New Games! 6/29/2018

STARSHIP SAMURAI

Across the far reaches of the Lotus Galaxy, a civil war is waged by massive machines piloted by skilled warriors. Take your place as daimyo of one of the major clans and fight for your right to the title of Galactic Emperor in Starship Samurai, an epic new game of warring clans for two to four players.

In this war, you must use diplomacy to bring honor to your clan, earn the support of the lesser clans, and cement your claim to the throne. But when negotiation is not enough, you can launch massive fleets or deploy the most fearsome weapons the galaxy has ever known — the terrifying Samurai Mechs — to crush your enemies and seize key locations. Exert your influence and bring order out of chaos!

 

 

JUNK ORBIT

Space — the final junkyard. Good thing one planet’s trash is another planet’s treasure! In Junk Orbit, you’re captain of your own scavenger ship, picking up space junk and transporting it to any city that will take it. Launch your junk … uh, *cargo* … out of your airlock to propel your ship! Race to deliver your cargo as you navigate the orbits of nearby planets and moons! It’s astrodynamics for fun and profit! On your turn, carry out these three steps:

1. Launch junk — Choose any one junk tile in your cargo hold and move it away from your ship (clockwise or counter-clockwise, your choice) a number of spaces equal to its numeric value. If it reaches its destination city this way, you have made a remote delivery. Otherwise, it simply comes to rest after moving its full distance. It is also possible to hit an enemy ship with launched junk, causing that opponent to discard one junk tile from their cargo.

2. Move ship — Your ship must now move the same distance that your launched junk did, but in the opposite direction. When your ship reaches a transfer point between location boards, you may choose to switch orbits. If you do, your ship changes direction (from clockwise to counter-clockwise, or vice versa) as it enters the new orbit. If the space your ship lands on is the destination of any junk in your cargo, you have made a direct delivery.

3. Pick up junk — After moving your ship, pick up all junk tiles present in your current city, adding them to your cargo hold. Then, refill your current city with one new junk tile from the corresponding stack (e.g., if at a Mars city, refill from the Mars stack).

Each player has their own ship with a unique ship power that breaks the rules above in some way. The end of the game is triggered when a city cannot be refilled because its stack is empty. When this happens, every player gets one final turn, then players tally the values from all of their delivered junk tiles, and whoever has the highest total wins.

 

 

CODENAMES XXL

Codenames, the multiple-award-winning social word game is becoming an even bigger hit! Czech Games Edition introduces Codenames XXL. The double-sized version of this winner of the 2016 Spiel des Jahres is ready to be enjoyed by larger groups. It provides easier visibility with all the fun of the original. While the original card size in Codenames was 2.6″ × 1.7″, Codenames XXL contains cards sized 4.7″ × 2.8″.

 

 

EX LIBRIS

In Ex Libris, you are a collector of rare and valuable books in a thriving gnomish village. Recently, the Mayor and Village Council have announced an opening for a Grand Librarian: a prestigious (and lucrative) position they intend to award to the most qualified villager! Unfortunately, several of your book collector colleagues (more like acquaintances, really) are also candidates.

To outshine your competition, you need to expand your personal library by sending your trusty assistants out into the village to find the most impressive tomes. Sources for the finest books are scarce, so you need to beat your opponents to them when they pop up.

You have only a week before the Mayor’s Official Inspector comes to judge your library, so be sure your assistants have all your books shelved! The Inspector is a tough cookie and will use her Official Checklist to grade your library on several criteria including shelf stability, alphabetical order, and variety — and don’t think she’ll turn a blind eye to books the Council has banned! You need shrewd planning and cunning tactics (and perhaps a little magic) to surpass your opponents and become Grand Librarian!

 

ALSO AVAILABLE TODAY:

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Heroclix: Unplugged
  • Munchkin: Spell Skool
  • Munchkin TCG: Introductory Set
  • New Space Playmats for Star Wars X-Wing
  • Arkham Horror LCG: Return of the Night of the Zealot Expansion
  • Legend of the Five Rings LCG: Breath of the Kami Dynasty Pack
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    Thunderstone is a fantasy deck-building game. Each player starts with a basic deck of cards that they can use to purchase, or upgrade to, other, more powerful cards. Thunderstone Quest brings new play modes to the table. The game will tell a specific story with a series of pre-set dungeon tiles, monsters, heroes and support cards. Each will come with a series of mini-adventures and a story booklet that tells players what happens as they progress through the scenarios.

    Once players have completed the quests they will be able to enjoy great replay value with the available selection of monsters, heroes, and support cards, as well as the new dungeon tiles, by choosing random set-ups before the start of play. Aside from heroes such as wizards, fighters, rogues, and clerics, cards will include supplies that heroes need like weapons, spells, items, or light to reach further into the dungeon.

    The dungeon deck is created by combining several different groups of monsters together. Certain groups of monsters may be more or less susceptible to different hero types, so players have to take this into account when they choose what to buy.

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    The VR experience only requires a mobile phone. Players simply put the VR glasses provided inside the game onto their mobile device, and put the VR glasses on their nose, holding their mobile device in front of their eyes, to immerse themselves in the game's universe and search for clues in a virtual world.

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    ENDEAVOR: AGE OF SAIL

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    Adopt special fighting styles and learn powerful Katas as you gain Levels and collect gear. The monsters of Munchkin have never been tougher, so now more than ever it’s important to team up with other players to unleash powerful abilities against your foes. Don’t want to let your friends get ahead? Team up with one of over a dozen different classic allies — from Master Splinter to Sally Pride!

    Based on the multi-generation inspiring Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics and the original Munchkin game by Steve Jackson Games, Munchkin: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was developed by Jon Cohn with art by legendary artist and TMNT creator Kevin Eastman.

    This 168 card standalone game is for 3-6 players, ages 10 and up. It takes around 1-2 hours to play.

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    Just One is a cooperative party game in which you play together to discover as many mystery words as possible. Find the best clue to help your teammate. Be unique, as all identical clues will be cancelled!

    A complete game is played over 13 cards. The goal is to get a score as close to 13 as possible. In case of a right answer, the players score 1 point. In case of wrong answer, they lose the current card as well as the top card of the deck. Thus losing 2 points. In case of lack of answer, the players only lose the current card, and therefore only 1 point.

    You have the choice – make the difference!

    ARKHAM HORROR: 3RD EDITION

    The year is 1926, and it is the height of the Roaring Twenties. Flappers dance till dawn in smoke-filled speakeasies, drinking alcohol supplied by rum runners and the mob. It’s a celebration to end all celebrations in the aftermath of the War to End All Wars.

    Yet a dark shadow grows in the city of Arkham. Alien entities known as Ancient Ones lurk in the emptiness beyond space and time, writhing at the thresholds between worlds. Occult rituals must be stopped and alien creatures destroyed before the Ancient Ones make our world their ruined dominion.

    Only a handful of investigators stand against the Arkham Horror. Will they prevail?

    Arkham Horror (Third Edition) is a cooperative board game for one to six players who take on the roles of investigators trying to rid the world of eldritch beings known as Ancient Ones. Based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft, players will have to gather clues, defeat terrifying monsters, and find tools and allies if they are to stand any chance of defeating the creatures that dwell just beyond the veil of our reality.

    NEON GODS

    Neon Gods is a story of street gangs set in a kaleidoscopic near future of heightened reality inspired by sci-fi cinema of the 1970s and 1980s.

    Start your own (legitimate) businesses, and watch them flourish. Recruit the finest disillusioned ne'er-do-wells to hold your territory, and purchase black market resources that'll give you the edge. Be prepared to fight for what's yours because opponents will muscle in on your territory; defend your territory or shed some blood to take over what others have built. And don't forget the cops, who clearly don't have anything better to do than harass innocent business owners such as yourself.

    At the end of every third round, players gain points for the territories they control. After nine rounds of play, the player with the most points wins control of the city. The world may not think much of you, but in the back alley glow of the neon night, you can be a god...
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    Halloween doesn't have to end tonight!!! Join us THIS SATURDAY for our Monster Halloween Clearance Sale at EC!, and SAVE BIG on select monster and Halloween-related BOOKS, GAMES, TOYS, COLLECTIBLES & MORE!!!

    But to help you sleep tonight, here's a little serenade from some of your favorite horror movie killers, covering our favorite Backstreet Boys song!!! (NOTE: Freddy Krueger throws in a little PG language towards the end, so it's a little Not Safe For Work)!!! This comes to us via The Merkins, on YouTube, and we loved it so much, we thought we'd share!!!

    ENJOY!!! And Happy Halloween from your friends at EC!!!FILMED AND EDITED BY RCLAY1987 OF THE MERKINS IN COLLABORATION WITH TACO TRUCK. STARRING FREDDYKRUEGERFILES AS FREDDY KRUEGER, PAUL SCHULTZ AS JASON VOORHEES...
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    THE "CAPTAIN MARVEL" WEIRD TRAILER IS HERE!!!

    No, it's not a new trailer for Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel, but it might be even better!!! It's the new Aldo Jones's WEIRD Trailers version... and as usual, it's pretty hysterical!!!

    We probably won't get a new "Captain Marvel" trailer for a minute, so if Aldo Jones' beautifully bonkers trailer has you wanting more, then stop by and see your friends at Emerald City!!!

    We've got lots of Captain Marvel goodies that can update you on the character's history, and lots of cool new stuff from Marvel, too!!!

    So, take a break from playing Red Dead Redemption 2, and come see us!!!

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