Planet Defenders Release!

Planet Defenders Coming on
December 13, 2017!

 

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Available for pre-order now at
Hobby Retail Stores across North America.

Official release: December 13, 2017


In the far future, humans have colonized hundreds of worlds throughout the galaxy. Robots have been in use for centuries and millions have been discarded over the years. Discarded robots litter the galaxy and have become a problem for man-kind. Luckily the Planet Defenders protect us and gather up these old robots before they become a real danger to our planets throughout the galaxy!
 

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In Planet Defenders, players pay batteries to control the three defenders, moving them among the planets and collecting energies. Players can enhance their actions by spending energies or batteries to upgrade their technology. They earn the research points by catching the disposed robots in outer space and by collecting technology cards.

When robots from two different piles are depleted, complete the current round so that all players have an equal number of turns. The player with the most points wins.
 

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Planet Defenders In the News!

 

Overview and review By Sam Healey

"I did enjoy playing it, it was fun and engaging, it was also not heavy and short!" - Sam Healey


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Kepler Release!

Kepler- 3042 Soaring into stores on
December 13, 2017!

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Available for pre-order now at
Hobby Retail Stores across North America.

Official release: December 13, 2017

The year is 3042, and humanity is ready to explore the stars. Scientists have been studying the nearby celestial bodies for centuries, and they have identified the best candidates for human habitation. At long last, the nations of Earth have the technology to reach the stars. A peaceful competition has begun as they send their starships into the cosmos. In the end, all of humanity will win, but which nation will be remembered as the greatest pioneers?

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Kepler-3042 is a game of exploration and colonization. You must carefully manage your resources as you colonize, exploit, and terraform the planets of the Milky Way, developing critical technologies along the way. Each round, you choose which action to perform and which bonuses to activate to further your goals. The nation with the most victory points at the end will be remembered by history as the greatest explorers in the galaxy!

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Kepler-3042 In the News!

Rhado's Gameplay Final thoughts on Kepler-3042.

"Of all of the big epic space exploration games I’ve played to date,
this is the one I have enjoyed the most!" -Richard Ham

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Find out more information on Kepler-3042 Here!

Pie Town Release!

Getting Ready to Serve Pie Town on
December 13, 2017!

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Available for pre-order now at
Hobby Retail Stores across North America.

Official release: December 13, 2017

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Welcome to Pie Town, a community built on apples and butter.  Business here is no cake walk, so manage your operation well and keep your secret recipe hidden.
 

Pie Town is a worker-dice placement game with hidden information.  You will need to manage your constantly changing workforce to harvest, bake, and sell pies while deducing other players’ secret recipes! Now is your chance to become the best pie shop in town!
 

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Pie Town in the News!

Quintin Smith and Matt Lees of Shut Up & Sit Down review Pie Town at PAX Unplugged!

"The best eurogame for how simple it is that I think I've played in a long, long time." - Quintin Smith

Marketing Director, Sara Erickson Talks to Game Trade Media at PAX Unplugged 2017

Find out more information on Pie Town here!

 

Dan Bojanowski joins the Renegade Team as Senior Producer

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San Diego, CA (Nov. 8th, 2017 ) — Renegade Game Studios™, a premier publisher of innovative games is pleased to announce that Dan Bojanowski has joined the team as Senior Producer.

Dan will be overseeing new in-house game designs as well as working with our international partners to bring Renegade games to fans around the world. 
 
Dan brings over 15 years of experience working on some of the biggest licensed brands in tabletop gaming to Renegade. I've worked with Dan before and am excited to be working with him again in his new role of Sr. Producer for Renegade,” said Scott Gaeta president at Renegade Games  Studios.

Bojanowski has worked in the gaming industry for over 15 years, across a variety of roles.  What started as a passion for playing games led to a career with companies involved in publishing games (Decipher, Upper Deck) as well as distributing them (Publisher Services, Inc.) in areas including brand/product management, organized play, and vendor management.    
 
“I’ve been very impressed with the innovative and quality games that the Renegade Game Studios has been able to launch in just a few short years.  I’m really looking forward to joining the team to help them continue to raise the bar,”  explains Dan Bojanowski.

Dan starts in his new role immediately where he will be helping the team create exciting new games for the Renegade fans!

Steph Hodge Joins Renegade as Marketing Coordinator

San Diego, CA (Novemver 1, 2017) — Renegade Game Studios™, a premier publisher of innovative games is pleased to announce that Steph Hodge has joined their team as Marketing Coordinator. 
 
Steph will be handling social media and will contribute to the teams marketing efforts, spreading the word about Renegade’s growing catalog of award winning games. 
  

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“Steph’s super positive attitude and professionalism makes her the perfect fit for our team. Our fans are going to love getting to know her through social media and at conventions,” says Sara Erickson, Director of Sales and Marketing for Renegade Game Studios. “With a full slate of new games, her help will allow our team to focus on creating incredible games and giving the best experience to our fans." 

 
Steph has been an active member of the hobby industry for several years. Former Instagram manager for Tasty Minstrel Games, and is still currently the owner of an active blog on Board Game Geek. She is an avid gamer and photographer, with an immense amount of experience in customer service. She is very active on Instagram sharing her images daily!

 

"This is an exciting time for Renegade Game Studios and myself. My passion for hobby gaming is the perfect compliment to Renegades' commitment to excellent titles. With Renegade's ever expanding library of titles, I stand eager to fuel the excitement in new and existing fans. Needless to say, this is a wonderful partnership," says Steph Hodge. Steph welcomes fans to visit her at conventions - don't be shy, she's eager to discuss her favorite titles with anyone.

 
Steph starts in her new role immediately sharing her love for games and helping fans discover Renegade titles.  

Steph is also passionate about photography, especially board game photography! Here are some of her recent images. You will be seeing a lot more from her!

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Altiplano finds a home in North America

San Diego, CA (Nov. 1st, 2017) Renegade Game Studios, a premier US-based board game publisher, and dlp games, publisher of award-winning German titles, are proud to announce their continued partnership for Altiplano. Designed by dlp owner, Reiner Stockhausen, this challenging bag-building game is set in the high plateau with scarce resources. Players will need to carefully collect the right goods at the right time while storing and delivering them strategically to survive the harsh environment.  Altiplano is expected to release in North America in Q1 2018.

The inhabitants of the Altiplano, the high plateau between the Easter and Western Andes, need to be creative to develop the scant vegetation and the available resources.

By fishing at Lake Titicaca, mining ore in the mountains, breeding alpacas, and actively trading local goods, the inhabitants generate continually grow in wealth.

New production sites are built, orders are fulfilled, and goods are stored for hard times. And road construction should not be neglected either, as that is needed to speed up development.

The inhabitant who best uses his potential will have the highest yield in the end!

“Last year we worked with dlp games to release our game, World’s Fair 1893 in Germany,” explains Scott Gaeta, President of Renegade Game Studios. “Working with Reiner was a great experience and we are so happy to be able to continue that relationship with such an exciting game.”

“I am glad and looking forward to working with Renegade,” states Reiner Stockhausen, owner of dlp games.

Altiplano will be available at local games stores in Q1 2018. Two to five players, ages 12 and up, will carefully cultivate their land in about 60-120 minutes.  

Contents:

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  • 5 Action Boards
  • 5 Warehouses
  • 5 Game Figures
  • 5 Markers
  • 5 Containers
  • 7 Role Cards
  • 28 Extension
  • 1 Extension Strip
  • 200+ Goods Tiles
  • 15 Cards
  • 50 Coins
  • 10 House Cards
  • 10 Boat Cards
  • 16 Order Cards
  • 5 Cloth Bags
  • 1 Starting player token
  • 1 Score Pad
  • 5 VP Overviews
  • 20 Mission Cards
  • 1 Rulebook

Find out more about Altiplano here.

Lucidity: Six-Sided Nightmare to Haunt Fans Next Year!

San Diego, CA (Oct. 31st, 2017) Renegade Game Studios, a premier board game publisher, and Fox Tale Games, a growing Australian design studio, are thrilled to announce the upcoming horror game, Lucidity, Six-Sided Nightmare. Designed by first-time creator, Shannon Kelley, this fast-paced push-your-luck dice game tempts players to roll their dice, collecting dreams and gaining power. Players that cannot balance the shadowy monsters' influence will become twisted Nightmares - attacking their former friends and preventing them from gaining more power.  William Webb’s unique art will draw players into this vivid world!

You have the ability to enter the dream world: a world of vivid hallucinations and horrific monsters. Draw power from the Nightmares that live there, but do not let them corrupt you. For there are other Dreamers seeking power this night, and there is only room for one to escape from the realm of Nightmares.

Should you become corrupted and turn into a Nightmare yourself, you must hunt down the other Dreamers and consume their power. When the night is over, only one Dreamer or Nightmare will be left standing.

“We love the sense of anticipation created by this game,” explains Scott Gaeta, President of Renegade Game Studios. “The horror theme, push-your-luck, and brilliant art all meld together to create a memorable and intense play experience.”

Lucidity will be available at local games stores in Q1 2018. One to four players, ages 14 and up, will battle to collect dreams, gaining power as they work towards escaping the dream world in about 20-30 minutes.  

Contents:

  • 80 custom dice!
  • 1x Black Bag
  • 4x Dreamer Cards
  • 5x Nightmare Cards
  • 4x Turn Summary Cards
  • 4x Glass Sleep Markers
  • 1 Rulebook

Find out more about Lucidity here and Fox Tale Games here. 

Cardboard Edison Winner, Castell, to be published by Renegade Game Studios

San Diego, CA (Oct. 26th, 2017) Renegade Game Studios, a premier publisher of unique games,  is happy to announce the 2017 Cardboard Edison winner, Castell. This original title by designer Aaron Vanderbeek celebrates the vibrant Catalonian tradition of building human towers. The expected release for this award-winning game in March 2018. 

Castell is the vibrant Catalonian tradition of building human towers. Huge teams of people from all over Catalonia gather at festivals to celebrate Catalonian culture and compete to build the highest and most difficult human towers.

Castell is a strategy game where players guide Castell teams through a year of festivals. Visit Catalonian cities, expand your team of Castellers, learn tower-building skills, and show off your tower-building prowess at local performances and festival competitions.

Harness your strength, balance, courage, and common sense to take your team to victory!

"We love introducing our fans to intriguing and unique themes," explains Scott Gaeta, President of Renegade Game Studios. "Aaron Vanderbeek has put an incredible amount of time into studying this sport and it will be fun to share that enthusiasm with our fans through his game."

Castell is slated for release in Q1 2018 with captivating art from Ossi Hiekkala. This game is elegantly designed for 2-4 players, ages 14+ to play in about 60-90 min. 

Contents include:
1 Bame Board
1 Skill Wheel
 150 Castellers
4 Player Pawns
4 Player Boards
28 Special Action Tokens
30 Size Tokens
8 Board Skill Tiles
20 Player Skill Tiles
4 Player Aids
14 Festival Location Tiles
32 Local Performance Tiles
40 Prize Tokens
4 Score Markers
1 Round Marker
1 First Player Marker
1 Cloth Bag
1 Rulebook

Find out more about Castell here. 

Dokmus and Return to Erefel Available Q1!

San Diego, CA (Oct. 24th, 2017) Renegade Game Studios, a premier global board game publisher, is proud to announce a continued partnership with Lautapelit.fi. Renegade Game Studios will be bringing Dokmus and the expansion, Return of Erefel to hobby stores in North America in Q1 2018. Both games will maintain their unique game design and art throughout the product. 

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Dokmus:

Lead your tribe to glory on the island of Dokmus and become a legend! The island is represented by eight double-sided map pieces. During set-up, you randomize which side of each map piece is up and place them in a 3x3 grid so that the middle place is left empty.

The island is guarded by five Guardians, which are represented by Guardian cards. On each turn, players draft the Guardian cards so that each player gets the help of one Guardian. The Guardian cards decide turn order and they also give you special powers. With them, you can move and rotate, move your tokens, or gain first player marker for next turn.

On your turn, you have three tokens to use. You use tokens to spread your influence by placing them on the board. You can also sacrifice tokens to be able to cross waters or enter forests. Or you can just sacrifice them in a volcano. At the end of the game, you get victory points for discovered temples and ruins on the map as well as sacrificed tokens.

The layout of the islands changes constantly based on player actions, making Dokmus a dynamic, fast-paced game. So choose your Guardian, make the right sacrifices, and gain the favor of Dokmus!

Features:

  • Lead your tribe to glory on the island of Dokmus!
  • Draft cards to gain special powers each round!
  • Place your tokens carefully to spread your influence!
  • Shifting tiles create a great challenge!
  • Ideal for 2-4 players, ages 10+.  Played in 20-40 min.

Find out more about Dokmus here!

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Dokmus: Return of Erefel

Erefel is one of the original guardians of the island of Dokmus. His task was to help the expeditions to the island in crossing the stormy waters and showing them the way into the dark forests. But he neglected his task, leading to the expeditions suffering. As punishment Erefel was banished from the island. He would not be allowed to return until he was ready to help the expeditions again.

Erefel spent many years trying to find ways to make life easier for the worshippers arriving to the island. After traveling far he found a more advanced culture, which had developed roads that would survive even the harsh conditions of the island of Dokmus. After presenting his findings to Dokmus, Erefel was allowed to return to his position.

This is an expansion! Dokmus is required to play.

Features:

  • Return to the island of Dokmus for greater challenges!
  • A new Guardian offers an extra power choice during drafting! 
  • New map tiles and scenarios add depth to the game!!
  • Shifting tiles create a great challenge!
  • Ideal for 2-4 players, ages 10+.  Played in 20-40 min.

Find out more about Dokmus: Return of Erefel here!

Both games will be available in Q1 2018 through Renegade Game Studios and were created in partnership with Lautapelit.fi.