Dec 182015

For Sale board gameEverything’s for sale!  Or, at least, that’s the idea behind Stefan Dorra’s For Sale:  The Game of Property and Prosperity.  In this fast-paced game of bidding and bluffing to get the highest-ranking properties, it isn’t how much you pay for the properties, it is how much you sell them for.  Manage your money wisely during the bidding and property acquisition phase, then outsmart your rival tycoons during the selling phase.  Be the richest real estate mogul at the end of the game to win!Medieval Academy

While school might be the last thing you’re thinking about over the holidays, Medieval Academy provides an education that is a pleasure to attain.  Over the course of six rounds, players will compete as squires attempting to impress their respective knights.  Master the arts of jousts and tournaments, complete dangerous quests, and polish your education by drafting cards to strategically play.  By the end, the best squire will be knighted by King Arthur, himself.

Deception Murder in Hong KongFans of Betrayal at House on the Hill, Letters from White Chapel, and Fury of Dracula will want to closely examine Deception:  Murder in Hong Kong.  In the game, players find themselves in a scenario of intrigue and murder.  One player is the murderer, secretly choosing their weapon and the evidence they leave behind.  Another is the forensic scientist who holds the key to convicting the criminal, but is only able to express their knowledge through analysis of the scene.  Everyone else plays investigators, interpreting the clues, all while the killer is among them.Star Wars Edge of the Empire Mask of the Pirate Queen

Almost as if there’s a new Star Wars movie coming out or something, Fantasy Flight drops two supplemental hardcover books for their Star Wars roleplaying system.  First up, for the Force and Destiny system, Keeping the Peace.  In Keeping the Peace, players will find additional materials for Guardians, including character options, force powers, signature abilities, lightsabers, armor, and much more.  Out for the Edge of the Empire system is the Mask of the Pirate Queen adventure module.  A multi-part tale for both seasoned and starting players, Schrodinger's CatsMask of the Pirate Queen sends players on a hunt for the eponymous Pirate Queen.

What’s in the box?  In Schrodinger’s Cats, the answer to that question is always indeterminate.  A pseudo-scientific card game for two to six players, Schrodinger’s Cats has players running experiments, forming hypotheses, and trying to one-up each others research.  Taking on the role of one of many cat physicists, like Isaac Mewton or Neil Degrasse Tabby, players will use their special abilities to prove their hypotheses and debunk those of other players.

Apr 232011

Whoa-o-o, it’s Magic, you kno-o-o-ow.  Never believe it’s not sooooooo!

Be happy you can’t actually hear me sing that.  Not good.

Anyway, it is MagicMagic the Gathering to be specific.  And to be even more specific, it’s a bunch of Magic rares.  Never done this on here before, but as Pulp just picked up a couple of important, sought after rares, figured it might be worth a try to post them up on here.

First off, we currently have three Tezzerets in stock.  That’s three Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas cards.  Also, we’ve got a Mox Opal, Sword of Feast and Famine, Vengevine, Hero of Bladehold, Arid Mesa, Thrun the Last Troll, and Marsh Flats.  If you’ve been needing any of these cards to flesh out a deck, come get to’em before they’re gone.

The Resident Evil Deck Building Game dropped its eagerly awaited second set this week, dubbed Alliance.  Why do I say second set and not expansion?  Because, though this set can be played in conjunction with the original (expanding it to allow for 8 players), it is also a standalone game.  Think Dominion:  Intrigue.  In fact, just think Dominion, because if you’ve played that game, you’re going to be able to understand Resident Evil in a flash.  What it adds to the dynamic is a monster fighting element where players “explore the mansion” to battle zombified baddies and the ability to control a character card (Chris Redfield, Jill Valentine, the whole bunch).  Alliance also adds a new “Partner” play system that gives gamers the ability to team-up with others as they fight monsters.  As one would expect, a bunch of new characters, creatures, and weapons are also included.

YOU SHALL NOT PASS…actually, we’d be completely alright if you wanted to pass, like, that’d be fine.  Totally.  If my awkward fumbling hasn’t clued you in, Fantasy Flight‘s new Lord of the Rings Card Game has appeared on sleeves.  A co-op or single player game, LotRCG has players teaming up to complete various scenarios packaged in the game.  This game is in a line of living card games, such as Call of Cthulhu and Warhammer Invasion, which means new expansion decks, with new characters, scenarios, and creatures, will come out on a fairly regular basis.  And, if I might say, the card art is quite fetching.

Finally, an important restock item.  Mouse Guard the RPG is back in stock.  If anyone has been waiting with baited breath for this gorgeous hardcover to come back in print, they are allowed to breath again.  Based on the popular Mouse Guard comic series, Luke Crane has transferred the rich world of the comic into an elegant roleplaying game.  Featuring artwork from David Petersen, the creator of Mouse Guard himself, this book contains all a game master or player will need to know in order to build a world and begin exploring.  The presentation of the book couldn’t be better; the dimensions match those of the comic hardcovers, so this book can sit next to them on your shelf with no shame whatsoever.