IELLO has posted a second trailer video for its upcoming arena combat board game, Arena For The Gods, designed by Maxime Rambourg (The Big Book Of Madness). This video highlights some of the mechanisms and components of this upcoming cousin to King of Tokyo and Ultimate Warriorz. In Arena For The Gods, 2-6 players bid with health tokens to buy cards representing equipment, spells, mounts and general tools of destruction. Players then have 2 rolls of the custom dice in order to move about the arena, fight, and activate their cards, dealing death and destruction to the other combatants. The last warrior left standing is the victor.
Arena For The Gods is due for pre-release at Origins Game Fair in June 2017, then in stores on June 28. The newest trailer video can be seen here.
As most anyone that follows the Dice Tower would know, our Podcasts and videos are advertising free (with the exception of our sponsor, Cool Stuff Inc.). In order to provide that to our listeners we, once a year, create a fund-raiser on Kickstarter to not only go advertising free – but allow for expanded content. Upon reaching various different stretch goals, the Dice Tower will be adding Chaz Marler (Pair of Dice Paradise) as a part-time contributor as well as a possibility of him providing his top 100. Various other goals include the ability to have a booth at Essen as well as Jared Whitley producing his top 100. Hopefully, if we achieve enough, we will be able to hire a full-time video editor that will allow us to focus on producing more content!
To achieve these goals, there are a number of different pledge levels and promo packs available. Below are just a few images of some of the exciting things you can get by helping sponsor the Dice Tower in 2016. There is so much more than what’s listed below. You can visit the Kickstarter campaign here for all the details.
Dice Tower from Dog Might Games
From WizKids – A promo card for Dice Masters
From Mayday Games – Promos for Mow Money and Garbage Day
From Portal Games – A new promo for Imperial Settlers
From Cool Mini or Not – A promo miniature for Blood Rage (Artwork above)
From Matagot – A new character for Ultimate Warriorz
…and so much, much more! You can visit the Kickstarter page here. Please consider contributing and take home an exciting promo-pack. The Dice Tower would like to thank all of the companies contributing to this year’s campaign!!
Originally released in 2011 by Pulsar Games, Ultimate Warriorz is back in a new multilingual third edition published by Matagot. Designed by Guillaume Blossier, this is an arena combat game for 2-8 players who have all come to the sacred arena to participate in the great Tribal Rumble and be named chief of the legendary End of the World Island. But only the Ultimate Warrior will achieve that highest honor, so players need to choose their cards wisely and time their actions carefully.
Find more information on the game at Boardgamegeek, the online board game database, or check out the publisher’s own website here.
Asmodee Editions has four new upcoming games to announce, including three from Matagot.
Compatible with the Cardline Animals series, Dinosaurs features a whole new set of 110 cards to test your knowledge of these behemoths as you attempt to rid your hand of cards. As you play cards, you must correctly answer questions themed around dinosaurs and prehistoric animals.
A copy of the game includes:
- 110 Unique cards
- 1 Rule book
- 1 Tin
Cardline: Dinosaurs is for 2-8 players ages 7 and up and plays in 15 minutes. For more information on this game, visit the game’s page here.
On the outskirts of the Empire, the tension is palatable: in the race for power, your struggles take on more and more challenging proportions.
Designed by Marc André (Splendor), and illustrated by Ismaël Pommaz (Archipelago), Barony is a game in which players assume the role of one of four barons who, with their armies of knights, must colonize the most rich and fertile lands and defend them against the opposing barons. Each player strives to climb the stairs of power with the ultimate goal of becoming the new king.
The game is played by first randomly creating the board for varied play each time. Each turn, players will only choose one action from six possible actions, allowing for fast game play. These six actions are Train, Move, Rally, Build Village, New City, and Gain Title. Players will train knights, capture territories, and build upon various types of terrain that affect the types of resources gained. As players trade off different resources, they will gain titles, and the first player to attain the title of Duke triggers the end of the game. The player with the most points at the end of the game become king and is crowned the winner.
The game contains:
- 36 Territory tiles
- 1 Scoreboard
- 80 Resource tokens
- 1 First Player token
- 112 Wooden Pawns:
- 28 knights
- 20 cities
- 8 strongholds
- 56 villages
- 1 Score counter
- 1 Player Reference sheet and rules
Barony is for 2-4 players ages 14 and up and plays in 45 minutes. The game is scheduled to be available to the public in May of 2015. For more information, visit the Barony game page on Matagot’s website, or the game’s page on Board Game Geek.
Become a Space Pirate and attain Honor, Glory, and Wealth by exploring the Universe in a quest for victory. Metal Adventures is a game of exploration, challenges, alliances, and epic battles in this sci-fi card and dice game.
The game box contains:
- 1 Game board
- 6 Astrolabes
- 132 Cards
- -6 Players ships
- -34 Near space
- -34 Deep space
- -18 Trophies
- -24 Improvement
- -16 Help
- 50 Galactic credits
- 8 Dice
- 1 Rule booklet
Metal Adventures is for 3-6 players ages 14 and up and has a play time of 45-60 minutes. For more information, see the game’s page here.
The Tribal Rumble is about to begin, and only the strongest warrior will be named chief of the legendary End of the World Island: the Ultimate Warrior!
Players will each select a unique warrior and then, either individually or in teams, will duke it out in an arena using a hand of action cards. Using four characteristics of melee attack, ranged attack, speed, and initiative, players will select their action cards in secret and then reveal their moves based on initiative. Dice affect the outcome of various attacks, and different attacks have different strengths and weaknesses. Magical items also play a role in helping players achieve victory in the arena.
The game box includes:
- 8 Ultimate Warriorz characters
- 8 Warriorz sheets
- 64 Action cards
- 74 Life points/Popularity points tokens
- 1 Skull token for Baobab
- 2 Electroshock tokens for Burdock
- 8 Lucky Charm tokens
- 4 Wall pieces with columns
- 1 Rounds trail
- 1 Rounds counter
- 6 Dice
- 1 Rule book
Ultimate Warriorz is a for 2-8 players ages 8 and up and plays in 30 minutes. For more information, visit the game’s page here.