Day of Battle: Golan Heights
Note: For this game, we are looking for about 3-6 groups of playtesters.
If you are interested in becoming a Victory Point Games playtester for this game, you need to read this article and follow its directions about contacting us. Thanks for your consideration!
Bagged Game Originals: Abandon Earth & Swytch now available!
Bagged Game Originals
VPG proudly introduces the first two games in the Bagged Game Originals ("BGO") series, Abandon Earth and Swytch!
A BGO game is available only in a bag, and at an even more affordable price than our other bagged games. Not to be confused with our Gold Banner Games, BGO games often have a small rulebook, a small sheet of counters, and an 8.5"x11" paper map (if applicable).
Abandon Earth, by designer Tom Decker, is a multiplayer game in which you aim to get your people to a new world that they can call home. Manage your actions wisely by searching for survivors, researching new technology, training and sending off marines to fight back, and launching rockets containing the last remaining survivors of Planet Earth. Score more Victory Points before everyone else and declare yourself (and your people) victorious!
Click here for all the details and to order Abandon Earth.
Swytch, the second in the BGO series by designer Nathan Hansen, is a symmetrically balanced abstract strategy game for 2 players. Each player has two types of Counters: Hexagonal and Circular. Hexagonal counters can move in 3 directions, while Circular counters can move in all 6 directions.
Each player tries to outmaneuver and eliminate all of the opposing player's pieces on the board. To do this, they can do one of three things on their turn. They can either: Move/Attack with a counter or stack of counters, prepare a stack of Hexagonal counters for an advanced move with changing directions, or "Swytch" (i.e., change the orientation of a Stack of Hexagonal counters, and thus what directions they can move). Every time that a player attacks with a stack of counters, they MUST also Swytch with that stack immediately after.
For the Crown variant: All the King's Men now on sale!
It's spreading. What started as a petty feud has grown to engulf the nation, and even the most stoic spectators are now picking sides. And as the scope of the conflict changes, so must the strategy; each contender must learn to command larger armies and coordinate with new allies. This is truly a time where strong leadership could turn the tide of history...
For the Crown, by designer Jeremy Lennert, introduces All the King's Men, a four-player variant pack!
All the King's Men introduces two new variants: The Extended Game and the Team Game. The Extended Game (2-player) uses extra cards, with two options to play an extended game with a friend. The Team Game allows four players to play a single game, in two teams of two!
Note, the For the Crown: All the King's Men is not a ‘stand alone’ game. You must own a copy of For the Crown Second Edition to use this variant pack. This variant cannot be used with the first edition of For the Crown.
Click here for all the details and to order For the Crown Variant: All the King's Men.
Chancellorsville: Bloody May, 1863 is now on sale!
CBM is an old-fashioned beer and pretzels game that is not burdened with cumbersome command & control or supply rules. It can be easily played to conclusion in about four hours.
Chancellorsville is printed by Victory Point Press for Paul Koenig Games.
Infection: Humanity's Last Gasp is now available!
Marco Arnaudo's Kickstarter campaign is underway!
Starting now, you'll be able to back Marco Arnaudo's campaign with plenty of different giveaways at each pledge level. At the $72 pledge, you will receive a limited edition boxed copy of DAWN OF THE ZEDS, with a unique box sleeve featuring Marco as a Zed. There are only a few remaining, so don't wait to sink your teeth into that deal!
That Was the Month That Was
April was another whirlwind of activity here at The Little Game Company. As many of you reading know, we have been focusing on upgrading our equipment and product quality for the past eighteen months or so, with the company being thrice reborn in that time period (once for Gold Banner games, again for boxed games with mounted maps, and now for distribution into game stores). Each rebirth has been with renewed growing pains and many adjustments, and we’re still doing a lot of optimizing to perfect our processes. Fortunately, the great folks here at VPG have pulled together to manage these growth spurts, and we have managed to lift The Little Game Company up these three recent levels. The staff is tired, but morale is very high and we can look back over these past months with some satisfaction that “we’re really getting there!”
For 2013, we had three big goals on our company’s To Do List: 1) Get our games distributed through wholesalers and into game stores (the picture here is our company's catalog page in a major distribution catalog); 2) add some in-house wargames development firepower to the team; and 3) build an improved web site “store” for our customers. We will be working on #1 throughout this year and easily into the next, but at least during the 2013 holiday buying season more people will be able to acquire a new Victory Point Game at their friendly local game store than ever before. As for #2, there is an announcement later in this article with good news for our wargaming customers, and the work on #3 should begin this summer. In the meantime, we are committing to continuing to improve our product quality and to attending a lot more game and game distributor’s conventions around the country this year – we will be flying the crimson banner high and hope to meet new customers.
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Fuentes de Onoro 20 has been released!
Napoleonic 20 #18
Following his failed invasion of Portugal in 1810, French Marshal André Masséna fell back into Spain with Wellington's Anglo-Portuguese Army in cautious pursuit. Assuming the wretched state of the French would allow him time to capture the key border fortress of Almeida, Wellington settled in for a leisurely siege. But Masséna quickly reorganized his forces and advanced on the British positions in an effort to resupply the beleaguered fortress.
Lead your troops forward into action to see if you can break your opponent's morale at bayonet-point before he puts your army to flight.
Playtest / Proofread Upcoming VPG Titles
Playtest / Proofread Upcoming VPG Titles
How to Become a VPG Playtester
If you discover an upcoming game project at Victory Point Games (i.e., those listed in the Initial Development stage) that you are interested in helping playtest or to inspect as a proofreader, here is what you need to do to get involved: more...