Posted Wednesday, 21-Dec-2016
New campaigns for Descent and Mansions of Madness; a new edition of Le Havre; Wars rage across Middle Earth and all of space and time – all this and more, in this week’s Board Game News Brief
Prepared by Calvin Wong
Gale Force Nine’s new board game about eternal war through time and space has received its first preview. Play as the different Doctors of the series as you race back and forth through time trying to stop the Daleks from exterminating your homeworld of Gallifrey once and for all.
Players control the various incarnations of the Doctor from the history of the series (specifically, the 1st, 4th, 5th, 10th, 11th, and 12th – alas, no Christopher Eccleston) and must fight their way through time using their companions to even the odds and take on Davros and his Dalek horde. Encounter dilemmas, anomalies, and yes, timey-wimey stuff.
Repair the web of time. Save Gallifrey. And run. Seriously, there’s a lot of running.
Lookout Games has announced a new edition of the game of shipping from Agricola designer Uwe Rosenberg. Le Havre, widely considered one of his best games, was originally released in 2008.
The new edition will contain the base game, all released promotional cards to date, and the expansion, Le Grand Hameau.
In Le Havre, players must gather goods, construct buildings, and buy ships in the busy shipping port of Le Havre. The players must compete to get goods, improve their cash reserves, and out-compete each other to gather the largest fortune.
Life & Legend is an adventure card game about “risk, sacrifice, and the passage of time.”
You are an adventurer on their journey to becoming a legend, exploring a mysterious world, using (and losing) powerful relics and pushing your luck in order to make your journey. The game challenges you to find powerful combinations and putting it all on the line in search of glory – all in 30 minutes.
In a dystopian future where prisoners must compete for their oxygen rations, you are a desperate convict trying to survive in Sector 6.
The game features a board that constantly changes and shifts – be careful not to trap yourself as you try to connect your path to the oxygen tanks while keeping your opponents locked out. Can you survive Sector 6?
Finally, Undermine is an adorable worker placement card game.
Operate your mines, buy the right equipment and hire workers, all while competing to be the most efficient player in order to cross the finish line first. A fast playing game at a low price point, check out Undermine.
Fantasy Flight Games has released new campaigns for both of their app-based co-operative games; What Lies Within for Mansions of Madness, and Seeds of Corruption for Descent: Journeys in the Dark.
What Lies Within (available for $4.99) is a single scenario where players must investigate a murder in a supposedly abandoned home. They must solve the horrific crime and discover the source of the strange phenomena emanating from the cellar…
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Can we fit all the photos we took at Spiel into this article? No. But we’ll sure try! Here’s your last look at the last day of the biggest board games show in the world.
The tiredness starts to take hold; but we press on toward Day 3! We’ve got dice! We’ve got minis! We’ve got mechs! It’s Spiel!