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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

 

STRONGHOLD GAMES ANNOUNCES ITS 2012 3RD AND 4TH QUARTER RELEASES

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

STRONGHOLD GAMES ANNOUNCES ITS 2012 3RD AND 4TH QUARTER RELEASES

Stronghold Games is proud to announce a huge lineup of games for the second half of 2012!

The Stronghold Games 2012 release schedule truly runs the gamut of great game tiles.  Showing both the depth and breadth of what they can do in the hobby game industry, the Stronghold Games 2012 3rd and 4th quarter releases cover:

  • Great reprints of older designs, which originally made Stronghold Games famous
  • Amazing co-publications of new games with EU publishers
  • Expansions for some of Stronghold Games’ most popular games
  • The introduction of light card games, rounding out the Stronghold catalog
  • And some fantastic new game designs being done solely by Stronghold Games

 

Here is the release schedule of Stronghold Games for the remainder of 2012:

GEN CON releases (SEPTEMBER retail date):

Milestones

Little Devils

Crazy Creatures of Dr. Gloom

Revolver: Ambush on Gunshot Trail

Revolver: Hunt the Man Down


ESSEN releases (OCTOBER retail date)
:

Crude: The Oil Game (a.k.a. McMulti)

Article 27: The UN Security Council Game

CO2

ESSEN releases (NOVEMBER retail date):

Core Worlds: Galactic Orders

Space Cadets

 

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About Stronghold Games

Stronghold Games LLC is a publisher of high-quality board games and card games within the hobby game industry.  Since the founding of the company in 2009, Stronghold Games has released numerous successful games, including the best-selling Survive: Escape From Atlantis!, which has just been reprinted in a 30th Anniversary Edition, the award-winning Confusion: Espionage and Deception in the Cold War, and the highly-regarded deck-building game, Core Worlds, which is slated for an expansion in late 2012.  Stronghold Games has also found great co-publishing opportunities, bringing to North America Panic Station, Lost Temple, and Revolver: The Wild West Gunfighting Game. Stronghold Games LLC is a Limited Liability Company formed in the State of Delaware, USA.

 

For further information:

Stronghold Games
Stephen M. Buonocore
info@strongholdgames.com
Phone: (908) 304 5711
www.StrongholdGames.com

 

Fantasy Flight Games and Stronghold Games Announce Resolution to the “Merchant of Venus” Board Game Publishing

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FANTASY FLIGHT GAMES AND STRONGHOLD GAMES ANNOUNCE RESOLUTION TO THE “MERCHANT OF VENUS” BOARD GAME PUBLISHING

Fantasy Flight Games (FFG) and Stronghold Games (SG) are pleased to have reached a favorable resolution regarding the publishing of a new edition of the classic “Merchant of Venus” board game.

In the Fall of 2011, both SG and FFG announced separate plans to re-publish the classic “Merchant of Venus” board game. Today, FFG and SG jointly announce that FFG will proceed to publish its new edition of “Merchant of Venus,” while SG’s version of the game will be cancelled. SG will act as a consultant on FFG’s version of the game, bringing some of SG’s creative vision to the final release.

“This was a difficult and confusing situation,” said Christian T. Petersen, CEO of Fantasy Flight Games. “All parties involved clearly had the best intentions in mind for the game, and none sought to cause damage to the other company. After a period of discussion and discovery, I’m thrilled that all parties now have clarity on the situation. I want to express my gratitude to WOTC for their assistance in this matter, and especially to Stephen Buonocore, the President of Stronghold Games, who has been both professional and practical in untangling this issue.”

“While this was an unfortunate situation for all parties, everyone is a winner in the end,” said Stephen M. Buonocore, President of Stronghold Games.  “Fantasy Flight Games and Stronghold Games have forged a great bond that will last long after this event.  In the face of crisis, Christian Petersen was a true leader who worked tirelessly to resolve the matter, and I am very thankful to him for that. The WOTC team was also instrumental in getting this done smoothly, and they too should be lauded.  And above all, gamers worldwide are the biggest winners, since they will have this great game back in print, published by a great company, Fantasy Flight Games.”

FFG is planning to release its new version of “Merchant of Venus” in Fall 2012. The new edition will feature both the classic game design by Richard Hamblen, as well as an updated game inspired by the original, designed by FFG’s Rob Kouba. Stronghold Games is in discussion with Richard Hamblen with regard to other game designs, both old and new ones, which they hope to publish in 2013.

 

About Fantasy Flight Games:

Roseville, Minnesota’s Fantasy Flight Games is a publisher of board, card, and role-playing games. Founded in 1995 by Christian T. Petersen, Fantasy Flight has published hundreds of successful titles, including Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game, the Lord of the Rings series of board games; board and card games based on H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos and George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones, and many original board games such as Twilight Imperium, Runebound, and Descent: Journeys in the Dark.

About Stronghold Games

Stronghold Games LLC is a publisher of high-quality board games and card games within the hobby game industry.  Since the founding of the company in 2009, Stronghold Games has released numerous successful games, including the best-selling Survive: Escape From Atlantis!, which has just been reprinted in a 30th Anniversary Edition, the award-winning Confusion: Espionage and Deception in the Cold War, and the highly-regarded deck-building game, Core Worlds, which is slated for an expansion in late 2012.  Stronghold Games has also found great co-publishing opportunities, bringing to North America Panic Station, Lost Temple, and Revolver: The Wild West Gunfighting Game. Stronghold Games LLC is a Limited Liability Company formed in the State of Delaware, USA.

 

For further information:

Fantasy Flight Games
Anton Torres
atorres@fantasyflightgames.com
Phone: (651) 639 1905
www.FantasyFlightGames.com

Stronghold Games
Stephen M. Buonocore
info@strongholdgames.com
Phone: (908) 304 5711
www.StrongholdGames.com