Liar’s Dice

In this dice rolling, hidden role game, it will take a church full of skill, bluffing, and deceit to push your Cardinal’s favorable alignment without getting caught. Will you be the one to fool all the others and end up on top? Or will your shady ways lead to your demise?

Talon Strikes Studios would like to announce their upcoming release of House of Borgia, a new game influenced by Liar’s Dice–but with a twist.  In House of Borgia, players will control one of six Cardinals: Staunch Fundamentalist, Scholarly Theologian, or the Greedy Simonist.  Players will be working to manipulate the Conclave with bribes, poison, nasty rumors, and other dastardly actions.  Gameplay consists of an action-bidding mechanism, through which players will have a chance to manipulate the influence and positions of other Cardinals in the Conclave.

House of Borgia is a hidden-role deduction game designed by Scott Almes for 2-6 players, ages 14+, and plays in 30-40 minutes.  The game is set for a January 27, 2017 release date.  For more information, visit ACD Distribution’s website.

spoils-of-war

Arcane Wonders has just announced they will be publishing the game Spoils of War, a design of Bryan Pope and Jason Medina about bluffing your way to the biggest pile of loot.  The game will play like a variation of Liar’s Dice where all players will roll a set of dice, and then start placing bets.  With each winning hand you will grow your stash of loot, and once everything has been divided up, whoever has the most will be the winner.

Attendees of BGG.CON will have a leg up on the rest of us for this game as it was debuted at the convention, the rest of us will have to wait for it’s release in April of 2017.  For more information you can read the full press release below.

SPOILS OF WAR coming in April!

ARCANE WONDERS TO RELEASE SPOILS OF WAR

Sachse, TX (Nov. 15th, 2016) – Arcane Wonders® is proud to announce Spoils of War designed by Bryan Pope and Jason Medina. An exciting dice game of bidding, bluffing, and betting, Spoils of War provides non-stop gameplay that will test the wits of casual and strategic players alike!

The raid is over, and the victorious Vikings gather in the chieftain’s tent to divide the Spoils of War! Piled high on a massive oak table are the best treasures taken during the raid; gleaming gems, shiny swords, fine armor, and magical artifacts! Once strong allies, the Vikings are taken by greed, and soon a heated debate ensues –who will get what spoils? Fists pound the table, insults are made, and tempers rise! Let the Spoils of War begin!

Spoils of War is a fast-paced and exciting game of bidding and wagering for 3-5 players. Each round, players roll their dice, and then cleverly bluff and bet to outwit their fellow Vikings. The winners of each round get to claim fantastic treasures to add to their collection! With lots of twists and surprises, no one knows who will win until the last treasure is claimed and the spoils are counted!

“While designing and developing Spoils of War, the underlying goal was to make a game of high social interaction that we love to play.” says Arcane Wonders President and lead designer of Spoils of War, Bryan Pope. “We’ve been working on this game for a long time, and are confident that Spoils of War captures the fun and excitement our fans crave!”

Attendees of BGG Con this week will have the first public opportunity to play Spoils of War at Arcane Wonder’s booth and during several sneak-peek events have been scheduled. Look Spoils of War to hit shelves in April 2017. Gameplay is 60 minutes for 3-5 players ages 14+.