Joel from the Devon Dice podcast had the chance to play Pandemic: Fall of Rome. He filmed the demo and has now posted the video which includes the rules explanation, a look at the gameplay and his thoughts about the game.
Z-Man Games has announced the first expansion for A Feast for Odin:
The Norwegians offers new ways for players to guide their tribes to victory, including three double-sided action boards customized for different numbers of players that add a fifth column of action spaces for players to choose. 95 new goods tiles feature new animals, new types of food, and new equipment for the Vikings, who can now hunt elk, purchase horses, or craft weapons and armor, while the double-sided “artisan sheds” give players new ways to produce goods. Rounding out the expansion are eight double-sided exploration boards depicting distant cities like Cork, Limerick, and the Isle of Skye, which players can visit or raid.
A Feast for Odin: The Norwegians should be available before the end of the year and is available for pre-order.
2018 is the 10th Anniversary of Pandemic, the classic co-operative game designed by Matt Leacock. Z-Man Games will celebrate the anniversary by releasing a special Anniversary edition of the game.
But this is not the only Pandemic that will get released this year: Z-Man has just announced Pandemic: Fall of Rome (designers: Matt Leacock & Paolo Mori (Ethnos)) for the end of the year.
Pandemic: Fall of Rome follows the proud tradition of the award-winning Pandemic, transforming the signature cooperative crisis management gameplay from disease control to the defense of one of the greatest civilizations in history! Instead of diseases, players face off against the migration of aggressive barbarian tribes. They must defend their cities long enough to forge alliances with the invading hordes, and in doing so save the Empire from certain doom.
As soon as we know more about the UK release, we will start taking pre-orders.
Link: Z-Man games announcement
Three new games have been released today:
This week’s new releases have been confirmed and are now available to order online.
For tomorrow we are expecting:
- Dokmus: Return of Erefel
- Dragonfire: Adventures – Sea of Swords
- Outpost: Amazon
- Raiders Of The Deep: U-Boats Of The Great War, 1914-18
- Roll Player: Monsters & Minions
Thursday is the release day for:
And tomorrow we are also expecting the reprint of Flamme Rouge.
GameNight!, the BoardGameGeek video show, has played another new game and this time it is Majesty: For the Realm, the new card game from Splendor designer Marc André.
The crown is up for grabs to whoever can build the richest domain and seize it from their rivals. It’ll take a whole kingdom’s worth of people to accomplish this monumental task. Rally your citizens, grow your power, and reign supreme in Majesty: For the Realm, a game of strategically selecting who you want to work your lands set during the Middle Ages. Each game, you recruit characters to perform jobs that generate gold for your kingdom. Some characters work better with others, opening many paths to victory. Whether you choose to be a silver-tongued monarch who rules with mercy, or an iron-fisted tyrant who crushes their rivals, the fate of the land rests with you.
Agents of Venice, the first expansion for The Voyages of Marco Polo, has been released today.
The two modules found in this box can be played on their own with the base game or together for the ultimate Marco Polo experience, but no matter how you play, new adventures await. Return to Marco Polo’s hometown of Venice and gain access to the city’s many famous bazaars or use the companions you have met during your travels to give yourself a quick boost. With new contracts, cards, five new characters, and components to add a fifth player to the game, it’s time to begin a new voyage!
Next week is the last chance for new releases to arrive. A few games have made the cut and are expecting to arrive on Tuesday/Wednesday (just in time to get them shipped before Christmas):
- Bunny Kingdom
- Dragonsgate College
- Exodus Fleet
- Flamme Rouge: Peloton (sold out)
- Kingsburg (2017 Edition)
- Majesty: For the Realm
- Mountains of Madness
- Photosynthesis (sold out)
Terraforming Mars: Venus Next will arrive after Christmas and will be ready to get shipped when we are at the office in the new year.
This means that quite a lot of games haven’t made the pre-Christmas cut and are now expected to arrive in January. Once the dust has settled and business is back to normal early January I will hopefully be able to chase some updates for most of them to get a better picture when to expect them.
I can only apologise to everyone who was hoping to play a new shiny game during the Christmas break and is now disappointed.
I’m very sorry, that it was a bit quiet here during this week, but we were very busy trying to get all these new games out as fast as possible.
Here is a quick overview what has arrived since Monday and is now available to order:
- Space Freaks
- Last Friday: Return to Camp Apache
- Sub Terra
- A Game of Thrones: Catan – Brotherhood of the Watch
- Dragonfire: Character Pack – Heroes of the Sword Coast
- Dragonfire: Wondrous Treasures
- Through the Desert
- Concordia: Aegyptus / Creta
- Rob ‘n Run
- Arkham Noir #1
And next week we are expecting another wave of new games, I will post an update on Monday once I have received the confirmations for all the deliveries that are on the way to us.
Another Friday, another update what game we are expecting next week. Confirmed arrivals are:
- Through the Desert (Thursday)
- A Game of Thrones: Catan – Brotherhood of the Watch (Thursday)
- Sub Terra (Wednesday)
- Nations: The Dice Game – Unrest (Monday/Tuesday)
- Clans of Caledonia
- Transatlantic (Wednesday/Thursday)
- Concordia: Aegyptus / Creta (Wednesday/Thursday)
- Rob n Run (Wednesday/Thursday)
- Arkham Noir
Not 100% confirmed yet is Queendomino, hopefully, we will hear more from the UK distributor (also about Photosynthesis) on Monday.
And there are also a few restocks coming in: Istanbul – The Dice Game, Merlin, Azul and all the Exit games.