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Robert Searing

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IELLO Games just released a teaser video of their upcoming battle game, Arena of the Gods, designed by Maxime Rambourg.

Welcome to the Arena of the all-powerful! With Arena: For the Gods!, dive into a universe in which heroes from 6 different mythos fight together for the entertainment of their Gods. Hand-picked by a divine hand for a battle to the death, you’re assuming the role of a powerful fighter.

Use your life points to bid for the best weapons and use the dice wisely to activate the most powerful attacks. The first player who dies puts an end to the game – and the surviving hero with the most life points left wins.

The plethora of equipment and choices in the game will bring a new experience to each replay!

Arena is due to release June 14, 2017

Congratulations to Michael H, this week’s winner of a $10.00 gift certificate to Cool Stuff Inc. Just prior to posting this announcement, Michael was emailed instructions on how to claim his certificate.

Thank you to everyone that’s subscribed to our news! We hope that you’re enjoying the content provided and that it’s been informative.

We’d also like to express our gratitude towards Cool Stuff Inc for providing the gift certificates! We’ve given away hundreds of dollars so far! You can visit Cool Stuff’s web site here.

There’s an interesting take on castle building in Castle Dukes, a new game on Kickstarter from publisher Medieval Lords and designer Dominic Michael H. Castle Dukes is a Dexterity, combined with Euro, type game for 1 to 4 players that will play in anywhere from 25 minutes (single player) to 60 minutes (4 players).

The game is played over 9 turns with each turn being comprised of 3 phases: Room, Build, and Guest phases.

On turns 4 and 7, check the top right corner of the Guest card for a Fire icon. If there is one, the Dragon has appeared and will attack everyone! Draw 5 Dragon Damage Chits from the drawbag and choose to resolve an amount of it based on one’s castle Defence/ Offence. If the Dragon did not appear during turns 4 and/or 7, it will definitely appear the following turn (turns 5 & 8 respectively). On the last turn of the game (turn 9), check for 1 final Dragon Attack.

There’s a ton of reviews up on the Kickstarter page. Even better yet, the game has already funded with only, as of the time of writing this article, 11 days left in the campaign. There’s a bunch of KS exclusive content and a number of add-ons available. You can visit the Kickstarter page here to read more as well as fund the project.

 

USAopoly has teased the first expansion for Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle, The Monster Box of Monsters. This new expansion adds 150 new cards to the popular deck-building game. Included are monsters (of course) which each need to be handled in special ways, a new as yet unnamed player character, consequences for breaking Hogwarts rules, and “the most magical of wizarding powers”.

Although it brings more questions than answers, you can read the press release here.

Tasty Minstrel Games has been pumping out games for a number of years now. They’ve been behind such hits as Eminent Domain (via an extremely successful Kickstarter campaign), the US distribution of Orleans, and the popular Scoville (to name only a few). They’ve reported having raised over $2.5 million on Kickstarter to fund 26 individual hobby board gaming projects.

Well, you can now own a piece of the pie. Tasty Minstrel is offering investment opportunities via website Microventures. With a variety of different incentives offered to encourage people to invents TMG has also provided a shap-shot of the compay. Below are some of the perks being offered:

$150: TMG Certificate of Stock Ownership (Cardboard with embedded metal coin, not used for legal purposes)

$400: Two copies of Flip City and Harbour to share with friends (One of the benefits of owning a game company is easily giving gifts to your gamer friends, and TMG wants you to experience this)

$700: Hoodie featuring company mascot, Dargon

$1,000: One in-stock large box game of your choice

$1,500: An additional in-stock large box game of your choice

$2,500: One Deluxified copy of Crusaders after Kickstarter campaign

$5,000: Name included in a thank you with all investors at this level in the first game launched after the fundraise

$10,000: Producer credit on one future game of your choosing

$25,000: Executive Producer credit on three future games of your choosing, a copy of every game currently in the warehouse, and each game released for the next three years

To find out more you can head over to the investment page by clicking here.

The convention season is definitely in swing and the Dice Tower is there with all sorts of interviews and shows. Here’s some pics that Sam Healey was able to share.

New Arms for Age of Sigmar: Kharadron Overlords (coming in April)
       – completely new dwarven army
       – 3 different-sized airship units
       – regular infantry units
       – assault infantry units
       – HQ units
Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire
       – a board game that is “very different than anything we’ve done”
 
New Skirmish-level game: Shadow War: Armageddon (coming in April)
       -sets comes with scouts and orks
       -fully plastic modular terrain makes up the bulk of the volume of the box
       -basically a classic Necromunda rules set

Congratulations to Michael P, this week’s winner of a $10.00 gift certificate at Cool Stuff Inc. Just prior to posting this article we emailed Michael instructions on how to claim his prize!

Also, thank you to Cool Stuff Inc for providing the gift certificates. Cool Stuff Inc is the #1 place to shop for all your board gaming needs! You can visit there web site here.

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Congratulations to Conor M, this week’s winner of a $10.00 gift certificate to Cool Stuff Inc. Just prior to posting this announcement, Conor was emailed instructions on how to claim his certificate.

Thank you to everyone that’s subscribed to our news! We hope that you’re enjoying the content provided and that it’s been informative.

We’d also like to express our gratitude towards Cool Stuff Inc for providing the gift certificates! We’ve given away hundreds of dollars so far! You can visit Cool Stuff’s web site here.

Congratulations to Scott F – this week’s winner of a $10.00 gift certificate to Cool Stuff Inc!! Prior to posting this article, and email was sent to Scott with instructions on how to claim his prize.

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It’s that time again – time to announce this week’s $10 Cool Stuff Games certificate give-away.  Congratulations to John M – you are this weeks winner!  Prior to posting this, John was emailed instructions on how to claim his prize!

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