Establish Your Settlement

IGAMES Studio, a small Ukranian studio, has announced a new worker placement game, Settlement . The game is designed by Oleksandr Nevskiy who has designed such titles as Mysterium and Detective Club . The artwork for the game is supplied by Kryvonos Dimitriy and M81 Studio. The game is designed for 1-4 players, ages 10 and up, in about 45-90 minutes.

Settlement is a midweight euro game in which the players are leaders of settlers who are in pursuit of new lands. Along the way they will be using artifacts to explore terrains,...

A Funko Christmas is Just Around the Corner!

Funko Games is putting out several Christmas-themed games in time for the upcoming holiday season. All of these games can be played in 20 minutes or less. The games include:

Disney Chip ‘n’ Dale Christmas Treasures : A children’s set collection card game in which players must collect treasures and treats for the chipmunks without letting Pluto catch them. For ages 5 and up, the game supports 2-6 players;

Disney Cookie Swap Card Game : This is billed as a “fast-paced cookie flipping and finding” game in which the players share and swap...

The Intersection of Art and Gaming

The Chicago Public Arts Group (CPAG) has commissioned Chicago-based artist Czr Prz to paint a mural, based on CATAN, to celebrate the magic of interconnection in Chicago’s Albany Park area. The Chicago mural is just the first of many that are being commissioned worldwide to celebrate CATAN and its effect on the gaming community at large.

“CATAN is a global brand, but it builds locally from every table it is played on. When people play CATAN they are founding a micro-community. We want to be involved in lasting impactful relationships with local communities, facilitated by...

Brotherwise Goes Social

Brotherwise Games has announced a new ninja-themed social deduction game, Night of the Ninja . The game is designed by Justin Gary, who is also responsible for such titles as Ascension and Shards of Infinity . The artwork for Night of the Ninja is supplied by Ben Charman. The game supports 4-11 players, ages 12 and up, and plays in 15-30 minutes.

In Night of the Ninja , the players are trying to kill the leader of the opposing players ninja house, but they must first figure out who their opponents are. There are...

Cuphead - From Video Game to Dice Game. . .

The OP (aka USAOopoly) has announced a new dice game based on the immensely popular video game from Studio MDHR, Cuphead, called Cuphead: Fast Rolling Dice Game . The game is designed by Patrick Marino and supports 1-4 players, ages 12 and up. The play time is 30-45 minutes.

In Cuphead: Fast Rolling Dice Game , the players work together to damage level bosses using the personal attack dice unique to each character. Players will take on the roles of Cuphead, Mugman, Ms. Chalice, and Elder Kettle during the game. They must avoid the attacks thrown...

Are You a Dog Lover?

Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG) has announced a new game due out in 2022, Dog Lover . The game is designed by David Short who has brought us such titles as Automobiles , Ground Floor , and Scorpius Freighter . Dog Lover is designed for 2-4 players, ages 10 and up, and plays in about 30 minutes.

In Dog Lover , you are trying to be the player who takes care of their dogs best in order to score victory points and win the game. Players do this by rescuing dogs from shelters, training them to...

ATA-BOY!

The collectible gift world has opened its arms to CATAN . Asmodee Entertainment and Ata-Boy are now in a licensing partnership for products such as pins, magnets, and lanyards.

“Ata-Boy brings a wide reach to the CATAN lifestyle merchandise family. Their products aim straight for the core of the brand and do that with refreshing clarity. . .I am excited that we can announce our cooperation today.” -Alexander Thieme, the Licensing Manager for Consumer Products at Asmodee Entertainment

Ata-Boy is not new to the pop culture market having been in business for over 30...

Scrawling through Dungeons & Dragons

WizKids has announced a new Dungeons & Dragons themed game for the entire family, Dungeons & Dragons: Dungeon Scrawlers: Heroes of Undermountain . The game is designed by Vangelis Bagiartakis and Konstantinos Karagiannis. It supports 2-4 players, ages 10 and up, and plays in around 15 minutes.

In Dungeon Scrawlers: Heroes of Undermountain , the players are exploring a huge underground catacomb filled with dungeons, called the Undermountain. On their individual player sheets, they will use markers to trace a path that allows them to defeat monsters, cast spells, and collect treasure as they wander through...

The Goonies gets the Coded Chronicles treatment

The OP (aka USAOpoly) has announced another game in their Coded Chronicles series of games, The Goonies: Escape with One-Eyed Willy’s Rich Stuff , which is designed by the duo of Jay Cormier and Sen-Foong Lim. The artwork for the game is provided by Andy Jewett. The game is designed for 1 to as many players as you care to play with, ages 12 and up, and takes about 2 hours to play.

In The Goonies: Escape with One-Eyed Willy’s Rich Stuff , the players take on the roles of Mikey, Brand, Mouth, Data, Andy, Stef,...

4Q Releases from Gamewright

Gamewright has announced two games coming in September 2021:

Yōkai - Yōkai is a cooperative memory game in which the players are trying to reunite 4 groups of mystical spirits that have been separated. This game was originally released in 2019. It is designed by Julien Griffon. The game supports 2-4 players, ages 10 and up, and plays in 15-35 minutes. Word Heist - Word Heist is a game in which players are attempting to make words that the other players cannot “steal” otherwise the stealing player gets the points. This game...

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