May

asmodee

Asmodee released a news update, which includes several items of note:

  • Two games and one expansion were released:
    • Histrio, a game in which players tour the kingdom to recruit actors skilled in either comedies or tragedies, forming an acting troupe to hopefully please the King.
    • StoryLine: Fairy Tales, a storytelling game in which you and your friends submit and select cards in order to tell a fantastic tale.
    • Under The Mask, the third expansion to the wildly popular narrative adventure game, T.I.M.E. Stories.
  • Two new family games were announced:
    • Loony Questa wild and fast-paced game in which you briefly glance at a level of obstacles and traps and try to draw a safe voyage through them from memory.
    •  The Little Prince: Make Me A Planeta turn-based planet-building game, in which you collect items and characters from The Little Prince universe in order to construct the most balanced and beautiful planet.
  • Two new expansions were also announced:

For more information on these releases and upcoming titles, you can view the full news update here.

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GMT Games has released their latest company update newsletter for May, 2016.  This month, GMT discusses a variety of company happenings, summarized by the following:

  • Apologies for the delay in shipping p500 games, which, due to the largest ever shipment of them, has taken three work weeks to complete
  • According to social media, Falling Sky, A Distant Plain Reprint, and Cuba Libre are getting to the table with enthusiasm
  • The newest addition to Mark Herman’s Great Politicians Series, Pericles
  • The latest news on Twilight Struggle, including the success of the digital app contributing to the completely unexpected sell-out of the most recent shipment of Twilight Struggle copies, which were expected to last much longer.  The next shipment of this game is expected to be in stock in the fall.  GMT also briefly discusses their partnership with Playdek in creating the app.
  • Solitaire Rules are included in the 2nd edition of Conquest of Paradise
  • Thunder Alley Crew Chief expansion has been reworked and is back on Kickstarter for a few more days
  • Information on the San Diego Historical Games Convention
  • Information concerning the next GMT Weekend at the Warehouse, Oct. 13-16, 2016

For more information on the above topics, read the full update here.

teenage mutant dice masters

WizKids would like to announce that the next installment of the Dice Masters franchise is set to release in May of 2016.  From the official press release:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Dice Masters features more than a dozen of the most popular TMNT heroes and villains! With gameplay scenarios that support two to four players, it’s the perfect addition to your game night rotation, or to fill out your Dice Masters team with the most radical heroes around!

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Box Set will be a complete set that allows 2-4 players to play.  For more information, see the official press release here.