In this week's tabletop preorders, we're looking forward to some light-weight board games, a new RPG starter set, another welcome addition to the Pathfinder book range, and this year's must-have for MTG Standard players. As always, make sure you preorder early to get these items for release day!
Truffle Shuffle will appeal to chocolate fans who want a simple card game that is easy to learn and quick to play. The tableau-drafting mechanic will seem familiar to 7 Wonders Duel players, though its light-weight gameplay will feel right at home to fans of Point Salad.
In the quick-playing, card-drafting game Truffle Shuffle, players take turns selecting truffles from a shared box of overlapping cards in order to make their own arrangements of chocolates to sell. Players can complete a variety of sets, using special modifiers and action cards. With so many different chocolate truffles to unwrap and different ways to combine them, every game of Truffle Shuffle is unique!
On a similar light hearted appeal is Santa Monica, where you'll be building your own California beach front. The artwork on this one is relaxing and charming, and should make for a brilliant family game.
In Santa Monica, you are trying to create the most appealing neighborhood in Southern California. Will you choose to create a calm, quiet beach focusing on nature, a bustling beach full of tourists, or something in between to appeal to the locals?
TALES FROM THE LOOP RPG STARTER SET
Many RPGs are putting together beginner boxes for new players to ease into a different ruleset, and next of these on our radar is Tales from the Loop RPG Starter Set! We're excited to see this RPG offering this, particularly with how popular the game proved to be upon release of the core rulebook. If you're a fan of Stranger Things and haven't tried this system yet, this Starter Set is the perfect way to jump in.
Step into the amazing world of the Loop. In this starter set, players will portray teenagers solving spectacular mysteries connected to the Loop. In a dangerous world, where your life is constantly in danger, you still have make sure that you’re home in time for dinner.
PATHFINDER 2ND EDITION GAMEMASTERY GUIDE
Pathfinder RPG is finally getting its 2nd Edition Gamemastery Guide! This manual gives your game master additional rules, options for character progression, magic items, and more for your campaigns. Choose between the standard edition and the faux leather special edition covers!
Whether you are a new Game Master or experienced storyteller, you can always find new ways to hone your craft. This 256-page Pathfinder Second Edition rulebook contains a wealth of new information, tools, and rules systems to add to your game. Inside you will find handy advice for building your own adventures, designing towns, and creating vibrant characters alongside rules systems for dramatic chases, thrilling tournaments, and deadly duels. This book also includes more 40 pages of sample nonplayer characters, from the simple town guard to the vile cultist, presented to make your job as GM that much easier!
This year's Magic: The Gathering Challenger Decks are arriving in April! Preorder by Friday 6th March to save 10% and have your deck on release day. The full deck lists have already been revealed, take a look here to see what's in each one.
Challenger Decks are the quick window into Standard and are intended for players who want to skip deckbuilding and jump into Standard at their local Friday Night Magic right away.
These decks are a great purchase for newer players looking to get into Standard but can also appeal to veteran players thanks to the powerful cards in each deck.