Level 99 Games has announced two new releases, Anansi and the Box of Stories and Tomb Trader, both releasing in January.

Ken Maher’s Anansi and the Box of Stories is a trick taking game inspired by traditional African stories.  Each player is one of the legendary animal archetypes that populate such tails, trying to collect “stories.”  Unlike traditional trick-taking games, each animal has their own unique abilities which can alter the rules for the trick.

Anansi and the Box of Stories includes 96 cards illustrated by Stephanie Johnson.  The game is for 3 to 8 players, ages 7 and up, and plays in about half an hour.  MSRP is $25.00.

In Tomb Trader, designed by Asher Stuhlman, players are unscrupulous tomb robbers who have infiltrated an archaeological dig with the intent of stealing valuable treasures for the black market.  Through negotiation, they must divide the finds before the authorities arrive, trying to secure the most valuable items for themselves.

The game comes with 74 cards and 24 plastic tokens, featuring pulp comic style artwork by Shaz Yong (Scuba).  Tomb Trader is for 3 to 6 players, ages 13 and up, and plays in about 15 minutes.  MSRP is $25.00.

Level 99 recently partnered with Jasco Games to produce a Mega Man version of Level 99’s Pixel Tactics (see “‘Mega Man’ Invades ‘Pixel Tactics’”).