First up, we have the Rumpelstiltskin card game. From AEG, the makers of Love Letter, Rumpelstiltskin uses similar mechanics while having players take on the roles of Fey who have entered into a name-guessing game with the titular character. For two players only, Rumpelstiltskin plays in ten minutes as players attempt to guess their opponent’s secret name while also using magical abilities to make that goal more difficult.
The newest Adventure Pack for the Lord of the Rings LCG is out this weekend! The Wastes of Eriador contains sixty cards for the Angmar Awakened expansion set. The cards provide an entirely new scenario for their heroes can adventure through.
Steve Jackson Games has already released a larger Mars Attacks Dice Game, but now they are following it up with the quick-to-play Mars Attacks: Ten-Minute Takedown dice game. In the game, players each control a martian fleet, flicking dice across the table to gain points. Players flick the dice from their own saucer disk onto other players’ disks, gaining points depending on where they land and which side of the die is facing up.
New Who gets its due with the Ninth Doctor Sourcebook for the Chris Eccleston version of Doctor Who. Like all of the Doctor Who RPG Sourcebooks, the Ninth Doctor volume contains detailed adventures built around each episode of the Ninth Doctor’s tenure. As well, the volume provides stats and playable character information for Rose, Mickey, Jack Harkness, and tons of other companions and villains.
The newest wave of Star Trek Attack Wing ship expansions is out this weekend. Included in the new wave are the USS Pasteur that can reach Warp 13 and is commanded by Captain Beverly Crusher, the USS Dauntless which is camouflaged to resemble and Enterprise, and the Kreechta, a Ferengi O’Kora-class ship.
Finally, Pandemic: State of Emergency is the newest expansion for the popular cooperative game. This expansion adds five new roles and seven new events to complicate the original base game. In addition, there are also Hiterlands Challenge, where the disease spreads from animals to humans, an adjustable difficulty mechanic that uses quarantine zones to slow down the spread of the pandemic, emergency event cards that complicate the game, and the superbug challenge that adds a fifth disease that can not be cured.