Bluffing

shadow thief

Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG) posted a picture of the Shadow Thief card on Facebook as a sneak peek of their upcoming Lost Legacy line of games.

Lost Legacy is 16 card game from designers Seiji Kanai and Hayato Kisaragi played very much like Kanai’s last microgame success, Love Letter.  AEG will be releasing three themes that will have players bluffing their way to find the Lost Legacy card. In  The Starship, Flying Garden, and Whitegold Spire players will draw the top card, choose one of the two cards and carry out the effect on the card.  If there are no cards left to draw from, players guess who holds the Lost Legacy card in order of their “speed” indicated on the card.  By combining different Lost Legacy sets (while keeping only a single Lost Legacy card in play), up to six players can compete at the same time.

Lost Legacy is expected to release in August at Gen Con 2014.

carmarace

In Carmarace, everyone on your block just won the chance to pick up a limited edition collectable at the convention being held on the other side of the continent. There is only one of these collectables up for grabs and the first person there gets it! The problem? None of you have a car…As players hit the streets, sky, and tracks, they will hop into different vehicles with different “Karma” values.  You might get really lucky and have a nice open road in front of you…or you might get a giant boulder, which can slow you down. In this race, what goes around comes around. You’ll run into speeding tickets, road blocks, jet fighters, trains, cars, planes, old ladies, and more! 

In Carmarace, you’ll need to strategize which cards to hold, and which to discard. Do you want to advance further into the race? Or deal out some bad Karma to the others in front? Which path should you take? Will you risk the high road and take a plane? Bluff your way past the others? So many choices to choose from.

2-6 players

Ages 8+

90 minute play time

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A new face to Love Letter is set to release this February from AEG.  Art and characters from the Legend of the Five Rings universe have been added to Seiji Kanai’s 2013 bluffing and deduction game.

Love Letter is a card game for two to four players.  Each player is trying to gain enough tokens of affection to win the heart of the princess, or in this version, Iweko Miaka.  The game is played over a series of rounds until Iweko has given enough tokens of affection to a player.  At the start of the game, each player receives a card, that they keep secret and in their hand.  On a player’s turn, they draw the top card of the draw pile and discard one of their two cards, applying the card’s affect.  Each card has a value and at the end of the round, the highest value in players’ hands is closest to the princess and wins the round.

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Characters included in L5R version of Love Letter are Iweko Miaka, Togashi Gozato, Doji Takato, Matsu Misato, Isawa, Tenkawa, Kaiu Akemi, Shosuro Yamazaki, and Seppun Tasuke.