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Familiar Tales from Plaid Hat Games

Familiar Tales is a cooperative, deckbuilding, fantasy adventure coming soon from Plaid Hat Games . It’s designed by Jerry Hawthorne (known for Mice and Mystics , Stuffed Fables , Tail Feathers , and Aftermath) and features art by Vanessa Morales, Tregis, JJ Ariosa, Fajareka Setiawan, and Dan Smith.

The players are four magical familiars who protect a child from evil as they grow up over more than a decade, with events through the story impacted by player decisions, affecting who the child eventually becomes. Characters grow and improve with each play...

Catan expanding into home decor

Asmodee Entertainment has entered into a partnershp with Just Funky to create Catan merchandise. Just Funky is a manufacturer specializing in licensed homeware products. They make mugs, bowls, blankets, sunshades, and more all emblazoned with content from various intellectual properties. Their currently available lineup includes Dungeons & Dragons, Sonic the Hedgehog, Dragon Ball, Naruto, Rick & Morty, and The Office.

Their plans for Catan include coasters, glassware, wall art, throw blankets, lamps, tote bags, lanyards, station er y and more. The Catan product line is expected to launch in 2022. Originally released in 1995...

FFG's Android games will be commemorated in an art book

The Art of the Android Universe is a hardcover art book releasing on November 24th. It revisits the cyperpunk setting of the published titles from Fantasy Flight Games (FFG) in the Android setting. Immerse yourself in the megapolis of New Angeles and the lunar Heinlein colony, then examine the games' characters and technological marvels.

FFG made their first foray into that futuristic universe in 2012 when they published Android. This was followed up with two titles in 2012, the living card game phenomenon Android: Netrunner , designed by Richard Garfield, and Android: Infiltration ,...

The Elder Scrolls V goes from digital to tabletop

“Before the Dragonborn came to Skyrim … You are surviving members of the Blades, a legendary group who long protected the Empire of Tamriel! Abandoned by the empire, you must work together to thwart a plot which threatens the whole of Skyrim.”

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim The Adventure Game is a co-operative or solo adventure board game currently seeking funding on Gamefound and published by Modiphius Entertainment . The game supports 1-4 players, aged 14+, and plays in about 90-180 minutes per chapter. It’s based on the hugely successful digital game which...

CATAN history explained in Klaus Teuber memoir

Klaus Teuber is releasing a memoir, My Journey to Catan , in a luxury, hardcover slipcase book published by Aconyte. This will be the first time he tells the complete story of the origin of The Settlers of Catan (now sold as CATAN), his most popular board game, in an English format. He starts the tale as a young man, describes his journey from amateur board game inventor, his first successes, all the way up to his revolutionary release in 1995.

The memoir is full of insights and background knowledge and...

Add to your Tapestry

Tapestry: Arts & Architecture will be the second expansion for Tapestry , a game of civilization landmarks and tracks designed by Jamey Stegmaier. Arts & Architecture adds a variety of new capital city mats, a new advancement track featuring new types of cards and tiles, plus more civilizations, tapestry cards, tech cards, and landmark miniatures/cards. More details on the expansion will be released starting November 16th.

Tapestry: Arts & Architecture is also designed by Jamey Stegmaier, and adds Mike Young as a co-designer. It features art by Andrew Bosley.

Arts & Architecture will...

Blood Bowl returns to the dungeon

Games Workshop has announced a new edition of Dungeon Bowl, a spin-off game of Blood Bowl . Blood Bowl is a two-player miniatures game where players battle in a warped version of American football. Each team is a faction from the Warhammer universe and the mayhem is amped up for maximum carnage. Dungeon Bowl was initially released in 1989 as Elves, Dwarves, and Dungeonbowl. It takes Blood Bowl as a fantasy sports game and adds elements of a dungeon crawl. The goal of the game is simple: find the ball, which is hidden in one of the...

Build a better amusement park

In 2022, Thunderworks Games will publish Tenpenny Parks , where players will compete to build the best amusement park in the town of Fairview. One to four players will place workers on the game board to acquire property, clear the land, and build attractions and concessions. The game is played over five rounds, each comprising one month. At the end of each month, players are rewarded for having the park with the most Thrill, Awe, and Joy. These attributes will attract Visiting People (VP tokens) to your park to spend their tickets, and at the end...

More ways to play Riftforce in upcoming expansion

1 More Time Games has announced an upcoming expansion for their dueling card game, Riftforce . In Riftforce Beyond, the play modes expand to include solo mode, 2v1, and 2v2. Eight new guilds will be added to the ten from the base game. While the base game originated through a Kickstarter campaign, the expansion will release directly to retail.

The gameplay of RIftforce sees players draft guilds each centered around a specific element. Each guild has a unique ability card and a deck of numbered cards. This creates variable combinations of abilities each game. Players will...

Circadians - a second game and a second edition

Garphill Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Circadians: Chaos Order and the second edition of Circadians: First Light . Both Circadians games are set on the planet of Ryh. In First Light, players are competing research teams negotiating with the locals, harvesting resources for the depository, upgrading their research base, exploring the planet, and collecting gems. Chaos Order finds Rhy in geological turmoil that has unearthed six large structural relics that the planet's factions are fighting over.

In Chaos Order, two to five players control asymmetric factions attempting to claim victory either by controlling...

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