The credits roll or you close the book, either way, you are still thinking about the story. If only you could continue in that world. Game companies are partnering with movies, comics, and books to bring the story to your table.
The Godfather: Corleone’s Empire
I’m gonna make you an offer you can’t refuse. You are playing the don of competing families vying for control of New York. Deploy your thugs and family to shake down businesses and control the board. This game takes worker placement and adds drive by shootings. You need to be on your toes to keep your family from swimming with the fishes. Use your hand of cards to your best advantage. At the end of the day, all that matters is money and being the one with the most of it.
This is the thirteenth expansion for the Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game. This is the biggest expansion to date with almost four hundred new cards. Play one of the fifteen new heroes like Dazzler and Beast. Battle one of the six new Masterminds like Dark Phoenix. And if you are beating them too fast, flip them over to battle their epic version. New cards types Heroic Bystanders and Horror Cards change the fight for good or ill. Get your team together and get your X-Men on! No need to brush up on your comic lore unless you really want to.
Game of Thrones: Catan- Brotherhood of the Watch
Brothers of the Night’s Watch go head to head to become the new Lord Commander. To be promoted, you need to develop the infrastructure of the Gift, an underdeveloped area to the South of the Wall. This is a Catan game at its heart, so you are building roads and settlements to gain access to lumber, ore, brick, grain, and wool. First player to ten points is the new Lord Commander, but beware, Wildlings are raiding and Westeros still needs defending. Night gathers, and your watch begins.
Star Wars Rebellion- Rise of the Empire
This expansion for Star Wars Rebellion is inspired by Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. It’s time for new missions and new leaders. Rise of the Empire promises to add new depth to your rebellion. It introduces eight new leaders and more than a hundred new cards as well as thirty-six new miniatures. Jyn Erso is poised to retrieve the Death Star plans. Will she succeed or fall into a carefully laid trap? Only you can answer that question by playing.
Lord of the Rings The Living Card Game
Think the journey is over and the fellowship broken? Think again. Fantasy Flight continues to put out awesome adventures to keep the fellowship alive. This year sees the heroes in the Sands of Harad, stranded far from home and beset on all sides by enemies. Think carefully about how best to prepare for your journey and mount your Oliphaunt, you’ll need all the help you can get to survive. Can you make it the five hundred miles from Far Harad back to Gondor? Can you trust that Haradrim with your life? There’s only one way to find out.
Star Trek Panic
Boldly go where no one has gone before. Don your red shirt. (Actually, don’t. Those guys die first.) Star Trek Panic introduces some new game mechanics for those familiar with the Panic series, including Mission and Character Cards. You get to assume the roles of Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock. Defend the USS Enterprise from enemies and complete vital missions. This is a light strategy game set in the original Star Trek universe with all the fun cooperation of Castle Panic. It even comes with a model of the USS Enterprise.
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What is your favorite movie or book tie-in game?
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