New Games! 3/22/2019

CALL TO ADVENTURE

Make your fate! Inspired by character-driven fantasy storytelling, Call to Adventure challenges 2-4 players to create the hero with the greatest destiny by acquiring traits, facing challenges, and overcoming adversaries.

Call to Adventure features a unique “rune rolling” system for resolving challenges, a point-based system that encourages storytelling, and over 150 unique cards. Players begin each game with an origin card that provides their backstory as well as two “starter” abilities. Each round they may either acquire trait cards from the board or face a challenge. Challenges each have two possible paths a player can choose from. For example, players who encounter the Thieves’ Guild may choose to train as a spy, or train as a killer. Each challenge has a difficulty that must be overcome by rolling successes on carved runes. The more a player has of the abilities required to overcome the challenge, the more runes they will be able to cast.

Failed challenges lead players to acquire experience points that may be spent to “push” through tougher challenges. But beware, while some negative experiences will help your hero grow, too many tragedies set them on a dark path.

As players’ heroes grow in ability and experience, they move on to harder challenges, eventually facing deadly adversaries and acquiring more and more destiny points. The player whose hero has the highest destiny score wins the game.

 

 


SMASH UP: WORLD TOUR INTERNATIONAL INCIDENT

Come along on the Smash Up World Tour!

International Incident is the start of a year-long trip around the four corners of the world to visit some of the coolest heroes that different cultures have to offer! From the cold of Canada to the heat of Mexico and beyond, this first World Tour set adds awesome factions to your fight for the bases.

The Luchadores bring their high-flying, death-defying wrestling combinations to the fight, and the Mounties are at their strongest while they get their man and keep the Great White North safe! The Musketeers use their explosive action chains to gallantly defeat enemies, and the Sumo Wrestlers bulk up and throw their weight around, knocking their enemies away from the base.

World Tour: International Incident is compatible with all other Smash Up expansions!

 

 


ASCENSION YEAR 5 COLLECTOR’S EDITION

Use Insight to access the Dreamscape that contains powerful Heroes, Constructs and Visions. Then, take part in the War of Shadows to harness the power of Night and Day.

The Year Five Collector’s Edition includes the base set of Ascension, Dreamscape and War of Shadows expansions, and all promo cards released throughout Ascension’s fifth year.

All cards and game board are treated in premium foil, and this unique Collector’s Edition comes with a special token pouch to hold 100 game tokens. The game is packed in a full-color tin but also comes with a travel box and dividers for portability and organization.

 

 


STAR WARS X-WING WAVE 3

Turmoil has engulfed the Galactic Republic. The Separatist Alliance has driven a spike into the heart of the galaxy, splintering the once-unified worlds with chaos, tyranny, and fear. But even in this age of uncertainty and disunion, legendary Jedi Knights band together and fight to preserve the Republic. Soon, you can choose a side and experience a new era of space combat.

 

 


RES ARCANA

In a high tower, an Alchemist prepares potions, using vials filled with otherworldly fluids. In a sacred grove, a Druid grinds herbs for a mystical ritual. In the catacombs, a Necromancer summons a bone dragon… Welcome to the world of Res Arcana™!

In it, Life, Death, Elan, Calm, and Gold are the essences that fuel the art of magic. Choose your mage, gather essences, craft unique artifacts, and use them to summon dragons, conquer places of power, and achieve victory!

Designed by Tom Lehmann and richly illustrated by Julien Delval, Res Arcana offers a unique gaming experience!

 

 


SENATORS

It is the late Republican period of Rome, and you are the leader of one of the factions in the city, competing for power in the Senate. You are increasing your wealth by buying up resources, then using your position to sell them to the state for fat profits. With the resulting cash, you then “buy” more Senators, controlling yet more votes in the Senate. Rome is constantly in conflict, and you know that at some point wars will increase to the point that the Senate will choose to centralize power and appoint a single leader. At that moment, the leader of the faction with the most Senators will be made Caesar.

Senators is best described as an adversarial bidding game. Players earn money by purchasing resources at auction, extorting them from other players, then selling them in sets to the bank. Cash is required to support wars, defend against aggressive bids, and most importantly to buy more Senators. The game lasts a variable number of turns, and when the fourth war is revealed it immediately ends. At that point, the player with the most Senators wins.

On their turn, a player first draws an event card from the deck, then takes one of three actions: a) launching an auction by putting new cards up for sale, b) extorting cards from other players, or c) cashing in sets of cards and buying new Senators. The game is simple, relatively short, and highly interactive. The key decisions are both tactical — how to value the cards at auction and how to bid for the wars, deficits, and other events given your relative position — and strategic: choosing which Senators to collect and how long to build sets versus when to cash in and buy Senators.

Everyone is transacting all the time, and the game integrates different bidding systems including an open step bid (like many worker placement games) at the market auctions, blind bidding at the wars, an innovative high/low blind bid at the budget deficits, dutch auctions when new Senators arrive, and shotgun offers (similar to Kuhhandel or Medici v Strozzi) when players extort from each other.

 

ALSO AVAILABLE TODAY:

  • VS System 2PCG: Marvel Infinity War – Galactic Guardians
  • Warhammer 40K Wrath & Glory RPG: Starter Set
  • Dice Throne: Season 2 Box 3
  • Bad Maps
  • Final Fantasy TCG: Opus 8
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