The Godfather: Corleone’s Empire

Designer Eric Lang, known for his “dudes on a map” games, describes The Godfather: Corleone’s Empire — a standalone big box board game with high-quality miniatures — as “thugs on a map”.

In short, the game is a streamlined, confrontational worker placement game filled with murder and intrigue. In long, you play as competing mafia families who are vying for economic control of the organized crime networks of New York City, deploying your thugs, your don, your wife, and your heir on the board to shake down businesses and engage in area-control turf wars.

Money, rackets, contracts, and special advantages (such as the union boss) are represented by cards in your hand, and your hand size is limited, with you choosing which extra cards to pay tribute to the don at the end of each of the five rounds. At the end of the game, though, cash is all that matters, and whoever has the most money wins.

The game also features drive-by shootings in which enemy tokens are removed from the board and placed face-down in the river. The don of that family member must play cards to fish their guys out of the river and return them to duty on the New York battlefield.

We have a demo copy in our library!

Between Two Cities: Capitals

Now at the pinnacle of your career, you are sought after by two capital cities to build their city centers. Not only do you have to consider the natural features that were the reason for their founding, you also need to ensure the civic buildings are appropriately placed, and you must not forget to satisfy the citizens’ demands along the way.

Between Two Cities: Capitals expands the base game by adding several new challenges: landscapes, districts, and civic building tiles. This is not a standalone expansion; you need the original Between Two Cities game to play. In more detail:

• Landscape mats give each city a unique layout to build on and around.
• Districts give players a majority bonus for connecting specific types of tiles.
• Civic building tiles are a new type of building tile; each unique civic building wants to be adjacent to two specific tile types (and not one specific tile type).

Magic: The Gathering Hour of Devastation

The latest Magic set is here! We’ve got boosters packs, booster boxes, Bundles, Planeswalker Decks and leftover Prerelease packs!