Game Industry News for July 28th

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

New Crowdfunding Projects

  • Live Now: Diesel Demolition Derby from LudiCreations

Diesel Demolition Derby is the latest game set in the world of Crisis, after Crisis itself and the dieselpunk-themed version of Long Live The Queen. A tactical drafting card game for 2-6 players, you are in an underground fighting league for dieselpunk mechas in a society in Crisis.

  • Live Now: Princess Bride 30th Anniversary Celebration Card Pack from Game Salute

Game Salute are releasing a new 30th Anniversary Pack, new accessories, card sleeves, a special doubledeck box, and a new playmat to complement their line of Princess Bride games – A Battle of Wits, I Hate To Kill You, Prepare to Die!, and Prepare To Die! Again!!

  • Live Now: Argent 2nd Edition

Return to the intrigue, splendor, and secrets of Argent University of Magic! Upgrade Kit available for 1st Edition owners!

  • Live Now: Legacy: Life Among the Ruins 2nd Edition from Modiphius

A tabletop RPG about rebuilding after the apocalypse, now funding its second edition. Tell your saga of rediscovery across generations!

  • Live Now: A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game from Cool Mini or Not

Lead the Starks or Lannisters into battle using amazing preassembled miniatures based on the characters of the best-selling novels in this competitive miniatures game for two or more players. Each player controls one of the Great Houses of Westeros, commanding battlefield units, recruiting legendary Heroes, and manipulating the political stage, in the attempt to claim the greatest prize of all: The Iron Throne.

3D Renders of Robb Stark, Grey Wind and Ser Gregor 'The Mountain' Clegane

New Things Coming!

  • Sneak Peak at the new General’s Handbook from Games Workshop

There’s a lot of content – and nearly every single bit of it is new or updated. This isn’t just a new edition of the General’s Handbook, this is a completely new guide to gaming in the Mortal Realms – new ways to play, new Alliance Abilities, tonnes of new battleplans, allies, updated units and more.

  • Preview of the Deepwood Archers Unit Expansion for Runewars Miniatures Game

Whether raining death upon their enemies or providing pin-point accurate covering fire for their allies, the Deepwood Archers stand as a true testament of Latari skill

  • Coming Soon: Dragon’s Hoard from Renegade Game Studios

In Dragon’s Hoard, each player plays a dragon hunting for treasure. Collect chromatic sheep from the farmer’s fields and use them to acquire marvelous treasures, but watch out! Other players will send angry mobs and wizards your way to stop you. Defend yourself and battle your way to riches.

  • Coming Soon: 2017 Carcassonne Big Box from Z-Man Games

With the Carcassonne base game and first two expansions as a foundation, the Carcassonne Big Box adds even more diversity with nine mini-expansions, include the The Abbot, The River, The Flying Machines, The Ferries, The Messengers, The Gold Mines, Mage & Witch, The Robbers, and The Crop Circles.

Other News

  • Renegade Game Studios to release Kepler-3042 at Essen

Renegade Game Studios™ will release Kepler-3042 at the International Spieltage 2017 in Essen, Germany. Designed by Simone Cerruti Sola, Kepler- 3042 was originally published through Placentia Games and Post Scriptum.  The game play in this version has not changed, but some rules have been slightly clarified. The major difference is that the art has been redone by famed artist, Kwanchai Moriya.


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.

Train Heist box

  • 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.



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.


  • 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!