Archive for May, 2013

Preorders for VOLUSPA and VAMPIRE EMPIRE open!

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Stronghold Games is proud to announce that Preorders for these great 2013 Summer releases are now open!



Vampire Empire

Click here to go to the Preorder Page for these great games!


And here is more information and pics on these games…



Will Thor survive the challenge of the trickster, Loki? Will the Valkyries overtake Odin?

In the oldest poem of Norse Mythology, the Völuspá tells the story of the endless struggle of powerful gods, dangerous creatures, and forgotten races. Which beings will dominate? Here the story will unfold differently each time, as a new force rises in dominance!

In the game, Völuspá, the players play tiles with twelve different characters and creatures of Norse Mythology, such as Thor, Loki, Odin, Valkyries, Dragons, using the power of
these to block, capture or intimidate in order to control other tiles and score points. The player who scores the most points by dominating other tiles wins the game.

Völuspá is an easy to learn tile-laying game with great depth. It is a reimagining and retheming of the highly regarded game, Kachina.

Völuspá includes the expansion module, Saga of Edda, which offers even more strategic opportunities and replayability!


Vampire Empire

In a foreboding castle somewhere in central Europe, a strange fear has descended upon the inhabitants. One morning the body of a young girl was found, as pale as a sheet of paper and totally drained of blood. Vampires are on the prowl! Who is the monster who murders innocent during the night? Before the truth will be discovered, more than one person may face unjust accusations thrown out by the devious servants of darkness.

Will the Hunters successfully catch the Vampires before they endanger the entire society, or will the castle and city fall forever into darkness?

In Vampire Empire, three characters in the castle are Vampires. A human Hunter is trying to determine which three of nine characters he encounters are, in fact, monsters hiding in human form so that he can eliminate them. The Vampire, on the other hand, must bluff cleverly, present confusing clues, and trick the Hunter into attacking innocent citizens. By doing this, the Vampire can kill the most important characters in the city or conquer the castle.


Vampire Empire is a highly thematic game for 2 players, one taking on the role of the Vampire and the other the Hunter. Featuring deduction and bluffing, each player’s deck of cards is unique and grants the powers required to either escape if you are the Vampire or destroy the undead if you are the Hunter.


Click here to go to the Preorder Page for these great games!


Stronghold Games Announces it 2013 Origins and Gen Con Convention Releases

Friday, May 10th, 2013


New Jersey, USA – May 10, 2013

Stronghold Games is proud to announce its 2013 summer convention season new game releases. The following games will debut at these conventions:

For Origins Game Fair, June 13-16, 2013:

  • Time ‘n’ Space
  • Vampire Empire
  • Völuspá

For Gen Con, August 15-18, 2013:

  • Revolver 1.3: Vengeance On The Frontier
  • Revolver 1.4: The  Tarnished Star
  • Revolver 1.5: Death Rides A Horse
  • Space Cadets: Dice Duel

Time ‘n’ Space is for 3-4 players and plays in exactly 30 minutes. This production management, pickup and deliver game provides each player with 2 one-minute sandtimers, which players use to move their starships, produce, and deliver goods. The real-time action management of the timers makes this a truly unique game.

Vampire Empire is a highly thematic game for 2 players, one taking on the role of the Vampire and the other the Hunter. Featuring deduction and bluffing, each player’s deck of cards is unique and grants the powers required to either escape if you are the Vampire or destroy the undead if you are the Hunter.

Völuspá is a tile laying game for 2-5 players themed in the Norse mythology. Players utilize the power of Thor, Loki, Odin, Valkyries, Dragons and other characters to block, capture, or intimidate, and ultimately to dominate other tiles and score points. The game features beautiful artwork by Pierô and deep gameplay.

Revolver 1.3: Vengeance On The Frontier is the third expansion for Revolver 1. It introduces the Frontier deck from which both players can buy
cards with coin tokens earned during the game. The expansion also elaborates on the new winning condition added for McReady in Revolver 1.2: Hunt the Man Down.

Revolver 1.4: The Tarnished Star is the fourth expansion for Revolver 1. It adds a “duel” at Rattlesnake Creek and the possibility that the imprisoned Santiago has a hidden weapon. The expansion comes with new Red Poker Chips, and it also adds new cards to the Frontier Deck introduced in Revolver 1.3.

Revolver 1.5: Death Rides A Horse is the fifth expansion for Revolver 1. It focuses on additional cards for the Frontier Deck introduced in Revolver 1.3, additional cards to customize the McReady and Colty decks, a new Ambush card, plus more Red Poker Chips and several new unique tokens.

Space Cadets: Dice Duel, “The Team vs. Team, Real-time, Dice-Rolling Game of Starship Combat!”, divides players into two teams, each playing the crew of a starship, with a mission to destroy the opponent’s ship. The game is played completely in real-time and features plastic starship miniatures and 50 dice, most of which are custom, engraved dice. Space Cadets: Dice Duel is a standalone game, not an expansion.

“This great lineup of games underscores the philosophy adopted by Stronghold Games last year”, said Stephen Buonocore, President of Stronghold Games. “We continue to bring to North America great releases from Europe, as well as support our existing game lines.”

“In addition to this, with the fantastic success of our award-winning game, Space Cadets, we are proud to be working again with the brilliant designer, Geoff Engelstein and his family”, continued Stephen Buonocore.Space Cadets: Dice Duel will not only leverage the established IP of Space Cadets, but Geoff and family have created a truly unique game experience with the team vs. team, realtime, dice-rolling mechanics of this game.”

Gamers in attendance at Origins and Gen Con should note that these games will be in extremely limited supply for these shows. Those who are looking to pick up one of the first copies in North America of these new game releases should come to the Stronghold Games booth immediately as we do not expect the supply of these titles to last for the entire show.

For those not attending Origins and Gen Con, Stronghold Games has an industry-leading Preorder Program.  These new games will be available in the Stronghold Games Preorder Program on the Stronghold Games website for 30% discount off of MSRP. The Preorder Program will run for each of these games while the games are being shipped from the factory to the Stronghold Games warehouse, and it will end at the time they are ready to be shipped to the preorder customers, which is several weeks before the games are available in any retail outlet. The Preorder Program for each of these
games will begin on approximately this schedule:

  • May 2013:     Völuspá, Vampire Empire
  • June 2013:    Time ‘n’ Space
  • July 2013:     Revolver 1.3, Revolver 1.4, Revolver 1.5
  • August 2013:  Space Cadets: Dice Duel

About Stronghold Games LLC:

Stronghold Games LLC is a publisher of high-quality board and card games in the hobby game industry. Since 2009, Stronghold Games has released many highly-regarded games, including the best-selling “Survive: Escape From Atlantis!”, the multiple award-winning “Confusion: Espionage and Deception in the Cold War”, the most innovative deck-building game, “Core Worlds” and its expansion “Core Worlds: Galactic Orders”, and the latest smash-hit “Space Cadets”.  Stronghold Games publishes great game designs developed both in-house and in partnership with European publishers. Stronghold Games LLC is a Limited Liability Company formed in the State of Delaware, USA.


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