New Games! 2/22/2019

THE STARS ALIGN

Turn your eyes to the night sky and be the first player to spot five shooting stars for the win! The Stars Align is a two-player game of placing and manipulating patterns of stars on the 7×7 night sky map grid.

A play of The Stars Align begins at dusk. Players place their color stars onto the Night Sky Map. After dusk comes the Night Phase. More stars appear and those already in play start to flicker (twinkle)! When groups of stars align, they shoot across the sky and disappear!

The Stars Align is a tight combination of grid placement and pattern manipulation. In the Dusk Phase, each player will draw a constellation card on their turn and choose where to place their stars on the shared Night Sky Map following the pattern shown on the card. As the night draws on, more stars appear until a player draws a constellation card that can’t be played. At this point, the initial board state is established and the Night Phase begins.

Placement rules shift when the Night Phase starts. Now parts of the constellation pattern may overlap stars already in play. Overlapped stars flip to their opposite side. Players take turns manipulating the Night Sky Map so that an entire row or column of seven stars align in their color. This is a shooting star. The stars in that row or column are removed from the board and a point is scored. The first player to score 5 points wins the game!

For an added challenge, experienced players can add a chess timer with five-minutes per player to spot their five shooting stars. The first to spot five shooting stars or still have time left on their timer when their opponent runs out of time wins the game.

 

 

MIAUI

Each round in Miaui, players choose one of the cards in their hand — and everyone starts the game with the same cards numbered 1-12 — to show how deep they dive in the hope of catching the best fish. All kinds of fish are served at the feast but beware the gooey jellyfish and the thieving seagulls.

In more detail, three cards are laid out from the catch deck from the surface of the water to the depths. Each players chooses a card and plays them simultaneously. Whoever plays the highest card dives deepest and grabs the card at the bottom of the lake, while the next highest card grabs the card just above this. Whoever played the lowest card collects what’s at the surface. Sometimes this isn’t good since jellyfish cost you points and seagulls steal your most recent catch.

May the best diver win!

 

 

SONGBIRDS

Songbirds is card game about birds trying to achieve dominance in the forest. Each bird is a different colour in the game.

Players are forest spirits, trying to secretly guide their chosen bird to success. The cards are numbered 1 to 7 in red, blue, green and white. The players lay a card from their hand to a 5×5 grid after nut tokens (points) are laid out for each row and column.

When the grid is full of cards, the rows and columns are checked. The colour with the highest total in a line takes the nut token for that bird. Colours with tied totals are ignored, so a low value card can win the nut token for that bird.

When the nuts are totalled up for the birds, the players reveal their final hand card. That card is the bird they favoured (so more than one player might be helping the same bird), and for each player, the number on the card is added to the nut total to identify who has the dominant bird.

Since the players choose which bird they favour by leaving it as their final hand card, they can delay this choice until they see how the game is panning out.

The game rules come in Japanese and English, the game itself being language free. The game includes rules for 2-4 players or a solitaire/co-op mode for 1-2 players.

 

 

MARVEL HEROCLIX: CAPTAIN MARVEL GRAVITY FEED

Count down to the release of Marvel`s Captain Marvel movie or play out the conflict from the big screen on the tabletop with the Marvel HeroClix: Captain Marvel Movie Gravity Feed, featuring 12 different figures from Marvel`s Captain Marvel movie! This 24-count gravity feed features the Kree, Skrulls, and heroes of Earth like Carol Danvers, caught up in their struggle! This gravity feed will feature long-time MCU favorites like Nick Fury, Phil Coulson, and several newcomers too! With an impulse-friendly price point, single-figure foil packs are a great purchase for new or experienced players!

 

ALSO AVAILABLE TODAY:

  • Fireball Island: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Bees
  • Star Wars Legion: Jyn Erso and Rebel Pathfinders
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