World of Warcraft Meets Pandemic

Z-Man Games has opened pre-orders for the latest game using the Pandemic Game System, World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King . The game is designed by Justin Kemppainen, Alexander Ortloff, and Michael Sanfilippo, with artwork supplied by Atha Kananni. The game supports 1-5 players, ages 14 and up, and takes 45-60 minutes to play.

In World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King , players team up as heroes, each with their own unique abilities, and journey to Northrend to face off with the armies of the Lich King. On the way,...

Exploding Kittens is Expanding

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Tabletop game creator Exploding Kittens has announced that it has made its first acquisition, Happy Salmon , which was originally published by North Star Games. Happy Salmon is designed by Quentin Weir and Ken Gruhl, who is now serving as Senior Game Designer at Exploding Kittens. Happy Salmon is going to get the Exploding Kittens treatment and will be re-released in its new incarnation in November 2021.

Originally the brainchild of creators Elan Lee and Matthew Inman, Exploding Kittens has since become a haven for game...

War Has Come to the Realm of Men

Fantasy Flight Games has announced the latest expansion for The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle Earth , called Spreading War . As the base game does, the expansion allows for 1-5 players, ages 14 and up, and plays in 1-2 hours.

The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle Earth: Spreading War takes place in the lands of Gondor and Rohan, with a brand new campaign that unlocks 15 scenarios. In each scenario, the players will be traveling in between the two kingdoms and encountering various enemies along the...

Dinosaurs on the Moon? No, Not That Moon!

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Sorry We Are French has announced a new game in the same universe as their previously published games Demeter and Ganymede , entitled Varuna . Varuna is designed by Matthieu Verdier with artwork provided by David Sitbon. The game is for 1-100 players, ages 14 and up, playable in 15-20 minutes.

Varuna is a 13-round flip-and-write game in which the players are discovering the aquatic dinosaurs on Varuna , the second moon of Demeter. During the game, the players will be...

Got Steam?

Capstone Games has announced a new game from Alexander Huemer, the designer of Lignum , entitled Imperial Steam . The game’s artwork is provided by Andreas Resch. The game plays 2-4 players, ages 12 and up, in about 2 hours.

In Imperial Steam , players are factory owners who desperately need more workers to work not only in their factories, but on their rail lines as well as they try and expand their networks and be able to meet the demands for lucrative contracts. Capstone is billing Imperial Steam as “a highly strategic yet...

The winner of the 2021 Spiel des Jahres is ...

The Spiel des Jahres 2021 Game of the Year is MicroMacro: Crime City by Johannes Sich and published by Edition Spielwiese and Pegasus Spiele. Its beautifully illustrated by Johannes Sich, Daniel Goll and Tobias Jochinke and caters for 1-3 players aged 10 and up. MicroMacro: Crime City provides a unique experience where players follow various denizens of a city as they go about their day and commit crimes which players attempt to solve. MicroMacro: Crime City beat out The Adventures of Robin Hood (by Michael Menzel and published by Kosmos), and Zombie Teenz...

Here Come the Rat Queens!

Deep Water Games is bringing to the boardgaming world a game based on Kurtis Wiebe’s “darkly comedic and sass-and-sorcery comic series,” Rat Queens. The game, Rat Queens: To the Slaughter is designed by Erica Bouyouris and Sen-Foong Lim. The artists for the game include Owen Gieni, Megan Lara, Priscilla Petraites, Stjepan Sejic, and Roc Upchurch. The game is designed for 1-4 players, ages 14 and up, and plays in 45-60 minutes.

Rat Queens: To the Slaughter is a cooperative adventure deck-building game in which the players each choose their own queen, all of...

The kids in Fort get pets in an upcoming expansion from Leder Games

Leder Games has announced the Cats & Dogs Expansion for Fort . Just when you thought the game could not get any cuter, now we will have canines and felines drawn by Kyle Ferrin. This is a modular expansion. You can add cats, dogs, or both into the base game. Each works differently. Dogs enter the game similarly to kids, by beginning in your deck. You can play a dog instead of a kid if you meet the dog's requirements. You then obtain an achievement bonus for that dog and it goes into your doghouse....

Upcoming Releases from Arcane Wonders

Arcane Wonders has announced several new games and expansions coming out in the new several months:

In partnership with Hobby World, Arcane Wonders is publishing the well-regarded Furnace , designed by Ivan Lashin, at the end of August or early September. Furnace is a card driven engine-building eurogame;

Onitama: Light and Shadow is an expansion for the two-player game Onitama , designed by Shimpei Sato. Onitama: Light and Shadow introduces the Ninja, which moves secretly, to the game;

Viral: The Hive is an expansion for the game...

The Power Rangers Are Back - Stronger than Before!

Renegade Game Studios has announced Power Rangers Deck-Building Game Zeo: Stronger Than Before , a standalone yet fully compatible sequel to its previously released Power Rangers Deck-Building Game , which was designed by Dan Blanchett and Matt Hyra. The new expansion/sequel is designed by Matt Hyra and T.C. Petty III. It supports 2-4 players, ages 13 and up, and plays in 30-70 minutes.

In Power Rangers Deck-Building Game Zeo: Stronger Than Before , some of the players will be heroes and some will be villains allowing for asymmetrical game play. The game introduces the Zeo Rangers...

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