Press release: Big Revolver-update from White Goblin Games
New expansions in the works, with new cards, new options and a deck building possibility:
Revolver-news from White Goblin Games
2e Exloërmond, The Netherlands – In the past year, Revolver designer Mark Chaplin has spent hours and hours watching Wild West movies and reading books on the Old West. Since his card game Revolver saw a release through the Dutch publisher White Goblin Games in October 2011 (with Stronghold Games and Rexhry picking up the licensing rights for respectively North America and Czech Republic), inspiration for new options and possibilities started to flow. The result? A game with an already very high replayability (partly due to the high tension), getting a tremendous impulse of even more options, without getting away too much from the original game idea.
Mark Chaplin’s Revolver is one of the best card games that saw the light of day in 2011. After its initial release through White Goblin Games in October 2011, raving reviews worldwide have appeared about the game, in which one player has just robbed the bank of Repentance Springs and the other player is sheriff Ned McReady hunting down the bandit and his crew. All the happenings as well as movie scenes from ‘For a Few Dollars More’ amongst others, inspired Chaplin to add new possibilities to the game through multiple expansions, to be released later this year. “We’ve had a lot of requests and got a lot of interest in new expansions”, states Chaplin. “Some people even have played the game over 150 times now! I’m glad that we can finally give these people some details now, as I’m at least as excited about the new possibilities as the Revolver-fans themselves!”
Each of the expansions offers 2 new modules to play with. First, there’s ‘Revolver 1.1: Ambush on Gunshot Trail’. This one has been finished in the meantime and it will see the light of day sometime in August/September 2012. One of the new things this expansion adds to the game, are ambush cards. The sheriff now has the possibility to place ambush cards underneath the battlefield cards. When entering a new battlefield, the ambush card will be revealed. Will Colty find more opposition… or will it be an arrester? Besides the ambush cards – which add a complete new dimension to the game – the expansion also offers new cards for both decks, thus giving players the opportunity to build their own decks and to define their own play styles as well as offering new tactics. From May 21st to May 28th, each day, a brand new card from this expansion will be uploaded on the Facebook-page of White Goblin Games as some sort of ‘sneak preview’.
But more Revolver-expansions have been worked on for the past few months by Chaplin, his partner-in-Wild-West-crime Leigh Caple and the White Goblin crew. ‘Revolver 1.2: Hunt the Man down’ (release: 2012) adds a new way to kill Jack Colty, as well as a brand new battlefield, with its own set of rules: San Manzanillo Prison. It‘s up to the Colty-player to decide if there will be a firefight at San Manzanillo Prison. If Colty wins at San Manzanillo, he frees the imprisoned bandit Santiago and may add him to his crew. This expansion will also contain new cards for both decks, a new ambush card, new tokens and more.
In ‘Revolver 1.3: Where the River bends’ (stated for release in 2013) an interesting battle about getting people on your side will be added to the game. The players start the game with a pool of 6 silver Dollar tokens, and will be able to buy cards from a neutral ‘Frontier’ 22-card deck. These, and the other cards from this expansion, further develop strategies deployed in the first two expansions, with cards that affect the Prison and the Ambush cards. One of the exciting new cards is, ‘Old Three Toes’, a menacing grizzly bear that can harass both players!
All expansions can be combined with each other. None of them increase the length of the game, or heighten the complexity. Besides that, like stated earlier, the expansions offer players the possibility to build their own decks, including their favorite cards! Playing the game with the pre-constructed decks of course will give you the same tension.
Last but not least, are special Revolver sleeves, which will also see the light of day this year. Revolver-fans will be able to sleeve their cards with official Revolver sleeves, including images of both Colty and McReady.
With these new releases, the highly successful Revolver-brand will be strengthened further, offering players even more options to enjoy their daily wild west gunfight.