New Game: Minecraft Portal Dash

Minecraft Portal Dash is a new cooperative game the Minecraft boardgame series from Ravensburger. – – 1 to 4 players – – 30 to 60 minutes game time

Can you escape from the nether?  In Minecraft Portal Dash players will work together to race across the board to reach the Nether portal and to safety.  Along the way players will need to dispatch monsters who block the way.  They will need to dismantle the main cube to create the necessary steps to move onto the next stage of the adventure.  If you fail to build the steps in time the team will lose.  Only if you work together and use your tools wisely will the players be able to move to the next level and on to victory and safety by exiting through the Nether portal.

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2022 Christmas Puzzles

The Holiday season is fast approaching and as such shipments of Christmas jigsaw puzzles have arrived.  We have an excellent selection in a variety of brands that include Ravensburger, Cobble Hill, and White Mountain.

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New Game: Ready Set Bet

New from AEG is Ready Set Bet, a game for 2 to 9 players and plays in 45 to 60 minutes.

And they’re off! Get ready to place your bets on nine fast moving racehorses. After four speedy races, the player with the most money will be the betting champion.

Ready Set Bet is played over four rounds. Each player starts the game with five betting tokens, numbered 2 through 5, of their color. One non-player will roll the dice, move the horses, and carry on with announcing the race progress. Or you can use an app for the dice rolls so everyone can be a player.

The game consists of a betting board with numerous places to place bets. Each horse has three Win spaces, two Place spaces, and two Show spaces in which to place bets. Each round consists of players betting on a single horse race while the action is happening. Once someone has placed a bet on a space no other player can bet on that same space. Each space has a multiplier to use with the bet token to determine the payout for that space. Beware, many spaces have little red numbers that indicate how much you lose if that bet is not a winner. Getting bets down early can be a real advantage. Additional betting spots are available for Color bets, Prop bets, and Exotic Finish bets. These spots are all cards that are randomly drawn and placed on the betting board before a race begins. Bets can be placed until the 3rd horse crosses a red line about two thirds of the way down the racetrack. As soon as a horse hits the finish line the race is over, wins and losses are paid out, and players get their betting tokens back. The racetrack and betting board is reset for the next race and then they’re off again.

Between races each player is dealt two VIP cards. They will choose and keep one and discard the other. These are special ability cards to use in betting for the races and can be used in each subsequent race. Players gain their first VIP card at the end of the first race which can then be used in the second, third, and fourth races. Their second card at the end of the 2nd race which can then be used along with the first VIP card in the third and fourth races, and so forth. So, by the start of the 4th and final race each player will have three VIP cards to use.

There are lots of ways to place your bets and it will change from race to race. Get your odds calculators for Ready Set Bet.

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New Game: LUNA Capital

  • MECHANICS: Tableau Building, Tile Placement, Open Drafting, Set Collection
  • PUBLISHER: Devir, 2022
  • PLAYERS: 1 to 4
  • TIME: 45 minutes

DESCRIPTION

In Luna Capital players are going back in time to 1977 to see who can build the best city on the surface of the moon. The player with the most points at the end of 12 rounds will be awarded the prestige of having their city designated The Captial. Points are awarded for completing the threes concession (goal) cards randomly selected before the start of the game. Additional points are scored for sets of greenhouses, sales offices, two different types of residential buildings with different adjacency requirements, and number of meteorites.

Luna Capital is played in 3 phases (A, B, and C) of 4 rounds each equaling 12 turns per player. Each player starts the game with three construction cards in their hand. On each turn they will select from the central market area, one of the four available construction cards that has a number of project tiles placed with that card. The number of tiles placed with a construction card is based on the current Phase; i.e., Phase A-Round 1 will only have one tile placed with each construction card, Phase A-Round 2 will have 2 tiles per card, Phase A-Round 3 will have 3 tiles per card, and Phase A-Round 4 will have 4 tiles per card. The same setup for Phases B and C. Construction cards are numbered 1 through 10. The selected construction card is added to the player’s hand. Next the player will choose one of their construction cards from their hand to play into their city. They must place the construction card in ascending order in a row. You can only have a maximum of three rows. Each construction card has room for four project tiles. All tiles taken on a turn must be placed on a construction card within your city. Play continues in this manner for Phase B and Phase C. At the completion of Phase C, scoring takes place and the honor of becoming the Luna Capital is awarded.

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Game Profile: Mosaic – A Story of Civilization

  • Mechanics: Action Queque, Area Influence, Hand Management
  • Publisher: Forbidden Games, 2022
  • Players: 1 to 6
  • Time: 90 to 120 minutes

Mosaic: A Story of Civilization is a civilization building board game focusing on seven civilizations of the ancient world. Players will guild an ancient civilization from its founding. Decisions will determine whether it will thrive and win or falter only to be lost to the sands of time. This is a game of deep strategy. The key to success is in developing a strategy where the various elements work together to form a functioning civilization.

There is a lot going on in this game and lots of ways to score points. The goal of the game is to accumulate the most victory points. Let’s look at how victory points can be achieved. There will be three intermediate scoring rounds. These are triggered when a scoring card is revealed towards the end of each of the four card decks: build, population, technology, and tax & tariff. Each of the seven regions then scores 2 points for the second most influence and 3 points plus 1 point per city and wonder in the region, regardless of who owns them for the player with the most influence. Game end is triggered when the third scoring card is revealed. Final scores are then awarded 2 points per city, 1 point per town, points listed on each Golden age and each achievement tile, points per project cards based on number of icons of a certain type, points shown on technology cards, 5 points per manufactory town if matching goods are held, and finally, negative points for unrest if a player pushed tariffs too hard. The player with the most points wins.

To play Mosiac, players start the game with five population, one leader card (drafted), five technology cards (drafted), and one starting city placed on the location of a player’s choice. On each turn, a player can select one of eight actions. The work action produces resources of stone, food, or ideas. The Population action increases population. The Build action lets players pay the costs and construct a new city, a town, or build a great project. The Wonder action lets a player construct one of the nine wonders. The technology action lets a player acquire a new technology card. The Tax & Tariff action allow the player to collect money based on population or merchants. The Military action brings new recruits or move existing units. The Government action allow the player to form one of the six available governments.

Again, Mosaic is a game of deep strategy. The key to success is in developing a strategy where the various elements work together to form a functioning civilization. Finding the right combination of leader, government, wonders, technology, builds, currencies, and region domination will provide a wide variety of options and a game full of replays.

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New Game Expansions and Small-Box Game

Two new game expansions: Parks Wildlife and Sagrada Glory, along with San Francisco, a standalone Ticket To Ride small-box city version have arrived!

– NEW GAME EXPANSION –

Parks Wildlife is an expansion to Parks, a game that celebrates America’s National Parks. The Parks Wildlife Expansion adds the New River Gorge National Park, new trail sites, fresh canteens, new gear, and more season cards. Additionally, there is a Wild Bison that will roam the parks cards granting bonuses. – – 1 to 5 players – – 40 to 70 minutes game time

In the base game, Parks each player takes on the role of 2 hikers as they trek across different trails during the four seasons of a year to see sites and visit parks all worth victory points. Each journey is unique with gear, canteens, and photos earned along the way.

– NEW SMALL-BOX GAME –

Ticket To Ride San Francisco is another in Days Of Wonder small-box Ticket To Ride City series. Each is a standalone game that is a quick lighter version of Ticket To Ride. You’ll travel to the various iconic locations of that city. – – 2 to 4 players – – 10 to 15 minutes game time

Welcome to the 1960’s San Francisco.  In this fast-paced game, players race one another through the busy streets of San Francisco visiting iconic tourist attractions while completing their destination tickets. During the game, players will draw transportation cards, draw additional destination tickets, claim routes, and collect souvenirs. Points are scored for the value of the claimed routes, completed destination tickets, and for souvenirs collected. Points are deducted for uncompleted destination tickets.

– NEW GAME EXPANSION –

Sagrada Glory is the third and final in The Great Facades Expansion series for the base game Sagrada, a dice drafting and window crafting game. – – 2 to 4 players – – 30 to 45 minutes game time

The Sagrada Glory modular expansion introduces these four modules:

  1. Strife – gray dice that are always in the draft pool. They have restrictions on where they can be placed and how they contribute to scoring that change with each game.
  2. Pioneer – objectives that are awarded during the game to the player who is first to achieve a specific goal.
  3. Flourish Cards – risky private objectives worth points if the player achieves a specific color pattern in their window – negative points if not achieved.
  4. Rivalry Public Objectives – rewards players on how well they achieved a goal compared to the other players.

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Games Back in Stock

Games back in stock this week are: Cascadia, Villagers, Great Western Trail, Above And Below, World’s Fair 1893, and Cardline.

  • Cascadia – A spatial puzzle tile-laying game based on the wildlife and habitats here in the Pacific Northwest. Players are going to build their own play area featuring five different terrain types and populated with five different animal types. Scoring cards will be revealed at the start of the game, one for each different animal. – – 1 to 4 players – – 30 to 45 minutes game time
  • Villagers – A card drafting and village building game. Set during the Middle Ages, players are founders each building a new village of people. You will need to find people that can work together to make a profit, while increasing your food surplus and capacity for building new houses in order to make your village the most prosperous. – – 1 to 5 players – – 30 to 60 minutes game time
  • Great Western Trail (2nd Edition) – Head ’em up move ’em out. It’s time to move those herds along from Texas to the railhead of Kansas City. Create strategic outposts along the way to help you on your future treks through. The 2nd edition includes new artwork, a new breed of cows to sell, dual-layer player boards, 2 new buildings, 4 new master tiles, exchange tokens, and solitaire rules for solo play. – – 2 to 4 players – – 75 to 150 minutes.
  • Above And Below – Blends town-building and storytelling.   You will build your village above ground and explore the cavern below.  You’ll need to manage your villagers, each with a unique identity.  A book of encounters gets you into the storytelling aspect of the game. – – 2 to 4 players – – 90 minutes game time
  • World’s Fair 1893 – Travel back in time to an event that demonstrated what was at the time considered cultural and technological entertainment. With simple mechanics and layers of depths, collect exhibition sets, admission tickets, and control exhibition areas as the Ferris wheel ticks away the game turns. This new edition includes a new group of payable historical figures that include: Ida B. Wells, Frederick Douglass, Irvine Garland Penn, Fannie Barrier Williams, and Susan B. Anthony. – – 2 to 4 players – – 40 minutes game time
  • Cardline Animals and Cardline Globetrotters – Card game played with approximately 100 cards. Both sides of each card depict an image with one side also including traits of the image. In the Animal version the traits are length, weight, and lifespan. In the Globetrotter version the traits of the depicted country are size, population, GDP, and CO2 emissions. Players try to be the 1st to get rid of their cards from their tableau. A random starting card is placed in the central play area with the traits side face-up. One of the traits will be chosen as the trait in play during the game. In turn order, players will place one of their face-down trait cards into the central play area where they think if falls in numerical sequencing with the other cards there. Only after choosing a spot, will they flip it over revealing the traits. If they are incorrect, they discard that card and draw a new card without looking at the trait side and place it face-down in their tableau. Play continues with the next player. – – 2 to 7 players – – 15 minutes game time

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Game Profile: Sagani

  • Publisher: Eagle-Gryphon Games
  • Players: 1 to 4
  • Time: 45 minutes

Sagani is an abstract tile placement game with simple rules. Each player will create their own tableau of nature tiles that are one of four basic colors: blue for water, green for earth, red for fire, and white for air. Tiles are taken in turn order from the central play area. Up to five will be available on each round. Each tile has a number on it that represents its scoring value and anywhere from 1 to 4 arrows that point in different directions with each arrow one of the basic colors. For example, a blue tile could have three arrows, a white, a red, and a blue or any combination including repeat colors. You’ll place discs from your supply on the tile equal to the number of arrows. At any point during the game when an arrow points to another tile of the appropriate color, you cover the arrow with a disc from the center of its tile. When all of the arrows on a tile have been covered the tile is scored and flipped to the reverse side to indicate it is completed and scored, and the discs are returned to your supply.

If your supply of discs runs out or you don’t have enough to fill a tile you must take red discs from a common supply. Each red disc costs you a one-time 2 points on the scoring track. These can then be reuse them for the remainder of the game. This can work to your advantage in getting higher valued tiles scored when your disc supply is running low.

The end of the game is triggered when a player reaches or exceeds the set number of points as determined by the number of players. You’ll finish the round with each player having a turn. The player with the most points at the end of the round is the winner.

The tiles are colorful, and the artwork is great. Now if we could just get those arrows to point at the right tiles.

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New Game: Wormholes

Wormholes is a pick-up and deliver game paced at light speed where players will connect the galaxy one wormhole at a time and use those wormholes to pick-up and deliver passengers. – – 1 to 5 players – – 45 to 60 minutes game time

Players build a system of Wormholes across the galaxy to deliver passengers to the planet of the passenger’s choice.  On their turn, a player has a variety of actions they can take. They can use energy tokens to move their ship one space at a time up to three times, place wormholes, use their or an opponent’s activated wormholes to make free jumps, collect additional passenger cards, and deliver passengers to their assigned planet. They may take these actions in any order and some as many times as they choose. If you are the first person to place a wormhole next to a planet you earn an exploration token worth victory points.

Points are awarded for discovering planets, delivering passenger, and having other players use your strategically placed Wormholes.  Additionally, you could earn a Galactic Tour Bonus of three points each for your 6th, 7th, etc., different planet that you delivered a passenger to.

Wormholes comprises of a modular board made-up of double-sided space tiles, player color miniature ships, wormhole tokens, 100 passenger cards, and more.  The universe could change on each play of the game.

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Games Back In Stock

Games back in stock are: Root, Betrayal At House On The Hill, Fleet The Dice Game, Pastiche, Take It Easy, Lords & Ladies, Guillotine.

  • Root – Players attempt to rule a fantastic forest kingdom in the ultimate asymmetric game of adventure and war. Play one of these four factions: Marquise de Cat, Eyrie Dynasties, Woodland Alliance, or Vagabond each with their own specialty. – – 2 to 4 players – – 60 to 90 minutes game play
  • Betrayal At House On The Hill  – A cooperative haunted house tile laying game with a traitor element. Players take on a character roles and explore a haunted mansion that they will create room by room. As a team they will encountering spirits and frightening omens that foretell their fate. But be forewarned at some point one of you will become a traitor and work against the team. – – 3 to 6 players – – 60 minutes play time
  • Fleet The Dice Game – A strategic roll and write dice game from the creators of Fleet! The Game takes place over 10 rounds, with each round having two phases, the Boat Phase and the Town Phase. In the boat phase, players will select one die to check off the matching boat type on their sheet – unlocking license powers and boat launches to catch fish. In the town phase, each player selects one die to use to unlock special buildings in the Wharf that grant bonuses, ships in the harbor to earn points and catch more fish, or go to the market and gain income to generate bonus actions. Fishing occurs between phases in the even rounds, and the player with the most points at the game end wins. – – 1 to 4 players – – 30 minutes game play
  • Pastiche – Recreate the world’s masterpieces with beautiful colors in this tile placement game. Players will choose commission cards picturing 34 of the finest European and American art worlds of the past six centuries. Players score their commissions by mixing primary colors through clever tile placement, recreating the palette of colors used by the masters who created these works. – – 2 to 4 players – – 45 to 60 minutes game play.
  • Take It Easy – A quick-playing tile placement family game. Place your tiles, when they are called, to form as many complete, continuous-color lines as you can on for the highest score. All players have the same tiles , so placement is everything as you fill your board. – – 1 to 6 players – – 20 minutes game play
  • Lords & Ladies – –  A fast paced card game of family legacy, gossip, and intrigue – – 2 to 5 players – – 60 minutes play time.
  • Guillotine – An easy to learn and fun to play revolutionary card game where you win by getting a head. Each round, twelve nobles are lined up for the guillotine. The nobles are worth varying points, depending on their notoriety. During your turn, you play action cards to change the order of the line so you can collect the best nobles. – – 2 to 5 players – – 30 minutes play time
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