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Good news for German, Italian, Polish and Spanish speaking players: now they can get the War of the Ring Second Edition in their own language. The international editions of the game, published in cooperation with the partners Devir (Spain), Galakta (Poland), Heidelberger Spieleverlag (Germany) and Red Glove (Italy) are now in distribution.
The partners were in charge of the translation of the rulebook, cards and other game materials. For more information about each international edition and resources, visit the game’s page in the partners websites: Devir, Galakta, Heidelberger and Red Glove.
The rules in the four languages are also accessible on the the Ares Games website, in the download section, and also accessible from the War of the Ring Second Edition page.
The IGA International Gamers Award Game of the Year nominees have been announced.
Shadows trapped in a mountain searching for a shaft of light.
Asmodee Explores Sale, says source: Reuters
Asmodee group "is exploring a sale that could value it at more than 1.5 billion," according to this report from Reuters: Board Game Company Explores Sale
Asmodee (aka the Creature that ate the board gaming world) has been aggressively acquiring board game companies in the US for the past few years, including Mayfair, Fantasy Flight Games, Z-man, Plaid Hat, Days of Wonder, Catan Studio and several others. In fact it is probably easier to list what they don't own than what they do own.
In 2015 Asmodee controversially announced plans that many claimed were aimed at restricting online sale of their products and imposing price floors, but in a follow up announcement refuted these claims.
So how will a possible sale of Asmodee impact the board game industry, and board games, and gamers?
We've begun our first big auction to raise money for the Jack Vasel Memorial Fund - a charity to help gamers. You can find out more information here: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/74068
We're talking some big name items here, including a few games not yet out! Add items for auction, bid on them - either way you are helping the cause!
JURASSIC PARK: THE CHAOS GENE is a 2 to 4 player asymmetrical scenario based dungeon crawl style miniatures board game, for age 14 and up. Choose your faction from the following: InGen, Park Visitors, Raptors or the T. rex. Find items needed for your faction, attack or avoid other dinosaurs, gain experience and customize your faction. With several scenarios and modular environment tiles for players to explore, each faction has unique objectives to complete in an effort to win the game!
A pile o' boardgames on Kickstarter.
In Last-Second Quest, you and your opponents are adventurers in a rush!
A Game That Remembers …
The Legend of Drizzt board game, the latest offering from Wizards of the Coast, released today and joins a Neverwinter suite of products and programs that include a new novel from New York Times best-selling author R.A. Salvatore, a comic mini-series, organized play sessions and digital games.
A thrilling cooperative style board game, The Legend of Drizzt is designed for 1–5 players and is based on the Drizzt Do’Urden character – a dark elf created by R.A. Salvatore. Players take on the role of the legendary drow ranger or one of his famous adventuring companions, battle fearsome foes, and win treasure and glory. The game is the next installment in a successful series of board game releases from Wizards of the Coast that include Castle Ravenloft and Wrath of Ashardalon.
In addition to The Legend of Drizzt, Wizards of the Coast will be releasing two additional products in the coming weeks - Brimstone Angels, a Neverwinter novel by Erin Evans due out on November 1st, and the Dragon Collector’s Set, a limited-edition box set containing five of the most iconic evil dragons in D&D, on November 4th.
Additional information about The Legend of Drizzt:
About Legend of Drizzt
The adventures of Drizzt Do’Urden, as told in the New York Times best-selling Forgotten Realms novels by R.A. Salvatore, come to life in this thrilling board game. Take on the role of the legendary drow ranger or one of his famous adventuring companions, battle fearsome foes, and win treasure and glory.
Designed for 1–5 players, this board game features multiple scenarios, challenging quests, and cooperative game play. The contents of this game can also be combined with other D&D Adventure System Cooperative Play board games, including Castle Ravenloft and Wrath of Ashardalon, to create an even more exciting experience.
For more information, visit www.DungeonsandDragons.com.
About Wizards of the Coast
Wizards of the Coast LLC, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), is the leader in entertaining the lifestyle gamer. The company holds an exclusive patent on trading card games (TCGs) and their method of play and produces the premier trading card game, Magic: The Gathering, among many other trading card games and family card and board games. Wizards is also a leading publisher of roleplaying games, such as Dungeons & Dragons, and publisher of fantasy series fiction with numerous New York Times best-sellers. For more information, visit the Wizards of the Coast Web site at www.wizards.com.
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WIN A FREE COPY OF LINCOLN’S WAR Civil War aficianados!Win a free copy of MMP’s new card-driven design LINCOLN’S WAR
In the illustration provided below, you see the opening set-up for the tournament scenario of Lincoln’s War and two open card hands, one Union, one Confederate. Notice, the Union player has just used his card effect to spy on his opponent. Consider yourself to be the US Player / Abe Lincoln. Study both hands. Now come up with what you consider the most advantageous strategy for this campaign turn. Explain the following.
o You have 22 Political Control Points, what will you purchase?o You may rail up to five general stars this turn. Who? And to where?o You have four fleets (unless you purchase 1-3 more), What will you do with them this turn?o What are your opponent’s strengths and weaknesses?o What will your objectives be this campaign turn?There will be two more turns (or card hands) in this scenarioo What is your opponent most likely to do this turn?o If you were to carry a card over into the next turn, what would it be?
The entrant with the most clever overall strategy will win one of the first copies of Lincoln’s War when published AND be heralded on BoardgameGeek, ConSimWorld, and FortressAmeritrash for his or her strategic brilliance!Suggestions: Read the blog postings and study the new rules posted on BoardgameGeek. http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/35452/lincolns-war http://boardgamegeek.com/blog/445/lincolns-war-politics-and-...
Reminders:o If attacked, you may retreat before battle at the cost of 1 PC per army commander’s star.o You receive a replacement card for each Resource spent in a battleo You are capable of a two star amphibious move this turn.o Don’t forget Enthusiastic Support Points (ESPs)
Good luck and good planning !
The Map (click image to embiggen):
POLITICAL CURRENCY MENU:Change GIC 4 PCsPromote to 3 Star General 3 PCsPromote to 2 Star General 2 PCsPurchase a Disgraced General 1 PCsAppoint Army Commander 1 PCsPurchase ESPs – per point 1 PC (maximum 10 per turn)Purchase CS Raider 1 PC (maximum 1 per turn)Purchase US Fleet 2 PC (number limited in 1861- Spring 1862 maximum 3 per turn Summer 1862-1864))ABILITY STATS FOR US GENERALS (Tournament Set-up)(1st # is Activation, 2nd # is Attack, 3rd # is Defense, Asterisks imply lack of dependability)General - 1 Star, 2 Star, 3 StarLyon - Promoted, 1-4-3, 1-5-5Curtis - 2-1-1, 2-2-2, N/APope - Promoted,3-4-2, 3-5-3Rosecrans - 2-2-2, 3-4-3, N/AWallace - 2-2-2, 2-2-3, N/AButler - 3-*-2, 3-2-3, N/AGrant - Promoted, 1-5-3, 1-6-4Sherman - 1-*-2, 1-4-2, 1-5-3McClernand - 2-*-1, 3-2-1, N/AMacPherson - 2-1-2, 2-3-3, N/AHalleck - PROMOTED TO GIC - 3-4-3Buell - 3-*-2, 2-2-3, N/AFremont - 3-*-2, 3-*-3, N/ABanks - 3-*-*, 3-*-2, N/ASigel - 2-2-1, 2-3-2, N/AMeade - 3-2-3, 2-3-4, 1-4-6Hancock - 1-2-3, 1-3-3, N/AKearney - 2-1-2, 1-2-3, N/AReynolds - 2-1-2, 2-3-3, N/AReno - 2-1-1, 2-2-2, N/AMcDowell - Promoted, 2-3-3, 2-4-3Pleasonton - 2-*-1, 2-2-2, N/A - CAVALRYBurnside - Promoted, 2-3-3, 2-3-4McClellan - Promoted, Promoted, 3-3-5Hooker - Promoted, 2-3-3, 2-4-3Stoneman - 1-2-1, 1-2-2, N/A - CAVALRY
The Confederate Hand:
The Union Hand:
Line of Fire #9 is now available as a downloadable PDF from Lock 'n Load Publishing. It’s another packed issue, with over 60 pages of content, all for only $14.99.The issue includes tactics articles for All Things Zombie, Tank on Tank and House of Spirits. A spiffy new version of Mark Mitchell’s All Things Zombie FAQ. Batreps for scenarios from The Untold Stories and for an ATZ scenario included in the issue. An in-depth review of John F. Stanoch’s Black Cross / Blue Sky by Blue Sky Game Works. A Lock ‘n Load Nationality Capabilities Chart. Previews of Nations at War: Desert Heat and Run, Fight, or Die! Plus articles on Memoir ’44 and a Curmudgeon’s view of the hobby.
Based on IDW’s best-selling graphic novels created by Joe Hill and Gabe Rodriguez, as well as the hit Netflix series, Locke & Key: Shadow of Doubt invites 3-6 players to unlock the mysteries of Keyhouse.
Fantasy Flight Games has announced that conversion kits for Mansions of Madness 1st edition are now avalible on their website.
The eleven corrected cards from Mansions of Madness (the base game) that were included in the Forbidden Alchemy Expansion are now available upon request for people who do not plan on purchasing Forbidden Alchemy. Detailed information can be found on FFG's website: Learn how to request your set of reprinted cards.
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