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Fantasy Flight Games to Release New ‘Star Wars: Imperial Assault’ Expansion Packs

Fantasy Flight Games will release three new Ally and Villain Packs for its popular Star Wars: Imperial Assault miniatures and adventure board game in Q3: Wookiee Warriors, Hired Guns and Stormtroopers, according to hobby industry news website


The Wookie Warriors Ally Pack adds two plastic Wookiee miniatures with new command cards as well as a new skirmish map. MSRP is $12.95.




The Stormtrooper Villain Pack reinforces the legions of Stormtrooper armies with three new stormtrooper figures with an alternate sculpt.  The pack also includes the new Vader’s Fist Agenda set, which allows the player to goad the Rebels into an attempt to sabotage a 501st Legion training facility.  The skirmish upgrade offers two new abilities to any stormtrooper squad, representing the training of the 501st Legion. MSRP is $14.95.


The Hired Guns Villain Pack introduces mercenaries which will fight for either side, whomever  the highest bidder may be.  There are two Rodian miniatures to represent the mercenaries. The pack adds a three-card Agenda set that includes a new side mission campaign, as well as adding muscle to skirmish armies. There is a new skirmish map that includes two new missions in the sewers of Nar Shaddaa, and four new Command cards.  MSRP is $12.95.






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Popular Video Game Franchise ‘Halo’ Coming to Tabletop

UK-based miniature manufacturer Spartan Games, makers of Dystopian Wars, has announced a new license to produce a miniatures combat game based on the military sci-fi video game franchise Halo. Halo: Fleet Battles, The Fall of Reach will release in Q3, according to hobby industry news website

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Halo: Fleet Battles, The Fall of Reach is a two-player tactical battle game that recreates pivotal space battles between the United Nations Space Command and the Covenant armada.  Players will command massive fleets of warships which clash over the human colony of Reach.  The game is being produced with Halo video game developer company 343 Industries.


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The box will contain: a full color, 100 page rulebook; a Fall of Reach campaign guide; 49 highly-detailed plastic ship models; 25 custom dice; Fleet Commander Data Sheets, Flight Stands and Overlay Cards; Punch-out Scenery and Token sheets; and a quick guide reference sheet. MSRP is $140.00.




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Asmodee Announces ‘Five Tribes’ Expansion

Asmodee has announced a new release for its Days of Wonder game studio, the first expansion for Bruno Cathala’s Five Tribes, according to hobby industry news website The Artisans of Naqala will release at Gen Con this August.


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The expansion for Bruno Cathala’s “worker displacement” game introduces a new tribe to the game, the Artisans from the mountains of the Sultanate of Naqala.  The Artisans are represented by purple Meeples, and their presence adds a new layer of strategy to the game.  They can craft magic or precious items: some worth Victory Points, some which unlock special powers.  They also bring new tiles (workshops, specialized markets, impassible chasm) and new Djinns to the game.


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The box contains: 15 Wooden Tribe Meeples, 6 new Tiles (Workshops, Specialized Markets, and Chasm), 4 Tents, 4 Djinn cards (2 new & 2 revised), 6 Mountains, 18 Item Markers, 1 New Scoring Pad, 4 Summary Sheets and a rule booklet.  As an expansion, it requires the base game to play.  The game is for 2-4 players, ages 13 and up, and plays in 40-80 minutes.  MSRP is $25.00.





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Fantasy Flight Games Announces New ‘Descent’ Expansion

Fantasy Flight Games will release Bonds of the Wild Hero and Monster Collection, a new expansion for its perennially popular Descent:  Journeys into the Dark Second Edition dungeon exploration game, according to hobby industry news blog, coming to Battleground Games & Hobbies in July.


Bonds of the Wild includes four heroes and 18 monsters that were previously available for the first edition of the game, but are new for the second edition.  The unpainted plastic figures all have new sculpts and the game cards feature new artwork, as well as updated rules and stats for the second edition.

The four heroes include Lyssa, Challara, Vyrah the Falconer, and Ronan of the Wild.  The new monsters include 12 kobolds, four hellhounds, and two deep elves.

The expansion also includes two new quests: One Man’s Trash and Bonds of the Wild, which challenge the heroes to locate the legendary Tree of Life and it’s healing powers.

As an expansion, the base game is needed to play.  MSRP is $34.95.  This will be the sixth Hero and Monster Collection for Descent Second Edition.




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Rio Grande Games to Release New ‘Dominion’ Expansion This Month

Coming soon to a Battleground Games & Hobbies near you later this month, Rio Grande Games has announce plans to release a new expansion for the popular deckbuilding game Dominion, called Dominion Adventures.



This is the ninth Dominion expansion. Supporting 2-4 players, Dominion Adventures can be played stand-alone or combined with other Dominion expansions. It contains 400 cards, 6 mats and 60 tokens, including 30 new Kingdom cards, with the return of Duration cards which trigger on future turns. In addition, Reserve cards, which can be saved for the right moment. There is also 20 Event cards that provide you something to buy besides cards, like tokens which modify cards.


Dominion Adventures is designed for ages 13+ with a approximate game play length of 30 minutes and a MSRP of $44.95.


Description of Dominion Adventures from the publisher:

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. You’re not sure which, but at least you’ve narrowed it down. You are rich with life experiences, but have had trouble trading them for goods and services. It’s time to seek your fortune, or anyone’s really, whoever’s is closest. To the west there’s a land of milk and honey, full of giant bees and monstrous cows. To the east, a land of eggs and licorice. To the north, treacherous swamps; to the south, loyal jungles. But all of them have been thoroughly pillaged. You’ve heard legends though of a fifth direction, as yet unspoiled, with its treasures conveniently gathered into troves. You have your sword and your trail mix, handed down from your father, and his father before him. You’ve recruited some recruits and hired some hirelings; you’ve shined your armor and distressed a damsel. You put up a sign saying “Gone Adventuring.” Then you put up another sign, saying “Beware of Dog,” in case people get any ideas. You’re ready. You saddle up your trusty steed, and head florst.”





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Tasty Minstrel Games & Darwin Kastle to Release Cthulhu Game Based on ‘Star Realms’

First reported by hobby news website, Tasty Minstrel Games announced Cthulhu Realms, a deck building game designed by Darwin Kastle at a hobby industry-only show two weeks ago called GAMA in Los Vegas.
“It’s built on Darwin Kastle’s Star Realms engine,” said Daniel Hadlock of Tasty Minstrel, referring to the outer space deck building card game from White Wizard Games.  However, this deck building game is set in the realm of H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu.

“The art takes a humorous horror approach, so it’s Cthulhu, but it’s got a family-friendly little twist to it,” said Hadlock.  “It has a little bit deeper, a little more tricky game play than an average deck builder game.”

The game is for 2-4 players, ages 14 and up, and plays in 25-45 minutes.  MSRP is $19.95, release is tentatively set for Gen Con, but may be later in the year.




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