Posted Thursday, 30-Apr-2015
Grab your battle axe and rush for the longboats with Fire and Axe: A Viking Saga, the game of Viking raiders and adventurers. After ten years out of print, May sees this game return with new art and miniatures thanks to Pandasaurus games. Compete for glory across three epic sagas, as you balance bloodshed and diplomacy in your race to be the greatest Viking warlord.
This much anticipated game of card drafting and set collection allows you to earn the favor of the Olympians and earn your spot as a legend! Elysium, a new game by Matthew Dunstan and Brett J. Gilbert, is appropriate for ages 14 and up and has artwork that is sure to take your breath away.
In the grim darkness of the future there is only war, and now the Eldar are among its combatants. The latest expansion for Warhammer 40,000: Conquest adds Eldar and Dark Eldar warlords, along with a range of other cards, to this living card game (See: Are LCG’s the Game of the Future?). If you’re not already a fan of the Warhammer universe or its collectable games then maybe these space-faring elves will win you over.
Being ‘on the boat’ from Fantasy Flight’s manufacturers doesn’t mean a game is guaranteed to appear this month, but it’s enough to get excited about, especially when the game is Reiner Knizia classic Tigris and Euphrates. This epic board game sees players compete for land, resources and advancement at the dawn of recorded history. Build your own civilization while inciting rebellion or even war against your neighbors, as you strive to be the greatest among the world’s first cities.
If you’re looking for something co-operative then Wrath of the Righteous, the latest adventure path for the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, has you covered. Combine forces with your friends as you take on the roles of cavalier, arcanist or inquisitor and set out to enter the hellish landscape of the Worldwound. Wrath of the Righteous combines great recent developments in card games with the classic excitement of a questing adventure.
Returning to the science fiction world of Eminent Domain, Microcosm is a fast-paced two-player card game in which two vast space-faring empires collide. Build up your worlds and your technology with multi-use cards promise a compact but varied game for those taken with other universe-spanning card games like Race for the Galaxy. Eminent Domain: Microcosm is shipping to Kickstarter backers in May and will be up for sale soon.
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