New Game Arrivals - April 28, 2015

Doctor Panic

In Doctor Panic, you are a surgical team from the most prestigious hospital in the area. Your goal: Work together as a team to save a patient who just arrived on a stretcher before time runs out!

To accomplish this, you need to perform a series of medical treatments that have been prepared before the game. One or more players serve as overseers — emergency room managers, as it were — and they give tasks to the other medical personnel on hand: find a combination of drugs in this batch of cards; figure out the dose you need to administer by consulting this chart; stitch up a wound by "stitching" on a game board with needle and thread; and so on. If you complete all of the treatments before the final heart attack on the soundtrack, you are victorious! If not, you'll have to receive additional training...

Twilight Squabble

Relive the entire Cold War in ten minutes with Twilight Squabble!

In 1947, the superpowers of the United States of America and the Soviet Union began a new sort of conflict, a struggle in the twilight of World War II. This war centered on the increasing development of nuclear weapons, and as the years passed it seemed like the war would never end — but no one wants to play a card game for decades. Thus, this game presents an abridged version of the Cold War — less of a twilight struggle and more of a twilight squabble.

Android: Mainframe

Run fast, score big! Android: Mainframe is a fast-paced strategy game set in the not-too-distant future of the Android universe!

In the game, you and up to three opponents are elite cybercriminals known as runners who are competing for control of a vulnerable bank's various accounts. At the beginning of the game, you mark your arrival by the placement of your first access point. Then, each turn, you get to take a single action: establish another access point, execute a program, or pass. Your goal is to use the programs at your disposal to secure your access points so that they control as many of Titan's vulnerable accounts as possible.

Most of the generic programs write pathways between Titan's various nodes, allowing you to place a blue partition between the nodes on the board. Whenever your partitions seal off a section of the board containing only your access point or access points, they are "secured" and flipped face down. They are no longer vulnerable to your opponents' programs, and you will score the accounts they control at the end of the game.

Munchkin Marvel

Munchkin Marvel fuses the classic card game fun of monster-slaying and role-playing with the most iconic characters from the Marvel universe. Created under license from Steve Jackson Games and in conjunction with Marvel, Munchkin Marvel comes complete with new monsters (villains), allies (heroes), and custom S.H.I.E.L.D. Identification Cards.

Bring Your Own Book

Your old favorite book is now your new favorite game! In Bring Your Own Book, players take turns drawing prompts from the deck, then race to find the best phrase in their own book that satisfies the prompt. What's the tastiest “name for a candy bar” in that history textbook you're reading for school? How quickly can you find “lyrics from a country western song” in your dog-training guide? What kind of “advice for graduating seniors” will appear in your anthology of limericks?

Baba Yaga

Behold the saga of Baba Yaga! Use spells, potions, and a bit of luck to capture the legendary sorceress. Summon an enchanted owl or a plucky pelican to help you, but only if you can concoct the proper potions first.

Think strategically and stay alert in Baba Yaga because the card game could end at any moment! Get the lowest score and conjure up a win!

Go Away Monster!

Reach in the bag to find the puzzle pieces that fit your bedroom game board. Try to distinguish between the different puzzle pieces and decide which one feels like the size and shape of a piece you need. If you pull out a monster, don't be scared... You take charge, and the monsters will take off!

Being afraid of monsters is a normal part of growing up. Go Away Monster! encourages kids to conquer that fear by acting it out and taking control. It also lets them experience some of the apprehension and excitement in deciding what is real and what is imaginary.

The Memory Palace

The Memory Palace - A storytelling game that builds memory and imagination! In the latest cooperative game from the award-winning designers at Peaceable Kingdom, players explore their imaginations and test their memories while creating silly stories about 27 different animal tokens. Players share wacky stories as they place their tokens face down in one of the rooms in the palace. But be careful - there are Memory Monsters lurking in the palace trying to confuse everyone! Successfully remember where each animal is on the board without turning over a Memory Monster and everyone wins!

Lucky Dogs

Lucky Dogs is the strategic dice game that's howlin' good fun! Feeling lucky? Get ready to roll the dice and find out! In this cooperative dice game, players strategize together to match dice on the bone tiles to reveal the bones that spell "Lucky Dogs". Work together to reveal the words before you all end up in the doghouse!