New Game Arrivals - April 1, 2016

Star Wars Rebellion

Star Wars: Rebellion is a board game of epic conflict between the Galactic Empire and Rebel Alliance for two to four players!

Experience the Galactic Civil War like never before. In Rebellion, you control the entire Galactic Empire or the fledgling Rebel Alliance. You must command starships, account for troop movements, and rally systems to your cause. Given the differences between the Empire and Rebel Alliance, each side has different win conditions, and you'll need to adjust your play style depending on who you represent:

  • As the Imperial player, you can command legions of Stormtroopers, swarms of TIEs, Star Destroyers, and even the Death Star. You rule the galaxy by fear, relying on the power of your massive military to enforce your will. To win the game, you need to snuff out the budding Rebel Alliance by finding its base and obliterating it. Along the way, you can subjugate worlds or even destroy them.
  • As the Rebel player, you can command dozens of troopers, T-47 airspeeders, Corellian corvettes, and fighter squadrons. However, these forces are no match for the Imperial military. In terms of raw strength, you'll find yourself clearly overmatched from the very outset, so you'll need to rally the planets to join your cause and execute targeted military strikes to sabotage Imperial build yards and steal valuable intelligence. To win the Galactic Civil War, you'll need to sway the galaxy's citizens to your cause. If you survive long enough and strengthen your reputation, you inspire the galaxy to a full-scale revolt, and you win.

 

Featuring more than 150 plastic miniatures and two game boards that account for thirty-two of the Star Wars galaxy's most notable systems, Rebellion features a scope that is as large and sweeping as any Star Wars game before it.

Dalek Dice

 

You are a Dalek invading the Earth. INVADE! INVADE! Nothing can stand in your way, not even the humans. EXTERMINATE THE HUMANS! Just make sure you exterminate more humans than your fellow Daleks do to win the game! Watch out for the Doctor as he has a way of foiling your plans.

Dalek Dice is a simple, fun and quick game for two or more players.

 

Dingo's Dreams

Dingo and his friends have gotten lost on Walkabout! Visit their dreams to lead them home!

Dingo's Dreams is a delightful and clever family game for 2-4 players. Each player competes to be the first to successfully guide his animal through the dream world.

Each player starts with a grid of 25 tiles, set up at random in a 5x5 dreamscape. Each player also starts with one extra tile, with a picture of their animal on it. The opposite side of all dreamscape tiles also has a picture of the animal. Each turn, a random card is drawn, telling players which tile they should flip. When a player flips a tile, it means their animal is traveling through a part of the dreamscape. Each player's goal is to guide their animal through the dreamscape by positioning him in a specified pattern (which is different each game). After a card is drawn, a player takes their extra animal and slides him into the dreamscape, shifting one row or column of tiles until a new, different tile emerges from the opposite side. The player will use this tile to shift another column or row on the next turn, and so on, until one player's dreamscape tiles match the goal. The player then shouts their animal's name-- "Dingo!", for example, to win the round.

Advanced rules add Hazard Tokens which increase the challenge substantially: to complete the required dream pattern, the player may not have his animal in any of the Hazard spaces marked on the dream card.

Adventure Time: Fionna vs. Cake

As everyone already knows, Fionna and Cake are the lovable, cute, and alternate-reality female versions of our heroes, Finn and Jake! Straight from the "Fionna and Cake" episode of the Adventure Time series on Cartoon Network, these characters have not only swapped genders, but Cake is now a cat. Meow! Their decks in Adventure Time Card Wars: Fionna vs Cake take us back to where it all started — the classic "Cornfields vs Blue Plains" — but these decks are all new and full of surprises!

Fionna's Blue Plains deck is actually part Rainbow allowing for maximum customization. Several of her Blue Plains cards work rather well when paired up with Rainbow cards. And the Blue Plains "mastery of card drawing effects" gets a new twist. When Fionna gets her hands on a sword...or two or three...watch out!

Cake's Cornfield deck is centered around Buildings. The more, the merrier! In fact, this deck has more Buildings than any previous Collector's Pack. And if you play your cards right (literally), you can get more than four of them into play at once! And if you liked Flooping before, well shucks, you're going to love this Cornfield deck!

 

Netrunner: Democracy & Dogma

Democracy and Dogma is the third Data Pack in the Mumbad Cycle for Android: Netrunner, and its sixty new cards (including a complete playset of nineteen different cards) are full of snooping, blackmail, coercion, and seedy political dealings as all the game's major players look for ways to take advantage of the chaos surrounding the Indian Union's heated national elections. At the heart of it all is the information broker and new Criminal Runner, Nero Severn, who arrives with his new console, consumer-grade hardware, and network of informants.

Meanwhile, Jinteki struggles to reshape the dialogue surrounding the issue of clone rights, and Haas-Bioroid launches a clone suffrage movement and voting machine initiative to capitalize on their rival's moment of weakness. Nero Severn finds himself in a unique position to exercise his skills for gathering and monetizing everyone's dirty secrets, and there's no shortage of targets. In the heart of Mumbad's political sector, clone rights advocate Akshara Sareen, local councilmen, Jinteki's PR division, and other players are all hard at work, vying for the population's hearts, minds, and votes.

 

Firefly Fluxx

Join Mal, Wash, Zoë, Inara, Kaylee, Jayne, Simon, River, Book, and more as Fluxx enters the 'Verse at full speed. With the rules constantly changing, Firefly Fluxx is just as unpredictable as misbehaving in space!

Fluxx is a card game in which the cards themselves determine the current rules of the game. By playing cards, you change numerous aspects of the game: how to draw cards, how to play cards, and even how to win.

At the start of the game, each player holds three cards and on a turn a player draws one card, then plays one card. By playing cards, you can put new rules into play that change numerous aspects of the game: how many cards to draw or play, how many cards you can hold in hand or keep on the table in front of you, and (most importantly) how to win the game. There are many editions, themed siblings, and promo cards available.