Games Seeking Publication

The following games are being offered for publication by their respective designers. Publishers interested in contacting the designers may do so below. Designers' contact information will not be shared with publishers unless the designer responds to the publisher's email.

 
 

5-4-3-2-1 - Wren Games

5-4-3-2-1 is a card game of bluffing, planning and luck. Can you get the the right mixture of resources to succeed?

Players

2 - 4

Age

8 and up

Playtime

20 min



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8 Seconds - GJJ Games

<b>8 Seconds</b> is a press-your-luck dice and card game for 1-8 players about the action and excitement of bull riding in a rodeo. Roll your dice and match your moves to the moves of the Bulls. But beware the rodeo clowns! There are only two on staff, so if you roll a third Rodeo Clown you’ll have to fill in and you won’t score your Bull!
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Components consist of 8 dice, a deck of 28 Bull cards, 30 Foul Tokens, and 8 reference cards.
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Dice can have one of five different values on each face: Turn, Buck, Kick, Blank, or Rodeo Clown. Rodeo Clowns are kept, Blanks are rerolled, and everything else can either be kept or rerolled.
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There is also a deck of 28 Bull cards. Each Bull requires 3-7 dice to be placed on it. Players must match their dice rolls to the moves indicated on the cards (turns, kicks, and bucks) in order to successfully ride the Bull. At the start of a player's turn they draw three Bull cards and then roll the dice. They can reroll dice as needed, according to the rules, until they either get Bucked Off (have three Rodeo Clowns, or too many Rodeo Clowns to successfully ride a Bull), choose to Dismount, or successfully Ride a Bull. After each roll, including the initial roll, the player must discard one of the their Bull cards before they can reroll. If they successfully ride a Bull before getting Bucked Off they'll get to collect that Bull card and earn the points indicated.
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Throughout the game players can also earn Foul Tokens that let them reroll Rodeo Clown dice, gain extra Bulls to attempt, reroll without discarding a Bull, or earn extra points at the end of the game.
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The game goes until one player has successfully ridden three Bulls, and then everyone else gets a final turn. The winner is the player with the most points in Bulls and Foul Tokens.
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<b>The Riders - Mini Expansion</b> - The Riders is a mini expansion for 8 Seconds that adds a bit of variety by giving each player special abilities. At the beginning of the game each player will get to take on the role of a character. Throughout the game players can use their characters' special abilities to affect their turns and drive their strategies. The Riders includes 20 different characters.
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<b>Golden Buckle - Mini Expansion</b> - The Golden Buckle mini expansion adds 12 Golden Buckle cards that require all eight dice to earn. At the beginning of each game four Golden Buckles are laid out. If any player successfully completes a Golden Buckle they may acquire it for various rewards, from extra points to special Foul Token bonuses, without counting toward the three Bull end of game trigger.
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More information: <a href="http://georgejaros.com/8sec" target="_Blank">http://georgejaros.com/8sec</a>

Players

1 - 8

Age

8 and up

Playtime

15 min



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Alien Overrun - Overrun Studios

The year is 2084 and you are a member of an elite repair unit operating on the edge of known space. Whenever major mining equipment breaks down your team gets the call. Your mission: repair the damaged power core and clear the base of any alien presence. Succeed and you will be a hero. Fail and you next job may be on a space garbage skow.

The object of the game is to reach and repair the reactor core. But to do this you must deal with an alien presence that has overrun the facility. You have taken remote control of one of the mining facilities mining rigs and uploaded a specialization program. You will take turns exploring the mining facility, gathering resources, upgrading your rig, and pressing your luck in combat as you make your way through an endless onslaught of aliens. Ultimately you must reach and defeat the alien Queen so that you can repair the core before it goes critical.

Players

1 - 4

Age

12 and up

Playtime

120 min



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Anomaly - Rocket Science Board Games

Anomaly is a 4x sci-fi board game about deep space exploration, resource management, space stations and combat which plays in 30-60 minutes.

The universe is vast, and vastly unforgiving...
Anomaly is a science fiction board game for 2-4 players about deep space exploration, resource management, space stations and combat. Take control of one of four alien races, each with their own unique abilities and tactics. At the helm of your civilization’s deep space explorer fleet you must explore the universe, expand your territory, exploit every resource and, if it comes to it, exterminate your opposition.

A 4X experience that plays in an hour.
Anomaly is designed as a full 4X experience that plays out within a time frame of 40-60 minutes. Anomaly offers high-grade components and a simple set of rules that allows for both tactical and strategic decision-making as well as fluid, immersive game play.

Dynamic win conditions
As you explore the universe, you will discover Anomalies that generate the win conditions for each particular game. Four unique player races, 6 Anomalies, 38 Upgrades and a random combination of 19 different space Sector tiles will grant you many hours of deep space exploration!

 
 

Apokalypsis - Nova Suecia Games

http://novasuecia.se/apokalypsis/home.html

It is 1600 BC and the Minoan island of Thera is prospering. Agriculture and fishing is abundant, culture and science flourish and the people live in peace and harmony. But with the prosperity follows pride. The people venture to challenge the Gods and the punishment is devastating. Volcanic eruptions and earthquakes, waves and storms, fall upon Thera and the island is slowly swallowed by the sea. The society breaks down and it is every man for himself in a desperate struggle to survive.

Apokalypsis takes the players back to the Ancient Greece. As the wrath of the Gods fall upon you, you must interpret the omens and foresee the cataclysms. You do this by choosing a secret omen card each turn. Once several omens point out the same part, the land tiles are turned into sea and all meeples on them perish. Move your meeples to safety, build bridges to span rifts and push away other meeples if necessary. In the end, only one will survive.


Apokalypsis
 
 

Assassination - Rocket Science Board Games

The goal of a demagogue is to take out all opposition and ultimately rule over all. Command angelic and demonic agents for power and control!

Assassination is a fast paced card game of stealth, intrigue and dominance taking place in the world of Cataclysm.


Assassination
Players

2

Age

13 and up

Playtime

20 min



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Bacon Wars - Born Weird Productions

Dark times have fallen over the kingdom of Baconia, the mythical kingdom where bacon grows on trees. Beloved and powerful Queen Angie O'Plasty has died and left no heir, leaving the barons competing for supremacy.

In Bacon Wars, you are a baron(ess) vying for dominance over Baconia in the power vacuum the Queen left. Can you be the baron that seizes control over the delicious land?

Each player controls bacon orchards and uses bacon strips (yielded in part by those orchards) to play cards. Cards come in several different types and require different bacon costs be paid in order to be played. Players take turns drawing cards and spending bacon to play them until there is a winner. To win, a player must either: A) be the only player with any orchards left, or B) have two level 3 orchards at the beginning of his or her turn.


Bacon Wars
 
 

Bandito Holdup - Foolish Mortals

A fancy frontier town has just been built. This has attracted the attention of nearby gangs of outlaws. You control one such gang. Rumour has it the town is full of Treasure and important people, who can be kidnapped for a hefty ransom. Your gang could literally make a killing, looting and pillaging this town. The only problem is those other darned gangs, who have the same idea as you. Looks like shootouts with them are inevitable. As per the Bandito Code, gangs may only send one gang member to a shootout at a time. Grab your hat and gun; it’s high noon and you’ve got an itchy trigger finger.

Bandito Holdup is a 2-4 player shoot 'em up. Each player takes control of a gunslinger, and then shoots, steals and kidnaps their way to victory during the course of multiple gunfights.

Players plan out their turns ahead of time, secretly laying down 5 action cards at the beginning of each round. After all cards have been placed, the actions are resolved. This planning ahead allows all players to think simultaneously, shortening the downtime between turns. Shrewd players who are able to predict the actions of their opponents will have certainly have an advantage.

The game is composed is multiple gunfights, which are played out on various maps. Each gunfight is given a game mode. Game modes include: free-for-all, team, and a 'cooperative' heist mode where the Players are robbing a bank.

In-between gunfights players will be able to acquire new weapons and upgrade their action card decks.

8 maps offer variety in terms of terrain and game modes.

Bandito Holdup is a tactical yet fun game for 2-4 players, and lasts 60-90 minutes.


Bandito Holdup
Players

2 - 4

Age

10 and up

Playtime

75 min



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Battle for the Universe - Competitive Card Game - It's in Our Nature Games

Battle For the Universe is a competitive, two-player card game, where players construct decks to prove they lead the ultimate superpowered team in Slab City! The players choose Heroes, Villains, or anything in between, along with locations where they can square off to display their prowess or save the day.

Slab City Beatdown is the core set for Battle For The Universe, introducing players to a world in which the characters interact. Will Slab City be ruled by one Villain? Will the Heroes rescue enough civilians to save the day? What secrets are hidden in the city streets? The fate of Slab City is in your hands!

In this game, players will create a unit of 54 cards. They will choose a Base, which will detail the team the player has chosen. They will choose an Objective, which tells them if they are heroic or villainous, it also determines the goal in which they need to accomplish to win the game. They will create a 40-card play deck, with characters, objects, and one-shot single use action cards. Lastly, they will choose a 12-card Location deck to represent where the epic battles in Slab City will take place. Battle For The Universe has multiple paths to victory, and not all involve killing your opponent. Some players may opt to rescue civilians. Others may try to amass wealth or simply beat and bring opposing characters to justice. All of these goals are possible, and more. Battle For The Universe: Slab City Beatdown has over 300 cards in its base set to build your most powerful team!

 
 

Battle of Souls - No Limit Games, Inc.

Battle of Souls is a 2+ player trading card game. In Battle of Souls you deploy (summon) warriors of different ranks and warrior sects to drain your opponents soul points (life points) and win the game. The theme of the game carries alone with historical warriors such as Samurai, Mongolian, Roman etc.. In Battle of Souls, each player starts with 8000 life points which in our game is referred to as soul points. The objective of the game, or otherwise stated the win condition is to be the first player to reach 16000 soul points. This is done by dealing damage to your opponent from the attacks of your deployed (summoned) warriors. Each time your opponent takes damage of any type, including any cost to activate an effect, you gain that much SP (soul points) and vice versa. This mechanic insures that there will always be a definite victor and never a draw game. The second win condition is if one player runs out of cards to draw from their decks, they lose the game. GAME FLOW: Each player starts the game by drawing 5 cards from their deck to their hand. The first play to take a turn draws one additional card at the beginning of their turn. Each turn the player is able to deploy only one fighter (warrior, elite warrior, warlord, legendary warrior) to their side of the field. The first player to take his/her turn may not attack on that turn. The last player to draw is the first that can attack. The fighter cards are ranked in the following order, along with deployment requirements: Warrior > No special requirements Elite Warrior > Tribute a warrior that has 3 kill counters on it (kill counters are gained whenever a fighter destroys another fighter in battle) Warlord > Tribute an Elite Warrior with 5 kill counters on it Legendary Warrior > Tribute a Warlord with 7 kill counters on it, in addition to an Elite Warrior and Warrior on your side of the field. Equipment cards can be played face up or set face down to be used at a later time. Some are one time use and others are continuous Tactic cards are played face down on the turn you play them from your hand and may be activated by flipping face up on any turn after they were first played as long as the effect conditions are met (if any) Battlefield cards are played face up and only one Battlefield card can be active on the field at any time. If a Battlefield card is in play when another is played, the previous one is destroyed. FIELD LIMITATIONS: On the field, each player can have a maximum of 5 fighter cards in play 1 battlefield, and 6 total equipment or tactic cards PHASES: The game phases are as follows for each turn Draw phase > Player draws a card Ready phase > All fighters that are currently in rest position (This is the position a fighter is changed to after a successful attack) are switched to attack position Main phase > Player can deploy, special deploy, activate equipment, battlefield, or previously set tactic cards as well as utilize any effects whose condition is met. Battle phase > Player sends his/her warriors to fight Main phase 2: do the same as the first main phase with the exception of deploying a fighter if the player already did so during the first main phase. Special deployments are limitless and can be done any number of times up to the max allows fighters in play. End phase: player ends their turn and discards a card from their hand if they are carrying 7 or more cards in hand.


Battle of Souls
 
 

Battle on Deck! - Blue Fool Games

You're the Pirate Captain, and you live or die by your Ship. Your field is the deck of your Ship. Your opponents' fields are theirs. You cannot be damaged directly, but if the Ship is lost, you've lost. Draw your cards, play your hand, and prepare for battle!


Battle on Deck!
Players

2 - 4

Age

12 and up

Playtime

30 min



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Battle Roads Miniatures - Mike Becnel Games

Battle Roads Miniatures is a car vs car combat board game set in a post apocalyptic world in which society is rebuilding from the ashes of a massive plague and nuclear war. The nuclear war was a result of opposing governments blaming each other for causing the plague. In a nutshell, Battle Roads Miniatures is a miniatures based game where cars with big guns try to blow each other off the roads.

Players

2 - 4

Age

13 and up

Playtime

120 min



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Become a King - Board Games Hate Pini

"Become a King" is a deck building solo game. It is designed to give the player a unique sense of quick advancement from being a baron that controls a few baronies and villages to becoming a king.
During the game the player will improve the deck by gaining more powerful cards using force or diplomacy, while removing the weaker cards. While doing so, every time the player shuffles the deck a rival is created. The number of rivals the player creates will determine the strength of the final kingdom they need to overtake to win the game.

Players

1

Age

8 and up

Playtime

20 min



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Brass Empire Expansion - Rock Manor Games

Brass Empire takes place in a Steampunk universe and each player takes on the role of a different corporation hiring the best employees, constructing building, and manufacturing steam-powered machines. Players battle and sabotage each other to amass economic wealth and influence to win the game.

Overview:

Welcome to the Steampunk world of Cobalt. For centuries, Cobalt has been ruled by corporations seeking to enhance their wealth and influence with Brass. Brass doesn’t just fuel the economy but literally fuels the technology and transportation of the world through its unique thermodynamic properties. Every day these companies compete and battle to expand their territory and authority. Companies work to optimize their labor force and resources to mine the most Brass in each territory through corporate espionage, technology, security, and even sabotage. You work for such a company and have been tasked with expanding into a new region by constructing new corporate buildings, hiring employees, and battling other companies in the area. The player who earns the most Brass will lead his company to victory in the region.

Each turn, you will play Employee cards from your hand to gain resources. These resources will allow you to acquire new Employees, Buildings and Units for your deck. Along the way, you will acquire buildings to enhance your hold on the region and command units to attack other companies and mine for Brass. At the end of the game, the player with the most Brass is the winner.

Players

1 - 5

Age

8 and up

Playtime

60 min



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Cafe Shoppe - Pickle Cat Games

A rival barista is boasting they have better drinks than you do. In a bid to prove them wrong you must start concocting elaborate drinks. But keep an eye on your rivals to safeguard your drinks and for chances to sabotage theirs. In this fast paced card game can you outmaneuver your competition and come out on top with the most customers in your shoppe?

Players

2 - 5

Age

13 and up

Playtime

10 min



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Clockwork Renaissance - Blue Fool Games

The year is 1525 in the Republic of Florence, and the city-state prospers under the rule of the Medici family. It is a time of artistry, of education, and of invention. All over the land, people are vying to find a patron, one of the rich noble families who will support and encourage a creative soul with their wealth, fame, and good name.

One of the members of these illustrious nobility is looking for a fresh, young mind to carry into the halls of history. To find the best and brightest, the Patron has organized a challenge. All geniuses should seek to emulate the greatest man of their time, Leonardo da Vinci, and therefore, the most worthy artist will be the one who can turn Leonardo’s dreams into reality.

As one of the Patron’s hopeful aspirants, you have been invited to one of daVinci’s private laboratories, to compete against other artists in their goal to follow in the late Master’s footsteps. Your job is to maneuver around the puzzle that is daVinci’s lab, traversing the rotating gears of his workshop, all the while assembling a team of expert engineers to study and be the first to build a replica of one of da Vinci’s designs. The first recruit to successfully assemble and test the proposed machine will win the coveted spot in the Patron’s household. Do you have what it takes to win?

The object of the game is to move around a moving gear board, with each gear offering up a different resource for your build - plans, engineers, tools, and materials. The plans tell the players what other resources they need to collect. Plans are played with cards, engineers and tools are played on tokens (so they can be left on a board location), and materials are played with shards.

Once a player has all of the resources necessary to complete his build, they can move on to the final gear to assemble their creations, and then return to the beginning of the room.


Clockwork Renaissance
 
 
 
 

Cosmoclasm - Nova Suecia Games

http://www.novasuecia.se/cosmoclasm/home.html

The fate of the solar system is at stake as several cosmic factions struggle for supremacy. As a commander of a star fleet, it is your duty to position your forces at the right time at the right planet and claim it for your faction. Beware, the strongest faction will claim the entire planet and there is no space for runners-up in the solar system.

Cosmoclasm is a tense fight for supremacy over twelve planets of a solar system. The players take on the roles of star fleet commanders, maneuvering four different weapon systems and attempting to obtain local superiority. They do this by playing cards to increase their strength or pass to immediately assess the strength balance. Each majority allows the placement of a battle station and most battle stations claim the entire planet. However, each battle station influences several planets so a tactical loss around one planet may very well turn into a strategic victory in the solar system. To win Cosmoclasm, you must know which cards to play and which to keep to be able to win the decisive majorities.


Cosmoclasm
 
 

Creature Craze! - Creature Craze!

This draw and discard card game is simple to learn but challenging to master. The objective is to build a complete creature that's worth the most points. You get to enhance your creature with crazy accessories and special powers for bonus points, play negative points on other players and even steal their creature pieces! The player with the most points wins! This game is suitable for ages 8 and up and helps teach math skills too! It's unique, silly, visually fun, and different each time you play so it keeps your interest. Don't be fooled by the simplicity of game-play. It takes strategy and planning to win.


Creature Craze!
Players

2 - 6

Age

8 and up

Playtime

15 min



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Dead Ends - Blue Fool Games

Dead Ends is a solitaire card game where the player shuffles the cards, then places the Entrance card on the top of the deck, and the Exit card on the bottom.

The cards consist of Path Cards - hallways, intersections, and dead ends - Item Cards - which can be used at certain spots in the game - and Choice Cards - where the player needs to make a decision regarding their path.

The goal is to reach the end of the deck without getting lost. The player loses the game by getting "lost", meaning that they have no possible exits from the most recent intersection on their map.


Dead Ends
 
 

Defend the Village - Vortex Games & Publishing

Defend the Village is a Cooperative Deck-Building game in which 1-5 heroes team up to save a village under distress from low-life bandits and hard-hitting villains! You take turns buying new weapons, potions and helpful items while also fighting off bandits before they destroy all six of your battlegrounds all the while praying you have enough strength to destroy all 5 villains! Do you and your fellow heroes have what it takes to defeat these villains and save this innocent village? Only time will tell… Each player is dealt a random Hero with their own stats and ability. Each player also starts with the same starting hand. On each players turn they will reveal a card from the bandit deck and then spend the cards from their hand to purchase new items, or fight a Bandit or Villain. Easy to learn, tough to survive.


Defend the Village
 
 

DemocraSea - Oat and Noodle Studios

A game of parrrlimentary procedure on the high seas! After a mutiny, pirates aboard the good ship Due Process have struck on a more egalitarian way to divvy up treasure. Without a captain, players rely on their wits, political savvy, and a talking parrot to collect the most loot before the end of the voyage. Each turn, players traverse the board performing sailing actions, which add loot to the game's treasure chest. When they reckon there's sufficient booty, one of the players calls for a parley to divide the loot. Players take turns secretly reaching into the chest to take a hidden share of loot. Once all the treasure is divided, pirates vote on whether to keep their hidden shares, or return the loot to the chest. To gain the support of the crew, it's important to be fair. Just...not too fair. Will you take what you deserve? Or maybe a little extra? Can you trust the pirates who reached in before you? DemocraSea is a great way to try your hand at politics, just be sure you know a reliable hook merchant.

 
 

Dr. Potomos' Incredible Escape - Andrew Stackhouse

Help Dr. Potomos build an incredible machine and escape from the zoo. First you'll have to find her enclosure and buildings to ransack for parts, but don't get caught by your zookeeper!


Dr. Potomos' Incredible Escape
Players

2 - 4

Age

6 and up

Playtime

20 min



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Dragonstone - Otravez Games

A Role Playing Game with board miniatures and cards

Players

2 - 6

Age

10 and up

Playtime

60 min



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Duel of the Magi - Cool Nerd Games

Duel of the Magi is a deck-building game that combines fantasy board games, drafting, and TCG fighting mechanics for a complete and unique experience. Players start by choosing one of the four magi classes, each of which have a unique ability to be used during the game. While taking turns players choose sets of spells to include or exclude in the game. Once this phase is complete, the chosen cards of each spell type are then shuffled together and placed on the board in the appropriately labeled spots. Staged face-up, the cards are drafted one at a time from the board as each player builds their own customized deck of spells. Once deck building is complete, the game board is flipped over to the dueling ground side and players engage in a spell casting fight to determine the winner. Part of the dueling strategy is gamesmanship in the form of alliances and negotiations. Do what you must to ensure you survive to the end.

Players

2 - 4

Age

10 and up

Playtime

45 min



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Dungeon Brawl - Tableflip Games

You and your fellow adventurers have defeated the dungeon boss... but now you don't agree on who deserves what treasure. Choose your class, design your deck, pick your treasure and destroy your former friends in this Deck Constructing, Take-That, Free-For-All.

Players

3 - 5

Age

13 and up

Playtime

20 min



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Dysplacement - Scrapyard Armory Games

In the far future, major corporations control the fate of countries and ply their influence over resources and politics to guide the fate of humanity.

Take on the role of a mega corporation as you send out your Agents around the world to secure resources, tackle missions, and establish influence.

Over six turns you and your fellow players will deploy agents (workers) with hidden strengths to different locations around the world. After all Agents have been placed, each location is resolved and the player with the highest total agent strength gets to influence the location as well as taking the first pick of the available action spaces.

Agents can be acquired or upgraded. Technology research in Weapons, Cybernetics, and Politics will grow your company's strength as you try to outwit your opponents and secure enough Victory Points to win the day.


Dysplacement
Players

2 - 4

Age

12 and up

Playtime

60 min



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Eat the Villagers - Butter Knife Concepts

Eat the Villagers gets you and your friends laughing and talking together, making eye contact that is not distracted by the blue glow of your cell phones. We want your face time to be done with your faces. We knew our game had to be portable, small, easy to learn, and quick to play; and it is. Eat the Villagers fits in your pocket, takes 5 minutes to learn, and about 15 minutes to play. It's meant to be enjoyed between the time you've ordered your food and the time it arrives.

Players

2 - 10

Age

6 and up

Playtime

15 min



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Eriath - Diesel Games

The year is 2145 and civilizations on Earth have developed unimaginable technological advancements that allow travel, career opportunities and adventures beyond the restrictions of our atmosphere. Adventurers are blasting through the open space transporting goods and passengers in state of the art space ships. Unfortunately, the Eriath isn't one of those.

Wanting to get your own piece of the action, you and your inexperienced crew, scrounged all your money together and purchased the Eriath, a beat-up, first generation hauler that was scheduled for scraps. As you and your rookie crew set into the vast open space to deliver your cargo and live the space dream, disastrous events start occurring throughout the ship. You must scramble to extinguish fires, fix hull breaches, and make difficult decisions that will affect you and your crew. Will you have what it takes to survive?

You must scramble to extinguish fires, fix hull breaches, and make difficult decisions that will affect you and your crew. Will you have what it takes to survive? Probably not, but you'll have a blast trying.

Gather up to five of your friends and struggle to keep your cargo safe from pirates, your crew safe from alien abduction, and to keep this ship from completely falling apart.

Eriath is a cooperative survival game. You and the other players are challenged throughout the game in order to keep the ship from falling apart. You will need to strategize and coordinate your actions to extinguish fires, combat aliens and pirates, fix hull breaches and more. Use your character's strengths to overcome the many obstacles that you face.

Each playable character has their own special abilities and characteristics. In addition to those, a strength and weakness card are drawn to modify gameplay for each character. Overcome the weaknesses by working together as a team in order to win the game.

Multiple disaster cards will be drawn at the end of each turn, throughout the game causing the players to scramble to put out fires, fight Aliens and Pirates, restore power and more. Do you like a challenge? Then Eriath is the game for you!

There are so many ways to lose Eriath, but only one way to win. You must survive!

Players

2 - 6

Age

8 and up

Playtime

30 min



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Final Boss: The card game - Final Boss

In Final Boss, players compete against each other to be the one who defeats the Final Boss. Kill monsters to collect power-ups and destroy your competitors!

Final Boss features 2 basic decks: Enemies and Drops with hilarious video game references and frenzy "take that" mechanics.

Oh, and do not forget: a Final Boss can appear and turn the tides of a game at any moment!

Players

1 - 6

Age

13 and up

Playtime

30 min



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Finish LIne - Marino Games

Players take turns placing games and forming a line based on the card's top speed. One side of the card features a description of the vehicle, sport or event while the other side features the speed in miles per hour and kilometers per hour. Players need to place the card in the correct way otherwise they have to draw a new card. When players are able to play through their entire hand, they win. Over 300 cards including astronomy, sports, vehicles, animals, plants, weather and more. Who will be the first to cross the Finish Line?

Players

2 - 6

Age

10 and up

Playtime

15 min



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Frostbite - Neanderthal Games

"The freezing wind rips at the strappings of our hut. I feel it bite at my knuckles, slicing the flesh open. Our time here is short. The wildlife has all moved on and we must follow. We are leaving everything we know behind in search of warmth before it is too late. Even the sun does not show her face here anymore. The revenge of winter is upon us. I fear some may not make it out alive…”

In Frostbite, players collect resources and assemble huts, but must be wary of the bitter cold while doing so. The weather changes constantly and the temperature keeps falling. Players must endure until the final shelters are created!

Each player has five action points per round to use for: migrating, scouting, hunting, gathering wood, crafting shelter, and raiding other clans.

Players migrate by moving their clan member tokens. They may only gather wood in forest regions, and may only hunt in regions with wildlife. Hunting success is determined by die roll. When failing to kill wildlife, a card is drawn to determine the direction it runs away, possibly into another clan's territory. Once players have enough resources, they may build or upgrade shelters.

After each round, cards are drawn to decrease the temperature in different areas. Clan members die if they occupy a region that is too cold, but this may be mitigated by fur coats and shelters.

Only the clans that complete their villages will survive and claim victory.

Players

1 - 4

Age

12 and up

Playtime

60 min



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Gallery Show - Paul Guse Games

I´m currently working on my very first attempt of designing a board game. It is called "Gallery Show" and it is about four artists competing to set up the best art show. Each player is to hang their best paintings while trashing the other players' so the attention goes to them.

Players

2 - 4

Age

12 and up

Playtime

30 min



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Greed Land - Marino Games

Your grandfather, Dr. Alexander Greed has passed away. In his will, he leaves his amusement park, Greed Land to you. The catch: his other grandchildren also have ownership of Greed Land. All of the grandchildren need to meet at Greed Land, otherwise they forfeit their share of the inheritance. The grandchildren that show up decide that they do not want to share Greed Land; that is not in their nature. They decide to have a contest, with only one rule: whoever earns the most money in 3 years will be the sole owner of Greed Land. Everything else is fair game.


Greed Land
Players

2 - 4

Age

14 and up

Playtime

60 min



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Grimterra - Grimterra

Grimterra is a 2-6 player deck-building and dueling card game. Each player uses up to 3 heroes along with special equipment and combat moves to try to vanquish all opposing heroes. Hero abilities and combat cards are biased towards certain unique traits such as strength, agility, intellect, and darkness.

Players

2 - 6

Age

8 and up

Playtime

30 min



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Hallux Rigidus - InfiNate to Elevate

Each person plays the role of a character that returns to Hallux Rigidus to gather evidence and discover the identity of the villain causing the horrors that plague this small community. Once the identity and location of the villain is discovered, the players travel to that location in an attempt to overcome and banish the villain back to the netherworld. The first player to successfully accomplish this (and retain his or her sanity) is the winner! Movement: At the beginning of each turn characters may move to any adjacent space from their present location (not diagonally). Characters are not required to move and may remain in the same space as long as they desire. A character may never enter a river space and may only cross the river by using the bridge (in the center of town). Certain character abilities and possessions may allow a character to move more than one space at a time; however, a character is not required to use their full movement capability. For example, if a character has the bicycle (Move +2) he or she may move up to three spaces each turn or not at all. Looking at Evidence Chits: After movement is completed if a character is in a building which contains an evidence chit he or she may look at that chit. Care should be taken not to reveal the chit to other players. The suspect or location found on that chit should then be secretly marked off the list found on the character growth chart. The letter on the space should also be noted so players can keep track of where each piece of evidence was collected so they don't keep revisiting the same location. Certain character abilities allow characters to view more than one evidence chit per turn. The same procedure should be used for each evidence chit examined. After a character has visited all the evidence locations, the suspect and location not marked off will reveal the solution to the mystery. A free copy of the rules can be downloaded from: https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/hallux-rigidus/download/53F6EBF2-B008-11E5-9DCA-B3D72AC3EA67


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Hallux Rigidus; Thunder Bridge - InfiNate to Elevate

Setup Each tile has two sides, the top is a normal bridge section. The flip side is a broken bridge section. Lay 16 to 20 tiles in a row (side by side), with the dark edges being the sides. The broken bridge tiles may not be facing up on the first three tiles (from the left) and may not be placed next to one another. Following this guideline place as many broken tiles face up as you wish, across the table; representing the span of the Thunder Bridge. Each player chooses a token and places it on the second tile from the left (so there is one open tile behind the tokens – to their left). Starting The Game The oldest player takes the die and rolls it, then play continues clockwise. He or she may move (to the right) the number of tiles the die displays, or may help other players move (to the right) by offering to share the number displayed with another player(s). You may not end your turn on a broken tile. You must roll a number large enough to leap across (or fall into the chasm below -ending the game; everyone a loser). Once each player has rolled the die and moved appropriately, one person (the youngest) rolls the die representing Thunder Bridge; the roll of a 1 or 2 causes two tiles to fall away into the chasm. The roll of a 0 or 3 causes one tile to fall into the chasm (remove them from the play area). Any player tokens on the lost tiles fall into the chasm below - ending the game; everyone a loser. Continue playing until everyone is safely across the bridge (or any player is lost into the chasm). Winning The Game The first player to get off the last bridge tile to the right (while assuring everyone else is safe) wins the game.

 
 

Heifer Heist - Cow&Duck Studios

Heifer Heist is a family friendly board game that gives a spin on the classic alien-cownapping tale. Aliens who have crash landed on Earth find themselves in a need of organic material to power their tools to fix their ships, and fortunately they've landed in a field of cows! Of course, the farmer isn't pleased about the aliens 'borrowing' his cattle. The aliens must dodge the farmer while racing to be the first to gather 10 cows and escape. The players must guide the aliens through the farm, collecting cows and returning them to their own ships. The farm is a set of tiles, initially upside down, which are revealed as the players progress. The game allows for both competitive and cooperative play.


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hoard 'n' plunder - Pierce Design

website http://piercedesign.wix.com/pierce-design#!about2/c34z

Hoard 'n' Plunder
Take on the role of a pirate in this game of greed and revenge

In this fun game of greed and revenge attempt to build your treasure hoard as the other players attempt to pilfer your coffers but they better watch out because you are all pirates and two can play at that game.
This is a great pick up and play game with quick setup and few mechanics in the vein of uno. It is a good game for those that enjoy intense strategy but it is also simple and easy to learn so it is accessible for both children and advanced adult players alike. Above all it is fun there will be alot of trash talking and grudges but no one will feel victimized for long because in this game its never long before the victim becomes predator and vice versa.


hoard 'n' plunder
Players

2 - 6

Age

7 and up

Playtime

15 min



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House Rules - House Rules

House Rules is a battle royale card game where you fight your friends with whatever you can get your hands on, all the while you and your opponents change and evolve the rules of the engagement. The game is designed to be changed and remixed with the included dry-erase pen; all cards are dry erasable! In addition to the weapons and rules that come with the game, blank weapons and rules are included so that players can get as weird as they want to!

Players

3 - 6

Age

16 and up

Playtime

30 min



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Hunting Sasquatch - Spyglass Games

Hunting Sasquatch is a fast pace game where players take on the roles of various hunters and travel around north america trying to locate him.

Game Play:
Game play is very simple, players draw a hunter card which will give them various powers. They will then choose to visit a face up location or choose to flip one. Either way they will take all 8 dice and roll them matching up symbols first on Death Conditions the on Victory Conditions. After this is done if neither is filled out they may choose to roll the fate dice which either lets them re-roll the remaining dice or take the trap effect ending their turn. Players may push their luck and keep rolling dice however if the death fills in they discard their hunter and end their turn. IF they fill in Victory they take the card and gain VP and play passed on, when a set number of hunters (determined by number of players) his the discard the game ends.

Mechanics
Press your Luck
Dice Rolling/Placement Game

Theme:
Humors theme with cartoon artwork and has been a hit with children who love the easy game play and cute art. Families like it for this reason and we have seen most gamers who like fast casual games enjoy it as well.


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Iconoclasm - Nova Suecia Games

http://novasuecia.se/iconoclasm/home.html

Fire, water, earth, air and spirit are the elements, of which worlds are created. It is your duty to unite them into a world in balance. Beware, if the balance is disturbed, the elements will clash and the unity break until only one element dominates the world. But perhaps that is what you secretly desire?

In Iconoclasm, the players represent ancient gods that create a world together. Elements are placed, units are formed and the world is in balance. But each unit is dedicated to one element only and soon they begin to clash. The iconoclasm has started and it will not end until only one element dominates the world. Iconoclasm is a simple and yet tactically deep game where the players take turns to place element tokens on the game board. Once formed in units of seven, the icon of the strongest element is placed in the unit. However, as more units are formed, the elements will clash, leaving one unit is destroyed and the other weakened. At the end, only the strongest unit will prevail and one element become the one and only. Will it be your element or will it be eliminated from the world? Play Iconoclasm and find out!


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Ije - Kc Games

IJE is a casual fun board game with a jungle setting. It's about friends who survived a shipwreck and must race to through the jungle hurdle, getting as much points as possible as they trick death.

It's played with cards and players pad which is moved on the game board. In Ije, just as reflected in life, it's not necessarily the first to begin that wins the race; it involves strategic thinking too!

Players

2 - 4

Age

7 and up

Playtime

45 min



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Infusion - 808 Games

A deckbuilding game where you control sci-fi versions of classic literary characters. Players begin the game with a unique Hero. Each Hero starts with 10 Epic cards specific to that Hero. Players then Recruit Reinforcements from a shared pool of cards randomly chosen at the start of the game. Recruits help you Enlist additional Reinforcements and help you Run Missions. Missions give Reward Points and whoever has the most Reward Points when the game ends wins!.

Players

2 - 4

Age

8 and up

Playtime

30 min



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Les Petits Pirates - GJJ Games

Ahoy matey! The pirate life may seem glorious, but it’s actually quite hard work. You know, only about 1% of us pirates are successful enough to make a name for ourselves. We can’t all be Blackbeards and Sparrows. But even for a lowly working class pirate there comes a time when retirement looms on the horizon. A smart pirate knows when it’s time to save toward retirement. It’s important to bury a bit of treasure to ensure you have something to look forward to. There’s no sense in spending everything on rum and gunpowder today if it means you can’t enjoy a decadent pirate retirement someday!
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<b>Les Petits Pirates</b> is a micro game played on a single, small game board. In Les Petits Pirates, players are pirates, working to gather resources and gold while trying to prevent their opponents from doing the same. Through action selection and dice manipulation, players will plunder, attack, and sail the seas in their quest to bury enough treasure and enjoy a decadent pirate retirement!
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Features: Les Petits Pirates will be an easy game to expand for more players or larger games. A single 5.5” x 8.5” game board can support 2-3 players (possibly 4) with 3 ships each. Multiple game boards can be combined, or a larger board used to easily expand the game for 4+ players. Special rules and map also allow for solo play. More variety can be easily introduced by simply printing new maps that can be used alone or combined with other maps. The game can easily be re-themed for a variety of genres, like Vikings, Space, High Fantasy, etc. Les Petits Pirates can easily be played with just the game board and typical household items, like dice and coins, but the game lends itself to having a ‘deluxe’ edition that includes nicer components, player mats, screens, etc.
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More information: <a href="http://georgejaros.com/LPP" target="_Blank">http://georgejaros.com/LPP</a>

Players

1 - 3

Age

10 and up

Playtime

45 min



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Mingle & Murder - Nova Suecia Games

http://www.novasuecia.se/murder/home.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_5tUv6JD_s

Splendid party, wouldn’t you say? Aunt Agatha has invited her near and dear to her mansion for a weekend in the countryside. However, it is not long before valuables start disappearing and suddenly one of the guests is found murdered. Will the Inspector find the murderer before he or she strikes again? Will the Doctor keep the guests alive until the party is over? Or will the victim haunt the murder and get revenge? This party will indeed be the talk of the high society.

Mingle & Murders is a party game in several respects; it can be played by up to 10 players and it encourages the players to play the roles of English nobles on a dinner party. It's also full of hidden objectives where each player try to mingle from room to room and steal the valuable items that interest them the most before someone else does. However, it won't be long before guests start to be found dead. The murdered players are left to witness the rest of the game from the side but they will do so more intensely than the living players. Why? Because they want to trace their murderer and get back on him or her!

Mingle & Murder is a fun and quickly played game for big player groups. Following their secret objectives, the players move from room to room and leave a card of their own. At the end of the round, their hands are refreshed with cards from the rooms they've visited. They may find a valuable item but they may also fall vicitim of a murderer. This creates a tense tactical game atmosphere where the players must carefully watch each others' moves and draw conclusions. Where do I have the greatest chance of finding what I'm looking for? Which players act the most suspicious? And most important: who dunnit? Those are questions you must answer to survive the dinner party!


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Misfits For Hire - Venture 4th Games

Each player represents a claimant to the Throne of Vintha'las. The King, in his wisdom has decided that the claimants shouldn't have a civil war to figure out who wins. No, they should prove their mettle by besting one of the horrific beasts that wanders the kingdom. One slight problem, the beasts have killed all the legendary heroes, so the claimants will have to make due with...the rest. The rest are the Misfits, a group of drunken washed up heroes who now haunt the tavern The Drunken Artist, and are your greatest hope for claiming the throne. Here goes nothing! There are two ways to win. Be the first team to kill the monster, or be the last player standing. Players draw cards from the community pile as they pursue the big bad monster, sometimes drawing cards that help them, sometimes drawing cards that help the monster. With their hand they discard cards to utilize different types of moves, like attacking the monster or stealing cards from the other groups of misfits questing after the monster as well. Defeat the monster yourself or wait until it devours everyone else, the choice is yours. Whoever lands the last hit gets the kill, so be weary of opportunistic players!


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Monarchs, Minions & Mayhem! - Tri-Infinity Games

Is a Classic Medieval Fantasy Board Game with simple to follow rules, requiring basic math & reading skills that promotes, diplomacy, social interaction and strategy. The engaging gameplay is extremely fun to play, well-balanced with innovative and unique game mechanics that will provide endless hours of entertainment with family & friends. The replay-ability of the game is virtually limitless, fast-paced, strategic and challenging.



Thanks to all the playtesters for taking the time to play the game, it is greatly appreciated. I truly hope this game earns a spot on your list of Go To Games for Family Game Night.

Players

3 - 8

Age

13 and up

Playtime

30 min



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Moonshine Run - Games by a Madman or Two

The year is 1932. The Japanese have attacked Shanghai, America has a bobsledding team, the five day work week has begun, and Prohibition is in full swing. All in all it is a good year and tonight you have to collect the White Lightning. These Tennessee Mountains are full of moonshiners waiting for you to transport their shine. Now all you have to do is brave the dangers and make it back. You are not alone and, although others might not be as brave as you are, some might be smarter. You have to get more shine then they do and buy back the farm.

Moonshine Run is a game about both luck and guts, where each player is racing down the mountain to deliver their Moonshine to their customers. Along the way, they can pick up more Moonshine Jugs and different Items that may help them out. However, there is also hazards up on the mountain that could cause the player to lose their turn and any Moonshine Jugs they have collected.

There are seven rounds during a game of Moonshine Run. Each round, a player pays Moonshine Dollars to access Road Card. Each road card if flipped as it is drawn. A play may come across some Moonshine Jugs, Item Cards or Hazard Cards. It is up to the player to decide when enough is enough and to call it quits.

This is a fast, press your luck game where you must know when to stop.


Moonshine Run
Players

2 - 4

Age

14 and up

Playtime

30 min



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Objective: Vietnam - Recon Games LLC

Objective: Vietnam is a cooperative, competitive game where players work together to win Objectives by battling the NVA forces. Secretly bid cards to help your team (or not) but be careful. When 10 cards are in the War Weariness pool the game wins.


Objective: Vietnam
Players

1 - 6

Age

14 and up

Playtime

30 min



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ORIGINZ The Superpowered Card Game - Flavor Faction Studio

Become a Superpowered Hero or Villain and battle with 2 to 8 players in this complete, multi-format strategy card game out of one box.
Originz features a unique 'deck is your life' mechanic and a consistent energy resource.
Play with one of 12 pre-constructed decks out of the box, or customize your own deck.
264 cards, 12 dividers and one 1 rulebook included. No tokens or trackers required!
"A rift in the space-time continuum has altered the very fabric of reality...
Magic is real. Mutations are common. Aliens have invaded.
Governments have dissolved - their military forces have scattered. Nobody is safe.
The world has been changed forever, but your origin story has just begun. You’ve survived the apocalypse and emerged with incredible superpowers.
Many see you as their last hope – a savior….a hero. Others fear you - branding you as a villain who seeks only power and glory.
It is time to show them who you really are…it is time to take a stand.
There is nothing left to do, but fight!"

Players

2 - 8

Age

10 and up

Playtime

15 min



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Pizza World - Andrew Haigh Games

Players are master pizza makers looking for the finest ingredients in a market. Each player is given several shopping lists of ingredients to collect. Unfortunately with a limited number of ingredients in the market, getting the ingredients you need may not be easy, especially if another player got there first.
Pizza World is a game about completing as many personal and shared shopping lists as possible, some 'take that' elements and remembering where you last saw an ingredient - although they might not be where you thought. Make friends, or not, as you compete for the ingredients you need.

Unique/Game features
- Set collection - shopping lists
- Memory of where tiles are - they are turned face down when a shopping list is claimed
- Optional - Take that cards can also clear and turn face down tiles

Working on TableTop Sim and VASSAL (further along with this)


Pizza World
Players

2 - 6

Age

8 and up

Playtime

30 min



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Prohibition - Andrew Stackhouse

You are the leader of a Gang in New York at the dawn of Prohibition, the Constitutional ban on the sale or transportation of alcoholic beverages. Your job is to increase the Prestige of your Gang by expanding your Turf and completing devious Schemes. The gang with the most prestige at the end of the game will earn a seat at the Atlantic City Conference: the meeting where crime in America was first organized, laying the groundwork for the syndicates that controlled most illegal activity in the United States for the next 40 years. Gaining prestige will require stacking up Gs that you can “earn” through Extortion and bootlegging: the illegal production, importation, and sale of Booze. Gangs competing for turf, and control of the bootlegging market will invariably engage in Conflict. This will require recruiting a reliable force of Goons to do your bidding and protect your Stash. If you are sharp, you will use devious Tactics to help your cause… or hurt your opponents. However, everything you do will generate Heat. The more heat you generate, the more often, and more severely, the Feds will intervene against you. You may have to spend some of your Stash generating goodwill among the people you terrorize to make them happy, and reduce your heat. In a pinch, you can always Bribe the corrupt Feds, and pay them off to look the other way. Good luck!

 
 

Prophecy - Rocket Science Board Games

Prophecy is a fast, fun and highly strategic card game for two players about fulfilling three prophecies before the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are unleashed!

Build your deck to unleash your favorite chain combos, but beware: each time you buy a card from one of the four available guilds, a stronger card is available for your opponent, and if either of you buys the last and strongest one in any pile a Horseman appears - If all Four Horsemen are revealed both players lose!

LEARN TO PLAY IN MINUTES,
PLAY UNTIL ARMAGEDDON!


Prophecy
Players

2

Age

10 and up

Playtime

30 min



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Pulled into Darkness - Dancing Giant Games

You are the Director at one of the Mission Control Centers attempting the first manned research mission orbiting a black hole. Unfortunately, in competing to get the most comprehensive data from the center of the black hole, all spaceship fleets are now doomed to being pulled into it. The only thing you can do is try to preserve your fleet for as long as possible to send the gathered information back to home base. There is no hope for survival, only watching your teammates be pulled into darkness.

Players

2 - 4

Age

12 and up

Playtime

30 min



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Rebirth - The Card Game that will save Mankind - Pale Blue Studios

4player tabletop sci-fi card game. It explores the concept of a near Holocene extinction, our species seeking refuge among the stars and mankind's last hope to save the human race by terraforming Mars.
In addition to a deep/engaging story line our game aims to offer factual and educational insights into topics such as space exploration and technology(Orion spacecraft components) and life on Earth, from microscopic organisms like algae and plankton to the largest animal that has ever lived on our planet, the blue whale.

We want everyone that plays to explore the link between life on Earth, no matter how small, and the vast expanse of the cosmos and the stars and planets within it.
We believe we have something unique to offer the world by combining one of its oldest gaming platforms with one of its newest.

Players

4

Age

10 and up

Playtime

1 min



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Relic Trader: The Pardoner's Game - Blue Fool Games

You are a FRAUD!

No, really, you are. But you're one of the best in London. You could convince a legless man to buy a pair of shoes. You could spit in a jar and sell it for medicine. You could sell a widow a charm to increase her husband's fertility. You rush forth where honest men fear to tread. Where other people see the love and joy of God, you see a chance for a profit.

Using your unscrupulous skills - and a copy of the Legenda Aurea - you work your way through the streets of medieval London, taking trash and turning it into treasure. You're just trying to help, of course, and if they're happy, who are you to let a little thing like honesty interfere with that? Why, you're doing a public service!

Your ultimate goal is to give up the life of deceit on the streets, and instead, become a lay clerk at St. Paul's Cathedral. Fortunately, you know where you can purchase, ahem, volunteer for the job. For the price of a proper bribe, why, it's a steal! Sadly, there are other citizens who share your desires, and they plan to take the job first. The first one to acquire the cash gets the job.

The object of the game is to roll dice to travel around the board, trying to collect Relic cards from the corner squares, and then sell the Relic cards at the markets. Gameplay is based on rolling dice for movement, and drawing an Action card at most squares. Action cards will affect the value of relics, the gain and loss of shillings (money), and the possibility of getting arrested. The winner is the first player to acquire thirteen shillings and return to the corner square, St. Paul's Cathedral.


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Shield Wall - Apocalypse Games

Shield Wall is a game of wits and strategy for two players. Each player tries to out-flank the opponent while maintaining his own defenses. The players will choose from the three nations available:
- The Vikings: Ruthless, unrelenting attack, weak on the defense
- The Greeks: Strong willed, battle hardened warriors, who have absolute morale
- The Romans: Calculating and persevering any beating to wear down their opponent
Each faction has their strengths and their weaknesses but with a careful mastery, each nation will be able to topple the other’s shield wall. Break the shield wall and force the enemy forces to flee the battlefield or slay their champion. There can only be one victor on the battlefield.

Players

2

Age

10 and up

Playtime

60 min



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Skullz, a game of dwindling chances - One-Eyed Cat Games

Roll the Skullz and take your chances, the outcome is never the same in this fast paced game of luck.
Fun for the whole family or play it as a drinking game for when the crowd is over 21. (optional rules available)

Players

2 - 6

Age

7 and up

Playtime

5 min



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Squish Blocks - Marino Games

Players battle for squishing blocks to score points. As you play, you will build the game's board in this strategic and fun game. Extremely simple rules which take hardly any time to learn. Very customization for quick games on a smaller board or long games on a larger board. You build it! So many possibilities, you'll never play the same game twice!

 
 

STAT! - Half-a-Kingdom Games LLC

Take charge of a busy ER. Treat sick and injured arrivals.
Handle adverse events. Direct flow of ambulance traffic.
Call in help from a variety of medical specialties.
Help or hinder your opponents to prove that you have
the best ER in town.
This competitive board game combines set collection and worker placement mechanics with a tower defense-like elements. Fast to learn but hard to master it allows multiple approaches to secure a victory.

Players

1 - 4

Age

13 and up

Playtime

60 min



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The 12 Towers - Crosswinds Gaming

--Introduction-- The 12 Towers is an RPG board game for 2-6 players. The objective is to take control of all. Active Towers, and/or eliminate the opposing players. Players take the role of “Keepers”, powerful rulers that control a Tower, and its surrounding territory. Throughout the course of the game, Towers will be gained, lost, or even destroyed. Controlling Towers will involve combat, diplomacy, and teamwork. However, it may also involve treachery and deception.
While the objectives of the game are clear, it is entirely up to the players to decide how they play the game individually. Some may be aggressive and charge head on, while others might focus on defensive actions. In the end, when players interact, they are in complete control of their own fate. Not only do you bring a strategy to the game, you bring your personality as well.

--Brief Overview of the game-- Players: 2-6 Game Type: PvP, RPG, Exploration, Board Control Game Board: 32 x 32 Inch Dodecahedron (13 pieces) Movement Style: Set space amount (Can be increased or decreased) Game Components: - 12 Keeper Figurines - 12 Tower Figurines - 12 Colored Die - 576 Game Cards - 6 Tracker Sheets - 12 5x7 Tower Cards Game Run

Time: Easy/2 Players - 30/60 Minutes
Medium/4 to 6 Players - 45/90 Minutes
Hard/8 to 12 Players - 120/180 Minutes

--Game Board-- The board for The 12 Towers uses a hexagon battle grid. Players can explore, battle, cast spells, set up walls and defensive structures, and even set traps. There is no limitation to where you can go, or what you can do. It is important to know what the different colored spaces and regions do. Remember, the rules are for a standard game, and players have the freedom to alter these rules and regulations to better suit their needs.

--Towers-- Each Tower in the game has a unique theme, as well as it’s own strengths and weaknesses. Remember, it is important to explore options, and try out other Towers. You may have a favorite Tower, or discover a useful combination that can turn the tides of battle, and become an intimidating force! Your Tower is the home of your Keeper, and it’s surrounding territories belong to you and your citizens. Whether you’re the Brutal Orc King of the Fire Tower, or the Undead Lord of the Black Tower, your Keeper is the King of it’s territory. As you play the game, you’ll gain control, or lose Towers. Be sure to use strategy and planning when you take over the board.

--Power-- Power is the heart of The 12 Towers. Power is a simplified number that represents everything that you are; Health, Mana, Currency, Influence, everything. Almost everything in the game effects Power. Whether you are taking damage from weapons, or casting spells. All players begin the game with the same amount of Power. The standard starting amount is 2000. This number is them divided between your Keeper, and your starting Tower. This number can be adjusted to use needs, or accommodate additional players.

--Cards-- The core version of The 12 Towers contains 576 cards. There are 2 types of cards; Items, and Events. Items are cards you can equip, use, cast and break. Event cards are primarily used to give the players an advantage, as well as set the stage for role playing, and gives life and scenery to the game. Events are the main source of gaining more item cards.


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The Earth Wars Saga: Galactic War - Dracos Games

The galaxy is slowly falling into chaos. The UNE and the Akoran Empire are fighting a bitter war over centuries old claims. The Decoran Republic has been stabbed in the back by the Andromedan Empire and the Federation Commonwealth is launching suicidal Crusades in all directions. The Horloth have been drawn into the conflict and the Ilin are close to declaring war on the UNE. With the Adromedans once more at war other races have grown nervous and have mobilized their militaries. The Nan'Tra'Ki are powerless to stop the spread of conflict and war. The fate of an entire race rests in your hands. Who will you fight for? Galactic War is a star ship combat game set in the Earth Wars Saga universe in the year 3565. The game comes with an history of both the galaxy and humanity. There are 13 pages of rules and five fleets detailing over 100 ships, patrol boats, and fighters.


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The Hackers Guild - Games By Ray LLC

Do you have what it takes to accomplish the impossible? The year is 2020 and the world's governments are still trying to overcome the devastation of the worldwide market crash of 2017. After a number of studies, it was revealed that the core cause of the crash was due to corruption in government and the lack of unity amongst the government leaders. As a result, they are now pushing for a single, worldwide government run by machines. The company providing the machines boasts that 'It's not possible for a machine to become corrupt, and as such, they will always make the best decisions for the fate of mankind.' However, a small number of people see this for what it really is - an attempt to enslave mankind. Known as the Hacker's Guild, these rag tag freedom fighters are branded as criminals, and as such, are living the lives of fugitives from the law. All reasonable attempts to convince the powers that be that they are making a huge mistake have failed. The only option remaining appears to be the destruction of the program from the inside out. There is only one problem: hacking the company's network is said to be impossible. Despite this, more and more of the common people are joining in the cause. Time is running out for the guild as they strive to find someone capable of performing the impossible: hacking the evil company, destroying their machines and saving humanity from slavery Game play In this a cooperative worker placement game, players use a combination of dice and cards to accomplish the following six objectives: 1. Destroy offsite backups 2. Delete design plans for the machines to be used to rule the world and enslave mankind 3. Destroy any existing machines 4. Destroy manufacturing facilities 5. Find proof of the conspiracy 6. Find bank information and donate all available funds to charity All six objectives need to be completed for victory. Players lose as a team if they are unable to complete all 6 in the 15 turns they have been allotted. Players start with one die and 30 seconds to complete hacks, but can purchase upgrades that will max out at 5 dice and 150 seconds. They also can purchase hacking tools that will give them additional help in achieving the needed hacks. Each tool takes a certain amount of space, and the players have a finite amount of room, 4 x 4 to begin with and upgradable to a maximum of 8 x 8, so they will have to choose which tools to use carefully. Random events add another twist to the game play making this a fun game for all ages.


The Hackers Guild
 
 

The King's Purse - Charm City Games

The King’s Purse is a fun, fast paced card game for 2 players featuring a mixture of mechanics that rely on strategy, luck, and your ability to out think your opponent. The game ONLY takes 5 minutes to learn and 5-20 minutes to play! At the end of a long day in the dungeon, the inn is where everyone winds down.

Players

2

Age

7 and up

Playtime

5 min



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The mAIden Voyage - Wren Games

The mAIden Voyage is a cooperative sci-fi strategy game for 1-5 players played across two boards. It utilises several game mechanisms including hand management, resource management, strategy. Additionally it features card variety, rules simplicity and perhaps most importantly story.

Each player takes on the role of an AI-Bot which have their own back story and unique special abilities. Their job is to keep the Scientists (mostly) alive and the ship functioning until they reach their destination. However, not everyone wants their mission to succeed and several Saboteurs have infiltrated the mAIden causing all kinds of trouble.

You join the Scientists and AI-Bots shortly after the Saboteurs have committed their first act. It's now up to you if the Scientists mission succeeds or fails...

Players

1 - 5

Age

12 and up

Playtime

90 min



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The Pitch Deck - Two Brothers Games

A party card game about pitching eclectic products to consumers and taking the business world by storm! Describe your ideas with a combination of Product cards and Properties in order to meet the demands of Problems that exist in the world. Your fellow entrepreneurs are your consumers, so choose the best way to engage them in your product, no matter how crazy!

Players

3 - 10

Age

10 and up

Playtime

15 min



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The Queen's Path - Nova Suecia Games

http://novasuecia.se/regina/home.html

Gustavus II Adolphus is dead and the kingdom is without a King. A heavy responsibility lies on the shoulders of the young Queen Christina, only six years old. Sweden is engaged in the Thirty Years’ War, the Estates are dissatisfied with Chancellor Axel Oxenstierna’s influence, the breach between Protestants and Catholics is wider than ever and the exploratory spirit of the age gives rise to new art and science. As a representative of one of the many factions around the Queen, it is your duty to enlighten Christina and show her the true path. But beware, the other representatives will not shrink from using any means to stop you!

Gustavus II Adolphus is dead and the kingdom is without a King. A heavy responsibility lies on the shoulders of the young Queen Christina, only six years old. Sweden is engaged in the Thirty Years’ War, the Estates are dissatisfied with Chancellor Axel Oxenstierna’s influence, the breach between Protestants and Catholics is wider than ever and the exploratory spirit of the age gives rise to new art and science. As a representative of one of the many factions around the Queen, it is your duty to enlighten Christina and show her the true path. But beware, the other representatives will not shrink from using any means to stop you!


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Tiki Island - Great Wight Games, LLC

Your island is doomed. Take what remains of your tribe, and your magical Tiki and head to sea. You have heard rumors of another island across the ocean. Perhaps things will be safer there.

Tiki island is a simple, light strategy game based loosely on the ancient game <i>Hex</i>. The goal is to try to move your islander across the map by building an island chain from your island, to the opposite island. Each turn, you have a limited amount of actions you can take to accomplish this. The fun comes from the magical powers you Tiki can bestow upon your tribe. Maybe you'll get to build an additional island? Maybe you'll throw a lightning bolt across the map? Maybe you will backfire and devastate the island you are standing on...destroying the islander your Tiki was supposed to be protecting! Either way, its a race to the finish in the fun, family friendly game of <i><b>Tiki Island!</b></i>


Tiki Island
Players

2 - 6

Age

8 and up

Playtime

30 min



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Trash Pandas - Red Rook Games

Description from the publisher: In Trash Pandas, players are raucous raccoons, tipping over trash cans for food (and shiny objects). Players push their luck to acquire more cards, but must stash them in order for them to count as points at the end of the game. When the deck runs out, the game ends and players compare their stashes to see who has the majority for each card type and score points accordingly. The player with the most points, wins! Turn sequence: The active player rolls a die in the hopes of gaining the benefit of the roll result. With each roll, the player decides to keep rolling or stop and activate the dice results. However, with each additional roll, the odds of busting (getting a duplicate result) increase further and the player risks losing the progress they've made that round. When activating the dice results, the player will be drawing cards, stealing cards from other players, and stashing cards. Cards in hand may be used for their listed ability, but only count as points when stashed.


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Treasure or Treachery - Aktion Games

Treasure or Treachery, for 2-4 players, puts you in control of one of 4 factions vying for hidden treasure. Moving your ship in the water, and your pirate on land, you seek treasure maps in each town which point to hidden treasure locations on the game board. Move your pirate to the location to claim the treasure and then back to the ship to stow it aboard. Collect 3 treasures on your ship and return to your home space to win. Attack other players to slow their progress or steal their treasure to get ahead. Fate may find you and give you an advantage, or Fate may foil your plans, altering the very outcome of the game! In the end its a tense race to the finish that will have you and your friends cheering, jeering, and howling with laughter as you battle it out for the win!

Players

2 - 4

Age

8 and up

Playtime

30 min



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Trickster's Escapade - Dream Options, Inc.

Trickster's Escapade is a trick-taking game featuring magical creatures like unicorns and mermaids, with the all-powerful Leprechaun constantly fooling with the results!

Players

2 - 7

Age

13 and up

Playtime

45 min



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Ukubuwa - Kc Games

Ukubuwa is a strategic game that shows the phases of life as players grow to become the best they could. It's played with money, dice, cards,, pads and buttons.

Ukubuwa was designed to represent the role of chance and choice in our lives as we select the jobs and investments we want the most no matter the cost and again, lose our precious jobs.

It's educative, interactive (you get to ask players their secrets) and fun!

Players

2 - 6

Age

12 and up

Playtime

65 min



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WeloCards - Welo.love

WeloCards is a game about sharing love and kindness. Complete a small mission on a card, and give it to someone else! As the cards spread around the world, you will earn experience, tallying the love and kindness you've passed around!

Players

1 - 100

Age

13 and up

Playtime

5 min



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Wiccage - House of Slack Games

A two-player trick-taking game, Wiccage blends classic card mechanisms with modern game design. Using a compact deck, but packing a lot of decisions, Wiccage is a small game that plays much bigger.

Players

2

Age

10 and up

Playtime

45 min



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Zipang Portable - Engine-ID

Zipang Portable is a fast-paced "pick one, play one" card game, beautifully designed by Japanese artists with gorgeous ukiyo-e style cards. Players will dive into the greatest battle of the 17th century. Become Sengoku heroes vying for the Shogun's power in this compact game which is easy to learn, but hard to master.

Players

2 - 6

Age

8 and up

Playtime

15 min



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Zoooo! - LukeyDuke Games

Zoooo! is a crazy bidding and negotiation game for 3 to 6 players. Each player controls their very own Zoo and must win bidding wars over rival Zoos to acquire the most popular animals, the most useful staff and win the game by achieving the most awards. Your Zoo is small but your dreams are big, navigate the seasons, manage your finances, and abuse your host privileges in this irreverent hilarious game!

Players

3 - 6

Age

10 and up

Playtime

30 min



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Zoophoria - JLS Games

Welcome to Zoophoria, one of the top zoos in the world! Our Director is retiring after spending his entire career dedicated to building our zoo. To ensure we keep our place amongst the best in the world, we are conducting a global search for our new Director. You are invited to take part in our one week challenge; where you will demonstrate your skills by assembling the best habitat in the zoo and attract more visitors than your competition.. The winner will be hired as the new Director of Zoophoria.

A game of Zoophoria takes place over seven rounds, representing one week. Players start with four animals, three employees and two secret targets. Each day, a new selection of animals, employees, buildings, food supplies, targets and more will be available. Players will compete for three items from those available as new additions to their habitat. Strategy and planning must be used to create a habitat that can manage the daily food, virus and trash production. If the growing collection of animals is fed and remains healthy, and the habitat is kept clean, visitors will come to enjoy the zoo.

Over 75 unique animals from around the world are available for use in your habitat. Build structures to create themed exhibits containing mammals, reptiles, birds, endangered species and more.

Over 60 unique employees and buildings are available to provide assistance. Upgrade or add a new Keeper to produce more food. Install trash cans and recycling bins to keep the zoo clean. Enlist Veterinarians to ensure animals don’t get sick. Add restaurants, photo spots, souvenir stands or other guest services to attract even more visitors.

The player who attracts the most visitors to the zoo will win the challenge and earn the title, Director of Zoophoria.

 
 

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