Gen Con 2016: Ares Games to pre-release Last Friday, Behind the Throne, and Warriors of Middle-earth
The first copies of these games will be available at the show, together with many new releases for the popular Wings of Glory range
Ares Games will be at Gen Con Indy 2016 (Booth #141, August 4-7, Indianapolis) pre-releasing three new games: the survival horror
game Last Friday, the card game Behind the Throne, and the new expansion for the War of the Ring board game, Warriors of Middle-earth, with the first copies available for sale at the show. Exclusive promo cards will be offered with each copy of Last Friday and Warriors of Middle-earth.
A new series of WW1 Wings of Glory Airplane Packs, featuring the planes Phönix D.I, Nieuport 11, Sopwith 1½ Strutter / Comic and Albatros C.III, and two new Wings of Glory Game Mats (Noman’s Land and Industrial Complex) will also debut in Indianapolis.
At the booth, players will also have a chance to try Ares’ recent releases: the Age of Conan Strategy Board Game and its expansion Adventures in Hyboria; the deduction game Odyssey – Wrath of Poseidon, and the fun and simple Quickpick – The Island of Monster Masks.
At the Ares’ booth, visitors will also find special items for sale, including a limited number of add-ons from the Age of Conan Strategy Board Game – It’s Back! and Wings of Glory Giants of the Sky Kickstarter campaigns.
In addition to the demos and special promos at the booth, Ares will host several events for WW1 and WW2 Wings of Glory, Sails of Glory, and Galaxy Defenders.
New games releasing at the show
Last Friday is a scary board game set in a summer camp on which hangs a curse. This is a story of a maniac who died and rose again. In the role of young campers, players are challenged to survive a long weekend of terror or take the role of the undying psychopath hiding in the shadows of the forest. The game is divided into 4 chapters full of horror and suspense (Arrival at the Camp, The Chase, The Massacre, and The Final Chapter) – each chapter plays out very differently, as the hunter becomes the prey, and then comes back from the dead looking for revenge. Designed by Antonio Ferrara and Sebastiano Fiorillo (authors of the thrilling card game “Stay Away!”), Last Friday is a hidden movement, hunt, and deduction horror game for 2 to 6 players. A promo card, “Bubi,” will be available with purchases at Gen Con. Last Friday is expected to hit the stores in September.
Warriors of Middle-earth is the second expansion for War of the Ring Second Edition board game. It will bring Ents, Dead Men of Dunharrow, Great Eagles of the Misty Mountains, Corsairs of Umbar, Wild Hilmen from Dunland, and Giant Spiders, previously featured only as special Event Cards. They will become essential part of the game, with unique figures and specific abilities to be combined with new mechanics to open up new strategies when playing the War of the Ring board game. Warriors of Middle-earth is fully illustrated by John Howe, one of the world’s foremost Tolkien illustrators, and the main artist of the War of the Ring line. At Gen Con 2016, any copy purchased will include a set with two special promo cards (“Fly, You Fools” and “I was sent to bear tidings, not Burdens”) – also offered for pre-orders at retailers. The expansion is due to release in September.
Behind the Throne is a simple and fast card game designed by IGames – the team behind the popular “Mysterium” board game. Secret organizations are fighting for the right to rule over the Old Kingdom. Those who are struggling for power in the shadow of the royal throne are used to intrigues, blackmails, and threats. The more servants, nobles and dignitaries they control, the closer to the goal they are. Players collect sets of cards gaining special abilities and victory points. Various abilities make it easier to collect the cards, with victory points determining the winner. The game is suited for 2 to 4 players and will arrive in stores in August.
For more information, visit Ares Games website – www.aresgames.eu and Ares’ booth (#141) at Gen Con 2016.