Scrappers: Post-Apocalyptic Skirmish Wargames is a sci-fi skirmish wargame set in the wastelands of post-apocalyptic Earth, written by Robert A. Faust and Andrew N. Davies. Players assemble Scrapper Crews and send them out to scrounge ancient technology and battle rival crews made up of explorers, cultists, raiders, mutated creatures, robotic soldiers and True Humans. The 152-page hardcover has an MSRP of $30.00 and releases in mid-April.
Frostgrave: Ulterior Motives is an expansion for Frostgrave. The box contains 42 cards, 40 Ulterior Motive cards to add tactical challenges, variety, and depth to games by assigning the player a specific task to accomplish. Some missions are kept secret, some must be revealed to all players. The other two cards include rules. MSRP is $26.00, release is planned for late June.'London' & 'Van Helsing' Board Games”). Players are tasked with rebuilding London in the aftermath of the Great Fire. The Second Edition has revised rules and cards to provide more streamlined play, and a more balanced game for two players. The game is for 2 – 4 players, ages 14 and up, and plays in 90 minutes. MSRP is $55.00. Release is planned for October.
Star Cartel is a sci-fi speculation game where players are starship captains who work for the Star Cartel, trying to make some extra credits on the black market by inflating the value of resources they have stockpiled and selling before the market collapses. The game is for 3 – 6 players, ages 15 and up, and plays in 30 – 45 minutes. MSRP is $30.00. Release is planned for July.
Princess Hero School is a character development game designed by Kuro (Ravens of Thri Shashri). Players take the role of new recruits to the Academy, who will spend four years training to be the best young women they can be. Players grow their character by participating in activities, surviving weird events, and finding treasure. The game is for 3 – 5 players, ages 15 and up, and plays in 1 hour. MSRP is $35.00. Release is planned for October.
Samurai Gardener is an abstract strategy tile-laying game designed by Hisashi Hayashi (Trains, Sail to India), which was originally released with the title Edo Yashiki. Players take the roles of samurai in ancient Japan, who must uphold the honor of their lord by producing the most beautiful garden. The game is for 2 – 5 players, ages 10 and up, and plays in 20 minutes. MSRP is $20.00. Release is planned for September.
Zoo Ball is an animal sports game where the goal is to push the scorer into their goal by using three defenders to knock rival players out of the way. The game is for 2 -4 players ages 10 and up, and play sin 5 – 20 minutes. MSRP is $30.00. Release is planned for August.
Osprey will also be releasing Shahrazad in May (see “Weave Timeless Tales in New Tile Game”).
See images of all games in the gallery below.