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Gaming Day Update (23/03/18)

Only three more weeks until our Spring Gaming Day here in Crediton. Time to give you a quick update.

There are a few new games available just in time to try them out at the Gaming Day. New games include:

  • Sonar (four player edition of Captain Sonar with streamlined rules)
  • Star Wars: Legion Core Set (if I manage to assemble everything in time)
  • Century: Golem Edition (re-themed version of Century: Spice Road)
  • Lords of Hellas
  • Moorea (the new game from dlp Games)

Our Kingdomino tournament is very popular, but we still have one slot left. If you are interested, you can enter here. Iello is sending us a box of goodies for all participants and there will be a price for the winner.

And because we have received some messages asking for the option to collect online orders at the Gaming Day: this is now live on the shop website. If you are from Somerset, Devon or Cornwall you should see the option to collect on the Gaming Day during checkout and also the option to pay by card on the day.

Link: Event on Facebook

Beginner Guides for Star Wars: Legion

Today is release day for Star Wars: Legion, the new miniature game from FFG. If Star Wars: Legion is your first adventure into the world of miniature games, it can be daunting at first.

This is why FFG is making an effort to help you when you are trying to get ready for your first game. They have posted a painting guide on their website:

There are few spectacles in tabletop gaming as awe-inspiring as a miniatures game full of nicely painted miniatures and well-made terrain. To the unexperienced, miniatures painting can be seen as a craft reserved for the talented or particularly dexterous… but it’s not! This article and the following one are intended to give you a solid overview of miniature painting and dispel the misconception that painting your Star Wars™: Legion miniatures is out of your reach.

But this is not all. There is also a series of four videos from Watch it Played starting with how to assemble the miniatures:

The other videos are about army building, setting up to play and how to play.

Link: Watch it played! Star Wars: Legion Guide


This week’s new games (22/03/18)

Today the last of this week’s new releases have arrived. In total we have received seven new games and two new expansions:

Board Game News on Youtube

There are a lot of website and podcasts out there bringing you all sorts of news around board games. But I was looking for a Youtube show about board game news to have a kind of News channel.

And I found Chris Bryan’s youtube channel which main show is a weekly news summary.  Each show is around 5-7 minutes long and perfect to quickly catch up with the most important news of the last week. Here is the show from the 14h March:

Another good source for video news is the Roll for Crit channel, who have a lot of different videos up on Youtube, but also have a weekly news roundup. Here is the latest one:


Warhammer trading card game from Lightseekers makers

Playfusion, the makers of the Lightseekers action figures, RPG and trading card game (some of you may know them from last year’s UKGE), is releasing a Warhammer: Age of Sigmar trading card game later this year:

PlayFusion will launch the new Warhammer Age of Sigmar Champions experience in July 2018. The physical trading card game will feature hundreds of collectible cards that players can use to build their own decks to fit their strategy and tactics. The physical cards will also come to life when viewed through PlayFusion’s Enhanced Reality Engine™, allowing fans to unlock various enhanced gameplay options while also giving them an exciting new way to explore the Warhammer Age of Sigmar world. PlayFusion will continue to partner with Games Workshop for many years to come to offer new game expansions and additional card reveals.

Available for iOS, Android and PC, the game will give the Warhammer community a new way to experience the universe either physically or on their favorite devices with online play. Warhammer Age of Sigmar Champions will also feature unique physical-to-digital experiences that allows players to import their physical cards into the digital game and play them online.

The game already has a website where you can sign up for a newsletter to stay informed until the release of the game in the summer.


Plaid Hat Games posts Seasoned Stuffies variant

Plaid Hat Games has posted Seasoned Stuffies, a collection of variant rules for Stuffed Fables:

We’re very pleased to see that the game has done so well with Gamer Parents and their children, but we’ve also noticed that more seasoned gamers have been asking for a greater challenge. In order to provide an even tougher experience for those players, we’re proud to announce Seasoned Stuffies, a collection of variant rules that any group can add to their game to ramp up the difficulty!

The pdf file includes seven different ways to make the game a bit more challenging for all the seasoned Stuffed Fables players out there and also includes a way to save a game, just in case you are too busy to finish an adventure in one go.

Link: Plaid Hat Games Website

Incoming new items confirmed

Despite the snow, the rest of the week (today we are closed) should be business as usual. This means that we will get a few new games and expansions and this week’s crop has just been confirmed.

Expected to be available from Wednesday are:

Sonar is a family-friendly edition of Captain Sonar for 2-4 players. If you are wondering what the differences to Captain Sonar are, here is a short video review:

On Thursday two more games will get released:

Late Arrivals

Shortly before we close the shop for the weekend, we have received another delivery. Included were two new releases and two restocks:

New in stock are Tokaido – 5th Anniversary Edition (this is the new standard edition of the game) and Startups, a new small box game from Oink (Deep Sea Adventures, Fake Artist).

Back in stock are Professor Evil and The Citadel of Time (FunForge) and Hunt For The Ring (Ares Games).



Lots of new games up for pre-order

In the last few days, we have added a few new pre-orders to the shop website. Here is a quick look at the most interesting ones:

Menara (Zoch Verlag / End of March)

As a tight-knit team in Menara, players use pillars and wondrously-shaped temple floors to build a spectacularly soaring structure full of nooks and crannies. Cooperation and static skills are in demand since for each mistake in construction, you have to add another floor to the temple.

A steady hand, an alert mind, and mutual assistance can help you successfully complete what seems to top out at dizzy heights…

Moorea (dlp Games / April)

Even in the sun and under the palm trees, the inhabitants of the South Seas are still competing for the most valuable objects and the most impressive buildings. The dilemma is, either to directly produce canoes or huts using the resources each player gets by chance, or to invest these resources in tools which are more effective in the long run.

Moorea is an easy-to-learn game for families which invites the gamers to start playing immediately, but which has a depth and a lot of strategic possibilities arising during the game.

Master of the Galaxy (Ares Games / May)

The Galaxy is vast, rich and open to any species who discovers space flight… but nine Elder Races are expanding through space, ready to assimilate or exterminate anybody who stands in their way.

Drawing inspiration from classic science-fiction, movies, and computer games, Master of the Galaxy merges all these inspirations into a unique and colorful setting.

At the start of your conquest of the Galaxy, you have one star system, one Race card and a modest supply of resources. During the game, you will fill your bag with new resources that may lead you to victory depending on your chosen strategy. Moreover, you can use Progress and Political cards to help you to victory!

You can win this bag building game in different ways – by annihilating your opponents, by building 9 space bases, or by achieving dominance in diplomacy, economics, or science.

Brass Lancashire (Roxley Games / June)

Brass: Lancashire — first published as Brass — is an economic strategy game that tells the story of competing cotton entrepreneurs in Lancashire during the industrial revolution. You must develop, build, and establish your industries and network so that you can capitalize demand for iron, coal and cotton. The game is played over two halves: the canal phase and the rail phase.

Brass: Lancashire, the 2018 edition from Roxley Games, reboots the original Warfrog Games edition of Brass with new artwork and components, as well as a few rules changes.

Dark Souls: The Board Game – Darkroot Expansion (August)

The Darkroot Basin rests in between the Darkroot Garden and the eastern walls of Undead Burg. This is a deep basin filled with streams and waterfalls. The damp nature has given rise to fungus and mushrooms.

The first expansion for the Dark Souls Board Game adds new enemies, new encounters and two new bosses to the game.