New Game: Brian Boru

New from Osprey Games is Brian Boru: High King of Ireland, an area control game that is driven by trick taking. – – 3 to 5 players – – 60 to 90 minutes

Each round players will draft cards and then play them during a trick taking round.  The winner of a trick will be able to claim a city on the board that was designated before the tricks were taken.  Then every player who did not win the trick will be able to take an action based on the card they played that did not win.  Winning tricks is important, but so is losing the right tricks with the right cards.  Losing with high cards gives more benefits than losing with low cards.  In any case it is a race to control territory, to marry the right royalty and to support the church.  Those are all different ways to score points.  The new king of Ireland will be the player with the most points.

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Games Back In Stock

Back in stock and on the shelf are Ark Nova, The Crew: Quest for Planet Nine, and Survive: Escape from Atlantis.

  • Ark Nova – Plan and design your own modern, scientifically managed zoo. Striving to make the most successful zoological establishment, you will build enclosures, accommodate animals, and support conservation projects to ensure the preservation of animal species. – – 1 to 4 players – – 90 to 150 minutes game time
  • The Crew: Quest for Planet Nine – Cooperative card game. With a new twist on trick-tacking, players will work together to complete 50 different missions spanning the solar system in order to win.  Each mission has a unique win condition.  Game play uses common mechanics like tricks and following suit and increases in difficulty as the game progresses. – – 2 to 5 players – – 20 minutes game time
  • Survive: Escape From Atlantis – Cutthroat game where players seek to evacuate their pieces from an island that is breaking up while remembering where their highest-valued pieces are located to maximize their score. Players can either swim or use boats to travel but must avoid sea serpents, whales and sharks on their way to safety. – – 2 to 4 players – – 45 to 60 minutes game time
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New Game: Furnace

New from Arcane Wonders is Furnace, an engine-building game with an auction mechanic. – – 2 to 4 players – – 30 to 60 minutes game time

Set in the 19th century, players are the capitalists building their industrial revolution corporations. Through the auction bid phase, players build a bunch of factories and crank them up to produce resources and points.  Each round a series of factories are available to buy at auction.  Each player has 4 bid discs numbered 1 to 4.  These will get placed on the factories in order to obtain permanent ownership or for the use of that company. Whoever places the highest numbered bid on a factory card gains permanent ownership of it for the remainder of the game.  Everyone else who placed a bid on that factory gets that card’s specified compensation, either resources or a production effect times the number on their bid token.  Once the bidding is over, each player gets to crank up all of their factories to generate additional resources and points.  After 4 rounds the player with the most points wins.  This one is going to be easy to learn and get to the table, but it will be challenging to figure out how to generate points more efficiently than everyone else.

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New Game: Tenpenny Parks

New from Thunderworks Games is Tenpenny Parks, a game of building the coolest amusement park.  Players will gather points along the way by building amusements and concessions.  They can then advertise their amusements for additional points.  There are three tracks to move up on to score additional points at game end.  The tracks measure thrill, awe and joy.  In addition, there are secret goal cards to be scored.  The various rides and concessions will provide the way to move up the tracks.  Each player will have 3 workers to use in each of the five rounds.  Workers are placed to purchase the amusements and concessions or to change their player board to allow for additional amusements to be placed.  The amusements have polyomino shapes with specific rules on how they can be placed.  In this game money will be tight and placing your amusement tiles will be critical to success.  The player with the most points will be the winner.  – – 1 to 4 players – – to 75 minutes game time

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Games Back In Stock

Back in stock this week are Wild Space, Now Or Never, Undaunted, and Qwirkle.

  • Wild Space – A set collection card game about getting the best crew of talented and good-looking animals to explore the universe.  The cute card art and the relatively short play time, 30 minutes, belie the tactical nature of the game.  Cards can be used in multiple ways. Scoring comes from a variety of different combinations. – – 1 to 5 players – – 30 minutes game time
  • Now Or Never – The third in the storybook game series by Red Raven Games.  It features great game components, plenty of decisions, and two different modes of play: a Standard mode and a Story mode. Players will use one of the four asymmetrical hero characters to explore a fantasy map and compete to build up their own section of the village. – – 1 to 4 players – – 45 minutes per player game time
  • Undaunted – A 2-player campaign-driven deck-building game of tactical World War II combat played in 45 to 60 minutes.
  • Qwirkle – A tile-laying game of matching colors and shapes. Score points by building rows and columns of tiles that share a common shape or color. – – 2 to 4 players – – 45 minutes game time
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New Game: Ark Nova

Also new in this week is Ark Nova, a big game with a lot going on. In Ark Nova players will plan and design their own modern, scientifically managed zoo. Striving to make the most successful zoological establishment, each player will build enclosures, accommodate animals, and support conservation projects to ensure the preservation of animal species. – – 1 to 4 players – – 90 to 150 minutes game time

Gathering diverse animals increases the attractiveness of your zoo, advancing you on the Appeal track and generating higher revenues. Likewise, careful stewardship of the animals allows you to support conservation projects, such as breeding programs, that lead to your advancement on the Conservation track and corresponding bonuses. These two tracks progress in opposite directions – if your counters meet, the game ends. Whoever achieves the best combination of appeal and conservation has built the most successful zoo and wins the game.

At the heart of Ark Nova are 255 cards featuring animals, specialists, unique enclosures, and conservation projects, each with a particular ability. Use them to increase the appeal and scientific reputation of your zoo and to collect conservation points. each player has a set of action cards, which you will use and upgrade to carry out your plans.

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New Game: Tree Lined Avenue

New in is Tree-Lined Avenue, a small box game where everyone builds a beautiful 6×6 city park together. Players take on the role of a landscaper in Tokyo and compete to craft the most beautiful city park through careful placement of park tiles, plants, and animals. There is a limited of trees each round and the best spots can fill up fast, so there’s competition for being the first gardener to choose your spruces. Aim for the highest score by collecting the same type of trees to place in the rows and columns on which your gardeners stand. You must choose your trees wisely, as the card you choose affects the turn order n the next round. – – 2 to 4 players – – 20 to 30 minutes

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More New Games

More new games arrived in this week: Azul: Queen’s Garden, Creature Comforts, and Tiny Epic Dungeons.

NEW GAME

Azul Queen’s Garden is the fourth standalone game in the Azul series. In Queen’s Garden, players are tasked to arrange a magnificent garden for the King’s lovely wife by arranging beautiful plants, tree, and ornamental features. Using innovative drafting mechanism, players must carefully select colorful tiles to decorate their garden. During 4 rounds, your objective is to create the most beautiful garden by arranging patterns and colors that will score you points and lead you to victory. – – 2 to 4 players – – 45 to 60 minutes

In Queen’s Garden the drafting mechanism is different from the other three games (Azul, Azul Stained Glass of Sintra, and Azul Summer Pavilion). The game starts with one face-up stack of tile fountain boards. The top one will be populated with four random tiles. Tiles are made up of six different colors with each color set having six different patterns.

The active player chooses to take all the tiles with the same pattern without duplicating color or all the tiles of a single color. When at least one tile is taken off of the top fountain board, this fountain board will get set aside keeping the remaining tiles on it. The newly revealed top fountain board is then populated with four random tiles. The next player will take all the tiles in either color or pattern from all of the fountain boards. Again, if a tile is taken off of the top garden board, it is set aside revealing another fountain board to be populated. Players may only choose tiles for which they have room for all of them on their storage board. Players will place tiles from their storage board into their garden following cost and placement rules. Empty fountain boards become available for players to add to their garden thus expanding scoring opportunities. Additionally, if you surround any of the preprinted garden structures in your garden you receive a bonus.

Each round continues until all players have passed at which time there will be a round scoring phase. The first person to pass will receive one negative point. After the fourth round, a final end of game scoring takes place. Only groups of three or more tiles in your garden will be scored. Score for both color groups and pattern groups. Groups of six will get a bonus.

NEW GAME

Creature Comfort is a delightfully cozy game where you play as a family of wooden forest critters. Head out to the countryside to gather and harvest, use your goods to craft all sorts of comforts, and collect stories to fill you den with happiness. There’s plenty of room for everyone in all of t he spots in and around the village. The tricky part is that every location needs certain dice for a successful visit.. and you only know some of you dice before you send your workers out on errands.

publisher description

Creature Comfort plays over eight rounds called months. The gameboard features a variety of locations that provide differing benefits (such as gaining resources, Comfort cards, or Improvement cards). To gain a location’s benefit, you’ll need to send a worker there, hoping to later assign the dice needed to make the visit a success. Each player rolls two private Family dice before sending their workers out (so everyone will have a little advance knowledge of their own potential). Once all workers are placed, the four shared Village dice are rolled to set them for the month, and turns begin.
On your turn, you assign dice from your unique dice pool (2 Family and 4 Village) to your workers so they can do stuff. You’ll use the resources you gather to craft useful Improvements and valuable Comforts, trying especially to fashion items that work together to improve your score. The family that crafts the coziest collection of Comforts before the first snowfall wins the game!

NEW GAME

Tiny Epic Dungeons is the next the Tiny Epic series of big games in a small box. Tiny Epic Dungeons is a cooperative game split into two acts. In both acts, players struggle against the waning torchlight as it decreases each turn. When the torch goes out, the heroes are forever lost in the darkness. – – 1 to 4 players – – 30 to 60 minutes game play

In Act 1, explore the dungeon, fight enemies, and evade traps in effort to find boss’s lair. In Act 2, engage in an epic battle against the boss. Can you brave the dungeon and overcome the boss’s fury?

This tiny box is packed with 8 hero miniatures, 25 wooden game pieces, 13 wooden monster tokens, 4 dice, 28 dungeon cards, 26 loot cards, 14 spell cards, 6 goblin cards, 8 minion cards, 8 hero mats, 6 boss mats, and 1 torch mat.

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New Game: Flourish

Flourish is a beautiful, card-drafting, garden-building game where players plan and build the garden of their dreams throughout the growing season. This easy-to-learn game offers both competitive strategy and cooperative game modes, and a 1-7 player count provides a high level of accessibility and replayability. – – 1 to 7 players – – 20 to 60 minutes

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In Flourish, you will be creating a beautiful garden of vibrant flowers, majestic trees, alluring paths, and eye-catching features. You must carefully choose which cards to keep for yourself, and which to pass over the walls to your neighbors.

The game is played over four rounds. During each round, you will play a total of three cards, then score any Endo of round Abilities played in the current round. At the end of the game, you will score all cards in your garden with End of Game abilities.

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New Game Expansion: Dominion Allies

Allies is the latest expansion to the classic medieval deck-building game, Dominion. This is a 400-card expansion with 31 new Kingdom card piles.

There are Allies that will do Favors for you, and split piles you can rotate. – – 2 to 4 players – – 30 to 60 game time

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