Mysterium: Ghosts and Visions Abound

Ghosts are one of the most chilling supernatural elements in all of fiction. But while these otherworldly specters may often bring fear and misery to those they encounter, sometimes they’re just lonely souls trying to move on into the afterlife. Mysterium is a board game that embraces the wackiness of psychic mediums by forcing ghosts and psychics to work together in a cooperative séance. This board game will have you sorting through your tarot cards and consulting your crystal ball to decipher the clues and unlock the mystery.

Deciphering Visions

In the board game Mysterium, one player is assigned the role of the ghost while everyone else is a friendly medium. The ghost has been tragically murdered at some point in the past, and it’s up to the mediums to help solve the crime and determine what happened. The twist is that the ghost can only communicate with the mediums through the form of cryptic visions that must be deciphered.

These visions are represented by beautifully illustrated cards that contain images that the mediums must try and interpret. The ghost will dole out one or more vision cards to each medium on every round, forcing the mediums to determine which suspect the vision corresponds to. The good news is that the different mediums are allowed to work together on their guesses, giving Mysterium a cooperative energy that makes the game more fun.

If you guess the correct suspect at the end of your round, you get to move on to the next round to guess the location of the crime, followed by the murder weapon on the round after that. If you guess wrong, however, you’ll keep your vision cards and be given new vision cards on the next round to try and guess again. You can earn clairvoyancy points by guessing correctly in fewer rounds as well as by placing bets on the guesses of other mediums.

Rest In Peace

The goal of the game is to make sure that everyone is able to guess the suspect, location, and murder weapon before the end of the seventh round. If one or more of the mediums has not identified each of the three things by the end of the seventh turn, then the ghost disappears, causing everyone to fail the game. If each medium has guessed all three correctly by this time, then the ghost will recover its memory enough to identify who the killer is. 

The ghost will then choose which medium’s group of suspect, location, and weapon cards is the actual culprit and provide three vision cards as clues. Depending on how many clairvoyancy points each medium has earned, they’ll be able to see anywhere from one to three of these vision cards before they make their guess. If a majority of the mediums correctly identify the culprit, then the ghost is able to rest in peace for eternity!

Mysterium Park

Mysterium Park is a recently released board game that features the same core mechanics as the original Mysterium but with a few tweaks. Mysterium Park is set in a mysterious circus where the park’s former director has recently gone missing. Like the original, most players take on the role of psychics trying to interpret the visions of the circus’ ghost and find out what happened to the director. This board game is smaller and more simplified, allowing you to enjoy the fun of Mysterium in about half the time. 

Mysterium: May the Best Psychic Win

Mysterium is playable by 2-7 players, although it’s generally best for large groups. It’s also suitable for ages 10 and up, which makes it a great game for family gatherings or game nights. Playing time lasts around 42 minutes, but it can go a bit longer depending on how long everyone takes to decipher the clues.

Mysterium requires you to try and get in the head of the ghost who’s giving the clues, following their train of thought in order to guess which direction they’re trying to lead you in. It’s an excellent and spooky board game whose illustrations will stay with you long after you finish the game. Buy Mysterium today and help put this ghost to rest!

 

Fallout: From The Screen To The Table

Fallout is a post-nuclear adventure board game for one to four players that is based on the hit video game series by Bethesda Softworks.

Each Fallout scenario is inspired by a familiar story from the franchise. Survivors begin the game on the edge of an unexplored landscape, uncertain of what awaits them in this unfamiliar world. Each player must explore the hidden map with just one objective to guide them from the very beginning: fight ferocious enemies, and build the skills of their survivor as they attempt to complete challenging quests and balance feuding factions within the game.

Through the Wasteland

As they adventure through Fallout’s iconic wasteland, survivors will make difficult choices while facing moral dilemmas together. Each decision may have a lasting impact on the group’s reputation or help determine which legendary special skills are unlocked for the survivors to use. As they adventure, players will gather loot and encounter memorable characters while working towards completing specific goals. Each player will have their own secret objectives, hidden from other players in this thrilling post-nuclear adventure!

The survivors awake to find themselves in a vault waiting to be released from their cryogenic stasis. They have no idea how long they have been out or what the world has become, but as they step into the light and adventure begins!

Players must explore the Fallout adventure map which is 100 square inches of terrain, which will challenge even hardened wasteland veterans with hidden loot to find.While exploring the wasteland, players will encounter battle mutated creatures and other survivors. The wasteland is home to a number of groups, each with their own agenda. The Fallout adventure allows players to interact with these groups and influence them, trading one resource for another or starting wars between rival groups! Just an FYI… Starting a war is “always” a fun choice. 

Additionally, players will be able to complete challenging quests by using Fallout adventure scenarios, which provide hours of adventure and gameplay. Yes, hours of fun, if you so chose!

The adventures players set out on can be played in multiple ways, either as a classic dungeon crawler where the miniatures are placed on the map and move around or players can use their miniatures to represent themselves during encounters. There are simplified adventure rules allow players to jump straight into the adventure without having to learn complex game mechanics, which is a benefitial option for those who are unfamiliar with dungeon crawlers-style gameplay.

Key Features of Fallout include:

Fallout is a cooperative adventure for 1-4 players with over 100 minutures. The game also comes with 12 oversized boss miniatures, and provides a thematic PvE combat experience where players fight ghouls, raiders, super mutants, and deathclaws equiped weapons and armor. The adventure map is a hidden map gameplay where players never know what to expect! 

Quest driven gameplay is one of the key components to the Fallout universe. Players will unravel their own unique narrative arcs that are dispersed throughout the adventure book. Each of the multiple scenarios and challenging quests provide great replayability, which is what makes the Fallout board game so imersive.

Your favorite video game can easily become your favorite tabletop game. Buy Fallout today from Fantastic Games. 

The Ultimate Horror Adventure: Zombicide

I admit this was one of my first experiences with the horror genre. I must say, before playing Zombicide , I knew nothing of zombies or horror movies in general save for Resident Evil. That said, after playing the game a few times, horror elements are still strong.

Overall Gameplay

To start off on how to play Zombicide , one player is assigned as the overseer who controls all of the zombies and placing them on the board. They also have a separate deck of cards called “Overseer Cards”. These cards consist of different kinds of zombies that can spawn during the game including ones that spawn hazardous items on the map instantly that only they can activate (hence why you want an overseer). The other players act as survivor characters with their own unique traits. As they kill zombies, they get more skills which the survivor characters use to accomplish certain tasks such as finding gold or opening doors.

Survivors start off with three random equipment cards. They can equip one of these cards on free slots on their character board at the beginning of the game and upgrade later on if they gain skill cards that say so. They can then go out into different areas of the map where buildings are divided by smaller zones inside separated by walls within each building zone. Within these smaller zones, there are rooms separated by double-sided tiles (one side showing an outside area while another side shows a room interior). People who have played Pandemic before might think is familiar territory because it works in a similar way.

Each zone can fit a maximum of one zombie group at the start of the game. When survivors kill zombies in that zone, more zombies spawn until they take them all out and survivors claim it as their own. Zombie groups must exhaust after spawning before they activate again which makes killing them much easier and once they run out in a zone then no more zombies will spawn there in future rounds. If too many zombies spawn then the board becomes overrun and everyone loses so players must cooperate to prevent this from happening by managing how many zombies appear on each turn depending on how skilled they are when compared with other survivors in their party.

Zombies for Days

Zombies come in two types: Walkers or Runners . Walkers shuffle slowly towards the nearest survivor they see and kill them on their next attack phase (they do not take turns like survivors). Runners move faster and can activate every turn instead, allowing them to eventually catch up to their target. Players must either balance killing zombies or fighting other hostile survivors also roaming around the map who will try to take out as many of your group as possible before you manage to overcome them.

Zombies come with their own inherent traits that change up strategies somewhat such as Hunters that run straight for the closest survivor instead of walking around the map, Brutes that cannot be killed until their armour has been destroyed or Virals who stand idle in a zone until a player enters it which allows them to move.

The core gameplay sounds simple but strategies start forming when we consider survivor abilities and how they work with each other which is why I enjoy this game so much. Each character has a certain ability that can help in specific situations such as having more than one survivor adjacent for extra defense against incoming enemies or taking two actions during your turn such as moving twice, searching twice or shooting twice in one turn. These abilities, combined with what equipment you have and other survivor buffs can lead to interesting tactical situations such as blocking another player’s line of sight while they shoot at the zombies or using your health for extra damage against a powerful enemy instead of risking it all fighting zombies.

A human-only game is also available where players control only survivors and no overseer exists but I’ve never tried this mode before so I can’t personally say how different (if at all) it is from the regular version.

Zombicide: Black Plague Expansion

Zombicide: Black Plague takes place after the events that transpired in Zombicide, and the heroes return to medieval times but this time, we get to play as the zombies instead!

The gameplay is still the same: players control survivor teams and fight against hordes of zombies with a deck of cards and dice. There are 104 miniatures, 100 double-sided tiles, 15 modular map sections, 6 pre-assembled board sections for different setups and more than 1000 cards to choose from when building your deck.

You start off by choosing a scenario which will determine what equipment you use (note: poison gas zones can be present in some scenarios so avoid entering these), how many zombies spawn per round based on our skills compared with other survivors in our group, where certain items are located within the map and what kind of starting abilities we get each turn.

A nice change from Zombicide is having NPC survivors working alongside you with different agendas and starting locations on the map. Some ally survivors will ignore your group but others may attack you so you have to be careful when entering new zones since they can add an additional hazard to avoid while fighting zombies.

The goal is to end up with more Name cards than anyone else at the end of 8 rounds, thus winning you that game; however, players can also win immediately if they manage to spell their own Name (the one written on their character sheet) which requires collecting any 6 Word cards in your hand, placing them all down at once and then revealing your choice for everyone to confirm. This mechanic feels like it might be too powerful compared to everyone else but no one has managed it yet so I’d say games are usually close enough despite this small edge someone might have.

Host your own night of horror and buy Zombicide today.

 

 

Get into Role-playing: Gloomhaven

Gloomhaven is a game of Euro-inspired tactical combat in a persistent world of shifting motives. Players will take on the role of a wandering adventurer with their own special set of skills and their own reasons for traveling to this dark corner of the world.

Gloomhaven 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. Gloomhaven has it all: detailed character classes, hundreds of different monster types that are randomly encountered in each scenario, thousands upon thousands of potential dungeon layouts, engaging quests that help develop your character’s background.

Role-Playing

Gloomhaven is a great place to start if you are interested in role-playing. Gloomhaven might be for you!

On Gloomhaven, your characters will embark on key quests over the course of many years in the Gloomhaven world. Gloomhaven is an exciting board game with Euro-inspired tactical combat during which you can innovate and improvise when it comes to building up your team of mercenaries at the table, each with their own array of talents and abilities, then challenging Gloomhaven’s AI system or other players in single-player mode. Gloomhaven offers an epic campaign that can easily surpass thirty hours in length while current scenarios offer compelling replayability by way of multiple paths to victory, scaling difficulty levels, unique objectives, and corresponding rewards.

Gloomhaven has it all: detailed character classes with unique abilities, an innovative behavior system for monster actions that are based on player card play, thousands of different possible layouts for the nine locations, modular town events that make every game experience incredibly fresh; Gloomhaven features dozens of scenarios in which you can hunt down bandits, delve through forgotten ruins, stop a marauding army from pillaging your town’s borders… Gloomhaven challenges you to face off against difficult bosses who will test everything you’ve learned up until then. Gloomhaven players must work together out of necessity to clear out menacing dungeons and forgotten ruins.

Cooperative Play

Gloomhaven features dozens of scenarios to explore, countless items to find, a vast range of character options that unlock new strategies, and branching storylines that result from decisions made during each adventure. Gloomhaven has it all: detailed character classes, hundreds of different monster types that are randomly encountered in each scenario, thousands upon thousands of possible dungeon layouts; Gloomhaven’s AI system offers an exciting challenge that can be enjoyed solo or in multiplayer mode with up to four participants. Gloomhaven players will make decisions over the course of about 30 years, all of which will influence how the Gloomhaven world evolves; Gloomhaven has great replayability through its branching scenarios and multiple difficulty levels.

Gloomhaven features detailed character classes, hundreds of different monster types that are randomly encountered in each scenario, thousands upon thousands of possible dungeon layouts… The Gloomhaven experience is also strongly rooted in its story arc. Gloomhaven offers an epic campaign that can easily surpass thirty hours in length while current scenarios offer compelling replayability by way of multiple paths to victory, scaling difficulty levels, unique objectives, and corresponding rewards. Gloomhaven offers an epic campaign that can easily surpass thirty hours in length while current scenarios offer compelling replayability by way of multiple paths to victory, scaling difficulty levels, unique objectives, and corresponding rewards.

Game Play

Gloomhaven players will make decisions over the course of about 30 years, all of which will influence how the Gloomhaven world evolves; Gloomhaven features dozens of scenarios to explore, countless items to find, a vast range of character options that unlock new strategies… Gloomhaven’s AI system offers an exciting challenge that can be enjoyed solo or in multiplayer mode with up to four participants. Gloomhaven has great replayability through its branching scenarios and multiple difficulty levels. Gloomhaven has great replayability through its branching scenarios, which results in a completely different playthrough each time. Gloomhaven features dozens of scenarios to explore, countless items to find, a vast range of character options that unlock new strategies…

Gloomhaven’s AI system offers an exciting challenge that can be enjoyed solo or in multiplayer mode with up to four participants. Gloomhaven players will make decisions over the course of about 30 years, all of which will influence how the Gloomhaven world evolves; Gloomhaven is widely regarded as one of the best board games ever created and for good reason: It does everything so well. Gloomhaven is a fantastic experience and Gloomhaven doesn’t simply sit on its laurels as the best board game ever created, Gloomhaven is constantly evolving. Gloomhaven’s AI system offers an exciting challenge that can be enjoyed solo or in multiplayer mode with up to four participants.

Gloomhaven has great replayability through its branching scenarios and multiple difficulty levels; Gloomhaven features dozens of scenarios to explore, countless items to find, a vast range of character options that unlock new strategies, etc. Gloomhaven is widely regarded as one of the best board games ever created and for good reason: It does everything so well. Gloomhaven doesn’t simply sit on its laurels as the best board game ever created; it’s constantly evolving.

Make a fantastic choice and buy Gloomhaven today!

Spot It!: The Family Game of Matching

Spot it! is a card game for 2 to 8 players, but can be played with up to 13. Super unlucky number, I know…

Spot It! has 55 circular cards each of which contains eight symbols varying by shape and color. One card will contain all the symbols matching in either shape or color (or both), while the other card will show something different; this is what you are matching.

Spot It! requires speed, observation skills, and pattern recognition to find matches between pairs of cards as quickly as possible and get rid of your hand before everyone else. The winner is the player who gets rid of their cards first and has collected the fewest cards at that point; ties go to the player with more sets.

This card game was created in 2008 by Blue Orange Games, an American game publisher that offers an array of card games, board games, puzzle toys, and party games. The game was the winner of Dr. Toy’s 10 Best Active Play Games Award in 2011, among many other awards.

Spot It! has also earned the Specialty Retailers’ 2012 Game Of The Year Award as well as multiple Teachers’ Choice Awards for its educational value.

Some card games may last up to 30 minutes or so but Spot it! can be finished much faster than that since each hand usually lasts only a few minutes. This card game is perfect for a family night where everyone will have fun matching symbols while competing against one another at the same time!

The Many Versions of Spot It!

Spot It! comes in several versions, including Holiday Spot it!, Disney Princess, Frozen Fever, Halloween, and Harry Potter. Disney Spot it! also comes in a Disney Villains version, and Frozen Fever has a second version with alternate symbols to play the game with.

Holiday Spot it! was the first expansion to this card game, released in 2012. This version features Christmas-related symbols such as Santa Claus, wreaths, Christmas trees, and candy canes.

Disney Princess Spot It! was released in 2013 as part of the Spot it! Challenge expansions. It includes various princesses from Disney movies such as Pocahontas and Rapunzel as well as other characters like Belle and Tiana. The symbols used on cards are different than those found in Holiday Spot it! and each card contains two character images instead of one.

Frozen Fever was the second Spot it! Challenge expansion, released in 2015. Like its predecessor, Disney Princess, it uses a different set of symbols than Holiday Spot it! and each card contains two images instead of one. However, Frozen Fever has characters from both the Frozen movie as well as characters from Disney’s short film Frozen Fever such as Anna and Elsa.

The Harry Potter expansions were also expansions to the Spot it! Challenge expansions and was released in September 2016 along with Disney Villains. The symbols used on cards are different than those found in Holiday Spot it!, Disney Princess, and Frozen Fever; each card contains two images instead of one just like all other expansions/variations of this game. There are five sets: “Heroes,” “Alumni,” “Romance,” “Action Shots,” and “Magical Places.”

The expansions mentioned above are not the only expansions to Spot it! This card game comes in various expansions you can add on or purchase separately from one another. These expansions as include Marvel Super Heroes, Star Wars Ep. 1-6, and many more.

Family Game Night With Spot It!

Spot It! will make a fantastic addition to any family game night. It is perfect for ages 7 and up. Compete as a family, and play as a family.

With Spot it!, you’ll enjoy seeing the happy expressions on family member’s faces as everyone works together at finding matching symbols before time runs out! Matching cards is both fun and educational for kids (and adults)!

So what are you waiting for? Prepare your family game night, and get ready to play Spot It! Buy Spot It! from Fantastic Games today.

 

Unlock! Is Where Card Games And Escape Rooms Meet

Escape rooms have blown up in popularity over the last few years, giving groups of people the opportunity to use nothing but their wits to puzzle their way out of danger. To capitalize on the fun of riddle-solving and clue-gathering, publishers have released the card game Unlock! Escape Adventures. This dynamic card game gives you three thrilling scenarios to choose from that will force you to put your heads together if you want to make it out alive.

How to Escape

Unlock! is a cooperative card game that works similarly to an actual escape room. Instead of traveling to some in-person escape room at your local mall, you can experience all of the fun of puzzle-solving and teamwork from the comfort of your very own home. Unlock! allows you to search scenes, combine objects, and solve riddles to escape from the room and win the game.

Unlock! is played with cards that each have a number on one side and a detailed illustration on the other. Whenever players enter a new area, they turn over a card to represent the room they’re in. Players will create a map of the room based on the numbers of the other cards they have, giving you a unique experience each time.

You play the game with several different cards. Object cards can be used with other cards to perform tasks, while you may need to study closely the illustrations on the room cards to find hidden clues. Unlock! even comes with a companion mobile app that you can use to perform small challenges and advance throughout the room. This app can also give you hints in case you get stuck.

Choose Your Adventure

Unlock! Escape Adventures comes with three different escape rooms to choose from. The first is The Formula, in which you’re government operatives locked in a secret laboratory and tasks with recovering a mysterious serum. You’ll have to solve the riddles if you want to find the serum in the scientist’s subterranean laboratory and complete your mission.

The Squeek & Sausage escape room casts the players as heroes working against the evil super-villain Professor Noside. This game uses fun object puzzles and a unique visual style to give players a cartoonishly fun time. The last adventure is The Island of Doctor Goorse, where players are stranded on the island of an eccentric antique collector billionaire. Players have to work together to overcome his hidden traps and escape the island with their lives!

Unlock! comes with a ten-card tutorial that helps you to learn how to play without needing to read the rules of the game. The mobile app also includes a tutorial and a demonstration scenario that make it easy for you to pick up the rules of the game. While you do need to download the app in order to play the game, you don’t need an internet connection to use it while you’re playing.

Unlock! Sequels

In addition to the original Unlock! Escape Adventures card game, they’ve released quite a few sequel card games that feature new adventures to escape from. Unlock! Mystery Adventures features three escape rooms, including the sinister haunted house in The House on the Hill and the vicious sea monster that tracks you into the submarine in The Nautilus’ Traps.

Unlock! Mystery Adventures also features The Tonipal’s Treasue, a treasure-hunting theme that forces you to race against another treasure hunter to be the first to find Captain Smith’s hidden booty. If you’ve played through the original three escape rooms of Unlock! Escape Adventures and you’re looking for new challenges, you can choose from any one of the sequels to keep the good times rolling.

Find Your Way Out with Unlock!

Unlock! is playable by 2-6 players, although the game really shines as a 2-player game. It’s suitable for ages 10 and up, as younger players can help the adults unravel the clues and play the short challenge games on the app. Playing time lasts around 45-75 minutes, so you should get a nice, long game out of it.

Buy Unlock! today and enjoy the thrill of a classic escape room from the comfort of your living room!

 

Exit: Choose Your Escape Room Adventure

Some party games can be played countless times without losing their shine, while others are meant to be one-of-a-kind experiences that leave you with a night to remember. In the board game Exit: The Game, you’ll find a series of complex clues and entertaining riddles that provide you with an unforgettable gaming experience. While the board games in the Exit series can only be played once, one time is all you need to get the full enjoyment out of it.

The Rules of Exit

There are many different versions of the board game Exit, each of which has its own unique theme and escape room. However, each of these all come with a similar setup and gameplay that make it so that you can easily follow any of the games once you’ve gotten the hang of one of them. The basic setup of the game works similarly to an escape room, in that you must solve a series of riddles and puzzles in order to make your way out.

Unlike a regular escape room, however, Exit is played with an imaginary room. Instead of using actual objects and being guided by a third party, you’ll have to use cards and different components to solve the puzzles and advance through the room. Every time you correctly solve a riddle, you get a little bit closer to freedom. But watch out for the clock, because you only have a limited amount of time to escape!

Players will earn extra points for solving the clues with fewer hints and in a short amount of time. However, the points are mostly for your own satisfaction, as each game in the Exit series can only be played once. This is because the game requires you to markup, fold, and tear the game materials throughout the game. If you’re a fan of Exit, you’ll want to get your hands on as many versions as possible to experience all of the different rooms.

In addition to the board game itself, you’ll want to include some writing instruments such as a pen or a pencil. You’ll also need some writing paper and a pair of scissors if you want to be able to take full advantage of the game components. Some of the clue cards require you to fold or tear them in order to find the solution, which is why the scissors can be helpful.

Different Versions of Exit

One of the first versions of the board game Exit is Exit: The Game – The Abandoned Cabin. This game thrusts you into a cabin that you’ve sheltered in for the night, only to then find yourself locked in with a newly placed combination lock. You’ll have to make sense of a mysterious spinning code dial and a confusing old book if you want to escape from this abandoned cottage.

Exit: The Game – The Secret Lab assigns the players the roles of subjects in a medical study who show up to the lab only to find it abandoned. Once they get there, they find steam coming out of the test tubes, which knocks them out for several hours. This enigmatic version of the board game forces you to use teamwork, creativity, and your own deductions skills to crack the codes and earn your freedom.

One more version of Exit that offers a unique spin on the game is Exit: The Game – The Pharaoh’s Tomb. This sequel board game takes on an Egyptian theme by getting you lost smack dab in the middle of a stone pyramid. After winding up in a mysterious grave chamber, players will have to use a sand-covered notebook and ancient spinning code dial to escape being sealed away forever.

Can You Find the Exit?

Each game in the Exit series is playable by 1-6 players, which means that you can enjoy solving the clues in a group as well as on your own. It’s suitable for ages 12 and up, as the clues might be a little too advanced for small children. Playing time lasts around 1-2 hours, which is good considering the fact that you can really only play the game once.

Buy one of the Exit board games today and enjoy the fun of codes, puzzles, and teamwork!

 

Death Eaters Rising: Harry Potter Fans Rejoice!

Calling all Harry Potter fans: this board game is for you! Death Eaters Rising takes the magic of the wizarding world and turns it into an intricate and fun board game for magic lovers everywhere. You’ll take on the difficulties that Harry, Ron, and Hermione faced in their fifth year at Hogwarts as you try to convince the world that the Dark Lord has indeed returned. Can you draw enough witches and wizards to your cause in time?

Elements of the Game

Death Eaters Rising comes with a large central board that you’ll use to set up cards for the ultimate battle. Players are witches and wizards tasked with the role of recruiting members from Dumbledore’s Army, Hogwarts, and the Order of the Phoenix in order to defeat Voldemort and his followers. On each turn, you’ll have to recruit new wizards to your cause, attack Death Eaters, and take down the evil Lord Voldemort once and for all.

One of the best parts of this board game is the giant Voldemort statue that sits in the middle of the board. You’ll direct Voldemort’s evil gaze towards whichever area is currently under attack, turning the wicked little figurine to face whichever unlucky players are chosen by the dice. Attacks are registered by little damage counters, while offensive spells have their own tokens that you can play.

Voldemort’s Attack

Each turn begins with a player traveling to one of three locations on the board: Hogwarts, the Ministry of Magic, and Diagon Alley. This is where the player will face off against the Death Eaters and focus their recruitment efforts. Once you’ve traveled to your location, you must roll the Voldemort die and endure whichever attack he has planned.

Voldemort’s attacks will target one of the three areas on the board. However, if you roll one of the sides that bears the Dark Mark, all wizards are under attack. While you cannot attack Voldemort directly until later in the game, you will have a chance to attack his precious Death Eaters in response.

Fighting Back

Death Eaters Rising involves plenty of dice rolling to guide you through your turn. Once Voldemort has finished his attack, you’ll roll the Wizard dice to determine whether or not you recruit wizards, attack Death Eaters, or earn special abilities. You’ll need to balance your offense and defense if you want to keep Voldemort and his followers from spreading their dark influence throughout the wizarding world.

Something that makes Death Eaters Rising particularly fun is its use of characters from the original books.You’ll have to recruit fan-favorite characters such as Ginny Weasley, Rubeus Hagrid, and Severus Snape while avoiding the attacks of the devious Bellatrix Lestrange and Lucius Malfoy.

Taking out the Boss

Death Eaters Rising will continue until the Voldemort card gets drawn. This changes everything, as players can now attack Voldemort alongside his evil Death Eaters. In order to win the game, you’ll have to vanquish both Voldemort and a certain number of Death Eaters. However, you can lose if you either allow four places to be corrupted, allow one place to be completely corrupted by Death Eaters, or if too many of your wizards are defeated.

Relive the Magic with Death Eaters Rising

Death Eaters Rising is playable by 2-4 players, so it’s better suited towards small groups or one-on-one games. Playing time lasts around 45-90 minutes, so you should get a nice long game out of it without having to spend hours slogging through the mechanics. It’s also suitable for ages 11 and up, so younger players can easily enjoy playing the game with friends without needing adults.

Death Eaters Rising will certainly appeal to fans of Harry Potter, but this board game really can be fun for anyone. Parents who haven’t seen the movies or read the books can still have fun playing alongside their kids as they roll the dice, cast their spells, and try their best to survive. If you’re a fan of fantasy board games that aren’t too complicated, then Death Eaters Rising is the perfect game to get into.

Grab your wand, put your wizard hat on, and buy Death Eaters Rising today!

 

Arkham Horror: Get Lost In the Mystery

If getting the heck scared out of you sounds like your idea of a fun time, then Arkham Horror: The Card Game is the card game for you. This cooperative card game is set in a seemingly quiet and peaceful little town of Arkham. Underneath its calm exterior, however, lies a seedy underbelly rich with mystery and conspiracy. This 2-player card game requires you to keep your wits about you as you unravel the secrets of the Ancient Ones while trying to hold onto your sanity. Its haunting story elements and compelling gameplay make Arkham Horror: The Card Game the game for horror-lovers everywhere.

Know Your Weakness

Arkham Horror: The Card Game assigns you the role of one of two investigators exploring the New England town of Arkham. Whether you’re Federal Agent Roland Banks or street Urchin Wendy Adams, it’s your job to follow the clues and unravel the mysteries surrounding Arkham. Each investigator has his or her own unique strengths and weaknesses. Your investigator card has some traits of its own, but many others are built into your specific deck of cards.

You might be blessed with cards such as Wendy’s Amulet, an item that bestows the unique ability to play the topmost event in your discard pile as though it were in your hand. Or, you might be cursed with a weakness such as Amnesia, forcing you to discard all but 1 card from your hand. No matter what cards you use to build your deck, you’ll have to abide by your limitations if you want to fight the monsters without losing your mind in the process.

Follow the Clues

One of the best parts of Arkham Horror: The Card Game is that it gives you the ability to follow the clues however you choose. Each round gives you several possible options. You can search the room for clues, move to another location, fight the evil monsters, or dig for more resources and equipment.  The cards in your hand can aid or hinder you in your mission, but you as the player get to decide what to do.

Arkham Horror: The Card Game is unique in that it’s not about fighting against the other player in order to win. The real goal of the game is to figure out the mysteries behind the Ancient Ones and stop them from carrying out their evil plan. You’ll explore locations, unearth clues, and use those clues to move the act deck forward. Time is of the essence, however, as the Ancient Ones’ minions are actively working against you.

Another cool thing about Arkham Horror: The Card Game is that you can choose to play it as a series of standalone adventures or as parts of larger campaigns. Playing as part of a larger campaign means that the choices you make early on can have lasting consequences. You can also expand the game beyond its Core Set into one of its many expansions.

Deluxe Expansions and Mythos Packs

Arkham Horror: The Card Game has quite a few expansions that can make the game more difficult or give you a chance to play with a new story. The expansions are grouped into cycles, which contain a campaign that players have to go through. Each cycle comes with one deluxe expansion and six mythos packs.

The deluxe expansions come with new investigators, around 60 new player cards, and the first two campaign scenarios. The mythos packs come with around 24 new player cards and one campaign scenario. Choose from expansions such as the haunting Dunwich Legacy cycle or the terrifying Path to Carcosa cycle. You’ll be astounded by the endless hauntings that can abound in the sleepy little town of Arkham!

Arkham Horror: Unraveling the Conspiracy

Arkham Horror: The Card Game is playable by 1-2 players, so you can just as easily dive into the horrors of Arkham on your own as you can with a trusted friend. While the horror is definitely at the forefront of this card game, it’s still suitable for ages 14 and up. Playing time lasts around one to two hours, which is just as perfect for a game on a Saturday morning as it is on a weeknight. Calm your nerves and get your weapons at the ready, for the terrors of Arkham Horror: The Card Game have only just begun!

And you can have this little joy for yourself. All you have to do is click the “Add to Cart” button below  as buy it. So close… you can do it…