Friday Rules - 01.08.2014
Game of the Week - Fungi. Sometimes, you need to take a break from your traditional world saving, empire building and monster slaying. Fungi (also known as Morels) takes a far more sedate approach to gaming, pitting 2 players against each other to collect and cook the most delicious mushrooms from the sun-dappled forest floor. A charming and beautiful game with surprising depth and a delicious theme, Fungi is not to be missed if you have any interest in 2 player clever little card games. For more information, check out the video reviews from Tom Vasel and Joel Eddy.
A Dominion For Dr. Who? The big gaming news of the week is that Donald X Vaccarino, designer of the amazing Dominion is designing a new game for Rio Grande. Little is known about Temporum so far, but in the game, players to take on the role of time travellers attempting to shape history. Watch this space for more details!
The Resistance Expands. Indie Boards & Cards have announced two new expansions for their smash hit Resistance. Hostile Intent and Hidden Agenda are on Kickstarter now, and should be on the shelves here at Rules of Play later in the year. For those interested in how Kickstarter has helped to influence our favourite hobby, The Escapist has a great article on how Alien Frontiers helped change the attitude to crowdfunding and boardgames.
Gaming At The Urban Taphouse. We'll be back at Cardiff's trendiest watering hole, the fabulous Urban Taphouse for an evening of gaming on Monday 11th August. Entry is £2 for the night, with all money raised going straight to Ty Hafan and Diabetes UK so come along for some great beers, great games and a great cause. See you there!
X-Wing / Netrunner Summer Tournaments. We're be taking part in Fantasy Flights Summer 2014 tournaments for some of the most popular games out there. On August 15th we'll be inviting Corps and Runners to pit their wits against each other in Netrunner, while on September 7th we'll be giving Rebels and Imperials the chance to fight it out in Star Wars: X-Wing.
New in store from next week - martial arts mastery in 8 Masters Revenge; flying fantasy ships attack in oddball Aeronauts; puzzling adventure in the ingenious Enigma; the Getting Sacked expansion for Last Will; fantastic and deep strategy in Shipyard; The Board of Health for Munchkin, and the retrotastic Pixel Tactics 3. We also have a host of fabulous goodies in for roleplayers, including The Darkening of Mirkwood for the One Ring; the Numenera Cypher Chest; 13th Age Bestiary; The Gaean Reach RPG; Dulce et Decorum for Trail of Cthulhu and TimeZero for Savage Worlds.
New Releases Available Now -beautiful miniatures and tense co-op fantasy adventure in the marvellous Myth; Marvel fans, choose Spiderman or Magneto in Marvel Legendary Villains or Paint the Town Red; if you're more of a DC Heroes fan, don't worry as we have the awesome new Justice League Strategy Game in stock; Thunder Alley, the wonderful new racing game from GMT; Love Letter heads into the unknown with Lost Legacy: The Starship; mad scientist worker placement in What's He Building In There?; Qwixx, the brilliant and crafty little dice game; Mount Everest the latest climbing adventure from the designer of the much-loved K2; Hills & Sheep, the brand new expansion for Carcassonne, and Galactic Strike Force, the brilliant (but very hard) new co-op from the creators of the super Sentinels of the Multiverse.
New Releases Available to Order From Today - loads of new expansions for Zombicide and Pathfinder, and The Mighty Endeavour Expanded Edition.
Arriving soon - After a very, very long absence, we have word that the 2nd edition of party classic Ca$h 'n Guns will be released later this year; the new game for 6-25 (!!!) players, The Last Banquet; 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; 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; new ships for Star Wars: X-Wing; Seafall Legacy, from the designer of the brilliant Risk Legacy, and the return of the classic Prophecy. PRE-ORDERS FOR ALL THESE BEING TAKEN NOW!
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