New Game Arrivals - October 30, 2015

Fury of Dracula

The most notorious vampire of all rises again in this third edition of Fury of Dracula, a board game of deduction and gothic horror based on Bram Stoker's classic novel. One player takes control of the legendary Count Dracula as he stealthily crosses Victorian-era Europe, spreading his diabolical vampirism everywhere he goes. Up to four other players govern Mina Harker and her determined companions as they try to locate and destroy the fiendish Count before he plunges Europe into horrific darkness. But in this heated game of cat and mouse, the hunted prey may also be preying on his hunters. Any day's travel might bring the hunters to Dracula's location. On any night the Count may attack. This edition features all-new art and graphic design crafted to complement the game's intuitive, thematic mechanics. Rounds are now broken into day and night: hunters take actions during both, but Dracula can only act at night. Combat is now more streamlined and decisive, and new rumor tokens allow Dracula to mislead hunters and extend the terrible reach of his influence. Count Dracula triumphs if he advances his influence track to thirteen; if the hunters can defeat him before then, they save the continent of Europe and win the game.

 

Castles of Mad King Ludwig: Secrets

  • The expansion to the best-selling Castles of Mad King Ludwig!
  • Requires the base game to play.
  • Ages: 13 and older
  • Number of Players: 1-4
  • Playing Time: 45 - 90 minutes

Secrets lurk in the shadows of the King's castle. Dozens of hidden Swans are scattered among thirty new rooms of every shape and size. Surrounding and protecting your castle are new Barbicans and Moats, making every room inside the castle even more valuable. The King has come up with more Favors, including one for creating courtyards. Finally, clever Secret Passages enhance connections and muffle sound from Activity rooms.

Roll for the Galaxy: Ambition

  • For 2-5 Players. 30-60 minute playing time
  • Expansion game. Requires Roll for the Galaxy
  • 21 New starting tiles provide nearly 300 more possible starting tile combinations
  • 2 New dice types bring new mechanics and give the players more strategic options
  • 20 Objective Tiles introduce a new way for players to gain new abilities and victory points

As the invention of Jump drive spreads through the galaxy, new factions arise.  Charismatic leaders and entrepreneurs vie to complete objectives and recruit the best minds. Can you expand your faction into the most successful galactic empire? Ambition is the first expansion to Roll for the Galaxy. It adds new factions, home worlds, and game tiles, two new dice types, and optional objectives to the base game. Newer players should play  without objectives for their first few games.

 

Munchkin Steampunk Deluxe

Grab your gears, put on your top hat, whack the monsters, and grab the treasure . . . with the power of SCIENCE! Munchkin Steampunk Deluxe brings the zaniness of Munchkin to the pseudo-Victorian steampunk era. Bully! Munchkin Steampunk Deluxe comes with a board and standies for tracking your level, and is illustrated by Phil Foglio!

 

Netrunner: Data and Destiny

In the world of Android: Netrunner, knowledge is just about everything, and no one has more or better access to the knowledge that humanity has collected and stored on the network than info-giant NBN. After all, not only does NBN boast the most pervasive data network ever imagined, it literally controls the infrastructure, media, and messages that define modern society. Accordingly, amid the 165 cards from Data and Destiny (three copies each of fifty-five different cards), you'll find a wealth of new media-focused assets, agendas, and resources. You'll be selectively targeted by new advertisements and tagged by new ice as NBN launches the initiatives of three new divisions, each of which rolls out with a new identity card.

Meanwhile, even as Data and Destiny lends new strength to NBN's efforts to shape the world in which we live, it unleashes chaos upon that world in the form of three new Runners. One is a network security officer sent to hack servers with the full blessings of Globalsec. One is a bioroid mysteriously set free from the Third Directive. One is a mysterious and predatory presence on the net, devouring all that it encounters. Each represents a unique take on the Runner's experience and, more than that, each introduces a new Runner mini-faction, so that for the first time since the Core Set, Data and Destiny explores brand new Runner paradigms.

 

Lord of the Fries

Lord of the Fries

Our whole staff is dead, and we're really short on brains. But we'll do our best to fill your order! Even a horde of nearly mindless zombies can assemble combo meals. Sort of.

And now you're one of us. Combine frighteningly generic ingredients like Cow Meat, Sauce, and Drink. Play from eight different menus, including Ratherbee's Steakhouse, the classic Friedey's Restaurant, and the new McPubihan's. Build orders like Bovine Spongiform Yum, Yum, Yum!, Penne for Your Tots, Synaptic Relay Deteriorator, and Sheep wit' da Fishes. But be quick – the customer is waiting!

Whoever fills the best orders gets the most points, and the zombie with the most points becomes . . . The Lord of the Fries!