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Growing tomatoes, lettuce, or carrots on Iceland? What an absurd idea! But still, whoever had that idea was a genius! Geothermal energy on the island allows you to cultivate the most unexpected fruits and vegetables — an oddity that no tourist would want to miss. You are not the only farmer in Reykholt who is looking to make a fortune out of this, however, so you better be quick! The tourist season in Reykholt is short, and there are more people coming every year. Making use of the right people and having the right vegetables at the right time in Reykholt will give you the advantage you need to win the race!
Caverna: The Forgotten Folk
Caverna: The Forgotten Folk originated as a fan project on BoardGameGeek, and Caverna publisher Lookout Games has decided to work with the designer to develop this material and release it as an official expansion. Forgotten Folk consists of eight different species or race packs such as elves, dark elves, and trolls, and now each player in Caverna can be one of these species instead of only the dwarves in the base game. Each species has special advantages and disadvantages, and some species introduce new resources into the game. Each species has four unique rooms, and they replace rooms in the base game, which allows other players to gain the powers of these species.
Vault of Dragons
In Vault of Dragons, players take the role of unsavory factions from the streets of Waterdeep, factions who have heard rumors of a hidden vault of gold under the city and are determined to locate it first.
In the game, players send followers to locations in Waterdeep to uncover rumors and treasure. Brawling with other factions to control key locations is to be expected, but beware the City Watch. Double-sided location tiles give players even more places to explore. Uncover the clues and enter the dungeons of the Undermountain to find the vault of dragons.
Journey: Wrath of Demons
In Journey: Wrath of Demons, a cooperative miniatures board game based on a classic Chinese novel, four Pilgrims band together to search ancient China for the Sutras, sacred scriptures that will bring salvation to a world overrun with Demons. After fighting different Bull Demon minions, the climax of the game is the battle against the Bull Demon King. Game cards and custom dice combine for fast, tense action and critical choices enhance the Pilgrims’ skills during the game.
Journey is designed for 1 to 4 players, each controlling one of the four Pilgrims: Tripitaka, Monkey, Monk Sha and Cho Hakkai. The game’s AI controls the Demons and other creatures. Diverse playing styles are possible, with a strong emphasis on cooperation because the players win or lose as a team. Each game will take 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the quest and the style you play.
The core game comes with many quests, each with different goals and unique rules. Do you ruthlessly hack and slash, killing all demons in the Pilgrims’ path? Or take a more virtuous path, cleansing the demons’ souls, saving villagers and collecting good karma. Your decisions affect the Pilgrims’ abilities, skills and equipment. Killing demons may be quick but can you risk accumulating that bad karma? Side quests may enhance your Pilgrims’ skill and karma, but with more demons spawning, can you afford to spend that time?
Solo play is almost identical to multi-player games. Instead of multiple players controlling 1 or 2 pilgrims each, 1 player will control all four Pilgrims. There are no other changes to the game.
1846: The Race for the Midwest
1846 is an 18xx game set in the Midwestern United States. Differences from other 18xx games include scaling the number of corporations, private companies, and bank size to the number of players, fewer restrictions on actions such as raising money and using private company powers, the initial distribution of private companies, and paying for virtually all track builds.
Bumúntú is a lightweight strategy game based on the culture and folklore of the Bakongo tribes. Descendants of the Kingdom of Kongo, the Bakongo people are the largest group of tribespeople in central Africa.
A common theme in African folklore is that animals are wise creatures who teach humans to do good and moral things. As a tribal leader, you will follow the guidance of the animals, journeying through the jungle in hopes of winning their favor.
Players start on a board full of African animals, each with their own movement abilities. Each player can either move as normal or follow the wisdom of the animals, earning that animal’s favor in the process and collecting its chip. Some animals will make movement easier, while others can affect how opponents move, giving a lot of depth to this deceivingly simple strategy game. As the game progresses, fewer and fewer animals remain, making choices that much more important.
Once all the Advancement chips have been collected, each animal will offer a different amount of favor based on how far up they are on the Favor Leaderboard, something that players can affect throughout the game. Bonus points will be given for collecting Nkisi (small statues) and Yowa (spiritual symbols). At the end of the game, the leader who has accumulated the most favor wins!
Android: Shadow of the Beanstalk
In the not so-distant future, humanity has spread out across the solar system, unlocked the frontiers of cyberspace, and created millions of intelligent androids in its own image. At the heart of this progress stands a ladder leading to the riches of the stars—the massive space elevator called the Beanstalk. And at its base sprawls the biggest, meanest, and most exciting city on Earth: New Angeles.
Take on the role of cops, con artists, roughnecks, and escaped androids trapped between greedy corporations, corrupt officials, and vicious street gangs. Outwit your foes, uncover their conspiracies, flee their retribution, and maybe you’ll survive. Who knows? Maybe you’ll even get rich…
Shadow of the Beanstalk is a 256-page sourcebook for use with the Genesys Roleplaying System. In this book, you’ll find new rules for character creation, new weapons, equipment, and adversaries, new rules for running the net, information on the Android Universe, and advice for gamemasters running a campaign in the cyberpunk future of Android. All of this accompanied by beautiful art and elegant mechanics that can be used in any setting for the Genesys roleplaying system.
Shadow of the Beanstalk Adversary Decks
- The Citizens of New Angeles Adversary Deck features twenty cards representing powerful adversaries from the Android universe for use in the Genesys Roleplaying System. These cards feature vital stats for these adversaries, giving Game Masters all the tools they need to keep the game running while introducing new NPCs into your adventure! The Citizens of New Angeles Adversary Deck features characters from all walks of life in the city of New Angeles, from seedy club owners to corporate sysops to grizzled detectives. These characters all call New Angeles their home, and with the Citizens of New Angeles Adversary Deck, they can be right at your fingertips!
- The Androids, Drones, and Synthetics Adversary Deck features twenty cards representing powerful adversaries from the Android universe for use in the Genesys Roleplaying System. These cards feature vital stats for these adversaries, giving Game Masters all the tools they need to keep the game running while introducing new NPCs into your adventure! The Androids, Drones, and Synthetics Adversary Deck explores new life in the world of Android. From the bioroids of Haas-Bioroid to the clones of Jinteki, populating your world with these characters will make it feel like the not-so-distant future, and this adversary deck keeps them right at your fingertips!
- The Runners, Mercs, and Criminals Adversary Deck features twenty cards representing powerful adversaries from the Android universe for use in the Genesys Roleplaying System. These cards feature vital stats for these adversaries, giving Game Masters all the tools they need to keep the game running while introducing new NPCs into your adventure! The Runners, Mercs, and Criminals Adversary Deck features some of the most famous faces in the Android universe. From clone detective Caprice Nisei, to NBN executive Jackson Howard, to rogue runner Reina Roja, if you want to include individuals who have made their mark in the Android universe in your games, this is the Adversary Deck for you. While some of these adversaries are featured in Shadow of the Beanstalk, others are profiled for the very first time in this deck!
In Sunny Day, players ages 6 and up place tiles to complete as many pictures as possible. When the tile deck runs out, the game ends, then players collect the tiles used in completed pictures and the tiles in front of them, scoring points for each tile and for each completed picture. Points can be earned more efficiently by completing ice cream and sun pictures. Whoever has the most points at the end of the game wins.
Sonic the Hedgehog: Crash Course
Sonic, Tails, Knuckes, and Dr. Ivo “Eggman” Robotnik are on a crash course! Speeding through the classic Green Hill Zone, players in Sonic the Hedgehog: Crash Course race to be the first player to save (or capture) the most Flicky Birds! If you want to take the victory, then you gotta go fast! RACE forward, and leave your opponents in the dust! COLLECT items, and then heal damage! WIN if you’re the fastest by collecting Flicky Birds! Includes 4 pre-painted plastic miniatures!
New “Unlock” Escape Room Titles
Each Unlock! adventure is for up to six players. With just one hour on the clock, players must work through a deck of sixty cards as a team, searching for clues, combining objects, and figuring out puzzles to solve the mystery and escape the countdown timer. The free Unlock! app runs the timer while providing clues, giving hints, and helping players succeed. Once the team has reached the solution and entered the correct code, they’ve escaped, and the game has been won!
- Expedition: Challenger
A woman has come to your PI agency asking you to help track down her missing friend. He’s gone missing, last seen on an adventure with the eccentric Professor Challenger. They recently returned from a lost valley filled with strange creatures, but Ned is still missing. Track down the professor and help bring back Ned to his friend!
- The Night of the Boogeymen
Little William has been having sleepless nights as of late. The poor boy has been attacked by monsters from nightmares: the boogeymen! Under the cloak of darkness, you open William’s door to seek out the monsters. Be careful as you fight with them; William is sleeping, and you can’t wake him up!
- Scheherazade’s Last Tale
Scheherazade is in grave danger! She only has one hour to tell one last story to the Sultan, but she’s out of ideas. The scribe she asked to help her come up with a story has gone missing, and she is begging you to find him and bring him back as soon as possible with a tale to please the Sultan. The princess’ life may end in the hands of the executioner, so act fast!
Gorus Maximus is a bloody trick-taking game of gladiatorial combat in which the trump suit can change mid-trick! The game can be played “player vs. player” or in teams.
Dispatch your strongest gladiators and most ferocious beasts to earn crowd favor! Match the rank of the last gladiator played, and the trump suit changes immediately!
Players are dealt a hand of ten gladiator cards and must contribute one gladiator to each bout (trick). There is a preferred school (trump suit) and the strongest gladiator from this school wins the bout. If no preferred gladiator entered the fight, then the strongest initiating gladiator (suit called for) wins. Players must follow the initiating school if possible, or they may “challenge” by matching the strength of the last gladiator played, immediately changing the preferred school to that of their gladiator!
Players compete to collect gladiators with positive crowd favor and avoid those with negative favor. The player with the highest favor at the end of the round earns 1 crowd support. The first player to earn 3 crowd support has won the support of the masses and earns the title: Champion of Gorus Maximus!
In Narabi, players are dealt 3-4 cards at the start of the round, with those cards bearing either a blank or a number from 0 to 9. Each card is sleeved, and within the sleeve on its back is a rule explaining how this card can be swapped with another card: swap it with a red card, a card with an even number, a card with a higher number, and so on. You can look at all the rules on cards in front of you, but you cannot communicate to others what those rules are. You cannot change the order of cards in front of you.
On a turn, a player must swap one of their cards (following that card’s rule) with another player’s card, then someone records that move on a chart. Blanks are considered to be 0 and an even number for the purpose of swaps. When one of your cards is swapped, you can look at the rule on the card you receive. You can suggest moves to others or ask questions of them, and they can respond with “yes” or “no” answers as long as they don’t identify the rule on any of their cards.
If you place all the numbers in numerical order (disregarding blanks) in either clockwise or counterclockwise order before you would need to make a 25th move, you all win the game. Your team’s score is “Great”, “Good”, “Horrible”, etc. based on how many moves it took you to win. If you don’t win, then you must all be worse than horrible, which is very bad indeed.
In the game’s expert mode, you cannot speak at all and you cannot undo a player’s swap on your next turn.
In the depths of the Sword Mountains lies a crypt of a mighty Orc Warlord that once raided Waterdeep! Conquer new encounters, including the first Difficulty 4, a Demilich! In tainted depths, claim new Magic Items and Market cards in the next chapter of Dragonfire Adventures!
Machi Koro 5th Anniversary Edition
Welcome to the city of Machi Koro. You’ve just been elected Mayor. Congrats! Unfortunately the citizens have some pretty big demands: jobs, a theme park, a couple of cheese factories and maybe even a radio tower. A tough proposition since the city currently consists of a wheat field, a bakery and a single die.
Armed only with your trusty die and a dream, you must grow Machi Koro into the largest city in the region. You will need to collect income from developments, build public works, and steal from your neighbors’ coffers. Just make sure they aren’t doing the same to you!
Machi Koro is a fast-paced game for 2-4 players. Each player wants to develop the city on their own terms in order to complete all of the landmarks under construction faster than their rivals. On their turn, each player rolls one or two dice. If the sum of the dice rolled matches the number of a building that a player owns, they get the effect of that building; in some cases opponents will also benefit from your die (just as you can benefit from theirs). Then, with money in hand a player can build a landmark or a new building, ideally adding to the wealth of their city on future turns. The first player to construct all of their landmarks wins!
The new edition has a few notable upgrades; larger, playing-card sized cards, larger dice, and plastic coins. In the future, expansions will be printed to match this new card size, as it is slightly larger than previous editions of the game.
Invader Zim: Doomsday Dice Game
In Invader Zim: Doomsday Dice Game, you and up to three of your friends play as either Zim or Gir working for their Almighty Tallest Irkin overlords—or as Dib or Agent Darkbootie working to protect the earth as part of the secretive Swollen Eye network! Draw cards to build a krazy machine to either destroy the earth (yay!) or save it (boo!). Connect matching cards, and earn power surges that let you roll the BIG DIE.
The more rolls, the more power you can generate. You might even get to roll the tiny special die (aww, it’s cute!). Be careful, though, as rolling either die can end in a fizzle or a malfunction, costing you all the energy you’ve earned or even breaking your machine! The first player to earn 100 energy wins, and everyone else owes them taquitos!
This fast-paced dice game is based on the cult-favorite animated series Invader Zim and is packaged in a collectible tin.
The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game – The Ghost of Framsburg
The Ghost of Framsburg is the fourth Adventure Pack in the Ered Mithrin cycle for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game. In an attempt to slay the Dragon Dagnir, you have set off for the cursed city of Framsburg in search of weapon capable of felling the beast. It is said that the legendary blade Wormsbane, sword of Fram son of Frumgar, lies here entombed with its master. But the city will not offer up its treasures easily. Foul beasts prowl the city’s ancient keep and disturbing those long past is sure to draw their ire. You would do well to discover Fram’s sword and escape quickly, lest you lose yourself in the darkness of this place forever. Among The Ghost of Framsburg‘s sixty cards, you’ll find a new Spirit hero, as well as a new Song and Weapon that will boost any of your Warrior characters.
Bärenpark – Back in Stock!
Up to two thousand pounds in weight and over ten feet tall, the bear is considered the biggest and heaviest terrestrial carnivore in the world. Of course, there is not just “one bear”; on the contrary, there are plenty of subspecies that differ from each other in various aspects. For instance, only the Kodiak bear (ursus arctos middendorffi) weighs about 2,000 lbs. The polar bear (ursus maritimus) weighs “only” 1,100 lbs., but gets much bigger than the Kodiak bear, being as much as 11 ft. tall!
Bärenpark takes you into the world of bears, challenging you to build your own bear park. Would you like another polar bear enclosure or rather a koala* house? The park visitors are sure to get hungry on their tour through the park, so build them places to eat! Whatever your choices are, make sure you get the next building permit and use your land wisely! (* No, koalas aren’t bears but they’re so cute, we couldn’t leave them out of this game!)
In more detail, each player in Bärenpark builds their own bear park, attempting to make it as beautiful as they can, while also using every square meter possible. The park is created by combining polyomino tiles onto a grid, with players scoring for animal houses, outdoor areas, completed construction, and more. The sooner you build it, the better! Cover icons to get new tiles and park sections. The game ends as soon as one player has finished expanding their park, then players tally their points to see who has won.
Gloomhaven Removable Sticker Set – Back in Stock!
KeyForge Call of the Archons Archon Decks – Back in Stock!
Enter a world where anything is possible in KeyForge! Here in the world’s first Unique Deck Game, two players become Archons racing to forge keys that unlock the hidden vaults of the Crucible, an artificial world built from pieces of countless planets. With an incredible array of creatures, artifacts, and abilities, no two decks are alike, and no two battles will ever be the same!
Playing with the KeyForge: Call of The Archons starter set is only the beginning of your adventures. You can expand your arsenal with Call of the Archons Archon Decks, each of which offers a full play experience without the need of deckbuilding or boosters. Each Archon Deck is completely one-of-a-kind and cannot be altered ensuring that you’ll use every faction in your deck to achieve victory. Every Call of the Archons Archon Deck features a distinct name and Archon, and is filled with a singular mix of cards, tactics, and strategic potential. In each pack, you will find an opportunity- the chance to become the best in the world at playing your decks. Will your teams have the strength, skills, and cunning to win the day?