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Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle - The Charms and Potions Expansion | Board Game | Zatu Games UK

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle - The Charms and Potions Expansion - £25.89 (Pre Order)

This much anticipated second expansion to Hogwarts Battle increases the player count to five Heroes including the newest playable character, Ginny Weasley! Enhance your experience with Charm abilities to aid you as you battle new Villains and Encounter even more challenges,

Takenoko | Board Games | Party & Family | Zatu Games UK

Takenoko - £22.29

Roughly translating as ‘bamboo sprout’, Takenoko by Bombyx is an adorable board game all about tending to the needs of a hungry panda. Set in the Japanese Emperor’s garden, 2-4 players will compete in an action points allowance system, where they are aiming to complete secret mini-missions – whether that be feed the panda or grow the garden to a particular size (or height).

Azul | Board Games | Strategy | New Release | Zatu Games UK

Azul - £33.99

Azul is the Spanish word for blue, and while there is some blue in this game the name remains somewhat obtuse, thankfully the gameplay more than makes up for it. Azul sets you up as mosaic tilers looking to tile a wall, or something, to be honest the theme is not the strongest and this is very much an abstract experience. But that doesn’t stop it being a beautiful one.
You score points for placing tiles into your mosaic for each row and column of tiles you add to counting your tile in both directions. You’ll also get bonuses for rows, columns and filling all five spaces of one colour of tile.

Splendor | Board Games | Strategy Games | Zatu Games UK

Splendor - £18.50

Splendor, a game suitable for 2-4 players, is a fast paced, gem drafting, card development game that see players take on the role of gem merchants, battling through the renaissance to mine raw materials, transform them into precious stones and then sell them on to the rich and affluent.

In Splendor, you must build your might and worth and attempt to dominate the market as you use your resources to purchase stronger and more expensive cards with the gems you already have. If you're lucky, you work may even catch the eye of one of the nobles, and they may just pay you a visit, adding to your prestige points pool.

Mysterium | Board Games | Party & Family | Zatu Games UK

Mysterium - £24.99

Mysterium is a game of deduction where a group of players work as a team to decipher the true meanings of cryptic ‘visions’ sent from a ghost. It is highly thematic with gorgeous over produced in-game components allowing players to be inventive and interact with lots of table discussion.

Kingdomino | Board Games | Best Sellers |Zatu Games UK

Kingdomino - £13.99

Kingdomino is a charming, colourful tile-laying board game for two to four players. You’re competing monarchs, acquiring rectangular 2x1 land tiles that have two different terrains on them – including lakes, mines, pastures and more. There are 48 tiles in total, and in theory, the more valuable tiles are the higher-numbered ones. Some tiles will have crowns on them – these are worth precious points. The game ends after 12 rounds (24 rounds in the two-player variant). Players then multiply the size of each continuous terrain by the number of crowns within it. Highest score wins!

Mansions of Madness: Second Edition | Board Games | Zatu Games UK

Mansions of Madness: Second Edition - £62.79

Mansions of Madness Second Edition is a co-operative game, suitable for 1-5 players that transports players into the mystical world of H.P. Lovecraft, taking on the role of investigators, tasked with investigating harrowing cases of murder and dark magic, that will see them dragged to the depths of hell, led through dark and desolate halls and streets and faced with unspeakably foul monsters and creatures that will make even the strongest investigators quake.

Gloomhaven (5th printing) | Board Games | Zatu Games UK

Gloomhaven (5th Printing) - £119.49

The game is scenario based, with a story woven between each scenario that you will find in the book. As you encounter new characters they might lead you to discover new areas of the board – applying stickers to customise the board itself. You can choose where to explore, as well as choosing the outcome of different events along the way. For each scenario, you’ll build a unique map of game tiles, populated with terrible creatures, which you must defeat to succeed. You’ll gain experience and treasure along the way, allowing you to upgrade your adventurer with skills and items to help in further scenarios.

Terraforming Mars | Board Game | Zatu Games | UK

Terraforming Mars - £48.99

Yes, Mars is the setting here (oh, you’d already guessed?), and, much like Elon Musk’s plans at the time of writing, you’re a corporation looking to make the fourth planet habitable for the human race in the futuristic 25th century.

Spirit Island (Core Game) | Board Games | Zatu Games UK

Spirit Island (Core Game) - £53.49

Spirit Island is a 2017 co-operative game from Greater Than Games. Deep, strategic gameplay unfolds against a startlingly compelling backdrop of island spirits fighting to defend their home from colonial invaders. Can you and your friends use your spirits’ powers effectively enough to repel Europe’s colonising hordes?

Though you will always have to try to drive the invaders away, no two games of Spirit Island will feel the same. One to four players choose from a set of eight spirits, each of which has four unique power cards. Each spirit is very different to the others, interacting with friends and foes in diverse and interesting ways.

On top of the eight spirits, players can also choose to face one of three different invader cards, each offering a new and distinct challenge. The board itself adds further variability, with four modular islands boards that each give the game a different flavour. Finally, four optional scenarios give you more variety if you want to change things up even more.

Scythe | Board Games | Zatu Games UK

Scythe - £58.59

Set in an alternate reality 1920’s Europe, the game focuses on expanding your faction’s dominance across territory whilst harvesting resources, creating upgrades and battling your enemies. Whilst not exclusively a game about conflict, Scythe rewards players for conducting many different types of engine building leading to great variety in play styles.

Player count: 1-5
Time: 115 minutes
Age rating: 14+

King of Tokyo Second Edition | Board Game | Zatu Games UK

King of Tokyo Second Edition - £24.99

Building dwarfing, laser from the eye ball shooting, ground quaking monsters have descended on Tokyo for the battle royal to end all battle royals. King of Tokyo sees you assume the role of one of a titan, a huge monster looking to prove themselves the champion of the unfortunate city.

Each turn you will take the pleasingly chunky dice and roll away. If you aren’t happy with the results you can re-roll, Yahtzee style, as many dice as you like. After a maximum of three rolls you are stuck with your results, and will use them to attack other players, heal yourself, gain energy to buy power cards or earn victory points.

Player count: 2-6
Time: 35-45 minutes
Age rating: 8+

Magic Maze | Board Games | Zatu Games UK

Magic Maze - £18.29

The game is set in a fantasy world where you play the usual tropes of mage, warrior, elf and dwarf. They have somehow lost their weapons and equipment, so, obviously, they decide to rob the local mall.

When I say you play, I mean you play all those characters. Because no matter how many players there are you will all control the four characters. Oh, and your control of them is limited to direction tiles.

Each player will receive a tile or tiles, depending on player count, with a direction and/or action on them. For example, I might have ‘move north’ and ‘use stairs’. I can use these actions on any character, so together we have to move the pieces around the mall without talking. Sounds easy, but when you are trying to direct four different pieces, to four different places without talking the challenge becomes clearer.

Player Count: 1-8
Time: 15 Minutes
Age: 8+

The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle Earth | Board Game | Zatu Games UK

The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle Earth - £60.79

Embark on your own adventures in J.R.R. Tolkien's iconic world with The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth, a fully co-operative, app-supported board game for one to five players! You'll battle villainous foes, make courageous choices, and strike a blow against the evil that threatens the land - all as part of a thrilling campaign that leads you across the storied hills and dales of Middle-earth.

Each individual game of Journeys in Middle-earth is a single adventure in a larger campaign. You'll explore the vast and dynamic landscapes of Middle-earth, using your skills to survive the challenges that you encounter on these perilous quests. As you and your fellow heroes explore the wilderness and battle the dark forces arrayed against you, the game's companion app guides you to reveal the looming forests, quiet clearings, and ancient halls of Middle-earth, while also controlling the enemies you encounter.

7 Wonders Duel Pantheon Expansion | Board Games | Zatu Games UK

7 Wonders Duel: Pantheon Expansion - £12.79

A pantheon from several civilizations — including Greek, Egyptian, and Middle-Eastern — gets added to 7 Wonders Duel in 7 Wonders Duel Pantheon, with each god having its own power to help you or hinder your opponent.

Jaipur 2nd Edition | Board Game | Zatu Games UK

Jaipur 2nd Edition - £15.49

Jaipur is a clever two-player trading game where you cannot afford to ignore the camels. Each turn you will choose to either take cards or sell cards and that’s it! Of course, herein lies the rub as what you take and sell is where the risk and reward of the game lies.

Player Count: 2
Time: 30 Minutes
Age: 12+

Sagrada | Board Games | Strategy Games | Zatu Games UK

Sagrada - £28.99

Sagrada is a game of “dice drafting and window crafting” where players compete to construct a stained glass window masterpiece while gaining extra prestige through the completion of public and secret objectives and even calling upon the church for favours from time to time in order to achieve their goal.

Played in a series of 10 rounds, this abstract family game sees players drafting dice from a central pool and adding them to the window grid on their lavishly illustrated player boards.

Player Count: 1-4
Time: 30-45 Minutes
Age: 13+

Disney Villainous | Board Game | Zatu Games UK

Disney Villainous - £29.19

Disney Villainous is a 2-6 player, asymmetric, feast of cunning combat and tactical trickery. In the game, you and your opponents will battle it out to be the first to reach your own unique winning condition. At your command you will have loyal minors ready to help you out work your sinister plan. It sounds all too easy doesn’t it.

But there are others just as evil as yourself fighting for victory and as they move to different locations on their unique player boards, they can activate your own villainous Fate Cards that could lay waste to your devious schemes or at least pain stakingly slow them down!

Player Count: 2-6
Time: 50 Minutes
Age: 10+

Small World | Board Game | Strategy Games | Zatu Games UK

Small World - £34.29.

Welcome to Small World, more people than space, so all that can happen now is rivalry for control of what little there is.

Within Small World there are 14 different races and 20 different powers. At the start of the game, each player will choose a random combination of race and power allowing different changes to the game and a different amount of race tokens. Each round a player will claim territory with their race tokens and score points based on how many they have conquered.

Player Count: 2-5
Time: 40-90 Minutes
Age: 8+

Everdell | Board Game | Zatu Games UK

Everdell - £54.99

In its heart, Everdell is a tableau building, worker placement game. These two mechanics work together as players progress through their turns by sending their workers out to claim new resources and draw more cards, and play cards from their hand to add to the new city they’re building within the forested valley of Everdell.

Player count: 1-4
Time: 40-80 minutes
Age rating: 13+

Root | Board Game | Strategy Games | Wargames | Zatu Games UK

Root - £48.29

Root is a game of adventure and war in which 2 to 4 players battle for control of a vast wilderness.

The nefarious Marquise de Cat has seized the great woodland, intent on harvesting its riches. Under her rule, the many creatures of the forest have banded together. This Alliance will seek to strengthen its resources and subvert the rule of Cats. In this effort, the Alliance may enlist the help of the wandering Vagabonds who are able to move through the more dangerous woodland paths. Though some may sympathize with the Alliance’s hopes and dreams, these wanderers are old enough to remember the great birds of prey who once controlled the woods.

Meanwhile, at the edge of the region, the proud, squabbling Eyrie have found a new commander who they hope will lead their faction to resume their ancient birthright. The stage is set for a contest that will decide the fate of the great woodland. It is up to the players to decide which group will ultimately take root.

TIME Stories (Including Asylum Mission) | Board Games | Zatu Games

TIME Stories (Including Asylum Mission) - £26.79

T.I.M.E Stories is a narrative game, a game of "decksploration". Each player is free to give their character as deep a "role" as they want, in order to live through a story, as much in the game as around the table. But it's also a board game with rules which allow for reflection and optimization.

Unlock! Escape Adventures | Board Games | Puzzles & Trivia | Zatu games UK

Unlock! - £21.79

Unlock pits you against the clock, where you and up to six players, in a co-operative manner, have to figure out a number of crafty riddles that will drive you through a narrative.

Unlock comes with three different adventures in it. Before you play any of them, you’ll also need to download the free smartphone app (available on both Google Play and the App Store for iOS). You’ll use the app to pump in answers you believe to have deduced throughout the venture – and it also acts as the 60-minute timer with which you have to complete the quest.

Player Count: 2-6
Time: 45-75 Minutes
Age: 10+

Azul: Summer Pavilion | Board Game | Zatu Games UK

Azul: Summer Pavilion - £31.99

In Azul: Summer Pavilion, players return to Portugal to accomplish the task that never began. As a master artisan, you must use the finest materials to create the summer pavilion while carefully avoiding wasting supplies. Only the best will rise to the challenge to honor the Portuguese royal family.

Azul: Summer Pavilion lasts six rounds, and in each round players draft tiles, then place them on their individual player board to score points. Each of the six colors of tiles is wild during one of the rounds.

EXiT - Dead Man on the Orient Express | Board Game | Zatu Games UK

EXiT - Dead Man on the Orient Express - £12.29

This very popular series of escape room games continues to deliver a huge variety of puzzles, bringing the escape room experience to your home in a small box.

With an innovative cipher system, the EXIT game series asks you to bring just a pen, some scissors and some paper to the table. Using a couple of decks of cards and a booklet of initial information, you’ll be led through a number of different puzzles.

Player Count: 1-4
Time: 45-90 Minutes
Age: 12+