This week’s new releases have been confirmed: the two games are Core Space and Corinth.
Core Space is a science fiction miniatures board game. Each player takes control of a band of Traders trying to make a living in a dangerous galaxy, all the while hunted by the Purge, a semi-sentient race of humanoid machines whose sole task is to harvest worlds. A game of Core Space takes place on a detailed 3D board. Your Traders must explore the area, fulfil their objectives, salvage what they can and then escape back to their ship, spending their earnings on desperately-needed repairs. The exciting campaign system will track your crew from game to game, developing their skills, upgrading their equipment and telling their story.
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Under a blazing sun in 4th century BCE, traders come from all corners of the Mediterranean Sea to Corinth to sell their goods; Persian carpets, Cretan olive oil, Roman grapes, and Egyptian spices are highly prized by traders. Players have a few weeks to secure their place in Corinthian lore as its most savvy trader! Corinth is a roll-and-write game akin to a dice-only version of the board game Yspahan. At the start of a turn, the active player rolls nine dice, then places all the dice with the highest value on the gold space at the top of the chart, then starts placing dice from the bottom of the chart up, with each value of dice being on a separate level.
Days of Wonder has announced Ticket to Ride: London, the follow-up to last year’s Ticket to Ride: New York.
Ticket to Ride: London is an elegantly simple version of Ticket to Ride where players race around 1970s London to claim the most important bus lines and complete their Destination Tickets, connecting Districts in the capital of the United Kingdom. With its quick and compact format, Ticket to Ride: London is fast-paced, easy to learn in three minutes, and extremely portable—perfect for new players and veterans alike.
For a while it was very quite around Memoir ’44, the very successful WW2 game from Days of Wonder using the C&C system from Richard Borg. But now most of the old expansion are back in stock and Days of Wonder has new plans for the game. Yesterday they announced New Flight Plan, the biggest expansion yet for the game.
In this expansion, you will be able to deploy air units, such as fighters, fighter-bombers and even bombers to support your troops on the battlefield. This is not the first time airplanes will make an appearance in the Memoir ’44 system, but with its all new set of streamlined rules, Memoir ’44 – New Flight Plan grants many new tactical options and is compatible with all existing scenarios in all theaters of operation. The expansion also comes with 21 new scenarios and 16 finely-crafted, legendary planes, in impressive sizes, such as the B-17 that measures 72mm by 101mm.
Days of Wonder has announced their next big-box game:
Under a blazing sun in 4th Century BC Corinth, traders come from all corners of the Mediterranean Sea to sell their goods; Persian carpets, Cretan olive oil, Roman grapes, Egyptian spices are highly prized by traders.
You are an ambitious merchant: send your faithful steward to the market, deliver goods to the most prestigious shops, erect buildings to help your business grow and become the most well known among your peers… You only have a few weeks to secure your place in Corinthian lore as its most savvy trader!
In each round of Corinth, a handful of dice are rolled and players take turns selecting groups of dice to deliver goods to shops, purchase herds of goats or visit the market, recording their progress on their notepads. In this game, you will need to pay close attention to what your opponents are doing and choose between taking the best option for you or making sure your opponents don’t get theirs…
Corinth is DoW take on the popular Roll-and-write genre. Release date for Europe is sometime in March, details for the UK have not been announced yet.
Days of Wonder has announced their new big box game:
Find out The River, a new, worker and tile-placement game from Sébastien Pauchon and Ismaël Perrin.
In the game, you embody pioneers embarking down a river in search of a new lands to settle. As you explore the untouched frontier, you will have to work twice as hard to manage your workers as they start to settle down along the way. The player with the most impressive settlement will be declared the winner!
By using resources, expanding territory, and cultivating lands, you must take a decisive strategy to outmatch your opponents. Every decision counts in this fast and streamlined tile-placement game.
The game will get released in October and is available to pre-order now.
We came back on Tuesday from our Summer Break to find a lot of boxes with new releases stacked up on our stock room. After getting all the pre-orders sorted and shipped, we have finally time to let you know what the new games in stock are: