Up and Away Games had recently released Athens: the Birth of Politics, in this game players struggle with Persians, Spartans and their own people as they build their empire. Cooperate and compete to manage its fortunes, especially its politics, wars and government.
Players must constantly balance personal advancement against the security of the state. They trade and fight to build up the empire, vie for power in the Assembly and on the battlefield. But to grow in size and power only attracts the unwelcome attention of rivals, not just your opponents, but also foreign powers like Persia, Syracuse, Thebes and most deadly of all, Sparta.
Fantasy Flight has announced The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth, another card game set in Middle Earth 3rd age. Why should we care?
Well first of all, it's Fantasy Flight. Second of all, it's Lord of the Rings.
Joking aside, the game looks solid from where we sit; a Mansion of Madness meets Lord of the Rings situation, which can be nothing else than awesome.
A new, exciting card game is currently on Kickstarter; War of the Worlds: The New Wave designed by the fairly unknown designer Denis Plastinin and is being published by Grey Fox Games.
The game events unfold several years after the original 'War of the Worlds’ story by Herbert Wells.
Extraterrestrial invasion occurs again, but this time the Martians arrived on a giant spaceship which lands in one of the backwater districts in Scotland.
During the game one player commands the alien forces, and the other one becomes a leader of UK self-defense units. The main objective of the invaders is to completely annihilate the population of Great Britain, while the opposite side needs to deal enough damage to the Martian army.
The game is played with 2 asymmetrical decks of cards, a playing board, tokens and miniatures.
Bézier Games has announced a Collector's Edition of their city building game, Suburbia.
This version of the game will include the two Suburbia expansions Suburbia Inc and Suburbia 5*, and the two mini expansions "Essen SPIEL" and "Con Tiles", and a new expansion aswell, "Nightlife" which like the name suggests, will focus on locations are that are more active in the evening hours.
The game has been redesigned with 3D artwork, which will be printed on much larger tiles than the regular version.
Vital Lacerdas map from Age of Steam is now coming to Railways of the World!
The project will be launched as a kickstarter project, starting at January the 3rd.
Description from the publisher:
Railways of Portugal expands the Railways of the World series with a new map of Portugal designed by Vital Lacerda (The Gallerist, Lisboa, etc.).
You plan and lay track, upgrade your trains, sell goods to other cities, and use operation cards to become the richest in Portugal! Balance your budget wisely, since taking too many bank bonds can ruin your business over the course of the game.
Foreseeing your competitors moves and making well thought out moves for yourself will ensure you an undisputed railroad empire!
According to Stronghold Games, a standalone board game set in the Core Worlds universe is under development by designer Andrew Parks and his Quixotic Games development team.
No exact release day has been announced but we are guessing some time after the summer 2019.
The next expansion for Artipia Games "Fields of Green" is to be released soon, out sometime in the spring 2019, probably February or March.
Description from the publisher:
"Grand Fair introduces the Grand Fair Attractions, letting players interact with the fair in many ways.
It includes additional locations, objectives, components for a fifth player, and rules+material for solo play"