New Games! 10/19/17

BEARS VS BABIES

Bears vs Babies is a card game in which you build handsome, incredible monsters who go to war with horrible, awful babies.

The shared deck of cards consists of bear parts (and other monster parts) and baby cards. When you draw a part, you use it to build a monster for yourself; when you draw a baby, it goes in the center of the table. When babies are provoked, they attack, and anyone who has fewer monster parts than the number of attacking babies loses their monster; everyone with more parts than babies defeats this infantile army and scores.

 

 

PHOTOSYNTHESIS

The sun shines brightly on the canopy of the forest, and the trees use this wonderful energy to grow and develop their beautiful foliage. Sow your crops wisely and the shadows of your growing trees could slow your opponents down, but don’t forget that the sun revolves around the forest. Welcome to the world of Photosynthesis, the green strategy board game!

 

 

MUNCHKIN WONDERLAND

Munchkin Wonderland transports players to the iconic world of Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland novels. Move around the illustrated game board. If you land on a monster like the Jabberwock or Cheshire Cat, beat it with a roll of the dice and Treasure cards like Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast, the Vorpal Blade, or Stolen Tarts! Maybe you’ll even get help from the Caterpillar or Dormouse.

When the deck of Treasure cards runs out, whoever has the most loot wins!

 

 

TOMB OF ANNIHILATION

In the Tomb of Annihilation Adventure System Board Game, you play a heroic adventurer. With amazing abilities, spells, and magic weapons, you must explore the jungle of Chult, as well as the Tomb of the Nine Gods, where you will fight monsters, overcome traps and find treasure.

Following in the path of the other critically-acclaimed D&D board games, Tomb of Annihilation features multiple scenarios, challenging quests and game play designed for a single player or a cooperative group of 2-5 players. The Tomb of Annihilation Adventure System Board Game features new trap and spell decks for even more exciting game play content! That’s not all: monsters can now gain conditions!

Tomb of Annihilation can also be combined with the other D&D Adventure System Cooperative Play Board Games, including the terrifying Temple of Elemental Evil, The Legend of Drizzt, Castle Ravenloft, and Wrath of Ashardalon, to create an even more exciting experience.

2 Versions of the game are available. The standard version with un-painted miniatures and the premium version with fully painted miniatures.

 

 

TICKET TO RIDE: GERMANY

Ticket to Ride: Germany is a standalone game in the Ticket to Ride series. Over the course of the game, players collect cards in order to then claim routes on the game board between two cities. Ideally the players create a network of routes that connect the cities showing on their secret ticket cards. Players score points both for claiming routes and for completing tickets, with incomplete tickets counting against a player’s score.

In addition to scoring points for tickets, whenever a player places a route on the board, they claim a passenger from the two cities that form the endpoints for that route (assuming that the passengers have not already been claimed). At the end of the game, whoever has the most passengers of each of the six colors scores 20 points for that color; whoever has the secondmost passengers in a color scores 10 points. Whoever has the most points at the end of the game wins.

Ticket to Ride: Germany combines most of Zug um Zug: Deutschland and the Deutschland 1902 expansion in one box. Zug um Zug: Deutschland, published solely for the German and Austrian market, consisted of the same map as Ticket to Ride: Märklin, but ZuZ:D didn’t include the passenger mechanism from Märklin in which players scored additional points by moving passengers from city to city. The Deutschland 1902 expansion introduced a different method of scoring passengers, and that method is now present in this collection.

 

Also available this week:

  • Cutthroat Kingdoms
  • Marvel Dice Masters: X-Men First Class
  • King of Tokyo: Halloween 2017
  • Star Wars Force and Destiny: Ghosts of Dathomir
  • The Quest for El Dorado
  • Starfinder: Alien Archive HC
  • X-Wing: Y-Wing Expansion (restock)
  • Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Card Game (restock)
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