penny press

Be a newspaper baron in the yellow journalism era of old New York City. Cover the top stories, and go to press when the time is right! In Penny Press, you run a newspaper in the turn of the century Yellow Journalism era. Various stories from different newsbeats will be added to the board, and you’ll be able to place your reporters on them. On each turn, you’ll be able to take one action with your reporters (placing or moving them onto stories) or go to press, if you think you’re ready! Going to press involves laying out the story pieces on your player board, to form the front page of your paper! But you’ll only be able to print stories that you’ve got a majority of reporters on, Better front pages with desirable stories will score more points, and increase your circulation.

penny press contents

The closing date on Kickstarter is June 10 2014, the current pledged amount is $8,762 and the funding goal for the project is $2,000. Secure your copy for $40. Estimated delivery: Dec 2014

star wars dice bags

Hold on to your hats, blasters, lightsabers, dice and tokens because Fantasy Flight Games announced a new Star Wars themed dice bags.

No, it’s not a trap!

Fantasy Flight Supply is committed to providing you the best materials to protect, customize, and enhance your games. To that end, each Star Wars Dice Bag provides a handy, durable, and thematic means to transport your Star Wars game components:

• Galactic Empire. Order your components as you would order the galaxy. Nothing shall escape your grasp!
•Stormtrooper. Keep your dice and tokens in a dice bag adorned with the Stormtrooper’s iconic white helmet, and you will always be ready for battle!
•Boba Fett. You always have a few tricks up your sleeve… and in your dice bag.
•Rebel Alliance. To topple the Empire and win the fight for galactic freedom, you’ll need to safeguard your resources and make good use of every single one of them.

Look for them later this year during the third quarter.

doomtown premium

AEG posted a picture of the collector’s edition, premium set for their upcoming Gen Con release Doomtown: Reloaded.  AEG makes a note that this picture does not show all contents of the set.

The classic collectible card game Deadlands: Doomtown returns as an Expandable Card Game in Doomtown: Reloaded. Featuring four factions fighting for control of Gomorra, California, Doomtown: Reloaded allows you to build your own deck from a fixed set of cards in the box. Play your dudes to control deeds in the town, and use actions, hexes, and more to thwart your opponents.

Shootouts are resolved via a poker mechanism as every card has a suit and value. Preparing for the hands you want to draw is as much a part of deck building as choosing the actions and dudes you’ll want to play. Your deck is built around an Outfit, one of the four main groups attempting to control Gomorra, California, and these outfits are:

The Law Dogs: The Sheriff and his deputies, tasked with enforcing law and order in an extremely chaotic town.
The Sloane Gang: The main cause of a lot of the chaos, the Sloane Gang takes what they want, no matter who it costs.
The Morgan Cattle Company: Progress and investment, Morgan Cattle has moved into the surrounding ranch lands and uses its deep pockets to influence the town.
The Fourth Ring: It’s that circus that’s been here for months, but I swear it just arrived…
The base set of Doomtown: Reloaded will be followed by Saddlebag expansions, in-store OP events, and the Badge Series of tournaments.

If you are completely new to Doomtown, be sure to read this quick introduction to the game by lead developer Mark Wootton.

Cool Mini or Not have some upcoming Zombicide products release very soon, starting with Zombicide Compendium #1 next month.

zombicide compendium

Zombicide Compendium #1

An expansion to the base game,  Compendium #1 is a 92-page book entirely devoted to your favorite game! Inside, you’ll find updated versions of all the official Campaigns and Missions published for Season 1, as well as brand new Missions, a precious Designer’s Note, and an exclusive campaign, Boomtown.

zombicide season 3

Season 3

Announced at the end of May, Season 3 will bring 12 new survivors and competitive play to Zombicide.  Season 3 is expected to hit Kickstarter later this month.

angry neighbors

Angry Neighbors

This expansion will also introduce Seeker zombies, who spawn and can extra-activate on the same card.  A new terrain element, holes, which can trap heroes and zombies alike, will also be introduced.
 
Cool Mini or Not also teased a stand-alone (not Season Three-specific) mini-expansion that introduces an RPG element for players who are interested in being immersed in the game.

 

rebel aces

Fantasy Flight Games will be releasing new paint schemes for the B-Wing and A-Wing next month for Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures.

Join the Rebellion and fight for freedom across the galaxy with the Rebel Aces Expansion Pack for X-Wing! Featuring two starfighter miniatures with bold, alternative paint schemes, Rebel Aces allows you to represent the heroic pilots who first flew A-wings and B-wings as experimental prototypes.

You’ll also find four highly skilled, unique new pilots; thirteen upgrade cards; a dramatic rescue mission, and all the tokens and maneuver dials you need to launch these starfighters into battle against the evil Galactic Empire.

through the ages

Guide your civilization from Antiquity to the Modern Age as you play Through the Ages – The highest rated Civilization board game of all time! Through the Ages is the All-Time #1 Ranked multi-player (3+ players) board game on Board Game Geek (BGG). In this Vlaada Chavtil masterpiece of game design, players use strategy and resource management to guide their civilizations from Antiquity through the Middle Ages and then into Modern Times.

through the ages contents

What will your civilization be like? Will it be warlike? Technologically advanced? Religious? Artistic? Choose from Leaders such as Hammurabi, Napoleon, and Gandhi. Build the Pyramids, the Great Wall, or the Eiffel Tower.

The closing date on Kickstarter is July 22, 2014, the current pledged amount is $18,231 and the funding goal for the project is $20,000. Pledge $60 for your copy. Estimated delivery: Aug 2014

atomic dice

It seems that every board gaming enthusiast is always looking for ways to spruce up their game.  Well this Kickstarter campaign, from Dice King Game Designs, might be for you.  What’s unique about these die are that they’re really D6 die on 18 and 24 sides die.  That’s right – you have 1-6 repeated 3 or 4 times on these unique die.  Here’s some more info from their KS site:

Well what can I say these dice are just BONKERS!!! I wanted to create a cool set of dice that were absolutely different and FUN to shake, roll and show off! Now are you excited, I know I surely am because I truly feel I’m on the cutting edge of not only crafting but introducing a new type of dice to all gamer’s out their. Transforming the rare d18 and d24 dice to a d6 dice with a lot more sides.

To find out more, as well as fund the campaign, you can click here.

chimera

Zman Games will be releasing Chimera, a new card game, third quarter 2014 with a pre-release at Gen Con.

Chimera is a three-player card game of two against one similar to climbing- and shedding-based card games like Tichu, The Great Dalmuti, Big Two and Beat the Landlord. 

Each hand, one player is designated Chimera and the other two players team up as Chimera Hunters to defeat the Chimera. Players compete for points in several hands of play by playing sequential pairs, trips, straights and other card combinations, and whoever has scored the most points once the designated point score has been reached wins. Chimera is normally played to 400 points, although longer or shorter games can be played.

Chimera is designed by Ralph H. Anderson and comes with 54 cards, a scoring pad and a rulebook. The game is for three players, ages 13 and up, and plays in 45 minutes.

twilight struggle

Twilight Struggle is a very popular war game that was published in 2005 from GMT Games.  It combines several game mechanics such as dice rolling, card management, and area control and is now on Kickstarter to help fund the development of a digital version.  The goal is to develop on the iOS, Android, PC, and Linux platforms.  To date its more than trippled its 50k funding goal with many stretch goals unlocked (see below):

twilight struggle goals

 

To learn more, as well as fund the project, you can visit the Kickstarter page here.

zombie invasions

Frugal Rock Games announced that Zombie Invasions, a print and play game, is now available. Zombie Invasions is designed by Tavis Dunn.
Zombie Invasions is a Zombie Apocalypse Survival Horror Combat System and allows for 2 – 5 players to take on the role of Zombies and Survivors in a strategic turn based fight for survival.
Survivors must employ their wits and a selection of weapons in order to defeat wave after wave of shambling nightmares. Meanwhile the Zombie Master who takes control of the horde must use superior numbers and devastating attacks to bring the Survivors down at any cost.
The game is designed to bring fun, strategic thinking and competitiveness to the table top and can be enjoyed by anyone from the recommended age of 14 and up.

This is a fully designed and play tested board game created by Frugal Rock Games. The game files contain everything needed to print, construct and play Zombie Invasions Basic Game. With the choice of printing from the colour or printer friendly files.

Contents.

  • Full ZI Basic Game Rule Book. (27 pages)
  • Zombie Master and Survivor Character sheets.
  • Weapons (2 pages), Bonus Box (4 pages), Zombie Master Zombie Cards (2 pages)
  • Zombie, Survivor and Bonus Box tokens.
  • Action Point, Damage, Zombie Deployment and RIP counters.
  • Grided Board.
  • Encounter and Post Encounter cheat sheets.