Similar to the Ticket to Ride 10th Anniversary edition that came out a couple months back, Power Grid Deluxe is a board game collector’s dream. This edition of the highly popular game comes with an oversized game board that features all of the United States and Europe, wooden pieces, and updated resource refill cards. This edition of the game will not be in print long, so grab it now if you want it.
An entirely new Batman miniature game has just appeared out of the shadows and onto the Pulp Fiction shelves. These 35mm miniatures are metal and unpainted, allowing players to customize their own versions of Batman, The Joker, Black Mask, and other characters. As well, these Knight Models are, in large part, based off of the extremely popular Arkham Asylum, City, and Origins video game series. Become the night!
Asmodee‘s successful, educational card gaming series Timeline, where players attempt to accurately build a historical timeline of events, gains two additional versions this weekend. First up, Timeline Americana includes cards featuring famous American popular historical events. Second is Timeline American History, which narrows down the focus of the game to important dates that shaped American culture, including the Salem Witch Trials, Watergate, and the founding of Harvard.
A rather hefty bag of holding filled with new Pathfinder materials was dropped off at the store today and we thought we’d share with all of you what was in it.
Leading the way is the Pathfinder Monster Codex. Contained within its glossy pages are detailed descriptions over over twenty creatures from the Pathfinder mythos, including information on their ecologies and habitats. The Monster Codex is a perfect companion to the Bestiary volumes. As well, the Pathfinder Player Companion: Advanced Class Origins hardcover hit shelves. This volume contains ten new classes as well as archetypes that can be integrated into your game. Third up is the Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Ships of the Inner Ships softcover volume, which details seven sailing barges that can be played in the Skull and Shackles Adventure Path or any other game scenario.
Now to the Pathfinder accessories!
First up, we have the Pathfinder Map Pack for the Starship Corridors, which includes eighteen different 5” x 8” tile sets for cosmic vehicles. Second, we have the a new set of Pathfinder Pawns for the Mummy’s Mask Adventure Path. This box set contains over one hundred full color, cardstock pawns for use within the Mummy’s Mask Adventure Path.
Ruckus The Goblin Army Game is a goofy, light-hearted tactical card game featuring Munchkin-esque artwork and humor.
Ruckus begins with a drafting phase, where players via for specific soldiers in unique factions. But draft carefully, as every player only has a limited amount of points to purchase soldiers with. Each faction has special abilities that assist them in the next phase of the game, which is all out fighting. The game is designed to be accessible to beginners, but complicated enough for multiple replays.
The Lord of the Rings Living Card Game gains its newest Adventure Pack this weekend with The Nin-In-Eilph. Watch you step carefully as you travel through the marshes of Nin-In-Eilph with this sixty card expansion. Contained within is an entirely new hero card as well as a brand new scenario.
Coup, the third card game in the Resistance series, gains its first expansion this weekend. Reformation includes additional cards that allow for faction and team play for up to four players. One new mechanic sees players declare allegiance to either the Catholic or Protestant faiths, which allows them to target other members of the faith.
Four to eight players, including a dealer, compete to see who among them hits the ground last after falling from an incredible height. Going splat is inevitable, so the goal is to do so last, keeping your opponents in the air with the most dastardly methods possible.
Absent in the gaming world for a awhile, Dixit is back with another card expansion. Daydreams includes eighty-four additional art cards that can be incorporated into any previous version of the party card game. For those unfamiliar with Dixit, the game operates off of mechanics similar to Apples to Apples, with players laying down various illustrated cards to try and convey a word, sound, or gesture given by another player.
Bezier Games releases another version of Suburbia this weekend called, Subdivision. Operating off of similar mechanics to the original game, players attempt to build the most contemporary, advanced subdivision, constructing buildings, roads, houses, and other structures while also trying to keep them up to code. Subdivision complicates things, however, by keeping players located into a small, constrained section of the gaming board.
Core Worlds, the universe spanning deck building game, expands further this weekend with Core Worlds: Revolution. A one hundred card expansion for the game, Revolution gives players the ability to construct Advancements on conquered worlds along with new Hero Tactic abilities that are linked to specific hero cards and located in a separate Hero Deck.
Along with Core Worlds, the Among the Stars drafting game gains a 150 card expansion called Ambassadors. Among these 150 cards are twenty brand new locations, objectives, an Alien race, conflicts (replacing the original set), and the ability to play with a fifth or sixth player.
Sentinels of the Multiverse, the highly popular cooperative superhero card game, takes its basic rule set and themes and rearranges them for Sentinel Tactics: The Flame of Freedom. This entirely new board game version of the Sentinels universe has players selecting teams of heroes to fight against each or a team of villains. The gameplay takes place on a hex map, with players moving their teams across the board and engaging other players with their own unique superpowers. Not entirely cooperative like the card game, Sentinel Tactics still requires teamwork in order to conquer your foes.
Dungeons and Dragons Next continues to expand its catalog of hardcover editions with this weekend’s The Rise of Tiamat. This adventure for characters levels eight to fifteen, sees players attempt to halt the return of the dragon lord Tiamat to the Forgotten Realms.
Finally tonight, the Munchkin series of games crosses over with the popular Castle Panic series. Munchkin Panic is a Steve Jackson infused version of Castle Panic that incorporates some unique new rules and the artwork of John Kovalic.