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If you wish you could do more than one 5-letter based word puzzle every day, then Hasbro has you covered! Wordle the Party Game is a word-based party game that will come with four different modes of play. Play classic mode, where players simply try to solve a 5-letter word puzzle in as few guesses as possible, while receiving green and yellow translucent pieces as they figure out different letters. Players can also play a team vs. team mode, real-time mode, or points mode. The game features player screens, dry erase boards, and...

CMON.... War of the Ring.... Dune...

CMoN (or is it pronounced C'MoN?) has announced Dune: War for Arrakis , which will launch to Kickstarter later in 2022. It is designed by Francesco Nepitello and Marco Maggi , who are best known for designing a little game called War of the Ring . It certainly helps that Francesco Nepitello is currently CMON’s Head of IP and RPG.

Dune: War for Arrakis is an asymmetrical strategy game where players maneuver their troops around the planet, fighting for control. Players can take the...

Cascadia and Living Forest win Spiel awards

Cascadia has won the 2022 Spiel des Jahres . Cascadia was designed by Randy Flynn , with art by Beth Sobel . It is published by Flatout Games , and won out over other nominees Scout and Top Ten . In Cascadia , one to four players compete to create the best layout of habitats and animals. Each round, players take turns selecting a hexagonal habitat that is randomly paired with an animal token. The animal tokens can only be placed in certain habitats and...

AEOLOS shows that a wind bag is a good thing

From publisher Spiel Das! comes AEOLOS , a new game from Monasterium and El Gaucho designer Arve D. F ü hler along with Guido Eckhof , featuring artwork by Marco Armbruster.

The ruler of the winds has challenged you and the other seafarers to a contest. Whomever collects the most recognition on Mount Olympus will become a beneficiary of the Covenant of the Gods. You gain renown by building settlements in harbors, constructing ships, collecting sacred crystals, offering sacrifices at the temple of the winds,...

Your choice - Do you want Discordia or Datcordia?

From the team that brought you Pandoria , designer Bernd Eisenstein and artist Lukas Siegmon now present to you Discordia published by Irongames .

In Discordia, players take on the role of a governor of an emerging city along the Rhine river. You must help your city to grow by building farms, markets, barracks, and harbors to trade with ships that travel along the Rhine. Use your workers effectively to increase income, fulfill decrees for bonuses, gain privileges, and repel the Germanic raiders that will attack at the...

Disney Villains Card Game sure to make players cry

Publisher Ravensburger has just announced Disney Villains: The Card Game by designer Leo Colovini . Villains is a re-imagining of Colovini’s very fun 2019 hit Heul doch! Mau Mau , which loosely translates to “Go ahead and cry! Wah! Wah!”. And in fact, the original came with a tissue in the box.

In Heul Doch, play is very similar to the family game Crazy Eights or Uno , with players discarding cards of like color or number onto a growing pile, except each player has their own...

Peachstate Hobby Distribution buys UK-based Bliss Distribution

Peachstate Hobby Distribution , a Florida-based hobby distribution company, has finalized the purchase of Bliss Distribution , a UK-based hobby distribution company. Bliss has now become part of PHD Group which is a global distribution group for Sports & Entertainment cards, collectable card games, board games, miniatures, and other hobby-related supplies.

PHD has six locations in the United States: Florida, New Jersey, Texas, Georgia, California, and Illinois. In addition to its UK location via Bliss, PHD also has locations in Hong Kong and Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Bliss will continue to operate under its...

Help construct the Alhambra in Sabika

Sabika by publisher Ludonova is a new title by Bitoku designer Germán P. Millán with artwork by Laura Bevon .

In Sabika*, players take on the role of Nasrid nobles helping to construct the Alhambra monument in Granada, Spain by building towers, gardens, and the palaces. Sabika has a three-tiered interrelated rondel system, with each tier of the rondel representing a different function: Construction of the palace and gardens, carving poems into its halls, and income gathering via trade route establishment.

*Fun fact: Sabika is the...

I split, you choose (wisely or unwisely) in Animals in Espionage

Animals in Espionage: Natural Selection had a successful Kickstarter campaign that ran and fulfilled in 2021. The two-player, "I cut you choose" game is now available directly from publisher Twin City games , and will be making the rounds at conventions.

Animals in Espionage sees each player control a dueling spy agency trying to recruit animal agents. Each round, one player will use four cards from a hand of five to form two piles. The opposing player will add the fifth card to one pile, and then select...

Sanssouci returns in a second edition from Fractal Juegos

Chilean publisher Fractal Juegos has announced the second edition of the Spiel recommended title Sanssouci by Azul designer Michael Kiesling , featuring artwork by Sergio Chaves and Andreas Rocha . Sanssouci will have an English localization by EXOD Studios .

Sanssouci is a tile-placement game where players are landscape architects trying to design the best garden layout in order to impress the King. On your turn you will play one of the two action cards in your hand, which determines the tile you can...

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