The Planetary Union of the Andromeda galaxy wants wealthy traders from Earth to invest in their economy, but they want to limit those investments. To control such investments, they have allocated three orbiting economic centers above each of their most important planets for development by Earth interests. This keeps the strange Earthlings off their planets and also creates competition among the many Earth companies interested in such development. The Planetary Union hopes this competition will br ing them even more money for these investments as the Earthlings compete for the best centers. To keep the Earthlings from conspiring amongst themselves to divide up the economic centers on their own with secret agreements, the Planetary Union requires th at all trades be done under their watchful eyes. They also have spies probing for such secret negotiations and will eliminate traders who are caught in such activities.
July 21, 1861 the raw untried armies of North and South meet for the first battle of the American Civil War.Will you take the part of General Beauregard of the Confederate States of America defending Virginia or the part of Union General Irvin McDowell seeking to stop the rebellion of the south and re-unite the nation?Simple game mechanics center on a system where command opportunities are determined by dice, action cards and the frustrations of command are eloquently portrayed.Simply put, the Union Army of Northeastern Virginia must seize Manassas Junction or rout the Southern Army to achieve victory.The Confederate Army of the Potomac & Confederate Army of the Shenandoah win by routing the Union army, avoiding rout, by seizing the Northern town of Centreville, or simply denying the Union victory.
It is near dawn on April 6th, 1862. The first major clash of arms in the western theater of the American Civil War is about to commence! You and your opponent each control one of the opposing armies. As the Confederate player, you open the battle with a devastating surprise attack on the Union camps around Shiloh church. If you can route the disorganized blue coats and take Pittsburg Landing before reinforcements arrives, you can deal a potentially fatal blow to the invading Yankees. As the Union player you must survive the initial onslaught and hold back the advancing rebels on the first day of battle. Then, the next day, you can deploy your full forces to crush this latest threat to the survival of the United States. Whose will prevails?
Crossroads is a new series from Plaid Hat Games that tests a group of survivors´ ability to work together and stay alive while facing crises and challenges from both outside and inside. Dead of Winter is the first game in this series, designed by Isaac Vega and Jon Gilmour. It puts 2-5 players together in a small, weakened colony of survivors in a world where most of humanity are either dead or diseased, flesh-craving monsters. Each player leads a faction of survivors with dozens of different characters in the game. Dead of Winter is a meta-cooperative psychological survival game. This means players are working together toward one common victory conditionbut for each individual player to achieve victory, they must also complete their personal secret objective. This secret objective could relate to a psychological tick thats fairly harmless to most others in the colony, a dangerous obsession that could put the main objective at risk, a desire for sabotage of the main mission, or worst of all: vengeance against the colony! Certain games could end with all players winning, some winning and some losing, or all players losing. Work toward the groups goal but dont get walked all over by a loudmouth whos only looking out for their own interests! Dead of Winter is an experience that can only be accomplished through the medium of tabletop games. It is a story-centric game about surviving through a harsh winter in an apocalyptic world. The survivors are all dealing with their own psychological imperatives but must still find a way to work together to fight off outside threats, resolve crises, find food and supplies, and keep the colonys morale up. Dead of Winter has players making frequent, difficult, heavily- thematic, wildly-varying decisions, that often have them deciding between what is best for the colony and what is best for themselves.
Kala Ghoda is the first Data Pack in the Mumbad Cycle for Android: Netrunner, which introduces players to the future of the Indian Union, the planets most populous democracy and generally a hopeful, dynamic place.Now, as elections draw near, the I.U. is torn by a single, heated question: should clones be granted full citizenship?The largest megapolis of Indian Union, Mumbad, is home to many of the worlds greatest technological advancements, and while there remain vast gulfs between the nations richest individuals and its poorest, they are no longer separated by the specter of the caste system. In theory, the scheduled castes are relics of history, but daily life acknowledges two: human and android.Sixty new cards (including a complete playset of nineteen different cards) explore this question and the political turmoil it raises, even as Jinteki pulls out all the stops to make sure their most lucrative product remains just that: a product.
Alien Frontiers Expansion Pack #3 contains:4 Alien Tech Cards (for use with Alien Frontiers)Graviton ShuntInfiltration A.I.Infinity MirrorMagnetic Lockdown3 Faction Reference CardsCorex ConflomeratedDark Space ExplorersHomesteader´s Union2 Agenda Cards (for use with Alien Frontiers: Factions)2 Blank Alien Tech Card1 Blank Agenda Card
The Union Pacific Express is still loaded with sacks of money and priceless jewels, but your banditry is about to become more dangerous than ever before! Marshal Samuel Ford is fully armed and ready to shoot down any villains who dare attack his train, and a few of your trusty sidekicks have been taken prisoner in the trains prison car. Freeing them may bring you significant rewardsbut is it worth trying to slip past the marshals watchful gaze?For the first time in Colt Express, the Marshal and Prisoners expansion gives one of the players the chance to take on the role of the marshal himself, unlocking an entirely new way to play the game. Youll also find a prison car to attach to your train as the perfect place to incarcerate lawbreakers or earn some more money by freeing the prisoners already trapped there. Finally, you receive an entirely new characterMei, the martial artistand thirteen new Round cards to make every game of Colt Express a completely unique experience!
Its spring 1942, and the world is at war. Five major powers struggle for supremacy: Germany and Japan are aligned against the great alliance of the United Kingdom, the Soviet Union, and the United States.Designed for 25 players, the game is set in 1942 the historical high-water mark of Axis expansion. Controlling one of the Axis or Allied powers, players will command both their countrys military forces and its war-time economy, with the chance to plan attacks, marshal forces into embattled territories, and resolve conflicts. Victory will go to the side that conquers its opponents on the field of battle and liberates or occupies the greatest cities of the world. Change the course of history in a few short hours!