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Giochi Uniti Signs Distribution Deal with Asmodee USA

W. Eric Martin
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Giochi Uniti International, which represents the Giochi Uniti board game line on the global market, has signed a distribution deal with Asmodee USA Distribution.

Here's an edited excerpt from the press release announcing the deal:
Giochi Uniti is well known in the U.S. market for the Kingsburg and Letters from Whitechapel game lines. Giochi Uniti is excited to bring new board games to American players, including Bar Barians, Smiles & Daggers, Royal Wedding, Midnight Brunch, and Guilds.

Moreover, American Kingsburg's fans will soon have the opportunity to play Kinsgburg: Roll & Write, a new standalone game based on the famous long-selling game.
Kinsgburg: Roll & Write is the title listed in the press release and the Giochi Uniti catalog, but the game depicted is Kingsburg: The Dice Game, so perhaps this title is being re-branded for a new edition.

Most of these titles have already been released in Italy (and perhaps elsewhere), but Smiles & Daggers from Gianluigi Giorgetti and Andrea Marchi was just announced at the start of July 2020. Here's an overview of the game:
Smiles & Daggers is based on one of the most famous dilemmas of game theory. The term counter-competition, a neologism invented by the authors, describes the main mechanism of the game. It is a competitive game in which victory is more achievable through co-operation, but there can be only one winner. In other words, keep your friends close, but your enemies closer!

The Lady kills the Knight, the Lord kills the Lady but gets killed by Knights. You have to choose one card to put face down in front of you. Your opponent will do the same, whilst other players are betting on the outcome. Each card has two sides: one smiling that gives you money, the other kills (if possible) the opponent.

Which side will you choose? And most importantly, which side is under your opponent's card?
Board Game: Smiles & Daggers
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