Last year Van Ryder Games released Season 1 of their Graphic Novel Adventures, a series of graphic novels with a variety of themes and storylines which blend a “choose your own adventure” style reading experience with puzzles, hidden numbers, and challenges. In October 2019, Van Ryder Games will release Season 2 of this series.
Season 2 will include Sherlock Holmes & Moriarty: Associates, Sherlock Holmes: The Challenge of Irene Adler, Pirates: The Great Chase, Pirates: The City of Skulls, and Mystery.
In Sherlock Holmes & Moriarty: Associates, you will be able to not only play as the classic Holmes & Watson duo, but will also have a chance to play as their arch nemesis Moriarty (under peculiar circumstances) to question suspects and solve cases.
In Sherlock Holmes: The Challenge of Irene Adler, you will have the chance to either play solo or head-to-head against another player to either choose the role of Irene Adler, the new detective in town competing with the Baker Street Boys for business, or Sherlock Holmes. Either way, you will be using your wits and cunning deductive techniques to prove that you are London’s greatest detective of all time.
In Pirates: The Great Chase, you will have a chance to choose one of three different pirates with different stats to try and find the prisoner that has escaped your ship and is swimming toward a nearby island, all while keeping your eyes peeled for hidden objects and treasures along the way. Then, in Pirates: City of Skulls, you’ll continue your adventure by exploring a bustling pirate town and unlock the secrets within.
In Mystery, you will be playing the role of an aspiring super hero trying to prove your worth by undergoing trials in order to join the Legion of Champions, the famous super hero group.
For more information on Season 2 of Graphic Novel Adventures, visit Van Ryder Games’ official page here.
Designed by Adam Cogan, Super Powered Smash Masters is for 2 to 8 players ages 10 and up and plays in 30 minutes. It is a lighthearted, super hero parody, deck-building gateway game chocked full of super heroes you can take into battle against your fellow players.
With 40 heroes to choose from, each having their own unique power, and over 200 additional auxiliary cards to enhance their powers, there is plenty of variety and replay-ability in this one. In each game of Super Powered Smash Masters, you will select 9 heroes and 50 other cards to use in battle. Whether playing your heroes special super power, using smash cards to make attacks or counterattacks, making global changes with story cards, equipping your hero with loot cards, or creating a powerful combination attack using team-up cards, you’ll find no shortage of action in this family-friendly card game.
Like the old saying goes, all good things must come to an end, and GreaterThanGames is taking that approach to the Sentinels of the Multiverse card game. Having had wonderful success with the super hero themed card game since 2011, on it’s 5th anniversary the final expansion for the game, OblivAeon, is now live on Kickstarter. This new expansion promises to bring more of what you want in the form of heroes, villains, and environments along with some new items. First is the addition of a mission system that will gain you allies and additional tools to aid in you in your fight against the mighty OblivAeon, the toughest opponent you will ever face. Another addition is that you will be fighting the battle on two fronts now, with two environments as you fight back the Scions and Aeon to get at the final big bad. Also new is that since the whole of existence is in jeopardy, villains you have fought in the past have come back as allies such as Baron Blade coming in as Luminary, and The Matriarch coming back as The Harpy. All this is shaping up to make this exit of the card game a high note.
Now as for the campaign itself, already it is having meteoric success in raising over $375,000 within the first day and blowing past 14 stretch goals, unlocking things like a comic, new hero variants, and new environments. Also available in this campaign is a mega collectors box to hold every single Sentinels card that has been released, and you can buy the Hero’s pack, which is a collection of every hero variant that has been released to date. No more paying out big bucks for those limited early variants, now you will be able to get them all with fresh new artwork. If you want to jump on the bandwagon like over 2900 other people (me included), head on over to the campaign page to pledge now.
Iello has announced four new releases are now available including three expansions to Guardians’ Chronicles and Welcome to the Dungeon a mini dungeon crawler.
In Welcome to the Dungeon 2 – 4 players will send their characters into a dark and dangerous dungeon. They will either draw a monster card on their turn or pass and will be out for the round. If they draw a monster card they have to either add that card to the dungeon pile or place it face down in front of them removing one of the pieces of equipment the hero for that round has. Cards will continue to be drawn until everyone but one person passes. The remaining player must then take the hero through the dungeon cards and either defeat the monsters in them with the equipment they have left or take their value in damage. If the hero makes it through the dungeon the player will draw a victory card if they fail twice they are out of the game. The winner of the game is the either the first person to score to victory cards or the last player left in the game.
Welcome to the Dungeon from designer Masato Uesugi is a quick, simple, and fun push your luck game. It has great illustrations by Paul Mafayon. You can watch a review of it by Tom Vasal here or the Game Boy Geek here. It’s definitely worth looking for at your FLGS/OLGS.
Also available are three expansions to Guardians’ Chronicles a miniatures game that allows players to play super heroes or their arch nemesis Professor Skarov. They expansions are:
The Terror Trio – introduces a trio of supervillans: Voltage, Nuke, and Iron Turtle as well as additional tiles like a raging volcano and a polar landscape.
Night Squad – adds four new heroes: Lieutenant Bigfoot, Armor, Night Vigilante, and Quickshot as well as two trap cards.
True King of Atlantis – adds a new threat to the game: Aquarion whom you can ally with Professor Skarov or allows players to plunge into the depths of Atlantis.
If your looking to expand your game of Guardians Chronicles or if you are just hearing about it now and want to get a copy then head out to your FLGS/OLGS and look for the base game and/or these new expansions today.
INTRODUCING MARVEL – LEGENDARY DECK BUILDING GAME: “VILLAINS”
CONTENT HIGHLIGHTS: (All content listed is an average based on the entire production run)
The Legendary universe gets flipped upside down! Play as Villains trying to take out the Heroes protecting the city!
15 playable Villains! 7 Hero groups! 4 Head Honchos! 4 Bodyguards! 8 new Schemes! New Agent, Trooper and Officer cards! New unique Bystanders!
Players can work both with and against other players to overcome the protectors of the city using the greatest Super Villains in the Marvel Universe!
The game will feature some of Marvel’s greatest Villains, including Venom, Magneto and Thanos, as they go to battle against some of the most heroic characters in the Marvel Universe, including the X-Men, the Avengers and Spider-Friends!
Each Core Set comes with 500 playable cards featuring all original art!