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Economic euro Merv: The Heart of the Silk Road coming from Fbaio Lopiano and Osprey Games

“The ancient city of Merv. A gateway between the East and the West. A hub of scholarship and trade. The greatest city in the world.”

Osprey Games has just announced Merv: The Heart of the Silk Road , a new euro game from designer Fabio Lopiano ( Calimala , Ragusa ), featuring spectacular art from master Ian O'Toole . The City of Merv is the center of the ancient trading world, sitting securely on the great Silk Road. In Merv, players run...

Big Potato Games releases Don't Get Got: Working From Home edition for free download

“Work can be tough — even when you’re sitting on the sofa. Luckily, we’ve got just the thing to help brighten up your virtual office. A free mini game that’s designed to be played with your workmates, while you work from home.”

Don’t Get Got is an interesting party meta-game from designers Zoe Lee and James Vaughan and Big Potato Games . In Don’t Get Got, 2-8 players each get a card with 6 secret missions. Over the course of an hour, a day, a...

BGG.CONline airs May 20-21 on twitch with virtual dealer hall Geek Game Shop

BGG.CONline is currently up and in full swing, delivering livestream gaming goodness from 1:00 to 7:00 EDT on May 20 and 21 on BGG’s twitch channel ( https://twitch.tv/boardgamegeektv ). And concurrent with all this content is the newly formed Geek Game Shop ( https://geekgameshop.com/ ), acting as a virtual dealer hall, allowing viewers to purchase new and exciting games.

"With folks isolating at home, games provide a great way to spend time with your family members, and we're glad to support designers and publishers in their efforts to share games with those who...

Tons of new Funko games releases

Funko's original claim to fame was its plethora of Funkopop figures which seemed to have a figurine for almost every pop culture character in existence. They've since branched out into board games using their Funko Games division and released the Funkoverse Strategy Game, which combined their Funkopop figurine experience and extensive catalog of licensed properties, with Prospero Hall's board game design savvy.

This year they've revealed a huge list of games to be added to their catalog, including multiple Funkoverse Strategy Game additions such as Funkoverse Strategy Game Jaws , Funkoverse Strategy Game Back to...

The World Will Be Remade in A War of Whispers: Dark Alliances

Starling Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the first expansion to A War of Whispers , which was published last year. The expansion, A War of Whispers: Dark Alliances , is designed by the original games designer, Jeremy Stoltzfus. The artists are the same as for the original game as well, Tomasz Jedruszek and Dann May. Just as with the original game, the expansion plays 2-4 players, ages 14 and up, in about 30-60 minutes.

A War of Whispers is a competitive game of intrigue using area control as its main mechanism. In the...

Announcing the cohosted Dice Tower and BGG convention - Virtual Gaming Con

Announced Monday, May 18th on Youtube , there will be a new online convention hosted by cooperation between The Dice Tower and Board Game Geek. Virtual Gaming Con will take place from June 24th to June 28th and will allow anyone to create virtual rooms to play games or host panels and welcome other congoers to play or attend. Tickets to the event are free if you already had a badge to Dice Tower East 2020 or BGG Spring 2020, with more able to be purchased as information becomes available. These 5 days of online gaming...

Hasbro and Pandora have made you a custom playlist for your family games

Do you like listening to music while you play board games? Maybe selecting some oddly appropriate tunes to some of your favorites, like "We Didn't Start the Fire" by Billy Joel while playing Flash Point: Fire Rescue , or "We Built This City" by Starship when playing Suburbia ? Hasbro likes this idea too, and has made for you a special Pandora playlist for each of their most popular games. It's very easy to startup too - simply visit this link , select the game, log into or make your Pandora...

Gen Con 2020 Cancelled due to COVID-19 - Virtual Con Planned

In what is shaping up to be an unfortunate trend in these challenging times, the organizers of Gen Con, the largest annual boardgame convention in North America, have announced the cancellation of this year's convention in Indianapolis due to health and safety concerns from the COVID-19 pandemic. This announcement comes on the heels of last week's news that Essen Spiel has also been cancelled for 2020 , along with the earlier cancellation or postponement of other board game conventions such as Origins Game Fair and Dice Tower East.

The decision to cancel Gen Con in 2020...

Maharaja Comes to Kickstarter

Cranio Creations has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the Wolfgang Kramer & Michael Kiesling classic, Maharaja . The game has been re-designed by Simone Luciani of Tzolk'in fame. In addition, the graphics and components for the game have been improved and overhauled. The artists for this new edition are Klemens Franz and Samuele Gaudio. The game plays 2-4 players, ages 14 and up, in about 90 minutes.

In Maharaja , the players are each attempting to win the favor of their maharaja. They do this by building statues and raising shrines, making the visit of...

Spiel des Jahres Nominees for 2020 announced

The nominations for the illustrious Spiel des Jahres awards have just been announced from Germany. Spiel des Jahres, formed in 1978, gives three awards each year, plus a variable number of recognitions, recommendations, and special awards. These awards are generally considered the most respected in board games.

The original Spiel des Jahres is an award for the best family weight game, first given in 1979 to Hare and Tortoise by David Parlett . Recommendations for 2020 were Color Brain by Tristan Williams, The Fox in the Forest...

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