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The Tea Dragon Society Card Game expands with Autumn Harvest

Renegade Game Studios and Oni Games have announced a standalone, compatible follow-up to The Tea Dragon Society Card Game , titled Autumn Harvest: a Tea Dragon Society Card Game. Like the original, Autumn Harvest is a light deckbuilding game where each player's deck represents their Tea Dragon. Players cycle through their decks, progressing through the seasons and purchasing cards from the market, eventually working their way up to victory point scoring cards. All of this is thematically set in the world of the charming graphic novel The Tea Dragon Society by Kate O'Neill . The content...

Unmatched: Buffy the Vampire Slayer coming this October

Restoration Games and Mondo Games have announced the next set in their popular Unmatched line, and it's Unmatched: Buffy the Vampire Slayer ! Like many sets in the series, this entry is designed by Rob Daviau and Justin D. Jacobson. This is a return to the Buffy IP for Rob Daviau, who also was a designer on the 2000 Hasbro release Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Game .

Unmatched has become renowned for its superb art and graphic design. If the box cover is any indication, the Buffy set will continue that trend, with...

CMON brings comic book hero Usagi Yojimbo to Arcadia Quest

If you have ever wanted to take anthropomorphic animals themed to the Edo period of Japanese history, CMON has an upcoming hero pack for you. In Arcadia Quest , two to four players each lead a guild of three unique heroes into battle against monsters and the other players. The Usagi Yojimbo hero pack includes three chibi miniatures with accompanying character cards. Specifically, you get Miyamoto Usagi , a rabbit on a warrior's pilgramage, along with his companions: Murakami Gennosuke , a rhino bounty hunter, and Kitsune , a fox thief. These are characters...

Capstone Games announces Renature: a domino game from Kramer & Kiesling

The dynamic design duo of Michael Kiesling and Wolfgang Kramer has created Renature , which is being published by Capstone Games, in collaboration with Deep Print Games. In Renature, two to four players are helping nature reclaim a polluted valley by placing animal dominoes and multiple types of plant tokens in an effort to score the most points.

The game board is a square grid made up of brook spaces and brown dirt spaces. Dominoes depicting two animals from a pool of ten animals are placed on brook spaces, and the animals of a placed...

Marvel Legendary is heading into the Cosmos

Upper Deck has announced a deluxe expansion for their expansive Marvel deckbuilder, Legendary . In Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game - Into the Cosmos , one to six players will take on some of the most powerful villains in the Marvel universe. The expansion contains 200 cards, which can be mixed and matched with prior releases for the game.

Into the Cosmos brings back multiple mechanics and keywords from prior expansions, adds a new twist, and combines them. The Shards from Legendary: Guardians of the Galaxy returns, with new abilities...

Transformers TCG is rolling out, no more new content

Wizards of the Coast (WOTC) has announced that the Transformers Trading Card Game has had its final release . No additional content will follow Titan Masters Attack, which was released on May 29th. WOTC indicated the decision to end new content was based on sales not meeting expectations and the global COVID-19 pandemic. The Transformers Trading Card Game debuted in 2018. The two-player battling card game had players build a team of character cards, each with a bot mode and an alt mode, supported by a deck of battle cards with actions and upgrades. After...

Creator vs the Game

The Horrible Guild, in conjunction with game designers Lorenzo Silva and Hjalmar Hach, is now hosting a live web series where the designers play games in real-time, allowing for comments and discussion with the people viewing. The first live-stream was this past Friday, July 17th, but there are future live streams scheduled. You can follow the Horrible Guild on YouTube (check here ), Twitch (check here ), Facebook (check here ), Twitter (check here ), and/or Instagram (check here ) for news and upcoming episode details.

The Horrible Guild is planning on...

Coming Soon from Blue Orange Games

Blue Orange Games has announced several new games that are coming soon including the following:

- Meeple Land - a resouce management/tile placement game for 2-4 players, ages 8 and up, with a play time of about 45 minutes. The game is designed by Cyrille Allard and Frederic Guerard. It is expected to be out in August;

- Cloud City - a city planning game that features tile placement for 2-4 players, ages 10 and up, with an estimated play time of 30 minutes. The game is designed by Phil Walker-Harding. It has a...

Pictures wins the 2020 Spiel des Jahres; The Crew wins Kennerspiel des Jahres

This year's winners of the pretigious German board game awards have been announced. Pictures wins the Spiel des Jahres (game of the year). Pictures is designed by Daniela and Christian Stöhr , with art by Dominik Mayer. It will be published in North America by Rio Grande Games. Pictures is a deduction party game. In Pictures, each player is given one of the following: two shoelaces, a set of wooden blocks, a set of colored cubes along with a frame, or a set of sticks and stones. Then, a 4 x 4 grid of pictures...

Our Family Plays Games making a media splash

The Fitch family, Starla and Miklos (Mik) along with their teenage son Grant, comprises Our Family Plays Games , a YouTube channel dedicated to bringing more diversity to the boardgame hobby and sharing fun games for the family. This year they have become contributors to the Dice Tower. They regularly appear on Boardgame Breakfast, have started creating Dice Tower reviews (here is their DT review for Five Tribes ), and joined Tom and Zee for a Top 10 Family Games during the Dice Tower Summer Spectacular .

Over the summer, their message...

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