Alien Artifacts is a 4X-style card game in which you play as an interplanetary faction, sending your research vessels into uncharted space to expand your knowledge and power. Build powerful ships, develop new technologies, and explore distant planets for anything ? or anyone ? you can exploit.
Alien Artifacts is built on a Resource engine - each turn you will have 3 Resource cards in your hand and you will decide how best to spend them. Each resource card has two different resource types for you to use. You can only use one side and only two cards per turn! Using these resources, you will build Ships, develop Technology, discover Planets, or Trade for currency:
There are two sides to each of these cards, and as you build them you will decide:
Manage your Resources, build the right cards, make wise choices. Win!
Alien Artifacts provides a card based 4X experience in under an hour. With over two hundred cards, Alien Artifacts offers players many scoring strategies and great replay-ability.
Alien Artifacts: Breakthrough, the second expansion for Alien Artifacts, takes place at the most intense point in human history! Face the new threats uncovered in Discovery, and experience new challenges for the space-faring factions. Humanity solved the mystery behind the alien technology and is ready to seize its powers!
Breakthrough adds new cards for your Alien Artifacts base game and arms you with new combos for your favorite game engines. This expansion includes 20 new technology cards, 10 new ship cards, and 10 new planet cards from the Expand category that will help you dominate the galaxy! Nothing can stop humanities technological breakthrough now!
Alien Artifacts: Discovery is the first expansion to Alien Artifacts. The expansion moves forward the storyline of the universe - humanity by accident discovers a mysterious resource hidden under the thick crest of one of the planets. The race for wealth and new possibilities begins!
The expansion introduces a new Alien Resource card and combines with a new type of planet and ship it allows players to harvest more resources from planets and gain new unique abilities. In total, the Discovery expansion adds 50 new cards to the Alien Artifacts base game, including new planets, technologies, ships, Alien Artifacts and Alien Resources.
Cry Havoc is a card-driven, asymmetric, area control war game set in a brutal, science fiction setting. Each player commands one of four unique factions with varying abilities and units. The game includes 54 custom miniatures, a large format board, and over one hundred unique cards, all with stunning new artwork.
In Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game you are going to solve FIVE different cases and find out what connects them, you are going to BREAK THE 4th WALL by using every resource you can, you are going to browse the game's DEDICATED DATABASE simulating agency's resources, you will enter a city maze of old mysteries and fresh CRIME, and you will be able to COOPERATE with other agents or solve the mystery on your own.
Take the job of a real detective in a modern setting! In Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game, 1-5 players take on the role of investigators, solving mysterious crimes while working as an Antares National Investigation Agency team members. This board game tell rich stories - stories you will participate in. Let's hope that you will be able to deduce the end, before there is another crime... The game will challenge you with five different cases, that has to be played in order. Seemingly unconnected at first, they will unveil an immersive meta-plot based on facts and fiction alike.
Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game brings classic, card-based, puzzle-solving gameplay into the 21st century with the introduction of online elements. You will gain access to the online Antares database that contains data about suspects, witnesses, and documentation from arrests and trials related to your case. Use every tool at your disposal to solve these crimes - consult the Internet, check the facts and constantly discover new clues. You are not playing a detective; you ARE a detective!
Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game - the highly acclaimed cooperative game - is getting its first case in the Signature Series.
Written by Rob Daviau, Dig Deeper will transport players to an American town in the 70's, where players' goal will be to solve the mysterious death of a local politician. The case is full of surprises and is dripping with theme.
Just like the base game, it is for 1-5 players and uses modern tools to enhance the investigation, which now includes an all-new interactive interrogation mechanism.
It's the 80's and Los Angeles is a city swarming with corruption, narcotics, and crime. A unique case has presented itself, however it needs a detective who isn't afraid to do what's necessary. If that's you, then join L.A.P.D. and solve crimes under the leadership of James Bradley!
This expansion includes three new cases that create one exciting campaign. L.A. Crimes introduces new playable characters and new mechanics. You will be running surveillance to learn more about the suspects and accumulating stress much faster when deciding to break protocols in order to get criminals behind bars! How far will you go?
Parental Advisory: Strong language and depictions of violence.
Imperial Settlers: Empires of the North is a new, standalone card game in the established Imperial Settlers universe, with players heading to the far north where three different factions live: Scotsmen, Inuits, and Vikings. Take on the role of leader, and make your faction into the best empire in the world!
Choosing the faction is only the first step, though, as each faction can be played using one of the two separate and unique decks. Yes, in the base game, players will find six pre-constructed decks ready to use straight out of the box. Each one offers a completely different gameplay style!
Develop your economy, deflect your opponent, and fight for dominance in the north. Learn new mechanisms, and experience a unique style of Imperial Settlers. Will you be able to create the most successful civilization in Imperial Settlers: Empires of the North?
The Imperial Settlers: Empires of the North ? Egyptian Kings expansion adds two new egyptian clans with their own unique card decks to the Empires of the North game.
During their voyages to the distant Islands, ships from the Northern Empires discovered new lands in the far East! Spread throughout many Islands, the Japanese Empire soon earned a reputation for its goodwill and expansive trade networks. Now, the civilizations have started to build diplomatic ties and increase opportunities for trade. Japanese Islands introduces two new Clans to the game, as well as 14 new Islands. The Japanese clans offer new strategies and play with a few new rules, such as Exchange and Docking.
The Romans sailed far and wide looking for wealth and new realms to conquer! Their legions discovered new lands to expand their dominance and fill their reserves. It wasn't long before they found themselves in conflict with the Empires of the North. Roman Banners introduces two new Clans to the game (The Trajana Clan of Marching Legionaries and the Flavian Clan of Prudent Architects), as well as 6 new Islands. Roman Clans offer new strategies and solutions, such as rebuilding small locations to change them into powerful Roman buildings.
Rise of the Empire is a meta-expansion that adds a completely new layer to Imperial Settlers by introducing an open-world campaign setting. From game to game, players' empires will advance, reaching new eras, goals, technologies, discoveries, and provinces. (You don't need to play the campaign in a set group of co-players as each empire can develop at its own pace and represent different stages of advancement.)
This meta-expansion includes 220 new cards divided into three types: Provinces, Goals & Achievements, and Technologies & Discoveries. In addition Imperial Settlers: Rise of the Empire shortens gameplay from five to four rounds.
Imperial Settlers: Roll & Write is a standalone game set in the universe of Imperial Settlers and Imperial Settlers: Empires of the North. The game is heavily focused on engine building! Constructing buildings grants you a special bonus, and with each passing turn the game offers you more choices as your empire gains momentum.
Imperial Settlers: Roll & Write has two game modes. The standard mode is a 2-4 player competitive challenge in which you try to gain more points than your opponents. The adventure mode for a single player offers 48 unique game sheets. Each sheet presents unique challenges and gameplay as players have different buildings at the start. Tweak your engine and get as many points as you can! Grab your pencil, roll your dice, and create the most prosperous empire!
Neuroshima HEX is a game of tactics, where armies wage continuous battles against each other. The post-apocalypse world of Neuroshima is a world torn apart by a war between humans and machines.
The remains of humanity took shelter in the ruins of cities and organized in small communities, gangs and armies. Conflicts between such groups are not uncommon and the reasons of such are numerous: territory, food or equipment. What is more, the ruined cities are constantly patrolled by machines sent from the north where a vast cybernetic entity called MOLOCH appeared. Great wastelands that surround what was left of the greatest cities are home to another enemy ? Borgo ? a charismatic leader who controls an army of gruesome mutants. One of the last hopes of humanity is the OUTPOST, a highly organized army which wages a guerilla war against MOLOCH. Nevertheless, most human settlements, including the HEGEMONY, are not concerned with war until it comes banging at their door. Such is the world of Neuroshima.
Neuroshima Hex! 3.0 includes rule corrections, a solo variant with 55 puzzle cards that present you with challenging situations and new three-player variants.
The Moloch attack on Omega had unforeseen consequences: damage to the facility unleashed three strange creatures. They are the product of a secret genetic research project, codenamed "Dancer". Now, half-mad and with no control over their instincts, these creatures fight for survival in the post-apocalyptic wasteland!
This is not a stand-alone game. A copy of Neuroshima Hex 3.0 is required to play.
The Death Breath is a terrifying virus which began spreading forth from the eastern enclaves of the Moloch. It infects every living thing, changing them into brainless, bloodthirsty beasts. Victims of these attacks become infected with the virus, and so it spreads. So far, the most effective way of dealing with the infected are strong ammunition, grenades, and a sharp ax.
Neuroshima Hex! Death Breath is a new army for Neuroshima Hex! that gives players a new experienceas the units are upgradeable with a special token pool that gives units customizable options. Death Breath also offers a large number of netting units as well as battle tiles.
Anomalies originating from radioactive bomb craters generate such monstrosities that pre-war scientists would never imagine! Mephisto is a monstrous worm, a unique synthesis of flesh and steel, which can be a serious threat to even well-armed forces. Contaminated crater - Mephisto's territory - is a tempting shortcut route and a source of resources, but, too often, it becomes a graveyard for newcomers!
This is not a stand-alone game. A copy of Neuroshima Hex 3.0 is required to play.
In 2050 Mississippi is a toxic sewage draining directly from the interior of Moloch.
The river and its vicinity hidden in poisonous fumes are known as the Belt of Death or seedbed of mutants.
Warriors of the Mississippi, clad in coats and gas masks, diffuse the worst of the diseases and poisons.
The main advantage of the army is the ability to massively poison the enemy HQ with Venom as well as to thwart the enemy plans. The other advantages are noticeable resistance to attacks and ability to bypass the enemy's defense. The army's disadvantages are low number of Warriors, low mobility, low toughness, as well as a complete lack of armor.
In the South, a new threatening force was born, as strong as the Moloch, but not as dynamic. Slowly but surely an overwhelming mutated jungle started to grow. It was driven by an ungoverned survival instinct. It assimilates everything it comes into contact with, changing animals and people into mutated beasts and symbiotic organisms. This huge green and ferocious entity was called Neojungle.
New York didn?t collapse. Destroyed by atomic bombs, transformed into a fortress among the ruins, it still fights in the defense of the ideals of Free America. So far it has become a capital of the small state of the same name and has start a crusade to restore the human world. At the same time it has usurped the role of guiding the nation, and removed their opponents wherever they can. Again and again the new troops set off on expeditions to the wilderness in search of new resources and prewar technologies, recruiting useful people along the way. The city itself has become a fortified police state, one of the few safe places in the ruined world, where you pay for peace with your obedience.
Sand Runners, an Army Pack for Neuroshima HEX! 3.0, features a highly specialized army of veteran warriors who clashed with the Moloch in the early days of the war. Sand Runners possesses a unique, double-sided HQ, which provides a huge amount of versatility. They can also use a new type of Battle tile: Sand Storm.
Sharrash is a mysterious and well-organized community of mutant rats endowed with inhuman intelligence. They live underground, in tunnels and canals of the destroyed cities, along with degenerate humans and mutants who serve the Sharrash. They do not allow strangers anywhere near them and fiercely defend their nests, and their fighters will not hesitate to give their life for the pack.
The main advantages of the Neuroshima Hex! Sharrash army are mobility of HQ, the ability to blow up even the fastest enemy units and to paralyze the slower ones, and the possibility of bypassing the enemy's defense lines thanks to the mortars. Another advantage of the Sharrash is a difficult to eliminate Foundation Tile (Hole), which can easily thwart the enemy's plans.
Sharrash's disadvantage is a smaller number of fighting units than in other armies, their low mobility, low toughness and initiative, as well as a complete lack of armors.
Smart is a part of Moloch, which has reached the southern part of the continent, where after fights with humans it was cut off from its origin and found sanctuary deep inside the Neojungle. It resembles Moloch less and less with every passing day. Smart has completely disregarded the directives that have so far been followed by Moloch's electronic brains and started producing strange half-machines combined with living organisms, including regeneration capable biodroids, micro robots functioning as parasites equipped with technologically advanced electromagnetic weaponry. Most Smart bases are hidden deep underground and whatever happens there stays behind a veil of mystery, hidden from both humans and Moloch.
Neuroshima Hex! Smart is a single army pack for use with Neuroshima Hex! and was originally included as one of the two armies in the standalone expansion Neuroshima Hex! Duel.
After the war, the winters were near impossible to survive. The frost, lack of supplies, and the deadly machines? it?s hard to experience something like that and remain human. The hard conditions led to cannibalism and tribal lifestyles: primitive, mutated, and deadly. Every winter they migrate south and search for shelter, food, and loot. They attack with bare fists and the most primitive of weapons: bones, hardened wood, rusted remnants of human tools, and clubs wrapped with barbed wire and mangled metal. When the waters are icebound, the way in is easy, so you better double up the watch. The icy wind is not the only thing coming from the north!
Pre-war uranium mines with hidden underground equipment and mining crews managed to survive the apocalypse and are still extracting valuable uranium. Over the following decades, many of the heavy mining machinery was transformed into deadly weapons and sent to defend the underground fortress. And so a new town was founded. Uranopolis ? a rich mining town, effectively guarding their treasure from being plundered by grabby neighbors.
Vegas felt the effects of the war to a lesser extent than the majority of US cities and is one of a few surviving civilization centers, where you can live a higher life standard than in most parts of the ruined continent. Vegas has also become villains' Mecca, a place where they caught the scent of money making possibilities. Everyone knows today that in Vegas you can get everything you wish for, provided you can pay the right price. Vegas' strength does not lie in a strong army, or heavy weaponry, but in the wealth, machine programming and human manipulation skills.
Neuroshima Hex! Vegas' special feature is the ability to control the enemy of man and machine by means of special units - agitators. They can bribe any adjacent enemy unit to make it attack another unit. If your units attack Vegas HQ, you can not be sure when they will stop attacking Vegas and turn to attack you!
Neuroshima Hex! Vegas was originally released as part of the standalone expansion Neuroshima Hex! Duel, but in this reprint it's a single army pack that expands base game.
Prˆt-…-Porter is an economic strategy game set in a world of fashion. Players run clothes companies and fight for dominance during fashion shows. It is - perhaps - one of the most cruel and ruthless of all our games. Money can be a dangerous weapon. During the game players open new branches and outlets, hire new workers and try to gain new capabilities. New Design Agencies, Brand stores or Preparation rooms are opened, Accountants, Models and Designers are hired, lucrative contracts are signed to allow for short-term profits and expand company's competencies.
Every single month player's company gains new capabilities. Each quarter held fashion shows - each player has to prepare a collection of clothing and has to show it on the show. The public, media, experts estimate collections in four categories and award prizes and diplomas. The more awards (represented by stars in the game) will be collected at the show, the more money the players earn for selling their collection! Will you get award for best Trends? Will you manage to be best in Public Relations and get the Media award? Will you earn more stars than your opponent?
Take to the high seas as the captain of your very own pirate ship. Seek out valuable merchant ships and raid them for their goods! Hire new crew, upgrade your ship, and give your treasure to the Pirate King for fame and glory!
Rattle, Battle, Grab the Loot takes the fun of rolling dice and combines it with a rich scenario deck to make each game play differently. Each round, the players battle it out with merchant vessels and other ships, trying to grab as much loot as possible. One player takes dice from all the players, rattles them in their hand, then tosses them into the game box to resolve the battle. Where your dice land in the box, in addition to the symbols rolled, determines the results of the battle, then players claim their loot. Players may now return to port to upgrade their ship, hire new crew, or give their goods to the Pirate King for his favor.
When upgrading their ship, players use physical pieces to assemble their vessel, making each ship look different. In the box are dozens of punchboard pieces to customize your ship. In addition to common items and crew members, there will be unique item upgrades and crew that can make your ship stand out among the crowd!
At the end of the game, the player who earned the most favor from the Pirate King wins!
Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island takes players to a deserted island, where they'll play the parts of shipwreck survivors confronted by an extraordinary adventure. They'll be faced with the challenges of building a shelter, finding food, fighting wild beasts, and protecting themselves from weather changes. Building walls around their homes, animal domestication, constructing weapons and tools from what they find and much more awaits them on the island.
The players decide in which direction the game will unfold and ? after several in-game weeks of hard work ? how their settlement will look. Will they manage to discover the secret of the island in the meantime? Will they find a pirate treasure, or an abandoned village? Take the role of one of four characters from the ship crew (cook, carpenter, explorer or soldier) and face the adventure. Use your determination skills to help your team mates, discuss with them your plan and put it into practice. Debate, discuss, and work on the best plan you all can make.
The 4th Edition, or Game of the Year Edition, incorporates the following changes:
Robinson Crusoe: Mystery Tales is the second expansion for the acclaimed game of castaway survival, Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island! This expansion includes an entirely new way to play, in addition to some familiar components to add variability to your base game. Embark on an expedition where haunting challenges await. Play two new scenarios that will test even the most experienced players! Experience Robinson Crusoe with the all new Horror Mode!
ARE YOU PREPARED? Campaign + 2 stand alone scenarios: Lost City Cf Z (5 part campaign) Colonel Fawcett is lost. He came to this region in search of the Lost City of Z and never made it back. You are here to solve the mystery. Is Fawcett alive? Is the City of Z real? What hides within this mysterious forest... Hunting Convicts (scenario no. 12) Your ship has sunk but you survived, washing ashore an uninhabited island... along with the very prisoners you were transporting! Now, you?ll have to hunt them down. In The Belly Of The Beast (scenario no. 13) Cultists are preparing to awaken mythical creatures to wreck havoc on the civilized world. You must stop this! Prepare the weapons, ready yourself, and set out to fight in the belly of the beast!Expansion requires the base game!
Treasure Chest is a special expansion including a complete set of Robinson Crusoe promos that have been released up to 2020, thereby giving players an enormous amount of content and variability to the game.
Inside the box players will find extra Characters (Gamer and Sailor), a set of Crewmen, Hunting Dog, Character Trait cards, additional Mystery cards, Event cards, Discovery Tokens, Searching the Beach cards, Volcano tile, and even an epic Spyglass. Hunting will also get more exciting with new Beast cards and Hunting Adventures cards. Robinson's shelter will get an option of upgrading and adding a Garden and Pen. Treasure Chest will also include four additional scenarios: Tracing Dr. Livingstone, Treasure Island, Poachers, and Time Travel.
Vienna Connection is a standalone game inspired by the game mechanisms of Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game. In this game, players take on the roles of CIA agents sent to Europe in 1977 during the Cold War to investigate the mysterious death of James Werner, an American citizen murdered in Vienna.
The international plot involves various secret agencies, and players will travel around Europe visiting a dozen destinations and discovering secrets. Vienna Connection, although inspired by Detective, is a standalone game with new rules and game mechanisms that bring the spy theme to life. Players will manage resources (such as informants, bribes, and pieces of information), decode reports (including secret messages, codes, and wiretapped conversations), and will have to outsmart enemy spy agencies.