Ultra PRO, widely known for its collectible and tabletop accessories manufacturing, has entered into an agreement to publish, market and promote Stone Blade Entertainment’s roster of games. This partnership allows Stone Blade to utilize Ultra PRO’s market presence to reach a wider audience, while freeing up resources to focus on the design of new games.
Stone Blade Entertainment is most well-known for the Ascension: Deckbuilding Game series, which, along with other games such as Bad Beets, will be bolstered by Ultra PRO’s distribution channels and marketing efforts. Ultra PRO’s new Entertainment Division is excited to have access to this growing index of games.
The first Stone Blade game to have the Ultra Pro treatment will be released in Sept 2016. You Gotta Be Kitten Me! Is a Liars-Dice style bluffing game featuring cards with cats, dogs, and the adorable accessories they wear.
Stoneblade Entertainment announces that a new card game, Bad Beets, is now available for preorder through July 27 with the free gift of a Bad Beets button.
Bad Beets is a family bluffing game in which players must eat their vegetables by working to get rid of their beets in any way they can. This might include feeding them to the dog or sharing them with others. Players are being required to sit down for dinner and must “eat” (or get rid of) their 8 Beet cards before they can “leave the table”. You can bluff to your heart’s content, but you had better be holding the right card if you get called out!
The game will include:
- 15 Role Cards
- 50 Beet Tokens
- 15 Ice Cream Tokens
- 5 Action Reminder Cards
- 1 Rulebook
Bad Beets is for 2-5 players ages 8 and up and plays very quickly. The game is scheduled to ship to retailers on August 3, 2015. For more information about the game and the preorder, visit the Stoneblade website here.
This week at the GAMA Trade Show:
Cool Mini Or Not came to show off the prototype for their succesful kickstarter game Blood Rage. Designed by Eric Lang, this is a game of vikings where 2-4 players compete for the favor of the gods and march to meet the other clans in glorious battle.
Find more information about this game on Boardgamegeek here.
Rather Dashing Games was on hand to promote their new release: Pirates, Ninjas, Robots & Zombies. This is a family friendly tactical tile laying game for 2-4 players in which players attempt to create the most valuable section of connected tiles.
Find out more at Boardgamegeek here. Or check out the publisher’s website here.
Dapper Devil.com, purveyor of accessories for the well dressed game, gave us a first look at the custom box for the upcoming 50th Anniversary edition of Nuclear War. In this classic satirical card game, first published in 1965, 2-6 players attempt to achieve world domination through the strategic use of propaganda and nuclear weapons. The Anniversary edition will be realized in the form of a Kickstarter project – the game’s publisher, Flying Buffalo, Inc., is expected to release more detail in the near future.
Check out this game at Boardgamegeek here.
Stoneblade Entertainment revealed the newest set for their highly popular deck-building game Ascension. Called ‘Dawn of Champions’, this set will allow players to take on the role of a faction leader, building up their reputation in order to unlock powerful cards and effects. Ascension: Dawn of Champions can be played as a stand alone game or in combination with other Ascension games.
Find more information at Boardgamegeek here.
Stoneblade also brought a copy of their newest card game, Bad Beets. Expected to be released this summer, Bad Beets is a family friendly bluffing game for 2-5 players about picky eaters.
You can read more about the game here.
Eagle Gryphon Games brought out their upcoming release Clockwork Wars. A game of conquest, discovery and espionage for 2-4 players, Clockwork Wars is set in a world of magic and steam era technology where the human ‘Purebreeds’ and the three hybrid races, ‘Troglodytes, Rhinochs and Mongrels’ are locked in a war for survival and control.
Find more information about this game at Boardgamegeek here. Or at the publisher’s own website here.
And finally, Eagle Gryphon also brought along ‘Cheesonomics’, a family card game for 2-5 players about manipulating the supply and demand of various types of cheese. This game is based on set collection, memory and hand management mechanics and can be played at three different skill levels to allow players to adjust the game to their own taste.
Check out Boardgamegeek here.
Stone Blade Entertainment, the publisher of the Ascension deck-building game, has announced the release of a new family-friendly card game, Bad Beets.
Bad Beets, designed by Justin Gary (Ascension), is a short bluffing game for 2-5 players, where players need to finish their beets (through eating them, feeding the dog, etc) before leaving the table.
To read the full article, see here.