A War of Whispers, Perditions Mouth, Cthulhu Wars: Duel, Bloodborne, New Arkham, D&D and More!

A War of Whispers 2nd Edition

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A War of Whispers is a competitive board game for 2 to 4 players. Five mighty empires are at war for the world, but you are no mighty ruler. Instead, you play a secret society that is betting on the results of this war while pulling strings to rig the results and ensure their bets pay off. A War of Whispers is a game of deep strategy, hidden agendas, and shifting loyalties.

You start the game with five loyalty tokens, each corresponding to one of the five different empires, bet randomly on a loyalty value. Your primary goal is to ensure that when the game ends, the empires you are most loyal to control the most cities across the globe. Gameplay consists of turns broken down into four phases:

  1. Deploy agents phase: In player order (starting with the first player and proceeding clockwise), each player removes, then deploys agents to empire councils, the positions on the board marked Sheriff, Steward, Marshall, and Chancellor.
  2. Empire turns phase: Each council position on each empire council will take an action. If a player has acquired cards, they may play them during this phase.
  3. Cleanup phase: Add the turn marker to the next space on the turn tracker, then each player discards down to the hand limit of five cards.
  4. Swap phase: In player order, each player may swap two of their unrevealed loyalty tokens. If you choose to do so, you must reveal both of the swapped loyalty tokens. They remain revealed for the rest of the game.

Gameplay repeats itself in this order four times. When the last space on the turn track is filled, the game ends immediately and scoring commences. The player with the most points based off their empire loyalties and the cities they control wins.

Perdition’s Mouth: Abyssal Rift (Revised Edition)

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Perdition’s Mouth: Abyssal Rift is a new kind of dungeon crawl, one that embraces the European school of game design with clever and elegant mechanisms and emphasizes strategy while minimizing luck. Cooperation, planning, and the enemy response deck eliminate the need for chucking dice, creating a tense combat environment with meaningful decisions! The rondels provide another tactical layer, including the enemy’s devious and challenging AI.

The rules allow you to learn to play in 15 minutes, with a typical game round lasting less than ten minutes, even with up to six players, but deep, strategic cooperation will be required for your band of heroes to make it through to the Abyssal Rift and maybe even come out alive.

Perdition’s Mouth is designed to be played as a story-supported campaign over several gaming sessions. In the campaign, you have to fight through at least six increasingly challenging scenarios and the level of success during each adventure has a direct effect on the rest of the story. Can you survive the labyrinth of the insectoid god?

Bloodborne: The Board Game Core Set

Bloodborne: The Board Game, CMON Limited, 2019 — front cover

Revered for its healing techniques, the town of Yharnam is rapidly degrading as a plague that turns people into beasts spreads uncontrollably. As a Hunter, it falls to you to quell this growing threat. You will have to fight through beasts, monsters, and townsfolk alike to survive the night and discover the source of this madness.

In the campaign-based action-adventure Bloodborne: The Board Game, players take on the role of Hunters, working together against the game to uncover the mysteries hidden within the city of Yharnam and beyond. Featuring unique Trick Weapons, each with various forms and powers, Hunters have to think quickly and adapt their tactics to overcome the multitude of foes that stand in their way. Learn their behavior, exploit their weaknesses, and strike them down! Featuring unique card-driven combat, luck has little place here — success or failure depends on your choices and how you approach each engagement!

Of course, against such horrific foes, death is a common occurrence, but worry not as death is no end for a Hunter. Those who fall in combat awaken in the Hunter’s Dream, ready to return fresh to the fight. Be warned, however, that upon awakening you might find previous foes and obstacles returned, Worse, time is not on your side as the Blood Moon rises ever higher into the sky, spreading its madness across Yharnam. You must press ever forward if you and your comrades hope to complete the Hunt before the city meets an unfortunate end.

As you set out onto the Hunt, always remember the old adage:

“We are born of the blood, made men by the blood, undone by the blood. Our eyes are yet to open… Fear the old blood.”

Bloodborne: Chalice Dungeon Expansion

Bloodborne: The Board Game – Chalice Dungeon, CMON Limited, 2021 — front cover (image provided by the publisher)

The Chalice Dungeon is a well-known location filled with all manner of terrifying monsters. Hunters often delve into its twisting halls, looking to slay these awful creatures. The foray culminates in finding and unlocking the dungeon’s boss room. Within, Hunters will be put to the ultimate test. Who will come out alive?

The Chalice Dungeon for Bloodborne: The Board Game gives players a new way to experience the game. Instead of a long campaign, the Chalice Dungeon lets players participate in one-off hunts. Their goal: Find and defeat the dungeon’s boss. Along the way, they must prepare, upgrading their Hunter as they go. For players looking for a quicker game experience, this is the perfect expansion to have.

Bloodborne: Hunter’s Dream Expansion

Bloodborne: The Board Game – Hunter's Dream, CMON Limited, 2021 — front cover (image provided by the publisher)

The streets of Yharnam are being flooded with monsters. The Hunters already had their work cut out for them, but now more brutal foes have taken to the dark alleyways. What was once a dangerous situation has turned truly nightmarish. Will the Hunters make it to dawn?

The Hunter’s Dream expansion for Bloodborne: The Board Game gives players new challenges and rewards that can be added to any campaign they choose to play. This set introduces mini bosses, tougher foes that players will have to fight as they go through the campaign. It also adds a new chapter to the end. Just when the Hunters thought that their ordeal was over, new foes stand in their way, including legendary enemies like Gehrman, the First Hunter, and the Moon Presence.

D&D: Adult Red Dragon Premium Figure

The odor of sulfur and pumice surrounds a red dragon, whose swept-back horns and spinal frill define its silhouette. Its beaked snout vents smoke at all times, and its eyes dance with flame when it is angry.

The Adult Red Dragon is the next release in the series of premium chromatic dragon figures.

Arkham Horror LCG: A Light in the Fog Mythos Pack

Since you first awoke in a dank and gloomy tidal cavern, you’ve attempted to pull together the disparate pieces of your shipwrecked memories. You’ve learned some of why you came to Innsmouth, and you’ve battled the evils rising from the ocean deeps… but as you escape from the Deep Ones overrunning Innsmouth and race toward the Falcon Point lighthouse, you find yourself at the threshold of the next mystery. Who was it that first captured you and left you for dead? The keeper of the lighthouse may hide the answers you seek.

As the next chapter of your evolving story, A Light in the Fog expands your adventures in Arkham Horror: The Card Game, picking up right where your frantic car chase left off at the end of Horror in High Gear, and promising new revelations as you push deeper into the heart of the tangled conspiracy that surrounds Innsmouth. Along with a new scenario, this expansion brings new options to your decks with a slew of new mid-level cards to shape and enhance your deck as you gain experience. But as your experiences unlock new skills, will they also open to door to deeper shades of madness?

Cthulhu Wars: Duel

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The Old Ones have risen. Monsters walk the Earth. Humanity is finished, but the struggle continues. Which Great Old One will rule the ruins of Earth? Now, you take charge!

Cthulhu Wars: Duel is a fast-moving two-player strategy game in which you play as Great Cthulhu himself or the Black Goat, a cosmic goddess of hideous fertility. Each side is strikingly different with unique units, abilities, and strategies available.

In Cthulhu Wars: Duel, the giant plastic miniatures have been replaced with cardboard standees. This not only allows the game to be more affordable, but also makes it travel friendly and saves table space. This means you can drop a box of Cthulhu Wars: Duel in a bag and take it to your game night with minimal space requirements. Cthulhu Wars: Duel also doesn’t take up as much table space as the original, allowing it to be played in smaller spaces. In short, this is the most accessible version of Cthulhu wars ever made!

The Sherlock Files: Vol III – Puzzling Plots

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Are you a modern mastermind detective?

The Sherlock Files: Puzzling Plots includes three new confounding cases for you to solve. First, you will track down a man who vanished during his shift at the cemetery. Next, you will pursue the truth of what happened to a fabulously rich butler. Finally, you will hunt down the man behind the wheel of a suspicious hit-and-run.

Decipher clues to determine which are relevant to the case and which are not. Share what you deem relevant with your detective partners. Which theories will you chase?

How will you fare compared to the world’s greatest detective? Work together to solve each case and find out!

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