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USAopoly would like to announce the upcoming release of a new board game featuring the iconic video game franchise, Super Mario Bros.  Super Mario Level Up! is a board game that features a 3D game board, 13 Character Movers, Power Up cards and “?” Block Chips to offer an immersive, thematic experience reminiscent of the well-known video game experience.

The publisher’s website states the following about this release: “Join Mario and his pals as you advance them up the Mushroom Kingdom while challenging other players to gather the most coins and reach the castle at the top.”

Super Mario Level Up! is a game for 3-6 players ages 8 and up.  For more information about this release, visit the publisher’s website.

Titans, & Witches, & Bears! OH MY!

Last week at the GAMA Trade Show in Las Vegas, Fireside Games proudly announced three product releases for 2015: Castle Panic: The Dark Titan, Bears!: Trail Mix’d and The Village Crone.

Castle Panic: The Dark Titan

Castle Panica tower-defense cooperative board game in which players strive to defend their castle against an onslaught of monsters, will be receiving its second full expansion, The Dark Titan.  This expansion will add new monsters, new cards, and new support tokens, as well as Agranok, the Dark Titan who has escaped exile and returned to exact his revenge on your Castle.  The Dark Titan requires the Castle Panic core game to play, is fully compatible with the game’s first expansion, The Wizard’s Tower, and is scheduled for release on April 1, 2015.

Click here for the full story and further links on this new expansion.

Bears!: Trail Mix’d

Fireside Games’ dice roller, Bears!, is a fast-paced game in which players pair dice to avoid bears that are attacking their camp.  The game will now receive an expansion, Trail Mix’d, which will give players 6 new rules for the original game, as well as a die that is rolled before each round, changing up the rules that affect pairing and scoring for even more versatility and unexpected results.

Bears! is a game for 2 or more players ages 7 and up, and plays in 20 minutes.  Bears!: Trail Mix’d will be available in June of 2015.

The Village Crone

Finally, Fireside Games announces a brand new game, The Village Crone, where each player takes on the role of a witch in the medieval village of Wickersby.  Each player will vie for the venerable title of the Village Crone using worker placement and resource management to gather ingredients and cast spells on the villagers.  Players will achieve goals and score victory points by making the villagers fall in love, turning them into frogs, or teleporting them.  The game will also feature a solo play option.

The Village Crone is for 1-6 players ages 13 and up and plays in about 90 minutes.  It is scheduled for release in the fall of 2015.

For more information on any or all of these three new releases, visit the Fireside Games website to read the official announcement and visit the game pages.

The Dark Titan is coming! Are you prepared? Get ready for the next expansion to Castle Panic!

Players must stand together more than ever when The Dark Titan Agranok returns from banishment seeking vengeance.

Fireside Games is in the midst of The Dark Titan Cometh Tour, which lasts through the month of March 2015, where they are touring Colorado and Utah (including the GAMA Trade Show) displaying the new expansion for the hit cooperative game Castle Panic entitled The Dark Titan.

The Dark Titan expansion brings to the game a variety of new monsters and their tricks, such as Elite monsters, the Dark Sorceress, and Boom Trolls.  The players also have new reinforcement types to aid them, such as the Cavalier, Boiling Oil, and Support Tokens.

The following components are included in this expansion:

  • Rulebook
  • 1 Agranok Token
  • 5 Agranok cards
  • 5 Castle Cards
  • 17 Monster Tokens
  • 3 Support Tokens
  • 1 Cavalier Token
  • 1 plastic stand

Some of the new monsters and reinforcements include:

  • Heralds: indicate when Agranok will appear
  • Cavalier: player’s reinforcement that can deal up to 2 points of damage to Monster(s) in the same space
  • Elite Monsters (i.e., Elite Goblins): have the ability to evade attacks
  • Boom Troll: carries explosives into your castle to blow it up
  • Dark Sorceress: cripples players’ hand size
  • Plague Cards: players must discard all cards of a certain color
  • Wither: banishes a card for the remainder of the game
  • Support Tokens (Supply Wagon, Stonemason’s Cart, Reserve Squad): if these make it to the castle intact, can provide nice advantages or damage monsters
  • New Castle Cards: Boiling Oil (damage all monsters in the Swordsman ring of a certain color) and Barrage (players choose a color or ring and all players may play all cards of that type simultaneously)
  • Agranok, The Dark Titan: an 8 hit-point monster that is double-sided

The Dark Titan requires the Castle Panic core game to play and is fully compatible with The Wizard’s Tower expansion.  Castle Panic is a game for 1-6 players ages 12 and up and plays in 1 hour.

For more information on this new upcoming expansion, visit the Fireside Games website.