Like mustaches, lattes, kale, and thick framed glasses before it, Hipster Dice is the new game that you need to be playing before everyone else figures out how cool it is. We’d explain how it plays, but you probably wouldn’t understand the rules, they’re based off of a traditional German dice game from the early thirties.
Before the Gods, there were the Titans. Cyclades: Titans is the second expansion for Cyclades, the game of mythological battle. This expansion features an entirely new board containing six separate island nations for players to fight on. As well, the expansion contains two separate play styles, including an up to five player competitive mode and a team version for up to six players.
Another My Little Pony CCG set is on the horizon and to herald its arrival, Enterplay released two new Theme Decks this weekend. The Opening Ceremonies deck is built around the Cutie Mark Crusaders while the Special Delivery deck is built around Spike. Both decks come with nearly sixty cards, ready to play as a pre-built deck, as well as a rule booklet and playmat with instructions.
You know that scene in Home Alone where the entire family is sprinting to the airport terminal in a desperate effort to catch their plane? Yeah, well, AEG has turned that into a game. Planes, a sequel to the successful Trains, has players squabbling against each other to make it through an overcrowded terminal, check their luggage, and get through security before anyone else. Oh, and you have to make sure your entire family makes it to the plane.
Ack ack ack ACK! Or in terrestrial language, the new Mars Attacks Dice Game is out.
A tactical dice game of world domination, players take on the role of invading martians, rolling dice to determine which landmarks you destroy, how many humans you eviscerate, and whether you take any photos on this vacation. Based off of the cult classic trading cards and the Tim Burton film, Steve Jackson‘s Mars Attacks Dice Game is an easy, quick game for fans!
The dungeon crawl board game, Claustrophobia (which is set in the Hell Dorado universe), gains an expansion this weekend in Furor Sanguinis. Including tiles, a miniature, tokens, dice, and another squamata board, Furor Sanguinis allows players to control Kartikeya in a three player variant of the game.
Dungeons and Dragons Next‘s dragon miniature count increases by two this weekend with the release of the Tiamat and Bahamut premium miniatures. These fully painted, epic sized figurines are usable within the roleplaying system and will shortly be made available for the Attack Wing battle game.
Just in time for the holidays, AEG has released another, yule tide variation of Love Letter. Letters to Santa overlays the popular mechanics of Love Letter by having players struggling to get a letter to Santa and avoid Krampus in the process. This easy to learn, all ages card game even comes in Santa’s own, red sack.
Cyberpunk and the fantasy of D&D collide in the world of Shadowrun!
Until now, this long running roleplaying system has been resigned to core rulebooks and supplements, but, as of this weekend, the Shadowrun Beginner Box has just made it that much easier to get into the game. This inexpensive box set includes all of the essential materials to teach new players how to run and play in a Shadowrun game. Those materials include a condensed book about the world, a quick-start rulebook, a character booklet with pre-generated sheets, and dice, allowing for up to four players and one game master.