Lords of Vegas Joins Z-Man Games
We are excited to announce that we’re working with Z-Man Games to bring Lords of Vegas to your gaming table! Whether you’ve been searching diligently for the base game and the Up! expansion, or just now realized you need it for your collection, the team at Z-Man Games has you covered.
Before Las Vegas became the City of Lights, it was a just another chunk of desert. That was, until you and the other lords of Vegas got your hands on it. Set in the era of Las Vegas’ postwar boom, you’ll build casinos along the strip, helping the city go from its promising fledgling potential to its modern, full-fledged state. With careful planning, wise investments, and a bit of luck, you’ll end up as the reigning lord of Vegas!
“We’re very excited to welcome Lords of Vegas to the Z-Man catalog,” says Steve Kimball, Head of Studio at Z-Man Games. “It’s been incredibly satisfying for me to interact with Mike and James as I’ve always personally admired their work from afar, and I’m looking forward to not only support Lords of Vegas, but potential future opportunities as well.”
“James and I are thrilled to have Z-Man continue the legacy of Lords of Vegas,” says Mike Selinker, co-designer of Lords of Vegas. “When we were presented with the opportunity, many people from Asmodee and Z-Man told us how much they loved and played the game. So it was a no-brainer. We think our fans will like what Z-Man plans to do for Lords of Vegas in the coming years.”
Lords of Vegas: Underworld Coming Soon
Also to come will be the long-anticipated Underworld expansion that had been previously announced by Mayfair, but never before released. The Underworld expansion brings characters to the game, adding a unique dynamic of agenda and persona that had not yet been explored.
“When Mike and I created Lords of Vegas, it had more of an organized crime theme,” says James Ernest, co-designer of Lords of Vegas. “You weren’t really the owners of casinos, just connected into their systems at the highest levels. This is why it makes sense that you only have nine employees in a city-block sized casino. Some of that theming disappeared as we worked on it, and some of it just didn’t apply, so the game we made had nearly all of the criminal themes removed. Underworld is our chance to reintroduce the mobsters who have always been a part of the story of Las Vegas, using a new set of cards that add twists and turns (and loan sharks!) to the game.”
The Underworld expansion is still in development. As the game gets closer to release, Z-Man Games will be sharing news and previews on their site, and we’ll be sure to update you here. Until then, pick up your own copy of Lords of Vegas and the Up! expansion, and build Las Vegas into the Entertainment Capital of the World!