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Hellboy KS Extras are available to pre-order

Good news: Mantic Games has contacted us to let us know that we can also order the KS extras that are available as an add-on to the Hellboy: The Board Game (Agent Pledge).

Available to add are:

  • Box Full of Evil £75 (ETA: July 2018 / separate shipping from the Agent Pledge)
  • Darkness Calls Expansion £35 (ETA: July 2018 / separate shipping from the Agent Pledge)
  • Hellboy in Mexico Expansion £35 (ETA: July 2018 / separate shipping from the Agent Pledge)
  • 3D Scenery £15
  • 3D Doors £15
  • Extra Dice £5

As with the main pre-order you won’t be asked to pay for your order before the items are ready to get shipped. But we ask you for a deposit of 10% of the total of your added extras to secure those.

We will send you the link to the Extras order from once you have placed your Hellboy pre-order on our website. Deadline for the main pre-order and the add-ons is the 20th July.

Link: Details about the Extras

UK Games Expo and Origins reports

June has seen two of the biggest board game events in the UK Games Expo and Origins.

The Opionated Gamers have visited the UK Games Expo and posted their report:

This was my third visit to UK games Expo in the last three years and I have seen the conference progressively grow as the exhibition uses more of the NEC halls. In now resembles a mini Spiel on mini GenCon and is such a change from the first ones held at the Clarendon hotel many years ago. The expo caters for board gamers, role players as well as having many competitions so in that respect is more like GenCon. One area where it falls short of the very large conventions is in the launch of brand new games. Nonetheless, all areas of the show have expanded and now occupies the best part of two large halls.

(Full report here)

And thanks to BGG user Steph Hodge we can have a look at all the new games presented at Origins: Steph’s Photo Guide to Origins 2018.

 

Origins Awards 2018

The Origins Awards 2018 have been announced. Four categories of the awards are board game related, here are the winners:

  • Game of the Year: Gloomhaven (Cephalofair Games)
  • Best Board Game of the Year: Gloomhaven (Cephalofair Games)
  • Best Card Game of the Year: Ex Libris (Renegade)
  • Best Family Game of the Year: Azul (Plan B Games)

Link: ICv2 News

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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