We begin tonight’s New Game Stuff with dessert. Just Desserts is the newest card game from Looney Labs, makers of Fluxx and Chrononauts. Similar to Fluxx, players are drawing and playing cards in an effort to match a goal card in the center of the table. The goal in this instance, however, is a hungry guest whom you have to feed a specific pairing of desserts.
Much like the film adaptations, the Lord of the Rings LCG Saga expansions keep on coming out. The Treason of Saruman is the newest Saga expansion, featuring one hundred and sixty-five cards to be incorporated into the base game. Set during the The Two Towers period of the novels, this expansion contains new heroes and player cards that walk the player through the events of Helm’s Deep, Rohan, and the battle with Saruman.
A fresh take on the pirate gaming genre, Dark Seas is a dice-based game where players accumulate a pirate fleet and empire by rolling dem bones. By rolling sets of custom dice, each player constructs ports, acquires crewmen, sets sail, and hordes treasure, all in effort of becoming the most feared and respected pirate on the seven seas!
Ever wish you could pick the next headmaster of Hogwarts? Well, Argent The Consortium may be legally distinct enough from Hogwarts, but, essentially, that is exactly what players are doing when they play this bartering game. Coming with thirty-five distinct miniatures (icing on the cake!), Argent has players using spells, leverage, and other resources to get elected the next headmaster of the Argent University of Magic!
Long awaited and hotly anticipated, the Iron Kingdoms Unleashed core rulebook hits shelves this weekend. Following the successful launch of the Unleashed Adventure Kit a couple weeks back, the core rulebook introduces the essential rules, character creation mechanics, and other necessary traits to run a roleplaying game set in the vast, steampunk-inspired universe of Warmachine!
Other deck building games have been churning out expansions like mad over the last year, but the originator, Dominion, has stayed somewhat silent. This weekend that changes as the ninth expansion for the popular deck building game arrives. Dominion Adventures sees the return of a popular mechanic from the Seaside expansion, Duration Cards. Along with these, Adventures also includes thirty Kingdom cards, twenty Event cards, and new Reserve cards that can be saved for later use.