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April 4, 2009: Now Shipping!

As sharp eyed consumers have noted, Frag Gold Edition and the reprint of Burn in Hell have moved from warehouse (the one in Atlanta) to warehouse (Warehouse 23 that is). This is usually a good indicator that cases of our goodies have, or are about to, hit the shelves of your local game seller.

What's different about Frag Gold Edition? Don't recall the details of Burn in Hell? Time for an infodump!

Frag Gold Edition

Game starts. Enemy in sight . . . Frag him! Grab his stuff! Run! Get a bigger gun! Grab some armor! There he is again! Frag him! Run . . . you're hit! You're down. Respawn! Grab a weapon! Start again!

Frag is a computer game without a computer -- a "first-person shooter" on a tabletop. Move your fighter and frag your foes. Draw cards for weapons, armor, and gadgets. Move through the blood spatters to restore your own health! If you die, you respawn and come back shooting!

The new Gold Edition offers upgraded components: a two-sided solid gameboard, plastic figures, erasable character cards, and 18 (!!) dice, to roll really BIG attacks.

Boxed game with 112 cards, six plastic pawns, 18 dice, six erasable character cards, one dry erase marker, rulesheet, counters, and a two-sided color gameboard. Stock #1901, ISBN 978-1-55634-774-0. $49.95.

Burn in Hell

Cleopatra. Blackbeard. Attila the Hun. Richard Nixon. John Wilkes Booth.

Collect the souls of the damned! In Burn in Hell, you try to assemble the tastiest "Circles" of history's sinners. Trade souls with your rivals . . . or just steal the ones you need. Collect groups of Mass Murderers, Cannibals, or even Clerics . . . or build sets of the Seven Deadly Sins. Burn in Hell will keep you on your toes -- can you see the sets that fit together for the most points? Can you steal a rival's key card before he can make a Circle?

Each card includes a great Greg Hyland caricature and a biography of the soul. You'll have a lot of fun reading (and arguing) about why each of these people was invited to the Permanent Pitchfork Party. And to rule in Hell, you must use strategy and cunning, because this game's not over until the last soul is snatched . . .

Boxed game with 168 full-color cards, score pad, pencil, and rulesheet. Stock #1420, ISBN 978-1-55634-666-8. $27.95.
-- Paul Chapman

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