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Oh frabjous day! HeroQuest returns!

“Deep inside another dimension, face battling barbarians and evil magic on a quest for adventure in a maze of monsters. This is HeroQuest, the fantasy adventure game, where winning means mastering the art of combat and magic. Once you get into it, you'll never be the same.”

Let me bring you back, dear readers, to a simpler time… In 1989, Milton Bradley , in collaboration with Games Workshop , created the iconic game HeroQuest , widely considered one of the foundational RPG, dungeon-crawl board game systems. Designed by Stephen...

mondo Games announces Disney Shadowed Kingdom

Mondo Games has announced the fast, two-player cooperative card game Disney Shadowed Kingdom by Darth Rimmer , Dusty Watkins , Travis Watkins of Imp House Games . In Shadowed Kingdoms, the 20 card deck is divided between the two players. Each player places two cards facedown to the middle, creating a 2x2 grid of cards. Then, with a 2 card and, players place one of their cards next to the grid and push along a row or column, ejecting a card from...

Bezier announces new SIlver game, Silver Dagger

“The local villages are infested with werewolves! As mayor of one of these villages, reduce your village’s werewolf population using abilities of your residents, including the Silver Dagger of Direction. The mayor with the fewest werewolves in their village at the end of the game wins!”

Bezier Games and designer Ted Alspach have announced Silver Dagger , the fourth game in the Silver line of card games, following Silver , Silver Bullet , and Silver Coin . In Silver Dagger 2-4 players...

Fantasy Flight announces Wasp hero pack for Marvel Champions

“Raised in the Soviet brainwashing program known as the Red Room, Nadia van Dyne spent the first years of her life in training as a deadly elite assassin. After she escaped with the help of a Pym Particle sample, Nadia immigrated to the United States, where she built her own Wasp suit and joined the Avengers, using her powers to fight villains of any size!”

Fantasy Flight Games has announced the newest hero pack for Marvel Champions will be the unstoppable Wasp . Marvel Champions by designers...

Charms and Potions and Ginny! Oh My!

USAOpoly [aka The OP] has released a new expansion for its popular deck-building game, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle . This is the second expansion to the game following the Monster Book of Monsters expansion released in 2017. The game now plays 2-5 players, ages 11+, with a play time of 1-2 hours.

The latest expansion, Charms and Potions , adds the capability of having a fifth player in the game. It also introduces a new playable character, Ginny Weasley. The cooperative nature of the game remains and there are new villains introduced for Harry...

In Other News - Gloomhaven, Castle Tricon, and Japanime Games

If you can't get enough of Gloomhaven then there's even more content for those wanting to immerse themselves in the rich world created by Isaac Childres in the form of a comicbook entitled, Gloomhaven: Fallen Lion . The story takes place in the City of Gloomhaven and follows the fearsome Jaws of the Lion, the toughest adventurers in town, as their latest job goes sideways. The comic is written by Travis McIntire, and illustrated by Tyler Sowles, and will be released to the direct market (comic shops) on Wednesday, December 30th.

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

Starling Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its next game, Flourish . The game is designed by James A Wilson of Everdell fame and Clarissa A. Wilson. There is a team of artists supplying the lovely artwork for the game, including April Borchett, Dann May, Christina Qi, and Naomi Robinson. The game plays 1-7 players, ages 8 and up, in about 20-60 minutes.

Flourish can be played solo, cooperatively, or competitively. The game is a drafting game in which cards are drafted from either the neighbor to a player’s left or...

Alice Needs Your Help!

Epic Scale Games and game designer Robb De Nicola are pleased to announce the Kickstarter campaign for Robb’s latest game, Automated Alice . The game is based on the novel of the same name written by Jeff Noon. The artwork for the game is provided by Jared Sanford. The game plays 1-4 players, ages 8 and up, in about 25-45 minutes, depending on player count.

Automated Alice is a fully cooperative game in which the players are trying to clear Alice’s name as she is the prime suspect in a murder. The players...

The Reckoners Are Expanding!

Nauvoo Games has announced the first expansion for its highly-regarded cooperative game, The Reckoners , which was based on the series of young adult novels written by Brandon Sanderson. The expansion, The Reckoners: Steelslayer , is designed by the original game’s designers, Brett Sobol and Seth Van Orden. The artwork is provided by Noah Adelman, Miguel Coimbra, and Ian O’Toole, all of whom contributed to the artwork of the original game. The game plays 1-6 players, ages 14 and up, in about 75 minutes.

Just as the original game is, the...

Pandasaurus Games announces 4 new games for October

Pandasaurus Games has announced four exciting new games coming in the month of October: 2 card games, a noteworthy childrens’ game, and a jurassic theology piece.

“It may be called The Game: Quick and Easy, but winning is anything but.”

The first of these is The Game, Quick & Easy from designer Steffan Benndorf . The original The Game (2015) is a cooperative, limited communication game, in which players place numbered cards in ascending and descending lines. In Quick & Easy, this formula is made, well, quicker and...

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