Building an empire is a hard day’s work all on its own, but try doing it with an evil alien race attacking you! The most recent expansion set for Race for the Galaxy challenges you to do just that. Xeno Invasion is two games in one box, including both new start world cards that can be added to the base game to expand play options along with the Invasion Game scenario that can be incorporated to up the difficulty.
Yes, we all know Christmas was nearly a month ago, but game distributors are a little less certain. Hence, Secret Santa, a festive card game of competitive gift giving. Underneath all of the holiday cheer, everyone really is just giving away presents to feel that rush of approval when the receiver joyfully exclaims “This is the best present ever! You know me so well!” Secret Santa is all about that moment, as players compete to give away all of their present cards. Alter the game a little by adding in Santa’s Elves, where players have to give away their gold rings and avoid being stuck with the dreaded fruitcake.
Officially intended for the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, the Iconic Heroes sets are more commonly used for the traditional Pathfinder roleplaying game. Icon Heroes Set 4 contains miniatures for the Human Bloodrager, Half-Elf gunslinger, Dwarf Shaman, Stone Spirit Animal, Human Skald, and Half-Elf Swashbuckler. Each one of the miniatures is fully painted and ready for use in-game. For those who are actually using these in conjunction with the Adventure Card Game, the set also includes six exclusive cards to be incorporated into the game.
Though Escape: Zombie City has been out on the shelves for nearly a month, we some how never mentioned it in a New Game Stuff post. Tonight that is rectified. A spin-off of Queen Games‘ popular Escape series, Zombie City deposits players into a zombie apocalypse and demands that they outrun the hordes of undead clamoring to eat them. The catch? You only have fifteen minutes to get out of town! With everyone working together, players start a fifteen minute counter included with the game, then rapidly attempt to flee the confines of the city.
Bang!, the popular, Western deception card game, puts a couple more bullets into its six-gun this weekend. First up are two expansion decks, High Noon and The Valley of Shadows . High Noon includes a new character card, the Judge, and a few new event cards, like Ghost Town and Gold Rush. The Valley of Shadows is a dangerous place, full of snake and tornadoes (and possibly snake-nados), all represented by twenty-four additonal cards. Finally, the biggest draw of the three is Bang! the Duel, a two player only version of the game. Each player controls two different gunslingers, one in front, one in back, then uses their abilities to compete against one another.
As if the fluctuating party card game, Fluxx, was not already a heap of shenanigans, Looney Labs has found a way to increase the randomness. Meet Fluxx Dice. This expansion set can be incorporated into any version of Fluxx (base, Batman, Zombie, Monty Python, etc.), as it includes five new cards and two dice that complicate card draws and win conditions even further.