Pocket Battles gets historical with Confederacy vs. Union, the newest addition to the Pocket Battles franchise! A portable, tile-based wargame, Pocket Battles sees players lying down tiles that represent their armies, here being Union and Confederacy forces, into three columns and two rows. Units can be redistributed as you play and order is controlled by tokens.
The Ascension deck-building game, which is designed by former Magic the Gathering pro players, barrows from Munchkin‘s playbook by releasing a set of four theme packs. These include the Leprechaun, the Rat King, Samael Claus, and the Rat Queen. Each pack can be added to any of the base Ascension games, providing an extra, themed mechanic to the regular game.
Steve Jackson takes you back to the dystopic future with Munchkin Apocalypse 2: Sheep Impact!
Wake, time for school, little zombie!
Zombie Dice gains a third expansion this week with School Bus! This expansion adds a twelve sided dice that represents a school bus full of brain-filled children. But be careful because some sides have both brains and shotguns as well as the possibility of being run over by the bus.
Following in the footsteps of the Magic the Gathering Event Decks, the Modern format gains its own Event Deck, one which contains over a hundred dollars worth of cards. Among the cards that are included in this ready-to-play, pre-built deck are Elspeth, Knight Errant, Sword of Feast and Famine, and Inquisition of Kozilek.
Another Star Wars LCG Force Pack has jumped out of lightspeed to appear on the Pulp Fiction shelves this weekend. Knowledge and Defense includes sixty new cards to be incorporated into the base game, ten of which are entirely new objective sets.
Among the new Pathfinder supplement books out this weekend, the three major releases include the Shifting Sands expansion to the Mummy’s Mask adventure path, The Harrow Handbook player companion, and the Occult Mysteries Campaign Setting.
Not entirely new, Vikings is finally back in print after many years of out-of-print limbo. This creative game has players purchasing meeples and resources with each other, but based on a fluctuating price system determined by a rotating wheel.
The Firefly board game gets shinier with its second expansion, Pirates and Bounty Hunters. Missions are included within this expansion that allow players to board other ships and steal cargo and crew for rewards. New playable characters include Jubal Early from “Objects in Space” and Sash from “Out of Gas”.