The Pandemic System goes to a galaxy far, far away

Z-Man Games has announced the next game using their Pandemic System, Star Wars: The Clone Wars . You and your friends will form a team of Jedi with special abilities, travel the galaxy to battle the droid army and the Separatists. Popular Jedi such as Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Mace Windu are included, but Jedi known primarily from the animated series, like Ahsoka Tano and Luminara Undula are not left out. Each game will be scenario-based and will feature a main boss such as Count Dooku, Darth Maul, General Grievous, or Asajj Ventress....

alea wants you to know "What we do in the [Council of] Shadows"

Alea , a publishing imprint of Ravensburger , tends to focus on strategy games that have a high replay value. Some of their better known titles are Castles of Burgundy , Puerto Rico , and Broom Service . Now, alea has announced their most recent game, Council of Shadows by designers Martin Kallenborn and Jochen Scherer , with artwork by Armin Rangani .

In Council of Shadows, each player represents a galactic civilization that is vying to gain a spot that has opened up in...

New KeyForge is on Gamefound!

The latest KeyForge edition is live on Gamefound now. KeyForge: Winds of Exchange is the first KeyForge set released in two years, after Fantasy Flight reported the algorithm for Keyforge was broken in 2020. According to designer Richard Garfield and publisher, Ghost Galaxy , the algorithm has been restored, and a team of engineers have brought it back online. The KeyForge IP and technology was sold to Christian Petersen's company Ghost Galaxy in July 2022, for future publication.

Winds of Exchange is fully developed and ready to print for backers...

Two villages duel to be the best producer of Beer & Bread

Deep Print Games has announced Beer & Bread , a two player game releasing in Q4 2022. Players take on the role of two neighboring villages competing to be the best at producing beer and bread. The villages share fields and available resources. The game is played over six years, alternating between fruitful and dry years, which impacts the harvest. Players will draft multi-use cards to harvest and store resources; produce beer and bread, selling them for coins, with which you can upgrade your facilities. At the end of the game, each player will...

Roll your dice to travel through time in Time Collectors

Lubee Edition has announced their next game, Time Collectors . Time Collectors is designed by Mareva Beauchamps and Florian Sirieix ( Imaginarium ) and has artwork from Martin Maigret . It is a dice rolling game, where players roll D10s and organize them to create years in which they will travel. You can use time crystals to change your dice. You are trying to collect riches and achievements in order to create the most beautiful collection.

Time Collectors is listed as a 2023 release, however copies will...

Fight to the friendly(?!) finish in King of Monster Island by Richard Garfield

Originally teased by publisher Iello at Essen Spiel 2021, King of Monster Island by designer Richard Garfield and artist Paul Mafayon is a cooperative, monster-battling game. Like its predecessors King of Tokyo and King of New York , players take on the roll of a monster looking to smash, but this time you’re not smashing each other... You’re working together to smash an even greater menace living in the volcano on Monster Island.

Using similar mechanics to the other “King of” games, players will...

Design your way to glory in Sagrada: Artisans, a legacy campaign game from Floodgate Games

Floodgate Games has certainly had success with their game Sagrada , designed by Adrian Adamescu and Daryl Andrews , with artwork by Peter Wocken . Since the game was released in 2017, there have been a 5-6 player expansion and two expansions in “The Great Facades” line, Passion and Life , as well as an upcoming third expansion, Glory .

And now, currently running on Kickstarter is the campaign for Sagrada: Artisans , a legacy-style, campaign game...

Make your city wonderous with the Ancient Wonders expansion for Origins: First Builders

Origins: First Builders , designed by Adam Kwapinski with artwork by Zbigniew Umgelter and Aleksander Zawada , was first published by Board & Dice in 2021. And now to add more goodness to the game, the publisher has announced the release of its first expansion, Origins: Ancient Wonders . The expansion adds two new modules to the Origins: First Builders game which can be added in separately or mixed together.

The first module adds in eight Ancient Wonders, a majestic new building type that can be added...

Control a lake in Winter by Devir

Winter is a 2-player, abstract game published by Devir , and was the winner of the 2021 Cardboard Edison Award . The game was originally published in 2016 but now has a new edition with revised mechanisms. It is suitable for players aged 8+ and lasts about 10 minutes. The theme revolves around players freezing then unfreezing a lake, while choosing key spaces to control ahead of their rival. Winter is designed by siblings Maria Blasco Arnandis and Enrique Blasco . The game features artwork by Meeple Foundry...

Push your luck with St. Patrick

Publisher Matagot is releasing St. Patrick , a trick-taking game designed by Haig Tahta and Sasha Tahta Alexander (co-designers of Salvage ). Its played over several rounds for 25 - 30 minutes, and is intended for 2-4 players. The goal is to retain the most life points while hunting snakes and recovering relics. As the title name implies, there’s an element of luck as you keep pushing for relics and increase the chance of disaster, by suffering snake bites.

Each round of the game has three phases which consist...

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