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