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Gloomhaven, Zany Penguins, Firefly RPG and more

We have some new games and restocks of popular favorites in store this week!

Gloomhaven

gloomhaven.jpgDescription from Publisher:

Players will take on the role of a wandering mercenary with their own special set of skills and their own reasons for traveling to this remote corner of the world. Players must work together out of necessity to clear out menacing dungeons and forgotten ruins. In the process they will enhance their abilities with experience and loot, discover new locations to explore and plunder, and expand an ever-branching story fueled by the decisions they make. This is a persistent game that is intended to be played over many game sessions. After a scenario, players will make decisions on what to do, which will determine how the story continues, kind of like a “Choose Your Own Adventure” book.

Playing through a scenario is a cooperative affair where players will fight against automated monsters using an innovative card system to determine the order of play and what a player does on their turn.

Essentially, every turn a player will play two cards out of their hand. Each card has a number in the center, and the number on the first card played will determine their initiative order. Each card also has a top and bottom power, and when it is a player’s turn in the initiative order, they determine whether to use the top power of one card and the bottom power of the other, or vice-versa. Players must be careful, though, because over time they will permanently lose cards from their hands. If they take too long to clear a dungeon, they may end up exhausted and be forced to retreat.

 

Zany Penguins

zany penguinsDescription from Publisher:

The ice caps are melting and penguins are panicking! With no more room on the ice, a group of industrious penguins have turned to you to direct them to a new home. The only problem is that they’re not the only group branching out and you’ll have to compete with all of the other penguins to stake claim to new lands. Send your toughest troops to Strategic Zones far and wide or keep them close to help you become Master of the World – whatever you do, it’s sure to be a crazy time!

Zany Penguins is a quick card game in which two to five players compete to become Master of the World. Each player has a hand of cards from which they assign penguins to five Strategic Zones. Gaining control over the zones will determine who gets points from the cards left in their hand at the end of the game. The player with the most points wins the game and earns the title of Master of the World!

At the beginning of each turn, you will draw two cards to add to your hand. You must choose two cards to keep and two to pass along, one each to the players on your right and left. Because your opponents receive any cards you do not keep, you will want to pay attention to their troops when choosing which penguins to send their way. If they are amassing an army of penguins in one of the Strategic Zone, you may want to sabotage their plans by keeping any cards that will support their cause, and giving them unhelpful ones. You might even want to start a land war between the other players by passing cards to one opponent that would be more helpful to the other. Once you’ve chosen and passed your cards, you will receive two in return, which could be exactly what you’re looking for…or not. 

 

Firefly Role-Playing Game

firefly RPGDescription from Distributor:

The Firefly RPG puts you right in the middle of the action of the wildly popular television series. You and your Crew will trade bullets with fearsome bounty hunters, folk who want what you have, or varmints that try to put out the light of hope you represent. Keep your Browncoat banner flyin` high and dodge Alliance cruisers. Side with the Alliance and track down riff-raff to haul em in for justice. Explore your `Verse to find a crew, find a job, and keep flyin`! Using a freewheelin version of the award-winning Cortex Plus System, the Firefly RPG Core Book is packed with all the shiny goodness you need to bring the `Verse to life online or on your tabletop including character creation rules and Gamemaster NPC`s like Niska, Badger, and Patience, over 30 pre-generated player-characters including Mal and the Serenity crew or one of 24 archetypes, Serenity ship and engine schematics, and dozens of sample ships, plus tips for world building, system maps, and an Episode Guide to teach new players and provide in-depth analysis of Firefly TV show.