DV Giochi Announces Three Games to be Released At Essen 2014

DV Giochi has announced three new releases which will be available at the Essen Spiele Game Fair this October.  They will be at booth3 – E106.  They have announced firm dates for European availability being starting at Essen.  But US dates are slated to be somewhere around December-January for Dark Tales and they haven’t specified dates for BANG! The Valley of Shadows.  Both releases look rather promising.

Additionally they have announced:

As usual, in Essen we will also show the winner of the Lucca Comics & Games contest “Best Unpublished Game 2013-2014”: Playa Pirata.

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Dark Tales

Dark Tales is a card game for 2-4 players, ages 14 and up. This game is inspired by classic fairy tales, retold in a dark style. The land of Dark Tales is populated by disturbing creatures and sinister characters. The interaction between cards and magic items is the key to success: a character, an event, or a sword used at the right time can determine the fate of the game! Thanks to the many setting cards, the items you collect change their power from game to game.

The cards are tarot-sized and perfectly emphasize the gorgeous illustrations of Dany Orizio—an Italian illustrator already well-known and appreciated in Italy and abroad.

Designer: Pierluca Zizzi
No. of players: 2-4
Ages: 14+
Artwork: Dany Orizio

Language: Italian and EnglishContents:

  • 48 playing cards
  • 6 setting cards
  • 8 gold coins
  • 4 swords
  • 4 armors
  • 4 magic wands
  • 66 victory points tokens
  • rulebook

Dark Tales – Snow White Expansion

The first expansion, Dark Tales – Snow White will be released at the same time as the base game.

With Dark Tales – Snow White, you will experience one of the greatest classic fairy tales. From the spooky Prince to the mysterious Dwarves, from the Glass Coffin to the infamous Poisoned Apple: in the world of Dark Tales, new characters and special items appear to create new and unexpected combinations. By adding this expansion to the base game, you can explore different plots and unexpected endings!

Designer: Pierluca Zizzi
No. of players: 2-4
Age: 14+
Artwork: Dany Orizio

Language: Italian and EnglishContents:

  • 24 playing cards
  • 2 setting cards
  • 2 gold coins
  • 2 laced bodices
  • 1 comb
  • 1 poisoned apple
  • 2 burning shoes
  • 33 victory points tokens
  • rulebook.

The Valley of Shadows

BANG! The Valley of Shadows

To all BANG! fans: BANG! The Valley of Shadows is finally coming!

By popular demand, the long-awaited English edition of Udoli Stinu—an exclusive expansion released last year in Czech Republic only—will be available in European shops starting in October. Rattlesnakes, tornadoes, ruthless “bandidos”… new characters and surprising new cards will join those fearless gunslingers who would dare enter the Valley of Shadows.

Designer: Emiliano Sciarra et al.
No. of players: 4-7
Ages: 8+
Artwork: Alberto Bontempi

Language: Italian and EnglishContents:

  • 8 character cards
  • 16 playing cards
  • rulebook.