Board Games To Watch For

With the rising popularity of board games some distributors are having trouble meeting the initial demand of new games. This means they sell out quickly and you could find yourself waiting months for a restock or worse a reprint of the game to arrive back on shelves. To avoid this frustration you can always preorder games with us. This allows us to properly gauge interest and order an appropriate amount. (Sometimes games are in such limited supply the distributor will allocate them, meaning every retailer gets short shipped to ensure every store get some.)

Today we are going to highlight some games that are expected to be very popular. If you are interested contact us about preordering.

First Martians: Adventures on the Red Planet
This game is built around many of the same elements that the award winning Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island was built. In this game players pitted against the hostile Martian environment and a whole host of new challenges and adventures. The game will come with an intregrated app that maintains the balance and challenge thoughout.

The game can be played in a sort of Legacy style where a series of separate games are strung together in a campaign mode where each successive game builds on the last, or as an open world mode where players can roam the surface of Mars for as long as they can last.
First Martians is set to release Q2 of this year


From the designer of Scythe, Jeremy Stegmaier, comes Charterstone. A Legacy game that comes with no instruction book! That’s right; all you have to do is gather 1 – 6 players and open the box. What to do next will be revealed to you as you take each step. In Charterstone you’ll play as citizens of the Kingdom of Greengully tasked by the Forever King to colonize the lands beyond the kingdoms borders in an effort to start a new village.
Players will construct buildings and populate a shared village. Building stickers are added to the board becoming permanent spaces for any player to use. This means you’ll start off with few options but quickly build the village to have dozens of opportunities. This worker placement Legacy game is meant to last 12 games but can be played beyond that.
Watch for more information on this exciting game as it is due to release late in the year.



Attack on Titan: The Last Stand
In this semi cooperative 2 – 5 player game 1 player takes on the role of the Titan, while the others play as their favorite characters trying to stop them.   Each round of the game the Titan player chooses two attack cards to play. One face down and one face up, the hero characters roll their dice to try to avoid these attacks but only knowing what one of them is. They will have to use wit and deduction to figure out what the other attack is they need to avoid.

Position is the key as this game has a vertical playing surface, allowing characters to move up and down to avoid the Titans attacks or gain a tactical position to deliver a devastating blow. The goal is to weaken the Titan so it is vulnerable to a kill shot, but beware the Titan has lots of tricks waiting for you!

GKR: Heavy Hitters
Do you like Giant Killer Robots? If so, this game is for you. From Cryptozoic and Weta Workshop this game is an adverting driven televised combat sport where mega corporations fight for salvage rights and advertising dominance in Earth’s abandoned cities!

You play as a skilled pilot and tactician of a Heavy Hitter (the name given to the largest fighting mechs in the battle zone) looking to win and gain fans for your faction and more importantly loyal customers. Your Heavy Hitter will be flanked by 3 unmanned combat robotic support units, consisting of Combat, Repair, and Recon. Fighting head to head using your Heavy Hitter you control your entire team of GKRs to strategize your way to victory!
This game is currently on Kickstarter, if we get enough interest in Preorders we will back it at the Retail level and ensure our customers get a great deal!
These are just a few exciting games coming out this year. Keep an eye open for these titles as well as more information on them is released: Pandemic Legacy: Season 2, Firefly Adventures: Brigands and Browncoats, Munchkin: Rick & Morty,and DC Deckbuilder: Confrontations

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