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Dice Tower Kickstarter 2020 fundraiser is Live!

Fifteen years ago, the Dice Tower posted its first podcast about the board game hobby. Over the years, it has dedicated itself to the hobby and gamers, providing game reviews, convention coverage, industry updates, and the ever popular Top 10 lists . The Dice Tower has grown since its humble beginnings to include more than two dozen other gaming podcasts in its network , Live Shows, Dice Tower Live , Dice Tower Awards , two Dice Tower conventions, plus a Dice Tower Cruise and a Dice Tower Retreat. None of...

CMON announces Marvel United coming to Kickstarter

CMON have somehow combined the three things which strike fear in a geek's wallet. Marvel comics, board games, and Kickstarter Exclusives! They tweeted the announcement on Friday, January 3rd, and provided a short video to whet our appetites.

Heroes are those who in the face of danger choose to stand up and fight for what's right. You too can be a hero and team up to save the day! @spinmastergames and CMON are proud to present Marvel United, our next Kickstarter campaign - stay tuned for more information! #gamesquad pic.twitter.com/G6xpUQoozQ...

Capstone Games invites you to tour America by train

Last year Capstone Games released Irish Gauge , which was designated as the first game in an Iron Rail series. For 2020 Capstone has announced the second game in the series, Ride the Rails .

Ride the Rails is set in the USA and features artwork from Ian O'Toole. It appears that one of the main differences with Ride the Rails compared to Irish Gauge is that shares of stock are not auctioned, but rather, shares are represented by the trains players have corresponding to a specific company. Each round a new rail company is...

Another Expansion Coming for Dungeon Mayhem

Wizards of the Coast has announced a second expansion coming for Dungeon Mayhem . This expansion, Dungeon Mayhem: Monster Madness , follows on the heels of Dungeon Mayhem: Battle for Baldur's Gate , which was released in 2019. The base game and both expansions were designed by Jordan Comar and Roscoe Wetlaufer. Unlike the base game, which played 2-4 players, the new expansion goes up to 6 players.

Dungeon Mayhem is a highly interactive card game featuring hand management and player elimination in which the players are adventurers seeking to outdo each other and collect...

Pandasaurus Games Announces New Brand

Pandasaurus Games, publisher of hits such as Dinosaur Island and The Mind , have announced a new logo and revamped branding look. The new logo is the result of feedback from retail store owners and distributors, who had consistently noted that Pandasaurus' previous logo was hard to see and didn't stand out on a shelf. Pandasaurus worked closely with a local branding firm in Austin, Texas, where Pandasaurus is headquartered, to design a new look and logo that was new and fresh, while still conveying Pandasaurus' dedication to creating inviting, fun games...

Monks meditate to spirituality in Tajuto by Reiner Knizia

Prolific game designer Reiner Knizia takes us back to Japan and the arrival of Buddhism in his latest game, Tajuto , published by Super Meeple . In Tajuto , players are monks who are seeking to gain the greatest spirituality. They do this by gaining meditation points which then can be used to take actions to build one of eight pagodas, make an offering to those pagodas or acquire a tile that may provide them additional actions, spirituality points, bonus objectives, or other abilities. There are eight pagodas, each with a different color...

Designers of Anachrony and Teotihuacan teaming up for 2020 release Tekhenu: Obelisk of the Sun

Ancient Egypt is a popular theme in 2020. Daniele Tascini, designer of Teotihuacan: City of Gods , and David Turczi, co-designer of Anachrony , are co-designing a dice drafting game set in ancient Egypt. In Tekhenu: Obelisk of the Sun , the game board is divided into six sections, each associated with an Egyptian god, around the central obelisk Tekhenu. Each round rotates the sections in which Tekhenu casts its shadow, leaving two sections each sunny, shaded, and dark. One to four players will compete to gain the most victory points over four full rotations...

Never Bring a Knife – a social deduction game in a heist gone sideways

It was the perfect crime: a heist of a lifetime where the criminal gang would never be caught or identified. Suddenly, the hardened criminals discover themselves infiltrated by undercover cops and everything goes sideways. Never Bring a Knife from Atlas Games is a social deduction game that drops the players right in the middle of a heist gone wrong. Some players are criminals, others are undercover cops. At the start of the heist, each player only knows one other player’s role, but all the players on a team must survive in order to win...

Recruit Hotshots and Aces to your X-Wing squadrons

Hotshots and Aces Reinforcements Pack, the latest expansion for Star Wars: X-Wing from Fantasy Flight Games , provides upgrades for every faction. Foremost in the expansion are 16 expert pilots who bring new abilities to the ships they fly. For the Rebel Alliance, Leia Organa takes the helm of the Modified YT-1300, while Fifth Brother flies the Tie Advanced v1 for the Galactic Empire. Scum can hire Bossk in his Z-95-AF4 Headhunter. For conflicts in the later era, the First Order Tie/sf Fighter can be piloted by Captain Phasma, and Resistance fighter Paige Tico...

Targi expansion finally getting English release

A German language expansion for the acclaimed two-player game, Targi, has been availble overseas for several years. Targi: Die Erweiterung added a new pawn, tokens and cards. Fans of the original game have been waiting for an English language version of the expansion. There was speculation that publisher Kosmos would release the expansion in 2019, but alas, that did not happen. However, the game's designer, Andreas Steiger, announced via Facebook that Kosmos will indeed publish an English version of the expansion in 2020. Andreas shared a screenshot from a Kosmos product catalog for Targi:...

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