traitor game

Obscurio, designed by L’Atelier, is a 2-8 player game that places players in a Sorcerer’s Library with the need to escape!

Players will need to work cooperatively to find the exit from the Library as one player takes on the roll of the clue giver utilizing cards with various images on them to guide the players out of the Library. However, there is a traitor among them trying to prevent them from finding that exit! Their are a wide variety of traps throughout the Library that players will need to overcome if they are ever going to escape.

For more information, check out their site here.

Wizards of the Coast and Avalon Hill have teamed up to create Betrayal At Baldur’s Gate, a spiritual successor to the classic board game Betrayal At House On The Hill. The new game is designed by Chris Dupuis (Betrayal At House On The Hill: Widow’s Walk) and Mike Mearls (Castle Ravenloft). Set in the Forgotten Realms city of Baldur’s Gate,  3-6 players take turns placing tiles, exploring the dark alleys and deadly catacombs of the city, until one of the party is turned traitor. The game comes with 6 prepainted adventurer miniatures, Traitor’s Tome and Secrets of Survival haunt books, 42 tiles, and loads of tokens and cards. Fans of the original will enjoy the new Dungeons and Dragons theming of this classic traitor mechanism board game.

Betrayal At Baldur’s Gate is due for release in October 2017. You can read Wizard of the Coasts full press release here.


Essen is around the corner and Indie Boards and Cards will have some special editions of their games.   Coup: Reformation, Dragon Slayer, The Resistance: Hostile Intent & Hidden Agenda, and Flash Point: Honor & Duty will each of their Kickstarter Edition available.  Roar-a-Saurus will also be available and it was just funded on Kickstarter on September 16 for $19,161 of a $1,000 goal.

Indie Boards and Cards will return to Hall 3, booth 3N102 and are looking for volunteers…

We also still need a few good game demonstrators for the show. If you can work with us for at least a full day (or two half days), please send me an email at – knowledge of German & English is preferred. Be sure to include when you can work in the booth, and the games that you are comfortable teaching.