Just when you think there’s no new way to improve or augment the standard deck building game format, one company figures out how to go boldly where no company has gone before. Star Realms is an inexpensive deck builder whose base set is ready-to-play for two people, but scales up by twos each time you buy another one (2 copies = 4 player, 3 copies = 6 players, etc). Designed by Magic the Gathering hall-of-famers, Star Realms has players trading materials for ships, building armadas, then pitting them against their foes!
When stocking up for the zombie apocalypse, you’re going to need plenty of steel containers for ammo, medical supplies, and rations. That’s why Zombicide has kindly supplied these for you. Out this weekend are three different color storage boxes for your Zombicide miniatures and game pieces. Color options are red, blue, and green.
The last situation anyone wants to be in is crash landed on an alien planet with a bunch of untrustworthy crew members. Alien Uprising is a new, sci-fi survival cooperative board game that drops the players onto a dangerous alien world with a defective starship. Players roll dice to choose actions, working to either outlast the vicious bug-like lifeforms on the planet’s surface until rescue arrives or to repair the ship for launch. Miniature expansion packs, including Crew Member, Zothren, and X-14 miniatures are also out this weekend.
Fantasy Flight and Warhammer 40K‘s bleak roleplaying system, Dark Heresy, receives a major dystopic revision this weekend with the release of the second edition core rulebook. This newly illustrated hardcover edition features a beautifully illustrated cover, the essentials for gameplay (including character creation, background fluff, and adventure paths), and a redesigned layout.
From Asmadi Games and the creators of Innovation comes a space exploration game entitled Impulse. Constructed out of cards, the game board displays random sets of action options that players will utilize by combining them with the cards in their hand. Each card has six interlinking points that can be joined with other cards on the board in order to earn victory points and conquer this uncharted portion of the galaxy!
The Force is very much with Pulp Fiction this weekend as two new supplemental hardcovers have arrived for Star Wars Age of Rebellion and Edge of the Empire, respectively. Onslaught at Arda 1 is a ninety-six page adventure supplement for the system, focusing on large-scale battles at a secret rebel base. Far Horizons is a sourcebook for the colonist class within the Edge of the Empire system, including talents, spaceships, and gear as well as entrepreneur, performer, and marshal specializations, new to the game.
Riding onto the scene in a sled pulled by ravenous wolves, Logan Grimnar is about the most awe-inspiring Space Wolves miniatures ever! The Champions of Fenris codex supplement adds material to the previously released Space Wolves Codex, including the history of Logan Grimnar, himself, additonal rules, wargear, and formations, and two new missions. The Logan Grimnar miniature is also out this weekend.
A miniature battle game across three different mediums, Golem Arcana is an entirely unique gaming experience. Players field armies based in three separate factions, including knights, ancient ones, relics, and golems. The twist is that each faction is represented a different way. The relics are card based, while the golems are miniatures, and, most unusual, the knights and ancient ones are digital. The base set includes a bluetooth tool that keeps the latter factions connected to the gaming experience.
The skies of the DC Universe are turning red as the first Crisis Expansion Pack for the DC Deck Building Game has arrived. This mini-expansion is packed with new material for use with the base game, including six additional characters (Constantine, Zatanna, Swamp Thing, Animal Man, Robin, and Green Arrow), eight Crisis versions of previous heroes, co-op challenge cards, and impossible mode supervillains that increase the complexity of the game.