Games Industry News for March 9th

Here are this week’s news stories and announcements.

New Kickstarters

  • Werewords Deluxe Edition from Bezier Games

In Werewords, players figure out a magic word by asking “yes” or “no” questions.  Figure out the word in time and you win, but be careful to not get led astray by the werewolf! The deluxe edition features all new artwork, roles, modes, and more!

  • Bad Medicine 2018: Second Opinion from Formal Ferret Games

In Bad Medicine, you and your opponents are huge pharmaceutical companies. Your goal is to create names and advertisements for new drugs to cure the current Malady, while downplaying any side effects that you’ll never know about ahead of time. This Kickstarter is for a new edition of the base Bad Medicine game, and a new expansion, Bad Medicine: Second Opinion.

  • Munchkin Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from IDW Games and Steve Jackson Games

This game takes the butt-kicking, backflipping ninja stylings of the TMNT and combines it with the dungeon-exploring, loot-hoarding gameplay of Munchkin! Play as Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Raphael along with April O’Neil and Casey Jones to take on Shredder, Krang and even more as you race to level 10.

New Stuff

  • Coming April: Dead Man’s Doubloons from Passport Game Studios

An action-packed board game in which players take on the role of a legendary pirate ship captain hell-bent on winning the race to endless riches of buried treasure. Fragments of treasure maps, gold doubloons, and precious jewels can all be stolen, as can the reputation of rival ships! Once the buried treasure has been dug up, ship captains return to their vessels to engage in a final epic battle on the high seas!

  • Coming Soon: Forgebane Battle Box from Games Workshop

In Forgebane, two venerable empires clash for supremacy on a forge world that was revealed to be a tomb world following the opening of the Cicatrix Maledictum. In the boxed set, you’ll find two armies, along with rules for playing them and a new chapter in the lore of Warhammer 40,000, as the Adeptus Mechanicus discover the secrets of blackstone – a mysterious material with the potential to neutralise the powers of Chaos or even amplify it to a horrific degree.

  • Announcing a New Deluxe Expansion for Android: Netrunner

Fantasy Flight Games announce Reign and Reverie, a new deluxe expansion for Android: Netrunner.  Reign and Reverie is a 156 card-expansion (three copies each of 49 new cards and nine unique single-copy cards), featuring new tools for all ten factions in Android: Netrunner The Card Game while exploring the urban landscape of ChiLo, a beacon of light in the Midwest. This includes a new identity for all seven major factions, a new console for every major runner faction, and new agendas for every corp.

  • Coming April: Space Base from Alderac Entertainment Group

Space Base is a dice game where players draft ships into their Space Base. Every turn, no matter whose turn, players harvest rewards from their Space Base, whether those rewards are an increase in your baseline income, credits for the next turn, influence or some other powerful effect that will lead you to victory. Space Base has you involved and engaged on every player’s turn, from the first roll of the dice to the last!

  • Coming Soon: Rising Sun from Cool Mini or Not

Rising Sun is a board game for 3 to 5 players set in legendary feudal Japan. As the Kami descend from the heavens to reshape the land in their image, it is up to each player to lead their clan to victory. Use politics to further your cause, negotiate to seek the most profitable alliances, worship the Kami to gain their favor, recruit monsters out of legend to bolster your forces, and use your resources wisely to be victorious in battle.

Rising Sun

  • Coming June: Star Trek: Galactic Enterprises from WizKids

On the Deep Space 9 station, Ferengi wheel and deal legal and illegal items to gain the most profit. In this game, players jump into the role of a Ferengi merchant and work their way through the market in order to achieve the rank of First Clerk.


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