In 1846, 3-5 tycoons compete to earn money and build the best stock portfolio by investing in and operating railroads within the midwestern United States.
Five competing railroads, in search of Midwestern grain and markets, crossed the Appalachian mountains in the early 1850s: the New York Central, Erie, Pennsylvania, Baltimore & Ohio, and, via Canada, the Grand Trunk, backed by Boston merchants.
In front of them were literally hundreds of failed local railroads, most existing only on paper, but a few had laid bits of track and acquired locomotives, before running out of capital and being sold to Eastern interests in 1846.
Can you knit together these private companies and Eastern railroads to form the most profitable rail network in the Midwest, stretching to Chicago and St. Louis and connecting East and West.
17 x 22" mounted game board
1 available corporation/stock mat
7 corporate mats
63 corporate stock certificates
56 station/stock tokens
27 train cards
10 private company certificates
5 blank player cards
2 independent railroad train cards
1 Priority Deal card
117 track tiles
12 page rules folder
1848 Australia, is a semi-historical railroad game from the 18xx set, and to which the designers credit some of this games' systems to the originator of the series - Francis Tresham.
The game consists of two separate series of actions repeated until the game ends, these are stock rounds and operating rounds. During stock rounds, shares in the various railroading companies are bought & sold by players and are tracked on the stock market mat. During operating rounds, the player/directors of those railroading companies are allowed to build track & place station markers on the map, and then may buy trains from which to earn capital from running those trains along routes on the map. The capital earned may be paid out as dividends to shareholders or retained by the company for future expansion.
The game ends at a pre-determined point, whereupon the player with the most worth,(cash on hand & share certificate value) wins.
As with many games in this series, there are similarities within the rules, but many feature slight differences, and it is these that give each individual 18xx game its character.
1848 features an interesting array of differences described above. These include how private companies are purchased, the inclusion of The Bank Of England as a public company that extends loans and administers railroads that are in receivership, dealing with different track gauges between states and 'The Ghan' special train.
1862: Railway Mania in the Eastern Counties is an 18xx game set in East Anglia, England. It features a company-packed board, where 16 of 20 companies are randomly selected for use on a board containing only 37 hexes. Major features of the game are:
Petitioning parliament as a means of floating your preferred company
a mixture of full and partial capitalisation for companies
three train types with differing objectives and building requirements
company mergers and re-floatation
1860-style semi-linear stock-market featuring multiple stock jumps.
Have you heard about the Barbarossa campaign? Logistics were the key to either failure or success.
In 1941: Race to Moscow, you take command of one of the three German Army groups and advance towards Moscow! The game is based on the system used in 1944: Race to the Rhine, but the gameplay is much deeper. Armies are divided into armored and non-motorized, transports composed of trucks and trains. And the enemy — the Soviet army — is terribly strong.
Beautiful airplane miniatures enhance your experience of Race to Moscow.
In this accessory set players will find beautiful plastic Axis airplane miniatures that upgrade the game components, designed to replace the related cardboard components included in the core game.
Contains: 3 Ju-87 aircrafts miniatures and 1 Schnellboot torpedo boat
"History punishes those who come too late." - Mikhail Gorbachev
1989: Dawn of Freedom is an exciting, fast paced game simulating the end of the Cold War in 1989. During this amazing year, a series of democratic revolutions ended the 40 year Soviet empire in Eastern Europe. 1989 simulates the political, social and economic aspects of these revolutions using a card-driven system similar to Twilight Struggle.
"No man is so old he cannot live one more year." - Leszek Kolakowski
One player plays the Communist. At the start of the game he holds unquestioned power across the six nations of the Warsaw Pact. But there are ominous clouds on the horizon. The new leader in Moscow has declared no more will Soviet tanks prop up tottering Communist governments. The economies, after decades of central planning and stagnation, have reached various stages of crisis. Inside the churches and among the students and their professors there are dissident movements that have been emboldened. From crushing dissent to offering concessions, the Communist player will have to use a variety of strategies in a struggle to hold on to his empire.
"A bad regime is never in so great danger as when it tries to improve." - Alexis de Tocqueville
The other player plays the Democrat. At the dawn of 1989, behind the iron curtain, no one considers revolution possible. The goal of dissidents is to create a civil society outside the control of the Communist regimes. On their side are students who are fascinated with the style and pop culture of the west, and the Church. Against them is the vast apparatus of the Communist state. Their challenge is to persuade the workers, who are the bulk of society, to join their cause.
"Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" - Ronald Reagan
878 Vikings on aluehallintapeli 2-4 pelaajalle. Tarkoituksena on rohmuta rikkauksia ja kasvattaa mainetta ja perustaa uusi koti Englantiin. Vaihtoehtoisesti voit puolustaa omaa kristittyä valtakuntaasi noita pakanallisia viikinkivalloittajia vastaan. Viikinkipelaajat kontrolloivat vapaita norjalaisviikinkejä ja pelottomia hyökkäysjoukkoja, berserkkejä.
Useammalla pelaajalla, samalla puolella olevat pelaajat voivat tehdä yhteistyötä ja koordinoita strategioitaan. Englantilaiset aloittavan pelin hallitsemalla koko Englantia, mutta viikinkipelaajat hyökkäävät mereltä ja iskevät syvälle sisämaahan. Pelaajat päättävät koska peli päättyy Wedmoren rauhanneuvotteluihin. Se osapuoli, joka hallitsee useampia kaupunkeja rauhanneuvotteluvuoron lopussa, on voittaja.
Isot pisteet pelin historiallisesti tarkalle kansikuvalle, jossa viikingillä ei ole sarvia kypärässään.
In A Battle Through History, each player wears the clothes of a time-traveling storyteller whose journey through historical eras enables them to relive epic battles alongside legendary troops and heroes. During a game, players play era tiles into the "Gear of History" to customize their deck of cards and move their character in space and time in order to fight and recruit troops from different historical battles or challenge opponents in player vs. player combat. As you build an army made of soldiers from different ages, you use it to collect relics from different places and times. Whoever collects the greatest units and the bravest heroes, leads them to victory, and gathers relics during their travels wins the game.
A Battle Through History, designed and published by Scribabs and released worldwide by Pegasus Spiele, is the official Sabaton board game, featuring a unique "gear and rack" action system, fight-based deck-building, 60 different historical troops, and eight famous heroes from different eras.
Käyttämällä pelilaudan toimintoruutuja pelaajien on metsästettävä, kerättävä perusmateriaaleja, jalostettava näitä materiaaleja, kehitettävä tuotanto-rakennuksiaan, rakennettava ja ostettava laivoja ja ryöstettävä siirtokuntia. Saadut tulot ("tetrislaattoja") sijoitetaan pelaajien henkilökohtaisille pelilaudoille parhaalla mahdollisella tavalla tuottamaan tuloja ja (myöhemmin) voittopisteitä.
The Norwegians on ensimmäinen suuri laajennus A Feast for Odiniin. Lisäosaan kuuluu neljä uutta saarilautaa (Mansaari, Skye, Islay, Ulko-Hebridit). Näiden takapuolella sijaitsevat Irlannin rannikon viikinkisiirtokunnat (Waterford, Wexford, Cork, Limerick), joissa norjalaiset viettivät talvea, kävivät kauppaa ja asuivat.
Nämä tarjoavat uusia strategioita ja uusia tetrislaattoja, kuten hevonen (6 VP, 2x5 koko) / raskaana oleva hevonen / nahka (vihreä) / vadmal (sininen) ja siat (1 VP, lisääntyvät joka kierros; 2x3 - 1 = 5 ruudun kokoinen) / yrtit ( oranssi) / sarvet (vihreä) / työkalut (sininen). Pelissä on kolmas laatikko laattoja varten ja se tarjoaa myös neljä vanhaa saarta (uudistetut VP: t ja uudet versiot minilaajennussaarista Lofootit / Orkney / Tierra del Fuego).
Laajennukseen sisältyy toinen vuorijono (viimeinen kierros), lisää kahden hopean kolikoita, liha/papu ja riimut/öljy -merkkejä, sekä "pieni muuttopala", joka peittää yhden ruokaruudun kahden sijasta.
Uudistuneessa toimintolaudassa on kolme osaa, jotka voidaan kääntää ympäri eri pelaajamäärille (versio 1-2, 3 ja 4 pelaajalle). Tämä lisää pelaajien välistä interaktiota. Lauta sisältää uusia toimintamahdollisuuksia, kuten lihakauppa, hirvenmetsästys, kalastus ja varkaudet, sekä muutoksia joihinkin vanhoihin toimiin. Nyt on helpompaa esimerkiksi pelata eläinstrategiaa myös siksi, että voit nyt saada kaksi samaa eläintä yhdellä toiminnolla. Laudalla on myös uusi viides sarake, jolla voit tehdä viimeisellä viikingilläsi paremman toiminnon! Voit esimerkiksi takoa malmilla ja yhdellä toiminnolla nyt harmaan laatan, jossa on jopa kahdeksan miekkaa. Tätä varten on olemassa viisi uutta harmaata laattaa, kuten pannu, hauberkki tai alasin.
Aivan uutta on myös idea satunnaisesta aloitusrakentamisesta. Kaikki saavat yhden kuudesta käsityöläisen paja -laudasta ja voivat rakentaa etu- tai takapuolen yhdellä puulla ja yhdellä toiminnolla. Nämä rakennukset tarjoavat tavaroita (palasia, aseita, hyödykkeitä), voittopisteitä ja hopeaa. Näin jokaisella on erilainen aloitusmahdollisuus. Tässä laajennuksessa valitset mieluisemman ammattikortista, joista aloitat. Toinen uusi vaihtoehto on, että ammattikortin asettamisen sijaan voit heittää sen pois voittopisteitä vastaan.
Laajennus ei sisällä viikinkihistoriaa esittelevää "almanakkaa", mutta sellaisen kirjoitti historiallisiin aiheisiin perehtynyt journalisti Gernot Köpke. Almanakan pääkohdat julkaistaan BGG: ssä osoitteessa https://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/2023534/almanac-almanach
Lisäosa sisältää myös ylimääräisiä laivalaattoja ja pieniä muuttolaattoja.
A War of Whispers is a competitive board game for 2 to 4 players. Five mighty empires are at war for the world, but you are no mighty ruler. Instead, you play a secret society that is betting on the results of this war while pulling strings to rig the results and ensure their bets pay off. A War of Whispers is a game of deep strategy, hidden agendas, and shifting loyalties.
You start the game with five loyalty tokens, each corresponding to one of the five different empires, bet randomly on a loyalty value. Your primary goal is to ensure that when the game ends, the empires you are most loyal to control the most cities across the globe. Gameplay consists of turns broken down into four phases:
Deploy agents phase: In player order (starting with the first player and proceeding clockwise), each player removes, then deploys agents to empire councils, the positions on the board marked Sheriff, Steward, Marshall, and Chancellor.
Empire turns phase: Each council position on each empire council will take an action. If a player has acquired cards, they may play them during this phase.
Cleanup phase: Add the turn marker to the next space on the turn tracker, then each player discards down to the hand limit of five cards.
Swap phase: In player order, each player may swap two of their unrevealed loyalty tokens. If you choose to do so, you must reveal both of the swapped loyalty tokens. They remain revealed for the rest of the game.
Gameplay repeats itself in this order four times. When the last space on the turn track is filled, the game ends immediately and scoring commences. The player with the most points based off their empire loyalties and the cities they control wins.
It's been twenty years since Victor Frankenstein died on a ship in the arctic, but his vengeful creature lives on, as does Robert Walton, the sea captain who vowed to kill the fiend before mercy stayed his hand. It's now 1819, and a sinister darkness descends upon the city of Paris. A mysterious benefactor of gigantic stature has emerged in the scientific community, never showing his face, claiming to possess the late Frankenstein's research. He sponsors a grand competition, offering an even grander prize: unlocking the mystery of mortality!
Renowned scientists from around the world come to take part: some drawn to solve this eternal riddle, others coerced against their will. But a certain captain comes as well, one deeply suspicious of the secretive patron, hoping to finally fulfill his vow.
Abomination: The Heir of Frankenstein is a competitive game of strategic monster building for 2-4 players, inspired by Mary Shelley's classic novel of gothic horror. In the game, the creature demands your help to accomplish what his own creator would not: to bring to life an abomination like itself, a companion to end its miserable solitude. Through worker placement and careful management of decomposing resources, you'll gather materials from the cemeteries and morgues around the city, conduct valuable research at the Academy of Science, hire less-than-reputable associates, and toil away in your lab — all in an effort to assemble a new form of life and infuse it with a "spark of being". Do well, and the creature may reward you during one of its surprise visits; do poorly, and you may come to regret not putting forth more effort. Narrative elements come into play throughout the game, guided by your decisions, leading to potentially unsavory outcomes.
The game ends when you succeed in bringing your creation to life or when the Captain kills the creature, whichever happens first. Then the player with the most points fulfills Frankenstein's dark legacy, becoming his heir, for good or ill...
The Abyss power is once again vacant, so the time has come to get your hands on the throne and its privileges. Use all of your cunning to win or buy votes in the Council. Recruit the most influential Lords and abuse their powers to take control of the most strategic territories. Finally, impose yourself as the only one able to rule the Abyssal people!
Abyss is a game of development, combination and collection in which players try to take control of strategic locations in an underwater city. To achieve this, players must develop on three levels: first by collecting allies, then using them to recruit Lords of the Abyss, who will then grant access to different parts of the city. Players acquire cards through a draft of sorts, and the Lords of the Abyss acquired on those cards grant special powers to the cardholder — but once you use the cards to acquire a location, that power is shut off, so players need to time their land grabs well in order to put themselves in the best position for when the game ends.
The survivors of a long-ago invasion have taken refuge in the forgotten underground city of Gravehold. There, the desperate remnants of society have learned that the energy of the very breaches the beings use to attack them can be repurposed through various gems, transforming the malign energies within into beneficial spells and weapons to aid their last line of defense: the breach mages.
Aeon's End is a cooperative game that explores the deckbuilding genre with a number of innovative mechanisms, including a variable turn order system that simulates the chaos of an attack, and deck management rules that require careful planning with every discarded card. Players will struggle to defend Gravehold from The Nameless and their hordes using unique abilities, powerful spells, and, most importantly of all, their collective wits.
“Ette ole vielä murtomaageja”, Brama luennoi kulkiessaan oppilaiden riviä eteenpäin. Hänen heiveröinen ulkomuotonsa peitti uskomattoman voiman.”Murtomaagit ovat suojelleet meitä aikojen alusta — siitä asti kuin maailma paloi ja teimme pyhiinvaelluksen pimeyteen. Murtomaagit perustivat Graveholdin, viimeisen linnakkeemme, ja haluatte seistä näiden elävien legendojen rinnalla, teidän tulee kuunnella ja oppia. Nimettömät tulevat uudestaan, kuten ovat aina tehneet, ja teidän pitää olla valmiita. Te olette tulevaisuuden toivomme.”
Nuorena oppilaana kasvoit kuullen tarinoita murtomaageista. Brama, opettaja ja maageista viisain. Dezmodia, ennusmerkki ja suuren magian mestari. Mist, kylmäpäinen johtaja ja taktinen nero. Malastar, taikuuden takoja. Kapinallinen ja holtiton Xaxos. Nämä maagit ovat sankareitasi ja tulikokeesi jälkeen liityt heidän seuraansa.
“Kunkin teistä on selvittävä omasta koettelumuksestaan oppiaksenne itsekuria ja keskittymiskykyä. Niitä ominaisuuksia tarvitaan Graveholdin puolustuksessa. Me emme ole mitään ilman Graveholdia. Murtomaagin kohtalona on uhrata henkensä Graveholdille. Kun kuolet, teet sen puolustaaksesi kaupunkia. Kun ymmärrät tämän totuuden… vasta silloin olet valmis tulemaan murtomaagiksi.”
Promos from the "Aeon's End: Outcasts" campaign that were not Kickstarter exclusive went into the "Southern Village" expansion. This expansion includes 1 new nemesis, 2 new mages, new market cards, and new treasures for Expedition Mode.
After the fall of Rome, Europe fell into the so-called "dark ages." From the chaos, feudalism arose providing stability to the region over the coming centuries. By the High Middle Ages, the region was prosperous despite much fighting. From your walled city, you are a medieval liege ruling the surrounding lands, settlements, and holdings granted by birthright. This is your fiefdom, and all within it owe fealty and allegiance to you above all others. Each other lord and lady rules a neighboring fiefdom and competes for resources in the unclaimed yet bountiful lands of the countryside between them. Tensions were high and petty feuds common between you and your neighbors until scouts reported a new and deadly threat. Invaders have swept in from the east! Their sizable army is camped on the edges of your realm, and this new common enemy endangers the entire land. Refugees from the fallen eastern lands seek shelter and bring tales of destruction. Old rivalries must be put aside to focus on the onslaught to come and remain unbroken.
After The Empire is a worker placement/resource management game set in the middle ages. During each turn, known as a season, players alternate using worker tokens to take actions, such as gathering resources, building advanced buildings and recruiting refugees from either the shared game board or their personal fiefdom. Once all workers have been committed, players harvest food from their surrounding lands and then prepare for combat.
During each season's combat, invader cards are revealed, with a randomized number of troops and compass direction of attack. Only the wealthiest of castles will draw the attention of larger forces and their siege weapons. You must repair your city and recruit and arm your troops quickly to stand any chance. The winner is the lord or lady who has best preserved their fiefdom and saved up the most gold.
Your life, your wealth, your fiefdom, and your legacy must be protected at all costs!
Välttämätön on tapahtunut: ihmiskuntaan on tarttunut zombievirus, joka on tappanut 90 % populaatiosta. Suurin osa henkiin jääneistä on muuttunut zombieiksi, ja homo sapiensin rippeet piileskelevät heikkoina ja puolustuskyvyttöminä. Tehtävänäsi on pelastaa mahdollisimman paljon porukkaa ja varustautua tappelemaan koko ajan lisääntyvää zombiearmeijaa vastaan.
After the Virus on Terraform Marsilla maailmanmaineeseen nousseiden Fryxeliuksen veljesten tekemä pakanrakennuspeli. Nämä sällit ovat melkein renessanssineroja, jotka tekevät kaiken itse. Tuon Danielin taiteilijankyvyt nyt ei kyllä kerää gallerioihin väkeä jonoksi asti, onhan tämä nyt rehellisesti sanoen ruma kuin mikä. Onneksi pelisuunnittelussa Jacob on tilanteen tasalla ja tässä on nyt tarjolla aika rautainen yhteistyöpeli, jossa pyritään suorittamaan tehtävä pakan täyttyessä zombieista.
Prätätätätä! Kuole, sinä inha epäkuollut!
Steam-belching iron horses roar across the wild plains! Age of Steam relives the era when pioneering U.S. railroads built the tracks that transformed America's economy. Each self-contained phase in the game keeps players constantly involved in making vital decisions and interacting with other players. You are challenged to:
Finance both the most extensive track network and the most powerful locomotives
Determine which routes will give the best returns on their costs
Beat the opposition to the most lucrative shipments
Make enough money to pay your aggressive creditors
Age of Steam has been the top-rated train game on BGG for most of the years since it first appeared in 2002. But change is inevitable, and now, nearly 20 years later….
Eagle-Gryphon Games is proud to present Age of Steam: Deluxe Edition!
Six maps are included on 3 double-sided game boards
Mini-sized (22mm) poker chips have replaced paper money
Classic wooden Track Ownership disks in 6 new player colors replace plastic trains, but cool, small (18mm) wooden trains are available as an inexpensive upgrade
A PVC insert with a clear plastic cover has been added for convenient and clear storage of all components
A huge, heavy-duty box is supplied to carry the weight of potentially 10 maps, 3 new supply boards, 90 poker chips, 144 tiles, and the other new components (see below). This box is a bit bigger and heavier than those we use for the Vital Lacerda games of Lisboa, Gallerist and Vinhos!
3 Double-Sided Game Boards (Rust Belt, Western U.S., Southern U.S., Germany, Barbados, and St. Lucia) -- all mounted on 2mm thick and durable game board stock
3 Display Boards - mounted on thick, game board stock
136 Track Tiles
180 Track Ownership disks (6 sets of 20 Track Ownership disks, 5 Player disks, and 5 extra disks for use with expansions, in 6 player colors; blue, green, yellow, pink, gray, and orange)
96 Goods cubes (20 red, 20 blue, 20 purple, 20 yellow, 16 black, 14 white)
8 New City tiles (1 red, 1 blue, 1 purple, 1 yellow, 4 black)
90 Money chips (40x $1, 40x $5, 10x $25) -- 22mm, composition material, 1.7g, stack easily
1 Turn Track marker -- wooden cylinder
8 Town disks
1 Cloth Bag -- grey with a gold-stenciled logo
This is a triple mapboard expansion combining previously successful expansion maps. This expansion includes:
Switzerland, (optimally for 3 players and playable by 4, two-panel map);
New England, written for 2 players (single panel); and
Pittsburgh, written for 3 players (single panel)
These maps were updated by artist Ian O'Toole
High-quality hard plastic 30mm scale miniatures, representing iconic elements from the 1986 film ALIENS™. Perfect for painters and collectors, or to enhance your table-top roleplaying experience. Perfect for painters and collectors, or to enhance your table-top roleplaying experience. Perfect for painters and collectors, or to enhance your table-top roleplaying experience. Includes one plastic sprue and instruction sheet to build: Alien Queen
High-quality hard plastic 30mm scale miniatures, representing iconic elements from the 1986 film ALIENS™. Perfect for painters and collectors, or to enhance your table-top roleplaying experience. Perfect for painters and collectors, or to enhance your table-top roleplaying experience. Includes three plastic sprues and instruction sheet to build: 12x Alien Warriors
Aliens: Another Glorious Day in the Corps! is a co‑operative survival board game in which you and your team of specialist Colonial Marines will gear up with serious firepower and head into Hadley's Hope to find survivors and answers. But you're not alone. To survive, you'll need to work together, keep your cool, and stay frosty to fight off relentless Xenomorph ambushes and get out of there alive.
Players can play up to six different missions, taking them into different areas from the Hadley’s Hope terraforming facility to the deep, dark recesses of an xenomorph nest. Aliens also offers an exciting campaign mode to play four of the missions linked together, so players will need to fight relentless xenomorph attacks and keep each other alive all the way to the end of the campaign. The remaining two missions are purely about survival, it’s kill or be killed. The players are dropped into the game with nothing more than a pistol. They will need to scavenge weapons and gear while hordes of Xenomorph aliens are trying to get at them. How long can you survive against the odds?
High-quality hard plastic 30mm scale miniatures, representing iconic characters from the 1986 film ALIENS™. Perfect for painters and collectors, or to enhance your table-top roleplaying experience. Includes two plastic sprues and instruction sheets to build: Ellen Ripley, Lt. Scott Gorman, Sgt. Al Apone, Cpl. Dwayne Hicks, Pvt. William L. Hudson, Pvt. Jenette Vasquez, Pvt. Mark Drake, Pvt. Ricco “Frosty” Frost, Cpl. Cynthia Dietrich, Pvt. Tim Crowe, Pvt. Trevor Wierzbowski, Carter Burke and Rebecca “Newt” Jorden
High-quality hard plastic 30mm scale miniatures, representing iconic elements from the 1986 film ALIENS™. Perfect for painters and collectors, or to enhance your table-top roleplaying experience. Includes one plastic sprue and instruction sheet to build: P-5000 Power Loader piloted by Ripley, Ripley & Newt, Bishop and Broken Bishop
Alma Mater has players serving as a headmaster of one of the independent universities in the 15th century. Players seek to strengthen their school's reputation and standing. To achieve these goals, players need to recruit the best staff and students, exchange knowledge with other schools, and become experts in the school's four disciplines!
Altiplano on ns. “pussinrakentamispeli” Orléansin tyyliin. Sen tapahtumat sijoittuvat Etelä-Amerikan Andien ylängöille - Altiplanolle. Altiplano ei ole yksinkertainen peli, vaan se antaa pelaajille yhä uudelleen tuoreita haasteita. Tavoitteeseen pääsemiseksi on monia tapoja, joten peli houkuttelee kokeilemaan aina uusia vaihtoehtoja ja strategioita. Menestys tai epäonnistuminen riippuu myös siitä, antaako vastustajasi sinun tehdä niin kuin haluat vai rikkooko hän strategiasi. Kilpailu yksittäisistä tuotteista on huomattavaa, mutta myös hauskaa, kun sieppaat himoitun laajennuskortin toisen pelaajan nenän alta!
Kukin pelaaja aloittaa ainutlaatuisella roolilaatalla, joka antaa heille pääsyn erilaisiin tuotteisiin ja tuotantomenetelmiin. Tuotteiden saatavuus on alussa rajoitettua, mutta pelaajat voivat hankkia koko pelin ajan uusia tuotantovaihtoehtoja tarjoavia laitoksia. Lukuisilla tavaroilla - kuten kaloilla, alpakoilla, kaakaolla, hopealla tai maissilla - on kaikilla omat ominaisuutensa sekä paikat, joissa niitä voidaan käyttää. Pelaaja voi myydä hopeaa kalliilla hinnoilla markkinoilla, kun taas kaloilla varustettu pelaaja voi vaihtaa ne muihin tavaroihin satamassa. Alpakkoja hankkinut pelaaja voi tuottaa villaa, joka voidaan sitten tehdä muuttaa maatilalla kankaaksi.
Tehokkaan tuotannon rakentamisen lisäksi pelaajien on toimitettava oikeat tavarat oikeaan aikaan, kehitettävä tietä ja varastoitava tavaransa taitavasti täyttääkseen varastonsa tehokkaimmin. Usein hyvä varastomies on lopulta tärkeämpi kuin paraskaan tuottaja.
A traveler wanders through the South American highlands and brings the inhabitants new ideas from his travels. Anyone who meets him can take advantage of these assets. A public trading point makes it possible to obtain rare goods in exchange for opals. And a variety of fortunes adds even more diversity to life among the mountain ranges in Bolivia and Peru.
With Altiplano: The Traveler, the planning of moves in Altiplano becomes more important and accessibility to resources becomes more interactive. Above all, the assets that may be purchased from the traveller open up completely new ways to increase one's own wealth. But unforeseen fortunes sometimes demand spontaneous decisions which influence planning.
Thus, the drive for success in this inhospitable region turns into a completely new challenge! Who's prepared for this?
It is the late 26th century. Earth is recovering from a catastrophic explosion that exterminated the majority of the population centuries ago and made most of the surface uninhabitable due to unearthly weather conditions. The surviving humans organized along four radically different ideologies, called Paths, to rebuild the world as they see fit: Harmony, Dominance, Progress, and Salvation. Followers of the four Paths live in a fragile peace, but in almost complete isolation next to each other. Their only meeting point is the last major city on Earth, now just known as the Capital.
By powering up the mysterious Time Rifts that opened in the wake of the cataclysm, each Path is able to reach back to specific moments in their past. Doing so can greatly speed up their progress, but too much meddling may endanger the time-space continuum. But progress is more important than ever before: if the mysterious message arriving through the Time Rift is to be believed, an even more terrible cataclysm is looming on the horizon: an asteroid bearing the mysterious substance called Neutronium is heading towards Earth. Even stranger, the scientists show that the energy signature of the asteroid matches the explosion centuries ago...
Anachrony features a unique two-tiered worker placement system. To travel to the Capital or venture out to the devastated areas for resources, players need not only various Specialists (Engineers, Scientists, Administrators, and Geniuses) but also Exosuits to protect and enhance them — and both are in short supply.
The game is played in 4-7 turns, depending on the time when the looming cataclysm occurs (unless, of course, it is averted!). The elapsed turns are measured on a dynamic Timeline. By powering up the Time Rifts, players can reach back to earlier turns to supply their past "self" with resources. Each Path has a vastly different objective that rewards it with a massive amount of Victory Points when achieved. The Paths' settlements will survive the impact, but the Capital will not. Whichever Path manages to collect most points will be the new seat for the Capital, thus the most important force left on the planet...
Since the Paths' Time Rifts powered up for the first time on the Day of Reminiscence, masses of people across New Earth have been seeing visions of a fifth Time Rift hovering over the eerie Ground Zero of the impact, waiting to be discovered. These visions also invoked an increasing sense of empathy and fellowship between these people — a bond much stronger than their Path affiliation. A mass exodus from the Path capitals took place over the course of the first Era, and the first pioneers discovered that the Time Rift in their visions not only exists, but it holds the foundations of a new civilization, one that may eventually set all people of New Earth down a new path - the Path of Unity.
Explorers from the Path of Unity soon discovered a secluded mountain valley where the enigmatic flora not only survived the impact, but it mutated and evolved by the asteroid’s toxic Neutronium dust. The resulting flower-like crystal formations synthesize a substance called Flux, which is collected and studied by the Harvesters, the valley’s mysterious inhabitants. The Harvesters are willing to share the secrets of the Flux technology with the Paths, but remain silent about its side effects, which only they are immune to...
In the alternate storyline of Fractures of Time, Anachrony’s first major expansion, the four original Paths and the newly formed, sanguine Path of Unity have gained access to a powerful new technology called Flux. Flux Cores can be acquired in the Amethynia Valley, the expansion’s new main zone. By using the Flux Cores to power up their Fracture device, players may move (“Blink”) one of their already placed Exosuits to a new action space instead of placing a new one, or immediately retrieve some of their Workers or Free Action markers. This can result in never-before-seen action efficiency, but just like the Time Rifts, the Flux technology is a double-edged sword. Without a sufficiently advanced Fracture device, overusing it can cause Temporal Glitches; hectic negative effects such as shutting down the Exosuit bay slots, temporarily disabling buildings, or making players more prone to Anomalies.
The Valley holds other secrets as well. The Operators’ advanced technology allows players to remove the Temporal Glitches, upgrade their classic Path tech with new quirks, and even enlist the Harvesters themselves as a powerful new class of Workers, who are immune to the Flux’s side effects.
Future Imperfect is a modular expansion for Anachrony, with four new modules expanding the possibilities beyond new horizons. These modules are playable on their own, but they are also compatible with each other and most past and future Anachrony modules and expansions.
Neutronide Buildings offers a set of 4 new buildings that become increasingly effective the more Power Plants you have.
The Hypersync module allows you to perform a Capital action without actually placing an Exosuit, then in the future use the new Hypersync Action to make your placement affect the past. This puts serious strain on the space-time continuum, increasing the risk of Paradoxes, but often the risk is worth the reward and the flexibility. This module is supported for 1-4 players (Fractures of Time expansion required for solo play.)
With the Quantum Loops module, you are no longer limited to warping from your own timeline: the module opens up parallel universes where resources are more plentiful, the locals are eager to join your cause, or their technology allows you to shortcut your own travels through time... The possibilities multiply through a new Warp tile that grants access to the powerful Quantum Effect cards, but beware - to close a loop to a parallel universe, you will need a real Breakthrough... This module is supported for 1-4 players (Fractures of Time expansion required for solo play.)
The Intrigues of the Council module simulates the World Council's political machinations, bringing two new aspects to the game: another layer of player interaction and customizable endgame scoring objectives, influenced by the players. By sending Exosuits to the right place at the right time, players can receive bonus resources and compete to build a tableau of Agenda tiles, which replaces the base game's Endgame Condition scoring. This module is recommended for 3 or 4 players.
While all gods possess power and responsibility beyond that of mortal ken, they themselves were never created equal. Not all bestrode the world like the mighty sun, or commanded the realm of the dead, or even represented all of feline kind in their regal majesty.
The lesser gods and demons knew their place, and divined that their survival would hinge on levying favor with the one patron that would dominate the cosmos when all was done. It was not a matter of followers or that their duties were of any lesser import. Yet the whims of fate and the cosmic tide had left them without grand monuments and legions of devoted followers. Such was the nature of a divine existence.
For the patron deities that grant them succor, these Guardians ply their talents in their patrons’ names, adding to their grandeur and protecting their devoted followers as their own. Serving the mighty was their truest path to enduring this war to end all wars.
The Guardians Set introduces a new set of Guardians ready to join the gods in their quest. Most of the Guardians contained in this set are terrible demons with vicious abilities the gods would much rather have at their side than used against them. The introduction of new Guardians into the game gives new options to select from, increasing the possibilities for different combinations and interactions for each game. The presence or absence of each Guardian can have a profound impact on the gameplay dynamics.
The Guardians Set comes with:
11 Guardian figures:
-3 Mafdet figures
-2 Am-Heh figures
-2 Pazuzu figures
-2 Ammit figures
-2 Shezmu figures
5 Guardian cards
The war of the gods did not begin with any formal declaration. No sides were drawn, no single event cascaded into open battle. Instead, it was the slow realization that as devotion to one god waxed, power to the others waned.
Some thought themselves above the fray, thought themselves wiser, learned, or immune to the whim of mortal man. They were wrong. The gods do not exist without followers, and devotion is their lifeblood, whether they wish it so or not. The tide of cosmic balance had shifted towards mankind, and the gods who once enjoyed their unquestioning deference now have to contend for prominence.
Thus it was that the last holdouts who sought to distance themselves from the fray took to the battlefield in their own bids for dominance. What had begun as jostling in a minor power struggle had drawn in all the mightiest deities across the Egyptian pantheon.
In the end, there could be only one.
The Pantheon expansion introduces a whole new set of five Egyptian gods, each bringing their own abilities and warriors to the fight against oblivion. The introduction of each new god into the game not only gives new options to the player who controls them, but also changes the landscape for everyone on the table. New strategies and dynamics arise as different mixes of gods are pitted against each other, and the Pantheon expansion increases these combinations exponentially!
The Pantheon expansion comes with:
5 God figures and 30 Warrior figures:
- 1 Horus God figure and 6 Horus Warrior figures
- 1 Hathor God figure and 6 Hathor Warrior figures
- 1 Set God figure and 6 Set Warrior figures
- 1 Thoth God figure and 6 Thoth Warrior figures
- 1 Bastet God figure and 6 Bastet Warrior figures
5 God dashboards
5 Joined God dashboards
30 Battle cards (6 for each God)
20 Color bases (4 for each God)
80 Ankh tokens (16 for each God)
Additionally, acquired in the Kickstarter campaign, you also get 5 Kickstarter Exclusive bonus plastic components: 3 sculpted Bastet Cat tokens and 2 engraved Eye of Horus tokens.
In ancient times, a single individual was chosen as intermediary between the gods and mortal man. This king was anointed as prophet, priest, and ruler by the gods themselves, and charged with maintaining Ma’at, cosmic balance and order, over the land of Egypt and its people. The right of law, the right of rule, the right of war, and of judgment were granted to the Pharaoh, and in his wisdom and with the gods’ guidance, Egypt prospered.
When the war of the gods began, each deity sought the Pharaoh’s support. Who better to champion their cause than the very mortal they had endowed with such powers? Yet, such a decision would upend Ma’at and throw the cosmic order into chaos. With the very sagacity granted to him by the gods, the Pharaoh declared that one man alone, however exalted, could not decide the war by fiat alone. The Pharaoh would watch, protect the people against the war’s worst depredations, and maintain Ma’at through the transition to monotheism while honoring all gods equally.
Thus, the Pharaoh balances the needs of the gods with the political and social needs of mortalkind. The battle in heaven shall not overflow into a civil war on earth, not so long as the Pharaoh still draws breath.
The Pharaoh expansion introduces a whole new dimension to Ankh: Gods of Egypt. This expansion brings the divine struggle closer to the world of men, and one man in particular: the Pharaoh of all Egypt! The gods will do well to send their priests into the royal palace in order to influence the affairs of the kingdom, manipulating the different offices in order to gain political advantage and steer the Pharaoh towards recognizing the ultimate divinity of the one true god. Your struggle may be divine, but if you fail to enforce your dominance over the human sphere of affairs, all that awaits you is oblivion.
The Pharaoh expansion comes with:
- 1 Golden Pharaoh figure
- 3 Ra Priest figures
- 3 Isis Priest figures
- 3 Amun Priest figures
- 3 Osiris Priest figures
- 3 Anubis Priest figures
- 3 Horus Priest figures
- 3 Hathor Priest figures
- 3 Set Priest figures
- 3 Thoth Priest figures
- 3 Bastet Priest figures
1 Palace dashboard
5 Sphinx tokens
4 Sphinx cards
40 Political cards
1 Rules Booklet
Additionally, Kickstarter backers also get 5 Kickstarter Exclusive 3D sculpted plastic Sphinx pieces, as well as a Kickstarter Exclusive deluxe Palace Board printed on thick cardboard.
Play as a god of ancient Egypt, competing to survive as society begins to forget the old ways, so that only you and your followers remain.
Build caravans, summon monsters, and convert followers in your quest to reign supreme in Ankh: Gods of Egypt. Deities, monsters, and the people of ancient Egypt have been lovingly reimagined and interpreted in beautiful illustrations and detailed miniatures, and players will truly feel like gods as they shake the very foundations of Egypt. All gameplay in Ankh, including combat, is streamlined and non-random. Compete and win solely on your godly wits alone.
In Anno 1800, a board game based on the popular PC game from Ubisoft, you continuously build up your own industry to develop your home island.
Ship fleets allow for lively trade and the development of new islands in the Old and New World. You have to fulfill the wishes of your own population. While the inhabitants are initially satisfied with bread and clothing, they soon demand valuable luxury goods. You must plan production chains sensibly and keep an eye on the specialization of your population. The goal: A wise distribution of farmers, workers, craftsmen, engineers, and investors — but the competition never sleeps and can snatch the new achievements from under your nose at any time! Who can create the most prosperous island?
Aquatica is a deep, but easy to learn family engine builder about underwater kingdoms.
In the game you will become one of the mighty ocean kings, struggling to bring glory to his realm. To win the game, you need to capture and buy locations, recruit new characters, and complete goals; each of these actions gives you victory points at the end of the game. To do so, you need to play cards from your hand (each with a unique set of actions) and combine them. Don't think it's simple! With a good strategy during your turn, you can take up to ten actions in a row.
You will encounter plenty of mysterious ocean creatures and take them to your hand. With their help you will explore the unknown locations and raise found resources from the ocean depths to your kingdom. Mechanically this is represented with the help of three-layered player board and the unique mechanism of card-rising.
The waters of Aquatica has been prospering for centuries. With wise and noble Sea-Kings all sea creatures lived in peace and serenity.
But one day everything changed...Cold waters of the North Ocean rushed into warm waters of Aquatica because of underwater volcanoes’ eruptions. Immediate and strong climate changes brought unexpected consequences.
Citizens of Aquatica were surprised to find out that polar seas were full of life - unusual and unfamiliar. They still had no idea that several northern nations also discovered wealth and prosperity of Aquatica. And they are ready to fight for resources.
The Royal City is down in ashes after volcanic eruption, panic is everywhere. Even 4 brave Sea-Kings, who started a fight for the Crown of Aquatica, didn’t even pay attention to reports about weird creatures in the outskirts of the Empire... And so The Polar Invasion begins!
The expansion Aquatica: Cold Waters consists of several modules. It includes all necessary components for the fifth player, which can be used with the basic game, but also brings new type of locations, new cards of Ocean’s creatures, and alternative mechanic, replacing the goal-track in the basic game.
Architects of the West Kingdom sijoittuu Karolingien valtakunnan loppuvaiheisiin, vuoden 850 tienoille. Pelaajat ovat kuninkaan arkkitehtejä, jotka pyrkivät tekemään kuninkaaseen vaikutuksen rakennuttamalla erilaisia maamerkkejä. Urakkaan tarvitaan raaka-aineita, oppipoikia ja hyvin valvottua työvoimaa. Ajat ovat petolliset, eivätkä kilpailevat arkkitehdit anna minkään pysäyttää itseään heidän yrittäessään hidastaa sinua. Pystytkö säilyttämään kunniallisuutesi, voi liitytkö varkaiden ja mustan pörssin kauppiaiden riveihin?
Tavoitteenasi Architects of the West Kingdomissa on voittaa hankkimalla eniten voittopisteitä. Voittopisteitä saa valmistuneista rakennuksista ja osallistumisesta arkkipiispan katedraalin rakentamiseen. Pelin aikana pelaajien on tehtävä useita moraalisia valintoja. Vasta pelin lopussa katsotaan ja tuomitaan hyveellisyydestä tai sen puutteesta. Muutama hämärä diili ei ehkä tunnu missään, mutta jos ajaudut liian syvälle laittomuuksiin, siitä seuraa rangaistus.
Peli on henkistä jatkoa Shem Phillipsin mainiolle North Sea -sarjalle. Architects of the West Kingdom on uuden pelisarjan ensimmäinen osa. Pelin uudenlainen työläistenasettelumekaniikka on saanut paljon kiitosta ja vaikuttaa todella mielenkiintoiselta.
In Architects of the West Kingdom: Age of Artisans, journeymen have returned to the city as master craftsmen, equipped with knowledge of new crafts and tools. The Guildhall has never been so busy! While some apprentices spend time learning new skills, others adorn the city’s buildings with everything from golden tapestries, to stained glass windows. But don’t let the shimmer of lights and fancy wares deceive you. For not all that glitters is gold.
In addition to including components for an extra player, Age of Artisans adds the new Craft Cards, a dual-layered Guildhall Board, two new Player Boards and a variety of new Apprentices and Buildings.
Ark Nova (Restock May/June)
In Ark Nova, you will plan and design a modern, scientifically managed zoo. With the ultimate goal of owning the most successful zoological establishment, you will build enclosures, accommodate animals, and support conservation projects all over the world. Specialists and unique buildings will help you in achieving this goal.
Each player has a set of five action cards to manage their gameplay, and the power of an action is determined by the slot the card currently occupies. The cards in question are:
CARDS: Allows you to gain new zoo cards (animals, sponsors, and conservation project cards).
BUILD: Allows you to build standard or special enclosures, kiosks, and pavilions.
ANIMALS: Allows you to accommodate animals in your zoo.
ASSOCIATION: Allows your association workers to carry out different tasks.
SPONSORS: Allows you to play a sponsor card in your zoo or to raise money.
255 cards featuring animals, specialists, special enclosures, and conservation projects, each with a special ability, are at the heart of Ark Nova. Use them to increase the appeal and scientific reputation of your zoo and collect conservation points.
In the late 18th century, the Industrial Revolution starts. The first factories were founded by businessmen like Richard Arkwright, who ran the first factory for spinning wool with machines like the "Spinning Jenny" and the water frame.
In "Arkwright: The Card Game", you run a business and will employ workers in your different factories to produce and sell goods. The more workers, the more goods that can be sold — but be prepared for crises and some stiff competition.
The game is played over three decades (1770/1780/1790), split up into four rounds per decade. On your turn, you play new cards from your hand to open factories and upgrade existing ones, select improvements, improve factory quality, build machines, and employ new workers. You can also pay money to improve your shareholdings, and take out loans if you require more money for production costs. After the actions phase, you can improve your abilities by advancing your development markers on your player board, or take one of the available development cards.
Then, the production phase starts, where every player who owns a factory of the current good produces those goods. The market fluctuates with the general demand, so the demand may be lower than the value of your current good, lowering your profit. Workers must be paid, and machines need regular maintenance, so you can possibly lose money instead of turning a profit. Selling enough of one good improves your share value, and there are bonuses for having the highest appeal. Lastly, if you can’t sell your goods to the home market, you can ship them overseas or store them for future rounds.
After the final round of the last decade, the game ends. Players then sell all goods left in their storehouses, reduce the number of shares they hold by the number of loans they took, and reduce their share value based on their personal shipping track. Each player then multiplies the number of their shares by their share value to determine their end score. The player with the highest end score wins the game.
In Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn, a two-player expandable card game, players take on the roles of Phoenixborns, demi-gods and protectors of this world. These characters are the great saviors of their civilizations. Before they came into existence, the humans were plagued by monsters like chimeras that took away their lands and forced them to live in walled-off cities. When the Phoenixborns came, they fought off the chimeras and freed the lands for humans to take over once again.
But the time of peace was short-lived. A prophecy arose that if one Phoenixborn was able to absorb enough Ashes of others, they would ascend into full gods and take mastery over this world. This, as well as humans' greed for land, fueled the War of Ashes. The great cities now fight among each other, each one of them with a Phoenixborn at its helm, and you will decide who will rise and who will fall to ashes.
The isle of Atlantis, your home, is sinking. Will you be able to save your people in time?
Atlantis Rising is a co-operative worker placement game in which you must work together with up to six other players to deploy citizens across your homeland, gathering resources in order to build a cosmic gate that can save your people. Workers placed close to the shoreline are more rewarding, but are more likely to be flooded and the actions lost.
Every turn, each player draws a misfortune card that will flood certain locations along the ever-shrinking Atlantis shoreline, or may otherwise work to undermine your efforts to save your people. So you must race to gather the necessary resources to build and power the gate, before the island disappears beneath the waves forever.
This edition contains all new art and graphic design, created to bring even more attention to the thematic setting of the game. The Athenians Attack phase has been replaced with the Wrath of the Gods phase, requiring more strategic planning and adding to the sense of urgency. Now, instead of placing workers in an Atlantean Navy, players must cooperatively decide to flood a set number of tiles at the end of each round. To further aid them in their task, Councilor player powers have been expanded and made more impactful, and the knowledge deck has similarly been revised and expanded. The variable gate components, once built, no longer offer one-time bonuses, but create new worker placement spots where players can send Atlantean workers to unleash actions to help save their island.
It's Spring 1942, and the world is at war. Five major powers struggle for supremacy: Germany and Japan are aligned against the great alliance of the United Kingdom, the Soviet Union, and the United States.
Designed for 2–5 players, Axis & Allies: 1942 takes place at the historical high-water mark of Axis expansion. Controlling one of the Axis or Allied powers, players command both their country's military forces and its war-time economy, with the chance to plan attacks, marshal forces into embattled territories, and resolve conflicts. Victory will go to the side that conquers its opponents on the field of battle and liberates or occupies the greatest cities of the world. Change the course of history in a few short hours!
The second edition of Axis & Allies: 1942 features an expanded game board (40"x26"), a change to the unit set-up, five new sculpts (UK artillery, submarine & destroyer units; German artillery; a Russian submarine; and antiaircraft artillery), and a few rules changes, e.g., AA-Guns have been replaced by AAA Guns, ICs have integrated air defense against strategic bombing raids, and Honolulu is now a victory city.
Axis & Allies Europe 1940, a deluxe edition of Axis & Allies: Europe, includes neutral countries which can be invaded. There are true neutrals as well as pro-axis and pro-allied neutrals. Mechanized infantry and tactical bombers are included. Mechanized infantry is represented by half-tracks. France (blue) and Italy (brown) have national tokens and dedicated units of their own. The board measures 35 inches wide by 32 inches high (89 x 81 cm).
This game is designed to be joined with Axis & Allies Pacific 1940 to create a six-player game on a map measuring 70 inches wide by 32 inches high (178 x 81 cm). This variant of the game is described in the Europe 1940 manual as Axis & Allies Global 1940.
Axis & Allies Pacific 1940
Axis & Allies celebrates 25 years of strategy war gaming with a deluxe edition of its original theater-level game. Axis & Allies Pacific 1940, designed and developed by Larry Harris, utilizes the updated rules established in A&A Anniversary Edition. Two new combat units debut in this game, Tactical Bombers and Mechanized Infantry. Australia and New Zealand, joined together as the ANZAC forces, represent a new playable ally. China fields more forces than ever before, but will need help from their allies -- the United States and England -- to withstand the might of expansionist Imperial Japan.
Axis & Allies Pacific 1940 features an oversized board that measures 35 inches wide by 32 inches high (89 x 81 cm). With over 450 pieces, deluxe game components and local storage boxes, this game raises the standard established by A&A Anniversary Edition. All new rules for neutral nations, naval & air bases, kamikaze attacks and convoy disruption add even more depth and historical accuracy to this giant game.
Finally, this deluxe theater-level game is designed to join together with Axis & Allies Europe 1940 to create the greatest Axis & Allies experience to date! When joined, these boards will measure 5 feet wide by 32 inches high (178 x 81 cm). Both games have been designed to play alone or together to offer a 2-6 player global 1940 scenario, complete with separate set up and national objectives.
Axis & Allies Europe 1940
Azul (lausutaan espanjalaisittain “athul”, mutta ei se atsuliksi sanominen tee ketään huonoksi peliharrastajaksi, rennosti vaan) on maailmankuuluun Michael Kieslingin suunnittelema peli. Azul tuo maurilaistaiteen estetiikkaa lautapeliin. Pelaajat kisaavat keskenään Evoran kuninkaallisen palatsin koristelussa. Koristekaakeloinnissa on pidettävä kieli keskellä suuta, jotta lopputulos on upein mahdollinen. Kaakeleita ei kannata myöskään yhtään antaa mennä hukkaan.
Maurit toivat muassaan “azulejosit”, alunperin sinivalkeat keramiikkakaakelit, jotka portugalilaiset sitten ottivat innolla käyttöön rakentaessaan Alhambra-palatsia kuninkaalleen Manuel I:lle. Kuningas hämmästeli tätä Etelä-Espanjassa olevan linnansa sisätilojen kauneutta ja tilasi heti samanlaiset palatsiinsa Portugalissa.
Azul-pelissä pelaajat värväävät vuorotellen värillisiä kaakelilaattoja pöydän keskeltä. Vuoron lopussa saa pisteitä siitä, miten hyvin laatat on asetettu omalle pelaajalaudalleen. Tietyistä kuvioista ja seteistä saa lisäpisteitä ja hukkapalat tuo miinuksia. Eniten pisteitä kerännyt tietysti voittaa.
Azul voitti vuonna 2018 mm. lautapelimaailman Oscarin, Spiel des Jahresin. Tässä on kaunis, abstrakti peli moneen lähtöön. Huomatkaa, että meillä on myynnissä kansainvälinen versio englanninkielisillä säännöillä.
A brand new floor!
Azul: Glazed Pavilion offers players 2 newly designed player boards and matching scoring boards to compete over and a set of 4 overlays to keep Azul Glazed Pavilion tiles neatly organized. Offering the best of both worlds — beauty and new game elements — Glazed Pavilion is a must-have expansion for Azul fans!
In the dystopic 1930s, the industrial revolution pushed to the limit the exploitation of fossil-based resources, and now only powerful and unlimited hydroelectric energy is available to fulfill the thirst for power of the massive machines and unstoppable engineering progress.
Barrage is a resource management and strategic placement game in which players compete to build their majestic dams, raise them to increase their storing capacity of precious water, and deliver all the potential power through pressure tunnels connected to powerhouse energy turbines. Each player represents one of the international companies who are gathering machineries, innovative patents, and brilliant engineers to claim the best locations to capture and exploit the water power of a contested Alpine region crossed by rivers.
Barrage includes two innovative and challenging mechanisms. First, the construction wheel has to be managed by players to carefully plan their actions and handle their machineries since both your action tokens and resources are stored on the wheel and come back only after a full wheel round is completed. The more you construct and perform maintenance on your wheel, the earlier that resources and actions return to you.
Second, the water flow on the rivers depicted on the board is a shared and contested resource. Players have to intercept and store as much of the water as they can, build dams (upstream dams are expensive but can block part of the water before it reaches dams downstream), raise their dams to increase capacity, and build long tunnels to divert water to their powerhouses. Water is never consumed — its flow is just used to produce energy — and released in the rivers, so you have to strategically place your dams to recover water diverted by you and other players.
Over five rounds, players must fulfill power requirements represented by a common competitive power track and meet specific requests of personal contracts. At the same time, by placing a limited number of engineers, they attempt to increase their machineries to acquire new and more efficient construction actions and to build and activate special unique effect buildings to customize their own developing strategy.
Barrage: The Leeghwater Project Expansion
The Leeghwater Project Expansion adds:
A new faction, the Netherlands, that uses Jan Leeghwater’s expertise in water management, adding even more water to your dams.
The External Works mechanic, a set of powerful tiles that can be obtained from a new action space. With them you'll be able to perform many actions, but be careful. To unlock the External Works power you'll need to burn the required amount of Concrete Mixers and Excavators rather than just assign them to the Construction Wheel.
The Personal Building mechanics. You’ll be able to use a combination of five Building tiles, each one with a different, powerful effect that can be activated by your engineers.
Two new Executive Officers designed to enhance the External Works and the Personal Buildings.
Three new Advanced Technology tiles dedicated to the construction of Personal Buildings.
Two opponents face off across a 'battle line' and attempt to win the battle by taking 5 of 9 flags or 3 adjacent flags. Flags are decided by placing cards into 3 card poker-type hands on either side of the flag (similar to straight flush, 3 of a kind, straight, flush, etc). The side with the highest 'formation' of cards wins the flag.
This is a rethemed version of Schotten Totten with different graphics and wooden flag bits in place of the boundary stone cards. Game play is identical, except the cards run from 1 to 10 (not 9), you hold seven cards in your hand (not 6), and the rule that stones may only be claimed at the start of your turn is presented as an "advanced variant". Also the tactics cards were introduced by Battle Line; these cards were only added to later editions of Schotten-Totten.
Some have reported that the production quality of the cards is inferior to the Schotten Totten cards, however, for most readers Battle Line will be much easier to find in stores. In the second edition of GMT's Battle Line the card quality is higher.
Betrayal at House on the Hill quickly builds suspense and excitement as players explore a haunted mansion of their own design, encountering spirits and frightening omens that foretell their fate. With an estimated one hour playing time, Betrayal at House on the Hill is ideal for parties, family gatherings or casual fun with friends.
Betrayal at House on the Hill is a tile game that allows players to build their own haunted house room by room, tile by tile, creating a new thrilling game board every time. The game is designed for three to six people, each of whom plays one of six possible characters.
Secretly, one of the characters betrays the rest of the party, and the innocent members of the party must defeat the traitor in their midst before it’s too late! Betrayal at House on the Hill will appeal to any game player who enjoys a fun, suspenseful, and strategic game.
Betrayal at House on the Hill includes detailed game pieces, including character cards, pre-painted plastic figures, and special tokens, all of which help create a spooky atmosphere and streamline game play.
Hullu kuningas vaatii linnaa! Sinä olet maailmankuulu rakennusmestari, jonka Ludvig on palkannut suunnittelemaan itselleen linnoja. Näin suuret projektit vaativat kuitenkin useamman asiantuntijan työpanoksen, joten kukin rakennusmestari saa yhden aisaparin. Ovatko sinun suunnittelu- ja yhteistyötaitosi riittävät, jotta tuloksena syntyy maailman upeimpia linnoja?
Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig on kilpailullinen laatanvärväyspeli, jossa jokainen laatta on linnan huone. Työskelet yhdessä sekä vasemmalla että oikealla puolellasi istuvan pelaajan kanssa. Kummankin kanssa on käynnissä erillinen linnaprojekti. Joka vuoro valitset kädestäsi kaksi huonelaattaa, paljastat ne, ja sitten yhdessä naapureidesi kanssa neuvotellen asetat yhden kumpaankin linnaprojektiisi. Voittaaksesi joudut jakamaan huomiosi molempien linnojen kesken.
Pelissä on 147 huonelaattaa, kussakin uniikki kuvitus, sekä 83 muuta laattaa. Komponenteissa on myös 20 bonuskorttia, 7 puista linnanappulaa, pistevihko ja 4-osainen Game Trayz - lajittelulaatikko, joka mahdollistaa sen, että peli on pelattavassa kunnossa pöydällä alle minuutissa.
Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig on julkaistu Stonemaier Gamesin ja Bezier Gamesin yhteistyönä.
The king is throwing a party and inviting all the neighbors! This expansion to Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig expands the game up to 8 players with two new room types (activity and secret rooms), a new specialty room type (ballrooms), more bonus cards, and a new throne room.
Would you rather party alone? This box also includes an Automa solo mode for the base game and the expansion, as well as optional rules for a new mode of play for 2-8 players in which you build your own castle instead of sharing one with your neighbors.
Beyond the Sun is a space civilization game in which players collectively decide the technological progress of humankind at the dawn of the Spacefaring Era, while competing against each other to be the leading faction in economic development, science, and galactic influence.
The game is played over a variable number of rounds until a number of game-end achievements are collectively claimed by the players. The winner is the faction with the most victory points, which are obtained by researching technologies, improving their economy, controlling and colonizing systems, and completing various achievements and events throughout the game.
On a turn, a player moves their action pawn to an empty action space, then takes that action. They then conduct their production phase, either producing ore, growing their population, or trading one of those resources for another. Finally, they can claim up to one achievement, if possible.
As players take actions, they research new technologies that come in four levels. Each technology is one of four types (scientific, economic, military, commercial), and higher-level technologies must match one of the types of tech that lead into it. Thus, players create their own technology tree in each game, using these actions to increase their military strength, to jump to different habitable exoplanetary systems, to colonize those systems, to boost their resource production, to develop android tech that allows growth without population, and more.
In Bitoku, the players take on the roles of Bitoku spirits of the forest in their path towards transcendence, with the goal of elevating themselves and becoming the next great spirit of the forest. To do so, they will have the help of the yōkai, the kodamas and the different pilgrims that accompany them on their path. This is a hand-management, engine-building game with multiple paths to victory.
Players will have yōkai represented by the cards that make up their hand, which must be placed in the right places at the right times in order to obtain the maximum benefit from the abilities they offer. Furthermore, during the game players can earn more yōkai cards for their deck, thereby increasing their playing options and achieving a higher score. Each player also has three yōkai guardians (in the form of dice) that they can send to the large regions of the forest on the main board in order to obtain all kinds of new options that they can play during the game. These options can be structures they build in certain areas of the forest, soul crystals that generate resources when certain actions are carried out, and many others as well. The players also have the chance to help the mitamas, lost souls in search of redemption by using the chinkon fireflies.
There is truly a wide range of actions to carry out, and this is without taking into account the personal domain where the players can lay out another layer of additional strategy while managing the pilgrims. Pilgrims are followers of the player who embark upon journeys of contemplation and reflection who then share the experiences and learning they can along the spirit path with the Bitoku.
Recreate World War Two in 20 minutes! The perfect wargame for non-wargamers, Blitzkrieg! allows two players to battle across the War’s most iconic theatres, winning key campaigns and building military might.
Players draw army tokens from a bag to determine their starting forces and to replenish their losses. Rather than ‘fighting’ battles with dice or cards, players allocate their military resources to each theatre’s campaigns, winning victory points, further resources, special weapons, and strategic advantages as they play. Refight World War Two several times in one evening!
Includes Solo mode by Dávid Turczi
In Blood Rage, each player controls their own Viking clan’s warriors, leader, and ship. Ragnarök has come, and it’s the end of the world! It’s the Vikings’ last chance to go down in a blaze of glory and secure their place in Valhalla at Odin’s side! For a Viking there are many pathways to glory. You can invade and pillage the land for its rewards, crush your opponents in epic battles, fulfill quests, increase your clan's stats, or even die gloriously either in battle or from Ragnarök, the ultimate inescapable doom.
Most player strategies are guided by the cards drafted at the beginning of each of the three game rounds (or Ages). These “Gods’ Gifts” grant you numerous boons for your clan including: increased Viking strength and devious battle strategies, upgrades to your clan, or even the aid of legendary creatures from Norse mythology. They may also include various quests, from dominating specific provinces, to having lots of your Vikings sent to Valhalla. Most of these cards are aligned with one of the Norse gods, hinting at the kind of strategy they support. For example, Thor gives more glory for victory in battle, Heimdall grants you foresight and surprises, Tyr strengthens you in battle, while the trickster Loki actually rewards you for losing battles, or punishes the winner.
Players must choose their strategies carefully during the draft phase, but also be ready to adapt and react to their opponents’ strategies as the action phase unfolds. Battles are decided not only by the strength of the figures involved, but also by cards played in secret. By observing your opponent’s actions and allegiances to specific gods, you may predict what card they are likely to play, and plan accordingly. Winning battles is not always the best course of action, as the right card can get you even more rewards by being crushed. The only losing strategy in Blood Rage is to shy away from battle and a glorious death!
The Blood Rage: 5th Player Expansion introduces the mighty Ram clan into Blood Rage! This clan comes complete with 8 Warrior figures (in two different sculpts), 1 Leader Figure, 1 Ship figure, 1 Clan Sheet, 1 Plastic Glory Marker, 4 cardboard Clan tokens, 11 small colored bases, and 2 large colored bases.
This expansion introduces the option of playing Blood Rage with 5 players. The game board supports this by simply not having any province destroyed by Ragnarök before the beginning of the game. However, more players need more cards, so this expansion box comes with 24 "Gods' Gifts" cards (8 for each Age deck). All of these cards have the "5+" players pre-requisite listed on them. While most of them are extra copies of cards from the base game, there are a few new ones, like the "Widespread!" Quest, where you need to dominate any 2 provinces.
The Gods of Ásgard expansion:
Only two gods will be part of each game session. Randomly draw two god cards and place them next to the board so all players can see their powers. At the end of the initial setup, shuffle the Ragnarök tokens that are not on the board or on the Age Track and draw two of them. Look at the names of the two provinces listed on the tokens and place one god figure in each of them (these Ragnarök tokens are then put aside).
Each god's ability is always in effect, changing the rules of the province they're in. The rest of the provinces are not affected. After a player attempts to pillage a province containing a god figure, whether he succeeds in the pillaging or not, he must then move the god to a different unpillaged province that does not contain a god figure. So the two gods can never occupy the same province, and they never go to a pillaged or destroyed province.
At the beginning of the 2nd and 3rd Ages, the two gods are again placed in random provinces, determined by drawing 2 unused Ragnarök tokens.
The combination of the two gods used in each game creates a unique texture to that session. They affect draft choices and influence the flow of the battles. Will you try to benefit from a god's power again and again by moving him where you want and always pillaging his province? Or will you do your best to neutralize him by pillaging around his province? Perhaps you'll want to attempt a hopeless pillage on his province just to move him onto another province where he will hinder another player's plans. They add a whole new layer to the game, without adding hardly any complexity to the rules.
The miniatures each come with a tarot-sized God card.
Known by many names (Seiðmenn, Völva, Vísendakona, etc.) and possessed of different powers granted by their connection to the gods, these warrior-shamans will be a boon to any clan able to recruit them!
Mystics are special units (neither Warrior nor Monster) that players can only employ once they've given their clan one of the Mystic Clan Upgrades. Each of these Clan upgrades adds 1 Mystic figure to your clan's reserves, which you can then use to Invade and battle normally. All Mystics have STR 2 and the special ability that allows them to Invade at no Rage cost. Clans are only able to recruit a maximum of 2 Mystics.
Besides adding Mystics to your reserves, each of these Clan Upgrades grants your Mystics a special ability. If you collect several different upgrades, each of your Mystics will posses all the abilities you accumulated, making them incredibly resourceful and strategic additions to your clan!
The bonfires are sources of light, energy and warmth created by the guardians of light in order to brighten the cities on the otherwise dark planet. The residents of the cities however, took the bonfires for granted and exploited them for their personal gain. Disappointed the guardians of light retreated and let the bonfires extinguish. The citizens could no longer live in the now dark cities and were forced to leave.
You are a group of gnomes living close to the cities and you also need and the light of the bonfires. Missing it now, you try yourself to visit the cities and learn how to ignite the bonfires once again: You must visit the guardians of light on their holy islands and ask for tasks to prove your good will. For each completed task, they will re-ignite one extinguished bonfire. Whoever manages to earn the greatest trust from the guardians and manages to brighten their city the most will win the game.
The engine for the game are the three-coloured tiles you will be puzzling onto your player board. When you manage to place the same colours adjacent to one another, you will receive more action tiles of that specific kind. This will allow you to specialize in certain types of actions and pursue different strategies.
You can use the tiles to perform the following actions:
- Move your ship to an island
- Receive a task from an island by spending two resources
- Invite a guardian of light into your city
- Trigger a procession of guardians through your city and gain resources.
- Add a landscape tile to your city (this is where the processions take place)
- Recruit a gnome gaining a special ability or victory points
- Find support by the last bonfire, gaining portals, resources or action tiles
You will play in turn order until a fixed number of tasks has been solved, after which each player has 5 more turns. During final scoring, you will receive points for your completed tasks (the bonfires) and any improvements made there (portals, landscapes or guardians).
On Asperia, every day is unique and brings surprising events that constantly change the life and work of the gnomefolk. Now ancient trees have been reinvigorated by the guardians, while the gnomes seek the help of mysterious and mighty creatures.
In Bonfire: Trees & Creatures, the story continues, with players being able to expand the base game with three modules that can be combined with one another, in addition to being able to add a fifth player. Players can expand their city by acquiring and placing tree tiles above their path tiles, unlocking useful bonuses and new ways to score at the end of the game. At the beginning of the game, each player drafts a creature card with a unique ability. Every time the player who began the game places a new fate tile, a new event card that changes a certain rule is drawn and affects all players.
With a group of pioneers, you have left civilization behind to settle along the shores of Boonlake, a long-forgotten region inhabited by humans long ago. This unexplored area beckons you! Become part of a new community and commit yourself to the common good. Explore the landscapes, build houses and settlements, raise cattle, produce raw materials, and develop an infrastructure. Do your best to automate these processes. Seize the opportunity to make the best of your new life in Boonlake.
Boonlake is an expert game in which you are finding yourself improving your life — and your group's life — in this new territory...but how you accomplish this is completely up to you! Due to a novel action mechanism, each game progresses differently. Each action needs to be considered carefully since the other players also benefit from the action you choose. Besides this, the action determines how far you may move your ship — the further and faster, the better!
Brass: Birmingham on strateginen talouspeli, joka on jatkoa Martin Wallacen vuoden 2007 mestariteokselle, Brassille. Birmingham kertoo kyseisessä kaupungissa kilpailevista liikemiehistä ja -naisista teollisen vallankumouksen aikana, vuosina 1770 - 1870.
Kuten edeltäjässään, myös Birminghamissa pelaajat kehittävät teknologiaa, rakentavat teollisuutta ja verkostoituvat yrittäessään hyödyntää markkinoiden vaihteluita.
Peli pelataan kahdessa jaksossa. Ensin on kanaalien aika (1770-1830), jota seuraa rautateiden aika. Pelin voittaa keräämällä muita enemmän voittopisteitä ja pistelaskut tehdät kummankin jakson lopussa kanaalien ja rautateiden osalta, sekä ns. vakiintuneiden teollisuuslaattojen pohjalta. Teollisuudenaloina molemmissa Brasseissa ovat rauta, hiili ja puuvilla.
Birminghamin erikoisuus on olutteollisuus. Oluella voi myös “rasvata teollisuuden rattaita”: myydäkseen tuotteita eteenpäin, pitää kuluttaa olutvarantojaan. Uusia teollisuudenaloja ovat myös tehdastuotteet ja keramiikka.
Brass: Birminghamin lisäksi alkuperäinen Brass on myös nyt uudelleenjulkaistu nimellä Brass: Lancashire. Molemmat pelit näyttävät suorastaan upeilta verrattuna vuoden 2007 klassikkopainokseen. Molemmat ovat myös saaneet huikean hyviä arvosteluja. Peliin kannattaa tutustua jos vähän raskaammat talouspelit yhtään kiinnostavat.
Brass: Lancashire on komea uusversio Martin Wallacen palkitusta pelistä Brass (2007). Strateginen talouspeli kertoo kilpailevista 1800-luvun lopun teollisuusyrittäjistä Englannin Lancashiressä. Teollinen vallankumous on käynnissä ja pelaajien tavoitteena on kehittää, rakentaa ja verkottaa teollisuuttaan, siten että he voivat vastata kasvaneeseen raudan, hiilen ja puuvillaan kysyntään.
Peli jakaantuu kahteen osaan: ensimmäisessä rakennetaan tavaroiden kuljetusta varten kanaaleja ja toisessa rautateitä. Brass vaativa, mutta palkitseva peli.
Brass: Lancashire on Roxley Gamesin 2018 julkaisema versio, joka tekee aiemmin aika ankean näköisestä pelistä todella upean. Silmäkarkin lisäksi peliin on tullut joitakin sääntöpäivityksiä.
In Brian Boru: High King of Ireland, you strive to unite Ireland under your domain, securing control through might, cunning, and matrimony. Join forces to fend off Viking invaders, build monasteries to extend your influence, and gather support in towns and villages throughout the land. To become High King of all Ireland, you need to navigate a web of shifting alliances, outmaneuver your enemies, and grab history by the reins.
The success of the historical Brian Boru rested on three pillars: his victories against the Vikings, the favor he managed to garner with the Church, and the alliances he forged through political marriages. This became the foundation of the game, with each pillar becoming a suit in the trick-taking that forms the core of the mechanisms. Win a trick and you gain influence in a town, which, in turn, gains you majorities in the regions; if you lose the trick, however (deliberately or otherwise), you instead take an action corresponding to the suit of the card.