It never fails. I sit down with a cup of coffee to do the paperwork and BAM!
I guess I shouldn’t complain. Of course, in most RPGs, speaking is a free action, so by extension, complaining is as well.
And speaking of RPGs, well… D&D restocks are in. So, time to load up on those Player’s Handbooks, Monster Manuals and Dungeon Master’s Guides, especially with the Dungeons & Dragons Adventurer’s League in full swing, Monday nights. Those with more esoteric tastes will appreciate Xanathar’s Guide is back in stock as well, along with the Starter Box for those looking to jump in. And for the discerning DM planning to branch out, consider a look at Critical Role’s Tal’Dorei Campaign Setting, the Tome of Beasts, a bestiary chock full of brand new beasties and Prepared: Tombs & Dooms, a book of micro-dungeons for when your players inevitably wander off the beaten track.
It’s not all RPGs of course.
The board game shelves have just seen a critical restock as well. For those who’ve been waiting, Catan‘s back and it’s brought friends. Pandemic of all stripes too (Core, Iberia, Rising Tide, Legacy Season 1 and Legacy Season 2). On the horror front there’s Betrayal at House on the Hill and Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate to keep people busy. But, if I just sit here listing what’s come in, I’m liable to fall asleep from exhaustion mid sente
Delve even deeper into the imagination with the newest expansion for the smash hit Dixit with Dixit: Harmonies! This latest expansion incorporates the unique and powerful art of Paul Echegoyen to push players’ imaginations even further, challenging them like only the game of Dixit can do. Fully compatible with the base Dixit game and every other expansion, these 84 new image cards expand upon the replayability and joy that the game of Dixit is known for.
Ticket to Ride Map Collection: Volume 6 – France & Old West includes a double-sided game board that features France on one side and the western half of the United States on the other. Face the struggle of establishing a rail network in the French set, where even the rail networks are variable, or expand the game to six players with the Old West map, which is designed for and includes all the components to add a sixth player to the game!
Numbers aren’t worth anything in NMBR 9 unless they’re off the ground floor and looking down from above. In this abstract strategy game, players stack tiles shaped like numbers, building ever upwards in the hope of a high score. Canny players can stack tiles sky high for a score, but with tiles not being allowed to overhang, this is easier said than done.
The night has fallen and your mind is floating in the magical world of dreams. At the beginning of each round of When I Dream one player takes the role of the Dreamer. The other players are secretly dealt their role cards determining what kind of spirits they are “good” or “naughty” or if they are just “tricksters” changing sides as the game goes by. Players “Dream” cards depicting a specific element of the dream, trying to describe them to the dreamer using one word each, alternating between trying to help the dreamer identify them or utterly bamboozling them… or both.
Looking for more challenge for the Arkham Horror LCG? The Carnavale of Horrors and Curse of the Rougarou scenario packs might be right up your alley. Designed as standalone adventure for Arkham Horror: The Card Game, these 62 card scenario packs come with rules for adding it to your campaign as a “side-story,” complete with an asset you might earn.
New Board and Card Game Releases
Arkham Horror LCG: Carnevale of Horrors Scenario Pack
Arkham Horror LCG: Curse of the Rougaro Scenario Pack
Dixit Harmonies Expansion
Dungeons & Dragons: Tomb of Annihilation Board Game
Ticket to Ride Map Collection: France and Old West
When I Dream
Board and Card Game Restocks
A Game of Thrones 2nd Edition Board Game
A Game of Thrones: The Iron Throne
Age of War
Betrayal at House on the Hill
Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate
Catan and 5-6 Player Expansion
Catan Traders & Barbarians
Dungeons & Dragons Castle Ravenloft Board Game
Flash Point Fire Rescue and Expansions
Munchkin & Expansions
Once Upon A Time 3rd Edition
Pandemic Rising Tide
Pandemic Legacy Season 1
Pandemic Legacy Season 2
The Captain Is Dead!
Ticket to Ride
Ticket to Ride Asia Map Collection
XCOM: The Board Game and Expansion
Role Playing Game Restocks
Fate Core Rulebook
Dungeons & Dragons Players Handbook
Dungeons & Dragons Dungeon Masters Guide
Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual
Dungeons & Dragons DM’s Screen Reincarnated
Dungeons & Dragons: Starter Set
Dungeons & Dragons: Xanathar’s Guide to Everything
Pathfinder Core Rulebook
Pathfinder Flip Mats
Tal’Dorei Campaign Setting (D&D 5E)
Tome of Beasts (D&D 5E)
Tombs & Dooms (D&D 5E)
WizKids Preprimed Miniatures