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

MSRP: $59.95
Player: 2-5
Ages: 12+

Star Wars Imperial Assault: Jabba the Hutt Villain Pack

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.


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

Honshu Demo 

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?


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.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

New in December from Publisher Services Inc!

Available Now!

Aeon’s End

MSRP: $49.99
Player: 1-4
Ages: 14+
Playtime: 60 minutes

The survivors of a long-ago invasion have taken refuge in the forgotten underground city of Gravehold. There, the desperate remnants of society have learned that the energy of the very breaches the beings use to attack them can be repurposed through various gems, transforming the malign energies within into beneficial spells and weapons to aid their last line of defense: the breach mages. In Aeon`s End, a cooperative game that explores the deckbuilding genre with a number of innovative mechanisms, players struggle to defend Gravehold from The Nameless and their hordes using unique abilities, powerful spells, and, most importantly of all, their collective wits!

Kodama: The Tree Spirits 2nd Edition

MSRP: $19.99
Players: 2-5
Ages: 13+
Playtime: 20-40 minutes

The forest is growing fast! As caretakers for kodama, the tree spirits, you must keep the forest a healthy and lush home for your little friends. Over three growing seasons, you must cultivate trees with the right mix of flowers, insects, and branch arrangements to make your kodama as happy as possible. Whoever cares for their kodama best will be remembered for generations! From the designer of the hit game Kigi, Kodama branches out into a fun, new way to play with beautiful art and innovative mechanics - it`s in-tree-guing fun for everyone!

Batman The Animated Series Dice Game

SKU: SJG 131339
MSRP: $14.95
Players: 2-4
Ages: 10+
Playtime: 10-20 minutes

Become a Super-Villain in Gotham City! Can you escape the World`s Greatest Detective? The Joker, Catwoman, The Riddler, and Poison Ivy are pulling off elaborate heists to score as much loot as they can carry! Based on the award-winning Batman: The Animated Series, players in this press-your-luck dice game are members of the Dark Knight Detective`s rogues gallery. Roll the dice and take advantage of each villain`s diabolical abilities to scheme your way to victory - before getting busted by Batman!

Coming Soon!

Epic Resort: Villain’s Vacation

MSRP: $19.95
Est. Release: 12/21/2016
Players: 2-4
Ages: 12+
Playtime: 60-120 minutes

The darkest souls in the land have been busy plotting schemes and casting spells, but such extreme dedication to conquering heroes can be exhausting. So this time, the villains decide it`s their turn for a tropical getaway - and its up to you to provide a resort fit for Vampires, Witches, and Crazed Alchemists most foul! Villain`s Vacation introduces new workers to command, new tourists to exploit, and new attractions to expand your Epic Resort.

Princes of the Renaissance

MSRP: $60.00
Est. Release: 12/21/2016
Players: 3-6
Ages: 12+
Playtime: 180 minutes

In Martin Wallace`s Princes of the Renaissance, players take on the role of a Condottiere attempting to influence the major cities of Italy. Using money and power, players take a stake in one or more cities and use their resources to ensure that their chosen city gains prestige at the expense of others. Each city will attempt to attack or defend itself by hiring the players to lead their armies - but the outcome is not always as important to the Condottiere as gaining wealth or influence. Players will discover that even the Pope can be swayed...for the right price!

Robinson Crusoe: Adventures of the Cursed Island (English 4th Edition)

MSRP: $65.00
Est. Release: 12/21/2016
Players: 1-4
Ages: 14+
Playtime: 90-180 minutes

Get Stranded! In Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island, players take on the role of one of four characters from the stranded ship crew (cook, carpenter, explorer, and soldier) as they face the perils and adventure of a dangerous island. Build shelters and create weapons, tools, and equipment like axes, knives, and sacks while searching for food, fending off wild beasts, and protecting yourselves from the ever-changing natural elements - do everything you can to survive! This revised edition features custom wooden pieces for all resources, cardboard player boards for each character, an additional seventh scenario, and a completely rewritten rulebook based on the classic German version.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Sherlock Takes Over Game Trade Magazine 202!

Game Trade Magazine # 202 should be in your hands shortly and there is a lot to look forward to with this issue! It's our largest issue yet, so its no mystery as to why this issue is filled with new and amazing Sherlock Holmes products. Get your detective skills ready and grab your magnifying glass and pick up these crime solving games!

Fearlight Games has given us a Game Trade Magazine Exclusive scenario to their Sherlock inspired RPG - Baker Street: Roleplaying in the World of Sherlock Holmes

Baker Street: Roleplaying in the World of Sherlock Holmes

MSRP: $39.99

Sherlock Holmes is Missing - and Presumed Dead! Intrepid investigators are asked by the stoic Dr. Watson to take cases out of Baker Street in Holmes`s absence. Victorian streets, foggy nights, and crime most foul await! Will the nefarious plans of crafty villains come to fruition or can the champions of justice from Baker Street save the day? Baker Street is a roleplaying game in which the players attempt to solve some of the most   baffling crimes in history. Introducing over 30 careers, 25 unique criminal extras, and rules for making your own nefarious villains, Baker Street features a robust investigation mechanic, easy character generation, and rules for making your own mystery.

Read all about the Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective expansion: Jack the Ripper and West End Adventures from Asmodee North America!

Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective – Jack the Ripper and West End Adventures

MSRP: $39.99
Players: 1-8
Age: 10+
Playtime: 60-120 minutes

Enter the gaslit world of Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective! Now, you`ll face ten entirely new cases in Jack and the West End Adventures! Six of these cases are standalone adventures, while four others form a linked campaign that challenges you to stop the murders of the notorious Jack the Ripper! With a new map of London and Whitechapel district, new newspapers for every case, and ten new casebooks, it`s time to put your mind to the test!

Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective

MSRP: $39.99

Ten Sherlock Holmes adventures in which you are the hero! You are a member of the Baker Street Irregulars working to solve mysteries before the Master! Equipped with a copy of the Times, a map of London, a directory and more importantly - your logic, you will roam the streets of London trying to solve the most heinous crimes. Will you visit the crime scene? Meet Inspector Lestrade? The decision is in your hands and each clue that you follow will bring you a step closer to the truth. Unravel the string of intrigue, answer a series of questions and compare your score to that of Sherlock Holmes. Can you beat the Master?

Also from Asmodee North America and spotlighted in GTM is Watson and Holmes.

Watson and Holmes

MSRP: $59.99
Players: 2-7
Age: 12+
Playtime: 45-75 minutes

Race to find the truth in the mysterious world of Watson & Holmes, a game of deduction and intrigue. Each aspiring detective will work alongside Sherlock Holmes in order to solve a series of mysterious cases. By visiting locations, speaking with witnesses, and deciphering clues, you will come to your own conclusions about the investigation, independent of your fellow detectives. Once you believe you have all the facts, you must present your findings to the brilliant Holmes and the good Dr. Watson. Answering every question correctly will lead you to victory, though one misstep and you will be forced to retire from the case, leaving the remaining investigators to accurately interpret the clues before it`s too late!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

BattleTech Lance Packs from Catalyst Game Labs

Each $9.99 Lance Pack includes four plastic BattleMechs in the same great quality as those
from the Introductory Box Set. With no parts to assemble (beyond painting if you want to add
your favorite camo scheme to the mix), these are ready-to-play as soon as you open a box.
These miniatures are perfectly usable alongside the Introductory Box Set or with Total Warfare
and the full breadth of BattleTech play. Additionally, each Pack includes 8 Alpha Strike cards,
allowing these ’Mechs to also be fielded in that tabletop game play style.

PSI CAT35710 BattleTech: Assault Lance Pack
PSI CAT35711 BattleTech: Support Lance Pack

PSI CAT 35712 BattleTech: Battle Lance Pack
PSI CAT35713 BattleTech: Recon Lance Pack

PSI CAT35714 BattleTech: Command Lance Pack
PSI CAT35715 BattleTech: Pursuit Lance Pack

PSI CAT35716 BattleTech: Fire Lance Pack
PSI CAT35717 BattleTech: Striker Lance Pack

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

New Firefly: The Game Expansions from Gale Force Nine!

Coming soon from Gale Force Nine - (3) three new expansions for Firefly: The Game! 

Contact your Alliance Account Rep to order!

In Firefly: The Game, players captain their own Firefly-class transport ship, traveling the ‘Verse with a handpicked crew of fighters, mechanics and other travelers. As a captain desperate for work, players are compelled to take on any job -- so long as it pays. Double-dealing employers, heavy-handed Alliance patrols and marauding Reavers are all in a day’s work for a ship’s captain at the edge of the ‘Verse.

Firefly: The Game

MSRP: $49.99
Players: 1-5
Ages: 13+
Playtime: 120-240 minutes

Available Now for Preorder!

Big Money Deluxe Accessory

MSRP: $19.99

The Big Money Deluxe Accessory for Firefly: The Game upgrades the paper money from the game with 100 prop-sized banknotes (over 120K worth), for a real fistful of credits when the deal is done. Big Money also lives up to its name with a new denomination - a $5000 credit note, perfect for the biggest paydays!

Cargo Hold Shiny Token Set

MSRP: $15.00

Upgrade your Firefly`s Cargo Hold with these durable, acrylic, felt-backed tokens. This Shiny Token Set for use with Firefly: The Game contains 40 tokens - enough to outfit one player`s ship.

Crime and Punishment Expansion

MSRP: $14.99

Crime Pays! Gettin` the job done just got more interesting with Crime & Punishment, an expansion for Firefly: The Game that adds a whole heap of new troubles to the `Verse. Crime & Punishment adds 40 new cards to the Misbehave Deck, presenting more hassles, hardships, and rare opportunities for those crews that might indulge in a bit of criminal behavior now and then. Plus, new Alliance Priority Alerts put the screws to those just trying to make an honest (or dishonest) credit, while new Story Cards cater to captains who are willing to do anything to get by - the greater the risk, the greater the reward!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Coming Soon from Dynamite Entertainment - Art of Atari Hardcover!

Get in the action with Atari! Alliance is excited to bring you this beautiful and nostalgic collection of art from the classic games of Atari. Dynamite Entertainment's Art of Atari features artwork from some of the most iconic and memorable Atari games, such as Asteroids and Centipede! Take a trip down memory lane with this perfect addition to your book collection! Contact your Alliance Account Rep today to preorder your copies!

Art of Atari Hardcover

SKU: DIA STL011921
MSRP: (Net) $20.79

Writer: Tim Lapetino
Page Count: 352 pages
ISBN: 9781524101039

Since its formation in 1972, Atari pioneered video game technology and built today`s multi-billion dollar industry, developing arcade games, home video systems, and personal computers to entertain millions of children and adults with fan-favorite games like Asteroids, Centipede, Missile Command, and Yar`s Revenge. 

To usher in the new era of electronic entertainment, the company hired an array of talented illustrators to emblazon game cartridges, boxes, magazine advertisements, and more with mind-blowing visions of fantasy and sports thrills, science fiction and adventure, that elevated pixelated gaming to the realm of high art. 

Art of Atari is the first official retrospective of the company`s illustrative accomplishments, spanning over four decades and cultivated from museums and private collections worldwide.