Thunderstone is a new and exciting fantasy deck-building game from Alderac Entertainment Group. Fight the evils of the dungeon to prove your worth. Gain powerful weaponry and level into new and mighty hero classes. Claim the best cards and survive to take the Thunderstone. Featuring beautiful art from Jason Engle, Thunderstone is a welcome addition to any fantasy gamer’s collection.
Fun to 11 LLC and Alderac Entertainment Group Inc. (AEG), both publishers of fun and unique games, today announce that they have entered into a strategic partnership for Fun to 11’s new game EPIC PvP.
EPIC PvP is a fast, fun and unique card game. The concept is simple; take a class deck and shuffle it into a race deck to get a character deck. Players use those decks and the combos created by the unique pairing to battle each other.
The companies will partner to run an exciting Kickstarter campaign launching January 21st. After the Kickstarter backers get their rewards, AEG will publish and distribute Epic PvP: Fantasy to retailers later this year through AEG’s distribution partners.
“AEG makes great games and they have a fantastic relationship with the retail market. It makes sense for Fun to 11 to partner with a company who could handle that side of distribution without disrupting our desire to focus on making fun, quality games and delivering them to our customers, ” says Luke Peterschmidt, CEO of Fun to 11.
John Zinser, CEO of AEG adds, “Epic PvP: Fantasy is just a fun game and when we played it we knew immediately that we wanted to be part of it. Luke and I have been friends for over 20 years. So after playing a few times and discussing all the cool things we could do together on the game, we realized it is a perfect chance to partner – something we have both been trying to make happen since working on L5R together long ago.”
Both companies agree that EPIC PvP: Fantasy is the right game to partner on. And by doing so, we will end up with a product that is better for players and retailers. Retailers will get the chance to “Kick” the game with us. More information on this option coming this week.
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Okay this is my take on things, I need more information before I just write this off as a new tweak on Smash-up.
I like Smash-up and applaud new themes but this press release is too darn bare bones to tell me anything else. Which means I need to contact AEG for more information! I’ll update with what they send me.
Pagoda is a two-player only game in which players compete to build multiple layers of up to six pagodas. Each player has five face-up and two face-down colored cards, and they use these cards to build colored pillars and levels of the pagoda. Once a pillar has been placed on the ground floor, all other pillars placed must be of the same color. When someone places the fourth pillar on a level, he places a floor tile of the pillars’ color on top, with this tile have colored dots to indicate which color of pillar can be placed on top.
Players score points each time they place a pillar, with a pillar on ground level being worth one point, a pillar on the second floor two points, and so on. When a player places a floor tile, he gains one point as well as two actions associated with that color on his individual action board. The fourth floor tile is placed upside-down to show only one colored dot. Two pillars can be placed on this dot, each worth five points, and once placed the pagoda is finished. After three pagodas are finished, players finish the round, then the player with the most points wins.
Smash Up is back with even more wild factions in the mix! Science Fiction Double Feature brings four new decks to the base-smashing business with abilities unlike those seen before!
- Time Travelers allow you to reuse your cards time and time again
- Cyborg Apes take actions that attach to your minions and take them to a whole new level
- Super Spies use their mojo in espionage to plot out the future of you and your opponents
- Shapeshifters could be anyone!
Smash Up: Science Fiction Double Feature can be played on its own as a two-player game or combined with other Smash Up titles to allow for up to four players to compete at the same time.
The Age of Discovery, Portugal, 15th–16th century: With the Mediterranean under Osman Turk control, the Portuguese were severely limited in the Mediterranean and looking for other trade routes. Better ships, better compasses, and a general centralization of power helped push the Portuguese explorers into the Atlantic, and sailors like Prince Henry, Bartolomeu Dias and Vasco da Gama took to the seas.
In Sail to India (セイルトゥインディア), the players are nobles who support these sailors in their efforts to discover a route to India and to be the foremost and most famous explorer of all. Players must manage their resources to develop sales channels to India, and they have only two Action Points with which to do it. A player’s money, score, ship and building are all affected by the same pawn, and to do well you’ll need to manage the movement of that pawn to make full use of twelve types of actions, six kinds of products, and three different buildings.