Indian Summer – PREORDER

Indian Summer – PREORDER

Before winter makes its appearance, a particularly warm fall bathes the forest in a golden shimmer. During the Indian Summer, New England blossoms one last time. Treetops are ablaze with countless colors — a living rainbow, from green to orange to red. Slowly the first leaves are starting to fall. Meanwhile, our steps and the diligent squirrels rustle the colorful foliage.

On our walks through the woods, we discover all kinds of little treasures; we collect berries, nuts, mushrooms and feathers. We pause for a moment to watch the shy inhabitants of the forest before we set off towards home once again. There, a good book and a hot tea are already awaiting.

The heart of Indian Summer are puzzle tiles with holes that are placed on individual forest boards to cover up treasures. When players get their hands on these, they gain more options and an edge over their opponents. All that counts in the end is to be the first to cover your forest floor completely with leaves.

Indian Summer is the second part of Uwe Rosenberg’s puzzle trilogy following 2016′s smash hit game, Cottage Garden. This game is further geared towards more experienced players.

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Components:
2 Game Boards
6 unique Forest Floor Boards
75 Leaf Tiles in 3 colors
- 17 green threes
- 29 yellow fours
- 29 red fives
20 Animal Tiles (puzzle pieces without a hole)
32 Squirrel Tokens
4 Backpacks
1 Berry Bush
1 Hiking Shoes
80 Treasure Tokens
- 30 Berries
- 24 Nuts
- 18 Mushrooms
- 8 Feathers

Players: 1-4
Time: 15 mins/player
Ages: 10+

Stock#: SG-8032


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The Bottle Imp – PREORDER

The Bottle Imp is a thematic trick-taking card game based on the short story by Robert Louis Stevenson, where the goal is to gain the most points over a series of hands.

Cards are numbered 1-37 and are found in three colors: red, blue, and yellow. There is one neutral card, the 19, that sets the “price of the bottle.” As in most trick taking games, players must follow suit if possible with high card taking the trick (regardless of suit). The unique feature about this game however is how trump is determined. Any card of value lower than the current price of the bottle (starting with 19) is considered trump, and will win the trick. If multiple cards are less than the current bottle price, the card valued closest to the current price (so highest card below the bottle) takes the trick and the Bottle, changing the bottle price to the number on the card used to win the trick.

Thus the “price of the bottle” will decrease with each trump card played, and the bottle is increasingly harder to win/purchase (or get rid of, as you will see!). Ownership of the bottle will pass from player to player and the number of possible trump cards will decrease both as a factor of cards being played and cards being skipped as the bottle price descends. One player will be stuck with the bottle at the end of a hand (when players have played all the cards in their hands).

Cards have point values from 1-6 (not directly based on the card’s numerical value).  At the end of the hand, players will score points for the cards of tricks they’ve won, except the player who holds the bottle, who instead scores negative points for all the cards played to the bottle at the beginning, and scores nothing for the cards they won during the hand. Play continues until the point goal is reached.

This is a reprint of the classic The Bottle Imp, first published in 1995, and reprinted later by Z-Man Games. In the new Stronghold Games edition, we have brought back the beautiful wooden bottle that players of the original edition loved!

You can read the short story, The Bottle Imp, by Robert Louis Stevenson, at this link:  http://www.arts.gla.ac.uk/ScotLit/ASLS/SWE/TBI/TBItext.pdf

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Components:
36 Playing Cards
1 Starting Value “19″ Card
3 Overview Cards
1 Wooden Bottle
1 Rulebook

Players: 2-4
Time: 30 mins
Ages: 10+

Stock#: SG-8030


$19.95Price:
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The Pursuit Of Happiness: Community – PREORDER

They say no man is an island. We live within communities where we get to interact with other people, engage in various activities, have new experiences and be part of something bigger. The people around us shape who we are and in turn, we shape their lives through our behavior. The actions we take, allow us to become more popular, or slide us into obscurity. How will those around us affect us in The Pursuit Of Happiness: Community?

The Pursuit of Happiness: Community is the first expansion for the thematic eurogame, The Pursuit Of Happiness. It introduces the concept of the local community. A new type of card, Community cards, allows you to engage in various community events and choose their outcome, with a new board included on which to place the new cards and keep track of your Popularity score. More Projects, Items, Activities, Jobs, Partners, Life Goals and Child Traits are also included to enhance your game experience.

The Pursuit of Happiness: Community also includes materials for a 5th player to join your games!

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Components:
1 Community Board (placed below the main game board)
5 Meeples and 5 Cubes (one in each player color, including the new 5th Player)
90 cards (the new Community Cards, plus more Projects, Items, Partners, etc)
PLUS all components required for a 5th player in a 5th color (gray).

Players: 1-5
Time: 60-90 mins
Ages: 12+

Stock#: SG-7040


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Flamme Rouge: Peloton – PREORDER

Flamme Rouge: Pelaton is the first expansion for the hit racing game, Flamme Rouge, where each player is a team of 2 bicycle racers with a goal to get one of them across the finish line first.

Flamme Rouge: Pelaton contains two more sets of custom plastic bikers enabling a 5th and 6th player, cards and player boards for the 5th and 6th players, plus 9 new double sided track pieces with new challenges, like 1-rider choke points, 3-rider wide fatigue areas, and new cobblestone sections of the road, making your race more challenging than ever!

The box cover shows the iconic cobblestone races that are represented with new tiles in the game; these tiles are mostly one space wide, occasionally two, and don’t allow slip streaming.

Flamme Rouge: Peloton includes variants for solo games, as well as games with up to 12 players, each controlling only one rider.

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Components:
4 Cyclists – in custom molded plastic
9 Track Tiles – double sided
2 Player Boards
106 Cards
1 Rulebook

Players: 1-12
Time: 30-40 mins
Ages: 8+

Stock#: SG-7090


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Finished! – PREORDER

It is a typical day at work. Your working schedule is chaotic as always and it‘s time to focus on the task at hand. Start sorting files and do not fall asleep. If you require a jolt of caffeine or rush of sugar, there is a limited supply of coffee and a small stash of sweets to help complete your tasks and get finished!

Finished! is a puzzle-solving game, a completely new way to play a solitaire game!

You start Finished! with a shuffled deck of 48 cards and try to sort these cards by cycling through the draw stack during eight rounds. You may sort cards only in your “present” area, but helpful actions will let you manipulate your cards in many different ways. If you sort all cards starting from card 00:01 up to card 00:48, you win the game! If this is too easy for you, the game offers four difficulty levels.

Whether or not you win the game, we will invite you to watch a short movie at the end of the game!

Finished! is a solo game by the master game designer, Friedemann Friese, whose game Friday is the #1 ranked solo game on BoardGameGeek.com.

 

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Components:
48 playing cards
7 wooden cups of coffee
10 wooden multi-colored sweets
1 rules booklet
1 glossary

Players: 1 (solo game)
Time: 30 mins
Ages: 10+

Stock#: SG-6017


$19.95Price:
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