Ares Games will attend Essen Spiel 2014 (Hall 3, Booth E100, October 16-19, Messe Essen) presenting two new releases: the family game Dino Race and the new series of WW2 Wings of Glory Special Packs, featuring the 4-engine bombers B-17 and Avro Lancaster.

In its booth, Ares will run every day demos of The Battle of Five Armies, Sails of Glory and Galaxy Defenders – all these games have been released in 2014 and are in Essen for the first time. Visitors will also have the chance to see the long-awaited Sails of Glory ships Constitution and Victory, expected to release in early 2015, and a preview of the upcoming expansions for Galaxy Defenders – The Earth Strikes Back! and Extinction Protocol.

Dino Race is a fun, simple and fast game, for two to four players, age 6 and up. In a crazy race, each player controls a couple of dinosaurs, running away from a raging volcano and a river of lava, toward safety. A precious dino egg must be carried out – and as precious as it is, it is quite a burden to carry while running! Dino Race game includes 8 beautiful figures of cute little dinosaurs (two for each species) and one dino egg, sculpted by Michelangelo Ricci– a sculptor with a great experience of dinosaurs and prehistory.

B-17F. “A Bit o’ Lace”, one of the WW2 bombers arriving in Wings of Glory.

B-17F. “A Bit o’ Lace”, one of the WW2 bombers arriving in Wings of Glory.

The long-awaited WW2 Wings of Glory Special Packs are also new at the show, and include the four-engine bombers B-17F “Memphis Belle,” B-17G “A Bit of Lace,” Avro Lancaster B.III “Grog’s the Shot,” and Mk.III Dambuster “Popsie”.

Each pack includes a 1-200 scale miniature, a special base with gaming stats, a variable altitude flying stand, and a specific deck of maneuver cards, as well as specific rules and components necessary to use the airplane. These Special Packs also feature the Industrial Complex card and rules, and in the case of the Dambuster, a paper play mat representing a dam and the surrounding area, additional counters and specific rules.

The new game in War of the Ring line, The Battle of Five Armies, released in September, is a stand-alone board game for two players, which recreates the fierce struggle witnessed by Bilbo Baggins at the end of his quest for the Lonely Mountain, in “The Hobbit”, the masterpiece by J.R.R. Tolkien.

The Battle of Five Armies is based on the mechanics first used in War of the Ring, merging action dice and event cards. The system is further enhanced by the addition of the “Fate Track” mechanic, handling the arrival of the allies and the triggering of special events. All the key characters in the battle are featured with powerful special abilities and unique sculptures.

Visit the Ares Games’ booth at Essen Spiel 2014, at Hall 3-E100.

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