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The Mighty Micros are Here!

Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG) has announced that it is going to re-release some of its previously released micro-expansions and promo cards. Not only is AEG releasing some of the older micro-expansions but some exciting new ones as well, including ones for Tiny Towns and Mystic Vale .

The micro-expansion for Tiny Towns , Tiny Trees , adds a new building challenge that give the players extra points at game end. Mystic Vale: Evergreen adds new Conclaves, new vales, and advancements.

Besides the two new micro-expansions, there are a bunch of others available for...

In Other News - CATAN, Root expansion, Batman, Pathfinder Arena, Star Wars

CATAN are offering a free print-and-play , slimmed down version of their award-winning game in a more accessible version under the guise of CATAN – First Adventure . Players can download the PDF and get crafting to create a playable game in around an hour using only scissors, glue, and light cardboard along with the printed PDF. An instructional video is also available.

A new expansion for Root entitled Militants is in the works according to a recent designer chat on Twitch between Cole Wehrl and Patrick...

The Rise of The Batman Who Laughs

The OP (aka USAOpoly) has announced the latest title in its brand of “Rising” games, The Batman Who Laughs Rising . The game is designed by Patrick Marino and Andrew Wolf. It plays 1-4 players, ages 15 and up, and in 60-90 minutes.

The dark side of Batman, the super-villain side, comes out in The Batman Who Laughs Rising . According to the Op, this is the “darkest addition” to their brand of “Rising” games. The hybrid that is the Joker and Batman inhabits this game. The players, as the DC Super Heroes,...

Long Ago, in a Galaxy. . .

Fantasy Flight Games is expanding the Star Wars: Armada universe with its introduction of the Galactic Republic Starter Set, introducing an entirely new faction to the game. This expansion was designed by James Kniffen with artwork supplied by Ben Zweifel. It plays 2 players in about 2 hours.

The fleet design guarantees a cooperative nature with this set. There are two commanders from whom the players may choose to lead their fleet: the iconic Obi Wan Kenobi or Senator Bail Organa. The ship set includes Acclimator-I and Acclimator-II ships which can fully be...

Family Games Make a Return - Just in Time for the Holidays

As the holidays approach, there is a resurgeance of games that are highly accessible in the family game market. First up, Rummikub is coming out in a new edition called Rummikub Onyx , that is available through Amazon. For those unfamiliar with the game, which plays 2-4 players, ages 8 and up in about 30 minutes, Rummikub uses tiles instead of cards as the players attempt to get rid of their hands. The Rummikub Onyx edition features black tiles instead of the traditional white from the original game. The tiles are engraved with bright...

Wil Wheaton Returns

Actor Wil Wheaton, famously known in board gaming circles for his YouTube series “Tabletop,” is going to be live streaming a series of events in November and December for Games by Bicycle. All of the events are on the Games by Bicycle YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch channels.

On Saturday, November 21, at 4pm ET/1pm PT, the Dice Tower’s own Tom Vasel and Zee Garcia, along with Mik and Starla Fitch (also in the Dice Tower family) of Our Family Plays Games, Jon Purkis of Actualol, and Steph Hodge of Board Game Geek will be streaming a...

Go, Go, Power Rangers!

Renegade Game Studios, in conjunction with Crowd Ox, have set up pre-orders for their newest Power Ranger game, Power Rangers Deck-Building Game . The game plays 2-4 players, ages 13 and up, in 30-70 minutes.

In Power Rangers Deck Building Game , a competitive game, the players choose to play either as a hero or a villain. The game can be played 1v1, 2v1, or 2v2. After the players have chosen their character and set up their player area, the battle is on! The players use and improve their decks throughout the course of the game...

More Munchkin on the Way

The Op (aka USAOpoly) has released the newest game in the Munchkin line, Munchkin: Disney. Steve Jackson is credited as the game’s designer but no artist is credited. The game plays 3-6 players, ages 10 and up, in 40-60 minutes.

In this version of Munchkin, which the OP is billing as “ the most magical version of Steve Jackson Games’ classic role-playing card game yet,” the players have their choice of roles from villains, heroes, and sidekicks. Then, they must equip themselves before heading off to defeat monsters to get to level 10 in...

Spiel.Digital releases final report on the virtual convention

Spiel.Digital was the first virtual edition of Spiel , the world’s largest board and card game convention. Due to current events, this digital manifestation of everyone’s favorite German convention streamed its way into gamer’s computers from October 22-25. The organizers were very happy with the turnout and reported some final numbers from the convention. 148,000 visitors took part in the convention, and the official livestreams alone recorded more than one million hits. More than 400 publishers from 41 different nations participated, showing off new games, and playing games on virtual tables, using the many...

Llama pickup and deliver game P'achakuna on KS

“In Quencha, the language of the Andes, the word P’achakuna means ‘textiles’. The dyeing of alpaca and llama wool with natural resources has a long tradition in Bolivia/Peru and is still practiced today.”

Treecer , the publisher behind the 2018 Kickstarter project Darwin’s Choice , has announced a new campaign for P’achakuna , a two-player pickup and deliver game taking place in the South American Andes. P’achakuna was developed by two game design students from Zurich University of the Arts , Stefan Kraft , ...

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