escape big box

Escape is a real time cooperative board game in which players must escape from a cursed temple before the temple collapses. You and your colleagues are adventurers that have found a temple full of precious gems. Unfortunately taking the gems has triggered the wrath of an ancient Idol curse that wants to seal you in the temple forever! Provisions and oxygen are limited. You and your fellow adventurers must fight the fear and panic overwhelming you so that you can locate and follow the path out of the temple. Queen Games is now releasing the Big Box version of Escape which includes the base game plus previously released expansions and promos.

The closing date on Kickstarter is May 7, 2014, the current pledged amount is $50,999 and the funding goal for the project is $20,000.  Pledge $72 for a copy plus stretch rewards (Includes shipping to the United States, Germany,Belgium, and Netherlands). The estimated delivery date is Oct 2014.

dungeonquest

Fantasy Flight Games announced DungeonQuest, a revamped dungeon game of dangers and treasure.

Initially released in 1985 as Drakborgen or Dragon’s Keep, It has been re-implemented over the years and has been carried by a plethora of publishers like Games Workshop, Schmidt Spiele, Galakta, Alga, Arclight, and most recently, Fantasy Flight Games.

dungeonquest board layout

Fantasy Flight released a third edition in 2010 and difference between the two can be found here.

Players step into the darkness of the dungeon to acquire treasures from the chamber in the center of the board and then escape.  Tiles created the board which made games different each play.  Expected release for DungeonQuest is third quarter 2014.

munchkin time

Steve Jackson Game Announces Munchkin Time – Out July 2014

Munchkin Adventure Time will put a decidedly quirky twist on the best-selling card game of battling monsters, grabbing treasure, and running very fast. Help Finn, Jake, Lumpy Space Princess, and friends navigate the perils – and the rewards! – of the Land of Ooo. Will “Oh my glob – look out!” be the last thing Adventure Time fans hear from Princess Bubblegum? Or will Finn and Jake save the day with a sturdy sword and a hearty “Slamacow!”?

Munchkin Adventure Time is both a standalone game and an expansion for other titles in the vast Munchkin family.

zombicide storage

Guillotine Games has announced a storage solution for fans.

Each Zombicide Storage Box can hold:

  • Up to 50 Survivor ID Cards. Keep your entire survivor squad in one place, protected from moisture, hits and zombie bites!
  • An Equipment deck and a Zombie deck, sleeved or not.
  • Dice and experience trackers. More than a storage box, a real arsenal!

    zombicide storage 2

cultists of cthulhu

Cultists of Cthulhu is the second game from Sixpence Games (Professor Pugnacious): A boardgame of mystery, investigation, teamwork, and betrayal set in H.P. Lovecraft’s Miskatonic University. This game was inspired by the writings of H.P. Lovecraft and the many others working in the Cthulhu Mythos, such as August Derleth, Robert E. Howard, and especially Robert W. Chambers, and by boardgames like Battlestar Galactica, Last Night on Earth, Betrayal at House on the Hill, and The Resistance. Cultists of Cthulhu is a tense horror game where you never know quite who you can trust, until it is too late.

cultist of cthulhu board

 The closing date on Kickstarter is May 12, 2014, the current pledged amount is $16,616 and the funding goal for the project is $70,000.  Pledge $60 for one copy of Cultists of Cthulhu, plus any milestone rewards. Estimated delivery: Apr 2015. Add $30 USD to ship outside the US.

pagoda

FRIEDBERG, April 10th 2014: To honor the Chinese emperor, players must build glorious pagodas. But since the emperor will only regard the most deserving architect, the competition is on. Players construct three-dimensional towers with floor tiles and wooden columns to gain the most points. Tactical cleverness and a bit of luck are essential to triumph in a game of Pagoda.

Players always have to keep a close eye on their opponent – because in Pagoda both builders work on the same towers simultaneously and point values rise with every new floor built. In addition every constructed floor grants its builder a special ability upon completion. With five out of seven cards lying open at all times, the opponent’s next move can always be supposed but never known. Pagoda is a cleverly designed, fast-playing game with tactical depth.

Pagoda won the special award “Best 2-player-game” in the Hippodice game designer competition in 2013. It involves two players aged eight and up in an architectural duel for 30 to 45 minutes.

tanto cuore

Japanime Games, along with their partners, Arclight Games, Inc, is excited to announce the next expansion to their wildly popular deck building game, Tanto Cuore!

Do you enjoy brats, burgers and beers? So do the beautiful, adorable and sexy maids of Tanto Cuore. They came to your chambers, they expanded your house, and they even made Master take them on vacation! Now what mischief are they getting into? Oktoberfest Edition will take your favorite art, gameplay and girls and give it a delightfully fall feel.

Tanto Cuore 4: Oktoberfest Edition will be a stand-alone expansion to Tanto Cuore. Able to be played alone or with the previous three sets, it will feature all new artwork, gameplay and a full set of delightful maids for you to love! The game will be set to go up on Kickstarter in the next few months, as the art is being developed. In addition, the game will be slated to be released in English as well as German, before it is released in any other language. We are planning for an October release.

destination neptune

Destination: Neptune Coming Soon

“DESTINATION: NEPTUNE portrays an optimistic vision of commercial space exploration in the next century. Players control an organization with the resources and intent to explore, develop, and colonize the worlds beyond Earth. Organizations that practice careful planning and resource management, with a healthy dose of technology research will succeed. Destination: Neptune moves through four generations of space exploration. Players earn Victory Points by building large commercial outposts and colonies, as well as from fame and outright purchases. After four generations, the player with the most Victory Points wins the game.”

destination neptune card

Check out the rules at the official website:  http://www.grigglinggames.com/shop/sci-fi/destination-neptune/

Our second announcement is about our upcoming game, Quartermaster General due for a Gen Con release:

“Command a major world power during WWII in this fast-paced game of global struggle. Lead your armies and navies in battle as you manage your supply lines in this strategy board game. Card driven action combined with traditional map based gameplay make this a thrilling new take in the WWII action/strategy genre suitable for veteran wargamers and casual board gamers alike.”

Quartermaster General Website:  http://www.grigglinggames.com/shop/euro/quartermaster-general/

among the stars

Stronghold Games Press Release

Stronghold Games is proud to announce that the hit game, Among The Stars, published by Artipia Games will be co-published by Stronghold Games, enabling gamers in North America, Australia, and Asia access to this great game from the friendly local and online retailers in these markets.
 
Among The Stars takes place in a war-ravaged galaxy where the warring alien races have declared peace in the wake of a threat with the potential to destroy them all. An Alliance is established to build space stations throughout the galaxy in order to promote trade among the races, strengthen diplomatic relations, and defend against this impending threat.  Each player takes the role of one of those races trying to build the greatest space station. Through card drafting, the players select locations, and use these to build their station, scoring victory points based on the placement.  The construction lasts four years, and alien race with the most points at the end wins.  A thematic video featuring the great gameplay of Among The Stars is available at this link:
among the stars board
Stronghold Games will first publish the base game of Among The Stars, and this will be followed by the expansionAmong The Stars: The Ambassadors, as well as Among The Star: The Promos, providing its customers worldwide with the full Among The Stars product line.  The latest set of promotional cards, which Artipia Games will be producing and distributing initially via their Kickstarter campaign, will later be boxed into another product from both Stronghold and Artipia, tentatively called Among The Stars: The Promos Two.  Stronghold Games is committed to support this great game completely.
 
Stronghold Games will print Among The Stars alongside Artipia Games at Ludofact Germany, the leading printer of hobby games in the world. Not only will the games from both companies be of the same great German quality, but this will also enable a virtually simultaneous worldwide release for Stronghold Games’ customers in North America, Australia, and Asia, as well as Artipia Games’ customers in Europe.  Among The Stars is scheduled to be available widely in all markets in September 2014.  Stronghold Games may have advanced copies available to demo or purchase at Gen Con in Indianapolis, Indiana USA in August 2014. The MSRP of Among The Stars is $49.95.
 
As with all of its new game releases, Stronghold Games will offer Among The Stars to its North American customers via their industry-leading Preorder Program.  The Stronghold Games Preorder Program offers preorder customers 30% off MSRP, as well as the guarantee that their games will ship to them before any other customer, including Distributors and Retailers.  Stronghold Games’ preorders will open in July 2014 with preorder fulfillments to be done in late August/September 2014.
 
Stronghold Games and Artipia Games expect that this will be a strategic partnership with additional co-publications from Artipia Games’ catalog in the future.  Further products and timelines will be announced as the information becomes available.
 
“We will continue to bring to North America great games from Europe, as well as support our existing internal game lines”, said Stephen Buonocore, President of Stronghold Games. “We are excited to be working on this project with the excellent company, Artipia Games, and are excited about working with Artipia Games in a strategic manner on future game releases.”

spurs

Players take turns moving around the main board, carrying out classic activities of the Old West, like taking on cattle-herding jobs, bank robbing, or engaging in horse-breaking; if you are good at riding, you might end up with a nice stallion to sell!

spurs parts

Gunslingers can go searching for wanted outlaws in the badlands or take on jobs to escort stagecoaches or deal with gangs of Desperados. Hunters will seek out wildlife in the forests (be careful as some animals might hunt you instead), while others might seek fortune by searching for gold in the mountains or gambling in the town saloons. Be careful though, as you never know when other players will challenge you to a duel and try to rob you!

Will you become the next Legend of the Old West?

3-5 players

Ages 14+

30-60 minute play time