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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 the 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! You may need to get some practice before you play this game, you don’t want to be shown up by your peers! You could try using an online casino like Omi88 or, you could look at getting a bit of practice in beforehand by using an online casino on your phone to ensure that you’ve brushed up on your casino skills to help you become the lord of Vegas!

If you expected Lords of Vegas to be something akin to the slot machines of the real Vegas, rather than the board game style that it actually has, then perhaps you’d feel more at home on some of the online casinos where you can play for free and with the option to play for fun or play to win.

“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.”

It’s expected that the game will do well due to the immense prevalence that casinos and therefore, Las Vegas, have in society, particularly as casino games have made their way online and onto our mobiles. With people who would never venture into a real-life casino playing on sites like, the industry has surged in popularity in recent years, and there’s no doubt that Lord of Vegas will do just 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.”

Read the full announcement at Z-Man Games!

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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!