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Tabletop Tycoon Donates $500,000 Worth of Games to Local Stores

Tabletop Tycoon, publisher of games such as Nemo's War and Everdell , recently announced that they have donated over $500,000 of games and assessories to local game stores as part of a progam launched to help retailers struggling due to the economic impact of the pandemic. The program launched on May 26th by accepting applications from local game stores to receive 'Local Store Recovery Packages' consisting of dozens of games from Tabletop Tycoon's catalog, including new releases. To date, 500 different local stores have been approved to receive these Local...

Enter the Robot Design Contest to create a new robot fighter for VOLT

“In VOLT the RFL (Robot Fighting League) sends 4 robot gladiators from various nations into the arena for the ultimate world championship. Each robot has his unique design and also a special ability (e.a. Jet-Pack attack). Only 4 robots have entered the championship yet. Time to change this! Maybe your robot will join the ranks of the world’s most respected steel gladiators.”

Volt (2014) was the board game that put designer Emerson Matsuuchi ( Century: Spice Road ) on the map. In Volt, 2-4 players control robots in an all-out...

Stonemaier Games announces real time worker placement game Pendulum

“In Pendulum, each player is a powerful, unique noble vying to succeed the Timeless King as the true ruler of Dünya. Players command their workers, execute stratagems, and expand the provinces in their domain in real time to gain resources and move up the 4 victory tracks: power, prestige, popularity, and legendary achievement.”

Publishing powerhouse Stonemaier Games has announced their newest game, previously referred to as “Project Sand”, Pendulum by first time designer Travis Jones . The game has the distinction of being the highest scored game ever to enter ...

IELLO announces 2 player Reiner Knizia game Royal Visit

“The valley is in turmoil: The King is on his way! What a pride it would be for your lineage to have the King’s court taking a break in your castle! Use the powers of the wizard and the fool to attract the king to your domain, and become a legend in the valley!”

IELLO has just announced Royal Visit , a reprint of the 2-player Kosmos game Times Square (2006) by master designer Reiner Knizia . Royal Visit is a tug of war along a 17-space board, with each...

Plan B announces Century: Golem Edition - An Endless World

“The Summer of Golems continues! Plan B Games is overjoyed to welcome fans back to Caravania with the final chapter to the Century Golem Trilogy - Century: An Endless World!“

When Century Spice Road came out in 2017, the gaming world was immediately hooked on this admittedly very abstract cube-pusher. Designer Emerson Matsuuchi and publisher Plan B Games went one step further and announced that Century was to be a trilogy of games, all based on the simple mechanism of trading colored cubes for increasingly more valuable colored cubes. The...

The Op releases real time dice chucker Nation Parks: Get Wild

“Appreciating the majesty of our national parks doesn’t have to be limited to your next visit! With a wide array of iconic views, exciting activities, and countless opportunities to engage with history, culture, and nature, it’s no wonder the parks typically attract more than 300 million visits from around the world each year. Not only are the parks a peaceful escape, but they also serve a home to all kinds of wildlife that inhabit these important places!”

The Op , formerly USAopoly, has just announced the latest in their National Parks Collection ,...

Board game fixture Stephen Buonocore retiring from Stronghold Games

One of the great forces in our industry, Stephen Buonocore , has announced his retirement from Indie Game Studios / Stronghold Games on August 1, 2020. Buonocore is well-known to most people in the board gaming world, as the Godfather of Gaming, the arch nemesis to the superhero persona of The Dice Tower’s own Tom Vasel , and as one of the hosts of the Board Games Insider Podcast. But mostly, Stephen Buonocore will be remembered as the always chatty, imminently friendly, red shirt wearing emissary from Stronghold...

Winners of the 13th annual Dice Tower Awards announced

As part of the Dice Tower Summer Spectacular , the winners of the Dice Tower Awards for 2019 have been announced. The awards are the result of voting by over 70 contributors to the Dice Tower Network. The awards were announced on a livestream, which you can watch on the Dice Tower YouTube channel . The video features pre-recorded acceptance speeches from the winners, and as an added bonuse they include multiple game announcements! Here you can see the full list of nominees and winners for each category . You also can see award...

Lost Ruins of Arnak from CGE will let players delve into uncharted territory

Czech Games Edition (CGE) has announced Lost Ruins of Arnak , an upcoming board game that blends deck-building and worker placement. One to four players lead competing expeditions to a mysterious island with traces of a great civilization. As players discover the island, new worker placement spots will become available. Players have one action per turn, and must decide whether to use their cards to place a worker, gain resources, or deploy equipment or found artifacts. CGE indicates the setup for the game will be variable, due to the variety of worker actions, equipment, and artifacts, which...

Dice Tower Spectacular offers a bevy of content and contests: June 30th - July 4th

The Dice Tower Summer Spectacular promises five days of extra-special content to lessen your convention-cancellation blues. Tune in to the Dice Tower Youtube channel for a new Top 10 each day, multiple Live Play events, the 2019 Dice Tower awards, and publisher announcements! Special guests will join the Dice Tower crew for much of the content. Plus, live viewers will have to opportunity to enter multiple contests for boardgame giveaways! Check out the full schedule here . You can commemorate these five days of fun with Dice Tower merchandise at Geeky Goodies...

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