Renegade Games

Not THAT game for a throne!

Renegade Games has announced a new expansion for its Eternal: Chronicles of the Throne deckbuilding game. Eternal: Chronicles of the Throne Gold and Steel Expansion requires the base game to play and adds gold, weapons, markets and double-influence abilities as new mechanics. The expansion comes with 88 cards, 4 market trays, 1 sentinel token and, of course, a rulebook.

The expansion is expected to be available in 2020. More information about this upcoming expansion release can be found here.

For those familiar with The Fox in the Forest, the game is getting a cooperative version! The Fox in the Forest Duet from Foxtrot Games and Renegade Game Studios, designed by Charles C. Wright, is a game for 2 players that takes the trick-taking mechanic and brings a cooperative flare to it.

Both players will attempt to move through the forest by playing tricks and collect all the gems to win the game while avoiding getting lost along their journey. Players can use the special abilities of the characters to help each other through the forest.

This game is now available for Pre-order and will release in January 2020. For more information, click here.  

Renegade Games is bringing Circadians: First Light to retail in September, and you can pre-order your copy now. Circadians is a sci-fi strategic dice-placement, resource management and engine building game for 1-4 players. It was designed by S J Macdonald, a co-designer of Architechts of the West Kingdom, and successfully kickstarted in January 2019 by Shem Phillips (Garphill Games), the other co-designer of Architechts.

In the game, players are leading research teams with variable powers on the planet Ryh, collecting samples while negotiating favor with the three local clans. The game has a vibrant color palette and distinctive artwork by Sam Phillips.

The only difference between the Kickstarter version and the retail version of the game is the former includes the small Allies Expansion pack with four additional player factions, which will be getting a limited retail release. Both versions feature linen finish, black core cards, premium wooden tokens, thicker box, translucent dice, plastic molded insert, and a solo mode. If you missed the Circadians: First Light Kickstarter, now is your chance to snag a copy.

“Assemble a crew and outfit a longboat to raid settlements for gold and fame!”

Raiders of the North Sea, by Garphill Games and designer Shem Phillips, is a unique worker placement game wherein players collect resources to raid and pillage as Vikings. The game was deservedly nominated for the Spiel des Jahres Kennerspiel award in 2017, and has accrued two excellent expansions over the years. In Raiders players use a twist on standard worker placement: a single worker is held in hand, which is placed on the board to select a first action. A second action is selected by picking a new worker up off of a previously used space. Workers come in three colors, restricting which actions can be done by which workers.

And now, Dire Wolf Digital has taken this modern classic and created an excellent digital version for Steam, mobile devices and the Nintendo Switch. Raiders of the North Sea is part of an ongoing partnership between Renegade Games and Dire Wolf to produce digital versions of their board games, including Lanterns: the Harvest Festival, Lotus, and the Renegade Companion App. The game truly shines in the digital forum, retaining the excellent artwork created by Mihajlo Dimitrievski (The Mico). Additionally, all versions of Raiders of the North Sea include cross-platform play, so you can compete against friends regardless of which system they use. For more information, check out the press release from Dire Wolf Digital here.

Play both sides of sanity in Gates of Delirium

Renegade Game Studios announces Gates of Delirium, a new 19th century horror-inspired game. Designed by the husband/wife game design duo Jordan and Mandy Goddard (Lotus), Gates of Delirium is not your typical Lovecraftian horror game.  While the arrival of the monstrosities may be inevitable, players in this game will shift between sanity and insanity, alternating the types of actions they can do and the points they can score.  Each action card has two types of actions: one for a sane person, one for an insane person. Each round, one player will decide if it is a sane round or an insane round.  During a sane round, players will search for maps and lost pages to a secret tome while assigning investigators to help them in their cause.  During an insane round, players collect ancient runes and work to build Gates to release the monstrosities.  In the end, the monstrosities will arrive, and the player with the most victory points when the last monstrosity is released is the winner.

Gates of Delirium plays 2-4 players, ages 14+, in about 45 minutes.  Contents include 1 double-sided game map, 80 action cards, 90 gates cards, 40 Investigators (10 per player), 4 Player Journals, 4 Score Markers, 24 Desperation Tokens, 7 Scroll Cards, 6 Monstrosity Discs, 1 Sanity Disc (double-sided) and rulebook. Gates of Delirium is available for pre-order now, or look for the game at your friendly local game store this fall.

Renegade Games Studios announced the next expansion for Clank! A Deck Building Adventure,  Clank! Expeditions: Temple of the Ape Lords.  Like the other expansion in the Clank! Expeditions series, Temple of the Ape Lords offers Clank! fans a new double-sided map board for adventures.  This one is set in the temple of a lost civilization deep in the jungle.  Inside, valuable relics reside, as does an undying mechanical guardian the Ape Lords left behind.  Mechanized passages will make for a tricky escape from the temple.  Included in the expansion is a new Ape Boss Marker and four player markers matching the theme of the expansion.  Clank! Expeditions: Temple of the Ape Lords is available for pre-order now with a release at Gen Con.  Or look for the game at your friendly local game store this September.

Game of Thrones: Oathbreaker is a new social deduction game for 5-8 from Renegade Game Studios and the design team responsible for the popular Clank! series of games, Dire Wolf Digital. In Oathbreaker, one player is the King, while the others are secretly either loyalists, looking to keep the current king in power, or conspirators, seeking chaos. Missions are started, and each player secretly contributes influence cards to the cause, either fulfilling the requirements or jamming up the works. Players who contribute the most cards to a mission can place their house sigil with that pile. The cards in each mission are shuffled, and it is determined if the mission succeeded, aiding Order, or failed, leading to Chaos. Nobles who added their sigil to a mission can gain special rewards. The King can grant special decree cards to players, either helping or hindering whomever seems deserving. Look for Game of Thrones: Oathbreaker in stores this June, and check out Dire Wolf Digital’s web page for more information on this new title.

Renegade Games has announced they are bringing the English version of
Aza Chen‘s (Cat Tower) adorably cute Bubble Tea (2016) to Western shores. In Bubble Tea, 1-5 players start with 2 cup cards, decorated with a 3×4 square grid, and a set of clear overlay ingredient cards.

Welcome to the most popular bubble tea shop in Taiwan, where you’ll find rich, delicious milk tea filled with chewy pearls and jellies! To make an unforgettable drink, you’ll need to pay attention to crucial elements. More bubbles, less sugar, just the right amount of ice – all of this will make the drink taste different. Sounds good, right?

One player then rolls the ingredient dice, and everyone races to use the clear overlays to create a legal drink using all of the ingredients rolled. The first to complete their boba tea wins a customer card, and the first to impress 3 customers wins the game. Alternatively, the customer cards have drinks of varying difficulties players can attempt to create. Look for Bubble Tea this June at your FLGS, and for more information check out the Renegade Game web page here.

Renegade Game Studios partners with Frosted Games to publish its first roll-and-write game, Hex Roller.  Designed by Rustan Håkansson (Nations and Nations: The Dice Game), Hex Roller features a score pad with a hexagonal groupings of hexagons to record die rolls.  Over the course of seven rounds, players will roll the dice, selecting two grouping of numbers to record on their scoresheet.  There are numerous scoring opportunities on the scoresheet, so players need to think strategically when selecting and recording their rolls.  Hex groupings are only scored when they are completed, and they are worth the predominate value recorded in the grouping.  Each scoresheet does start the players out with some pre-filled numbers in each of the hex groupings.  Connecting those numbers scores points also. The unique six-sided dice, numbered 3-8, help in providing higher scores, but the game also rewards filling the hexes with the largest array of values so long as it starts with 3, the lowest number. The simple rules and game play will appeal new gamers while the various scoring strategies will appeal experienced gamers.  

Hex Roller plays 1-8 players, ages 8+, in about 15-20 minutes.  Contents include 8 dice, pad of game sheets and the rulebook.  Hex Roller is available for pre-order now or look for it in your friendly local game store in May.

A digital version of Raiders of the North Sea, the popular worker placement game, is coming soon to iOS and Android phones.

Renegade Game Studios, Dire Wolf Digital and Garphill Games have all teamed up for the release, which is expected in the first quarter of 2019.

The game is set in the Viking Age, with players acting as Viking warriors trying to raid unsuspecting settlements. The players will assemble a crew, collect provisions and plunder to collect the most victory points. The game ends when 1 fortress remains, all Valkyrie are removed or all Offerings are made.

The digital game is for 1-4 players with solo play, pass-and-play and online multiplayer options.

Renegade and Dire Wolfe have also recently released Clank! A Deck-Building Adventure and the digital versions of Lanterns: The Harvest Festival and Lotus as well as the Renegade Games Companion.

More information on the game can be found here.