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Gamelyn Games Announces Tiny Epic Crime

Gamelyn Games have announced the newest game in their Tiny Epic line: Tiny Epic Crime a film noir themed " crime-fighting, deduction game".

Designed by Scott Almes , the game invites 1 to 4 to play as detectives, to either cooperatively or competitively solve a murder. Sift through evidence using " the novel Tiny Epic Decoder System", which allows you to evaluate each piece while keeping the rest hidden, using red filter envelopes. But detectives still need to keep tabs on everyday crime, even while solving the big case. Tiny...

25th Century Games reprints classic Cathala game Oh My Brain

“It was a normal camping trip until hordes of zombie animals rushed out of the woods, looking for brains.”

25th Century Games is releasing the Bruno Cathala title Oh My Brain , co-designed with Théo Rivière , already available in French and Spanish. Oh My Brain is a shedding style card game, where players try to get rid of all their animal cards. Cards are numbered 0-19, and players need to play cards into the middle campfire pile, always playing higher numbers. Multiple cards of the same number can be...

Pearl Games announces real time civ builder Time of Empires

Pearl Games is known for some very impressive mid-weight euro titles, such as Troyes , Ginkgopolis , and Black Angel . And the publisher's newly announced title is Time of Empires coming from designers David Simiand and Pierre Voye .

Time of Empires is a real time civilization building game, where players guide their people through Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and into Modernity, with each age lasting exactly 9 minutes. Game play involves using two 30-second sand timers to activate actions - build wonders, inspire leaders,...

Mysterium Kids does cooperative deduction with a tambourine

“Legend has it that the old mansion on the outskirts of the city is home to a fabulous treasure! Hoping to find it, you decide to spend the night there, and the ghost of Captain Echo offers to help in your search.”

Designers Antonin Boccara , Yves Hirschfeld along with publisher Libellud have announced Mysterium Kids: Captain Echo’s Treasure . In this cooperative children’s title, each turn one player gets to be the ghost, using only a tambourine to give clues towards picking the correct revealed noise card. Players work together...

NSV releases the roll and write number game Triggs

Triggs by designer Karin Hetling is a card based roll-and-write title from publisher Nürnberger-Spielkarten-Verlag (NSV). Cards contain the numbers 1-12, and players have sheets with these numbers appearing 2-5 times each. Each turn, players either draw new cards, discard a set of cards of the same value, or use their cards to cross off numbers. Players cross off as many squares of the same number from their sheet as they can, either by playing cards of that number, or pairs of cards that sum to that number. Finishing a row of...

Z-Man brings new tragedies to Tragedy Looper

2011’s Tragedy Looper by designer BakaFire , otherwise known as Itou Shin Ito, and publisher Z-Man Games is cult favorite one-versus-many deduction game that is hard to accurately describe. One player is the Mastermind, moving characters through a series of events in 4 rooms and playing cards. The protagonists are trying to figure out who the characters are and what is going on. If a certain set of conditions are met, there is a tragedy, and the game temporarily “ends”. However, the protagonists can use this information to play through events again, hopefully...

Hasbro stock volatile this week after Bank of America analysis

Polygon and CNBC along with others, reported on Monday on a drop in Hasbro's stock price, after a Bank of America Analyst double downgraded it’s position from "buy" to "underperform". Hasbro, of course, is the publisher of games such as Monopoly is also the parent company of both Avalon Hill ( Betrayal at House on the Hill , Axis and Allies , etc) and Wizards of the Coast ( Magic the Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons ). The stock continued its downwards trend...

Asmodee forms Welcome by Asmodee

In business news, Asmodee corporate headquarters in Paris has announced Welcome by Asmodee . Welcome is a new entity within the board game conglomerate made to help publishers, new and established, providing resources for distribution, translation, and production. Publishers can even pitch new game ideas to Welcome, for one-stop assistance throughout the process.

Welcome comes on the heels of two other big events for Asmodee - First, Asmodee was purchased in late 2021 by The Embracer Group , a Swedish multimedia company with rights to many movie and video game IPs, including but...

AEG releases Smash Up 10th Anniversary Set

Good news, Smash Up fans - the Smash Up 10th Anniversary set is now a reality. The cult favorite Smash Up , by designer Paul Petersen , was originally released by publisher AEG in 2012, a game about mixing two faction decks together to create a hybrid army. Players then use this army to attack and dominate varied base cards for points. The original set came with 8 different factions including Pirates, Zombies, and Dinosaurs. However, over the years, more than 20 expansions and promos, including nearly 100 factions have been released,...

Grand Gamers Guild returns to Artemis Project with a roll and write

Publisher Grand Gamers Guild has released Artemis: First Contact , a print-and-play, roll-and-write title by Glenn Flaherty in the world of The Artemis Project . During the Colonization of Europa, a strange tablet is found under the ice, which seems to point to the location of new, undiscovered planets. First Contact is a game of space exploration and discovery. Place dice to expand lab research, discover new planets, create uplinks, and defend chariots against asteroids. After 16 rounds, the player with the most victory points wins.

2019’s The Artemis Project by...

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