Saturday, September 15, 2018

What's New at Labyrinth: 9/15/18

What's New at Labyrinth: 9/15/18
Hey there, folks! Hope everyone enjoyed WashingCon; I know we sure did. A lot of highly anticipated games came out this week, so take a gander!

Dinosaur Island
Dinosaur Island is an utterly shameless and highly entertaining theme park management game. Players collect and sequence ancient dinosaur DNA, resurrecting the ancient beasts for the most noble of pursuits; a Dinosaur Island! Carefully manage and customize your parks. Will you go for the fascinating and deadly carnivores, who draw huge crowds but demand constant vigilance against an escape? Or will you go for the safer, but less interesting herbivores? You can always just build a rollercoaster! The park is yours to shape and build in Dinosaur Island.

X-Wing: Second Edition
X-Wing: Second Edition has arrived in grand style! For players new and old, we've got new ships, new Core Sets, and for collectors of First Edition we have tons of conversion kits! Be you a rookie speeder jockey or a hardened X-Wing veteran, Second Edition is the game for you!

Brass: Lancashire
Brass is a game of economic strategy set in England during the Industrial Revolution. There's only room for one tycoon at the top of the food chain, so the players must jostle for power and wealth as the world revolutionizes around them. Build your factories, lay rail lines, take loans, and do whatever it takes to get an edge on the competition. As time passes, old infrastructure will become obsolete and new improvements are necessary, creating an intricate web of investments and capital.


The Mind 
The Mind is a hotly anticipated cooperative game. Players must work together to play cards in ascending numerical order. The twist? You are unable to communicate with each other in any way! You must play on instinct and trust. People have been clamoring for this one, so grab one while supplies last!

Railways of the World
Railways of the World is a modern classic. Billed as the "ideal medium-weight train game," Railways sends you back to the dawning Age of Steam. With a single steam engine and a dream of greatness players compete to build lines and routes between the many cities of the world. The sheer expansiveness of the game is one of its major selling points: The board is thirty-six by forty-five inches! For those in love with the romance of railways, Railways of the World can't be missed!

Botswana
Botswana is back! After selling out in record time, we've finally managed to get more of this quick-playing push-your-luck game. Players each hold a hand of cards, representing animals; play a card, and you get to take one of that animal. But the cards also change the animal's final value! Play out your hand too early, and someone might tank the value of your holdings; wait too long and someone else might scoop your targets! Quick to learn and play, Botswana is fun for all audiences.

Suspicion
Suspicion is a game of stealth, theft, and misdirection. Players take the role of jewel thieves at an upscale party. The catch? Everyone there is a thief! The only way to make a profitable score is to out everyone else while making off with your winnings. Keep your identity hidden while you pocket your shiny loot, because your rivals are looking to expose you in turn!

Tags 
Tags is a fast-paced real-time trivia game. Each player is given a category, or "tag", and 15 seconds to name something within that category. Play moves at a blistering pace and only the quick witted will prevail!

You Gotta Know: Washington Sports Trivia
For trivia fans looking for a more local flavor, You Gotta Know: Washington is the ultimate trivia challenge for D.C. sports fans!  Challenge yourself and your friends!  An excellent gift for local fans!

Dude & More Dude
 Dude and More Dude are games where you say dude. Each player must match their particular spelling of dude with another player, only ever saying dude. Who can truly claim to be the dudeliest?

New Lego!
We've got a ton of new Lego! Come take a look at our Lego Wall, there's always something new. Including this super cool Hogwarts Train Set! 

New D&D Minis!
Last, but certainly not least, is our brand new collection of Dungeons and Dragons miniatures! With new heroes, monsters, and scenery, bringing your adventures to life in three-dimensions has never been easier. 

And that's all for this week. Check in once again next week for more What's New at Labyrinth!






Sunday, September 9, 2018

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

What's New at Labyrinth: 9/6/18
A super busy week here at Labyrinth! With Washingcon being TOMORROW, let's take a tour of all the new stuff this week!

Nemo's War

Nemo's War is somewhat of a rarity: a deep, complex game focused on solo play. In it, the player (or players, as the game has rules variants to support up to 4 players) take on the role of Captain Nemo, the mysterious captain of the electric submarine, the Nautilus. Undertake a long and lonely war, with multiple scenarios to challenge!

Dungeons and Dragons: Waterdeep Dragon Heist

The newest official published adventure for 5th Edition D&D takes the players into the seedy underbelly of Faer√Ľn. Commissioned by legendary adventurer Volothorpe Geddarm (writer of Volo's Guide to Monsters) to perform a small tasks, players will soon find themselves pulled into a vast conspiracy spanning the ancient and famous city of Waterdeep. Step wrong and you'll land in a shallow grave, but play your cards right and you could win wealth beyond measure. 

The Floor is Lava!
The Floor is Lava is an active new dexterity game for the whole family. Players have to jump between brightly colored squares of cloth, scattered across the floor. Slip up or jump on the wrong color and you'll be out!

Tower of Madness
Kathleen thought that the well of Lovecraftian games had run dry. She was wrong. Tower of Madness takes the classic dexterity game of Kerplunk to new realms of insanity. Within the tower, suspended upon countless tentacles, rest the Marbles of Madness. Each player takes turns removing a tentacle, trying to dislodge as few of these marbles as possible. Each marble that falls has its own, sinister effect!

GoT LCG: Music of Dragons
Music of Dragons is the fourth chapter pack in the Dance of Shadows cycle. Continuing the cycle's them of intrigue, the Shadows keyword features prominently, allowing players to bluff, lay traps, and ensnare opponents in a web of lies. But that's not all: mythical creatures join the fray, with the dire wolf Shaggydog and the dragon Rhaegal entering battle. The shadows of Westeros are deep: enter at your own risk.

Fairy Tale Fluxx
The latest version of Fluxx harkens back to more idyllic times. Fairy Tail Fluxx takes the classic rule-shifting play of Fluxx and sets it amongst the tales of our youth, with bold knights, whimsical faeries, and heroic quests everywhere. A fun new take on a tried and true game.

Patchwork Express
Patchwork Express is a simplified version of Patchwork, aimed at providing shorter games and being accessible to younger players. Like in the original, players must spend time and buttons stitching patches onto their quilt. The player with the best patches and fewest holes in their quilt wins!

Lost Cities Rivals
Lost Cities Rivals is a new take on the original Lost Cities, playable with 2 to 4 players. With the classic ascending card play of the series, this is an excellent game for fans who want to play with more people, or players brand new to the game!

Clank! In! Space! Apocalypse!
Apocalypse! is the first expansion for Clank! In! Space! The cyborg lord Eradikus has hatched a mighty and evil plot to wipe the galaxy clean of all opposition. All that stands between the good people of the galaxy and annihilation is your ragtag team of mercenaries—like it or not! This expansion adds two new board modules, a new deck of Adventure cards, and a whole slew of schemes for you to foil!

Nyctophobia
Nyctophobia is a game about darkness—genuine, physical darkness. The game is mostly cooperative, with one player becoming a Hunter, and the rest working together to escape as the Hunted. The trick: The hunted players must all wear blackout glasses. Playing and coordinating without sight is a new aspect of gaming, and this exciting new experiment is worth a try.

Ultimate Werewolf Legacy
The classic game of Werewolf gets its own take on the legacy format! This time, the choices you make will impact future generations of this haunted village. Players can earn titles that effect their play in future games, regardless of what side they find themselves on. Wind your way through the 80+ page Diary, uncovering the gory tales of the village's misfortune. Act with careyour choices may come back to bite you!

Catch the Moon
Catch the Moon is a whimsical new dexterity and balance game set within a dream. The Dreamer must reach the Moon, but she is too high for a ladder. The solution: More ladders! Stack and balance countless ladders in bizzare, bird's-nest constructions, trying your best to reach the moon. Only greatest of dreamers will catch her!



Saturday, September 1, 2018

What's New at Labyrinth: 9/1/2017

What's New at Labyrinth: 9/1/2017
Hey all! Another busy week here with new arrivals, so let's dive right in!

Founders of Gloomhaven

Gloomhaven has taken its place among the most popular games of the decade. Founders of Gloomhaven returns you to that world for a new challenge. Centuries before the events of Gloomhaven, an uneasy coalition of races came together to construct a city at the edge of the world. In Founders, each player controls one of these races, competing for influence and prestige within the growing city. However, no one can build the city alone--cooperation is necessary to gain the supplies required to finish construction. Balance your schemes with the uneasy peace and leave your mark on Gloomhaven.

Targi

Targi is one of our new two-player only games. Each player heads a desert tribe attempting to master the trade routes. Place your meeples to claim trade goods or perform actions, then spend your profit to grow your family.  Only the canniest merchant can claim victory! 

Blokus Duo 

Blokus Duo is a two-player only reworking of the classic geometric strategy game Blokus. Black and White pieces vye for control of a smaller board in this portable variant of the family favorite. 
Spirits of the Wild 

The third new two-player game we've gotten is Spirits of the Wild. Spirits is a beautiful, elegant game, where players use cards representing the spirits of nature to move and claim colored stones. Each player has a scoreboard with distinct objectives, and certain combinations of the stones will earn you points. Careful movement and bold action will bring you victory.

Scarabya
 

Scarabya is a game of competitive puzzling. Each player is an explorer in one of the far-flung corners of the earth, seeking out valuable golden scarabs. Everyone has their own player board with scarabs scattered across it. Each player also has a stock of twelve geometric puzzle-pieces. Each round, players place the same shaped piece onto their boards, attempting to form enclosures around the scarabs. Since everyone has the same building blocks, victory will come down to raw skill. 

A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures

A Song of Ice and Fire has finally come to Labyrinth! This starter set contains the armies for  
 Stark and Lannister; totaling over one hundred miniatures for your epic struggles. Choose your commander wisely, rally your heroes, and equip your forces for battle. But don't forget to send your spies and maesters and gain every advantage as you plunge into epic tactical battles with your foes!  

Gizmos 

The Great Science Fair is being held and only the best and brightest may come and display their inventions. Gizmos is a marble-based engine-building game. Take actions to aquire power marbles, and use those to improve your actions! Will you prove yourself the greatest inventor at the Fair? 

The Quiet Year

The Quiet Year is an award-winning collaborative story game where players map out the lives and surroundings of a post-apocalypse community. The dangers of the previous year have passed, or at least abated, and they have a year, one quiet year, to build. Each week is represented by a card, drawn from a regular deck of playing cards. As you play, players will hold community discussions, embark on projects, and add detail to the map you all draw together. This wonderful experience is as unique as the players at the table and well worth trying.


Mercado 

Mercado is a game of conspicuous consumption. The players are wealthy members of high society, wandering a market and bidding on valuable trinkets to enhance their prestige. Each turn, players blind-draw three coins from their purse. Each stall requires a specific combination of denominations to buy from, but beware that someone doesn't swoop in and buy your prize out from under you!

Vampire: The Masquerade, 5th Edition

The immortal classic of Gothic roleplay is back! Vampire: The Masquerade, a roleplay staple since the 80s, has returned updated for the modern day in a new edition. The streamlined ruleset serves as an excellent jumping-on point for new players looking for a game of horror and survival. The new  lore provides plenty of material for players returning to the World of Darkness to sink their fangs into. Bound together with beautiful art, this is worth a look for any fan of the genre. 


That's all for this week. The Holiday Stocking rush continues, however, so tune in next week for more What's New at Labyrinth!