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Stronghold Games Announces Space Cadets: Away Missions

Monday, January 19th, 2015

Stronghold Games Announces
Space Cadets: Away Missions

Launching As A Kickstarter Project,
Featuring As Many As 100 Plastic Miniatures,
With Free Worldwide Shipping For Early Adopters

[EDIT:  Link to Kickstarter campaign:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/strongholdgames/space-cadets-away-missions/ ]

New Jersey, USA – January 19, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Stronghold Games is proud to announce Space Cadets: Away Missions, the third standalone game in the Space Cadets franchise of cooperative and team space-themed games.

Space Cadets: Away Missions is a cooperative, scenario-based, tactical action game set in the Golden Age of science fiction, making it a thematic prequel to the first two Space Cadets games. In this game, players take on the roles of adventurous human spacemen (“Rocketeers”) who explore UFOs, acquire alien technology and fight hordes of hostile extraterrestrials.

Each turn, Rocketeers spend action points on activities such as firing atomic rifles, analyzing exotic equipment, or subduing the malicious Brain-in-a-Jar. When the Rocketeers are finished, the Aliens take their turns by following simple movement and combat protocols. Seven types of hostile Aliens threaten the Rocketeers, from the repulsive Mind Leeches to the rampaging titanic Sentinels.

Space Cadets: Away Missions has scenarios linked in a campaign story arc. These “Away Missions” are set at various locations, feature different combinations of Aliens, and have diverse objectives for the Rocketeers to achieve. Hexagonal map tiles are arranged to form the locations, such as flying saucers, rocket ships, and space stations. Cooperation, tactical planning and a bit of luck are essential if the Rocketeers are to overcome the relentless horde of little green men.

In a departure from its previous publications, Stronghold Games will launch a Kickstarter campaign for this game, which is the most ambitious project in its 5+ years in the hobby game industry. By utilizing Kickstarter for this publication, Space Cadets: Away Missions will contain as many as 100 detailed, professionally-sculpted plastic miniatures to represent the heroic Rocketeers and the rampaging Aliens.  Stronghold Games will print this impressive project at Ludofact Germany, the leading printer of hobby games in the world, where the best-selling miniatures board games in the world also have been printed.

As an added bonus, free worldwide shipping will be offered to the Early Adopter Pledge Levels of the Kickstarter campaign for Space Cadets: Away Missions.  The project is scheduled to deliver to Kickstarter backers in August 2015.  The game will be available in retail venues at a date after it ships to all backers.

The Kickstarter for Space Cadets: Away Missions will begin within days of this announcement.

[EDIT:  KS campaign link:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/strongholdgames/space-cadets-away-missions/ ]

“We wanted to publish a game in our Space Cadets franchise, which not only has incredible gameplay, but also is beautiful to behold on the table”, said Stephen Buonocore, President of Stronghold Games. “With as many as 100 plastic miniatures, Space Cadets: Away Missions moves us into an entirely new market. To ensure that this market does exist for us, we are employing Kickstarter for this project only. We are using Kickstarter in the same manner as much larger companies than us have done in the past when they reached into new markets.”

 

Stronghold Games Announces Pictomania by Vlaada Chvatil — PREORDERS NOW OPEN!

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Pictomania is designed by Vlaada Chvatil, designer of five of the Top 100 Ranked Games on BGG

New Jersey, USA – January 5, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Stronghold Games is proud to announce the publication of the second English language edition of Pictomania.  This game was previously published only in a very limited edition in English by Czech Games Edition.  With the Stronghold Games global distribution network, this publication will provide gamers worldwide
with access to this great game.

Pictomania is a drawing game for 3 to 6 players.  In Pictomania, however, it really doesn’t matter if you can draw well at all. Each player will draw a picture of a word given to them and at the same time try to guess the drawings of the other players.  You don’t have time for a masterpiece – just a small doodle will suffice – and then you will have more time to guess.  The player who can doodle just a little bit while making good guesses at the other drawings will be the winner.

Pictomania is designed by the great Vlaada Chvatil, the designer of five of the Top 100 rated games on BoardGameGeek.com.  Games designed by Mr.
Chvatil include Through The Ages™, Mage Knight™, Space Alert™, Galaxy Trucker™, Dungeon Petz™ and Dungeon Lords™.

Stronghold Games has printed Pictomania at Ludofact Germany, the leading printer of hobby games in the world. Pictomania has a firm Street Date of March 18, 2015, which is timed with the GAMA Trade Show in Las Vegas, NV that week.  Stronghold Games will be in attendance at the GAMA Trade Show, and have copies to demonstrate.  Pictomania has an MSRP of $49.95.

As with all of its new game releases, Stronghold Games will offer Pictomania to its North American customers via their industry-leading Preorder Program.  The Stronghold Games Preorder Program offers preorder customers 30% off MSRP, and the guarantee that the games will ship to them before any other customers, including Distributors and Retailers.

Stronghold Games’ preorders for Pictomania begin today, January 5, 2015, coinciding with this announcement. Preorders will begin to ship in mid-February 2015.

 

 

The Stronghold Games Release Schedule!

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

Stronghold Games is proud to announce its 2014 Release Schedule!

As you can see from the below, it is a big year… a REALLY BIG YEAR… here at Stronghold Games!

Regardless of the type of gamer you are, we have something coming out this year for you! Check out this release schedule — We’ll put it up proudly against any other publisher’s releases!

Oh… and if you want to be the FIRST to get your game, and do so at 30% off MSRP, be sure to watch for our PREORDER announcements! To find out when our games go on preorder, please:

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You’ll be the first to hear about the Preorders starting, as well as all other things STRONGHOLD GAMES!

 

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Title

Preorders start

Preorder Price – 30% off

MSRP

Retail

Date

1

Among The Stars

$49.95

NOW IN STORES!

2

Space Cadets:

Dice Duel – Die Fighter

$34.95

NOW IN STORES!

3

Diamonds

$24.95

NOW IN STORES!

4

Panamax

$59.95

NOW IN STORES!

5

Core Worlds: Revolution

$29.95

NOW IN STORES!

6

Among The Stars: The Ambassadors (expansion 1)

$34.95

NOW IN STORES!

7

Among The Stars: Expanding the Alliance (expansion 2)

$34.95

NOW IN STORES!

8

Medina

$59.95

NOW IN STORES!

9

Kanban:

Automotive Revolution

$59.95

NOW IN STORES!

10

Space Cadets:

Resistance is Mostly Futile

$29.95

NOW IN STORES!

11

Space Cadets:

Away Missions

Soon on

Kick-Starter!

With  *100 *

Plastic Minis!

12

Pictomania – by Vlaada Chvatil

January 2015

34.97

$49.95

April-2015

13

“Great Designer’s Series – #1”

February 2015

TBD

TBD

2015-Q2

14

Dark Moon

early 2015

TBD

TBD

2015-Q2

Dates are subject to change.

 

Stronghold Games Announces it 2013 Origins and Gen Con Convention Releases

Friday, May 10th, 2013

PRESS RELEASE  —  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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.

Contact:

Stephen M. Buonocore, President
Stephen@StrongholdGames.com
Stronghold
Games LLC
17 Sunflower Road
Somerset, NJ 08873
USA

Website:    http://www.StrongholdGames.com
Phone:       +1-908-304-5711

Stronghold Games Announces “Space Sheep!” Designed by Anthony Rubbo

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

PRESS RELEASE — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New Jersey, USA – April 14, 2013

Stronghold Games is proud to announce Space Sheep!, a very unique game designed by Anthony Rubbo. Space Sheep! is a real-time, customizable, cooperative game with a possible traitor in the midst.

In “Space Sheep!”, you are Defenders in the Strategic Sheep Command (SSC) of the Lambda sector. A new race, known only as “Wolf”, has been found. Their message is clear: total annihilation of Sheepkind. The Flock Commander and the most elite Defenders are ordered into the latest “Shepherd” class ships with the mission of recovering all SpaceSheep, and returning them to their Home Systems via the complex hyperspace network. Unfortunately, SSC intelligence has determined that there could be members of Wolf in Sheep Commanders’ uniform secretly working against you. The Defenders only have limited time and resources to bring the SpaceSheep and Shepherd ships back home, thwarting the evil Wolf plans.

For 1 to 8 players, Space Sheep! is extremely customizable, making each play experience different. Players choose the number of Systems in play (to change game complexity), the number of Tactics cards to use (changes game difficulty), the strength of the Wolf (changes game difficulty), from 0 to 3 Allegiance Cards to use (cooperation vs. competition), and the Direction Cards to use (creates variability in the game).

Tactics Cards are your resources used to move the Spacesheep and Shepherds between the Systems or for defense. The sandtimer is managed by one player, who must flip the timer over before it runs out, but ensuring that enough defense is in place, or a Wolf attack occurs forcing players to lose more cards.

“Space Sheep! is unlike other real-time and cooperative games.”, said Stephen Buonocore, President of Stronghold Games. “Anthony Rubbo has designed a puzzle-solving game that is very customizable and very scalable. By adding traitors, there is an amazing degree of tension for advanced players.”

Anthony Rubbo has designed several other excellent games, including “Hey Waiter!” and “Hey Froggy!” for R&R Games, as well as the upcoming “Renaissance Man” for Rio Grande Games.

Space Sheep! is slated as a 4Q’2013 release by Stronghold Games at the Essen Game Fair.

 

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.

 

Contact:
Stephen M. Buonocore, President
Stephen@StrongholdGames.com

Mailing address:
Stronghold Games LLC
17 Sunflower Road
Somerset, NJ 08873 USA
Website: http://www.StrongholdGames.com
Phone: +1-908-304-5711