Monday, 12 August 2013

GenCon 2013 - Board & Card Games Part 2

As with yesterday's  post there are more Board Games coming out at GenCon than you can imagine!  I'll likely need to do a follow up post on the games that I personally find tempting.

Games after the jump!


Game Salute
Serpent Stones - http://gamesalute.com/games/game.php?game=10
Serpent Stones is an interpretation of an ancient game believed to have been played by the Aztecs over 600 years ago. As head priest of an Aztec warrior house, you must command a specialized team of Aztec warriors in ritual combat on the battlefield to satisfy the gods. Drawing on the power of teotl from your temple stone, your warriors can wield specialized nahualli animal attacks to strike or capture opposing warriors standing in your team's way of capturing your opponent's temple stone. The gods may show you favor by giving you an advantage during battle, but will it be you or your opponent that quenches their insatiable blood thirst today?

Iello
Biblios - http://www.iellogames.com/Biblios.html
As an abbot of a medieval monastery, you compete with other abbots to amass the greatest library of sacred books. To do so, you need to have both the workers and resources to run a well-functioning scriptorium. To acquire workers and resources, you use a limited supply of donated gold. In addition, you must be on good terms with the powerful bishop, who can help you in your quest.

The Phantom Society - http://www.iellogames.com/The_Phantom_Society.html
WELCOME TO SCOTLAND!
Yes, welcome to this country famous for its whisky, the Highlands, its castles, and, of course... its ghosts!
The Phantom Society is a ghost-hunting game in which you play as sly spirits seeking to ruin a manor hotel or, if you prefer, intrepid ectoplasm hunters (a bit destructive round the edges) who never flater in the pursuit of their prey. While the ghosts have to be cunning and use psychology in order to remain concealed, the hunters use observation and deduction to flush out their sneaky targets.

Level 99 Games 
Seven Card Slugfest - http://www.lvl99games.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=8&products_id=43
Seven Card Slugfest is a high-energy bar-room brawl between various characters in the World of Indines. The game is a real-time card game that simulates a chaotic bar-room brawl.
The game is fun for kids and adults, allows a table to play as strategically as they like without diminishing fun or slowing the game.

Mayfair Games
The Downfall Of Pompeii - http://mayfairgames.com/game.php?id=407
Designed by Klaus-Jürgen Wrede, the creator of “Carcasonne”
Can you escape the inferno?
It’s the year of the Consulship of Augustus and Vespasianus. The rich, beautiful Roman city of Pompeii sits at the foot of majestic Mount Vesuvius. Renowned for exotic, easy, and ample luxury, the wealthy town attracts the best of Rome’s proud citizens.  But a terrible secret lies deep beneath the slopes of the mighty mountain. A primeval secret is about to unleash unspeakable horrors on this fateful afternoon. The mountain, so very long asleep, is finally reawakening…
Now you must struggle to get your compatriots out of the doomed town before they are engulfed. Rushing to avoid lava flows, your people must flee before Vesuvius explodes and ash seals their fate. Lead the most survivors to safety and you win !

Asgard's Chosen - http://mayfairgames.com/game.php?id=409
It is the end of the Bronze Age! A new era begins. Only recently have you discovered how to extract iron from the ore in the peat bogs, and it is best to use your new discovery before others use it against you. As a Teutonic lord your duty is to ensure your family line is preserved and that your land prospers and grows. Of course, every other lord seems to be thinking the same thing. The gods’ grant favors both to control creatures and to aid your goals. Make the proper sacrifices to the Æsir to appease their whims and Valhalla could be your reward!

Paizo Publishing
Pathfinder: Adventure Card Game - http://paizo.com/pathfinder/adventureCardGame
Enter a world of adventure with the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, a cooperative game for 1 to 4 players. Each player has a unique character composed of a deck of cards and a set of stats. Roleplayers will find the stats very familiar—characters have classes such as fighter, wizard, and rogue, as well as numbers that define strength, dexterity, intelligence, etc. You'll improve your character by acquiring new items, allies, spells, and weapons as you explore and overcome challenges; over time, you'll be able to customize your deck to better suit your own individual vision of your character.

Rio Grande Games
Boxcars -  http://riograndegames.com/Game/1270-BOXCARS
Build your own rail empire by acquiring existing railroad companies. Fund your
acquisitions by delivering freight across the country. The player who builds the most effective empire and accumulates the most wealth will win the game.
Play on a new version of the original U.S. BOXCARS mapboard or the new
mapboard of England, Scotland, and Wales.

Wizards Of The Coast
Lords Of Waterdeep : Scoundrels Of Skullport - http://www.wizards.com/dnd/Product.aspx?x=dnd/products/dndacc/35790000
Scoundrels of Skullport adds brand new content for the award-winning, bestselling board game, Lords of Waterdeep. It’s not one, but two, complete expansions; the sprawling dungeon of Undermountain and the criminal haven of Skullport.
Each thrilling location has unique characteristics and offers new play options, including new Lords, Buildings, Intrigue and Quest cards.
Owners of Lords of Waterdeep can use one or both of these new subterranean locations to add depth to their game experience. There’s also a new faction, the Gray Hands, so now a sixth player can join in the fun!

Wizkids
Star Trek: Attack Wing - http://wizkidsgames.com/blog/2013/03/11/neca-wizkids-announce-star-trek-attack-wing-heroclix-board-game/
Star Trek: Attack Wing is a tactical space combat HeroClix miniatures game, featuring collectible pre-painted ships from the Star Trek Universe.
Utilizing the FlightPath™ maneuver system used in FFGs Star Wars: X-Wing, you command your fleet in space combat & customize your ship with a Captain, crew, weapons and tech upgrades.