New Releases Out This Week 21st-25th November

Every Friday is like Christmas come early as we get to show off what has been released over the past week. This week has seen many big box releases occur in store for board games, miniatures, and even card games.

So let’s jump right into it as I will be giving you a rundown on the selection of items now available.

Table Top Games

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The Others: 7 Sins- £92.99

Others is an unusual board game that is kind of like a roleplaying game in a box. It is a 2-5 player game where all but one player takes control of the plucky heroes who are defending a world that is currently undergoing an apocalypse. Meanwhile, the last player is controlling the personification of one of the seven deadly sins that is currently enacting its wrath upon the world.

Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: The Board Game – £49.99

Based on the hit 1986 movie of the same name, this game is a cooperative board game for 1-5 players and attempts to recreate the popular movie in board game form. As you make your way through the labyrinth, you and your companions will meet monsters and solve riddles, eventually making your way to the goblin city. However, time is not on your side as you only have 13 turns which to get to the city, defeat Jareth, and save Toby. Piece of cake, right?

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AEG’s Black Box 2016 – £46.99

Another Black Friday, another AEG Black Box. This box of mystery contains a brand new card game called ‘Phase’ that harkens back to the collectable card games of yesteryear. Apparently AEG are doing competitions for who can find the most game-breaking combination of cards within Phase. Do that, and you get a t-shirt. Supposedly this T-Shirt will say something like “I broke Phase, and all I got was this stupid T-shirt.”

 

Collectable and Card Games

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Magic the Gathering: Planechase Anthology – £120.00

This large box of Magic is a semi-self contained multiplayer game for Magic the Gathering that takes you through the history of Magic. For anyone who wants to get into magic this is a great launching off point, and all the cards are perfectly legal for standard play.

 

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Pokémon Alola Collection – £15.99
Pokémon XY Evolutions Triple Booster – £11.99

Naturally with Pokémon Sun and Moon just releasing it is no surprise that we get a tie-in product for the popular trading card game. No only do we have the Alola collection boxes, but we also have some XY evolutions triple boosters available that come with a Victini coin. A must have for any Pokémon fan.

 

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Star Wars The Card Game: Meditation and Mastery Force Pack – £13.99

The latest force pack for the Star Wars LCG. It brings some such needed Rebel support in the shape of Wedge Antilles and the very useful Tactical Planning fate card.

Miniature Games

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Blood Bowl – £58.50
Skavenblight Scramblers Team – £18.00
Skavenblight Dice (not pictured) – £6.30
Death Zone Season One Supplement – £13.50

The big release this week is Blood Bowl, which returns with a brand new edition and two teams ready to go right out of the box. We’ve been covering Blood Bowl’s release heavily and even I am looking forward to giving the game a try. Not only is the main game out, but you can also pick up the Death Zone supplement, and a team for the game; the Skavenblight Scramblers.

For an in depth look at what is in the box you can check out our latest content overview video:

 

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Guild Ball Kick Off! – £45.00

Two sports based miniatures games in one week?! Yowza, Guild Ball has been out for awhile and you can buy all the pieces for the game seperately, but now you can pick the game up in one box and that’s all you will need to get started with Guild Ball!

 

Roleplaying Games

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Villain Codex – £37.99

Accessories

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Pokémon 4 pocket portfolio – £6.99
Pokémon 9 pocket portfolio – £8.99

Sneak Peek To Next Week…

Next week sees a load of new board game releases just in time for Christmas including The Fog of War and Chocobo’s Crystal Hunt. In miniatures, Games Workshop are releases some very cool looking Thousand Sons’ models. And finally, it is the full release of Star Wars: Destiny!

Elliot Baker
Elliot is a massive gamer, if you name a game, he probably will play it or has played it. Not only is he a big table top gamer, but he is also a massive video gamer. His favourite genres include: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Science Fantasy.

University Campus Suffolk graduate with a degree in Game Design. Athena Game's community and event coordinator.

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