GAMBONI Press Release

unnamedGAMBONI mafia board game NOW on Kickstarter

GAMBONI is a board game for 3 to 5 players. The game map is a representation of New York City in the 1980’s where five families controlled organized crime. To co-ordinate business and to settle disputes, the “COMMISSION” was formed. Each family is represented by their boss aka “CAPO”. The boss of the most powerful family is elected or otherwise installed as “Chairman of the Commission”. Up to 5 players compete to become “Boss of all Bosses” or “Capo dei Capi”.

In a standard 5 player game, each player has 7 turns (one week) to gather as much MONEY, POWER and RESPECT points as possible, whilst staying alive … MONEY points are earned by controlling area and operating business sites such as pizza co’s, strip clubs and drug labs. POWER by controlling complete area’s and RESPECT by attacking and successfully defending. These points are represented by poker chips, stacked on the left side of the board.

unnamed (1)Key to winning GAMBONI is to find the right balance between RISK and REWARD. The game involves tactics, strategy, diplomacy, bluffing, risk taking as well as a portion of luck. One must be aggressive and active but know when to stop and whom to attack and whom to keep as a friend.

GAMBONI is on Kickstarter from May 24th till June 22nd 2015

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ekrameijer/gamboni-the-godfather-of-all-board-games-mafia-gam

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Porta Nigra Press Release

1Stronghold Games Announces Porta Nigra designed by Wolfgang Kramer & Michael Kiesling

Porta Nigra designated by Stronghold Games as Game #1 in its “Great Designer Series” 

New Jersey, USA – June 3, 2015

Stronghold Games is proud to announce the publication of Porta Nigra, a game designed by the renowned game design team of Wolfgang Kramer and Michael Kiesling, and co-published with Eggert-spiele.

Porta Nigra (or black gate) is a large Roman city gate, located in Trier, Germany, and dating back to the 2nd century. The game is set in that place and time with the players taking on the roles of Roman architects working on the city gate of Porta Nigra.

2In Porta Nigra, 2 to 4 players each command a master builder, who moves around a circular track on the game board, enabling players to buy or build only where this master builder is located. Moving the master builder to farther locations along the track is expensive, so players must plan their movements and builds carefully. The number and type of actions that players may perform on their turn is determined from cards that each player has in their personal draw deck.

The buildings in Porta Nigra are erected physically on the game board at the various locations in the city. This is accomplished with 3-D plastic building pieces, which gives Porta Nigra a beautiful and compelling look on the table.

Stronghold Games will release Porta Nigra as the first game in its new “Great Designer Series”, which will highlight games from the best game designers in the world. Porta Nigra is designed by the renowned game design team of Wolfgang Kramer and Michael Kiesling.  Kramer and Kiesling have previously teamed to design the highly rated games Tikal, Torres, Maharaja, Coal Baron, Palaces of Cararra, and many others.

Porta Nigra features the gorgeous artwork of the great artist Michael Menzel, whose work has been featured in many games such as Stone Age, Shogun, Bruges, Rococo, Legends of Andor, and many others.

The release of Porta Nigra strengthens the commitment of Stronghold Games to partner with publishers globally, bringing their great games to North America and the rest of the world, as well as to continue to publish great euro-game designs.  Porta Nigra follows the success of two smash-hit 2014 euro-games from Stronghold Games, Panamax and Kanban: Automotive Revolution. Stronghold Games recently announced The Golden Ages, a euro-style civilization building game, to be released later this year.

1.1Stronghold Games will print Porta Nigra at Ludofact Germany, the leading printer of hobby games in the world. Porta Nigra has a tentative release date of November 2015. The MSRP has been tentatively set at

$69.95. Stronghold Games will debut this game at the Essen Spiel in Germany in October 2015.

“We continue to find great from Europe and elsewhere, and to publish them for gamers around the world”, said Stephen Buonocore, President of Stronghold Games. “We are very excited to be working on this project with the great company, Eggert-spiele, with whom we have worked so well in the past.”

About Stronghold Games LLC:

Stronghold Games LLC is a publisher of high-quality board and card games in the hobby game industry. Since 2009, Stronghold Games has released many highly-regarded games, including the best-selling “Survive: Escape From Atlantis!”, the most innovative deck-building game, “Core Worlds”, the smash-hit game line of “Space Cadets”, and its latest copublished game line “Among The Stars”. Stronghold Games publishes great game designs developed both in-house and in partnership with European publishers. Stronghold Games LLC is a Limited Liability Company formed in the State of Delaware, USA.

1Contacts:

Stephen M. Buonocore, President

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The Golden Ages Press Release

2Stronghold Games Announces The Golden Ages”, a Euro-style Civ Building Game

New Jersey, USA – June 1, 2015

Stronghold Games is proud to announce the release of The Golden Ages, the highly-acclaimed game originally published by Ergo Ludo Editions for Essen Spiel 2014.

The Golden Ages is a euro-style civilization building game, where players lead their civilizations through 4 eras of history. During each era, the civilizations develop technologies, create fine arts, erect buildings, and build wonders. They send explorers to discover the continents, establish cities in distant lands, and send soldiers into battles.

The Golden Ages offers players varied paths to victory. Civilizations may achieve greatness via the arts, history, wonders, technologies, military, income, secret future technologies, and more. The player who most successfully evolves their civilization through history, overwhelming their opponents on the way to glory, will score the most victory points and be declared the greatest civilization of all.

The Golden Ages is designed by Luigi Ferrini, and it features the fascinating artwork of Alexandre Roche, who previously illustrated such highly rated games as Troyes, Jaipur, Bruxelles 1893, Carson City, Rattus, Tournay, and many others.

Stronghold Games has licensed The Golden Ages from Italian publisher Ergo Ludo Editions, founded by Alessandro Lanzuisi. This is the first game from Ergo Ludo Editions, and it has garnered many accolades in the board gaming community. The Golden Ages is nominated for the Dutch Game of the Year.

Stronghold Games has worldwide English rights for The Golden Ages.  The Stronghold Games edition has a tentative worldwide release date of October 2015. The MSRP for this game is $59.95.

“The release of The Golden Ages underscores one of the core philosophies at Stronghold Games”, said Stephen Buonocore, President of Stronghold Games. “We continue to publish great games from Europe, as well as support our existing internal game lines.  We are excited to be working on this project with the fine company, Ergo Ludo Editions.”

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About Stronghold Games LLC:

Stronghold Games LLC is a publisher of high-quality board and card games in the hobby game industry. Since 2009, Stronghold Games has released many highly-regarded games, including the best-selling “Survive: Escape From Atlantis!”, the most innovative deck-building game “Core Worlds”, the smash-hit game line “Space Cadets”, and the copublished game line “Among The Stars”. Stronghold Games publishes great game designs developed both in- house and in partnership with great publishers from around the world. Stronghold Games LLC is a Delaware USA Limited Liability Company.

1Contacts:

Stephen M. Buonocore, President

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