Incoming new releases, including my new favourite party game!
Star Wars Legion
The Star Wars miniature battles game arrives next week! Lead your stormtroopers to victory or resist the evil Empire as the brave Rebellion!
A two-player miniatures game of thrilling infantry battles in the Star Wars universe! As a miniatures game, Star Wars: Legion invites you to enter the ground battles of the Galactic Civil War as the commander of a unique army filled with troopers, powerful vehicles, and iconic characters. While innovative mechanics for command and control simulate the fog of war and the chaos of battle, the game's unpainted, easily assembled figures give you a canvas to create any Star Wars army you can imagine.
Core set £80
Expansions to order, from £24 to £50
Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Detective
More cases for the world's greatest detective!
The fog creeping its way through the streets of London envelopes you in mist. The streets are lined with gas-lit lamps, highlighting the various shops and other establishments. Victorian London is known for its greatness, but within the dark streets, devious acts of crime are committed far too often. Outcries from the beautiful Queen's Park can be heard, warning all that are within earshot that something is perpetually amiss. Whispers in dark taverns mention the mysterious Carlton House Mansion—the crimes that have been committed inside are both unspeakable and incredibly difficult to solve. However, even the most difficult cases to crack are only but a mere game for the world's greatest detective: Sherlock Holmes.
Just like in previous adventures in Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective, each case in this 10-case collection casts you as one of the Baker Street Irregulars and sets you in Victorian London to help Holmes solve these confounding mysteries. As the previous cases, the introduction is provided for you, and then you and your team of detectives have the freedom to go wherever you want to track down the answers and solve the puzzles, making the most of the tools and clues provided.
However, what makes the Carlton House & Queen's Park collection different is that it provides players with two new locations to explore. One of these is both the grounds of and Carlton House itself, the daunting mansion full of secrets locked away inside. Queen's Park is the second, inside which lies one of the hardest cases you'll face yet—one that will take three days to solve!
The Carlton House & Queen's Park standalone box includes ten individual case booklets, some of which are the longest cases in the series to date! Of course, included within the box are all of the tools you'll need to solve the cases, including maps, newspapers, and even other resources to aid you in your journey through the streets of London and to the new locations provided!
THE GAME IS AFOOT!
Carlton House & Queen's Park will prove to be your toughest challenge yet. Do you have the deductive reasoning and cunning smarts to crack these cases? Even if you've played the previous game before, the new challenges and obstacles provided in these revisions will certainly stump you.
I love this game! 20 questions (without the 20 limit) and a hidden role, what's not to like?! This could be my new favourite party game.
The game begins with a quiz. The game master is given a secret, and you have to identify it. They can only answer "Yes", "No" or "I don't know".
"Is it an animal?" - "No"
"Did it exist 100 years ago?" - "Yes"
"Can I buy it at the supermarket?" - "No"
The players have to find the answer by asking many questions. They only have 5 minutes to find it though. If they don't find the right answer in that time, everyone will lose!
The quiz is not easy, but the players find the answer most of the time anyway because there is one among them who knows the right answer - the Insider.
The Insider must try to stay incognito and control the others asking questions that will help them to get closer to the right answer. If they are identified, they lose, so it is vital to remain undetected.
After finding the right answer everyone, including the game master, tries to find the insider among them.
Get the item, identify the insider - win!
Get the item and the insider escapes - everyone loses, except the Insider...