Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Alliance Open House: Giveaways! (Part 2 of 2)

Check out the rest of our giveaways for the Alliance Open House, both Alliance product and special promotional items!

Osprey Publishing - Across a Deadly Field 

Manassas, Shiloh, Gettysburg, Atlanta, and Petersburg are just a few of the many large-scale Civil War battles that gamers enjoy simulating on the tabletop. Up until now, CW (Civil War) games have either taken a regimental approach for a more tactical game or a brigade-level view for a more grand tactical game. Across A Deadly Field offers a game system that enables gamers to fight large battles in a relatively compact space, yet maintains the regimental focus and flavor appropriate to the conflict.
Palladium BooksAn issue of Rifter

 The Rifter is your doorway to unlimited imagination and numerous Palladium role-playing worlds. It offers new heroes, powers, weapons, magic and adventure for your games. It presents new villains, monsters and danger to battle, and new ideas to consider. It helps you unlock your imagination by showing you what gamers, just like you, have created. That's right, many of the articles and source material are written by ordinary gamers and fans like you. Other articles are by freelance writers and staff.

Paizo Publishing - Pathfinder Strategy Guide  

Learn to improve your play and master the game with the Pathfinder RPG: Strategy Guide! This user-friendly, step-by-step, illustrated strategy guide offers invaluable advice on how to create a character - from the formation of a concept to selecting the best options to breath life into them. This guide also includes rules for advancing your character from humble beginnings to the heights of power.
R&R Games - Unnatural Selections 

 Wacky Warriors! Bizarre Mutations! Who will survive? Time to FIGHT! Choose your best Creature to duke it out with opponents in the arena. Use your Mod Ray X5000 to alter Creature features during the battle to give yours a fighting edge! Of course, your Mod Ray is an older model and, well, the results can be a bit... unusual! Altered monsters result in high levels of hilarity in UnNatural Selection!

Set Enterprises Inc. - Karma Card Game 

What Goes Around...Comes Around! Soon to be another one of America's favorite card games.  This game is a perfect present, especially for Five Crowns fans! Play your KARMA CARDS carefully to go out as soon as you can. KARMA is a great game that you will want to play again and again!

Steve Jackson Games - Munchkin Halloween Booster Packs  

Rather than rot the teeth of trick-or-treaters, why not rot their minds with a Munchkin Halloween Pack? A quick, fun introduction to Munchkin, each of the 20 packs contains four Munchkin cards and a brief explanation of the game. Even better, no one will be bellyaching about their bellyache in the morning!
Twilight Creations, Inc. - Crap or Slap

 You're caught cheating on a test. A guy from the IRS shows up at your door. The pizza delivery person takes longer than an hour. A Vampire starts to sparkle. What Would You Do? A family-style game that offers endlessly humorous card combinations containing a situation and a reaction, players in Crap or Slap pick a situation, then choose a reaction. The active player then decides what they feel is an "appropriate" response, and the player whose reaction was selected gains the card.

The Upper Deck Company, LLC - Alien: Deckbuilding Game 

 There are some places in the universe you don't go in alone! Legendary moves from battling Super Villains to battling chest-bursting, face-hugging, acid-for-blood-spewing Aliens! In the first-ever Alien Deck Building Game, players must cooperate to defeat the terrifying Xenomorphs using the greatest protagonists in the Alien Universe, including Ripley, Dallas, Bishop and Private Hicks! Each Core Set comes with over 500+ playable cards featuring new, original art!

Vallejo Paints - Cantaloupe and Color Charts 

WizKids/NECA - DC Heroclix: War of Light Lantern/Ring Set


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Alliance Open House: Giveaways! (Part 1 of 2)

Check out some of our giveaways for the Alliance Open House, both Alliance product and special promotional items! We'll be showing more giveaways on this blog next week!

Alderac Entertainment Group - Trains 
Manage Modern Railways! The railways of today are amazing things and bullet trains, freight trains, and more keep entire countries running. From transporting the populace to carrying essential materials, trains play an integral part in a nation's power and economic development. In Trains, players start with a small set of cards, but by building a more effective deck throughout the game, they will be able to place stations and lay rails over the maps of Osaka or Tokyo. Gain enough points from your railways and you will ultimately manage the most powerful railroads in modern Japan! This English Edition of Trains, designed by Hisashi Hayashi, features updated graphics, artwork, and streamlined card abilities. With extensive replay value, Trains is one game you won't want to leave the station without!
Atlas Games - Gloom 2nd Edition 

In the Gloom card game, you assume control of the fate of an eccentric family of misfits and misanthropes. The goal of the game is sad, but simple: you want your characters to suffer the greatest tragedies possible before passing on to the well-deserved respite of death. Play horrible mishaps like Pursued by Poodles or Mocked by Midgets on your own characters, while trying to cheer your opponents' characters with marriages and other happy occasions. This second edition of Gloom features sturdy new packaging, rules fixes, timing icons, reminder cards, and more.
Calliope GamesCalliope Game Pins 
Cryptozoic Entertainment - Walking Dead "Don't Look Back" Dice Game 

Put your survival skills to the test in The Walking Dead "Don't Look Back" Competitive Dice Game! Using their weapons, special items, wits, and luck, players attempt to find the escape route from various locations before the Walker hordes close in. Play as one of four survivors from the show (Rick, Daryl, Michonne, and Glenn), each with a unique special ability that will help them survive and score the most Walker kills and prevent your location from being overrun. It's every survivor for himself in this fast-paced, "press your luck", dice-rolling game!
FoxMind Games - Last Mouse Lost   

The mice have just finished feasting and need to scurry into their holes. Don't be the last mouse standing or you might get caught by the cat in Last Mouse Lost!

Games Workshop - Space Marines Tactical Squad 

Tactical squads are the most numerous in a chapter and form the backbone of a fighting force. As their name suggests they are highly flexible having the tactical adaptability to deal with virtually any foe. Armed primarily with the holy bolter, some squad members carry more specialised weapons such as the plasma or meltagun.This box set contains 10 multi-part plastic Space Marines, and includes a host of additional parts enabling you to make: a Sergeant with a variety of weapon and wargear options, a special weapon trooper with a choice of special weapon and add extra details to the rest of your squad. Models supplied with 25mm round bases.

Global Games Distribution - Scratch-off Cards 

Legion Events Inc. - Defenders (1 pack) 

Looney Labs - Loonacy  

 Loonacy is a rapid-fire, maniacal matching card game where players race to be the first to empty their hand of 7 cards by matching one of two images with the images on the open piles in front of them. Speed of the hand and luck of the draw determine the winner in this frenzied free-for-all! Plays great with 2 to 5 players and features images from all of your favorite Fluxx games.

North Star Games - Say Anything  

 From the makers of the award-winning Wits and Wagers! Discover what your friends really think in this light-hearted party game that gives players the chance to settle questions that have been hotly debated for centuries. So dig deep into your heart or just come up with something witty. This is your chance to say anything!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Game Gathering in Baltimore on Thursday, July 24th!

Join Alliance for the Game Gathering in Baltimore on Thursday, July 24th!
The Game Gathering is scheduled to run from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM. This free event will be packed with manufacturer product presentations, giveaways, a buffet lunch, exhibit hall, and game demoing. Our event is located in the Preakness Ballroom of the DoubleTree by Hilton Baltimore North.
Exhibiting Manufacturers: Cryptozoic Entertainment, Looney Labs, Mayfair Games, Wizards of the Coast, and WizKids.

Registration ends soon! Visit the Game Gathering webpage for more info!