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Scarlet Witch unleashes chaos magic in Marvel Champions

Fantasy Flight Games has announced the Scarlet Witch Hero Pack for Marvel Champions: The Card Game . The pre-built 40 card deck features the avenger Scarlet Witch and her alter ego, Wanda Maximoff. She adheres to thhe Justice aspect. What makes her unique is her powers involve thinning the encounter deck, so players must be judicious in their use, or they will accumulate acceleration tokens. Additionally, her deck contains two copies of her obligation, Slipping Sanity, which forces players to choose between exhausting or risk gaining threat on the main scheme. Fortunately, Scarlet Witch has...

Shall We Dance?

Lookout Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the long-awaited expansion to one of its most beloved titles, Grand Austria Hotel . This expansion, entitled Grand Austria Hotel: Let’s Waltz , is designed by the designers of the original game, Virginio Gigli and Simone Luciani, with Klemens Franz once again supplying the artwork. The expansion plays 2-4 players, ages 12 and up, in about 90 minutes.

In Grand Austria Hotel: Let’s Waltz , the players can choose between 5 new modules to be added to the base game. You want a Vienna Ballroom? You have it....

Kill the Abominations!

Mythic Games is running a Kickstarter campaign for Darkest Dungeon: The Board Game that only has about a week to go at the time of this writing. The game is designed by Nick Niotis and Argyris Pouggouras with artwork supplied by Christopher Bourassa. Darkest Dungeon: The Board Game , based on the popular video game, plays 1-4 players, ages 14 and up, in 90-120 minutes.

In this cooperative rogue-like dungeon crawler, the players must combat the evil inhabiting the Heir’s mansion. The game features tough tactical choices that the players must make including their starting...

Can You Hear the Call?

Four years ago, Patrick Lysaght and Chara Games published a Bible-based board game, Commissioned , which was given the Dice Tower Seal of Approval. Lysaght is back with a Kickstarter campaign for an expansion entitled Commissioned: The Call , which is expected to deliverer in August 2021. The expansion introduces a solo mode to the game, which now plays 1-6 players, ages 14 and up, in 45-75 minutes.

Commissioned saw players using deck-building mechanics in a cooperative manner to grow the early church. In Commissioned: The Call , new scenarios are introduced that see...

More Cartographers content available via Kickstarter

Thunderworks Games has more Cartographers content for your map-drawing endeavors in the Roll Player universe. Their campaign for Cartographers Heroes successfully funded on Kickstarter, and currently is accepting late pledges. Cartographers Heroes is a standalone expansion for the flip and write game about exploring unchartered territories.

In both games, each player has a map that they will fill in with terrain types based on flips from the explore deck of cards. The game is divided into four seasons, each of which ends with a scoring phase.

For those...

Dune: Imperium deck builder coming soon from Dire Wolf Digital

“As a leader of one of the Great Houses of the Landsraad, raise your banner and marshal your forces and spies. War is coming, and at the center of the conflict is Arrakis – Dune, the desert planet.”

The new Legendary Pictures adaptation of Dune may have been delayed a year, but that has not stopped the licensed board games from being developed. Dune: Imperium , from Dire Wolf Digital and Clank! designer Paul Dennen is a deck...

Wear some classic Catan on your feet

We all know that Klaus Teuber 's Catan is one of the most influential board games of the modern era, but have you ever wanted to take that all love for trading wheat for sheep, and… wear it on your feet? Asmodee Entertainment has announced a partnership with Plainview Shoes to produce Catan Footwear. Lyndon Tucker, President of Plainview Shoes, explained in a press release:

“We are excited that we can add CATAN to our portfolio of gaming footwear. After partnering with Capcom for footwear based on various videogames,...

Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers getting a reprint from Z-Man Games

“A mammoth herd stomps across the grasslands to drink from a crystal-blue river. Cunning hunters watch from the trees, waiting for the right moment to strike. Looming stone monuments, menhirs, encircle a peaceful forest clearing, while fisherfolk set traps in a distant lake.”

Z-Man Games with designers Klaus-Jürgen Wrede and Bernd Brunnhofer have announced the return of the popular stand-alone edition of Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers . Originally released in 2002, Hunters and Gatherers has proven to be one of the most popular variations on...

Fantasy Flight anounces Descent: Legends of the Dark

"For years, your journeys have taken you across the fantasy realm of Terrinoth, venturing into dark forests, shadowy cities, ancient crypts, and misty swamps… but your true legend is about to begin."

During a livestream event at Spiel.Digital , Fantasy Flight has officially announced Descent: Legends of the Dark , the next evolution of the classic Descent boardgame for 1-4 players. Originally teased during the in-flight report at GenCon , the team was very careful to point out that Legends of the Dark is not the...

Embark on a Prehistoric Cooperative Adventure

Z-Man Games has announced that it is going to publish Paleo , the first cooperative game in the catalog of publisher Hans im Gluck, in English. Paleo is designed by Peter Rustemeyer with artwork supplied by Dominik Mayer. The game supports 2-4 players, ages 10 and up, in about 60-90 minutes.

Paleo is a cooperative game in which players represent heads of different clans who are working together to survive prehistoric times. During the day phase, the players need to go exploring and can help each other successfully do so. During the night...

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