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  1. D+D Out of the Abyss Book

     

    This September, Wizards of the Coast are releasing another awesome Dungeons and Dragons campaign book called, Out of the Abyss. This should prove another hit as always among dungeoneers, thieves and adventurors alike.

    Bored? Game! will be taking stocks of this and a pre-order page has been set up in preparation.

    Synopsis

    Dare to descend into the Underdark in this adventure for the world’s greatest roleplaying game!

    The Underdark is a subterranean wonderland, a vast and twisted labyrinth where fear reigns. It is the home of horrific monsters that have never seen the light of day. It is here that the dark elf Gromph Baenre, Archmage of Menzoberranzan, casts a foul spell meant to ignite a magical energy that suffuses the Underdark and tears open portals to the demonic Abyss. What steps through surprises even him, and from that moment on, the insanity that pervades the Underdark escalates and threatens to shake the Forgotten Realms to its foundations. Stop the madness before it consumes you!

    A Dungeons & Dragons adventure for characters of levels 115




  2. Spot It! Box

    Asmodee has announced the acquisition of the worldwide publishing, commercial and brand rights to the award-winning party game Spot It!, known internationally as Dobble.

    Spot It! was originally launched in the U.S. market by Blue Orange in 2009, and Asmodee was co-publisher and distributor outside of North America. Now that the company has the worldwide rights, it will take over distribution of the game in the U.S., following a transitional period in which the marketing of the game will continue under Blue Orange.

    Spot It! and Dobble have sold over 7.7 million games worldwide since launch, with over three million of those sold in North America last year.

    The game offers a variety of playing modes, each of which is based on matching symbols on the cards as quickly as possible, making the game easy to learn and quick-playing for groups of up to eight players. A number of different themed versions of the game have also been released, many attached to popular licensed properties.

    Asked whether there were any plans to unify the branding under one name, an Asmodee spokesperson said, "both are fantastic brands which we will treat with the utmost care and respect."

    Gaining the rights to Spot It! continues Asmodee’s series of high-profile acquisitions over the past couple of years, including both Days of Wonder and Fantasy Flight Games in 2014 (see "Asmodee Acquires Days of Wonder" and "Fantasy Flight Games Merges With Asmodee"). According to a company press release, Asmodee chose to add Spot It! to its line as part of its "strategy of expanding its portfolio and international presence" in both the hobby gaming community and the mass market.

  3. Today at Bored? Game! HQ we recieved some awesome demo games which we will be bringing down to the upcoming Board Game Nights for you to try out. These include...

    Shadowrun Crossfire - This is a co-operative deck-building card game set in the Shadowrun Alternative Universe. You play as a Shadowrunner team and take on tough jobs such as protecting a client who's marked for death, shooting your way out of downtown when a run goes sour, or facing down a dragon. In each game you'll improve your upgrades-cyberware, physical augmentations, magical incantations, weapons training and more.

     

    Crossfire Demo Box

     

    Cardfight Vanguard: Rise to Royalty - Based on the Anime TV series. The basic premise of the trading card game, as explained in the anime, is that the two players represent astral spirits dueling on the fictional planet Cray. The cards in players' decks, called "Units", represent characters from Cray that players can "Call" to the field to fight for them. Players alternate turns calling, attacking, and defending with units. When one player reaches six damage, or there are no more cards in his or her deck, that player loses the game.

     

    Vanguard RtR Demo Box

     

    Enigma - In this game you must solve puzzles that will allow you to expand a vast network of power cells. By cleverly placing your networkers on those cells, you will be able to score points and hopefully win the game!

     

    Enigma Demo Box

     

    Also on the night we will have...

    Dice Masters - The critically acclaimed dice building game Dice Masters is a smash-hit cross brand offering utilizing WizKids proprietary Dice Building Game platform where players collect and assemble their "team" of character dice and battle in head-to-head game play.

    Dobble - Some free demo packs of Dobble will be available to take home with you on the night. This game uses speed, observation, reflexes, to follow one mini game with another in a wild atmosphere!

     

  4. Retailer Summit 1

    The Bored? Game! team attended the Esdevium Retailer Summit today prior to the UK Games Expo starting this weekend, and we managed to get our hands on some of the exciting games that are expected to be released in the coming months, not to mention hear some great presentations from leading games developers/suppliers such as: Fantasy Flight, Wizards of the Coast, Mayfair Games, Queen Games, Wotan Games, Steve Jackson Games, Konami, Esdevium Games and many more!

    Fantasy Flight will be releasing a Star Wars roleplaying game starter set, everything to get you going out of the box, so if you are new to the roleplay genre and wish to give it a go, and also love Star Wars, then this is for you.

    Force and Destiny, the third Star Wars roleplay book which revolves around the Jedi will also be making an appearence in the next few months, this book will be compatible with the previous two Star Wars roleplaying books which are currently available (all from Fantasy Flight Games)

    Asmodee and Esdevium Games have in the pipeline a really interesting game in the making called Mysterium. The current plot we were told goes like this... You have been murdered and you are now a restless spirit trying to give clues to the detectives investigating your case to find your murderer. These include, location where you were murdered, weapon and by who (sound familer?). This game certainly pricked up our ears and one we will be looking into when more information comes out.

    Steve Jackson Games gave us the following news... A new edition of the card game Resistance will be hitting the shelves and also a reprinted version of Car Wars (oh yes!). Coming out this year will be Munchkin Steampunk + Big Box Content.

    Some of the awesome things we got to play with or investigate in the flesh...

    Forbidden Stars, the Fantasy Flight game based on the Games Workshop 40,000K Universe was available for a hands on, and it does not dissapoint, perfectly sculpted playing pieces that have all the looks and feel of the various races that populate the Warhammer 40,000K Universe. The playing boards are the usual tough material you would expect and the artwork is stunning.

    retailer summit 2

    Push-a-Monster, another family/childrens game from Queen Games, wonderfully built with their trademark artwork that makes all of their games stand out so pretty and cute. This game sees you having to use skill and a steady hand to Push-a-Monster onto a plinth without knocking another monster off, if you do your opponents gain points.

    Retailer Summit 3

    Extra, Extra from Mayfair Games, get the scoop for your newspaper and score points. This game looks very competitive and will have folks trying to get one over on the other to win.

    Retailer Summit 4

    Steampunk Rally from Steve Jackson Games, unfortunetly we only got to look at the box and a few components but from what Randy, the rep for the company, told us of the game, it sounds like it's gonna be one crazy ride. This is one at Bored? Game! we are looking forward to getting, along with Steampunk Munchkin and Car Wars the card game.

    Retailer Summit 5

    Krosmaster from Japanime, this is a cute combat boardgame based on the cartoon of the same name. With around 150 miniatures available, this is a game based on collecting as well as playing.

    Retailer Summit 6

    These were just a few of the great games we got to see and play with today, but we will keep you posted with all the gossip as it comes over the coming months. Please feel free to join our Facebook page and join in on the chat on all things gaming.

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