Games You Might Have Missed in the Holiday Rush

 

The holidays are nearly upon us, and the last few months have been stacked with new releases from many publishers. Now, as you start picking out games for your wishlist or shopping for your loved ones, we want to make sure you haven’t missed anything.

Take a quick look at this quick recap of some of the hottest new games Fantasy Flight Games released in the last few months and complete your holiday shopping today!

Arkham Horror

The year is 1926, and it’s the height of the Roaring Twenties. Flappers dance till dawn in smoke-filled speakeasies, drinking alcohol supplied by rum runners and the mob. It’s a celebration to end all celebrations in the aftermath of the War to End All Wars. Yet a dark shadow grows in the city of Arkham. Alien entities known as Ancient Ones lurk in the emptiness beyond space and time, writhing at the thresholds between worlds. Their occult rituals must be stopped and these dread creatures must be destroyed.

Arkham Horror is a cooperative board game for one to six players who become investigators battling to defeat the servitors of the Ancient Ones. Based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft, players will have to gather clues, defeat terrifying monsters, and find tools and allies to stand any hope of defeating the ancient creatures that exist just beyond the veil of our reality.

Pick up Arkham Horror in our shop today!

New California

Ah, California: sunshine, ocean breezes, and radioactive wasteland as far as the eye can see. This desolate coastal state was once a shining jewel, but since the Great War, the region known as New California has fallen into chaos. Which is great news! Where there’s chaos, there’s loot!

The New California expansion brings new quests, companions, vaults, and items to Fallout: The Board Game, letting you venture out into the wasteland as five new characters. While there, you can wander across twelve new map tiles that expand the scenarios found in the original game or head into sunny New California and visit some of the most memorable locations from throughout the Fallout series. 

You can pick up New California or Fallout: The Board Game in our shop today!

Watch the majesty of nature unfold around you.

The sun shines down, making the African plains even warmer. The heat won’t stop you from enjoying your safari though. You've already seen a majestic herd of elephants pass by and you can't wait to see more. You trek into the bush to cool down in the shade while waiting for new animals to cross your path as they make their way to the watering hole.

Enjoy the classic tile-laying game you know and love with new twists and a unique location. Carcassonne: Safari is available now for purchase in our shop.

Explore the Savanna

The African plains are full of many different wild animals. From monkeys to elephants and zebras to giraffes, you’ll discover a variety of species as you explore the landscape. Blaze new trails through the savanna, spotting these majestic creatures.

After placing a tile with an animal trail, you may place one of your meeples on that animal trail if no other meeple are present. An animal trail is completed when both ends are closed. The trail can end in the savanna, the bush, or if it loops back onto itself by connecting to the other end. When the trail is completed, it is scored.

While adventuring across the trails, you want to see a variety of animals. Points for the animal trails are based on the number of different animals present. Here the blue player places a tile that closes the animal trail. Even though another player placed the tile that completed it, the red player will score points because their meeple is on the trail and they spotted the animals. Since there are three different animals on the trail (the giraffe, monkey, and elephant), the red player scores 6 points.

A Birds-Eye View

The baobab tree stretches high above the African plains, giving you a birds-eye view of the animals across the savanna. When placing a baobab tree, it must continue the existing landscape. After placing the baobab tree, you may place a meeple there to get a better view of the savanna. If you place a meeple on the tree, take two animal tiles.

There is much more to see! Continue exploring the savanna and spotting new animals. Once all eight spaces around a baobab tree have been filled in with new land tiles, the feature will score. eturn your meeple to your supply and draw two more animal tiles.

Blaze New Trails

In the early morning when the sun was just rising, your group piled into the ranger and drove out to the perfect spot in the African plains to begin your safari. The animals may shy away from the ranger though. While exploring the savanna and the bush, moving the ranger to a new location will let the animals roam where the ranger was and will score you additional points.

If you place a tile on a space occupied by a ranger, remove the ranger and place it in front of you. You may then place a meeple on the tile you placed. If you have completed any features with the new tile you placed, those will score. Displacing the ranger scores 3 points. After scoring, place the ranger on an empty space adjacent to one or more tiles.

Watch the majesty of nature unfold in front of you and purchase your copy of Carcassonne: Safari today!

Blackstone FortressAs As vast and dark as a sunless void, the Blackstone Fortress is a creation far beyond the ken of any race in the galaxy. In this age of darkness, in a galaxy riven with strife and horror, the desperate and intrepid alike search this Fortress for long-lost technologies that may be used to turn the tide of war.


In Warhammer Quest Blackstone Fortress, you and your friends take on the role of a group of disparate explorers delving into the labyrinthine halls of a vast and ancient space station. Only by working together and balancing your strength and skills can you hope to survive. With each expedition, you will discover powerful archeotech and learn more of the Blackstone Fortress’ closely guarded secrets, including, perhaps, the location of its greatest treasure. The game can be played solo, or with up to 4 friends, with the fifth player controlling the hostiles. At the end of each expedition, the players return to the nearby port city of Precipice to rest, recuperate, and trade their loot for resources that will aid in their next adventure.

The Shattered Aeons Mythos Pack Is Now Available

“They did not seem to claim the spectres as kinsfolk. They referred to them as ‘those people,’ ‘the old people,’ or ‘they who dwell below,’ and appeared to hold them in too great a frightened veneration to talk much about them.”
   –H. P. Lovecraft and Zealia Bishop, “The Mound”

Your time is up.

In The Forgotten Age, you journeyed far from home on a scientific expedition, but your search for knowledge had unexpected consequences as you unleashed secrets that should never have been brought to light. You have worked to undo your mistake, retracing your steps and continuing beyond the realm of reality to set things right, but have your efforts been in vain? Your last chance stands before you at the heart of the Nexus—do you have the courage to take the final steps?

Shattered Aeons, the sixth and final Mythos Pack in The Forgotten Age cycle for Arkham Horror: The Card Game, is on sale now at our shop!

It doesn’t matter what the treasure is, only how it was won.

From the mind of Richard Garfield comes KeyForge, the world’s first Unique Deck Game! On the planet of the Crucible, you will step into the role of a mighty Archon, who must lead a diverse team assembled from the creatures, technologies, artifacts, and abilities of the Crucible’s Houses as you race to gather precious Æmber that will unlock the planet’s hidden Vaults. Only one can claim the full knowledge and power of this planet. Do you have what it takes? 

The first set for KeyForgeCall of the Archons, is on sale now at our shop! Then, register your Archon Decks using the KeyForge Master Vault at KeyForgeGame.com! (Companion app is now available on Google Play and coming soon to the App Store.)