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Friday Rules - 04.04.2014



Game of the Week – Trains. Trains is a game for 2-4 players that combines the clever deck-building ofDominion with the addictive route-building of Ticket to Ride to create a wonderful gaming experience. Players compete to develop the most effective rail network throughout Japan by building up their deck of cards from a limited supply. Each card provides players with points at the end of the game, or allows them to build new stations or railways. Trains manages to be really accessible while having great replayability and depth, and comes very highly recommended. For more information, check out the video reviews from Starlit Citadel and Joel Eddy.


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A Flock of New Tiles for Carcassonne. Arriving on the shelves very soon is the latest expansion for Carcassonne,Hills & Sheep. Use your shepherds to develop on hills, and build up flocks of sheep, but beware of the wolves! We’re always excited to see new expansions for Carcassonne, and with the theme, this could be the closest we ever get to a Welsh version of the game ;)



GAMA Trade Show News. The GAMA (Game Manufacturers Association) Trade Show in Las Vegas has been and gone, leaving us loads of exciting news about new tabletop releases we can be expecting to see over the next few months. The Dice Tower were there, and have produced loads of great videos to whet your appetite for new games. Its definitely worth checking out their videos checking out announcements from Victory Point Games, and Fantasy Flight. Viva Las Vegas!


super mario risk

World Domination Needs Plumbers … and 1-UP Mushrooms! We love this design for a version of Risk based on the SNES classic Super Mario World. Unfortunately, there’s no plans for this to actually get released, but if it ever does, we know at least a few homes that this will find a home in :)



It's International Tabletop Day Tomorrow! Don’t forget that we’ll be celebrating International Tabletop Day all day tomorrow. There will be open board gaming at Rules of Play from 11am, and then we’ll be heading over to The Gate for an evening of more fantastic games from 7pm, including King of Tokyo (with some Space Penguins to give away), CrokinoleRampageEight Minute Empire Legends, and loads, loads more. See you all there!



Netrunner Games Day. Calling all runners and corps! We’ll be running a day of Netrunner at Rules of Play on Sunday 6th April from 11:00am. If you’re already a fan of this great card game and would like to size up against some new competition, or are just curious about what Netrunner is all about, come along and join us for some friendly competition and fun.



Join us For a Beer and a Game at Urban Taphouse. We’ll be back at the Urban Taphouse for some fantastic beers and wonderful games from 7pm on Wednesday 9th April. Beers and boardgames together in harmony, making a perfect evening :)


Releases/Restocks/Coming Soon!



New in store from next week - The brand new card game from the creators of FluxxLoonacy; deep strategy in the wonderful Madeira; and Jackpot, the survival horror-reality TV boardgame (really!).



New Releases Available Now -  Back on the shelves after disappearing in super-fast time previously, the brilliant retro-themed Boss MonsterQuantum, the fantastic new space exploration and colonisation game; Assassin’s Creed: Arena, based on the smash-hit computer game series; new expansions for SeasonsNetrunner and Walking Dead: Best DefenceSmash Up fearlessly takes on invaders from Mars in its latest expansion, Sci-Fi Double FeatureShadows of Nerekhall, the latest big-box expansion for Desecent; new brand new 4th edition of dice-rolling space colonisation game Alien FrontiersBlue Max, the classic game of WW1 dogfighting; fab new dice-rolling game Roll For It!Bridget, the beautiful bridge-building game for 2 players; brave the threat of the woods in the latest expansion for the wonderful Last Night on Earth, and the super-fast and super-fun Eight-Minute Empire Legends.


New Releases Available to Order From Today – the Nexus PSI campaign for Deadzone, and Away Team Log for Federation Commander.


Arriving soon -  Foul Play, the second expansion for Blood Bowl Team Manager; the new game for 6-25 (!!!) players, The Last BanquetTicket to Ride 10th Anniversary Edition; expansions for budding starship captains with Space Cadets: Resistance is Mostly FutileSpace Cadets Dice Duel: Die Fighter, and a brand-new Space Cadets game, Away MissionsWarhammer 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 RelicNemesisGame of Thrones: Westeros Intrigue; new ships for Star Wars: X-WingSeafall Legacy, from the designer of the brilliant Risk Legacy, and the return of the classics Blue Moon Legends andProphecyPRE-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!!

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