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Avalon Hill seeks to decimate its competition with the return of Heroscape: Age of Annihilation

For many, Heroscape , designed by Stephen Baker , Rob Daviau , and Craig Van Ness , was considered to be their “grail game”. Long out of print and with skyrocketing prices, it was out of reach to many. On August 3rd, publisher Avalon Hill Games released a teaser trailer on their Twitter feed announcing a brand new starter set for Heroscape called Heroscape: Age of Annihilation.

In Heroscape, players take on the role of generals, recruiting armies from across time and space to fight for them. Players will...

Keep the Loose Caboose on the tracks

Loose Caboose! is a newly published push-your-luck family game for two to four players from Gamewright . It reimplements 2019's Rollecate , and sees players laying down track cards in an effort to keep a train car from derailing off the end. Each track card has a number representing the quantity of dice that you must roll after placing the card. For every wheel icon rolled, the caboose will move forward one track card. If the caboose goes off the end of the track, then for every movement beyond, you will take cards...

Save your empire while on the brink of collapse in Empire's End

Brotherwise Games is bringing the upcoming John D. Clair game, Empire's End to crowdfunding later this year. Empire's End has players controlling empires at the height of their power and influence. As the game progresses, new disasters will befall society, and each empire will need to do its best to avoid collapse. But if they do take on the disaster (famine, flood, barbarians, etc), they gain wisdom and resiliency for future disasters. The game focuses on an auction/bidding mechanic similar to the classic title No Thanks ,...

Thunderworks Games gives you the power of a god in Dawn of Ulos

Thunderworks Games , publisher of Roll Player and Cartographers , has announced the next game in the “Role Player Tales” line of games. In Dawn of Ulos: A Roll Player Tale , designed by Jason Lentz with artwork by Diego Sa , players take on the role of gods from across the planarverse who are vying to earn the most favor with the world creator and become the savviest diety.

In order to gain the most favor, each player is going to manipulate the world in various ways....

Magic the Gathering goes into Space with the "Unfinity" expansion

In July of 1993, then indy publisher Wizards of the Coast released a small, collectible card game by designer Richard Garfield called Magic: The Gathering at the Origins Game Fair in Dallas, Texas. Five years, and fifteen expansions later, Wizards of the Coast released the first of the “Un” expansions for Magic: The Gathering - “ Unglued ”. The “Un” expansions were sets of humorous cards that weren’t usable in tournaments and introduced interesting new mechanics such as die rolling, acting like a chicken, and even doing the hokey-pokey...

Carl Chudyk's Aegean Sea hits BackerKit this September

Aegean Sea , the next game designed by multi-use card guru Carl Chudyk is launching on crowdfunding platform BackerKit next month. Publisher Asmadi Games is once again teaming up with Chudyk for a card game that packs lots of depth into a small box. The two had previously teamed up to create multi-use card games Innovation , Impulse , and Mottainai . In Aegean Sea , two to five players each will take on the role of a historical faction, competing for control of the various...

HeroQuest's new wave gets a Frozen Horror expansion

Avalon Hill is brining more content to their revitalization of HeroQuest with the first expansion, HeroQuest: The Frozen Horror . HeroQuest , the dice chucking dungeon crawler, was originally published in 1989. For many years it was out of print and commanding exorbitant prices on the second-hand market. The game was brought back in 2021 through Hasbro's internal crowdfunding program, Hasbro Pulse .

HeroQuest: The Frozen Horror re-implements the HeroQuest: Barbarian Quest Pack , originally published in 1992. In HeroQuest: The Frozen Horror ,...

Bitewing Games to bring back Knizia's Quo Vadis as Zoo Vadis

Bitewing Games is bringing the 1992 Reiner Knizia political negotiation title, Quo Vadis? , back in 2023 as Zoo Vadis . This is a classic negotiation game, where the players campaign and bribe their way up a hierarchy and gain the most votes. This time the game will have less of a Roman theme and more of an animals in a zoo government theme. Zoo Vadis will not be a straight reprint, though; Further development has occurred to enhance the 3-player game, expand player count, include asymmetric player powers, and add...

Explore a sky of new constellations in Starry Night Sky

Buffalo Games has announced a 2023 release of Starry Night Sky from Emma Larkins ( Abandon All Artichokes ). In Starry Night Sky , you are stargazers, moving your telescopes across the night sky. As you move your telescope you will place stars on the sky board, and try to accomplish your personal objectives. It is a cozy and relaxed game with new constellations to explore in the sky. Recently Buffalo Games has been cranking out the hits, including Planted: A Game of Nature & Nurture and...

Imperium: Classics, Legends, and next....Horizons

Osprey Games has announced Imperium: Horizons , a standalone civilzation deckbuilder, compatible with the previous entries in the series, Imperium: Classics and Imperium: Legends . Each game puts players in charge of asymmetric factions with their own deck to guide the growth of their civilization. Classics and Legends each contain eight different factions. Horizons will blow the doors off with fourteen new factions! Osprey has revealed six of the new civilizations: Taino, Inuit, Aksumites, Mayans, Tang, and Sassanids. Osprey will be revealing two more factions each month as we march towards...

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