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Can You Take Life in the Hot Zone?

Asmodee has released PDF files for the newest game in the Pandemic line of games, Pandemic: Hot Zone - North America . Designed by the original Pandemic designer, Matt Leacock, this new game is a streamlined version of the original game with a shorter play time. The game plays 2-4 players, ages 8 and up, in about 30 minutes. Besides the print-and-play version, there is also a retail release of the game available.

In Pandemic: Hot Zone - North America, players must cooperatively work together to cure 3 diseases that are threatening North America. The...

The Zombies Are Coming - Again!

Le Scorpion Masqué, the company behind the highly successful children's game Zombie Kidz Evolution (for more info on this game checkout the webpage here ), has announced a sequel, unsurprisingly called Zombie Teenz Evolution . The original game's designer, Annick Lobet, has also designed the sequel. One of the game's original artists, Nikao, has also returned and there is another artist on board as well, Rémy Tornior. The game plays 2-4 players, ages 8 and up, in about 15-25 minutes.

In Zombie Teenz Evolution , which does not use the same ruleset...

Arcane Wonders to publish Cosmodrome's Aquatica in Dice Tower Essentials line

“The deep waters of the oceans are hiding many secrets and unknown forms of life. Among sharks, whales, corals and shrimps, lives an entire civilization of Sea-Folk. For centuries, the Great Kingdoms of Aquatica have been building their world, raising their kids, and managing to create and prosper. But now their resources are exhausted, and they are forced to explore the Ocean Depths to find new resources for their kingdoms.”

Aquatica , by Cosmodrome Games and designer Ivan Tuzovsky , took the gaming world by surprise when it hit...

Reiner Knizia's first legacy game, My City releasing in English this July

My City by master designer Dr. Reiner Knizia ( Tigris & Euphrates , Ra ) is a competitive legacy, city building game for 2-4 players. My City recently hit the news, being one of the 3 games nominated for the prestigious Spiel des Jahres award for 2020. In My City, players each build up their own player board, growing a city from its infancy through industrialization and beyond. Each player gets their own landscape board and polyomino building tiles in different colors and shapes. Game play consists of tile...

Catapult Castle launching to stores late in 2020.

“Other kingdoms have built their castles right next door… and is that one a little taller than yours? Better knock them down a peg! Whenever a tower crumbles, you will use the resulting debris to build a new one for yourself.”

Imperial Publishing has announced a new dexterity game for children of all ages, Catapult Castle . In Catapult Castle, 1-4 players lay out their field of castles on a player mat and draw a hand of cards. Each turn, you may use the catapult (yes, a real catapult) to launch ammo,...

Which Boss Will Be Crowned Overlord?

Brotherwise Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a video game inspired board game called Overlord: A Boss Monster Adventure . The game is designed by Kevin Russ, who also designed Calico , and Aaron Mesburne. The retro style artwork of the game is by Darren Calvert. The game is for 2-4 players, ages 8 and up, and plays in 20-30 minutes.

In Overlord , the players are using a variety of mechanisms including set collection, tile drafting, and map building in order to build the map with the highest power, thus insuring that they are...

Unlock! Star Wars, escape the game you must

Space Cowboys has announced an upcoming entry in their Unlock! series will be set in the Star Wars universe. The pairing of the popular cooperative escape-room style system with the Star Wars license is sure to grab the attention of gamers throughout the galaxy. Similar to prior Unlock! releases, Star Wars Escape Game includes three scenarios:

(1) An unforeseen delay

You are Outer Rim smugglers transporting contraband for Jabba the Hutt, and you have just been captured by an Imperial Star Destroyer. Your mission is to break out of your cell, find...

Bigger, Better Terraforming Mars is on the Way!

Stronghold Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its hit game, Terraforming Mars . This Kickstarter campaign features a Big Box able to hold all of your T errafor ming Mars treasures as well as the 90+ 3D tiles and markers that are included. The storage solutions made available in the Big Box make setting the game up and taking it down just that much faster.

If you do not already own Terraforming Mars , there is a pledge level available to introduce you to the game. There is a pledge level for...

'Curious Cargo' inbound from Capstone Games

Capstone Games has announced Curious Cargo , a two-player tile laying game designed by Ryan Courtney with illustrations by Kwanchai Moryia and graphic design by Brigette Indelicato. The game is planned for a retail release happening in October 2020.

Curious Cargo builds on the puzzling tile-laying aspects of Ryan Courtney's Pipeline while combining it with pick-up-and-deliver mechanics. In Curious Cargo players go head-to-head against each other by building up the infrastructure of their facilities, calling in trucks at the right moment, all while perfectly timing the shipping and receiving of...

Skellig Games is publishing Oracle, a trick-taking game with Greek mythology flavor

Oracle is a trick-taking game for 3-5 players. The game consists of cards numbered 1-12 in three suits: Phoenix, Hydra, and Pegasus. One wrinkle to standard trick-taking resolution in Oracle is that a 1 will defeat a 12 of the same suit. When a player wins a trick, they receive a score chip tied to one of the three suits. These chips will provide points at the end of the game, however whomever takes the last score chip of each suit has to return all of their chips of that suit. Additionally, each player has two oracle...

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