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Breaking News!!! Exciting details from 247 Toys and Gale Force Nine

Breaking News Toys 247 - GamesQuest

Exciting news coming out of 247 Toys! There’s a whole series of Facebook updates gone up regarding three of Gale Force Nines major titles. I’ve had a chat with the guys over at 247 Toys and got as much advance news as I can about all of the amazing things they have planned over the coming months! Given we only just released my latest post, this information is so hot I just had to get this post up today!

In one… Firefly the Board Game!!!

Firefly The Board Game - GamesQuest

First up, Firefly, with the extremely exciting announcement of a very special release of resin ships for replacing the existing plastic models. This awesome addition to the game will have collectors and Firefly fans alike drooling in anticipation. Especially when they see that the new figures come in a presentation case! They’re estimating a February 2015 release for these bad boys so get that date in your diary and be on the look-out for pre-orders!

Still with Firefly, we have the announcement of a set of Ship Dice which I’ve now been told is also estimated to be with us in February 2015. Details as follows:

“Each ship will have their own specific set of dice matching in colour and emblems to their ship.”

Finally, for Firefly, the retail release of the Artful Dodger ship pack for those who didn’t get the promo or the UK special edition of the game. This should be hitting us in October this year!

In Two… Sons of Anarchy: Men of Mayhem!!!

Sons of Anarchy Board Game - GamesQuest

Second on the hit title updates we have – Sons of Anarchy. As I mentioned in my recent post about 247 Toys, this game looks set to be massively fun. With 247 Toys suggesting that it could be with them and ready for distribution by Friday 15th of August, I’m getting very excited! However, as if a release date wasn’t exciting enough, there was also an indication on the Facebook page that there are definitely expansions in the works for Sons of Anarchy.

“…it is planned that there will be a number of add-ons for the Sons of Anarchy board game. The plans are to add additional gangs to the game so you will be able to choose from the gangs that you play with. They will come with all the additional bikes and prospects as you would expect. At present I have been told of two with a possible expansions…”

I’m sure you’ll all agree this is exciting news indeed! However, after chatting with the guys, I can now officially say that there’s two expansions planned so far. One called “Grim Bastards” with an estimated release of October this year, and the other titled “Caverleros Gang” due out in December!

In Three… Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery

Spartacus A Game of Blood and Treachery Board Game - GamesQuest

Thirdly, we have Spartacus, Gale Force Nines first board game hit, which looks to be coming back at us with tonnes more arena-based action! No concrete details have been released on the Facebook page as of yet.

“New Releases for Spartacus the board game!! Follow this page as I will be releasing the information this week.”

However I’ve just been given the go-ahead to let you all know that there are four releases coming our way between now and January 2015. I have no exact details on these items but as soon as I do I’ll be posting them here for all to see.

The most exciting of the proposed additions to the game should arrive in time for Christmas. With an estimated release of December 2014, the Spartacus – Shadow of Death Expansion will be a much sought after gift so keep your eyes out for pre-orders appearing soon!

Shortly after the new expansion hits the store, with a release estimate of January 2015 there’s three new additions to the line-up; Spartacus Resin Figures, Spartacus House Dice and Spartacus Character Cards (House Champions.) All three titles promise to add new flavour to the already fantastically thematic game.

And finally… Yet More Exciting News!

Homeland Board Game - GamesQuest

Finally, specifically, for this impromptu news flash, and not yet appearing on their Facebook page! I’ve been told today that in November this year we’ll be seeing the release of Homeland the Board Game! If you’ve read my previous post then you’ll know just how intrigued I am by this title so you’ll understand exactly how excited I am to hear it’ll be with us this year and that this is how they’re describing the gameplay:

“As the players attempt to defeat the terrorists, they are also working to reach their own victory condition. While everyone has to work together, only one player can win. Jeff Smith confirmed that one of the hidden player agendas is to have the event succeed, with that player working against the others while “trying to help””

So, with all the updates that came through today, it’s no real surprise to hear 247 Toys final exciting piece of news for us!

“247 Toys and Gale Force Nine have been asked to put forward both Sons of Anarchy and Homeland the board game for a Game of the Year award at the UK Games Expo 2015!”

Anyway, that’s the end of this unscheduled News Flash, I hope you’ve found all this info as exciting and interesting as I have! Check back soon for more gaming news, previews and reviews!

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Tom Randell

Driven Instructional Designer by day, board game fanatic by night! Tom has a long background in eLearning design and is a strong believer that story and narrative are crucial to creating excellent learning and gaming experiences. A passionate blogger, game reviewer and play tester, he enjoys spending his time playing games of all genres.

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