AEG Previews September Releases

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Sep 8th, 2017
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Alderac Entertainment Group (or AEG, to their friends) has several new releases they’ll be bringing to store shelves this month. If you’re a fan of cats, or smashing things together, or pirates, you’ll be happy to see what’s coming. Yeah, it’s a bit of everything. But what else would you expect from them?

From the announcements:

Custom Heroes is a fast-paced, strategic game of set building and strategy. Similar to Diafugo (aka The Great Dalmuti, etc.) the objective of the game is to get rid of all your cards faster than your opponents. You can play sets of cards that have the same or greater value and the same number in the set as the previous player, but you have to balance the use of high value cards vs. the risk of getting stuck with low value cards in your hand as other players finish before you.

The twist in Custom Heroes is that as you play you earn and spend Power resources which allow you to Card Craft the cards in your hand by sliding upgrades into their sleeves that overlap the card and upgrades already present to alter the value and special abilities of your cards. As each round passes the cards become more and more valuable and complex!

Smash Up is back after a vacation in the far east, and it brought all new factions like you’ve never seen before! Unless you, like, watch TV or movies, or read comics or something. But who does that?

The Purrfect Game For Cat Lovers and Gamers Alike!

Players are cat ladies, part of an elite group of people including Marie Antoinette and Ernest Hemingway. During the game, you and your fellow cat ladies will draft cards three at a time, collecting toys, food, catnip, costumes, and of course lovable cats. But watch out! Make sure you have enough food for all of your feline friends or your hungry cats will subtract points from your score. The player with the highest total victory points wins the game!

The island of Isla Granuja is a pirate safe haven and the headquarters for the secretive elite council of the Brotherhood of Pirates. Each year the Brotherhood chooses just one new pirate to join their ranks. Only the most skillful and daring need apply.

In this 2 to 5 player game you take the role of a young pirate, trying to outwit and outgun your rivals through the dark streets and ports of Isla Granuja. you will have to command your crew, recruit new members, discover lost locations, battle other pirates and complete quests to impress the pirate elite.

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