Chris Bryan

Lanterns Dice: Lights in the Sky is set against the backdrop of the Harvest Festival, an Asian time of celebration. Players act as artisans who decorate the lake with floating lanterns and launch fireworks to light up the sky in honor of the best harvest festival yet. The emperor is not easily impressed and the player who earns the most honor in the emperor’s eyes wins the game. The game supports 2-4 players, aged 10+, and plays in 30-45 mins.

In the game, players roll dice then choose which colored lanterns to fill in on their scoresheets. They can earn gifts which allow them to perform special actions, fill in additional colored lanterns, and create powerful combinations. Fireworks tiles are used to cover completed shapes to score points.

Lanterns Dice: Lights in the Sky is designed by Chris Bryan (known for Favelas), with art by Beth Sobel (known for Viticulture, and Wingspan), and is expected to release in May of 2019. For more information, check the Renegade Game Studios website.

Dragon Ball Z has had a trading card game going for a while now, so a board game capitalizing on the highly popular series isn’t such a bad idea.  Enter IDW Games, who have managed to partner with Toei Animation not for one game, but for a series of games based on the franchise.  The line promises to have things like board games, tile-laying games, and dice games, with the first game being a dice game called Dragon Ball Z: Perfect Cell.  In this game you will be choosing different DBZ characters to play as, then you will gather up your dice and roll them to charge your energy, unleash attacks, help your comrades, or get upgrades for your character.  After each turn Cell will be attacking back, charging up his own energy, and even performing actions that will lock out powerful upgrades if the Z warriors don’t get to them first.  Manage to defeat him and you win, or else all is lost and he destroys the world.

One thing of special note is that the designer of the game is Chris Bryan, best known for his involvement with the Board With life web series.  The game is slated for release in March of 2018, and you can read more about it and IDW’s new partnership in this press release.

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Moonrat Media has just announced the second season of the hit comedy web series “Board with Life,” arriving this February of 2016.  “Board with Life” follows a group of board game geeks during their regular game nights.

The following is an excerpt from Moonrat Media’s YouTube channel, in which the show is described: “Join the gang every week as they vie for power in 1840’s New York City, establish dominance over the isle of Catan, and sometimes work together to save the world from global disease and infection. Alliances will forge, rivalries will emerge, and everyone will end the night Board with Life.”

This new season promises seven new episodes that will appeal not only to fans of the show, but also will be a great entry point to new viewers.  As the show’s channel jokingly quips, “Miss the 1st Season?  Skip It.  Catch up later.”

The YouTube channel also contains reviews, how to play videos, comedy sketches and more enthusiastic enthusiast content.

To check out the “Board with Life Season 2 Trailer”, follow the direct link here.

You can also check out the show’s YouTube channel by following this link.