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BOARD & CARD GAMES

Siebenbürgen

Designer & Host: Gianni Vacca

Lead one of the peoples of Transylvania from Antiquity to the Modern Age by a careful balance of expansion, commerce, religious conversions and cultural achievements.

siebenburgen


Planet Apocalypse

Designer & Host: Sandy Petersen

It is the End Times, and the hordes of Hell are invading our world. You and your friends take the role of heroes defending earth from the influx of grotesque horrors. You build up your hero’s abilities over time by adding useful weapons and gear. Destroy the Hellgate & save our world!


Glorantha: The Gods War

Designer & Host: Sandy Petersen

Gods War is a competitive strategy game based on the vigorous mythic realm of Glorantha in which 3 to 5 players summon minions and gods, build temples and shrines, and cast spells. The players go on heroquests, gather mystic runes, try to destroy their enemies, and capture their territory. Each faction has its own unique set of spells, mortal units and immortal gods. For example, the Darkness faction features trolls, the Mistress, shades, and the Hellmother; while the Sky faction has archers, the Emperor, Phoenixes, and the Sun God. The game has a world-shattering 'mythic' feel to it, rather than a 'fantasy adventure' sensation. Glorantha has been the basis for multiple tabletop board, roleplaying, and even digital games, as well as numerous works of fiction. Its depth and scope has been recognized by numerous aficionados of fantasy and gaming, and now it is brought to you in all its astounding power.

The game starts in the Action phase where players spend power they have earned by constructing buildings from last turn. They then spend power to do heroquests, obtain runes, do battle with enemy factions, summon lesser gods' and their greater god, and use powerful empire specific gifts. Victory is determined by obtaining victory points via buildings controlled each round and runes.


FROM THE SCHLOSS GAME LIBRARY

Axis & Allies: 1942 Second Edition

Designer: Larry Harris, Jr.
Hosts: Peter & Fabian


1942, the world is at war! Come and battle out WWII with Oberst Peter Küsell and Feldmarschall Fabian von Küchler. Playing Axis & Allies is another great KRAKEN tradition. Will the precise Schloss management prevail against the unruly forces of THE KRAKEN team? The game will be set-up and then be run all KRAKEN. Turns will played in the gaming breaks. Yep, that is how we roll. This time we battle with the 1942 Second Edition, yeah. And transports will not have attack values again ...


FROM THE SCHLOSS GAME LIBRARY

Cthulhu Wars

Designer: Sandy Petersen
Host: You

Cthulhu Wars is a fun, competitive strategy game in which 3 to 5 players produce cultists and monsters, build mystic gates and awaken Great Old Ones. The players earn spellbooks, try to destroy their enemies, and capture their bases. Each faction has its own unique set of monsters, spells, and its own Great Old One(s). The game features over 60 highly detailed monster miniatures and countless expansions. We will have some of the most fun expansions on hand.

Cthulhu Wars
Cthulhu Wars with some Expansion Awesome at THE KRAKEN 2015. Picture by Gianni Vacca.


Khan of Khans

Designer: Reiner Knizia
Artwork: Ian O' Toole
Host: Michael 'MOB' O'Brien

Each year, the Khans of the Tribes of Prax lead raiders against the clansfolk of the green and fertile uplands of neighboring Dragon Pass, seeking wealth, fame and cattle.

This year, the high priestess of Ernalda has decreed that whichever Khan brings back the most wealth from Dragon Pass in the form of cows will be declared Khan of Khans, the paramount Khan of Prax!

You each play one of the Khans in this competition. The high priestess has made special corrals made to keep your captured cows safe. Any cows still running with your herd at the end of the raiding season are still counted, but watch out for stampedes, squabbling among your tribal champions, and other players trying to steal them!

Khan of Khans

Khan of Khans

Khan of Khans

Khan of Khans


FROM THE SCHLOSS GAME LIBRARY

Camel Up

Designer: Steffen Bogen
Host: You


Camel Up is the winner of the prestigious Spiel des Jahres Award for the best board game 2014. In Camel Up, up to eight players bet on five racing camels, trying to suss out which will place first and second in a quick race around a pyramid. The earlier you place your bet, the more you can win — should you guess correctly, of course. Camels don't run neatly, however, sometimes landing on top of another one and being carried toward the finish line. Who's going to run when? That all depends on how the dice come out of the pyramid dice shaker, which releases one die at a time when players pause from their bets long enough to see who's actually moving!

Camel Up


More soon!





October 2-5, 2015