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IKI: Akebono expansion adds more Edo gameplay

IKI: Akebono is an expansion to IKI and introduces a new location to discover in Edo, Japan. The bridge of Nihonbashi expands the main street and offers players new opportunities where they can stop at the bridge and meet famous personalities from the Edo era such as Hokusai Katsushika (an artist well known for his stylistic wave painting called The Great Wave Off Kanagawa ), Sanyo Rai (a historian, artist, poet, and Confucianist philosopher), and Tokunai Mogami (a samurai, explorer, and geographer). Players can trade with...

Quilts and Cats of Calico on Steam

A digital adaption of Calico , an award-winning puzzle game for 1-4 players, was developed by Monster Couch and recently released on the Steam PC games platform. Quilts & Cats of Calico has players meet adorable cats and sew cosy quilts. The game supports competition against other players in multiplayer gameplay, though it can also be played solo as players delve into the story of a tailor travelling a war- stricken world while battling against a large corporation, threating the tailor guild, with varying levels of AI difficulty....

Inside Job - An almost cooperative trick taking game

Inside Job has players taking the roles of secret agents as they work together to complete their missions. The trouble is there’s an insider hiding amongst them, seeking to sabotage and collect secret information along the way. This 3-5 player game is billed a mostly cooperative, trick-taking card game which plays in roughly 20 minutes. A 2-player variant is included.

Missions are completed with each trick and players try to discover the insider as they do so. There’s a social deduction element to the game as the insider attempts to thwart efforts to complete...

CMON and Monolith scoop up Mythic properties

CMoN has acquired Super Fantasy Brawl , Enchanters , and Steamwatchers brands from Mythic Games . CMoN will continue to publish the existing titles while seeking new products which can be created using these intellectual properties. Super Fantasy Brawl is designed by Jochen Eisenhuth and is a fast-paced brawler series which raised over $1 million on Kickstarter. Enchanters , designed by Rafał Cywicki and Jacek Gołębiowski , has been running since 2016 and has gameplay often compared to the digital title Hearthstone. Steamwatchers ...

Fried chicken playing cards ... that smell like fried chicken?

If you’ve ever grown bored of the smell of your standard playing cards then maybe its time you tried playing cards that smell like … fried chicken? There was a recent Kickstarter run from Hong Kong, by a company called MPC, where they created 1,000 playing card decks depicting fried chicken and sporting a matching smell.

“Adding a smell factor into playing cards seemed almost natural to us as a lot of playing card enthusiasts or normal people alike, simply like to smell a deck of cards as soon as they open a new deck of...

Savernake Forest by Devir

In Savernake Forest the animals gather and store food for the winter. Players help the animals gather and store food as they build their own section of the forest with paths where animals and food will appear. Players strive to have animals collect their favorite food on each path. This drafting, pattern building, and tile placement game supports 2-4 players, aged 10+, and plays in about 30 minutes.

There are over 23 different types of animals which live together in the forest, represented by one of the two decks of cards. The other deck represents...

Across America Fluxx coming from Looney Labs

Fluxx , the card game of ever-changing rules from Looney Labs , has had a lot of versions over the years. And here’s one more: Across America Fluxx . The basic rules are the same; draw a card - maybe more, play a card - maybe more, change the rules, collect keeper cards, and hopefully get a goal card in play that allows you to win! Across America Fluxx adds new rule cards like ‘Play All Day,’ and new action cards like ‘Route 66.’ According to a quick check of BoardGameGeek , this...

Defenders of the Wild coming from Parks creator Henry Audubon

Defenders of the Wild was unveiled at PAX Unplugged , from publisher Out of Order Games , Parks and Cosmoctopus designer Henry Audubon , and T.L. Simons . As one of four unique factions, you’ll lead animal heroes to resist a monstrous army of machines. The machines will enclose habitats, build factories, and send out attack units, while the players must endure the assault, heal the land, and outsmart their enemy. The game can be played cooperatively, all united to defend their lands, or competitively, with each...

My Lil' Everdell releases at PAX Unplugged

Charming and deceptively deep hybrid worker-placement game Everdell , from Starling Games , has been getting bigger and bigger. The two newest expansions, Mistwood and Newleaf , have delivered to crowdfunding backers bringing the total number to 5. Plus, a giant Everdell storage box to hold them all. And now, the title is also getting smaller, with a new version targeted to children: My Lil’ Everdell by James A. and Clarissa A. Wilson . This came out of nowhere, being both revealed and made available for...

Cephalofair announces Gloomhaven RPG system

At PAX Unplugged 2022, Cephalofair revealed the next big Gloomhaven project: a tabletop roleplaying game within the award winning universe. The planned sourcebook will give your GM, or “Gloom Master”, all the tools and worldbuilding elements they need to tell infinite stories in the world of Gloomhaven by designer Isaac Childres . Even more exciting, the RPG will feature gameplay and combat using cards just like the board game, while also offering support for out-of-the-box solutions. Players can combine any class from Gloomhaven, Frosthaven , and Jaws...

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