The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Trading Card Set

Cryptozoic Entertainment announced that The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Trading Card Set will be released on June 9, 2014. Those with acquisition disorder...like me...look out because this is a 101 card base set with all sorts of fun stuff like Hand-Drawn Sketch Cards, Foil Chase Sets, and "The One Ring" Metal Card. Prepare yourself for that last one because there is only one of those metal cards per print run. From the publisher: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY follows the journey of Bilbo Baggins™, who is unexpectedly swept into an epic quest to reclaim...

On Kickstarter: Progress: Evolution of Technology

Progress is your chance to experience a walk through mankind's history of progress. You will forge your nation's path not through magic, but through technology. Progress: Evolution of Technology is a card driven civilization game with focus on the development of technologies from the ancient times to the first industrial revolution. Each player guides his nation’s research efforts through a maze of technologies from the earliest signs of human development, moving progressively through the Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance until the first sparks of the Industrial Revolution. The closing date on Kickstarter...

Warhammer: Diskwars - Hammer and Hold Expansion Preview

Fantasy Flight Games posted a preview of their upcoming Hammer and Hold expansion for Warhammer: Diskwars. Here's a brief rundown of the expansion:

• fifty new disks • three new races ( Dwarfs , Lizardmen, and Wood Elves )

Warhammer: Diskwars is an epic game of heroes, armies, and brutal warfare for 2 - 4 players. At the game's heart art its disks, which represent heroes and units from the Old World. These maneuver across the battlefield by flipping end over end, and if any two disks overlap...

Coming Soon - Spirits of the Rice Paddy

Coming soon from APE Games , Spirits of the Rice Paddy is a game designed by Philip duBarry (Revolution!, Courtier, and Kingdom of Solomon). In this farming and mythology game, players are rice farmers managing water conservation, animal placement, and tending to rice paddies. In addition, spirits are present to bless players, granting special abilities. APE Games released the cover art earlier this week by artist Ani Roschier and Jim Maxwell. Jim has done two other game covers for us in the past – Rolling Freight and Island Siege, and also does art for...

Coming Soon - Munchkin Panic

Fireside Games posted a couple sneak peaks of the upcoming Munchkin Panic designed by Anne-Marie De Witt (Bears! & Bloodsuckers). Munchkin Panic is a semi-cooperative game that blends Castle Panic with Munchkin and is expected to release 4th quarter 2014. Munchkin Panic is for one to six players, ages 10 and up.

Coming Soon - The Lord of the Rings LCG: The Antlered Crown

Fantasy Flight Games announced the conclusion to The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game Ring-maker cycle with The Antlered Crown. This is the sixth expansion in the cycle and we'll see the adventurers returning to Isengard and completing service to the White Council. The Antlered Crown will contain sixty new cards including a hero of Rohan and scenario that completes the journey to Isengard through warring lands of Dunland. This expansion pack is expected to release 4th quarter of 2014.

Coming Soon - King of New York

IELLO has been hinting at the next "King of.." game since last year. Building on the same foundation as King of Tokyo, designer Richard Garfield's new game of monster dice fighting will pit players at being the hit of Manhattan. IELLO released some samples of new power cards found in King of New York. From the publisher: King of New York is a standalone game from designer Richard Garfield that keeps the core ideas of King of Tokyo while introducing new ways to play. As in KoT, your goal is to be the first monster...

Fútbol Game on Kickstarter

Call it soccer, football, or fútbol, Conquistador Games, has Kickstarted a fun new sports game that combines tactics, card drafting, area movement, and action point allowance. Here's some info about the game: Fútbol Strategy lets you take control of football/soccer teams with uniquely rated players in a tabletop game that is fast and fun while being realistic and strategic. Players move around the field as if it were a real game: passing, carrying, crossing, shooting, defending, and clearing. There are goals, corner kicks, goal kicks, free kicks, yellow and red cards, penalty kicks ... the important moments...

Beowulf: A Board Game on Kickstarter

Beowulf: A Board Game is a dynamic tabletop strategy game for 3-6 players, adapted from one of the oldest and most celebrated works of European literature. The game uses the Anglo-Saxon epic poem as a point of entry into a vast interpretation of the Viking Age. As the legend of Beowulf's life and death unfolds on the game's board, players will trade, scheme and raid one another to grow their own kingdom's influence and power. After the death of Beowulf at the fangs of a dragon, the game moves forward in time, as players scramble to preserve...

Kickstarter - Twisted Counters

Are you getting tired of using dice for life counters? Wish you could have customized counters for games like Sentinnels of the Multiverse? Well, this Kickstarter project is for you! Twisted Counters is at nearly 400% of its funding goal and trending towards well over 2,000% (according to Kicktraq ). You can learn more about the project here .

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