Getting tired of playing your X-Wing and Star Trek Attack Wing games on a boring, plain kitchen table? Well, HCD Game Supplies has finally released two specialized playmats that are intended to be used with the previously mentioned, space-based miniature games. These 3′ x 3′ game mats come in a Star Field (vast blackness with dots of stars) and Space Battles (planets) designs.
Another gaming accessory for an even popular game is also on shelves this weekend. The Settlers of Catan Convertible Game Board is an official release from the makers of Settlers of Catan that will help to stop your Catan tiles from sliding all over the table or game pieces getting knocked over. This hard plastic template piece houses the gaming tiles, while also providing enough space in between tiles to build roads. This board will also support a six player game of Catan.
The board game adaptation of FX‘s popular motorcycle gang series, Sons of Anarchy, receives an expansion this weekend. The Grim Bastards Club Expansion is an add-on pack that, when added to the base Sons of Anarchy: Men of Mayhem, can expand the game for up to five players (or six if you already have the Calaveras Club Expansion).
Pulling from Japanese culture, Kitsune: Of Foxes and Fools is a new hand management card game that puts players into the role of an ancient fox spirit. These Kitsune punish the foolish, sinful mistakes of humans, earning their tails when they do. Players will uses cards to reprimand humans, attempting to earn nine tails as a means of attaining victory.
Carcassonne Around the World is a recent themed set of Carcassonne expansions that take the base tile-laying and meeple placement from the original game and drop them into different times and locals. Gold Rush is the second release in this set, sending players back to late 1800s America. Instead of castles and roads, players will be hunting for gold in mines and placing tents. Of course, you can always choose to steal your opponent’s gold if your digging isn’t turning a profit.
In Between the Shadows players received cards that highlight the Jedi and Scum & Villainy factions. Included in the expansion are twenty-six entirely new objective sets. Among the characters that players will be allowed to use are fan favorites like Luke Skywalker, Boba Fett, and Obi-Wan Kenobi.