of the team.
You take the role of a group of adventurers crawling through a fantasy dungeon full of traps and curses, with a Boss waiting for you at the end.
You have to successfully guess a word that one of your teammates is trying to describe to you. Sounds simple, but it is made fiendishly difficult by not knowing which words you can’t say. Because both teams are simultaneously preparing secret traps for each other, words that you can’t use. And further you get, the more trapwords you might expect.
Let’s see the example of one possible turn when you are trying to give clues for the word “Axe”:
You: “It is a thing that a dwarf can…”
Opponents team: “A-ha, dwarf! Gotcha!”
You: “How did you know that? Was it obvious I will use that?”
Or when you would try another approach it could look like this, the successful turn of your team:
You: “This thing is used by a man with a beard, in a checkered shirt….”
One of your teammates: “A coffee maker?”
You: “He uses it for work in nature.”
Another teammate: “A chainsaw!”
You: “He makes smaller pieces from a big plant with it.”
Any of your teammate: “An axe!”
You: “Yes! Very good!”
Could you avoid your opponent’s trapwords when you don’t know what you can’t say?
Narwhal Free For All
Monolith Arena: Academics
Run Fight or Die: Reloaded
Back from the dead and better than ever! Run Fight or Die: Reloaded is a revamped and refreshed edition of the Richard Launius game Run Fight or Die.
In the game, you play a hero trying to survive wave after wave of zombies coming straight for you! You play as a unique character with your own character traits including a minor, major and super combo. You’ll need them to fight off the zombies move closer to you every round. You run from location to location, searching for weapons and survivors in a desperate attempt to stay alive. Survivors may bring new skills to help you in your desperate fight for survival, or in some cases, new challenges to overcome. You’ll also need them along if you want to win as every survivor provides you victory points.
This streamlined version removes several decks from the original game, including the Fleeing deck and Event deck. Players rolls six dice instead of five and there are now different combos to mitigate against tough zombie-filled rolls. Additionally, players can now use followers to soak damage coming in from zombies.
The game ends either when one player dies, the Town Line comes out of the locations deck, or when the Mutant Zombie has been put down once and for all. Whoever has the most leadership points among surviving players wins.
Run, Fight, or Die: Reloaded is a frantic first person experience for 1 to 4 players (will play up to 6 with the 5/6 player expansion).
The Tower of Arkhanos
The Towers of Arkhanos is a dice drafting, tower building game for 2 to 4 players. Fast and fun family game that plays in about 20 to 30 minutes.
In The Towers of Arkhanos, players must jointly build arcane towers to channel the power of past civilizations. For this, your master and apprentices must use magic stones (dice) and apply abilities written in the book of magic, acquiring prestige and becoming the magician with incredible reputation in the kingdom.
The player will control one of the magic schools(different colors) from the realms of Drunagor and try and build the magic towers in order to gain more prestige points to be appointed the greatest wizard of the realm.
The match ends at the end of the 8th round (2-4 players) or the 9th round (3players). At that point, incomplete towers will also earn points. Thus, players who have meeples allocated on any of the towers (regardless of whether they are external or central) receive the following score:
1st place in arcane influence: 3 points of prestige;
2nd place in arcane influence: 2 points of prestige;
Draw in arcane influence: 1 point of prestige.
In addition, each meeple in the players magic book will also yield 1 prestige point. Add up the prestige points of each player and the one with the most prestige points is declared the winner.
Will you take the wizard’s robe and accept the challenge or be forgotten by the magic high council of the realm?
The North Sea Epilogues RPG
After raiding and exploring the North Sea with the acclaimed board game series, the time has come to journey deeper into the world as a Viking warrior in The North Sea Epilogues roleplaying game.
Create heroes and set out to battle enemies, uncover mysteries and gain reputation. The possibilities are endless and the North Sea is waiting. So ready the longboats and prepare to forge an exciting and epic saga!
Narrative focus with less dice rolling and more story building
Simple, easily to follow rule set and intuitive hero sheets
The GM never has to roll any dice
Games have a natural flow with no need to constantly reference rulebooks
Players are encouraged to inject their own elements into the story, making for a more collaborative story telling experience