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Gale Force 9 is releasing another Dungeons and Dragons board game expected this August with Vault of Dragons.

For 2-4 players, the game goes into the dark underbelly of the streets of Waterdeep as characters play various unsavory factions who are searching for a hidden vault of gold. Players will send followers to locations for rumors and possibly treasure, as well as a few street fights to maintain control of key locations. Not only are the other players watching you, so are the City Watch! Will you travel to the Undermountain and find the gold?

The location tiles are double-sided for extra places to explore.

The game is for ages 14 and up and has a play time of 60-90 minutes.

Politics, espionage, bribery and magic. Sound fun?

From Level 99 Games, Argent the Consortium releases its second edition along with two new expansions later this month.

In Argent, players are candidates to be the most influential mage at a university and are trying to get the board’s votes through magic and some back-biting political means.

In the second edition, the rule book has been updated for clarity and layouts have been given extra visual cues and reminders. Miniatures have been changed to use a base-and-ring system for player control.

There are also two new expansions for the game: Argent: Mancers of the University and Argent: Festival of Masks. Mancers adds a new magical department to the unversity and six modules that can be used in the game, as well as extra miniatures . Festival gives a new way to play the game and a new resource for players to race for, the masks, which impact game play.

More about the 2nd edition can be found here .

More about Mancers can be found here.

More about Festival of Masks can be found here.

Scott Almes, the designer behind the Tiny Epic series of games and the very popular, Heroes of Land, Air & Sea, has just kickstarted a new, stand-alone game, called Boomerang.

Boomerang could be described as a card drafting game (like 7 Wonders or Sushi Go!), mixed with a roll-and-write game (like Yahtzee, or Qwixx).

With roll-and-write games taking off the last few years and card drafting already a favorite mechanism among many, Boomerang is sure to appeal to a wide swath of gamers.

In Boomerang, players are touring Australia, trying to see and do as much as they can before their holiday ends! By spotting native animals, collecting pieces of Australiana, and doing other holiday activities, players will earn points. Each round players will draft cards, mark off various accomplishments on their score sheets, and at the end of the game, the best traveller wins. You beauty!

To find out more, visit the live Kickstarter campaign. And now, the obligatory clichés: Crikey, this looks promising. G’day, mate.

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One of the most pressing issues for gamers when attending a board game night can be how to transport all of those board games safely without pieces flying everywhere in the box.

Now available on Kickstarter is the Ultimate Boardgame Backpack from GeekOn!

On the Kickstarter page, the company says it focused on three key things: “protection, organization and comfort.”

For protection, the company offers waterproof zippers, an EVA padded frame, reinforced seams, weatherproof ripstop nylon, and also includes a padded laptop section as well as a sunglasses storage.

For organization, the backpack has top section pockets, outside zippered pockets, essentials pockets, a notepad section and a pen slot, a pocket especially for keys/cards, a tech storage compartment as well as two koozie holders for gamer drinks. The website says the main compartment is also expandable.

For comfort features, the company has given the backpack a moisture wicking back panel and straps, so sweat won’t be a problem lugging those heavy games around, a padded grab handle, adjustable straps, custom rubber zipper pulls, and a sternum strap.

The Kickstarter page even has a link for gamers to figure out if their favorite large game will fit!

For more information,visit the Kickstarter page here.

Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Panic at the Pleasure Palace is the newest entry from Cryptozoic Entertainment in the popular, spell-casting card game. Panic at the Pleasure Palace “introduces Magically Transmitted Diseases,” or MTDs, which is about all you need to know to decide whether this fourth game in the Epic Spell Wars series is a fit for your particular sensibilities.

Coming Q3 2018, Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Panic at the Pleasure Palace brings more of the inventive art and imaginative characters to the series while ratcheting up the vulgarity, swears, and mature themes. For more details on this game by Corey Jones and Matt Hyra, with art by RS Bixby, check out Cryptozoic’s website.

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In 1996, Monocle Games with designers Martyn Oliver and Colin Thornton released City of Chaos, one of the first true story telling games to hit the market. And now 22 years later, Ares Games has announced a new edition of this ground breaking classic. In City of Chaos, 1-6 players travel the city of Byronitar, solving mysteries, building their characters, fighting monsters and dealing with random events. The city is built one tile at a time, and together with the random plot and world generator, players are ensured a unique experience every time they play. City of Chaos was also one of the first games to use a look-up book of paragraph stories, a mechanic adopted recently by such masterpieces as Tales of the Arabian Nights, Above and Below, and Near and Far. Finally, players must deduce how to win the game from clues left in the paragraphs they read. You can read the full press release from Ares Games here, and keep an eye out for the new edition of City of Chaos in the second half of 2019.

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