Wednesday, December 31, 2014

TableTop Season 3 Episode 4: The Hare & The Tortoise and Council of Verona

Wil Wheaton and guests Alison Haislip, Jessica Merizan, and David Kwong played The Hare & The Tortoise and Council of Verona in this past Thursday's episode of TableTop!


The citizens of Verona have grown tired of the constant quarrel between the houses of Capulet and Montague. As ruler of the region, Prince Escalus has formed a council to help mediate the conflict and bring lasting peace to Verona.

In Council of Verona, players take on the role of influential citizens of Verona and act to use their influence to either add characters to the council or cast them into exile. Through thoughtful hand management of their cards and clever placement of influence tokens, players gain victory points based upon the agendas of the characters at the end of the game. The player with the most victory points wins!

We've all heard the story of Romeo and Juliet – now is your chance to steer the story and determine who will rule Verona once and for all!
 he Hare and the Tortoise, originally published as Royal Turtle, is a card-driven betting game about animal racing loosely based on one of Aesop's Fables.

At the start of a race, each player secretly bets on one of five animals: turtle, rabbit, lamb, wolf and fox. One animal is chosen at random for each player, then after receiving a hand of seven cards, each player places one of his cards face-down (possibly the same animal) as an additional bet. Players then take turns laying down 1-4 cards, with all cards needing to show the same animal, then refilling the hand to five cards. As soon as eight total cards have been played or four cards of any one animal, the animals move (maybe).

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Alliance Weekly Holiday Sale: WizKids Games Product





Now through Friday, December 19, Alliance is offering discounts up to 90% off on select WizKids Games product, including DC HeroClix, Marvel HeroClix, Pathfinder Battles, Quarriors!, Star Trek Tactics, and more!


 And, keep your eyes peeled for more deals to help make the spirits bright during the holidays and all season long!



Please contact your Alliance Sales Rep for product availability and to place an order.



Product Code Item Description Discount
WZK 71587 Dungeons and Dragons Attack Wing: Wave One Starter Set 54%
WZK 71660 Marvel Dice Masters: The Uncanny X-Men Dice Building Game 90 Count Gravity Feed Display 56%
WZK 71593 Dungeons and Dragons Attack Wing: Wave One Hobgoblin Troop Expansion Pack 58%
WZK 71592 Dungeons and Dragons Attack Wing: Wave One Sun Elf Guard Troop Expansion Pack 58%
WZK 71591 Dungeons and Dragons Attack Wing: Wave One Frost Giant Expansion Pack 58%
WZK 71056 DC HeroClix: Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes 10 Count Booster Brick 65%
WZK 71595 Dungeons and Dragons Attack Wing: Wave One Wraith Expansion Pack  58%
WZK 71590 Dungeons and Dragons Attack Wing: Wave One Sun Elf Wizard Expansion Pack  58%
WZK 71594 Dungeons and Dragons Attack Wing: Wave One Dwarven Ballista Expansion Pack 58%
WZK 71589 Dungeons and Dragons Attack Wing: Wave One Green Dragon Expansion Pack  58%
WIZ 3242 Marvel HeroClix: Avengers Booster  75%
WIZ 4226 DC Heroclix: Justice League Booster  75%
WIZ 3228 Marvel HeroClix Sinister Booster 75%
WZK 71585 Dungeons and Dragons Fantasy Miniatures: Icons of the Realms Set One Standard Booster 8 Count Brick 55%
WIZ 4214 DC HeroClix: Collateral Damage Booster  65%
WZK 70840 Marvel HeroClix: The Invincible Iron Man 10 Count Booster Brick 52%
WZK 70837 Star Trek HeroClix: Tactics Series II Starter Set 85%
WZK 70923 Marvel HeroClix: Fear Itself The Mighty Scenario Pack 25%
WZK 70928 DC HeroClix: Teen Titans 9 Count Booster Brick 20%
WZK 71051 Mage Knight: Resurrection 24 Count Gravity Feed 80%
WZK 70914 The Lord of the Rings HeroClix: Fellowship of the Ring 24 Count Gravity Feed Display 80%
WZK 70694 The Hobbit: Journey to the Lonely Mountain Strategy Game  85%
WZK 71065 Quarriors!: Light vs. Dark Expansion 20%
WIZ 4219 DC HeroClix Origin Booster 65%
WZK 71244 Pathfinder Battles: Legends of Golarion Standard Booster Brick (8) 25%
WZK 70704 The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey HeroClix: Campaign Starter Set 80%
WZK 71053 Mage Knight: Resurrection Campaign Starter Set 80%
WZK 70693 The Lord of the Rings: Dice Building Game 80%
WZK 70835 Star Trek HeroClix: Tactics Series II Countertop Display (12) 80%
WZK 71459 Pathfinder Battles: Reign of Winter Standard Booster Brick (8) 60%
WZK 71155 Pathfinder Battles: Skull and Shackles Standard Booster Brick (8) 20%
WZK 71060 DC HeroClix: Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes 24-Count Gravity Feed 80%
WZK 71099 The Lone Ranger HeroClix: Gravity Feed 24 Count Display 90%
WZK 70975 DC HeroClix: Man of Steel 24 Count Gravity Feed Display 80%
WZK 70980 DC HeroClix: Man of Steel Mini-Game  80%
WZK 71170 Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix: Series 1 24 Count Gravity Feed  15%
WZK 71161 Trains and Stations Strategy Game 50%
WZK 71282 Star Trek Attack Wing: Nistrim Raider Expansion Pack 56%
WZK 71032 The Lone Ranger HeroClix: Mini Game The Lone Ranger HeroClix: Mini Game 90%
WZK 71445 Star Trek Attack Wing: Bajoran Interceptor Five Expansion Pack 55%
WZK 71078 Marvel HeroClix: Thor - The Dark World Movie Mini Game 80%
WZK 71044 KA2 HeroClix: Fast Forces Pack 85%
WZK 70651 Marvel HeroClix: Galactic Guardians Marquee Figure (10) 15%
WZK 70341 Halo HeroClix: Halo 10th Anniversary Booster  20%
WZK 71042 KA2 HeroClix: 24 Count Gravity Feed Display 85%
WZK 71242 DC HeroClix: Superman Quick-Start Kit 2-Pack 75%
WZK 70481 Marvel Heroclix: Incredible Hulk Countertop Display (24) 80%
WZK 71000 The Lord of the Rings HeroClix: The Return of the King 24 Count Gravity Feed Display 80%
WZK 70697 The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey HeroClix: Countertop Display (24) 50%
WZK 71077 Marvel HeroClix: Thor - The Dark World Movie Starter Set 70%
WZK 70941 Marvel HeroClix: Amazing Spider-Man TabApp Pack  90%
WZK 70953 Marvel HeroClix: Wolverine and the X-Men 24 Count Gravity Feed 75%
WZK 70692 Quarriors!: Quarmageddon Expansion 10%
WZK 70823 Star Trek HeroClix: Tactics Movie Mini-Game  35%
WZK 71293 Pathfinder Battles: Red Dragon Evolution Boxed Set 55%
WZK 70851 DC HeroClix: The Dark Knight Rises TabApp Pack  90%
WZK 70357 The Lord of the Rings HeroClix: Campaign Starter Set (REPRINT) 75%
WZK 71417 Marvel HeroClix: Captain America The Winter Soldier 24 Count Gravity Feed 70%
WZK 71408 Pathfinder Battles: Wrath of the Righteous Standard Booster Brick (8) 55%
WZK 70127 DC HeroClix: Blackest Night Starter Game  55%
WZK 71168 Pathfinder Battles: White Dragon Evolution Boxed Set 52%
WZK 70995 The Lord of the Rings HeroClix: The Two Towers 30-Count Countertop Display 80%
WZK 70562 Marvel HeroClix: Giant Man Promotional Figure  60%
WZK 71174 Pathfinder Battles: Builder Series Undead Horde 24-count Gravity Feed Display 75%
WZK 71033 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Connect with Pieces Puzzle Building Game 85%
WZK 70833 Quarriors!: Quest of the Qladiator Expansion  15%
WZK 71026 The Lord of the Rings: Connect with Pieces Puzzle Building Game 85%
WZK 70853 Marvel HeroClix: Wolverine and the X-Men HeroClix TabApp Pack  90%
WZK 71009 Star Trek HeroClix: Tactics Series III Starter Set t 75%
WZK 71428 Star Trek: Skele-Treks 2 Inch Mini Figures Series One 24 Count Gravity Feed 85%
WZK 70988 DC HeroClix: Man of Steel TabApp Elite 2-Pack 90%
WZK 70932 DC HeroClix: Teen Titans - The Ravagers - Fast Forces Pack  25%
WZK 71150 DC HeroClix: Batman Classic TV Series 24 Count Gravity Feed Display 65%
WZK 71455 The Simpsons 25th Anniversary 2-inch Mini Figures Series 2 24-Count Gravity Feed 70%
WZK 70854 Marvel HeroClix: Marvel Super Heroes HeroClix TabApp Pack 90%
WZK 70407 Lord of the Rings: Nazgul Board Game 80%
WZK 71035 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 - Connect with Pieces Puzzle Building Game 90%
WZK 71007 Star Trek HeroClix: Tactics Series III Countertop Display (12) 65%
WZK 71466 Marvel HeroClix: Guardians of the Galaxy 24 ct. Gravity Feed 60%
WZK 71136 The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug HeroClix: Mini-Game 75%
WIZ 6312 Oshi 55%
WZK 71129 The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug HeroClix: 24-Count Gravity Feed 70%
WZK 70137 DC Heroclix: Watchmen Collectors Boxed Set 55%
WZK 71414 The Simpsons 25th Anniversary 2-inch Mini Figures Series 1: 24-Count Gravity Feed 70%
WZK 6108 Pirates Pocketmodel: Quest for Davy Jones Goldd 80%
WZK 71058 DC HeroClix: Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes OP Kit 35%
WZK 71110 The Lone Ranger: Connect with Pieces Puzzle Building Game 85%
WZK 70979 DC HeroClix: Man of Steel Starter Set  15%
WZK 71133 The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug HeroClix: Campaign Starter Set 65%
WZK 70711 Star Trek HeroClix: Tactics Away Team 7 Pack  25%
WZK 70846 Marvel HeroClix: The Invincible Iron Man 24 Count Gravity Feed 65%
WZK 71186 Pathfinder Battles: Reign of Winter Monsters Encounter Pack 55%
WZK 70825 BioShock Infinite HeroClix: 24 Count Gravity Feed Display 10%
WZK 71224 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Movie Mini Figures 24 Count Gravity Feed Display 75%
WZK 71073 Marvel HeroClix: Thor - The Dark World Movie 24 Count Gravity Fee 55%
WZK 71105 Pacific Rim: Connect with Pieces Puzzle Building Game 85%
WZK 70367 Marvel HeroClix: Galactic Guardians Primer Display (24) 15%
WZK 70219 CAPCOM Street Fighter HeroClix: Starter 6-Pack  20%
WZK 71012 Star Trek Into Darkness: Connect with Pieces Puzzle Building Game 85%
WIZ 0679 HorrorClix Alien VS Predator Queen Action  52%
WZK 71104 Pacific Rim HeroClix: Shuffling the Deck Card Game  20%
WZK 70933 DC HeroClix: Teen Titans 24 Count Gravity Feed 20%
WIZ 7204 Dark Horse HeroClix Hellboy BPRD Action Pack  54%
WZK 70142 DC HeroClix: Jonah Hex Battle Pack  10%
WZK 71425 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Movie Victors Game  51%
WZK 70965 Marvel HeroClix: Iron Man 3 Movie 24 Count Gravity Feed Mass Market Version 20%
WZK 71221 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Movie Connect with Pieces Puzzle Building Game 90%
WZK 70739 E.T.: The Extra-terrestrial - Collectible Figurines Foil Pack Gravity Feed (24) 20%
WZK 71109 The Lone Ranger: Shuffling the Deck Card Game 80%

 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

TableTop Season 3 Episode 3: Catan Junior


 Check out this week's episode of TableTop, featuring Mayfair Games' Catan Junior!

 
Catan Junior takes families with children ages 6 and up to a place quite different from Catan as we know it. There are no "settlers" around here. Instead, the players slip into the role of pirates who build their hideouts - called pirates' lairs - all over the islands and set sail to find new places and build more pirates' lairs there.


Catan experts will easily recognize that many essential elements of the "big" Settlers of Catan game are included in Catan Junior, although - in accordance with the theme - they received different names: pirates' lairs are built adjacent to islands, and if the islands' numbers are rolled, the players receive resource tiles. The resource tiles depict gold, goats, wood, molasses, and cutlasses.

These tiles are used to build ships and more pirates' lairs or to buy development cards (here called "Coco tiles"), which are played immediately after their purchase. To launch a new ship, you need wood and wool from goats. And if you want to build a pirates' lair, besides wood and wool you also need a cutlass and molasses. The robber – well-known from The Settlers of Catan – also exists in Catan Junior, but here he is a spooky fellow named "Ghost Captain." The Ghost Captain isn't as bad a guy as the robber in The Settlers of Catan. He blocks the resource production of the islands he is placed on, but that's all - nothing is being stolen.

The die-cut resource tiles included in Catan Junior are very convenient for children, because unlike in the Settlers game for adults, the players don't have to hold cards in their hands but can place the resource tiles in front of them. Catan Junior can also be played as a 2-player game. Although Catan Junior contains some simplified rules so that 6-year-olds can participate without any difficulty, it is still unmistakably a "Settlers of Catan" game. Catan Junior is not just a game for kids but a genuine family game, to be enjoyed by adults and young children alike.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Carcassonne - Basic Game - New Edition

Z-Man Games and Hans Im Glück joined forces and teams to bring out a new edition of Carcassonne. Our intention is to bring this fantastic game into a new era! Our wish for the new edition is that it is able to get more people into this great hobby that is board gaming, who may have been afraid to try Carcassonne because they were not drawn in by the original cover. We hope that these new players will develop a fondness for Carcassonne and join the legion of loyal fans.

Carcassonne has been present on the market for quite some time now, as you know. As many other products do over time, it was time to re-invent and adapt.

This edition is certainly not a devaluation of the outstanding artwork of Doris Matthäus. We talked with her about renewing the graphics, and we found that we could refine quite a bit, but we could not make it different then what it was before.  So new illustrations were needed.

The back of the tiles is identical to the existing backs in Carcassonne expansions. The front of the tiles has a different style, but as you can see on these pictures, the mix of “old” and “new” is 100% playable.

In Carcassonne, players build the area surrounding this impressive city, one tile at a time. They then place a follower on fields, cities, roads or monasteries in order to score as many points as possible. These followers will become knights, monks, farmers and thieves, depending on where they are placed. No matter their function, the player who will most cleverly use their followers will win the game.The new edition of the Carcassonne base game released on December 3rd!