A new expansion for Edge of Darkness is coming soon from AEG. It's the Cliffs of Insanity! *re-reads notes* Wait, no, no, it's The Cliffs of Coldharbor. My bad. This new set will be coming to Kickstarter in just under 2 weeks (September 23rd).
Did you know that Gen Con is just next week? Yeah. Crazy, right? Well, for those that'll be going to the show (and I know there's a bunch of you out there), AEG is no taking pre-orders for their upcoming releases that they'll have there. And you can save on shipping because you can just pick up your games while in Indy.
For you deckbuilder and adventure game fans out there, there's Thunderstone Quest. Build your deck. Delve into the dungeon. Grab the loot. All the good stuff. AEG is currently running a Kickstarter campaign for two new adventure expansions for the game as well as a new group of heroes you can take on the role of. Go have a look-see.
Mystic Vale, the card-building game from AEG where players slide semi-transparent pieces into their cards to build them as they play, has a new expansion. It's called Harmony, and it adds plenty of new elements to the game, especially for those who love updating cards to more-powerful levels.
You might have the previous version of Valley of the Kings. You might even have all 3 games in the series. But AEG's still bringing you something new with their Premium Edition Kickstarter. There's new elements, a new box ready to hold everything in one, a special price, and the chance to get it several months before the expected general release (and we all know how much gamers love to be the first ones on the block with the latest and greatest games).
Mystic Vale is an interesting take on the deck-building genre, as you actually change your cards in your deck, instead of changing the overall count of cards in the deck itself. In the physical world, this relies on sleeved cards that you'll insert transparent other cards into. However, in the Digital version that's available now, it is as simple as changing the cards for "real." You can download and play this version now.
Someday, I hope to make it out to Essen. I would really love that. I've been to Gen Con, but from what I hear Essen is all that and then some. But the drive from Atlanta is kinda rough. But if you are headed to Essen, and you're a retailer, you'll want to check out the ESSENtial Retailer Summit while you're there. If you really want to know what companies will be coming out with that you will want to stock in your store, it's the place to be.
When the Scorpius system was first colonized 100 years ago, those that came to the new system thought that they would be the start of a new and free society, better than any that had come before. However, the government has decided that only they know best, and so control every aspect of people's lives. However, rebellion is growing from within. That's where you find yourself in Scorpius Freighter, a new game coming from AEG. Pre-orders are being taken now for those that want to pick up the game at Essen.
In war, it's not just the actions of troops out on the battlefield that matter. There's a whole network of reserve units and supplies that must also be taken into account. In War Chest from AEG, players must manage their hand of Unit Coins, playing them at the right time in order to place their Control Markers. The first one to place all 3 is the winner. You can pick up your copy now.
AEG is running another Kickstarter for their popular Thunderstone Quest deck-building game. It's called Back to the Dungeon, and it includes their previous material, along with all-new items. It's a bit more of everything, and includes rules for solo and co-op play.
Thunderstone was one of the first deckbuilding games I ever played. I love the building aspect, along with the dungeon delving bits. Well, AEG is bringing us Thunderstone Quest, the new evolution of the game. It's coming to Kickstarter next month, hitting the site on July 17th.
Well, it would seem as though someone has some mail. Z-Man Games has acquired Love Letter, the quick social deduction card game, from AEG. Along with the original version, this acquisition also includes some of the other versions of the game that also are out there. That's quite a piece of mail.
Man, I wish I could go out into space. You know, head to distant planets. Take control of huge space stations. Build fleets of ships to help get and trade resources. That kind of thing. Sadly, at the moment, you can only get to space if you're an astronaut or ridiculously wealthy. Being neither of those things, if I want to do all that stuff listed at the top, I'll just have to live vicariously through Space Base, a new dice game available now from AEG.
AEG has launched a Kickstarter campaign for what they're calling their most ambitious board game ever. Edge of Darkness involves deck building and card modification (like in Mystic Vale) along with worker placement, area control, and threat elements, all rolled into one. Take control of one of the four guilds and fight to keep the land of Aegis alive.
The thing about Smash Up is that AEG can pull in references from pretty much everywhere in order to make new factions. In this case, they're hitting the wayback machine to the time of disco, bell bottoms, platform shoes, and polyester leisure suits. Yes, it's the 70s.
Mystic Vale lets players actually customize their cards as they play. Using the clear sleeves, players will insert clear upgrades to their cards, building their deck in an entirely new way. The game already has several expansions, but more is on the way. In this case, it's Conclave, and it will be available in April. Plus, the box will be able to hold all your current sets.
Along with all the Kickstarter that are launching this week, there's also several that we're excited to tell you about that are coming up. In this case, it's AEG. They're going all out for this one. They're saying that it's their most ambitious board game project ever. It's got a bit of everything. If you like worker placement, it's got that. If you like deck-building, it's got that. If you like card crafting, it's got that. It's called Edge of Darkness.
With just a couple days left in 2017, AEG has updated their website with a look at some recent and upcoming releases. Looking for a way to spend that holiday money or just trying to find a new game to play in the new year? Check these out. There's a little bit of something for everyone.
AEG's got two new releasing that they've posted up for the month of October. They're even taking pre-orders. One's Mana Storm, a new expansion to Mystic Vale, the deck-building game where you actually alter the cards as you're playing (though not permanently like a Legacy game). The other is Cutthroat Kingdoms (had to keep myself from typing Cutthroat Kitchen there). Here, you're leaders of one of six noble houses looking to take over the throne after the king's death.
Alderac Entertainment Group (or AEG, to their friends) has several new releases they'll be bringing to store shelves this month. If you're a fan of cats, or smashing things together, or pirates, you'll be happy to see what's coming. Yeah, it's a bit of everything. But what else would you expect from them?
AEG has a couple new products coming out in August. They're both part of their Big in Japan line. One is Unicornus Knights, a game where players must work together to help the princess of their country to overcome an invading army. The other is Custom Heroes, where players are trying to empty their hands of cards first by playing sets of cards with a greater value than the set played before.
Woo! Saturday! Woo! I've... got nothing, really. I'm about to head over to a friend's place to game. So let's just dive into the reviews, shall we? We shall.
This week, we have: Wordstacker, Wordsy, Dragoon, Founders of Gloomhaven, Quest for the Antidote, Tokaido, Marvel Legendary: Noir, Quiver, Thunderbirds, Beasts of Balance, Stop Thief!, Zoo Ball, Automobiles: Racing Season, Between Two Cities: Capitals, Far Space Foundry, Good Cop Bad Cop, Unlock!, The Cohort, Star Scrapper: Cave In, Century: Spice Road, This War of Mine, Barenpark, Heldentaufe, Kingdomino, Pathfinder Adventures app, and Space Invaders Dice.
We're a bit over a week into July. Hopefully the second half of your year is going off without too much of a hitch. Things seem to be going well for AEG. They've posted up their releases for this month. They include a horrifying new version of Love Letter, an advanced version of Guild Hall, and an event kit for the hit game Smash Up.
There's seemingly endless ways that you can remake Love Letter. The quick-playing game from AEG has a lot of variations out there. Though I think this is the first one with mind-melting insanity thrown in. They say love will drive you crazy, but in Lovecraft Letter, it's more the elder gods driving you crazy. The game's due out in July.
The captain is dead! Long live the captain! Well, that captain won't live long, either, unless we can repair this spaceship and also fend off this band of attacking aliens. That's the story behind The Captain is Dead, a new cooperative board game coming this month from AEG.