Posted Thursday, 2-Jul-2015
Designed to store away easily so that you can take it with you on your travels, it also comes with special two player rules. Now you can take one of the all-time great board games with you wherever you go, and play when there are only two of you around, something the existing rules weren’t designed for.
Osprey Games have announced the upcoming release of They Come Unseen, an asymmetrical strategy board game designed by former submarine commander Andrew Benford.
The game draws on Benford’s military experience to replicate submarine warfare on a pair of boards, with one player using subs to launch attacks while the other hunts them down with surface ships. With only the submarine player able to see the underwater map, it looks like an intriguingly different approach to war games.
August will see Nightmare at Noon add more cards to this expandable card game of fantasy western action, while September will see the addition of new factions for the first time, with The Eagle Wardens and the 108 Righteous Bandits bringing shamans and kung fu to the game in Immovable Object, Unstoppable Force. This larger pine box expansion should provide some new dynamics to an already exciting game, and is followed in October by The Light Shineth, about which more details have yet to be provided.
In September, the Kalidasa expansion will add new challenges and contacts to the popular board game, while two smaller expansions later in the year will add new ships for you to fly on your adventures around the ‘Verse. Between the fun of the game and the dedicated nature of Firefly fans, Firefly: The Game has done well for Gale Force Nine, and it looks set to continue entertaining sci-fi gaming fans with these expansions.
The Kickstarter for a Marshlands expansion to Kingdom Builder by Donald X Vaccarino has had to be cancelled due to contractual complications around the designer’s relationship with Queen Games, but there are still hopes for an expansion in future.
Fight for freedom or betray your country in Swords and Bagpipes, a board game by Moroz Publishing inspired by the movie Braveheart – if it’s anything like the film, it will make Scots cheer and historians grind their teeth.
Inside the Box Board Games is offering an unusually themed tile laying game in Molecular, a game of rivalry between research chemists.
If you like card games but have had enough of the collectable game trend then check out Ember: Shroud of the Shadow Demon, a non-collectable card game by Paw-Warrior Games.
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