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Friday Rules - 22.08.2014



Game of the Week – Caverna. Better make sure you pack your beard comb – you're the hairy leader of a dwarf family and you're off on a mountain adventure! Of sorts... In this game, between 1 and 7 players mine ore and ruby, all the while searching for water resources. You also want little caves to grow your babies in, and little caves for all your small businesses - not a big ask! Not only that, but you're a farmer too, whenever you can crawl out of the caves and on to dry land! The winner is whoever hasn't been lost deep in the mountain and has the biggest, best and most efficiently developed piece of real estate, mountain style. Check out some awesome reviews with Shut Up and Sit Down and The Dice Tower!


In A Galaxy... That Keeps Releasing Games... You guessed it - another Star Wars game is descending from a black backdrop full of stars in the not-so-distant future! Imperial Assault, 'a Star Wars board game of cinematic adventure and tactical combat for two to five players', hurls you and friends into a time just after the Death Star's destruction. You must assemble teams and battle each other to the death! The game comes as an unofficial package, carrying two games in one: the first is the campaign game for all the players that uses a narrative with linked missions, while the second is the skirmish game, where you and a friend engage in one-on-one combat. Read more here!



You've Got a Role-Playing Friend in Me! Ever been in the midst of a role-playing session then looked around and wished you had, er... better company? Better company with a bit of pizazz? Better company with a bit of pizazz who actually have a bloody clue what they're doing?! For some Game Masters in role playing, the struggle can be cautious friends, distracted players and people who don't take the game as seriously as they do. If you're a frustrated leader, then give this article on The Escapist a read for tips on being the best Game Master you can be and eliminating 'bad role-playing behaviours' in the nicest way possible.


A Ruined Manor in Phandalin :)

On That Note... It's all very well having a reformed and brilliant group of role-players but unless you've got the right base to work with, you'll be back to square one in no time! Luckily, Tact-Tiles is back, and bigger than ever baby! After being unavailable to buy for seven years (!) a new Kickstarter has been launched to get the handy role-playing board back into the world. The tiles are both wet and dry-erase pen friendly, fit together like a blank puzzle canvas and offer a much sturdier alternative to playing on paper napkins! Check out more details here, and see the Kickstarter for yourself here - you could even pledge and secure your OWN copy!


This Sunday is Family Games Day! We'll be playing a huge range of games that vary from age 3 up to 'mam and dad' age, so no one feels left out! Find out more on our Facebook event page - we can't wait! 


We're back on Monday 8th September with Gaming @ The Gate for our usual dose of 'making bad game moves while slightly inebriated'! We'll have our regular piles and piles of games with us, but give us a heads up if you have any ideas of different games to bring! And keep checking our event page for more specific news closer to the time! 


New Releases / Restocks / Coming Soon!


New in store from next week -  the second edition of everyone's favourite twisted view on Happy Families, Gloom; hirsute TV tie-in, Sons of Anarchy: Men of Mayhem; gorgeous anime styling and wicked combat in Shinobi Wat-Ahh!, the brand-new family game from the designer of Dominion, Pina Pirata, mix it up a little with the Advanced Class Guide for Pathfinder, and the racing game hidden in a wargame, the unique and wonderful 1944: Race to the Rhine!


Hoard of the Dragon Queen

New Releases Available Now - Some fantastic new releases for fans of roleplaying with the new Dungeons & Dragons Player's Handbook and Hoard of the Dragon Queen, the first part of the epic new D&D adventure, Tyranny of Dragons. Also new in for roleplayers are the shiny 2nd edition of Warhammer 40K classic Dark Heresy and Monte Cook's new and brilliant RPG, The Strange. Other new exciting items on the shelves include: 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 marvelous Myth; Thunder Alley, the awesome new racing game from GMT, and the return of party classic Cash N' Gun$!!! We also have some brilliant and long-awaited restocks back on the shelves, including Betrayal at House on the Hill, Qwirkle, Once Upon a Time, Kemet, Biblios, Russian Railroads and Merchants & Marauders!


New Releases Available to Order From Today - new expansions for Lord of the Rings, Star Wars and Game of Thrones LCGs; The Hare and the Tortoise family card game, and New York 1776.


Arriving soon -  The new game for 6-25 (!!!) players, The Last Banquet; 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 MissionsWarhammer Conquest, the new card game based in the 40K universeCivilizations, 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-WingSeafall Legacy, from the designer of the brilliant Risk Legacy, and the return of the classic ProphecyPRE-ORDERS FOR ALL THESE BEING TAKEN NOW!



…are over on the Events Tab. As always, if you want it and we’re not doing it, SHOUT!!

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