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This Week's New Releases

This Week's New Releases

Brand new board & trading card games!

This week's brand new releases are...

Mint Works

Here at Rules of Play, we usually kick off this blog with something big and impressive; a huge box of stuff that probably requires a shelf made of reinforced steel. This week, however, we proudly bring you a game so tiny, it literally is a mint tin. Enter, Mint Works.

A light and straightforward worker placement game that fits in your pocket, Mint Works has you collecting and spending mint tokens to build plans and acquire points, creating a mint empire that would fit on the table of a garden gnome. It's fun, simple, and deceptively strategic, and its small size makes it easy to take anywhere, be it the top of a mountain, the heart of a jungle, or indeed an actual mint factory. The possibilities are endless.

Castles of Burgundy - The Card Game

For those concerned about the rapidly-diminishing storage space that's part and parcel of our wonderful hobby, we have another small game this week that won't have you making another voyage to IKEA. Spinning off the classic and much-loved board game, Castles of Burgundy - The Card Game is a fast-paced, entirely card-based game of trade and commerce in the 15th Century, and it's just as brilliant as its older, beefier sibling.

The Hundred Years' War is over and the Renaissance is looming. Conditions are perfect for the princes of the Loire Valley to propel their estates to prosperity and prominence. Through strategic trading and building, clever planning, and careful thought, players add settlements and castles, practice trade along the river, exploit silver mines, farm livestock, and more.


Once Yokohama was just a fishing village, but now at the beginning of the Meiji era it's becoming a harbor open to foreign countries and one of the leading trade cities of Japan. Copper and silk are collected for export, but the city is also starting to incorporate foreign technology and culture.

In Yokohama, each player is a merchant in the Meiji period, trying to gain fame from a successful business, and to do so they need to build a store, broaden their sales channels, learn a variety of techniques, and (of course) respond to trade orders from abroad.

Lorenzo il Magnifico

You must be pretty fabulous if your name is literally 'Lorenzo the Magnificent'. If you're feeling the boredom of 21st Century life with its concrete, grey shirts and terrible politics, let Lorenzo il Magnifico whisk you away to the world of marvellous Lorenzo and his fantastic friends.

In the game you lead a noble family in a city during the Italian renaissance. Accumulate prestige and fame by sending your family members to different areas of town, and bask in the glory of more victory points than you can possibly imagine. It's magnificent!

More games coming next week:

We have all these fabulous games coming to the store. If you'd like any of them then get in contact with us.

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Recent releases available now!

'The World of Scythe' Art Book

The most striking aspect of Scythe is Jakub Rozalski's stunning visions of a alternate, mechanised 1920s Europe. Now, you can delve deeper into this intriguing world with a 104-page, full-colour, hardback collection of the art featured in Scythe, as well as other pieces in Rozalski's acclaimed 1920s series.

Chemistry Fluxx

Chemistry Fluxx is the elemental card game in which the rules are always changing. Use atoms and laboratory gear to match the current goal and win!

Chemistry Fluxx is the perfect compound of chance and skill in which you'll not only be playing with elements and molecules, but you'll also be learning about them!

Yu-Gi-Oh! Dimensional Guardians Booster Box

Join the heroes of Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V on their journey through the Synchro, Xyz, and Fusion Dimensions with Duelist Pack: Dimensional Guardians!

This new set is full of cards made famous by Jack, Kite, and Alexis in their original incarnations from Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s, Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL, and Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, but it also includes new cards they use in Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V.

A booster box contains 36 boosters of 5 cards.

Netrunner: Earth's Scion Data Pack

Who will control Mars?

Every day the Big Four insinuate more of their products, services, management, and agendas into every aspect of Martian life, and in Earth's Scion we watch as they spread more fully across the whole of the red planet.

This leads to heightened tensions between Martian Corps, Runners, and Clans, and the sixty new cards from Earth's Scion reveal just how far they may go in order to see their competing visions come to pass.

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