Friday Rules - 15.08.2014
Game of the Week – Golem Arcana. A new feast of miniatures for us to sink our teeth into, Golem Arcana has marched onto the stores this week! The point-based army building game uses the power of a smartphone or tablet to aid and enhance gameplay, with a free accompanying app that keeps on top of the rules and scoring so you don't have to! Thankfully, the integration of technology hasn't taken the focus away from the physical game itself – the miniatures are as gorgeous as you could imagine. Check it all out on the manufacturer's website!
Even more little things with a big impact! We're pleased to let you all know that Star Wars: Armada will be released... at some point in the future! The game is based on fleets of Star Destroyer battling furiously against Rebel corvettes and frigates, with you as the fleet admiral. Question is, are you with the Imperial Navy or the Rebel Alliance? Light or dark? Good or bad? A deep and searching question with a beautiful game of miniatures to answer it!
Designing Dragons and How the Magic Happens – Take a look at this interview in the Escapist Magazine with Kobold Press, the writers of the new Dungeons and Dragons adventures. A pretty sweet gig for any writer/fantasy enthusiast, the guys take us through new stories, more dragons and drop hints and teasers that'll make your hair fall out! Read the 'Tyranny of Dragons' story so far here.
Gold Stars for Everyone! A professional games teacher with the Reddit alias 'Monopolatte' has posted a guide on the internet for us n00bs to use and learn how to teach games properly. Finally, a fuss-free beginning to every new game, without the endless questions and incorrect moves! Repeating rules for glassy-eyed players will become obsolete after this!
Tell Us a Story, C.R.O.W We're holding another story-telling and role-playing day on August 17th for all you lovely creatives to get your kicks at! Craft your art with careful precision (or just willy nilly, whatever you like!) with Cardiff Roleplay and study the true beauty of making stuff up. It's the way ya tell 'em!
We're back for another round of Family Games Day on August 24th! Family favourites like Hanabi, Dodekka, Hoot Owl Hoot, Sunny Day Pond and more are sure to make an appearance, so bundle your family out of the house for a few hours and come and spend your Sunday with us!
New in store from next week - Our early release copies for proper game shops may have sold out faster than it takes a 12th level thief to pick a pocket, but don't worry, the full retail release of the brilliant new D&D Player's Handbook is next week, and will be joined by Hoard of the Dragon Queen, the first part of the epic Tyranny of Dragons campaign! Also back on the shelves next week will be the brilliant Betrayal at House on the Hill, so get ready for some scares! That's not all though. We have a host of fab new games arriving next week, including hotly-tipped sci-fi deck-builder Star Realms; the new revised edition of party classic Ca$h n Guns; Cosmic Dominion, the brand-new expansion for Cosmic Encounter, with fan-created new additions; feudal Japanese conflict in the dice-rolling Age of War;The Spaces Between for Netrunner; Fluxx meets the Cartoon Network; Descent: Manor of Ravens; Far Horizons for Edge of the Empire RPG; Onslaught at Arda I for Age of Rebellion RPG;the GM kit for the new 2nd edition Dark Heresy RPG, and the brand-new edition of Firefly, the Roleplaying Game!
New Releases Available Now - this week's game of the week, Golem Arcana, the game that merges traditional tabletop miniatures with smartphones and tablets; the long-awaited second edition of Dark Heresy; Province, the miniature 2 player worker placement game that packs a big punch; deep economic strategy in the fab Shipyard; gorgeous miniatures and tense co-op fantasy adventure in the marvellous Myth; Thunder Alley, the wonderful new racing game from GMT; Love Letter heads into the unknown with Lost Legacy: The Starship; Qwixx, the brilliant and crafty little dice game; Mount Everest the latest climbing adventure from the designer of the much-loved K2, and Hills & Sheep, the brand new expansion for Carcassonne. We also have a couple of brilliant restocks that have been away for far too long: the wonderful River Dragons, and the ingenious Qwirkle!
New Releases Available to Order From Today - the latest iteration of the DC Deckbuilding Game, Crisis; World of Tanks makes the jump from the computer screen to the tabletop;new part game Illegal, and new expansions for Lord of the Rings LCG.
Arriving soon - 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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