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Nanty Narking

Nanty Narking is a Victorian board game of wit and podsnappery that reintroduces the well-known bestseller of Martin Wallace. Immersed deeply in the world of Dickens’s and Doyle’s literature, the card events in the game are now tied to real and fictional characters and places in London. More specifically, following a scrupulous analysis of inspirations that were found and identified in historical English literature, all game locations, events, and characters have received new identities corresponding to the ones found in the previous edition of the game. This way the game retains its attractiveness to the established audience, but expands its reach to a wide range of people generally interested in history and literature of the Victorian period.

The action takes place on the map of London, with players placing their followers and buildings on the board through card play. Each of the 132 cards is unique, and “the cards bring the game to life as they include most of the famous characters that have appeared in the various books. The rules are relatively simple: Play a card and do what it says. Most cards have more than one action on them, and you can choose to do some or all of these actions. Some cards also allow you to play a second card, so you can chain actions” (Martin Wallace). At the beginning of the game, each player draws a secret personality with specific victory conditions, which means that you can never be sure what the other players need to do in order to win. You need to fulfill your goal while also trying to prevent others from winning!

Simple game rules and deep, immersive gameplay are the backbone of this title’s success.

 

It’s a Wonderful World

In It’s a Wonderful World, you are an expanding Empire and must choose your path to your future. You must develop faster and better than your competitors. You’ll carefully plan your expansion to develop your production power and rule over this new world.

It’s a Wonderful World is a cards drafting and engine building game from 1 to 5 players. Each round, players will draft 7 cards and then choose which ones will be recycled to immediately acquire Resources, and which ones will be kept for construction to produce Resources each round and/or gain victory points.

When a card is fully built, it’s added to the player’s Empire to increase the player’s production capacity for each round. The mechanical twist being that the production phase works in a specific order. You’ll have to plan your constructions carefully!

 

Shards of Infinity: Shadow of Salvation

The fate of the world is in your hands…

In Shards of Infinity: Shadow of Salvation, the third installment of the award-winning deck-building game, players can choose one of two modes to play! Play a classic game of Shards using the hero Rez’s new Relics and Allies to take down your opponents in player vs. player battles OR heed the warning of the time-traveling Rez and play co-operatively in a new campaign mode to battle through a series of bosses with up to four of your friends!

In co-operative mode, you read from the innovative “Battle Book”, which tells a branching story. As the time-traveling Rez, you must decide which threat to take on with your team. Every choice has a consequence, as does your success or failure against these growing threats.

Gloom of Thrones

From the frozen lands of the Snark to the torrid intrigues of the Bannisters, there is one truth that echoes through the Umpteen Kingdoms: Gloom is coming…

Gloom of Thrones, a standalone card game, spreads the misery and suffering of Gloom to the ill-fated land of dead monarchs, dead knights, dead brothers, dead sisters, dead heirs, dead grandmothers, dead chambermaids, and almost-dead bastards. Wrest control of a noble family, guide them through lives of satirically-riddled sadism, and deliver them to their ultimate fate. Which is, of course, more death.

Printed on transparent plastic cards, Gloom of Thrones allows multiple cards to be played on top of the same character, determining their ultimate fate while still allowing you to see straight through their machinations, just like Lil’ Finger, advisor to his seventeenth – whoops! eighteenth! – king and/or queen. As your characters seek a moment of respite on the Porcelain Throne, your goal is to plague them with horrible mishaps like being Seduced by a Sibling or Tumbled from a Tower, while filling the lives of the other noble families with happy events like w̶e̶d̶d̶i̶n̶g̶s̶ and family reunions that will raise their Self-Worth score. The player with the lowest-scoring, most tragedy-afflicted family wins!

When you aim for the Porcelain Throne, you’d best not miss…

Wildlands: The Fall of the Dark House Map Pack

This board expansion for Wildlands gives players three new maps, two of which are specifically designed for two players. Each map features new rules, new challenges, and new opportunities.

Once the home of one of the Empire’s grandest family, the Dark House lies as an epitaph to their fall. As you fight your way across the two-storied Mansion map, you will find remnants of their wicked ways. Out back, struggle through the Hedge Maze map, sinister and long overgrown with vicious thorns. Down below, in the Crypt map, encounter the deadly curse that once cast a noble line into oblivion.

 

Alfred Hitchcock: Mystery Jigsaw Puzzle

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A puzzling mystery and mystery puzzle in one! Read the mystery Obsession and assemble this challenging 1,000-piece puzzle to discover the cryptic clues hidden within. This sinister mystery revolves around a psychopathic killer obsessed with Hitchcock’s famous movies – The Birds, Psycho, and Frenzy. The finished picture is a secret, as it is not pictured on the box, adding to the thrill of the game. Keep your wits about you to solve this mystery and catch a killer before he or she strikes again! Ideal for Hitchcock and mystery fans.

BEWARE!! The puzzle is different from the box cover.Includes a 1000 – piece puzzle and story booklet. Completed puzzle measures 23″ x 29″.

Foul Play & Cabernet: Mystery Jigsaw Puzzle

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As winemakers, Harry Bloom and Ernie Field were brilliant. As partners, they were a disaster. So different in body, mind and soul that it was a miracle they could produce anything, much less the best Cabernet in Napa Valley. Their arguments were as full-bodied as their finest vintage while their hatred for each other was fueled by their love for one woman – Field’s wife, Darleen.

Read about the mystery fermenting at the Bloom Field winery: The sudden disappearance of Ernie Field, the testimony of Wino Joe and the local sheriff’s suspicions. Next, assemble the 1000 piece puzzle to discover the hidden clues. Let your nose filter out the red herrings, and solve Foul Play & Cabernet.

BEWARE!! The puzzle is different from the box cover.Includes a 1000 – piece puzzle and story booklet. Completed puzzle measures 23″ x 29″.

Murder on the Titanic: Mystery Jigsaw Puzzle

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Wealthy twin sisters face romance, betrayal and death on that fateful night aboard the Titanic. Put the puzzle together and solve the mystery.

BEWARE!! The puzzle is different from the box cover.Includes a 1000 – piece puzzle and story booklet. Completed puzzle measures 23″ x 29″.

A Recipe For Murder: Mystery Jigsaw Puzzle

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A real whodunit with a puzzling solution. Read about the dinner party hosted by famous chef Emile Adieu – six guests came, one of them uninvited. Among them was the well-known Inspector Pierre Game (“Gah-may'”), a good man to have on hand when a guest is poisoned before even tasting the fruits of the cook’s labors.

Get to know the party guests. It seems everybody had a motive: the accountant, the TV hostess, the attractive ghostwriter and the restaurant reviewer. But only one motive led to murder. Then, assemble the 1000-piece puzzle to see the clues the Inspector uncovered. Let your mind sift through the evidence and solve A Recipe for Murder.

BEWARE!! The puzzle is different from the box cover.Includes a 1000 – piece puzzle and story booklet. Completed puzzle measures 23″ x 29″.

Grounds for Murder: Mystery Jigsaw Puzzle

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Classic mysteries with a challenging twist. Read about the mystery brewing at Spill the Beans Coffee Shop: the suspicious meetings over cappuccino, the roundtable of gumshoe regulars and the murder that shocks them all. Next, assemble the 1000 – piece puzzle to discover the hidden clues. Let your mind percolate through the evidence, then filter out the red herrings and solve “Grounds for Murder”.

BEWARE!! The puzzle is different from the box cover.Includes a 1000 – piece puzzle and story booklet. Completed puzzle measures 23″ x 29″.

 

Metallic Dice Games: Fold Up Dice Tower

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These dice towers bring style and ease of use to your gaming sessions! When paired with Metallic Dice Games Dice Trays, you’ll never worry about your gaming table or your dice again. Each tower folds flat to fit in your folder or backpack, and magnetically snaps into shape when you’re ready to game.

Xia: Legends of a Drift System

Xia: Legends of a Drift System is a 3-5 player sandbox style competitive space adventure. Each player starts as a lowly but hopeful captain of a small starship.

Players fly their ships about the system, completing a variety of missions, exploring new sectors and battling other ships. Navigating hazardous environments, players choose to mine, salvage, or trade valuable cargo. Captains vie with each other for Titles, riches, and most importantly Fame.

The most adaptive, risk taking, and creative players will excel. One captain will rise above the others, surpassing mortality by becoming Legend!

Customize: Each player begins the game by choosing and customizing a Tier 1 starship. Invest all your money in engines and be a rapid, yet fragile, explorer. Put all your credits into an uber missile and watch other players flee in terror. Get a small engine and save space and credits to invest in buying and selling cargo. Or create a well rounded ship, ready for anything. In Xia, the choice is always yours.

Adapt: The goal of Xia is to become the most famous captain. Completing missions, besting ships in combat, purchasing higher tier ships, selling Cargo Cubes and claiming Titles are all ways that players can earn Fame Points. The best pilots will adapt to their surroundings, making snap judgments and changing plans on-the-fly. If you can think on your feet, you’ll do well in Xia!

Sandbox: The real fun of Xia is that each game will be different. There is no set direction of play, players may choose to be peaceful traders, fierce pirates, workers, miners, opportunists, etc. The game board is randomly laid out and explored each time you play. Players might choose not to explore at all, creating a tiny arena for swift and deadly combat, or explore all 19 sectors and have a large play-scape to exploit. It’s up to you!

Nemesis

Playing Nemesis will take you into the heart of Sci-Fi survival horror in all its terror. A soldier fires blindly down a corridor, trying to stop the alien advance. A scientist races to find a solution in his makeshift lab. A traitor steals the last escape pod in the very last moment. Intruders you meet on the ship are not only reacting to the noise you make but also evolve as the time goes by. The longer the game takes, the stronger they become. During the game, you will control one of the crew members with a unique set of skills, personal deck of cards, and individual starting equipment. These heroes cover all your basic SF horror needs. For example, the scientist is great with computers and research, but will have a hard time in combat. Soldier on the other hand…

Nemesis is a semi-cooperative game where you and your crew-mates must survive on a ship infested with hostile organisms. To win the game, you will have to complete one of the two objectives dealt to you at the start of the game and get back to Earth in one piece. You will find many obstacles on your way: swarms of Intruders (the name given to the alien organisms by the ship AI), the poor physical condition of the ship, the other players that will have their own agendas and, sometimes, just cruel fate.

The gameplay of Nemesis is designed to be full of climatic moments which, hopefully, you will find rewarding even when your best plans are ruined and your character meets a terrible fate.

Marvel: Champions

“With great power, there must also come great responsibility.”
–Stan Lee, Amazing Fantasy #15

Iron Man and Black Panther team up to stop Rhino from rampaging through the streets of New York. Captain Marvel and Spider-Man battle Ultron as he threatens global annihilation. Do you have what it takes to join the ranks of these legendary heroes and become a champion?

Jump into the Marvel Universe with Marvel Champions: The Card Game, a cooperative Living Card Game for one to four players!

Marvel Champions: The Card Game invites players embody iconic heroes from the Marvel Universe as they battle to stop infamous villains from enacting their devious schemes. As a Living Card Game, Marvel Champions is supported with regular releases of new product, including new heroes and scenarios.

Tapestry

Tapestry is a two-hour game for 1-5 players designed by Jamey Stegmaier.

Create the civilization with the most storied history, starting at the beginning of humankind and reaching into the future. The paths you choose will vary greatly from real-world events or people — your civilization is unique!

In Tapestry, you start from nothing and advance on any of the four advancement tracks (science, technology, exploration, and military) to earn progressively better benefits. You can focus on a specific track or take a more balanced approach. You will also improve your income, build your capital city, leverage your asymmetric abilities, earn victory points, and gain tapestry cards that will tell the story of your civilization.

Wingspan

Wingspan is a competitive, medium-weight, card-driven, engine-building board game.

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.

If you enjoy Terraforming Mars and Gizmos, we think this game will take flight at your table.