Ares Games Upcoming Releases

Ares Games Upcoming Releases

King & Assassins Deluxe Edition


Players: 2 • Ages: 14+ • Play time: 20–30 min.

The hated monarch has returned, surrounded by his brutal yet faithful guards. While the voices of protest rise around the city and people whisper of overthrowing the king, he ignores his advisors’ pleas and recklessly decides to proudly walk through the main square heedless of his subjects’ moods. As the angry mob is gathering on every corner, hidden assassins are prowling the streets waiting for an opportunity to finish the monarch once and for all. Will he escape his destiny?

King & Assassins Deluxe Edition
Publisher: Ares Games
Item Code: AGSK&A02
MSRP: $39.90
Releases March 2020

King & Assassins is an asymmetrical fantasy game of strategy and deception for two players. One player controls the vile king and his brutal lackeys in guise of knights who try to force their way into the castle through a mob of wrathful citizens. The other controls the mob itself and—more importantly—three assassins hiding among the crowd and hoping to kill the ruler. Choose your strategy, hide the assassins, and play one of two different scenarios, each offering almost limitless choices.

Contents:

  • Rule book
  • 27 Cards
  • 2 Reference sheets
  • 23 Plastic miniatures
  • 5 Plastic Disks
  • 1 Double-sided game board

Black Rose Wars


Players: 2–4 • Ages: 14+ • Play time: 90 min.

Black Rose Wars is a competitive fantasy game of deck-building, strategy, and combat set in the hectic universe of Nova Aetas. Each player is a powerful mage of the Black Rose Order who aspires to become the new Supreme Magister, in order to acquire the mighty power of the Black Rose Artifact and the Forgotten Magic. Each mage has six schools of magic at their disposal, each one with its own strategy to annihilate their opponents and increase their power.

Black Rose Wars
Publisher: Ares Games
Item Code: AGSBLRW001
MSRP: $89.90
Releases May 2020

Mages fight each other in a modular arena of hexagonal rooms. They summon powerful creatures, cast destructive spells, or devise dark deceptions with their enchantments. If they are killed, mages are “reborn” immediately, allowing them to reenter the fight without delay, although their death still fed energy to those mages who caused it. The mage with the most power at the end of the battle will be crowned Supreme Magister!

Contents:

  • 1 Power board
  • 1 Event board
  • 4 Mage sheets
  • 23 Rooms
  • 130 Cubes
  • 238 Spell cards
  • 11 Reference cards
  • 30 Evocation cards
  • 30 Evocation tokens
  • 12 Moon Influence tokens
  • 60 Quest cards
  • 60 Event cards
  • 24 Rose pins
  • 4 Mages miniatures
  • 120 Additional counters and tokens

Black Rose Wars: Hidden Thorns


With the Hidden Thorns expansion, you can expand the battles fought within the Black Rose Lodge. This expansion increases the maximum number of players in Black Rose Wars to six players, considerably increasing the game’s possibilities. To accommodate the addition of two more players, two new colors—white and magenta—are introduced and are now available to the players.

Black Rose Wars: Hidden Thorns
Publisher: Ares Games
Item Code: AGSBLRW002
MSRP: $34.90
Releases May 2020

Marco and Geneve , two new mages, make their debut in Hidden Thorns. Marco, of Molisan origins, is specialized in the School of Illusion, while Geneve, from Paris, masters the spells of the School of Conspiracy. The new mages are represented by two beautiful miniatures, and the box contains all the game components needed to play them.

Contents:

  • Mages miniatures
  • 2 Mage sheets
  • 6 Custom Spell cards
  • 2 Power Point tokens
  • 20 Trophy tokens
  • 2 Mage cells
  • 12 Trap/Protection tokens
  • 2 Action tokens
  • 12 Rose pins
  • 14 Element tokens
  • 50 Damage/Instability tokens
  • 2 Inhibition tokens

Black Rose Wars: Summonings — Undead


Summonings: Undead is a miniatures expansion, featuring a set of summoned creatures that your mage can bring into play in Black Rose Wars. Previously only available in the Kickstarter version of the game, these beautiful figures are now available to upgrade and visually enhance the Black Rose Wars Core Game. They are also a great complement to any fantasy role-playing game. The Undead expansion allows players to lead their personal army of loyal skeleton warriors.

Black Rose Wars: Summonings — Undead
Publisher: Ares Games
Item Code: AGSBLRW003
MSRP: $24.90
Releases May 2020

Contents: 8 Landsknechts (45mm) and 3 Bone Knights (50mm)

Black Rose Wars: Summonings — Constructs


Summonings: Constructs is a miniatures expansion, featuring a set of summoned creatures that your mage can bring into play in Black Rose Wars. Previously only available in the Kickstarter version of the game, these beautiful figures are now available to upgrade and visually enhance the Black Rose Wars Core Game. They are also a great complement to any fantasy role-playing game. The Constructs expansion gives a concrete form to your Transmutation, Divination, and Illusion magic.

Black Rose Wars: Summonings — Constructs
Publisher: Ares Games
Item Code: AGSBLRW004
MSRP: $24.90
Releases May 2020

Contents: 5 Divine Altar (30mm), 5 Mutant Altar (30mm), and 3 Andromeda (50mm)

Black Rose Wars: Summonings — Demons


Summonings: Demons is a miniatures expansion, featuring a set of summoned creatures that your mage can bring into play in Black Rose Wars. Previously only available in the Kickstarter version of the game, these beautiful figures are now available to upgrade and visually enhance the Black Rose Wars Core Game. They are also a great complement to any fantasy role-playing game. The Demons expansion lets players summon from the flames of hell and bind demons to their will.

Black Rose Wars: Constructs — Demons
Publisher: Ares Games
Item Code: AGSBLRW005
MSRP: $24.90
Releases May 2020

Contents: 3 Cerbero (60mm) and 3 Malacoda (70mm)

Hard City


Players: 1–5 • Ages: 12+ • Play time: 60 min.

Hard City is a one-versus-all tactical adventure miniatures game in a “classic 1980s movie” setting. One player takes the role of the evil mastermind Doctor Zero, while all the other players become brave Officers of the Hard City Police Department. The neon-lit streets are crowded with hordes of mutants, controlled by the evil Doctor Zero. In order to get out of this clash, players will have to work together to rescue as many citizens as possible, aiming to upset Doctor Zero’s wicked plans. They will be using the unique abilities of their characters to counter the bloodthirsty mutants’ attacks.

Hard City
Publisher: Ares Games
Item Code: AGSHEXY101
MSRP: $74.90
Releases May 2020

Created by Marek Raczyński and Adam Kwapiński (designer of Nemesis and Lords of Hellas), Hard City is a board game that offers the players an action-packed and cinematic game experience with high-quality components, exciting gameplay, and fully cooperative and solo rules available.

Contents:

  • 26 Mutant miniatures
  • 4 Police Officer miniatures
  • 18 Cut Scene cards
  • 5 Episode sheets
  • 3 Custom-engraved dice
  • 3 Double-sided game-board pieces
  • 24 Skill cards
  • 72 Chaos cards
  • 36 Equipment cards
  • 5 Car and truck tokens
  • 18 Other cards and sheets
  • 100+ Other cardboard components

Slyville


Players: 1–6 • Ages: 10+ • Play time: 19 min.

Slyville is a game of bluffing and deceit for in which your resource management matters just as much as your poker face and your ability to figure out the opponents’ strategies. Try to predict which goods your adversaries might need, and do your best to upset their plans…but above all, secure the most valuable deals for yourself!

Slyville
Publisher: Ares Games
Item Code: AGSHEXY102
MSRP: $34.90
Releases May 2020

As head of a guild operating in one of the world’s major trade and cultural centers in the Middle Ages, you will be sending your trusted henchmen to various districts to find trade bargains, make deals, and provide your organization with more power and wealth—maybe not always in a way that is completely legal, but the end justifies the means, doesn’t it? Players use action cards to acquire goods available in various districts and spend them on deal tiles. The goal of the game is to score at least 100 influence points through completing deals.

Slyville: Jester’s Gambit


Jester’s Gambit, the first expansion for Slyville, introduces two new types of cards—events and hidden agendas—to spice up the struggle of the guild leaders in the slyest of all medieval cities! In fact, medieval cities were home to very different types of people, not only pious monks, humble scholars, and trustworthy merchants, but also those who are mischievous, cunning, and dishonest. In the city of Slyville, you can become one of the latter type!

Slyville: Jester’s Gambit
Publisher: Ares Games
Item Code: AGSHEXY103
MSRP: $14.90
Releases May 2020

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