Aug 232014
 

Cash and GunsLong awaited, but finally back in print, Cash’n'Guns is back on shelves!

For those unfamiliar, Cash’n'Guns recreates the class stand-off scenario from Reservoir Dogs, pitting four to eight players against each other.  Every player is given a foam pistol which they must load and point at other players (using cards) in an attempt to get them to lower their own weapon.  The second edition version has been updated with new artwork, new guns, and additional rules.Regular Show Fluxx

Fluxx continues to scoop up every nerd property available with the launch of this week’s Regular Show Fluxx!

If you’ve never touched a version of Fluxx, the gist is that the rules change as you play, beginning with the simple draw a card, play a card rule, but going crazy from there.  For the Regular Show version, Looney Labs has tailored the cards to reflect characters Grey Knights Codex hardcoverand catchphrases from the show, including Yeahuh!, Doing Donuts in the Park, and Do Me a Solid.  For a limited time, Pulp also has the No Rules Guy promo card to accompany the base game.

You though it would never happen, you thought the third edition codex would never be replaced, but Games Workshop has finally released a seventh edition codex for Grey Knights.  This hardcover volume contains new stats and rules for the related miniatures (new and old) as well as back story fluff for the faction.World of Tanks Rush

Cue up Tom Sawyer, because World of Tanks: Rush has rolled into the store!

Based on the popular online game, this board game adaptation incorporates artwork from the online version and has players selecting cards to build up their squadron of tanks.  Two to five players then defend their headquarters against their opponents, Kaos Ballbringing in reinforcements when necessary in order to attain victory.

From the makers of Rivet Wars comes the most violent, brutal sports board game you’ve ever put kneepads on for.  Kaos Ball covers the gamut of the sporting season, having players draft, train, and form teams (four different teams are represented by elaborately designed sets of miniatures) as well as play through rugby-style game play focused around area control mechanics.Icons of the Realms Dungeons Dragons miniatures

Anything Pathfinder can do, Dungeons and Dragons can do, too.

With that in mind, Wizards of the Coast has released the first set of miniatures for fifth edition/D&D Next.  These oversized boxes of miniatures contains four randomized figures Star Wars LCG Darkness and Lightfrom a selection of forty-four possible options.

Following hot on the heels of the last two expansion pack releases for their respective games, Fantasy Flight‘s Lord of the Rings and Star Wars LCGs each receive new add-on packs this weekend.

Darkness and Light is the last expansion pack for the Echoes of the Force storyline, feature ten additional objective cards that allow players to explore the Sith, convince people your a god with C-3PO, and fly the Empire’s biggest, baddest ships.  Lord of the Rings Trouble in Tharbad LCG

The third expansion pack in the Ring-Maker cycle, Trouble in Tharbad adds sixty new cards to the base game, including cards that walk players through a journey through the infamous Dwarf city, fighting off Orcs and saving the Dwarf informant, Legendary EncountersNalir.

No one can hear you scream in Legendary:  Encounters.

Based off of the mechanics of the highly popular Marvel Legendary card game, Encounters adapts the Alien franchise into another cooperative experience.  Players work together to outlast hordes of Xenomorphs as Ripley, Bishop, Dallas, and other characters from the franchise.  But, beware, if you spawn a chest-burster, you become a Xenomorph and attack your former teammates.

Jun 072014
 

Gorkanaut Morkanaut Warhammer 40KNanoo, nanoo!

Yes, the 40K Orks gain the Gorkanaut/Morkanaut beast of a tank this weekend.  This transport accounts for up to five unites and can be built as either the Gorkanaut, which equips a gatling gun, or the Morkanaut, which equips a burna.  The figure can also optionally be painted pink for a Mindynaut.

Voluspa receives an expansion this weekend with Order of the Gods.Voluspa Order of the Gods

Adding twenty-five new tiles for four new characters (including the Raven, Niohogger, Freya, and Dwarf) that can be played together or mixed with the tiles from the base game.  Each of the four adds its own unique ability to the game, for example how the Dwarf taps the power of neighboring gods.

Sail to India card game AEGA three to four player, hour-long resource management game, Sail to India is a cheap, quick complex game.  Players control noble’s who are in charge of managing ship routes to the Indian coast.  Turns only offer players two actions to use in order manage various resources and become the most successful explorer on the board.  Get Lucky card game

Dr. Lucky just won’t stay dead.  Cheapass Games returns to the reverse murder mystery game that made them famous with Get Lucky, a Kill Doctor Lucky card game.  In this variation of the base game (which played like reverse Clue), each player controls two different characters who are met by Dr. Lucky in turn order.  When meeting with Lucky, players have a number of options (including attempted murder) that they can perform.

Oct 212011
 

City folk don’t know how ta tussle with vampires, no sir.  Y’all best come on down to Blood Country, learn yo’self how ta stake’em and bake’em.

That right there is the idea behind the newest expansion for the popular deck building game, Nighfall.  Nightfall: Blood Country contains 168 blood-soaked cards (note: cards are not actually drenched in blood; the aforementioned statement was for effect only) that introduce new vampires, werewolves, hunters, ghouls, and special powers for all your scratching and staking needs.  Plus, the quaint little box they come in has a set of tidy, decorated dividers that allow the game’s owner to separate all of their cards into one, easy-to-transfer box.  Y’all come bite now, ya hear?

Serious question time:  how long have you wanted to play dwarfs as a primary force in Battlelore?  Part two of that question:  how long have you wanted to play dwarfs that can ride on bears, in general?  Whether the amount is a day to twelve years, the newest Battlelore expansion set allows players to do both.  Bearded Brave is a Dwarven Army Pack that contains 40 dwarf figures that can be used in conjunction with units from the core to give players the ability of running a Dwarven army.  Now to the part about the bears.  Not only to these figures add the new Mighty Bolt Throwing units, but also the Dwarven Bear Riders.  Dwarfs.  On bears.  All over it.

You wouldn’t walk out of a riveting movie during the final act, would you?  Okay, maybe if there’s a fire.  Or an obnoxious jerk on their cell phone.  Or an obnoxious fire on their cell phone.  Whatever the case, Thunderstone:  Heart of Doom has no fires or cellphones (or, at least, no real ones anyway), but is most definitely the final act of the Thunderstone saga.  Capitalizing on the roleplaying allusions present in the game, this expansion is the culmination of the “campaign” that has been building since the beginning of the game series.  As such, Heart of Doom expands on the base game with new hero, village, and monster cards to aid players in working through the final, unique scenario to defeat the ultimate evil known only as Doom.

MERCS goes nuclear today!  Literally.  That level of atomic insanity is due to the new Keizai Waza faction.  These advance play style figurines come equipped with a tiny nuclear device embedded in their armor, which makes them a difficult faction to master.  If you haven’t picked up on it yet, the Keizai Waza are not made for players just getting into MERCS.  Not only does it take some careful timing and coordination to activate the nuke, but you also have to have your accuracy down to a careful degree once you do activate it.  If you’ve been looking to add a new level of challenge to your MERCS experience, level up and try the Keizai Waza.

So, the monkey has a knife, the room is filled with hornets, and you’re being covered in chocolate syrup while your buddy loads a bazooka next to you.  Most would consider this scenario a Fiasco, which is exactly why these are the kind of insane combinations that arise in the newest RPG from Jason Morningstar.  From personal experience, I can safely say this is a brilliant recipe for a good time!  Fiasco is constructed in such a way that whatever your players’ level of experience, they will be able to devour this game and end with a happy belly.  Basically, everyone involved picks a particular “world” to play in (these can include 30′s New York, the old west, gangsta London, etc.), assigns a name to their character, then picks random-ish elements that tie characters together and give them goals.  The rest of the game progresses as a movie, with players trading off “scenes” until they reach the climax.  I dare you to play through a game of Fiasco and not collapse to the ground in a fit of laughter.

Continuing with the RPG-centric falling action of this post, lets move on to Part-Time Gods.  A new setting from designer Eloy Lasanta, Part-Time Gods creates a mystical world of fantasy and adventure for the philosophical D&D player.  Player’s search for various relics and artifacts on their mystical quest to balance their soul.  Sounds deep, right?  That’s ’cause it is.  Each character begins as a normal being who is granted the abilities of a god.  As the adage goes, absolute power corrupts absolutely.  Or maybe it doesn’t, that is the choice you have to make.  Which way will you go?

Halloween’s on the horizon so the creepy, crawly campaign settings are coming out of the Lovecraftian woodwork.  This particular Cthulhuian booklet is called Realms of Crawling Chaos.  A campaign supplement for Labyrinth Lord and the Advanced Edition Companion, this booklet introduces new races, from Lovecraft’s sordid universe, such as white apes, sea blood, and subhumans, along with new spells, monsters, artifacts (plus a system for designing artifacts), and rules for psionics.  Now you know what you’re doing for Halloween (unless you want to play in our Call of Cthulhu game).

And now to round out this riveting romp, here’s a little segment we’ll be calling Restock Roundup!

These include:

-Arcana Revised card game

-Lord of the Rings LCG Adventure Packs (ALL OF THEM!!!!)

-Rare Earth Magnets

-Family Business

-Quarriors! (sweet, sweet Quarriors!)