Ex Libris and Raiders of the North Sea Win Mensa Select Awards

San Diego, CA (Apr. 22nd, 2018) – Renegade Game Studios is proud to announce that Ex Libris and Raiders of the North Sea have been awarded the prestigious Mensa Select Award during the Mensa Mind Games event this weekend. Each year, only five games are chosen as the top games of the year. The Mind Games competition has been held annually since 1990. This is the 5th year in a row that a game in Renegade’s catalog has received this distinction.

In Ex Libris, you are a collector of rare and valuable books in a thriving fantasy town. The Mayor has just announced a new seat in the Village Council, Grand Librarian. The prestigious and lucrative position will be awarded to the citizen with the most extraordinary library! To outshine your competition, you’ll need to expand your personal library by sending your trusty assistants out into the village to find the most impressive tomes. You’ll need shrewd planning, cunning tactics, and perhaps a little magic to surpass your opponents and become Grand Librarian!

Designed by Adam P. McIver, Ex Libris was previewed at Gen Con 50 and then released in October 2017. With delightful art from Jacqui Davis, Ex Libris has been an astonishing success and was sold out upcoming release. The English language reprint is currently available through friendly local game stores worldwide. Localization projects to translate Ex Libris are underway for a variety of regionally specific languages.

Raiders of the North Sea is set in the central years of the Viking Age. As Viking warriors, players seek to impress the Chieftain by raiding unsuspecting settlements. Players will need to assemble a crew, collect provisions and journey north to plunder gold, iron and livestock. There is glory to be found in battle, even at the hands of the Valkyrie. So, gather your warriors, it’s raiding season!

The North Sea Trilogy covers the Viking era chronologically with mechanically different games for each time frame. Shipwrights of the North Sea, Raiders of the North Sea, and Explorers of the North Sea follow the expansion of the Vikings as they reached far past their homeland. While they are all tied together by theme and art from the talented Mihajlo Dimitrievski (also known as The Mico), each game stands alone. Raiders of the North Sea also has two expansions, Fields of Fame and Hall of Heroes, adding more options and challenges to the game.

Designed by Shem Phillips of Garphill Games, Raiders of the North Sea is co-published with Renegade Game Studios in English and is available in a wide variety of languages worldwide. In 2017, it received a nomination for the Kennerspiel des Jahres Award, a prestigious German award for enthusiast games.

“This is truly the golden age of board games” explains Scott Gaeta, President of Renegade Game Studios. “Thousands of superb games are being produced each year and Mensa members put an immense amount of work into evaluating submissions to find games that are truly unique.  We are incredibly honored to have 6 titles in our catalog that now bear the Mensa Select Seal.”

In the past 4 years, Gravwell: Escape from the 9th Dimension, Lanterns: The Harvest Festival, World’s Fair 1893, and Clank! A Deck-Building Adventure have all received Mensa Select Awards. Find Ex Libris and Raiders of the North Sea at your friendly local game store worldwide!  

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Lucidity: Six-Sided Nightmares to Haunt Fans on May 16!

 

Available for pre-order now Here! or

Hobby Retail Stores across North America.

Official release: May 16, 2018


 
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.

 

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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.
 

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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
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Overlight hitting Kickstarter on April 24!

Overlight to hit

 Kickstarter on
April 24!

 

Now is your time, Blessed Skyborn!

You were here from the beginning and have followed our journey thus far. You've seen Kwanchai's original sketches come to life in their final colored form, learned about the native creatures of several shards, and dabbled in the story-driven mechanics of this unique game. You've traveled so far with us, but our journey is just beginning.
    

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On April 24th, we will launch the Overlight Kickstarter. We will delve deeper into this world and share insider stories from the creators.  You will learn more about the folk and their histories. Your place in this world will become clear.  

We are excited to share this colorful project with you and need your help to make it a reality!

Join us on Kickstarter April 24th!

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Explorers of the North Sea: Rocks of Ruin Coming this May!

Explorers of the North Sea Expansion
Rocks of Ruin is to be Released on May 23!

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Available for pre-order now at
Hobby Retail Stores across North America.
Official release: May 23, 2018

Recent storms have left longships torn apart, with their precious cargo scattered across the rocky shores. Meanwhile, rumours of great fortresses in nearby regions are beginning to spread. Will you be the first to salvage the wrecks, or will you throw caution to the wind and charge the enemy fortresses for fame and glory?
 

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Rocks of Ruin adds new ways to score with salvaging Shipwrecks, building Structures and raiding Fortresses. When placing tiles with a Shipwreck, a token is taken from the supply and placed facedown on the tile. Players may spend an action with 1 Viking to salvage a Shipwreck. They will either find Timber for building Structures, Provisions for additional actions, Battering Rams for raiding with 1 fewer Viking, or precious Gold worth 3 Victory Points at the game's end.

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*This is not a standalone game. Explorers of the North Sea is required to play.
 

Features:

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Find out more information on
Explorers of the North Sea: Rocks of Ruin

Altiplano- Release Date!

We're Excited for Altiplano's Release on
May 2nd!

Available for pre-order now at
Hobby Retail Stores across North America.
Official release: May 2, 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.

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

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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!

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"There's a lot of strategies and I feel like I haven't scratched the depth that's in this game! "- Tom Vasel, the Dice Tower

                             Tom Vasel, The Dice Tower - "It's a really entertaining game!"

Find out more information on Altiplano

Sabordage Sailing into Stores on April 4!

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Available for pre-order now at
Hobby Retail Stores across North America.
Official release: April 4, 2018

 

 

The famous pirate Blackbeard has summoned you to his deathbed and entrusts you with his dearest secret: the location of is hidden treasure! But the old rascal played one last trick on you by also revealing the location to every renowned pirate on the seven seas. The race is on, but in order to reach the treasure, you need a ship, sturdy and fast. Except everyone has had the same idea and the battle already rages in the harbor before the ships have even been completed! 

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Features:

  • Complete your pirate ship to find the hidden treasure!
  • Outsmart the other pirates while building and fighting!
  • Draft upgrades to your ship and strategically place them!
  • Ideal for 2-5 savvy pirates ages 9+!
  • The battle will rage for about 30 min! 
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Game Box Contains:

  • 5 pirate standees with bases
  • 5 Bow tiles (the front of the ship)
  • 5 Stern tiles (the back of your ship)
  • 68 Deck tiles 
  • 21 Explosion markers
  • 63 Fuse tokens
  • 1 Rulebook
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Find out more information on Sabordage

Clank! The Mummy's Curse Release Date!

Clank! The Mummy's Curse
in stores on April 4

The second expansion for

Clank! A Deck-Building Adventure!

 

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Available for pre-order now at
Hobby Retail Stores across North America.
Official release: April 4, 2018

Untold riches await you inside the pyramids of the Ancients – but they are well protected. An undying Mummy guardian spreads a vile curse to those who would rob its tomb. And, inevitably, the treasure has attracted a dragon. Can you escape the fearsome Croxobek?

 

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This is an expansion!
Requires Clank! A Deck-Building Adventure to play.

 

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Game Box Contains:

  •  1 Double-sided Game Board
  •  40 Dungeon Deck cards
  •  2 Ankh tokens
  •  1 Dragon Marker
  •  1 Mummy Card
  • 1 Pyramid Die
  • 1Mummy Marker
  • 2 Major Secrets
  • 2 Minor Secrets
  • 1 Supreme Monkey Idol
  • 1 Market Board
  • 24 Curse Tokens

 

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Boardgames & Bourbon - The Mummys Curse, a Clank! Expansion Review


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Clank! The Mummy's Curse

Renegade and Frosted Games to Publish Uwe Rosenberg's Reykholt

March 14th, 2018 (San Diego, CA) Renegade Game Studios and Frosted Games are pleased to announce a partnership to release upcoming games in English. The first game under this new agreement will be Reykholt, designed by Uwe Rosenberg. With serene and beautiful art from Lukas Siegmon, Reykholt will release at the Internationale Spieltage in Essen, Germany this fall.

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In Iceland, you can climb volcanoes, admire polar lights, count sheep and eat local tomatoes. Due to the use of geothermal energy, the island is a vegetable paradise. Rent greenhouses and farm a variety of vegetables while attracting the most tourists to your farm. Expand your assortment rapidly and after eight seasons the player with the widest array wins.
 
“Frosted Games has built up an array of top quality games, to be released in the upcoming years,” explains Scott Gaeta. “It is such a pleasure to be working with a wonderful partner located right in the center of the modern European game movement. Kicking off this partnership with a game from famed designer, Uwe Rosenberg, sets the bar high. We look forward to exceeding expectations with future releases through this partnership.”

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“Renegade is first choice for a US partnership. I've known Scott for several years and this industry insight and market sense has made Renegade a business cornerstone I’m very happy to work with,” says Matthias Nagy. “Scott not only has a longtime insight into the biggest board game market, he also has the knack for making even the weirdest themes accessible. I really look forward to this partnership.”
 
Reykholt will be released this fall during the annual game fair in Essen, Germany Oct. 25th-28th. Later this year, fans will be encouraged to pre-order games in English or German for pick up at the fair or through their friendly local game store.
 
Become a member of the Renegade Society for future information about this and other future releases from Renegade and Frosted Games! Register here!

Renegade Consolidates Distribution in Canada Universal and Alliance Share Canadian Market

San Diego, CA (March 14th, 2018) – Renegade Game Studios is pleased to announce a change in distribution to focus efforts on the Canadian market. Effective immediately, Universal and Alliance North will be the only distributors offering future titles from Renegade Game Studios.

Renegade Game Studios will continue to work with US distributors including Alliance Game Distributors, ACD Distribution, GTS Distribution, Southern Hobby Supply, and PHD Games to fill the needs of hobby stores in this region.
 
Consolidating our distribution network in Canada will allow us to focus on our main mission, creating excellent games,” explains Sara Erickson, Director of Sales and Marketing at Renegade Game Studios. “We will be able to offer more targeted promotional programs for our retailer partners and fans in this important region.
 
Marketing initiatives and program details will be covered during a seminar sponsored by Universal and presented by Renegade Game Studios during the GAMA trade show in Reno Nevada March 12th-16th. More information about this seminar and upcoming programs are available through Universal Distribution and Renegade Game Studios.
 

For more information about Universal Distribution, please visit: https://www.universaldist.com/
 
For more information about Alliance Game Distributors, please visit:
https://www.alliance-games.com

For more information about Renegade Game Studios, please visit:

https://www.renegadegamestudios.com/