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iello publishing a civilization game set in Ancient Greece - Khôra: Rise of an Empire

Khôra: Rise of an Empire puts 2-4 players in charge of competing city-states in Ancient Greece. Dice rolls will determine the available actions each round. Players must balance advancement in ecomony, culture, and military tracks.

Khôra spices things up with each city-state having some variable abilities and an event deck. Events are revealed at the start of every round, but they do not trigger until after players have taken their actions for the round. This gives players time to adjust their actions to the effect of the event.

The game plays in 60-90 minutes and is...

Gamewright Announces 10 New Games Coming in 2020

For those who do not know, the New York Toy Fair is scheduled for this upcoming weekend and the beginning of the following week, February 22-25, 2020 at the Javits Center in Manhattan, New York. One of the exhibitors, Gamewright, has already announced 10 new games that it is planning to release over the course of 2020. According to their press release, the games are as follows:

Dungeon Drop - a randomly generated dungeon each game, get ready to collect treasure!; for 1-4 players, ages 8 and up, plays in 10-20 minutes Shifting Stones - a...

Dexterity catapult game Flyin' Goblin coming soon from Iello

“After leaving the castle, Hork plopped his heavy sack of gold down at the feet of the Recruiting Sergeant. He didn’t much like the idea of losing his hard-stolen loot, but discipline in the Goblin Air Force was no laughing matter…”

Iello has announced the catapulting dexterity game Flyin’ Goblin by designers Corentin Lebrat and Théo Rivière , featuring fantastic art by Tomasz Larek . In Flyin’ Goblin, 2-4 players take turns launching their goblin meeples off of see-saw type catapults into...

Wizkids announced WWE Headlock, Paper, Scissors

Publisher Wizkids has announced the upcoming WWE licensed card game Headlock, Paper, Scissors from designers Josh Cappel , Jay Cormier , and Sen-Foong Lim . In Headlock, Paper, Scissors, 3-6 players take on the roles of their favorite WWE wrestlers, and take turns selecting techniques from either a shared pool of cards or their own signature move. But rather than take the card for a technique, each one is described with a unique hand gestures, and players aim this gesture at their target...

Dark Nights Metal expands DC Deck-Building Game

DC Deck-Building Game: Dark Nights: Metal is the next expansion for the DC Deck-Building Game by Cryptozoic Entertainment . The expansion is based on the Dark Nights: Metal comic book storyline , where Batman has discovered a dark multiverse and unleashed a myriad of evil versions of himself upon the world. The Justice League fights for the fate of the multiverse against Barbatos, The Batman Who Laughs, and the Dark Knights.

Players must rescue and recruit fellow members of the Justice League, take advantage of instant rewards for defeating Super-Villains,...

Boomerang returns to Kickstarter

In 2018 Grail Games had a successful Kickstarter for the Scott Almes designed game, Boomerang , which is an Australian-themed roll-and-write game featuring a card draft. Now Grail Games has rebranded the game as Boomerang: Australia and the revised edition, along with its new artwork, is back on Kickstarter.

Boomerang: Australia is not the only game that is featured in this Kickstarter. Grail Games is also introducing two new games in the Boomerang line, Boomerang: USA and Boomerang: Europe . Both new games are like the original Boomerang but feature modified...

Marvel's Mightiest Heroes Unite!

CMON Limited and Spin Master Ltd. have launched a Kickstarter campaign for Marvel United , designed by Andrea Chiarvesio and Eric M. Lang, with artwork supplied by Édouard Guiton. The game plays 1-4 players, ages 14 and up, in about 40 minutes.

In Marvel United , players cooperatively work together as Marvel Super Heroes to stop a villain's plan. Heroes must fight against the villain's thugs and henchmen, as well as rescue civilians, before they can take on the villain. There are Kickstarter exclusive heroes and villians available and there is also an optional buy that introduces...

Viking Board Game Piece from the 8th Century Found in England

A rare acrchaelogical discovery was made in England that also has links to board gaming. An excavation on the island of Lindisfarne has uncovered a swirling blue and white piece of worked glass that archaelologists theorize may have come from the Viking board game Hnefatafl (King's Table). The piece, which is dated to the 8th Century, is significant as it is a rare artifact that links Lindisfarne to the Viking raiders that would come to wreck havoc on Britain and Ireland throughout the early Medieval period.

Lindisfarne is famed for being the site of a...

Draft your ideal beachfront destination with AEG's newest game, Santa Monica

The salty air and cool water of a beach is an awesome experience, and it's no wonder that tourism to such places is so high year round. But can the majesty of the ocean and the enormity of beachfront tourism be conveyed as a theme in a board game? That's what Santa Monica , the newest title from AEG, will explore. 2-to-4 players will each draft cards and attempt to build up their streets or their beaches that compose one of, if not the most, famous beachfront cities in the world. Each card drafted will...

Blade Runner 2049: Nexus Protocol Coming Soon from WizKids

Blade Runner 2049: Nexus Protocol , designed by Travis R. Chance and Jessey Wright , is a deduction style game for 3-6 players that has players hunting down the replicant, but there's a twist: you could be a replicant and not even know it!

Players will take on the roles of Blade Runners hunting down a replicant that could be any of the players. They will have limited time to interrogate witnesses and gain Evidence cards to reveal the identity of the replicant. If you...

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