Friday, June 15, 2018

What's New at Labyrinth: 6/15/18

What's New at Labyrinth: 6/15/18

Adventure Maximus!
Adventure Maximus is a new RPG for you! Quick to learn and play, it uses an innovative card-based character sheet and 5 6-sided dice to simulate the world. Great for younger gamers looking to play something they can run themselves or parents wanting to get their kids into RPGs; or even adults in the mood for quick-playing madcap heroics.  Definitely worth a play!

Say It!
Say It! is a high-speed, laugh-out-loud party game where you say whatever's on the tip of your tongue. Taking turns being judge, players draw two scenario cards to form a unique and ridiculous category: "What's your tool shed?" Everyone else has a few seconds to spout off as many examples as they can, with the judge awarding points to submissions they like. Yell your hearts out and have fun with Say It!

Book & Jigsaw Puzzle 
From Usborne comes a new Book & Jigsaw Puzzle collection. Not only are these colorful puzzles amazing on their own-- each box comes with a book inside! An excellent present for growing puzzlers. 

New Puzzle and Activity Books! 
A new shipment of activity books has arrived. Horay! Stickers, logic puzzles, search-and-find, and more--all perfect carry-ons for those long trips! Stock up for summer vacation with these.

Mad Headz
For fans of Rubix Cubes and other manipulation puzzles, Mad Headz offers a goofy, gory new option. These grotesque monster heads are segmented and spinnable--mess one up and try and turn it back!

Arkham Horror LCG: Threads of Fate
In The Forgotten Age, your investigators uncovered a lost city in the heart of the Amazon jungle, returning with an artifact that promises to shake the assumptions of the scientific world at its foundations. It seems high time for a rest--but when a stranger shows up at your door, claiming your actions have unleashed doom upon the world, you must decide how best to respond to her wild claims and the bizzare events now taking place in your hometown. Featuring three active Act decks, Threads of Fate demands that the investigators split their attention and solve the mysteries before them before it's too late.

That's all for this week! Tune in next week for What's New at Labyrinth!

Saturday, June 9, 2018

What's New at Labyrinth: 6/9/18

What's New at Labyrinth: 6/9/18
Hi there, everyone! I hope you're enjoying the summer weather as much as we are.

Cahoots is an energetic new cooperative card game. Players have to cooperate to achieve goals--without telling other players what they have in their hand! Can you successfully coordinate your hints to win the game?

Game of Thrones LCG: The Shadow City 
Delve into the darkness with new GoT LCG Chapter Pack, The Shadow City. As intrigue grasps Westeros, a beloved keyword from First Edition makes its way back: Shadow. A card with Shadow can be played into the field face-down for two gold, and flipped at any time for its effect! Lay traps and weave webs with this secretive chapter pack. 

Arkham Horror LCG: The Labyrinths of Lunacy 
Labyrinths of Lunacy is a diabolical stand-alone scenario for the Arkham Horror LCG. The investigators awaken trapped in a twisted maze, full of deadly traps and strange horrors. This pack can be played solo, with a team of 1-4 investigators as standard, and adds the brand new Epic Multiplayer mode, where multiple groups of investigators cooperate by playing parallel scenarios at the same time. Definitely a great pickup for any Arkham Horror fan. 

That's all for now--it was a bit of a quiet week! Check in next week for more new stuff!

Friday, June 1, 2018

What's New at Labyrinth 6/1/18

What's New at Labyrinth: 6/1/18
Hi gang! June is finally upon us, with summer right around the corner! Let's take a look at our shiny new arrivals:

High Society
If you love gorgeous art and games of strategic indulgence, High Society is the game for you! Reprinted with stunning Art Nouveau-inspired components, High Society places players as competing socialites at the turn of the century, bidding for luxuries to raise their social status. But beware--even if you've accumulated the most grandiose collection in the world, the player with the least money automatically loses! 

Three Kingdoms
The Three Kingdoms period, where the Chinese states Wei, Wu, and Shu vied for control of China in an intricate dance of alliances, culture, and warfare, has long captured the imagination of people worldwide. Three Kingdoms Redux is a deep strategy game that allows players to live through this age as one of the states in question. Players start in unequal positions, simulating the historical balance of power; to compensate, the second and third place players are placed in an alliance to counterbalance the first place player. By placing your generals and bidding for action, you develop your state. The savviest general is the one who will emerge victorious! 

Netrunner: Kampala Ascendant
Kampala Ascendant brings the Kitara Cycle to its climax, and close. It adds many new powerful and dangerous tools for Runners and Corps alike--you can fry your mind for power and new cards with the Zer0 rig, or lure runners to their doom with MTI Mwekundu. Regardless of which side you choose, the consequences of this struggle will define the future of the Sub Saharan League--on Earth, and among the stars. Tread carefully. 

Istanbul: The Dice Game 
Istanbul: The Dice Game sends players back into the dizzying bazaars of the Ottoman Empire, each struggling to seize their slice of the incredible wealth on offer. If you enjoyed the original, you'll almost certainly like this new version--and if you've never played,  there's never been a better time to try out this modern classic. 

Council of 4
Council of 4 is a game of corruption and capital, as players compete to become the wealthiest and most celebrated merchant in the Empire! To do so, you must build your Emporiums across the land--but the Council of 4 controls all building permits, so you need to grease their palms!

Legend of the Five Rings: The Sword and the Spirits  
Released in conjunction with the Disciples of the Void Phoenix clan pack, The Sword and the Spirits is a novella delving into the secrets of the mystical Phoenix clan. This 100-page dive into the newly revived Rokugan also comes with two exclusive, full-art alternate cards for the Legend of the Five Rings LCG!

Unlock Trio 
For fans of puzzles and escape rooms, the popular Unlock series has just released three brand new scenarios! From the gunmetal western Tombstone Express to the whimsical Oz, these new packs will provide hours of entertainment.

Ancestree is a hilarious and fun game of dynasty-drafting. Players draft ancestors from hands of cards, carefully assembling them into preceding generations. Will you be from a well-funded family of great pedigree, or a half-bankrupt bastard? The most illustrious player wins!

Pendragon: The Fall of Roman Britan
Post-Roman Britain is an era where history and myth blend together. The Romanic Britons desperately fought to maintain their cultural and military cohesion in the face of an influx of Saxons and Angles from across the English Channel, and Celtic raids from the north and west. Their doomed struggle gave rise to one of the most enduring myths of Western Civilization--the once and future king, King Arthur. In Pendragon, GMT Games has delivered this era of myth and heroism in their trademark quality, producing a game of deep complexity for fans of strategy anywhere. Absolutely worth a play.

And finally, for our 21+ gamers, we've added DrunkQuest to our grown-up section! In the fantastical world of DrunkQuest, players race to defeat monsters and level up, but to do that--you need to drink! A rip-roaring good time for any party or friendgroup.

And that's all for this week! Tune in next week for the next installment of What's New at Labyrinth!

Friday, May 25, 2018

What's New at Labyrinth: 5/25/18

What's New at Labyrinth: 5/25/18
Hi guys! After the big explosion of stuff last week, this week is a little lighter - but what we do have is exciting!

Even dystopias need construction workers. Euphoria is a dystopian worker placement game with a unique twist. Your workers are represented by dice, with their faces signifying how aware they are of the horror of their existence. Smarter workers can accomplish more, but if they learn too much they might desert you! There are multiple paths to victory, and the tyrant who completes objectives fastest wins. Definitely worth checking out. 

Back in stock after some time away is Orléans, the award-winning game of worker placement and deckbuilding. Set in the late Middle Ages, players trade, work, and skirmish for supremacy. With a list of awards too long to print here, now is a great time to try Orléans if you haven't had the chance.

Brand New Puzzle Set!

We just got in a whole slew of new Djeco puzzles! These gorgeous offerings include special, non-standard puzzles in the shape of an animal. The trumpeting elephant is a store favorite, but we also have an elegant seahorse and a sinuous octopus. Without edges or corners, they give a new sense of discovery to puzzling. Try them out!

Unspeakable Words
Unspeakable Words returns to Labyrinth! This wacky spelling game has you conjuring words of dark import and arcane power, but beware! Some powers are too great for mortal minds to wield, and careless spelling might drive you to madness!

Dragon Castle 
Dragon Castle is an elegant game of strategy and construction. Players each construct their own villa by removing tiles from Dragon Castle, which stands in the center of the board. The game ends when the old Dragon Castle has been completely dismantled, while the grandest structure becomes the new Dragon Castle and wins the game!

Monster Match
Monster Match is a great speed game for families and younger gamers. Players roll two dice, which specify a body part and a number. Then players race to find a monster card that matches the roll! Quick to learn and tons of fun.

Funky Chicken
From the makers of Happy Salmon comes Funky Chicken, a game of speed and funk! Players race through a deck of goofy dance moves. The goal is to match cards with someone else, then do the dance together and discard your cards. First player to throw their deck away wins!

Chess Restock 
Finally, we've gotten in a big restock of our chessboards. From roll-up tournament mats to glass and hand-crafted hardwood, we have something for every kind of player. Come see!

Saturday, May 19, 2018

What's New at Labyrinth 5/18/18

What's New At Labyrinth: 5/18
While we shelter inside from the rain, try checking out some of our new arrivals!

D&D 5e: Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes
Mordenkainen, greatest of wizards, master of mages, has spent his long life travelling the planes, amassing knowledge, power, and a great many enemies. He deigns now to share some of this knowledge with you in Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes, the new source book for D&D 5e! The book is bursting with new monsters, lore, and options for PCs. Learn of the vast, eternal Blood War between the devils and the demons, the secret origins of elvenkind, and the tragic origin of the duergar. Each section adds new tricks for DMs, and new subraces for PCs. At the back of the book, a Bestiary compiles new, horrific foes that must be thrown back!

Do you like microbiology? Or do you just like quirky games with a unique aesthetic? Either way, Cytosis is a game you shouldn't miss. A worker placement game, players each represent a single cell, competing to accumulate resources and increase their viability. The most robust cell survives!

Fae is a fascinating game of deception and worship. Each player plays as a hidden fae, an ancient spirit of the wilderness courting the druidic clans for worship. Players must score for themselves, while keeping their identity secret. If you like strategy and secrecy, check out Fae!

Lightseekers is an exciting new trading card game (TCG) from PlayFusion. Players control a unique hero card, which marshals their forces against opponents. For people who want to try a new TGC, or find Magic too expensive or complicated, this is an excellent option! We're happy to be hosting a Lightseekers Learn to Play event on June 10, 1pm to 4pm.

Wordsy is a high-speed spelling game of tension and vocabulary. Each round, 8 consonants are placed in the center of the board, each worth points. The first player to write a word flips a timer--everyone then has 30 more seconds to write a word! It's tense race, because if others can use more letters, they will score more!

Pokémon: Dawn/Dusk Necrozma Premium Collection 
The new Pokémon Premium Collection is the ultimate collector's pack! Containing booster packs, a cool pin, 2 new foil GX cards and an amazing figurine, this box is incredible value for any Pokémon fan.

That's all for this week. Come check back next week for more new arrivals!

Saturday, May 12, 2018

What's New at Labyrinth 5/12/18

What's New at Labyrinth 5/12/18
Hey all! The weather's getting sweaty out there, so come in and cool off with some of our new arrivals!

After months of anticipation we've finally landed Barenpark! In this ecology-construction game, players take different board chunks and assemble their very own Barenpark--that is, bear park--with victory being awarded to the most illustrious park owner. This one's a hot topic, so come in and take a look!

If you like spaceships, chaos, and howling at your friends, Spaceteam is the game for you. If you like quiet, sedate games, Spaceteam...likely isn't. Based on the massively popular video game, Spaceteam puts players into a cooperative scenario where everyone needs help to solve their particular spaceship-threatening problems. The result: tons of yelling, lots of fun. 

Long Cow
Long Cow is an amusing game for families. Players assemble unnaturally long, patchwork cows out of cards, while messing with each other's stock and dodging alien abductions. Comes with a plastic "mooer!"

For a wild and goofy game of card combat, look no further than Squirmish. Players take control of a gross and ghoulish array of monsters and battle them against each other. The first one to knock out three opponents wins! With surprising strategic depth, this is a great game for all ages.

Arkham Horror LCG: The Forgotten Age
The Path to Carcosa has closed. Now, the Arkham Horror LCG transports us to a new time and place: An archaeological expedition into the deepest jungles of South America, seeking to uncover a forgotten Aztec city-state that will revolutionize our understanding of history. But strange things lurk in the shadows of the trees, and some knowledge is better left forgotten...welcome to the Forgotten Age.

Xenon Profiteer 
Xenon Profiteer is a fascinating and unique game: A deck-builder in reverse. The goal of the game is to discard all cards from your hands besides the valuable Xenon you are attempting to distill. However, to aquire Xenon, you must pump in air, full of useless elements! This is a must-grab for any deckbuilder fan.

Color Fold 
Color Fold is a logic puzzle with a new twist. Inside the box is a checked cloth mat, which is folded to form the base of the puzzle. Each new puzzle demands that only certian squares be revealed--can you fold the others away?

Game of Thrones LCG: Someone Always Tells 
The sands of battle are shifting. Doran Martel has called his banners, and the House Martel marshals for war. Plots are afoot... and Someone Always Tells. This chapter pack, predictably, focuses on House Martel and the plot deck. Notably, its eponymous card gives House Martel the unprecedented ability to cancel an opponent's plot! 

That's what's new at Labyrinth this week. See you next week, everyone!

Saturday, May 5, 2018

What's New at Labyrinth: 5/4/2018

What's New at Labyrinth: 5/4/2018

May the Fourth be with you, everybody! It would be extremely convenient to have some new Star Wars products to announce today, but sadly there are not. Here's what we do have:

Have you ever dreamed of a simpler life? In Altiplano, players take on the roles of herders, miners and farmers in the South American Highlands. But the rustic life isn't as simple as you might hope-Altiplano is an in-depth game of competitive economics! Players buy and sell different kinds of goods, develop infrastructure, and try and diversify their operations to be the most successful merchant of the Altiplano plateau. If you like games of commercial strategy--or just llamas--this is the game for you.

Lorenzo il Magnifico: Houses of Renaissance
Houses of Renaissance is an expansion to the game of  patronage and politics, Lorenzo il Magnifico. It adds the components to support a fifth player, along with 20 new leaders and a new mechanic:  powerful House abilities. These additions create a more variable and diverse game, with many different paths to victory. A worthy pickup for any Lorenzo fan.

Cheeky Monkey Returns! 
The relentlessly popular push-your-luck game in an adorable plush case is back! Cheeky Monkey is popular with all ages and a great game to play on the go. It's a consistent favorite at both our afterschool classes and Boozy Board Game Night. Come try it; you won't be disappointed. 

For fans of art history, Manifesto is an excellent grab. With fifty-two beautiful portrait cards of iconic artists, players must group them into their respective schools of artistic thought. Each card also comes with a biography of its artist for extra educational value. 

Wonderland is a quick-playing two-player card game that sees the players vye for control of the eponymous Wonderland as Alice and the Red Queen. Players build a map by placing cards, strategically taking control of critical areas. Magic items modify the value of terrain, keeping players on their toes until the very end.
Netrunner: Whispers in Nalubaale
Whspers in Nalubaale is the latest entry in the Kitara cycle, which sees runners and corps fighting for control of the rising Lake Victoria orbital elevator. In the shadows of the Sub-Saharan African League, anarchist runners, virus-building corps and even nascent AI all scrabble for power. Adding three copies of twenty new cards, this pack is a great addition for any faction. 

That's all for this week. Check back in next week for another shift of What's New At Labyrinth!