The Board Game Hut Newsletter 15th May 2020
Friday, 15 May 2020 | Russ
We hope you're all keeping safe and well during this time. We know some of you have been directly affected by the pandemic and our sympathies are with you <3
Many of you have shown us a great deal of support so far, and we want to thank you again, it's been a massive help and will continue to be so.
Things are starting to stabilise with regard to distributors, Asmodee have started sending their weekly new release email again and Games Workshop are open again - that's not to say there's not delays still, but things are improving as we get used to the 'new normal'.
There's been a lot of new stuff coming in over the past weeks, too much to tell you about here, some highlights are below, but we recommend checking out the 'All Products' section of the website and see what else has arrived lately! :)
Forgotten Waters (Expected early next week)
Forgotten Waters is a Crossroads Game set in a world of fantastical pirate adventure. In it, players take on the role of pirates sailing together on a ship, attempting to further their own personal stories as well as a common goal.
The world of Forgotten Waters is silly and magical, with stories designed to encourage players to explore and laugh in delight as they interact with the world around them. It's a game in which every choice can leave a lasting impact on the story, and players will want turn over every rock just to see what they find.
Forgotten Waters features five scenarios and a massive location book that provides players with tons of choices wherever they go.
£52.99 (RRP is £59.99)
Pandemic Hot Zone : North America (Released Friday 22nd May)
Despite being rather topical at the moment, this title has been in development for some time!
Disease threatens North America and only you can stop it! In Pandemic: Hot Zone - North America, players work together against the game to discover cures for three deadly diseases that threaten the continent. Travel to different North American cities to treat local populations, prevent outbreaks, and share research with your team. Can you discover the cures before it's too late?
Hot Zone - North America is a shorter, more portable version of the best-selling cooperative game Pandemic.
£17.99 (RRP is £19.99)
Legendary : Heroes of Asgard (Expected Early Next Week)
Wielding incredible powers, Asgardians like Thor and Sif were worshipped as gods by early Norse tribes. Now they storm back to Earth to defend it from ancient, awakening threats.
The inscription on Mjolnir says “Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.” But Thor has often struggled with arrogance and self-doubt. At the crucial moment, will he prove worthy?
Malekith and Hela now send their followers to bring them new villainous weapons that are equal to Mjolnir’s power. These conquerors storm over the lands of Midgard,trampling the weak in their wake.
Thor struggles to prove worthy against the frost giants and on Earth. The dark world of Svartalfheim rises to smother the Nine Realms in darkness. Finally, Ragnarok threatens the final epic destruction of Asgard.
£17.99 (RRP is £19.99)
The Crew (arriving early next week)
Astronauts wanted! Scientists say there is a mysterious ninth planet located at the edge of our solar system. But despite all of their efforts, so far they have been unable to provide substantial evidence of its existence. Join this exciting space adventure to find out if the theories are just science fiction or if you will discover Planet Nine.
In this card game you need to complete 50 different missions as you travel across the solar system. But you will only succeed if you can work together as a team.
To master the challenges and achieve your mission, communication will be essential — but in space, things can be more challenging than expected ...
£12.49 (RRP is £13.50)
Trial by Trolley (In stock now)
n Trial by Trolley, one player acts as the Trolley Operator and must choose where to send a murderous, out of control, trolley. Every other player at the table plays cards and argues in order to convince the operator to spare their lives and condemn everyone on the other track to a gruesome death-by-trolley.
Each round, one player will act as the trolley conductor. This person will be the judge, and will choose which track the trolley will murder.
£19.99 (RRP is £24.99)
Oceans - Deluxe Kickstarter Version (In stock now)
Two years in the making, Oceans is the next stand-alone game in the award-winning Evolution series. Enter a vast, underwater cosmos: a mysterious interconnected world of sharp teeth, glowing eyes, and black ink, where your survival depends on your ability to adapt to the unknown.
The foundation of the oceanic food chain are billions of one-celled organisms that capture the sun's energy through photosynthesis. Every other oceanic species is a predator, each bigger than the next, all the way up to the dreaded apex predator. And even bigger than apex predators are enormous filter feeders that gently swim through the ocean scooping up everything in their path with their baleen.
£74.99 (RRP is £79.99)
Twilight Imperium 4th Edition (Hot restock - In stock now)
Twilight Imperium (Fourth Edition) is a game of galactic conquest in which three to six players take on the role of one of seventeen factions vying for galactic domination through military might, political maneuvering, and economic bargaining. Every faction offers a completely different play experience, from the wormhole-hopping Ghosts of Creuss to the Emirates of Hacan, masters of trade and economics. These seventeen races are offered many paths to victory, but only one may sit upon the throne of Mecatol Rex as the new masters of the galaxy.
£109.99 (RRP is £134.99)
Best Wishes, Russ & Kelly