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Frosthaven, the sequel to Gloomhaven, dominates on Kickstarter

"The only outpost in the harsh northern region of the world is on the brink of destruction. Harried by vicious and mysterious threats on all sides, Frosthaven would need great warriors and leaders to survive the coming winter..."

When Gloomhaven first went to Kickstarter in 2015, no one could have predicted how big of an impact this game would make on our little world. This legacy, card driven, fantasy puzzle game by Isaac Childres and Cephalofair Games came from a successful, but hardly earth-shattering, campaign in 2015. Little did anyone know...

Lawyer Up, a 2 player courtroom card game on KS

Lawyer Up is an asymmetric 2-player courtroom drama card game currently on Kickstarter from designers Samuel Bailey ( Forbidden Stars ), Mike Gnade ( Maximum Apocalypse ) and publisher Rock Manor Games . In Lawyer Up, one player takes on the role of the prosecution, while the other takes on the role of the defense. Players draw evidence cards, making public items that help their case, while burying incriminating evidence that could hurt. This drafted evidence is shuffled together with the...

Winter Kingdom, sequel to Kingdom Builder on KS from Queen Games

Kingdom Builder (2011), by Dominion designer Donald X. Vaccarino , was not only the 2012 Spiel des Jahres winner , but remains a favorite modern classic board game, inspiring numerous expansions. Players take turns placing settlements on their board, respecting the different terrain types. In Kingdom Builder, turn by turn players must place 3 settlements on the terrain type of their current terrain card, next to existing settlements if at all possible. Once all the settlements are placed, Kingdom Builder cards define scoring rules for the current game.

Now the...

Paris from Kramer and Kiesling on KS

Game Brewer has announced Paris , a new game currently funding on Kickstarter from the dynamic duo team of Michael Kiesling and Wolfgang Kramer . This euro game powerhouse pair has previously given us such classics as Tikal , Coal Baron , and Porta Nigra . In Paris, players are wealthy real estate investors in the early 20th century, working to transform the titular city into the Paris we know today. Players are certainly looking to make a profit, but also strive to maintain the...

Bringing an Arcade Classic to the Tabletop!

WizKids has announced the publication of a new pinball-themed game coming from designer Geoff Engelstein, who is responsible for games such as the Space Cadets line of games, Survive!: Space Attack , and Trade on the Tigris . His new game, Super-Skill Pinball: 4-Cade , plays 1-4 players, ages 12 and up, in about 30 minutes.

Super-Skill Pinball: 4-Cade is a roll-and-write game that allows the players to choose from four unique tables including Carniball, Cyberhack, Dance Fever!, and Dragon Slayer. Each of the four tables has its own unique mechanics, bonuses and challenges,...

What Awaits You in the Deep?

Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG) has launched a Kickstarter for a game due to deliver in September 2020, Lost Atlantis . The game is designed by the Moliis brothers, Tero and Jani, with artwork provided by Vincent Dutrait.

Lost Atlantis plays 2-4 players, ages 14 and up, in about 45 minutes. The game is a hybrid of game mechanisms, including tile placement, area control, and set collection. On their turns, the players will pilot their submarines across the tiles placed, attack monsters on unclaimed tiles or pyramids, and gather treasure tokens from either the seafloor...

Hogwarts Battle gets a whole new expansion and premium sleeves to enhance the challenge and the look

Fans of Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle , the excellent cooperative deck-building game from USAopoly (now known as The Op), will have a lot of reasons to return to the adventure this year with the addition of a new expansion and custom-printed card sleeves. The Charms and Potions Expansion first and foremost adds the option to bring a fifth player to the table and Ginny Weasley to the list of playable characters. However, as the name suggests, there's also charms and potions available to add many new twists and challenges in...

Calliope Games Changes Distribution Channel to Combat Counterfeiting

Calliope Games, publisher of games such as Roll For It! and Tsuro , announced earlier this month that it will be taking greater control over its distribution channel in order to protect the intellectual property in its game titles against counterfeiting. The immediate changes will be in the United States and Canada, where the majority of Calliope's business is. Going forward, Calliope Games will be using Alliance Game Distributors and ACD Distribution in the US and Universal Games Distribution in Canada. Calliope will also sell direct to retailers, for those who...

It’s the Inn Place to Be

According to the CMON Games website, Fairy Tale Inn , designed by Paolo Mori and Remo Conzadori is the "inn" place to be. This family style game plays 2 players who are trying to earn the most coins by games end.

The game has a family friendly theme, is great for younger players, with highly accessible gameplay. In the game, pull character tokens from a bag, filling up the Guest List Board. During the game, the players will choose characters from the Guest List Board, scoring points based on the room the guest ended up in, as...

Board&Dice brings the civilization game Dark Ages to Kickstarter

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On Kickstarter now is Dark Ages, from Board&Dice. Dark Ages comes in two versions: Western Europe (subtitled Heritage of Charlemagne ) and Central Europe (subtitled Holy Roman Empire ). Each version features identical gamemplay, but the maps and historical figures are different, tied to the respective regions. Each version allows 1-4 players to use action selection to advance their civilization. Both versions can be combined for an epic 5-8 player game.

There are five possible actions in the game. On each player's turn they will take an action disc and place it on one of...

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