Elysium is a new deck drafting game in which players gather heroes and powerful artifacts in an attempt to please the gods and earn their favor.
Use your colored columns to collect cards from the Agora and build combinations with different powers in order to earn gold and victory points. Transfer your cards to the Elysium to form an epic legend. A game of balance and opportunity with simple action, but constant dilemmas and complex strategies--Elysium is sure to keep even Hermes on his toes.
Scythe is a 2-5 player board game coming to Kickstarter October 13, 2015. I am super excited about this 4x game set in an alternate 1920's European history! (4x stands for eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, eXterminate). Stonemaier built the world of Scythe around the magnificent artwork of Jakub Rozalski. His art and the impressive miniatures combine for a gorgeous game. Make sure you back it before the campaign ends on November 5! Link to Scythe Kickstarter Campaign.
Dixit is an imaginative group game where players try to match their cards to clues given by the "Storyteller". It's bit like Apples to Apples but with fanciful images instead of words. Choose your cards and words carefully and cleverly and you'll be the first around the board and win the game! Great for groups, families, and creatives (...and the rest of you too!).
I Hate Zombies is an easy party game for 2-12 players. It's the first micro-game by BoardGameGeek and funded on Kickstarter Summer, 2015. The simple mechanics of Rock, Paper, Scissors combined with the Zombie theme make it a game anyone can learn and even share with their non-gamer friends.
In Mundus Novus (meaning "new world") players act as ship owners in search of great wealth. Using their hand of dealt resource cards players must charter fleets of caravels to collect valuable goods and then trade sets of cards in order to expand their fleet, their crew and their collection of gold doubloons. The game is played using two decks of cards: a deck of resource cards, and a deck of development cards. The game is played in rounds, with each round consisting of four phases. The first ship owner to earn 75 doubloons wins the game!
Diamonds is a trick-taking card game in which players try to collect plastic diamonds and put them into their vault. It's easy to learn and fun to play. Whether you're a card-shark, a strategist or new to the hobby of board gaming this seems to be an all-around crowd pleaser.
Bring honor to your Emperor during the annual Harvest Festival while playing Lanterns. This tile based game pits you against 2 or 3 others in an attempt to collect beautifully illustrated lantern cards and exchange them for honor tiles. Lay your tiles wisely to gather lanterns for yourself while denying your opponents. The player to collect the most honor when the tiles run out wins!
News@11 is a cooperative storytelling game where players act as anchors putting together the daily news. The game is played over 3 rounds (the morning, noon and evening edition) in which players take turns making up news stories using the words they've been dealt (on player-generated cue cards). It's a wild game of creative, impromptu speaking that's sure to delight your next party attenders. It's still being play-tested right now, but you can follow its progress by clicking the button below.
Mysterium, a cooperative game for 2-7 players, is a murder mystery game that plays a little like a smashup of Clue and Dixit. In the game one player acts as the ghost, handing dream cards to the rest of the players in order help them determine which weapon, room, and murderer were involved in the crime. The team has 7 nights to try and narrow the suspects and free the trapped soul. Lots of surmising, stumbling, and satisfying game play are sure to ensue!
Smash Up is a "shuffle-building" card game in which players select two decks of cards and smash them together. Each deck represents a different faction: Pirates, Zombies, Dinosaurs, Ninjas, Ghosts, Aliens, Wizards and Gnomes. Players use their combined minions to try and smash up bases before their opponents can. Simple mechanic. Great art. It's a smashing good time.
Redonkulary is a word-building party game for all ages. Put your imagination (and salesmanship) to the test as you create definitions for made up words, and then convince the Donkster (player in charge) that your word makes the most sense! Redonkulary is on Kickstarter right now --and has already passed its goal! If you want to get your hands on it before it hits store shelves, this is your chance!
Are you ready to battle against the raging current of the Niagara? In this week's review we cover the gem-collecting, river racing, collection stealing, cool-box-top-resting board game Niagara. Players use paddle cards to maneuver canoes up and down the river in order to collect precious jewels. They have to move their cargo decisively or they'll end up toppling over the falls when the game platforms shift each round.
In Splendor players act as merchants attempting to collect and sell gems in order to gain the greatest prestige. Each turn they can either collect new, multi-colored gems (to add to their stash), or use their gems to purchase cards. Cards give players a permanent gem bonus for future purchases. And some cards give prestige points. The first player to garner 15 points wins!
Elder Sign is a cooperative dice game in which players take the roles of investigators trying to seal a portal before time runs out and ancient monsters escape. If they are able to successfully complete enough adventures before all the doom tokens are collected they win. Great artwork, unique character abilities and a good cooperative mechanic make Elder Sign another two-thumbs-upper.
In Bang! The Dice Game, players take on secret roles as the Sheriff, deputies, outlaws or the renegades of a wild western town. Using their dice rolls the Sheriff and deputies try to take down the outlaws, the outlaws try to win by killing off the Sheriff, and the Renegade attempts to be the last-man-standing. The game is full of special character powers, Indian attacks, and lively debate over who's on whose team. Easy to learn and quick to play, Bang Dice is a great addition to almost any collection.
Steam Court is a 4-10 player gateway party game. Players take on the role of Court Engineers attempting to win the good graces of the Queen in this steampunk themed card game. It's the perfect mix of easy-to-learn game play, fantastic artwork, and clever mechanics. This new "insta-classic" is sure to be an instant classic... just as soon as you help us successfully launch it on Kickstarter next month!
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Boss Monster is an 8-bit blast from the past! This dungeon-building card game puts players in the shoes of some classic Baddies who must stop a bunch of do-gooder Heroes from invading their domain. Add rooms to your dungeon, lure in the heroes and then defeat them before they get to your lair. Be the first Boss to capture ten souls and you win!
Betrayal at House on the Hill is an eerie adventure for 3-6 players. As your group cooperatively explores room by room, tile by tile, you create a new game board every time. Items, omens and event cards weave a story of betrayal, and once you fail a haunt roll the game turns on its head.
Packed with great characters, tokens, plastic figures and storyline this spooky adventure-in-a-box is perfect for your Friday the 13th game night.
Camel Up is a fast-paced guessing game, in which players try determine which camel will win a race around a pyramid. The pyramid is serves as a quirky dice tower and when players expel a die it determines which camels move. As the camels stack up and climb over one another, their order changes, and nothing is ever certain (except the fact that you'll have a blast) running this colorful race to the finish!
Grab your archer, warrior and other heroic friends and venture into this deck building game from AEG. With similar mechanics to the popular game Dominion, Thunderstone leads us to the mouth of a dungeon that's chock-full of monsters who are just asking to be slain (there's no better way to earn victory points, amiright?)! Some have said that this game would replace Dominion. Find out what Will and Ryan think in their Terrible 2-Minute Review.
Easy to learn, a blast to play, and never the exact same game: Dominion is a deck building game for the domineering strategy types... and for all the rest of us as well! This game defined a genre, and with its nine expansions continues to tower over it.
Quarriors is a dice building game with lots of great cards, dice, and components. Players (or "Quarriors") compete for glory in the eyes of Quiana, the Empress of Quaridia (enough Q's in there for ya?). Spend your rolls wisely to build your attack power and destroy your opponents. There's tons of variety to this game, and depending on how lucky you are, it can be loads of fun!
Bohnanza is a fun-filled family game full of card trading and negotiations--so there's plenty of room for strategy (and swindling)! There are a ton of zany cards and some unique game-play mechanics that all make for an exciting, but easy to learn, German card game!
Kingsburg is a well balanced dice game in which you "influence" the King's Council in order to gain resources, military strength and victory points. For 3 seasons out of each year you roll dice to gain those resources, and every winter you must defend against the invading horde. The player with the most victory points at the end of the fifth year wins! Good artwork, a great mechanic, and straightforward game play make this a two-thumbs-upper!
The Resistance is a party game full of lies, backstabbing and general awesomeness! Similar in format to Mafia/Werewolf the goal of The Resistance is to complete 3 (out of 5) missions without being sabotaged. In this game no players are eliminated, and a narrator isn't necessary, so if you're looking to upgrade your Mafia/Werewolf experience, this is how you get it done!
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