Since the holidays we’ve been busy getting our shelves refilled with games. Not only are we restocking your favorite games we have also brought in some new games.
Players are businessmen building up the various islands that comprise Murano, Italy in an attempt to accumulate the most victory points for the game win. Players do this by placing glass factories, shops, and palace building tiles along with gondoliers throughout the islands.
Murano utilizes an interesting game action selection mechanic. Surrounding the islands and making up the perimeter of the game board is the action track. There are 8 gondolas scattered along the action track. On a turn a player may move one of the gondolas along the action track stopping on an unoccupied action space. At times players may need to push other gondolas forward in order to free up the action space they desire but this comes at a cost. During the game players will need to acquire character cards
which not only influence their build and gondolier actions but will provide the
majority of their victory point score at the end of the game.
|Roll For The Galaxy
Rio Grande Games
New from Z-Man Games is Akrotiri, a 2-player game aimed at those who appreciate a deeper strategy game.
Akrotiri places you in the role of an explorer in Classical Greek times, combing the then-uncharted Aegean sea for legendary Minoan temples. You have not only heard the rumors of their locations from other mariners – you have some of the secret maps thought to be myth! In order to fund your voyages into the unknown and excavate the ancient temples, you will have to first ship resources found on surrounding islands back to the resource-poor island of Thera. Then, using landmarks to guide your way, follow your maps maps, and unearth the forgotten temples before time forgets them, and may the gods forever bless you with favorable winds!
This is a tile placement, hand management, and pick-up and delivery game. Players place land tiles to the central game board in order to make it match the maps they have in their hand. On the various islands surrounding Thera players will gather resources and ship them back to Thera to sell in order to funds voyages in search of temples. Players earn points by excavating the bigger harder to find temples. Both players also have secret goal cards that aren’t revealed until the end of the game.
Tree Frog Games
game designer Martin Wallace. This is a game of deduction where each player is
competing to be the best detective in the city.
is made up of 3 mini games. In each mini game players must attempt to solve
their case by finding the suspect, the crime they committed, and the location
where they are now hiding. The twist is that players are attempting to solve
the case held by the player to their right, with the fastest investigators
earning more points than the slower ones.
|Mars Attack The Dice Game
Steve Jackson Games
Steve Jackson Games
Hipster Dice is a game you can play over mocha lattes at your favorite coffee bar, or at the organic grocery, or while you’re waiting in line at the secondhand clothing store. There’s one die. Each face on the die corresponds to a category: a Treble Clef, a Coffee mug, the letter “a”, a Moustache, a Movie Camera, and a Cheese Wedge.
Blue Orange Games
Niya is a 2-player strategy game set in Japan’s Imperial gardens.
To learn more you can watch this video by Blue Orange Games.
Two new mini expansions for the base game Small World have arrived, Royal Bonus and Leaders of Small World.
Days of Wonder
Days of Wonder
- Fauns – collect 1 new race token for each active region you conquered this turn. Your victims also receive 1 new race token for each of their regions you conquered.
- Igor – collect all race tokens lost in conquests. At the beginning of your turn, you may exchange these for new Igor race tokens at a rate equal to the number of players in the game.
- Shrubmen – all forest regions occupied by Shrubmen become immune to opponents’ conquests, racial and special powers, even when In Decline.
Honor & Duty
Indie Boards & Cards
Honor & Duty is the latest expansion, to the cooperative game Flash Point. This game expansion consists of a double-sided game board that features an airplane fire on one side and a subway station disaster on the opposite side. Also included are several new game markers and detailed instructions for playing with these new materials.
High Noon and
A Fistful of Cards
In the Wild West, shootouts between the Outlaws and the Sheriff are getting even tougher. Now, players must be ready to welcome the Judge, keep their cool during the Gold Rush, and be really careful when walking through a Ghost Town. Unpredictable event cards change every turn of the game.
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