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Now that September has arrived, Z-Man Games has announced several interesting tidbits of news this month along with a few game releases.

tragedy looper

Tragedy Looper, which saw a limited release at Gen Con 2014, has been slated for a September 2nd release and pits a Mastermind against one to three Protagonists in this time-loop deduction based board game.  The Protagonists’ goal seems simple enough, they want to win the game, but they don’t know how to accomplish that goal. The Mastermind has all of the information wants to create tragedies for the Protagonists to endure. Only through deduction and teamwork will the Protagonists prevail!

Fans are already asking if expansions will be reprinted in the future. Zev Shlasinger, a Consultant for Z-Man Games, replied “…if sales warrant it.”

Tragedy Looper plays 2-4 players and has a play time of about 120 minutes.

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Pandemic: Survival! Had it’s first ever tournament that was held at Gen Con 2014 and was a major success. Z-Man will be holding multiple tournaments throughout 2014-2015 leading all the way up to the National Finals which will take place at Gen Con in 2015. Z-Man asked to be contact if you want to suggest an event for Pandemic Survival. One confirmed tournament so far will be at BGG Con later this year.

Last but not least, Z-Man games has more upcoming releases on the horizon such as: Camel Up, Akrotiri, Clash of Cultures: Civilizations, Onirim, Pandemic: The Cure, Terra Mystica: Fire & Ice, Chimera, Pandemic: Contagion, Robinson Crusoe: Voyage of the Beagle and The Battle at Kemble’s Cascade. We’ll have more information on these upcoming releases in the future.

Thanks for reading! 

-Alejandro “xpiredsodapop” Galaviz

Coming Soon from Bezier Games

ultimate werewolf deluxe

Ultimate Werewolf Deluxe Edition

This Deluxe Edition also brings brand new roles including the Big Bad Wolf, Wolverine, Dire Wolf, Virginia Woolf and more!

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Contains more than 40 unique roles, 18 scenarios and a set of 80 fully illustrated cards.

ultimate werewolf artifacts

Ultimate Werewolf Artifacts

Ultimate Werewolf Artifacts is an expansion to the award-winning Ultimate Werewolf party game, where each player gets an additional unique special ability from over three dozen different artifacts.

Contains 44 unique Artifact cards.

tragedy looper

Z-Man Games announced a Japanese, mystery, deduction, co-operative game, Tragedy Looper.  Designed by BakaFire and originally released in Japan, Tragedy Looper is debuting later this year, at Gen Con 2014.

Tragedy Looper is a scenario-based deduction game for four players: one scriptwriter and three detectives. The game consists of four location boards and a number of character cards. Each scenario features a number of characters, hidden roles for these characters (serial killer, misinformant, murderer), and some pre-set tragedies (murder, suicide).

Each “day” (turn), players and the scriptwriter play three face-down cards onto the characters, then reveal them to move the characters around or affect their paranoia or good will stats. At the end of each day (turn), if the scenario has a tragedy set for that day, it happens if the conditions are met, i.e., certain characters have certain stats or are in a certain location together (or not together) with others. As tragedies happen, players loop back in time, restarting the scenario from the beginning and trying to deduce who the culprit was and why along with all of the other hidden rules for the scenario.

lost legacy flying garden

Scattered across the world are pieces of a strange craft from far beyond the skies – known as the Lost Legacies. In the eastern peaks, legends speak of a floating paradise, a garden of unearthly delights protected by an implacable guardian. Some of these legends claim the garden provides an unending source of ambrosial food and water. Discover where the Lost Legacy can be found and win the game!
Lost Legacy is a game of risk, deduction and luck. Each turn you play a card in order to eliminate other players from the game or discover where the Lost Legacy card could be found. When the deck runs out of cards, the Investigation phase begins. The player who determines where the Lost Legacy can be found wins; if no one finds the Lost Legacy, then everybody loses!

– Low price point.
– Short playtime while maintaining a rewarding game experience.
– Created by famed game designer Seiji Kanai.
– Lost Legacy is a followup game to AEG’s amazing blockbuster hit Love Letter.
– Part of a series. Each Lost Legacy set can be played independently or be mixed together with other sets to create a unique custom set.
– Eye catching packaging: gorgeous game bag placed in transparent plastic clamshell.


  • 16 Game cards
  • 4 Reference cards
  • 1 Legacy bag
  • Rulebook

For:  2-4 players
Ages: 10+
Playing Time:  10 minutes playtime


Coming soon from IDW Games is a deduction, adventure game based on the hit tv series, X-Files.

In The X-Files, players take on the role of Mulder, Scully, and the X-Files team as they work to uncover global conspiracies and threats while going up against various members of the Syndicate. In game terms, 1-4 agent players team up against one opponent who controls the Smoking Man and his nefarious network.

The X-Files board game will focus on material from the first three seasons of the television series, giving fans a chance to start from the beginning of the phenomenon.

Check out an interview here with the game’s designer, Kevin Wilson (Arkham Horror, Descent: Journeys in the Dark, & Sid Meier’s Civilization: The Board Game).

i say holmes

Sherlock Holmes and his companions are at your disposal as you try to catch the most notorious villains of Victorian era London. The Game is Afoot and it’s up to you to solve the case! Sherlock Holmes and his cadre of clue-seeking companions are at your disposal as you attempt to catch some of the most notorious villains of Victorian era London in Victory Point Games’ I Say, Holmes! You’ll have a variety of different cards at your disposal, including Arrest, Clue, Alibi, and the I Say? cards, which call on Holmes and his friends to help discover the whereabouts of the criminal elements.

This new version of I Say, Holmes! features completely new custom art created by Clark Miller (Darkest NightTrieste) showcased on 125 playing cards, alongside custom-shaped, laser-cut counters; we’ve brought all of our expertise to bear on making I Say, Holmes! into one of our most stunningly beautiful games yet.

The closing date on Kickstarter is June 7, 2014, the current pledged amount is $11,267 and the funding goal for the project is $10,000.  Pledge $35 for a Kickstarter Exclusive version of I Say, Holmes! (MSRP $35) plus your name will be in the “Thank You” section of the game. Shipping within the US and Canada are included; please add $20 if you’re an International backer. The estimated delivery date is Jul 2014.

lost legacy

AEG is proud to announce Lost Legacy, coming this summer. From Seiji Kanai and Hayato Kisaragi, Lost Legacy takes the fast action of Seiji’s small games, but adds new layers of risk and deduction. Lost Legacy features several decks that will release over time, and they can be played independently or mixed to create custom sets.

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You can see more of the cards, as well as read the rulebook at