Thursday, February 2, 2017

Game Trade Magazine #204 Highlights


We’ve got another great issue for you this month; check out GTM-exclusive articles for the latest word on WizKids’ upcoming DC Dice Masters: Batman set, the Unlock series by Asmodee, Honshu from Renegade Game Studios, and more!

Of course, that’s not all! In this issue, you’ll find an exclusive “Paladin” promo card for Sword of Kings from Red Knight Card Games. Be sure to check out this issue’s follow-up to last month’s article for more information about this exciting new game.


And, speaking of exclusives, check out the awesome poster from the team at Fantasy Flight Games for some exciting faction information from the world of Runewars. Roll out to do battle at retail stores everywhere with Steve Jackson's inaugural series of Organized Play Programs.

Forge Your Destiny! Slay the dragon, save the kingdom, and lay claim to the throne in Red Knight's Sword of Kings Card Game.

All this plus MORE! And be sure to grab your copy of GTM #204 for an EXCLUSIVE RUNE WARS poster * and * EXCLUSIVE "Paladin" promo card for Red Knight's Sword of Kings Card Game!!!

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GTM #204: INSERTS

Runewars Poster



Runewars: The Miniatures Game
FFGE RWM01, $99.95

For years, the armies of Waiqar the Undying have stayed within their borders, launching only minor raids across the border. But now, a nameless threat stirs within the Mistlands, and legions of undead cross into the realm of Terrinoth under Waiqar`s command! The Daqan Lords have sounded the call to war, and their finest generals lead armies of warriors and golems to take up defensive positions in the border territory of Roth`s Vale. The first battles of the next great war are about to begin in RuneWars: The Miniatures Game! Innovative command tools, two distinct factions, forty-eight beautifully sculpted, unpainted figures, and countless ways to customize your campaigns combine to offer an unparalleled miniatures gaming experience in RuneWars.

Visit the Game Trade Magazine website for more details!

Sword of Kings Paladin Card



Sword of Kings
RED 001, $24.99

The king is dead, killed by the evil dragon living in the Volcanic Mountain. The kingdom is now divided as the knights fight each other to prove their claim to the throne. It is foretold that the only way to unite the land is to wield the Sword of Kings, but the Dragon carried the sword away to its Lair. Do you have what it takes to become king by defeating the dragon and its minions to regain the sword?

Visit the Game Trade Magazine website for more details!

GTM #204: FEATURED ARTICLES



Ogre
SJG 1315, $49.95

The giant tank lurches as it stalks its target... its guns have been destroyed, its movement crippled, but only a few defenders are left. Can they stop the cybernetic juggernaut, or will it crush the Command Post beneath its massive treads? Ogre is the game of futuristic warfare, pitting squads of infantry, armor, and artillery against a single foe - the giant robot tank called the Ogre. This Sixth Edition of Ogre features Ogre Mk III and Mk V with all-new paint jobs (maroon and grey) and comes with the same gameboard as Ogre Designer`s Edition.

Visit the Game Trade Magazine website for more details!

 


Unlock! Escape Adventures
ASM NLK01, $14.99

The Department has lost contact with one of their chemists, Dr. Hoffman. In Unlock! The Formula, you must seek out his laboratory deep in the New York subway tunnels, locate the doctor, and recover the formula before time runs out. The clock is ticking...can you escape? Unlock! is a series of escape adventures for up to six players. With one hour on the clock, players work through a deck of sixty cards as a team, searching for clues, combining objects, and solving puzzles.

Visit the Game Trade Magazine website for more details!


DC Comics Dice Masters: Batman
WZK 72435, $89.10

Patrol Gotham City with the Dark Knight himself in DC Comics Dice Masters: Batman! Join the Batman Family and fight crime, or create chaos in Gotham with the Joker and the rest of Batman`s Rogues Gallery! Introducing more than 30 heroes and villains (and their dice!), each DC Comics Dice Masters: Batman Foil Pack contains two cards and two dice that players can add to their Dice Masters collections.

Visit the Game Trade Magazine website for more details!

 


Honshu
RGS 00567, $25.00

Honshu is a map building card game set in feudal Japan. Players are lords and ladies of Noble houses seeking new lands and opportunities for fame and fortune.

Visit the Game Trade Magazine website for more details!



Deadwood Studios, USA
PSI CAG205, $39.95

A board game about acting badly, players in Deadwood Studios, USA take on the roles of bit players at a Western backlot, moving from set to set trying to make a living. Say your lines right, fall off a few roofs, and you just might be a star!

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017


Coming March 2017


In Shiba Inu House, players race to place cards properly in order to create dog houses for the shiba inu that match the patterns shown on their goal cards. After eight rounds, the player with the highest score wins.



Shiba Inu loves sitting on the roof, staring at the sea, imagining that his master will make him a new dog house, imagining that there will be pork chops for lunch. Wait! Did someone just say pork chops? Shiba Inu is now drooling and jumping up and down on his roof…





Shiba Inu House

SKU: RGS 00563
MSRP: $20.00
Players: 1-5
Age: 6+
Playtime: 15-30 minutes



Features:
  • Create the correct house for your dog to win!
  • Builds pattern recognition skills as part of a fast and fun game!
  • Incredibly quick to learn and play!





Thursday, January 5, 2017

Game Trade Magazine # 203 Highlights


Happy New Year! There’s no finer time to dust off that old favorite in your game library and inviting folk over for a grand night of gaming! Or, perhaps, you would like to try something new? Well, you’re in luck because there’s certainly no shortage of truly FANTASTIC games out there just waiting for you to pick them up and give them a shake, rattle, and roll.


We would like to invite you to enjoy what will be a new staple in GTM, “By The Numbers”. In this new column, Corey Perez and Luke Hardy will be discussing (and demonstrating) various painting and modelling techniques with a variety of figures and paint sets.

Courage Wanted! Take command and prepare your armies for epic battles in an age of heroes in Fantasy Flight's RuneWars: The Miniatures Game!

Take a closer look at the upcoming release of WizKids' latest Marvel HeroClix release - Deadpool & X-Force with two EXCLUSIVE figure previews!

Join the best on the path to Victory! 60 players from 23 countries gathered to determine the next Catan world champion!

Brave terrible guardians, foul cults, and the burning sands of the desert to stop the rebirth of an ancient tyrant in Mummy's Mask, the latest base set for Paizo's Pathfinder Adventure Card Game.


GTM #203: INSERT

PathfinderPathfinder Adventure Card Game: Mummy`s Mask Base Set


Mummy's Mask Blessing of Khepri Card
PZO 6030, $59.99

This complete, cooperative strategy game pits 1 to 4 heroes against the monsters, curses, and traps of the Mummy`s Mask Adventure Path. Choose your character`s class, build a deck of equipment, magic, and allies, and explore dangerous locations as you journey through an exciting fantasy tale. As your adventures continue, your characters add unique gear and awesome magic to their decks as they gain incredible powers, all of which they`ll need to challenge more and more powerful threats.

Visit the Game Trade Magazine website for more details!

GTM #203: FEATURED ARTICLES





Runewars: The Miniatures Game
FFG RWM01, $99.95

For years, the armies of Waiqar the Undying have stayed within their borders, launching only minor raids across the border. But now, a nameless threat stirs within the Mistlands, and legions of undead cross into the realm of Terrinoth under Waiqar`s command! The Daqan Lords have sounded the call to war, and their finest generals lead armies of warriors and golems to take up defensive positions in the border territory of Roth`s Vale. The first battles of the next great war are about to begin in RuneWars: The Miniatures Game! Innovative command tools, two distinct factions, forty-eight beautifully sculpted, unpainted figures, and countless ways to customize your campaigns combine to offer an unparalleled miniatures gaming experience in RuneWars.

Visit the Game Trade Magazine website for more details!






Marvel HeroClix: Deadpool and X-Force
WZK 72536, $129.90

Deadpool and X-Force pushes the Marvel HeroClix envelope with never-before-seen gameplay, shocking cracks in the 4th Wall, and a very special figure that we`ll be keeping secret for quite some time! Longstanding HeroClix favorite Wolverine returns, alongside Doop and WizKid, plus build fun, new teams around XStatix, the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, and Mercs for Money! Featuring a selection of friends, foes, and henchmen, Marvel HeroClix: Deadpool and X-Force introduces 80 figures to play and collect! Offered in 5-figure boosters packed in 10-count bricks.

Visit the Game Trade Magazine website for more details!








Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle Deckbuilding Game
USO DB010400, (Net) $29.75

Class Is In Session! The forces of evil are threatening to overrun Hogwarts castle in this new, cooperative, deck-building game! It`s up to four students to ensure the safety of the school by defeating villains and consolidating their defenses. Players take on the role of a Hogwarts student (Harry, Ron, Hermione, or Neville) each with his or her own personal deck of cards. To secure the castle from the forces of evil the students must work together to build more powerful decks using iconic Wizarding World characters, spells, and items. Defeat all the villains, including He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, and win the game!

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Infinity: Operation Red Veil
CVB 280010-0595, $101.64

In the commercial area of the Neon Lotus Orbital Station, Yu Jing and Haqqislam spec ops teams fight for data that could reveal a covert operation to manipulate and subvert the financial markets of the Sphere. Operation: Red Veil contains two totally new and re-sculpted Starter Packs of two different factions: Yu Jing and Haqqislam. It also includes two exclusive miniatures, one per faction, only avalaible in this Battle Pack, as well as ready-to-play cardboard scenery (four buildings and six containers), a Game Mat, and six 20-sided dice, plus cardboard markers, templates, and a ruler - everything you need to start playing.

Visit the Game Trade Magazine website for more details!






Sword of Kings
RED 001, $24.99

The king is dead, killed by the evil dragon living in the Volcanic Mountain. The kingdom is now divided as the knights fight each other to prove their claim to the throne. It is foretold that the only way to unite the land is to wield the Sword of Kings, but the Dragon carried the sword away to its Lair. Do you have what it takes to become king by defeating the dragon and its minions to regain the sword?

Visit the Game Trade Magazine website for more details!





Thursday, December 29, 2016

New from Fantasy Flight Games - Star Wars Imperial Assault: Jabba's Realm Campaign Expansion & Villain Pack

“If I told you half the things I’ve heard about this Jabba the Hutt, you’d probably short circuit.”- C-3PO, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

Imperial reprisals have swept the galaxy, targeting not just the Rebels, but their families and loved ones as well. In desperation, you and a team of other Rebel operatives have gathered as many refugees as you can in hopes of shepherding them to safety in the Outer Rim. Your escape is discovered, however, and you've been shot down on Tatooine. Here, the power of the Empire is not as strong as elsewhere - but that doesn't mean you're out of danger. This is the domain of Jabba the Hutt, and you'll need to play by his rules if you want to survive.


The sands of Tatooine are full of dangers. Tusken Raiders prey on moisture farmers, Jawas scavenge or filch whatever isn't tied down, and enormous krayt dragons terrorize every smaller lifeform. And if that weren't enough, a small Imperial garrison is charged with keeping brutal order on Tatooine, even though the entire planet is firmly in the grasp of the crime lord, Jabba the Hutt. It's the perfect place for danger and iniquity to take root.


An expansion for Imperial Assault, Jabba's Realm introduces a full-length campaign that challenges you to survive among the desert wastes and criminal underworld of Tatooine, even as new skirmish missions invite you to battle in the Nal Hutta Borderlands or around the fabled Pit of Carkoon.


Eighteen double-sided map tiles evoke the opening scenes of Return of the Jedi, giving you access to Jabba's palace, his pleasure barge, and iconic locations like the sarlacc pit, while sixteen figures offer new warriors and heroes for the Imperials, Rebels, and Mercenaries, even as new Command cards, Deployment cards, Agenda cards, and Class cards give you countless ways to customize your game.



Star Wars Imperial Assault: Jabba's Realm Campaign Expansion


SKU: FFG SWI32
MSRP: $59.95
Player: 2-5
Ages: 12+
                                                                                                                                                  

Star Wars Imperial Assault: Jabba the Hutt Villain Pack


SKU: FFG SWI36
MSRP: $14.95

The Galactic Empire may technically control Tatooine, but on the planet's surface, the rules are seldom determined by laws made light-years away. Crime is the closest thing to government that Tatooine has, and all crime on Tatooine feeds back to Jabba the Hutt. Now, he can help guide your Mercenaries strike team to victory with the Jabba the Hutt Villain Pack.



Three new Agenda cards invite you to spread the might of Jabba the Hutt across the Star Wars galaxy, even when the Rebel heroes venture beyond Tatooine itself. With this Villain Pack, your options for using Jabba the Hutt to control the crime world are nearly unmatched.



Thursday, December 15, 2016

Preorder Honshu from Renegade Game Studios Now!



Honshu is a trick-taking, map-building card game set in feudal Japan. Players are lords and ladies of noble houses seeking new lands and opportunities for fame and fortune.

One game of Honshu lasts twelve rounds, and each round is divided into two phases. First, map cards are played in a trick, and the player who played the highest valued card gets to pick first from those cards played. Then the players use the map cards picked to expand their personal maps. Each player must expand their personal maps to maximize their scoring possibilities.
Manipulating your position in the player order is crucial for mastering Honshu.


Honshu

SKU: RGS 00567
MSRP: $25.00
Players: 2-5
Age: 8+
Playtime: 30-40 minutes

Honshu Demo 
SKU: RGS 00567DEM


Contents Summary:
40 Wooden Resource Cubes 
6 Start Province Cards 
60 Map Cards 
8 Game End Scoring Cards 
5 Player Order Cards 
5 Scoring Summary Cards
1 Score Pad
1 Rulebook

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

GTM Insider Week of December 12-16, 2016


Game Trade Magazine has so many amazing things in it each month that it can be overwhelming. We at Alliance Games have compiled just a few of the items you don't want to miss! Check out some of the great products in the December issue of GTM! 


The Colonist

SKU: MFG 3519
MSRP: $90.00
Players: 1-4
Ages: 12+
Playtime: 30-360 Minutes

In The Colonists, players try to grow their settlement into the largest and most prosperous in all the land. Recruit workers, then educate, employ, and elevate them to advanced professions as the Eras march on. Farmers will become citizens and, in turn, progress and become wealthy merchants. Find the right path for your colony to grow and flourish through the Eras and earn the Emperor`s favor in The Colonists.

Costa Rica

SKU: MFG 4140
MSRP: $35.00
Players: 2-5
Ages: 8+
Playtime: 30-45 Minutes

Welcome to Costa Rica! This land is renowned for its rich diversity of insects and animals, and you are part of several teams exploring and cataloging the wildlife in this rainforest paradise. Will your team of researchers find the most animals and earn the greatest reputation?



Zombies!!!!

SKU: TLC 2011
MSRP: $28.49
Players: 2-6
Ages: 12+
Playtime: 60 Minutes

This updated version of the award-winning Zombies!!! Board Game introduces cooperative play for Zombies!!!, as well as rules for team play, several new scenarios, four new zombie figures, survivor tokens for scenario play, and door tokens.