New & Upcoming Board Games in April 2017

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Dark Souls

1-4 players ♠ Time not specified ♠ Ages not specified

Price: ~$108 according to BoardGamePrices.

Prepare to die.

Welcome to Lordran.

The Dark Souls board game experience has been crafted as a series of combat encounters with iconic enemies from the video game, with tons of miniatures and content to devour (or be devoured by).

Players have to contend with minions, mini-bosses, and the giant bosses themselves, who each use unique AI decks to fight you with. Careful planning and foresight can help you evade their lethal attacks before moving in for the kill. Oh, and prepare to die. A lot.

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Escape From 100 Million BC

1-6 players ♠ 90 minutes ♠ Ages 13 & Up

Price: ~$38 according to BoardGamePrices.

Best. Title. Ever.

Trapped in the past by a broken time machine, players must work together to dodge dinosaurs, repair the machine, and escape their volcano-laden fate.

A pulpy science fiction adventure by legendary designer Kevin Wilson (Arkham Horror, Descent: Journeys in the Dark), Escape From 100 Million BC challenges its players to retrieve the time machine parts which have been strewn across the landscape while dealing with the various problems being trapped a hundred million years in the past will cause – including paradoxes that pull back historical figures into your timeline. Abe Lincoln anyone?

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Flatline: A FUSE game

1-5 players ♠ 45 minutes ♠ Ages 10 & Up

The bombs have detonated aboard your spaceship – can you treat the wounded in time?

MEDIC!

Flatline is a spin-off/sequel to FUSE, the dice game of real time bomb defusing, only instead of snipping wires, you’re performing emergency triage and dealing with the incoming injured crew.

Roll your dice, share them with your friends, and save your patients. Did we mention you have 60 seconds?

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Spoils of War

3-5 players ♠ 60 minutes ♠ Ages 14 & Up

Price: ~$25 according to BoardGamePrices.com

The raid is over! Glory and honor for all viking-kind! Now, how to split this loot…

MY magic armor! MINE!

Spoils of War is a dice game of bluffing, bidding, and betting where the point is to finagle as much treasure as you can into your personal stash while making sure the other vikings don’t get a hoard of magic swords, gems, and gold as large as yours.

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Unfair

2-5 players ♣ 125 minutes ♣ Ages 14 & Up

Price: ~$40 according to BoardGamePrices.

Build the city’s greatest theme park – whatever it takes.

This is the biz, are you in or out?

With themes ranging from vampires to gangsters, you have to build up your park and its rides and attractions – while paying off safety inspectors and hiring hooligans to vandalize your opponent’s parks.

A game of theme parks with a dose of political blackmail, who said the business was anything but Unfair?

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Expansions & Reprints

Mystic Vale: Vale of the Wild

2-4 players ♠ 45 minutes ♠ Ages 14 & up

Price: ~$21 according to BoardGamePrices

The deck building game of transparent cards adds druids and leaders to its mix. This second expansion for last year’s hit card game Mystic Vale also brings new eclipse advancements that can be covered up and still contribute its ability – flexibility and power in one.

Angry druid man is angry!

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 Quadropolis: Public Services

2-4 players ♠ 60 minutes ♠ Ages 8 & up

Price: ~$13 according to BoardGamePrices.

The tile laying, city building Days of Wonder title gets a fresh slab of content in the form of Public Services.

Ready to help.

Apart from the standard police and fire stations, players will also be able to build maternity wards and reprocessing plants in their bid to keep on top of their city’s growing needs.

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