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GAMES

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Out Now:

The Game is a high-end thematic tabletop boardgame from Gale Force Nine (GF9) and the first in a series of tabletop hobby board games and miniatures games from GF9 set in the Firefly Universe.

http://www.gf9.com/

The Walking Dead:

Feel like a zombie in the days between new issues of The Walking Dead? Well, later this summer, you can experience the zombie apocalypse whenever you want when Skybound and Z-Man Games release The Walking Dead Board Game!

http://www.cryptozoic.com/games/walking-dead-board-game

Batman:Arkham City Escape.

Arkham City Escape is a two-player board game released February 2013. Cryptozoic describes Escape as a battle between Batman and his greatest foes.

http://www.cryptozoic.com/games/batman-arkham-city-escape

King of Tokyo:

Many bright game design minds have tried to capture the spirit of city-razing monster battles in a game, yet almost all of these designers have failed. This task needed a seasoned veteran to tame it, and Richard Garfield (of Magic: The Gathering and Robo Rally fame) stepped up to the plate. With King of Tokyo, Garfield crafted a rare marriage of push-your-luck dice rolling and engaging theme.

http://www.iellogames.com/KingOfTokyo.html

Terry Pratchett’s Discworld has seen a great many spin-off products and games in the past, and one thing they have in common is that they tend to be of very high quality. Discworld: Ankh-Morpork certainly doesn’t break this pattern; it’s a great game, and one that all the family can enjoy.

http://www.treefroggames.com/ankh-morpork

A Game Of Thrones (2nd Ed)

King Robert Baratheon is dead, and the lands of Westeros brace for battle. In the second edition of A Game of Thrones: The Board Game, three to six players take on the roles of the great Houses of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, as they vie for control of the Iron Throne through the use of diplomacy and warfare.

http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_minisite.asp?eidm=172

Starwars:The card game

The characters, starships, and situations of the original Star Wars trilogy come to life in Star Wars™: The Card Game, a head-to-head Living Card Game© of tactical combat and strategic planning that allows two players to wage cinematic combats between the light and dark sides of the Force. Command such legendary characters as Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Leia Organa, Boba Fett, and Darth Vader.

http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_minisite.asp?eidm=175

Battlestar Galactica Board Game.

After forty years passing without a single word from the Cylons, they returned, and all but eradicated the human race. In this time of strife, humanity must put aside the petty differences that once separated them and focus on one thing—survival.

Humanity’s only hope of a future is to find a new home; a place called Earth. The Cylons, however, are in constant and tireless pursuit. They now look, breathe and bleed exactly like humans. Cylons have infiltrated the Fleet, destroyed resources, and threaten to finish the extermination they have begun. The humans have no choice but to run, plagued by the paranoia of an indistinguishable enemy.

Are you a Cylon who will help to erase any memory of the human race? Or will your resilience and determination to survive prove to the Cylons that humanity is worth saving?

http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_minisite.asp?eidm=18&enmi=Battlestar%20Galactica


The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game is a cooperative adventure game in which the players attempt to complete a scenario, each with three heroes of their choice and a deck of allies, events and attachments to support them. Each round, players send their heroes and allies to quest or to fight with enemies that engage them. However, as the heroes and allies exhaust after questing, defending, or attacking, the players' options are typically insufficient to deal with everything at once. Therefore, players need to determine whether it is more urgent to quest and make progress in the scenario while the enemy forces gain power, or to take down enemies while making no progress, not knowing what will come next.

http://www.treefroggames.com/ankh-morpork

Libertalia:

Captain Swallow has always dreamed of pocketing a large nest egg in order to retire on a remote island – but he never counted on stiff competition from Captains Stanley Rackum, Dirk Chivers and others, greedy and cruel enemies who always manage to attack the same ships as him. If he wants to finally sink back and enjoy peaceful days in the sun, he must become the most cunning pirate!

http://us.asmodee.com/ressources/jeux_versions/libertalia.php

Kings of War: 

Kings of war is the mass combat fantasy miniatures range and game from Mantic Game. From terrifying Undead to elite Elves, Kings of War is a high quality, affordable miniatures range, with Free Game Rules written by esteemed author Alessio Cavatore.

http://www.manticgames.com/Shop-Home/Kings-of-War.html

13th Age:

The most anticipated game of 2013! The book is at the printer’s and estimated to hit store shelves in August 2013 with the PDF-only version coming out a month later. If you’re new to 13th Age, click on the link below....

http://www.pelgranepress.com/?cat=248

Lords of War: 

Orcs versus Dwarves is a dual-deck strategic card game for two-plus players which sees fantasy races engage in dynamic, tactical card battles.

Orcs versus Dwarves was the first Lords of War game to be released, in December 2012, at the Dragonmeet Game Fair in London. The game went on to win the Best Strategic Card Game Award at the UK Games Expo 2013, along with Lords of War: Elves versus Lizardmen.

http://lords-of-war.com/

Cyclades:

In this latest collaboration between Bruno Cathala and Ludovic Maublanc, players must buy the favor of the gods in their race to be the first player to build two cities in the Ancient Greek island group known as the Cyclades.

Victory requires respect for all the gods - players cannot afford to sacrifice to only one god, but must pay homage to each of five gods in turn. Each turn, the players bid for the favors of the gods, as only one player can have the favor of each god per turn - and each player is also limited to the favor of a single god per turn.

http://www.matagot.com/cyclades/cycladesEN.htm

Cyclades: Hades:

An expansion for Cathala and Maublanc's Cyclades, consists of four modules that can be used individually or combined in various ways. In theCyclades base game, players fight for domination over archipelagos in ancient Greece. They make offerings to gods to secure their favors and summon mythological creatures. The Hades expansion allows players to add Hades (no surprise there) to other gods present in the base game: Zeus, Ares, Athena, Poseidon and Apollo. Players will be able to build a Necropolis and summon undead armies when they gain favors of Hades.

http://us.asmodee.com/ressources/jeux_versions/cyclades-hades.php

Pathfinder Adventure Card Game:

Enter a world of adventure with the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, a cooperative game for 1 to 4 players. Each player has a unique character composed of a deck of cards and a set of stats. Roleplayers will find the stats very familiar—characters have classes such as fighter, wizard, and rogue, as well as numbers that define strength, dexterity, intelligence, etc. You'll improve your character by acquiring new items, allies, spells, and weapons as you explore and overcome challenges; over time, you'll be able to customize your deck to better suit your own individual vision of your character.

http://paizo.com/pathfinder/adventureCardGame

Deadzone is a dynamic tabletop miniatures skirmish game set in the distant sci-fi universe of Warpath in which two players take command of a crack team of upgradable elite troopers from one of four factions including powerful heroes, troopers, heavy weapons and specialists. You can even upgrade your troopers by collecting equipment and new weapons from the Battlefield, such as Machineguns, medipacks, grenades and more. But beware – you could be triggering a booby trap!

Featuring beautiful models from some of the most talented sculptors in the world, Deadzone marries the frantic action and fun of a tabletop game with the simplicity and elegance of a board game to create a truly innovative experience. With the Deadzone box, players take control of either the stalwart Enforcers or the horrific Plague, battling it out over scarce resources by combining deadly actions and an innovate Battle Card deck to lethal effect. Shoot to kill or claw your way through flesh as it doesn't matter how many should die in this urban landscape so long as players achieve their objectives.

All of this is set against a sci-fi backdrop brought to life using a grid-based gaming mat depicting the urban warzone that can be built up using Barricades and Buildings from the new modular Mantic Scenery Range, adding a vertical dimension to your games. No two games need ever be the same!

http://www.manticgames.com/?Action=Cookie