How much influence do you have? That will be determined in Warhammer: Age of Sigmar-The Rise & Fall of Anvalor. WizKids brings a new event to the Warhammer: Age of Sigmar series and many possibilities of play! As a representative of 1 of 6 factions you “officially” are tasked to contribute to the building and defense of the city of Anvalor – BUT! behind the scenes you are scheming to gain the most influence for your faction. By blocking the other factions and being the most resourceful you can alter the course of the game. However, all factions have mutual enemies that must be dealt with or the entire city will crumble.
“The Rise and Fall of Anvalor, designed by Rustan Hakansson, offers many different combinations of play: each faction has four Aspects to choose from and the three different enemies have four different difficulties. Add to this the ability to play solo, and The Rise and Fall of Anvalor will offer many hours of varied and challenging gameplay.”
A tile laying, resource management, take that- but semi-cooperative game. Play as 1 of 6 factions. Use all your powers of strategy and cunning to reign supreme. With a solo-play option you can even hone your skills before laying waste to your frienemies.
“The Rise and Fall of Anvalor releases April 2019, so be sure to preorder it at your friendly local game store today!”
Monolith Board Games is bringing us Claustrophibia 1643! This is a new and improved reintroduction of Claustrophobia from 2009. This is a 2 player game where Player 1 is the team of Westerners fighting to survive player 2 who is playing a demonic horde thriving in the underbelly of New Jerusalem. As you explore this dark, terrifying place you come upon any number of creatures and situations you have to survive or escape! The miniatures in this game would just be really fun to paint, I think!! They have amazing detail and the game dynamics work really well. Game play is also asymmetrical which makes the game even more story like working through a campaign- even though the game is very much about survival!
Check out Dice Tower’s own review on Boardgame Corner
There is a LIMITED number of these being made. Only 10,000 are being offered worldwide on Kickstarter. And watch which pledge you choose because the pledges are location specific! Pick the location for where your game is to be shipped! You have until November 21, 2018 to make your pledge and get your copy of Claustrophobia 1643!
Elf Creek Games is re-releasing their cooperative, worker placement game Atlantis Rising. The gods are angry with the Atlanteans and are trying to destroy their island- but the leaders of Atlantis have other ideas! Using worker placement and resource management strategies use what you collect to build 10 machines to thwart the gods and save the island of Atlantis from imminent destruction. The stunning artwork of Vincent Dutrait, and the ‘race against the game’ intensity will have you returning to Atlantis Rising again and again!
Atlantis Rising is on Kickstarter until November 30, 2018 and the game is available in standard and deluxe editions.
Renegade Games takes your Honshu journey to the next level with Hokkaido. The Lords and Ladies having acquired all the land in Honshu are moving on to the mountainous regions of Hokkaido. Expanding to the territory here is going to be a little more challenging! From the same team that brought you Honshu: Designer Kalle Malmioja and illustrators Ossi Hiekkala and Jere Kasanen, enjoy the same splendid artistry and delightful gameplay with added strategy and mechanics! Still 12 rounds the game introduces a card drafting mechanic that is all new to the Nippon Series and brings more intriguing ways to map your region.
Hokkaido includes 60 Map Cards, 6 Starting Province Cards, 5 Scoring Summary Cards, 9 Goal Cards (optional variant), 15 Terraforming Tiles, 56 Wooden Pieces, 1 Scoring Pad and a Rulebook. The game is great for 2-5 players ages 8 and up and plays in about 30 minutes. Look for its release in February of 2019 or pre-order now!
Embrace your inner vampire and build your bloodline to shape 700 years of Vampire and human history. In Vampire The Masquerade: Heritage you strategically choose your clan to resolve situations throughout history . Use intrigue cards to change the rules of the game. Turn humans into vampires and change the play dynamic of that character by turning the card in its sleeve. All cards are pre-sleeved to heighten the mystery and surprise of the game. Play individual games and collect those accomplishments in your timeline. As you play through mission cards you’ll gain new characters and rewards and unlock challenges. Once the 700 years comes to an end you will unravel ancient mysteries with all you’ve accumulated through the years.
This tabletop game will be for 2-4 players and play in 20-40 minutes.
Delve into dark fantasy and please the Necromancer with Dark Domains a euro-mechanic, worker placement game. Take on the role of a secretly evil city leader who is trying to build your domain and transform it into a place of darkness and evil. Use minions, spells and more to strengthen your domain and cripple your enemies. Collect resources and take actions to become as evil as you can before you die. But beware, the Torin Company adventurers, a conglomeration of exasperating do-gooders are out to thwart your plans, destroy your efforts and break down your domain! Be the most evil at the time of demise and you will have found favor in the eyes of the Necromancer and will exist as one of the everlasting undead.
Dark Domains is on Kickstarter until September 30, 2018.
Games Workshop has been busy revealing all kinds of Warhammer and Middle Earth content at NOVA Open 2018! Games Workshop has officially endorsed NOVA as a Warhammer Community savvy event! If you are a Warhammer fan you are sure to have some fun at NOVA!
“NOVA is an example of events at their very best, offering gaming, seminars and great company to all who attend. In our view, it’s a perfect representation of Warhammer at its finest, and we’ll be offering them our full support going forward.”
For Warhammer 40,000 the Whaaag! has their day-and their Codex! Speed Freaks is a racing game taking place in the deserts of Vigilus. Collect high-Orktane buggies and bikes such as the Shokkjump Dragsta and the Kustom Boosta-blasta. Complete with a new Warboss on a Deffkilla Wartrike you’ll soon collect the entire force of ork-tastic vehicles. And the Codex, well let’s hear that in their own words:
“The upcoming Codex: Orks is, quite frankly, the best Orks book ever. If you’re a veteran warboss, this is the book you’ve been waiting for, while if you’ve always been tempted to start a Waaagh! of your own but never quite got round to it, this is your chance.”
Sisters Of Battle is in the works with new holy warriors from all over the galaxy. Games Workshop wants your feedback to make it the best version of Adepta Sororitas possible. Chapter Approved 2018 will include a Beta Codex for you to try.
“You’ll have access to a huge pool of units, Stratagems, Relics and Warlord Traits to represent the orders of the Adepta Sororitas in your games – and your feedback on how you find them will help us make the final codex as awesome as it can possibly be.”
In the Imperial Knights category Sir Hekhtar from the codex is to be released in miniature form in September 2018. Along with his release is the re-release of the (very much asked for) Knight Household Transfers for the knights houses including House Griffith!
Command Roster, a free tool that will help you build matched play kill teams, is going to make creating your many kill teams a breeze. Keep your eyes and computers open for that!
The Webcomic side of Warhammer 40,000 is proud to announce the return of Turn Signals on a Land Raider:
“That’s right, Turn Signals on a Land Raider, the much-loved classic Warhammer 40,000 webcomic, has a new home right here on Warhammer-Community.com – we’re partnering with creator Stephen to bring you the continuing misadventures of Krem, Frep and the Emperor’s Pointy Sticks.”
There is also a new webcomic on the horizon featuring the art of Sarah Kaiser: Vahne Glorious.
“Vhane Glorious will follow the quest of Buck Vhane – Rogue Trader Elucia Vhane’s dashing, handsome and completely useless brother – as he attempts to avoid doing any hard work in a universe wracked by war.”
Nightvault is the second season of Warhammer Underworlds.
“The Shyish Necroquake rocks the Mortal Realms, and not even the hidden city of Shadespire is safe. As magical energies wrack the Mirrored City, more travelers are drawn there in search of glory – and so, Nagash has opened the Nightvault, an arcane prison used by the Katophranes of old to perform horrific experiments…”
With eight new warbands, hundreds of cards and new mechanics to the game, it is also fully compatible with the rest of your Shadespire content.
Middle Earth is getting an overhaul and the new Middle Earth Rules Manual is available for pre-order now. New characters are being introduced like King Theodin in the Battle of Pelennor Fields boxed set. The new rules and the Armies Of The Lord Of The Rings. will set the stage for a series of ongoing campaign books, the first of which is Gondor At War.
“…covering the events of the War of the Ring as it sweeps across Gondor, from the ambush at Ithilien and the fall of Osgiliath to the Battle of Pelennor Fields and the march on the Black Gate of Mordor itself. You’ll find tactical primers, loads of scenarios and rewards for theming your army to the forces that fought in this time of war – like King Théoden’s final epic charge.”
Warhammer Quest has brought us challenges of the Silver Tower and the Underworld of Hammerhal and now an all new quest is coming: Blackstone Forest. Stay tuned for this quest is sure to bring with it all the challenges a part RPG, part battle game can bring. Work through the narrative together and fight your way through the Blackstone Forest with all new miniatures to bring the adventure to life!
Travel back in time to the world of Ancient Greece with their art, academia and mythology in Hellenica by MR. B. Games. This game combines a multitude of mechanics such as area control, resource management, strategy and combat that makes it infinitely replayable. The object is to reach 3 of your chosen objectives.
“Your goal is to become the preeminent symbol of Greece for all posterity by completing a combination of secret and public goals. Will you be remembered as a warmonger or a peaceful philosopher? Great priest or apostate? Will you develop a devotion to the gods or focus on the advancement of your people? Can you guide your civilization during these turbulent times? Will your vision of Hellenic civilization be remembered for all time, or will you merely be a stepping stone for another…?”
As you try to reach your 3 objectives you will take 7 steps per turn: Research/Advancement, Worship, Build, Train, Supply Troops, World Event , Pass, Upkeep Phase. All of these steps are specific and intricate and the direction you take will depend on the goals you have. If you want to gain more favor from the Gods then you would build more temples and try to earn more favor tokens. If you have a military objective you would build more barracks and train more troops.
Hellenica is on Kickstarter until September 7th, 2018 and will be exclusive to this campaign and MR. B. Games. So don’t wait!
“The Limited Edition Core Game of Hellenica will not be available outside of this campaign and direct from MR. B. Games and will feature solo play and support up to 7 players. Rather than make those expansions, we are including everything we have in the Core Game (think of it as the the Core Game AND the first two expansions already bundled together!)”
And check out the campaign page to see Mark and Randy from Dice Tower as they preview this epic game!
Quined Games is set to launch Counterfeiters– a resource management game of mafia mastery where players print fake money and launder it into the real thing. Play as a mafia counterfeiter in Miami, Florida using Supermarkets to launder your fake money, Black Markets to make higher quality counterfeits and Offshore Accounts to hide your real money from the Godfather and the police. To play you place one of your henchman on the board in the location you want to go. There are 6 different options: Buy at the Black Market, Print fake money, Flog (launder) your money at the Supermarket or through a Receiver, Commit Tax Fraud or Fly to the Caribbean (stash your real cash.) You take the action based on that location- for instance: if you go to the Black Market you use real money to purchase printers, ink, holograms and paper (so you can make better fake money,) diners (convert fake bills to real ones) or a private jet (to fly your real money to safety). You can also ask the Godfather for protection – but it’ll cost ya! All the while the police are on your tale and the Supermarkets are getting wise to your counterfeit game. So look out! You may not be able to launder those low quality bills for long! Be the one with the most real money at the end of the game and you are the winner! Counterfeiters is for 2-4 players ages 13 and up.
Asmodee has entered into exclusive negotiations for the acquisition of Galapagos Jogos. This is a beneficial and exciting move for both companies
“With the acquisition of long-time partner Galápagos Jogos, Asmodee opens a direct presence in South America, strengthening its international presence alongside its offices in 14 countries across Europe, North America and China. The Group also relies on 13 publishing studios spread around the world.”
The CEO’s of both companies had great things to say about the plan, Yuri Fang, Galápagos Jogos’s CEO had this to say:
“Our purpose of getting people together through a fantastic entertainment experience will be strengthened as we become part of Asmodee. The passion for telling incredible stories is mutual. We are very happy and proud to be joining such a great and experienced team, and willing to continue writing history in Brazil,”
and Stéphane Carville, CEO of Asmodee Group said:
“After more than five years of successful distribution partnership we are delighted to have Galápagos Jogos joining the Asmodee family. We fully trust the Galápagos Jogos team to increase our catalogue presence on the market and to build our Brazilian platform,”
South America can expect a great line up of games from Asmodee!