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It’s Sheepy Time!

Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG) has announced a new game coming in May 2021, Sheepy Time . The game is designed by Neil Kimball with artwork supplied by Zoé Plane . It plays 1-4 players, ages 10 and up, in about 30-45 minutes.

In Sheepy Time , the players represent the Dream Sheep - you know, the sheep that people count before falling asleep. Each time the players (as the Dream Sheep) jump the fence, they help their people fall asleep faster. But beware, there are Nightmares in amongst the dreams!

On a player’s turn, they...

The Zenobia Award

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There is a new boardgaming award in town - the Zenobia Award, a board game award for underrepresented groups focusing on historical games. The Zenobia Award hopes to integrate marginalized groups into board game design by offering this mentorship program.

Anyone from any marginalized group may apply - this includes women, people of color, or LGBTQ+. Even a team of people that is predominated by an underrepresented group may apply. This award intends to pair these groups with industry veterans who know the ropes. They will help you design...

Ready for a Throwdown?

The OP (aka USAOpoly) has announced a new trivia game, Hip Hop Bid to Win Trivia Game , designed with hip hop heads in mind. The game plays 2-6 players, ages 12 and up.

The curated content in the game comes from a former rapper, Jensen Karp, also known by his stage name of Hot Karl. The players will “bid to win” on a specific category such as Tracklisting or Beefs and Controversies by choosing a bid card based on the level of confidence they have in that particular category. But, if someone chooses the same...

Cwali is Coming!

In an effort to reach a wider audience with its games, Cwali Games is partnering with BoardGameTables.com. Five titles have been announced already with another to be named at a later date: Factory Funner , Habitats , Roll to the Top , BasketBoss , and Powerships . Each of the games is to be released with updated art and components and will be published over the next 3 years.

Chad DeShon, President of BoardGameTables.com said, “I’ve been a personal fan of Cwali for years and have played their games countless times....

The Mighty Micros are Here!

Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG) has announced that it is going to re-release some of its previously released micro-expansions and promo cards. Not only is AEG releasing some of the older micro-expansions but some exciting new ones as well, including ones for Tiny Towns and Mystic Vale .

The micro-expansion for Tiny Towns , Tiny Trees , adds a new building challenge that give the players extra points at game end. Mystic Vale: Evergreen adds new Conclaves, new vales, and advancements.

Besides the two new micro-expansions, there are a bunch of others available for...

In Other News - CATAN, Root expansion, Batman, Pathfinder Arena, Star Wars

CATAN are offering a free print-and-play , slimmed down version of their award-winning game in a more accessible version under the guise of CATAN – First Adventure . Players can download the PDF and get crafting to create a playable game in around an hour using only scissors, glue, and light cardboard along with the printed PDF. An instructional video is also available.

A new expansion for Root entitled Militants is in the works according to a recent designer chat on Twitch between Cole Wehrl and Patrick...

The Rise of The Batman Who Laughs

The OP (aka USAOpoly) has announced the latest title in its brand of “Rising” games, The Batman Who Laughs Rising . The game is designed by Patrick Marino and Andrew Wolf. It plays 1-4 players, ages 15 and up, and in 60-90 minutes.

The dark side of Batman, the super-villain side, comes out in The Batman Who Laughs Rising . According to the Op, this is the “darkest addition” to their brand of “Rising” games. The hybrid that is the Joker and Batman inhabits this game. The players, as the DC Super Heroes,...

Long Ago, in a Galaxy. . .

Fantasy Flight Games is expanding the Star Wars: Armada universe with its introduction of the Galactic Republic Starter Set, introducing an entirely new faction to the game. This expansion was designed by James Kniffen with artwork supplied by Ben Zweifel. It plays 2 players in about 2 hours.

The fleet design guarantees a cooperative nature with this set. There are two commanders from whom the players may choose to lead their fleet: the iconic Obi Wan Kenobi or Senator Bail Organa. The ship set includes Acclimator-I and Acclimator-II ships which can fully be...

Family Games Make a Return - Just in Time for the Holidays

As the holidays approach, there is a resurgeance of games that are highly accessible in the family game market. First up, Rummikub is coming out in a new edition called Rummikub Onyx , that is available through Amazon. For those unfamiliar with the game, which plays 2-4 players, ages 8 and up in about 30 minutes, Rummikub uses tiles instead of cards as the players attempt to get rid of their hands. The Rummikub Onyx edition features black tiles instead of the traditional white from the original game. The tiles are engraved with bright...

Wil Wheaton Returns

Actor Wil Wheaton, famously known in board gaming circles for his YouTube series “Tabletop,” is going to be live streaming a series of events in November and December for Games by Bicycle. All of the events are on the Games by Bicycle YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch channels.

On Saturday, November 21, at 4pm ET/1pm PT, the Dice Tower’s own Tom Vasel and Zee Garcia, along with Mik and Starla Fitch (also in the Dice Tower family) of Our Family Plays Games, Jon Purkis of Actualol, and Steph Hodge of Board Game Geek will be streaming a...

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