F2Z Entertainment, known for publishing popular brands of tabletop games such as Filosofia, Z-Man Games, Pretzel Games, and Plaid Hat Games, officially announces a new game in the line of Z-Man’s Merchants & Marauders, Broadsides. Merchants & Marauders: Broadsides is a two-player, stand-alone game that puts players “in the boots of a fearless ship captain.” In this confrontational game designed by Joshua Cappel, players will be working to survive a deadly battle by spending resources to defend and repair their ship whilst trying to destroy the enemy ship.
The following is an excerpt from the official press release:
Through your spyglass, you see a profitable sea lane, just waiting to be claimed. But competition is closing in, and the battle is inevitable: Load your cannons! Hoist the red flag! Will you be able to sink the enemy before they send you feeding the sharks?
Merchants & Marauders: Broadsides is scheduled for release at Gen Con in August of 2016. More details will be released soon as it becomes available.
Pandasaurus Games announced a new title at the Gama Trade Show this week – Wasteland Express Delivery Service. The game is designed by Jon Gilmore (Dead of Winter) and Matt Riddle & Ben Pinchback (Fleet, Back to the Future) featuring art by Riccardo Burchielli (DMZ, Batman Black and White)
The game is set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland and players are drivers delivering food, water and guns to various settlements throughout the wasteland while risking the mayhem caused by the outrageous characters and battling raiders that inhabit the land. The game also features 3 outlandish factions that players can gain favor with.
The game features an emerging narrative over the course of a 10 game campaign, each beginning with a beautifully illustrated comic book introduction that sets up the story, stakes and challenges that the players will have to contend with. Alternatively, players can just embark on a single, randomly generated scenario providing infinite replay possibilities.
Molly Wardless, Managing Director of Pandasaurus Games said :
Among the myriad things we are completely flipping over re Wasteland is that nothing like this has really ever been touched in the board game community. When we first heard the pitch, we were sold. Then Riccardo turned it into this almost unwieldy beast that pushes the limits in pretty much every imaginable way. It’s beautiful and grotesque at the same time. And we are completely in love.
The game also features board art by Joshua Cappel and fantastically detailed miniatures of the delivery vehicles players will be using, designed by Justin Blintz. With over 100 pieces of artwork, every card in the game is unique.
More details are expected to be revealed in the coming months.