Posted Friday, 4-Nov-2016
A new Doom rises, fresh cases for Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective, and so. Much. Star Wars.
A co-operative living card game of story and terror, Arkham Horror is a new line from Fantasy Flight Games that puts players in the shoes of an investigator solving their way through a terrible mystery.
With support for up to four players and a campaign mode that lets you take your character through a story and grow and change throughout the tale, Arkham Horror looks to be very promising.
Arkham Horror: The Card Game is available for pre-order from $34.26
A standalone release in the Evolution card game series that can nevertheless be played as an expansion, Climate adds heat and cold as other elements that players must deal with in addition to being able to feed their species and fend off carnivores.
Evolution: Climate is available for pre-order from $38.49
This cute card game about animals collecting fruits to make into juices has hidden depths and a ton of replayability.
Featuring new rules that come out as you play and can be retained between games, no two sessions of Fabled Fruit should ever be quite the same.
Fabled Fruit is available for pre-order from $30.19
It’s got tons of minis, a raft of expansion content, and battles that will make your shield creak and your axe shatter.
Conan is available for pre-order from $94.99
Rebooting the 2004 board game is Fantasy Flight’s new title of space marines battling the demons of hell. Updating the gameplay and bringing in elements from their other titles like Gears of War brings a promising feel to this bedazzling game.
Monsters and machine guns on Mars – get ready to lock and load with Doom.
Doom is available for pre-order from $64.99
Corporate negotiation and treachery in a cyberpunk future. Set in their Android: Netrunner universe and upping the ante to the fate of the entire city, New Angeles puts you in the CEO’s chair and tasks you with making sure you can rise to the top before the Federal Government comes up and shuts things down.
Deal with riots, organized crime, and your competitors whilst gathering resources and always looking out for number one. New Angeles looks like it has what it takes to be a winner.
New Angeles is available for pre-order from $50.99
In a post-apocalyptic future, water is scarce and safety scarcer. A small band of survivors on landsails comes under assault from a gas guzzling Horde – can you escape in time?
The game has co-operative elements but in the end, only one may survive. Outrace, outthink, and outgun the raiders in Saltlands.
Saltlands is available for pre-order from $29.75
The Spiel des Jahres winning game of deduction and mystery finally has another expansion – or rather, a follow up stand alone game that can nevertheless be mixed in with your original.
Apart from ten new cases for you to solve and a group of six remastered cases from the 1995 West End Adventures expansion, the game comes with a whole new Jack The Ripper mini campaign. Do you think you have what it takes to confront the madman himself? Do you?
SHCD: Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures is available for pre-order from $42.49
Ready to unlock your mastery of the Force? Star Wars Destiny is a new line of collectible dice that let you lock lightsabers as characters from across the entire Star Wars saga.
Who would win: Darth Vader, or Qui Gon Jinn? Kylo Ren or Luke Skywalker? Buy Star Wars: Destiny and find out.
An asymmetrical two player game about the fable of Jack and the Beanstalk, designer Dan Cassar of Arboretum fame has created another card game that’s sure to have his signature style of tense, difficult decisions under a simple ruleset. Also: Look at that art.
Ready to go Fee Fi Foe Fum? Of course you are.
The Blood of an Englishman is available for pre-order from $9.60
It’s time to up the ante with 7 Wonders Duel: Pantheon as you try and bring the gods to your side in this expansion to the 2 player card game.
Greek, Egyptian, and Middle-Eastern Pantheons help you advance your civilization or harm your opponent’s. Haven’t you ever wanted Minerva on your side?
7 Wonders Duel: Pantheon is available for pre-order from $20.99
Scythe: Invaders from Afar adds two new races, Togawa and Albion, to the game of mechanized warfare and harvesting in an alternate history post-World War 1 era
With no rivers to lock them off, the new factions have new tricks up their sleeve to stay mobile and keep their flanks secure.
Scythe: Invaders from Afar is available for pre-order from $20.49
Want to add a campaign mode to Star Wars Armada? Look no further. The Corellian Conflict will bring the war to your table.
With new team play, squadron cards, and a campaign map, choose your side and prepare for hyperspace. The battle has just begun.
The Corellian Conflict is available for pre-order from $25.49
XCOM The Board Game: Evolution is an expansion to the dice rolling co-operative game of alien invasion.
The nefarious alien sympathizers EXALT have joined the fight, and are sabotaging XCOM’s efforts – but new technology and new tactics could just turn the tide. Are you ready to join the fight, commander?
XCOM The Board Game: Evolution is available for pre-order from $21.29
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