Τις τελευταίες μέρες είχαμε 2 νέες κυκλοφορίες από τη Z-Man Games που αναμένονταν εδώ και καιρό:
Το Wars of the Roses: Lancaster vs. York είναι ένα area control παιχνίδι για 2-4 παίκτες που εξελίσσεται στην Αγγλία του 15ου αιώνα, την περίοδο του εμφυλίου πολέμου μεταξύ των Οίκων του Lancaster και του York. Από την επίσημη σελίδα του παιχνιδιού:
Journey back to England, 1450, just prior to the outbreak of the bitter civil war between the Royal Houses of Lancaster and York. Henry VI, a Lancastrian, was proving to be a weak ruler, so the wealthy and ambitious Richard, Duke of York, looked to put things right. The powerful noble families had to choose sides and over the next 40 years, kings, royal heirs, and great nobles were to die, in what was to become known as the Wars of the Roses. Players take on the role of Lancastrians and Yorkists, who must gather support from the major towns and powerful noble families and attempt to control the royal castles throughout the country. Ports, the shipping trade, and financial aid from the Church and France are also needed. As their faction grows in strength, players vie for the King’s favor and look to earn the prestigious titles of Captain of Calais, Archbishop of Canterbury, Warden of the Cinque Ports, Lord High Admiral, and Constable of the Tower of London.
Money means power, because loyalty can be bought, so players should be prepared for the inevitable treachery as nobles change allegiance at crucial times, affecting the balance of power.
When Parliament is called, each region in England will support one or other of the two Royal Houses and the crown will go to the one with the greater power base. Nobles loyal to this House will be rewarded by a grateful King. Eventually, only one Royal House will boast the King, but the player who has gathered the most money and prestige will win, regardless of his allegiance.
A highly interactive game where the Lancastrians fight the Yorkists but since only one person can win, one must anticipate treachery from within their own ranks.
Η άλλη κυκλοφορία είναι ένα expansion ενός πολύ δημοφιλούς παιχνιδιού:
Το Prophecy: Dragon Realm είναι το πρώτο expansion (στα αγγλικά) για το Prophecy του Vlaada Chvátil. Έιχε βγει από το 2003 στην Τσεχία, τώρα όμως βρήκε το δρόμο της η αγγλική έκδοση. Από την επίσημη σελίδα του παιχνιδιού:
«So the Youngest mourned his brothers, and with sorrowful heart he abandoned his kingdom, aye even the world of men.»
And so the Dragon Realm was born. This is the first expansion to the adventure board game, Prophecy. Using the original game, Dragon Realm takes form as part of one of the Astral Planes. It has its own laws of movement and adventure. Once you enter the realm you are trying to reach the Dragon Heart to prove you have been through the flaming landscape that is the Dragon Realm.
Dragon Realm adds Races to the mix so that your characters are more defined. Stand ups are included to not only reflect class but gender as well.
Dragon Realm also offers rules for co-op and solo play.