New Releases In Stores This Week : 13th March 2017

A rundown of the New Releases that should be hitting games stores this coming week! Board games, card games, RPGs, Wargames, Miniatures and collectible games... hopefully something for everyone! For more information about any of the products please contact your local games store.

ROLE PLAYING GAMES

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Tales of Equestria RPG
Core Rulebook
By Riverhorse/Ninja Division

My Little Pony: Tails of Equestria is a storytelling pen and paper game for 2 to 6 players. Players create and role-play as pony heroes who explore and seek adventure in the various lands of Equestria. Guided by a Game Master (GM), players adventure together and use the magic of friendship to overcome obstacles as they learn more about each other and the world around them.

With a full-color, hardback, 152-page rulebook outlining character creation, scenarios, play, Tails of Equestria brings My Little Pony to life for all who love the magic-filled world of Equestria. Using the rulebook, players are encouraged to create their own pony that represents them. Armed with core skills and special abilities, each player then ventures into the world with their pony peers, forging deeper friendships as they help one another in the whimsical world they create through every action they take.

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World War Cthulhu : Cold War
Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Setting Book
By Cubicle 7 Entertainment

“The Americans were passing Intel to the Israelis, hoping that they’d act fast to grab the artefacts as a cultural priority, mainly to snub the Russians. They didn’t know about the Stasi mole funnelling everything back to Moscow, or that their Damascus network was wide open. We had some agents in place throughout, but I didn’t for a minute think we weren’t compromised in some way or another. And my code N sources were feeding back whispers from the cultists that they’d got a solid lead on the origins of the pieces and were getting ready to move. The whole thing was a murky mess, and I needed to clean it up. The only thing I knew for sure was that we needed to neutralise half a dozen people in the next 24 hours... but who?”

World War Cthulhu: Cold War throws you into one of the most paranoid and chaotic conflicts of the 20th century. The tangled webs of the spymasters tear and rejoin, double and triple agents make their moves and counter-moves, and it’s hard to be sure which side you’re really working for. Nuclear destruction hangs over everyone, and a few people at the heart of western intelligence continue their personal battle against the insidious influence of a much older enemy…

• A complete, historical espionage setting for Call of Cthulhu
• Packed with advice on running espionage Mythos investigations in the 1970s
• Unique new trust mechanic, building on the Call of Cthulhu 7e rules
• Tips on tradecraft, running operations, special equipment, cults and Mythos entities
• 26 detailed intelligence theatres from Berlin to Malaysia, with plot hooks and scenario seeds
• A complete, Istanbul-based sandbox campaign: Intersections
• Connects to World War Cthulhu: The Darkest Hour
• Packed with impossible choices, paranoia and mind-breaking horror

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Section 46 Operations Manual
World War Cthulhu : Cold War Supplement
By Cubicle 7 Entertainment

The line between spy and criminal is often so thin as to be invisible. A good spy needs to lie convincingly, break into places he or she doesn’t belong, forge documents, steal secrets, blackmail potential informants and, when all else fails, kill with ruthless efficiency. Above all, they need to evade capture while doing all these things.
Section 46 operates even further in the shadows than most intelligence organisations. Their activities are unsanctioned, their methods brutal and their enemies sometimes inhuman.

The Section 46 Operations Manual is a handbook for World War Cthulhu: Cold War players, designed to teach them how best to succeed and survive in this murky world of 1970s espionage, or at least how to delay the inevitable for as long as possible.

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Adventurer’s Companion
The One Ring Supplement
By Cubicle 7 Entertainment

At the heart of every great story are great characters. The Adventurer’s Companion for The One Ring Roleplaying Game™ is a guide and reference for players, designed to help them make those truly evocative characters.

The Adventurer’s Companion is packed with advice to make your player-hero truly feel a part of Middle-earth, along with new character options and exciting new rules.

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Paternoster Investigations
Doctor Who Roleplaying Game Supplement
By Cubicle 7 Entertainment

"That Babylon of the moderns with its crystal light and its glitter. All aswarm with the wretched ruins of humanity. Men and women crushed by the Devil’s juggernaut. Moral turpitude can destroy the most delicate of lives. Believe me, I know. I know!" – Mrs Gillyflower, The Crimson Horror

Welcome to the Victorian Age!

Paternoster Investigations takes your Doctor Who Roleplaying Game to the Victorian era: favourite haunt of the Doctor and home to the Paternoster Gang. Victorian London and the particulars of the age are laid out in all their varied splendours.

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Keeper Decks
Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Accessory
By Chaosium

Four decks of cards for use with the Call of Cthulhu tabletop roleplaying game. Each deck provides the Keeper and players with handy references, information and notes.

Contained within are:

The Phobia Deck – 46 cards, each detailing the effects and consequences of a phobia, mania, or episode of madness.

The Curious Characters Deck - 46 cards, each providing game characteristics and backstories for a range of characters that the players could meet during a game.

The Unfortunate Events Deck - 46 cards, with all manner of strange, ill-fated and disastrous situations that will land the players in deep water.

The Weapons and Artifacts Deck - 46 cards, each detailing a hand-to-hand, firearm or Mythos artifact.

The Keeper can use these decks to supplement their scenarios: as inspiration when designing new encounters, to pass players secret and important notes during a game, and as a handy way to impart information. The different cards can enhance the story, advance the plot, as well as introduce friendly or villainous non-player characters.

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High Guard
Traveller Supplement
By Mongoose Publishing

Your Warp Drives Await! A core expansion to Traveller, High Guard enables players to design, build, and fly spacecraft of all types found throughout the galaxy, and includes rules to modify existing ships, design high performance space superiority flyers, and construct the largest capital ships to travel the space lanes. High Guard also presents new approaches to handling spacecraft operations, from engaging in vicious boarding actions and spacecraft security, to accessing technologies seen in science fiction settings beyond the Third Imperium.

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Colonial Gothic 3rd Edition
Core Rulebook
By Rogue Games

The Roll Out Begins

Revised, rewritten and redesigned Colonial Gothic Rulebook 3rd Edition provides players and Gamemasters what they need to run adventures during the American Revolution. Everything you need to run a historical supernatural horror game is found in this book: rules covering the use of magic and alchemy, in-depth information on the life and times of the colonies, a bestiary of monsters pulled straight from the period; the possibilities are endless. Using a fast and simple mechanic, setting up and running a game of Colonial Gothic has never been easier. Plus, this Third Edition Rulebook is fully compatible with all previous Colonial Gothic adventures and sourcebooks.

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Kaiju Incorporated RPG
Core Rulebook
By Evil Hat

Jump into the lives of the workers for the world’s biggest multinational Kaiju-conglomerates! Rebuilding the world following giant monster attacks takes a Kaiju-sized work-force. Do you have what it takes to face the hazards of mayhem, destruction, biohazardous waste, human resources, minimal career prospects, and really really big footprints? Find out in Kaiju Incorporated: The Roleplaying Game!

Kaiju Incorporated: The Roleplaying Game is an 88-page, full-color hardcover supplement. Fate Core or Fate Accelerated required to play. Inside, you’ll find:
· Different types of Kaiju cleanup crews to make each campaign unique
· Mode-based character generation to easily create a balanced crew
· Hybrid stunts which offer more power for the character and more Fate points for the GM
· A Kaiju attack checklist to help GMs easily plot their next session or campaign
· Plenty of Kaiju and corporate employers to get your crew started

We will not be stopped by pools of goo, flying debris, bad traffic, or ridiculous HR policies! We will rebuild!

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Story, Please!
No Thank You, Evil! Supplement
By Monte Cook Games

No Thank You, Evil!: Story, Please! is a one hundred-card deck stuffed full of evocative art and creative ideas, letting you quickly build hundreds of unique adventures for No Thank You, Evil!

To use these new cards, combine an engaging STORY card with one or more cool PLACE and PERSON cards to outline your quest. Then give your adventure a surprising TWIST, and some cool STUFF. Map and handout cards complete the adventure. The deck is the same size as the cards in the original game, allowing you to use it with the Creature and Cypher Cards from that game.

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Blood in the Chocolate
Lamentations of the Flame Princess Supplement
By Lamentations of the Flames Princess

“Wouldst Thou Like To DIE Deliciously?”

The year is 1617, and the only thing on the minds of every noblewoman and aristocrat in Europe is CHOCOLATE. The act of eating this modest confection brings so much PLEASURE, it has become more prized than tea, spices, even liquor ... and it all comes from one place: LUCIA DE CASTILLO’s factory in northern Friesland.

This one businesswoman has Europe by the balls, and some will pay handsomely for the secret to her success. But Lucia’s factory isn’t what it seems to be. The horrors and cruelties that exist within its walls defy IMAGINATION ITSELF. Nobody ever goes in ... and nobody ever comes out!

BLOOD IN THE CHOCOLATE is a psycho-sexual romp that pits characters not just against their enemies, but against their own twisting, melting, inflating, or poisoned bodies.
This adventure comes from the imagination of Kiel Chenier (Dungeons & Donuts, The Hell House Beckons), brought to life by the lurid illustrations of Jason Bradley Thompson (Mangaka: The Fast & Furious Game of Drawing Comics, Dreamland).

An adventure suitable for low-level characters for use with Lamentations of the Flame Princess Weird Fantasy Role-Playing and other traditional role-playing games.

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Broodmother Skyfortress
Lamentations of the Flame Princess Supplement
By Lamentations of the Flame Princess

Since the invention of the adventure module, there have only been five adventures that were rated the most awesome, the most epic. Broodmother Sky Fortress leaves them all behind. It’s got these creatures that are half shark. Half elephant. All badass. They fly around in this cloud fortress, wrecking everything in the campaign until the players step up to stop them. It’s all terribly exciting! And all brought to you by none other than the world-famous Arch-Mage of Old-School, Jeff Rients!

As an added bonus, we’ve included a Greatest Hits of the ol’ Arch-Mage’s essays and game tools to build your campaign into the unstoppable juggernaut you’ve always wanted it to be. Your game won’t suck anymore!


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BOARD & CARD GAMES

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Journey to the North
Legends of Andor Supplement
By Kosmos

After many years of peace, the heroes of Andor have received a cry for help from Far Hadria, and they immediately undertake a perilous voyage to the North. On board an old sailing ship, they travel to foreign islands and struggle to protect the coasts from terrible sea monsters. What’s more, time and time again they find themselves challenged by raging storms and the unleashed power of the sea itself.

Legends of Andor: Journey to the North, the first large expansion for Legends of Andor, includes a new map of the northern regon of Andor, new legends, and more.

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Plague Inc : The Board Game
1-4 players, 40-75+ minutes
By Ndemic Creations

Plague Inc: The Board Game is a strategic game of infection, evolution and extinction for 1-4 people, based on the smash-hit digital game with over 85 million players. Can you infect the world?

Each player is a deadly disease and they must battle against each other to spread their plagues, develop new symptoms and ultimately wipe out humanity.

Starting with Patient Zero, you spread your infection across the world by placing tokens in cities - earning DNA points and preventing other players from becoming dominant. Players choose which countries are placed on the board but you must be both climate resistant and connected to a country before you can infect it. Eventually, as countries become fully infected - you try to kill them using the Death Dice.

Each player’s unique pathogen can be upgraded by evolving trait cards onto an evolution slide (with DNA points). At the start, your disease is weak and unspecialised, so you will need to add new symptoms to make it stronger. Choose carefully and plan ahead in order to react to the changing world and exploit opportunities created by other player’s actions.
A simple nosebleed could accelerate things early on, whilst diarrhea will help you thrive in hot countries. Sneezing can infect new continents by air but Total Organ Failure would allow you wipe out multiple countries each turn.

As countries start to fall, use powerful event cards to alter the balance of power. You might try to eradicate a dominant player by bombing their diseased cities, or hold the Olympics to cause huge numbers of infected people to travel to a healthy continent.
When the world collapses, who will be the ultimate plague?

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The Essex County Express Mythos Pack
Arkham Horror The Card Game Expansion
By Fantasy Flight Games

The Essex County Express is the second Mythos Pack in The Dunwich Legacy cycle for Arkham Horror: The Card Game. Among its sixty new cards, you'll find twenty-eight player cards, including four copies of a new weakness.

You'll also find a thrilling new scenario in which your investigations lead you outside the town of Arkham. While the train you take may offer the fastest transit to your next lead, it may not offer the safest… When the train rumbles, shakes, and lurches to a halt, you and your fellow investigators must race from your car to the engine. If you can't get the train moving in a hurry, you and all the other passengers may fall prey to whatever unnatural things seem to be crawling, shifting, and oozing their way from car to car, growing ever larger as they do so.

Your adventures on the Essex County Express feature a randomized set of locations that greatly enhance the scenario's replayability, meaning this nightmarish ride is one you'll want to take again and again and again!

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Set Rotation
Millennium Blades Expansion
By Level 99

Millennium Blades: Set Rotation includes 12 new card sets, giving you half again as much content as the base game, opening up even more variety. Set Rotation is designed with advanced gamers in mind, and gives you additional depth and strategy for experiencing Millennium Blades.

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Monster Pack 01 : Cthulhu
King of Tokyo/King of New York Expansion
By IELLO

The Monster Pack – Cthulhu includes a new monster — Cthulhu, in case you couldn't guess — as well as eight evolution cards for use with King of Tokyo and eight evolution cards for King of New York. Fifteen cultist tokens are also included for card effects.

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Munchkin Oz 2: Yellow Brick Riad
Munchkin Oz Expansion
By Steve Jackson Games

Loot the Emerald City even more thoroughly than before with Munchkin Oz 2: Yellow Brick Raid, which contains 56 new cards inspired by the fourteen Oz books by L. Frank Baum.

There are 34 Doors and 22 Treasures, with plenty of monsters (including a handful of high-level ones), some Allies and Curses, and lots of treasure. Now, you can fight the Googly-Goo or The Lizard of Oz in the Lemonade Rain and Popcorn Snow using a Can of Brains or the Magic Apron.

It's a great way to experience all the characters, locations, and quirks of the Oz books, whether you're a fan — or you've always meant to read them but never quite got around to it.

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Kaiju Incorporated Card Game
3-5 players, ages 13+, 45-60+ minutes
By Evil Hat

A 300-foot lizard has just trampled the city. As a business owner, your future is clear:
REBUILD AND MAKE KAIJU SKIN HANDBAGS.

Step into the shoes of a company chairman in a land threatened by giant Kaiju. It’s up to you to turn the shattered remains of your city into profit and prosperity, but watch out for the next wave of monster attacks! Make money, construct buildings, and research products related to the war on Kaiju. Collect Victory Points to insure your company’s domination!
Can you lead your company to success and prosperity amidst the rubble and constant threat of blob attacks? Who will corner the market on Kaiju skin handbags? Find out in Kaiju Incorporated!

Kaiju Incorporated is a card drafting, economic game. Each turn players draft a building card and either pay to add it to their tableau or discard it to generate income for themselves and other players. Player’s buildings also generate research, which enables them to draft new product cards. The new product cards score victory points based on the building cards in their tableau. However, generating income can also cause the Kaiju to attack you, destroying buildings or causing other kinds of mischief.

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EXIT: The Abandoned Cabin
1-6 players, ages 12+, 45-90+ minutes
By Kosmos

Everyone meant to use the cabin only as a shelter for the night, but come the morning the door has been secured by a combination lock, with no one knowing the combination of numbers that will let them leave. The windows are barred as well. An enigmatic spinning code dial and a mysterious book is all that you have to go on. Can you escape from this abandoned cottage?

In EXIT: The Game – The Abandoned Cabin, players must use their team spirit, creativity, and powers of deduction to crack codes, solve puzzles, collect objects, and earn their freedom bit by bit.

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EXIT: The Pharaoh’s Tomb
1-6 players, ages 12+, 45-90+ minutes
By Kosmos

On an Egyptian holiday, players are visiting the highlight of the entire journey: the stone pyramids! But after rising through the narrow, labyrinthine corridors, they discover that they've lost the rest of the group. After wandering for hours, they end up in a mysterious grave chamber — and suddenly the stone door closes behind them. The players are caught. On the floor is a sand-covered notebook and an ancient spinning code dial. Will the players escape in time or be forever buried under stone?

In EXIT: The Game – The Pharaoh's Tomb, players must use their team spirit, creativity, and powers of deduction to crack codes, solve puzzles, collect objects, and earn their freedom bit by bit.

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EXIT: The Secret Lab
1-6 players, ages 12+, 45-90+ minutes
By Kosmos

As the subjects of a medical study, the players have checked into a lab, but while they're on time at the site, no one else seems to be there — then they realize that something seems wrong here. Steam has started emerging from one of the test tubes, and they've all gotten dizzy to the point of passing out. When they awaken, they discover that the door is locked and no other way out seems possible. Only a notebook and an enigmatic spinning code dial seem to offer any clues for how to escape the lab...

In EXIT: The Game – The Secret Lab, players must use their team spirit, creativity, and powers of deduction to crack codes, solve puzzles, collect objects, and earn their freedom bit by bit.

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Crime & Punishment
Firefly : The Game Expansion
By Gale Force 9

Getting’ the job done just got more interesting.

The Game Booster adds 40 new cards to the Misbehave Deck, presenting more hassles, hardships and the rare opportunity to those crews that might indulge in a bit of criminal behavior now and then. Of course, when there’s trouble in the ‘Verse, you can be sure the Alliance won’t be far behind, new Alliance Priority Alerts affect the entire game with sweeping new temporary conditions. The Game Booster also adds two new Story Cards and two new Set Up Cards.

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Big Money
Firefly : The Game Expansion
By Gale Force 9

Of course, when a captain does a job, they expect to get paid, that’s just business. GF9 will make sure your scores pay off big-time with the Big Money Deluxe Accessory. Big Money upgrades the paper money from the game with prop-sized versions of the bills, for a real fistful of credits when the deal is done. The paper money from Firefly: The Game has always been very popular, and we’ve had lots of requests to make it available separately for gamers, Browncoats and Firefly fans alike. Big Money also lives up to its name with a new denomination, a $5000 credit note, perfect for the biggest paydays.

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Cargo Hold Shiny Token Set
Firefly : The Game Expansion
By Gale Force 9

Now your control console gets an upgrade with the Cargo Hold “Shiny” Token Set. Each set contains a set of full-color laser-cut acrylic tokens to upgrade one player’s ship card. These durable plastic tokens make every spot in your Cargo Hold shiny! Stand out from other captains with GF9’s newest Firefly accessory!

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Mine All Mines
2-5 players, ages 10+, 30+ minutes
By IDW Games

A dwarven card game of mining and masonry. Each player has a team of specialist dwarven miners, each good at collecting the right precious metals and gems to create beautiful jewelry. Be the first to fulfill the necessary orders, gaining a reputation of being the best crafts person with the different gems, and ultimately gain the most favor with the Nobility.
The mining Dwarves all have a Friend and a Foe that can either help or hinder them.

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LOAD: League of Ancient Defenders
2-6 players, ages 13+, 30-90+ minutes
By Archon Studio

LOAD is a miniature game of epic clashing action! In LOAD, players take control of mighty group of heroes separated in 2 teams, clashing in head-to-head fights, all in an attempt to wreak enough havoc on their opponent’s base and force them to surrender! Your army ranges from lowly creeps to powerful heroes, each with their own roles to fulfill. It is up to you to use their unique skills and abilities to best your foes on the open field. In LOAD you will coordinate attacks, daringly step through dangerous forest to reach other lanes and assist your heroes, all in attempt to reach opponent’s base and secure victory.

In 30-90 minutes, you will use abilities of your heroes by rolling dice to damage opponents heroes and base.

Heroes are represented by 32mm scale models and Lane creeps by 28mm scale models that are moved around the board to establish tactical dominance.

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Robots
Steam Park Expansion
By Horrible Games

In Roboburg, everything is getting fancier! The city's Mayor has decided that finally the time has come for every citizen to get a free upgrade! Thanks to the amazing income the theme parks provide to City Hall, all the Roboburgers received a major luxury treatment for their chassis! After this event, though, a small group of Roboburgers started calling themselves V.I.R. (Very Important Roboburgers), due to their gold and shiny new body!

In Steam Park: Robots, you can exploit this "Robourgeois" to gain even more money and get away with it — but beware since these V.I.R. are picky and don't get along well with all the common Roboburgers, so you will have to make them feel special if you want them in your parks!

The Steam Park: Robots mini-expansion allows you to replace the wooden Roboburgers from the Steam Park base game and the Play Dirty expansion with shiny new plastic miniatures! This mini-expansion contains 56 plastic Robots and 1 embroidered bag compatible with all the other Steam Park™ products.

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Pie Rats of the Carob Bean Farm
2-6 players, ages 10+, 30-45+ minutes
By Wild East

Once upon a time there was a farm that grew Carob Beans. Carob Beans are grown as a cocoa substitute and for their vitamin value. Like any farm, this farm had rodents living on it. To be honest, it was infested with rats. Lots and lots of rats. For generations these rats had been eating the Carob Beans.

The farmer had a beautiful wife that loved to bake. More than anything she liked to bake pies ...All kinds of tasty pies. As the hot pies came out of the oven she would put them on the window sill of their quaint little farm house to let them cool off and the sweet aroma of the freshly baked pies would waft across the whole farm.

One day one of the rats noticed the pleasing fragrance and followed it all the way back the farm house. There he found a pie sitting at the window’s edge. He tried and tried as hard as he could but being just a single rat he could not move that pie off the window sill.
Not wanting to easily give up he quickly ran off to get some of his fellow rats with the promise of a piece of the pie if they would help him lift it off the window sill and carry it away. They were successful! ...Very, very successful! Over time they learned that different pies weighed different amounts and that they needed more rats to take the heavier pies. The rats also started forming groups or “crews” to try and steal the pies. They were becoming competitive, even among themselves, in their attempts to steal these delicious treats.

In the human world news quickly spread of this odd phenomenon and they became know as...

The Pie Rats of the Carob Bean Farm!

In Pie Rats of the Carob Bean Farm each player takes on the role of a Captain of the Rats and tries to build a crew of not-so-loyal rats in an attempt to loot the farmer’s wife of as many of her pies as you can. The heavier the pie the more rats it takes to steal it, the more points it is worth. The Captain with the most points at the end of the game is the winner.

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Lords of Rock
2-5 players, ages 8+, 20-45+ minutes
By SolarFlare Games

After many millennium of ruling the universe the various gods of the universe find their power diminishing. The gods came together and the ones with remaining power agreed to wage a battle for the control of the universe.

They realized the only way to do this was adapt to the modern age. They have agreed to a galactic battle of the bands. Battling across times and all over the world they agreed that the group with the most fans at the end of the tour will hold dominion over the universe.
You assemble a band of gods from the pantheons you can choose from. You plan Concerts to gain fans, rocking and rolling against each other to become the ultimate force in the universe.

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Lords of Rock : Mosh Pit
2-6 players, ages 8+, 5-10+ minutes
By SolarFlare Games

A 10 card micro game tied to the "Lords of Rock" card game universe.

This micro game is a challenge between you and the other players to try to get your player Pantheon card into the front and center section of the mosh pit before the concert starts. Flipping and moving card will cause the seating to re-arrange itself and you have to be good enough to try to make sure your card ends up front and center for the concert.

This is a stand alone micro game.

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Anansi and the Box of Stories
3-8 players, 20-40+ minutes
By Level 99

A story, a story; let it come, let it go. Once, all the stories belonged to someone else, but now they belong to Anansi, the Trickster — which is a story unto itself! Everyone knows that the best stories happen when you play someone else for the fool. But sometimes, even the best of tricks can backfire, and who plays the fool then?

In Anansi and the Box of Stories, the players take on the roles of archetypal animals in a trick-taking game in which you can use your animal cunning and abilities to turn the tricks in your favor. Each round, every player plays the card they think will win the trick. But beware, as others will turn your tricks back on you and make you a fool, taking away your points! Only a player who can skillfully win tricks without being made a fool will prove their wisdom.

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Math Fluxx
2-6 players, ages 8+, 5-30+ minutes
By Looney Labs

Math Fluxx is all about the numbers. Players use positive integers (whole numbers) in their quest to achieve a very mathematical goal — but it's not just putting 4 and 2 together to achieve the 42 goal (for example) as Math Fluxx also features the Plan B Meta Rule. Plan B puts special victory rules into play which give you a second way to win and require even more arithmetical acumen (e.g., "Plus Victory" lets you win if your keepers add up to the current goal). With Math Fluxx, the fun is exponential!

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Magic Maze
1-8 players, ages 8+, 3-15+ minutes
By Sit Down!

After being stripped of all their possessions, a mage, a warrior, an elf, and a dwarf are forced to go rob the local Magic Maze shopping mall for all the equipment necessary for their next adventure. They agree to map out the labyrinth in its entirety first, then find each individual’s favorite store, and then locate the exit. In order to evade the surveillance of the guards who eyed their arrival suspiciously, all four will pull of their heists simultaneously, then dash to the exit. That's the plan anyway…but can they pull it off?

Magic Maze is a real-time, cooperative game. Each player can control any hero in order to make that hero perform a very specific action, to which the other players do not have access: Move north, explore a new area, ride an escalator… All this requires rigorous cooperation between the players in order to succeed at moving the heroes prudently. However, you are allowed to communicate only for short periods during the game; the rest of the time, you must play without giving any visual or audio cues to each other. If all of the heroes succeed in leaving the shopping mall in the limited time allotted for the game, each having stolen a very specific item, then everyone wins together.

At the start of the game, you have only three minutes in which to take actions. Hourglass spaces you encounter along the way give you more time. If the sand timer ever completely runs out, all players lose the game: Your loitering has aroused suspicion, and the mall security guards nab you!


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MINIATURES & MINIATURE GAMES

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Reikland Reavers Team
Blood Bowl Miniature Set
By Games Workshop

Known during their first few seasons as the Altdorf Acolytes, the team who became the Reikland Reavers quickly established a reputation for their great skill and ability on the pitch. Some judicious transfer decisions, helped by the impressively deep pockets of original owner DD Griswell Snr., has seen the team rise to the top during their long life. Now, with DD’s great-grandson JJ Griswell Jr. at the helm, the Reikland Reavers are probably the finest all-round team in the world.

This multi-part plastic kit contains the components necessary to assemble the Reikland Reavers, a Human team for use in games of Blood Bowl. It contains:

- 2 Blitzers
- 2 Throwers
- 2 Catchers
- 6 Linemen

as well as 6 balls, a double-sided score coin and a decal sheet. Supplied with 12 32mm Blood Bowl round bases, featuring holes to slot the ball into when your miniature has possession.

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Ogre
Blood Bowl Miniature
By Games Workshop

Able to smash, crash and bash through even the toughest opponents, Ogres provide Human teams with that touch of utter brutality sometimes missing from their rosters. It’s not that the Humans they play alongside are puny, far from it – it’s just that sometimes a wall of linemen needs to be shattered, and an Ogre can get the job done much more quickly, and with much nastier results. It’s just more efficient!

This multi-part plastic kit contains the components necessary to assemble a Blood Bowl Ogre. He comes supplied with a 32mm Blood Bowl round base, featuring a hole to slot the ball into when your miniature has possession.

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Walker Booster
The Walking Dead All Out War Expansion
By Mantic

This booster pack contains 6 Walker miniatures to bulk out your herd, along with a set of Event cards designed to bring more of the dead onto the table and make your games even more challenging. You will also get a set of equipment cards exclusive to this set, including the Mossberg 500 Shotgun!

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Rick on Horse Booster
The Walking Dead All Out War Expansion
By Mantic


Nothing could stop Rick Grimes, a small town police officer, from reuniting with his family. Not a gunshot wound to the chest, nor waking from a coma into a world overrun with the dead, nor a lonely and harrowing journey through the Walker-infested streets of Atlanta.

This set includes 2 miniatures (Rick on Horse and one Walker) and associated cards.

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Shane Booster
The Walking Dead All Out War Expansion
By Mantic


Shane was Rick’s former partner, serving on the Cynthiana Police force. He and Rick’s wife Lori joined a number of other survivors in a makeshift camp, and Shane assumed a leadership role. Rick’s reappearance inflamed Shane’s jealousy, and his emotions clouded his judgement, endangering the group.

This set includes 3 miniatures (Shane Survivor, Reggie Survivor, Shane Walker) and associated cards.

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Lori Booster
The Walking Dead All Out War Expansion
By Mantic

Lori Grimes lived with the guilt of having left her husband Rick in a coma back home in Cynthiana. Accompanied by Shane, Lori and her son Carl journeyed to Atlanta, but what they found was a city teeming with the dead.

This set includes 3 miniatures (Lori, Craig and 1 Walker) and associated cards.

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Carol Booster
The Walking Dead All Out War Expansion
By Mantic


Carol and Sophia journeyed to Atlanta, but they never made it into the city, and joined up with the original camp members. Shy and guarded, Carol plays the role of shoulder-to-lean-on and sounding board.

This set includes 3 miniatures (Carol, Sophia, and 1 Walker) and associated cards.

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Andrea Booster
The Walking Dead All Out War Expansion
By Mantic


Andrea, a former law clerk, was left stranded when returning her sister Amy to college. They were picked up by Dale and helped form the original survivor group. Acting as the team sentry, Andrea began to display a crucial survival skill – marksmanship.

This set includes 3 miniatures (Andrea, Amy, and 1 Walker) and associated cards.


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WARGAMES

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Fields of Despair : France 1914 – 1918
2 players, ages 13+, 180+ minutes
By GMT Games

Fields of Despair: France 1914 – 1918 is a 2-player hex-based strategic level block war game set on the Western Front of the First World War. Players take control of the Allies of Central Powers fighting the war on land, at sea, and in the air all the while making tough economic and technological decisions at home.

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Churchill 2nd Edition
1-3 players, 60-300+ minutes
By GMT Games

By late 1942 the Axis had been stopped at Stalingrad, El Alamein, and Guadalcanal. With Axis expansion halted and Allied victory only matter of time and resources Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin began to focus on how to shape the ensuing peace to their advantage. Churchill is a game about the inter-Allied conflicts that occurred over the Conference table as each side vies to control the Allied agenda and the course of things to come.

The players in the game take on the roles of Churchill, Roosevelt, or Stalin as they maneuver against each other over the course of six Conferences that determine who will lead the Allied forces, where those forces will be deployed, and how the Axis will be defeated. The player whose forces collectively have the greater control over the surrendered Axis powers will win the peace and the game.

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Liberty of Death : The American Insurrection
1-4 players, ages 14+, 180+ minutes
By GMT Games

Volume V in GMT’s COIN Series takes us back to the struggle of he American Patriots against their parent British government. A unique multi-faction treatment of the American Revolution, Liberty or Death : The American Insurrection will take 1 to 4 players between lines of clashing red and blue infantry, Indian raids, European politics, British control of the seas, French intervention, and the propaganda war.

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The Second World War
2+ players, ages 12+, 900+ minutes
By One Small Step

The Second World War is a grand-strategic, historical simulation game about World War II. Players represent the major powers involved in the conflict and have at their command the forces with which to wage war and achieve victory for their country or alliance.

The game covers the European, North African, and Pacific Theaters on three maps and four counter-sheets.

Difficulty is rated at a 6 out of ten, ages 12 and up.


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The Campaign for Vicksburg 1863
2 players
By Turning Point Simulations

Vicksburg was the key. Holding it meant "holding the South together," with access to all the western men, food, horses, supplies... and Mexican ports. Holding it also meant the Mississippi River could not be freely used by the North, for transporting troops and supplies, nor by Midwestern farmers, for shipping exported goods. Can you, as the Federal forces, match U.S. Grant's finest campaign? Can you, commanding for the Confederacy, gather your scattered troops and create a force strong enough to punish Grant for his audacity?

This division-level hex-and-counter game includes Grant's Army of the Tennessee, facing off against the oft-at-odds Army of Mississippi of Pemberton and Army of Tennessee of Johnston.

The sweep and scope of the campaign are included, from Grant's Crossing at Bruinsburg to the finale (or not). Interesting side stories are included, like Grierson's Raid, the CSS Arkansas, and "that devil Forrest" and his part--or not-- in the grand campaign.


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COLLECTIBLE CARD, MINIATURE & DICE GAMES

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Modern Masters 2017 Booster Pack
Magic: The Gathering Expansion
By Wizards of the Coast

Modern Masters 2017 Edition takes players back to some of the most remarkable sets from recent history, representing everything from Eighth Edition through Magic 2014–including trips through Innistrad and Return to Ravnica. Featuring new artwork on a number of cards, every card in Modern Masters 2017 Edition can be added to your favorite Modern-format decks. But first, enjoy a fresh Limited experience that combines some of Magic's most iconic cards in new ways. Each booster pack contains fifteen randomly inserted game cards, including one premium card in every pack–making it perfect for exciting Draft play.

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Raging Tempest Special Edition
Yu-Gi-Oh TCG Expansion
By Konami

The above list has been compiled based upon distributor and retail new releases mailouts I receive. Please note that there may be some geographic differences in release dates and/or availability of items. Please contact your local store for more information.
 

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Ralif Redhammer

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Looking forward to picking up Broodmother Skyfortress. Jeff Rients’ blog, while less frequently updated these days, remains a treasure trove of OSR inspiration and weirdness.
 

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