Games Restock 2.6.2021

Back in stock are Hadara, NMBR 9, and A Game of Thrones Catan. Renature is a new game.

  • HADARAA civilization building game with an innovative card selection system with a rotating wheel. – – 2 to 5 players – – 45 to 60 minutes game play.
  • NMBR 9 – Cleverly stack number-based polyminos on top of one another without leaving any gaps. – – 1 to 4 players – – 20 minutes game play.
  • A GAME OF THRONES CATAN: BROTHERHOOD OF THE WATCH – Develop the Gift and defend the Wall in this themed version of Catan. G.O.T. Catan comes with a new and beautifully illustrated gameboard that represents the territory north of the wall, all the way to the Frostfangs. Sculpted figures of imposing Wildlings, Giants, guards, and more help tell the story of your desperate struggle to shield the realms of men. The game preserves the classic hex-tile gameplay of the original Catan, each of which supplies one of five resources, with one exception in the barren Ice Fields, where nothing is produced. – – 3 to 4 players – – 60 to 75 minutes game play.

New Game: RENATURE – A tactical game of nature from game designers Michael Kiesling and Wolfgang Kramer. This game is beautifully illustrated and includes wooden components . – – 2 to 4 players – – 45 to 60 minutes game play.

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New Game: Renature

Renature

Designers Michael Kiesling (Azul, Heaven & Ale) and Wolfgang Kramer have teamed up again in Renature, a tactical game of nature. The game is beautifully illustrated and includes wooden components . – – 2 to 4 players – – 45 to 60 minutes game play.

Help nature reclaim what is hers by restoring a polluted valley to its pristine state.
Place your animal dominoes along the course of a brook and replant the surrounding land to score points. The key is to determine when is the best moment to plant each of your various plants and where are the best spots to do so.

From simple rules comes a multitude of exciting decisions and tactical possibilities. With stunning components and a beautiful theme, Renature is perfect for casual and advanced players alike.

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Renature
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Game Profile: Azul

A colorful tile-laying abstract game.

Azul
  • Publisher:  Plan B Games, 2017
  • Players:  2 – 4
  • Time:  30 – 45 min.
  • Mechanics:  Tile laying, pattern building

The theme of Azul is for players to use mosaic tiles to decorate the wall of the Royal Palace of Evora in Portugal.  The game features great looking tiles, easy to play mechanics, and the once in awhile chance for a gotcha kind of moment.

On a players’ turn they will select a set of one color of tiles from one of the round discs from the central play area.  Each of the discs were randomly populated with 4 tiles during setup.  The object is to fill each of the five runs on their player board.  The top row has space for one tile.  Each row down adds another space with the fifth row having five spaces to fill.  When taking tiles, a player must tall all tiles of one color from the chosen disc.  When placing tiles on their board, only one color can be placed in a chosen row.  Scoring takes place at the end of each round.  Any completed row is scored by moving a tile to a scoring grid on their board.  The key is to bring scoring tiles across so that they abut other scoring tiles.  Tiles score based on how many tiles are adjacent both vertically and horizontally.  The gotcha comes in when a player ends up with tiles that no longer fit or one on their rows.  Every extra tile not placed in the row ends up at the bottom of their board racking up negative points.  Sometime you can leave an opponent stuck with no option but to take tiles that they can’t place and end up as negative points.

Azul

Azul is easy to play and easy to teach.  It works well at player counts from 2 to 4.  It is a great looking game on the table with colorful tiles.  Even though the mechanics are easy, the decisions can be challenging.  Players need to pay attention to as to what tiles come out of the bag that populate the discs at the start of each round, and what tiles their opponents may be going after.  Azul is a great game for both gamers and non-gamers.  Anyone can play, but there is enough strategy to keep avid gamers in the game.  The game could last as little as five rounds, but typically goes seven or eight because no one wants to end it early.  The player who grouped those scoring tiles best will gain the most points and victory.

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Games Restock: 2.3.2021

Back in stock are: Alhambra, Clank!, Gloomhaven:Jaws of the Lion, Orleans, Quacks of Quedlinberg, Scythe, and Wingspan.

  • Alhambra – A set collection and tile laying game where each player builds their own Alhambra complex. – – 2 to 6 players – – 45 to 60 minutes game play.
  • Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure – A deck-building, dungeon crawling, press-your-luck, and try not to wake the dragon board game. 2 to 4 players – – 30 to 60 minutes game play.
  • Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion – A cooperative campaign adventure of tactical combat in a unique fantasy world. Jaws of the Lion is a stand-alone game that can also be integrated into Gloomhaven. – – 1 to 4 players – – 30 to 120 minutes (30 min. per player).
  • Orléans – A bag building, worker placement strategy game. – – 2 to 4 players – – 45 to 60 minutes game play.
  • Quacks Of Quedlinberg – A strategic push-your-luck, bag building game. Pull ingredients from your stock to make your pot bubble, but hopefully not explode! – –  2 to 4 quacks and charlatans – – 45 minutes game play. 
  • Scythe – An engine-building game where five factions vie for dominance in a war-torn, mech-filled, steampunk 1920’s Europe.
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Board Games Arrival: 1.30.2021

Our latest shipment includes a new game and a new game expansion.

New!

GLASGOW – new from Lookout Games, a city building game with tile placement and rondel game mechanisms. – – 2-player – – 30 minutes game play.

Glasgow

Glasgow is a light 2-player strategy game. Players move around a rondel gathering resources to collectively build Scotlands largest city. There are seven different building types and three resources to manage, along with one whiskey barrel. With multiple ways to score and a random setup, this game packs plenty of replay value in the construction of a 4×5 grid in the city.

7 WONDERS DUEL: AGORA is the newest and second expansion to the 2-player game 7 Wonders Duel.

7 Wonders Duel: Agora

Agora brings a new board into play. The board features six senate chambers. The chambers can be claimed with a senate card. Each chamber provides a benefit. Claim enough chambers and get an automatic win.

Restocks

  • MARACAIBO – An economic and exploration game from designer Alexander Pfister. Immerse yourself in a colorful world full of adventures and clever opportunities. 1 to 4 players – – 30 to 120 minutes game play.
  • SMALL WORLD OF WARCRAFT –  Take charge of the fantasy races of Azeroth to eliminate foes and occupy lands. – – 2 to 5 players – – 40 to 80 minutes game play.
  • DICE FORGE – A development game featuring innovative mechanics based on dice with removable faces. In this dice crafting game, players build their own dice. Roll your dice, manage your resources, complete ordeals before your opponents and explore multiple winning strategies. – – 2 to 4 players – – 45 minutes game play.
  • CAT LADY – 1 set collection card game for 2 to 4 kitty loving players. – – 2 to 4 players – – 15 to 30 minutes game play.
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Game Profile: Isle Of Cats

  • Publisher:  City of Games, 2019
  • Players:  1 – 4
  • Time:  60 – 90 Min.

The Isle of Cats is under attack!  Our competing goal is to rescue as many cats as possible and get them on our ship before it is too late.  We each have a ship with seven rooms to fill with cats.  The cats come in five varieties in various shapes and sizes.  We need to keep in mind that cats prefer to stay in close knit families.

The game is played over five days with five phases per day.  Each day, the fields are filled with cats and players 1) gather fish, 2) explore – draft cards, 3) read lessons (goal cards), 4) rescue cats, and 5) gain rare treasures.  Each phase is easy to teach and to play.  Phase 1 provides players with 20 fish.  Fish is how you pay for things.  Phase 2: draft cards two at a time until each player has a hand of 7, pay for any you want to keep and play and discard what you don’t pay for.  Phase 3: from your hand, place any lesson cards labeled private face down in your player area and any labeled public face up for everyone to see.  Private lessons are secret goals to achieve and score at game end.  Public lessons are goals that anyone can achieve and score at game end.  Phase 4: rescue cats.  Use the baskets on your rescue cards to claim a cat from the fields.  Pay for that cat and place it in your ship.  You’ll want to cover the rats, completely fill each room, and not forget to keep those cat families together in order to maximize your points.  Phase 5 is an opportunity to play any wild cat cards and treasure cards you have.  The Oshax cat cards gain you a wild cat to place in your ship. It belongs to any cat family you choose.  Treasure cards gain you a treasure tile to be placed in your ship.  These help to fill those empty rooms and can gain end of game points.

Scoring happens after 5 rounds.  Uncovered rats score negative points as do unfilled rooms.  Cat families are scored based on their size.  A cat family consist of at least three cats of the same variety and are horizontally or vertically adjacent to each other.  The bigger the family the bigger the points.  All other cats not making up a qualified family do not score.  Add in points for rare treasures and points gained through private goals and public goals to see who is the winner.

Isle of Cats

With great artwork, Isle of Cats adds together a puzzle of how to get those various shaped cats into a family grouping along with a variety of mechanics that include card drafting, resource management, and goal achievement into a smooth and fun family level game.  It plays well at 2, 3, and 4 players.

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Board Games Arrivals

Here are the latest games to arrive:

  • Azul – a colorful tile drafting and placement game. Score points based on how you’ve filled in your player board. – – 2 to 4 players – – 30 to 45 minutes game play.
  • Castles of Burgundy: Anniversary Edition – Strategically create the most prosperous estates in the region in this dice rolling, tile placement, set collection strategy game. The anniversary edition includes ten expansion options. – – 1 to 4 players – – 70 to 120 minutes game play.
  • Minecraft: Builders & Biomes – Explore the Overworld, mine rare resources, build fabulous structures, and collect weapons to defeat mobs lurking around every corner. – – 2 to 4 players – – 30 to 60 minutes game play.
  • Disney Villainous: The Worst Takes It All – Take on the role of one of six Disney characters, each one a villain in a different Disney movie. Each player has their own villain deck, fate deck, player board, and 3D character. Includes Maleficent, Jafar, The Queen Of Hearts, Prince John of Robin Hood, Ursula, and Captain Hook. – – 2 to 6 players – – 40 to 60 minutes game play.
    • Villainious: Wicked to the Core – Purple box expansion to the base game Villainous. This can also be played as a standalone game. Includes The Evil Queen, Hades, and Dr. Facilier.
    • Villainious: Evil Comes Prepared – Brown box expansion to the base game Villainous. This can also be played as a standalone game. Includes Scar, Yzma, and Ratigan.
    • Villainous: Perfectly Wretched – Red box expansion to the base game Villainous. This can also be played as a standalone game. Includes Cruella DeVil, Pete, Mother Gothel.
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Kids Games Arrival

Adding more games to our kids section with this latest shipment of Thinkfun and Ravensburger games.

  • Disney Hocus Pocus: The Game – Work together to protect Salem’s children and stop Winifred, Mary and Sarah Sanderson from completing their wicked potion! Play ingredients in the cauldron. Binx will lend a helping hand, while the Sanderson sisters’ spells will set you back. Ruin the potion 3 times before the sun rises to win. – – 2 to 6 players – – 30 minutes game play.
  • Memory: Foodie Favorites and Memory: Space – Flip over colorful tiles. Pick up the most matching pairs to win. – – 1 or more players – – 15 minutes play time.
  • Labyrinth – A race for treasures in a moving maze. Choose from 3 themes: Classic, Ocean, and Harry Potter. – – 2 to 4 players – – 20 to 30 minutes game play.
  • Rush Hour – A sliding block game. Select a challenge card and place the cars and trucks on the traffic grid as indicated. Your goal is to get your red card through the exit. Slide the blocking cars and trucks out of your way until the path is clear. – – Solo player.
  • Gravity Maze – A gravity powered logic maze to put visual perception and reasoning skills to the test. The towers can be arranged in a wide variety of visually stimulating structures, but for each challenge, you’ll have to think carefully to build a path that will carry your marble to the Target Tower. – – Solo player.
  • Harry Potter Strike! Dice Game – Roll, match, and win in this easy-to-learn dice game. Throw your dice into the arena, striking other dice to chang3e their faces, and collect matching sets. Each match has a magical effect. As the game progresses, players lose dice. The last player with dice remaining wins. – – 2 to 5 players – – 15 minutes game play.
  • Math Dice – A fast and fun game of mental math. Roll two 12-sided Target dice and multiply them to get a target number. Next roll the three 6-sided Scoring dice. Combine these numbers using addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, or powers to build an equation that is equal to or closest to the target number. – – any number of players.
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New Game: Trekking The World

New from Underdog Games

2 to 5 players – – 30 to 60 minutes game play.

Trekking The World sounds like a good idea any time. Now players can trek around the world on their tabletop at home in this light strategy game. This is the second trekking game from Underdog Games. The first is Trekking The National Parks: 2nd Edition.

In Trekking The World, there are 48 destinations that clearly need to be visited. Players use trek cards for movement points and to claim destination cards when they arrive. Along the way, there are souvenirs to be collected and bonuses to be claimed. Players are always on the move using trek cards, airlines, or journey cards. It’s a long ways from Banff to Timbuktu to the Great Barrier Reef, but it will be fun all along the way.

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New Game: Aquatica

New from Cosmodrome Games / Arcane Wonders

1 to 4 players – – 30 to 60 minutes game play.

Aquatica is a card driven, engine building game that moves quickly. Your layered player board accommodates an interesting card sliding mechanism for utilizing bonuses and scoring.  

publisher description –

“In the game you will become one of the mighty ocean kings, struggling to bring glory to his realm. To win the game, you need to capture and buy locations, recruit new characters, and complete goals; each of these actions gives you victory points at the end of the game. To do so, you need to play cards from your hand (each with a unique set of actions) and combine them. Don’t think it’s simple! With a good strategy during your turn, you can take up to ten actions in a row. You will encounter plenty of mysterious ocean creatures and take them to your hand. With their help you will explore the unknown locations and rise found resources from the ocean depths to your kingdom. Mechanically this is represented with the help of three-layered player board and the unique mechanism of card-rising.”

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