Gen Con is just around the corner. I mean, we’re damn-near to July, and that’s month-adjacent to Gen Con. Thousands up on thousands of gamers are going to descend upon Indianapolis for the show. It’s a great time for companies to release new products. dV Giochi is doing just that, and they want to give you a heads-up as to what you can expect from them at the show.
From the announcement:
dV Giochi will once again exhibit at this year’s Gen Con in Indianapolis—the biggest U.S. boardgame fair! The dV Giochi booth is number 2843, in the Exhibit Hall.
During the show, dV Giochi will premiere two games from the Deckscape series, the deduction card game 3 Secrets, a new expansion for the world-famous card game BANG!—Armed and Dangerous—and an expansion for the Dark Tales card game—The Little Mermaid.
BANG! Armed & Dangerous
This upcoming new expansion for the BANG! card game holds many surprises, deadly weapons, powerful gear, and lethal ammo: the new Dangerous cards. It also features 8 new skillful Gunslingers.
During the game, you can add Load tokens to your Dangerous cards and your character, which you can use to activate your Dangerous cards, use the abilities of some characters, or to upgrade the effects of some brown-bordered cards! To reload a Dangerous card, you have to play a blue-bordered card or discard a card from your hand at the end of your turn. Then it will be ready to unleash on your rivals!
Game idea: Emiliano Sciarra
No. of players: 4-7
Artwork: Stefano Landini
Language: Italian and English
Suggested retail price: $17.90
28 playing cards, 8 characters, 32 Load tokens, rulebook.
DARK TALES – The Little Mermaid
The Dark Tales card game series keeps growing! This time, players will be immersed in the ocean depths, experiencing the adventures of The Little Mermaid.
From the old Sea King to the graceful Prince, from the loving sisters to the perfidious Sea Witch: in the world of Dark Tales, new characters appear to create new and unexpected combinations!
This expansion includes a deck of 20 Sea Witch Pacts. Pact cards offer a new way to score Victory Points, draw cards, or gain other benefits, but each one comes at a price!
You will also find two new setting cards which can be used with any Dark Tales game to make each play different and engaging.
Game idea: Pierluca Zizzi
No. of players: 2-4
Artwork: Dany Orizio
Suggested retail price: $14.90
24 playing cards, a deck of 20 cards with the Sea Witch Pacts, 2 new basic setting cards, rulebook.
DECKSCAPE Test Time
DECKSCAPE The Fate of London
Deckscape is a series of cooperative games inspired by real Escape Rooms, where a group of people are “trapped” inside a room full of puzzles and odd items.
The first title in the game series is Deckscape: Test Time: You have been selected by Doctor Thyme. If you are able to pass his exam and exit his Laboratory, you’ll get a unique chance to help him on his newest and greatest invention!
This game will be available in the U.S. for the first time at Gen Con.
The brand-new title in this “pocket escape room” series is Deckscape: The fate of London: A terrible threat hangs over London, and the Crown of England needs your help! Your mission is to find four devices hidden in secret locations and defuse them before midnight. A single mistake and the situation could degenerate quickly…
Deckscape: The Fate of London will make its international debut at Gen Con.
Game idea: Martino Chiacchiera and Silvano Sorrentino
No. of players: 1-6
Artwork: Alberto Bontempi
Suggested retail price: $14.90
3 Secrets is the new cooperative card game for aspiring detectives. The goal of the game is to unravel the three secrets of an unresolved case before time runs out.
One of the players takes on the role of an informant who knows the truth about the case: they know which secrets need to be discovered, and try their best to help the others guess them correctly. But the clock is ticking and clues are scarce. You must question the informant to gather useful information and find the solutions. If you grope around in the dark, the informant can reveal an important clue but this will cost you precious time! Use your best observing eye, lateral thinking, and deduction skills to unravel all the mysteries of the ambiguous characters that populate this game.
3 Secrets comes with a free app available for download at the Apple AppStore and on Google Play.
This game will be offered for the first time in the U.S. at Gen Con.