Game of the Week – Legends of Andor.Winner of the best advanced game in the 2013 Spiel des Jahres awards, Legends of Andor is a co-operative fantasy adventure game for 2-4 players. Taking on the role of one of four different heroes (which in a great touch are each available to play as either female or male), you’ll defend the land of Andor against hordes of invading monsters. The game features absolutely stunning artwork, and is really cleverly designed, delivering fast-paced gameplay through a serious of interlinked scenarios that together form an epic narrative campaign. One of the greatest innovations of the game is how you learn to play it. Rather than the traditional rule book, the first scenario acts as a tutorial, with the game’s card-driven system introducing aspects of the game as you play – allowing you to get started with the game almost as soon as you’ve got it home (great for impatient types like us!). For more information, check out Tom Vasel’s video review andRichard Ham’s comprehensive video overview, gameplay walkthrough andreview.
Ticket to Ride 10th Anniversary – Regional Championships. Love Ticket to Ride and want the opportunity to win yourself a luxury trip on the Orient Express? In celebration of its 10th anniversary this year, Days of Wonder are running a Ticket to Ride World Championship. We’ll be hosting a regional championship here at Rules of Play, the winner of which will get an opportunity to play in the UK championship and then progress to the world finals in Paris! Our provisional date for the event is Sunday 13th April –please reserve a space as soon as possible if you’d like to take part.
From Comics to Cardboard. The Escapist reports thatIDW (publisher of comics including Star Trek, Locke & Key and 30 Days of Night) is making a move into boardgames, with Kill Shakespeare, a semi-cooperative game currently looking for funding on Kickstarter. Now they just need to persuade one of our favourite artists and regular IDW contributor, Ashley Wood to produce some art for board games!
Miniatures, Cards and Video Games Combine in Prodigy. Prodigy is a new game announced byHanakai Studio which aims to combine the worlds of miniature, card and computer gaming. Few details are available yet, but the initial teaser trailer has us very intrigued and more than a little excited!
Mega Man: The Board Game Explained. Some time ago, we reported on the news that classic computer gaming icon Mega Man was making his way onto the tabletop. Following a hugely successful Kickstarter, publishers Jasco Games have released a video giving some more details on the game. Time to swap the D-PAD for some dice!
Monopolising the M4. Following in the steps of Cardiff and Swansea, the South Wales Argus reports that Newport is to get its own version of Monopoly. Public voting will be taking place to pick which landmarks appear in the game, which is set to be released in September.
Star Wars X-Wing Games Day. Lock s-foils in attack position, and get ready for a friendly day of Star Wars X-Wing at Rules of Play on Sunday 9th March. Bring along your favourite ships and meet and challenge other players for what promises to be a great day of space dogfighting.
New in store from next week – The latest addition to the burgeoning Last Night on Earth universe, Blood in the Forest; Fortress of the Stone Giants, the latest expansion for the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game; new Once Upon A Time cards with Knightly Tales, and the latest supplement for the Star Wars: Edge of the Empire RPG,Dangerous Covenants. Also back in stock this week after a long absence is the classic story-telling game Tales of the Arabian Nights!
New Releases Available Now - the super-fast and super-fun Eight-Minute Empire Legends; Quantum, the clever new dice-rolling strategy game; 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 Zombies; Malefic 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 brilliant FATE RPG, Day After Ragnarok and the Freeport Companion, and Weird Wars Rome for Savage Worlds!
Also in Stock Now - give your competitive nature a rest and indulge in some of our favourite co-ops including Hanabi, Flash Point Fire Rescue, Pandemic,Legends of Andor, Escape: Curse of the Temple and Robinson Crusoe!
Arriving soon - Ticket to Ride 10th Anniversary Edition; Foresaken Lore forEldritch 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 and Prophecy. PRE-ORDERS FOR ALL THESE BEING TAKEN NOW!
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