Mar 292014
 

Find a crew.  Find a job.  Keep flying.

Back in stock after a couple weeks is the Firefly:  Out of the Black card game!  The famous idiom above is also the basic mechanics of the game.  A cooperative card game by design, players play different members of a Firefly class ship with everyone working together to beat the random obstacles generated by the game’s AI.  Overcoming these obstacles gains everyone honor and credit, which can also be taken from you.  If it’s all gone, the game ends.

It’s all about the rocks in Splendor!

A card collection game, Splendor is a two to four player game with accessible rules.  On each turn, players can perform three various actions, each with their own unique consequences.  Gems can be acquired, cards can be collected, and other cards can be reserved for pick-up on a later turn.  Gems and cards can be turned in for bigger points, with the hope of attaining the most by game’s end.

Fantasy Flight keeps the printing presses busy yet again with two more pack expansions for Netrunner and the Star Wars LCGs.

First up is the final Data Pack expansion in the Spin Cycle for Netrunner, Double Down.  This sixty card expansion adds special double event cards that require players to spend a click in addition to the card’s normal play cost, making them a bold gamble with a possible major payoff.

The Force is becoming stronger with the first expansion Force Pack in a new cycle of the Star Wars LCG.  Heroes and Legends increases the power of the force on both the Imperial and Rebel sides.

Formula D:  Circuits 5 – New Jersey & Sotchi is the newest set of board expansion for the highly popular racing game.  Included in this expansion are new tracks for the Sotchi Winter Olympics village, designed and illustrated by Herman Tilke, an actual architect of Formula D race tracks, as well as the New Jersey board, which has nineteen high-speed turns.

The largely popular dungeon crawler Descent receives four new miniature figures to add to the base game.  Each of these figures comes equipped with fortune and threat tokens and character cards.  The four miniatures out this weekend are Rylan Olliven, Verminous, Tristayne Olliven, and Gargan Mirklace.

An underdog surprise hit, Fleet, the fish boat card game, gains its first expansion this weekend in Arctic Bounty.  Outside of including variant one and two player rules, Arctic Bounty allows players to combine the new license and boat cards with the base Fleet game.  This combination allows for a large amount of variety, keeping the game as challenging and inventive as you want.

A second enchanting expansion to the mage battle game, Seasons, as appeared in the store this weekend.  Path of Destiny includes over sixty expansion cards, including forty new power card and ten enchantment cards, as well as six additional special ability tokens.

May 312013
 

‘Tis the season for Seasons: Enchanted Kingdom, the first Seasons expansion for…uh, Seasons.

Including sixty new power and enchantment cards as well as twenty-four special tokens to add to the base game.  And, if you were keen eyed, you notice on the game board for the base game comes pre-built to hold these new pieces.

‘Tis the season, indeed!

Like Saw blended with Silent Hill dosed with a pinch of Arkham Asylum, Sanitarium (which just came back in stock) is for the horror fans among you.  Players deal out a number of cards based on the amount of players and then use these cards to construct a mad house.  How they got there and what is lurking within its walls is unknown.  Collect an assigned amount of items to escape, but do so before the deck runs out and you’re trapped in the Sanitarium forever!

Adding to the extensive library of Ultimate collections, Pathfinder released Ultimate Campaign this week along with the Fey Revisited Campaign Setting booklet.  Within the pages of Ultimate Campaign are contain (as stated by Paizo, themselves):

-A detailed guide to generating character backstories, including a new system for random character generation and traits and drawbacks to meld your background with your statistics.
-Story feats that increase in power as you achieve key goals, making quests and crusades more than just flavor!
-A complete downtime rules system to flesh out those parts of a PC’s life that take place between adventures, such as running a business, gaining power and influence in a community, or starting a magical academy.
-New rules for retraining and switching classes; honor, reputation, and fame; young characters; investment; magic item creation; and other key adventuring topics.
-Rules for building up a kingdom, including construction and technological advancements, governing your people, and more.
-Mass combat rules to help you lead clashing armies and conduct epic battles in a fun and efficient manner—without losing sight of the PCs themselves.

As for Fey Revisited, it holds the secrets to:

-Dryads, guardians of the forest who ensnare mortals’ minds for their own goals of preservation.
-Leprechauns, folkloric pranksters rumored to hide great riches available to those who find their stash.
-Norns, the powerful beings said to pull at the threads of fate.
-Nymphs, stunningly beautiful fey who strike blind those who peer upon them.
-Redcaps, blasphemous and sadistic murderers known for dipping their woolly caps into the blood of their victims.
-Satyrs, creatures of whimsy and strength who use their musical pipes to haunt and bewilder.
-Other capricious creatures, such as a handful of types of pesky gremlins, terrifying nuckelavees, elusive rusalkas, and playful and quirky sprites.

Following on the steel, blood-stained heels of Games Workshop‘s other recent faction rereleases is the updated Eldar army.  Going on sale tomorrow, the revised and brand new Eldar Codex along with the Battleforce, Wraithguard, Hemlock Wraithfighter, Wraithknight, Farseer blister, and Eldar psychic power cards.  Featured below is the Hemlock Wraithfighter flyer!