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4 new titles crowdfunding on Gamefound

Gamefound has announced a number of new projects coming to the burgeoning crowdfunding network in the coming months.

First is Skyrim the Board Game coming from Modiphius Entertainment . Chapter V of the Elder Scrolls saga from Bethesda Softworks , Skyrim is one of the most popular fantasy sandbox video games of the past decade. Players roam the frozen lands of Skyrim, fighting monsters, improving skills, and unraveling the mystery behind the return of the dragons, and the link to the dragonborn. Not a lot of details are known about the...

Robinson Crusoe Collector's Edition coming to GameFound

Polish powerhouses Portal Games and Awaken Realms have teamed up and announced Robinson Crusoe: Collector’s Edition coming soon to the GameFound crowdfunding site. Robinson Crusoe: Adventure on the Cursed Island (2012) from designer Ignacy Trzewiczek is a co-op adventure board game which pits 1-4 players alone on an island, trying to survive in the face of a variety of dangers. The game, ranked in the top 100 on BoardGameGeek, is (in)famous for its immersive tension, and for its greater than average difficulty. This is not the first time...

Kickstarter explodes with Terraforming Mars, Batman, Root, Tiny Epic Dungeons, and more!

Kickstarter has exploded with a number of epic projects which makes February a tough month to budget which games to back.

Zombicide: Undead or Alive moves the popular Zombicide franchise to the Wild West and promises rules updates along with a faster setup. This iteration features classes with unique abilities, balconies with improved line of sight, a train barreling through the board, a gattling gun to mow down the hordes, and dynamite to take down crowds of the undead. There's also an expansion, Zombicide: Guns & Gears , which brings Steampunk to the Wild West. The...

Legend of the Five Rings coming to a close

Fantasy Flight Games (FFG) has announced that Under Fu Leng's Shadow, the upcoming premium expansion for Legend of the Five Rings: the Card Game , will be the final content for the living card game. FFG first published L5R CCG content in 2017. Over the last four years, they have released five cycles of Dynasty Packs, seven Clan Packs, and three premium expansions. In their announcement , FFG noted that other games in the L5R setting of Rokugan currently are in development. There are also novels and an RPG to further immerse yourself in the setting....

Summoner Wars 2d coming soon

Plaid Hat Games has announced that pre-orders for Summoner Wars second edition will open March 1, 2021. In Summoner Wars, two to four players take control of unique factions, summoning warriors to the battlefied and raining down spells.

The original release of Summoner Wars was in 2009. Since then there have been numerous expansions bringing new factions to the fray. The new second edition will revisit the ruleset, and thus will not be compatible with first edition. Colby Dauch is the designer of the original version and the second edition. The new edition will feature...

No one fates like Gaston

The latest standalone expansion for Disney Villainous is Despicable Plots . It features Gaston from Beauty and the Beast, Lady Tremaine from Cinderella, and the Horned King from The Black Cauldron. Like all previous content for Disney Villainous, each character has their own player board, objective, two decks, and a 3D figure. Lady Tremaine is trying to marry either Drizella or Anastasia to the prince. The objective of the Horned King is to have Cauldron Born in each location, once the Black Cauldron has been acquired. Gaston must remove all of the obstacles in his...

Grizzled for a Good Cause

CMON has announced a new game in the Grizzled line, We Care , designed by Fabien Riffaud and Juan Rodríguez, the same designers behind The Grizzled . The game plays 2-5 players, ages 14 and up, in about 30 minutes.

In We Care , the players are on the frontlines of a hospital that has been overwhelmed by an onslaught of patients needing treatment. The game will focus on the challenges confronting medical professionals every day. The players must work together to treat their patients, all the while attempting to avoid the burnout that can overtake...

Cryo Coming Soon

Z-Man Games has announced its latest game, Cryo . The game is designed by Tom Jolly and Luke Laurie, the same design team responsible for the critically acclaimed Manhattan Project: Energy Empire . The artwork for the game is provided by Bree Lindsoe and Samuel Shimota. The game plays 2-4 players, ages 14 and up, in 60-90 minutes.

In Cryo , players are on a colony ship whose mission has gone all wrong. Now trapped on a cold, inhospitable planet, factions are fighting for control. Each player is a separate faction competing for underground caverns, scavenging...

Red is on the Rise

Stonemaier Games has announced its upcoming release, Red Rising , based on a series of books by Pierce Brown. The game is designed by Jamey Stegmaier and Alexander Schmidt, with artwork provided by Jacqui Davis, Miles Bensky, and Justin Wong. The game plays 1-6 players, ages 14 and up, in 45-60 minutes.

In Red Rising , players represent a house attempting to gain power as they gain followers. The game relies heavily on hand management, as the players cards act as their followers, whom they will send out to locations on the board to activate...

IELLO Announces 2021 Games

IELLO has announced its lineup for the spring and summer of 2021. The games include:

Royal Visit - designed by Reiner Knizia, this 2-player only game is a clever tug-of-war between the players to bring the king to them and so increase their status. Due for release February 2021. For further details, see here .

Catapult Feud - designed by Kristian Fosh, this 2-player only game has 2 kingdoms with ancient grudges against each other fighting until the bitter end, using catapults to do so. Due...

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