Red Alert: Space Fleet Warfare Closing in

Red Alert: Space Fleet Warfare, the newest game using the C&C system, has arrived at the publisher’s warehouse and should get shipped to us next week.

Red Alert box

Richard Borg heads into space in this exciting new Commands & Colours board game – including two complete fleets of hard plastic starships!
Red Alert: Space Fleet Warfare allows two to six players to duke it out in space. The play of command cards drives the action and creates a “fog of war”, while battle dice resolve combat quickly and efficiently. Combat cards add an element of suspense and challenge players to maintain their star token reserves to power their Combat cards through the course of a battle. The action on a combat card may hinder the opposition forces, enhance a player’s units, or may instantly change the course of a battle.
An assortment of task force cards allow players to quickly deploy a fleet of starships. In addition to these task force units, players can augment and customize their fleets with support vessels.

(publisher description)

If you would like to know what’s inside this big box, here is an unboxing video of the finished game:

Red Alert unboxing video

SU&SD reviews El Dorado and the expansion

SU&SD have taken a closer look at Reiner Knizia’s deck-building racing game El Dorado and the expansion Heroes & Hexes.

In El Dorado, players slip into the roles of expedition leaders who have embarked on a search for the legendary land of gold in the dense jungles of South America. Each player assembles and equips their own team, hiring various helpers from the scout to the scientist to the aborigine. All of them have but one goal in mind: Reaching the golden border first and winning all of the riches for themselves. Whoever chooses the best tactics will be rewarded!

(Publisher description)
SU&SD review

Hellboy Kickstarter arriving soon

Mantic Games has confirmed that the Hellboy Kickstarter Edition has arrived at their warehouse.

Hellboy boxes stacking up in the Mantic warehouse.

The next few days they will be busy shipping the game to EU backers to get them all shipped before a possible No-deal Brexit. Next in line will be the UK backers, with a bit of luck we will receive our copies sometime during the first week of April.

We will have to pay our order with Mantic within the next 7 to 10 days, so we will contact all customers who pre-ordered the game from us at the beginning of next week for the payment.

New Arrivals (19/03/19)

Tuesday is new releases day and today was no different. We have received 14 new games/expansions:

Week 12 releases
  • Aeon’s End: Buried Secrets
  • Aeon’s End Legacy: Reset Pack
  • Deckscape – Behind the Curtain
  • Bushido
  • Bushido: Rising Rage
  • Helios Expanse
  • Senators
  • Herbaceous Sprouts
  • Gen7: Breaking Point
  • Dice Throne Season Two – Box 3: Cursed Pirate vs. Artificer
  • Captain Marvel: Secret Skrulls
  • Chiyo’s Secret
  • The Expanse: Doors and Corners
  • Miaui

You can find all new releases from March here.

Two Changes at our Main Supplier

Esdevium/Asmodee UK, the largest distributor of board games in the UK and one of our main suppliers, has changed some of his procedures in the last couple of weeks.

The two main changes are:

  • Every Thursday evening we receive the newsletter with next week’s new releases. Orders of these new releases would normally been processed Friday between 1pm and 3pm, so we would could confirm before the weekend what we would receive the following week. But to give retailers more time to place their orders, the orders now won’t get processed before Monday morning. So from now on we won’t be able to confirm our new releases before Monday afternoon.
  • Esdevium has opened a new warehouse for orders to offer more stock to UK retailers. But processing the stock in this new warehouse will take longer than usual. Whereas the normal restock orders from the old warehouse will get processed within 24h and are here within 2-3 days, the stock from the new warehouse will arrive within 5-7 days. That’s why we have added a new stock status to our website to clearly mark those items. Most of them would have previously been marked as out of stock, because we had no access to them before the moved into the old Esdevium warehouse, so this is definitely an improvement for us and our customers.

Belratti back in stock

Belratti, the card game released at last year’s Essen show from German publisher Mogel Verlag, is back in stock.

Belratti Cover

You are buying artwork for your museum, always trying to meet the current trends and finding genuine art from your associates. But the famous Belratti is trying to cheat his own fake paintings into your collection.

In Belratti, players are split into two roles — buyers and painters — and are playing against the game. The game presents two cards as topics for which the buyers need to buy paintings. They ask for a certain number of cards, and the painters have to collectively meet this target number.
The painters select cards from their hands they think will fit the most to one of the topics. Then additional cards are added as Belratti’s fakes. All cards are shuffled upside down, then flipped up. The buyers then have to select all the cards from the painters, not the fake cards by Belratti.

The roles change after each round. If too many fakes are bought, the players lose.

(Publisher description)

Two new Roll PLayer Games in 2019

Thunderworks Games is planning to release two new games set in the Roll Player universe in 2019.

Cartographers cover

Cartographers is a Roll & Write-game where players need to fill out a map according to the landscape tiles they discover. Players score points by claiming lands the Queens rates the highest.

Lockup cover

Lockup: A Roll Player Tale is a competitive worker-placement game for one to five players set in the Roll Player universe. In the game, players manage groups of minions — gnolls, kobolds, bugbears, goblins, or insectoids — locked up in Kulbak Prison. 

(Source: Thunderworks)

Both games are expected to be available at retail in July/August 2019 and we will start taking pre-orders as soon as we have the details for the UK release.

Link: Dicetower News

Unmatched coming from Restoration Games

Restoration Games has announced a partnership with Mondo to publish Unmatched, a new game series based Star Wars: Epic Duels (2002) and designed by Rob Daviau, JR Honeycutt, and Justin D. Jacobson.

Unmatched Cover

Unmatched is a miniatures dueling game featuring fighters of all kinds – from the page to the screen to the stuff of legends. Each hero has a unique deck of cards that fits their fighting style. You can mix and match fighters from any Unmatched set. But remember, in the end, there can only be one winner.

(Source: Restoration Games website)
Unmatchted Components

The game will start with two sets: Unmatched: Battle of Legends – Volume One (2-4 players) and Unmatched: Robin Hood vs. Bigfoot (2-player set). The two sets should be available in Fall 2019.

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