New Games! 10/13/17

DISNEY CODENAMES

In Codenames, two teams compete to see who can guess all of their words correctly first — but those words are hiding in plain sight in a 5×5 grid that includes the words of the other team, neutral words, and an assassin that will cause you to lose the game immediately if you guess it. One person on each team is a spymaster and only these two know which words belong to each team. Spymasters take turns giving one-word clues that can point to multiple words on the board. Their teammates try to guess words of the right color while avoiding those that belong to the opposing team — and everyone wants to avoid the assassin.

Codenames: Disney Family Edition keeps the Codenames gameplay, while featuring characters and locations from a variety of Disney and Pixar films, with words on one side of the cards and images on the other.

 

 

MONOPOLY: PLANET OF THE APES RETRO EDITION

Movie executives kept kicking Charleton Heston out of their offices, saying, “Who would watch a movie about monkeys and spaceships?” Planet of the Apes then went on to be one of the first movies ever to have merchandise tie-ins.

The moral of this story? Always listen to Moses.

The Planet of the Apes Monopoly Game is great for fans of the 1968 version of the movie (even though Andy Serkis finally made the apes look believable!). Instead of Chance and Community Chest, you have “Human See” and “Human Do.” Boardwalk & Park Place are replaced by the Forbidden Zone and (spoiler alert!) The Statue of Liberty ruins. Really, you can’t have spoilers any more on a movie that’s 49 years old.

The loser gets a lobotomy, and the winner gets to do their best Charleton Heston scream of despair!

 

 

DEAD OF WINTER: WARRING COLONIES

The Dead of Winter: Warring Colonies expansion includes 15 new survivors, 50 new crossroad cards, 43 new items, and 11 new crisis cards, many of which can be used with either Dead of Winter base set. However, to play either the warring colonies variant or the lone wolf module, you need both Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game and Dead of Winter: The Long Night.

In the warring colonies variant, which is for 4-11 players, unique main objectives set two colonies against each other as they battle for territory with a new fighting system that includes tactics cards, bullet tokens, and 12-sided combat dice. New and terrible joint-colony crisis cards force cooperation and coercion every round. New simultaneous turn mechanisms and a sand timer keep things moving at a brisk pace.

With the lone wolf module, which can be used with the warring colonies variant or on its own, one player is on a team all by themselves, hiding out in their lone wolf den and carrying out missions that effect both teams.

 

 

IMPERIAL ASSAULT: HEART OF THE EMPIRE

The Heart of the Empire expansion for Imperial Assault welcomes you to Coruscant, capital of the galaxy! This globe-spanning metropolis is the home of Emperor Palpatine and countless other beings. It is also the home of countless mysteries, including the location of an ancient artifact of incredible importance…

Set forth on a new, highly replayable campaign of sixteen missions that explore every level of the world, from its glistening halls of power to its grimy underworld alleys. You’ll find three new heroes ready to join the Rebellion, aided by the talented Force user Ahsoka Tano. You’ll maneuver through the crowded city, pursued and confronted by Imperials at every turn. And you’ll find the Emperor isn’t the only major player working against you. The former Sith, Maul, has sent a Clawdite Shapeshifter to pursue the artifact, and any face in the crowd might hide the Shapeshifter’s true identity.

Altogether, Heart of the Empire expands your campaign and skirmish games with three heroes and thirteen other figures, including the massive AT-DP, baton-wielding Riot Troopers, and twin-gunned Sentry Droids. Coruscant comes to life with dozens of new map tiles and more than 130 cards. New energy shield and rubble tokens will throw a wrench in your opponent’s plans by modifying the battlefield, and new power tokens give you more control over your fate than ever before!

 

 

VS: PREDATOR BATTLES

Vs System 2PCG: The Predator Battles is a 200-card standalone expansion for Vs System 2PCG card game that features new characters and card mechanisms from the Predator universe! Players can play as heroes such as Dutch, Harrigan, and their allies or as some of the most deadly Predator hunters in existence. This set contains new main characters, supporting characters, equipment, and more across two new team factions.

 

Also out today:

  • Imperial Assault: Ahsoka Tano Ally Pack
  • Imperial Assault: Emperor Palpatine Villain Pack
  • Imperial Assault: Maul Villain Pack
  • Marvel Thor: Ragnarok HeroClix Gravity Feed
  • Mice and Mystics (Restock)
  • Mansions of Madness (Restock)
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