For next week we are expecting the restock of Legendary Encounters, the Alien deck building game. Also coming the week after Easter is a new release from Germany: Auf den Spuren von Marco Polo is the new Hans im Glueck game that has already drawn some very high ratings on Boardgamegeek.
FFG has posted the rules, so everyone waiting for the Core Set to arrive can prepare for the first game. They have also posted an article discussing the fleets you can build with the Core Set and their strategies.
Elysium, the new game from Space Cowboys (Splendor, Black Fleet), has arrived in the UK and will be available from next Wednesday.
Here a short description of the game:
Elysium is a game of set collecting and combinations in which players recruit cards representing heroes, items, powers and gods. These cards have many different powers and you can create powerful combination to earn gold (the help of the gods) and victory points (the favor of the gods). Each card belongs to one of the eight Olympians gods (a family), and shows a level (1 to 3).
During the five turns of the game, players will try to transfer their cards to the Elysium and write their own Legends, which are series of cards from the same family or from different families of the same level. The more epic the Legends, the more favor from the gods they’ll earn. But as they go to Elysium, most cards lose their power and players will therefore have to renounce some of their combinations !
With just 15 cards to play for each player and a playing time of 60 minutes this could be a perfect game for our Gaming Nights. I’ve watched the short overview video on Boardgamegeek and I’m really excited about this game.
In 1271, 17-year-old Marco Polo started on a journey to China with his father and older brother. After a long and grueling journey that led through Jerusalem and Mesopotamia and over the “Silk Road”, they reached the court of Kublai Khan in 1275. In Auf den Spuren von Marco Polo, players recreate this journey, with each player having a different character and special power in the game.
An English translation of the rules is already available on Boardgamegeek.
In Star Wars: Armada, you command the unmatched power of the Imperial fleet, or gain the opportunity to prove your tactical acumen as an admiral in the Rebel Alliance. Massive Star Destroyers fly to battle against Rebel corvettes and frigates. Banks of turbolasers unleash torrential volleys of fire against squadrons of X-wings and TIEs.
The Star Wars: Armada Core Set contains everything you need to get started, including the rules, an articulated maneuver tool, a range ruler, six command dials, nine attack dice, ten unpainted squadrons, and three pre-painted ship miniatures (Victory-class Star Destroyer, Nebulon-B frigate, CR90 Corellian corvette), plus more than 130 cards and tokens.