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Tak
Tak

From the pages of The Kingkiller Chronicle comes a new strategy game, Tak , designed by James Ernest and Patrick Rothfuss. Tak is a beautiful game with simple rules and deep strategy. Players take turns either adding a piece to the board, or moving a piece or stack under their control. The goal is simple: make a road connecting opposite sides of the board. Building on classic games such as chess, mancala, and go, Tak joins a long tradition of abstract games with simple rules and complex strategy. With variable board sizes, Tak offers challenge and excitement for players of all skill levels. Contents: 1 Doubles-sided Board 62 Wooden Pieces

Orléans
Orléans

Grow your economic reach and gather followers in this bag-building game. A game for 2 to 4 players. In medieval Orleans, you will gather followers, establish trade stations, and collect goods and money to gain supremacy. This is a bag building game with many paths to victory and huge replay ability.

Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization
Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization

What Story Will You Tell? Epic civilizations always have humble roots. The world of Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization is diverse, unique, and all-encompassing. You will use Science to discover Technology to build incredible structures. But that's not all. You'll need Food to create a Population to man it, and Resources to build it. Lastly, you'll need a Military to protect it! The Power of Drafting One of the primary mechanisms of Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization is one of Card Drafting . Choosing carefully, you will craft the cards you draft into military might, culture abundance, or wreak havoc on your opponents.

Ticket To Ride: USA 1910 Expansion
Ticket To Ride: USA 1910 Expansion

All aboard for a new adventure across the North American continent. If you're ready to travel, this exciting new expansion is ready to give you a new Ticket to Ride! Ticket to Ride - USA 1910? is a new card expansion for the original Ticket to Ride board game. It consists of 181 new large format cards (the same size as Ticket to Ride Europe and Marklin), that include: 35 new Destination Tickets, a new GlobeTrotter bonus card for completing the most tickets, plus a complete replacement deck of all the cards from the original game deck. Also included is a new rulebook that gives Ticket to Ride players three new ways to play the game including 1910 rules - games using only the new Destination Tickets; the Mega Game, featuring all the tickets; and Big Cities, which uses only tickets to certain large cities. The USA 1910 cards and rules variants will really change your strategies and tactics when you play Ticket to Ride. They will surprise even long-time veteran railroaders and bring hundreds of hours of new fun to your family and friends. So hop on board and discover... a whole new ride with Ticket to Ride - USA 1910! This product is an expansion for the Ticket to Ride� boardgame, not a stand-alone game. An original copy of Ticket to Ride� is required to play.

Sidereal Confluence
Sidereal Confluence

Sidereal Confluence: Trading and Negotiation in the Elysian Quadrant is a singularly unique trading and negotiation game for 4 to 9 players. Over the course of the game, each race must trade and negotiate with the rest to acquire the resources necessary to fund their economy and allow it to produce goods for the next turn. While technically a competitive game, Sidereal Confluence: Trading and Negotiation in the Elysian Quadrant has a uniquely cooperative feel during the trading phase as no race has the ability to thrive on its own. Trade well, and you'll develop technologies and colonize planets to form a civilization that is the envy of the galaxy. Each player chooses one of the nine unique and asymmetrical alien races that have come together to form a trade federation in their quadrant. Each race has its own deck of cards representing all the existing and future technologies it might research. Some races also have other cards related to unique features of their culture. These cards represent portions of the culture's economy and require spending some number of resources to use, resulting in an output of more resources, ships, and possibly victory points. Since each culture's outputs rarely match their inputs, players need to trade goods with one another to run their converters to create the resources they truly need to run their society most efficiently and have an effective economy. Almost everything is negotiable, including colonies, ships, VP and all kinds of resources. Each game round contains an open trading phase in which all players can negotiate and execute deals for resources, ships, colonies, even the temporary use of technologies! Players with enough resources can also research technologies, upgrade colonies, and spend resources on their race's special cards during this phase. Once complete, all players simultaneously run their economies, spending resources to gain more resources. The Convocation follows, starting with players sharing newly researched technologies with all other races and following with bidding to acquire new colonies and research teams. Researching a new technology grants many victory points for the prestige of helping galactic society advance. When one race builds a new technology, it is shared with everyone else. Technologies can be upgraded when combined with other technologies. The ultimate goal is victory points, which are acquired by researching technologies, using your economy to convert resources to goods, and converting your leftover goods into points at the end of the game. The game is almost all simultaneous play, keeping the game play moving.

Eclipse Board Game
Eclipse Board Game

A game of Eclipse places you in control of vast interstellar civilizations, competing for success. You will explore new star systems, research technologies and build spaceships to wage war with. There are many potential paths to victory, so you need to plan your strategy according to the strengths and weaknesses of your species while paying attention to the other civilizations' endeavors. In the core of Eclipse, there are innovative resource management and action selection mechanisms. Even though you explore space and take over new sectors on the common game board, all the production and resource management is done conveniently on your own player board. The upkeep cost of your civilization rises rapidly as you take more actions and the area you control increases. This creates an interesting balancing problem and restrains the exponential growth of the civilizations. Eclipse is an epic empire building game that even with full player count can be played under three hours. Euro-type game mechanisms offer a smooth gameplay and minimize the downtime. Nevertheless, Eclipse has a lot of details and theme woven seamlessly into the game. For example, you may design your own starships: each player has four ship types that they can build and design as they will. The technology tree also has a new, non-linear system. Eclipse has seven different species for you to choose from. Each player can either play as Terrans (ie. humans) or one of the unique alien species. Each species has different characteristics and abilities. The modular board and the dynamic technology tree ensure that each session of Eclipse is unique!

7 Wonders Duel
7 Wonders Duel

Create the greatest civilization the Ancient World has ever known! In 7 Wonders, you lead an ancient civilization as it rises from its barbaric roots to become a world power. Build an architectural wonder that will fascinate for eons to come, and rule the most powerful civilization on Earth! 7 Wonders: Duel is a fast-paced, two-player edition of Antoine Bauza's award-winning civilization-building game.

The Estates
The Estates

The City Council recently approved the zoning map for a new urban development - The Estates - featuring high-end infrastructure and a modern atmosphere for its citizens. Soon after, the banks awarded millions of dollars in loans to six real estate investment firms to help develop this new area. The zoning map for The Estates calls for two rows of four buildings each, located between the River and Main Street. The meadows on the other side of the River are to remain a recreational area for the City. But, with hopes of larger profits, investors and building tycoons entirely ignore the City Council's demands and begin developing three rows of buildings instead. The Mayor catches wind of the potential for profit and begins planning a new mansion in The Estates, which would double the value of one of the building rows! With some sketchy Building Permits, investors begin developing buildings on the other side of the River, beyond the designated building zone. However, the City Council takes rigorous steps to put an end to the racketeering with an ultimatum: as soon as the first two rows are completed, the buildings in the uncompleted row will be torn down, resulting in a huge loss for all who invested there. At the end of the day, the investor with the highest-valued buildings will come out on top! Contents: * 1 Game Board * 36 Floor Cubes * 12 Rooftops * 6 Company Certificates * 3 Building Permits * 1 Cancel Cube * 1 Mayor * 2 Linen Bags * 60 Checks * 1 Rulebook

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