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Vying for Dominance Over the Criminal Underworld

CMoN (Cool Mini or Not) has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its latest title, Cyberpunk 2077 : Gangs of Night City , which is designed by Andrea Chiarvesio , Eric M. Lang , Alexio Schneeberger , and Francesco Rugerfred Sedda . No artist has been announced as of yet for the game, which plays 1-4 players, ages 14 and up, and takes 90-120 minutes to play.

Cyberpunk 2077: Gangs of Night City is a competitive game in which 1 to 4 players assume...

KeyForge moves to a Ghost Galaxy with Strange Stars

The story of KeyForge is tightly intertwined with that of a man considered the heart and soul of Fantasy Flight Games (FFG) , Christian T. Peterson . When FFG, the company he founded in 1995, was acquired by Asmodee in 2014, Christian became the CEO of Asmodee North America. Designer Richard Garfield (better known as the creator of Magic the Gathering) first pitched KeyForge to Christian who then made the deal and oversaw the initial release with his senior management team.

KeyForge is...

Origins 2022 returns to 60% precovid attendance

The annual Origins Game Fair was held this year June 8-12, in Columbus, Ohio. The board game convention at the Greater Columbus Convention Center is produced by the Game Manufacturer's Association (GAMA) , who has released attendance figures for this year's event. Origins 2022 had an attendance of 11,689 people, which is approximately 60% of pre-Covid numbers. T here were 267 Origins exhibitors, and nearly 100 volunteers. Running concurrently with Origins at the venue in Columbus was GDEX , a curated showcase of developers with games incorporating creative technology. There were 40 GDEX exhibitors...

Numerous Board Game Publishers Implementing Smart Tutorials in Their Games

Dized , a digital companion app, helps publishers make their games more accessible to players, and plenty of publishers are jumping on board the Dized train. Dized was originally funded through Kickstarter in January 2019, and has been progressing and improving ever since. Dized tutorials allow players to skip the rulebook and start playing board games right out of the box. This means players can learn the game as they are playing, a method common to modern video games.

Recently, several publishers including Gamelyn Games , Mythic Games , and Brain...

Joey Games Hopping Onto the Board Gaming Scene

Joey Games , a new board gaming company founded by Phil and Meredith Walker-Harding , has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help get the company on its feet and release its first three games: Busy Beaks , Scribbly Gum , and Pass the Party Food , which have all be designed by Phil Walker-Harding.

Busy Beaks , with artwork provided by Sarah Allen , is a colorful card game in which the players collect bird cards and gather them into flocks to score points. The game supports...

More Harry Potter Mischief on the Way

It was announced this week that TheOP (aka USAOpoly) is releasing a new dice game, Harry Potter: Mischief in Diagon Alley . No designer or artist names have been given for the game, which plays 3-5 players, ages 6 and up, and takes 10-15 minutes to play.

In Harry Potter: Mischief in Diagon Alley , the players are students at Hogwarts Academy that must fix the mess that has been made because a hex has mixed up all the items in the shops on Diagon Alley. The players will roll their dice to get...

Upcoming Furnace expansion, Interbellum, adds and subtracts a player count

Arcane Wonders has announced Furnace: Interbellum , an upcoming expansion for 2020's Furnace . Interbellum will expand the player count on both ends, allowing the game to be played by one to five.

Furnace is an auction, engine-building game where players take on the role of 19th Century industrialists. Furnace: Interbellum extends the timeline into the twenties and thirties, which is the inter-war period known as interbellum. Gameplay in Furnace revolves around two phases, an auction phase and a production phase. In the auction phase,...

Galactic Renaissance, from the designer and publisher that brought you Inis

Designer Christian Martinez and publisher Matagot previously teamed up to release Inis in 2016. Inis is a drafting, area majority game where players compete to achieve one of three different victory conditions. Matagot has dubbed Inis the first installment of their "Political Trilogy", and the second is going to be Galactic Renaissance , projected to release in Q1 2023.

Galactic Renaissance will use mechanisms reminiscent of Inis (action drafting, area majority, modular board) in a sci-fi setting. One to four players will lead factions to...

Village is Getting a Big Box

Publisher Eggertspiele , a subsidiary of Plan B Games and by extension, Asmodee , has announced that Village , the Kennerspiel award-winning game of 2012, is getting the big box treatment. Village is designed by the renowned duo of Inka and Markus Brand , designers of the EXIT series of escape room games and2017's Rajas of the Ganges . In the new edition of Village , the artwork is supplied by Chris Quilliams and Jacqui Davis . The game...

2022 Kinderspiel des Jahres winner is Magic Mountain

Magic Mountain , published in Germany under the title Zauberberg, is the winner of the 2022 Kinderspiel des Jahres . The prestigious award for children's game of the year is one of three annual awards given out by the Spiel des Jahres association in Germany. Magic Mountain was selected over two other nominees: Wolfgang Warsch designs Auch schon clever and Quacks & Co .

Magic Mountain is played on an inclined game board where sorcerer's apprentices and witches are racing to the...

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