If you’ve ever wanted to be Donald Trump…okay, nobody’s ever wanted to be Donald Trump. If you’ve wanted to be someone who owns as many hotels as Donald Trump, then get ready for a Vegas Showdown! This new edition of the classic Avalon Hill game retains the same casino construction battle of the previous game, but with an entirely new coat of paint. If you’ve never played the previous edition, Vegas Showdown pits 3-5 “millionaires” against each other in building the best and brightest hotel on the Vegas strip. Oh, and if your casino is the most lucrative, you win the entire block.
That’s what you’ll be screaming at the top of your lungs while standing on your couch with your friends awkwardly avoiding your eyeline. Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery brings the underhanded sadism and conniving machinations of the Starz show to the board game arena. Players bid, plan, plot, and battle their way through gladiatorial battles, both from the stands and in the arena’s circle. After huge amount of promising buzz from Gen Con, this is a property game to pick up.
The Dying Earth Revivification Folio is the only RPG out there actually asking you to play as glib jackasses. Based off of Jack Vance’s novels, this softcover edition is about eloquent wastrels, beguiling magicians, and perverse enchantments. If you’re a fan of Vance’s work, you’ll be happy to know the Revivification Folio is both a standalone book, giving new players all they’ll ever need, and a companion expansion to the original core rulebook. Get jackassin’, folks!
Literally fly your colors with the expansions for the sky pirates miniature warship game, Leviathans. The French Fleet Box includes the French battleship, light cruiser, and two destroyer plastic miniatures from the core box, but also includes alternate Ship Cards for expanding your fleet. The British Fleet Box contains the same goodies but for Queen and country. A high-quality game for the steampunk and wargaming fanatics out there.