New Game: Gutenberg

Gutenberg is a mid-level strategy game where players take on the role of printing pioneers. Based on the person who invented the printing press, the game uses tracks for typesetting, wood cutting, binding and illuminating. During the game, players will acquire and fulfill orders for valuable volumes, develop their specialties, improve their printing houses, and obtain the support of a powerful patron. Through these actions, players will earn fame points, which will determine the winner. – – 1 to 4 players – – 50 minutes game play

Each player starts with a character with a special ability and two letters, (A, E, I) etc.  Each turn will consist of 5 possible actions.  Players will go behind a screen and place cubes on their own bidding board to see which actions they will do this round and in which turn order they will get to go.  There are 5 action slots to bid on: take orders, take pigments, increase technologies, take gears for their player board, and hire a patron to give them points at game end.  Players have enough cubes to bid on all 5 actions, but the player who places the most cubes on an action spot will go first to take that action.  The actions allow players to increase one of the 5 things.  The actions will be determined by face up tiles or cards for each.  Going first will be an advantage for each action.  Once the actions are completed every player has the opportunity to fulfill orders.  Each player can be working towards no more than 4 orders at one time.  Points are awarded for orders completed during the game.  At game end points are also earned for any patrons taken and for reaching certain heights along the tracks for each of the four technologies.  The player with the most points will win. 

   

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New in a Series: Star Wars Villainous

Newest in the Villainous series is Star Wars Villainous: Power of the Dark Side. In this edition, you’ll play as an iconic Star Wars™ Villain. Choose Darth Vader™, Kylo Ren™, General Grievous™, Asajj Ventress™, or Moff Gideon™. – – 2 to 4 players – – 50 minutes game play

Others in the Villainous line is the Disney series, each that can be played as a standalone game or mixed and matched with the others in the Disney series.

Each Star Wars Villain has a unique objective and abilities based on their story and abilities. You’ll also meddle with your opponents by playing forcing them to face off against Jedi and heroes like Luke Skywalker™, Han Solo™, Princess Leia™, the Mandalorian™, and Ahsoka Tano™.

Each player has their own Star Wars villain deck, fate deck, player board, and 3D character.

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Jigsaw Puzzles: Cobble Hill

This week’s shipment of Cobble Hill jigsaw puzzles includes these new images in the 2000-piece size. Come in and shop our large selection and variety of puzzles.

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Jigsaw Puzzles: White Mountain

New images for White Mountain jigsaw puzzles have arrived! Come in and check out our great selection of jigsaw puzzles. We carry a variety of brands.

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New Edition: Hansa Teutonica Big Box

Hansa Teutonica Big Box – – 3 to 5 players – – 45 to 90 minutes game time.

Hansa Teutonica was originally published in 2009. It is now back in print in a big box version. This edition includes 2 expansion maps, 9 mission cards, and the Emperor’s Favor expansion. The game is all about scoring the most points using different ways to get them. The key is to use traders to capture routes and take control of cities adjacent to those routes. Control means having all 2, 3, or 4 spaces between cities occupied by only your traders. Traders can be kicked out of a route location by another player. This is a good thing because the displaced player now gets to place 2 traders on adjacent routes. Players will want to be in everyone’s way all the time. This game is a tactical marvel.

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New: Get On Board

Get on Board: New York and London is a clever flip and write game.  The New York side of the board is for 2 or 3 players.  The London side of the board is for 4 or 5 players.  The goal of the game is to more score points than everyone else by picking up and delivering 4 types of passengers to the locations of their choice. Elderly ladies, students, tourists and businesspeople are all looking for a different place to be dropped off. – – 2 to 5 players – – 30 minutes game time

A card will be flipped to start each turn.  Depending on which personal sheet a player has will determine what bus line they must build that turn.  Each sheet is different, so one player may have to build two bus segments straight ahead, while another may have to build only one segment, or possibly make a turn off the direction they are going.  In the end points are scored for everyone delivered to the correct location, plus any passengers picked up and not delivered.  Each player also has a hidden goal card that will gain points at game end if completed.  There could be some negative points as well if a player created any traffic jams by duplicating part of a route already built by another player.  So, Get on Board for some fun. 

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New Game: Carnegie

Carnegie is an economic game of industrial development inspired by the life of Andrew Carnegie, a Scottish-American industrialist and philanthropist. In Carnegie, players will recruit employees and expand their businesses by investing in real estate, producing goods, developing transport technology, and creating transport chains across the United States. The game is all about building an efficient factory to gain the most points by game end. The player with the most victory points wins.

– – 1 to 4 players – – 120 to 180 minutes game time

The game takes place over 20 rounds, with players each having one turn per round. In each round the active player will choose one of four actions, which the other players will follow.

Each player starts with the same factory, but that will soon change as players add new rooms to their factory.  Workers are used to activate the actions of rooms and to move to the main board.  Moving to the main board will gain resources.  When those workers are brought back to their factory they will bring income with them. The main board is a map of the US.  It is broken into 4 major sections.  Having workers in those sections will bring additional resources.

There is a lot going on in Carnegie.  Points will come from many directions.  It features worker movement, resource management and some network building on the main board.

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New Game: Meadow

Meadow is a new game from Rebel Studio. With 184 unique watercolor illustrated cards, a main board, 2 double-sided campfire boards, this set collection game takes players into the world of nature on an imaginary trek. A game of Meadow consists of 6 – 8 rounds (depending on the number of players) with 4 turns per round. Players will place their path tokens on either the main board or the campfire board. Placing in an unoccupied notch on the main board gains the player cards to their hand and the ability to play a card into their meadow or surrounding area. Placing in an unoccupied notch on the campfire board gains a special action and the ability to fulfill a bonus goal. The player with the most valuable collection of cards in their meadow and surrounding area plus any bonus points from fulfilled goals at the end of the game is the winner. – – 1 to 4 players – – 60 to 90 minutes.

Your collection of nature cards consists of:

  • Ground cards – illustrate ecosystems that are connected with the habitats of various types of animals, plants and fungi. These represent the lowest level of your meadow, have no victory point value, and are for placing Observation cards on. You can have up to 10 Ground cards creating up to 10 columns of cards.
  • Observation cards – present types of animals, plants, fungi, and human made creations. These have a card symbol, requirement symbol(s), victory point value and are placed in your meadow on top of Ground cards or other Observation cards that meet its requirement. When placed on top of an existing Observation card it covers up the previous cards’ card symbol. Only the top layer cards will have active symbols.
  • Landscape cards- illustrate the landscape on a players’ trek. These have a victory point value and are placed in your surrounding area above your meadow that meet the cards’ requirement.
  • Discovery cards – represent souvenirs and mementos found during the trek. These are worth victory points and are placed in your surrounding area above your meadow that meet the cards’ requirement.

Players are not able to rearrange their collection of cards once they are placed in their meadow and surrounding area. Some Observation cards require that 2 types of Ground cards be adjacent to each other in order to place the card. Therefore, having multiple starting columns of the right Ground cards and choosing which Observation cards to take and when to place them is the challenge.

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Games Back In Stock

Back in stock this week are Aftermath, Archaeology: The New Expedition, Comanauts, Carcassonne: Count, King, & Robber, Carcassonne: Inns & Catherdrals, Carcassonne: Traders & Builders, Happy Little Dinosaurs, and Welcome To The Moon.

  • Aftermath – A cooperative adventure book game.  Players take on the role of small critters struggling to survive and thrive in a big, dangerous world. – – 1 to 4 players – – 60 to 120 minutes game play
  • Archaeology: The New Expedition – A press-your-luck, set collection card game. Collect and sell treasures for a profit, but don’t get too greedy or you risk losing it all. – – 2 to 5 players – – 20 minutes game play
  • Comanauts – Another in Plaid Hat Games cooperative adventure book games. Players will work together to uncover the secrets of Dr. Strobal’s subconscious in order to revive him from his coma. They will follow his inner child across eleven different Comazones. – – 2 to 4 players – – 90 to 120 minutes game play
  • Carcassonne Expansions: 2 to 6 players – – 30 to 45 minutes game play
    • Expansion 6: Count, King, & Robber – Choose to rule the city or patrol the roads to gain bonus points with the King and the Robber, respectively. The Count can take over features another player commands. And with the Cultists, monks can be challenged in neighboring abbeys. Complete your shrine first and deny points to the other players.
    • Expansion 2: Traders & Builders – Build faster than ever and score even more points. The builder allows you to place another tile immediately after you add a Land tile to a road or city that your builder occupies. Pigs enhances the value of any farmers you have in the same field. Twenty-four Land tiles feature new landscape elements that alter the way some basic features operate.
    • Expansion 1: Inns & Cathedrals – Eighteen Land tiles comprising of Inns and Cathedrals will make your cities and roads more valuable, unless they are left incomplete. Jolly giant followers are worth two normal followers that help you secure features and keep their points to yourself.
  • Happy Little Dinosaurs – A card game where players are dinosaurs trying to avoid natural, predatory, and emotional disasters while dodging Meteors. Each player’s player board provides their Dinosaur character, Escape Route to track your points, and Disaster Area for any Disaster cards received. Each round, a Disaster card will be flipped over revealing a disaster. Each player will simultaneously play a point card from their hand in hopes of collecting points and avoiding the disaster. High point value gets to move along their Escape Route, while low point value receives the disaster card. Adjustments to your point value can be made from dinosaur traits, point card effects, and instant card effects. First player to 50 points or is the last dinosaur standing wins. – – 2 to 4 players – – 30 to 60 minutes game play
  • Welcome To The Moon – An evolving and narrative flip and write game containing 8 different adventures that form a complete story with an increasing difficulty level. There are two modes of play: Evolving Campaign and Adventure. – – 1 to 6 players – – 25 to 30 minutes game play
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New Game: The Guild of Merchant Explorers

The Guild of Merchant Explorers is an exploration of the Kingdom of Tigome.  In each game players will use a set of action cards to push out from a central city on their player map in various directions on different terrain types: mountains, deserts, plains and seas.  The objective is to accumulate the most points.  Exploring certain areas on the map will yield points.  In addition, there will be 3 goal cards drawn before the game starts to set public objectives.  The first player to meet an objective will receive 10 points.  Those meeting that objective later will receive 5 points. Those objectives may involve exploring trading posts, or towers, or shipwrecks.  – – 1 to 4 players – – 45 minutes game play

The game is played over 4 ages.  Each age takes place over several turns equal to the number of cards in the Exploration Deck. Players take turns simultaneously, placing explorers on spaces on their map according to the revealed explore card. Explorers must be placed adjacent to villages, the capital space, or previously placed explorers, and as players discover more villages, they can begin their journey each age from any of these new villages.   Special cards will be drawn in each of the first 3 ages that give each player a unique and powerful additional action that can be used in each age.  At the end of the 4th age the player with the most points wins.

The Guild of Merchant Explorers includes 4 different types of player maps.  All players use the same map in a game, but there are 4 types to choose from.  Some of them have slight rules variations to enhance the replayability of the game. 

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