If you are quick to jump on the new game from Cryptozoic Entertainment, make sure to check your cards for any errors.
The first cases of the Adventure Time Card Wars reprint of the Finn & Jake (CZE 01558) andBMO & Lady Rainicorn (CZE 01781) Collector Packs are arriving at stores as we speak.
The exciting news first: The wait is finally over for everyone wanting to pick up one of these launch Collector Packs! Now the not-so-exciting news: Unfortunately, in the rush to get these out quickly, the factory made an error, and some of the intended cards were mixed up during the shrink-wrapping process. Cryptozoic is quickly printing a Deck Checklist insert for the next wave of inventory shipping to stores next month. In the meantime, they are providing the official Checklist on their blog for everyone who is picking up these first Collector Packs on store shelves now. When opening these decks, take a minute to double-check your cards. We apologize for the incovenience.
Marrying Mr. Darcy: the Undead Expansion
Marrying Mr. Darcy: the Undead Expansion adds the threat of the walking undead to the heroines’ attempts to build their character and marry well. Elizabeth Bennet and the other ladies must now face the possibility of undead attacks, undead suitors, and curses, while still trying to marry the suitor the will earn them the most happiness. The ladies may use weapons, stealth, and cures to try to make it to the end of the game, but may end up undead themselves.
- 2-6 players
- Ages 13+
- 60 minute play time
Marrying Mr. Darcy: The Pride & Prejudice Card Game
Marrying Mr. Darcy is a role-playing card game where players are one of the female characters from Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice. Players work to improve themselves and become more desirable as potential wives for the available Suitors. The ladies do this by attending Events and improving their Characters, but advantage can be gained by the use of Cunning. All of their efforts are in hopes of securing the husband that will make them the most satisfied character at the end of the game.
Game play is divided into two stages: the initial Courtship Stage and the concluding Proposal Stage. The Courtship Stage is when players try to improve their Heroine’s chances of happiness by earning points playing Character Cards, and acquiring or playing Cunning Cards. Character Points help you to attract Suitors, and also count toward your total number of Character points at the end of the game. Cunning Points do not count towards your building your Character. However, the Heroine who has acquired the most Cunning will be the first player to enter the Proposal Stage later in the game, putting her at a significant advantage.
The Proposal Stage begins when Event Cards have been played. In this stage, players will roll to see which Suitor proposes to them, decide if they will marry them, and calculate their final score. Can you win the heart of Mr. Darcy?
- Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs X-Men Play Mat
- Marvel HeroClix: Deadpool Gravity Feed
- Marvel HeroClix: Deadpool “Thunderbolt” Fast Forces Pack
- Pathfinder Battles: Reign of Winter
- Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs X-Men Organized Play Story-line Month One
- DC HeroClix: War of Light, Sinestro Corps, Wave One, Story-Line Month 1-6
- Star Trek: Attack Wing Organized Play Story-line Month One
- Justice League Strategy Game
- D&D Fantasy Miniatures Starter Set Heroes
- Star Trek: Fleet Captains – Dominion
- D&D Fantasy Miniatures Set One
- Marvel HeroClix: Guardians of the Galaxy Gravity Feed and Inhumans Fast Forces Pack
- Marvel Dice Masters: The Uncanny X-Men
- DC HeroClix: Alternate Color Lantern Pack
- Star Trek: Attack Wing Resistance is Futile Organized Play Month 1-3
- D&D: Attack Wing Wave One, Green Dragon Expansion, Elf Wizard Expansion, Frost Giant Expansion, Elf Guard Troop Expansion, Hobgoblin Troop Expansion, Dwarven Ballista Expansion, Wraith Expansion
- DC HeroClix: The Flash
- D&D: Attack Wing Wave Two, Black Shadow Dragon Expansion, Movanic Deva Angel Expansion, Aarakocra Expansion
In the next game from Rather Dashing Games the great forces of geekdom struggle against each other as well as their Arch Enemies in an easy to learn tile laying game where the strategy and sabotage never end.
Coming late summer 2014.
Thebes is an international award winning game by Peter Prinz for 2-4 players. In Thebes you and your fellow players are archaeologists, traveling through Europe and acquiring knowledge about five ancient civilizations – Crete, Greece, Egypt, Palestine and Mesopotamia. Players then utilize this knowledge, gather equipment and enlist the aid of their assistants to excavate historical sites in the regions of these civilizations.
This Kickstarter is for the international edition of Thebes and the languages included are English, German, French, Dutch and Spanish). The names on the game board are in German and English. For the Thebes card game, there is a German version and an English/Dutch/French version that will be available to backers.
The closing date on Kickstarter is June 3, 2014, the current pledged amount is $63,250 and the funding goal for the project is $20,000. You can get a copy for $54. The estimated delivery date is Sep 2014.
Last Saga is a skirmish game set in a sci-fi universe, represented by miniatures of high quality metal. Last Saga is a wargame based on 32mm miniatures. Different factions fight against each other in a science-fiction universe where humanity has reached the starts and must fight against various alien races in order to survive. Games portray confrontations between two small groups of units, filled with action and where tactics are key to victory.
The closing date on Kickstarter is June 15, 2014, the current pledged amount is £11,159 and the funding goal for the project is £4,500. Pledge £43 to get Two Starter Packs of your choice and one exclusive Kickstarter edition miniature. The estimated delivery date is Nov 2014.
Albion’s Legacy is a cooperative, modular-adventure board game for 1-4 players. A story enriched, quest based, Arthurian themed game! Albion’s Legacy is a cooperative adventure board game for 1-4 players in the CORE box and up to 6 players in the DELUXE and EXCLUSIVE boxes. The game allows players to participate as one of their favourite Arthurian characters ranging from the legendary wizard Merlin, the famous Lady of the Lake, the brave Sir Lancelot, and the great King Arthur himself. These heroes will champion all that is good in 90 minutes as the players travel across the realm of Albion and face dangerous roaming threats, mythical beasts and deadly encounters.
Collect lore-enriched relics, artifacts, weapons and special awards under a heated deadline while solving some of the most famous historical and mythical chronicles of the Arthurian legend. This game will challenge you, excite you, educate you and if you’re not careful it will take you down (your character that is…) Everything you need is provided at the gaming table, just bring your friends, your love of Arthurian lore (knowledge of Arthurian lore optional) and your thirst for adventure! Onward! The Kingdom needs YOU!
The closing date on Kickstarter is June 15, 2014, the current pledged amount is $11,290 CAD and the funding goal for the project is $20,000. Pledge $45 for your copy (US, Canada, UK and Germany get free shipping & customs). Albion’s Legacy will retail at $70. The estimated delivery date is Dec 2014.
Stronghold Games is proud to announce another Gen Con release, “Diamonds”, by the great designer Mike Fitzgerald.
Diamonds is a trick-taking card game in which players collect Diamonds — not cards bearing that suit – but actual “Diamond Crystals” (acrylic crystals) included in the game. What makes the game of Diamonds different from other trick-taking card games is that when you cannot follow suit you get a “Suit Action” based on what suit you do play. Suit Actions are also taken by the winner of each trick, as well as at the end of a full Round of play.
Suit Actions enable players to take Diamond Crystals from the general Supply, moving them to their Showroom (where they may score 1 point) or to their Vault (where they will score 2 points). The Vault is the secure area, but the Showroom is vulnerable to theft by the other players.
In addition to the 135 Diamond Crystals (in 2 sizes and colors), the 6 player Vaults, and the 6 Player Aid cards, Diamonds includes a deck of 60 Playing Cards, numbered 1-15 in the standard four suits. These cards are illustrated in an Art Deco style, and printed using metallic gold and silver inks on rich vibrant background colors. Diamonds is more than just another trick-taking card game for its great gameplay, gorgeous printing, and exceptional components.
The retail street date for Diamonds, the first game in the new “Pocket Line” for Stronghold Games, is late August/September 2014. The game will be officially unveiled at Gen Con in Indianapolis, IN in August. Diamonds will go on preorder on the Stronghold Games website approximately 2 months before the street date. Please watch the Stronghold Games website, Facebook page, Twitter feed, and Newsletter for updates.
“We are pleased to be publishing Diamonds”, said Stephen Buonocore, President of Stronghold Games. “Working with the great Mike Fitzgerald, designer of Wyvern, the Mystery Rummy Series, and developer of Pokemon to name just a few, has been a goal of ours for years. We are excited to be working with Mike on this project.”
“When I first discovered Stronghold Games, I was in awe of the attention to quality in both components and gameplay”, said designer Mike Fitzgerald. “I knew I wanted to do a game with them. I am very happy that I have found a home for Diamonds with such a great company.”
About Stronghold Games LLC:
Stronghold Games LLC is a publisher of high-quality board and card games in the hobby game industry. Since 2009, Stronghold Games has released many highly-regarded games, including the best-selling “Survive: Escape From Atlantis!”, the most innovative deck-building game, “Core Worlds” and its expansion “Core Worlds: Galactic Orders”, and the latest smash-hit game line “Space Cadets” and “Space Cadets: Dice Duel”. Stronghold Games publishes great game designs developed both in-house and in partnership with European publishers. Stronghold Games LLC is a Limited Liability Company formed in the State of Delaware, USA.
Wizards of the Coast Files Complaint Against Cryptozoic Entertainment and Hex Entertainment
for Copyright, Patent and Trade Dress Infringement
May 14, 2014 (Renton, WA) – Today Wizards of the Coast LLC, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington against Cryptozoic Entertainment, LLC and its alter ego, Hex Entertainment, LLC (collectively, “Cryptozoic”), for willful infringement of intellectual property rights.
Cryptozoic develops and publishes the digital trading card game, Hex: Shards of Fate, a clone of the world famous tabletop collectable trading card game, Magic: The Gathering®, and its digital expressions, Magic Online® and the Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers® franchise.
“Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast vigorously protect our intellectual property. This infringement suit against Cryptozoic demonstrates that while we appreciate a robust and thriving trading card game industry, we will not permit the misappropriation of our intellectual property” said Barbara Finigan, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Hasbro. “We attempted to resolve this issue, but Cryptozoic was unwilling to settle the matter.”
The suit includes claims for copyright, patent and trade dress infringement.
About Magic: The Gathering
Magic: The Gathering is the world’s best strategy game with more than 20 million players and fans worldwide. Through a unique blend of digital game play and face-to-face play opportunities in more than 6,000 hobby game stores around the world, Magic offers a robust gaming experience for its global community of passionate fans. For more information, visit magicthegathering.com.
About Wizards of the Coast, LLC
Wizards of the Coast LLC, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), is the leader in entertaining the lifestyle gamer. Wizards’ players and fans are members of a global community bound together by their love of both digital gaming and in-person play. The company brings to market a range of gaming experiences under powerful brand names such as MAGIC: THE GATHERING, DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, and KAIJUDO. Wizards is also a publisher of fantasy series fiction with numerous New York Times best-sellers. For more information about our world renowned brands, visit the Wizards of the Coast Web site at www.wizards.com.
About Hasbro, Inc.
Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company dedicated to fulfilling the fundamental need for play for children and families through the creative expression of the Company’s world class brand portfolio, including TRANSFORMERS, MONOPOLY, PLAY-DOH, MY LITTLE PONY, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, NERF and LITTLEST PET SHOP. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its global customers with innovative play and entertainment experiences, in a variety of forms and formats, anytime and anywhere. The Company’s Hasbro Studios develops and produces television programming for more than 180 markets around the world, and for the U.S. on Hub Network, part of a multi-platform joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK). Through the company’s deep commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world for future generations and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every year. It has been recognized for its efforts by being named one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” and is ranked as one of Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s “100 Best Corporate Citizens.” Learn more at www.hasbro.com.
Planes puts you in the role of a group attempting to push your way through a crowded airport to reach your plane before takeoff. Other players’ families or groups, as well as neutral travelers, will cause all sorts of congestion in the terminal and may keep you from boarding.
With cards that affect play and allow bonus scoring, in addition to variable airport maps, Planes is the next phase in global travel from AEG, publisher of Trains.
Last week on their Facebook page, they posted:
Here’s your first look at the cover of Planes, coming this fall from AEG as part of our new “Destination Fun” line, featuring Trains, Planes,… and possibly others in the future.
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