Upper Deck Entertainment has announced that an expansion for Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deckbuilding Game is now available for preorder. Legendary Encounters: Alien Covenant plays 1-5 players, ages 17 and up, in 30-60 minutes. The expansion is designed by the same men that designed the base game, Ben Cichoski and Daniel Mandel.
Legendary Encounters: Alien Covenant “adds a new movies worth of material” to the base game. The new components include new characters, a new villain, and a new Hive.
If you would like further information or you would like to preorder the new expansion, check here.
Sleeping Gods, a story-driven cooperative game, designed by Ryan Laukat and published by Red Raven Games, is available on Kickstarter now. The game has now fully funded 10 times over and multiple stretch goals have been unlocked.
Sleeping Gods is a game in which 1-4 players play as a steamship captain and her crew in 1929. The world in which they get lost is a strange one and just trying to get home is a massive challenge as they encounter new characters, fight strange beasts and explore mysterious islands along the way.
The chief features of the game are the 26-map atlas and the “novel-length” storybook that guide the players as they play the game. During the game, the characters can be leveled up and the decisions they make will have long- term consequences for Captain Sofi and her crew.
If any of this sounds of interest to you, be sure and check out the Kickstarter campaign here.
Ravensburger, which has 3 titles coming out in the third quarter of this year, has preorders available for them now. The games include Villainous: Evil Comes Prepared, the Castles of Burgundy, 20th Anniversary Editionand, Las Vegas Royale, 20th Anniversary Edition.
Villainous: Evil Comes Prepared plays 2-3 players, ages 10 and up. The game can either be either played as a stand alone game or in combination with the other Villainous games, Villainous: The Worst Takes it All or Villainous: Wicked to the Core. Three new villains are introduced in the new game: Ratigan from The Great Mouse Detective, Scar from The Lion King, and Yzma from The Emperor’s New Groove.
Castles of Burgundy: 20th Anniversary Edition plays 2-4 players, ages 12 and up. The game includes all of the expansions previously released for the modern classic, Castles of Burgundy, plus one new expansion that is exclusive to this edition.
Las Vegas Royale, 20th Anniversary Edition plays 2-5 players, ages 8 and up. The new edition of the game includes both the classic game and some exciting new additions designed to make the players want to keep playing.
For further information and to preorder any of these games, please check here.
CMON and Guillotine Games recently announced that a second edition of the hit game Zombicide is on its way, coming some time in 2020.
For those who do not know, Zombicide is a game in which the players must cooperate to overcome the hordes of zombies invading their city and attempting to eat their brains.
The second edition of Zombicide will feature some tweaks to the original game play. While much of the game remains the same, according to Thiago Aranha, senior producer at CMON, there have been changes including “making doors easier to work, to updating how the car drives on the board, to reworking target priority for ranged attacks and adding in dark zones that will hide zombies from survivor’s bullets.”
More information about the new edition of Zombicide can be found here.
Adventure Tactics: Domianne’s Tower is now available on Kickstarter. This game, which is billing itself as a “co-op tactical game with deck building” is being published by Letiman Games, previously known for such games as Groves and The Neverland Rescue.
In Adventure Tactics: Domianne’s Tower, which can play from 1-5, the players start the game as one of five different basic character classes. The characters are customizable as the campaign progresses. During this cooperative campaign, the characters will battle their way all in an attempt to ultimately defeat Queen Domianne.
If this sounds like it appeals to you, be sure and check out the Kickstarter campaign for the game here.
Fantasy Flight has announced a new booster for Star Wars: Destiny, Covert Missions. This 160-card booster pack builds on one of the booster packs published earlier this year, Star Wars: Destiny – Convergence.
In Star Wars: Destiny – Covert Missions, the The Rebel side is tasked with destroying the Death Star, while the Empire side has to collect the resources needed to build the Death Star. This set introduces a new keyword to the game and features some iconic characters including Luke Skywalker and Boba Fett.
This booster pack is available for pre-order through the Fantasy Flight web store. For more information on this booster pack, check here.
Fantasy Flight Games has announced another standalone expansion for Arkham Horror: The Card Game, Murder at the Excelsior Hotel. Mysterious things are happening at the prestigious Excelsior Hotel. Can you find out what is going on and determine who the murderer is before you yourself are charged? Murder at the Excelsior Hotel was designed by Matt Newman and one of the Mythos Busters podcasters, Nicholas Kory.
Rumors have been swirling around Arkham regarding the strange happenings at The Excelsior Hotel, but when you receive a note asking you to come to Room 225 and promising answers to the questions regarding what is going on at the hotel, you cannot help but go – and find yourself with a dead body on your hands. What do you do now?
Murder at the Excelsior Hotel will be in the hands of your friendly local game store in the near future and can be pre-ordered now from the Fantasy Flight Games website. You can read more about this scenario and find more information about the new scenario here.
Copenhagen, the polyomino placing game that hit Kickstarter earlier this year, is now receiving the roll and write treatment. Copenhagen Roll & Write, is designed by Daniel Skjold Petersen and Asger Harding Granerud, the designers of the original game.
Copenhagen Roll & Write plays 2-4 players and takes only about 20 minutes. In the game, the active player is drawing the Tetris-like shapes on their provided player sheet based on their dice roll. After rolling the dice, the active player will select the shape of their choosing from what is called the “common sheet.” The active player must begin at the bottom of their player sheet and work their way up, adding walls and windows to the facade of their building. The other players will follow in turn using the dice that the active player did not use, working towards fulfilling bonuses.
This campaign ends July 26, 2019. If the game sounds interesting to you, check out its Kickstarter page here.
Three games were nominated for the 2019 Kinderspiel des Jahres – Valley of the Vikings, Fabulantica, and Go Gecko Go! – but Valley of the Vikings took home the prize.
Valley of the Vikings was designed by Marie Fort and Wilfried Fort. The artwork for the game was provided by Maximilian Meinzold. The game is aimed at kids aged 6 and up. It plays 2-4 people and takes about 20 minutes to play. The game is billed as a “tactical game of skill” as the players have to use balls to knock down barrels in the annual bowling barrel contest.
If you would like further information on the game itself, check out the Dice Tower website here. For more information on the Kinderspiel winner and the other nominees, check here.
Fantasy Flight has announced a new expansion for Mansions of Madness, Path of the Serpent. In this expansion, the players are in the jungles of the Amazon, fighting for their lives as they face serpent creatures, explore the jungle and its many ruins and battle a serpent’s curse.
This expansion features 3 new scenarios as well as 4 new investigators. You can pre-order the expansion now or wait for it to appear on your FLGS shelves some time in the 4th quarter of 2019.
More information regarding the new expansion can be found here.