New October Board Game Releases

Posted: September 21, 2012 in Uncategorized

Here are some upcoming releases!

From Compass Games:

The War: Europe 1939-1945

WWII strategic level game. Although not a card driven game (and thus a good candidate for solitaire play), TW includes card play for the U-Boat War, Strategic Bombing, Espionage and Counter Espionage and naval warfare. The cards add elements of bluff and surprise more traditional hex-and-combat-table games cannot. TW isn’t a simulation and isn’t intended to be. It’s a “gamer’s game” with quick, user-friendly combat systems on land, in the air and at sea. Veteran gamers familiar with classic WWII strategic level games should pick up the game very quickly.

Nation In Arms: Valmy to Waterloo

French Revolution and the legend of Napoleon in Europe, from 1792 to 1815, 24 years of warfare at the strategic level. Each game year is broken into four interactive, seasonal turns. Nations in Arms features a one-turn tutorial scenario, four epic campaign scenarios, and five smaller scenarios. 2 to 7 players

Medina de Rioseco

The Batt

le of Medina de Rioseco, 14 July 1808, was fought during Napoleon’s War in Spain between two Spanish Armies under the commands of General Joaquín Blake and General Gregorio García de la Cuesta, and Marshal Jean-Baptiste Bessières in which the Spanish force was defeated after a closely fought, but determined assault by the French. Medina de Rioseco was the sole French triumph in the initial invasion of Spain, which failed to seize the country, ultimately requiring a fresh campaign by the Grand Armée under the command of Napoleon himself to (temporarily) secure Spain. Medina de Rioseco is the sixth game in the Eagles of the Empire series, and is a stand-alone add-in battle to Spanish Eagles (Talavera, 27th and 28th of July 1809, and Albuera, 16th of May 1811.) and is completely playable by itself. Medina de Rioseco features both a historical and alternative battle that allows players to recreate the engagement as it was fought or to bring in additional Spanish forces available but not present at the battle. Game design by Brien Miller and Mark Searle.

From GMT Games:

Space Empires Close Encounters Expansion

Space Empires: Close Encounters is the first expansion to Space Empires: 4X.Alien races meet up close as they encounter each other for the first time in ship boarding engagements and planetary invasions with different types of ground troops. The strengths and weaknesses of each alien empire are brought out with roughly 20 unique racial abilities. The expansion takes advantage of the streamlined nature of the game system to add more technology and cool sci-fi things in very simple ways. While it is designed to be used as a whole, the expansion is modular and players can choose to use only the parts that they like.

From Blackrock Editions:

BlackRock City

You are the Chief of your group of outlaws and you must win a maximum of gold and silver by attacking banks and stagecoaches. You will have to be clever to estimate the number of outlaws needed to attack; and watch out for the Sheriff and your opponents!

This game is played in rounds. Each round, players bid on the right to perform the next bank robbery, using the members of there robber band (outlaws). The winner of the bid attacks the city, which will often net him some gold and give him new outlaws (by freeing them from prison). However, which city is attacked is determined by the difference between the winning bid and the lowest bid. So, bids from the other players will influence the winner’s gains. The player with the second highest bid will attack the stagecoach and gain some silver.

The game ends when no player has an outlaw left or all players refuse to bid on a given round. The player who has collected the most gold and silver wins the game.

Click the name of the game for more info!



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