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Friday Rules - 24.01.2014



Game of the Week – Rampage. Taking more than a little bit of inspiration from the classic 1980s video game of the same nameRampage is a game of monstrous destruction and carnage for 2-4 players. Playing as a giant Godzilla-style monster, you’ll attempt to wreck havoc in MeepleTown, eating as many innocent meeple inhabitants as possible. Move your monster through town by flicking discs, attempting to get close enough to smash buildings to pieces, eating all the tasty meeples that you scatter from safety. A brilliantly daft and incredibly fun game with wonderful wooden components, Rampage lets you unleash your inner monster with friends and family alike. For more information, check out the video reviews from Tom Vasel and Marco Arnaudo, but don’t let any meeples nearby watch, they may have nightmares!



International Tabletop Day. Following the success of last year’s event, the team at Tabletop have announced the second International TableTop Day. On Saturday April 5th, join us, Will Wheaton and hordes of gamers around the world to celebrate everything great about boardgames. We’ll be announcing more details closer to the date, so watch this space!


Shut Up & Sit Down. While Tabletop might be the most famous,  its not the only web-based show to tackle the subject of boardgames with a combination of passion and irreverence. Shut Up & Sit Down has become a favourite of us here at Rules of Play. For an great example of their style, check out their recent video on great games which make people shout. Sit down, press play, and enjoy :)



It May Be a Small World, but its Getting Bigger. Days of Wonder have just announced the latest expansion for its smash hit Small World. and they’re making the game bigger than ever! Due out later in the year, the Small World 6-Player Board will finally let us enjoy both Small World and Small World Underground with an extra player. We’re eagerly awaiting the opportunity to try this out and inviting new friends to the brilliant world of (s)laughter.


Upcoming RAWSOC Events. The lovely people at RAWSOC have been really busy over the Christmas break arranging some brilliant gaming events.Tomorrow they’re hosting an All-Day Boardgaming Event (with tea and cake!) at the Students Union in Cardiff, while also bringing us a All-Day Roleplaying event on Saturday 1st February. If you have the chance, please try and get along and enjoy some great games in good company.



January Gaming at the Gate. Don’t forget that this month’s Gaming at the Gate has been changed and will be taking place on Wednesday 29th January. We’ll be back to our usual Mondays from February.


Releases/Restocks/Coming Soon!



New in store from next week – Add some cool custom models (and a load of other great additions) to space 4X wonder Eclipse with the new Ship PackMalefic Curses, the first expansion for Fantasy Flight’s fabulous revised version of the classic Wiz-War, and The Dark Valley, the highly-rated new 1-2 player WW2 game from GMT.



New Releases Available Now - the wonderful Steam Park; fabulous new sci-fi tension in the clever and thematicTheseus: The Dark Orbit; the return of the brilliant sequel to the classic AgricolaCaverna: The Cave Farmers; create epic naval battles in Sails of GloryHegemonic, the new space 4X game getting favourable comparisons to Eclipse; intense underwater tension in the brilliant Hunters: German U-Boats at War; the first expansion for co-op sensation Robinson CrusoeVoyage of the Beagle;Origin, the stunning new game of evolutionary exploration; Middle-Earth story-telling in Hobbit TalesFirefly: The Boardgame; nautical strategy in BremerhavenPixel Tactics, the fab new 2-player card game based on classic Japanese RPGs; not one, but two fantastic new zombie-based games in the shapes of Dead Panic and Carnival Zombie; gorgeous coffee-cup strategy in Cappuccino; brilliant new Civilisation game Nations; one of the Dice Tower’s favourite games of 2013Level 7 [Omega Protocol], and the great new 2nd edition of fantasy warfare, Battlelore.


New Releases Available to Order From Today - new Nightmare decks for Lord of the Rings LCG and Battle for Stalingrad by Decision Games.



Also in Stock Now - put away the boards and dice and play your way to victory with some of our favourite card games, including the original deck-builder Dominion;Haggis, the wonderful trick-taking game for 2-3 players; push your luck in set-collecting gem Coloretto; deliciously devious deception with Coup; magically gamble away some time in the company of the excellent Cheaty Mages; build a galactic empire in the clever Race for the Galaxy, or why not try your hand at the underrated and brilliant Guildhall.


Arriving soon -  Dark fantasy adventure based on the massively popular series of novels and computer games in The Witcher; the first expansion forRelicNemesis; new ships for Star Wars: X-WingSeafall Legacy, from the designer of the brilliant Risk Legacy; the return of the classic Blue Moon Legends; a new expansion for the wonderful Wiz War, Malefic CursesPRE-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!!X
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