In Other News - Flash Gordon, Warhammer Underworlds, CATAN art, and Insurance

December 9, 2020 - 8:26pm

If ever you wanted to explain to someone the point of insurance would the lesson not be easier to follow in the form of a game? NRMA Insurance in Australia have produced a board game which has players roll the dice on everything they own. In Help! The Game players make their way around Australia facing floods, wild fires, tremors, tornadoes, burglars, and bin chickens while trying to protect their assets using "Help!" domes. Whoever has the most assets at the end of the game wins! Proceeds of sales (which is limited to Australia) are donated to the Australian Red Cross.

Help! The Game

Plastic Meatball have announced their intention to fund a Flash Gordon board game on Kickstarter in January of 2021. Players travel as Flash Gordon to the various moons of Mongo to face challenges, build strength, and gather allies for an ultimate showdown against Ming the Merciless. They'll have to tame the Wood Beast, survive a Disc Duel, commandeer the War Rocket Ajax, and defeat Ming before the Moon collides with Earth.

Flash Gordon Board Game

Games Workshop have announced the upcoming release of the 4th season of the Warhammer Underworlds series, Warhammer Underworlds: Direchasm. Two warbands have travelled to Beastgrave to clash in the shadow of a living mountain in Direchasm to see which becomes the hunter while the other becomes the vanquished. This core game is intended for both new and experienced players and two warbands are included with pre-built decks. Its intended to release on December 12th, 2020.

Warhammer Underworlds: Direchasm

If you're a fan of prettying your games room then some CATAN art could be right up your alley! These are multi-layered, collectable, shadowbox art pieces handcrafted in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and based on scenes from the island of Catan. Each piece is printed on multiple acrylic panes which provide depth and dimension.

CATAN art

Restoration Games have announced a standalone expansion, Unmatched: Little Red Riding Hood vs Beowulf. Two unique characters with new thematic abilities are introduced along with a battlefield which utilizes a new door mechanism. Characters from this pack can be mixed with other Unmatched releases and features art by Marc Aspinell and Ian O'Toole. Zee has already done an early review if you're interested in more information.

Unmatched: Little Red Riding Hood vs Beowulf

Antoine Fortuin

Bitten by a common house spider, Antoine emerged with the uncanny ability to buy more games than he had time to play. While living in the hills of Tennessee, USA, he tries to balance software development, family, and his multiple, competing hobbies. He hopes to someday discover a pocket dimension in which to store his games