The newest expansion to the popular deck building game, Dominion: Hinterlands adds twenty-six new cards to the game. As each expansion set has a theme to them, Hinterlands focuses on cards that give immediate satisfaction by enacting actions the moment you buy them or receive them.
A personal sidenote, regular customer Eric J. Carter created artwork for a number of cards in this set (building off his card from Dominion: Prosperity), so show him some love and pick up a copy.
Are you a refined individual?
Do you like the premium things in life? Well, Magic the Gathering has the deck for you. The new Graveborn Premium All-Foil Deck is a pre-built theme deck constructed around zombies, resurrection, and the undead. With cards like Entomb, Sphinx of the Steel Wind, and Animate Dead, all foils mind you, this sucker’s a force to be reckoned with.
That and, with cards going for around $40 right now, it worth a crap ton of money. So, even if you don’t want to play the deck, you might find it worth your while to pick up a copy, sit on it, and sell it off for a mint price later.
Speaking of collectible card games, what’s more collectible than the game where you gotta catch’em all? Yes, Poke fans, we received an new booster box of the most recent Pokemon booster set, Black & White: Noble Victories this past Wednesday. This set should be noted for a couple of reasons. One, this is the third set in the Black & White trilogy, two, it introduces new Restored Pokemon cards, and, three, contains the only Rare Ultra Trainer Card ever.
As they should always be mentioned in the same breath (and I know some people will want to kill me after saying that), it should be noted that we also have a new booster box of Yu-Gi-Oh: Photon Shockwave. Let the CCG rivalry begin!
Of course, the logical place to go after Pokemon is zombies. Hey, that new set does have a Restored Pokemon card, so it’s not too much of a stretch.
Anyway, it has been a year since Outbreak: Undead made its way onto the indy RPG scene. In that time, the creators of the game have released a slew of content on their website. The new Outbreak: Undead Annual volume 1 collects all these expansive supplements, including new missions, horror traits, zombies, and One Big Monsters.
Joining the few and far between collection of co-operative play games in the world, Panic Station might be one of the first to throw horror into the mix. Set in a futuristic base where an alien threat has broken loose, players have to work together to find the alien hive and destroy it. Sounds simple enough, right? Wrong. Within the group of four to six players will be an infected member who must keep their identity secret as they slowly and purposefully infect the other players, attempting to thwart the humans’ mission altogether.
If you’re looking for a paranoia-filled version of Forbidden Island, this very well might it.
If you’re looking for a pre-generated adventure for you tenth level character in Pathfinder, the new Forest of Spirits can offer it to you. Containing the aforementioned adventure, crafted by Richard Prett, a mysterious study of the kami, protectors of the forest, crafted by Mike Shel, an equivalent look into the Minkai by Jesse Benner, along with a crap ton of other info on Oda’s gambling house, monsters, and geisha’s.
Let your war banner fly with the new Runewars: Banners of War expansion.
Containing eight new unit types (that’s two for each faction, folks), new development cards that allow you to improve existing units as well as gain faction-specific abilities, and the Commanders of the Battlefield variant that lets you assign certain heroes to lead your forces, this is an expansion to be reckoned with.
You’ve got your banner, you’ve got your premium deck, and you’re headed to the Hinterlands, but have you got your ticket?
That’s okay, because the new Ticket to Ride: Asia is in stock. This expansion (you’ll need the base game or Ticket to Ride: Europe to play) supplies two entirely new boards for play. One being the Team Asia board where players compete against each other in teams as they build railways across greater Asia. The second is Legendary Asia, which offers easier routes, but beware the mountain routes. If you’re looking for a way to alter your experience with one of the best board games ever, then board the train and settle down for the journey.