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Knizia classic rethemed as Pollen

Prolific game designer Reiner Knizia constantly has his games rethemed as they’re reintroduced to a newer audience. Samurai: The Card Game is the latest of his games to be rethemed … this time as Pollen . In Pollen , 2-4 players try to create a lush garden of blooms to attract pollinators to their flowers, in an abstract tile laying game. This incarnation is published by BoardGameTables.com , is suited to players aged 11+, and plays in about 45 minutes.

Players plants flowers by placing a garden card next to at least...

Join the Marvel Age of Heroes

Publisher WizKids is publishing the Marvel: Age of Heroes strategy game, where 2-4 players each command a duo of X-men to defeat villains and complete objectives. The team collects resources and power-ups before going on dangerous missions. The game plays in roughly 60-90 minutes, is suited to those aged 14+, and is designed by Rodney Thompson (a co-designer of Lords of Waterdeep ).

Teams can include heroes like Wolverine & Jubilee, Jean Grey & Cyclops, Forge & Storm, and more. These heroes are represented by full-color acrylic standees, cards, and...

Bring Disney's Space Mountain to your table

Another Disney attraction, Space Mountain, is being reimagined as a board game, after Big Thunder Mountain , The Haunted Mansion , and the Jungle Cruise all saw similar treatment. Disney Space Mountain Game: All Systems Go is being published by Ravensburger , is designed by Chris Leder and Kevin Rodgers (who both also worked on the Unmatched series), and features art by Jake Breish . This fast-flying board game adventure is for 2-4 players, aged 8+, and plays in 20-40 minutes.

Players are...

Recruit your feature creatures at the Monster Inn

Fellow Dungeon Masters, don’t you just hate it when your finely-crafted dungeon is raided by pesky adventurers who steal all your treasure and kill all your hired help? What is an evil overlord to do? Why, hire newer, tougher monsters at the Monster Inn .

Pegasus Spiele 's Monster Inn, designed by Roman Pelek with artwork by Dennis Lohausen , is a bidding game where you’re trying to collect the most powerful monsters while avoiding gathering the nasty wimpy human cards.

Each round, human cards and creature cards worth varying...

One [Elden] Ring to rule your wallet coming to Kickstarter

Publisher Steamforged Games Ltd is known for developing and publishing highly thematic board games such as Bardsung , and games based on video game I.P.s such as Devil May Cry , Monster Hunter World , and Horizon Zero Dawn . In 2017, Steamforged Games partnered with Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc to release a board game and card game verion of their popular title Dark Souls. And now the two companies have teamed up again to bring Bandai Namco 's blockbuster Elden Ring to...

Meeple Design helps you hang Isle of Cats on your gaming room wall

One of the fastest growing tangent businesses of boardgames is that of accessories. All you need to do is a search on Etsy and you’ll see there is a large amount of shops offering 3D printed bits, organizers, dice trays & bags, and many other items. A new accessory that has been making its way into the market lately is boardgame-themed art posters,clothing, and home ware goods.

One such company Meeple Design , created by Tony and Hannah Webb, have recently entered into an authorized accessory merchandise partnership with Frank West , owner of ...

It's time to take dice to Mars, in Terraforming Mars: The Dice Game

What is that old adage from Benjamin Franklin? "Nothing is certain except death and taxes..." At this point, we might as well add the hobby gaming corollary: "also certain are dice and card game versions of games with any shred of popularity."

Following the hit game, Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition , Stronghold Games and FryxGames have launched Terraforming Mars: The Dice Game on Kickstarter (designed by Jacob Fryxelius and artwork from Isaac Fryxelius ). Where Ares Expedition was a card game version of the hugely successful...

New nominnes announced for The National Toy Hall of Fame

The Strong Museum of Play in Rochester, NY has long inducted various toys, games, and random items into the National Toy Hall of Fame . Past inductees have included the stick, the cardboard box, and sand. Notable board game titles such as Risk, Chess, Scrabble, and Monopoly also grace its hallowed halls. This year, the nominees for induction include the hobby board games Settlers of Catan (now just called Catan) by Klaus Teuber and Phase 10 by Ken Johnson , right alongside Nerf , Lite-Brite...

Collect pearls from 12 Rivers from Romain Caterdjian

Designer Romain Caterdjian and publisher BGNations have announced 12 Rivers , a game about collecting riches, as they flow from the gods down the life giving rivers. Players take on the role of one of 4 competing tribes, sending warriors up the mountain to camp by the river. Warriors can collect more valuable bounties if they move toward the origin of the river, but more camp tools have to be paid as well. After five rounds, the bounties to the villagers will be scored for players based on the rarity.

Caterdjian is...

Rose Gauntlet announces their second title, WIld Gardens

Board game publisher Rose Gauntlet Entertainment was founded in early 2021 by veteran game designer Isaac Vega , of Dead of Winter fame, and Linsdey Rode from Dog Might Games . Their first title, Keystone: North America , a gorgeous nature themed card game, funded on Kickstarter that May and recently delivered to critical acclaim. The publisher has now announced their second title, previously referred to as “Project Acorn”. Wild Gardens by Vega is a card driven game about foraging for ingredients in the great outdoors, cooking...

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