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Gentres, designed by Stephen Risthaus, is being Kickstarted now by Tasty Minstrel Games and will be getting the Deluxified™ treatment.

Gentres is a civilization game for 2-4 players and will last around 90 minutes.  In this game, players take the role of an ancient people who are attempting to develop their society by building monuments and colonizing or founding new cities in the Mediterranean sea.

The game lasts 6 rounds with each round consisting of two phases.  During the Heyday phase, players will carry out their actions using two precious commodities (coins and time).  The more you spread out the time tokens, the fewer actions you can perform.  However if you combine time tokens, you can carry out more actions this round but fewer next round. Once all players pass, the Decline phase begins which is where clean-up and setup for the next round takes place.

Tasty Minstrel Games has listed the following upgrades to Gentes for the Deluxified™ treatment over the retail edition:  A Foil-Stamped box, Box Sleeve, 6 Oversized Silkscreened Meeples, 24 Normal-sized Silkscreened Meeples, 89 Metal Coins, 28 Stickered Wood Action Tokens, 20 Silk Silkscreened Lock Tokens, 60 Silkscreened Wood Hourglass Tokens, 4 Dual-layered Player Boards, and 4 Custom-shaped Score Tokens.

The Gentes campaign is running until February 17, 2018 and has already met the minimum level for funding.  A pledge of $45 will get you the Standard edition while a pledge of $59 will get you the Deluxified™ English Edition.  A pledge of $60 will get you the Deluxified™ Edition in either Dutch, French, German, Italian, or Polish.  Please check out the campaign page for more details on shipping costs.

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Eagle Games has launched a Kickstarter for a deluxe version of Marcel-Andre Casasola-Merkle‘s best-selling Taluva.

On Taluva Island players represent…ancient clans and play tiles which extend out and build up the surface of the Island.

This constant alteration and expansion of the topography of the Island may allow one clan’s villages to be glorified by adding temples and towers, while simultaneously it might destroy other clans’ villages, postponing or perhaps permanently preventing their quest for glory!

The deluxe version boasts bigger, thicker landscape tiles with new artwork, redesigned wooden pieces, and an updated box design. Higher pledge levels include a player board for more strategic depth and variability, a deluxe wooden box, and custom wooden “tiki hut” storage box. This deluxe edition is being published by Ferti Games, which specializes in high-quality wooden game pieces and board and card game production.

Ferti was created in 2001. In the past 13 years we have worked hard to become a world-renowned publisher of very high quality games. We produce both wooden games — like Pitchcar, Tumblin’ Dice, and Crokinole; as well as board and card games — like Coup, En Garde, and Yokai no Mori.

Get all the details on the Taluva: Deluxe Version Kickstarter campaign page.

Coming in June from Game Salute!

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Fantasy Frontier

Fantasy Frontier is a fantasy board game of airships and exploration as each player controls a unique airship with a crew of pioneers!

Players manage the actions of these pioneers each turn in an effort to scout the land, gather resources, construct townships, and even battle it out in aerial combat. Creating geographic patterns via tile placement, the players will develop a new world each time they play. Players compete to be the first to score the required number of victory points to win the game. Points are scored by building townships, completing geographic patterns, and fighting their rivals in airship battles!

  • 2-4 players
  • Ages 13+
  • 45-90 minute play time

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Epic Death!

Epic Death! is a card game of fate, loot and meeting death in glorious battle! You control a rag-tag party of hardened adventurers, looking to don the biggest, shiniest loot before going toe to toe with mighty dragons, scheming sorcerers and undead chickens in the hope of attaining Epic Death! Epic Death! is centered around weaving a story for your adventurers. Using piles of dice modified by fate cards, you strive to complete as many quests as possible, piling epic loot on to your characters, until the time comes to find death in the jaws of the most ferocious monster you can find. If only it was so easy.

During your quests, rival adventurers will be using their own fate cards against you in the hopes of making you gain fail, detracting from your final epic score with shameful tales of botched deeds. In the worst cases this can lead to you suffering ignominious defeat and death against lesser creatures, forever stricken from the annals of history.

  • 2-5 Players
  • Ages 12+
  • 30 minute play time

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Alchemist Academy

In Alchemist Academy you play a young and gifted student at Eggelstein Hall known better to the students as Alchemist Academy, a school for the magically gifted. Your grades have slipped. With only a few weeks to go you need to raise your grades and fast! There is only one solution….. if you can’t pass….CAST!

Alchemist Academy is a fast, light-hearted card game for 2 to 6 players and is played in 30 to 60 minutes. Alchemist Academy is a hand management card game relying on 2 decks of cards, a Spell Deck and Shop Deck.

The game includes 23 different spells within the spell deck, which consists of 64 cards in total. Along with 6 different component cards which are required in different variations when casting a spell, this deck consists of 120 cards in total.

Each class (round) players attempt to cast spells on each other and themselves to increase their grade (score). Each of these spells require the correct components in order to cast it. These components are drawn from the Shop Deck.

Some spells are quick and easy to cast and only require 1 or 2 common components to be cast, however these only give the caster a small bonus. Other spells require rare or unique items to be cast and while this might take longer to obtain the right components, the resulting spell is far more powerful. If the spell is successfully cast, there will be some sort of effect and the player who cast the spell gains points.

  • 2-6 players
  • Ages 10+
  • 30 minute play time


Pandante Basic

Pandánte is a gambling game played by the Pandas of the Pandalands in the Fantasy Strike universe. In this game, lying is okay. (Humans use the softer term “bluffing”.) You can lie about which abilities you have access to, and you can lie about whether your cards are strong enough to win the pot! And if you win a pot by lying, you gain the favor of a Panda Lord. Be careful, though, because other players can call you out on your lies for fun and profit.

Each round (called a “gambit”), players try to build the best hand they can from their two private cards and five community cards, similar to gameplay in Texas Hold’em Poker. Over the course of a gambit, players bet several times while making claims about how good their hands are and using abilities to influence the game. Each suit gives access to a different ability and if you don’t have the one you need, just lie about it and hope you get away with it.

You can play Pandánte as a social game with a definite win condition and no player elimination, or you can play it as an ongoing gambling game in which players are eliminated when they lose their money, like in Poker. You could even play with real money if you’re Panda enough.

  • 2-6 players
  • Ages 13+
  • 30 minute play time

Game Contents:

  • 1 deck of oversized Pandante cards
  • 6 boards
  • 1 dealer button
  • Rulebook

pandante deluxe

Pandante Deluxe


  • 1 deck of oversized Pandante cards
  • 6 boards
  • Rulebook
  • 180 clay poker chips in 4 denominations
  • High quality dealer button
  • Magnetic lid box

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Pandante Travel


  • 1 deck of regular sized Pandante cards
  • 6 Panda Lord cards
  • 18 cards to construct the “board” for each of 6 players
  • 6 challenge cards
  • 1 dealer card

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Pandante Poker Deck


  • A main deck of 58 tarot-sized cards, including 4 wizards and 2 jokers
  • 1 collector’s card describing the deck

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Pandante Extra Poker Chips


  • 60 white bamboo chips
  • 60 red pair-of-cards chips
  • 30 black panda chips
  • 30 blue diamond chips