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Embark on a Prehistoric Cooperative Adventure

Z-Man Games has announced that it is going to publish Paleo , the first cooperative game in the catalog of publisher Hans im Gluck, in English. Paleo is designed by Peter Rustemeyer with artwork supplied by Dominik Mayer. The game supports 2-4 players, ages 10 and up, in about 60-90 minutes.

Paleo is a cooperative game in which players represent heads of different clans who are working together to survive prehistoric times. During the day phase, the players need to go exploring and can help each other successfully do so. During the night...

The Library Has Chosen You

Everything Epic Games has launched a new game on Kickstarter based on The Librarian movies and television show entitled The Librarians: Adventure Card Game . This game is the first published game for designer Brett Schofield. The game can be played solo or with up to 4 players. It is for ages 14 and up with a play time of 1-2 hours depending on the scenario played.

In The Librarians: Adventure Card Game , players represent one of the librarians tasked with protecting the treasures of the library as well as treasures around the world....

Protect a City from Chaos!

Arcane Wonders, in conjunction with Greater Than Games, has launched a Kickstarter for the next title in the Dice Tower Essentials line, Freedom Five: A Sentinel Comics Board Game , which is designed by famed designers Richard Launius, Adam Sadler, and Brady Sadler. The game plays 1-5 players, ages 14 and up, in about 90 minutes.

As its title implies, Freedom Five: A Sentinel Comics Board Game , features the Freedom Five from the Sentinels of the Universe world. In the game, the players are working together using action point allowance and dice rolling mechanics...

Everything is Asmodee: creating Gloomhaven novels

Asmodee Entertainment has a fiction division called Aconyte Books. They create novels set in the worlds of popular board games, as well as other intellectual properties. Their next announced project is a series of Gloomhaven novels through a multi-year agreement with Isaac Childres and Cephalofair Games. The settings explored also will include Frosthaven , the upcoming sequel to Gloomhaven. These projects are not reported to recreate the narrative events of the board games, rather they will dive into the lore of the settings to tell new stories. The first Gloomhaven novel is scheduled to...

Defend Your Realm Against Your Rivals

Japanime Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Kamigami Battles: Rise of the Old Ones . The game is designed by Rich Gain and the artwork provided by Brian Snoddy. The game plays 2-6 players, ages 12 and up, in about 45 minutes.

In Kamigami Battles: Rise of the Old Ones , the players each represent a different Great Old One who is trying to hold on to its dominance in their realm. The game uses a deckbuilding mechanic, building on the unique abilities of the god that they represent as players compete to get Warriors...

Sweet Treats Heading Your Way

CMON has announced a new family-weight game, Sugar Blast . The game was designed by Leo Almeida, Matthew O’Malley, and Ben Rosset. It plays 1-4 players, ages 8 and up, in about 20 minutes.

Sugar Blast features a unique 4-way tilting board which helps the players make “blasts,” a string of 2 or more of the same color candies in a row, either horizontally or vertically. They do this by swapping 2 tiles and they can keep going as long as they are creating blasts, refilling the board at the end of their...

Coming Soon to a Core World Near You

Quixotic Games, owned by famed game designer Andrew Parks, has announced that it has acquired the exclusive rights to Parks' popular deck building game, Core Worlds , from Stronghold Games, the previous publisher. Not one to sit on his laurels, Park is planning more games set in the Core Worlds universe. Already on the way is Core Worlds: Empire , a sequel of sorts to the original Core Worlds game, although Empire is a worker placement game, not a deck builder.

Parks has nothing but praise for Stephen Buonocore, the recently retired head of Stronghold...

Try to survive the steampunk, frozen apocalypse in Frostpunk

Frostpunk , the city-building survival video game is getting a board game adaptation that currently is on Kickstarter. This project is the first Kickstarter campaign of Glass Cannon Unplugged, a newly formed endeavor focused on board game adaptations of video games. The team involved also worked on This War of Mine , Nemesis , and Lords of Hellas .

In Frostpunk: The Board Game , one to four players lead a post-apocalyptic steampunk city trying to survive an ice age. The scenario-based game requires players to manage various facets...

We Need Some Mercenaries to Set A Watch!

Rock Manor Games launched an already funded Kickstarter campaign for an expansion to its highly-touted cooperative game, Set a Watch . The expansion, Set a Watch: Swords of the Coin , is designed by one of the original game’s designers, Todd Walsh. As with the original game, the expansion plays 1-4 players, ages 10 and up, in about 60-75 minutes.

Just like the original game, the expansion is fully cooperative as the players once again battle horrible creatures while trying to defeat them to defend their own lands. In the expansion though, the adventurers have left...

Dungeon Fighter returns with a new edition in four different versions

Horrible Guild has launched a Kickstarter campaign for new standalone editions of Dungeon Fighter . Dungeon Fighter is a dexterity dungeon crawl party game for 1-6 players. Each round players will choose one of two rooms to enter and then encounter a monster. Players toss custom dice at a target board, and the die has to bounce on the table before hitting the board. Where those dice land on the board determines the outcome of the player's action. If the die does not stop on the board, then the monster attacks. Die results can trigger and upgrade...

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