IDW Games is announcing Naruto Shippuden Village Defenders card game for a November 2019 release.
While most of the ninja are out are away, Leaf Village is attacked leaving a handful of ninja and friends to defend the village. A team of 1-4 players take on the roles of their favorite TEAM 7 characters and are the last line of defense against classic villains. Players must cooperate to create powerful combos to fight back the invaders in a fast-paced game lasting approximately 30 minutes.
KOSMOS is coming out with a new board game, Cities Skylines- The Board Game, designed by Rustan Håkansson. This 1-4 player cooperative game is based on the video game Cities: Skylines where you and your team will plan and develop your own metropolis!
To create this thriving city, you will need to expand while keeping in mind pollution, traffic, crime, and other problems that arise throughout the course of the game. Replayability will be high as there are multiple starting scenarios where you will build different cities with unique buildings as you attempt to keep the population in a good mood.
Cities Skylines- The Board Game is set to come out October, 2019. You can preorder the game here.
Word Forge Games has announced a reprint of D-Day Dice featuring all new artwork, missions, tiles and dice. The Word Forge edition of the game will be fully compatible with the previous edition, while adding new mechanics to the original game.
In addition, Word Forge Games will be publishing an expansion for the game, D-Day Dice: Way to Hell. The expansion includes 6 battle maps and 4 mini-expansions that can be mixed and matched as the player chooses. The expansion adds new gold dice and special missions to the game.
For further information on the new publication of D-Day Dice and its expansion, check here.
Fans of the classic Stephen King novel, 1990 miniseries, and recent 2017 remake alike will be pleased to discover that Pennywise and the Losers’ Club are making their way to the tabletop space with IT: Evil Below, coming this fall from The OP (USAopoly).
IT: Evil Below is a 2-7 player cooperative game in which players take on the role of the Losers’ Club as they traverse their neighborhood in Derry, ME, tempting fate in numerous encounters and using their character-specific abilities to take down the menacing clown and stop the child abductions once and for all. But if just one player runs out of health, the objective fails and Pennywise continues to wreak psychological havoc upon the citizens of this quaint New England town for years to come.
For more information on the game from The OP, click here.
Modiphius Entertainment is coming out with a brand new game, Agatha Christie- Death on the Cards designed by Dr. Thomas Rawlings from Auroch Digital. This is a 2-6 player cooperative game that stays true to the classic stories written by Agatha Christie. Players will work together to solve a murder mystery, but there is a twist! One of the players is the murderer and will attempt to stay hidden, but all players have dark secrets in this thrilling card game.
Components include 80 cards consisting of 18 secret cards, 25 detective cards, 22 event cards, 4 devious cards, 10 “Not so Fast” cards, and 1 Murderer Escapes! card.
This game is set to hit retail this Christmas and you will be able to give it a try at UK GAMES EXPO, GENCON, and ESSEN SPIEL.
There has been a disturbance in the Force as a rare, non-FFG Star Wars-themed game has been announced today. USAopoly (who also goes by the name ‘The OP’) and Disney Consumer Products UK have publicized the pending release of Star Wars: Dark Side Rising, a new cooperative card and dice game that is set during the events immediately prior to and during Star Wars: A New Hope. The game is designed for 2-4 players for ages 10 and up and has an estimated game time of 45 minutes.
In this light strategy game, each player will lead their own Rebel cell, led by their starting Team Leader (either Captain Cassian Andor, Leia Organa, Luke Skywalker or Hera Syndulla), as they work together to recruit other iconic characters (such as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Admiral Raddus) and prevent the construction of the original Death Star to thwart the Empire’s overall plans for domination of the galaxy. A custom-sculpted 3D Darth Vader bust is featured on the game board that commands the Imperial forces trying to either wipe out the Rebels or make the Death Star operational. The Rebels win by defeating enough Imperial agents before the Empire is able to either successful bring the Death Star online or eliminates too many of the Rebellion’s assets.
The game will be released in the European, Middle Eastern and African (EMEA) regions in the fall. It is unclear from the announcement whether this game will be exclusive to the EMEA regions or will receive a North American release at a later date. However, The OP has stated that Star Wars: Dark Side Rising was designed specifically for EMEA.
Admittedly, the look of the game from the images released and the described game-play sounds very similar to The OP’s earlier board game Thanos Rising: Avengers Infinity War. The shared use of the term ‘Rising’ in both titles also suggests that Star Wars: Dark Side Rising may be the latest entry in a unofficial board game series begun with Thanos Rising.
Star Wars: Dark Side Rising will also be showcased at the UK Games Expo as well as DISTOY 2019 in London.
More information about this release is available here.
The “Choose Your Own Adventures” book series is a hybrid
between the beloved Choose Your Own Adventure books popular in the 80s and 90s,
and a traditional board game. In this iteration, players must lead the Rapid
Force Crew around the galaxy, looking for clues to track down the Evil Power
Master and stop him before he unleashes destruction.
For centuries, the Lacoonian System, an alliance of the most advanced civilizations in the galaxy, has lived in peace. But now the Evil Power Master has returned and is leading a destructive rebellion.
There are nine locations in the Lacoonian System where the Evil Power Master could be hiding and players must navigate the stars to find him. By traveling the galaxy and tracking clues, your team can eventually use the clues to boost your signal, and discover his whereabouts. But beware! The Evil Power Master will throw many dangerous challenges your way as you try to stop him.
In the box
154 Story Cards
158 DATA Cards
9Start Item Cards
4 Character Cards
1 Game Board
2 Tracking Cubes
9 Signal Booster Discs
Choose Your Own Adventure game series: War With the Evil
Power Master is for 1-8 players, ages 10+. It is designed by Prospero Hall and
plays in about an hour. Watch the Dice
Tower coverage of the previous game in the series.
Carnival Zombie is a cooperative board game for 1 to 6 players. Each player takes the roll of a character as they work together to flee a sinking city overrun by zombies. Players control this party of heroes as they fight their way to one of the possible escape routes out of the city. During the night, players face restless hordes of zombies, while during the day they recover, move or search for useful items and other survivors. The party can only survive until dawn with close cooperation. If they’re attacked, they accumulate stress until becoming terrified! If just one character becomes too stressed… it’s game over (man)!
The second edition includes new scenarios that will allow you to face completely new challenges: a tutorial scenario, shorter scenarios, harder games, traitor mechanics, competitive game, more dexterity game and night-only scenarios!
Carnival Zombie was originally released by ALBE PAVO in 2013 and sold out in just 3 months. The 1st edition received acclaim from reviewers and players alike. In fact it received the Dice Tower Seal of Excellence and a super cool quote by Tom Vasel:
“One of the best cooperative games I’ve ever played, probably the best zombie game I’ve ever played.”
Carnival Zombie is for 1-6 players ages 12+. Depending on the type of game played – scenarios or story mode – the estimated time to play is 90-240 minutes. The game is scheduled to arrive in backers’ hands in November 2019.
Are you ready Space Cowboy?
One of the best anime series has finally come to boardgames in the Cowboy
Bebop Boardgame Boogie from Jasco
Games. In Cowboy Bebop Boardgame Boogie, players assume the roll of one of four
misfit bounty hunters aboard the spaceship Bebop. Each player has a session, a series of tasks
drawn from the original anime series, that must be completed in order to
win. Completing the sessions requires
woolong (money) and fuel to travel, make contacts, and pay for goods and services. The struggling bounty hunters also need food! This is a cooperative game, so despite how
capable each of the bounty hunters are, they need help from the others to complete
their sessions. Meanwhile, villains and challenging events can appear to throw
the bounty hunters off their session. Players win when they complete their
session. The game features stories, artwork and characters from the beloved
Cowboy Bebop Boardgame
Boogie plays 1-4 players, ages 14+, in about 60-90 minutes. Contents include gameboard, 5 planet boards,
4 character boards, 7 standees, 1 Bebop token, 23 tokens, and 165 cards. The
game is expected to release in August 2019, and it is available for pre-order
Season 3 of the Exceed Fighting System brings us
Streetfighter! The Exceed Fighting
System is a fast-paced two-player card game that brings the head-to-head arcade
fighting games to your game table. Previous seasons feature the heroes and villains
Horizon and Seventh Cross. Exceed:
Street Fighter comes in three stand-alone boxes. The first is the Ryu
Box, which contains the fighters Ryu, Sagat, Akuma, and Zangrief. The M.
Bison Box contains the fighters Cammy, M. Bison, Ken, and Guile. Lastly,
Box contains Vega, C. Viper, Chun-Li, and Dan. Each of the player characters can be played
with all other releases of Exceed. Each box contains 141 cards and
rulebook. The Ryu Box is first to be
released in April 2019, followed by the M. Bison Box in June and the Chun-Li
Box in July. All three are available for
The collectible card game series Universal Fighter System is
adding Soulcalibur VI to its system.
The Soulcalibur VI CCG
will consist of 108 different cards representing twelve characters from Soulcalibur
VI: Groh, Ivy, Kilik, Maxi, Mitsurguri, Nightmare, Siegfried, Sophitia, Taki, Xianghua,
Yoshimitsu, and Zasalamel. Each 10-card
booster pack contains 6 commons, 3 uncommons, and 1 rare or ultra rare card.
There are 32 commons, 28 uncommons, 29 rare and 19 ultra rare cards in the set.
Booster boxes of 24 booster packs are available for pre-order now, or look for
them at your friendly local game store on April 5, 2019.
Fans of Street Fighter can expand their Universal Fighter
System collection with two new Special Edition Tins: the C. Viper & Juri
Tin and the Ryu Tin. Both tins contain a
Tin-exclusive Street Fighter foil card, 3 Street
Fighter booster packs, 1 Street
Fighter vs. Darkstalkers booster pack, 1 Mega Man: Battle for Power booster pack, and 1 Capcom Platinum Series booster pack. The Ryu Tin releases in April 2019, and the
C. Viper & Juri Tin released in June 2019.
Renegade Game Studios is currently working on The Aquicorn Cove Board Game, designed by Steve Ellis, Tyler Tinsley, Ben Eisner and Tim Eisner. This game is adapted from the Oni Press original graphic novel by Katie O’Neill, who is also the Eisner Award-winning author of The Tea Dragon Society and Princess Princess Ever After.
“As a graphic novel, I
wanted Aquicorn Cove to encourage kids to engage with concepts of marine
conservation and make grown-up choices to protect the environment they’re going
to inherit,” said Katie O’Neill,
author of the Oni Press graphic novel. “I’m thrilled that the game will
provide another dimension to this and bring to life how wonderful and important
our oceans and reefs are.”
In Aquicorn Cove players take on the roles of members of a
small fishing village struggling to survive while maintaining a balance with
the natural world. The players must work together and they win if they can can
feed and grow their village while at the same time restoring the health of the
reef and aquatic ecosystem. Fortunately, the waters of their cove are home to
the beautiful and benevolent Aquicorns and the wondrous reef guardian Aure, who
can help them both to understand the impact humans are having on the
environment and to save the village.
The Aquicorn Cove Board Game is for 2-4 player and planned
for release in late 2019.