Game of the Week – Port Royal. Port Royal is a fantastic new card game for 2-5 players, in which you’re aiming to make your fortune through trading and exploring. With simple rules and a quick playing time of around half an hour, Port Royal is a brilliant little push your luck game which makes a great addition to anyone’s game collection. For more information, check out the informative video walkthrough from Michael Wißner, and the review from Mike Poole on BoardGameGeek.
New Boardgames on the Horizon. The past week has seen some big announcements about forthcoming games. The latest game in the Settlers of Catan series has now been announced, and will be set in ancient Egypt. No news yet on an English release, but we’re keeping our fingers crossed. Days of Wonder’s next release will be Five Tribes, from ace designer Bruno Cathala (Shadows Over Camelot, Cyclades) and brings worker placement to the exotic backdrop of the Arabian Nights adventures. Finally, more news and artwork is beginning to emerge about the forthcoming 10th Anniversary deluxe edition of Power Grid, which will include maps for Europe and North America.
More Info Sneaks Out About D&D 5th Edition. We’ve seen some of the marvellous new artwork, and now, with less than a month to go until release, we get a peek of what the new D&D 5th Edition character sheets will look like. We can’t wait to get our hands on the new edition of the original roleplaying game and all these sneak previews are just making us increasingly impatient!
Shut Up & Sit Down Play a Mega Game. The guys at Shut Up & Sit Down recently joined up withMegagame Makers, a UK-based group of boardgame designers who organise large-scale one-off gaming experiences. The video covering their experience is a great watch, as you see how they take on the role of the Japanese government attempting to work together with other world powers to handle an alien invasion. Warning – contains strong language.
Gaming at The Gate. We’re back at Gate Arts this coming Monday from 7pm for our regular monthly evening of gaming in Roath. Come and join us for an eclectic selection of fantastic games, and the opportunity to meet some lovely people. Hope to see you there!
New in store from next week – Wave 5 of the new Star Trek Attack Wing ships (including the mighty Borg Cube); the core rulebook for the fantastic new Star Wars RPG, Age of Rebellion (along with its GM Kit); the latest standalone Ascension game, Realms Unravelled; Spires of Xin-Shalast, the latest (and final) expansion for the Pathfinder Card Game, and Munchkin gets mythical with Munchkin Legends!
New Releases Available Now - backstab your friends and family in Game of Thrones: Westeros Intrigue; exciting new competitive storytelling in Power Play: Schemes & Skullduggery, which is looking increasingly likely as a future game of the week; portable sporting fun with Pocket Cricket andPocket Football; Heroes of Normandie, the action-packed WW2 game creating a load of new fans; Galactic Strike Force, the brilliant new co-op from the creators of the super Sentinels of the Multiverse;Ticket to Ride 10th Anniversary Edition; all aboard with Ivor The Engine: The Boardgame; The retro-tastic Boss Monster (and 1st expansion, Tools of Hero-Kind); 2-player mushroom collecting gem Fungi (also known as Morels), and return of the fantasy classic Blue Moon Legends.
Arriving soon - Hills & Sheep, the brand new expansion for Carcassonne; Foul Play, the second expansion for Blood Bowl Team Manager; the new game for 6-25 (!!!) players, The Last Banquet; expansions for budding starship captains with Space Cadets: Resistance is Mostly Futile, Space Cadets Dice Duel: Die Fighter, and a brand-new Space Cadets game, Away Missions;Warhammer Conquest, the new card game based in the 40K universe;Civilizations, the first expansion for Clash of Cultures; dark fantasy adventure based on the massively popular series of novels and computer games in The Witcher; new ships for Star Wars: X-Wing; Seafall Legacy, from the designer of the brilliant Risk Legacy, and the return of the classic Prophecy. PRE-ORDERS FOR ALL THESE BEING TAKEN NOW!