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Merchants of the Dark Road

Players: 1–4 • Ages: 12+ • Play time: 60–120 min.

After half a year of daylight, we must now prepare for the dark season.

Merchants of the Dark Road is a strategy game in which you’ll discover the capital city of Lumi, where most of your actions will take place. Collect and produce items to add to your caravan—or sell these items to local heroes and hire them to travel with you. Manipulate the market price of items, visit the back-alley sellers, or delve into a nearby dungeon for magical items to gain the potential for even more coin and notoriety.

Gather lanterns to ease your passage along the dark roads as you guide your caravan to distant villages. Deliver goods and heroes to the best destinations, and gain fame for your bravery! Balance the money you earn with the height of your fame because your final score after a number of game rounds will reflect the lowest of these two values.

After all, what good is a purse full of the coin if the people don’t sing songs about you, and what good is a song with an empty mug of ale?

Merchants of the Dark Road
Publisher: Elf Creek Games
Item Code: ECG018
MSRP: $55
Releases Summer 2021


  • 1 Kingdom board
  • 1 Market wheel
  • 5 Building tiles
  • 2 District markers
  • 16 Lantern tokens
  • 24 Quartz tokens
  • 12 Horseshoe tokens
  • 60 Coin tokens
  • 4 Wagon boards
  • 4 Player screens
  • 4 Prestige markers
  • 4 Wagon pawns
  • 48 Hero cards
  • 22 Companion cards
  • 26 Event cards
  • 7 Steed cards
  • 19 Deed cards
  • 30 Commission tiles
  • 6 Wagon upgrade tiles
  • 81 Goods tiles
  • 28 Night dice
  • 8 Illuminated dice
  • 5 Market dice
  • 5 Travel dice
  • 1 Oracle die
  • 1 Ruins die
  • 1 Private Concern Wagon pawn
  • 1 Private Concern Prestige marker
  • 1 Private Concern Goods marker
  • 10 Private Concern Action cards
  • 6 Guild Notice cards
  • 3 Sarcophagus cards
  • 6 Delivery tiles
  • 1 Rule book
  • 1 Solo rule book/Adventure book

Honey Buzz

Players: 1–4 • Ages: 10+ • Play time: 45–90 min.

The bees have discovered economics. The queens believe that if they sell honey to the bears, badgers, and woodland creatures, they will find peace and prosperity. Spring has arrived, and it’s time to build the hive, find nectar, make honey, and—for the first time ever—set up shop.

Honey Buzz is a “worker bee” placement game in which you’ll expand your own beehive, forage for nectar and pollen, make different varieties of honey, and sell your honey at the bear market. But there’s only so much nectar to go around, and finding the right combinations to fulfill the woodland creatures’ wants—as well as the queen’s orders—will keep you buzzing!

Honey Buzz
Publisher: Elf Creek Games
Item Code: ECG012
MSRP: $45
Releases Q3 2021


  • 1 Hive board
  • 1 Woodland board
  • 40 Worker beeples (wood)
  • 4 Forage tokens
  • 4 Fan tokens
  • 4 Player boards
  • 4 Player aids
  • 16 Starting Hive tiles
  • 63 Standard Hive tiles
  • 24 Nectar tiles
  • 60 Coins
  • 15 Pollen (acrylic)
  • 28 Honey (squishy plastic)
  • 1 First-player marker
  • 26 Order cards
  • 18 Configuration cards
  • 24 Queen’s Contest cards
  • 10 Drone cards
  • 2 Drone Beeples (wood)
  • 1 Rule book

Honey Buzz: Deluxe Components
Publisher: Elf Creek Games
Item Code: ECG014
MSRP: $30
Releases Q3 2021

Honey Buzz: Wooden Coins
Publisher: Elf Creek Games
Item Code: ECG015
MSRP: $35
Releases Q3 2021

Atlantis Rising

Players: 1–7 • Ages: 10+ • Play time: 60–120 min.

The isle of Atlantis, your home, is sinking. Will you be able to save your people in time? Atlantis Rising is a cooperative worker-placement game in which you must work together with up to five other players to deploy citizens across your homeland, gathering resources in order to build a cosmic gate that can save your people. Workers placed close to the shoreline are more rewarding, but they are more likely to be flooded and the actions lost.

Atlantis Rising
Publisher: Elf Creek Games
Item Code: ECG007
MSRP: $60
Releases Q3 2021

Every turn, each player draws a misfortune card that will flood certain locations along the ever-shrinking Atlantis shoreline, or may otherwise work to undermine your efforts to save your people. So you must race to gather the necessary resources to build and power the gate, before the island disappears beneath the waves forever.

This edition contains all new art and graphic design, created to bring even more attention to the thematic setting of the game. The Athenians Attack phase has been replaced with the Wrath of the Gods phase, requiring more strategic planning and adding to the sense of urgency. Now, instead of placing workers in an Atlantean Navy, players must cooperatively decide to flood a set number of tiles at the end of each round. To further aid them in their task, Councilor player powers have been expanded and made more impactful, and the knowledge deck has similarly been revised and expanded. The variable gate components, once built, no longer offer one-time bonuses, but create new worker-placement spots where players can send Atlantean workers to unleash actions to help save their island.


  • 37 Double-sided game board island tiles
  • 54 player pieces—52 wooden, 2 acrylic, including custom meeples
  • 6 Mystic barriers, with plastic stands
  • 24 Mystic energy—glass beads
  • 10 Double-sided councilor player boards
  • 100 Bridge/standard-American cards
  • 21 Cosmic gate component tiles
  • Wrath of the Gods round tracker and token
  • First-player marker
  • 1 Rule book
  • 12 Acrylic crystals 
  • 12 Acrylic gold nuggets
  • 12 Acrylic iron ore meteorites
  • 16 Resin atlantium bars
  • 2 Six-sided, 20mm dice

Atlantis Rising: Deluxe Components
Publisher: Elf Creek Games
Item Code: ECG008
MSRP: $35
Releases Q3 2021

Atlantis Rising Play Mat
Publisher: Elf Creek Games
Item Code: ECG009
MSRP: $25
Releases Q3 2021

Atlantis still needs you! The gods will spare no effort to destroy Atlantis. From the hidden depths of the world, they have called forth unspeakable terrors, monsters sent to destroy, frighten, and harry the Atlantean effort to save their civilization. But hope is not lost. On Atlantis, as new leaders rise up to answer the challenge, new powers also emerge to save the isle. And the gods have summoned a power even they cannot control, for some of these creatures are more sympathetic to Atlantis than to the cruel and petty gods.

Atlantis Rising: Monstrosities Expansion
Publisher: Elf Creek Games
Item Code: ECG025
MSRP: $35
Releases Q3 2021

Monstrosities is an expansion for Atlantis Rising that offers three new challenges:

  1. Medusa Unleashed, in which the gorgon Medusa turns Atlanteans to stone. Can you break her curse and recruit her to your side?
  2. The Harpies’s Lair, in which three monstrous, birdlike creatures steal the resources and workers you need to build the Cosmic Gate. Can you defeat the Harpies and win back the treasures found in their lair?
  3. Between Scylla & Charybdis, in which the monsters that have long doomed sailors leave their narrow straight and terrorize the shores of Atlantis. Can you satisfy their hunger and calm the waters surrounding the isle?

End of the Trail

Players: 1–4 • Ages: 10+ • Play time: 20–40 min.

It’s 1849, the California Gold Rush. Do you have what it takes to find your fortune in gold? Search the land, press your luck, pitch your tents, and play your cards right to find out. End of the Trail is a strategy card and tile game.

End of the Trail
Publisher: Elf Creek Games
Item Code: ECG001
MSRP: $25
Releases Q3 2021


  • 28 Land tiles
  • 4 Turn-order tiles
  • 4 Movement tiles
  • 61 Cards
  • 20 Wooden player pieces
  • 1 Poker chip dealer marker
  • 1 Rule book

End of the Trail Deluxe Components
Publisher: Elf Creek Games
Item Code: ECG002
MSRP: $12
Releases Q3 2021

End of the Trail Play Mat
Publisher; Elf Creek Games
Item Code: ECG004
MSRP: $15
Releases Q3 2021

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