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New Games for October 8 – November 4, 2012

BOARD & CARD GAMES

Doctor Who Card Game
Daleks! Cybermen! Sontarans! The list of threats is endless and no place in the universe is ever truly safe from danger. But there’s one man who’s made it his mission to defend the defenseless, help the helpless, and save everyone he can. Created by award-winning designer Martin Wallace, defend the universe as the Doctor and his companions in the Doctor Who Card Game!

Munchkin Penny Arcade
Now the fun and the blowtorch come to the game table with Munchkin Penny Arcade, based on Jerry Holkins’ and Mike Krahulik’s zany webcomic! With Mike Krahulik’s “Gabe and Tycho” images, and card text by Steve Jackson, Munchkin Penny Arcade will make your Munchkin game just a little more surreal!

Star Trek: The Original Series DBG’
Get energized as Kirk, Spock, and The Original Series crew make their debut in the Star Trek Deck Building Game! Relive all your favorite episodes as you venture into space in your ongoing journey to explore the final frontier and take on impossible Missions, perilous Events, and mysterious Infections. Khan, Captain Pike, and even Abraham Lincoln may pop up during your voyage when you least expect them! Choose your crew carefully so they can work together to help you on your quest to become a legendary Captain! The 255-cards featured in the Star Trek: The Original Series Deck Building Game introduces the new “Handheld Mechanic”, a new series of Draft Missions, and new Exploration and Infection scenarios!

Tsuro of the Seas
In Tsuro of the Seas you will sail the treacherous waters of the Mystic Seas in an engaging game of adventure and suspense! Guide your ship with a steady hand and be the last captain sailing to survive the turbulent waters of the Mystic Seas and win!

Mansions of Madness The Yellow Sign Expansion
Can you survive until your next curtain call? Julian Glen, a talented up-and-coming playwright, has penned a work that he claims will be his masterpiece. There’s only one problem…it’s turning its audience into mindless fanatics! As some of the few audience members to retain your sanity, you and the other investigators must now work together to find Glen and uncover his true plot.

Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery
In the world of the gladiator a man’s fame and glory constructs its own truth. Step into the arena and prepare to fight in Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery! Combining the excitement of the hit STARZ television series with compelling gameplay, Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery thrusts players into the vicious physical and political arena of gladiatorial combat. Bid against your opponents in the open market to acquire the best, new prospects, then pit your champion against your enemy’s and wager on the results. Or, if betrayal and treachery is your weapon of choice, undermine your rivals with devious plots & schemes.

Mice & Mystics
In this cooperative storytelling adventure for 1-4 mice, players take on the roles of those still loyal to the king – but to escape the clutches of the evil Vanestra, they have been turned into mice!

City of Horror
Can you survive the horror? In City of Horror, you’re playing a group of humans faced with a zombie invasion. The struggle against the dead is important, but your own survival is vital! To win, you’ll have to make alliances – but also betray your companions!

Hot Rod Creeps
Start Your Engines! It’s a madcap race to the finish line in Hot Rod Creeps! Choose your crew from six fast and furious teams: Epic Battle Wizards, The Underworld, Monsters, Aliens, Food Fight, and Rockabilly. Customize your Hot Rod with Upgrades including Engines, Wheels, Pit Crews, and Weapons. Your deck is your Gas Tank – if you run out of cards, you run out of gas!

Ticket to Ride Halloween Freighter Train & Station Set
The Halloween Freighter is a limited edition Ticket to Ride Train and Station expansion set that includes 45 new Pumpkin Trains and three spooky Halloween Stations. It’s a Halloween treat for Ticket to Ride fans worldwide and can be used as a replacement train set for any Ticket to Ride game.

Once Upon a Time 3rd Ed
Once Upon a Time is the award-winning storytelling card game that encourages creativity and collaborative play. One player (the Storyteller) uses the fairy tale elements on their Story cards to guide the plot toward their Ending, while other players attempt to interject by using their own cards to change the story’s direction and become the new Storyteller. This 3rd Edition of Once Upon a Time features entirely new artwork by fantasy artist Omar Rayyan (Magic: The Gathering), as well as a revised cardlist, a simplified rulesheet, and a completely redesigned box.

Alcatraz: The Scapegoat
In Alcatraz: The Scapegoat, players cooperate in order to escape from the legendary prison, but they also know that, according to the plan, one inmate has to stay on the island as the eponymous fall guy. So who is going to be the scapegoat? And so begins this game of conflicted loyalties as players attempt to bluff, rat, rob, betray, and blackmail their fellow convicts in their quest to become indispensable! But, if you’re too slow completing your tasks, the guards will discover your plan – and each of you will serve time. A looooong time!

ROLE-PLAYING GAMES

D&D Elminster’s Forgotten Realms
This hardcover book describes the Forgotten Realms campaign setting as it lives and breathes in the imagination of its creator, Ed Greenwood. Through the alter ego of Elminster, Archmage of Shadowdale, Ed Greenwood presents the Realms as a setting where where friendships are forged, endless intrigues unfold, and heroes wage war against the monstrous inhabitants of famous dungeons and untamed wildernesses. For the Forgotten Realms fan, this book provides new information on its visible and clandestine rulers, various merchant and trade princes, the churches and mercenary companies of the Realms, renown magic-users and secret societies, adventuring companies, and the web of alliances and enmities that connect them.

GM Map Pack Vehicles
GameMastery Map Pack: Vehicles contains 18 full-color, 5 x 8-inch map tiles, stunningly crafted by cartographer Jason A. Engle, that combine to form a variety of vehicles for use in any fantasy roleplaying campaign.

PF Adv Path Asylum Stone
The hunt for the seven shards of the Shattered Star continues, with the heroes following the trail across the face of Varisia and into the notorious City of Strangers – Kaer Maga! There, the heroes encounter strange enemies and stranger allies as their quest for the ancient Thassilonian artifact embroils them in the politics of Varisia’s most exotic city. Continuing the Shattered Star Adventure Path, The Asylum Stone is a Pathfinder Roleplaying Game adventure for 7th-level characters.

PF Module Murders Mark
The circus has come to town! But rather than herald a time of festive joy and exotic entertainment, this normally wondrous event instead heralds a sudden rash of violent murders. Now, the carnies turn to adventurers for aid – can they find the culprit before the murderer finds them? Murder’s Mark is a Pathfinder adventure designed for a group of four 1st-level characters.

Deathwatch Warhammer 40K RPG The Outer Reach
Evil lurks in the darkness between the stars. Will you face it? Bring the light of the God-Emperor to the dark corners of the Jericho Reach in The Outer Reach, a supplement for Deathwatch that explores the worlds beyond the grasp of the Achilus Crusade, including those held by the ancient Necrons. Plus, this arcane tome gives players and Game Masters never-before-seen access to the enigmatic Dead Cabal, a mysterious circle of warrior-scholars who have devoted their lives to fathoming the unfathomable.

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