New Game: Wayfarers of the South Tigris

Wayfarers of the South Tigris is a worker placement, dice placement, and tableau building board game by designers Shem Phillips and SJ McDonald. Throughout the game you will be mapping the land, waterways, and skies, and reporting back to the House of Wisdom in Baghdad to share your findings. As discoveries are made players will want to quickly Journal their progress. – 1 to 4 players – – 60 to 90 minutes game play

Wayfarers of the South Tigris is set during the Abbasid Caliphate, circa 820 AD. Players will set off on an adventure to map the surrounding land, sea and the skies above.  Players will use a combination of dice and workers to gather information and report in their journal with the hopes of gaining the most victory points.  Each player begins the game with 3 dice and 2 workers.  On a turn each player will be able to place a die or a worker, or they can rest and get back their played dice and reroll them to set up future turns.  There are 5 decks of cards with 4 of each face up for players to activate or claim.  Land and sea cards provide action spaces for dice and resources. They also provide actions to upgrade tiles to enhance the ability of their dice on future rolls. Space cards provide game end points and must be played above a land or sea card.  Town folk cards can be used to enhance either land or sea cards.  Inspiration cards enhance the scoring on space cards. The main board is a journal track where players move their marker forward to collect additional resources and abilities.  Movement is triggered by actions on cards.  There are 10 total steps on the journal board, but multiple paths to reach the end.  When a player does reach the end that triggers game end.  Each player including the player who triggered gets one more turn.  Final scores are then calculated.  Scores come from space cards, various sets of sea and land cards and from upgrade tiles on their player board.  There are 3 guild locations on the main board.  The player with the most influence on each of the 3 guilds scores 3 points.  Influence is gained throughout the game from abilities on cards.  The player with the most points will be the winner of Wayfarers of the South Tigris.

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New Game Expansion: Wingspan Asia

Wingspan Asia featuring the birds of Asia, is the newest in the Wingspan line, a card driven and engine building game. It introduces new species to the habitats by exploring the vibrant, intriguing, and magnificent birds of Asia. These birds were chosen from the over 2,800 species that live in Asia. 1 to 7 players – – 40 to 70 minutes game play

Wingspan Asia provides several modes of game play:

  • Stand-alone game for 1 to 2 players. The 2-player (Duet) mode can be played with any bird/bonus cards.
  • Card expansion for the core game Wingspan. Can be combined with the European Expansion and the Oceania Expansion.
  • 6 to 7 player mode using the Flock mode. Player components from the core Wingspan game are required.
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    New Game: Tiletum

    Tiletum is a dice management game in which dice have a dual function: gaining resources and performing actions. Take on the roles of rich merchants traveling throughout Europe, from Flanders to Venice, during the Golden Age of the Renaissance. 1 to 4 players – – 60 to 100 minutes game play

    In Tiletum, you and fellow players take on the roles of rich merchants traveling throughout Europe, from Flanders to Venice, during the Golden Age of the Renaissance.

    You will travel to various cities to acquire trade contracts for wool and iron, as well as a collection of their coats of arms. You must collect the required resources to fulfill contracts, invest in the construction of monumental cathedrals, gain the favor of noble families, and participate in important fairs where your main business occurs. You will also use the services of notable people who will be welcomed into your houses. You will thus gain prestige that will make you the most famous merchant of the Renaissance.

    As a dice management game, a certain number of dice will be rolled each round. On your turn, choose a die to gain the number of corresponding resources equal to the value of the die, then perform the associated action. The power of the action is inversely proportional to the value of the die, so the fewer resources you gain, the more powerful the actions you take and vice versa.

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    New Game: The Animals of Baker Street

    The Animals of Bakers Street is a cooperative investigative game of doggy deduction, mousey mystery, and ratty riddles. Based on Toby the dog whom Sherlock Holmes used to aid him in solving some of his cases. Toby is now old and no longer able to tackle solving mysteries like he used to. He has decided to utilize four of his animal friends as detectives: Clay the frog, Briar the bird, Cherrywood the mouse, and Clabash the tarranula to solve the mysteries. Players become one of these animal characters and try to solve the mysteries within the given time. – – 1 to 4 players – – 45 minutes game play

    In this narrative game, play as four different animals, just as clever as they are witty, who encounter mysterious situations. Meet other animal characters, gain objects, collect information, and piece them together to unravel the mystery! The Animals of Baker Street is a thrilling investigative game for the entire family with a unique setting, enhanced by the talented pen of famous youth author, Clémentine Beauvais, and Sherlock games specialist Dave Neale.

    In the game, you collectively choose the places to visit to meet and interact with the quirky animal characters of Baker Street. Decide if you want one of your detectives to use their particular abilities to collect valuable information and discover new clues. But as you visit more places time is ticking by, so choose your path wisely.

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    The Animals of Bakers Street game comes with 267 case cards in 10 sealed decks, a double-sided game board (day/night) time tokens, padlock tokens, 4 character cards, 4 investigators and wooden stands, and a case book (read only when instructed to).

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    New Game: Verdant

    Verdant is a puzzly spatial board game for 1 to 5 players that plays in 30 to 45 minutes.

    You take on the role of a houseplant enthusiast trying to create the coziest interior space by collecting and arranging houseplants and other objects within your home. You must position your plants so that they are provided the most suitable light conditions and take care of them to create the most verdant collection. Each turn, you will select an adjacent pair of a card and token, and use those items to build an ever-expanding tableau of cards – your home. You will need to keep various objectives in mind as you attempt to increase plant verdancy by making spatial matches and using item tokens to take various nurture actions. You will also build your ‘green thumb’ skills allowing you to take additional actions to take care of your plants and create the coziest space!

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    New Game: Knight Fall

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    New from Red Raven is Knight Fall an asymetrical game that can be play in one of three ways: Team vs Team for up to 6 players, Cooperative for 1 to 3 players, and Story Campaign for 1 to 2 players. – – 45 to 60 minutes game play

    An ancient order of holy knights must protect the elders of an abbey against the invading demons who wish to break the abbey’s portal seal to the underworld. Players choose a unique knight or demon, each with a variety of special powers—such as the Flame Knight’s ability to surround his foes in fire, or the Bone Crusher’s power to summon skeletal minions. The cards you play from your hand to perform actions can each be used in different ways, and a set of unique location tiles allows you to create the monastery with a different layout every game.

    • Team vs Teams Mode (up to 6 players): One team controls the knights, who must protect the elders and withstand the demons until dawn. The other team controls the demons, who seek to break the seal to the underworld before morning.  Knights win with 9 points while demons need 10 points to win.
    • Cooperative Mode (up to 3 players): Play as the knights battling the demon. Each knight has their own demon to deal with. Game play is similar to Team vs Team.
    • Campaign Mode (1 to 2 players): You will read stories while exploring the map of a haunted valley, drawing your path as you travel. Wander through crumbling churches, a sinister forest, and a dark mountain to stop the demons before the final battle at Thornmar Abbey. You must do whatever you can to keep your Knights alive; the death of each knight means one fewer hero to combat the invading demons in the final battle!
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    New Game: Encyclopedia

    New from Holy Grail Games is Encyclopedia, a dice-based worker placement game for 1 to 4 players that plays in 60 to 120 minutes.

    You are taken back to 1739 where, as an aspiring naturalist and adventurer you will work to create the first Encyclopedia of natural history. The goal of the game is to become the biggest contributor to this encyclopedia. Through a dice placement mechanic, you will be able to choose different animals to study, prepare for your research and lead expeditions to other continents. All this will allow you to reach your main goal: publishing your findings to impress the public and increase your fame!

     Each of the 6 rounds begins with the flip over of a randomly selected bonus tile to get everyone started.  Then all players roll 4 dice drawn randomly from a bag.  Each player will now carefully place a die on one of 4 available spots on their player board.  Higher value die can be more valuable than lower value die, but there are many ways to mitigate low dice rolls.  In turn order players select a die and use it as a worker on one of the 6 available action locations on the main board.  They can choose any die, not just their own.  Taking another player’s die gives the other player a bonus of points, coins or expedition tokens.  The action locations include a place to get 5 coins, a place to get expedition tokens, a place to claim an expert card, a place to research animal cards, a place to go on an expedition, and a place to publish the results of the research.  Each animal has 4 characteristics to by research and published.  Points are gained by collecting sets of animals with matching characteristics and publishing those results.  After 6 rounds the most amazing naturalist will be the winner of Expedition. 

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    New Game: Twilight Inscription

    Twilight Inscription gives players a chance to redefine galactic civilization and leave their mark upon the stars.  This massive roll and write game is set in the Twilight Imperium universe.  – – 1 to8 players – – 90 to 120 minutes game play

    Players will each play on 4 different boards during the game (Industry, Navigation, Expansion, and Warfare). The industry board will be where players accumulate commodities and resources.  The navigation board allows players to explore the galaxy and discover new planets.  The expansion board can be used to unlock space docks to yield access to additional dice and to access technologies.  The warfare board is where players construct warships to attack the player on their left and the player on their right. Every board has different ways to accumulate points.  The game begins with each player drawing 2 alien cards with diverse special abilities.  They select one to play.  Four public goals are revealed, one for each board.  Then players will use their own abilities and a common set of dice rolled by the active player to explore and build across the galaxy.  The player with the most points will be the winner. 

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    New Game: Star Wars: The Clone Wars

    New from Z-Man Games comes Star Wars: The Clone Wars – A Pandemic System Game, a cooperative adventure set during the epic era of the Clone Wars. The game includes minifigures (Jedi’s, villains, droids, and blockades), squad cards, villain cards and sheets, mission cards, jedi cards, and more. – – 1 to 5 players – – 60 minutes game play

    Stand with your allies as legendary Jedi facing entire legions of battle droids.  Welcome to Star Wars: The Clone Wars, a Pandemic system game.  In this game players will work together to defeat 1 or the 4 main villains.  Each villain brings a different challenge.  Players get to choose one of 7 heroes.  They must work together throughout the game to complete a series of missions on different planets scattered across space.  There will be up to 6 separate missions in each game that must be completed before the final mission against the main villain is encountered.  In order to win the players must compete all the missions including the final mission featuring the main villain.  Along the way they will take 4 different actions each turn.  They will move across space from planet to planet.  There they could encounter enemy battle droids and enemy ships.  After each turn more droids will appear on the board.  If a 4th droid is to appear on a planet and an enemy ship is placed on that planet instead.  The placement of a ship causes the threat level to increase.  If the threat level reaches a certain point the villain wins.  The threat can be increased in additional ways and must be monitored at all times.  Players will accumulate cards to help them vanquish the villains.  Players can gather together on planets to use their combined power to destroy droids and ships and eventually complete a mission located on that planet.  So, grab your favorite Jedi and head for planets through the galaxy and be ready to fight to win the battle of The Clone Wars. 

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    New Game: Splendor Duel

    Splendor Duel brings a smart 2 player version of Splendor to us in a 30-minute game play.

    In Splendor Duel, there are three ways to win the game – 1) collect 20 points on cards, 2) collect 10 crowns on cards, or 3) collect 10 points on one color of cards.

    On each turn a player will be able to take two optional actions.  One will be to reload the board where gems are located for use later to buy cards.  The second option is to use a privilege token to take one gem from the main board.  Then the player will be able to either take up to 3 gems from the main board, as long as they are adjacent to each other or buy one of the face-up cards.  In this version of Splendor there are 5 cards face up from the first deck, 4 from the second deck and 3 from the third deck.  Cards come in five colors plus wild cards that must have their color declared when they are bought.  Some cards have crowns on them. Some cards have special ability symbols on them.  Those abilities can be to take another turn, another gem or a privilege token.  Some even allow a player to steal a gem from their opponent.  Splendor Duel has all of the great game play of Splendor with some very interesting added elements.  

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