Game of the Week – Mice & Mystics. Combining the best elements of classic fairytales, traditional storytelling and contemporay co-operative boardgames, Mice & Mystics is something truly special. In the game, 1-4 players take on the role of heroes who have been transformed into mice by evil magic, and must now save the kingdom despite their diminutive size. Over 11 separate chapters, you can play through a complete campaign, working together to create an unforgettable and unique story. With beautiful components and straightforward rules making it suitable for the entire family, Mice & Mystics is a fantastic game that is great fun for all ages. For more information, check out the informative How to Play video, and the reviews from Tom Vasel and Radho. Watch out for the cat!
A New Chapter Is About to Begin. We are now super close to the release of the latest edition of roleplaying classic Dungeons & Dragons, and we’re getting very, very excited. The brand-new beginner box will be available from next month, and at only £17 is the perfect opportunity to get involved in D&D, with the Player’s Handbook, Dungeon Master’s Guide and Monster Manual following shortly afterwards. For more information on the new system, and a great discussion about roleplaying in general, check out this podcast from The Escapist.
Steve Jackson Games on a (Hipster Dice) Roll. Never one to rest on their laurels, Steve Jackson Games have a cavalcade of fantastic new (and classic re-release) games announced for 2014. In addition to Hipster Dice, we’ll also be seeing the Mars Attacks Dice Game, a Munchkin-themed re-release of Love Letter, Loot Letter and the intriguing lookingProteus, a mash-up of Chess and dice! Our many Munchkin fans can look forward to the release of Adventure Time and Legends editions of the game, and a monthly Munchkin comic! For those gamers with long memories (you know who you are), we have news of re-release of some classic Steve Jackson games from the 1980s, including OGRE pocket and the epic Car Wars!
Fluxx Gets Monstrous. Fear not fans of Fluxx, its not only Munchkin getting new versions this year. This Autumn sees the release of Monster Fluxx, containing all your favourite B-movie monster classics in the game of constant change! Lets hope is makes the UK in time for Halloween!
The Force is Strong With This One. Following the release of the fantastic X-Wing, Edge of the Empire andAge of Rebellion, fans of Star Wars and tabletop gaming let out a collective sigh of relief after seeing Fantasy Flight takes such good care of gaming in a galaxy far, far away. This means that expectations for newly announced 2-player card game Empire vs. Rebellion are at a galactic high. Also inbound later this year,we have the 5th Wave of Ships for X-Wing, which include an Imperial cruiser and Rebel freighter, and the 4th Wave in next week!
Free RPG Day – Tomorrow!. Free RPG Day 2014 will be in full flow at Rules of Play in just a few hours! Celebrating all things to do with tabletop roleplaying, we’ll be running games and having loads of goodies to give away all day. Whether you’re a veteran of countless campaigns, or intrigued to find out more about roleplaying, there will be something for you here. So come along, and find out why we love RPGs so much!
New in store from next week – The fourth wave of ships for Star Wars X-Wing, which includes TIE Defenders, TIE Phantoms, E-Wings and Z-95 Headhunters! Also new in next week is artistic set collection game Leonardo, the 2nd Edition of the Super Powers Companion forSavage Worlds and a Limited Edition core rulebook for the the Dr. Who RPG!
New Releases Available Now - backstab your friends and family in Game of Thrones: Westeros Intrigue; exciting new competitive storytelling inPower 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 forCarcassonne; 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!
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