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Board game fixture Stephen Buonocore retiring from Stronghold Games

One of the great forces in our industry, Stephen Buonocore , has announced his retirement from Indie Game Studios / Stronghold Games on August 1, 2020. Buonocore is well-known to most people in the board gaming world, as the Godfather of Gaming, the arch nemesis to the superhero persona of The Dice Tower’s own Tom Vasel , and as one of the hosts of the Board Games Insider Podcast. But mostly, Stephen Buonocore will be remembered as the always chatty, imminently friendly, red shirt wearing emissary from Stronghold...

Winners of the 13th annual Dice Tower Awards announced

As part of the Dice Tower Summer Spectacular , the winners of the Dice Tower Awards for 2019 have been announced. The awards are the result of voting by over 70 contributors to the Dice Tower Network. The awards were announced on a livestream, which you can watch on the Dice Tower YouTube channel . The video features pre-recorded acceptance speeches from the winners, and as an added bonuse they include multiple game announcements! Here you can see the full list of nominees and winners for each category . You also can see award...

Lost Ruins of Arnak from CGE will let players delve into uncharted territory

Czech Games Edition (CGE) has announced Lost Ruins of Arnak , an upcoming board game that blends deck-building and worker placement. One to four players lead competing expeditions to a mysterious island with traces of a great civilization. As players discover the island, new worker placement spots will become available. Players have one action per turn, and must decide whether to use their cards to place a worker, gain resources, or deploy equipment or found artifacts. CGE indicates the setup for the game will be variable, due to the variety of worker actions, equipment, and artifacts, which...

Dice Tower Spectacular offers a bevy of content and contests: June 30th - July 4th

The Dice Tower Summer Spectacular promises five days of extra-special content to lessen your convention-cancellation blues. Tune in to the Dice Tower Youtube channel for a new Top 10 each day, multiple Live Play events, the 2019 Dice Tower awards, and publisher announcements! Special guests will join the Dice Tower crew for much of the content. Plus, live viewers will have to opportunity to enter multiple contests for boardgame giveaways! Check out the full schedule here . You can commemorate these five days of fun with Dice Tower merchandise at Geeky Goodies...

Conan is Back - And 9 Times the Size!

Perilous Worlds is publishing their first game and utilizing Kickstarter to lauch it. The game, Conan the Cimmerian: Tower of the Elephant , is a solo or 2-player only game, designed for players aged 14 and up, and takes between 30-60 minutes to play.

If played in solo mode, the player represents Conan, trying to steal the gem "The Elephant's Heart" away from Yara, an evil sorceror who possesses the gem and hides it in his 9-level tower. If played as a 2-player game, one player takes on the role of Conan while the other plays Yara....

Are You Intrepid Enough?

Uproarious Games has launched a Kickstarter for its latest game, Intrepid . This cooperative game is designed by Jeff Beck with artwork supplied by Gwalchmai Doran. The game supports 1-4 players, ages 13 and up, and plays in about 60-90 minutes.

In Intrepid , the players represent various people living aboard the International Space Station, each one with their own special, asymmetric abilities, trying to deal with the problems encountered in space. They have to generate enough resources to keep themselves and the other players alive and fend off the inevitable distasters that come their way, which are...

Roll Player Adventures offers a co-op campaign of dice manipulation

The next game in the Roll Player universe is now on Kickstarter from Thunderworks Games . Roll Player Adventures offers 1-4 players the opportunity to continue past the character creation stage of a fantasy rpg.

In the popular, puzzly Roll Player , players engage in dice drafting and placement to create fantasy rpg characters. Characters have attribute goals and can gather equipment. Roll Player Adventures is a standalone game where players can use pregenerated characters or take characters imported from their game of Roll Player on a narrative campaign. On their journey, characters will...

Can You Take Life in the Hot Zone?

Asmodee has released PDF files for the newest game in the Pandemic line of games, Pandemic: Hot Zone - North America . Designed by the original Pandemic designer, Matt Leacock, this new game is a streamlined version of the original game with a shorter play time. The game plays 2-4 players, ages 8 and up, in about 30 minutes. Besides the print-and-play version, there is also a retail release of the game available.

In Pandemic: Hot Zone - North America, players must cooperatively work together to cure 3 diseases that are threatening North America. The...

The Zombies Are Coming - Again!

Le Scorpion Masqué, the company behind the highly successful children's game Zombie Kidz Evolution (for more info on this game checkout the webpage here ), has announced a sequel, unsurprisingly called Zombie Teenz Evolution . The original game's designer, Annick Lobet, has also designed the sequel. One of the game's original artists, Nikao, has also returned and there is another artist on board as well, Rémy Tornior. The game plays 2-4 players, ages 8 and up, in about 15-25 minutes.

In Zombie Teenz Evolution , which does not use the same ruleset...

Arcane Wonders to publish Cosmodrome's Aquatica in Dice Tower Essentials line

“The deep waters of the oceans are hiding many secrets and unknown forms of life. Among sharks, whales, corals and shrimps, lives an entire civilization of Sea-Folk. For centuries, the Great Kingdoms of Aquatica have been building their world, raising their kids, and managing to create and prosper. But now their resources are exhausted, and they are forced to explore the Ocean Depths to find new resources for their kingdoms.”

Aquatica , by Cosmodrome Games and designer Ivan Tuzovsky , took the gaming world by surprise when it hit...

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