As you saw yesterday, there are a lot of games scheduled to be available for purchase for the first time at Gen Con. There are so many we couldn’t even fit them all in one list! Here is the remainder of the list for use in creating your Gen Con purchasing checklist:
A fast and cheeky resource-gathering game with unique stealing and dexterity mechanics! For 2-5 friends and family!
Take the Gold
Take the Gold is a 2-6+ player fast-paced draw-and-play light bluffing card game with outstanding artwork featuring cat pirates and corgi officers that plays in about 10 minutes.
Wibbell++ is a game system. Included in the box are rules for a word game, a dexterity/speed game, a party game about phrases, a storytelling activity and an abstract game. Long-term, this system will be supported with a website featuring many games for folk to try. Each year, on 1st August, at least one new game will be turned into a ‘core’ game for the system. There have already been tens of submissions from other designers, kickstarter backers and excited testers, some of which will be added to the website, clearly marked as being in early design, so that a community can build and people can eventually comment on all the designs and help each other make the best games for the system.
“Two teams of grasshoppers are both trying to knock over all of their blades of grass. Take turns making your grasshoppers hop toward the blades of grass. It takes a lot of skill to aim and launch them accurately! The team that knocks over all of their blades of grass first wins!
Harry Hopper is a fun, active game that helps kids practice their gross motor skills, hand-eye coordination skills, and manual dexterity.”
“You’re invited to a party in the jungle! Tonight, the whole jungle gang is planning to plunge into the river. Can you remember where they are all hiding as they float down the river? Your adventure begins at the campfire and leads you over a wobbly bridge, past glowing fireflies, across a mossy log, and next to the edge of a thunderous waterfall. The first player to reach the toad king wins the game.
In this wildly fun adventure, you have to remember which animals are swimming in the river and which ones are hiding under the bridges. Whoever slides the right animal tile into the right river channel will be a step ahead of the others on their expedition to reach the toad king!
Jungle Party is a playful new take on classic memory games that helps children practice their matching and remembering skills.”
“All is calm in the enchanted coral reef. The mischievous sea sprites swim and play, and tease the big ghost octopus. Suddenly, the grumpy octopus reaches out his long tentacles. He twirls around very fast, creating a whirlpool of bubbles in the reef. The sea sprites aren’t strong enough to swim against the whirlpool current. They are swept up and spun all around the fizzing foaming reef.
Can you use your magical bubble magnifying lenses to find your sea sprite friends, pick them out from the look-alikes, and bring them safely back to the hiding hole in your reef? Be careful… these slippery ghostfish can slip through your fingers. And you have to look carefully because they all look alike! How many can you find before the octopus stirs things up again?
Lagoonies is a unique game that helps children practice their skills in visual perception and visual discrimination as well as fine motor skills.”
Nanofictionary, the game of telling tiny stories, is back in bright new colors and crisp new re-drawn black and white line drawings! Craft your story from a wild variety of Character, Setting, Problem, and Resolution cards to see if you can tell the most compelling story.
Five Seals of Magic
Explore the dungeon of the Arcana Tower in Five Seals of Magic to find powerful spells! Magical seals of four elements block your way to the scrolls. Use the dice of four matching colors to break the seals and clear a path to the scrolls. Use your powers at the right time and at the right place! Manipulate dice and other elements of the game with scrolls, which you’ve collected (which will be different from game to game, offering much replayability). This way, you can break stronger seals and open your way to more powerful scrolls. The player who collects the most powerful scrolls wins. We have GenCon exclusive Promo Cards!
CrossTalk is the Party Game of Subtle Conversation, where two teams race to guess secret Keywords. The round begins with both clue-givers writing a one-word clue to give their team in private. Then, clue-givers will alternate providing one-word public clues to everyone. But, there is a catch! After your team gives a public clue, the other team, and only the other team, may guess the Keyword.
Leaders of Euphoria: Choose a Better Oppressor
You have survived the incident… the destruction of the modern world as we know it. The Euphorians are brainwashing survivors to convert them to loyal workers that will maintain their extravagant city. Meanwhile, the Subterrans are emerging from their tunnels to claim the city for themselves. In order to stay within the city’s walls, you’ll need to be loyal to the faction that your Recruits support. Find your allies! Grab a ray gun and take down the opposing leader! Use artifacts from the Old World to turn the tides! Will you choose a better oppressor? We will be selling a limited number of copies of the Deluxe version and anyone who buys something on Thursday will get 10% off. Also, pick up secret missions for the Gen Con Walking Challenge at our booth (#2661).
Party People Holiday Edition
Easy to learn 3-20 player waterproof game where players act out scenarios given to them by the Judge based on the character and rule on their name tag. Players pick the Judge and who they talk to. The funniest and most entertaining player wins the round and the first player to win 3 rounds wins the game!
Professor Evil and the Citadel of Time
A fully cooperative adventure game in which players attempt to rescue stolen relics from history from the titular Professor Evil’s giant mansion, filled with hazards like puzzles, traps, and the evil Professor himself!
Players attempt to create civilization’s first airborne city in a distant future by utilizing the resources provided by the world’s four dominant factions. Gameplay utilizes an “I cut you choose” draft mechanic, with lots of opportunity for card combos, synergy, and strategy.
Game is pre-releasing at Gen Con (with a retail release 2 weeks after)!
Flick ‘Em Up – Dead of Winter
Flick ’em Up!: Dead of Winter pits players against zombies in a dexterity game that has you using tools in various ways to take out the undead while they in turn shamble somewhat randomly in your direction.
Based on the best-selling Dead of Winter, form your group of ten survivors and explore the city with ten scenarios. Shh! The slightest sound will wake the zombies! With the new — and terrifying — zombie tower, you’d better be ready and rearing to go when the zombies attack! Will you be able to flick some zombies?
A uniquely designed and innovative exploration and resource management game by Mike Fitzgerald.
In or Out
Welcome to the party game where knowing what is not the answer is as important as knowing what is! Each category has 12 cards with names of people, places, or things that may or may not fit the category. Each player, in turn, selects one card from the cards displayed and states whether the choice is In or Out for the category. Correct answers get rewarded, incorrect receive penalties. Round winners collect gold awards. Reach three gold first to win! Comes in new R&R party game box with cool card dispenser!
The game of bargaining, bidding and bluffing.
Farmer wants a cow! Show o your best bargaining skills to increase the value of your farm animals on the open market or during the 10 unique auction events! Be stealthy as you try to trick your opponents during the auctions. Collect as many complete sets of animals and earn the most points to win!
Beginner and Advanced modes o er accessible game play experiences for both budding and seasoned farmers!
Pictopia™: Harry Potter Edition
The ultimate picture-trivia family game!
Showcase your knowledge of J.K Rowling’s Wizarding World when you encounter 1,000 picture trivia questions featuring the beloved characters, extraordinary places, magical creatures, and enchanted objects from the epic Harry Potter movies.
It’s a game of teamwork – with a competitive twist! Sometimes you’ll work together and other times answer alone, but you’ll wager your points every time! How much you wager will depend on how well you know the pictures on the card, before you hear the question! Along the way are guess-my-answer questions that reveal how much you know about the other players!
Pictopia™: Marvel Cinematic Universe Edition
The ultimate picture-trivia card game!
Marvel fans assemble for this action-packed, picture- trivia card game! Test your knowledge of your favorite Marvel movies with 200 questions! Answer trivia about Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, the greatest Guardians of the Galaxy, and all Realms in between! Earn tokens for each correct answer! For a daring twist, risk what you’ve earned for the chance to win big!
The Quest for El Dorado
A deck-building game of perilous paths and rewarding riches
Will you dare to search for the golden city?
Assemble your expedition and lead it through the jungles of South America in this deck-building board game*. You need to have a good plan, expert explorers, and the right equipment.
Will you choose the scout, the photographer, or the prop plane? It is up to you to find the best route through the wilderness with your team and to win the race to El Dorado! Every route is a new challenge. Every game needs a new strategy!
*What is a “deck-building board game”? Each player starts with the same combination of cards – his or her deck. Use the cards to move your expedition and to purchase new and better cards. Add those new cards to your deck to improve it.
Vegas Dice Game
Be crafty. Take chances. Win it all!
Take luck into your own hands in this Vegas style dice game!
Tour six Vegas casinos where you’ll press your luck and outwit your opponents to win the big bucks. Each round, roll your dice and decide where to place them. Having the most dice at a casino earns you money! But be clever, you’ll never know what an opponent might have up their sleeve; a slight of hand might thwart you from earning any cash. The player with the most money wins!
Atlas: Enchanted Lands
Discover the magic of an enchanted forest. Play cards to reveal a certain place and time — and place your stake in one of the two. Explore a location at dawn, day, sunset, and night, or see what the whole land looks like in the dark. Each card offers two choices, and it’s up to you to uncover the world that awaits.
In Ex Libris, you are a collector of rare and valuable books in a thriving fantasy town. The Mayor has just announced a new seat in the Village Council, Grand Librarian. The prestigious and lucrative position will be awarded to the citizen with the most extraordinary library! Unfortunately, several of your book collector colleagues (more like acquaintances, really) are also candidates.
To outshine your competition, you’ll need to expand your personal library by sending your trusty assistants out into the village to find the most impressive tomes. Sources for the finest books are scarce, so you’ll need to beat your opponents to them when they pop up – especially if they match your library’s secret focus!
You only have a few days before the Mayor’s Official Inspector comes to judge your library, so be sure your assistants have all your books shelved in time! She is a tough cookie, and will use her Official Inspection Form to grade your library on several criteria including alphabetical order, shelf stability, prominent works, and variety. And don’t think she’ll turn a blind eye to books the Council has banned! You’ll need shrewd planning, cunning tactics, and perhaps a little magic to surpass your opponents and become Grand Librarian!.
The Fox in the Forest
Once upon a time, a woodcutter and his daughter lived in a small village bordering the forest. She had traveled with him and had seen him speak with the forest animals.
The Fox in the Forest is a trick-taking game for 2 players. Utilize the special abilities on the Fairy Tale characters to change the trump suit, lead even after you lose a trick, and more. The beautiful illustrations of the unique characters will help you quickly analyze your options.
Score points by winning more tricks than your opponent, but don’t get greedy! Win too many tricks, and you will fall like the villain in so many fairy tales.
Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Card Game
Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Card Game is a deckbuilding game that challenges you to grow up and prepare for your finest hour. Players assume the roles of their favorite characters in the Scott Pilgrim universe, each of whom comes with a unique starting deck. Innovative double-sided cards let you decide whether to solve your problems with hard work and empathy, or whether to embrace the unpredictable world of gratuitous video game violence.
Downforce is based on an original design by legendary designer, Wolfgang Kramer, featured in the Spiel-des-Jahres-recommended Top Race. Play a card and move all of the cars pictured on it. Sometimes that includes your own car, but it often includes your opponents’ as well. Playing cards at just the right time is the key to victory. We kept the finely tuned game play and added in variable player powers to spice things up. But mostly we gave it some modern components, large two-colored cars, and updated graphics.
Indulgence is our restoration of the 1981 classic game, Dragonmaster. We brought the intrigue of the Italian Renaissance to this cutthroat trick-taking game, featuring stunning new art by Chelsea Harper. As with all of our games, we brought amazing new components, including large crystal gems and an actual ring.
Stop Thief! is our restoration of the 1979 Parker Brothers game. This instant classic was one of the first games to use electronics to drive gameplay. With no suspect on the board, players have to use audio clues to determine where the thief is hiding. Part memory, part deduction, part intuition. Catch the suspects and collect the reward. This new version keeps the charm of the original but has been redesigned for modern gamers. We’ve replaced the electronic crime scanner with a free companion app that offers different difficulty levels and modes of play, making the game perfect for both families and experienced gamers. Visit Booth 3058 to get your free Stop Thief promo card and a coupon for a special sweet treat (while supplies last.)
CODENAMES: Disney Family Edition
The Disney Family Edition of Codenames combines the hit social word game with some of Disney’s most beloved properties from the past 90 years. Two Cluemasters give one-word clues to help their teammates identify the Disney characters, locations and items from a grid of Disney Treasure cards. Including both pictures and words, it’s family fun for Disney fans of all ages.
CODENAMES: Marvel Edition
The Marvel Edition of Codenames combines the hit social word game with the Marvel Universe including Spider-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers and Doctor Strange. Opposing teams, S.H.I.E.L.D. and Hydra, compete to be the first to identify all of their team’s Field Agents from 25 Asset cards displayed in a 5×5 grid. A must-have for Marvel fans of all ages.
HARRY POTTER™: HOGWARTS™ BATTLE – The Monster Box of Monsters Expansion
Venture into the Forbidden Forest with The Monster Box of Monsters, the highly anticipated expansion to HARRY POTTER™: HOGWARTS™ BATTLE! Play as Harry, Hermione, Ron, Neville or Luna Lovegood™ as you face frightening creatures and challenging encounters. Beware of any wrongdoing that might earn you detention! Only working together to defeat the evil forces and protecting iconic locations will make the Wizarding World safe once and for all!
MUNCHKIN®: Rick And Morty™
Munchkin: Rick And Morty fuses the classic card game fun of monster-slaying and role-playing with cyborgs, aliens and demons from the popular television series, Rick And Morty. Play as Rick, Morty, Beth, Jerry, Summer or Mr. Poopybutthole to defeat the greatest adversaries in the Rick and Morty universe and become the hero as you reach Level 10 for the win.
The Thing™ Infection at Outpost 31
An alien lifeform has infiltrated a bleak and desolate Antarctic research station assimilating other organisms and then imitating them. In The Thing™ Infection at Outpost 31, a hidden identity game, you will relive John Carpenter’s sci-fi cult classic in a race to discover who among the team has been infected by this heinous lifeform.
A unique social, skill and action game where the task is to add water – one drop at a time – to the cup floating in the water filled Sunk tank, without causing it to sink. Contains: Clear acrylic Sunk tank, plastic float cup, plastic water pitcher, special die, set of challenge cards and instructions.
Ages: 10+; Players: 2+; SRP: $14.95
Approaching Dawn: The Witching Hour
WizKids is excited to announce the upcoming 3-6 player board game, Approaching Dawn: The Witching Hour. In Approaching Dawn: The Witching Hour, players are coven members who are blood bound, meaning that what one witch does affects another member of the coven. Black magic begets corruption, which is given to other members; conversely, White magic can heal your own corruption. But both types of magic are used to bind and banish the demons, imps, fey, possessed animals, and warlocks entering our world. In this cooperative card game, each scene (mission) determines the goal of the game. If the scenes are played in order, they form a story arc, but you can play any scene in any order.
WizKids is excited to announce the upcoming 2-4 player board game, Dungeon Hustle, designed by Tim Eisner. Dungeon Hustle is a different type of dungeon-crawling adventure in which archetypical characters hustle through dungeon room cards with printed symbols on them. A hustle ends when you step onto a room card with a different colored symbol, but you pick up all the room cards with the same colored symbols you hustled through. These symbols are used to fulfill quests, fight off monsters — both of which earn you gold — and purchase trinkets, treasures and artifacts. You can use gold to increase your character level (up to the fourth level) for more special abilities. Be the player with the most VP to win the game — but don’t let too many monsters escape or you all lose!
Valyance and Firebrand have gone to war! Units clash in the skirmishes, but the fight is gritty: you have little time to think and plan as sand timers dictate the activation of your units.
When a unit moves, attacks, cast spells, or uses a special ability, a sand timer is flipped. The unit cannot be used again until the sand timer is drained and then that sand timer, or another sand timer, can be used to activate the unit again. Manage your sand timers, as well as your unit actions, wisely.
Careful what you say!
Avoid saying the banned words! Give clues to your teammates and get them to guess the 5 things on your card. Here’s the catch! The other team sees your card first and writes down the 16 Banned Words they think you might say!
You might wish to bookmark these pages as we’ll be adding more games to the list once we confirm their availability at Gen Con. Make sure you bring lots of extra spending money, you won’t want to miss out and have to wait for another print run! And if you see one of us running around at Gen Con, feel free to stop and say “Hello!”.