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Imperial Settlers Roll & Write

We all know that roll & write board games have gained popular momentum in the last year. With all that's going on with social distancing and working from home, roll & writes are easy to set-up, typically very easy to play and make for a great family game during these difficult times. Imperial Settlers , designed by Ignacy Trzewiczek, has been a wildly successful and popular franchise from Portal Games . It has spawned a new implementation ( Empires of the North ) that has been rated quite highly over at The Dice Tower along...

Under Falling Skies, an award-winning solo game, is being published by CGE

Remember that old arcade game, Space Invaders ? That's kind of the setting for an upcoming solo release from Czech Games Edition (CGE). In Under Falling Skies , the alien mothership is descending on Earth and filling the skies with dropships. You are Earth's last hope, shooting down ships from your bunker while researching technology upgrades to help stave off the invasion. You will roll dice and assign them to action spaces. More powerful action spaces require higher numbered dice. Each action space is linked to enemy dropships, causing them to descend when you take each...

Days of Wonder releases free print-and-play expansion, Ticket to Ride Stay at Home

“Designed during the great lockdown of 2020, Ticket to Ride Stay at Home is a fun, quick and beautiful new version of the classic Ticket to Ride which will guarantee some amazing family moments around the gaming table.”

Days of Wonder have felt the pain of all those isolated indoors, and as a gift for all these housebound people, the company has released a free print-and-play expansion for their most popular game. Spiel des Jahres winner Ticket to Ride (2004), by designer Alan Moon , has players collect colored train cards from...

Temple Gates Games announces free beta for Roll for the Galaxy digital app

“Since winning the Meeple’s Choice award when the physical board game launched in 2014, players have eagerly awaited a digital adaptation to play on the go.”

Temple Gates Games , the designers of notable board game apps for Ascension and Race for the Galaxy , have announced a free beta testing for their upcoming Roll for the Galaxy app . Roll for the Galaxy (2014) is the highly regarded, award winning , dice variant on Race for the Galaxy (2007) by Rio Grande Games and designers...

Atlas Games delivers dwarven drunken dice drafting design with Dice Miner on KS

“If you believe that games should have dwarves, dwarves should roll dice, and more people should holler ‘Cheers!’ and share beer, then Dice Miner is for you.”

Atlas Games along with designers Joshua DeBonis and Nikola Risteski (the team behind Isle of Monsters ) have begun a Kickstarter Campaign for Dice Miner , a push your luck, dice drafting game. In Dice Miners, 1-4 players take turns drafting dice from a slanted mountain of dice. The mountain is a slanted pyramid of...

Promoted expansion for Good Cop Bad Cop live on KS

“911 what’s your emergency? Good Cop Bad Cop is back with a third expansion!”

Pull the Pin Games has started a Kickstarter Campaign for Good Cop Bad Cop’s 3rd expansion, Promoted . Good Cop Bad Cop (2014) by designers Brian Henk and Clayton Skancke is a beloved social deduction game in a world of honest and crooked police. 4-8 players are each dealt 3 hidden Alignment Cards, placed face down in front of them. If a player has more crooked alignment...

Spycon is dead. Long live Spyfest!

Back in December 2019, before the dark times, Dice Tower News reported on the new team based sequel to Hobby World ’s popular party game SpyFall . Much like it’s ancestor, SpyCon by designer Alexandr Ushan had players in a strange situation, pretending they know exactly what is going on, but asking questions to gain more knowledge. If the questions are too specific, it is obvious who is the spy. If they are too general, no information is gained. However, this time each team has a secret list of keywords,...

Real time shoot em up puzzle action game Bullet♥︎ on KS

“Bullet♥︎ is a Shoot-em-up (SHMUP) puzzle action tabletop game, inspired by series like Touhou Project , Ikaruga , Deathsmiles , The Hurricane of the Varstray , Ether Vapor , and Acceleration of Suguri , to name a few.”

Level 99 Games and designer Joshua Van Laningham have started a Kickstarter Campaign for Bullet♥︎ , a 1-4 player, real time, shoot-em-up (SHMUP), puzzle action game. In Bullet♥︎, the inspiration comes from SHMUP video games, and players have...

WizKids announces English version of Seeders From Sereis: Exodus

“When an unknown force threatens to render their home uninhabitable, the Seeders must build arks — giant colony ships — to ensure their survival.”

WizKids has announced the English release of Seeders from Sereis: Exodus (2017), a tableau building card game by designer Serge Macasdar and Sweet Games . Seeders from Sereis is “a trans-media science-fiction universe that's been created over five years by Serge Macasdar and Charbel Fourel and which contains post-humans, space opera, extensive journeys on space arks, lost...

Escape: Roll and Write on KS from Queen Games

Queen Games and designer Sebastian Schwarz have started a Kickstarter Campaign for Escape: Roll & Write . The original Escape: The Curse of the Temple (2012) by Kristian Amundsen Østby has become a modern classic of board gaming. Curse involved frantic, real time, rolling of dice, trying to collect specific symbols to allow your explorer to move within the temple. Black mask symbols locked dice until your fellow players would unlock them for you, and a relentless timer drove players to...

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