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Ascension: A Deckbuilding Game has been around for almost 10 years and has continued to maintain popularity throughout the years.

Ascension’s popularity has now brought it to a a major motion picture, Good Boys. For those who are unfamiliar with the film, it is a comedy about a group of 3 boys going through middle school in the modern age. These 3 friends will be shown playing Ascension where they will come to a dilemma of whether to sell their very limited Ascension promo card.

This promo card will actually be produced and available to fans of Ascension after the release of the film on Friday, August 16!

Check out the trailer for Good Boys here.

Iello announced their third monster pack for King of Tokyo and King of New York. Cybertooth is a giant robot who can transform into a tiger with metal saber teeth! Both forms grant different evolutions and powers for offensive and defensive gameplay.

A new game mechanic is also introduced with this Monster Pack called Beserk and is compatible with all existing monsters! Whenever a player rolls 4 or more smashes, their monster goes beserk and rolls the Beserk Special Dice as well as the other dice. A monster in Beserk mode will deal more damage while also potentially hurting themselves and cannot heal amidst this rage!

Included in the pack is the Cybertooth Monster board, the two cardboard figure stands for each of the monster’s forms, 1 Beserk die, 6 Beserk tokens, a Transformation card, and 2 sets of 8 evolution cards for both King of Tokyo and King of New York.

For more information, click here.

Fantasy Flight Games has announced that Marvel Champions: The Card Game is getting an expansion! The Green Goblin Scenario Pack introduces two new scenarios that players can take on that focuses around Norman Osborn and his alter-ego, the Green Goblin.

This scenario pack includes 78 cards centered around taking down businessman, Norman Osborn, the long-standing arch-nemesis of Spiderman. This pack will also come with four modular encounter sets to mix into the scenario included.

Players will work together to bring down Osborn’s Criminal Enterprise attempting to not let him manage to obtain a Hostile Takeover, but if Osborn grabs hold of the new Stark tech through a Corporate Acquisition, then all is lost for our heroes.

For more information, check out Fantasy Flight Games site here.

Marvel: Crisis Protocol, designed by Will Pagani and Will Shick is a new miniatures game that features Marvel super heroes! This game is for 2 players that should last around 90 minutes in an all-out skirmish.

Each player will take on the role of either the heroes or the villains competing in a tactical combat. Players will aim to complete narrative missions on a tabletop that features interactive terrain that allows characters to throw, smash, and collide with. Power seems to be a resource in the game that allows the characters to utilize awesome super powers.

You can build your roster of iconic Marvel characters to battle against your opponent. The core set will come with 10 character miniatures that are unassembled and unpainted to allow players to build and paint their teams themselves.

For more information, check out the announcement here.

The Tiny Epic Games just got tinier. Gamelyn Games announced Ultra Tiny Epic Galaxies, designed by Scott Almes, to bring this game to a size that might actually be able to fit inside your pocket.

The Tiny Epic series has taken the game market by storm by offering a lot of game in a little box with each game feeling very different from one another while maintaining familiarity between each one. Now, Gamelyn Games is trying to shrink the boxes even further.

Ultra Tiny Epic Galaxies will come in a box that is the size of a deck of cards. It will include all 40 of the original cards found in Tiny Epic Galaxies and will still be able to play at a player count of 1-5. This box will also include the mini- expansion, Satellites & Super Weapons. This game will be hitting Kickstarter soon.

For more information, click here.

Obscurio, designed by L’Atelier, is a 2-8 player game that places players in a Sorcerer’s Library with the need to escape!

Players will need to work cooperatively to find the exit from the Library as one player takes on the roll of the clue giver utilizing cards with various images on them to guide the players out of the Library. However, there is a traitor among them trying to prevent them from finding that exit! Their are a wide variety of traps throughout the Library that players will need to overcome if they are ever going to escape.

For more information, check out their site here.

A brand new installment into the Arkham Horror universe is upon us. Arkham Horror: Final Hour is a cooperative game for 1-4 players designed by Carlo A. Rossi that can be played in an hour!

It is an hour until midnight and the fate of the world is in your hands as an endless swarm of monsters plague the Miskatonic University Campus. Players will have 8 rounds to gather clues and piece together how to reverse the ritual the cult is using to summon the Ancient One. There are 6 investigators to choose from with each of their own set of skills and a unique deck of action cards.

This game will focus more on combat than other Arkham Horror Files titles and there will be a limit placed on players’ communication with each other. All you will have are priority cards that allow you to express to your team how important which actions are to be resolved. As time is running out, players will need to fight back the monsters while discovering the necessary components to reverse the ritual and ultimately banish the Ancient One!

Pre-orders are available now. For more information, check out Fantasy Flight Games’ site here.

Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization is getting a brand new expansion, New Leaders and Wonders designed by Vlaada Chvátil.

This expansion takes the civilization building of the base game to the next level by adding historical leaders, wonders, and military cards so that players can manipulate history and their civilizations in interesting ways!

The New Leaders and Wonders expansion will be available digitally (Google PLay, App Store, and Steam) on September 12, 2019 and will arrive in print at Essen on October 24, 2019 as well as the end of November, 2019 in the United States.

For more information, check out their site here.

Etherfields is a new miniatures board game designed by Michał Oracz and published by Awaken Realms. This is a 1-4 player cooperative/solo campaign driven game that produce an experience the publisher calls a Dream Crawler.

This games seems to play on your intuition, deduction skills, and emotional intelligence as players develop their characters through a story-driven campaign using deck-building mechanics and exploration. From the same designer as This War of Mine: TGB, you can bet this game will go deeper than just playing a board game, but provide an emotional experience in this living, breathing world. Players interactions and choices will leave lasting marks and lead to a variety of consequences as they progress throughout the campaign.

For more information, check out their Kickstarter campaign here.

Dice Throne Adventures, designed by Gavan BrownNate ChatellierManny Trembley and published by Roxley, is a new expansion to Dice Throne that adds a cooperative and solo campaign!

Players will choose 1 of 16 heroes to play and explore a randomly generated world. You will battle against minions, earn rewards and loot through a Diablo inspired system, permanently upgrade your heroes whether you win or lose, and conclude each session with a boss battle against a Fallen champion who grows stronger as the game progresses.

Dice Throne Season One: Rerolled is a remastered edition of Dice Throne Season One. Roxley reimagines the original 6 heroes as well as adding two new heroes: Treant and Ninja!

For more information, check out their Kickstarter campaign here.