Games Industry News for July 21st

Here are some on the news stories and announcements from the past week.

New Crowdfunding Projects

  • Live Now: Cthulhu Wars Onslaught 3 from Petersen Games

Cthulhu Wars is a competitive strategy game in which 2 to 8 players face-off to determine the fate of the planet. You’ll recruit cultists and summon monsters, cast spells, open interdimensional gates, and awaken your colossal unearthly Great Old One.

  • Live Now: Master of the Galaxy from Ares Games

The Galaxy is vast, rich and open to any species who discovers space flight… but nine Elder Races are expanding through space, ready to assimilate or exterminate anybody who stands in their way.  Jump to the stars and build your galactic civilization in this fast-paced, innovative 4X board game with bag-building & card drafting.

New Product Announcements

  • Preview of The Path to Carcosa for Arkham Horror: The Card Game from Fantasy Flight Games

Along with its new scenarios, The Path to Carcosa brings six more of these daring or foolhardy investigators to the game. And, as with all of the game’s investigators, these characters are talented—and flawed—human beings who bring not only their strengths to your adventures, but their weaknesses as well.

  • Coming Soon: Train Heist from Cryptozoic Entertainment

In this cooperative board game, 2-4 players become cowboys in the Old West who must work together to stop the corrupt Sheriff and the rich folks of Notting County from stealing all of the townspeople’s earnings.

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  • Coming Soon: Deadline from WizKids

Play as hard-boiled detectives cooperatively investigating 12 cases.  Every case has clues with symbols that must be matched to unlock their secrets. Players must wisely play their Lead cards to match the symbols on the clues to reveal what the clue offers: which can be important information, the addition of new clues to uncover, or a plain dead end.

  • Coming Soon: New Children Adventurers Miniatures Line from WizKids

WizKids announce their newest line of pre-miniatures created with younger RPG players and their families in mind. Featuring a variety of child age human figures spanning a wide range of classes, the new WizKids pre-painted miniatures collection is set to launch early 2018.

  • Coming Soon: Accessories (playmat, sleeves and deck boxes) for Lotus

Renegade Game Studios is pleased to announce a partnership with Legion Supplies to produce card game accessories using the beautiful art from the popular card game.

  • New add on decks announced for Pathfinder: The Card Game from Paizo Publishing

Starting in March 2018, Paizo will release four special character decks: the Ultimate Combat Add-On Deck, the Ultimate Magic Add-On Deck, the Ultimate Intrigue Add-On Deck, and the Ultimate Equipment Add-On Deck.

  • Coming Soon: Custom Heroes from Alderac Entertainment Group

Custom Heroes is a fast-paced, strategic game of set building and strategy. Similar to Diafugo (aka The Great Dalmuti, etc.) the objective of the game is to get rid of all your cards faster than your opponents.

  • Coming Soon: Three new expansions for Runewars Miniatures Game from Fantasy Flight Games

Fantasy Flight Games announce three new unit expansions for the Uthuk Y’llan of Runewars Miniatures Game! Players can now expand forces with unique unpainted miniatures, upgrade cards, and tokens for the Flesh Rippers Unit Expansion, Berserkers Unit Expansion, and Spined Threshers Unit Expansion.

  • Coming Soon: The First Chapter Pack in the Flight of Crows Cycle for A Game of Thrones: The Card Game from Fantasy Flight Games 

The Archmaester’s Key is the first expansion of the Flight of Crows cycle, and as such, it serves to introduce the major themes that will play out throughout the cycle. As the name implies, the Flight of Crows cycle broadly follows the narrative of A Feast for Crows, drawing on key characters and events from the fourth book in A Song of Ice and Fire.

Other News

  • Winners of Spiel des Jahres Awards Announced

Kingdomino from Blue Orange Games has won the 2017 Spiel des Jahres, and Exit- The Game has won the 2017 Kennerspiel des Jahres.

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Game Industry News – July 14th

Here’s some announcements from the past week.

New Kickstarter Projects

  • Live Now: Crusaders: Thy Will Be Done from Tasty Minstrel Games

Crusaders: Thy Will Be Done will put players in the role as the leader of a Crusading Order. Using an innovative Mancala/Rondel mechanism, they will move their knights through Europe. As they travel, they will battle with enemies, construct buildings, and train troops – all the while trying to be the order that has gained the most influence before the game comes to a close.

  • Live Now: Ink Monsters from Albino Dragon

Take control of a magic pen and draw the cutest monsters to bring them to life. Collect each monster to use their special abilities each round or affect your final score.

  • Live Now: Founders of Gloomhaven from Cephalofair Games

Founders of Gloomhaven is a competitive 2 hour city building game for 1-4 players. It is not an expansion to Gloomhaven, but a stand-alone Euro project that features a unique mix of tile placement, action selection, hand management, worker placement, and blind bidding.

  • Live Now: Star Realms Frontiers from White Wizard Games

Frontiers is a 1-4 player standalone expansion for the multiple game-of-the-year award winning Star Realms Deckbuilding Game.

  • Live Now: Short Order Hero from Wyvern Gaming

You are one of 2-5 short order cooks working in a greasy diner. The battle is on when the owner tells the crew that one of you will be promoted to head cook by the end of the night! Work your rump roast off to serve the best recipe you can. All the while still making time to sabotage your opponents and hurting their chances as well.

New Products

  • Preview new Sourcebook for Star Wars roleplaying

Dawn of Rebellion is the first sourcebook of its kind, designed to be used alongside any of the three core roleplaying lines. Campaigns using Edge of the Empire™, Age of Rebellion™, or Force and Destiny™—or any combination of the same—will find a wealth of valuable information within its 144 pages.

  • New Warhammer Codexes to be released

Each one of these tomes will be an invaluable resource on a faction within the 41st Millennium and the Warhammer 40,000 game. While the indexes provided the platform for every army to play from day one of the new edition with all their models, the codexes will be where the incredible depth and rich background of the galaxy really manifests on the tabletop.

  • Grail Games to release English version of Kashgar

Kashgar is a deck-building game in which players actually build three, “open” decks at the same time. Depending on which card is at the front of each deck (or caravan), determines what actions are currently available for the players. Cards let you acquire spices or mules, make deliveries for points, or acquire new cards for your caravans.
In 2013, Kashgar was released in Germany to wide acclaim, and is now being printed in English.

  • Rulebook now available for Professor Evil and The Citadel of Time from Passport Game Studios

Professor Evil owns a time machine, and he’s been ripping off all the best historical items from times both past and future. Your team has been charged with confiscating these items and returning them to their proper locations in time.  Have a look at the rulebook!

  • Coming Soon: Gang Rush: Breakout from Cool Mini or Not

It’s a race across the border as you compete with other henchmen to get the most ill-gotten goods back to the big boss. Outrun the other drivers and avoid the border patrol to become his right-hand man. Choose your driver, plot your course, and fasten your seatbelt! Gang Rush is one heck of a ride!

 

 

 

Game Industry News July 7th

Some news from the past couple of weeks.

Previews……

  • Sneak Peak of Majestry: FOr the Realm from Z-Man Games

In Majesty, you take on the role of a king or queen seeking to gain power during the Middle Ages. Like any good monarch, you have plenty of subjects ready to do your bidding and help your kingdom grow. Running a kingdom is no easy task and you must make the best use of your subjects and buildings if you want to succeed.

  • Preview of some figures from the next Pathfinder Battles set Maze of Death

This next set releases in November 2017, and is chock full of awesome creatures, villains, and heroes.

  • Preview of new Starfinder Class – the Mechanic

If you want to be adept at building, using, and modifying technologic devices without relying on magic, what class did you play? Our answer is the mechanic.

  • Sneak Peak inside Jade Colossus: Ruins of the Prior Worlds

Jade Colossus: Ruins of the Prior Worlds is a sourcebook for a city, an adventure, and an engine for creating and populating countless other weird sites in the Ninth World.

In-store Now……

  • Valletta from Z-Man Games

In Valletta, players undertake the building projects that will turn Valletta into the glorious city it is today. To succeed, they must enlist the aid of the city’s citizens, craftsmen, and even some historical figures to complete as many construction projects as they can. Gather your wits, draw up your plans, and build history!

  • Under the Big Top – new expansion for Carcassonne

In Under the Big Top, players enter a whole new world where exotic animals perform for awestruck crowds and acrobatic meeples climb to new heights. Once the big top goes up, the people come from miles away to take in the attractions. With twenty new land tiles and two new types of meeples, Under the Big Top adds thrilling new dimensions to your games of Carcassonne.

Coming Soon……

  • Sentai Cats from Iello Games

Sentai Cats is a fast-paced and quirky game in which you train your cute little kitties into world-saving heroes.

  • Leaders of Euphoria – new expansion for Euphoria from Overworld Games

You have survived The Incident… the destruction of the modern world as we know it. The Euphorians are brainwashing survivors to convert them to loyal workers that will maintain their extravagant city. Meanwhile, the Subterrans are emerging from their tunnels to claim the city for themselves. In order to stay within the city’s walls, you’ll need to be loyal to the faction that your Recruits support. A new order emerges from the ashes of civilization. A leader must be crowned… will you choose a better oppressor?

  • A Game of Thrones Catan from Fantasy Flight Games

Fantasy Flight Games is excited to announce A Game of Thrones Catan: Brotherhood of the Watch, a standalone game of resource gathering and trading based on the classic Settlers of Catan. The battle to defend the Realms of Man begins in this new strategic game grounded in the engrossing world of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire.

  • Desperate Circumstances – third force pack in Alliances Cycle for Star Wars: The Card Game

As the Alliances cycle continues to explore the different bonds between the game’s affiliations—bonds of friendship, duty, and mercenary interest—Desperate Circumstances reaches far from Rebel and Imperial headquarters to follow the recruitment of new forces from the fringes.

  • Unicornus Knights From Alderac Entertainment Group

Unicornus Knights is a cooperative game. The object of the players is to assist the princess as much as possible. They will gather soldiers and resources, defeat the enemy generals in the lands, pave the way for the princess, and finally have her enter the capitol and confront the Emperor himself!

  • Modern Art from Cool Mini or Not

Reiner Knizia’s classic high stakes art auction game, Modern Art, gets a modern makeover. You control a world class museum and hope to make a pretty penny by buying and selling masterpieces of modern art.

  • Banana Bandits from Cool Mini or Not

The big boss is retiring to go live on a banana plantation down south, so his top lieutenants are going to battle it out to see who gets to take his place as the new boss of the Banana Bandits!

  • DC Comics HeroClix 15th Anniversary Elseworlds set from WizKids

The DC Comics HeroClix: 15th Anniversary Elseworlds Booster Brick includes the most iconic DC heroes and villains of all time, exactly as you’d expect them to be, and with incredible alternate versions too

Other News

  • 2017 ENnie Award Nominees announced

Congratulations to all of the 2017 ENnie Award Nominees and to all of the 2017 Judges’ Spotlight winners!

 

Game Industry News for June 26th

A look at what’s been happening over the last couple of weeks.

New Crowdfunding Projects

  • Live Now: Fantastiqa Rival Realms from Eagle Gryphon Games

In this two-player game you are a pair of rival magicians transported to the mystical realm of Fantastiqa where you will summon fabled beasts and fantastiqal quests with your shared pack of magic cards.

  • Live Now: Clink RPG from Sigil Stone Publishing

Clink is a tabletop RPG about drifters, the creeds that bring them together, and the history that drives them apart. Tell a story inspired by spaghetti westerns, ronin tales, and shows like Firefly or Supernatural

New Products, expansions, etc.

  • Preview of The Other Side from Wyrd Games

Take a look at Stormsiren, the first preview of one of the models for the new game The other Side.

  • Preview the enemies in Bastion from Z-Man Games

In Bastion, the dark forces arrayed against you are more than run-of-the-mill orcs and goblins. Instead, you face an army of different creatures, from nimble scouts to stealthy spies. Each enemy makes its own unique contribution to the siege effort and presents its own challenge to the heroes who defend the fortress.

  • Preview of The Black Serpent Adventure Pack for The Lord of the Rings Card Game from Fantasy Flight Games

This pack provides your heroes another chance to continue their journey through the Haradrim cycle of Adventure Packs for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game.

  • Preview of the House of Thorns – the deluxe expansion for The Game of Thrones Card Game from Fantasy Flight Games

House Tyrell surges into the light with their deluxe expansion, House of Thorns! Within this box, you’ll find a wealth of new cards, bringing powerful new options to support and diversify House Tyrell’s most important themes, such as increasing the STR of their characters, removing characters from challenges, and winning challenges with the Knights and Ladies of Westeros.

  • Preview of Hunt for the Ring from Ares Games

Hunt for the Ring recreates the initial chapters of “The Lord of the Rings”. One player must bring Frodo Baggins — the Ringbearer — and his hobbit friends from their home in the Shire to the sanctuary of Rivendell, where the fate of the One Ring will be decided.

  • Preview of the new Grymkin faction for Hordes

If you’re a fan of the way the Grymkin are looking Privateer Press have a vast array of releases coming for this new faction in the world of Hordes.

  • Preview the new guild for Guild Ball from Steamforged Games

The Farmer’s Guild has an entirely new play style that coaches will want to experience featuring the unique reaping and sowing mechanics – ‘plant’ harvest Markers throughout the turn to ‘reap’ later on for huge in-game benefits.  In a world of bad guys, Farmers are the good guys that win through hard work and elbow grease.

  • Coming Soon: Planet Defenders from Renegade Game Studios

In the far future, humans have colonized hundreds of worlds throughout the galaxy. Robots have been in use for centuries and millions have been discarded over the years. Discarded robots litter the galaxy and have become a problem for mankind. Luckily the  Planet Defenders protect us and gather up these old robots before they become a real danger to our planets throughout the galaxy!

  • Coming Soon: Company of Iron from Privateer Press

Company of Iron is a squad-based skirmish game that reinvents WARMACHINE and HORDES battles as smaller confrontations between fewer warriors and their character leaders. Average games are played with 10–15 miniatures, and Company of Iron is compatible with the majority of the existing miniatures in the WARMACHINE and HORDES product lines.

  • Coming Soon: Junggle from Z-Man Games

An exciting series of five unique games that can accommodate groups of almost any size, making it equally suitable for couples, families, or entertainment for an entire party. What’s more, with quick playtimes ranging from ten to fifteen minutes, Junggle offers you the flexibility to play several games in a row or get a quick game in at lunch.

  • Coming Soon: Smile from Z-Man Games

Dusk is falling and your critters have escaped their enclosure! In this card game for three to five players you only have a few hours to rescue as many as you can before they cause all sorts of mischief. Fortunately, critters will do anything for a big juicy lightning bug. It’s time to fill your jars with fireflies and head into the forest to round up the critters worth the most points!

  • Coming Soon: Pandemic Legacy: Season 2 from Z-Man Games

Pandemic Legacy: Season 2 continues the epic struggle for the fate of humanity. It is seventy-one years after the events of Pandemic Legacy: Season 1, and the world has been brought to its knees. A network of the last known cities persists, supplied by the “havens,” isolated stations floating in the ocean far from the plague.  The havens are the only home that you’ve ever known, but there is a larger world out there, and it needs your help.

  • Coming Soon: Wars to Come – new expansion for The Iron Throne Boardgame from Fantasy Flight Games

Not only does The Wars to Come introduce House Greyjoy and House Martell, it also offers you the chance to populate your games with twenty-five of the most iconic and notorious allies in Essos and the Seven Kingdoms.

  • Coming Soon: Attack on Titan: The Last Stand from Cryptozoic Entertainment

It’s all come down to this. Titans have broken through Wall Maria and are heading for the supply depot in Trost. If the depot falls, all the resources needed to continue fighting off these monstrous aberrations will be destroyed and all hope for the last remnants of mankind will be lost. It’s up to you and your team to fend off and fell the Titans before they can succeed! Are you ready for the last stand?  Play as your favorite Attack on Titan character… or as the Titan!

  • Coming Soon: The Fox in the Forest from Renegade Game Studios

This two-player trick-taking game is co-published with Foxtrot Games (Lanterns: The Harvest Festival, World’s Fair 1893) and is filled with charming art by Jennifer L. Meyer. Players will need to carefully choose their cards in this dynamic game with non-linear scoring.

  • Coming Soon: New Dungeons & Dragons: Tomb of Annihilation Product Line from WizKids

Product offerings include the Tomb of Annihilation Adventure System Board Game, D&D Icons of the Realms: Tomb of Annihilation miniatures, and Dungeons & Dragons Dice Masters: Tomb of Annihilation.

 

 

 

 

 

Game Industry News for June 12th

Some highlights of what has been happening in the industry this past week.

New Crowdfunding Projects

  • Live Now: Archmage from Game Salute

Archmage is a strategy board game where you build and lead an order of mages towards your epic destiny of becoming Archmage, a wizard that weaves all six spheres of magic into one.

  • Live Now: Deception: Undercover Allies from Grey Fox Games

An all new expansion to the hit game Deception: Murder in Hong Kong, Undercover Allies expands the base game by bringing new cards, new roles and new scenes.

  • Live Now: Rise of Tribes by Breaking Games

Spread across the world, taking advantage of mild winters and discovery of new tribes, or plant your roots and establish powerful villages. Share the land with the other players peacefully, or push them out of your territory. There are many paths to victory in Rise of Tribes!

  • Live Now: Tiny Wastelands from Gallant Knight Games

The minimalist TinyD6 roleplaying system hits the roads in this post-apocalyptic ruleset.  You’ll be able to play survivors of lost and destroyed civilizations, mutants rampaging the wastelands and so, so much more.

  • Live Now: The Lost Citadel from Green Ronin

Welcome to Zileska, a world ravaged by death and undeath. In the Lost Citad’el Roleplaying game, you take on the role of a last remaining survivor of your race, be it human, dwarf, elf, or ghûl.

New Products, Expansions, etc

  • Coming Soon: D&D Icons of the Realms Miniatures Epic Level Starter from WizKids

The heroes have all leveled up with all new equipment and effects to continue your epic level Dungeons & Dragons adventure.

  • Coming Soon: Cities of Splendor from Asmodee

With four expansions in a single box, Cities of Splendor offers you four thrilling new ways to experience the game, opening the door to new levels of replayability without sacrificing any of the original game’s unique elegance.

  • Coming Soon: Covert Ops from Z-Man Games

In SpyNet, two to four players work alone or with a teammate to gather the information they need to recruit the best agents and disrupt their opponents’ plans.

  • Coming Soon: Whitehall Mystery from Fantast Flight Games

In this new standalone game in the Letters from Whitechapel Series, the hunt for history’s most notorious serial killer continues. Take on the roles of Jack himself or the real-life Investigators who famously took on the case at the height of the Ripper’s reign of terror.

  • Coming Soon: Echoes of the Past, the first Mythos Pack in The Path to Carcosa cycle for Arkham Horror: The Card Game! from Fantasy Flight Games

The King in Yellow has come to Arkham, you caught the performance, you found yourself drawn into a maddening series of events, and now—however hard you might try—you cannot erase them from your mind. Nor can you ignore the play’s sinister history of disappearances, suicides, delusions, and insanity.

Other News

  • New RPG announced from Evil Hat Productions

Evil Hat Productions and John Harper/One Seven are joining together to bring Agon 2nd edition, an updated version of the ancient greek role-playing game.

Game Industry News for June 5th

An overview of news and events happening in the industry this past week.

New Products, Expansions, etc.

  • Out Now: Akrotiri Revised Edition from Z-Man Games

The tile-laying, treasure-hunting adventure continues in the revised edition of Akrotiri, available at retailers now!

  • Out Now: The 2016 Android: Netrunner World Champion Corp Deck and the 2016 Android: Netrunner World Champion Runner Deck

Now, you have the chance to field those decks yourself, use them as a base for your own deckbuilding, or simply gain access to stunning, extended art versions of powerful cards.

  • Coming Soon: Kronia from Cool Mini or Not

In Kronia, the Gods have become tired of the current rulers of Greece. It is time for fresh blood to take over control. Everyone is trying to win the favor of the Gods to earn their vote in this bluffing game for up to four players.

  • Coming Soon: Ex Libris from Renegade Game Studios

In Ex Libris, you are a collector of rare and valuable books in a thriving fantasy town where the Mayor has just announced a new seat in the Village Council, Grand Librarian.  To outshine your competition for the position, you’ll need to expand your personal library by sending your trusty assistants out into the village to find the most impressive tomes.

  • Coming Soon: Spoils of War from Arcane Wonders

The raid is over, and the victorious Vikings gather in the chieftain’s tent to divide the Spoils of War!  Spoils of War is a fast-paced and exciting game of bidding and wagering for 3-5 players. Each round, players roll their dice, and then cleverly bluff and bet to outwit their fellow Vikings to claim fantastic treasures to add to their collection!

  • Coming Soon: Retribution of Scyrah Command from Privateer Press

Once outlawed as a dangerous and radical sect of extremists, the Retribution of Scyrah has become the last shining beacon of hope for the elves of Ios.  Forces of WARMACHINE: Retribution of Scyrah Command provides the foundation you need to lead the Retribution in victory and vengeance

  • Coming Soon: Star Trek Adventures RPG Borg Cube Set from Modiphius

This is the perfect set for Trekkies, RPG fans, or even a gaming group looking to seek out new life and new civilizations. Besides being the coolest box in the history of gaming, the Borg Cube Boxed Set has everything you will need to play Star Trek Adventures, and then some.

Get Assimilated With The Star Trek Adventures RPG Borg Cube Set

  • Preview of the WW1 Wings of Glory Airplane Packs

The Albatros D.III is featured in Wings of Glory in three versions, presenting equipment used by the pilots Hermann Frommherz, Kurt Gruber (Austrian), and Manfred von Richthofen. All three models include a special card, “Lockable Controls”, to reflect a feature of the Albatros, allowing the controls to be locked into a straight flight

  • Preview the Hammerhead Corvettes Expansion Pack for Star Wars™: Armada

Often fielded in groups by the Rebellion, Hammerheads lend themselves to formation tactics with their agility and responsiveness. You’ll be able to explore some of these formation tactics with the expansion’s two pre-painted Hammerhead miniatures, and you’ll find them supported by two ship cards, as well as a full complement of fourteen upgrade cards heavily focused on close-range combat!

  • Preview the Guns for Hire Expansion Pack for X-Wing™

A Scum and Villainy aces expansion, Guns for Hire supports your galactic ambitions with no fewer than two starfighter miniatures, eight ship cards, twelve upgrades, and four condition cards.

Other News

  • Passport Game Studios to Partner with Splotter

Passport Game Studios will be partnering with Splotter to bring a reprint of Antiquity to hobby distributors this year and a reprint of Food Chain Magnate in early 2018!

  • What Was Said About the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game at PaizoCon

A blog post explaining the plans for the future of Pathfinder Adventure Card Game by Mike Selinker, Adventure Card Game Lead Designer

 

 

 

 

Game Industry News for May 29th

An overview of some the news and events happening in the industry this last week.

New Crowdfunding Projects

  • Live Now: Kokoro from Indie Board & Cards

This is a new adaptation of the hit game Avenue from Aporta Games, brought into the universe of Kodama.  With a few added twists to make this great game even more enjoyable, Kokoro is an exciting family game that can be played with up to six players.

  • Live Now: Hang 12 from Grail Games

Do you know what your friends are thinking? Guess correctly, and you will surf bigger and bigger waves, but if you answer incorrectly, it will all come crashing down! Ride your wave in to shore before you lose it!

  • Live Now: Metal Dawn from Everything Epic

Cooperatively race against the clock & fight the invading rogue AI robot army while gaining intel to hack machines and stop Metal Dawn!

New Products, Expansions, etc.

  • Preview of the TIE Aggressor Expansion Pack for X-Wing™

The upcoming release of the TIE Aggressor Expansion Pack looks to add new muscle and utility to this line of TIE variants

  • Coming Soon: Sidereal Confluence: Trading and Negotiation in the Elysian Quadrant from WizKids

In this unique trading and negotiation game, 4-9 players will need to competitively scheme and create mutually beneficial agreements to keep their economies thriving.

  • Coming Soon: Marvel HeroClix: 15th Anniversary – What If? set! from WizKids

The Marvel HeroClix: 15th Anniversary What If? Booster Brick includes the most iconic Marvel heroes and villains of all time, exactly like you’d expect them to be, and in spectacular alternate versions too.

  • Coming Soon: Atlas: Enchanted Lands from Renegade Game Studios

Atlas: Enchanted Lands is an elegant card game set in a world of fairies and magic. Play cards to reveal a certain place and time — and place your stake in one of the two.

  • Coming Soon: Master of Orion: The Board Game from Cryptozoic Entertainment

This new board game is based on the empire-building game Master of Orion: Conquer the Stars. It has taken the key aspects of a 4X game, but has been streamlined to play in an hour.

  • Coming Soon: Crystal Clans from Plaid Hat Games

Choose your clan, maneuver your forces, and fight for the powerful crystals of the Crystal Clans!  Crystal Clans is a new 2-player expandable battle game from Plaid Hat Games.

Other News

  • Renegade to Publish Kennerspiel Nominee, Raiders of the North Sea in English

Renegade Game Studios™ has partnered with Garphill Games, a leading New Zealand publishing company, to release Raiders of the North Sea and its expansions in English.

  • 2017 Spiel des Jahres shortlist released

The shortlist for board game’s biggest international award, the Spiel des Jahres (Game of the Year), has just been announced by the German critics’ association that awards the prize.

  • New Warhammer RPGs announced from Cubicle 7

A new edition of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay will be launched by Cubicle 7 Entertainment later this year. The new edition will return players to Warhammer’s grim world of perilous adventure, and takes its direction from the first and second editions of the game. Games Workshop and Cubicle 7 Entertainment have also announced the Warhammer Age of Sigmar Roleplaying Game, for release in 2018.  These two games will be independent game lines with different rulesets.

  • Ares Games announce new Last Friday expansion and Monsters vs. Heroes games

Ares Games is extending the partnership with Pendragon Game Studio, and will release the English-language edition of two new games published by Pendragon: the first expansion for the survival horror game Last Friday – “Return to Camp Apache”, and the thrilling card game “Monsters vs. Heroes – London After Midnight”. Both are expected to release in September 2017.

Game Industry News for May 15th and May 23rd

An overview of some of the news and events happening in gaming industry this past week(s).

New and Upcoming Crowdfunding Projects

Live Now: Path of Light and Shadow by Indie Board & Cards

Path of Light and Shadow is a massive empire-building experience, combining area control, deck management, and civilization customization. As players vie for control of The Realms, they must enlist and promote supporters, outfit their burgeoning empire with powerful technologies, align with powerful leaders, and lay siege to rival exiles after the throne. Above all else, each player must decide what type of leader they will become, cruel or merciful. But choose wisely, for each path has its rewards and perils.

Live Now: Ravage – Dungeons of Plunder from Modiphius

Ain’t no Heroes in this game! You play the Blackroot Orcs delving dungeons for loot and teef. Featuring 3 game modes Solo, Co-Op and Treachery for 1-5 players with or without an Evil Overlord.

Live Now: Iunu from LudiCreations

Dynasties of Ancient Egypt rise and fall. Will your rule be strong enough to survive? Build your society, feed your people, and please the gods. Protect your citizens from invaders and secure their places in the afterlife! IUNU (uh-wah-noo) is a game for 2-4 players set in the ancient Egyptian city of the same name, the city of pillars.

New Products – games, expansions, new decks, etc

Preview a Conflict Example in Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game

The conflicts of Rokugan are not a straight forward affair. Whether in court or on the battlefield, the Great Clans understand the strategic need to keep their tactics close to their chest, revealing themselves only when they are sure to defeat their foes. These intrigues and displays of strength are brought to life during the conflict phase.

Preview of Cities in Ruin, a new expansion for Eldritch Horror

In the Cities in Ruin expansion for Eldritch Horror, Shudde M’ell, the progenitor of the dreaded chthonians, tosses and turns with the cycle of its dreams. Can a few brave investigators scattered across the globe truly hope to stand between this horrifying monstrosity and the utter devastation that heralds its coming?

Preview from the upcoming DC HeroClix: Wonder Woman Gravity Feed.

Here is a closer look at The Flash – one of the new figures in the Wonder Woman feed.

Preview of the upcoming Deluxe Expansions for Ashes, “The Laws of Lions” and “The Song of Soaksend”!

Each Deluxe Expansion will come with its own deck box in one of two styles. The darker style will hold Namine’s deck, “The Song of Soaksend,” while the lighter style is for Odette’s deck, “The Laws of Lions.”

Preview of the Dark Magic of Ankaur Maro in Runewars Miniatures Game

The expansion features one infantry and one cavalry figure for Ankaur Maro as well as new terrain and upgrade, objective, and deployment cards to expand your Runewars Miniatures Game collection.

Preview of Fully Operational, the Engineer’s sourcebook for Star Wars: Age of Rebellion

Fully Operational, the Engineer’s sourcebook for your games of Star Wars™: Age of Rebellion, provides players and gamemasters with a trove of information about Engineers, those brave Rebels who provide an additional level of support for the cause with their technical skills and talents.

Preview of the Imperial Light Carrier Expansion Pack for Armada

The Imperial heart of the sixth wave of expansions for Star Wars™: Armada, the Quasar Fire-class cruiser-carrier promises to add new punch to the Empire’s squadrons when it arrives with the Imperial Light Carrier Expansion Pack

Advanced look at the rules for the new expansion for Quadropolis

Your city is expanding and citizen needs have become more important. As a Mayor, you must provide them the Public Services that will make their daily life better.

Coming Soon: New creatures added to WizKids Nolzur’s Marvelous Miniatures line

WizKids announced they are adding previously unavailable and long sought after creatures to their Dungeons & Dragons unpainted miniatures line.  Prepare to bring new races like the dragonborn, tiefling and genasi into your clan or customize your displacer beast, beholder or even Demogorgon to terrify the adventuring party with a plot twist. Now your characters and monsters can be as unique and creative as the adventure itself.

Coming Soon: Flatline from Renegade Game Studios

Flatline, the latest game by Kane Klenko, will be available on May 31st! This real-time cooperative dice game, set in the Fuse universe, will challenge teams to save patients on their ship that have been brought to the medical bay. With only one minute per round, players will need to work together and carefully plan out their strategies.

Coming Soon: Gekido from Cool Mini or Not

In the future, sports fans aren’t entertained by something as mundane as football or baseball. They want to see high tech bots beat on each other in an arena! Gekido: Bot Battles gives players the chance to take control of a deadly hunk of metal and enter the ring looking for glory.

Coming Soon: Oath of the Brotherhood from Alderac Entertainment

In this 2 to 5 player game you take the role of a young pirate, trying to outwit and outgun your rivals through the dark streets and ports of Isla Granuja. You will have to command your crew, recruit new members, discover lost locations, battle other pirates and complete quests to impress the pirate elite.

Coming Soon: NMBR 9 from Z-Man Games

NMBR 9 is a puzzling game of number stacking for one to four players. Players score points by creating their own displays of uniquely shaped number tiles. The higher a tile is in the display, the more points it’s worth—and the most points wins

Coming Soon: Arena of the Gods by IELLO Games

Dive into a universe in which heroes from 6 different mythos fight together for the entertainment of their Gods. In Arena you assume the role of a powerful fighter handpicked by a divine hand for a battle to the death.

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Coming Soon: Kaiju Crush! From Fireside Games

Play as a giant monster as you stomp and fight your way to supremacy. Crush buildings for points through limited grid movement. Earn in-game bonuses and gain extra points for locations of crushed buildings, numbers of City Tiles claimed, and specific patterns formed. When another monster is nearby, fight! Use brains and brawn to claw your way to victory!

Coming Soon: Muertoons from Steve Jackson Games

You and your friends are looking for the Día de los Muertos celebration. But grumpy Tio Rico hates the noise and lights of Día de los Muertos, so he stole the signs pointing to the party. Luckily, the Muertoons can show you the way

Coming Soon: All-new version of Entropy, designed by Rule & Make, from Passport Game Studios.

This updated version of the game, titled “Entropy: Worlds Collide“, is jam packed with new artwork and refined game play

Coming Soon: Nefarious Becoming a Monster Expansion from USAopoly

Who told you that scientists are nice, harmless eccentrics? In this expansion you’ll find new technologies and new methods to your madness. Be ready for new Inventions with abilities that can be used repeatedly, new Twists that add new places to send Spies, and even more monstrous Twists that add new Action Cards to the game – Develop, Experiment, and Produce

Coming Soon: Martin Wallace’s The Arrival from Cryptozoic Entertainment

Cryptozoic Entertainment is bringing Martin Wallace’s new game The Arrival to a wider audience with updated art, components and rules, after initial release at Spiel in 2016.

Other News

Gale Force Nine revises Doctor Who: Time of the Daleks

Gale Force Nine have chosen to update and present the game in a four-player version instead of the previously announced version.  The four-player version will include the First, Fourth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Doctors. It is the same game as before but players will begin their adventures with four Doctor’s to play as before, adding more with game expansions. The other two Doctor’s from the six-player version, both the Fifth and Tenth Doctors, will now come in their own expansion to give you 5 and 6 players options shortly behind the release of the game.  The planned further expansions have not changed and they will be bringing all of the other Doctors to the table as well as some Companions and specials in the second half of the year.  The game is at the printers now and due back soon.  Visit http://doctorwho.gf9games.com/ for more information on the game.

IDW Games to Release Board Game Based on the Wayward Comic Series

IDW Games announced today that it is working closely with writer Jim Zub and illustrator Steven Cummings on an upcoming Wayward board game. Designed by Jon Gilmour, co-designer of Dead of Winter and Outpost: Siberia, Wayward is a fully cooperative board game where players assume the roles of the comic’s heroes working together to defeat villains controlled by the game.

Marvel Legendary OP Night

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The Sentry Box will be hosting a Marvel Legendary event on Monday May 29th at 7:00pm. This will be a two round event (depending on the number of participants) and will have a $5.00 entry fee.

Everyone who participates will get an alternate art Cosmic Cube Scheme card. There are four foil Thor God of Thunder cards for the top participants and the overall winner will get a plexiglass Loki Mastermind card.

In addition, one random participant will win a 32″ x 14″ Marvel Legendary play mat.

There is a signup sheet at the front desk of the store. While pre-registration is not required we will guarantee spots to people who sign up in advance.

Game Industry News for May 8th, 2016

New and Upcoming Crowdfunding Projects

Live Now: Skyways by Eagle Games

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Skyways is a strategic block-connecting city-building game for the whole family! You and your opponents build the city, floor by floor, while connecting these high-rises with skyways.

Live Now: Moods of the Mad King from Gallant Knight Games

Moods of the Mad King is a micro-game for 2 to 4 players, where the players assume the role of a playwright in the court of The Mad King! The Mad King demands a play to suit his current feelings, but with his ever-changing moods and propensity for beheadings, all the playwrights are stealing secrets from each other and scrambling to gather information from those close to the king in order to create the perfect play!

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