This week's new releases
Brand new games coming next week
2 - 5 players | 35 minutes | £40
Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers is a standalone game in the Carcassonne series set in the stone age. As in other Carcassonne games, players take turns placing tiles to create the landscape and placing meeples to score points from the map they're creating. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins. Instead of cities, roads, and farms, Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers has forests, rivers, lakes, and meadows.
Throw open the armories and turn up the forge, and rally your allies from near and far. Bring all your skill, luck, and your damn best gear to bear; as you’re plunged headfirst into the Crucible of War. Crucible of War is a supplementary booster set that introduces powerful weapons and equipment, and opens up new strategies and deck building options for all your favourite classes. This booster box includes 24 booster packs of Crucible of War.
2 players | 10 minutes | £25
A Game of Cat & Mouth is a two-player game in which players use a magnetic cat's paw to shoot balls at one another. In more detail, to set up, you lay the box open on the table, place the "cat head" dividing screen upright in the center of the board, place the black "nose" ball in the center of the cat's face, set the three white "teeth" balls in the cat's mouth, divide the eight yellow balls between the two players, and lock the magnetic cat's paw into place on each side of the game board.
1 - 4 players | 60 - 120 minutes | £90
Barrage is a resource management strategic game in which players compete to build their majestic dams, raise them to increase their storing capacity, and deliver all the potential power through pressure tunnels connected to the energy turbines of their powerhouses. Each player represents one of the four international companies who are gathering machinery, innovative patents and brilliant engineers to claim the best locations to collect and exploit the water of a contested Alpine region crossed by rivers.
1 - 6 players | 60 - 90 minutes | £90
In Night of the Living Dead: A Zombicide Game, players take on the role of the movie's main characters, holed up in an isolated house while the dead come to life all around them. The original movie sees the few survivors hunkering for safety in the house as the ghouls (as they're called in the film) pose a continuous threat from outside. It's a tense psychological thriller full of gritty moods and dark themes, but the game lets the survivors take the fight to the hordes of the undead.
Other brand new games coming next week
- All Bridges Burning
- Masters of Renaissance: Lorenzo il Magnifico
- Mystery House
- Mystery House: Back to Tombstone Expansion
- Barrage: The Leeghwater Project
- Starfarers 5/6 Extension: Catan Starfarers
- Robinson Crusoe: Treasure Chest Exp.
- Monolith Arena: Golems
- Dale of Merchants 3
- Block Mania
- Block Mania: Mega Mania Exp.
- Those Dark Places
- Gamma Wolves: A Game of Post-apocalyptic Mecha Warfare
- Righteous Blood, Ruthless Blades