Game Preorders June 20, 2019

 

Proving Grounds

Proving Grounds is a real-time solitaire dice game from the creator of FUSE and Flatline. It merges narrative and gameplay in a brand-new way. In this box, you will find a novella, Only the Strongest Has the Heart of a Wizened Queen, written by Monica Valentinelli. This sweeping story sets the stage for the events of the game. Read the story of Maia Strongheart as she fights to ascend to the Sun Throne. Then, recreate her extraordinary battle!

If you’ve never played a solo game before, this is a great place to start. There is a training game and six different gameplay modules. Once you’ve learned the basics, add a single module or mix and match to your tastes. If you’re feeling truly adventurous, put them all together for a true test of your gladiatorial combat skills!

Players: 1
Age: 10+
Time: 30 – 40 min

 

Sorcerer

Sorcerer: A Strategy Card Game is set in what the company describes as a grim, gaslamp lit world full of fantastic, mythical creatures and sorcery. Designed for two to four players, the game pits two ancient beings of great power against one another to determine which of their lineage are strongest. The players use sorcery to conjure minions, cast minions, and wield enchanted items to reach the game’s goal of conquering three battlefields.

Players: 2 – 4
Age: 12+
Time: 30 – 90 min

 

Europa Base Alpha

In Europa Base Alpha, players are competing to build the grandest network of moon bases on Jupiter’s moon, Europa.  Cards and dice are used to help you build your bases as well as hinder other players. Bases need certain icons, such as Missile Silos, Communication Towers, Global Command Centers, and more, to be rolled, and cards can be played to aid in getting those icons or to hinder an opponent by requiring more icons, rolling less dice, etc.The player with the most points earned from built moon bases will take control of Europa and win!Includes the Invaders expansion!

Players: 2 – 4
Age: 14+
Time: 45 min

 

Above and Below ( Reprint )
Above and Below is a mashup of town-building and storytelling where you and up to three friends compete to build the best village above and below ground. In the game, you send you recruit villagers with unique abilities and send them to perform jobs like exploring the cave, harvesting resources, and constructing houses. At the end of the game, the player with the most well-developed village wins!
Players: 2 – 4
Age: 13+
Time: 90 – 120 min

 

Egizia Shifting Sands
Egizia: Shifting Sands Edition is an updated version of the beloved strategy game Egizia. Players travel down the Nile, placing boats as they go, to collect resources that will help them construct some of Egypt’s most famous monuments. With new monuments to build, new cards to collect, and a constantly shifting river, Egizia: Shifting Sands Edition is a streamlined, modern update that both longtime fans and new players can easily pick up and enjoy.Egizia: Shifting Sands Edition keeps all the painstaking risk/reward decisions of the original Egizia and adds new depths of strategy, balance, and gameplay for a fresh twist on a timeless classic. 
Players: 2 – 4
Age: 14+
Time: 90 min

 

Deckscape The Mystery of Eldorado
Deckscape: The Mystery of Eldorado is the fourth title in a series of cooperative games inspired by real escape rooms in which a group of people is “trapped” inside a room full of puzzles and odd items. The goal of the game is to solve puzzles, understand the plot of the story, and make intelligent use of the items provided in order to exit from the room as quickly as possible.
Players: 1 – 6
Age: 12+
Time: 30 – 90 min

 

Glen More II: Chronicles
Will your clan leave the biggest impact on Scottish history?In Glen More II: Chronicles, each player leads their clan from the early medieval ages until the 19th century, looking to expand their territory and wealth. The success of your clan depends on your ability to make the right decision at the right time – by growing barley for whisky production, by selling your goods on the various markets, by befriending clans in the Scottish Highlands, or by gaining control of special landmarks such as lochs and castles.Win the game and let your clan stands above all others. Slàinte mhath!

  • Including eight full expansions, i.a. by guest designers Klaus-Jurgen Wrede (Carcassonne) and Arve D. Fuhler (Festo!).
Players: 2 – 4
Age: 12+
Time: 90 – 120 min

 

Meeple Party
MEEPLE PARTY is a co-operative board game of puzzle-solving strategy and party throwing insanity for 1-5 people! You and your roommates are throwing a house party, in a completely modular house. Take turns welcoming and mingling meeple guests to create photo worthy situations. Each time you snap a photo, you are one step closer to winning! Let’s get this party started! Each meeple has a unique personality – the wallflower, the cool, the flirt, the jerk, and the party animal. Each personality has a different effect when they enter a room or join the party! Just like a real party, you can’t control everything! Disasters loom! Surprise guests show up! Anything could happen! Roommates take stress to avoid disaster, or to get everyone out of a bad situation. If the roommates stress out, the party’s over and WE ALL LOSE together! Have fun and work together to make tonight the BEST PARTY EVER!
 
  Players: 1 – 5  

 

Mourne Quest
Players take on the role of one of seven characters (Heroes) from the magical Mournes. Their quest is to Cast-out four Nightmares from the control of an evil Shimnavore, before they are released into the Kingdom of Mourne. But the clock is ticking, time seems to move faster and faster. Days flow into nights and back to day with gaining speed…Can you Cast-out the Nightmares, protect the Mourne Wall and defeat the Shimnavore?
Players: 2 – 4
Age: 14+
Time: 60 – 90 min

 

Sagrada
As a skilled artisan, you will use tools-of-the-trade and careful planning to construct a stained glass window masterpiece in the Sagrada Familia.Players will take turns drafting glass pieces, represented by dice; carefully choosing where to place each one in their window. Windows have unique color and shade requirements, and similar dice may never be adjacent so placing each die is more challenging than the last. Fortunately, you’ll have just the right tools to help you through. Gain prestige by adapting to the preferences of your fickle admirers, and of course, by adding your own artistic flair while completing your glass masterpiece in Sagrada.
Players: 1 – 4
Age: 14+ Time: 30 min

 

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