New Games: Monday, July 8th

Batman Talisman: Super-Villains Edition

 

 

 

 

 

 

Talisman: Batman – Super-Villains Edition allows players to take on the role of Gotham City’s notorious evil-doers, sneaking and fighting their way through Arkham Asylum’s two floors and central tower to be the first to subdue Batman and successfully release its dangerous inmates.

The anti-heroic objective in this take on the classic Talisman fantasy tabletop game focuses on building the health, strength, and cunning of the Caped Crusader’s enemies. The game can be played co-operatively against an AI Batman or competitively against other foes with one player eventually earning the reputation needed to be King or Queen of the criminal underworld. The game board features artwork from DC’s “New 52” era, and the game includes thirteen plastic character figures, more than one hundred encounter cards, six-sided dice, and stat boards to monitor each character.

Dirty Pig

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dirty Pig is an easy-to-learn card game where the goal is to be the first player to dirty all your pigs.  After all, a dirty pig is a happy pig.  Getting your pigs dirty may be easy enough, but KEEPING them dirty is more of a challenge; rain showers and pesky farmers can clean your pig, spoiling the fun.  Seeking shelter in a barn may protect your pigs, but you never know how long your pigs will remain dirty.  If you can keep your pigs dirty (and happy), you win!

Dragoon

 

 

 

 

 

 

You and your fellow dragons have lived peacefully on your island…until now. The invasion of humans has awakened your instincts to dominate and hoard as much gold as you can get your claws on!

Dragoon is an action strategy game with an ever-changing landscape. Village and city tiles populate the map each round using a coordinate system. During your turn, choose between claiming villages and cities that pay you tribute, or destroying them out right for instant gold. Challenge other players in dragon-to-dragon combat before they lay waste to your empire or enter your cave to steal your riches. You’re never out of the game until the last gold coin is snatched up!

When game night strikes with a mixed experience group, Dragoon is quick to learn and get started. Gaming vets and newcomers alike can have fun competing as 2-4 playable dragons.

Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle: Defense Against the Dark Arts

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harry Potter™ Hogwarts™ Battle Defence Against the Dark Arts is a competitive deck-building game for two players, inspired by Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle. In this fast-paced game, players take turns playing cards, taking actions and acquiring new cards to build a more powerful deck as their defensive skills improve. Stun your opponent three times to win!

With the noticeable rise in Dark Arts activity, Headmaster Albus Dumbledore has authorized practical Defence Against the Dark Arts lessons to ensure that students are prepared to defend themselves. Under the supervision of Hogwart’s teachers, students will cast Spells and Hexes, use Items, and gain Allies to stun their opponents and protect themselves from evil forces.

THIS IS A STAND-ALONE GAME. While inspired by Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle, none of the content in this game is designed to be incorporated into that game.

Dicium

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dicium invites you on four very different adventures through a central game mechanism of dice combinations. The “Dicium dice” are at the heart of the game: eleven identical dice. Each side presents two aspects: a number and a color. On your turn, you combine the results of your rolled dice to perform up to two actions. The two aspects on each side of a die offer a large choice of number and color combinations.

While all four games follow the same general rules and last 30-60 minutes, each one is set in a specific universe and offers a distinct playstyle:

1. CRAZY CUP is a competitive racing game for 1 to 4 players, ages 8 and up.
Participate in a frantic race through the Grand Canyon. What devious tricks will you employ to hinder your opponents, and be the first to cross the finish line?

2. DUNGEON is a cooperative adventure game for 1 to 4 players, ages 10 and up.
Explore the dungeon with your companions in search of treasures, but beware of monsters and traps. Will you find the Goblin King’s crown before he returns to the throne?

3. CIVILIZATION is a competitive conquest game for 1 to 4 players, ages 12 and up.
Become the ancient world’s greatest conqueror! Explore the archipelago, establish cities, face your enemies, and build a Wonder to ensure your empire’s place in history.

4. SHOGUN is an asymmetrical confrontation game for 2 or 4 players, ages 12 and up.
Ninja are sneaking into the palace to abduct the Shogun! True to their Bushido code, the samurai must defend him. Which side will you choose?

MIB Men in Black Undercover

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aliens exist! But what will you do with that knowledge?

In Men In Black: Undercover, you play as a member of three different groups with three very different goals. The Men In Black are a secret organization who supervise alien activity on Earth and work to keep their existence hidden from the general population. Meanwhile, members of the Shadow Government are doing everything in their power to capture aliens and weaponize them. Lastly, there are the Conspiracy Theorists who are working toward proving the existence of aliens to the world.

Which side will come out on top? That’s where you come in! Join a team and influence the aliens to join your cause, but make sure you aren’t too obvious with your goals. After all, you’ll need to stay undercover to win…

Burning Wheel RPG: Codex

 

 

 

 

 

 

The long-awaited companion volume to the Burning Wheel.

The Burning Wheel Codex stands as the companion volume to the award-winning Burning Wheel Fantasy Roleplaying System. Beginners and veterans alike will see the game in a new light and find their campaigns enhanced by this fantastic new material. The tome offers insight into building settings and adventures for your Burning Wheel campaigns, helpful commentary on writing Beliefs and Instincts, a trove of magical arts and five new sets of lifepaths: The Wizard Burner, Dark Elves, Roden, Trolls and Great Wolves. Truly a grimoire worthy of wizards and warriors everywhere.

Monopoly: It Edition

Want a balloon? Immerse yourself in the horror that fills the town of Derry in this IT inspired rendition of Monopoly. This essential for Stephen King fans features custom Losers’ Club currency and tokens sculpted after significant items from IT. As one of six iconic tokens, travel around locations found in the dangerous town of Derry to defeat your opponents.

Museum

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s the turn of the 20th century, the golden age of museums. As interest in and accessibility of museums grew exponentially, many institutions underwent an intense period of expansion on both an intellectual and physical level, searching to grow their collections for profit and science.

You play as a curator of one such museum and it’s your job to build the biggest, most coherent collection that you can in this game of collection and bartering featuring over 300 individual illustrations by Vincent Dutrait and authentic architectural facts. But it’s no simple task!

Each player in Museum has a small collection of relics to get them started, after which, they will have to send explorers around the world to uncover others. These relics each have a value which is either the cost to add them to your museum, or how much they contribute towards adding other relics to your museum. “Spent” Relics are added to your reserve. You can withdraw them from it by exchanging them for an equal amount of items however your opponents also has access to your reserve!

During the game you will be required to assemble different collections. These can be from different categories (war, agriculture, architecture, etc) or periods (Ancient Egypt, Rome, Aztec, etc). Patron cards will give you bonus cards for amassing certain collections. Explorer cards will allow you to hire famous archeologists to confer bonuses to your museum and event cards will provide you with some game changing circumstances that you’ll have to work around, based on historical events!

All these different elements make compiling your collection an interesting and sometimes tricky experience! At the end of the game points are scored based on collections and their value and the player with the most points wins!

Potion Explosion: The 6th Student

 

 

 

 

 

 

The second expansion for the award-winning Potion Explosion, The 6th Student includes a shiny new plastic dispenser and introduces a new game mode to play with 5/6 players! Pick marbles from one dispenser and discard them into the other, but be ready for the sound of the bell! When you change classrooms, the roles of the two dispensers will swap, so plan ahead.

Bugs on Rugs

 

 

 

 

 

 

So many bugs crawling around on beautiful rugs! Ants like to travel in big colonies. Fireflies love the bright rug colors. Spiders are always on the lookout for juicy flies. Nine different bugs in all, and your job is to make sure all of them get what they want!

Players take turns drafting bugs from the Floor into their hand to make different sets; each bug type scores differently at the end of the game. At the end of each round there will be one leftover bug… it crawls onto the Wall, where its unique power activates to change things up! At the end of the game players reveal their bug collections and we see who has made the most valuable hand of creepy crawlers!

Simple rules, short play time, and lots of different ways to create cool scoring combos make this a perfect casual filler for players of all types.

Playing Cards: Air Deck Tropicana, Air Deck Plus Plus, and Rick and Morty Tin Set

 

 

 

 

 

 

Air Deck is the ultimate playing cards for travelers. These professional grade cards handle very well, takes up little space and fits easily into your pocket.
With the Air Deck, you can play everywhere anytime, whether playing on the train or on a play tray table. While regular paper playing cards tear, stain, bend and break easily, the Air Deck is incredibly resistant to abuse, and 100% waterproof. The minimalist design combined with the unusual form factor will make the Air Deck a surefire conversation starter on your travels.

Get schwifty during an intense game of Crazy 8’s. This pack of Rick and Morty playing cards is a traditional 52 card deck. Featuring exclusive “royal” artwork of Rick, Morty and the gang! Comes in a tin case.

Magic the Gathering: Core Set 2020 Ultra Pro Supplies

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