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Portal Games Announces 2 New Products

Portal Games has announced two new products: the party game Million Dollar Script and a Treasure Chest for its game Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island .

The party game Million Dollar Script plays 3-10 players, ages 14 and up, in 45-60 minutes. The game is designed by first-time designer Daniel Stamm, who is a German film director, screenwriter, and editor. In the game, two teams of screenwriters are trying to pitch to their script ideas to Hollywood executives. To ensure that their team has the winning script, they must gain the good graces...

The Op announces partership games with Spongebob, PIXAR and Friday the 13th

The Op , formerly known as USAopoly, the undisputed master of IP integration, has collected yet another pop culture icon into their coffers, and he lives in a pineapple under the sea. The Op has announced a new partnership with SpongeBob SquarePants along with two games taking full advantage thereof. Trivial Pursuit: SpongeBob SquarePants will test every fan’s knowledge of the popular Nickelodeon cartoon with over 600 questions in categories such as Songs, Characters, Locations and more. SpongeBob: Plankton Rising will take the proven format of Thanos...

2020 nominees for the Origins Awards announced

The Origins Awards have been given since 1975 by the Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design to recognize excellence in game design, and last week nominations for these awards were announced at the GAMA Expo in Reno, NV. To be eligible for the 2020 awards, games must have been released to the public between November 15, 2018 and November 14, 2019. These nominees were selected by a jury of 40 hobby game industry professionals and are considered the most deserving games in their respective categories. Games were nominated in the following...

The annual Jack Vasel Memorial Fund auction is live

It is that time of the year again, and the Jack Vasel Memorial Fund (JVMF) auction has begun on BoardGameGeek . The JVMF was initially started by Tom Vasel in April 2011 in memory of his son Jack, and serves to financially help gamers in need, much the way that the gaming community had helped Tom when he was at a low place. The JVMF is a nonprofit supported by donation, but also generates a significant portion of its funds from the proceeds of this yearly auction.

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Capstone Games announces English edition of trick taking game Stick 'Em

“A piercingly good card game!”

Capstone Games has announced an English version of the popular German trick taking card game Sticheln , or Stick ‘Em . In this simple, but addictive game from designer Klaus Palesch , players start by secretly selecting a card from their hand to be their “pain card”. During this hand, any cards collected in the pain color will be negative points, equal to the value of the card. All other cards collected score one point each. Players each play one...

Z-Man Games announces Infinity Gaultlet: A Love Letter Game

The Mad Titan Thanos is on a crusade to find the six Infinity Stones, but a team of mighty heroes has assembled to stop him. In an epic battle for the fate of the universe, whose hand will win the day?

Z-Man Games along with designers Seiji Kanai and Alexandar Ortloff have announced Infinity Gauntlet: A Love Letter Game . In this one versus many variation on the beloved classic , one player takes on the role of Thanos, trying to...

AEG announces expansion to Cat Lady, Box of Treats

Every Good Kitty Likes A Treat

Cat Lady (2017) by Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG) and designer Josh Wood is a popular set collection card game for those who follow a certain feline fancy. 2-4 Players select cards from a 3x3 grid, taking all 3 cards in a row or column. Cards can be cats, which must be fed, food cards which generate said resources, toys that generate points for unique sets, catnip, action cards and many others. Stray cats can be taken for bonus points by...

Vampire: the Masquerade - Vendetta card game on KS

“Chicago. The Camarilla’s North American crown jewel. Prince Kevin Jackson skillfully rose to power after a gruesome war with the werewolves, and has been ruling the city with a firm grasp ever since. The Kindred of Chicago don a peaceful veneer, happy to fake support for their Prince, but in secret, some of them are conducting a proxy war to overthrow him…”

Horrible Guild and master designers Charlie Cleveland and Bruno Faidutti ( Citadels ) have started a Kickstarter Campaign for ...

Humanature starts KS campaign for social game Outta Our Shells

“Have you ever been sitting around at home with family, or maybe with friends at dinner and... maybe one or two people did all the talking, while others were left out… or you hung out with friends at work and... or maybe or sat at home with a loved one, or went on a date and... The crazy thing is... every one of us is a UNIVERSE of stories and interesting surprises! But we all seem to have an invisible bubble around us, and we stay at a distance.”

Humanature Studios and...

Portal Games announces Imperial Settlers Storage Box

Imperial Settlers , created by Portal Games dignitaries Maciej Obszański and Ignacy Trzewiczek in 2014, has been a massively influential game of recent years, and is ranked in the top 200 games on BoardGameGeek . Portal has continued to support Imperial Settlers with numerous expansions, including the Aztecs , the Atlanteans and the Amazons , as well as non-faction expansions We Didn’t Start the Fire , 3 is a Magic Number and more. While delightful, this has only...

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