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Played on a 3D game board, each player starts each round with a new Line Up card which lists six characters. Players take turns moving characters up the board, collecting power ups as they go. You score points at the end of each round based on the level of the board the characters from your Line Up card end on.

Family friendly and gamer friendly, the game does Mario proud. 

Choose one of the four firefighters and use press-your-luck mechanics and cooperation to defeat the fire before it burns eight of the nineteen forest tiles.

Beautifully and richly thematic, Hotshots balances nicely between being easy to learn and challenging to play. You face tough choices, have to work together, and won’t find it easy. 

Players are competing for donuts, drafting them simultaneously from the donut row. But if two or more players go after the same donut, no one gets it and it’s immediately discarded.

Each round is fast and the simulations gameplay keeps everyone involved. The rules are also quite simple and easy to teach, and could easily be played by families (though everyone is likely to want a donut afterwards!).

Outbid and outwit your opponents in this game of set collection and player negotiation. Acquire spices, textiles, livestock, and other exotic goods by bidding on caravans from lands across the ancient world. Manipulate the market and each other to acquire the most wealth and become the greatest merchant in Hafid’s Grand Bazaar!

Story Bowl is the game to play with the entire family: A goofy, lighthearted team game that ends in everyone telling stories.
 
In just 45-minutes you’ll shout, play charades, squeak, and more.  All with clues that are 3-word “micro-stories” about everyone’s past memories.
 
At the end, you’ll reveal which micro-stories everyone wrote and tell the actual stories behind them.

Fire, Water, Earth, Wind. These four elements have driven mankind’s mythology, philosophy and science for eons. Now, master the power of these primal forces in this easy-to-learn, but deeply strategic game of capture and area control.
 
In Element, players take turns drawing and placing four element stones to encircle opposing sages. Each element has unique properties players can use to block an opponent’s movement.
 
In a forgotten time, when magic could move mountains, the Kingdom of Caladale was home to people of all kinds, living in castles of unimaginable beauty. Yet, on one fateful night, an ancient spell of great power was cast by one unable to control it. By daybreak all of the castles were destroyed – their walls and towers torn apart, twisted together and scattered across the land.
 
This lovely little card game has a beautiful, relaxing atmosphere and is a joy to play, even if you are competing to be the most talented gardener.
 

Dominoes with a kingdom building twist. Each turn, connect a new domino to your existing kingdom, making sure at least one of its sides connects to a matching terrain type already in play. The game mechanics for obtaining the tiles is clever: the order of who picks first depends on which tile was previously chosen. Make sure to secure tiles with crowns- these royal treasures help to multiply the worth of your kingdom at the end of the game!

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