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Welcome to Skate Summer!

Pandasaurus Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its latest title, Skate Summer , which is designed by first time game designer, Randy Reiman. The artwork for the game is supplied by Pape Ink. The game is designed for 2-5 players, ages 14 and up, and takes 45-60 minutes to play.

In Skate Summer , choose a skater and then use that skater to perform tricks, gaining special bonuses as they go along. The skaters will use the map to collect tokens that provide additional rewards. You can even upgrade your player board, inching your skater...

Undaunted Moves into Russia

Osprey Publishing has announced a brand new Undaunted game, Undaunted: Stalingrad . Designed by the same team behind the original Undaunted: Normandy designers, Trevor Benjamin and David Thompson, the artwork is also provided for the new game by the game’s original artist, Roland MacDonald. The game is exclusively for 2 players, ages 14 and up, and takes between 45-60 minutes to play.

"Stalingrad, 1942. Before you awaits a gruelling conflict in this cornerstone battleground. As the bullets and bombs tear the city asunder, only through wits and valour can you seize the...

Go for the Gold in Sync or Swim

Bezier Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a new, highly interactive, cooperative game, Sync or Swim , designed by Lucas Hedgren and Divya Hedgren. The game supports 3-6 players, ages 14 and up, and plays in 30-45 minutes.

In Sync or Swim , players are simulating synchronized swimmers in a real-time cooperative game. The players will plan their routine through the use of cards, swapping among the players, and diving for specific items - all within a limited amount of time. The routines start small and then become more complex the longer the game goes...

Puzzle Strike 2 Now on Kickstarter

David Sirlin, designer of Puzzle Strike , Yomi , and Codex , has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Puzzle Strike 2 . Puzzle Strike 2 is not an expansion for the original Puzzle Strike . It is its own game, inspired by the video game Puzzle Fighter HD Remix, of which Sirlin was also lead designer. Puzzle Strike 2 supports 1-4 players, ages 13 and up, and plays in 20-30 minutes.

In Puzzle Strike 2 , players will build their decks as they play. Their decks will allow them to arrange and otherwise...

Fire & Stone Are on the Horizon

Pegasus Spiele has announced a new game by the highly-regarded designer of Carcassonne , Klaus-Jürgen Wrede, Fire & Stone . The artwork for the game is provided by Hendrik Noack. Fire & Stone supports 2-4 players, ages 10 and up, and takes 45-60 minutes to play.

In Fire & Stone , players will lead their tribes of early humans out of Africa and into the world at large, scouting and exploring new regions and spaces. Each space of the board is covered with a “discovery” tile that is revealed, showing its effect. Food sources...

Free Radicals Are Coming Soon

WizKids has announced a new game coming soon, Free Radicals , which is designed by Nathan Woll and is his first published game. The artwork for the game is provided by Tomasz Chistowski. Free Radicals is for 2-5 players, ages 14 and up, and plays in 45-90 minutes.

Free Radicals is billed as “an asymmetrical Euro-strategy game” in which the players choose one of 10 asymmetrical factions to play. The Sphere has been built and the inhabitants of Sphere City, each with their own faction, are competing for influence and knowledge. Each faction...

Sinbad's kids are drafting tiles in 1001 islands

Ludonate is reimplementing The Little Prince: Make Me a Planet in an upcoming family game titled 1001 islands . Two to five players take on the role of Sinbad's kids who have been dreaming of islands full of treasure, exotic animals, and dangerous bandits. Now you will travel to the green islands to fulfill your dreams through tile drafting and placement. Mechanically, there are two types of tiles players will acquire: Dream tiles and Island tiles. Players will draft Island tiles to build out their own individual island. Dream tiles add individual scoring conditions that...

Spielwarenmesse eG takes over Internationale Spieltage SPIEL in Essen

On January 1, 2022, Spielwarenmesse eG, the Nuremberg trade fair and marketing services provider, took over Internationale Spieltage SPIEL in Essen. Spielwarenmesse eG is now the new owner of the biggest public fair for board games in the world. There will be no change to where SPIEL is held, the Essen exhibition center, and Dominique Metzler and Florian Hess , along with their team, will continue to oversee it.

Dominique Metzler has said, “I am very pleased to have found in Spielwarenmesse eG, with its experience in worldbeating fairs, a partner that can continue and...

Gutenberg Coming Soon to North America, Australia and New Zealand

Portal Games has announced that it will be co-publishing the hit game Gutenberg , which was originally published by Granna, in North America, Australia and New Zealand. Gutenberg is a mid-weight Euro game designed by Katarzyna Cioch and Wojciech Wiśniewski. The artwork for the game is provided by Rafał Szłapa. Gutenberg plays 1-4 players, ages 10 and up, in about 60-120 minutes.

Taking place in the 15th century, Gutenberg is a game In which the players bid on specific actions in order to build their wealth and fame. The players are printing pioneers...

Support the Dice Tower in 2022

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