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Stalkey and Co08 May 2022 8:16 p.m. PST

So, stumbled across some interesting sounding games – portable, short play time, relatively inexpensive.

Space Marines Adventures: Labrynth of the Necrons
was easy to find – $25 USD at Amazon
Seems a relatively simple, quick game I could play with my kid. Go kill monsters for 30 minutes. Make popcorn. Kill monsters for another 30 minutes. Etc.

Then a quick check at Boardgame Geek shows that there are several other games:

Space Marines Adventures: Rise of the Orcs
Space Marines Adventures: Doomsday Countdown
Space Marines Adventures: Rescue Pack Expansion
Space Marines Adventures: Recon Pack Expansion
Space Marines Adventures: Promo cards

These I can find out nearly nothing about – not at GW's website, nor almost anywhere else.

Then, a bit more involved, was "Fireteam" which sounds more interesting for an adult, but is not available anywhere, except… Wait for it… Barnes and Noble?? And there are supposed to be some more miniature packs for it, and those are nowhere to be found.

So, is GW just trying to not sell things?

I'm open for some explanation from those who know better, and may have leads on where GW sells their intro box games now.

Pendekar08 May 2022 8:53 p.m. PST

You can find it on their website here (including free download of the rules).

Clicking on "Games" in the menu will show the other games available*.

* By available, I mean restricted to certain areas in the US and Germany. Each game has a different list of Where to buy at the bottom.

Hope this helps…

The H Man09 May 2022 5:33 p.m. PST

I saw a pic for a box of 12cm Space marines. No idea about them otherwise.

I think GW is getting into the habit of releasing odd things into odd markets. Probably just trying things out, see what sticks. Remember the kids books??

There were Japanese blind boxed marine kits also.

Back to GW boardgames:

Hero quest, a resent revision also appeared.

Bombers over da sulfor river. A fun Epic spin off.

Ork bar room brawl….Free with an issue of white dwarf. Awesome game!

Perry's have a Napolionics travel game, if you want to, you know, actually have your kids learn about the real world.

Cormac Mac Art10 May 2022 10:19 p.m. PST

There were a couple from back in the 90's that were map and counter based. Armageddon and Horus Heresy. Both were a lot of fun.

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP11 May 2022 9:49 a.m. PST

Both Armageddon & Horus Heresy were fun "area movements games.

I wish they'd reboot some board games for the Horus Heresy.

joedog11 May 2022 7:49 p.m. PST

Fantasy Flight Games currently has a Horus Heresy board game.


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