Fantasy Flight Games is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Twilight Imperium with the release of a premium galactic playmat to smooth your exploration of the galaxy.

The galaxy sits on the brink of destruction. The collapse of the Lazax Empire has opened up a power vacuum that the seventeen great races are now looking to fill. It will take cunning, power, and knowledge to become the new dominant faction in the galaxy. In your space-faring odyssey, you will need all the tools you can get to gain knowledge of the space around you and ensure your ascension to the throne of Mecatol Rex.

The 3′ by 3′ mat features a slip resistant bottom to help keep your games firmly grounded, with a top side that includes a detailed map layout with a guide for laying out galaxy tiles.

Originally designed by Christian Peterson and released in 1997, Twilight Imperium has gone through several iterations, and is now available in it’s recently released 4th edition.

Twilight Imperium (Fourth Edition) is a 4-6 hour epic game where 3-6 players take on the role of one of seven factions and attempt to take over the galaxy through military, political, and economic dominion. Each of the seven factions provides a very different path to victory with unique abilities and play styles. Each game of Twilight Imperium is unique, with 51 galaxy tiles being laid out to create a new world of planets, supernovas, asteroid fields, and gravity rifts. The new anniversary playmat will provide a more stable base when laying out the galaxy of tiles. Four hours later when one player has reached 10 victory points the game will be over and the mat rolled up until a new faction attempts to rise to victory.

The 20th anniversary galaxy playmat is available now.


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The popular line of designer dolls, American Girl, has released a Pizza Party Set that serves as an accessory for the American Girl dolls (and their owners).  The Pizza Party Set features a heart-shaped pretend pizza, a matching heart-shaped pizza pan, colorful pizza box, two pretend drinks with straws, two napkins, two paper plates, and a mini book.

And how on earth does this have anything to do with board games?

Here’s why: the set also includes “a doll-sized Blokus game, including a board and tiles that girls can really play with, plus a box for storage.”  One comment made by a customer of the American Girl website stated, “I was very impressed with the Blokus Game because it is an exact miniature replica of the human version. The eighty-four pieces are well made and the doll can even hold some of them, which makes this set great for doll play!”

So apparently, the gaming hobby has permeated the lives of even the American Girl.

More evidence that can gaming can indeed be for anyone.

More information can be found about this set on the American Girl website here.

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Organize your gaming supplies in this high quality, customizable sheath. This solid piece of hardware is designed specifically for tabletop and RPG gamers – you pick the wood, the sculpts on each side, and the interior chamber.

Dog Might Games now offers a hand-sculpted, wooden carrying case for your RPG and gaming gear.  These elegant carrying cases come in a variety of woods, colors, and interiors.

Measuring approximately 8.5″ x 2.25″ x 2.0″, Dragon Sheaths are double coated with a custom mixed varnish, and use magnets that are 0.25″ rare earth neodymium and “give a satisfying snap when closed (they are incredibly strong!).”

This project offers at least ten different customized interiors, with more being created through feedback during the project.  For more information and to support this project, visit its Kickstarter page.

Fantasy Flight due to release four dice bags for Warhammer: 40,000 themed products


Fantasy Flight Supply will be releasing four dice bags in the fourth quarter of 2014. You will be able to pick from four designs: Ork, Inquisitor, Imperial Aquila and Chaos Star.

Each Dice Bag provides players with convenient and durable means to transport your necessary battle components.

Each bag measures 6.25″ by 9″ (15.9cm by 22.9cm) and has a draw string to keep things in the bag.

For more information on the dice bags visit FFG here.

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Star Wars: Empire vs. Rebellion

Announced in June, this new two player card game will continue the struggle between the Rebellion and the Galactic Empire.  This is a fast-paced, strategy game of card and resource management.  Players will use resources and their heroes to control the outcome of key events.

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Star Wars LCG: Between the Shadows Deluxe

Also announced in June, this deluxe expansion will contain twenty-six new objective sets and two special, “Limit 1 per objective deck” sets.

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Star Wars Dice Bags

Previously announced as well, these themed dice bags are 6.25″ x 9″, each featuring Star Wars imagery on black velour and seals with a polypropylene drawstring.

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The Esoteric Order of Gamers published an update to their rules summary and reference aid for Cutthroat Caverns. Designed by Curt Covert (Hex Hex), Cutthroat Caverns is a thematic fantasy card game for 3 to 6 players, published in 2007 by Smirk & Dagger Games. Cutthroat Caverns is played in 9 rounds where players tackle a monster or trap each round with the hopes of surviving all nine rounds and scoring the most prestige points by working as a team, and subsequently betraying those same teammates in order score killing blows.

The base game currently has four expansions: Deeper & Darker (2007), Relics & Ruins (2008), Tombs & Tomes (2009), and Fresh Meat (2012).  There were also adventure modules, B1 and B2, Savage Arena, and Errand of Evil that added a “choose your path” aspect to the game. The updated rules summery and reference aid added the new rules from the Fresh Meat expansion and improved the layout from the previous version of the reference aid.

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Space Wing: Activate Cloak-Cloaked Tokens (10)

Activate cloak on one side, cloaked on the other. Perfect for indicating the staus of a starships cloaking action.

Set of 10 double sided tokens.

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Space Wing: Auxiliary Power Tokens (10)

Auxiliary Power tokens for use with your starship battle games.

Set of 10 tokens.

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Space Wing: Battle Stations Tokens (10)

Battle Stations tokens for use with your starship battle games.

Set of 10 tokens.

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Space Wing: Critical Damage Tokens (10)

Critical Damage tokens for use with your starship battle games.

Set of 10 tokens.

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Space Wing: Disabled Tokens (10)

Disabled tokens for use with your starship battle games.

Set of 10 tokens.

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Space Wing: Evasive Maneuvers Tokens (10)

Evasive maneuvers tokens for use with your starship battle games.

Set of 10 tokens.

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Space Wing: Maneuver Dial

Adapt your favorite starship game to use any ships you own. With LITKO’s Maneuver Dials, you can adapt the hidden movement mechanic for use in your own games.

Simply rotate the different layers of the dial to the desired setting and place face down. When activated, flip the dials and execute the commands.

Features speed settings for full stop, speeds 1-7. Maneuver settings for full stop, forward, banks, turns and reverse.

Contains one Maneuver dial kit.

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Space Wing: Maneuver Gauge Set (13)

Designs include the refined arrow symbols for straights, come about, banks and turns.

Set of 13 gauges:

  • 1- 1 speed ruler
  • 1- 2 speed ruler
  • 1- 3 speed ruler
  • 1- 4 speed ruler
  • 1- 5 speed ruler
  • 1- 6 speed ruler
  • 1- 1 speed bank
  • 1- 2 speed bank
  • 1- 3 speed bank
  • 1- 4 speed bank
  • 1- 1 speed turn
  • 1- 2 speed turn
  • 1- 3 speed turn

To take a peek at all that Litko has to offer, you can visit their page by clicking here.


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Hold on to your hats, blasters, lightsabers, dice and tokens because Fantasy Flight Games announced a new Star Wars themed dice bags.

No, it’s not a trap!

Fantasy Flight Supply is committed to providing you the best materials to protect, customize, and enhance your games. To that end, each Star Wars Dice Bag provides a handy, durable, and thematic means to transport your Star Wars game components:

• Galactic Empire. Order your components as you would order the galaxy. Nothing shall escape your grasp!
•Stormtrooper. Keep your dice and tokens in a dice bag adorned with the Stormtrooper’s iconic white helmet, and you will always be ready for battle!
•Boba Fett. You always have a few tricks up your sleeve… and in your dice bag.
•Rebel Alliance. To topple the Empire and win the fight for galactic freedom, you’ll need to safeguard your resources and make good use of every single one of them.

Look for them later this year during the third quarter.

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Topping Many 2013 Game of the Year Lists, the Wildly Popular Pathfinder Adventure Card Game to Get Custom Accessories Line

LOS ANGELES, CA (April 24, 2014): Ultra PRO International LLC, leading manufacturer and supplier of sports and gaming collectibles and accessories, along with Paizo Inc., publisher of the world’s best-selling Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, announce today the partnership between the companies to create an entire line of custom gaming accessories for the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game (PACG).

After the success of the character mats released at last summer’s Gen Con Indy game convention, players can look forward to a full Ultra PRO product line to enhance player experience, and to organize and protect the PACG cards.

“A great cake is enhanced by great icing, and that’s what our products do. The art and the layout of our accessories are designed to help immerse players in the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game storyline. The playmats serve to minimize unruly card piles and provide rich visual cues of the playable heroes and their adventure paths, while Deck Protector sleeves and other storage products help extend the life of the game for long-lasting gameplay.  All these items come together to help players to better enjoy the rich content created by Paizo in this exciting new game”, explains Frank Whittaker, Ultra PRO Director of Marketing.

Ultra PRO Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Product Line

Released August 2013:

  • Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords Character Mats
  • Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords Character Add-On Deck Mats 

To be released in 2014:

  • PACG Adventure Mat: Large area playmat measuring 24″ x 24″ with placement guides for decks used in gameplay
  • PACG Deck Protectors: Vibrant printed card sleeves featuring PACG logo and key art, offered in 50-count packs
  • PACG: Skull & Shackles Base Set Character Mats: Seven new character mats for the August release of Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Skull & Shackles Base Set
  • PACG: Skull & Shackles Character Add-On Deck Mats: Four new character mats featuring the playable characters from the expansion deck
  • Adventure Case: A sturdy storage case capable of holding over 1,200 sleeved cards, including an entire PACG Base Set plus all expansion decks for that set plus dividers 

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Cryptozoic has announced that in a few months you will be able to purchase DC Comic themed deck protector sleeves.

Justice League, Batman, and Joker sleeves in 80 count packages will ensure that your DC Comic Deck Building Game stays well kept for longer.