Let’s get some game news rolling to head us off into the weekend, shall we?
Last year Asmodee and Repos Productions released 7 Wonders Duel, an amazing two player game set in the world of 7 Wonders. The game has been a hit, and this week news broke that there will be an expansion forthcoming: 7 Wonders Duel: Pantheon.
In the award-winning card game 7 Wonders Duel, you compete against another player to build the greatest city of the ancient Mediterranean world by constructing a variety of temples, taverns, workshops, schools, and stables. These great citites are also are home to incredible Wonders: the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Colossus at Rhodes, and more. Any city you build combines the best of Greece, Egypt, Phoenicia, Rome, and Persia, all built out of stone, wood, glass, and papyrus. People pack your city’s streets, houses, and theatres, but the divine element that was so pervasive in those civilizations has been missing from the game. Until now.
7 Wonders Duel: Pantheon brings the gods of the ancient world into 7 Wonders Duel. You can now seek the favor of deities from five different ancient cultures and bring them together to watch over your city. You might even build your patron gods and goddesses lavish temples to dwell in, or dedicate to them one of the expansion’s two new Wonders.
Look for 7 Wonders Duel: Pantheon to hit stores sometime in the 4th quarter of 2016.
Next up Fantasy Flight Games brings a revamping of one of their Arkham-themed games with the second edition of Mansions of Madness. This isn’t just a reprint with some small updates – this is a whole new experience. The new Mansions of Madness requires the use of an app as the Keeper, instead of a player, making this fully cooperative…or even solo!
This fully cooperative adventure will take you and up to four fellow investigators through the dark and desolate halls and alleyways of Arkham. Much like the original Mansions of Madness, the second edition sends you through a series of thrilling and confounding scenarios in which you must explore unpredictable maps haunted by bloodthirsty monsters, in order to solve intricate puzzles and uncover ominous secrets. Focus your mind and grab a weapon…fast! The game will be available everywhere next Thursday, August 4.
While the haunting spirit of the classic favorite remains the same, Mansions of Madness Second Edition’s innovative app takes a new and unique approach the sinister Arkham universe. In removing the need for a Keeper player, the app enables you to play a fully cooperative game, and shrouds each scenario’s randomized secrets in complete and utter darkness. Throughout every game, the app generates an entirely unique map, full of differing items to utilize, monsters to confront, and events to endure. Instead of the map being fully visible from the start of the game, however, the app obscures the majority of the board in shadows until you endeavor to explore further.
This one looks to be one of Fantasy Flight’s big Gen Con releases, so expect this to hit stores next week!