Starship Samurai: New Price and date confirmed

Starship Samurai is the new game from Plaid Hat Games. It was available at the UK Games Expo to play and now the UK release date has been confirmed as early July.

Across the far reaches of the Lotus Galaxy, a civil war is waged by massive machines piloted by skilled warriors. Take your place as daimyo of one of the major clans and fight for your right to the title of Galactic Emperor in Starship Samurai, an epic new game of warring clans for two to four players.

In this war, you must use diplomacy to bring honor to your clan, earn the support of the lesser clans, and cement your claim to the throne. But when negotiation is not enough, you can launch massive fleets or deploy the most fearsome weapons the galaxy has ever known — the terrifying Samurai Mechs—to crush your enemies and seize key locations. Exert your influence and bring order out of chaos!

And more good news: We also received a new price which is quite a bit lower than before.

New pre-orders online

We have added the pre-orders for five new exciting games/expansion:

Raids in stock

Raids, the UK Games Expo release from Iello, has arrived today.

In Raids, prepare your crew and steer your Longship to the best locations to discover the most treasure and earn the greatest glory.

Another player may have his sights set on the same location as you. Don’t hesitate to order your Vikings aboard his ship to threaten him and try to make him flee. Only one of you can leave with the treasures you’ve discovered!

The player with the most Glory points at the end of the fourth Voyage wins the game.

Joel from the Devon Dice Podcast was at the Expo and he has already published an unboxing video for the game:

Warhammer Quests comes back as Heroes of Terrinoth

FFG has announced Heroes of Terrinoth for the third quarter of 2018.

Heroes of Terrinoth is a cooperative card game of questing and adventure that invites you and up to three allies to take on the role of unique heroes, choosing from twelve distinct and powerful heroes, split between four archetypes—healer, warrior, mage, and scout. These archetypes are further diversified into different classes that your heroes can pursue as your power grows. Regardless of which class you embrace, you and your friends must combine your powers, leaning on one another’s strengths to survive your journeys and defeat the enemies who stand against you. Over the course of eight thrilling quests, you will face villainous foes, battle deadly creatures, and save the realm!

The game is based on Warhammer Quest, a game FFG can’t any longer sell because they have lost the Warhammer licence last year.

The gameplay is based on the Warhammer Quest design, with tweaks to the system. Cards allow players to attack, aid, explore or rest, with dice rolls modifying the actions to determine the level of success. A peril phase triggers potential events in the world as the party moves between locations – if the peril tracker reaches the end of the track, a final encounter occurs against the scenario’s toughest boss.

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Die Quacksalber von Quedlinburg are back

One of our bestsellers at the UK Games Expo was Die Quacksalber von Quedlinburg, the Kennerspiel des Jahres nominated game from Schmidt Spiele. We sold out at the Expo, but now the game is back in stock.

I can only recommend the game, it is a very good push-your-luck bag builder with very high variability in the setup so you should be able to play this a lot without getting bored.

Don’t believe me? Have a look at the new video overview from Boardgamegeek’s W. Eric Martin:

This week’s new releases are online

The UK releases for week 24 have been confirmed and are now online and available to order.

For tomorrow we are expecting:

For today or tomorrow, we are also expecting a small delivery of Raids, the new game from Iello that had a pre-release at the UK Games Expo.

 

Hellboy Pre-Order is online

We have just uploaded the Hellboy Agent Pledge pre-order to our website. Pre-order deadline for the KS bundle is 25th July and we are asking for a £10 deposit after you have placed your pre-order to secure your copy. Please choose the pre-order payment option during checkout. We will send you the payment link for the £10 deposit after we have received your pre-order and the payment link for the rest once we have the game in stock).

Top 5 May

The closer we get to the end of May the quieter it gets for us because most of our customers are starting to prepare for the UK Games Expo. But we still had a good start to the month with lots of sales and newly placed pre-orders, so here is the look at last month’s Top 5.

Top 5 Sales:

  1. Roll Player: Monsters & Minions
  2. V-Commandos
  3. The Climbers (reprint)
  4. Memoir ’44: Through Jungle and Desert
  5. Okavango

Top 5 Pre-Orders:

  1. Gloomhaven: Forgotten Circles
  2. My Little Scythe
  3. Sidereal Confluence (reprint)
  4. Legendary: World War Hulk
  5. Ticket To Ride: New York

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