Empires of the Void is a space epic for the ages featuring space colonization, interplanetary battles, and plenty of universe spanning space travel. Two to four players control various alien races who are attempting to conquer the galaxy as they either colonize or strip planets of their resources while fighting off other like-minded empires. Players will use strategy, negotiation, and trade as they make decisions and contend with the random event deck which pushes the story forward. Formerly a successful Kickstarter game, Empires of the Void is now available for pick up at your friendly local game store, i.e. us.
Dust Tactics continues to storm the shelves with its fresh range of alternate history battle mechs and soldiers. Freshly arrived this week is the Panzer-Kampflaufer III, a German battlemech with three construction variants and three corresponding unit cards. Bringing the freeze, the SSU Commissar Squad is also released this weekend, coming with five Russian soldiers, fully assembled and ready to paint.
If you were looking at the box art that I currently am, you would have the theme from the beach storming scene in Apocalypse Now, too. And that box goes to Mad Zeppelin. This new card game from Fantasy Flight is as wacky as Red November and as stylish as any other Fantasy Flight game. Players control traitors on board massive zeppelin cargo ships, attempting to sabotage the mission by dropping valuable items on your journey. Those who prefer their games antagonistic and wacky need apply.