New Releases In Stores This Week : 8th May 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.

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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Unknown Armies Deluxe 3rd Edition
Limited Edition Core Rulebook Set in Slipcase
By Atlas Games

An occult game about broken people conspiring to fix the world.
It's about humanity

...and how the most obsessed among us have the power to alter reality until it aligns with their fevered desires.

It's about getting what you want
...despite others trying to keep it from you.

Unknown Armies presents magick as it might exist in a world informed by crime fiction and secret histories, as twisting wrinkles in reality created by greater and greater risk, sacrifice, and obsession.
· Includes Book One: Play, Book Two: Run, and Book Three: Reveal.
· Full color two-sided game moderator screen that doubles as a slipcase for all three volumes.
· Everything you need to play and run hours of mystery, horror, and action.

Created by Greg Stolze and John Tynes, Unknown Armies presents an entirely original yet disturbingly familiar approach to mystery, horror, and action in roleplaying games.

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Book One: Play
Unknown Armies Core Rulebook
By Atlas Games

Book One: Play
It's about being relentlessly, hopelessly human.

Book One: Play is the book for players. It details:
· Obsession and identity.
· All of the rules for resolving actions.
· The central shock gauge mechanic.
· How to avoid fights, and how to deal with them when you're dragged into them anyway.
· The magick of adepts and avatars.
· Gorgeous full-color art and layout.

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Book Two: Run
Unknown Armies Core Rulebook
By Atlas Games

It's about kicking them while they're down,
then cheering when they get up.

Book Two: Run is the book for gamemasters. It tells you how to:
· Present the characters with obstacles to their fevered dreams of changing the world.
· Oversee character creation and setting collaboration in the first session of play.
· Draw on the rich and disturbingly familiar world of the occult underground.
· Create new creatures and antagonists.
· Resolve conflicts as a fan of the characters.
· Prepare situations to disturb and entertain.

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Book Three: Reveal
Unknown Armies Core Rulebook
By Atlas Games

It's about revealing the horrible truth we don't want to see.

Book Three: Reveal is the book of the weird for everyone. It contains:
· Gamemaster characters, locations, creatures, and events.
· Heresy and hearsay, alphabetized like a devil's dictionary.
· Ideas, hooks, tidbits, scraps, lies, truths, and horrors.
· Lists, stats, and ephemera.
· Even more weirdness.
· Even more magick.

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Specialization Deck: Sentinel Racer
Star Wars Force And Destiny RPG Expansion
By Fantasy Flight Games

Star Wars™: Force and Destiny™ Specialization Decks provide GMs and players with a fun and easy way to manage character and NPC talents at the gaming table. New and experienced players alike will appreciate these handy reference cards, and GMs will love being able to keep the action moving. You’ll have the text of your talents at your fingertips, leaving you free to focus on the challenges at hand, while art for each talent immerses you even further into the Star Wars universe.

Racers aren’t just speed junkies, they are ever-moving beacon in the sea that is the Force. The Racer Specialization Deck represents a new wealth of resources for the specialization, permitting easy access to the text of its talents and artwork to further immerse you in your games.

Each Specialization Deck contains:
· 2 cover cards (including a reference guide for each deck)
· 20 standard sized talent cards

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Specialization Deck: Sentinel Investigator
Star Wars Force And Destiny RPG Expansion
By Fantasy Flight Games

Investigators excel at navigating the galactic underworld using their wits and intelligence. The Investigator Specialization Deck represents a new wealth of resources for the specialization, permitting easy access to the text of its talents and artwork to further immerse you in your games.

Each Specialization Deck contains:
· 2 cover cards (including a reference guide for each deck)
· 20 standard sized talent cards

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Specialization Deck: Sentinel Sentry
Star Wars Force And Destiny RPG Expansion
By Fantasy Flight Games

Never to be taken by surprise, the Sentry stands guard between the innocent and those who would do them harm. The Sentry Specialization Deck represents a new wealth of resources for the specialization, permitting easy access to the text of its talents and artwork to further immerse you in your games.

Each Specialization Deck contains:
· 2 cover cards (including a reference guide for each deck)
· 20 standard sized talent cards

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Specialization Deck: Sentinel Signature Abilities
Star Wars Force And Destiny RPG Expansion
By Fantasy Flight Games

In battle, Unmatched Vigilance gives a Sentinel ultimate control over the ebb and flow of the struggle, should battle be necessary. In the shadows, My City allows the character to possess or obtain required information about an urban setting in an instant.

The Sentinel Signature Abilities Deck contains:
· 2 cover cards (including a reference guide for each deck)
· 18 standard sized talent cards


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BOARD & CARD GAMES

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Undimensioned and Unseen Mythos Pack
Arkham Horror The Card Game Expansion
By Fantasy Flight

Things are definitely getting weird in Undimensioned and Unseen, the fourth Mythos Pack in The Dunwich Legacy cycle for Arkham Horror: The Card Game

By the time your pursuit of two missing professors leads you to the scenario from Undimensioned and Unseen, you'll have traveled far from the familiar comforts of Arkham, and you'll have witnessed things you know no one would ever believe. You'll find yourself neck-deep in furtive cultists and their sacrifices, inundated with information about "Ancient Ones" and unholy rituals. And you'll suddenly find yourself forced to destroy terrifying, monstrous creatures that are literally impervious to everything in your arsenal…

A mystery within a mystery, Undimensioned and Unseen may bring you another step closer to your ultimate goal, but you must first track down whatever knowledge or power may allow you to defeat a number of otherwise invulnerable Abominations. And it demands that you complete your investigation quickly—possibly by making use of the Mythos Pack’s new player cards—lest you should no longer be the hunter, but the hunted!

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Siege of Annuminas Standalone Quest
Lord of the Rings LCG Expansion
By Fantasy Flight Games

“They were foes of the Dark Lord, but they were overcome by the evil king of Carn Dûm in the Land of Angmar.”
Tom Bombadil, The Fellowship of the Ring

Join the descendants of kings for a dramatic stand against the forces of evil! The Siege of Annúminas is a special standalone scenario for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game that originally featured at both Gen Con 2016 and the 2016 The Lord of the Rings Fellowship Event. It can be played by one to four players like any other scenario, or it can be the foundation of an even larger experience when played in its new Epic Multiplayer mode. This mode requires three copies of the scenario, but allows as many as twelve players to fight side-by-side against the hordes of Carn Dûm!

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Jabba’s Palace Skirmish Map
Star Wars Imperial Assault Accessory
By Fantasy Flight Games

As the Jabba’s Palace skirmish map enters the tournament rotation for Imperial Assault, there’s no better way for you to experience these battles than with this neoprene playmat. Measuring 26” by 26”, this playmat portrays the tangled corridors, Jabba’s throne room, and the rancor pit printed directly onto the mat, ensuring that your setup will never take more than a few moments.

Once your match begins, you’ll soon find that the spacious borders around the map give you plenty of room to place your Deployment cards, Command deck, and tokens, while keeping them out of the way of the action. The Jabba’s Palace Skirmish Map even includes extra copies of the Skirmish cards for this map’s missions, providing you with a quick and easy reference to objectives, special rules, and setup zones.

And of course, the playmat promises to draw you into the cinematic events at the beginning of Return of the Jedi with stunning artwork of two characters from the Star Wars universe. On one side, you’ll find Jabba the Hutt, leering over his palace and ruling his court with a slimy fist. Opposing him, you can see Luke Skywalker, now trained in the ways of the Force and prepared to end Jabba’s reign of terror on Tatooine.

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Ethnos
2-6 players, ages 14+, 60+ minutes
By Cool Mini Or Not

Ethnos is a mythical realm filled with creatures big and small. As the last Age ended, war and revolt left the inhabitants without someone to lead them into their future. Giants, Dwarves, Elves, and Centaurs have not traditionally gotten along, but a leader is a diplomat as much as a warrior. Now, you’ll have to bring the residents of Ethnos together under one rule. Over the course of three Ages, you will gather followers and convince them to band together to conquer the six Kingdoms. Featuring a classic design by Paolo Mori and breathtaking illustrations by legendary artist John Howe, Ethnos transports you to a world on the brink of disaster. Only a steady hand and a pure heart will be able to lead the inhabitants of Ethnos into the future.

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75 Gnom Street
2-4 players, ages 14+, 45+ minutes
By Cool Mini Or Not

Lasting peace is always a delicate balance, and the truce enjoyed by the gnomes of 75 Gnom’ Street has just been broken. Four rival gangs battle it out over territory. However, war isn’t just about brute strength. They also have to investigate where their opponents might have hidden their loot. Each round, you select a card and reveal at the same time. The higher your card, the sooner you can take control of the garden and interrogate your rivals about the location of their treasure. Exploit the special abilities on the cards to give yourself an advantage and use your smarts to track down the treasure. Hey, a little deceit never hurt anyone, either. All’s fair when is comes to a gnome war.

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Ominoes
2-4 players, ages 6+, 15+ minutes
By Yay! Games

1864, Ominus Valley, Egypt — a hoard of 6,000-year-old game cubes is found. No one knows how to play this mysterious game — until now when this ancient game is reborn as Ominoes.

In this abstract strategy/tactical game, 2-4 players want to collect their favored gods — Horus, Ra, Apep, and Khepri — in groups to earn points. They do this by rolling custom dice that both determine actions and are placed on the game board to count as a piece of the player's color. On a turn, the active player does the following:

· Roll: Take a die and roll it.
· Move: Move a die on the board that matches the rolled color exactly three spaces.
· Place: Placing the die just rolled on the board, possibly scoring a group.

The dice have four faces matching the players colors, with unused colors in a two- or three-player game being scorable by anyone. The other two faces — "Yay-Ra" and "Ominotep" — allow the player to move or reroll any die, respectively, and they count as wild once on the board. Groups of four (or more) dice of a color are scored immediately and give their player points equal to their number. The first player to 13 points (or 21 points in a two-player game wins!

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Orient Express
2-5 players, ages 14+, 60+ minutes
By Rio Grande Games

You have decided to be a part of the growing European railroad boom. All over the continent rails are needed to connect disparate regions for business and recreation.

As your lines cover more ground it is likely that they be coveted by the very governments you have chosen to support. Eventually they will nationalize your work. Victory will come to those most able to merge the private and public demands.

You may be the mogul that creates the Orient Express but eventually all of your hard work will become property of the people.

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Cavern Tavern
1-6 players, ages 13+, 60-120+ minutes
By Final Frontier Games

In a war torn land, a magical land of heroic feats and epic quests, there is a place that has never felt the wrath of the ongoing and everlasting war between the five realms. Hidden in the hills of Strongcliff , deep in the shadows of a cavern lies the best kept secret for many years.

This place is called the Cavern Tavern.

Cavern Tavern is a worker (dice) placement and resource management game that is set in a fantasy world. Each player assumes the role of a worker in the tavern. Your job is to serve drinks, work in the kitchen, do chores, and on top of that try to keep every guest happy, including the nasty and greedy barkeep.

On each turn, a player can assign his dice to 1 of the 21 locations in the tavern.

These locations are divided in 6 sections. The Main area, where the guests are located and from where each player must pick up an Order, Cellar where all the ingredients that are used to complete the Orders are located, Kitchen where players can work to receive different rewards, as well as the Chores section. Also, the board features the Wizards workshop where the players can seek help for completing the Orders and Nasty the Dwarf's office where the players can go and try to suck up to the boss and badmouth a coworker.

The players will have to complete the Orders as soon as possible, because for each round they are late, they’ll receive less points than the Order's original value.

Also, for being late with the Orders, your reputation with Nasty the Dwarf is affected, something that is vital in the game.

To stand out from other workers and gain your employers favor, you’ll need to skillfully manage the orders from your customers and the resource ingredients. You’ll have to carefully prioritize your moves, and choose from what kind of work you’ll profit the most out of the situation.

So… do you have what it takes? Get ready for the biggest challenge in your life, and start working in Cavern Tavern.

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Spielbox 2017 Issue 2
Board & Card Games Magazine
By Spielbox

This issue also includes the Special card "Snow Algae" for "Terraforming Mars".


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MINIATURES & MINIATURE GAMES

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WYR20533 A Fistful of Scrip Crew
Malifaux Miniatures
By Wyrd

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WYR20133 Field Reporters (3)
Malifaux Miniatures
By Wyrd

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WYR20136 Allison Dade
Malifaux Miniatures
By Wyrd

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WYR20436 Autumn Knights (3)
Malifaux Miniatures
By Wyrd


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WARGAMES

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Fall of the Third Reich
1-4 players, 360-600+ minutes
By Compass Games

From award-winning designer Ted S. Raicer, The Fall of the Third Reich covers the dramatic last two years of WWII in Europe, as the Western Allies and the Soviet Union fight against fierce German resistance to bring down the Thousand-Year Reich.

The time is July, 1943. From the beaches of Sicily to the plains of central Russia, millions of men are poised to decide the fate of Europe and bring about the end of WWII...

Two large hex maps cover Europe from France to Central Russia, and Leningrad to Sicily. Units are Armies, Corps, and in a few cases, Divisions. There are twelve two-month turns.

Those turns play quickly, and yet there is a lot of subtlety within each one, with rules for both reaction and exploitation. Getting the most out of the various movement segments is essential for both players: as the Axis for plugging gaps in the front line, and as the Allies for exploiting every last opportunity to move ever further into the Third Reich proper. But the German player will quickly learn that a passive defense is doomed to fail, and that selective counterattacks are vital to hold the enemy at bay.

The game includes rules for Soviet and German Command (Stavka), while the effects of Hitler's increasing interference in military affairs is presented through a rule which requires the German player to use OKW (West Front Headquarters) or OKH (East Front HQ) to be able to retreat infantry units from an enemy ZOC.

While the Soviets and Germans begin the game locked in a death struggle at Kursk, the Allies face the early dilemma of where to invade, with a choice of invasion sites ranging from Holland to Greece. Knock Italy out of the war or Second Front Now! in Northwest Europe: the choices are yours.

Supply rules have been kept as simple as possible, while still modeling the historic importance of logistics. The Western Allies in particular will learn the importance of ports in supplying their armies, and have to base their strategy around them.

Perhaps most significantly, the game effectively models the Strategic Air War over Europe with only a few simple rules and a handful of counters. But though easy to learn, this ‘game within a game’ can have a dramatic impact upon the course of the war, as the Allies must prioritize their air resources while the Luftwaffe struggles both to slow the Allied air offensive and support the German armies in the field. The challenges are numerous and subtle.

Other rules cover variable (and degrading) German troop strength, Allied Airborne drops, Strategic Transit, Forts, Yugoslav Partisans, and Axis Minor Powers, including Italian Surrender
The game can be played by two (Axis and Allied/Soviet) or three players (Axis, Allied and Soviet) but also works well solo. The Fall of the Third Reich is a game of large scope and nail-biting decisions, combining fidelity to history with a fun playable game system."


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COLLECTIBLE CARD, MINIATURE & DICE GAMES

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Sun & Moon Guardians Rising Elite Trainer Box
Pokemon TCG Expansion
By Pokemon

Tap into the greatness of the island guardians of Alola with the Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon—Guardians Rising Elite Trainer Box. This outstanding collection contains all the tools you need to be ready for your next big battles, including stylish card sleeves featuring Tapu Koko, a player's guide to the latest expansion, and much more. Compete in Alola style with the Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon—Guardians Rising Elite Trainer Box.

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Sun & Moon Lycanroc & Alolan Raichu Trainer Kit
Pokemon TCG Expansion
By Pokemon

This kit contains everything you need to learn, train, and win! Play both decks against each other, then combine them to create one bigger deck where Lycanroc and Alolan Raichu battle side by side! Or test your deck at a Pokémon League near you and in the Pokémon TCG Online!

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Rummy Labyrinth Under The Moonlight Character Booster
Cardfight Vanguard TCG Expansion
By Bushiroad​


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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