If you haven’t check it out yet, we highly recommend you visit MaydayGames.com and enter their newest contest – pronto!
Here are the details:
No business owners can enter. We will not sleeve a business game library. Maximum retail value in sleeves we will give away is $500. We will sleeve all of the games currently in your collection and any games you purchase within 6 months of winning the contest within the $500 retail limit.We reserve the right to ship the sleeves by whatever means necessary, including whenever we can. For out of stock sleeves, paying customers maintain a higher priority and we will ship your sleeves once all paying customers are taken care of. We reserve the right to add to these terms and conditions during the contest. International winners must pay shipping. Free shipping within United States.
Licensed English Editions of My Village, Village, Village Inn, and Village Port coming in 2016
New Jersey, USA – November 18, 2015
Stronghold Games is proud to announce the publication of the Village line of games, under license and co-published with the great German publisher, Eggert-spiele. The Village line of games currently includes Village, My Village, Village Inn, and Village Port.
Village, which is the original game in this line, was originally published in 2011. The innovative game play and rich theme quickly garnered Village numerous board game awards including the prestigious Kennerspiel des Jahres (2012), Games Magazine Best New Advanced Strategy Game (2013), Deutcher Spiele Preis Best Family/Adult Game (2012), as well as many other awards and nominations.
In Village, players take the reins of a family where the members become merchants, clergy, politicians, or travelers, all in search of fame and glory. Players spend time to perform actions. Since time will not stop for anyone, your people will pass on. Strategic time-management determines if your family will be immortalized in the village chronicles to bring honor and victory to your family.
My Village, a new standalone game in the line, was released at Essen 2015. Each player is in charge of their own village, controlling its entire fate. The popular themes, places, and characters of Village are joined by new elements like dice drafting, individual Grim Reaper figures, and rat invasions. My Village is a whole new experience with a similar game weight to Village.
Village Inn is the first expansion to Village, adding two new buildings, the Brewery and the Inn. The Brewery is a new craft building where you can acquire a new good, beer. At the Inn, you meet influential people that have unique abilities. Village Inn includes all necessary components for a fifth player as well.
Village Port is the second expansion to Village, enabling players to travel the seas, trading goods and foreign commodities. Family members can become missionaries and dig for treasure on distant lands. Life goal cards are introduced, enabling your family to pursue careers such as writer, historian, or even knight.
The Village line of games was designed by the noted team of Inka and Markus Brand, who are responsible for many other great games, such as A Castle for All Seasons, La Boca, Murano, and others. The Village line also features the gorgeous artwork of the talented artist Dennis Lohausen, whose work has been featured in many games such as Terra Mystica, Dominion: Intrigue, The Voyages of Marco Polo, Hansa Teutonica, Fields of Arle, Glass Road, AquaSphere, Hawaii, Camel Up, and others.
The release of the Village line of games strengthens the commitment of Stronghold Games to partner with publishers globally, bringing their very best games to North America and the rest of the world, as well as to continue to publish top-tier euro-game designs. The Village line of games follows the success of other major euro-games in 2015 from Stronghold Games, such as La Granja, The Golden Ages, 504, and Porta Nigra also with Eggert-spiele.
Stronghold Games will release Village and Village Inn for the GAMA Trade Show in March 2016. Stronghold Games will then release My Village and Village Port in time for the Origins Game Fair in May/June 2016. The Village line of games will be printed at Ludofact Germany, the leading printer of hobby games in the world.
We contributed to the inaugural episode of “The Boards Alive Podcast Monster Mash-Up” and you gotta check it out! Josh and I discuss gaming food & drink and make fun of our Canadian Comrades! Here are the details:
In the first episode of this new show, we have some GenCant floor interviews, the Brawling Brothers Board Gaming Podcast Bad Ass Bohnanza, some Linsae Reviews segments, a comedic segment from Nick Mariner, Odd Thoughts with Quinten, a Tabletop Tall Tale, tips on Surviving Solo with Jacob Coon, and our Games of the Month.
Billy Williams: Man on the Street – GenCant Floor Interviews – 2:03
Brawling Brothers Board Gaming Podcast Bad Ass Bohnanza – 13:18
Linsae Reviews: Village – 32:10
Nick Mariner – 33:05
Linsae Reviews: Cards Against Humanity – 43:33
Odd Thoughts with Quinten – 44:04
Tabletop Tall Tales: Castes of Mad King Ludwig – 51:24
Surviving Solo with Jacob Coon – 57:32
Linsae Reviews: Pathfinder the Adventure Card Game: Skulls & Shackles – 1:06:06
Game of the Month – 1:06:37
We at Level 99 Games are excited to introduce EXCEED, the newest series in our family of dueling card games! After nearly two years of work and countless revisions, we are finally ready to bring EXCEED to life!
EXCEED is a 2-player fighting card game that simulates the flow of 2D Fighting Games, with a focus on insightful play, calculated risk, and fast-paced tactics. In EXCEED, each player chooses a 30-card deck representing a single fighter, or mixes together two decks to form a Tag Team, and then uses their fighter or team to do battle and defeat their opponent.
As they fight, players’ hands will constantly change as options increase and decrease, and individual options become stronger and weaker based on your position and the opponent’s position. Will you press your advantage as your opponent’s hand shrinks, or take the opportunity to bolster your own options or set up a better position? Each card can be used as an attack, or as a powerful boost action that gives you more choices in combat. As you fight, hitting your opponent will increase your Gauge. Accumulate enough Gauge and you can unleash powerful Ultra Moves, or permanently upgrade your character by going into Exceed Mode!
EXCEED uses some of the key resolution mechanics from the hit game BattleCON, but remixes them for a completely new experience. EXCEED is designed to be enjoyed by both new players and fighting card game veterans alike, and will exist alongside BattleCON as an ongoing series available from Level 99.
Soon, Level 99 Games will be bringing to life the first “season” of EXCEED. Each month, we’ll be releasing a new Duelist Deck featuring four different fighters. Four of these decks will comprise a season of the game, and each season will feature a new license, introducing a different world of characters.
Their first season features the fighters of Red Horizon, a property first introduced by Jasco Games in their Universal Fighting System Collectible Card Game. Future seasons will feature different properties from video games, anime, and other tabletop worlds, as well as all-new original Level 99 Games properties.
Want to try EXCEED for yourself and see what all the fuss is about? You can download two complete demo decks here and try it for yourself!
Level 99 Games be running a Kickstarter project in the next few weeks for those who want to get in on the ground floor of EXCEED and score some extra promotional cards and fighters.
Thanks for checking out EXCEED! What do you think? Come post on Board Game Geek and share your experience with the demo decks!