The Homestead Act of1862 allowed Americans to claim undeveloped land by living on and farming it for Jive years. Also in the 1860s, the Transcontinental Railroad was built across North America, linking rail networks between the East and West coasts.

The development of the railroads accelerated the spread of homesteaders colonizing the West and led to the rapid cultivation of new land.

In Homesteaders, players are settlers in the Old West, claiming land to develop into a town. The player who contributes the most to building that town into a city will have the city named after him and be declared the winner. …


Starving Artists is a time and resource management game for one to four players. Players compete to complete some of the world's most beautiful art in order to earn paint cubes, points and food.


Components

Starving Artists comes with everything you need to become a master paint-by-cube artist.

  • 150 Paint Cubes
  • 1 Paint Bag
  • 8 Player Tokens
  • 1 First Player Token
  • Scoring Track.
  • 92 Canvas Cards
  • 4 Studio Cards

Canvas Cards

Squares: Canvases have a series of colored squares. These indicate which color paint cubes are required to complete the painting. Where a diamond shows more than one color, either color can be used. …


The parties in Como Dragon's Beasty Bar are legendary. Neither the big beasties nor the small ones want to miss them. But you can get in only if you leave enough guests waiting in line behind you.

And the animals are already pushing and shoving and baring their teeth. Will the crocodile bite its way ahead? Or will the skunks' odor cocktails be too over- whelming? And the chameleons will probably make complete monkeys of themselves!

Even the manes of the party lion regulars stand up when the next best seal opens up a new way in... …



Components

  • 1 Game Board
  • 28 Amoebas
  • 37 Biological Points
  • 25 Damage Point (DP) beads.
  • 220 Foodstuff cubes
  • 33 Gene Cards
  • 11 Environment Cards
  • 2 Dice
  • 4 Reference Booklets
  • Rulebook

Object of the Game

Each player controls a tribe of amoebas, at a time in the earth's history when there were no higher forms of life. At the start of the game the amoebas can feed, multiply and move in an uncoordinated fashion.

By buying Genes, players can extend the capabilities of their amoebas, changing the way that the game's rules operate on them and so influencing the development of their tribe. …


Tammany Hall is played over a period of sixteen years, divided into four terms. During each year players will be able use the power associated with their office.

They can also either place two ward bosses or one ward boss and one immigrant cube on the board. If they place an immigrant cube they also take a political favor chip of the same color.

Players also have the chance to slander each other. An election is then held at the end of every fourth year. An election is held in each ward, the winner being the player who has the highest total of ward bosses and favor chips. Players expend favor chips in a sealed bid, so you are never quite sure what the opposition are going to do. …



Components

  • Funding Board
  • 72 Fund Cards
  • 9 Starting Fund Cards
  • 45 Fund Card
  • 18 "Bear" fund cards
  • 60 Industry Tiles
  • 4 Luxuries
  • Start Player Marker
  • 5 Player Screen
  • 5 Time Wheels/Markers
  • Cash
  • Trading Envelope

Object of the Game

In Ponzi Scheme, players are financial frauds who are attempting to raise funds by claiming to invest in various bogus industries. Upon due day, players must pay the promised dividends to their investors.

In addition, players may trade stakes in these bogus industries with each other through Clandestine Trading . Whenever a player fails to pay the interest due, the game ends immediately. All "surviving" players score points according to the scale of their virtual industries. …



Components

  • 1 game board
  • 60 farmers
  • 50 landscape cards
  • 21 building cards
  • 28 building tiles
  • 7 start tiles
  • 4 extra turn tokens
  • 4 joker tokens
  • 21 coal tiles
  • 21 gold tiles

Setup

Place the game board in the middle of the table. Sort the building tiles by type and place them face up in 7 stacks next to the board. Shuffle the landscape cards, deal 3 to each player as his starting hand, and place the remaining face down next to the board as a supply.

Shuffle the building cards, deal 1 to each player to add to his starting hand, and place the remaining face down next to the board as a supply. Shuffle the coal tiles face down and place next to the board. …


"Shadow Hunters" is a survival board game where three groups of characters, "Shadow", "Hunter" and "Neutral" (civilians) struggle against each other to survive.

The "Shadow" group are the dwellers in the demon world and the "Hunter" group's goal is to destroy all the "Shadow" group members.

Civilians are innocent people who happen to be in the middle of the battle. Each player assumes one character from one of these groups, but the other players will not know your identity.

You must determine who is your ally and defeat your enemies! …



Components

  • 48 Wooden Cubes (in 4 colors)
  • 72 Cards
  • 1 Reputation Board
  • 35 Dollar Tokens
  • 7 Dice
  • Rule Book

Note: The cubes and dollar tokens are not limited. If you run out, use something else to keep track.


Setup

  1. Separate the cards according to type. On most cards, the type can be found in the top right corner of each card. There are six cards that do not have the type in the top right corner.

    These are Public cards. They consist of 4 "Museums", 1 "Private Collectors", and 1 "Guide Work". …



Components

  • 6 company control markers
  • 30 company share tokens
  • 12 company tokens
  • 102 track link pieces
  • 2 game markers.
  • 60 investment cubes
  • 5 orange goods cubes
  • 6 silver goods cubes
  • 12 black goods cubes
  • 3 red goods cubes
  • 1 stack of paper money

Object of the Game

The winner is the player with the most cash at the end of the game.


Setup

Place the company control markers and share tokens in the company boxes, making sure the colors match.



Place the track link pieces in a pool by the side of the board. Place the investment cubes in a pool by the side of the board. Place the goods cubes in a pool by the side of the board. …