AFTERSHOCK – by Ticket to Ride designer, Alan R. Moon, and designer Bobby West, now live on Kickstarter!

February 27th, 2019 by SHG_Stephen

Back on Kickstarter…With changes you have requested, it’s…

Designed by Alan R. Moon (designer of Ticket to Ride) and Bobby West!

The world has been hit with mega earthquakes. The worst destruction has devastated the Venice & San Francisco Bay areas. It is a time of rebuilding to restore these areas to their former glory.

Aftershock: San Francisco & Venice is an area-control and resource management game for 2-5 players that plays in 60 minutes.

For Overview and How to Play videos, plus all of the game and Kickstarter campaign information, click here!

We’re excited to relaunch Aftershock: San Francisco & Venice with the following changes:

  • We are launching with the Venice components included, which allow for more dynamic and interactive games at lower player counts
  • We are also including the previously optional District 6 expansion with every pledge
  • No deluxe components, which lowers weight, shipping & production costs
  • Updated name to help differentiate from other games with similar titles


Stronghold Games Release Schedule – 2019

January 21st, 2019 by SHG_Stephen

 

The Stronghold Games 2019 Release Schedule!

We are proud to announce, and keep you updated on, the Stronghold Games Release Schedule!

Regardless of the type of gamer you are, we have something here for you…and the year has just started!  We’ll compare our games proudly against any other
publisher’s releases!

As always, if you want to be the FIRST to get your game – with FREE SHIPPING in the USA ($15 off shipping to Canada and Mexico) – be sure to watch for our PREORDER announcements! To find out when our games go on preorder, please:

  1. Sign up here for our Newsletter (look to the right, in the middle)
  2. LIKE us on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/StrongholdGames
  3. FOLLOW us on Twitter: @StrongholdGames

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

Our latest releases!  Watch for the Preorders to begin to get FREE SHIPPING:

 

#

Title

Preorder
start

MSRP

Street
Date
(Retail Date)

1

Forum Trajanum

$69.95

Jan. 23, 2019

2

Fields of Green: Grand Fair
- expansion #1 

$34.95

Jan. 23, 2019

3

That’s Pretty Clever (aka Ganz
Schon Clever)

$19.95

Feb. 6, 2019

4

Futuropia

$69.95

Feb. 6, 2019

5

CO2: Second Chance

$89.95

Feb. 20, 2019

6

Flamme Rouge: Meteo
- expansion #2 

$14.95

Feb. 20, 2019

7

The Boldest

NOW!

$79.95

March 6, 2019

8

Kitchen Rush: Piece of Cake
- expansion #3 

NOW!

$39.95

March 6, 2019

9

Fine Sand

NOW!

$44.95

March 20, 2019

(tentatively)

10

Farben

NOW!

$19.95

March 20, 2019

(tentatively)

11

Astro Drive

NOW!

$24.95

April 3, 2019 (tentatively)

12

Space Freaks: Violet Morass
- expansion #1 

NOW!

$34.95

April 3, 2019 (tentatively)

13

Second Chance
- designed by UWE ROSENBERG!

February

$19.95

April 17, 2019 (tentatively)

14

Subtext
- designed by WOLFGANG WARSCH!

February

$44.95

April 17, 2019 (tentatively)

15

 Twice As Clever (aka
Doppelt So Clever)

- designed by WOLFGANG WARSCH!

February

$19.95

May 2019 (tentatively)

16

Dizzle

February

$19.95

May 2019 (tentatively)

17

Brikks  
– designed by WOLFGANG WARSCH!

February

$19.95

May 2019 (tentatively)

 

Other games announced by no release dates confirmed:

 

 

Aftershock

 

 

2019

 

Aftershock expansion

 

 

2019

 

Egizia: Shifting Sands Edition

 

 

2019

 

Terraforming Mars: Turmoil
- expansion #5 

 

 

2019

 

NOTE: All dates and other information are subject to change.



Happy Holidays from Stronghold Games! – PLUS: Holiday shipping and office closure information

December 12th, 2018 by SHG_Stephen

Holiday Shipping Information:

Orders from the Stronghold Games website received by Tuesday, 12/18/2018 at 11:59pm ET will ship prior to Christmas Day.

NOTE: We cannot guarantee delivery times from USPS and UPS, which are our primary shippers, so we cannot guarantee delivery by a specific date (e.g. before Christmas Day), and we sadly cannot offer any expedited shipping means at this time.

Any order received after this date will be shipped most likely the first week of January 2019, due to our warehouse / office closure.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Stronghold Games – Holiday Office Closure:

The offices of Stronghold Games will be closed beginning Wednesday, 12/19/18.  We will reopen on Wednesday, 1/2/19.

During this time we will not be able to perform any of the following in a timely manner:

  • process orders
  • respond to emails
  • perform fulfillment requests

Again, we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Happy Holidays!

We at Stronghold Games wish you, your friends, and your families the very best that the holiday season has to offer!

Be well, stay safe, and happy gaming to all!


Stronghold Games Release Schedule – 2018/1Q’2019

December 7th, 2018 by SHG_Stephen

The Stronghold Games 2018 / early 2019 Release Schedule!

We are proud to announce, and keep you updated on, the Stronghold Games Release Schedule!

Regardless of the type of gamer you are, we have something here for you…and the year has just started!  We’ll compare our games proudly against any other
publisher’s releases!

As always, if you want to be the FIRST to get your game – with FREE SHIPPING in the USA ($15 off shipping to Canada and Mexico) – be sure to watch for our PREORDER announcements! To find out when our games go on preorder, please:

  1. Sign up here for our Newsletter (look to the right, in the middle)
  2. LIKE us on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/StrongholdGames
  3. FOLLOW us on Twitter: @StrongholdGames

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

Our latest releases!  Watch for the Preorders to begin to get FREE SHIPPING:

#

Title

Preorder
start

MSRP

Street
Date

(Retail Date)

1

Indian Summer

$59.95

Jan. 24, 2018

2

Flamme Rouge: Peloton
– expansion 1

$34.95

Feb. 7, 2018

3

The Pursuit of Happiness:
Community
– expansion 1

$34.95

Mar. 7, 2018

4

The Bottle Imp

$19.95

Mar. 7, 2018

5

Noria

$79.95

Mar. 21, 2018

6

Dungeon Rush

$24.95

Apr. 4, 2018

7

MemoArrr!

$14.95

May 2, 2018

8

SteamRollers

$49.95

May 30, 2018

9

Whoosh: Bounty Hunters

$19.95

June 13, 2018

10

Gold Fever
(#TomVaselDoesntLikeFun :) )

$29.95

June 27, 2018

11

Kitchen Rush

$69.95

July 11, 2018

12

Nimble

$19.95

July 25, 2018

13

Paper Tales – Early
Launch Kit (FLGS only)… and then:

Paper Tales (worldwide release)

$44.95

July 25, 2018, then:

August 8, 2018

14

Terraforming Mars: Prelude
– expansion #3

$19.95

August 22, 2018

15

Fist of Dragonstones: The
Tavern Edition
(The Great Designers Series #10)

$49.95

Sept. 5, 2018

16

Spring Meadow

$59.95

Sept. 19, 2018

17

Paper Tales: Beyond The
Gates
- expansion #1

$29.95

Oct. 3, 2018

18

Calimala

$64.95

Oct. 17, 2018

19

AuZtralia
(The Great Designers Series #11)

$69.95

Nov. 14, 2018

20

Terraforming Mars: Colonies
- expansion #4

$29.95

Nov. 21, 2018

21

Kanban: Driver’s Edition
(The Great Designers Series #9)

 

$69.95

Nov. 28, 2018

22

Fortune (Fast Forward Series #4)

 

$19.95

Nov. 28, 2018

23

Fool!

 

$14.95

Dec. 12, 2018

28

Forum Trajanum

NOW!

$69.95

Jan. 23, 2019

25

Fields of Green: Grand Fair
- expansion #1

NOW!

$34.95

Jan. 23, 2019

35

Ganz Schon Clever

NOW!

$19.95

Feb. 6, 2019

26

Futuropia

NOW!

$69.95

Feb. 6, 2019

32

CO2: Second Chance

NOW!

$89.95

Feb. 20, 2019

29

Flamme Rouge: Meteo
- expansion #2

NOW!

$14.95

Feb. 20, 2019

30

The Boldest

NOW!

$79.95

March 6, 2019 (tentatively)

27

Kitchen Rush: Piece of Cake
- expansion #1

NOW!

$39.95

March 6, 2019 (tentatively)

24

Fine Sand

NOW!

$44.95

March 20, 2019 (tentatively)

33

Farben

NOW!

$19.95

March 20, 2019 (tentatively)

34

Astro Drive

NOW!

$24.95

April 3, 2019 (tentatively)

31

Space Freaks: Violet Morass
- expansion #1

NOW!

$34.95

April 3, 2019 (tentatively)

 

NOTE: All dates and other information are subject to change.



Indie Boards & Cards and Stronghold Games Merge

August 7th, 2018 by SHG_Stephen

Indie Boards & Cards and Stronghold Games Merge

New Entity Created: Indie Game Studios - Distinct Company Brands to be Maintained

California, USA and Florida, USA – August 3rd, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Indie Boards & Cards and Stronghold Games are proud to announce the pending merger of these two great publishers, and the formation of a new force in the hobby game industry: Indie Game Studios. Action Phase Games, previously acquired by Indie Boards and Cards in 2016, will also be folded into the new entity and the three distinct brands will be maintained moving forward.

Following the merger, the new Indie Game Studios becomes one of the largest hobby board game companies in the world.

“I am delighted to join forces with Stronghold Games,” said Travis Worthington, CEO of Indie Game Studios. “Stephen is a tremendous individual that has grown a loyal following over the past decade and we’ve had a long running relationship of working together over the years. Our skill sets are very complementary, and I look forward to even greater growth as we work together as one team in the future. The timing was critical for both our companies. As the industry consolidates around a few major corporate players, we needed to get bigger in order to compete as an independently owned creator of the world’s best board games.”

“We have entered a new era in the hobby board game industry,” said Stephen M. Buonocore, President of Stronghold Games. “We cannot simply operate as we did 10 years ago. To grow our business, we must acquire ‘mindshare’ via increasing visibility of our brands, additional customer focus, and hiring new talent. This merger will do exactly this. Indie Game Studios will allow us to increase our global reach, better fulfill gamer needs, and enhance our product development efforts throughout all of our brands. Indie Game Studios is uniquely positioned as an independent entity, ready to battle the giant corporate owned conglomerates of the hobby board game industry.”

Travis Worthington will become the CEO of Indie Game Studios and oversee the operations of all studios within the new entity. He will continue in his role as President of Indie Board and Cards and Action Phase Games, directly managing these studios. Stephen M. Buonocore will continue to be the President of Stronghold Games, managing all personnel and functions within this studio, and maintaining and growing relationships with strategic partners worldwide. Additionally, Stephen will become the spokesperson for all the brands within Indie Game Studios. Nick Little will be promoted to Vice President of Game Development and Manufacturing. There will be no changes to the Distributor or Retailer terms and conditions for any product lines as a result of this merger.

Indie Game Studios will be managed from its current Oakland, California office. Stronghold Games will be managed from its new offices in Boynton Beach, Florida. Each of the brands under Indie Game Studios will continue to have a large presence at all major conventions around the world, including Gen Con, Spiel, Origins, BGG.con, Geekway to the West, Dice Tower Con plus the UK Games Expo and many others in the future.

About Indie Boards & Cards

Indie Boards & Cards started in 2009 with the hand-made release of 100 copies of Triumvirate. Over the years we have had the good fortune to work with many great game designers, illustrators, graphic designers, manufacturers, foreign publishers, and thousands of retailers to expand beyond our humble beginnings. By focusing on the simple motto of “Making games that people enjoy playing”, Indie Boards & Cards has become a multi-million dollar business with over one million games sold. Indie Boards & Cards best known titles include The Resistance, Coup, Aeon’s End and Flash Point Fire Rescue.

About Stronghold Games:

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 most innovative deck-building game, “Core Worlds”, the hit game line of “Space Cadets”, the smash-hit and top-rated “Terraforming Mars”, and many others. Stronghold Games publishes game designs developed both in-house and in partnership with publishers around the world.


Contacts:

Travis Worthington
CEO, Indie Game Studios
Website:     www.indieboardsandcards.com
Email:         contact@indieboardsandcards.com

Stephen M. Buonocore
President, Stronghold Games
Website:       http://www.StrongholdGames.com
Email:          info@strongholdgames.com

Attachments

Figure 1: Indie Game Studios – New Entity structure

Figure 2: Hi-res Logos for the Indie Game Studios and each Brand within