In Review: Viral and Sheriff of Nottingham, Merry Men

Posted on: August 31, 2017

What is being said about our new and upcoming games?

We understand that it can be hard to find the time to keep up with news and reviews. So, we are here to help! Here are a number of articles and videos highlighting Viral and Sheriff of Nottingham: Merry Men expansion.

With the flood of board gaming news that is coming out daily, we understand it can be easy to miss things. So, we’ve decided to start sharing a collection of what reviewers, magazines, and other media outlets have been saying about our games! The plan is to compile a couple of these posts every month showing off what our media partners have been doing.


Viral, the newest addition to The Dice Tower Essentials product line launched August 23rd. It performed tremendously at Gen Con, selling out in our booth, and has been generating quite a bit of media attention. Here are a few of our favorite reviews and mentions so far:

1. Viral infects Ars Technica’s hottest games of Gen Con list!

“Viral melds great mechanics with a well-integrated, light-hearted theme. If you’re a fan of area control, you need to check it out.” – CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE

2. Married with Board Games reviews Viral!

“This is a perfect go-to area control game. Again, it doesn’t have too much complexity to it, easy to pick up, it doesn’t have too much fiddly things… This one just does it beautifully.”

3. Bower’s Game Corner reviews Viral!

“Viral is fantastic, it’s outstanding. Arcane Wonders, once again, they’ve got a perfect track record with me. I love Mage Wars, I love Spoils of War, I love Viral, I love Onitama! Great games, and Viral is no different.”

Sheriff of Nottingham: Merry Men

The long awaited expansion to the hit game Sheriff of Nottingham is available in stores worldwide September 20th! Sheriff of Nottingham: Merry Men is a collection of expansions, so you can pick and choose which expansion modules you want to use! Included are Laws, the Merry Men, the 6th Player, Special Orders, and the Black Market.

Also, we wanted to let everyone know that the Pig Promo Pack that was given away in limited quantities for a coupon book promotion at Gen Con will be available at the Arcane Wonders Online Shop soon! We only had a limited number assembled, and are working to have them ready for you all shortly. The Sheriff of Nottingham Miniature featured in the unboxing video below can be found HERE.

1. The Players’ Aid Unboxing of Sheriff of Nottingham: Merry Men

“Really great game, the Sheriff of Nottingham is one of our favorites. It’s one that is engaging, laughter inducing, and frankly just a lot of fun.”

2. Roll For Crit’s Overview of Sheriff of Nottingham: Merry Men

“I think if you’re a Sheriff of Nottingham fan, you’re going to have to pick this one up.”

3. Tony talks about Sheriff of Nottingham: Merry Men with BoardGameGeek

“So, talking about spice… we have Pepper!”

That’s all we have for now, but we’ll be sure to share more news about our games in the weeks to come! To keep up-to-date with everything about Arcane Wonders (and not miss anything): Like our page on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter, and Join our Newsletter by entering your email address into the crystal ball below!