Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Romance of the Nine Empires 15th Anniversary World Championship Edition

We are pleased to announce the upcoming release of the Romance of the Nine Empires 15th Anniversary World Championship Edition (AEG 5371)!  This set features the top five decks at the R9E World Championships at Gen Con 2012.  The complete decks as they were played by the best. Holden, Ixhasa, Malchior, The Displaced, and The Ord are all present, as well as a selection of characters from the other factions.  This set is an excellent chance for new players to try the game, and features a Learn to Play guide as well as a full rulebook.  For veterans, this is a great opportunity to pick up several hot rares you may have missed!  All in one box!
Will Conquer for Food! Countermay: The Tapestry of Worlds, crossroads of civilizations beyond imagining. Yet, after a thousand years of war, Countermay is dying. Battles, curses, extraterrestrial parasites, demonic influence, and other hazards have ruined much of the planet. The food is running out. The threat of starvation looms.

The only way to save Countermay is to seize undisputed control. Until then, armies march, fed with the ever-dwindling food as they churn farmland into mud with their boots. Can you save Countermay from its invitable doom?

Celebrating the 15th Anniversary World Championship Edition of Romance of the Nine Empires, this boxed set holds the decks used by the top-placing players for each faction - including Holden, Ixhasa, Malchior, The Displaced, and The Ord - that made it to the quaterfinals at the 2012 World Championships at Gen Con Indy, and immortalized in Dead Gentlemen's documentary The Gamers: Hands of Fate. This is the ideal jumping-on point for this amazing game with its story so unpredictable, that only you, the players, can figure out where it goes next! Romance of the Nine Empires comes complete with five playable faction decks, bonus cards selected by fans, and assorted tokens and markers.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Choose One: Demo Kit!

It's the moment of truth.  Will your friend choose Outer Space, or The Bottom of the Sea? Do they prefer the Window or the Aisle?  Are they all about the Party, or the After-Party?  Successfully predict how your friends will answer thought-provoking questions like these and advance your token to the finish line!

Pre-order your Demo Kit for Looney Lab’s upcoming release, Choose One! The Choose One Demo Kit contains everything you would need for a Choose One Demo Event. Contents include a demo copy of Choose One, a 11x17 Choose One poster, sell sheet, and 20 packs of the 7 card expansion pack for the game! Pre-order Choose One  and the Choose One Demo Kit  today by contacting your Alliance Account Rep today!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Cryptozoic’s Holiday Product Swap!

Stock your shelves for the holiday rush! We know that full shelves help you sell products during the crazy Christmas shopping season. Want to order a ton of great games without the risk of over-ordering?  We’ve got the perfect program for you!

Here’s how it works: 1)     Order at least one full case of any of our current games1 between October 1st and December 31st. 2)     Fill your store with these beautiful eye-catching games 3)     Between March 1st and May 1st, return up to 1 case of each game purchased for a full refund towards any other Cryptozoic product.
Minimize your holiday stocking risk with this easy and exciting program! Want to see what great games we have that will fit on your shelves? Check out our current game line up here: Cryptozoic Games

Further Details
  • If you do have undamaged and unmarked (no price tags) product, i.e. sellable as new, that you would like to return beginning March 1st, please send it to Alliance according to your rep’s instructions.  You will pay the return shipping costs. Any damaged items received will be returned.
  • Once your items are received, you will receive full credit towards any other Cryptozoic products. This credit must be used immediately and cannot be saved.
  • 1Due to the high demand and limited supply, The Walking Dead: The Best Defense will not be included in this promotion. We have other fun plans for this game to help you sell it!
  Still have more questions? Feel free to contact your Alliance rep with any questions

Thursday, September 5, 2013

New from Z-Man Games! Check out these Pre-Orders


In Swahili, “Asante” means “Thank you.” A word every good merchant should say when bidding farewell to his customers. Through skillful buying and selling of wares, the players try to run the most successful business. They improve their chances by employing the help of various people and artifacts, each offering a different special ability. Players must keep on their toes as the other merchant sends animals to attack them. And whoever can best make use of the power of the Holy Places will reap great benefit.

Glass Road

Glass Road leads you into the Bavarian Forest of the 18th century. With two Production wheels at your disposal, you will be tasked with the production of glass and bricks as well as managing other resources. You will need to develop your very own landscape and build upon it a variety of buildings that will grant you many benefits. At the heart of the game is your set of 15 specialists, of which you will only use 5 during each of the game’s building periods. But it is not as simple as that, for your opponents also have access to the same cards, and if one of them plays a card you’ve chosen, your options will be reduced drastically. In this game about glass making, flexibility will be your best asset to seize victory!




You are architects that must complete three different buildings by using Blueprints.
Who will be the best architect?
1. Get your Blueprint
2. Each turn, choose a die that you will use to erect your building.
3. Reveal your building and find out who wins the awards and prizes.
After a few rounds, you will see who was able to build his way to victory!

Russian Railroads

In Russian Railroads, players compete in an exciting race to build the largest and most advanced railway network. In order to do so, the players appoint their workers to various important tasks.The development of simple tracks will quickly bring the players to important places, while the modernization of their railway network will improve the efficiency of their machinery. Newer locomotives cover greater distances and factories churn out improved technology. Engineers, when used effectively, can be the extra boost that an empire needs to race past the competition.There are many paths to victory: Who will ride into the future full steam ahead and who will be run off the rails? Whose empire will overcome the challenges ahead and emerge victorious? Russian Railroads A game of planning, strategy and optimization for 2-4 Emperors.