Friday Rules - 25.04.2014
Game of the Week – Roll For It. Roll For It is a fantastically fun and family-friendly new dice game. In the game, players attempt to match their dice rolls to patterns shown on various scoring cards. As simple to learn as the classic Yahtzee, very addictive, and with great push-your-luck gameplay, Roll For It is great fun for all ages, and perfect anyone looking for a light quick game which can be played almost anywhere. Available in both a red and a purple edition, each edition can be played by 2-4 people, or you can combine them both together for games with up to 8 players! Roll For It provides a refreshing break from longer and more complex games, and comes very highly recommended. For more information, check out the video review from To The Table.
Dice Games on a Roll. Dice games are currently undergoing a bit of a renaissance. Games like Roll For It and King of Tokyo have taken the basic principles of Yahtzee and turbocharged them, while Space Cadets: Dice Duel and the brilliant Quantum use dice to create streamlined variants of usually lengthy and complex games. Joining these on the shelves soon will the the highly anticipated dice version of Pandemic, The Cure, alongside dice-based variants of classic space exploration game Race for the Galaxy and civilisation building gem Nations. Last but not least, the exciting new CCG/dice game hybrid Marvel Dice Masters should be hitting the shelves any day now, and we’re expecting this to be one of the big gaming hits of the Summer.
A Glossary of Boardgaming Terms. While one of the greatest strengths of many of our favourite modern boardgames is their accessibility, the terminology used by lovers of boardgames can often be bewildering.BoardGameGeek has produced a really handy glossary of boardgaming terms, great for those who don’t want to mix up their CCGs and CDGs!
Hearthstone Hits the iPad. Blizzard’s impressive new online card game, Hearthstone is now available for the iPad. Free to play, and with reasonably priced in-game packs, its a great introduction for those who haven’t previously played a CCG. Be warned though, it can get frightfully addictive!
Gaming at The Gate. Don’t forget, we’re back for our monthly session of boardgames at The Gate from 7pm this Monday. We’ll be bringing loads of great games to play, and are already looking forward to it. Hope to see you there!
New in store from next week -break out your favourite combos with the Street Fighter Deck Building Game; Honour & Profit, the latest big-box expansion forNetrunner; Lovecraftian dice-rolling in Ancient Terrible Things, and jungle exploration in the beautiful Relic Expedition.
New Releases Available Now - One-Night Ultimate Werewolf has finally arrived; Thunderstone Advance: Worlds Collide, the new standalone expansion which revisits some of the best cards from the original Thunderstone; galactic empire building in Among the Stars; the classic party roleplaying game Kobolds Ate My Babyreturns in a brand-new edition; re-release of classic card game Fairy Tale; the brand new card game from the creators of Fluxx, Loonacy; deep strategy in the wonderful Madeira, and Assassin’s Creed: Arena, based on the smash-hit computer game series.
Arriving soon - Foul Play, the second expansion for Blood Bowl Team Manager; the new game for 6-25 (!!!) players, The Last Banquet; Ticket to Ride 10th Anniversary Edition; 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; Foresaken Lore for Eldritch Horror;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; the first expansion for Relic, Nemesis; Game of Thrones: Westeros Intrigue; new ships for Star Wars: X-Wing; Seafall Legacy, from the designer of the brilliant Risk Legacy, and the return of the classics Blue Moon Legends andProphecy. PRE-ORDERS FOR ALL THESE BEING TAKEN NOW!
…are now over on the Events Tab. As always, if you want it and we’re not doing it, SHOUT!!