Friday Rules - 11.04.2014
Game of the Week – Bora Bora. Bora Bora is a new game from prolific designer Stefan Feld, responsible for such classics as Notre Dame, Luna and Trajan. Building upon the clever use of dice seen in previous hits Macao and Castles of Burgundy, in Bora Bora, 2-4 players develop their tribes on a mysterious South Pacific island. A deep strategic title with beautiful components and many paths to victory, Bora Bora is highly recommended for fans of previous Stefan Feld games or anyone looking for a serious challenge. For more information, check out the video reviews from Joel Eddy and Ryan Metzler.
The Astounding Variety in a Deck of Cards.Here at Rules, we love traditional card games. We’ve always been impressed by the flexibility offered by a deck of 52 cards, but perhaps didn’t really appreciate the amazing variety they offer until we saw this great TED video, which is definitely worth a watch.
Boardgames for Videogamers. The always excellent Joel Eddy has recently posted his a Top 10 boardgames for players of videogames. If you have a friend who you struggle to prise away from their PC, Xbox or Playstation, why not see if this helps you find something to lure them to the tabletop.
Civilisations Constructed From Cards. Hailing from Korea, Patchistory is a new civilisation game that we’re desperate to get our hands on. With a really innovative use of cards to build and develop your civilisation, we think this could be a smash hit. We’re hopeful for a European release later in the year. In the meantime, why not whet your appetite by watching Tom Vasel’s video review.
Ticket to Ride 10th Anniversary Regional Championship. To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the wonderful Ticket to Ride, we’re hosting a special tournament on Sunday 13th April from 11am, the winner of which will get the chance to compete in a UK National Championship, and maybe become World Champion! Places are very limited, soplease email us if you’d like to book a space. Also, don’t forget that the special limited edition 10th Anniversary Edition of Ticket to Ride will be released later this year.
International Tabletop Day – A Massive Thank You. Thanks to everyone who came along and played games with us on International Tabletop Day. We had a fantastic time, and it was great to see so many people having fun playing games. Don’t forget, you won’t have to wait a whole year for more board gaming fun – just check out the events we have planned on Facebook.
New in store from next week – the greatest cards from the original sets get the Advance treatment in the new standalone Thunderstone Advance: Worlds Collide; upgrade your 8-bit dungeon exploration with Boss Monster: Tools of Hero-Kind; build a galactic empire inAmong the Stars; the return of the classic party RPG,Kobolds Ate My Baby; cute robot card game Stak Bots; Z-Man’s re-release of the much-loved Fairy Tale, and the 2nd edition of RPG Witch Hunter: The Invisible World.
New Releases Available Now - The brand new card game from the creators of Fluxx, Loonacy; deep strategy in the wonderful Madeira; Quantum, the fantastic new space exploration and colonisation game; Assassin’s Creed: Arena, based on the smash-hit computer game series; new expansions for Seasons, Netrunner and Walking Dead: Best Defence; Smash Up fearlessly takes on invaders from Mars in its latest expansion, Sci-Fi Double Feature, and Shadows of Nerekhall, the latest big-box expansion for Desecent.
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!!