Alderac Entertainment Group


AEG Running Valley of the Kings Premium Edition Kickstarter

You might have the previous version of Valley of the Kings. You might even have all 3 games in the series. But AEG's still bringing you something new with their Premium Edition Kickstarter. There's new elements, a new box ready to hold everything in one, a special price, and the chance to get it several months before the expected general release (and we all know how much gamers love to be the first ones on the block with the latest and greatest games).


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Digital Edition of Mystic Vale Now Available

Mystic Vale is an interesting take on the deck-building genre, as you actually change your cards in your deck, instead of changing the overall count of cards in the deck itself. In the physical world, this relies on sleeved cards that you'll insert transparent other cards into. However, in the Digital version that's available now, it is as simple as changing the cards for "real." You can download and play this version now.


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ESSENtial Retailer Summit Coming Back to Essen

Someday, I hope to make it out to Essen. I would really love that. I've been to Gen Con, but from what I hear Essen is all that and then some. But the drive from Atlanta is kinda rough. But if you are headed to Essen, and you're a retailer, you'll want to check out the ESSENtial Retailer Summit while you're there. If you really want to know what companies will be coming out with that you will want to stock in your store, it's the place to be.


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AEG Taking Pre-orders For Scorpius Freighter

When the Scorpius system was first colonized 100 years ago, those that came to the new system thought that they would be the start of a new and free society, better than any that had come before. However, the government has decided that only they know best, and so control every aspect of people's lives. However, rebellion is growing from within. That's where you find yourself in Scorpius Freighter, a new game coming from AEG. Pre-orders are being taken now for those that want to pick up the game at Essen.


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War Chest Now Available From AEG

In war, it's not just the actions of troops out on the battlefield that matter. There's a whole network of reserve units and supplies that must also be taken into account. In War Chest from AEG, players must manage their hand of Unit Coins, playing them at the right time in order to place their Control Markers. The first one to place all 3 is the winner. You can pick up your copy now.


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AEG Announces Thunderstone Quest Kickstarter Launch Date

Thunderstone was one of the first deckbuilding games I ever played. I love the building aspect, along with the dungeon delving bits. Well, AEG is bringing us Thunderstone Quest, the new evolution of the game. It's coming to Kickstarter next month, hitting the site on July 17th.

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Space Base Dice Game Now Available From AEG

Man, I wish I could go out into space. You know, head to distant planets. Take control of huge space stations. Build fleets of ships to help get and trade resources. That kind of thing. Sadly, at the moment, you can only get to space if you're an astronaut or ridiculously wealthy. Being neither of those things, if I want to do all that stuff listed at the top, I'll just have to live vicariously through Space Base, a new dice game available now from AEG.

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AEG Running Edge of Darkness Kickstarter

AEG has launched a Kickstarter campaign for what they're calling their most ambitious board game ever. Edge of Darkness involves deck building and card modification (like in Mystic Vale) along with worker placement, area control, and threat elements, all rolled into one. Take control of one of the four guilds and fight to keep the land of Aegis alive.

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AEG Announces New Mystic Vale Expansion

Mystic Vale lets players actually customize their cards as they play. Using the clear sleeves, players will insert clear upgrades to their cards, building their deck in an entirely new way. The game already has several expansions, but more is on the way. In this case, it's Conclave, and it will be available in April.
Plus, the box will be able to hold all your current sets.

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AEG Announces Edge of Darkness Kickstarter

Along with all the Kickstarter that are launching this week, there's also several that we're excited to tell you about that are coming up. In this case, it's AEG. They're going all out for this one. They're saying that it's their most ambitious board game project ever. It's got a bit of everything. If you like worker placement, it's got that. If you like deck-building, it's got that. If you like card crafting, it's got that. It's called Edge of Darkness.

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AEG Posts Up New Releases

With just a couple days left in 2017, AEG has updated their website with a look at some recent and upcoming releases. Looking for a way to spend that holiday money or just trying to find a new game to play in the new year? Check these out. There's a little bit of something for everyone.

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AEG Posts Up October Releases

AEG's got two new releasing that they've posted up for the month of October. They're even taking pre-orders. One's Mana Storm, a new expansion to Mystic Vale, the deck-building game where you actually alter the cards as you're playing (though not permanently like a Legacy game). The other is Cutthroat Kingdoms (had to keep myself from typing Cutthroat Kitchen there). Here, you're leaders of one of six noble houses looking to take over the throne after the king's death.

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AEG Previews September Releases

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?

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AEG Taking Pre-orders for August Releases

AEG has a couple new products coming out in August. They're both part of their Big in Japan line. One is Unicornus Knights, a game where players must work together to help the princess of their country to overcome an invading army. The other is Custom Heroes, where players are trying to empty their hands of cards first by playing sets of cards with a greater value than the set played before.

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Review Roundup

Woo! Saturday! Woo!
I've... got nothing, really. I'm about to head over to a friend's place to game. So let's just dive into the reviews, shall we? We shall.

This week, we have: Wordstacker, Wordsy, Dragoon, Founders of Gloomhaven, Quest for the Antidote, Tokaido, Marvel Legendary: Noir, Quiver, Thunderbirds, Beasts of Balance, Stop Thief!, Zoo Ball, Automobiles: Racing Season, Between Two Cities: Capitals, Far Space Foundry, Good Cop Bad Cop, Unlock!, The Cohort, Star Scrapper: Cave In, Century: Spice Road, This War of Mine, Barenpark, Heldentaufe, Kingdomino, Pathfinder Adventures app, and Space Invaders Dice.


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AEG Posts July Releases

We're a bit over a week into July. Hopefully the second half of your year is going off without too much of a hitch. Things seem to be going well for AEG. They've posted up their releases for this month. They include a horrifying new version of Love Letter, an advanced version of Guild Hall, and an event kit for the hit game Smash Up.

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AEG Announces Lovecraft Letter

There's seemingly endless ways that you can remake Love Letter. The quick-playing game from AEG has a lot of variations out there. Though I think this is the first one with mind-melting insanity thrown in. They say love will drive you crazy, but in Lovecraft Letter, it's more the elder gods driving you crazy. The game's due out in July.

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Review Roundup

Happy International Tabletop Day, everyone! *party cannon*
I hope you're celebrating in style. I know some of you are out at KingdomCon. Others of you are at PeteCon. Still others are just hanging out at your LGS getting your gaming on. Well, however you're celebrating, I hope the dice/cards/whatever are in your favor. Remember, it's all about having fun and making friends.
Anyway, if you're wondering what game you should play today, maybe some of these reviews can help out.

This week we've got: Firefly: Crime and Punishment expansion, Strife: Legacy of the Eternals, Clans of Caledonia, Quartz, World's Fair 1893, Game of Trains, The Captain is Dead, The Walking Dead: All Out War, Farsight, Martians: A Story of Civilization, Zephyr: Winds of Change, Exit The Game, Morels, and Perry Miniatures' Confederate Infantry.


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AEG Announces Vale of the Wild Expansion for Mystic Vale

AEG has announced a new expansion for Mystic Vale coming out this month. Vale of the Wild will give players more options for when upgrading their cards. They'll also come with Leaders that players will put into their decks at the beginning which will give them new abilities. Also, Eclipse Advancements can cover over other Advancements, letting you further customize your deck.

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What Were We Thinking? Expansion Now Available For Smash Up

You know, one of the things I love about Smash Up is just seeing what factions they come out with next. Just when you think they've covered everything, another quartet of absurd yet awesome groups are announced. The latest set, What Were We Thinking?, adds Teddybears, Grandmas, Rock Stars, and Explorers. It's available now.

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