Monday, November 10, 2014

New Arrivals 11/4/14 to 11/10/14

by Alexander "WAAAGH!" Smith


In the grim darkness of the far future, there is only a pretty cool Warhammer 40,000 universe living card game. Well, you don't have to wait approximately 37,986 years because Warhammer 40,000 Conquest is out now! After quickly selling out of our initial shipment, this game is now back in stock and available for the time being. Jam packed with Space Marines, Eldar, Tau and more, this two player living card game puts you right in planetwide warfare. By conquering planets, you'll gain the edge in endless galactic battle. This game is a boon for anyone looking to get into the living card game genre, but it really shines for any fans of the Warhammer 40,000 universe looking for a quick and easy way to customize armies and let loose the dogs of war.

Roll Though the Ages: Iron Age is the slightly more complicated sequel to Roll Through the Ages: Bronze Age, and has players rolling dice to trade, build and conquer within Rome, Phoenicia, and Greece. Rerolling to get what you need can be rewarding, but being too aggressive with your rolls can lead to disaster. Make the best use of different ways of scoring by building your empire in different ways as you roll though the ages!


Imperial Settlers is a game about Egyptians, Japanese, Romans and Barbarians trying to expand their empires despite their neighbors trying to do the same. Picking your battles, balancing your economy against your military force, and deciding to pull cards from a common deck or your own faction deck allow you to make meaningful decisions for the sake of your empire. A huge hit at the Essen game expo, Imperial Settlers looks to be the breakout hit of the season.

Hyperborea is a light hex-based civilization building game where you are the leader of one of six rival kingdoms. Your goal is to harness the magical energy of the recently unlocked realm known as Hyperborea, but other kingdoms are also trying to do so in order to tip the delicate balance of power in their favor. Use cubes representing war, trade, knowledge, growth or whatever your civilization is proficient at in order to develop new technologies and reap the crystal magic of Hyperborea!

Want more Among the Stars action? Among the Stars: Expanding the Alliance adds a slew of new races, reactors, conflicts, locations and objectives for your competitive space station building pleasure! With small exception, all promotional cards up until now have been included in this expansion, and with more energy cubes, ship tokens and Ambassadors, you can now expand your game up to 6 players! A fantastic addition to the game, this expansion will breathe new life into your sessions of Among the Stars.

Give the king what he wants as you build extravagant rooms and make the biggest and best castle in Castles of Mad King Ludwig...but the king is fickle and giving him what he wants is very difficult. Players will set prices for rooms, purchase and build onto the existing architecture. Build a picturesque castle and follow the ever-changing whims of a mad king in Castles of Mad King Ludwig!


Are you a big fan of CIA vs. KGB? Love Star Wars? Star Wars: Empire vs. Rebellion is a two player game where each side will have to fight over key resources and events by making use of contacts, diplomacy, reconnaissance and perhaps an underhanded tactic or two. This is a great little strategy game perfect for two players and filled with Star Wars flavor that you won't regret playing!

Channel all your pent up road rage into the classic Steve Jackson game; Car Wars Classic. On the freeways of the future, the right of way goes to the guy with the biggest guns, so you have to be packing some serious artillery to rule the road. Rev those engines, customize your vehicle and burn rubber in Car Wars Classic

Knightmare Chess takes everything you thought you knew about the classic game of pawns and kings and turns it upside down. By adding a set of playing cards to what would otherwise be a normal game of chess, you'll see pieces swapping places from across the board, pieces attacking in unexpected ways and many other forms of trickery. Players are able to choose the abilities they want from a random selection while keeping the total point value of the chosen cards below a given threshold making each game different from the last. Demote knights to pawns, limit your opponent's options and find new ways to trap the other king in checkmate in Knightmare Chess!

The new Magic: the Gathering Commander Decks have arrived, chock full of mono-colored goodness. Each deck comes with 100 cards and a commander card that can be interchanged with others in the deck. Legendary creatures aren't the only cards that can be your commander this time around, a cycle of Planeswalkers from Magic: the Gathering's past have been added as well. With new legacy legal cards and powerful reprints, these cards play well out of the box and are great additions to your existing decks.

Get ready for the spookiest Ghost-type centered expansion for the Pokémon trading card game! Pokémon XY: Phantom Forces adds more Mega Pokémon to your line up and with the Spirit Link cards, evolving into Mega Pokémon won't have you waiting until next turn to come out swinging. With new Pokémon, more strategies and new adventures to be had, Pokémon XY: Phantom Forces is a must-have for Pokémon trainers!

Yu-Gi-Oh: The New Challengers is here and filled with cards for your favorite archtypes as well as the new Qliphort archtype! Take advantage of the Qliphort monsters and their affinity for pendulum summoning alongside Xyz, Superheavy Samurai, Yang Zing, Shaddoll and more! If you're looking for a new challenge, look no further than...you guessed it;
Yu-Gi-Oh: The New Challengers!

The newest wave of ships for Star Trek: Attack Wing are out and now you can add ships such as Chang's Bird of Prey, the Defiant and the Scimitar from the 9th wave of this strategic starship battle game. Of course, with new crewmen and upgrades you'll be able formulate new strategies and find synergies between the old and the new. So get out there and try piloting the Defiant with Captain O'Brian or exclaiming, "The game is afoot," with Chang!

Back in stock is Betrayal at the House on the Hill, a game that we can't get enough of. If you haven't had the pleasure of exploring a creepy manor with your fiends and cackling like a madman when you reveal that you are the traitor of the group, now is your chance. With so many different scenarios to play though, this game is a rip-roaring good time filled with thrills and chills.

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