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Hello folks, exciting news today as Terraforming Mars hits our shelves!  One of the most highly-anticipated games of the year, this game has you taking on the roles of megacorporations 300 years in the future.  By managing a plethora of resources and technologies and placing cities, greenery and oceans, you’ll compete to contribute the most towards making Mars livable!

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Codenames: Pictures has also arrived, the language-independent sequel to last year’s massive hit.  This twist on the 2016 Spiel des Jahres winner features larger tiles, amusing images, and all of the room for human ingenuity of its predecessor.

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Lotus is a beautiful little game of managing a hand of flower petals to nurture your lotus garden.  While the game is simple, there is a depth of strategy that can be explored, making it suitable for newer gamers and veterans alike.

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Star Trek Ascendancy is a three-player asymmetrical game of exploration, expansion and extermination.  Take command of the Federation, Romulans or Klingons, each with different strengths and playstyles, and vie for control of the Star Trek galaxy!

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Finally, Food Chain Magnate is a paragon of depth in no-luck board games.  Each player takes on the ownership of a food chain, and manages every aspect of its operations.  In your role as CEO, your primary order of business is hiring underlings to perform tasks for you, ranging from sending an errand boy to pick up some lemonade to employing a brand director to run a massive radio campaign, driving the inhabitants of your town to crave that lemonade.  It’s up to you to handle your business and the ever-shifting landscape of customer desires at the same time.

 

 

Hello folks, here’s an update with some of the newest additions to our stock.

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The Networks has players in the role of TV executives managing shows and timeslots, making the best use of their stars and running advertisements for capital, all in an effort to earn the most viewers and make the most cash.

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Flip City is a deckbuilder with a push-your-luck twist, in which players can play cards from the top of their deck and may play as many as they like, earning more and more money for building and upgrading their city cards, but running an ever-increasing risk of going bust.

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Like Bejeweled or Candy Crush?  Potion Explosion is a simple game of cascading marbles in which players craft potions by plucking marbles from a dispenser, causing more marbles to crash down and explode!  Not literally, figuratively.  It’s not a perfect world.

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In Arcane Academy, each apprentice wizard will cast spells by laying tiles on their personal board.  Each spell has a series of arcane connectors, making them perform special actions when you match those connectors with the tiles next to them!  It’s like crazy chain-reaction magical Carcassonne except you’re doing your glyphs homework instead of being a landowner.

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Arboretum finally sees a reprint!  Now all of us who missed the first prints can scheme and strategize our way into making the finest botanical garden in all the land!

 

Other new stock includes: Flick ’em Up‘s plastic-constructed “wider audience” edition, bringing all of the dexterous, wild west shootout fun of the original version at half the price,

Dead Last, a fast-paced game where players use any means necessary to collude to knock out their opponents one at a time, ensuring that they alone will survive to grab the gold bars,

Between Two Cities, a light, new-gamer accessible drafting game in which players construct one city with each of their neighbours, scoring only the lesser of the two cities,

and Beyond Baker Street, a cooperative game of deduction and sleuthing in which the UK’s greatest detectives band together to solve a crime before Sherlock Holmes can steal their glory.

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Imperial Assault has one player taking on the role of the overwhelmingly powerful Empire against the rest of the players fighting together as the plucky, desperate Rebellion.  While the primary focus of the game is on sci-fi dungeon crawling and the gradual, RPG-like improvements to both sides, it also features a miniatures-based skirmish variant.

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Mistfall and Warhammer Quest Adventure Card Game are both card-based adventures, but the variation in the genre is impressive.  You can’t go wrong with either of these, so you only have to pick your flavour!

Mistfall brings a heavier, more calculated experience, as each combat is a puzzle to be solved based on the decisions you’ve made and the way you’ve built your character.

WQACG is a quicker, lighter game, with the difficult decisions mitigated somewhat by dice rolls and cooperation with your allies.

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In Zombicide: Black Plague, take on the roles of the survivors of a necromantic black plague to fight zombies, scavenge for items and gear, and do your best to stay alive!

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Now that GenCon 2016 is over and we’ve had time to ogle all the gorgeous new games, get in touch with us to preorder the things you liked the most!

In September, we’ll be receiving such exciting titles as Covert, a game of spymastery in Cold War-era Europe, the asymmetric sci-fi area-control Cry Havoc, Terraforming Mars, a Euro game taken all the way to mars, and Lotus, a lovely light game of collecting flowers.

October releases will include the push-your-luck adventure Bloodborne, the lavishly beautiful economy game Scythe, Clank, a deckbuilding romp through a dragon’s hoard, and Colony, a futuristic city-manager!

We accept orders in the shop, or through the Contact tab of our website.

 

 

Hello folks, we’ve got some cool new games in stock, here’s a quick rundown of some new games that are smaller in size, but not in fun!

 

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…and then, we held hands. has two players trying to save a fracturing relationship, tackling emotional issues together by playing cards that can help or hinder both players at once.  Seems simple, but there’s a catch in that the players aren’t allowed to communicate at all, forcing each player to carefully consider the impact their play has on their partner.  All of this results in satisfying successes and bittersweet failures, with the clear message that it could be so easy if you could simply talk to one another.

 

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The Grizzled is a superbly simple game of communally pushing your luck, as you and your friends attempt to guide your soldiers through the dangers of World War I.  Working together to reach the armistice that marks the end of the fighting, you’ll be navigating dangers such as snow, shelling, and noxious gases as well as any physical or mental conditions that might befall your men.  The expansion, At Your Orders, introduces a solo-play variant as well as mission cards that pose greater dangers and define what your men are going to face.

 

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Xenon Profiteer is a clever twist on deckbuilding: a reverse deckbuilder, where players are competing to extract valuable xenon from air by isolating it from oxygen, nitrogen and krypton.  Upgrade your xenon extraction plant and take on new contracts to earn money and be the greatest Xenon Profiteer!

 

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Space Hulk: Death Angel is a welcome reinvention of a classic board game behemoth, Space Hulk.  Although slimmer and less expensive than its namesake, Death Angel delivers the same feelings of tension and meaningful decision making.  In this brilliant strategy card game you’ll be leading your squad of superhuman space marines through the corridors, blasting away at deadly aliens and trying to survive long enough to complete your mission.  This is one of the finest and lightest solo strategy games out there!

 

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Valley of the Kings: Afterlife combines Dominion-reminiscent deckbuilding mechanics with an elegant ancient-Egyptian aesthetic.  Build up your store of treasures, but remember that everything you don’t entomb and bring with you will earn you no points in the afterlife!

Good news!  We’re demoing a copy of Scythe down at the shop, so come by and check out this absurdly gorgeous game, already considered by many to be the “#1 alt-history-Europe-with-mechs area control and resource management game of the year”!

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Expected release of Scythe is October 15th.  We take preorders in store, or through the Contact section on our website.

We have tallied the votes and the winner is…

TEAM MYSTIC!



Team Mystic

Congratulations team Mystic for stopping by our store the most. From Saturday August 6th until Friday August 12th, show us that you belong to team Mystic before purchase and receive 10% off (excluding MTG cards)! Gotta catch all the deals!

We will be having another lure event today! From 12pm-6pm today, we will be providing lures at our pokestop. We’re also starting this cool new promotion at our store:

From opening July 30th until closing August 5th, come inside and show us what Pokemon Go team you belong to. We will be keeping a tally and the team with the most visitors by the end of August 5th will receive a super effective 10% discount on purchases the following week (Magic: The Gathering cards excluded, discount promotion runs from Saturday August 6th – Friday August 12th)! There’s no purchase necessary to cast your vote, so what do you have to lose? Don’t let this deal run away!

We will be announcing the winning team on our blog, Facebook, as well as displaying it at our store. Good luck to all teams!

Did you know that Games on The Drive is a pokestop?

This Saturday July 23rd, we will be providing lures at our pokestop during our hours of operations (12pm – 6pm). Stop by to catch some pokemon, spin for items, and of course come in and say hi! We do have a demo table where you can play games while you wait for the next wild pokemon/spin!

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