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What have the Sentry Box staff been doing this week?

Posted by on Feb 16, 2018

Here is what our staff have been up to this week. Games Colony Wars – a deckbuilding game in the Star Realms series which is both a standalone box set for two players and an expansion for the base Star Realms set that allows it to be played as a four-player game. Great Western Trail – America in the 19th century: You are a rancher and repeatedly herd your cattle from Texas to Kansas City, where you send them off by train. This earns you money and victory points. However, the “Great Western Trail” not only requires that you keep your herd in good shape, but also that you wisely use the various buildings along the trail. Galaxy Trucker – A tile laying game that plays out over two phases: building and flying. The goal is to have the most credits...

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Games Industry News for February 16th

Posted by on Feb 16, 2018

Here are this week’s announcements and news stories. New Kickstarters Aeon’s End: Legacy from Indie Boards and Cards A cooperative deck-building legacy game of post-apocalyptic fantasy survival, that also expands all previous Aeon’s End content. Aeon’s End: Legacy is a full “campaign” where you’ll build your character over multiple “chapters,” fighting increasingly powerful nemeses to defend Gravehold, the last bastion of humanity. The Reckoners from Nauvoo Games A cooperative board game based on the books by Brandon Sanderson where you must defend the city of Newcago and defeat Steelheart! Dice Throne from Roxley Game Laboratory A heart-pumping, fast-playing game of skilled card play & dice manipulation that will have your game nights cheering! Viceroy: Times of Darkness Expansion from Mayday Games This expansion for Viceroy supplies your pyramid of power with fastidious aristocrats and shady underworld figures.  You will...

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What have the Sentry Box staff been doing this week?

Posted by on Feb 9, 2018

Here is what our staff have been up to this week. Games Queendomino – Build up the most prestigious kingdom by claiming wheat fields, forests, lakes, grazing grounds, marshes, and mountains. Your knights will bring you riches in the form of coins — and if you make sure to expand the towns on your lands, you will make new buildings appear, giving you opportunities for new strategies. You may win the Queen’s favors … but always be aware of the dragon! Archer: Once You Go Blackmail – This game takes the engine at the heart of Love Letter and adds intrigue, vice, and phrasing as well as new card effects. When I Dream – The night has fallen and your mind is floating in the magical world of dreams. But the Dream Spirits want to have some fun tonight! They are...

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Games Industry News for February 9th

Posted by on Feb 9, 2018

Here are this week’s announcements and news stories. New Kickstarters Agents of Mayhem: Pride of Babylon from Academy Games Agents of Mayhem – Pride of Babylon is a team vs. team skirmish boardgame for 2 to 4 players. The game is played on a modular 3D board that is fully destructible. You and your opponents will play through a radiant story where every choice you make will have effects that ripple throughout the campaign. Subatomic: An Atom Building Board Game from Genius Games A deck-building game where particle physics & chemistry collide! Use quarks to build subatomic particles & particles to build Atoms. New Stuff Coming March: Byanz from Renegade Game Studios In the bustling market of Byzanz, bundles of goods are available to savvy merchants. Bid for the best bundles, catch a deal at the main market, and...

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What have the Sentry Box staff been doing this week?

Posted by on Feb 2, 2018

Here is what our staff have been up to this week. Games Space Empires – Space Empires is a game in the finest tradition of 4X space games – eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate. Each player builds up a space empire and uses it to conquer the other players. Colony Wars – Colony Wars is a deckbuilding game in the Star Realms series which is both a standalone box set for two players and an expansion for the base Star Realms set that allows it to be played as a four-player game. Animal Upon Animal – A simple stacking game with 29 cute wooden animals. Tsuro of the Sea – Players each have a ship that they want to sail — that is, keep on the game board — as long as possible. Whoever stays on the board the longest wins the...

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Games Industry News for February 2nd

Posted by on Feb 2, 2018

Here are this week’s announcements and news stories. New Kickstarters Planet Apocalypse from Petersen Games An exciting co-op board game in which post-apocalypse heroes confront the hordes of Hell. New Stuff Coming Soon: Smiths of Winterforge from Passport Game Studios Smiths of Winterforge is an exciting new game coming this year from Passport Game Studios and partners Rule & Make. The forges of the Dwarven city of Winterforge have fired up once more. The royal centenary contract is up for renewal and only one of the legendary guilds can win the favor of the royal family and claim the contract as their own. Players take control of a guild that has to earn money and reputation to ensure they are chosen for the royal centenary contract. Coming Soon: Greedy Dragons from Evil Hat Productions Greedy Dragons is a simple...

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What have the Sentry Box staff been doing this week?

Posted by on Jan 26, 2018

Here is what our staff have been up to this week. Games Patchwork – Two players compete to build the most aesthetic (and high-scoring) patchwork quilt on a personal 9×9 game board. Azul – Players take turns drafting colored tiles from suppliers to their player board. Later in the round, players score points based on how they’ve placed their tiles to decorate the palace. Extra points are scored for specific patterns and completing sets; wasted supplies harm the player’s score. Calimala – Players are cloth merchants in medieval Florence, with a number of trusted employees that they assign to various streets within the city to carry out actions. While taking these actions, players produce and deliver cloth and contribute to the construction and decoration of various buildings across the city. Lanterns – The harvest is in, and the artisans are...

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Games Industry News for January 26th

Posted by on Jan 26, 2018

Here are this week’s news stories and announcements. New Kickstarters Gentes – Deluxified Edition from Tasty Minstrel Games A civilization game for 2-4 players, where they will guide their civilization through the ups and downs of history, trying to make sure they are the one who makes a permanent mark in the annals of history! The Art of Tokaido from FunForge Games Admire all of the original graphical creations and all of the illustrations that make the singular universe of Tokaido in this hard-cover book. Also discover the “rejects” of Tokaido, all those ideas that never progressed beyond a rough state, but just as easily could have walked the magical road along the East Sea. Rambo: The Board Game from Everything Epic Rambo: The Board Game is a highly thematic, cooperative, and tactical miniatures mission-based campaign game that allows...

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New Year, New Painting Progress!

Posted by on Jan 25, 2018

      It’s already the end of January—where did the time go? Though the last blog update I did was just a few days before New Year’s Eve, it hasn’t felt to me like I’ve been dodging the blog for four weeks. But the facts don’t lie: by all appearances I took leave of my blogging duties for the month of January. That’s not quite true: I’ve been painting! In the life of working retail, Christmas is a doozie of a time of year. If you work in retail during the holiday season, you not only get to handle the hustle and bustle that everyone gets to deal with at that time of year, but you also get to add in the Christmas-shopping madness and shenanigans! Juggling those for the better part of a month, I can usually...

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What have the Sentry Box staff been playing this week?

Posted by on Jan 19, 2018

Here is what our staff have been playing this week. Azul – Players take turns drafting colored tiles from suppliers to their player board. Later in the round, players score points based on how they’ve placed their tiles to decorate the palace. Extra points are scored for specific patterns and completing sets; wasted supplies harm the player’s score.  Fog of Love – A game for two players. You will create and play two vivid characters who meet, fall in love and face the challenge of making an unusual relationship work. Exit: The Forgotten Island – For those shipwrecked on the beach of this forgotten island, a chained boat is the only hope — but the mysterious owner has left puzzles over the whole island. Will the team solve them, free the boat, and escape? Magic Maze – A real-time, cooperative...

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