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Marvel Legendary: Realm of Kings

Posted November 15, 2019 by Jay Kay
Another expansion is due..

Philosophia: Floating World

Posted August 26, 2020 by Jay Kay

A fully simultaneous deck-builder sure sounds interesting and Philosophia: Floating World promises to be just that. Combine this with ideas from games like Race for the Galaxy and Inis, together with artwork of Edo Japan, and it sounds like good times indeed.

Hamburg a remake of Bruges

Posted July 20, 2020 by Jay Kay

Stefan Feld is working on a remake of the classic game Bruges, which essentially is Bruges with a couple of expansions and some changes to make a smoother game play. Let's see what's what.

Terraforming Mars big box Kickstarter

Posted June 01, 2020 by Jay Kay

The long-awaited "big box release" for Terraforming Mars is going to be on Kickstarter in the near future (date set for 9th of June or so). But what does this mean? Well, let's find out.

Marvel Legendary: Into the Cosmos

Posted May 10, 2020 by Jay Kay

The new mutants are already among us, tearing stuff up. The next upcoming expansion for Marvel Legendary will be Into the Cosmos.

The set will probably be a 200 card set like Revelations, which is the new size of the Big Box expansions.

We suspect there will be characters linked to the Guardians of the Galaxy and other loose folk from around the galaxy.

Frosthaven

Posted March 24, 2020 by Jay Kay

A sequel to the immensely successful coop game Glomhaven is in the works. It's called Frosthaven and a Kickstarter is due in the near future. Here's a short summary of what this means. Check it out.

Dominion Menagerie

Posted March 22, 2020 by Jay Kay

Someone said to me that the last expansion of the deck builder Dominion was coming out. I believed them. Well, I believed the part where there would be an expansion was coming out, but I laughed at the notion that it was gonna be the last one.

That expansion in question was Dominion: Guilds which was the 8th one. Here we are a couple of years later and now it's time for the 13th expansion; Dominion: Menagerie. Let's have a quick look.

Gladius Kickstarter

Posted March 08, 2020 by Jay Kay

A very interesting looking game is currently on Kickstarter, Gladius. Gladius betting and bluffing kind of game, with a gladiator theme, kind of like the awesome classic Cheaty Mages.
This game takes things a bit further by adding more possibilites than CM, without adding a lot of unneeded complexity. Sounds good? Yes, it sure does.

Spirit Island: Jagged Earth

Posted February 22, 2020 by Jay Kay

An expansion for the awesome coop game Spirit Island is on its way. It's called Jagged Earth and like expected, it will contain new spirits, power cards, adversaries, etc. But it will also contain some new stuff, like badland tokens, which is a new way to fight the invaders.

Wingspan Oceania Expansion

Posted January 25, 2020 by Jay Kay

Stonemaier Games has announced another expansion for their success story, Wingspan. The expansion will take us to Oceania, like the name suggests, with species found in Australia and New Zealand, among others.
It has also been confirmed that this expansion will be compatible with Wingspan: Europe, or just the base game.
The same team that made the base game will also be designing this one and will be out sometime 2020.

Not much more is known right now, we will keep you posted though :)

Marvel Legendary: Heroes of Asgard

Posted November 11, 2019 by Jay Kay

The next expansion in line for the Marvel: Legendary series is Heroes of Asgard
This expansion will come out on February 26th, 2020 and will mark the 20th expansion to the game, which is pretty crazy. 

Marvel Legendary: SHIELD

Posted October 16, 2019 by Jay Kay

Another Marvel Legendary expansion is on the horizon, with a focus on S.H.I.E.L.D. It's a small set with 100 cards and it will feature new heroes, masterminds, villain groups, etc. Perhaps the biggest news is the special S.H.I.E.L.D. officers to mix in with Maria Hill.

Villainous: Evil Comes Prepared

Posted July 19, 2019 by Jay Kay

Another Villainous set is hitting the stores in the coming days, and it's called Evil Comes Prepared. It's is playble on it's own for 2-3 players, and also compatible with the base game and Wicked to the Core.

The villians in question are Scar (Lion King), Yzma (The Emperor's New Groove) , and Ratigan (The Great Mouse Detective).

Super Fantasy Brawl

Posted June 23, 2019 by Jay Kay

Another miniature game is on the horizon; This time a fighting style where your champions duke it out in an arena. The players create a team of three unique champions, all which comes with their own mini-deck of six cards which define their individual attacks, skills, and reactions.
The game is made for one on one fighting, however, it does support 4 players as well, the more the merrier, and more chaotic, we'd imagine.

Marvel Legendary: Dimensions

Posted May 09, 2019 by Jay Kay

Another expansion for Marvel Legendary is due in May! It's a small expansion, as in 100 cards, it will contain a new keyword, Switcheroo, and two returning ones, Investigate and Teleport from Noir and Dark City/Secret Wars respectively.
As the previous small expansions, there will be 5 new heroes, 2 new henchman groups, but only one new mastermind, to make room for 5 new bystanders.

Reiner Knizia's Babylonia

Posted April 10, 2019 by Jay Kay

The Spanish publisher Ludonova has announced Reiner Knizia's Babylonia. Not alot is known so far, but we do know it's a tile laying game, in which "chaining" the tiles is an important mechanic, since scoring relies on these long chains, the score which is awarded continuously.

Ticket to Ride: London

Posted April 01, 2019 by Jay Kay

Days of Wonder has announced Ticket to Ride: London, which is a scaled down version of the original, much like Ticket to Ride: New York, but set in 1970s London. The game supports 2-4 players, and will take about 10-15 minutes to play.

Oceans

Posted March 25, 2019 by Jay Kay

North Star Games latest deep sea gem, Oceans, is LIVE on Kickstarter starting today. The game is the next step in the excellent Evolution series.

Dune the board game is being reprinted

Posted March 22, 2019 by Jay Kay

Gale Force Nine has revealed they are releasing a reprint of the classic board game Dune. Along with this, they are planning to release multiple other Dune based titles, and we are very excited about this, because Dune is freaking awesome. 

The Silver River

Posted March 16, 2019 by Jay Kay

The Silver River is a  new 4X game, currently on Kickstarter, designed by Robert Burke and Nate Blivins, and artwork byt Ton Ho Sim.
You should really read on because this game looks good indeed.

District 9 the Board game

Posted February 24, 2019 by Jay Kay

Weta Workshop, a movie-making firm studio, known for the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Avatar and Mad Max: Fury Road, has announced a District 9: The Board Game Kickstarter Campaign. A movie, which they were very involved in doing.
The New Zealand based company has released one board game before, GKR: Heavy Hitters, which has spawned a couple of expansions.

Jaws Board game

Posted February 20, 2019 by Jay Kay

Prospero Hall, the makers Villainous and Jurassic Park: Danger!, and Ravensburger have announced that Jaws is coming for to your table in June 2019. For those of you unfamiliar with Jaws: It's a huge shark that eats pretty much everything in it's way, and it derives from the classic movie with the same name. Kinda lika the "The Meg" but, you know, good.

Villainous Expansion

Posted February 06, 2019 by Jay Kay

An expansion for the Disney themed game Villainous is to be released i March the 3rd, and will be only be avaible in Target stores (in US) until the end of the month. After that, our guess is that you can pretty much pick it up anyware. What goes for the rest of the world is a bit uncertain at this point but there has been hints from Ravensburger that the game will be released in germany in March aswell.

Aftershock by Alan R. Moon

Posted January 27, 2019 by Jay Kay

The BIG ONE has hit San Francisco and has destroyed the area. It is time to rebuild, but beware of the AFTERSHOCK! The game is desgined by no other than Alan R. Moon (Ticket to Ride) and Bobby West, an up-and-comer in the business. The Kickstarter campaign launches the 29th of January.

On Mars by Vital Lacerda

Posted January 21, 2019 by Jay Kay

The Portuguese designer Vital Lacerda, known for titles such as Vinhos, Lisboa, and CO₂, is working on a game named On Mars.

Like the name suggests, the game is set on Mars, and the players take the roles as chief austronats working for private space exploration companies. They are to develop the biggest, most advanced colony on mars scoring points for different mission goals and hidden corporate agendas.
Mining, building, exploring, upgrading buildings, recruiting and managing settlers are their tasks, aswell as getting power to the colonies.
In the end, the colony should be self-sufficient.

Underwater Cities

Posted January 20, 2019 by Jay Kay

Rio Grande games has announced that Underwater Cities is hitting the stores in US this spring. This version has upgraded components such as thicker boards. The game, which was released in 2018, has been designed by the Czech designer Vladimír Suchýwhich (Pulsar 2849 and Last Will), has reached a high ranking on BGG, and looks very solid.

The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth

Posted January 14, 2019 by Jay Kay

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.

War of the Worlds: The New Wave

Posted January 14, 2019 by Jay Kay

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.

Gloomhaven: Forgotten Circles

Posted January 10, 2019 by Jay Kay

Forgotten Circles, an expansion to the extremely hyped game Gloomhaven is hitting the stores this spring!

The expansion features twenty new scenarios that take place after the events of the original Gloomhaven campaign and involve one new character class — the Aesther Diviner — and her attempts to prevent an approaching calamity. The accompanying scenario book breaks these scenarios up across multiple pages to create more dynamic and surprising encounters.

The expansion also features seven new monster types (including three new bosses) and fourteen new items.

CrowdOx has a preorder campaign here.

Reiner Knizia's new card game LAMA

Posted January 06, 2019 by Jay Kay

Reiner Knizia, the genius behind titles like Tigris & Euphrates, Ra, and Samurai, will be releasing a brand new card game, LAMA (acronym for "Lege Alle Minuspunkte Ab", "drop off all the minus points"), in 2019.

Terraforming Mars rumours

Posted December 22, 2018 by Jay Kay

Huge news for you TM fans! Terraforming Mars: Turmoil, the 5th expansion for Terraforming Mars is underway, and Terraforming Mars Legacy, like the title suggests, a standalone "Legacy" style of game set in the same universe is being designed in this very moment!

Fields of Green: Grand Fair

Posted December 04, 2018 by Jay Kay

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"

Marvel Legendary: Venom coming in February 2019

Posted December 02, 2018 by Jay Kay

The expansion in a nutshell:

  • NOT related to the recent Venom movie. (You know the sucky one with Tom Hardy)
  • Small expansion with 100 cards.
  • 5 new heroes, Carnage, Venom Rocket (Racoon), Venom, Venompool, and Venomized Dr. Strange.
  • 2 masterminds, Poison Thanos and Hybrid.
  • 2 new villian groups; Life foundations and Poisons.
  • 4 new schemes
  • Return of the Excessive Violence keyword, and some brand new mechanics, like;
    Digest and Indigestion. Bad guys gets Symbiotic Bounds. Read more below.
  • Will NOT be released in February, March/April more likely.
Last updated 2019-03-08

Terraforming Mars Colonies

Posted November 22, 2018 by Jay Kay

Just in case you have missed it, another expansion for the excellent board game Terraforming Mars, is out now in a store near you. Go pick it up already.

Below there is more information, and also a tutorial video.

 

Narcos the Boardgame

Posted November 19, 2018 by Jay Kay

The drug war is in full swing in Colombia, and the man who controls the biggest operation is known as the Patrón. His enemies are numerous, and they’ll stop at nothing to bring his empire to its knees.
He will have to avoid his would-be captors, as he moves from one Location to the next, using his many properties as hideouts in a high stakes game of cat and mouse.

In Narcos: The Board Game, based on the Netflix original show, one player takes on the role of the Patrón, while the others become the Factions forming a tense alliance in their search for the cartel kingpin. Unfortunately for the Patrón, his Sicarios leave behind clues to his Location, allowing the Factions to close the net. Are the Patrón’s days numbered, or will he find a way to escape his pursuers?

Res Arcana, new game by Tom Lehman

Posted November 22, 2018 by 5bf7ea3fe55e3e378c2e209e

In the four corners of the world, the sky is covered with clouds, the oceans change color, the atmosphere crackles with magic. In the dim light of an alchemical laboratory, on the snowy summit of a sacred mountain, in the depths silent of a corrupt temple, powerful mages prepare for confrontation.

They harvest, handle, and consume the essences that make up the magic of the world to create mysterious artifacts. As they bring out strange creatures from the void, they conquer terrible places of power and invoke gigantic dragons to defeat their opponents!

In Res Arcana, you'll get to do the same...