Lots of Great News from MAGE Company

Hey gang!  I’ve just received a bunch of really great news from MAGE Company regarding Hoyuk, 12 Realms and Raid & Trade.  Take a look at what’s on the horizon for some of your favorite games.
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Hoyuk: Anatolia comes to a new Era

Anatolia is an expansion of Hoyuk,a tile-laying eurogame where 5 clans try to take over the valley by building the best Village. In Hoyuk you must lead your clan to victory or the valley may be no longer your home. Now the world is moving into a new era and now more than ever the clans work for the progress and the evolution of their community. Everyone tries to find new ways to make their lives better, new means to grow their lands, constructions and artifacts that create an easier life. In Anatolia you must prove your quality through three different Achievements: to create an Irrigation System for your village so the water can reach your land, to throw the best Fest in the valley, and finally to build two Artifacts! Anatolia is currently funding on Kickstarter for two more days.  

12 Realms releases Ancestors Legacy

Exciting adventure begins as 12 Realms return with an expansion entitled Ancestors Legacy! Four exciting new Realms lie hidden in the Fairy world and you must prepare yourself to explore them so as to defeat all of their enemies. Kievan Empire, Golden Caliphate, Olympia, and Nile Valley are the new lands you will get to explore to learn their secrets. Ruslan, Prince Ivan, Sinbad, Andromeda, along with the rest of the heroes, will unite to fight against Marid, Sobek, Anubis and the rest of the Dark Lords. Do not underestimate their power this time!

Ancestors Legacy will provide a much different game through its Plots. There are now eight different Plots for both the first edition and the new one, which will include a background story and will significantly increase the difficulty and excitement of the game – increasing the amount of decisions that players will have to make. Now, more than ever, team camaraderie will be necessary in order to reach victory! For each of the new Plots, you will discover different and customizable game set-ups. Ancestors Legacy will be released at the end of March. Pre-Orders are available through MAGE Company Online Shop.

Raid & Trade invades Europe and new titles are on the way

Raid & Trade will be released in June. Raid & Trade – a game of negotiation and resource management for 3-5 players set in a post-apocalyptic universe. From the ashes of a devastating third World War, a precious few golden cities emerge offering hope to those who struggle for survival in the wastelands. Players explore the ruins of the modern world completing quests, honing their skills and maneuvering for social status in order to claim a precious spot as a citizen with a Golden City.

To enter the golden city you must:

Become an expert: Reach 20 skill points.
Serve the city: Fulfill three secret quests.
Become a nobleman: Get the most possible character points.

In each turn, the players can spend action points to do several actions such as moving through the city, raiding buildings, attacking other players, and more. Each player has a specific skill — mechanic, trader, electrician, bodyguard and medic — and has his own unique items to build; those items can be traded off against other items or resources. The board of the game is modular so that in every game you have a new map to discover. All over the map, the players find different buildings which they can raid. Each time a player raids a building, a raid card of this type of building is taken and read, which leads to specific circumstances taking place. The player will be made to make various decisions including important moral decisions! Upon resolving the various decisions, you will receive character points. The choices you make, for good or for bad, will lead to specific perks and advantages (or disadvantages) during the progress of the game. When raiding a building, you get resources (tools, scraps, mechanics, electronics, etc.). By combining these resources, you can craft items with special abilities. By doing so, you will advance your skill points. Every player also gets secret quests of the golden city. To fulfill these quests, the players have to spend the resources mentioned on the card. To fulfill a quest will not only lead the players closer to victory but also give them advantages for the rest of the game.

Also in March, we will release 12 Realms: Ancestors Legacy, 12 Realms: Ghost Town and 12 Realms: Ghost Galleon. Ghost Galleon will be available only through our Online Shop and BoardGameGeek store. On June we will release Hoyuk: Anatolia and the reprint of Hoyuk base game. Pre-Orders are always available via MAGE Company Online Shop.

UK Games Expo 2015

This will be the first time MAGE Company will join UK Expo and we are very excited to meet all those new people. Old and new releases will be demoed at UK Expo. UK Games Expo aims to be the premier event in the UK where all aspects of the gaming hobby are represented under one roof: Card Games, Boardgames, Miniature Games, Family games. The goal is to create a fun event which will appeal to families and the general public as well as the enthusiast and in MAGE Company we are proud we can support this effort. You arrive, you wander around the trade stands, try out any games you wish, sit in on the seminars or join in with the tournaments! Additional information will be announced in April.
12 Realms: Bedtime Story

12 Realms returns in the penultimate expansion, titled Bedtime Story. The game takes on a whole new level, as it invades beloved bedtime stories and exotic tales alike. Atlantis Realm is about to face a terrible sea threat, Pinocchio is trying to save the Clockwork Shire, a god rises in Tang Dynasty, and a mad man threats Horrorville. Players will have to challenge new even more powerful invaders, overcome extreme adversities such as flooding map tiles and timed areas and even resist the desire to join the Dark Lords in their everlasting campaign to plunge the Realms into Darkness. But all is not lost, as the players will be able to recruit even more powerful Heroes, visit new famous special buildings, and acquire a plethora of new and powerful Talents. Will the Heroes manage to save the Realms this time, or will the Master Dark Lord cast his shadow over them, forever damning them to become nightmarish versions of the tales that once lulled us all to sleep?

About Gaming Bits - Jonathan Nelson

I'm a happily married man with 2 wonderful kids. I love my family very much. I'm a big fan of board, card and RPG games and have been playing for over 20 years. As a board and card game reviewer, I'm hoping that this blog will inform, educate and entertain you. If you like it, please tell your friends and have them join in on the conversations. Thanks and GAME ON!!
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1 Response to Lots of Great News from MAGE Company

  1. Good stuff, Jonathan. I had the good fortune of seeing Raid and Trade at Essen. Looks awesome!

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