Legacy of Dragonholt was the new game from FFG that went a bit under the radar because it was announced at GenCon at the same time as Fallout, Twilight Imperium 4th Edition and the Star Wars Miniatures game.
But it was the one out of the four that caught my interest straight away because I really like the idea of storytelling games as a way to combine the best elements of roleplaying games and board games.
This week FFG has posted the first preview for the game and it has managed to raise my interest even more:
Terrinoth is a world full of magic and mystery. Its deep forests and dark caverns beckon to adventurers, while the plots and political intrigues of the court promise danger and hidden secrets. Now, you have the opportunity to explore the realm like never before in Legacy of Dragonholt, a cooperative narrative adventure for one to six players. This standalone game set in the Runebound universe is not about winning or losing, but about creating a story. The world is yours to command and explore as you seek love, revenge, or answers to the mysteries lurking in the seemingly quiet village. Before you strap on your pack and set out for new adventures, take a closer look at the identity of a narrative adventure game, and what you can expect to find in the world of Legacy of Dragonholt!
The game should be available before Christmas.
The new releases for this week have been confirmed and are now online and available to order.
On Tuesday/Wednesday the following games are arriving
- Cat Lady
- Hostage Negotiator: Crime Wave
- Enemy Coast Ahead: The Doolittle Raid
Thursday’s releases are:
- Sheriff of Nottingham: Merry Men
- Star Wars Imperial Assault: Heart of the Empire
- Dead of Winter: Warring Colonies
And finally on Friday, we will get our hands on:
- D&D Tomb of Annihilation Board Game
- Dojo Kun
- Potion Explosion: The Fifth Ingredient
As always you can find all the new releases (and more pre-orders for the rest of the month) here.
FFG and Z-Man Games have posted previews for two of their highly anticipated new releases:
Welcome to the Wasteland, Survivor! Now, we know it’s a bit jarring to see your new home in such a state, but we’re here to help you come to terms with the post-nuclear journey that lays before you and figure out where to go next! For example, have you ever fought a Deathclaw?? Been irradiated before? The possibilities are truly endless, so rip up that bucket list you’ve been working on. It’s time to start fresh. For example… instead of meeting celebrities, you can now meet raiders! And with the majority of Boston in shambles, you absolutely must check out the delightful, synth-hating community of Diamond City. Isn’t the apocalypse fun?
Source: Fallout Preview
When it was released in 2015, Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 thrilled gamers around the world with its engaging gameplay and thrilling storyline. Players were swept up in a globe-spanning struggle for the survival of humanity where their choices had an immediate and lasting impact on their world.
Now, Pandemic Legacy: Season 2 is poised to continue this tradition. Maintaining the taut thrills of the original while striking off in exciting new directions, the game allows you to leave your mark like never before.
The world is a shadow of what it once was. What remains of humanity is barely hanging on as the plague continues to devastate the population. But there is still reason for hope. You have the supplies and the team to save humanity. Venture into the unknown with Pandemic Legacy: Season 2, coming soon!
Source: Pandemic Legacy Season 2 preview
Today Legend of the Five Rings, the newest LCG from FFG, has been released:
Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game is a Living Card Game set in the world of Rokugan, the original setting for the Legend of the Five Rings collectible card game. To play a Living Card Game, players create individual decks of cards from a base game with a fixed set of cards; they can then add supplemental card packs to this game world, with each pack also having a fixed set of cards, in order to vary their game experience.
I would like to give you a short overview what to expect this week:
- Aeon’s End (2nd Edition with new artwork and card layout / including both expansions): already in stock
- Pirate 21: already in stock
- Zombie Slam: already in stock
This is not all, later this week we are expecting:
And two restocks are expected for this week: Later today the long-awaited reprint of Glass Road will arrive and on Friday we are expecting more stock of the Isle of Skye expansion Journeyman.
Yesterday was delivery day and we have received quite a few new games.
In stock are now:
And tomorrow two new games/expansions from FFG will get released:
Last month was cut short because of our summer break, but we still had a busy month considering it was the school holidays and a normally quiet time of the year for the board game industry.
Here are the Top 5 in sales, which were dominated by reprints of two very popular games:
1) Cthulhu Wars
2) Roll Player
4) Spirit Island
5) Runebound (Third Edition): Unbreakable Bonds
Three GenCon announcements from FFG have taken the Pre-Order Top 5 by storm:
1) Fallout: The Board Game
2) Terraforming Mars: Venus Next
4) Civilization: A New Dawn
5) Twilight Imperium (Fourth Edition)
Here are some of the board game news of the last few days:
- Isle of Skye will get an expansion: Journeyman adds new personal player boards to track progress in strength, prosperity, and popularity. (Source: ICv2)
- Wizkids keeps on growing their board and card game line and has announced Time Barrons : “In Time Barons, 2-4 players take on the roles as the time barons, shadowy figures who have shaped mankind’s destiny since the dawn of time. The world’s entire population are simply pawns in their quest to defeat the other barons and become the ruler of a unified human race.” (Source: Wizkids)
- FFG has posted the rulebook for the upcoming Star Wars: Rebellion expansion Rise of the Empire (Link: FFG)
- Renegade Games has announced Clank: In Space!, a new Stand-Alone game using the game system of the highly popular Clank. (Source: Renegade Games)
Days after FFG announced Fallout: The Board Game they have dropped another bombshell: FFG will release the 4th edition of Twilight Imperium at the end of 2017.
For twenty years, the custom space operas created by Twilight Imperium have thrilled gamers like nothing else. Now, Twilight Imperium Fourth Edition builds on the grand space opera found in previous editions while streamlining rules and putting player interaction center stage.
Twilight Imperium Fourth Edition aims to be the most complete version of the game ever printed. Seventeen playable races are included in the game, offering a wide variety of starting faction options. Twilight Imperium Fourth Edition brings a galactic space opera to your table, and no two games will ever be the same.
Link: FFG announcement