Players: 1–5 • Ages: 10+ • Play time: 60 min.
History is full of secrets… As they explore an ancient Egyptian tomb, a team of archaeologists and adventurers stumble upon a mystery that History forgot. To uncover the truth, they will have to delve deeper and deeper in the pyramids, dodging deadly traps and fighting back swathes of monsters running after them. Has the old Pharaoh placed a curse on this expedition? Should some secrets remain untold? This story is now yours to complete…
Arkeis is a cooperative, story-driven campaign game with minis set among ancient Egyptian ruins. Each player takes control of an adventurer as they explore a modular board. Players have up to two actions per turn: search, move, assist an ally, or fight one of the numerous dangers waiting for them in the tombs! The results of their actions can be altered by the equipment and character upgrades they earn during the campaign.
They can push their luck at the risk of being cursed or suffering lasting traumas from injuries! Each character has their own backpack to store their items (and curses) between adventures. Each scenario has objectives that the players will try to accomplish during the game to earn rewards in the form of key items and upgrades that influence later scenarios. It will take a team of skilled players to reveal all of Arkeis’s secrets!
Arkeis: Lurking Under the Sand
Lurking Under the Sand holds an additional standalone, replayable scenario, an awesome Sand Worm mini, a new set of 44 cards, extra search tokens, and one more upgrade for your camps!
Arkeis: Thus the Sphinx Cometh
Thus the Sphinx Cometh is a brand new scenario (integrated directly in the campaign) in which the Sphinx will make its appearance in a context you’ve never seen before! Like the other scenarios, it comes with its own crate box, containing no fewer than 39 expedition cards, 5 new adversary cards for the Sphinx, 6 special door tokens, and zone markers!
Arkeis: The Jewel of the Cult
Amidst the dunes shifts a mysterious silhouette. It’s hard to make out its details, as large veils hide its true form to the curious eyes who gaze upon it. But as it gets closer to your camp, you soon understand that this newcomer brings one more enigma with it, one more mystery that needs be solved…and this enigma is called Meema.
The Jewel of the Cult contains many elements, among which Meema herself occupies the central spot: She’s a fully playable character joining the colorful characters already available! In order to fit into your games, she comes with her own miniature, player board, and Experience cards.
But that’s not all! The expansion also contains a new scenario in which Meema will take the stage! This exclusive episode takes place before the main campaign begins and will teach you more about her and her place in the grand story of Arkeis…
Players: 2–6 • Ages: 10+ • Play time: 45–60 min.
Your goal in Rival Restaurants is to be the first restaurant to get 20 popularity points and be crowned “The Wiener!” Players earn popularity points by buying and trading for ingredients and using them to “cook” (complete) recipes. The more advanced the recipe, the more points it’s worth.
Each day, players move through three phases:
- MONEY and MOVE — Players collect their income for the day and decide where they want to move. Turn economy is crucial as players are not permitted to move for the rest of the day once their location has been chosen.
- BUY and BARTER — Players have one minute to buy as much as they want but only from the location they’re in. Players can also barter/trade with anyone in the game, not just the people in their location.
- COOK and COUNTER — Any player who has all the ingredients required for their recipe can cook it and collect popularity points.
In addition, each player controls a chef equipped with their own “chef power.” Chef powers are asymmetrical and allow players to bend the rules in their favor. The base game of Rival Restaurants has twelve chefs, and additionally, at the beginning of the game, each player must choose a restaurant to play, with each restaurant having a unique level-up structure with rewards for reaching 3, 7, and 12 popularity points. Last, players can also choose to buy “action cards”—that is, development cards that are typically for one-time use.
Rival Restaurants: Back for Seconds
In the quest to be named “The Hippest Spot in Town,” aspiring chefs and restaurateurs must do whatever it takes to be crowned “The Wiener!”
In Back for Seconds, Rival Restaurants‘s first ever expansion, players will enjoy 8 new chefs, 6 additional restaurants, and 9 brand new action cards. However, the biggest addition to the Rival Restaurants universe is…the Event Deck. The Event Deck features 15 Event Cards. Events are activated every other day and affect all players. Players see Events one day in advance so that they can prepare and strategize accordingly. The Event Deck is sure to spice up the competition as players are forced to adapt their strategy on the fly.
The Bazaars of Ubar
Players: 2–4 • Ages: 10+ • Play time: 45–75 min.
The Bazaars of Ubar is a fantastical engine-building game that takes players to the mythical marketplaces of Ubar—the Atlantis of the Sands!
Draft trade tiles from a common area, paying for them with time, in a marketplace where the costs shift like the sands from game to game. Make clever use of tradewinds to activate your drafted tiles again and again. Manage the space on your ship to carry only the most precious cargo as you make your way to floating bazaars to sell your goods. Watch for fluctuating values in the markets to make sure your goods bring in the most gold and ensure your victory as the shrewdest trader in The Bazaars of Ubar!
Fallout The Roleplaying Game: Winter of Atom
In the ruins of old Boston, the Commonwealth settles in for a long, deadly winter. As its hungry communities do their best to find food and survive the cold, a new sect of the Church of the Children of Atom arrives. Their flock grows as they spread their worship of nuclear division and radiation across the region. Led by an enigmatic prophet calling himself the Last Son of Atom, the Church’s army plans to ignite an all-out winter war with the settlements that dare reject their atomic god. A group of ragtag survivors must do whatever it takes to protect their communities and keep the Commonwealth from becoming ground zero…again.
Winter of Atom’s themes include exploring frozen wastelands, harsh winter survival, building relationships with communities, explosive action against terrifying monsters, high-stakes warfare against a relentless foe, and weird and unexplainable supernatural horrors.