Games Industry News for Sept 1st

Happy September everyone! Here are some news stories and announcements from the past week.

New Kickstarters

  • Ink Monsters from Albino Dragon

A quick and light set collection and drafting game for the whole family. 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.

  • Champions of Hara from Greenbrier Games

Champions of Hara is an adventure board game in which 2-4 players (+2 with expansion) race to protect a dying world. Players will contain destructive energy by defeating monsters, closing rifts, and exploring the six different zones within Hara.

  • Stephenson’s Rocket from Grail Games

Grail Games presents an all-new edition of this classic game where players take on the role of rail barons in 1830s England. By investing in the various new rail lines, transporting passengers, and building up the local industries, players will vie for the honor of becoming the most prestigious rail baron in the early days of the steam locomotive.

New Stuff

  • Announcing the Seventh Wave of Expansions for Star Wars: Armada

Two of the Star Wars galaxy’s greatest admirals join the heated fleet battles of Star Wars: Armada with the game’s seventh wave of expansions. Even as its new ships, squadrons, and upgrades blast their way onto the battlefield, Armada Wave VII provides two new commanders—one Rebel and one Imperial—who are both more than capable of leading their forces to victory.

  • Coming Soon: Wraiths Unit Expansion for Runewars Miniatures Game from Fantasy Flight Games

The Wraiths Unit Expansion includes four Wraith miniatures, housed in two cavalry movement trays, that a player commanding the Deathborn Legion can unleash upon the mortals of Terrinoth.

  • Coming Soon: Battle for Rokugan from Fantasy Flight Games

Fantasy Flight Games announce the upcoming release of Battle for Rokugan, a new strategic board game based in the Legend of the Five Rings universe! Battle for Rokugan puts two to five players in the roles of Rokugani daimyō fighting for territory in the early days of the Emerald Empire.

  • Coming Soon: Merry Men – 6 player expansion for Sheriff of Nottingham from Arcane Wonders

Sheriff of Nottingham: Merry Men is a collection of expansions for the hit game Sheriff of Nottingham! The expansion is modular in nature, allowing players to add some, or all of the extra content to their games of Sheriff of Nottingham.

  • Coming Soon: Mage Wars Academy: Warlord expansion from Arcane Wonders

Mage Wars Academy is a fast-paced strategy card game of magical combat! In this expansion set, play as a strategic Warlord competing to prove that efficient tactics are superior to raw power!

  • Coming Soon: Borg Assimilation Expansion for Star Trek: Ascendancy

Borg Assimilation for Star Trek: Ascendancy adds seven new System Discs for players to explore and engage the Borg, including the Transwarp Hub, the nexus of Borg travel from their distant territories to the Alpha Quadrant. The expansion also includes two other Planetary Systems and four Interstellar Phenomena to add to the game.

  • Coming Soon: Star Trek: Ascendancy 3×3 play mat from Gale Force Nine

The relentless Borg invade GF9’s Star Trek: Ascendancy later this year. Along with this game-changing expansion, GF9 is releasing a special version of our popular Star Trek: Ascendancy 3×3 play mat. This galactic game surface has been assimilated by the Borg, and features Borg accents along the game edges as well as a central green star to mark the position of the Borg Transwarp Hub System Disc. This assimilated version of the play mat will only be produced in limited quantities and will be available in stores and via the GF9 online store when the Borg Assimilation Game Expansion arrives later this year.

  • Coming Soon: Munchkin Playmat: The Flower of Love from Steve Jackson Games

Munchkin Playmat: The Flower of Love makes it easy by providing a special spot for each of your cards on the table, along with a bonus rule: Once per game, you may play a monster from your hand to add its Level to your side in combat by discarding the number of Treasures printed on its card.

  • Coming Soon: Venus Next Expansion for Terraforming Mars from Fryx Games

In Venus Next, the World Government chooses to also fund the terraforming of Venus. Around 50 project cards and 5 corporations are added, with a special focus on how to make Venus habitable. With the new floater resource, a new milestone, a new award, a new tag, and a new terraforming parameter, players are given more paths to victory and an even more varied play.

  • Coming Soon: DC Deck-Building Game Crossover Pack 6 from Cryptozoic Entertainment

Add this Crossover Pack to any DC Comics Deck-Building Game to play as the preeminent all-female covert ops team, Birds of Prey!

  • Coming Soon: Raxxon: Evacuation Protocol Kit from Plaid Hat Games

Raxxon is a challenging cooperative experience in which every action you take has unintended consequences. Tempt fate as you investigate the crowd looking for healthy to evacuate and infected to quarantine or eliminate. Also, inside every Raxxon Evacuation Kit is 2 brand new, exclusive Dead of Winter characters!

Other News

  • Grey Fox Games Announce 3 New Games

Grey Fox Games are bringing over three small box games from Polish publisher Board & Dice: SUPERHOT: The Card Game, Pocket Mars and Multiuniversum. They’re set to release at different times, with SUPERHOT: The Card Game coming first at PAX Unplugged.

  • The North Sea Saga continues under Renegade

Renegade Game Studios continues the North Sea series from Garphill Games by supporting Shipwrights of the North Sea, Explorers of the North Sea, and the North Sea Runesaga as the English printer for these games. This will complete the trilogy and include the campaign mode expansion. These are expected to release Q4 2017.

  • Red Scar and Modiphius Announce New 2d20 License Partnership

Red Scar announce a new 2d20 license with Modiphius that will allow use of their 2d20 system.  They are the very first license holders for the 2d20 system and will be using it to mesh the rich post-apocalypse of the Devil’s Run with its innovative mechanics!

  • New Chapter for Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Masks of Nyarlathotep 

The new edition of Masks of Nyarlathotep is a complete revision and updating of this epic multi-part campaign. Set in 1925, the steadfast investigators must unravel secrets and battle the minions of darkness in an attempt to stop world-shattering events from destroying humanity. The original six-chapter campaign featuring adventures in America, England, Egypt, Kenya, Australia, and China has been developed and updated, and a brand new chapter has introduced set in Peru.



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