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Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

A *LIMITED RELEASE* of “Space Cadets: Dice Duel”, signed by Designers Sydney and Geoff Engelstein, has been made available for purchase, only on the Stronghold Games website!

Space Cadets: Dice Duel, which was a SOLD-OUT, SMASH HIT at Gen Con last week, is now available in a Limited Release!

Be one of the first in the world to own this great game, signed by both Designers, Sydney and Geoff Engelstein, and well before the general release (Street Date) of the game, which is now slated for late October 2013!

AND… your SIGNED copy will be shipped out to you within 1-2 weeks! No waiting!

There are a very limited number of these signed copies available now before the Street Date, so get yours now!

Click here to purchase this LIMITED RELEASE, signed by the designers, of SPACE CADETS: DICE DUEL!

Merchant of Venus *SIGNED* copies by designer Richard Hamblen are now available! Secure a piece of gaming history now!

Sunday, August 11th, 2013

Richard Hamblen, the designer of Merchant of Venus, made his first convention appearance in THIRTY YEARS at this year’s WBC (World Boardgaming Championships) in Lancaster, PA.

Mr. Hamblen was kind enough to sign copies of his recently reprinted great game, Merchant of Venus.

And Stronghold Games has several of these copies still available — only here on our website!

Secure yourself a piece of gaming history by purchasing an autographed copy of Richard Hamblen’s Merchant of Venus!

Click here to purchase this piece of board gaming history, Merchant of Venus signed by RICHARD HAMBLEN!


Signed Copy of Richard Hamblen's Merchant of Venus, for sale here only!

Preorders for TIME ‘N’ SPACE now open!

Monday, July 1st, 2013

Stronghold Games is proud to announce that Preorders for our next great 2013 Summer release…

Time ‘N’ Space

… is now open!

Click here to go to the Preorder Page for Time ‘N’ Space!

Click here for the Designer Diary on Board Game Geek!

And here is more information and pics on this great game…


Time ‘N’ Space

Here, where space is endless and time is precious, you face the challenges of a true space commander. From the bustling hub that is your control center, you coordinate your planet’s production, transport, and demand, and travel to other planets to fulfill orders.

Time ‘N’ Space is a real-time, action-selection, production management, pickup-and-deliver game for 3-4 players, which plays in exactly 30 minutes. In that time, you must produce goods and manage as many deliveries as possible to fulfill the demands on planets, while the other players are trying to do the same thing.

However, the most unique aspect of Time ‘N’ Space is the action-selection mechanic, whereby each of your actions requires the flip
of a one-minute sand timer. Each player has only two of these timers available, so you’ll need to keep a cool head and your communication channels wide open to arrange for the most opportune deals with each of the other players!

Click here to go to the Preorder Page for Time ‘N’ Space!

Time ‘N’ Space is played in exactly 30 minutes. A 12-minute introductory game is also included.  Soundtracks for both the 30-minute and 12-minute game are available for free download on the Stronghold Games website!

AND… The FREE Stronghold Games Timer app, available in the Apple Store for iOS or in the Google Store for Android, supports Time ‘N’ Space. The Stronghold Games Timer app will play the 30 minute (or 12 minute) soundtrack and/or can be used by a single player to run the 2 one-minute action timers for the game.

Click here to go to the Preorder Page for Time ‘N’ Space!


Voluspa and Vampire Empire: two huge hits at Origins!

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

The Gamers at Origns Game Fair have spoken!

Völuspá and Vampire Empire were hits of the show!

Stronghold Games was sold out of Voluspa early on Sunday and almost all Vampire Empire was gone as well by the end of the show!

And although the preorders for both of these Origins releases are over, you can now buy both of these new titles on the Stronghold Games website now, OR from your friendly local or online game store starting on:

Wednesday, July 2, 2013

See all the information on both of these games in the post below, or in the entry for these games in the GAME/STORE link above!

What preorder is next…?  You know it… TIME ‘N’ SPACE !  Stay tuned for the opening of this preorder… very very soon!!!

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!