Games Seeking Publication

The following games are being offered for publication by their respective designers. Publishers interested in contacting the designers may do so below. Designers' contact information will not be shared with publishers unless the designer responds to the publisher's email.

 
 

Bacon Wars - Born Weird Productions

Dark times have fallen over the kingdom of Baconia, the mythical kingdom where bacon grows on trees. Beloved and powerful Queen Angie O'Plasty has died and left no heir, leaving the barons competing for supremacy.

In Bacon Wars, you are a baron(ess) vying for dominance over Baconia in the power vacuum the Queen left. Can you be the baron that seizes control over the delicious land?

Each player controls bacon orchards and uses bacon strips (yielded in part by those orchards) to play cards. Cards come in several different types and require different bacon costs be paid in order to be played. Players take turns drawing cards and spending bacon to play them until there is a winner. To win, a player must either: A) be the only player with any orchards left, or B) have two level 3 orchards at the beginning of his or her turn.


 
 

Iconoclasm - Nova Suecia Games

http://novasuecia.se/iconoclasm/home.html

Fire, water, earth, air and spirit are the elements, of which worlds are created. It is your duty to unite them into a world in balance. Beware, if the balance is disturbed, the elements will clash and the unity break until only one element dominates the world. But perhaps that is what you secretly desire?

In Iconoclasm, the players represent ancient gods that create a world together. Elements are placed, units are formed and the world is in balance. But each unit is dedicated to one element only and soon they begin to clash. The iconoclasm has started and it will not end until only one element dominates the world. Iconoclasm is a simple and yet tactically deep game where the players take turns to place element tokens on the game board. Once formed in units of seven, the icon of the strongest element is placed in the unit. However, as more units are formed, the elements will clash, leaving one unit is destroyed and the other weakened. At the end, only the strongest unit will prevail and one element become the one and only. Will it be your element or will it be eliminated from the world? Play Iconoclasm and find out!

 
 

hoard 'n' plunder - Pierce Design

website http://piercedesign.wix.com/pierce-design#!about2/c34z

Hoard 'n' Plunder
Take on the role of a pirate in this game of greed and revenge

In this fun game of greed and revenge attempt to build your treasure hoard as the other players attempt to pilfer your coffers but they better watch out because you are all pirates and two can play at that game.
This is a great pick up and play game with quick setup and few mechanics in the vein of uno. It is a good game for those that enjoy intense strategy but it is also simple and easy to learn so it is accessible for both children and advanced adult players alike. Above all it is fun there will be alot of trash talking and grudges but no one will feel victimized for long because in this game its never long before the victim becomes predator and vice versa.


 
 

Heifer Heist - Cow&Duck Studios

Heifer Heist is a family friendly board game that gives a spin on the classic alien-cownapping tale. Aliens who have crash landed on Earth find themselves in a need of organic material to power their tools to fix their ships, and fortunately they've landed in a field of cows! Of course, the farmer isn't pleased about the aliens 'borrowing' his cattle. The aliens must dodge the farmer while racing to be the first to gather 10 cows and escape. The players must guide the aliens through the farm, collecting cows and returning them to their own ships. The farm is a set of tiles, initially upside down, which are revealed as the players progress. The game allows for both competitive and cooperative play.


 
 

The Earth Wars Saga: Galactic War - Dracos Games

The galaxy is slowly falling into chaos. The UNE and the Akoran Empire are fighting a bitter war over centuries old claims. The Decoran Republic has been stabbed in the back by the Andromedan Empire and the Federation Commonwealth is launching suicidal Crusades in all directions. The Horloth have been drawn into the conflict and the Ilin are close to declaring war on the UNE. With the Adromedans once more at war other races have grown nervous and have mobilized their militaries. The Nan'Tra'Ki are powerless to stop the spread of conflict and war. The fate of an entire race rests in your hands. Who will you fight for? Galactic War is a star ship combat game set in the Earth Wars Saga universe in the year 3565. The game comes with an history of both the galaxy and humanity. There are 13 pages of rules and five fleets detailing over 100 ships, patrol boats, and fighters.


 
 

Rebirth - The Card Game that will save Mankind - Pale Blue Studios

4player tabletop sci-fi card game. It explores the concept of a near Holocene extinction, our species seeking refuge among the stars and mankind's last hope to save the human race by terraforming Mars.
In addition to a deep/engaging story line our game aims to offer factual and educational insights into topics such as space exploration and technology(Orion spacecraft components) and life on Earth, from microscopic organisms like algae and plankton to the largest animal that has ever lived on our planet, the blue whale.

We want everyone that plays to explore the link between life on Earth, no matter how small, and the vast expanse of the cosmos and the stars and planets within it.
We believe we have something unique to offer the world by combining one of its oldest gaming platforms with one of its newest.

Players

4

Age

10 and up

Playtime

1 min



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Creature Craze! - Creature Craze!

This draw and discard card game is simple to learn but challenging to master. The objective is to build a complete creature that's worth the most points. You get to enhance your creature with crazy accessories and special powers for bonus points, play negative points on other players and even steal their creature pieces! The player with the most points wins! This game is suitable for ages 8 and up and helps teach math skills too! It's unique, silly, visually fun, and different each time you play so it keeps your interest. Don't be fooled by the simplicity of game-play. It takes strategy and planning to win.


Players

2 - 6

Age

8 and up

Playtime

15 min



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Wiccage - House of Slack Games

A two-player trick-taking game, Wiccage blends classic card mechanisms with modern game design. Using a compact deck, but packing a lot of decisions, Wiccage is a small game that plays much bigger.

Players

2

Age

10 and up

Playtime

45 min



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Alien Overrun - Overrun Studios

The year is 2084 and you are a member of an elite repair unit operating on the edge of known space. Whenever major mining equipment breaks down your team gets the call. Your mission: repair the damaged power core and clear the base of any alien presence. Succeed and you will be a hero. Fail and you next job may be on a space garbage skow.

The object of the game is to reach and repair the reactor core. But to do this you must deal with an alien presence that has overrun the facility. You have taken remote control of one of the mining facilities mining rigs and uploaded a specialization program. You will take turns exploring the mining facility, gathering resources, upgrading your rig, and pressing your luck in combat as you make your way through an endless onslaught of aliens. Ultimately you must reach and defeat the alien Queen so that you can repair the core before it goes critical.

Players

1 - 4

Age

12 and up

Playtime

120 min



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Ije - Kc Games

IJE is a casual fun board game with a jungle setting. It's about friends who survived a shipwreck and must race to through the jungle hurdle, getting as much points as possible as they trick death.

It's played with cards and players pad which is moved on the game board. In Ije, just as reflected in life, it's not necessarily the first to begin that wins the race; it involves strategic thinking too!

Players

2 - 4

Age

7 and up

Playtime

45 min



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Ukubuwa - Kc Games

Ukubuwa is a strategic game that shows the phases of life as players grow to become the best they could. It's played with money, dice, cards,, pads and buttons.

Ukubuwa was designed to represent the role of chance and choice in our lives as we select the jobs and investments we want the most no matter the cost and again, lose our precious jobs.

It's educative, interactive (you get to ask players their secrets) and fun!

Players

2 - 6

Age

12 and up

Playtime

65 min



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STAT! - Half-a-Kingdom Games LLC

Take charge of a busy ER. Treat sick and injured arrivals.
Handle adverse events. Direct flow of ambulance traffic.
Call in help from a variety of medical specialties.
Help or hinder your opponents to prove that you have
the best ER in town.
This competitive board game combines set collection and worker placement mechanics with a tower defense-like elements. Fast to learn but hard to master it allows multiple approaches to secure a victory.

Players

1 - 4

Age

13 and up

Playtime

60 min



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House Rules - House Rules

House Rules is a battle royale card game where you fight your friends with whatever you can get your hands on, all the while you and your opponents change and evolve the rules of the engagement. The game is designed to be changed and remixed with the included dry-erase pen; all cards are dry erasable! In addition to the weapons and rules that come with the game, blank weapons and rules are included so that players can get as weird as they want to!

Players

3 - 6

Age

16 and up

Playtime

30 min



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Frostbite - Neanderthal Games

"The freezing wind rips at the strappings of our hut. I feel it bite at my knuckles, slicing the flesh open. Our time here is short. The wildlife has all moved on and we must follow. We are leaving everything we know behind in search of warmth before it is too late. Even the sun does not show her face here anymore. The revenge of winter is upon us. I fear some may not make it out alive…”

In Frostbite, players collect resources and assemble huts, but must be wary of the bitter cold while doing so. The weather changes constantly and the temperature keeps falling. Players must endure until the final shelters are created!

Each player has five action points per round to use for: migrating, scouting, hunting, gathering wood, crafting shelter, and raiding other clans.

Players migrate by moving their clan member tokens. They may only gather wood in forest regions, and may only hunt in regions with wildlife. Hunting success is determined by die roll. When failing to kill wildlife, a card is drawn to determine the direction it runs away, possibly into another clan's territory. Once players have enough resources, they may build or upgrade shelters.

After each round, cards are drawn to decrease the temperature in different areas. Clan members die if they occupy a region that is too cold, but this may be mitigated by fur coats and shelters.

Only the clans that complete their villages will survive and claim victory.

Players

1 - 4

Age

12 and up

Playtime

60 min



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New Order: The Word Domination game - Jet Games Studio

New Order is a fun and exciting card game for 2-4 players of 12+ years old, and it is all about conspiracy theory.

In New World Order each player is a leader of his own secret society.

For hundreds of years these organizations have been fighting relentlessly to control hearts and minds of humanity. Each society tries to attract as many famous and powerful people as possible to join its cause.Why? Obviously, to be the first one to establish the New World Order on the Earth!
And to do that you've got a whole arsenal of methods: bribe the leaders and ruin your opponents' negotiations, use blackmail and cover up your tracks, impose sanctions and wreck havoc on global financial markets. By all means you've got to reach your goal, and failure is not an option! Long live the NEW WORLD ORDER!

Game Turn:
A game consists of 3 rounds. Each round players draw cards from the Characters deck and try to convince these characters to join their secret societies.
The player, who goes first, is called active, and he or she turns the top card from the Characters deck, corresponding to the number of current round, face-up. Then the Negotiation phase begins.
Negotiation phase is the main phase of the game. Players draw cards to facilitate recruiting, play Event cards to ruin their opponents' plans, and so on...

After the Negotiation phase the next player clockwise becomes the active player. When the 3rd round Characters deck is depleted, the game ends. A player who managed to collect the most Influence points total on his Character cards wins the game.

Players

2 - 4

Age

12 and up

Playtime

45 min



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Tiki Island - Great Wight Games, LLC

Your island is doomed. Take what remains of your tribe, and your magical Tiki and head to sea. You have heard rumors of another island across the ocean. Perhaps things will be safer there.

Tiki island is a simple, light strategy game based loosely on the ancient game Hex. The goal is to try to move your islander across the map by building an island chain from your island, to the opposite island. Each turn, you have a limited amount of actions you can take to accomplish this. The fun comes from the magical powers you Tiki can bestow upon your tribe. Maybe you'll get to build an additional island? Maybe you'll throw a lightning bolt across the map? Maybe you will backfire and devastate the island you are standing on...destroying the islander your Tiki was supposed to be protecting! Either way, its a race to the finish in the fun, family friendly game of Tiki Island!


Players

2 - 6

Age

8 and up

Playtime

30 min



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The Hackers Guild - Games By Ray LLC

The Hackers Guild is a cooperative, worker placement game for 2-4 players ages 14 and up that plays in about 90 minutes. In the game, your team of hackers will need to work together to accomplish the games 7 objectives:

Destroy Monolith Global Inc's offsite backups
Destroy the blueprints for the robots
Find proof of Monolith Global Inc's true intentions
Find Monolith Global inc's banking information
Destroy any existing robots and the facility they are stored at
Destroy the manufacturing facilities
Donate Monolith Global's millions to charities all around the globe
Along the way, players will be able to recruit some inside help, upgrade their computer hardware and purchase hacking tools that will make the hacks easier to accomplish.

The fate of mankind is in your hands and time is of the essence. Don't let us down!

Players

2 - 4

Age

14 and up

Playtime

90 min



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The Hackers Guild - Games By Ray LLC

Do you have what it takes to accomplish the impossible?

The year is 2120 and the world’s population is still trying to overcome the devastation of the worldwide market crash of 2117. After a number of studies, it was revealed that corruption in government and the lack of unity among the government leaders caused the crash. As a result, a group of world leaders are now pushing for a single, worldwide government. Monolith Global Inc, an expert in cybernetics, has suggested that the government be run by robots, claiming that “It’s not possible for a robot to become corrupt, and as a result, they will always make the best decisions for the fate of mankind.”

However, a small number of people see this for what it really is – an attempt to enslave mankind. Known as the Hackers Guild, these rag tag freedom fighters are branded as criminals, and are living as fugitives from the law. All reasonable attempts to convince the powers that be that they are making a huge mistake have failed. The only option remaining appears to be the destruction of the program from the inside out. There is only one problem: hacking the company’s network is said to be impossible. Despite this, more and more of the common people are joining in the cause.

Time is running out for the guild as they strive to perform the impossible: hacking Monolith Global Inc and saving humanity from slavery.

The Hackers Guild is a cooperative game for 2-4 players ages 14 and up that plays in about 90 minutes. In the game, players take on the role of members of The Hackers Guild, and are trying to work together to complete the final hack against Monolith Global's data centre. Along the way, players will be able to add additional dice to their dice pool and purchase hacking tools that will make the hacks easier to accomplish.

Opposing the hackers is the Network Administrator AI whose sole objective is to track down the guild's hideout and send in the authorities to arrest the hackers, allowing Monolith Global to install their machines and enslave humankind.


 
 

Misfits For Hire - Venture 4th Games

Each player represents a claimant to the Throne of Vintha'las. The King, in his wisdom has decided that the claimants shouldn't have a civil war to figure out who wins. No, they should prove their mettle by besting one of the horrific beasts that wanders the kingdom. One slight problem, the beasts have killed all the legendary heroes, so the claimants will have to make due with...the rest. The rest are the Misfits, a group of drunken washed up heroes who now haunt the tavern The Drunken Artist, and are your greatest hope for claiming the throne. Here goes nothing! There are two ways to win. Be the first team to kill the monster, or be the last player standing. Players draw cards from the community pile as they pursue the big bad monster, sometimes drawing cards that help them, sometimes drawing cards that help the monster. With their hand they discard cards to utilize different types of moves, like attacking the monster or stealing cards from the other groups of misfits questing after the monster as well. Defeat the monster yourself or wait until it devours everyone else, the choice is yours. Whoever lands the last hit gets the kill, so be weary of opportunistic players!


 
 

Relic Trader - Blue Fool Games

You are a FRAUD!

No, really, you are. But you're one of the best in London. You could convince a legless man to buy a pair of shoes. You could spit in a jar and sell it for medicine. You could sell a widow a charm to increase her husband's fertility. You rush forth where honest men fear to tread. Where other people see the love and joy of God, you see a chance for a profit.

Using your unscrupulous skills - and a copy of the Legenda Aurea - you work your way through the streets of medieval London, taking trash and turning it into treasure. You're just trying to help, of course, and if they're happy, who are you to let a little thing like honesty interfere with that? Why, you're doing a public service!

Your ultimate goal is to give up the life of deceit on the streets, and instead, become a lay clerk at St. Paul's Cathedral. Fortunately, you know where you can purchase, ahem, volunteer for the job. For the price of a proper bribe, why, it's a steal! Sadly, there are other citizens who share your desires, and they plan to take the job first. The first one to acquire the cash gets the job.

Good luck, God bless, and may the city guards always be looking the other way!


 
 

Clockwork Renaissance - Blue Fool Games

The year is 1525 in the Republic of Florence, and the city-state prospers under the rule of the Medici family. It is a time of artistry, of education, and of invention. All over the land, people are vying to find a patron, one of the rich noble families who will support and encourage a creative soul with their wealth, fame, and good name.

One of the members of these illustrious nobility is looking for a fresh, young mind to carry into the halls of history. To find the best and brightest, the Patron has organized a challenge. All geniuses should seek to emulate the greatest man of their time, Leonardo da Vinci, and therefore, the most worthy artist will be the one who can turn Leonardo’s dreams into reality.

As one of the Patron’s hopeful aspirants, you have been invited to one of daVinci’s private laboratories, to compete against other artists in their goal to follow in the late Master’s footsteps. Your job is to maneuver around the puzzle that is daVinci’s lab, traversing the rotating gears of his workshop, all the while assembling a team of expert engineers to study and be the first to build a replica of one of da Vinci’s designs. The first recruit to successfully assemble and test the proposed machine will win the coveted spot in the Patron’s household. Do you have what it takes to win?

The object of the game is to move around a moving gear board, with each gear offering up a different resource for your build - plans, engineers, tools, and materials. The plans tell the players what other resources they need to collect. Plans are played with cards, engineers and tools are played on tokens (so they can be left on a board location), and materials are played with shards.

Once a player has all of the resources necessary to complete his build, they can move on to the final gear to assemble their creations, and then return to the beginning of the room.


 
 

Apokalypsis - Nova Suecia Games

http://www.novasuecia.se/apokalypsis/home.html

It is 1600 BC and the Minoan island of Thera is prospering. Agriculture and fishing is abundant, culture and science flourish and the people live in peace and harmony. But with the prosperity follows pride. The people venture to challenge the Gods and the punishment is devastating. Volcanic eruptions and earthquakes, waves and storms, fall upon Thera and the island is slowly swallowed by the sea. The society breaks down and it is every man for himself in a desperate struggle to survive.

Apokalypsis takes the players back to the Ancient Greece. As the wrath of the Gods fall upon you, you must interpret the omens and foresee the cataclysms.

You do this by choosing a secret omen card each turn. Once several omens point out the same part, the land tiles are turned into sea and all meeples on them perish.

Move your meeples to safety, build bridges to span rifts and push away other meeples if necessary. In the end, only one will survive.


 
 

The Queen's Path - Nova Suecia Games

http://novasuecia.se/regina/home.html

Gustavus II Adolphus is dead and the kingdom is without a King. A heavy responsibility lies on the shoulders of the young Queen Christina, only six years old. Sweden is engaged in the Thirty Years’ War, the Estates are dissatisfied with Chancellor Axel Oxenstierna’s influence, the breach between Protestants and Catholics is wider than ever and the exploratory spirit of the age gives rise to new art and science. As a representative of one of the many factions around the Queen, it is your duty to enlighten Christina and show her the true path. But beware, the other representatives will not shrink from using any means to stop you!

Gustavus II Adolphus is dead and the kingdom is without a King. A heavy responsibility lies on the shoulders of the young Queen Christina, only six years old. Sweden is engaged in the Thirty Years’ War, the Estates are dissatisfied with Chancellor Axel Oxenstierna’s influence, the breach between Protestants and Catholics is wider than ever and the exploratory spirit of the age gives rise to new art and science. As a representative of one of the many factions around the Queen, it is your duty to enlighten Christina and show her the true path. But beware, the other representatives will not shrink from using any means to stop you!


 
 

Grimterra - Grimterra

Grimterra is a 2-6 player deck-building and dueling card game. Each player uses up to 3 heroes along with special equipment and combat moves to try to vanquish all opposing heroes. Hero abilities and combat cards are biased towards certain unique traits such as strength, agility, intellect, and darkness.

Players

2 - 6

Age

8 and up

Playtime

30 min



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Cafe Shoppe - Pickle Cat Games

A rival barista is boasting they have better drinks than you do. In a bid to prove them wrong you must start concocting elaborate drinks. But keep an eye on your rivals to safeguard your drinks and for chances to sabotage theirs. In this fast paced card game can you outmaneuver your competition and come out on top with the most customers in your shoppe?

Players

2 - 5

Age

13 and up

Playtime

10 min



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Rocket Squad - Black Straw Games

Rocket Squad is a family-friendly "take-that" style card game for 2 to 6 players age 8 and up that plays in about 20 minutes. You play as kids in the backyard building cardboard rocket ships and racing them to space. Lay down rocket boosters, build up rockets one box after another, and use your family to mess up your friends’ plans. The first player to launch one rocket of each squad will trigger the end of the game, but the player that has launched the highest scoring rockets wins!

Players

2 - 6

Age

8 and up

Playtime

20 min



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Barricado - Black Straw Games

Barricado is an abstract strategy game of tile placement and area control. Each turn, players choose between building the board (by placing a tile) or claiming territory upon it (by placing a line of tokens to form a barricade).

Are you cunning enough to block your opponents and place the most tokens on the board by the end of game?

Players

2 - 4

Age

10 and up

Playtime

30 min



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Gallery Show - Paul Guse Games

I´m currently working on my very first attempt of designing a board game. It is called "Gallery Show" and it is about four artists competing to set up the best art show. Each player is to hang their best paintings while trashing the other players' so the attention goes to them.

Players

2 - 4

Age

12 and up

Playtime

30 min



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Become a King - Board Games Hate Pini

"Become a King" is a deck building solo game. It is designed to give the player a unique sense of quick advancement from being a baron that controls a few baronies and villages to becoming a king.
During the game the player will improve the deck by gaining more powerful cards using force or diplomacy, while removing the weaker cards. While doing so, every time the player shuffles the deck a rival is created. The number of rivals the player creates will determine the strength of the final kingdom they need to overtake to win the game.

Players

1

Age

8 and up

Playtime

20 min



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SKEPTICS - Dark Dragon Designs

Ghost hunting game where one to four paranormal investigators try to convince and prove to the town SKEPTICS that a ghost haunts a specific Environment.
Roll dice to unlock doors and match symbols on the game board, which if successful, reveals clue cards. Each Clue solved will lead one step closer to revealing and capturing the Ghost.
Investigators have a limited time (determined by a number of room cards) to prove the Ghost exists and claim their evidence. Environment Cards are drawn every hour which may have hazards and conditions that will try to impede the players progress.
Players win if they satisfy all rolls on the Ghost card, and fail if time and the room card deck runs out.


 
 

Treasure or Treachery - Aktion Games

Treasure or Treachery, for 2-4 players, puts you in control of one of 4 factions vying for hidden treasure. Moving your ship in the water, and your pirate on land, you seek treasure maps in each town which point to hidden treasure locations on the game board. Move your pirate to the location to claim the treasure and then back to the ship to stow it aboard. Collect 3 treasures on your ship and return to your home space to win. Attack other players to slow their progress or steal their treasure to get ahead. Fate may find you and give you an advantage, or Fate may foil your plans, altering the very outcome of the game! In the end its a tense race to the finish that will have you and your friends cheering, jeering, and howling with laughter as you battle it out for the win!

Players

2 - 4

Age

8 and up

Playtime

30 min



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Battle Roads Miniatures - Mike Becnel Games

Battle Roads Miniatures is a car vs car combat board game set in a post apocalyptic world in which society is rebuilding from the ashes of a massive plague and nuclear war. The nuclear war was a result of opposing governments blaming each other for causing the plague. In a nutshell, Battle Roads Miniatures is a miniatures based game where cars with big guns try to blow each other off the roads.

Players

2 - 4

Age

13 and up

Playtime

120 min



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Battle Roads Miniatures - Mike Becnel Games

Battle Roads Miniatures is a table top board game set in a post apocalyptic world where civilization is rebuilding itself. A plague whose origin is not widely known wiped out most of the population. Attempts to isolate and purge the cause resulted in wide spread use of major nuclear arsenals and other weapons of mass destruction. Not much was left. Very few people were left. Those that survived found that they had undergone changes. The technology in the cars is 20 to 40 years past the 'weld on a gun, add some steel plate and go get stuck in' that immediately followed the plague and attempted purges. Vehicles are purpose built for their combat role and are far more deadly. Driver protection is at a premium so motorcycles have mostly been relegated to the few remaining fringe gangs. The mortality rate for motorcycle users is so high they are now called 'coffins'. The goal is to survive the game and take out as many opponents' cars as possible. Game play is very fast with each turn lasting 3 to 10 minutes depending on how many cars are on the board. Each player uses a control board for each car that tracks turn speed, two phases of movement, component damage, and driver skill use (offense or defense). For the convention play version of the game these control boards are made of wood. For the mass production version (digital image in gallery), the control boards will be on silk screen impregnated boards (~5mm thick). Players track their car status and maneuvers by placing colored pegs on the control board. Combat is via opposed dice roles. The attacker gets a pool of dice based on the weapon being shot and the range, speed and direction the target is moving. Driver skill can also add to the attack dice pool. The defender gets defense dice equal to their remaining armor rating and can get additional dice for range, speed and driver skill. Once rolled, any offensive successes over defense score damage. Critical damage is a big part of the game. Any time an attack rolls any successes their is a crit chance. It is extremely unlikely an undamaged car will take a critical hit but a medium to heavily damage car is highly likely to take a critical. The bad news with critical damage is the attacker assigns the damage location. Basically, the attacker hits what his/her driver was aiming for. Critical hits are to be feared and avoided! Rules can be played at the Quick Play level, standard level or with all optional rules. The largest change between levels is how to handle collisions. Many diagrams are included in the rules to simplify the learning process and reduce the 'rules lawyering' that may occur when questions arise. Each game is played via individual scenario or players can play the long term campaign where they control an entire tribe including all their cars as well as drivers and advanced facilities. As drivers score damage, score critical damage, make kills and win scenarios they gain points that allow them to increase in driver skill or obtain upgrades for their cars. The core version of battle roads miniatures includes basic upgrades for the base cars like a bigger engine, bigger weapons, etc. A later expansion will include full design and upgrades of the cars.


Players

2 - 4

Age

13 and up

Playtime

120 min


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The Maiden Voyage - Wren Games

The Maiden is an A.I. controlled spaceship that has been infiltrated by Saboteurs who want nothing more than for its mission to fail. Players take on the role of an AI-bot, each having their own unique specialisms and quirks.

Your objective is to safely guide The Maiden and her crew of Scientists to their destination. You must avoid asteroids, deal with unexpected events, help the Scientists into stasis pods, protect against sabotage, visit planets to collect supplies, keep the ship in a good state of repair and ward off a second major attack by Humanity’s Saboteurs.

The success of the mission is in your hands…


The Maiden Voyage is a strategy game with a distinct layout that plays across 2 boards. When we set out designing The Maiden Voyage we wanted game play to be fully cooperative and as intuitive as possible. We also wanted to integrate Euro mechanisms with a strong theme giving every action, decision and event thematic value and meaning.

The Maiden Voyage utilises more traditional thematic mechanisms such as action and movement, variable player powers, random and story driven events and challenges then combines these with the more Euro mechanisms of hand and resource management. With a modular board and variable setup, there’s plenty of replay value and lots of fun for all the family.


 
 

Inca the Tinker: Tales of a Mischievous Cat - Wren Games

Inca the Tinker is a mischievous cat. When the lights go out he gets up to all sorts of naughtiness. Tonight, you are in charge of what he does. You must match the room, furniture and item to his adventures. The first person to match all 3 and tell their story wins.


 
 

Duel of the Magi - Cool Nerd Games

Duel of the Magi is a deck-building game that combines fantasy board games, drafting, and TCG fighting mechanics for a complete and unique experience. Players start by choosing one of the four magi classes, each of which have a unique ability to be used during the game. While taking turns players choose sets of spells to include or exclude in the game. Once this phase is complete, the chosen cards of each spell type are then shuffled together and placed on the board in the appropriately labeled spots. Staged face-up, the cards are drafted one at a time from the board as each player builds their own customized deck of spells. Once deck building is complete, the game board is flipped over to the dueling ground side and players engage in a spell casting fight to determine the winner. Part of the dueling strategy is gamesmanship in the form of alliances and negotiations. Do what you must to ensure you survive to the end.

Players

2 - 4

Age

10 and up

Playtime

45 min



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The King's Purse - Charm City Games

The King’s Purse is a fun, fast paced card game for 2 players featuring a mixture of mechanics that rely on strategy, luck, and your ability to out think your opponent. The game ONLY takes 5 minutes to learn and 5-20 minutes to play! At the end of a long day in the dungeon, the inn is where everyone winds down.

Players

2

Age

7 and up

Playtime

5 min



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Eat the Villagers - Butter Knife Concepts

Eat the Villagers gets you and your friends laughing and talking together, making eye contact that is not distracted by the blue glow of your cell phones. We want your face time to be done with your faces. We knew our game had to be portable, small, easy to learn, and quick to play; and it is. Eat the Villagers fits in your pocket, takes 5 minutes to learn, and about 15 minutes to play. It's meant to be enjoyed between the time you've ordered your food and the time it arrives.

Players

2 - 10

Age

6 and up

Playtime

15 min



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Eat the Villagers - Butter Knife Concepts

Eat the Villagers was invented to get friends off their cell phones and laughing together. It's portable and meant to be taken to dinner with you, played between the time you order and when your food arrives. This is a family-friendly dice game that takes 5 minutes to learn and 15-20 minutes to play. It is suitable for 2-10 players and can be learned by children as young as 5 years old. It fits in your pocket and travels well, so it makes a great game to leave in the car, take to the laundromat, take to dinner with you, or pack in your carry-on luggage. Rules Each player rolls 5 randomly selected dice, separating the Knights, Villagers, and Barricades, as well as any special dice. Barricades get rerolled, drawing up to 5 more dice to roll each turn. You may stop any time and return to your lair, eating the number of Villagers on the board. That number is added to your next turns, until you have 15 or more, and are full, winning the game. 5 Knights vanquishes the dragon, ending your turn with 0 points. If you roll a Wizard (one of the specialty dice), he casts his Magic if and only if 2 Knights are on the board to protect him. Wizard's Magic vanquishes the dragon, ending your turn with 0 points. Without 2 Knights, he counts as a Villager. If you roll a Dragon (the other specialty dice), you cast your Fire Breath attack. This burns all Barricades, revealing the delicious Villager goodness inside. It also melts the armor of 1 Knight, taking that die out of play. Then the Dragon also goes out of play. Count the Villagers and return to your lair or continue your turn, at your choice. Play continues until some dragon/player has eaten 15 or more Villagers and is satiated. Everyone left in that round of play still gets a turn to try and beat the high score.


 
 

Shield Wall - Apocalypse Games

Shield Wall is a game of wits and strategy for two players. Each player tries to out-flank the opponent while maintaining his own defenses. The players will choose from the three nations available:
- The Vikings: Ruthless, unrelenting attack, weak on the defense
- The Greeks: Strong willed, battle hardened warriors, who have absolute morale
- The Romans: Calculating and persevering any beating to wear down their opponent
Each faction has their strengths and their weaknesses but with a careful mastery, each nation will be able to topple the other’s shield wall. Break the shield wall and force the enemy forces to flee the battlefield or slay their champion. There can only be one victor on the battlefield.

Players

2

Age

10 and up

Playtime

60 min



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Assassination - Rocket Science Board Games

The goal of a demagogue is to take out all opposition and ultimately rule over all. Command angelic and demonic agents for power and control!

Assassination is a fast paced card game of stealth, intrigue and dominance taking place in the world of Cataclysm.


Players

2

Age

13 and up

Playtime

20 min



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Skullz, a game of dwindling chances - One-Eyed Cat Games

Roll the Skullz and take your chances, the outcome is never the same in this fast paced game of luck.
Fun for the whole family or play it as a drinking game for when the crowd is over 21. (optional rules available)

Players

2 - 6

Age

7 and up

Playtime

5 min



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8 Seconds - GJJ Games

8 Seconds is a press-your-luck dice and card game with some strategic decisions for 1-6 players. There are also three optional expansion modules that can be played with the main game individually or together. 8 Seconds is about the action and excitement of bull riding in a rodeo. Roll your dice and match your moves to the moves of the Bulls. But beware the rodeo clowns! There are only two on staff, so if you roll a third Rodeo Clown you’ll have to fill in and you won’t score your Bull!

Features:
Fast Paced
Press-Your-Luck with Strategy
Player Interaction
Unique Theme
No Downtime (w/ Vegas Showdown Expansion)

Overview: In 8 Seconds the eight dice have one of five different values on each face: Turn, Buck, Kick, Blank, or Rodeo Clown. Rodeo Clowns are kept, Blanks are rerolled, and everything else can either be kept or rerolled. At the start of your turn you’ll draw three Bull cards and then roll the dice. You must match your dice rolls to the moves indicated on the cards (turns, kicks, and bucks) in order to successfully ride the Bull. You can reroll dice as needed, but the cost is discard one of your Bull cards, until you are left with just one Bull to ride. If you successfully ride a Bull you’ll collect that Bull and earn the points indicated. Foul Tokens can be earned during the game that allow you to reroll clowns, reroll without discarding a bull, add another bull to their lineup, or score bonus points.

8 Seconds goes until one player has successfully ridden three Bulls, and then everyone else gets a final turn. The winner is the player with the most points in Bulls and Foul Tokens.

Vegas Showdown: Vegas Showdown is an expansion for 8 Seconds that eliminates a common issue with many multiplayer press-your-luck games – what to do when it’s not your turn. 8 Seconds – Vegas Showdown brings the excitement of betting to the game when it is not your turn to ride the bulls, keeping players engaged throughout the entire game.

Solitaire: 8 Seconds also has a solitaire variant that allows the game to be played solo. This is a quick diversion that can be played within the space of a lap desk or airline tray.

Mini Expansions: The Golden Buckle expansion adds Golden Buckle cards, which are available to everyone, until someone acquires each Golden Buckle. Golden Buckles are challenging to obtain, but give various rewards. In The Riders expansion, players get to take on the role of Bull Riders. Each Rider has a special ability that can be used whenever appropriate throughout the game.

More information: http://georgejaros.com/8sec


 
 

Les Petits Pirates - GJJ Games

Ahoy matey! The pirate life may seem glorious, but it’s actually quite hard work. You know, only about 1% of us pirates are successful enough to make a name for ourselves. We can’t all be Blackbeards and Sparrows. But even for a lowly working class pirate there comes a time when retirement looms on the horizon. A smart pirate knows when it’s time to save toward retirement. It’s important to bury a bit of treasure to ensure you have something to look forward to. There’s no sense in spending everything on rum and gunpowder today if it means you can’t enjoy a decadent pirate retirement someday!

Les Petits Pirates is a small game played on a single, small game board. In Les Petits Pirates, players are pirates, working to gather resources and gold while trying to prevent their opponents from doing the same. Through action selection and dice manipulation, players will plunder, attack, and sail the seas in their quest to bury enough treasure and enjoy a decadent pirate retirement!

Features: Les Petits Pirates will be an easy game to expand for more players or larger games. A single 5.5” x 8.5” game board can support 2-4 players with 3 ships each. Multiple game boards can be combined, or a larger board used to easily expand the game for 4-6 players. Special rules and map also allow for solo play. More variety can be easily introduced by simply printing new maps that can be used alone or combined with other maps. The game can easily be re-themed for a variety of genres, like Vikings, Space, High Fantasy, etc.

More information: http://georgejaros.com/LPP


 
 

Zipang Portable - Madara LLC

Zipang Portable is a fast-paced "pick one, play one" card game, beautifully designed by Japanese artists with gorgeous ukiyo-e style cards. Players will dive into the greatest battle of the 17th century. Become Sengoku heroes vying for the Shogun's power in this compact game which is easy to learn, but hard to master.

Players

2 - 6

Age

8 and up

Playtime

15 min



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Dragonstone - Otravez Games

Dragonstone is a fantasy Role Playing adventure and axploration board game in a Magical World with Miniatures!
The Heroes must Fights against the Evil Necromancer and his dozens of Minion Monsters to re established the Order and Peace back to the Kingdom.It is Time to Enter to the Magical World of Epic Fantasy!

Players

2 - 9

Age

10 and up

Playtime

120 min



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Dragonstone - Otravez Games

A Role Playing Game with board miniatures and cards

Players

2 - 6

Age

10 and up

Playtime

60 min



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Zoooo! - LukeyDuke Games

Zoooo! is a crazy bidding and negotiation game for 3 to 6 players. Each player controls their very own Zoo and must win bidding wars over rival Zoos to acquire the most popular animals, the most useful staff and win the game by achieving the most awards. Your Zoo is small but your dreams are big, navigate the seasons, manage your finances, and abuse your host privileges in this irreverent hilarious game!

Players

3 - 6

Age

10 and up

Playtime

30 min



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Infusion - 808 Games

A deckbuilding game where you control sci-fi versions of classic literary characters. Players begin the game with a unique Hero. Each Hero starts with 10 Epic cards specific to that Hero. Players then Recruit Reinforcements from a shared pool of cards randomly chosen at the start of the game. Recruits help you Enlist additional Reinforcements and help you Run Missions. Missions give Reward Points and whoever has the most Reward Points when the game ends wins!.

Players

2 - 4

Age

8 and up

Playtime

30 min



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Hunting Sasquatch - Spyglass Games

Hunting Sasquatch is a fast pace game where players take on the roles of various hunters and travel around north america trying to locate him.

Game Play:
Game play is very simple, players draw a hunter card which will give them various powers. They will then choose to visit a face up location or choose to flip one. Either way they will take all 8 dice and roll them matching up symbols first on Death Conditions the on Victory Conditions. After this is done if neither is filled out they may choose to roll the fate dice which either lets them re-roll the remaining dice or take the trap effect ending their turn. Players may push their luck and keep rolling dice however if the death fills in they discard their hunter and end their turn. IF they fill in Victory they take the card and gain VP and play passed on, when a set number of hunters (determined by number of players) his the discard the game ends.

Mechanics
Press your Luck
Dice Rolling/Placement Game

Theme:
Humors theme with cartoon artwork and has been a hit with children who love the easy game play and cute art. Families like it for this reason and we have seen most gamers who like fast casual games enjoy it as well.


 
 

Final Boss: The card game - Final Boss

In Final Boss, players compete against each other to be the one who defeats the Final Boss. Kill monsters to collect power-ups and destroy your competitors!

Final Boss features 2 basic decks: Enemies and Drops with hilarious video game references and frenzy "take that" mechanics.

Oh, and do not forget: a Final Boss can appear and turn the tides of a game at any moment!

Players

1 - 6

Age

13 and up

Playtime

30 min



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The Pitch Deck - Two Brothers Games

A party card game about pitching eclectic products to consumers and taking the business world by storm! Describe your ideas with a combination of Product cards and Properties in order to meet the demands of Problems that exist in the world. Your fellow entrepreneurs are your consumers, so choose the best way to engage them in your product, no matter how crazy!

Players

3 - 10

Age

10 and up

Playtime

15 min



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ORIGINZ The Superpowered Card Game - Flavor Faction Studio

Become a Superpowered Hero or Villain and battle with 2 to 8 players in this complete, multi-format strategy card game out of one box.
Originz features a unique 'deck is your life' mechanic and a consistent energy resource.
Play with one of 12 pre-constructed decks out of the box, or customize your own deck.
264 cards, 12 dividers and one 1 rulebook included. No tokens or trackers required!
"A rift in the space-time continuum has altered the very fabric of reality...
Magic is real. Mutations are common. Aliens have invaded.
Governments have dissolved - their military forces have scattered. Nobody is safe.
The world has been changed forever, but your origin story has just begun. You’ve survived the apocalypse and emerged with incredible superpowers.
Many see you as their last hope – a savior….a hero. Others fear you - branding you as a villain who seeks only power and glory.
It is time to show them who you really are…it is time to take a stand.
There is nothing left to do, but fight!"

Players

2 - 8

Age

10 and up

Playtime

15 min



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ORIGINZ: The Superpowered Card Game - Flavor Faction Studio

Build your own Superpowered Hero or Villain; team up with friends and battle in this complete, multi-format card game for 2-8 players. Originz features a unique 'deck is your life' mechanic and a consistent energy resource. Play with one of 12 pre-constructed decks out of the box, or customize your own deck. 264 cards, 12 dividers and one 1 rulebook included. No tokens or trackers required! 'A rift in the space-time continuum has altered the very fabric of reality... Magic is real.  Mutations are common.  Aliens have invaded.  Governments have dissolved - their military forces have scattered. Nobody is safe. The world has been changed forever, but your origin story has just begun. You’ve survived the apocalypse and emerged with incredible superpowers. Many see you as their last hope – a savior….a hero. Others fear you - branding you as a villain who seeks only power and glory. It is time to show them who you really are…it is time to take a stand. There is nothing left to do, but fight!'


 
 

Moonshine Run - Games by a Madman or Two

The year is 1932. The Japanese have attacked Shanghai, America has a bobsledding team, the five day work week has begun, and Prohibition is in full swing. All in all it is a good year and tonight you have to collect the White Lightning. These Tennessee Mountains are full of moonshiners waiting for you to transport their shine. Now all you have to do is brave the dangers and make it back. You are not alone and, although others might not be as brave as you are, some might be smarter. You have to get more shine then they do and buy back the farm.

Moonshine Run is a game about both luck and guts, where each player is racing down the mountain to deliver their Moonshine to their customers. Along the way, they can pick up more Moonshine Jugs and different Items that may help them out. However, there is also hazards up on the mountain that could cause the player to lose their turn and any Moonshine Jugs they have collected.

There are seven rounds during a game of Moonshine Run. Each round, a player pays Moonshine Dollars to access Road Card. Each road card if flipped as it is drawn. A play may come across some Moonshine Jugs, Item Cards or Hazard Cards. It is up to the player to decide when enough is enough and to call it quits.

This is a fast, press your luck game where you must know when to stop.


 
 

Bandito Holdup - Foolish Mortals

A fancy frontier town has just been built. This has attracted the attention of nearby gangs of outlaws. You control one such gang. Rumour has it the town is full of Treasure and important people, who can be kidnapped for a hefty ransom. Your gang could literally make a killing, looting and pillaging this town. The only problem is those other darned gangs, who have the same idea as you. Looks like shootouts with them are inevitable. As per the Bandito Code, gangs may only send one gang member to a shootout at a time. Grab your hat and gun; it’s high noon and you’ve got an itchy trigger finger.

Bandito Holdup is a 2-4 player shoot 'em up. Each player takes control of a gunslinger, and then shoots, steals and kidnaps their way to victory during the course of multiple gunfights.

Players plan out their turns ahead of time, secretly laying down 5 action cards at the beginning of each round. After all cards have been placed, the actions are resolved. This planning ahead allows all players to think simultaneously, shortening the downtime between turns. Shrewd players who are able to predict the actions of their opponents will have certainly have an advantage.

The game is composed is multiple gunfights, which are played out on various maps. Each gunfight is given a game mode. Game modes include: free-for-all, team, and a 'cooperative' heist mode where the Players are robbing a bank.

In-between gunfights players will be able to acquire new weapons and upgrade their action card decks.

8 maps offer variety in terms of terrain and game modes.

Bandito Holdup is a tactical yet fun game for 2-4 players, and lasts 60-90 minutes.


Players

2 - 4

Age

10 and up

Playtime

75 min



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The Dangerous Sea - Dangerous Games

The sea is mysterious and unforgiving, but it hides the treasure you seek.

Explore an uncharted world that's different every game in your epic quest to collect 5 Rune Stones before anyone else. Will you charge forward blindly, risking sudden destruction, or will you look before leaping, diligently navigating around the dangers you discover? Will you go it alone, swiftly gathering Rune Stones before anyone else, or will you take on a crew and attack your friends to steal from them?

Take to the seas and be the first to collect 5 Rune Stones!


 
 

Eriath - Diesel Games

The year is 2145 and civilizations on Earth have developed unimaginable technological advancements that allow travel, career opportunities and adventures beyond the restrictions of our atmosphere. Adventurers are blasting through the open space transporting goods and passengers in state of the art space ships. Unfortunately, the Eriath isn't one of those.

Wanting to get your own piece of the action, you and your inexperienced crew, scrounged all your money together and purchased the Eriath, a beat-up, first generation hauler that was scheduled for scraps. As you and your rookie crew set into the vast open space to deliver your cargo and live the space dream, disastrous events start occurring throughout the ship. You must scramble to extinguish fires, fix hull breaches, and make difficult decisions that will affect you and your crew. Will you have what it takes to survive?

You must scramble to extinguish fires, fix hull breaches, and make difficult decisions that will affect you and your crew. Will you have what it takes to survive? Probably not, but you'll have a blast trying.

Gather up to five of your friends and struggle to keep your cargo safe from pirates, your crew safe from alien abduction, and to keep this ship from completely falling apart.

Eriath is a cooperative survival game. You and the other players are challenged throughout the game in order to keep the ship from falling apart. You will need to strategize and coordinate your actions to extinguish fires, combat aliens and pirates, fix hull breaches and more. Use your character's strengths to overcome the many obstacles that you face.

Each playable character has their own special abilities and characteristics. In addition to those, a strength and weakness card are drawn to modify gameplay for each character. Overcome the weaknesses by working together as a team in order to win the game.

Multiple disaster cards will be drawn at the end of each turn, throughout the game causing the players to scramble to put out fires, fight Aliens and Pirates, restore power and more. Do you like a challenge? Then Eriath is the game for you!

There are so many ways to lose Eriath, but only one way to win. You must survive!

Players

2 - 6

Age

8 and up

Playtime

30 min



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Battle for the Universe - Competitive Card Game - It's in Our Nature Games

Battle For the Universe is a competitive, two-player card game, where players construct decks to prove they lead the ultimate superpowered team in Slab City! The players choose Heroes, Villains, or anything in between, along with locations where they can square off to display their prowess or save the day.

Slab City Beatdown is the core set for Battle For The Universe, introducing players to a world in which the characters interact. Will Slab City be ruled by one Villain? Will the Heroes rescue enough civilians to save the day? What secrets are hidden in the city streets? The fate of Slab City is in your hands!

In this game, players will create a unit of 54 cards. They will choose a Base, which will detail the team the player has chosen. They will choose an Objective, which tells them if they are heroic or villainous, it also determines the goal in which they need to accomplish to win the game. They will create a 40-card play deck, with characters, objects, and one-shot single use action cards. Lastly, they will choose a 12-card Location deck to represent where the epic battles in Slab City will take place. Battle For The Universe has multiple paths to victory, and not all involve killing your opponent. Some players may opt to rescue civilians. Others may try to amass wealth or simply beat and bring opposing characters to justice. All of these goals are possible, and more. Battle For The Universe: Slab City Beatdown has over 300 cards in its base set to build your most powerful team!


 
 

Dungeon Brawl - Tableflip Games

You and your fellow adventurers have completed what you thought was a typical dungeon crawl. With the dungeon cleared and boss defeated, the treasure is yours for the taking... or so you thought. There's a disagreement as to who gets what. Talking leads to arguing. Arguing leads to yelling. Suddenly, there's a twinkle of light and a flash of steel. Everyone reactively jumps back, weapons at the ready. Each person eyes the other as they all stare back knowingly. There's no turning back now. It's now become a Dungeon Brawl. Dungeon Brawl is a customizable, take-that, free for all for 3 to 5 players. In this 20 to 60 minute game, players draft 1 of 5 classes then customize it by constructing a deck consisting of weapons, armor, items, and abilities. Draft your treasure, then drop into the dungeon with your so-called 'friends'. Your cards determine what actions you can take. Deal out damage in order to give your opponents Wounds. Wounds are added to your deck when it runs out, slowing you down by impeding your hand size. Once the Wound deck runs out, the game ends and the adventurer with the least amount of Wounds takes all the treasure and is declared the winner!

Players

3 - 5

Age

13 and up

Playtime

45 min



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Mars vs. Earth - Geek Fever Games

They came for our resources… They came to annihilate us… They came for our… cows?! Welcome to Mars vs Earth! In this alternate-reality, 1950’s era setting – we are not alone! Aliens from the planet Mars have secretly descended upon Earth. As a member of an elite multi-national squad, you must defend our home against the vicious, little green men as they try to abduct our wives, mutilate our cows and boil our oceans! To complicate matters (as if inside-out cows weren't bad enough), the aliens can replicate our DNA and clone human beings. They know our agency is the last line of defense and they have infiltrated our ranks. That trusted partner of yours may actually be an alien spy! Hey, I don’t remember you holding your hand over your heart during the National Anthem – when was the last time your DNA was screened? About the game: Mars vs. Earth is a simple card game, playable by 3 to 10 players in 30 to 60 minutes, that employs a modified 'hidden loyalty' system. Mars vs. Earth introduces new mechanics, such as scaled martian powers and an accusation/trial system, that sit atop a wacky theme to increase play value and enjoyment. Think your neighbor is secretly working against the agency? Keep him from leading missions, or better yet make a formal accusation and bring him to trial for his evil deeds! Of course you need to be careful - if you accidentally oust a true human from the agency they will become a lowly citizen with far fewer powers to help combat the martian threats! The game is over when either the humans have foiled enough of the martians' plans or the martians have destroyed every last human resource, be it military defenses, tech, people or food. In either case, Mars vs. Earth is guaranteed to create some of the greatest play experiences imaginable!

 
 

Plus Word - Geek Fever Games

Plus Word is a party word association game. Everyone gets a hand of seven cards, each of which has a word on it. Everyone makes three pairs of words out of these (one is left over), and comes up with a link between them. Then, players reveal their pairs of words. Everyone tries to guess what the other players chose for their link. Players get points whenever they match someone else. The player who's connected the best with other players after a few rounds is the winner! How would you connect 'COLD' and 'SCARY'? Maybe you'd think of 'YETI.' Or maybe 'AVALANCHE.' Or even 'HYPOTHERMIA.' It's up to you. But you're also trying to make a connection with the other people playing. Can you get them to think the same as you? Can you think the same as them? The better you can connect, the better you'll do.

 
 

Hallux Rigidus - InfiNate to Elevate

Each person plays the role of a character that returns to Hallux Rigidus to gather evidence and discover the identity of the villain causing the horrors that plague this small community. Once the identity and location of the villain is discovered, the players travel to that location in an attempt to overcome and banish the villain back to the netherworld. The first player to successfully accomplish this (and retain his or her sanity) is the winner! Movement: At the beginning of each turn characters may move to any adjacent space from their present location (not diagonally). Characters are not required to move and may remain in the same space as long as they desire. A character may never enter a river space and may only cross the river by using the bridge (in the center of town). Certain character abilities and possessions may allow a character to move more than one space at a time; however, a character is not required to use their full movement capability. For example, if a character has the bicycle (Move +2) he or she may move up to three spaces each turn or not at all. Looking at Evidence Chits: After movement is completed if a character is in a building which contains an evidence chit he or she may look at that chit. Care should be taken not to reveal the chit to other players. The suspect or location found on that chit should then be secretly marked off the list found on the character growth chart. The letter on the space should also be noted so players can keep track of where each piece of evidence was collected so they don't keep revisiting the same location. Certain character abilities allow characters to view more than one evidence chit per turn. The same procedure should be used for each evidence chit examined. After a character has visited all the evidence locations, the suspect and location not marked off will reveal the solution to the mystery. A free copy of the rules can be downloaded from: https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/hallux-rigidus/download/53F6EBF2-B008-11E5-9DCA-B3D72AC3EA67


Players

1 - 6

Age

12 and up

Playtime

120 min


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Squish Blocks - Marino Games

Players battle for squishing blocks to score points. As you play, you will build the game's board in this strategic and fun game. Extremely simple rules which take hardly any time to learn. Very customization for quick games on a smaller board or long games on a larger board. You build it! So many possibilities, you'll never play the same game twice!


 
 

Greed Land - Marino Games

Your grandfather, Dr. Alexander Greed has passed away. In his will, he leaves his amusement park, Greed Land to you. The catch: his other grandchildren also have ownership of Greed Land. All of the grandchildren need to meet at Greed Land, otherwise they forfeit their share of the inheritance. The grandchildren that show up decide that they do not want to share Greed Land; that is not in their nature. They decide to have a contest, with only one rule: whoever earns the most money in 3 years will be the sole owner of Greed Land. Everything else is fair game.


Players

2 - 4

Age

14 and up

Playtime

60 min



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Prophecy - Rocket Science Board Games

Prophecy is a fast, fun and highly strategic card game for two players about fulfilling three prophecies before the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are unleashed!

Build your deck to unleash your favorite chain combos, but beware: each time you buy a card from one of the four available guilds, a stronger card is available for your opponent, and if either of you buys the last and strongest one in any pile a Horseman appears - If all Four Horsemen are revealed both players lose!

LEARN TO PLAY IN MINUTES,
PLAY UNTIL ARMAGEDDON!


 
 

Anomaly - Rocket Science Board Games

Anomaly is a 4x sci-fi board game about deep space exploration, resource management, space stations and combat which plays in 30-60 minutes.

The universe is vast, and vastly unforgiving...
Anomaly is a science fiction board game for 2-4 players about deep space exploration, resource management, space stations and combat. Take control of one of four alien races, each with their own unique abilities and tactics. At the helm of your civilization’s deep space explorer fleet you must explore the universe, expand your territory, exploit every resource and, if it comes to it, exterminate your opposition.

A 4X experience that plays in an hour.
Anomaly is designed as a full 4X experience that plays out within a time frame of 40-60 minutes. Anomaly offers high-grade components and a simple set of rules that allows for both tactical and strategic decision-making as well as fluid, immersive game play.

Dynamic win conditions
As you explore the universe, you will discover Anomalies that generate the win conditions for each particular game. Four unique player races, 6 Anomalies, 38 Upgrades and a random combination of 19 different space Sector tiles will grant you many hours of deep space exploration!


 
 

Finish LIne - Marino Games

Players take turns placing games and forming a line based on the card's top speed. One side of the card features a description of the vehicle, sport or event while the other side features the speed in miles per hour and kilometers per hour. Players need to place the card in the correct way otherwise they have to draw a new card. When players are able to play through their entire hand, they win. Over 300 cards including astronomy, sports, vehicles, animals, plants, weather and more. Who will be the first to cross the Finish Line?

Players

2 - 6

Age

10 and up

Playtime

15 min



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WeloCards - Welo.love

WeloCards is a game about sharing love and kindness. Complete a small mission on a card, and give it to someone else! As the cards spread around the world, you will earn experience, tallying the love and kindness you've passed around!

Players

1 - 100

Age

13 and up

Playtime

5 min



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Objective: Vietnam - Recon Games LLC

Objective: Vietnam is a cooperative, competitive game where players work together to win Objectives by battling the NVA forces. Secretly bid cards to help your team (or not) but be careful. When 10 cards are in the War Weariness pool the game wins.


 
 

Defend the Village - Vortex Games & Publishing

Defend the Village is a Cooperative Deck-Building game in which 1-5 heroes team up to save a village under distress from low-life bandits and hard-hitting villains! You take turns buying new weapons, potions and helpful items while also fighting off bandits before they destroy all six of your battlegrounds all the while praying you have enough strength to destroy all 5 villains! Do you and your fellow heroes have what it takes to defeat these villains and save this innocent village? Only time will tell… Each player is dealt a random Hero with their own stats and ability. Each player also starts with the same starting hand. On each players turn they will reveal a card from the bandit deck and then spend the cards from their hand to purchase new items, or fight a Bandit or Villain. Easy to learn, tough to survive.


 
 

Objective: Vietnam - Recon Games LLC

Description from the publisher: Objectives: Vietnam is a cooperative, competative card game for one to six people where players compete against the game to take objectives by battling the NVA forces. The cards Objectives: Vietnam runs with three decks of cards. The first deck is the Objectives deck. These cards are places and events that the players must collect before they accumulate in the “War Weariness” pool. Objectives are guarded by a number of NVA cards as designated by the NVA score on the Objective card. Each Objective card also has a Value. This is the number of points the players receive when they take the objective. NVA cards are the second deck and represent the North Vietnam Army. These cards come in different strengths and have varying abilities. The last deck is the Free World deck. These cards are dealt to the players face down and represent the resources they have to take objectives and affect the War Weariness pool. Players may not share or expose their hands to other players during the course of the game. Setup Shuffle each deck separately and then deal out a number of Free World cards face down to each player as determined by figure 1 (Number of players). Play starts with the player to the left of the dealer and moves clockwise around the table. Sequence of play When a players turn starts they draw one Free World card. If the player has less than their starting hand in Free World cards they draw up to their starting card total instead. Once the player has drawn their cards, the top Objectives card is turned over and placed in the middle of the playing field. This is mandatory and will always happen each players turn. This is the War Weariness pool. The player now has the option of attempting to take the objective (see combat) or take an additional Free World card and pass his turn to the player to his left. If you do nothing in your turn you can always draw one Free World card and this can bring your total cards above your starting hand size. There is no upper limit on the number of cards you can have in your hand. Combat When a player decides they are going to take an objective they deal out a number of NVA cards equal to the NVA score on the Objective card face down. Starting with the attacking player, each player “bids” the cards they will use in the attack by placing them face down in front of themselves. Once all players have bid their cards, the player cards are revealed and then the first NVA card in line is revealed. Add up the strength value of all exposed NVA cards each reveal phase and compare it to the total of the Free World card strength. If the NVA total is double the total strength of all the exposed Free World bid cards, the objective is overrun and lost (See losing combat). If the total is not double the attackers strength and there are more NVA cards to be revealed, the players go around again bidding more cards for the next reveal phase. This continues until all NVA cards involved in the battle are face up. If the attacking players have a higher total Strength than the strength total of all NVA cards in play then they win the objective and it is placed to the side. If there are four or more players, the attacking player now draws a number of Free World cards equal to the NVA value on the Objective that was just secured and can now give them to the other players as reinforcements. The player may only keep one card for himself and he may not look at any of the cards being distributed. This may take the player over his starting hand limit. He may then attempt to take another objective or end his turn. If an attack is declared and the players feel they can’t take the objective they can call off the attack but the player that called the attack must discard his entire hand and his turn ends. The objective is treated as if the players lost combat. Losing combat Should the players be defeated by the NVA, the objective is placed back in the War Weariness pool and a token is placed on the card. Objectives that have tokens on them add one to the NVA value for each token on the card. This is cumulative with any other effect in the game War weariness As the game progresses, cards will begin to build up in the War Weariness pool. The more cards in the War Weariness pool the more difficult it will be to take objectives. Starting with the third card in the War Weariness pool, add one to the NVA score for every Objective card. Once you have six cards in the War Weariness pool you add one more and finally when there is nine cards in the War Weariness pool you add one more for a total of +3 to the NVA score on all Objective cards. If a duplicate Objective card is added to the War Weariness pool it is shuffled back in to the deck and a token is added to the original card in the War Weariness pool instead. Ending the game If there are 10 cards in the War Weariness pool at the end of any players turn the game wins. The players win if they accumulate a total of ten points per player, 15 in a single player game. (IE a 4 player game needs to get 40 points in Objectives). The player that initiates the attack keeps the points of the objective if the players win the objective. The player with the most points when the players win is deemed the winner of the game. Note that if the game wins, no one wins.


 
 

Battle of Souls - Extensible Card Game - No Limit Games, Inc.

Battle of Souls - is an extensible card game. But one thing that really sets it apart from other TCG games is that there are no starter decks, and no booster packs. There are no rare cards and no randomization. The deck boxes for Battle of Souls allows players to be able to play as soon as they get a one. One box can make up to two 40 card decks each with an 11 card side deck. So two players can start playing right away with the purchase of one box, and be able to have separate customized decks. With the way that Battle of Souls is setup, it makes each battle more about a players deck building skills as opposed to the cost of each deck.

In Battle of Souls, players take on the role of an immortal being that is engaged in a tournament within the immortal realm to determine who will be the next King of the realm. The crown goes to the immortal that has amassed the most souls.

Players will build their decks using any variety of ancient warriors and support cards and battle each other. As the player deals combat and/or effect damage to his/her opponent, they gain that amount in soul points due to them stealing it from their opponent.

The first player to reach 16000 souls points is the victor.

Battle of Souls can be a drawn out slow paced game, or a fast paced game where the life points act like a seesaw going back and forth until a player finally gains the upper hand and holds on to it till victory.

Will you be the one that vanquishes your enemies and claims the throne?

Are you prepared for the Battle of Souls?!

 
 

Zoophoria - JLS Games

Welcome to Zoophoria, one of the top zoos in the world! Our Director is retiring after spending his entire career dedicated to building our zoo. To ensure we keep our place amongst the best in the world, we are conducting a global search for our new Director. You are invited to take part in our one week challenge; where you will demonstrate your skills by assembling the best habitat in the zoo and attract more visitors than your competition.. The winner will be hired as the new Director of Zoophoria.

A game of Zoophoria takes place over seven rounds, representing one week. Players start with four animals, three employees and two secret targets. Each day, a new selection of animals, employees, buildings, food supplies, targets and more will be available. Players will compete for three items from those available as new additions to their habitat. Strategy and planning must be used to create a habitat that can manage the daily food, virus and trash production. If the growing collection of animals is fed and remains healthy, and the habitat is kept clean, visitors will come to enjoy the zoo.

Over 75 unique animals from around the world are available for use in your habitat. Build structures to create themed exhibits containing mammals, reptiles, birds, endangered species and more.

Over 60 unique employees and buildings are available to provide assistance. Upgrade or add a new Keeper to produce more food. Install trash cans and recycling bins to keep the zoo clean. Enlist Veterinarians to ensure animals don’t get sick. Add restaurants, photo spots, souvenir stands or other guest services to attract even more visitors.

The player who attracts the most visitors to the zoo will win the challenge and earn the title, Director of Zoophoria.

 
 

Cosmoclasm - Nova Suecia Games

http://www.novasuecia.se/cosmoclasm/home.html

The fate of the solar system is at stake as several cosmic factions struggle for supremacy. As a commander of a star fleet, it is your duty to position your forces at the right time at the right planet and claim it for your faction. Beware, the strongest faction will claim the entire planet and there is no space for runners-up in the solar system.

Cosmoclasm is a tense fight for supremacy over twelve planets of a solar system. The players take on the roles of star fleet commanders, maneuvering four different weapon systems and attempting to obtain local superiority. They do this by playing cards to increase their strength or withdraw to immediately assess the strength balance. Each majority allows the placement of a battle station and most battle stations claim the entire planet. However, each battle station influences several planets so a tactical loss around one planet may very well turn into a strategic victory in the solar system. To win Cosmoclasm, you must know which cards to play and which to keep to win the decisive majorities.


 
 

Mingle & Murder - Nova Suecia Games

http://www.novasuecia.se/murder/home.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_5tUv6JD_s

Splendid party, wouldn’t you say? Aunt Agatha has invited her near and dear to her mansion for a weekend in the countryside. However, it is not long before valuables start disappearing and suddenly one of the guests is found murdered. Will the Inspector find the murderer before he or she strikes again? Will the Doctor keep the guests alive until the party is over? Or will the victim haunt the murder and get revenge? This party will indeed be the talk of the high society.

Mingle & Murders is a party game in several respects; it can be played by up to 10 players and it encourages the players to play the roles of English nobles on a dinner party. It's also full of hidden objectives where each player try to mingle from room to room and steal the valuable items that interest them the most before someone else does. However, it won't be long before guests start to be found dead. The murdered players are left to witness the rest of the game from the side but they will do so more intensely than the living players. Why? Because they want to trace their murderer and get back on him or her!

Mingle & Murder is a fun and quickly played game for big player groups. Following their secret objectives, the players move from room to room and leave a card of their own. At the end of the round, their hands are refreshed with cards from the rooms they've visited. They may find a valuable item but they may also fall vicitim of a murderer. This creates a tense tactical game atmosphere where the players must carefully watch each others' moves and draw conclusions. Where do I have the greatest chance of finding what I'm looking for? Which players act the most suspicious? And most important: who dunnit? Those are questions you must answer to survive the dinner party!


 
 

Trickster's Escapade - Dream Options, Inc.

Trickster's Escapade is a trick-taking game featuring magical creatures like unicorns and mermaids, with the all-powerful Leprechaun constantly fooling with the results!

Players

2 - 7

Age

13 and up

Playtime

45 min



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DemocraSea - Oat and Noodle Studios

A game of parrrlimentary procedure on the high seas! After a mutiny, pirates aboard the good ship Due Process have struck on a more egalitarian way to divvy up treasure. Without a captain, players rely on their wits, political savvy, and a talking parrot to collect the most loot before the end of the voyage. Each turn, players traverse the board performing sailing actions, which add loot to the game's treasure chest. When they reckon there's sufficient booty, one of the players calls for a parley to divide the loot. Players take turns secretly reaching into the chest to take a hidden share of loot. Once all the treasure is divided, pirates vote on whether to keep their hidden shares, or return the loot to the chest. To gain the support of the crew, it's important to be fair. Just...not too fair. Will you take what you deserve? Or maybe a little extra? Can you trust the pirates who reached in before you? DemocraSea is a great way to try your hand at politics, just be sure you know a reliable hook merchant.


 
 

Pizza World - Andrew Haigh Games

Players are master pizza makers looking for the finest ingredients in a market. Each player is given several shopping lists of ingredients to collect. Unfortunately with a limited number of ingredients in the market, getting the ingredients you need may not be easy, especially if another player got there first.
Pizza World is a game about completing as many personal and shared shopping lists as possible, some 'take that' elements and remembering where you last saw an ingredient - although they might not be where you thought. Make friends, or not, as you compete for the ingredients you need.

Unique/Game features
- Set collection - shopping lists
- Memory of where tiles are - they are turned face down when a shopping list is claimed
- Optional - Take that cards can also clear and turn face down tiles

Working on TableTop Sim and VASSAL (further along with this)


Players

2 - 6

Age

8 and up

Playtime

30 min



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Prohibition - Andrew Stackhouse

You are the leader of a Gang in New York at the dawn of Prohibition, the Constitutional ban on the sale or transportation of alcoholic beverages. Your job is to increase the Prestige of your Gang by expanding your Turf and completing devious Schemes. The gang with the most prestige at the end of the game will earn a seat at the Atlantic City Conference: the meeting where crime in America was first organized, laying the groundwork for the syndicates that controlled most illegal activity in the United States for the next 40 years. Gaining prestige will require stacking up Gs that you can “earn” through Extortion and bootlegging: the illegal production, importation, and sale of Booze. Gangs competing for turf, and control of the bootlegging market will invariably engage in Conflict. This will require recruiting a reliable force of Goons to do your bidding and protect your Stash. If you are sharp, you will use devious Tactics to help your cause… or hurt your opponents. However, everything you do will generate Heat. The more heat you generate, the more often, and more severely, the Feds will intervene against you. You may have to spend some of your Stash generating goodwill among the people you terrorize to make them happy, and reduce your heat. In a pinch, you can always Bribe the corrupt Feds, and pay them off to look the other way. Good luck!

 
 

Dr. Potomos' Incredible Escape - Andrew Stackhouse

Help Dr. Potomos build an incredible machine and escape from the zoo. First you'll have to find her enclosure and buildings to ransack for parts, but don't get caught by your zookeeper!


Players

2 - 4

Age

6 and up

Playtime

20 min



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The 12 Towers - Crosswinds Gaming

--Introduction-- The 12 Towers is an RPG board game for 2-6 players. The objective is to take control of all. Active Towers, and/or eliminate the opposing players. Players take the role of “Keepers”, powerful rulers that control a Tower, and its surrounding territory. Throughout the course of the game, Towers will be gained, lost, or even destroyed. Controlling Towers will involve combat, diplomacy, and teamwork. However, it may also involve treachery and deception.
While the objectives of the game are clear, it is entirely up to the players to decide how they play the game individually. Some may be aggressive and charge head on, while others might focus on defensive actions. In the end, when players interact, they are in complete control of their own fate. Not only do you bring a strategy to the game, you bring your personality as well.

--Brief Overview of the game-- Players: 2-6 Game Type: PvP, RPG, Exploration, Board Control Game Board: 32 x 32 Inch Dodecahedron (13 pieces) Movement Style: Set space amount (Can be increased or decreased) Game Components: - 12 Keeper Figurines - 12 Tower Figurines - 12 Colored Die - 576 Game Cards - 6 Tracker Sheets - 12 5x7 Tower Cards Game Run

Time: Easy/2 Players - 30/60 Minutes
Medium/4 to 6 Players - 45/90 Minutes
Hard/8 to 12 Players - 120/180 Minutes

--Game Board-- The board for The 12 Towers uses a hexagon battle grid. Players can explore, battle, cast spells, set up walls and defensive structures, and even set traps. There is no limitation to where you can go, or what you can do. It is important to know what the different colored spaces and regions do. Remember, the rules are for a standard game, and players have the freedom to alter these rules and regulations to better suit their needs.

--Towers-- Each Tower in the game has a unique theme, as well as it’s own strengths and weaknesses. Remember, it is important to explore options, and try out other Towers. You may have a favorite Tower, or discover a useful combination that can turn the tides of battle, and become an intimidating force! Your Tower is the home of your Keeper, and it’s surrounding territories belong to you and your citizens. Whether you’re the Brutal Orc King of the Fire Tower, or the Undead Lord of the Black Tower, your Keeper is the King of it’s territory. As you play the game, you’ll gain control, or lose Towers. Be sure to use strategy and planning when you take over the board.

--Power-- Power is the heart of The 12 Towers. Power is a simplified number that represents everything that you are; Health, Mana, Currency, Influence, everything. Almost everything in the game effects Power. Whether you are taking damage from weapons, or casting spells. All players begin the game with the same amount of Power. The standard starting amount is 2000. This number is them divided between your Keeper, and your starting Tower. This number can be adjusted to use needs, or accommodate additional players.

--Cards-- The core version of The 12 Towers contains 576 cards. There are 2 types of cards; Items, and Events. Items are cards you can equip, use, cast and break. Event cards are primarily used to give the players an advantage, as well as set the stage for role playing, and gives life and scenery to the game. Events are the main source of gaining more item cards.


Players

2 - 6

Age

13 and up

Playtime

180 min


BoardGameGeek.com


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Dysplacement - Scrapyard Armory Games

In the far future, major corporations control the fate of countries and ply their influence over resources and politics to guide the fate of humanity.

Take on the role of a mega corporation as you send out your Agents around the world to secure resources, tackle missions, and establish influence.

Over six turns you and your fellow players will deploy agents (workers) with hidden strengths to different locations around the world. After all Agents have been placed, each location is resolved and the player with the highest total agent strength gets to influence the location as well as taking the first pick of the available action spaces.

Agents can be acquired or upgraded. Technology research in Weapons, Cybernetics, and Politics will grow your company's strength as you try to outwit your opponents and secure enough Victory Points to win the day.


Players

2 - 4

Age

12 and up

Playtime

60 min



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Conquerings - Holy Cheese Games

Conquerings is a team based action RPG featuring the patent pending Moveable Target mechanic. The Moveable Target mechanic is the novel concept of strategy ring toss. It includes multiple peg boards where the pegs are spaced so that one ring has the potential of getting many pegs. In addition to a ring getting multiple pegs and a kingdom encompassing multiple peg boards there are also targets that can be placed on/around pegs and moved around to activate roles for attacking and defending kingdoms. The game includes variations of capture the flag, castling, demolition, death match, victory mode, defeat the leader. This is a game full of genres. Players choose a character with associated kingdom boards. The characters are one of Pirate, Zombie, Knight, Pig Cyborg, Angel or Fairy.(With expansions Yeti, Sorceress, Treant, Reptilian, Cowboy, Siren) Players decide if they wish to play teams or free for all. Teams can be any of 2v2 or 3v3 or 2v2v2. (With expansions up to 12 players for up to 4 teams of 2 or 3 teams of 3 or 2 teams of 6) Players have associated roles with their characters of Healer, Tank or Direct Damage(With expansions to include Retribution role, Engineer role and AOE role). Game is made up of variable battle type phases and using the Moveable Target™ mechanic in combination with the choice of variation, players will all attack at once or without order by throwing rings at opponent's kingdom boards. Once the battle round ends, results are scored and play continues until the phase ends. There is a store or decision phase between battle rounds for players to make choices to obtain more rings and/or defensive targets and/or offensive targets and/or morale to steer their game play as they desire. The Goal is to earn Victory Points. Victory Points raise a players 'Level' during the game and at the end of the game the player or team with the most Victory Points wins the game.

Players

2 - 12

Age

13 and up

Playtime

30 min


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Pirate's Code - Hybridge Games

Attempt to become captain as you fight, betray, and compete with other players as you sail your way across the sea toward ultimate treasure.


Players

4 - 6

Age

8 and up

Playtime

45 min



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Sightseer: Holiday Island - CATTHULHU.com

You’ve got a great three-day weekend planned on the tropical paradise of Holiday Island—but so do lots of people. Beat the crowds to the best attractions and leave your friends seasick with envy!

Players use limited Stamina, money, and time to claim daily area majorities, plus scaled-up points for set collection at game's end. Semi-random tile placement, asymmetric starting locations, and a wide range of actions add variety. A player's turn takes only seconds so there is constant engagement. Developed and playtested for two years and ready for publisher talks.

 
 

Dominance - Once Upon A Time Inc.

It is the 21st Century! Time for something other than checkers. Take area control and piece taking to a whole new level. There is no jumping, no king this or king that, just dominance! The board starts empty and you must dynamically 'spawn' in your pieces! This is a new kind of game for you to play with family and friends. Dominance is easy enough for players of all ages, it is fast, giving you the chance to play best out of three in one night, yet still intense enough to challenge the competitive adults in your life. Ever shifting area control and the ability to bring new pieces onto the game board from any side, give you a much different experience than other abstract games you might have played before. The game can be used to teach the many different facets of tactical and strategic play. This game fits into the middle ground between checkers and chess. There is not much to learn in the way of rules. But there is a lot to learn about how to win! Play it Online @ tabletopia.com


 
 

Climbing the Ropes - Left Field Games

The old gym coach has finally agreed to hang up his whistle. You and the other substitute teachers desperately want that job, but he has devised one final game that will test not only your prowess with the gym equipment, but also your willingness to push your students past their breaking point.

Piles of gym equipment sit unused in the center of the basketball court. Send your students out to drag it back to your corner of the gym, but if another teacher chooses the same equipment your kids will have to fight theirs head-to-head in a calisthenics contest. Place your meeples to decide how many kids should do push-ups, sit-ups, and jumping jacks while the other player does the same on the other side of a curtain. Reveal to see who pushed their kids harder. Winner get the equipment, which earns points and unlocks extra powers in future battles.


 
 

Happy Garden Wars - Andrew Nastse Games

The premise of Happy Garden Wars is that each player is a gardener in a community garden where plants will produce happiness if treated well. In a keeping up with the Jones' like fashion, the gardener with the happiest garden at the end of the game wins.

Happy Garden Wars plays as a three round card/tile drafting game. Players start each round by drafting supplies then go to work cultivating their plot. Afterwards players head into a war phase interacting both offensively and defensively with the use of tools and pests. Then players Lock up for the year and score their happiness. It is a game with light premise but strategic depth.

 
 

VAN1TY PL8 - Andrew Nastse Games

Players select one of eight game modes and work to create vanity plates with the numbers and letters they are given. You can throw the dictionary out the car window while playing this word building game, since anything can be a Vanity Plate! The DMV’s only has two requirements; Vanity Plates have to be between 2-7 characters long, and it has make sense to other players.

 
 

Wizard's Familiar - Artax Game Lab

Wizard’s Familiar is a light, fantasy themed 2 – 4 player competitive, turn based strategy game in which you are a Wizard that controls 7 familiars. The goal of the game is to navigate those familiars into a magic portal in the center of the board. You cast spells through your familiars to enhance your familiars’ chances and prevent the opposing Wizard’s.
On your turn you will adjust counters, move your familiars and cast one of 15 unique spells. You can throw fireballs, conjure walls, set magic traps, create a dimensional door and more.
Each turn consists of just 2 phases;
1. Upkeep - Adjust counters and draw a spell card
2. Action – Move and cast a spell. You may move and cast in any order you choose.
The game ends when a Wizard has navigated 5 of his/her 7 Familiars into the magic portal in the center of the board.

Players

2 - 4

Age

6 and up

Playtime

30 min



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Pitch Fight - Cow&Duck Studios

Pitch Fight is a improvisational party game where players are executives trying to come up with the next big thing. Pitch the next big idea with three bullet points, with three words per bullet point. Vote for your favorite pitches, but only the winning pitches get funded - and if you vote for the winning pitch, you make a buck too!

 
 

Just Survive The Game - Broken Archer

Description from the designer: Use teamwork to help everyone stay alive or lookout for yourself and forget your family and friends You've just been locked in a bunker holding out to survive a disaster outside. You and the people you're with must do whatever it takes to survive, but only one of you will be able to live. Use teamwork to help each other stay alive or lookout for yourself and forget your family and friends. If everyone dies before the Survive card is drawn, you all lose, but once the survive card is drawn, the last player alive wins! Use abilities like healing others as the doctor or stealing things as the thief. Keep secrets to yourself like you can see others players cards when you die. Or be a team player and let everyone know what you can do. Work as a team to help each other because if everyone dies before the Survive Card is drawn, everyone loses. Once the survive card is drawn.. then it’s every man for himself. The last player standing wins the game. Keep secrets to yourself like you can see others players cards when you die. Players take turns drawing event cards and play out that event. Play events like deciding which team member should be killed, or if the engineer should fix the pipes today. Make friends as you work to survive, then stab them in the back to ensure you live. The game is simple, Just Survive The Game.

 
 

After Everyone's Dead The Game - Broken Archer

“You can’t lose hope. Without hope, then you have nothing.”

Based on the hit novel, After Everyone’s Dead, this game pits a team of heroes against a hoard of zombies. Choose your side in the fight, a hero trying to get to the safe house or a zombie trying to turn all humans into flesh eating zombies like themselves!

Ever want to take out a hoard of your friends who turned into zombies?

Ever find yourself as a zombie trying to kill your friends?

In After Everyone’s Dead the game, now you can!

Two teams, one human one zombie battle against each other.

Customize the board however you want! With thousands of board layout combinations, every game is a new adventure!

Play on a small layout with a few friends for a short fun game, or a larger layout for a more open experience.

Use weapons like guns, hammers, and rockets to take out your enemies

Be careful though because a human might switch teams if they die, turning into a blood thirsty zombie!

To win, the humans must get the key and make their way to the safe house. For the Zombies to win all they have to do is eat every human brain.

So do you have what it takes to survive a zombie outbreak? Or do you have what it takes to devour your friends?


 
 

Best Pitch - Broken Archer

Description from the designer: Pitch your ideas to tycoons and sabotage the competition! Pitch your best idea with the most outstanding innovation to a panel of investors, but watch out as others are looking to sabotage your idea in favor of their own. Become the top dog as you craft together winning combinations! Pitch your ideas to the Tycoon in hopes your amazing idea is picked! Combine crazy ideas with creative innovations like an Arcade where everyone has a magic wand. Sabotage your competition to make sure the Tycoon picks your ideas, like it smells like baby vomit. Be careful though, your competition is out to sabotage you as well. Have a blast with a multiple players and thousands of combinations. Each player starts with two of each cards - 2 idea cards, innovation cards, and sabotage cards. You put together your best Idea with an innovation to pitch to the business tycoon. When the cards are placed face down in front of the tycoon you then place a sabotage card down on any other player’s idea/innovation combo. The tycoon picks the best despite the sabotage. Play for a few rounds. The player with the most picks from the tycoon wins. The tycoon rotates every turn clockwise around the players circle. Give it your all as you give your Best Pitch!

 
 

Circuit Destroyer - Broken Archer

Description from the designer: Build your custom robot and battle your enemies! Build your robot just the way you like it! Use swords, lasers, rockets, and countless other weapons to destroy your opponents. This turn based strategy card game will put your wit, luck, and strategy skills to the test. Ever wish you had your own robot to fight in combat against other robots? Well not any more with Circuit Destroyer. Build your own robots with customized a head, arms, legs, and cores, each with powerful abilities. Use weapons like swords, lasers, shields, and rockets to blow up your opponents robot. Players must protect their robots core, for once that’s destroyed the player loses and the games over. Boost your robots power using Software cards and Hack cards, sending an E.M.P. blast at an attacking robot, or doubling your damage this turn. Circuit Destroyer comes in a variety of packs for you to collect. Each pack comes with an array of part and at least 1 rare card. Circuit Destroyer is a game for a beginning strategist or an expert tactician.


 
 

Circuit Destroyer - Broken Archer

Description from the designer: Build your custom robot and battle your enemies! Build your robot just the way you like it! Use swords, lasers, rockets, and countless other weapons to destroy your opponents. This turn based strategy card game will put your wit, luck, and strategy skills to the test. Ever wish you had your own robot to fight in combat against other robots? Well not any more with Circuit Destroyer. Build your own robots with customized a head, arms, legs, and cores, each with powerful abilities. Use weapons like swords, lasers, shields, and rockets to blow up your opponents robot. Players must protect their robots core, for once that’s destroyed the player loses and the games over. Boost your robots power using Software cards and Hack cards, sending an E.M.P. blast at an attacking robot, or doubling your damage this turn. Circuit Destroyer comes in a variety of packs for you to collect. Each pack comes with an array of part and at least 1 rare card. Circuit Destroyer is a game for a beginning strategist or an expert tactician.

 
 

Circuit Destroyer - Broken Archer

Description from the designer: Build your custom robot and battle your enemies! Build your robot just the way you like it! Use swords, lasers, rockets, and countless other weapons to destroy your opponents. This turn based strategy card game will put your wit, luck, and strategy skills to the test. Ever wish you had your own robot to fight in combat against other robots? Well not any more with Circuit Destroyer. Build your own robots with customized a head, arms, legs, and cores, each with powerful abilities. Use weapons like swords, lasers, shields, and rockets to blow up your opponents robot. Players must protect their robots core, for once that’s destroyed the player loses and the games over. Boost your robots power using Software cards and Hack cards, sending an E.M.P. blast at an attacking robot, or doubling your damage this turn. Circuit Destroyer comes in a variety of packs for you to collect. Each pack comes with an array of part and at least 1 rare card. Circuit Destroyer is a game for a beginning strategist or an expert tactician.


 
 

Stick Figure Fighters - Broken Archer

Description from the desginer: Be the best Stick Figure Fighter in all the land. Battle for the glory of being the greatest Stick Figure Fighter! Equip your Stick Figure Fighter with weapons, armor, and power cards. Fight other stick figures to prove that you are the most powerful Stick Figure Fighter. Show no mercy, using swords, shields, super armor, or your stick arms to vanquish your opponents. Take turns challenging other Stick Figure Fighters in head to head combat, until you are the last stick standing. Battle for the glory of being the greatest stick figure in the world. Show no mercy to your opponent using swords, shields, armor, shoes, helmets, and an array of power ups in battle. As you play equip more and more armor with unique abilities to your stick figures. Use armor that boosts your attack, helmets that shoot lasers, bow and arrows to pin your opened, a giant sword to cut through your stick enemies, and shoes that let you dodge attacks. Every turn, you must battle another stick figure in stick combat to the death. The last stick figure standing is the winner, declaring themselves to be the greatest Stick figure fighter.


 
 

True King Of The Kingdom - Broken Archer

Description from the designer: Fight to rule the kingdom! True King is a strategy game designed to either work as a team with other players or lead the kingdom all on your own. Move your units to steal the rival kingdom’s flag and bring it back to your kingdom unharmed. Travel perilous terrain arranged by the Kings of each kingdom. Use strategy and teamwork to topple your opponent and become the one True King. Be a fearless King, a courageous Princess, a valiant Knight, a powerful Wizard, or a cunning Archer and rule over the land. As king of the land, it’s time to rule with an iron fist. Command your forces to capture the nearby kingdom’s flag, forcing their surrender. In this turn based strategy game us the kingdom’s King, Knight, Wizard, Princess, and Archer to move through the land to your opponent’s kingdom. Take turns with your opponent laying out the land with magical traps and powerups. Use special character powers like the wizard’s ability to teleport a player anywhere they wish or the knights ability to block opponent’s movement. Play head to head against a rival or play with a group or people, each controlling one of the characters in the kingdom, taking turns moving. To win the game and control all the kingdoms the player’s must capture the enemy’s flag and bring it back to their own base. Watch out for magical traps like holding spells, teleporters, and power voiding areas as you traverse the map! Use your wits to prove you have what it takes to be the one, True King.


 
 

Tattoo! The Game of Ink - Copper Frog Games LLC

"Tattoo! The Game of Ink" is a set-making card game of inked body art for 2-4 players where the positioning of the cards matters. Play as tattoo enthusiasts seeking to have the most Reputation Points when the Design Deck runs out. Use Cash to buy, place, and score Tattoo Designs from the Flash Wall onto your individual Arm Board to gain Reputation Points, and chain similarly Themed designs or play on Prominent Locations for a bonus. You need these points to win the game, but you can also spend them to supplement your Cash and buy bigger and better ink. However, each Arm Board has limited space, so to keep scoring Reputation Points, you'll need to pay Cash to Laser off old designs and score new tattoos. Tattoo! The Game of Ink features card art from 29 tattoo artists around the country, box and Arm Board art from Nolan Nasser, and graphic design by Brian Patterson and Robert LeBlanc.

 
 

Seek and Go Hyde - Copper Frog Games LLC

In "Seek and Go Hyde", play as students at the University of London sent to catalog the scientifically important items in the home of the recently deceased Henry Jekyll. You'll have one night to earn credits by maintaining control of areas of the house, but these are students in the middle of the night around mysterious bottles. Someone's bound to take a sip... and we all know where that leads...

"Seek and Go Hyde" is a territory control game of dual moralities for 2-4 players, and is currently seeking a publisher interested in literary-themed strategy games.


 
 

Rank of Hands - The Quick Dealer

Rank of Hands is a quick paced fast thinking card game, that takes elements from several different card games and infuses them into one.

Rank of Hands is a combination of elements from popular card games all rolled up into one. The unique gameplay and precise game mechanics is what makes it so simple to play. Players take turns drawing cards with the goal of flipping all face down cards, to face up, in their lineup. Once a player has flipped over every card, the round is reset and the winning player of the previous round is dropped by one rank i.e one less card. There are many power cards with various abilities or powers.

There is 1 version of the game with two edition boxes, the standard edition, and the gold Kickstarter edition, as well as the Rank of Hands add-on expansion pack.


 
 

Emperor's Hand - Artemis Games

A unique trick-taking game for families, based around the positive and negative interactions of the 5 Chinese Elements

Players

2 - 7

Age

8 and up

Playtime

20 min



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Honey - Rukus Games

Honey is an abstract strategy game where players lay and flip tiles to make matches of 3 or more so they can create and collect honey. Use strategic tile placement to create large matches and string matches together.


 
 

Tracers - Pixxel Wizzard

A 2-4 player co-op deck-building board game inspired by games like Clank! and Zombicide. As an android, you interface with The Grid, the network that connects all things. In search of secret data you hack systems while trying not to generate trace. Trace attracts defensive A.I. called Hunters and draws strange creatures called Tracers.


 
 

Forest of Fate - Cards of Fate

Forest of Fate takes the Choose Your Own Adventure format and transforms it into an enthralling experience for non-gamers and experienced role-players alike. Tension and story build hand-in-hand as you decide how the party should approach each encounter, with strategy, negotiation and over 40,000 words of high-quality, original narrative.

Form a party of up to six unique characters and brave your way through the Forest together on a path that you decide, facing down danger at every turn. Your goal is to make it back home to your local tavern - The Finishing Post - to tell your epic tale. In your way stand beasts, bandits and the Forest itself - colourfully illustrated by 36 unique encounter cards, each with 16 surprising outcomes. No two journeys will ever be the same!

Use your individual skills and abilities to face the threat, then delve into the story book to find out what happened next. When the going gets tough use legendary artefacts and items you find along the road to bypass encounters, but don't imagine this will be easy. The Forest is a dangerous place and it's possible that some of you will not make it back. It's possible that none of you will make it back.

Lose all your life points and you may succumb to the Forest, trading your soul for eternal life and transforming into a dreaded Shade. This is your opportunity to extract vengeance on the party that so cruelly abandoned you. Reveal a powerful new ability and use it to thwart their progress - but only if you can correctly predict their next move!

 
 

Bennets & Bonnets - Most Mondays Games

BENNETS & BONNETS is a card-drafting game set in Jane Austen's "Pride & Prejudice" world. The players are the 5 Bennet sisters and are competing to create the most fabulous outfits.

Through a drafting mechanic all players gather fabric, patterns and accessories each round. They then have to produce an ensemble fit to wear to the ball. But of course you also need to study... and your sister just stole your best bonnet... and your beloved might just turn up!

It's an accessible small-box game with a fresh theme, easy-to-learn mechanics and very little downtime.


 
 

Heroes of the Fray - Heroes of the Fray

Heroes of the fray is a deck building/ trading card game. It is medieval fantasy based so all the cards are items/creatures that are from medieval times, or made up creatures and items from that time. The format of the cards, and the game is medieval looking as well. There are 44 troop cards, 15 token cards, 10 mana cards, and 1 hero card in one deck. The objective of the game is to use manna cards, that replenish over time, to summon troop cards, and cast token cards to attack and kill your opponent's hero while protecting your own.

The reason I say Heroes of the Fray is a trading/deck building card game is because the game can be played by going to stores and buying booster packs to get new troops, tokens, or a new hero if you wish, and use them to make your deck better. You could also trade with friends just like a trading card game. But our game can also be a deck building card game because you could just buy 2 to 4 decks depending on how many players will be involved, and you will be set to play without ever needing to buy "better" cards. One unique quality about Heroes of the Fray, is that no one will win just by paying for good cards. The way we made our game is so that anyone can win by strategy only, using the cards you have in certain circumstances to help you out later in the game while sustaining a good amount of manna to save your butt if you need it, and to safeguard your hero so that he won't die.


 
 

Hail and Well Met! - Nevershine

In "Hail and Well Met!", you play as one of the influential people, such as the Sheriff or the Mayor, in a fantasy town. Heroes periodically travel through your town, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. In order to win, you need to convince the heroes to complete your victory quests, which are randomly assigned at the start of the game. Your rival town figures may be working toward the same quests, or completely different quests. Part of the fun is figuring out who's cooperating with you and who's working against you at any given time! You win by being the first townsperson to have three quests completed.


Players

2 - 6

Age

10 and up

Playtime

60 min


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Gunfighter - Derrick H

Gunfighter is a Wild West themed dueling game where each player equips seven skills (cards) that remain for the entirety of the duel. These skills are mainly used to shoot, dodge, and aim - but also have various unique effects.

During the duel, both players take their actions at the same time. The goal is threefold: increase your two main stats (accuracy and bullets), successfully land shots on the enemy, and avoid the enemy's shots.

While the goals are straightforward, the many combinations of individual playstyles and possible skillsets create opportunities for players to try and "read" their opponents and play mindgames with each other.


 
 

Krampus Nacht - LPR Games

It's the night before St. Nicholas Day, and the old man has summoned his darkest helpers to punish the bad kids in town before the celebration. As European Christmas legends Frau Perchta, Befana, Bellsnickel, Pere Fouettard, Grylla, and of course, Krampus, you will compete for Santa's favour by gathering the most wicked children before the night is done.

Players

2 - 6

Age

14 and up

Playtime

10 min



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Sightseer: Holiday Island - CATTHULHU.com

'You’ve got a great three-day weekend planned on the tropical paradise of Holiday Island—but so do lots of people. Beat the crowds to the best attractions and leave your friends seasick with envy!' Players use limited Stamina, money, and time to claim daily area majorities, plus scaled-up points for set collection at game's end. Semi-random tile placement, asymmetric starting locations, and a wide range of actions add variety. A player's turn takes only seconds so there is constant engagement. —description from the publisher


 
 

Gunfights & Gamblin' - MidLevelMeeple

Gunfights & Gamblin' captures the spirit of the American "old west" in larger-than-life fashion. It pits 2 to 4 players in an epic team battle over a pioneer town.

The question is: are you feeling like a pioneer, or a renegade? Do you want to build the town, or burn it down?

Players are immediately pulled into the experience from the moment they pick one of the 4 unique characters to play. It is a game drenched in theme--from keeping track of the game rounds by loading bullets into a revolver chamber, to the tongue-in-cheek descriptions on the cards.

Strategy and luck take equal roles as you out-think, out-gamble and out-shoot the other team to victory


 
 

Cancelled: The Card Game - BabylonLabs

Cancelled is a "take that" style card game where players take on the role of TV Executives. Playing Executive cards from their hand, they will add Show Cards to their channel, cancel shows from the playing field, and create chaos in the studios. At the end of the game, the player with the highest ratings will be awarded Employee of the Month. All other programming, is CANCELLED!


 
 

Pharmacology - GJJ Games

Pharmacology is a dice driven strategy game featuring dice drafting, worker allocation, engine building, and strategic chaining of actions. Pharmacology is a rethemed version of the game that won the 2017 Manhattan Project Dice Game contest sponsored by Minion Games.

Pharmacology is for two to five players (plus a solo mode) that plays in about 20 minutes per player. Lead a pharmaceutical company to victory by developing the most lucrative drug treatments and vaccines. You’ll need to send your medical workforce to outbreak locations to secure samples, research drugs, and develop vaccines to fight the world’s diseases.
Components:
9 Custom d6 Dice
5 Player Boards
55 cubes
36 Disease Cards
12 Automata Cards
70 Tokens

Overview: Pharmacology uses a unique dice drafting mechanic. You will start the game with a common pool of eight or nine Action Dice, depending on the number of players. Each player is able to use 3 Action Dice per turn. Throughout the game you’ll be able to increase how many Action Dice you are able to use by increasing your Workforce. On your turn you will select from the Action Dice Pool dice equal to your Workforce level to take your Actions. If there aren’t enough dice in the pool you’ll use what is available, then reroll all the previously used dice (not including any dice you selected this turn).

Through the dice drafted, you will work to collect Samples, use and upgrade various Locations, hire Medical Technicians, Doctors, and Scientists, develop Drugs and Vaccines, and Treat Diseases. You can also boost your score by patenting Treatments, Quarantine diseases for easier research, and use profits to buy Medical Supplies, rerolls, additional resources, and more. In an advanced game, you’ll also have opportunities to commit acts of Industrial Espionage and file Lawsuits to hinder your opponents. When a player treats 40 points in Diseases the current round will be completed and scores calculated.

Solitaire: Pharmacology has a solitaire variant, featuring an AI player that will challenge even the most strategic players with several difficulty levels.


 
 

Cancelled: The Card Game - Celebrity Endorsement - BabylonLabs

Celebrity Endorsement is the first expansion for Cancelled: The Card Game. It introduces Show Cards from the Drama Genre and Celebrities that can enhance your Show Cards.

Players

2 - 4

Age

6 and up

Playtime

30 min



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Cancelled: The Card Game - Box Office Hit - BabylonLabs

Box Office Hit is the second expansion for Cancelled: The Card Game. It introduces powerful Movie Show Cards to the game. These cards fill an entire day's worth of timeslots, but are significantly more valuable than normal Show Cards. Additional Executive Cards and Celebrities will enhance the current Executive Card Deck.

Players

2 - 4

Age

6 and up

Playtime

30 min



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GIFT - ClueJar

You've been invited to a party where everyone's dead. You're having a great time when you suddenly realise... you're dead too! The only way to get back to life is to appease the God of Life. The God of Life seeks sacrifice, but not of the physical kind. You must speak witty sentences and entertain for your passage home.

GIFT (Good Interesting Fun Times) is a word game / party game where you create sentences containing secret keywords. In a round each player thinks of a sentence from a shared set of Letter Cards. Each word in your sentence must start with a letter that matches a Letter Card. The God of Life loves certain keywords. If you can secretly put a keyword from a Keyword Card into your sentence then you lose that Keyword Card... that’s a good thing! The first player with no cards wins.

However the God of Death is also listening. If the God of Death can guess your keyword then you can't discard the Keyword Card. A God of Death token is given to the player with the most Keyword Cards in their hand. This player is now the God of Death and can accuse players without penalty. Can you outwit the God of Death and entertain the God of Life with some Good Interesting Fun Times?


 
 

Tradewinds - Dude, I'm like, a studio now.

The object of ‘Tradewinds’ is to earn victory points by controlling valuable trade routes. As colonists develop the local infrastructure, many islands will experience an economic boom. Before that happens, dominate the exports of an island by investing there more heavily than others...but the value of those exports depends on the population demanding the products, and how well funded they are. Of course, not all would-be colonists are particularly loyal subjects: make sure to deposit enemy sympathizers and other undesirables where they can do little harm. (rulebook overview)

 
 

Pieces of Eight - Dude, I'm like, a studio now.

The map to the lost treasure may have been torn into twisted strips, but if you remember a few simple rules of thumb, you'll soon know these islands well enough to piece together its location.

Players

1

Age

13 and up

Playtime

5 min



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FNAP - Dude, I'm like, a studio now.

Selection #12 of The Games Collection by Pin International. FNAP is a unique and engaging strategy game. Points are scored for tile placement in three different ways - using the arrows, circles and numbers on the tiles. In 18 rounds, players choose a tile from their set of 24, revealing them simultaneously. The player choosing the lower numbered tile places both tiles. Since numbers score by creating higher line-totals, planning ahead and anticipating your opponent’s moves are essential.


 
 

Clachan - Casian Games

Clachan is a 2-player game with no random element or hidden information. The game is played on a 7x7 board and each player receives 14 pieces. The goal is to create a line from one end of the board to the other without running out of pieces.


 
 

Knights & Legends: The Complete Edition | A Dark Fantasy Tabletop RPG - Felix Arts

[Knights & Legends Tabletop RPG]

Knights & Legends Tabletop RPG (abbreviated as K&L or KL) is a medieval high Fantasy Tabletop Role-Playing Game (TTRPG) originally designed by author J.Felix. It was published in 2018 by its author also known as (''Felix Arts''). The game was made available in two formats ''Digital Edition'' and ''Hardcopy Edition''. It was derived from miniature medieval fantasy dioramas with variations of mythology serving as the inspiration. K&L's publication is commonly recognized as a step forward in modern role-playing games and the Indie role-playing game recognition.

Knights & Legends assigns each player a custom personalized character to play the game, [Playable Character|PC]. These fictional characters embark upon imaginary adventures within the fantasy world of ''Ezora''. A [Dungeon Master|DM] or [Game Master|GM] serves as the game's narrator and storyteller while maintaining the setting in which the adventures occur, also playing the frequent role of a [Non-playable character|NPC]. The characters form a party to go on adventures and interact with other settings, including each other. Together they solve quests, engage in combat, and gather useful items and treasure.

[Game overview]

Knights & Legends is a loose open-ended role-playing game. It is normally played indoors with the participants seated around a table. Each player controls their created character, which represents an individual in a fictional setting. Working together as a group, these playable characters (PCs) are often described as a "party" of adventurers, with each member often having their own area of specialty, also known as classes. During the course of play, each player directs the actions of their character and their interactions with other characters in the game. This activity is performed through the verbal impersonation of the characters by the players, while employing a variety of social and other useful cognitive skills, such as logic, basic mathematics and imagination. A game session often continues over a series of meetings to complete a single adventure, and longer into a series of related gaming adventures, called a campaign.

Choices and the overall story for the game are determined by the Game Master (GM) according to the rules of the game and the GM's interpretation of those rules. The GM selects and describes the various non-playable characters (NPCs) that the party encounters, the settings in which these interactions occur, and the outcomes of those encounters based on the players' choices and actions.

Enemy Encounters (EE) often take the form of battles. The game's attributes (Stats) – which govern diverse subjects such as social interactions, magic use, combat, and other interactions – help the GM to make these decisions. The GM may choose to deviate from the published rules or make up new ones if they feel it is necessary. The only items required to play the game are the book, a character sheet for each player, a adventure sheet for the Game Master and a set of polyhedral dice, if one is not available players may choose to use the "Digital Polyhydral Version". Many players also use miniature figures on a custom map as a visual aid, particularly during combat.

[Edition History]

First Edition
Offered through KnightsTTRPG.com, referred to as K&L: TCE (The Complete Edition), was a small book published in 2017. It was amateurish in production and assumed the player was familiar with Game Mastering and Adventure Crafting. Nevertheless, it grew rapidly in popularity, first among other tabletop rpg fans and then expanding to a more general audience of college and high school students. Roughly 3,000 copies of the game were downloaded in the first week and counting.

Digital Edition
Offered through Drivethrurpg.com, over 568 digital copies were sold in the first month.

Hardcopy Edition
Offered through Blurb.com, over 184 hardcopies were sold in the first month.

[References]
1. J.Felix, creator and author of [Knights & Legends: The Complete Edition] PDF Book.
2. Felix Arts, publisher of Knights & Legends.

[External links]

www.knightsttrpg.com
http://knightsttrpg.com/dice_roller.html
http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/244236/Knights--Legends-Tabletop-RPG


Players

2 - 5

Age

12 and up

Playtime

120 min


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Petals in the Wind - Kind Fortress

Grow a flower by adding petals to it from your hand of petal cards, and use your helper bugs to nurture the flower. Shed all the cards from your hand to end the round, and avoid taking wilted petals into your midden heap. The player with the lowest value of wilted petals after a set number of rounds wins!

 
 

Dinomals - Dinomals

Dinomals: the action packed, mix and match, create a creature card game made by kids for kids! Your goal: make a Dinomal! Dinomals are half dinosaur and half modern day animal. Get the right dinosaur card and animal card and smush them together to make your Dinomal before your opponents. You can also mess with your opponents hand to stop them from building a Dinomal with SLAM cards! —description from the publisher


 
 

Hatsumode - Blue Fool Games

It's the New Year, and it is time for the Hatsumode; the first shrine visit of the year! For three days, the Shichi-Fukujin - Seven Gods of Luck –travel the land in their Takara-Bune – Treasure Ship – to distribute gifts to the faithful in the land. This year, they are bestowing their Takara-Mono - Holy Treasures - through seven Jinja - Shrines - spread from one end of Japan to the other.

But these are dangerous times, and the land between the Jinja is fraught with Yokai, monsters from legend and myth. Some will help you, some will try to trick you, and the rest will need to be fought with Essence and Strength. With the help of your Omamori - blessed talismans - and the Takara-Mono, you will have the power you need to defeat them.

May the Blessings of the Lucky Gods Carry You Safely Through the Land.

Players

2 - 4

Age

12 and up

Playtime

30 min


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Spy Shadows - Floyd Pretz

A 2-player game of deceit and deduction using special two-sided pieces. The agency can see all the characters from their side of the board, but the Shadow only sees the backs and doesn't know which character is which.

Two different playing styles and win conditions makes the game play very different from the Agency side or the Shadow side. Who is the ultimate in covert espionage, who can best navigate in the.... Spy Shadows.


Players

2

Age

14 and up

Playtime

15 min



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POWERUP - Tempus Fugit Games

Description from the designer: POWERUP is a semi-cooperative dungeon-crawler. A 1 to 4-player game emulating Run-and-Gun’s on 2D platforms, in a pixel-art aesthetic. The theme is classic science fiction. The world is being invaded by some very annoying creatures called BUGs. They crawl into our homes, steal our breakfasts and defile our garden gnomes. The only defense we have against this invasion is THE BLOCK, an outlaw organization dedicated to defending the planet from attacks of beings from other dimensions. In the game we are part of an assault team: The 13th Squadron. We will have to lead our squadron in a quest to quash these annoying BUGs. We are armed with the latest in interdimensional defense technology. The game has 3 modes: Campaign, Arcade and Deathmatch. The Campaign is a cooperative mode, each of the 4 missions revealing the plot. In Arcade mode we can configure our own board, among thousands of possible scenarios and battle wave after wave of BUGs. In DeathMatch mode, as 2 competing-teams, we will play capture the flag in a potentially lethal board setting. Squash bugs! Run! Shoot pixels! Level up and power up!


 
 

Grim Era - Edge of Mythos

Welcome to Grim Era!
An age of infernal sagas, malevolent gods and dreadful beasts, all competing to see who can cause the greatest devastation in a god-forsaken world!
Dark times are upon us, where the benevolent gods that used to look after human kind are now all absent, leaving the continent of Archeia to the mercy of a newly formed alliance of chthonian deities, the infamous Di Inferi.
Havoc and turmoil are about to wreck the world, but these wicked gods have spent so much time locked away, weakened that they now have to search for that which will breathe new life into them. Unable to find the ichor that they crave, they have to settle for the next best thing: Humanity’s Anima Crux!
But alas, they can’t complete their devious plans alone. So, they’ve opened Pandora’s Box and unleashed upon the world the most hideous creatures that creation has ever seen! These malicious beasts, which cause despair and destruction upon their wake, are their avatars and they will do everything in order for their masters’ quest to succeed.
Are you ready to face the turmoil?


 
 

Necrotopia: Handbook to the Apocalypse - Troll Hunter Gaming

Necrotopia is a role playing game written and developed by Keenan Dunham. This is an independent project of a combination of ideas and stories Keenan has created. Our goal is to release five role playing books in the Necrotopia Universe and then develop a complete hardback omnibus of the first five books. With the limited time-frame of the first kickstarter we will only be releasing books one and two along with some special bonuses. Artists are being paid up front for original art used, not from promises of future money. Some art used is public domain.

The game itself is meant to be a beginners pen and paper role-playing game that can appeal to anyone. It is simple and highly customizable. Here is a sample of the story from book one:

"Necrotopia’s story begins with sparks of an invasion of demonic and interdimensional forces attacking Earth, initiating a battle for survival and conquest. There is a battle between Heaven and Hell brewing and you and your friends are caught in the middle. What happens depends on you with one person taking the role of Game Maestro and the rest taking the roles of role playing characters."

We hope you and your friends have a ton of fun with this game!


Players

2 - 8

Age

12 and up

Playtime

60 min


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Cold War - YETIcorp

You are the Spy Master activating spies across Cold War Europe and manipulating their actions through bribes, betrayal, and deception; organizing clandestine meetings in exotic cites to exchange secret documents, with one simple objective in mind: safely deliver the secret documents.

There are two levels play in Cold War, the simple duel designed to teach a new player the basic game mechanics and the deck composition via a quick 2 or 3 player game. The game begins with the board empty and a token representing the game objective, the secret documents, in the center of the map: the city of Berlin. The objective: activate a spy, get them into Berlin, take possession of the documents and deliver them to your embassy city. Even though your embassy is just two cities away from Berlin, the task is more difficult than it appears. If he has them, your opponent can immediately play cards to interfere, sabotaging movement or even take control of your spy. In the full game there are two documents tokens in play, and each player's hand size grows by one card with each successful mission. Unique cards with more powerful and far ranging effects are added to the roughly 100-card deck each time it is reshuffled.

Getting your spies out on the board and in the right cities is key to achieving your goal, so all of the obvious functions (the creation and movement of spies, stealing the documents through various means, and the elimination of enemy spies) are incorporated into the cards. Other uncommon cards with potentially more powerful functions are mixed in just enough to create a back-and-forth, turn by turn struggle to get possession of the documents and get them home to your embassy city. At the start of each turn you decide which cards won’t be the most useful, discard them and draw a full hand; refresh your hand and refresh your strategy with each new turn.

There are only 10 different card types with some variation among the cards. (Not counting unique cards which are added as the game progresses). Card effects cover all the expected game mechanics and their individual use is intuitive, but the knowledge of how best to play the cards both singly and in combination with each other is learned by playing the game. Much like chess where learning how each piece moves lets you to quickly play the game, but with the myriad combination of possible moves the game can only truly be mastered by playing it.


Players

2 - 3

Age

10 and up

Playtime

1 min



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Planetborne - Embryo Development Studios

OVERWATCH MEETS POKEMON IN SPACE
In Planetborne, you are the head of a galactic alliance charged with protecting the planets in your region from attack. Using a team of defenders, you must defeat your opposing player and keep your home world safe. The game combines the team-building mechanics of Overwatch with the resource assignment of Pokemon in a PvP-style battle.

 
 

Planetborne - Embryo Development Studios

OVERWATCH MEETS POKEMON IN SPACE
In Planetborne, you are the head of a galactic alliance charged with protecting the planets in your region from attack. Using a team of defenders, you must defeat your opposing player and keep your home world safe. The game combines the team-building mechanics of Overwatch with the resource assignment of Pokemon in a PvP-style battle.

 
 

Wager Words - Dancing Giant Games

A simultaneous bidding word game where smaller words with multiple meanings are the most valuable. In each of the 3 rounds players will secretly place down bid cards on 2 of the 3 categories and spell words using their own 12 random letter tiles plus any wild tiles they have. At the end of the round players score points for each bid they got correct and for every word they spell relating to a category. The catch is you only have 1 minute each round to spell words and you don't see your own tiles until the timer starts!

2017 Boston FIG Showcase Finalist and nominee for Most Innovative and Best Game in Progress.

 
 

Match 4 - Imagine That! Design

Match 4 is a simply challenging pattern recognition game for 1 - 4 players ages 8 and up. It takes about 20 minutes to play depending on player count. Use your pattern recognition skills to identify the different possibilities. Use your strategy to score the most points. Match as many shapes as you can. If you can match all four you double your score.


 
 

Medieval Challengers - Imagine That! Design

Medieval Challengers is a limited deck, trick taking game for 2-4 light strategy players with an equalizer, the launcher. The launchers allow players of all skill levels to have a chance. As players load their launchers, the anticipation grows, each player hoping their combination of strategy and luck will prevail. Sometimes, when you send your units into battle, they don’t land on their feet. Using your battle flags, rally your units to their feet, but you only brought two flags, so be wise.


 
 

Tower Beast Slayers - Broken Archer

In a land full of darkness and destruction, the cruel Dragon rules over all. With its evil army doing its bidding, the Dragon causes nothing but pain and suffering to the people. The Dragon has built up its vast army over the decade, ruling over the land as it sits atop its colossal tower. The people know nothing but fear and dread. That is until 4 Guardians of the realm were mysteriously sent: a valiant Knight, a cunning Archer, a great Mage, and a wise Cleric. No one knows for sure who sent them or where they came from, but together they are the only hope to slay the Dragon. Will they be enough?

Play as 4 Guardians and battle Monsters! Level up, learn skills, and roll dice in this card Turn Based Strategy game! Every battle is a new adventure! Work together using the Guardians' Magic abilities and slay all the Monsters!

 
 

Phantom Engage - Patrick Bryant

Phantom Engage is a tactical stealth board game for 2-4 players. Will you conquer the Spectral Arena? Gear up, stay hidden, and use cunning tactics to hunt down your opponent. Just hope they don’t get to you first.

Your objective is simple. Take down your opponent (reduce their health to 0) before they can do the same to you.

- MOVE STRATEGICALLY on your private board, careful about what you reveal on the public board.
- OUTSMART YOUR ENEMY with rigged traps and clever plays.
- PLAY UNIQUE ROLES with specialized equipment and abilities.
- COLLECT LOOT CARDS to find Weapons & Items… but Alarms may reveal your position.
- EARN DRONE CARDS to improve your Scouting abilities and better track your enemy.


 
 

Blood on White Lace - LPR Games

It’s 1974, and you control the fate of the movers and shakers in Rome’s sexy fashion and entertainment industry. But one of you won’t settle for what fame, wealth, and romance can get you. One of you is out for blood. Don’t worry though, if you get the axe, you can join the Inspector in tracking down the killer. Will the law catch the shadowy killer before he can finish his job, letting one of you revel in your success? Or will the murderer flee the scene after killing their final victim and win the day?

Players

3 - 5

Age

13 and up

Playtime

15 min



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Penny Dragons - Coin Flip Games

Take on the role of a tiny dragon trying to build a tiny hoard of treasure. The normal-sized dragons took all the good stuff, but working with other tiny dragons, you can build up piles of Treasure. Collect coins, gems and… penny stocks with your fellow tiny dragons until the overwhelming (and inevitable) dragon greed takes over. Battle to claim the riches before the other tiny dragons take out their tiny rage on you!

Players

2 - 5

Age

13 and up

Playtime

60 min



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Points for Everything - Weber Games

The point of this game is to make your point. Be the sharpest player by pointedly playing pointy cards. Follow the directions better than other players, staying on point. Optimize your ongoing and special powers to score the best points. Play cards in a path from a starting point to an end point. Get the point?

Play cards into your display to make a long path, large color clusters, and score optimal bonuses.


 
 

Ye Olde Candy Shoppe - Weber Games

You're a kid in a candy store! Run around the candy store collecting your favorite candies from the shelves. But don’t get sick on too much candy of the same type.

 
 

Orcs Vs Vikings - Vortex Games & Publishing

Orcs Vs. Vikings is a 2-4 player worker placement game where players will have to work together to gather the resources they need to build defenses around their village. The Orcs are attacking from the mountains and your tiny Viking Village doesn't have the amount of villagers needed to fight them off. Help is on the way but it will still be days until help arrives! You must fight off the invading Orcs while trying to build your defenses. Work together to strategically hold them off until help arrives!

Players will take turns in order by sending out the villagers they control to several of the locations on the board. Such locations as the Blacksmith, Odin's Temple, The Market or even the outskirts of town (like the Forest, Mines or the Quarry). You will have to collect the resources needed to build defenses. Once the players have placed their Villagers on the board, Orcs will arrive! Now in the same turn order, players will activate their Villagers to either collect those resources, trigger an action, contribute to a defense, or fight off an Orc! If 10 villagers die, you lose. If your village gets overrun, you lose. If you get all 4 of your defenses built, YOU WIN!


 
 

Henchman - Clarion Game Studios, LLC

Sword & Sorcery meets The Office in this fast-paced card game of ambition and treachery!

“Being a Henchman means fame, fortune, and inevitable death by unnatural causes. What more could a minion want?!”
–Anonymous on Behind the Cape: An Evil Overlord Documentary

Working as a Minion for an Evil Overlord is not the safest job, nor the most prestigious, and certainly not the most lucrative. As with most dastardly organizations, the best place to be is at the Overlord's side as their right-hand man, woman, or ogre. This lofty position is the only goal, the sole focus of every Minion to become the one and only—HENCHMAN.

Players in this quick-playing card game scheme, plot, and grovel their way into the Evil Overlord’s good graces by accomplishing crazy tasks and improving their reputation while sabotaging your competitors’ efforts to do the same. But always remember that today’s ally can become tomorrow’s enemy in an instant, and in the end, there can be only one HENCHMAN!


Players

2 - 6

Age

10 and up

Playtime

30 min



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The Fall Of Zombunny - The Vax Studio

a little girl called Naty, that was kidnapped in a mysterious house.
Controls:
WASD: to move and rotate camera of Mark.
E: turn on/off Mark's light.
R: makes the Mark run.

 
 

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