Break the Code is a logical deduction game played with number tiles and question cards. You win if you can guess all of your opponent's tiles in a two-player game or if you can guess the face-down tiles in the center for a three- or four-player game. Put on your thinking cap!
Place all of the number tiles face down and shuffle them. Place your game screen in front of you, then randomly take your tiles. Place them face up behind your screen in numerically ascending order starting from the left. If you have two tiles with the same number, place the black tile on the left. Once you have placed your tiles, removed any unused number tiles from the game. Lastly, shuffle the question cards and place them in a pile face down. Draw the top six cards from the pile and place them in the center of the table.
Deduce all of your opponent's tiles (or the center tiles) and correctly guess their colors and numbers in order from left to right.
As a duke, you have decided to build the greatest castle in the land. You are not the only Duke in this land though, and you are not the only one with this fantastic ambition.
There are many ways to build your castle. You can even build it to lean towards one of several different styles, be it for Defence, for Comfort or even for Offence!
The occasional royalty may pop by your land and if your castle does not suit his or her taste, they will leave to find better accommodations with your rival dukes! On top of that, the deadly dragon will appear once in awhile and raze the lands. If your castle is not well fortified against dragon attacks, it might just crumble! Score Victory Points (VP) by having the most number of important folks residing in your castle, as well as have the most magnificent castle of all and take home the title of Grand Duke! Castle Dukes is a very visually appealing game of Dexterity and Strategy – And it’s 3D to boot!
Welcome to Fireball Island! You may have heard stories. You may have visited when you were younger. Perhaps you even saw a fireball engulf a fellow traveler in a hellscape of horror that makes you afraid to close your eyes at night. Whatever the case, welcome back! Turns out that Vul-Kar didn't like having his gem stolen way back when, so there has been some volcanic upheaval, an explosion in our snake population, feral tigers, new types of trees bent on ending human life, and swarms of bees everywhere. But don't worry — we have top people working on it.
Start your day of adventure at the helipad. Be sure to sign the waiver, which legally obligates you to take snapshots across the island. You'll race down the many paths, avoiding hazards all the while. On the plus side, you get to keep all the treasure you find.
Fireball Island: The Curse of Vul-Kar is a restoration of the classic 1986 game Fireball Island that features a unique 3D island and a host of marble mayhem. This new version boasts an island that is even bigger than the original (and yet fits in a smaller box) and more marbles. It is a family-weight game for 2-4 players (5 with an expansion) that plays in 30-45 minutes. Simple card play replaces the random roll-and-move of the original, and the set collection for the treasures offers some interesting choices for players.
Remember, you don't have to outrun the fireball — just the other players.
Let’s make one thing perfectly clear: The island is out to get you. Fireballs, of course. But there’s a whole lot more on the island that will have you running for your life. This smaller expansion introduces two new threats. The crouching tiger introduces a dexterity shot. Place it on the table next to the board, press down, and launch it towards your foes. The hidden bees make up for their smaller size with their swarming numbers. Put all the little yellow marbles into the beehive, pour them through Vul-Kar, and watch the mayhem ensue.
Fireball Island just got a whole lot bigger. There's just one problem: It's covered with spiders, and they have a nasty habit of "popping up" all over the place. Use the caves to get to the peninsula. Navigate the chasm to scoop up valuable spider eggs. Stop for a snapshot on the scenic bridge. But watch out! When Vul-Kar starts rumbling, the spiders start jumping!
This expansion adds a new location to explore, a new kind of treasure to collect and a new hazard: spiders! Spiders are worth negative points at the end of the game. In the center of the chasm is a spring-loaded "spider launcher". Marbles can trigger the launcher, sending spiders around the chasm or into a crevasse, where they can make their way onto the main island. You'll even send spiders through Vul-Kar with the new Arachnoclysm action card. It even offers a new way to get off the island via a secret submarine.
Monsters hate to wait. See those eager customers hanging out at the workshop, looking to buy an artifact? Well, they just keep getting more and more eager as time goes by. If they think the Heroes are headed to the Dungeon without them, they just might raise their asking price! An enterprising Goblin might be able to take advantage of the situation...
The Kickbacks Expansion to Heroes Welcome adds three new mini-expansions to the game.
Kickbacks are a new type of card that grants a special reward when you craft for a Customer. Some of the Customers in the Workshop will have face-up Kickback Cards next to them. When you craft for that customer, you take all of their Kickback Cards. Each Kickback is a unique reward.
Variant monster cards add a little variety to the monsters that appear at the workshop.
Starting shop tiles let you randomize the initial board layout.
Welcome to Dragon Reach, the bustling new frontier settlement in the Realm of Smiteros. The zone portals have just opened, and as we speak the first heroes are braving the Dungeon in search of fame, glory, and level-ups. Besieged monsters lurk on the outskirts of town looking for opportunities to gear themselves up against their new foes.
For you, this means only one thing: PROFIT! You see, heroes come back with packs full of loot, needing beds and mead and provisions and furry hats. (It’s always furry hats. What is up with that?) And monsters will pay top doubloon for anything that might stop the heroes from coming into their dungeon and smiting them straight to the Nameless Realms. (G’luck with that, fellas!) For the enterprising merchant who can work both ends of the situation, there are stacks of Vorpal to be made. But you won’t be alone. Other merchants are here, moving in on your territory, trying to make the same quick piece of shiny that you are. Competition is the heart of commerce. Or something.
When the boss monster finally goes down, whoever has the most Vorpal Pieces wins! (I saw that carved in a table at the Merchants’ Guild, so it must be true.)
The game is played in a series of rounds, and each round is separated into two phases:
1. Town Phase - Players will take turns running Shops, working in the Guildhalls, and crafting artifacts. When the round ends after one player calls for it, the Heroes leave town for their next Dungeon Crawl.
2. Dungeon Crawl Phase - The Heroes enter the Dungeon to defeat enemies and level up, receive Loot, and while this is happening you and your cohorts are preparing the town for their "triumphant" return. The Heroes finish by arriving at the Town Gate with backpacks full of Loot and gold, ripe for the picking. This starts the next and round with a new Town Phase.
The player with the most VPs at the end of the game (after the Boss encounter) wins!
Human Punishment is a combination of social deduction, social experiment and party game for 4-16 players. Each player takes on the role of a Human, a Machine or an Outlaw in a distant future. Players must investigate others to figure out who is on their side, grab one of the four different weapons and eliminate the enemies. Stay focused.... maybe there are hidden enemies on your Team! Find your team, trust no one!
The brand new Traitor mechanism will evolve the table into a social experiment.
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Project: Hell gate is an expansion for Human Punishment - social deduction 2.0
New programs, new ID cards, new automa boss fights, new scenario setups and much more!
Maybe this is the end of the world! Some really bad decisions were made, and the result was horrible: Something evil entered planet Earth and only you can defeat the unknown invader...
Sounds easy? You have no idea because all other players in could backstab you for reasons!
Summary: This is a pirate-themed tactical race game with player interaction and side goals (e.g. detouring for treasure). The winner is the player who best balances their position in the race with their success at the side goals.
Setting: Jamaica, 1675.
After a long career in piracy, Captain Henry Morgan skillfully gets appointed to be Governor of Jamaica, with the explicit order to cleanse the Caribbean of pirates and buccaneers! Instead, he invites all of his former "colleagues" to join him in his retirement, to enjoy the fruits of their looting with impunity. Each year, in remembrance of the "good old days," Morgan organizes the Great Challenge, a race around the island, and at its end, the Captain with the most gold is declared Grand Winner.
The Family Business Expansion includes the gangster, influence, and casino cards from the original expansions (Young Turks, Associates, and Power & Influence). These cards have been updated to better fit the Revised Edition, but are still backwards compatible with the original edition.
The Revised Edition of Nothing Personal has been streamlined for a shorter playing time of 60 minutes. This will also lead to more intuitive game play with faster rounds, fewer phases, and less downtime, while maintaining all the negotiation and delicious backstabbing from the original! The rules have been rebuilt to be clear and concise, though are still backwards compatible with the original edition. There are now 2 dice instead of 3, as the 3rd die was eliminated due to redundancy. The player boards have also been removed in favor of reference cards.
You open your eyes to discover the most horrible truth of a lifetime... It has just come to an end and you are a ghost, floating in the air! Terrified, you look at your own body. A group of strange individuals have gathered around your mortal remains, watching it closely with sparks of fascination in their eyes. They want to communicate with you to discover how your life ended. You need to talk to them and reveal the truth so the culprit can be judged!
Paranormal Detectives is a deduction party game. One player takes the role of a Ghost. All other players work as Paranormal Detectives and need to discover how the victim died. Using paranormal abilities they will communicate with the Ghost, asking open questions about the details of the crime. The Ghost answers in a variety of ghostly ways - by arranging a hangman’s knot, playing chosen tarot cards, creating a word puzzle on a talking board, drawing by holding the hand of a detective and many more!
At the beginning of the game, the Ghost player receives a story card with a full description of the murder. Each card depicts all the details of the case. Each Detective receives asymmetrical, pre-constructed set of interaction cards, player investigation sheet, and a player screen.
On their turn, each Detective asks the Ghost any open question they want and plays a single interaction card. The card implies the way the Ghost may answer the question. There are 9 different interactions total, most of them giving information to all Detectives. Since Detectives may ask any open questions and interaction cards vary, the game allows for lots of creativity for both the Ghost and Paranormal Detectives.
Detectives may try, twice during the game, to guess what has actually happened to the victim stating who was the killer, where did it happen, what was the motive, how was it done and what was the murder weapon. Then the Ghost writes down secretly on this Detective’s investigation sheet how many of their answers are correct.
The game can end in two ways:
If a Detective gives all correct answers. In this case, they win, together with the Ghost player.
If all Detectives run out of interaction cards. In this case, if no one has guessed everything correctly then, whoever guessed correctly the most information is the sole winner of the game!
Amsterdam, present day. A crime has been committed, but the police investigation is going nowhere. An anonymous client has called your detective agency to investigate. However, your rivals are on the case as well, so there’s no time to waste.
Your Intelligence Officer will guide your Detectives through the city, by sending pictures to communicate. Each image contains location intel ... for those who can understand. But you need to decode the messages faster than your rivals while avoiding the police! Explore the city to find three pieces of evidence, and deliver them to your client before the other team in order to receive payment — and win the game!
The police don’t want you on the case, so you’d best stay out of their way! If they spot you sniffing around, they’ll put you behind bars, giving your rivals an easy victory.
Shadows - Amsterdam is a real-time simultaneous competition between detective agencies, using pictures that contain intel to communicate within your own team. Player roles are asymmetrical: each Intelligence Officer tries to guide their own team around the board, and the Detectives try to understand their Intelligence Officer’s clues in a fast-paced race to victory.
In Treachery in a Pocket, players try to manipulate the position of various characters, according to their secret agendas. Using one of their four available actions each turn, they move the character cards up or down on their status grid, wounding or killing them if necessary. At the end of the game, the player who most effectively moved their allies to a high position and lowered their enemies wins.
Long John Silver's crew has committed mutiny and has him cornered and tied up! Round after round, they question him about the location of his treasure and explore the island following his directions — or perhaps his misdirections? Who knows... The old sea dog is surely planning an escape, after all, after which he will definitely try to get his treasure back.
Treasure Island is a game of bluffing and adventure in which one player embodies Long John, trying to mislead the others in their search for his treasure. The hunt reaches its climax with Long John's escape, when he will make a final run to get the booty for himself!
Unlock! Heroic Adventures features three "escape room" scenarios that you can play on your tabletop.
Unlock! is a cooperative card game inspired by escape rooms that uses a simple system which allows you to search scenes, combine objects, and solve riddles. Play Unlock! to embark on great adventures, while seated at a table using only cards and a companion app that can provide clues, check codes, monitor time remaining, etc. The three scenarios are...
"Sherlock Holmes" — The master detective faces a most bizarre affair and could use your assistance as he pursues his investigation.
"In Pursuit of the White Rabbit" — Discover Wonderland and its strange characters, helping Alice to escape in time.
"Insert Coin" — Complete the levels of a virtual adventure, and avoid "Game Over" to escape!
Howdy pard! Heel yourself with a proper six shooter and prepare for a real shootout.
In Wanted 3-5 players will take on a roles of an infamous Old West characters and shoot their way to the riches. Each turn the players are secretly choosing one of the five locations they’re heading to. After revealing the cards, the characters can use the special ability connected with that location – you can rob a Bank, buy something useful at a General Store etc. Unless of course two or more players choose the same spot – then it comes to a shootout with only one gunslinger winning at the end. The player who have the most money at the end, wins the game.
Wanted is a fast and fun experience with tons of interaction. Each character has his own set of 5 cards, which allow him to move and are also used during a shootout. Although there’s also a luck factor involved with a single dice used to determine the outcome of shooting abilities, each character plays differently and has his own strengths and weaknesses. You can try to get the best items and use them to your advantage, try to avoid other players and steal as much as you can or just go straight into a fight to stop the other players from using the locations’ abilities. The choice is yours but remember – this town is really small and you’ll eventually find yourself in the midst of a shootout.
As an architect in Welcome To..., you want to build the best new town in the United States of the 1950s by adding resources to a pool, hiring employees, and more.
Welcome To... plays like a roll-and-write dice game in which you mark results on a score-sheet...but without dice. Instead you flip cards from three piles to make three different action sets with both a house number and a corresponding action from which everyone chooses one. You use the number to fill in a house on your street in numerical order. Then you take the action to increase the point value of estates you build or score points at the end for building parks and pools. Players also have the option of taking actions to alter or duplicate their house numbers. And everyone is racing to be the first to complete public goals. There's lots to do and many paths to becoming the best suburban architect in Welcome To...!
Because of the communal actions, game play is simultaneous and thus supports large groups of players. With many varying strategies and completely randomized action sets, no two games will feel the same!