The July Warhammer 40K tournament will be on Saturday, July 20th. This will be a Team Tournament, with 2-player teams each bringing 1000 points, for a total of 2000 points. Each player must have a legal 1000-point army satisfying standard FOC rules. There will be 3 rounds. Registration starts at 10:00 AM, first round starts at 11. There will be a $10 entry fee per player. The new Eldar codex WILL be legal for use.
The Walking Dead Card Game from Cryptozoic is a brand new way to experience the post-zombie lifestyle, coming with two ways to play: Hero and survival mode. Hero mode has players taking control of a character from the show in an effort to earn more zombie points than the other 2-6 players. Survival mode, on the other hand, pits 3-11 players against each other, but, instead of trying to nab the most points, everyone is trying to accumulate the least. Perfect for parties full of Walking Dead fans, this new card game is easy to learn and fun to play.
Marvel‘s Legendary becomes a little more, uh, legendary-er this week thanks to Dark City, the deck building game’s first expansion. Not only does this expansion offer seventeen new characters and five villains (like Cable, Colossus, Moon Knight, Blade, Kingpin, Loki, and Apocalypse), but also augmented game rules. These include expanded abilities for bystanders, giving them autonomy, as well as character artwork that clarifies who has power when.
Lovers of Apples to Apples should take note of Word Whimsy. This party game of wordplay is structured similar to the aforementioned game, but around phrases instead of single words. Players take turns drawing prompt cards, like “My Professional Wrestling Name” or “Favorite Bar”, then proceed to arrange cards from their hand into the wackiest answer to that prompt. And while this version can serve 3-7, there are also other variants included that alter the entire game.
Just when you thought they were done, there’s more Dominion.
Dominion Guilds is the eighth expansion released for this mega-popular deck building series. This time around, the theme revolves around jobs and what citizens of the township need to do to get them. Thirteen new kingdom cards as well as coin tokens to wile away for use later. Other cards come with a starting cost, but can be bought for more money in order gain the user further abilities.
We’ll cover the next two games in the order the original books were released, just to play it like OG nerds.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey board game is a one to four player game that lasts up to an hour, ferrying players through the events of Peter Jackson’s first Hobbit film. A cooperative experience, players take control of Bilbo and his dwarf companions, attempting to collect gems and gold as you out maneuver and defeat the monsters in your path. Designed by Reiner Knizia, this is no simple property game.
The second Tolkien/Cryptozoic collaboration out this week, The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring Deck Building Game enters the deck building arena, telling the rest “They CAN NOT PAAAAAAASSSSS!” Structured identically to the DC Deck Building Game, players take on the roles of either Frodo, Samwise, Aragorn, Gandalf, Legolas, Gimli, or Boromir, facing off against the forces of Sauron. Players purchase cards from the center of the table to build-up their own decks in an effort to defeat orcs, Balrogs, and Nazgûl. Also, in an absurdest twist, this game can be combined the DC Deck Builder for Gollum vs. Superman battles.