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Is This Your Grail Game?

Grail Games, known for bringing back hard-to-find titles, has launched a Kickstarter for the long out-of-print game, Fjords . Fjords , originally published in 2005, is designed by Franz-Benno Delonge. The reprint adds Phil Walker-Harding to the designer credits, with all new artwork supplied by Beth Sobel. Unlike the original game which was 2-player only, the new edition goes up to 4 players. The game is for players ages 8 and up, and takes between 30-45 minutes to play.

Fjords is a tile-laying, area control game in which players try and control as much...

In Other News - Unmatched, Lucky Duck Games, GenCon 2021, and Kolossal Games

Restoration Games announced the Unmatched Deck Design Contest Winners earlier this month along with their winning decks which are:

● Adil M. Geresu, “The Genie of the Lamp”

● Sam Crane, “Harry Houdini”

● Jonathan Guberman, “William Shakespeare”

● Chet Dudick & Charles Peters, “Rosie the Riveter”

They originally planned to only have four winning decks to be featured in a single set but due to an overwhelming response of high quality submissions eight additional decks will appear in future sets.The first planned set from the winning entries is “Unmatched:...

Name Change for White Wizard Games

In an effort to better represent both the company and the community it serves, White Wizard Games has changed its name to Wise Wizard Games. The company, whose best known game is Star Realms , had a 20% revenue growth in 2020 and has no intention of slowing down in 2021.

Per Debbie Moynahan, the COO of Wise Wizard Games, the original company name “was a throwback to Gandalf, the iconic fantasy character. Based on feedback from the community and our future plans to broaden our product line, we decided it was time for a change.”...

KeyForge Adventures adds cooperative play

Fantasy Flight Games are adding cooperative and solo play in two free-to-play adventures to their popular KeyForge game. The expansion uses the themes and mechanisms found in the KeyForge: Dark Tidings set. Players use the existing KeyForge decks in their collection to tackle multiple difficulty levels as they're taken to the depths of the Crucible's oceans to face epic monsters and cunning cultists. Both of these adventures, Rise of the Keyraken and The Abyssal Conspiracy replace the players opponent with an automated deck from which they draw when their...

Clank! In! Space! Adventures: Pulsarcade

Clank! In! Space! Adventures: Pulsarcade is an expansion for the core game which adds Lord Eradikus' collection of vintage arcade cabinets. There are six new modules in the expansion, each with their own rules, which provide brand new ways to steal artifacts. Players can ransack a vault, then spend loot at the black market. Or they can research new science, clone themselves, enter a high-stakes race, or entertain a bloodthirsty audience in the Danger Theater . Clank! In! Space! Adventures: Pulsarcade is published by Renegade Game Studios , caters for 2-4 players, aged...

Asmodee and Hasbro make industry moves

During the past few weeks there have been a number of board game industry shifts which has an impact on the board gaming hobby. The board game hobby explosion during 2020 has opened up more eyes to the lucrative market.

Hasbro recently announced that Wizards of the Coast would now be one of three new divisions, "Wizards of the Coast and Digital Gaming", along with "Consumer Products", and "Entertainment". The "Consumer Products" division will handle Hasbro's traditional toys and games ( Hasbro Gaming ), while the "Entertainment" division would handle the company's film...

Kickstarter Roundup - Meeples & Monsters, Gloom, Stellaris, and Monuments

Players need to defeat the Dark Council to save the city of Rowan by recruiting, upgrading, and battling their way to victory. Meeples & Monsters is designed by Ole Steiness who is best known for designing games such as Champions of Midgard , and Police Precinct . The game uses deck, pool, and bag building, and worker placement mechanisms, caters for 1-4 players, aged 13+, and can be played in 45-60 minutes. Players need to recruit the cityfolk so that they become powerful allies in the upcoming fight. They will also upgrade...

Free print and play lets you play along on Twitch.tv

Dice in the Darkness is a free, print-and-play game from Beluga Bliss Games where the designer streams himself playing the game on Twitch.tv and invites others to play along with him. Players choose either a Wizard, Warrior, or Rogue as they join in on this episodic, one-page, roll-and-write, adventure game played over ten dungeon rooms. They can upgrade and unlock new abilities across the ten-week season in a 20 to 30-minute game designed for 1 to 100+ players, aged 13+.

“After designing several free roll-and-writes...

Stardew Valley moves from digital to the table

Stardew Valley is an incredibly popular simulation, role-playing, video game developed by Eric Barone and originally released in February of 2016. Earlier this month Stardew Valley: The Board Game had a stealth release on its own web store which sold out within 24 hours. The board game is a cooperative experience designed for 1-4 players where they build their farm, grow crops, and explore the valley. Players gain powerful upgrades and skills, collect all kinds of items, raise animals, and explore the mine while trying to fulfill Grandpa's Goals and...

Legendary: Annihilation unleashes a wave of destruction

Upper Deck are releasing the 25th expansion for Marvel Legendary which features Annihilus and the Fantastic Four . Annihilus , Lord of the Negative Zone has declared war on anyone who crosses his path, which forces heroes and villains to face the threat of total annihilation. Expect to see former foes, such as Galactus and his Heralds , team-up with the Fantastic Four as they stand side by side against the incoming annihilation wave.

Legendary: Annihilation adds 2 evil Masterminds , 5 heroes, and new groups in...

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