New Games Added
Following our board game vote a while back, we agreed that the first couple of games to be added to the Club would be:
The Crew: Mission Deep Sea
In the trick-taking card game The Crew: Mission Deep Sea, you and the other players work together to search for the lost continent of Mu. This new adventure takes your crew deep down into the abyss on a search for the fabled sunken land. How far you get depends entirely on how well you work together as a team. Card by card, trick by trick, your search party will discover the challenges that lie ahead and forge a path to Mu.
This new version of The Crew has the same innovative co-operative trick-taking mechanism as the highly lauded original game — but with some exciting new surprises! While communication between your crew members is severely limited by your submerged state, it is also critical to your success; finding the hidden land in the murky depths depends not only on winning tricks, but also on carefully negotiating the order in which they are won. If things don’t go as planned, you might just be able to salvage the operation, but it will take near flawless execution and perhaps a little luck to finally reach Mu.Game Description
Gloomhaven Jaws of the Lion
We have to give a massive shout out to Kris, who donated a copy of Gloomhaven to the club along with the sticker set to make the game reusable.
Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion is a standalone game that takes place before the events of Gloomhaven. The game includes four new characters — Valrath Red Guard (tank, crowd control), Inox Hatchet (ranged damage), Human Voidwarden (support, mind-control), and Quatryl Demolitionist (melee damage, obstacle manipulation) — that can also be used in the original Gloomhaven game.
The game also includes 16 monster types (including seven new standard monsters and three new bosses) and a new campaign with 25 scenarios that invites the heroes to investigate a case of mysterious disappearances within the city. Is it the work of Vermlings, or is something far more sinister going on?
Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion is aimed at a more casual audience to get people into the gameplay more quickly. All of the hard-to-organize cardboard map tiles have been removed, and instead players will play on the scenario book itself, which features new artwork unique to each scenario. The last barrier to entry — i.e., learning the game — has also been lowered through a simplified rule set and a five-scenario tutorial that will ease new players into the experience.Game Description
Kris refused to take anything for donating Gloomhaven and as a result, he got to pick another game we’d buy, which was the acclaimed Wingspan!
Wingspan is a competitive, medium-weight, card-driven, engine-building board game from Stonemaier Games. It’s designed by Elizabeth Hargrave and features over 170 birds illustrated by Beth Sobel, Natalia Rojas, and Ana Maria Martinez.
You are bird enthusiasts—researchers, bird watchers, ornithologists, and collectors—seeking to discover and attract the best birds to your network of wildlife preserves. Each bird extends a chain of powerful combinations in one of your habitats (actions). These habitats focus on several key aspects of growth:
- Gain food tokens via custom dice in a birdfeeder dice tower
- Lay eggs using egg miniatures in a variety of colors
- Draw from hundreds of unique bird cards and play them
The winner is the player with the most points after 4 rounds.Game Description
In addition, Kris also donated Rivals – Batman Vs Joker and the Warhammer Dice Masters game, Battle for Ultramar. A huge thanks from all of us at the committee!
Rivals – Batman vs Joker
Can Batman take down The Joker — or will he go mad trying? The action is fast and furious in DC Comics Deck-Building Game: Rivals – Batman vs The Joker as players vie to add the right mix of components to their decks, then launch attacks directly at their archnemesis! This set, which is compatible with any title in the DC Comics Deck-Building Game series, introduces confrontation rules that allow you to attack an opposing character and block cards that ward off confrontations.
The first player to drop the opponent three times wins, although each time an opponent gets dropped, he’ll rise up even stronger than before; in game terms, each player has three oversized character cards, and if you’re defeated, you reveal the next card with a booosted-up ability. Alternatively, if the main deck runs out of cards, the player with the most VPs wins.Game Description
Dice Masters – Battle for Ultramar
Set in the dark sci-fantasy world of Warhammer 40,000, Warhammer 40,000 Dice Masters allows players to build teams of iconic characters and warriors to battle it out for supremacy using custom dice and cards. Warhammer 40,000 Dice Masters uses the game system designed by Mike Elliott and Eric M. Lang for Dice Masters and is completely compatible with other games in the line. Four factions are available when the series first launches, and players can either build teams using a single faction or mix and match to create their own Dice Masters team.
The initial release of Warhammer 40,000 Dice Masters will be centered around the Battle for Ultramar Campaign Box. This starter box has fixed content set that includes everything needed for two players to play the game: a force of Ultramarines, a force of Deathguard, Sidekick dice, Basic Action dice, and dice bags for both players. More than twelve characters appear in the set, including the Ultramarines Primarch Roboute Guilliman and Chief Librarian Tigurius, as well as the Deathguard heroes Typhus and Mortarion.Game Description
More Games to Come
We will continue to add to our library of games at the club, do feel free to provide any suggestions on what you think would be a good game and we can add it to our potential games to buy list.
Arch Heretic and players of all things Chaos in the worlds of Warhammer 40k