dV Giochi

DV Giochi has announced three new releases which will be available at the Essen Spiele Game Fair this October.  They will be at booth3 – E106.  They have announced firm dates for European availability being starting at Essen.  But US dates are slated to be somewhere around December-January for Dark Tales and they haven’t specified dates for BANG! The Valley of Shadows.  Both releases look rather promising.

Additionally they have announced:

As usual, in Essen we will also show the winner of the Lucca Comics & Games contest “Best Unpublished Game 2013-2014”: Playa Pirata.

dark tales

Dark Tales

Dark Tales is a card game for 2-4 players, ages 14 and up. This game is inspired by classic fairy tales, retold in a dark style. The land of Dark Tales is populated by disturbing creatures and sinister characters. The interaction between cards and magic items is the key to success: a character, an event, or a sword used at the right time can determine the fate of the game! Thanks to the many setting cards, the items you collect change their power from game to game.

The cards are tarot-sized and perfectly emphasize the gorgeous illustrations of Dany Orizio—an Italian illustrator already well-known and appreciated in Italy and abroad.

Designer: Pierluca Zizzi
No. of players: 2-4
Ages: 14+
Artwork: Dany Orizio

Language: Italian and EnglishContents:

  • 48 playing cards
  • 6 setting cards
  • 8 gold coins
  • 4 swords
  • 4 armors
  • 4 magic wands
  • 66 victory points tokens
  • rulebook

Dark Tales – Snow White Expansion

The first expansion, Dark Tales – Snow White will be released at the same time as the base game.

With Dark Tales – Snow White, you will experience one of the greatest classic fairy tales. From the spooky Prince to the mysterious Dwarves, from the Glass Coffin to the infamous Poisoned Apple: in the world of Dark Tales, new characters and special items appear to create new and unexpected combinations. By adding this expansion to the base game, you can explore different plots and unexpected endings!

Designer: Pierluca Zizzi
No. of players: 2-4
Age: 14+
Artwork: Dany Orizio

Language: Italian and EnglishContents:

  • 24 playing cards
  • 2 setting cards
  • 2 gold coins
  • 2 laced bodices
  • 1 comb
  • 1 poisoned apple
  • 2 burning shoes
  • 33 victory points tokens
  • rulebook.

The Valley of Shadows

BANG! The Valley of Shadows

To all BANG! fans: BANG! The Valley of Shadows is finally coming!

By popular demand, the long-awaited English edition of Udoli Stinu—an exclusive expansion released last year in Czech Republic only—will be available in European shops starting in October. Rattlesnakes, tornadoes, ruthless “bandidos”… new characters and surprising new cards will join those fearless gunslingers who would dare enter the Valley of Shadows.

Designer: Emiliano Sciarra et al.
No. of players: 4-7
Ages: 8+
Artwork: Alberto Bontempi

Language: Italian and EnglishContents:

  • 8 character cards
  • 16 playing cards
  • rulebook.

samurai sword

The struggle between the Shogun and the Ninjas has come to a turning point: Will the noble Samurai continue to protect the Empire at the cost of their lives, now that the fates of two Ronin are intertwined in their battle for Honor? Who will seize power in the land of the Rising Sun?

Rising Sun, the keenly awaited expansion for Samurai Sword, will be available in the finest European game stores in April and will reach the U.S. in May. This expansion will lead players back into the Japanese world of Samurai and Ninjas. It will feature 12 new characters and 40 new cards and powerful weapons to make each match even more engaging. Thanks to the additional role card, you will be able to play with 8 players, too. Samurai Sword and Rising Sun are part of the successful BANG! Game System line, which has sold over one million copies worldwide. Rising Sun will premier at Play’14, the most important Italian game fair, in the city of Modena, on April 5th and 6th.