Your friends at Renegade have plenty of options for strategy game nights this holiday season! Whether it's a quick game of real estate domination with Acquire, or an afternoon of intense negotation and scheming with Diplomacy, there's something for every strategy gamer in our gift guide!
Experience the classic gameplay of Axis & Allies, designed by Larry Harris, in this refreshed edition from Renegade! Five major powers struggle for supremacy - Germany and Japan are aligned against the great alliance of the United Kingdom, the Soviet Union, and the United States. Designed for 2–5 players, the game is set in 1941: The Axis has great momentum and is expanding its conquests in both Europe and Asia... You are called to join the fray!
As a powerful real estate tycoon, there are only seven hotel chains in the world worthy of your attention. Using nothing but your wealth and wits, you must vie against other business magnates to manipulate construction and capitalize on mergers -- buying, trading, and selling stocks in order to get the greatest return on your investments. Acquire challenges you to pit your resources and resolve against other players in this high-finance game of speculation and strategy. Truly a classic game of strategy by the master game designer, Sid Sackson.
If you thought that factory robots took the weekend off like you do (well, most of you), then you haven’t seen a ROBO RALLY yet. When the supervisors are gone and the cameras have been angled to watch the ceiling, the robots take charge and participate in exciting and deadly race-battles.
A classic title designed by Richard Garfield; Robo Rally is a competitive racing game full of robotic chaos! Program your robot to tag checkpoints, attach powerful upgrades, and turn this dreary old warehouse into a fabulous fast and frenzied fun factory!
Alliances are formed and trust is betrayed as players negotiate and outwit one another—in a delicate balance of cooperation and competition—to gain dominance of the continent. Diplomacy challenges players to rely on their own cunning and cleverness, not dice, to determine the outcome of this game of conspiracies and conquest.
Scholars of the South Tigris is a new stand-alone game in the South Tigris trilogy set during the height of the Abbasid Caliphate, circa 830 AD. The Caliph has called upon the keenest minds to acquire scientific manuscripts from all over the known world. Players will need to increase their influence in the House of Wisdom, and hire skilled linguists to translate the foreign scrolls into Arabic. In this Golden Age of wisdom and knowledge, be mindful not to neglect one in pursuit of the other!
As brave explorers, cartographers and astronomers, players set off from Baghdad to map the surrounding land, waterways, and heavens above. Players must carefully manage their caravan of workers and equipment, while reporting back regularly to journal their findings at the House of Wisdom. Will you succeed in impressing the Caliph, or lose your way and succumb to the wilderness?
Thousands of previously discovered plants and animals haven’t been seen for decades and could be on the brink of extinction! In order to save these species, scientists must first find them again. The Search for Lost species is an eco-friendly produced game about this real-world search, utilizing the game system created for the award-winning The Search for Planet X.
In the award-winning game, The Search for Planet X, players take on the role of astronomers competing to locate the elusive Planet X! Each game captures the thrill of discovery, the puzzly-nature of this astronomical investigation, and the tense competition often found in the scientific process.