Fantasy Flight is getting in deep with the family. A spin on the classic Mafia card game, Mafia: Vendetta is a deception game in the vein of Bang! and Ultimate Werewolf. However, in Mafia: Vendetta, players are attempting to weed out the mobbed up individuals within the group. Over the rounds, players will pose accusations in an effort to uncover the covert culprits, but players will also be eliminated, slowly parring down the number of players.
Adding cards twenty-one to forty of the Westeros cycle, The Road to Winterfell is a chapter pack of sixty new cards for the A Game of Thrones LCG. These cards are meant to augment existing decks and add variety to the base game and expansions from the series.
Much like Smash Up’s Big Geeky Box, Pixel Tactics Deluxe simultaneously acts as an expansion, a base game, and a container for your cards. In addition to a complete set of never-before seen heroes, Pixel Tactics Deluxe gives you a large storage box to keep your whole collection in one, a bonus minipak expansion, and a big rulebook that introduces new play modes, including Large-Group League Play. Deluxe is also fully playable on its own, but combining multiple Pixel Tactics games together gives you a ton of new ways to play.
Another in the popular The End of the World RPG series, Alien Invasion drops this weekend. Like the other apocalypse scenarios, Alien Invasion has players actually playing themselves in the campaign, with the stats to reflect their own (so you might want to start training now). Outside of the instructions for the rule system, this hardcover volume also includes character creation rules and five different scenarios that homage various alien invasion plots (such as giant insects, alien infiltration, and the class flying saucers).
Everyone knows that the bad guys have all the fun in comic books, so Sentinels of the Multiverse is giving players a chance to experience what it’s like to be villainous. Villains of the Multiverse is a mega expansion for the game, using the villain team gameplay mechanics introduced in Sentinels of the Multiverse: Vengeance to group villains together as a team fighting against a hero team. Ten new villains are included, which can be faced in any configuration, as well as four new environments.
Much like Magic the Gathering, a new Pokemon set is always a moment for celebration if you’re an avid CCG player. Pokemon Breakpoint is the newest set, including 120 cards that expand on the storyline regarding the rift between worlds. In addition to the regular booster pack release, there is also a Elite Training Box for the set that includes eight booster packs, card sleeves, dice, tokens, and a card box with dividers.
Somewhere between Quarriors and a resource management game, King’s Forge is a fantasy-based dice game for two to four players. In the game, players will collect and utilize various different dice to build items or trade for better dice. In order to do this, players will traverse nineteen realms, each with their own dice opportunities, and decide whether to keep their dice or construct one of thirty-two different creations. And if that sounds slightly disorganized, don’t worry, because this edition also comes with a game board to help organize everything.
Cats are big business in the gaming world right now, so IDW has jumped on the bandwagon with Cat Tower. This dexterity game is not only extremely cute, but also an excellent party game. For two to six players, Cat Tower involves the stacking of foldable cat cards, much like a furry Jenga. The order and position of the cats is decided by the roll of a die, but do be careful rolling that die, because each fallen cat goes directly into the guilty player’s deck. The more you have, the less points you gain.