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Embracer Group intends to acquire Asmodee

Embracer Group recently announced their intention to acquire Asmodee . Embracer Group is the parent company of businesses developing PC, console, and mobile games for the global games market. They own over 250 franchises (which reads as a who’s who of video game hits) and is based in Karlstad, Sweden with over 9,000 employees across 40 countries.

Asmodee currently has over $1.2bn in global sales which is slightly more than double their global sales of $500m in 2018, thanks to strong growth after a string of acquisitions.

Asmodee recently acquired Miniature...

Starting the Journey with the Lord of the Rings

Fantasy Flight Games has announced new starter decks for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game . There are 4 decks in this initial publishing, each representing a different faction: the Dwarves of Durin, the Elves of Lorien, the Defenders of Gondor, and the Riders of Rohan. The decks are designed to be played with the Revised Core Set. The original Lord of the Rings: The Card Game , published 10 years ago in 2011, was designed by Nate French. The game plays 1-2 players, ages 13 and up, in 30-60 minutes.

Since each deck...

Mystic Vale, the Big Box

Publisher AEG has announced Mystic Vale: Essential Edition , which packages the base game and the first three expansions into a big box. Mystic Vale is a card-crafting game designed by John D. Clair, first released in 2016. Card-crafting is a mechanism similar to deck-building, except rather than adding and removing cards from their deck, players are adding attributes to the cards in their deck by slotting inserts into card sleeves. Mystic Vale: Essential Edition does not include any gameplay changes. It does have new box art, compared to the original base game. Mystic Vale...

A Clinic is Coming Soon Near You!

CapstoneGames is republishing Alban Viard’s well-regarded economic game, Clinic , in an all new deluxe edition. Capstone is also publishing 5 different “extensions” that can be added to the base game as well. The artwork for this deluxe edition is supplied by Ian O'Toole. Clinic plays 1-4 players, ages 14 and up, in about 120 minutes.

In Clinic , each player will be building the clinic of their dreams, everything from staffing the clinic, determining the layout through different modules, and trying to treat their patients as quickly and efficiently as possible. The game has...

Come to the Grand Reopening!

Panda saurus Games has announced Skull Canyon: Ski Fest , designed by Jason Klinke and Kip Noschese, which will be released in April 2022. The game plays 2-4 players, ages 14 and up, in 45-60 minutes.

Skull Canyon: Ski Resort is finally celebrating their grand re-opening with a huge festival, after being closed for many snowy seasons in a row. In the game, the players will play cards to complete ski runs, and earn style points along the way. Players can choose different parts of the mountain to attempt bigger and better runs, earning...

Jurassic World: The Legacy of Isla Nublar Coming to Kickstarter!

Prospero Hall, the game development team at Funko Games, is publishing a new legacy game based on the Jurassic Park intellectual property. Jurassic World: The Legacy of Isla Nublar will be coming to Kickstarter in March 2022. The game plays 2-4 players, ages 10 and up, and takes between 90-150 minutes to play.

Announced at Gen Con back in September 2021, Jurassic World: The Legacy of Isla Nublar takes the players through all 5 of the Jurassic Park movies. This cooperative legacy game will provide over 24 hours of immersive game experiences over...

Sneak Peek at Synapses 2022 Games

Synapses Games, a board game publisher based in Canada, has announced a lineup of new games coming in 2022:

First up is Draw the Line , which is designed by Jay Cormier and Chase Disher. The game is team-based with each team having a guesser and a sketcher. The sketcher, using a dry erase marker, makes a sketch of his “mystery” word on his sketchpad. Then the sketcher makes sounds and mimes to his teammate, the guesser, who then must use their sketchpad to draw the word. The game plays 4-8 players, ages 10...

Flat River Group acquires Greater Than Games

Board game publisher Greater Than Games has been acquired by e-commerce accelerator Flat River Group. Greater Than Games has produced Spirit Island , Sentinels of the Multiverse , and many other board games. The business model for Flat River Group is to buys\ inventory, warehouses it, sells it to major e-commerce retailers, and fulfills distribution center orders. Previously Greater Than Games has been one of their vendors. Now the board game publisher will operate under the same corporate umbrella. The growth of Greater Than Games over the last decade has seen them merge with Dice Hate...

Mega Man Adventures coming from Blacklist Games

Blacklist Games made pre-orders available for Mega Man Adventures , a cooperative game for 1-4 players. It’s designed by Michael Kelly and Peter Gousis (designers of Salvation Road , and Dark Dealings: Dwarven Delve ) and is based on the classic video game franchise. Players take on the roles of Mega Man and his allies as they battle against Dr. Wily and his Robot Masters.

The game can either be played as a single, quick game, or as an ongoing campaign where players eventually try to take on Dr....

New Maglev Metro maps coming

Maglev Metro , by Bezier Games , is getting two new maps in 2022. In Maglev Metro , players utilize state-of-the-art magnetic levitation technology to build a metropolitan rail system to transport workers and robots beneath the city. Maglev Metro , along with the expansion maps, is designed by Ted Alspach and supports 1-4 players, aged 14+.

The upcoming “Mechs” map takes place in a robot city, complete with supercharged giant mechs. Players are tasked to build new half-hub Mech stations with an oversized mech robot placed on their player board. Fresh capabilities for...

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