Space Freaks is a battle game, where players are team managers of the fighting teams competing in the Arena of Annihilation, the hottest show in the galaxy. Players must design a perfect freak and lead a team of freaks to victory. The arena is controlled by the arena master, who can change conditions in the arena each turn. Viewers give teams tasks to complete, or players can choose to ignore them and just destroy the other teams and their bases. The game is for 2 – 4 players, ages 14 and up, and plays in 60 – 90 minutes. MSRP is $69.95. Release is planned for November 11.
Nations: The Dice Game is a dice rolling version of the civilization-building game Nations. Both Nations and Nations: The Dice Game were previously released in the U.S. by Asmodee (see “'Nations: Dice,' 'Elysium,' 'Formula D' Expansion, More”). Players compete to build the greatest nations in history by building, fighting, providing food for their people, and building a productive economy. The game is for 1 – 4 players, ages 14 and up, and plays in 20 – 40 minutes. MSRP is $49.95 Release is planned for November 11.
Nations: The Dice Game - Unrest Expansion is the first big expansion of the dice game. It includes 8 new nations plus four new game elements (green unrest dice, star rerolls, bonus tiles, and pass first tiles). It also includes 36 new Progress cards. The game is for 1 – 4 players, ages 14 and up, and plays in 20 – 40 minutes. MSRP is $24.95 Release is planned for November 11.
The Bottle Imp is a trick-taking card game by Gunter Cornett, based on the short story by Robert Louis Stevenson. In this game, the trump cards are the lowest cards, with the “price” of The Bottle Imp falling to the winning trump card. Whichever player has the imp at the end of the hand gets negative points. The game was released in 2010 by Z-Man Games (see “Z-Man To Release Five Games”). The game is for 2 – 4 players, ages 10 and up, and plays in 30 minutes. MSRP is $19.95. Release is planned for March 2018.
Dungeon Rush is a dungeon adventure card game where attempt to root out evil, earn gold and level up as they progress. Players each have two heroes, one for their right hand and one for their left. Everyone reveals two dungeon cards simultaneously, and then quickly claim and attack the creatures with their heroes. If they defeat the creature, the player claims the monster card as loot and/or equipment. There are three levels to the dungeon and each level has three rounds of monsters, after which players face the Dungeon Lord and the Dragon. The game is for 3 – 5 players ages 8 and up, and plays in 12 minutes. MSRP is $24.95. Release is planned for March 2018.
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Stronghold is also releasing a new Uwe Rosenberg game soon (see “Stronghold Prepares for 'Indian Summer'”) as well as several by Friedemann Friese (Stronghold Teams with 2F-Spiele for New Game Series”).