Victory Point Games PRESS RELEASE – For the Crown variant: All the King’s Men is now available!

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Victory Point Games PRESS RELEASE – For the Crown variant: All the King’s Men is now available!

It’s spreading. What started as a petty feud has grown to engulf the nation, and even the most stoic spectators are now picking sides. And as the scope of the conflict changes, so must the strategy; each contender must learn to command larger armies and coordinate with new allies. This is truly a time where strong leadership could turn the tide of history…

For the Crown, by designer Jeremy Lennert, introduces All the King’s Men, a four-player variant pack!

All the King’s Men introduces two new variants: The Extended Game and the Team Game. The Extended Game (2-player) uses extra cards, with two options to play an extended game with a friend. The Team Game allows four players to play a single game, in two teams of two!

Note, the For the Crown: All the King’s Men is not a ‘stand alone’ game. You must own a copy of For the Crown Second Edition to use this variant pack. This variant cannot be used with the first edition of For the Crown.

Click here for all the details and to order For the Crown Variant: All the King’s Men.

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UK Games Expo 2013 – enter the Luchador!

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UK Games Expo 2013 – enter the Luchador!

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Yep, another year, another UK Games Expo! And with a new, larger venue at the NEC Hilton, Richard Denning and his team did a sterling job in bringing us the best Expo that I’ve attended. The attendance certainly appeared to be on the up, the Hilton facilities were first rate and the awesome UK gaming community came out in force with a fun spirit and excitement for our wonderful hobby.

I was really fortunate to be able to be at the Backspindle Games booth where we were demoed Codinca, Clacks and my own design, Luchador! MexicanWrestling Dice which was officially introduced to the gaming public in a demo version.

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Getting ready for the crowds Note the Lucha Mask 🙂

Thanks so much to all of you who came along for a demo. The reaction that you all had to Luchador was absolutely amazing and I was completely humbled by it. It was great fun running so many Tag-Team matches and we were definitely the loudest and most animated booth of the whole convention.

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BRING IT! VIVA LUCHADOR!

It was wonderful to hear your voices of support as I explained the rules and you were really excited that there was so much theme in the design of this simple yet wild dice game.

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I was very pleased to be interviewed by the UKGMN guys si we will be in their videos. Also, I was interviewed by Purple Pawn and for the awesome Little Metal Dog Show. I will post links to those interviews here when they are available. In the evening, we hosted a Luchador! Grudge Match where Michael Fox (Little Metal Dog Show) and Rory O’Connor (Rory’s Story Cubes) faced off against Paco Jean and Dr. Mike Reddy from G*M*S* Magazine and lost. It was hilarious, loud and great fun.

I didn’t get too much free time to walk around the convention but I did a couple of quick tours. I managed to pick up a copy of Forbidden Desert, Elder Sign and Guards! Guards! so I am very pleased.

I managed to take some pics of the event so here you go…

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The X-Wing Star Wars Miniatures demo at the FFG stand
A lovely looking Cycle racing game
A lovely looking Cycle racing game
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The usual cosplay folks were there. All seemed peaceful between the Star Wars and Dr. Who types.
DICE!!!
DICE!!!
Star Wars the Card Game
Star Wars the Card Game
Mice and Mystics
Mice and Mystics
Great Fire of London
Great Fire of London
Junkyard Racers
Junkyard Racers
The Backspindle Games Boyz
The Backspindle Games Boyz
Sails of Glory
Sails of Glory
Eclipse
Eclipse
7 Wonders
7 Wonders
Awesome Lord of the Rings puzzles
Awesome Lord of the Rings puzzles

UK Games Expo 2013 was wonderful experience. It was great to see huge crowds, catch up withawesome friends and make new friends. It was excellent to see more representation from the Big Boys of game publishing which means the Expo is now being seen as a serious, important Convention. My only quibble was the cost of the food in the bar area and breakfast area which was way-overpriced by Hilton.

Otherwise, it was well organised, well attended and great fun to attend.

News – Raani and Square Route the latest artistic games from Adrenaline Brush

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News – Raani and Square Route the latest artistic games from Adrenaline Brush

British publishers, Adrenaline Brush creates board games as works of art.

 

From Adrenaline Brush

“One of our latest games is called Raani – it is a fun tactical game. It is a game that can be played at two levels – the second level being more complex than the first. The other new release for this year is Square Route – a great family game – children like it because they can stitch their dads up. You can follow these links to see more.”

http://www.adrenalinebrush.co.uk/boardgames/raani/

http://www.adrenalinebrush.co.uk/boardgames/square-route/

News – Victory Point Games PRESS RELEASE – Chancellorsville: Bloody May, 1863 is now on sale!

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News – Victory Point Games PRESS RELEASE – Chancellorsville: Bloody May, 1863 is now on sale!

Chancellorsville: Bloody May, 1863 (“CBM“) is volume two of Paul Koenig’s Bloody Civil War Series. It is a two-player wargame simulating Jackson’s infamous flank attack that occurred west of the Chancellor House (Chancellorsville) on May 2, 1863. As the Confederate player, you must try to crush Hooker’s unsuspecting army. As the Union player, you must regroup from the initial shock of the blow, hold onto the Chancellor House, and counter-attack against Lee’s outnumbered forces.

CBM is an old-fashioned beer and pretzels game that is not burdened with cumbersome command & control or supply rules. It can be easily played to conclusion in about four hours. 
Chancellorsville is printed by Victory Point Press for Paul Koenig Games.

 Click here for all the details and to order Chancellorsville: Bloody May, 1863.

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News – Victory Point Games PRESS RELEASE – Infection: Humanity’s Last Gasp is now available!

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News – Victory Point Games PRESS RELEASE – Infection: Humanity’s Last Gasp is now available!

James Franklin—Patient Zero—collapses after stepping off a plane from the Congo at JFK
International Airport. He is rushed to Forest Hills Hospital where he is placed in an isolation ward. It is quickly discovered he has Morbusian, a constantly mutating virus that is resistant to all known antibiotics. The survival of humanity itself is at stake!
In Infection: Humanity’s Last Gasp, by designer John Gibson, you are the director of the Department of Plague Control (DPC) field office in New York City. You make the decisions about what parts of the virus to study, which personnel to hire and what equipment to purchase. You’ll soon discover you are working with an eccentric group of scientists who don’t always work well together—and one very resourceful lab rat named Marvin. As the casualties increase, so does the stress and mistakes made, as you try to complete your vaccine before time runs out for all of mankind!

 http://victorypointgames.com/details.php?prodId=244

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