Board Game Spotlight (Jan 8th)

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Munchkin Marvel

Publisher: Steve Jackson Games / USAopoly

Price: $34.99
Ages: 13+
Players: 3 – 6
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Mechanic: Card Drafting, Hand Management

Munchkin Marvel fuses the classic card game fun of monster-slaying and role-playing with the most iconic characters from the Marvel universe. Created under license from Steve Jackson Games and in conjunction with Marvel, Munchkin Marvel comes complete with new monsters (villains), allies (heroes), and custom S.H.I.E.L.D. Identification Cards

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Dingo’s Dreams

Publisher: Red Raven Games

Price: $25.99
Ages: 8+
Players: 2 – 4
Playing Time: 20 – 30 minutes
Mechanic: Modular Board, Route / Network Building, Tile Placement

Dingo and his friends have gotten lost on Walkabout! Visit their dreams to lead them home!

Dingo’s Dreams is a delightful and clever family game for 2-4 players. Each player competes to be the first to successfully guide his animal through the dream world.

Each player starts with a grid of 25 tiles, set up at random in a 5×5 dreamscape. Each player also starts with one extra tile, with a picture of their animal on it. The opposite side of all dreamscape tiles also has a picture of the animal. Each turn, a random card is drawn, telling players which tile they should flip. When a player flips a tile, it means their animal is traveling through a part of the dreamscape. Each player’s goal is to guide their animal through the dreamscape by positioning him in a specified pattern (which is different each game). After a card is drawn, a player takes their extra animal and slides him into the dreamscape, shifting one row or column of tiles until a new, different tile emerges from the opposite side. The player will use this tile to shift another column or row on the next turn, and so on, until one player’s dreamscape tiles match the goal. The player then shouts their animal’s name– “Dingo!”, for example, to win the round.

Advanced rules add Hazard Tokens which increase the challenge substantially: to complete the required dream pattern, the player may not have his animal in any of the Hazard spaces marked on the dream card.

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Rick and Morty Total Rickall Coop Card Game

Publisher: Cryptozoic Entertainment

Price: $18.99
Ages: 15+
Players: 2 – 5
Playing Time: 30 minutes

The Total Rickall Cooperative Card Game is based on the Rick and Morty episode of the same name. If you haven’t seen it, don’t worry. You can still play this wild and wacky game and have plenty of fun. But you really should see it at some point. Seriously. Don’t be a Jerry.

Rick has locked the family inside their house. Why? Because the family has grown. Parasites masquerading as family and close friends have infiltrated and have inserted pleasant memories into everyone’s minds to make them think they’re real. And more keep coming! You must figure out which of these new, zany characters are real and which ones are parasites that need to be exterminated. Think you’ve got what it takes to save the world?

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Rick and Morty Mr Meeseeks Box O Fun

Publisher: Cryptozoic Entertainment

Price: $49.99
Ages: 18+
Players: 2 – 6
Playing Time: 20 – 30 Minutes

Do you have a problem that needs fixing and you just don’t know where to start? Perhaps there’s some task that’s beneath you. Then why not hit the button on your Meeseeks Box, summon up a Meeseeks (or three or eight) and let them help you out? That’s their purpose! They want you to succeed and only get slightly angry if you don’t.

In this dice game, players draw Request cards. Simple things like “Make Me a Sandwich” or “I Want to be a More Complete Woman.” Then roll your dice and see if you complete the Request. If not, press the button and summon Mr. Meeseeks to help you out. He wants to help. He hates his existence. As soon as your Request is completed, he can cease to exist and everything will be just grand.

Don’t disappoint Mr. Meeseeks. He will make you do all sorts of embarrassing and foolish things. That is, if he doesn’t simply kill you off. The longer it takes for you to complete your Request, the more Mr. Meeseeks will appear. Soon, they may turn violent. So please, do try your hardest. In the end, the player who scores the required number of Victory Points first wins the game. Score points by completing Requests and doing Dares. Unless you’re chicken…

Role Playing Games

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The Sixth Gun RPG

Publisher: Studio 2 Publishing
Cost: $27.99

The Sixth Gun comic series-a pop interpretation of the supernatural Western by writer Cullen Bunn and artist Brian Hurtt-follows the journey of six ancient and mystical weapons with the power to remake all of Creation. Now Pinnacle Entertainment Group, creators of Deadlands, brings the world of The Sixth Gun to your Savage Worlds tabletop roleplaying game!

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