New Game Arrivals - May 20, 2016

Deception: Murder in Hong Kong

In this deduction game, players take on the roles of investigators attempting to solve a murder case – but there's a twist. The killer is one of the investigators! Each player's role and team are randomly assigned at the start of play and include the unique roles of Forensic Scientist, Witness, Investigator, Murderer, and Accomplice. While the Investigators attempt to deduce the truth, the murderer's team must deceive and mislead. This is a battle of wits!

The Forensic Scientist has the solution but can express the clues only using special scene tiles while the investigators (and the murderer) attempt to interpret the evidence. In order to succeed, the investigators must not only deduce the truth from the clues of the Forensic Scientist, they must also see through the misdirection being injected into the equation by the Murderer and Accomplice!

Find out who among you can cut through deception to find the truth and who is capable of getting away with murder!

World's Fair 1893

We love this beautifully-produced strategy game that's rich with theme and local flair.  It's also a 2016 Mensa Select winner!

The World's Fair of 1893 in Chicago was a spectacular international exhibition that showcased many great achievements in science, technology, culture, and entertainment. Acting as organizers of the fair, players work diligently to increase their influence throughout the fair and obtain the grand exhibits that will be put on display. The organizer who has earned the best reputation when the fair begins will emerge the victor.

Happy Salmon

Easily the best goofy and fun game to come along in a long time!

In Happy Salmon there are no turns. Players call out the action shown on their cards as fast as they can. When two players have a match, they celebrate by performing the action. Actions include the classic "High 5", the unifying "Pound It", the frantic "Switcheroo", and the delightful and bizarre "Happy Salmon".  Each time a player celebrates a match, they quickly discard a card. The first person to get rid of all their cards wins.

The "FIN-tastically" unique and cute fish pouch makes Happy Salmon perfect to take to camp, vacation or if you are just traveling upstream.

Onitama

Onitama is a two-player, perfect information abstract game with a random starting set-up. On a 5x5 board, both players start with five pawns on their side, with the main pawn in the middle.

Each player has two open cards that each display a possible move for any of his pieces. There is a fifth card that cannot be used by either player. On a player's turn, he chooses one of his cards, moves one of his pieces according to the chosen card, then replaces the card he used with the fifth card. The other player then chooses one of his cards, moves accordingly, and exchanges that card with this fifth card — which is, of course, the card the first player just used.

Moving onto one of the opponent's pawns removes that pawn from the game. Taking the opponent's main pawn, or moving your main pawn into your opponent's main pawn's starting space, wins you the game.

Jukem Soccer and Jukem Football

The Jukem card games are great for sports fans, and we love that you can sneak in some math practice while having fun!

In Jukem Soccer, players string together passes and headers to get close enough to the goal to take a shot. Play an offside trap, steal the ball away, or win a tackle to end your opponents drive. Attempt to block your opponent's shot by playing a goalkeeper card from your hand.

Jukem Football is the fun and competitive card game that makes every day a football day! Run, pass, and catch your way down the field, but be careful of your opponent's defensive cards that can wipe out your entire drive! Use your math skills, luck and strategy to defeat your opponent.