Steven Universe

“At this year’s Beach-a-Palooza, Steven has a surefire way to win: Recruit more Stevens from the timeline and have them all front their own bands!”

Steven Universe is an incredibly popular animated series created by Rebecca Sugar for Cartoon Network in 2013. In the show, Steven discovers the world of the Crystal Gems, magical beings with a fascinating backstory of escape, betrayal and freedom. Steven Universe has created an amazingly lush world of characters, and now Cryptozooic Entertainment has announced the boardgame  Steven Universe: Beach-a-Palooza from designers Erica Bouyouris (Bosk) and Andrew Wolf (Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle).

In Beach-a-Palooza, 3-6 players take on the role of Steven. Well, alternate versions of Steven from different timelines, to be exact. Each player’s Steven is battling in the Beach-a-Palooza to put together the best band and win the whole show. But beware, because both corrupted and homeworld gems are crashing the party and want to ruin the show. Players draft cards to recruit both their band and their audience, and to generate energy and other effects. Use your fusion powers! Attack and bubble the corrupted gems! Play your cards right, and your band might be the big winner!

Look for Steven Universe: Beach-a-Palooza at your FLGS during the second quarter of 2020.

usaopoly

Adding to a growing list of popular licensed games USAopoly will be releasing new versions of Monopoly, Yahtzee, and Jenga in July.

Monopoly: Attack on Titan:

Inspired by anime series Attack on Titan, this game features people, banners and events on the board, replacing the usual location themed spaces. This game also includes Command and Tactics instead of Community Chest and Chance cards, and custom Wall Sections and Gate Marias replace houses and hotels. Six collectible tokens include Sword, Key Necklace, Supply Wagon, Cannon, Flare Gun, and Omni-Direction Mobility Gear.

ghostbuster slimer

Yahtzee: Ghostbusters: Slimer

This version of Yahtzee will feature custom green dice displaying Ghostbuster items Ecto-1, Proton Pack, Trap, PKE Meter, Goggles, and Ghostbusters Logo. The set also will include a Slimer shaped dice shaker cup, custom score pad and pencil.

Yahtzee: Fallout: Vault Boy

This Fallout edition of Yahtzee will include dice with six factions from Fallout 4: Railroad, Vault-Tech, Minute Men, Atom Cats, Brotherhood, and Institute. Also included is a Dice cup shaped like the head of the Vault Boy, custom score pad and pencil.

Jenga: The Walking Dead

This edition contains 54 wood blocks. With a twist on classic Jenga, printed on the blocks are specific tasks the players must complete. There is also space for player created custom actions.