Formerly exclusive to a certain big box store that shall not be named, Star Trek Catan has hit warp ten and materialized on the Pulp Fiction shelves! This version plays like the extremely popular base game excepted for an added mechanic called Support Cards and an entire thematic redesign to accommodate the source material. The source cards are distributed at the beginning of the game, and add extra benefits to each action.
Another twist in the bend that is railroading board games, Trains and Stations is a massive resource management game from WizKids. This family friendly railroader has players acting as railroad barons, laying track, constructing buildings, and organizing many other aspects of the business, as they compete (and occasionally work with) other players.
Attention, space cadets!
Rocket Age from Cubicle 7 operates off of the same Vortex system as their hit Doctor Who and Primeval RPGs, but cobbling together references and settings reminiscent of all the great sixties space adventure films, comics, and television series.
Space Cadets: Dice Duel takes the original Space Cadets board game and turns it into a team based dice rolling game. Each team of players (up to four a team) control different members of a starship crew, with each rolling dice fast and furious to see if they earn their pay during a ship-to-ship battle.
Mage Knight receives the Heroclix stand-alone treatment with Mage Knight Resurrection. As with the Star Trek, The Hobbit, and The Dark Knight before it, Mage Knight Resurrection is a complete miniatures adventure battle game in box. Out as well is a matching blind box expansion tower of miniatures to add to the game.
A new party game from Looney Labs, makers of Fluxx and Chrononauts, Choose One, has players making bets on how much they know their friends. Each turn consists of a question, such as aisle or window, and players must decide how they think their opponents will answer.
Ladies and Gentlemen, the new hotness, has players taking on the roles of men and women, with the male characters controlling the stock market and the female characters making dresses. Each side must roleplay their respected character in efforts of accruing extra points all leading up to a looks contest at a culminating dance. And that’s why it’s extremely popular.
And finally, the lightning round!
-From Chaosium, World War Cthulhu: The Darkhest Hour RPG supplement for Call of Cthulhu.
-Night Eternal, the competitive True Blood card game from Cryptozoic, makers of both Walking Dead board games.