Newsletter 17/12/2019 - Merry Christmas! (And a big pile of New Releases!)
Tuesday, 17 December 2019 | Russ
Welcome to our weekly-ish newsletter
Our advised last day for ordering to arrive before Christmas is this Friday, the 20th December at Midday!
We are open everyday day except Christmas Day this year....and if you're local, pop in for some festive gaming....but remember, for Boxing Day, New Year's Eve Night & New Year's Day, as they're special days you'll need to book a ticket through the website https://www.theboardgamehut.co.uk/event-tickets.html
We'll finish up by thanking you for your loyalty and custom again this year and wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
It's been a VERY busy few weeks, as you can imagine, and loads and loads of big new releases arriving before Christmas.....check out the highlights below, but as ever, be sure to check out the website to see everything we've added recently :)
Clank Legacy (Expected Tomorrow)
Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated extends the deck-building fun of Clank! with legacy-style gameplay! Found your own franchise of the legendary adventuring company Acquisitions Incorporated, and shepherd your fledgling treasure-hunters to immortal corporate glory over the course of multiple games. Your game board, your deck, and your world change as you play to create a unique campaign tailored to your adventuring party. Be cunning, be bold, and most importantly be ready...
£79.99 (RRP is £95.99)
Glen More II : Chronicles (Expected Tomorrow)
Glen More II: Chronicles is a sequel to Glen More, expanding the gameplay substantially compared to the original game.
In Glen More II: Chronicles, each player represents the leader of a Scottish clan from the early medieval ages until the 19th century, a leader looking to expand their territory and wealth. The success of your clan depends on your ability to make the right decision at the right time, be it by creating a new pasture for your livestock, growing barley for whisky production, selling your goods on the various markets, or gaining control of special landmarks such as lochs and castles.
£58.99 (RRP is £68.99)
Caylus 1303 (Expected Tomorrow)
A classic game is back! As one of the first worker placement games, Caylus stands among the true board game classics of the 2000s. The original designers' team, together with the Space Cowboys, have now created a revamped version!
The mechanisms of Caylus 1303 have been streamlined and modernized for an intense and shorter game. Don't be fooled, though, as the game has kept both its depth and ease of play while a lot of new features have been added:
Variability of the starting position for a virtual infinity of possibilities. No more pre-set strategies!
Characters with special abilities, with a wavering loyalty, offer their services to the players.
And of course, brand new graphics!
The King calls you again, so it's time to go back to Caylus!
£38.99 (RRP is £45.99)
Paladins of the West Kingdom (Expected Tomorrow)
The aim of Paladins of the West Kingdom is to be the player with the most victory points (VP) at game's end. Points are gained by building outposts and fortifications, commissioning monks and confronting outsiders. Each round, players will enlist the help of a specific Paladin and gather workers to carry out tasks. As the game progresses, players will slowly increase their faith, strength and influence. Not only will these affect their final score, but they will also determine the significance of their actions. The game is concluded at the end of the seventh round.
£43.99 (RRP is £52.99)
Aquicorn Cove (Expected Tomorrow)
In the co-operative game The Aquicorn Cove Board Game, 2-4 players take on the roles of members of a small fishing village struggling to survive while maintaining a balance with the natural world. To win, the villagers must feed and grow their village, while helping to restore the health of the reef and aquatic ecosystem. The villagers are fortunate, though, and the waters of their cove are home to the beautiful and benevolent aquicorns, as well as the wondrous reef guardian Aure, who can help them both to understand the impact humans are having on the environment and to save the village.
£30.99 (RRP is £33.99)
Azul Summer Pavillion (In stock now)
At the turn of the 16th Century, King Manuel I commissioned Portugal's greatest artisans to construct grandiose buildings. After completing the Palaces of Evora and Sintra, the king sought to build a summer pavilion to honor the most famous members of the royal family. This construction was intended for the most talented artisans — whose skills meet the splendor that the royal family deserves. Sadly, King Manuel I died before construction ever began.
In Azul: Summer Pavilion, players return to Portugal to accomplish the task that never began. As a master artisan, you must use the finest materials to create the summer pavilion while carefully avoiding wasting supplies. Only the best will rise to the challenge to honor the Portuguese royal family.
Azul: Summer Pavilion lasts six rounds, and in each round players draft tiles, then place them on their individual player board to score points. Each of the six colors of tiles is wild during one of the rounds.
£34.99 (RRP is £39.99)
Orleans Stories (In stock now)
Orléans Stories is based on the bag-building mechanism known from Orléans, with this mechanisms having been further developed into a storytelling experience in which players go through different eras and face different challenges. Broadly speaking, instead of focusing on the city of Orléans and trade with the surrounding villages, player are now settling the Loire Valley. Players must farm and produce, found villages, and build fortresses and churches. They will experience times of prosperity and success, but also times of deprivation; they must defy hunger and plague, fight for their land, and perhaps conquer foreign lands to secure the lives of their settlers. In the end, however, there is peace and the joint administration of territories and villages.
£66.99 (RRP is £71.99)
Reavers of Midgard (In stock now)
Reavers of Midgard is a single worker placement game with elements of set collection, dice combat and engine building set in the Champions of Midgard universe.
In Champions of Midgard, your quest was to become Jarl. You battled back the trolls, draugr and some of the epic monsters that once threatened the sanctity of your humble port town. Now it's time to go on the offensive.
In Reavers of Midgard, you'll be looking to gain glory by raiding nearby villages for their riches, sacking well-fortified castles and battling both man and monster on the open seas. You'll not only need to take your rowdy crew of vikings and the food needed to keep them happy along for the ride but you'll also have to recruit a crew of elite warriors - the Reavers.
£54.99 (RRP is £67.99)
Snowdonia Deluxe Master Set (In stock now)
Snowdonia is a competitive or solitaire worker placement game, lovingly crafted around the idea of building railways in Wales, and – with multiple other scenarios – around the world.
Snowdonia: Deluxe Master Set contains the Snowdonia base game as well as all previously released promo cards and scenarios, along with five new scenarios: The Bluebell Railway, The Qinghai-Tibet Railway, The Mount Hakone Electric Railway, The Wye Valley Tourer, and The Malta Railway. This set also includes an automa (Botdell), designed by Dávid Turczi, along with a number of designer trains which are new to the Deluxe Master Set.
£89.99 (RRP is £99.99)
Best Wishes, Russ & Kelly