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Based on the popular comic book, The Walking Dead Board Game gives fans the opportunity to play Rick, Shane, Andrea, and other "The Walking Dead" characters as they deal with zombies, collect supplies and pick up the pieces of their lives. For 1-6 players. Launch date: Summer 2011.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 32291 (added 5/18/2011)
The goal of this two- to four-player game is to buy goods at market in Carthage and successfully sell them to merchants overseas while collecting achievement tokens and avoiding being raided by pirates. Playing time is 30 to 45 minutes. The games includes the following: a gameboard, 108 cards, 12 wooden pieces, 48 achievement tokens and rules. Launch date: 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22119 (added 1/21/2009)
SKU or Item #: ZMG 9005
Spawned from the mind of horror king and Origins award winner, C.J. Henderson, ("The Things That Are Not There," "Tales of Inspector Legrasse") this book is a fun-filled must for every Lovecraftian everywhere. Lavishly illustrated with dozens of all new, highly detailed pieces by Erica Henderson, this is one of those rare instant classics that everyone is simply going to have to have on their shelf. A Golden Book-style hardcover with 48 pages.
A great novelty item for Cthulhu/Lovecraft fans and those who love Edward Gorey's, The Gashlycrumb Tinies.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 12352 (added 4/17/2007)
Winner of a Major Fun award.
You are dwarves digging for gold in the depths of a mine when suddenly, the pick-axe breaks, and the lantern goes out. The saboteur has struck again! But who is the saboteur and will he (or they!) stop you from reaching the treasure? If you succeed, gold awaits you. If you don't, then to the victor goes the spoils. Whoever has the most gold nuggets after three rounds is the winner.
A 3-10 player path-laying card game where each player has a role and no one knows for sure what that role is.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 12351 (added 4/17/2007)
Winner of the 2006 Origins award for best boardgame. Also, a GAMES 100 listee.
Parthenon: Rise of the Aegean immerses you in an exciting, competitive world filled with aggressive trading, perilous voyages, and the construction of grand monuments. It is a game of commerce for 3-6 players set in the islands of the Aegean Sea. The time is 600 B.C. and mainland Greece stands on the threshold of glory. The Aegean Islands now attempt to share in that glory and to thrive in an increasingly profitable (and dangerous) world.
Each player represents a different island in the Aegean Sea populated by two villages and a fleet of trading ships. Each island's villages produce commodities which are either traded with the other islands or sent abroad across the Mediterranean Sea. Fleets journeying to distant lands face the deadliest hazards, but also obtain the greatest rewards.
Each player strives to develop his island by building additional villages, workshops, and advanced structures such as fortresses, shrines, and academies. The first player to complete all of the structures on his or her island, including two Great Wonders, wins the game!
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 12350 (added 4/17/2007)
A creative word game about associations. One player chooses a topic and each player picks one of the 4 attribute cards from their hand. If they have a green sheep, they must try the attribute that matches the topic best. If they have a red sheep they try to pick an attribute that least matches the topic. Then everyone tries to grab the attribute that comes with a green sheep. It's a flurry of fun and action as players try to grab the matches.
Players use their hand of cards to increase stock prices in the various stocks or discard cards to play the market to affect the value of one or more companies either positively or negatively. You also save certificates of shares in a particular stock in order to score points. Players can also exercise stock options to increase their shares at the end of a round. After 4 rounds of play, the player with the most points wins the game.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 12349 (added 4/17/2007)
It is a tale as old as time itself. Shadow threatens the world of Dragons, Fairies, and Knights. But this time you are in control as you draft cards from one or more factions. By choosing your forces wisely and anticipating your opponent's picks, it is within your power to affect the outcome of this FAIRY TALE!
This is a non-collectible cardgame wherein you draft cards - you draw 5 cards, pick one, then pass the remaining cards to another player while receiving a new hand of 4 cards yourself from another player. You pick another card then give those cards to another player, etc. After 4 rounds of drafting, the player with the most points wins.
Team play available. Includes a team rules variant by Richard Garfield.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 12348 (added 4/17/2007)
Good card games can be so simple: either take a card or pay a chip. Anyone can make that decision, right? However, there's a catch - in fact there are two. Nobody wants the cards, not even for free, because they give you points in a game where you need to have the fewest points to win. And the chips? They are scarce, very scarce. An excellent filler game that appeals to non-gamers as well.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 12347 (added 4/17/2007)
A fun way for families and friends to share in playing the cult hit puzzle called, Sudoku. The object of Sudoku is to have each column, row, and box grid contain different numbers.
But there's a twist in SuDoku: The Card Game. The object here is to have the least amount of points in your penalty stack while forming a Sudoku puzzle. Your penalty stack comes from not being able to (or be unwilling to) play cards correctly. Yellow cards form the boxes (and are worth 2 points in your penalty stack) and blue cards surround the yellow cards (and are worth 1 point in your penalty stack).
Games are short and you'll be able to play many games during the evening - and each game is different!
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 12346 (added 4/17/2007)
This game is all about solving puzzles and collecting gems before the timer runs out. It features a colorful board and coordinating gems in various hues, and the goal is to collect as many gems of one color as possible.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 11707 (added 2/28/2007)
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In this game, designed by Rene Wiersma, two to four players act as gods at the dawn of time, creating earth’s landscape and inhabiting it with people. To win, a player must have the most loyal, wealthy and powerful followers. Triangular tiles represent landmasses, and players must cash in their tokens, play temple tiles, or draw Epoch tiles to score. “At its heart, Gheos is a simple game, like Carcassonne, but offers a deep, strategic play and multiple scoring opportunities,” President Zev Shlasinger of Z-Man Games told TDmonthly. This product received a 2007 Mensa Select award. Launch date: December 1, 2006.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 10703 (added 12/14/2006)
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