Dice Hate Me has posted a two part Unboxing video of Lisboa, the new heavyweight game from Vital Lacerda.
Lisboa is a game about the reconstruction of Lisboa after the great earthquake of 1755.
On November 1st of 1755, Lisboa suffered an earthquake of an estimated magnitude of 8.5–9.0, followed by a tsunami, and 3 days of fires. The city was almost totally destroyed.
The Marquis of Pombal, Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, was then the minister of foreign affairs and the king put him in charge of the reconstruction of Lisbon.
Marquis of Pombal gathered a team of engineers and architects.
We, the players, are nobility members that will use his influence in the reconstruction, and in the business development of the new city. They will work with the architects to build Lisboa anew.
Is a city building and economic eurogame.
Link: Unboxing Videos
Insider and Deep Sea Adventures from Oink Games are new in stock.
Tuesday is always delivery day at Meeples’ Corner and today was no different: We have received five different deliveries with lots of new games and a few interesting restocks.
New games in stock are:
And back in stock are: NMBR 9, Glux, Magic Maze (German Edition / English one is not available at the moment) and Ulm. For later in the week we are expecting restocks of Concordia (+ all expansions), Barenpark and Flamme Rouge.
Z-Man Games has published the first preview of Bastion, the cooperative tower defence game.
For centuries, the bastion has rebuffed attacks by armies of beasts, warriors, and even mages. Its mighty walls have endured without losing so much as a chip from a single stone. Yet never before has the citadel faced such a massive army, organized with one goal: utter destruction. Only the mightiest heroes can hope to defend the fortress against this evil horde.
In Bastion, the dark forces arrayed against you are more than run-of-the-mill orcs and goblins. Instead, you face an army of different creatures, from nimble scouts to stealthy spies. Each enemy makes its own unique contribution to the siege effort and presents its own challenge to the heroes who defend the fortress.
The release of the game is expected in 2-3 month (after GenCon).
Link: Z-Man Games Website
Our supplier has informed us today that Cthulhu Wars (and the expansions) has been delayed and is now expected to arrive in July. Reason: the Kickstarter fulfilment isn’t completed yet.
Dicebot Megafun from Wizkids Games has been released today.
In the future, robots battle it out to the amusement of humans, and in DiceBot MegaFun players are the robots who must reach into the junkyard to grab dice displaying various parts and place them on their robot sheet. Each player places six parts dice onto their sheet: five in the body area and one in the head.
Then players simultaneously choose weapon cards to play, which require the parts retrieved from the junkyard. Each weapon card has a cost in parts to pay as well as speed, direction of fire and damage, and an occasional special text ability. Some weapon cards include uzis, lasers, rifles, bombs, jammers, viruses, blue shells, shields, etc. Be the first robot to win three combats!
For advanced play, each player is given a special ability activated by kill points, which are acquired by dealing the final blows to robots in combat.
The winners of the 2017 Origins Awards have been announced:
- Game of the Year: Scythe – Stonemaier Games
- Board Game of the Year: Scythe – Stonemaier Games
- Card Game of the Year: Mystic Vale – Alderac Entertainment Group
- Family Game of the Year: Happy Salmon – North Star Games
Link: Origins Website
Quadropolis: Public Services, the first expansion for the Days of Wonder game, has been released today.
With Quadropolis: Public Services, an expansion for the Quadropolis base game, players can add new public service buildings to their cities. As Mayor, will they choose to increase the population by building a maternity ward or protect their citizens with a new police station? Perhaps a reprocessing plant would be a good investment to decrease pollution… Whatever you choose, competition will be fierce, and being able to build the right public service at the right time will not be made easy by the other players.
Here is a quick summary of what is happening game-wise at Meeples’ Corner this week:
We have already received five new games so far. In stock are:
And we are awaiting two more new releases:
There also have been a lot of restocks. Back in stock are:
Devon Dice, our local gaming podcast, has posted the newest episode. It is all about the UK Games Expo.
Link: Devon Dice Blog