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Horrible Guild has announced a game that is coming out in the fourth quarter of 2022, Evergreen , an abstract strategy game designed by Hjalmar Hach , who is known for several games including Photosynthesis , Railroad Ink , and The King’s Dilemma . The artwork for the game is provided by Wenyi Geng . Evergreen supports 1-4 players, ages 8 and up, and takes about 45 minutes to play.

In Evergreen , the players are trying to...

Climb Every Mountain

Fiat Lucre Games has announced that their game Annapurna , which was released in 2021, is going to have a tournament at PAX Unplugged later in 2022. Although the exact dates for PAX Unplugged have not yet been released, details of the tournament have: In order for players to guarantee a spot in the competition, which sports a grand prize of $1000, players need to take pictures of themselves playing the game and post it to either the Annapurna Twitter, Facebook or Instagram social media accounts.

Annapurna...

Establish the Best Outpost

Grand Gamers Guild has announced a Kickstarter campaign for an expansion to its game The Artemis Project , entitled The Artemis Project: Satellites & Commanders . The expansion is designed by Daniel Rocchi , who co-designed the original game, with artwork provided by Cristian Romero . The Artemis Project: Satellites & Commanders supports 1-5 players, ages 14 and up, and takes around 45 minutes to play. In order to play the expansion, players must own the base game.

In The Artemis...

One does not simply walk into Mordor

Ares Games has announced War of the Ring: The Card Game . On Saturday, June 4th, Ares Games will host the worldwide preview of their new game set in J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy, at their UK Game Expo booth (Hall 1 Booth 302). War of the Ring: The Card Game is a team-based game for two to four players, where each player controls one or more factions. Each faction is aligned either with the Free Peoples or the Shadow Armies, and...

Spiel des Jahres nominations for 2022 announced

The powers that be in deepest Germany have announced the nominees for the most prestigious of board game awards, the Spiel des Jahres . Given since 1979, the Spiel is awarded to the best family-level games available in Germany for that year. The associated Kennerspiel award, first awarded in 2011, is generally given to more complex titles, and the Kinderspiel to the best children’s games. In a live stream overnight (actually a very reasonable hour in Germany) the new nominees for 2022 were lauded:

The Kinderspiel nominees went to: Mit Quacks &...

Tokaido for two

Funforge has announced Tokaido Duo , a new version of Tokaido , specifically for two players. Like the original, Tokaido Duo is designed by Antoine Bauza, with art by Xavier Gueniffey Durin.

In Tokaido , players are competing to have the most pleasant journey across the East Sea Road in Japan. The game features a linear track of action spaces. Each turn, the player in last place on the track can move forward to any unoccupied action space on the track, but...

Gloomhaven Digital is coming to consoles

Asmodee Digital and Saber Interactive have announced that the digital adaptation of Gloomhaven , developed by Flaming Fowl Studios , is coming to consoles in 2023. The announcement video does not specify which consoles. This faithful port of the acclaimed dungeon crawler currently is available on Steam, and just added Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion as DLC content.

In Gloomhaven , players lead a group of mercenaries through scenarios littered with enemies. Each mercenary has their own unique pool of action...

New Azul with more appetizing pieces

Plan B Games has announced a new Limited Edition of Azul , under their Next Move Games imprint. Azul: Master Chocolatier will include the same gameplay as the original Azul, only with a visual overhaul to set the game in a chocolate factory. The square tiles are redesigned to look like chocolates. The factory boards will be double-sided. One side will feature the exact same gameplay as the original Azul. The other side has a special effect that modifies play in one...

Welcome, Commander

Themeborne has announced a Kickstarter campaign for its newest game, Strike HQ . The game is designed by Thomas Pike with artwork supplied by Neil Roberts . The game is for 2 players only, ages 10 and up, and takes about an hour to play.

Strike HQ is a head-to-head expandable battle card game that brings the classic thrill of real-time strategy (RTS) video games to the tabletop. There are two modes of play in the box: Classic mode, that is designed for casual players,...

Dice Hate Me splits with Greater Than Games

Dice Hate Me Games Studio was established in 2011 by founder Chris Kirkland. The company has had a tumultuous history - they merged with Greater Than Games in 2015, who then were acquired by the Flat River Group last year. On May 16, Chris Kirkland announced on his The State of Games podcast , that Dice Hate Me is once again an independent company, although the official name has changed to just Dice Hate Me. No more studio. According to Chris, Greater Than Games has retained the rights to...

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