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Friday Rules - 14.03.2014



Game of the Week – Bridget. From the people that brought you Pucket, the world’s No. 1 elasticated board game comes the world’s No. 1 bridge-building game, Bridget. A beautiful, tactile abstract strategy game for 2 players, Bridget is simple to learn but has surprising depth. Each player attempts to build a bridge with their wooden pieces from one side of the board to the other, which would be easy if it wasn’t for the other player thwarting your efforts. A wonderful little game that we think will be a smash hit, this comes highly recommended. For more information, check out the official guide to the game.


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Twilight Struggle Stays Analogue. Over the past few years, we’ve seen many boardgames make the transition to digital formats with great success. However, for those people who’ve been hoping to play highly-rated cold war strategy gameTwilight Struggle on their PCs we have some bad news. GMT has cancelled their planned digital version of the game. It seems as though this tense Soviet-US standoff will remain face-to-face for the time being.


From the Defiant to Dragons. Following the massive success of Star Trek Attack WingWizKids have announced a new licensed game based around the FlightPath system originally used in Star Wars X-Wing, and this time they’re embracing one of the biggest fantasy worlds ever. Dungeons & Dragons Attack Wing is scheduled to be released in October, giving players the opportunities to engage in epic dragon duels. Watch this space for more details!


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D&D Next Release Date This Summer? Its not only a new miniatures battle game that should excite fans of Dungeons & Dragons. The long-awaited 5th edition of the world’s most famous tabletop roleplaying game may be released this Summer. After some positive feedback from beta testing, we’re really excited about finally getting our hands on the completed version.



Super(heroic) Dice Game Assembles. Wizkids Games have announced Marvel Dice Masters, a game based in the Marvel universe. Combining elements of the hit dice-building game Quarriors with collectable card games, the first set will feature your favourite heroes and villains from The Avengers and X-Men, and should be available from next month. Tom Vasel has managed to get his hands on a pre-release copy, and his glowing video review (and very affordable pricing) has us very excited indeed!


24 Hour Gaming for Charity. Cardiff University Gaming Society is hosting a 24 hour gaming session at the Student’s Union from noon tomorrow until noon on Sunday! As well as LAN-based computer games, there will also be board games available to play, with all profits from the event being donated to Sport Relief. The event is open to all, and a great opportunity to play some great games and raise some money for a great cause.



Roleplaying With CROW. We’re teaming up for a roleplaying event with the lovely people from CROWat Rules of Play this Sunday. Whether you’re a veteran of numerous campaigns or brand-new to roleplaying, this is a great opportunity to meet new players and a great introduction to the wonder of roleplaying.



Gaming at The Gate (with added Dismemberment!). We’ll be back at Gate Arts for our regular monthly boardgames evening on Monday 31st March from 7pm. As well as a brilliant and eclectic range of games to play, we’re also very happy to be welcoming Andrew Harman, who will be bringing along copies of his brand new game Frankenstein’s Bodies, giving you all the opportunity to create your own monsters!



International Tabletop Day. Don’t forget that itsInternational Tabletop Day on Saturday April 5th. We’ll be running all-day open board gaming in the shop from 11am, and then migrating over to The Gate from 7pm to indulge in some great games, with some fantastic freebies to give away. Hope to see you all at some point during the day!



Star Trek Attack Wing: The Dominion War. We’re entering the penultimate month of the epic Dominion War storyline here at Rules of Play from 11am on Sunday 30th March. With the battle being taken to Cardassia, bring along your favourite ships and captains to ensure victory in the Alpha Quadrant.


Releases/Restocks/Coming Soon!


blue max

New in store from next week – The return of the WW1 dogfighting classic, Blue Max; the latest big box expansion for DescentShadows of Nerekhall, along with a load of new lieutenants; beautiful and zany tactical miniatures game, Rivet Wars; the latest expansions for Smash Up, the Sci-Fi Double Feature, and Sentinels of the MultiverseVengeance. Finally, for fans of both Star Wars: X-Wing and Star Trek: Attack Wing, we have the new Imperial Aces pack for X-Wing and new Wave 3 ships for Star Trek.



New Releases Available Now -  Start your engines and take on the latest tracks for the brilliant Formula DNew Jersey/SotchiBridget, the beautiful bridge-building game for 2 players; brave the threat of the woods in the latest expansion for the wonderful Last Night on EarthBlood in the Forest; ; add some chivalry to your Once Upon A Time stories with Knightly Tales; the super-fast and super-fun Eight-Minute Empire Legends; make a Small World a bit bigger with the new 6 Player Map Expansion; the Crossroadsexpansion for the wonderful Tokaido; a twist on deck-building with the stunning Archon: Glory & Machinations; the brilliant and crafty way to get kids to learn multiplication in City of ZombiesMalefic Curses, the first expansion for the classic Wiz-War; hot on the heels of The Nether Realm for Talisman comes the latest expansion, The Firelands; some fab new supplements for the brilliantFATE RPGDay After Ragnarok and the Freeport Companion, and Weird Wars Rome for Savage Worlds!


New Releases Available to Order From Today – loads of great new WW1 planes for Wings of GloryBobby Lee from Columbia Games and La Patrie en Danger 1814.



Also in Stock Now -  If Game of the Week Bridget has whet your gaming appetite for some abstract strategy fun, then we have some excellent games for you to choose from, including the brilliantCappuccino; Rules-favourite HiveBlokus, and its 6-player cousin, GembloCamposIngeniousCastellan and Talat.


Arriving soon -  Ticket 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 MissionsForesaken Lore for Eldritch HorrorCivilizations, 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 forRelicNemesisGame 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 and ProphecyPRE-ORDERS FOR ALL THESE BEING TAKEN NOW!



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