At dawn on the 24th of February, 1895, the sound of thunder woke up London. A big column of smoke foreshadowed the catastrophe: a bomb had exploded in the Houses of Parliament. The security forces reacted immediately and arrested Michael Chapman, a young worker linked to anarchist groups, near the place of the attack.

Mycroft Holmes is in charge of investigating the explosion for the Crown prosecution. Mycroft needs to determine if the attack is the action of a lone wolf or part of a bigger plot. …


In this funny and dramatic dexterity game 2 teams compete against each other and build, but with a 'handicap'.

A player stacks the components one on top of the other, whilst he he is directed by his team-comrades. Completely simple! Maybe!. The game has a twist though: The Constructor is blindfolded!


Components

  • 33 Visionary Cards
  • 2 Bags of 12 wooden pieces
  • 2 Blindfolds
  • 1 Special Die
  • 1 Timer
  • Instructions

Setup

The 24 wooden pieces are subdivided into two identical sets. Each Set includes 2 x 6 different wooden pieces. The players form approximately two equal teams. …



Components

  • Game Board
  • 25 Investigator counters
  • 15 discs
  • 50 cubes
  • 5 Penalty counters amd 15 Points counters
  • 36 Evidence cards
  • 12 Suspect Case cards
  • 10 Crime Case cards
  • 14 Location Case cards
  • Suspect tiles
  • Crime tiles
  • Three black discs
  • One First player marker
  • Rulebook

Object of the Game

After three games the player with the best score wins.


Setup

Place the board in the center of the table.

Each player takes a set of player pieces, which will comprise of five Investigator counters, ten cubes, three discs, one Penalty Points counter, and three Points counters. …


The conquest of space was one of the greatest achievements of the 20th century. In 1957, the first satellite - named Sputnik 1- was launched into orbit. Just four years later, Yuri Gagarin was the first human in space, aboard the spaceship Vostok 1.

This game is dedicated to the early space explorers: all the outstanding people who worked to make space travel possible. As Yuri Gagarin said at the moment of his launch: "Let's go!"


Components

  • 60 Specialist cards
  • 10 Project tiles
  • 4 two-piece Hub boards
  • 4 Player Reference sheets
  • 20 Research tokens
  • First Player marker
  • Rulebook

Object of the Game

You are the head of a Research & Development Hub in a Space Research Center, competing with other such Hubs in the spirit of the Golden Age of Astronautics. Your goal is to complete large- scale space projects by gathering the best and brightest minds humanity has to offer. …



Components

  • 7 x Map Tiles
  • 6 x Frame Tiles
  • 1 x Central Market Board
  • 5 x Player Profit Boards
  • 10 x Player Action Tiles
  • 10 x Player Order Markers
  • 72 xTrain Company Discs
  • 1 x Cloth Bag
  • Rulebook

Setup

  1. Build the 6 map frames together as shown. The order of the colors does not matter, but map frames must be flipped to the same side to be connected (Side A / Side B).



  2. Put the tile with "The Big City" (+5 hex) in the center, and the remaining 6 map tiles randomly around it. All tiles are double-sided, and the facing & orientation is also random. …



Components

  • Macao and 8 Ports
  • 131 Cargo tokens and 1 bag
  • 24 "Smuggler's Edge" Cards
  • 30 "Victory Spoils" Cards
  • 5 Family sheets
  • 25 Cargo ships
  • 60 Gold coins
  • 1 Game Turn marker
  • 1 First player marker
  • Rulebook

Setup



Place Macao and the surrounding Ports 1 in the center of your game table. Depending on the number of players in your game, some Ports may be closed for business:

If a number (or more) appears in the lower left corner of a Port, make sure it matches your number of players.

If it doesn't, flip this Port over to its other side so that it now does 2. …


Like the first game "Ra", the game "Priests of Ra" spans three epochs, which reflect the history of ancient Egypt:

  • the Old Kingdom (2665 - 2155 BC)
  • the Middle Kingdom (2130 - 1650 BC)
  • the New Kingdom (1555 - 1080 BC)

During these epochs, the players acquire tiles representing various aspects of Egyptian life. They acquire the tiles in auctions, bidding with suns, tokens they receive from Ra.

The selection of tiles in the auctions is ever changing, but tokens from Ra are limited. Wise players choose carefully when and what to bid to get the tiles they want. …


Not only do the farmers compete with one another vigorously, they must pay close attention to the well being of their pigs, so as not to lose any pigs to illness.

Of course, from time to time there are events rewarding farmers who outperform their peers, including pig shows, field trips to pigsties, and pigs in heat! In addition to the joy of raising pigs, excellence in doing so is the key to winning this game!


Components

  • 1 Piggy Store
  • 20 Sties
  • 60 Game Coins
  • 20 Bills
  • 160 Pigs
  • 1 Starting Player Marker
  • 24 Season cards
  • 25 Vaccines
  • 25 Nutritional Supplements
  • 25 Birth Amulets
  • 24 Action cards
  • Instructions

Setup

  1. Place the Piggy Store in the center of the playing surface, and place the other game pieces on their corresponding spots in the Piggy Store. Game Coins/Bills should be placed next to the Piggy Store, ready for use. …



Components

  • 9 game dice
  • score pad
  • storage pouch
  • Instructions

Object of the Game

Be the first player to reach 500 points.


Setup

Each player rolls one die. The player with the highest number goes first (Sorry: any number beats rolling "FOR", "GET" or "IT". ), then play moves to the left.

Choose one player to be the scorekeeper. That player writes down the names, or initials, of the players in the space above "player 1", "player 2", etc.



Game Play

On your turn, roll all nine dice. Set aside the word and point dice as follows: …



Components

  • 1 game board
  • 39 ownership markers
  • 24 Quest tiles
  • 4 story tiles
  • 20 synergy tokens
  • 265 cards
  • 58 doubloons
  • 13 City tiles
  • 23 legacy tiles
  • 25 combat tokens
  • 4 overview cards
  • 4 doubloon certificates
  • 1 blue bag
  • 98 Discs
  • 12 Influence markers
  • 32 figures
  • 4 VP markers
  • 4 ships
  • 12 markers
  • 4 Explorers
  • 4 Ship boards
  • Rulebook

Setup

The Game Board



  1. Place the game board featuring the Caribbean so that all players can easily reach it.

  2. Shuffle the combat tokens and place them in two face-down piles in the corresponding area.

  3. Shuffle the quest tiles and place them in a face-up pile in the corresponding area. Make sure they are orientated correctly, i.e. with the lighter-colored planks at the top. …