From Cyberpunk Futures to Middle-Earth to Renaissance Italy, We’re Gaming All Over Time and Space!

2012-06-08: From Cyberpunk Futures to Middle-Earth to Renaissance Italy, We’re Gaming All Over Time and Space!

New things here now!

Games we are playing!

Goings’ on this month!

Coming in August 2012!

America besieged on all sides! Runners competing for futuristic secrets! Plus, Atlantis, non-Euclidean calculus, Old World quests, and Nazgul!

Italian mercenaries, adventurers of varying levels of trustworthiness, and infiltrated resistance cells populate the games we’re playing this week!

Bluff with dice against the Game Maestro and join the Martial Olympiad (now with Entry Form)! And two great promos for you too!

In August, we plan to sail the high seas as surly pirates, and delve into dungeons to aim at goblins, minotaurs, and dragons!

America besieged on all sides! Runners competing for futuristic secrets! Plus, Atlantis, non-Euclidean calculus, Old World quests, and Nazgul!

Lord of the Rings: Nazgul

Welcome to Mordor! The dark lord Sauron is pleased that you have… chosen… to champion the true destiny of Middle-earth. Some prefer the hopeless cause of men and their miserable allies. Theirs is a fool’s choice! You show no affinity for such delusions. You seek glory for Sauron, and your rewards shall be great.

You are one of Sauron’s most powerful minions: a Nazgul! You must work together with the other Nazgul to stop the cursed hobbits and destroy the resistance of men. But at the same time, you must strive to prove your own worth to the dark lord. After all, there are rumors that even the Witch-king can be killed, and Sauron may soon need a new leader for the Nazgul.

In The Lord of the Rings: Nazgul, you are faced with three Campaigns that you must conquer before the Ringbearer carries the One Ring to Mount Doom. If you cannot complete them in time, all players lose! Along the way, you will earn Victory Points (VPs), and if the group succeeds in its duty, the player with the most VPs wins.

3-5 Players, Age 14+, 120+ Mins
Amoeba: S$98.91
Regular: S$109.90

Infiltration

It is the future, and beneath the flickering glow of the sprawling New Angeles skyline, immense corporations seek every advantage in the burgeoning field of synthetic humanoid technology. On the brink of a revolutionary innovation, CyberSolutions Inc. is poised to become the next global powerhouse, threatening the profits of well-established conglomerates Haas-Bioroid and Jinteki – but unfortunately for CyberSolutions, security at their New Angeles branch has just been compromised.

The target has been selected. The team has been assembled. It’s time to start the heist.

Set in the dystopian future of Android, Infiltration is a tense card game of futuristic larceny in which players take the roles of thieves, competing to steal valuable secrets from a highly secured corporate facility.

The most vital information lies deep within the complex, but each step inward takes you farther from escape. Worse yet, corporate mercenaries are closing in! How long will you push your luck as you avoid security patrols, surpass rival thieves, and try to download the most data before the building is locked down?

2-6 Players, Age 14+, 45+ Mins
Amoeba: S$52.11
Regular: S$57.90

Arkham Horror: The Lies of Solace

A cold-eyed man was smiling at her from so close she could kiss him. Except it was her face twisting in surprise as she looked at herself…

Jacqueline Fine is having visions…visions of a robed man before the crumbling edifice of a city, of bones and flesh at his feet, of blood and terrifying words. She’s determined to stop this latest vision from happening, but can she change fate, or only allow herself to be swept along in the tides that come?

The Lies of Solace is the second novel in The Lord of Nightmares Trilogy, based on the popular Arkham Horror board game. This disturbing tale explores the depths to which desperation and tragedy can plunge us, and the grim consequences that await those who surrender to grief and pain.

1 Reader, Age 12+, X+ Mins
Amoeba: S$12.51
Regular: S$13.90

Warhammer Invasion LCG: Fragments of Power

Chaos infects this world like a malignant disease… Yet amidst all of the fire, flame and fury, it is a world too of mighty heroes, of bold deeds and of great courage. These few champions stand against the encroaching darkness, rallying their warriors with acts of valour and hope of victory. The deafening roar of battle rises above them all.Warhammer, “Introduction”

War scars the Old World as ancient enemies collide. Even while the battles intensify, no race gains a definitive advantage. The Bloodquest Cycle explores the impact of questing units within Warhammer: Invasion LCG, and Fragments of Power introduces three new quests, as well as a host of units and support cards. Whether you draw upon the power of the gods, draw strength from higher learning, or use magic to steal past your foes, Fragments of Power grants you the means to forge your own legend… and several of the pack’s cards reward players for fielding legends.

The quest for ultimate power is underway, and the races of the Old World have begun to turn up new and potent Fragments of Power. Pick up this exciting Battle Pack today!

2 Players, Age 13+, 45+ Mins
Amoeba: S$21.51
Regular: S$23.90

Fortress America

In the 21st century, the United States unveiled a military defense system that completely changed global politics. Through a series of satellites and powerful lasers, the U.S. gained a flawless defense against intercontinental missile attacks. The rest of the world feared that this defensive network might be used to launch an attack, and they united to demand that the U.S. dismantle it. A lengthy diplomatic stalemate gripped the globe. With the world at a crossroads, coalitions of nations were formed unlike any that had ever existed before. A plan was devised to destroy this perceived technological threat through military action. It involved attacking from three directions at once, for the nations of the world knew that every army dreads fighting a war on two fronts… and America was about to face three.

Fortress America is a board game of strategy and survival and in this updated version of Michael Gray’s 1986 classic, one player, in control of the beleaguered American forces, is pitted against up to three others, who team up to assault the U.S. on three fronts. Featuring beautifully crafted components (including over 300 detailed plastic figures), Fortress America thrusts players into a frightening geopolitical scenario in which diplomacy has failed, and World War III has begun.

2-4 Players, Age 12+, 180+ Mins
Amoeba: S$116.91
Regular: S$129.90

Survive: Escape From Atlantis!

It’s early in the 20th century – a time of exploration and adventure. The mysterious island of Atlantis has been discovered in the middle of the ocean, and there are rumors of riches! After reaching Atlantis, the explorers are ready to return home with treasure and artifacts. But Atlantis is sinking!

In a panic, the adventurers try to avoid a terrible fate. The luckiest will find a boat to return home while the less fortunate will have to try to swim for it. But nobody will be safe from the sea monsters, sharks, and whales, which live in the ocean around Atlantis!

Who will manage to reach dry land?

Survive is a cutthroat game where players seek to evacuate their pieces from an island that is breaking up, while remembering where their highest-valued pieces are located to maximize their score.

An island made up of 40 hex-tiles is slowly sinking into the ocean (as the tiles are removed from the board). Each player controls ten people (valued from 1 to 6) that they try and move towards the safety of the surrounding islands before the main island finally blows up. Players can either swim or use boats to travel but must avoid sea serpents, whales and sharks on their way to safety.

This version also contains all the extra pieces needed in order to also play the game as Escape from Atlantis.

2-4 Players, Age 8+, 60+ Mins
Amoeba: S$57.51
Regular: S$63.90

Italian mercenaries, adventurers of varying levels of trustworthiness, and infiltrated resistance cells populate the games we’re playing this week!

The Resistance

The Empire must fall. Our mission must succeed. By destroying their key bases, we will shatter Imperial strength and liberate our people. Yet spies have infiltrated our ranks, ready for sabotage. We must unmask them. In five nights we reshape destiny or die trying. We are the Resistance!

The Resistance is a party game of social deduction. It’s inspired by Mafia/Werewolf, yet it is unique in its core mechanics which increase the resources for informed decisions, intensify player interaction, and eliminate player elimination.

Players are either Resistance Operatives or Imperial Spies. For three to five rounds, they must depend on each other to carry out missions against the Empire. At the same time, they must try to deduce the other players’ identities and gain their trust. Each round begins with discussion. When ready, the Leader entrusts sets of Plans to a certain number of players (possibly including himself/herself). Everyone votes on whether or not to approve the assignment. Once an assignment passes, the chosen players secretly decide to Support or Sabotage the mission. Based on the results, the mission succeeds (Resistance win) or fails (Empire win). When a team wins three missions, they have won the game.

5-10 Players, Age 13+, 30+ Mins
Amoeba: S$30.51
Regular: S$33.90

Red Dragon Inn

You and your adventuring companions have spent all day slogging through the dungeon, killing monsters and taking their stuff. Now you’re back in town, healed up, cleaned up, and ready to party at the Red Dragon Inn

Drink, gamble, and roughhouse with your friends, but don’t forget to keep an eye on your gold. If you run out, you’ll have to spend the night in the stables. Oh… and try not to get too beaten up or too drunk. If you black out, your friends will continue the party without you… after they loot your body for gold of course!

The last conscious adventurer with gold wins the game!

Take on the role of one of these heroic fantasy adventurers – Deirdre, Fiona, Gerki, or Zot – and enjoy and evening at the Red Dragon Inn!

The Red Dragon Inn can be combined with The Red Dragon Inn 2 and The Red Dragon Inn 3 for more mayhem!

2-4 Players, Age 13+, 45+ Mins
Amoeba: S$53.91
Regular: S$59.90

Cutthroat Caverns

Trust no one.

An artifact of untold power lies in your hands. To claim it, you must escape the caverns alive. No less than nine horrific beasts stand in your way – that, and the greed of the other players.

In this game of kill-stealing, you decide whether to swing for a whopping 50 points of damage – or hold back, awaiting a more opportune time to strike. Only the final blow matters if you are to score the kill. Hold back or sabotage others’ plans too much – and the entire party will die, without a winner.

3-6 Players, Age 12+, 90+ Mins
Amoeba: S$50.31
Regular: S$55.90

Condottiere

During the Renaissance, armies of mercenaries fought for the highest bidder to conquer the fragmented city-states of Italy. Elite mercenary leaders, known as Condottiere, led these armies to battle.

In Condottiere, players seek to claim dominance over Italy by conquering its vital cities. Only through the cunning maneuvering of your mercenaries and clever manipulation of the powerful Church will you prevail.

The third edition of this classic bluffing game features new art, new card abilities, and new rules and variants that enhance game play.

2-6 Players, Age 14+, 45+ Mins
Amoeba: S$35.91
Regular: S$39.90

Bluff with dice against the Game Maestro and join the Martial Olympiad (now with Entry Form)! And two great promos for you too!

Warhammer 40K Martial Olympiad Tournament

Bring your armies and wage war across the universe!

Play through three missions and one side event, including Search & Rescue, Breakthrough, and Weather the Storm.

The tournament will be held on Saturday, 30 June, at PI Fusionopolis. Entry fee is $10

More information can be found at our Facebook event page!

And you can download the Entry Form here!

 

Dixit Promotion!

In celebration of the release of Dixit: Journey, we’re giving you three great ways to save on your Dixit games purchases!

Purchase any Dixit game and get a free Dixit promo Rabbit card!

Purchase a copy of Dixit: Journey and get a free pack of sleeves for all the cards in the set!

You can buy Dixit, Dixit 2, Dixit: Odyssey, and Dixit: Journey for the special price of $179.90!

These promotions will last until Sunday, 17 June, so you’ve only got one week left!

 

Board Games Night @ Midpoint

This Wednesday, join us at Midpoint as Colin the Games Maestro demos three exciting games:

  • Dice Town
  • Pony Express
  • Dixit: Journey

This is entirely free, so there is no excuse not to come! Get more information at the Facebook Event page!

Join us and learn new games, or play old favorites, or just hang out with some geeky people! You can even bring your own board game and challenge the Games Maestro for glory and bragging rights!

 

Citadel Paints Sale!

The new line of Citadel Paints are out already, but we’ve got a great deal on the old line!

Buy any four pots priced at $6.50 each, get two free! Washes, foundations, colors… Everything!

Plus, members still get their discounts on the first four pots!

This sale will last until further notice!

In August, we plan to sail the high seas as surly pirates, and delve into dungeons to aim at goblins, minotaurs, and dragons!

Libertalia

Captain Swallow has always dreamed of pocketing a large nest egg in order to retire on a remote island – but he never counted on stiff competition from Captains Stanley Rackum, Dirk Chivers, and others, greedy and cruel enemies who always manage to attack the same ships as him. If he wants to finally sink back and enjoy peaceful days in the sun, he must become the most cunning pirate!

In Libertalia, you must thwart the plans of competitive pirates over the course of three rounds while using cards that show the same crew members as your piratical comrades-in-arms. Yes, not only do they attack the same ships, but they employ the same type of ravenous scum that you do! Can you take advantage of the powers of your characters at the right time? Will you be outdone by a pirate smarter than you? Jump into the water and prove your tactical skills!

2-6 Players, Age 14+, 45+ Mins

Dungeon Fighter

Explore spooky dungeons, find glorious treasure, buy powerful magic items, and challenge the most horrible creatures. Will your party be able to defeat the final boss?

In Dungeon Fighter, a fully cooperative board game, players take on the roles of heroes venturing deep into a three-tier dungeon. Along the way, they explore the dungeon, search its many rooms, and face endless hordes of vicious monsters. Best of all, your skill determines the ability of your character. Can you kill Medusa without looking into her eyes, defeat the Minotaur in the labyrinth, or resist the breath of the dragon? Will you be able to hit a target by throwing the dice under your leg with your eyes closed?

You will feel truly part of a centuries-old battle between good and evil…with a touch of foolish stupidity.

1-6 Players, Age 10+, 45+ Mins

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