New Games! 1/17/2020

CORALINE: BEWARE THE OTHER MOTHER

Coraline: Beware the Other Mother is a co-operative card game for 1-4 players, based on the beloved stop-motion animated film from director Henry Selick, best-selling author Neil Gaiman, and acclaimed animation studio LAIKA. It tells the haunting tale of a young girl’s journey to an alternate version of her life, and her heroic return to reality. Now, you can bring this iconic story to your tabletop!

Players assume the roles of the Ghost Children who were captured by the Beldam (the Other Mother). Now they are trying to free Coraline and her parents from the Beldam’s evil clutches. They will confront Mr. Bobinsky and his jumping mouse circus, fend off the Other Father on his mantis tractor, wrestle the pearl ring from Miss Spink and Miss Forcible, and steal the Skeleton Key and Snow Globe to ultimately set Coraline free. The players all win or lose the game together as a team! But be careful! The Beldam will thwart your plans at every turn. And be quick! When the button shadow eclipses the moon, the Beldam has won the game and Coraline is trapped in the Other World forever!

 

 


UNLOCK! EXOTIC ADVENTURES

Unlock! Exotic Adventures features three new “escape room” scenarios that you can play on your tabletop.

Unlock! is a cooperative card game inspired by escape rooms that uses a simple system which allows you to search scenes, combine objects, and solve riddles. Play Unlock! to embark on great adventures, while seated at a table using only cards and a companion app that can provide clues, check codes, monitor time remaining, etc. The three scenarios are:

– Night of the Boogeymen
– Scheherazade’s Last Tale
– Expedition: Challenger

 

 


MONOPOLY: FROZEN 2

Similarly to the base game players journey round the board, buying properties (which in this case are scenes from the first and second films), charging rent and making deals.

The stations of the original game have been replaced by elements which allow players to teleport around the board. The utilities are “snowflake” spaces, which give the opportunity to tell a heart warming memory to gain the snowflake token, which then doubles the rent on one property.

 

 


ABYSS: 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY EDITION

The Abyss power is once again vacant, so the time has come to get your hands on the throne and its privileges. Use all of your cunning to win or buy votes in the Council. Recruit the most influential Lords and abuse their powers to take control of the most strategic territories. Finally, impose yourself as the only one able to rule the Abyssal people!

Abyss is a game of development, combination and collection in which players try to take control of strategic locations in an underwater city. To achieve this, players must develop on three levels: first by collecting allies, then using them to recruit Lords of the Abyss, who will then grant access to different parts of the city. Players acquire cards through a draft of sorts, and the Lords of the Abyss acquired on those cards grant special powers to the cardholder — but once you use the cards to acquire a location, that power is shut off, so players need to time their land grabs well in order to put themselves in the best position for when the game ends.

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