The Captain Is Dead: Lockdown

Lockdown is a new standalone episode in the ongoing saga that started with The Captain Is Dead. This time, our intrepid crew find themselves prisoners on their own ship. Hostile aliens have taken control, and the crew must work together and remain hidden while attempting to regain control of the ship.

You don’t need The Captain Is Dead base game to play Lockdown, which is a 1-7 player co-op game. Lockdown first appeared as “Episode 3” of the game when released by The Game Crafter, while Alderac Entertainment Group refers to this product as “Episode 2”.

Smash Up: The Bigger Geekier Box

The box of the original Core Set could only accommodate the first 3 sets (up through The Obligatory Cthulhu Set), so The Big Geeky Box was created to accommodate more sets. But The Big Geeky Box will eventually run out of space, especially when you sleeve all the cards. Now The Bigger Geekier Box is designed to hold even more sets than The Big Geeky Box. It has four long troughs that can hold dozens of decks each and a closeable token holder, the previously-released Geeks and Smash Up All Stars factions with their corresponding bases. Also, unlike the Big Geeky Box, this set contains a comprehensive rule book compiling all the rules and card clarifications from all the sets created so far. The set also comes with dividers that name every faction made thus far and for Oops, You Did It Again. To accommodate partly full troughs, the box includes with foam bricks that can be positioned anywhere along the troughs and will remain in place.

Warsaw: City of Ruins

Warsaw is a unique city. It is said that it “survived its own death”, and there is truth in this. Poland’s capital was largely destroyed during the Second World War, and its reconstruction was an exceptional urban development process. Warsaw is a combination of elegant buildings from Saxon times, architecture from between the World Wars, socialist blocks, and modern buildings. Walking through the streets of Warsaw’s Wola district, one can see this diversity at a glance. Modern glass office buildings stand next to pre-war automotive garages, and concrete block buildings touch elegant older houses, which show the signs of time’s decay. Some call it a spatial mess, while others see in it the residents’ determination. Both views are right because that’s how Warsaw is. Maybe not the most beautiful, but strong and determined. Nothing reflects the city’s character more than its diverse buildings.

In Warsaw: City of Ruins, players jointly build Warsaw over six epochs, from when Warsaw first became the capital at the end of the 16th century through modern times. Each player creates their own district of the city. At the end of each of the six epochs, districts give income and victory points to their owners. After six rounds, whoever has the most points wins.

In more detail, each epoch consists of a construction phase and an income phase, with wars at the end of the third and fourth epochs. During the construction phase of an epoch, players shuffle the city tiles with the current epoch’s number, then deal several tiles to each player. Each player chooses one of the tiles, then places it face down onto the table. All players simultaneously reveal their selected tiles, and each player chooses one of two possible actions:

  • Discard their tile to the box and take three coins from the bank.
  • Pay the tile’s cost in coins and build the tile in their district.

Instead of placing a tile on an empty space, a player may choose to build on top of an existing tile. Simply place the new tile directly onto an existing tile, covering it completely. As a result, the new tile’s price is reduced by the price of the older tile that it covers. A player’s district can never be larger than a 3×4 or 4×3 rectangle of tiles. Each city tile is divided into four quarters, and each quarter has its own type of building, so a tile can have 1-4 different kinds of buildings. Public buildings and milestones are always separate individual areas, even if they are adjacent to each other. They also occupy an entire tile.

During the income phase, milestones are placed, and players receive coins and victory points.

Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures Outlined Coloring Book

The Dungeons & Dragons-Adventures Outlined coloring book features fantastical designs and shows off classic monsters from the game as seen through the eyes of world renowned artist, Todd James. Color your way through each adventure with these delightful illustrations. This coloring book features unique designs including beholders, trolls, goblins, dragons, and more. Provides hours of creativity, fun, and relaxation.

Kulami

Kulami, a two-player abstract strategy game, is played on several wooden tiles of different sizes, which are put together in a random fashion to form the board. Players place their pieces on the squares on the tiles. The placement of the previous piece dictates the rows in which the next piece may be placed.

The goal is to claim as many tiles as possible by occupying the majority of squares on a tile. Bonus points can be gained by completing rows or areas.