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Weekly Newsletter 10/12/2018
Monday, 10 December 2018 | Russ
Welcome to our weekly newsletter!
There's just 15 sleeps to go until Christmas! Who else is panicking and only just started their Christmas shopping? Not just me I imagine!
Royal Mail suggests a last posting date of the 20th December - but we would recommend getting your Christmas orders in as early as possible, and no later than midday on the 20th December to avoid disappointment - that's just a week on Wednesday!
We also have a wide range of restocks arriving tomorrow/Wednesday from another distributor including Robinson Crusoe, Evolution Climate, Champions of Midgard (and expansions), Architects of the West Kingdom, Raiders of the North Sea, Stockpile and many more so keep an eye on the website and our Facebook page :)
This week's new releases which will all be in stock in a few days and are available to order now are...
Cerebria : The Inside World
Cerebria is a dynamic, team-based, objective-driven area control game, where players play as Spirits, powerful entities representing Bliss or Gloom. These opposing forces - the two sides of human nature - struggle to control and shape the Inside World, the metaphorical representation of an evolving personality.
Cerebria introduces a unique theme and numerous innovative mechanisms. The game is centered around the player-controlled Spirits, and the Emotion cards controlling Cerebria’s areas, each with their own stats and abilities.
The Spirits can perform up to three actions on their turn. These include moving between Cerebria’s Realms and Frontiers, using the specific powers of the Realms, invoking and upgrading Emotion cards, removing opposing Emotions, and building Fortresses to consolidate their influence on certain areas. The Actions cost Willpower, gained primarily by absorbing from the Origin’s Spheres in the middle of the board. Both Bliss and Gloom also have a rare shared team resource, Ambition, enabling them to use the game’s most powerful effects.
The teams can score points either by accomplishing publicly known minor objectives (the Intentions), or completing their major objectives (the Aspirations), which change dynamically during the course of the game. Scoring Aspirations allows players to add Bliss and Gloom Fragments to the Identity, built in the middle of the board. These are key moments in the game: Cerebria’s state is in constant flux, but the Fragments are permanent imprints of a game state during the scoring events.
The game is won by the side with more influence over the finished Identity, thus becoming the dominant force in Cerebria.
Western Legends is an open-world sandbox tabletop adventure for 2-6 players set in the American Wild West. Players assume the roles of historical figures of the era, earning their legendary status in a variety of ways: gamble, drive cattle, prospect for gold, rob the bank, fight bandits, pursue stories, become an outlaw, keep the peace. The possibilities are darn near endless.
How will you write your name on the face of history?
£50.99 (Limited Stock, Sold out at Asmodee (distributor))
In June 2018, Scythe fans were invited to make a design for ONE encounter card using specific art. Jamey reviewed the submissions, selected his favorites (often mixing and matching various submissions), and developed them. Now the Scythe Encounters promo boxed set is a reality!
Scythe Encounters is a boxed set of 32 brand-new promo encounter cards. These cards feature a number of innovations in the encounter system. We recommend that you play with them on their own for a few games; after that you can shuffle them into the regular encounter deck.
£18.99 (Limited Stock, Sold out at Asmodee (distributor))
Scythe Neoprene Playmat
This is being produced elsewhere for worldwide distribution, below is the description from the US print on demand product (which we expect to be the same as this version)...
Inked Gaming is partnering with Stonemaier Games to bring you an Offical Neoprene Scythe Playmat. This new accessory will be printed on demand right here at Inked Gaming's headquarters. The mat is 36" x 28" which makes it larger than the standard board, giving more room for all those beautiful mechs. We are the official supplier for North America.
The Scythe Neoprene Playmat comes equipped with double stitched edging for an additional layer of protection to prevent wear and tear. It is rollable and has a grippy rubber base so that it won't slide or move around on your gaming table. Include our insanely vibrant printing, and you have yourself one incredible game mat.
The Scythe Neoprene Mat is approximately 36" x 28" and made out of polyester with anti-slip rubber backing. The edges are stitched to prevent the mat from fraying over time.
Tokyo Highway (2nd Edition / 4 Player)
In Tokyo Highway, players compete to place all of their cars on the road first — but to do that they have to build the roadways so that they have somewhere for their cars to go!
Over the course of the game, players construct columns of varying heights by using the 88 squat gray and yellow pillars in the box, then connect those columns with sticks that serve as roadways, with the column you create usually not being the same height as the one it's connected to. When you place a highway that passes under or over an existing highway, you get to (carefully!) place a car on that highway. Place a highway that both goes over and under other highways, and you can place two cars!
The yellow cylinders allow you to create a column the same height as another while also allowing you to fork the roadway to create more twists and turns.
The first player to place all ten of their cars — with or without using tweezers — wins!
£32.99 (Limited Stock, Sold out at Asmodee (distributor))
Ice Cool 2
Ice Cool 2 is both a standalone game and an expansion for Ice Cool.
Ice cool 2 if played separately is the good old Ice Cool with some extras like: Tasks on 1 point cards, Fish moving power for 2 point cards, Optional tournament scoring
BUT if you combine both sets then what you get is: Multiple new layouts, New game mode called The Race, Games playable for up to 8 players, Chance to create your own new layouts
In the standalone game Carcassonne: Safari, players go out on a safari and try to see as many animals as they can, despite these animals hiding in the bush, in the savannah, or near watering holes. Help your friends to dig out such holes and receive bonus points. Sometimes you will see animals while taking a nap under a big baobab.
Carcassonne: Safari is the fourth title in the "Carcassonne Around the World" series.
Best Wishes, Russ & Kelly