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.




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