6 Hobby Games You’ll Want to Play in September 2018


Pic: cover detail from “Waterdeep: Dragon Heist”/©Wizards of the Coast

Get your game on in September with this list of new and upcoming titles you’ll want to try. Remember: release dates are subject to change, so be sure to double-check with your favorite local gaming shop before ordering

Legend of the Five Rings RPG: Beginner Game

This beginner’s box set has everything a game master and up to four players need to begin an adventure in the legendary land of Rokugan, a fantasy world of fierce Samurai, powerful warlords, monsters, and magic. Inspired by feudal Japan, Rokugan presents a compelling alternative to the Eurocentric settings of other fantasy role-playing games. This set comes with character folios, adventure book, rules custom dice, and tokens. Expand with the core rule book when you’re ready!

Waterdeep: Dragon Heist

Experience the greatest city of the Forgotten Realms in this mad caper of an adventure, suitable for players levels 1 through 5. There’s a treasure trove to be claimed somewhere in Waterdeep, and all you’ve got to do win it is match wits and cross blades with the city’s most formidable citizens. If you’ve been looking for the perfect adventure to start a new campaign, this is it.


The Truth is Out There … and it’s up to you to keep anyone else from finding it in Cryptid, the new game of hidden creatures from Osprey Publishing. Players take the role of cryptozoologists on the verge of presenting the world with evidence proving the existence of a legendary creature. Everyone has a piece of the puzzle, but no one wants to share the glory. Win the game by getting your opponent to reveal their information without revealing your own.

Creature Codex

Hey, Dungeon Masters: Are you tired of stocking your labyrinths with the same old monsters? Are you interested in giving your players an unpleasant surprise? Kobold Press’s Creature Codex is the supplement you need. New demons, dragons, and horrors galore await in this massive hardcover tome — completely compatible with the fifth edition of D&D!

Vampire: the Masquerade

Everything old is new again! The classic storytelling role-playing game of personal horror is back in a newly revised edition. All of your favorite vampire clans, factions, and more, accompanied by new art and streamlined, narrative-focused rules that will get you and your players into the gothic World of Darkness quicker than ever.

Monopoly: Warhammer 40,000 Monopoly

In the grim dark future of Warhammer 40,000, there is only war … and real estate! It’s the classic board game you know and love (and perhaps fought with your family and friends over) set in the world of the popular war gam. Six metal tokens representing the iconic factions of the universe, 22 war-torn locations, and plenty of opportunities to collect souls for your immortal Emperor gives this familiar game an authentic Warhammer feel.