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Visit a flower festival in Gift of Tulips

Weird Giraffe Games has released the previously crowdfunded title Gift of Tulips . Gift of Tulips is the first design from Sara Perry , and it features artwork from Katy Grierson , Emily Hancock , and Maria Gabriela Patino .

Gift of Tulips is a commodity speculation game where the players are visiting Amsterdam's tulip festival. They collect tulips to add to bouquets, gift tulips to others, and manipulate the value of certain flowers on the market. On your turn, you draw a card and then decide whether to...

Rotate your cards in Tether

New publisher, How to Steam Broccoli (that's really their name), has announced their first game, Tether , designed by Mark McGee ( Kintsugi , Top Pop ) with artwork from Eric Hibbeler ( Trekking Through History , My Father's Work ).

Tether is about astronauts floating in space. It is a card game, where each card has a two-digit number. When the card is rotated in your hand the digits are flipped. For example, a 74 card, can rotate to become a 47 card. Throughout the...

Paolo Mori brings roll and write Rustling Leaves to English

Master designer Paolo Mori and publisher KOSMOS have announced an English version of Rustling Leaves . The title originally released in Germany as and is a roll-and-write game, spanning four seasons.

The sheet for Rustling Leaves is a 10x10 square grid of various animals and plants. Each turn, one player rolls the custom dice, which range in value from 1 to 4. Then, everyone marks off an area of their sheet whose length and width are equal to the die rolls, and scores all of one object type within that defined space....

Direct the assembly of 3D structures in Telecraft by Oink Games

Telecraft is a new title jointly published by Oink Games and Geo Games/Engaging Toys , using their Geo-Fix minis line of snap-together geometric frames. In Telecraft, one player studies a picture of a shape that needs to be assembled from a set of snap-together squares, triangles, pentagrams, and hexagons. They then have only one minute to verbally explain what to do, then everyone else has to assemble the structure on the card. Once one person finishes, they cover their creation with a cloth – no peeking at other players’ constructions....

Roll colored pencils in Takenokolor

Takenoko by designer Antoine Bauza is a super popular title about managing a garden, growing bamboo, and of course having that bamboo eaten by a panda. In Takenoko, players manage their actions - placing new garden tiles, moving the gardener, irrigating the fields, and moving the panda, all in order to fulfill goal cards.

Publisher Bombyx has teased a new roll-and-write version of this 2011 classic, and I use the term roll and write quite literally. In Takenokolor , co-designed by Bauza and Corentin Lebrat , players “roll”...

Llama Dice announces The White Castle

The design team of Llama Dice , who are in reality Israel Cendrero and Sheila Santos, affectionately credited as Isra C. and Shei S., really came into the spotlight with the release of The Red Cathedral in 2020, a resource-collection and recipe-fulfillment game about constructing Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow. The game was particularly notable for its unique dice-driven resource market. And now, Llama Dice have announced the spiritual successor to Red Cathedral, The White Castle .

The White Castle takes place in feudal Japan, with the centerpiece being Himeji...

Ravensburger and Gamefound are looking for the next big family game

Publisher Ravensburger in collaboration with crowdfunding platform Gamefound are looking for the next big family game. Literally.

The publisher behind The Castles of Burgundy , Puerto Rico and The Quest for El Dorado is holding a contest for all those wanna-be game designers out there. Starting November 15, the public is encouraged to submit game ideas online. Ravensburger is specifically looking for family games targeting ages 7 and up, 60 minute playing time max. Promising designs will be asked to send in a prototype, and a jury will...

Catch Up Games announces Cubosaurs

Cubosaurs is a new hand management card game from Fabien Tanguy and French publisher Catch Up Games . The title shares a polyhedral aesthetic with the publisher’s 2018 title CuBirds , both being illustrated by Kristiaan der Nederlanden .

Cubosaurs is a card drafting game, and each of the dinosaur cards has its own scoring rules, earning or costing points depending on the number of that specific card successfully gathered at the end of the round. Each turn, decide whether to play the hand you were given, or pass...

Siliconvania announced by WizKids

“The Vampire Council is looking to hire a new city planner to turn Transylvania into the world's newest tech haven! The race is on to present to the Vampire Council the most organized plans for the city to renovate Transylvania into Siliconvania!”

Siliconvania from Reavers of Midgard and Flotilla designer J.B. Howell and publisher WizKids is first and foremost a tile laying game. Bid on tiles that give either immediate or end game effects, then place them in a growing 4x4 city grid. Or bid on...

Enter the Matrix in the next Legendary Encounters release

Upper Deck Entertainment originally announced Legendary Encounters: The Matrix at GenCon 2022, but has released more information recently.

The Legendary series of games includes a variety of deckbuilding titles built around intellectual properties, most notably Marvel, where players are assembling a deck of heroes to defeat a villain's scheme. Legendary Encounters is the cooperative variation, taking the deckbuilding formula and adding specific scenarios pulled from the intellectual properties. The prior entries in the Legendary Encounter series include Alien , Predator , Firefly , and X-Files . Now, ...

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