Ares Games Unveils Exciting GenCon 2023 Preview – Prepare for Unforgettable Gaming Experiences!
Ares Games will be at Gen Con 2023 (Booth #541, Aug. 3-6, Indianapolis), introducing several new releases, upcoming games, previews, and events. Attendees will have the opportunity to try and purchase the family and party game Ensemble, the economic game The Rich and The Good, the European themed game Cangaceiros, the first copies of the upcoming Against the Shadow, the solo and co-op expansion of War of the Ring: The Card Game, the role-playing game Fantasy World, and the new M/N 800 Caqurachen observation balloons.
Game designer Ian Brody, author of Quartermaster General and War of the Ring – The Card Game, will be Ares Games’ special guest at the show. Ian will present a preview of Quartermaster General Eastfront, the first two-player game to use the popular Quartermaster General gaming system, and will be a judge at the War of the Ring The Card Game – GenCon Grand Tournament, on Saturday and Sunday.
Another future release that will be introduced for the first time at Gen Con is the long-awaited third expansion for War of the Ring, Kings of the Middle-earth. It will focus on the role of the rulers of the Free Peoples, and their weaknesses, and expand the role they played in the story, with new characters and rules for resurrecting Théoden, Denethor, Dan, Brand and Thranduil.
At Ares Games HQ in the Events area (on the playing field), 38 events are scheduled, including “Gargantuan” versions of Quartermaster General WW2 and Quartermaster General: 1914 – three times the size of the regular games. Other games in the program are Ensemble, The Rich and The Good, War of the Ring – The Card Game, Sword & Sorcery, Wings of Glory, and Sails of Glory.
Play with Ares Games at GenCon – Booth – #541. For more information about the games, visit the Ares Games website – www.aresgames.eu.
The rich and the good is a new version of the cult classic “Hab & Gut”, designed by Carlo Rossi – the first in English. In The Rich and the Good, players trade commodities from all over the world, with access to inside information to aid their investments and manipulate the markets. The game uses an unusual “common hand” mechanic and an original victory condition – to get rich and be a doer at the same time.
What’s the perfect match for a Christmas tree – a crocodile, a little girl, or pyramids? the band It is a visual, art-based cooperative game, easy and quick to play, for 2 to 10 players. They are challenged to “think” in tune with each other, and vote for the best match among the revealed cards without communicating, to prove that they are a close-knit group, like the musicians in an orchestra.
Kangaseros It is a strategic competitive game set in Brazil in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Feared throughout Northeast Brazil, the “cangaceiros” were bandits fighting for honor and freedom, standing up against the abuses of large landowners called Coronéis and the government. In the game, each player (from 2 to 5) plays a gang trying to survive in the hostile desert lands, hunted by the Volantes, the state police trained to kill them. Each squad will have a boss to choose from the twenty available, each with their own unique abilities and characteristics.
against the shadow is the first expansion for War of the Ring – The Card Game, a game for 2 to 4 players inspired by Tolkien’s trilogy. Each player controls one or more factions in War of the Ring, either on the side of the Free Peoples or from the Shadow Armies, using a unique deck, which reproduces the strengths and weaknesses of the specific factions they play with. Against the Shadow allows for both solo and co-op play for up to two players, along with Free Peoples, while Shadow factions are dealt with automatically, using special decks included in the expansion. The expansion is scheduled for release in September 2023, with a limited number of copies available for sale at Gen Con.
Fantasy world It is an exciting action-adventure and exploration RPG game set in a fantasy world. Designed for three to five participants, it’s an immersive experience that requires both strategy and imagination. Fantasy World builds on the famous Apocalypse system and improves it with new rules and procedures: everything is now as clear, simple, unambiguous, accessible and functional as possible.
WW1 Wings of Glory – Caquot M/Ae 800 Drachen, the most popular balloon of World War I is coming to the air combat mini-game Wings of Glory, allowing players to feature the “Sky Guardians” as the centerpiece of the scenario. Observation balloons played an important role in the fight for air and ground supremacy during World War I, due to their ability to support troops, gather intelligence, and assist with artillery fire. Special packs feature two primary colors, sand and brown, with everything needed to play with in many different situations, and a sticker sheet for customization.
Together with the Drachens, new Nieuport 16 models, fully suitable for use with balloons, will be launched in September 2023, featuring aircraft used by Jean Navarre, Squadrill Lafayette and Henri de Guibert.
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Ares Games is a board game publisher with offices in the USA and Italy and was founded in 2011 to create quality hobby products for an international audience. Ares Games is the publisher of the award-winning “War of the Ring” board game, the “Wings of Glory” collection of aircraft combat and miniatures games, the award-winning tactical game Sails of Glory, and the cooperative tactical crawler game “Sword and Sorcery”. Its catalog also includes family games and euro games. Ares Games is also the major distributor in the USA and other non-European countries for games published by some of Europe’s top table and role-playing game publishers. For more information, visit our website and social media – linktr.ee/aresgames.