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New & Upcoming Board Games in May 2017

Posted Friday, 5-May-2017

Near and Far

2-4 players ♠ 120 minutes ♠ Ages 13 & Up

Around $45.

Near and Far is the sequel to Above and Below, the village building game of adventure. Now you are traveling distant lands, gathering food and fighting off robots while trying to find your heart’s true desire.

 

There and back again.
There and back again.

 

Legends say the Last Ruin contains great treasures that can grant one’s deepest desire… should you be able to overcome your journey. Great distances, terrible monsters, or just plain old greed can stop you from reaching your final destination.

 

 

With a campaign of ten playable scenarios, each on its own unique board and entry in the adventure book, Near and Far looks like it will be just as enchanting and beautiful as all of Ryan’s previous games.

 

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Shahrazad

1-2 players ♠ 10 minutes ♠ Ages 8 & up

Around $14.

Spin your tale and weave a story so enthralling that the king cannot help but be transported…

 

 

Published in English by Osprey Games, (They Come Unseen, The Ravens of Thri Sahashri) Shahrazad is a fast playing tile placement game. You are a bard trying to enthrall the king with your stories, mixing storylines and making sure things connect to each other in a coherent way – for a ten minute filler game, the concept and art look incredibly intriguing.

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The Captain is Dead

1-7 players ♠ 90 minutes ♠ Ages 12 & up

Around $34

 

“What do we do now, sir? Sir??”

 

Best board game name 2017.
Best board game name 2017.

 

The Captain is Dead. You and up to six fellow crewmembers must work together to fight off the hostile alien ship that’s rapidly trying to disintegrate you.

 

 

 

If you’ve ever thought you could do better than those characters in the science fiction shows, now’s your chance. The Captain is Dead is a game of tense teamwork with no time for self-centered heroism.

 

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Unfair

2-5 players ♠ 125 minutes ♠ Ages 14 & up

Around $40.

Build the city’s greatest theme park… whatever it takes.

 

You're going down!
You’re going down!

 

From robots to vampires to pirates and jungles, construct your theme park on the failings of your enemies. Pay off safety inspectors, hire hooligans to vandalize other parks. Who said you had to play fair?

 

 

Unfair is a long form card game where the roller coasters are emotional as well as physical. Whatever happens, it’s going to be completely, totally unfair.

 

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Reprints & Expansions

Le Havre with Le Grand Hameau expansion

1-5 players ♠ 150 minutes ♠ Ages 12 & up

Around $45 for the reprint packaged with expansion.

Worker placement classic Le Havre returns with the long-awaited reprint – this new edition will come packaged with the Le Grand Hameau expansion, adding 30 new buildings to the game of shipping and storage.

 

This is definitely a game you should Le Have.
This is definitely a game you should Le Have.

 

Designed by Agricola author Uwe Rosenberg, Le Havre is a modern classic that’s coming up to its 10th year in print. If you’ve been hankering after a copy or a while or want to see what the fuss is, you should definitely pick this game up.

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Agricola Miniatures Expansions

1-5 players ♠ 150 minutes ♠ Ages 12 & up

Around $19 per expansion.

Speaking of Agricola.

 

 

Ah, the idyll life.
Ah, the idyll life.

 

Agricola’s just released a set of miniatures expansions available in all the different player colors. Apart from the figures, players will also receive some occupation cards unique to each expansion, so there’s definitely a ‘collect ’em all!’ style deal – although Agricola’s got so many cards already that it’s really difficult to imagine someone owning them all.

If you’re interested in blinging out your copy of Agricola, this is definitely a way to go.

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Star Wars Destiny: Spirit of Rebellion

2 players ♠ 30 minutes ♠ Ages 10 & up

Around $2.50 per booster pack.

Destiny returns, and now it’s the sequel era.

 

 

Traitor!
Traitor!

 

Jyn Erso, Chirrut Imwe, and all the other characters of Rogue One await in this new expansion set of the Star Wars dice game.

 

At 2.50 a booster (6 cards and a die) and 160 new cards total, Spirit of Rebellion will be a great add to your current collection or a nice way to start off a new one.

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