Alderac

Alderac Entertainment (AEG) has announced an expansion for Fantahzee, a game in which players are defending their town against hordes of monsters using dice.  In Fantahzee: Rogues Gallery “the town of Devil’s Burden is still under attack, and even more monsters are pouring in!  Ingenious goblins, led by the mighty troll king and his retinue, are now laying devious traps all over the town to hamper the stalwart defenders. It is time to call for reinforcements – the long-time secret society within Devil’s Burden: the Rogues’ Guild.”

The expansion adds a new type of playable hero, Rogues, to the game. The “sneaky, clever, thieving heroes” can help you overcome the Horde via their new special abilities, and Traps that require Rogues to overcome.

This new expansion is set to release on April 12, 2017.  For more information, visit the publisher’s website.

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In 2013, the original Guildhall card game was met with critical acclaim, winning Boardgames Australia Awards Best International Game and the Fairplay À la carte award as well as being nominated for the Golden Geek Best Card Game and being Kennerspiel des Jahres Recommended in 2014.  However, AEG felt that the theme of the original Guildhall, which featured medieval peasants and merchant class people, was not very evocative and limited the game’s audience.

So when the time came to reboot this popular game, AEG decided to go with a fantasy theme that featured 18 character classes from some of their favorite role-playing games.  This reboot will contain a series of three different sets, formed by mixing up the previous two sets and adding six more cards to the mix.

Here is AEG’s official summary of the new release of the game:

In Guildhall players play different colored Profession cards into their Guildhalls, each which grants a special ability to build your own Guildhalls or to tear your opponent’s Guildhalls down. As players collect different colors in each profession, the abilities on the Profession cards increase in power and usefulness. When a player collects one of each of the 5 colors of a given profession they may trade that completed Guildhall for a Victory Point cards, which have abilities of their own and grant Victory Point points to the player. The first player to collect 20 VP points is the winner.

  • Cards and rules are taken from the award winning, critical acclaimed, and Kennerspiel des Jahres Recommended Guildhall Old World Economy and Guildhall Job Faire releases.
  • New fantasy theme and new profession art from Gunship Revolution.
  • Sold in three sets, each released one month after the other.
  • Releases may be combined and played together in one big Mega Saga deck or different – Professions may be combined to create custom play experiences, including the original Old World Economy and Job Faire releases.
  • Great card game mechanics allow for card combos and tactical decision making.
  • Reduced price point from previous releases.

The three new sets will be called Guildhall Fantasy: Fellowship (street date June 2016), Guildhall Fantasy: Alliance (street date July 2016), and Guildhall Fantasy: Coalition (street date August 2016).  For more information on this new release, visit the three blogs posted on AEG’s site here.

mystc vale

A curse has been placed on the Valley of Life. Hearing the spirits of nature cry out for aid, clans of druids have arrived, determined to use their blessings to heal the land and rescue the spirits. It will require courage and also caution, as the curse can overwhelm the careless who wield too much power.

Mystic Vale is a card game for 2-4 players who are working to earn the most victory points by cleansing the curse upon the land.  They will accomplish this via an innovative “card crafting” system, which uses a 3-sleeve page to allow the customization of cards using different parts.  Each turn, players will play cards into their playing fields to gain powerful advancements and useful vale cards. Players must be judicious in how they use their power, and must be careful of the decay that threatens to end their turns prematurely.

The game promises a concise rules set and tremendous replay value.  Mystic Vale is expected to release in August of 2016.  For more information, visit the game’s pages on AEG’s website here.

Alderac Entertainment Group would like to proudly announce its releases for February 2016.  These game releases will become available this February, 2016.

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Doomtown: Reloaded Saddlebag Expansion: Bad Medicine

It’s time for a hostile takeover!
Gears continue to grind along as plans for Gomorra’s future develop, including a feverish deal that promises to change the face of the Morgan Cattle Company forever. Plus, a secret about Sloane’s past is revealed.

Doomtown: Reloaded, AEG’s fast-paced expandable card game set in the Deadlands universe, is receiving its eighth Saddlebag Expansion, Bad Medicine.  This expansion will add 21 new cards to further customize your Doomtown decks.  Visit the AEG website for more information on this expansion.

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Ravenous River

In this game designed by Isaac Shalev, each player takes on the role of an animal attempting to cross the river.  This is a hidden role game, and players will not know who is predator or prey.  Predators will attempt to trap their prey on the same boat as it crosses, and prey will use their cunning to slip away deftly.  Players will attempt to earn the most points by crossing the river, eating their prey, and avoiding being eaten.

Ravenous River is for 2-7 players ages 14+ and plays in about 20 minutes.  Visit the AEG website here for more information.

tauriel

All you need is love…and intellectual property licenses.

Hot on the heels of a deluge of Love Letter licensed variants, AEG announces yet another one. This time based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit.

The author famously wrote

“There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.”

In the case of The Hobbit: Love Letter, what we find are that the familiar Love Letter roles have been replaced by Tolkien-esque characters, the first revealed of which is Tauriel (who strangely enough was not invented by Tolkien).

AEG is promising many twists and turns to differentiate this version from the base game, keep your eyes peeled as more details are bound to emerge soon.

The Hobbit: Love Letter releases in March, officially from both AEG and Cryptozoic Entertainment.