Mayfair Games has announced three new releases: Portal of Heroes, Saboteur: The Duel, and Agricola 5 – 6 Player Extension.
Portal of Heroes is a set collecting and trading card game designed by Johannes Schmidauer-Konig. Players are would-be heroes, trying to save the land of Molthar from Darkness. Magical portals have opened, and players can collect magic pearls and build a team of allies from the fantastical creatures and helpers that come through the portals. The first player to collect 12 power points saves the realm and wins the game.
The box contains 56 pearl cards, 54 character cards, 5 player portals, and a rulebook. The game is for 2 – 5 players, ages 10 and up, and plays in 45 minutes. MSRP is $18.00. Release is planned for January.
Saboteur: The Duel is a two-player version of Frederic Moyersoen’s Saboteur (see “‘Saboteur,’ ‘6 Nimmt!,’ ‘Saboteur 2,’ ‘No Thanks!’”). The two dwarves must decide if they will build their tunnel together or separately. In both cases, players will have to try to sabotage their opponent at the right time, maybe with a broken pickaxe, a rock slide, or a locked door. The player who collects the most gold nuggets after three rounds wins.
The box contains 36 path cards, 18 action cards, 18 goal cards, 2 dwarf cards, 8 dwarf counters, 2 keys, 2 dwarves with bases, and a rulebook. The game is for 1- 2 players, ages 8 and up, and lays in 30 minutes. MSRP is $15.00. Release is planned for January.
The Agricola 5 – 6 Player Extension expands Uwe Rosenberg’s classic game to include two more players. There are extra components, and new cards for the game which are tailored to the expanded player count.
The box contains 15 fences (in two player colors), 4 stables (in two player colors), 5 people (in two player colors), 5 white sheep, 3 brown cattle, 10 wood, 2 large farmyard boards, 1 game board extension, 6 Wood room/Field tiles, 8 Clay room/Stone room tiles, 4 ‘1 food’ markers, 10 ‘5 food’ markers, 8 goods tiles for various goods, 8 red ‘Major Improvement’ cards, 48 yellow ‘Occupation’ cards, 4 orange ‘Minor Improvement’ cards, L deck promo cards, a scoring pad, and a rulebook. The game is for 5 – 6 players, ages 12 and up, and plays in 150 – 180 minutes. As an expansion, it requires the base game to play. MSRP is $30.00. Release is planned for December.