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Azul gets new boards and an accessory

Azul has been a smash hit for Next Move Games. Following the release of the third game in the Azul line, Azul: Summer Pavilion, Next Move has announced Azul: Crystal Mosaic, which contains new content for the original game.

Crystal Mosaic will include four new double-sided player boards that provide new wall layouts. Additionally, it will include plastic overlays for the player boards which have recessed openings for the tiles to sit in.

Next Move indicated that Crystal Mosaic will be available starting in March next year.

Schedule Announced for PAX Unplugged

PAX Unplugged, coming up December 6-8, 2019, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has announced the schedule for the convention. It will kick off with a Fireside chat between Penny Arcade co-founder Jerry Holkins and Eric Lang, who has designed such titles as Blood Rage and Rising Sun .

In addition to Eric Lang, this year's special guests include bestselling author Patrick Rothfuss and podcaster Travis McElroy. The convention will feature live performances by The C Team and Acquisitions Incorporated. It will also have an escape room for attendees to enjoy and tournament plays of such titles as Catan and...

Epic duels in Wizardz Bluff on Kickstarter

Shape-shifting wizards battle in an epic magic duel to gain the famed title of Grand Master Wizard of Zoor in Wizardz Bluff . This competitive 2-4 player, trick-taking card game, is designed by Jason Smith , and Ron Smith , with art by Eisner-nominated Travis Hanson , and Ron Smith. Wizardz Bluff is published by Gold Cauldron Games , plays in 30-45 mins, and is aimed at players aged 8+.

Players aim to collect 12 Elemental Spellstones to win the game. They start with identical hands of 11 animal...

Zona: The Secrets of Chernobyl

Zona: The Secret of Chernobyl by Rebel , designed by Maciej Drewing and Krzysztof Głośnicki , is a game for 1-4 players that emphasizes survival!

Players will take on the role of 1 scavenger from 10 included in the game in an attempt to reach the sarcophagus of Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant before all other players. However, the clock is dwindling down and when the Final Emission strikes, there will be no winners. Players will be moving, exploring, and combating with limited access to functional supplies on this hazardous land!

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Comic book action in Hour of Need on Kickstarter

If punching a super villain in the face, or drop kicking a tank, sounds appealing to you, then Hour of Need may scratch that itch … if you immerse yourself in the theme. It’s a cooperative game of comic book action using the Modular Deck System (MDS), also featured in Street Masters , Brook City , and Altar Quest . Hour of Need is designed by brothers Adam and Brady Sadler and published by Blacklist Games . It allows for 1-4 players, aged 14+, and plays in roughly 30-120...

theOP announces CLUE: Dungeons & Dragons

“Relieve your regular Dungeon Master of their storytelling duties for a different kind of adventuring party, where fantasy roleplay meets murder mystery and a familiar world contains paths to new secrets.”

The boardsmiths at TheOP have announced CLUE: Dungeons & Dragons , officially sanctioned by Wizards of the Coast , and available now. In this version of the 1949 classic , players take on the roles of great characters from D&D , in search of a hidden Infernal Puzzle Box. Players need to determine WHO was slain and replaced by a minion of...

The Curious Elevator of Mr Hincks puzzle game on KS

The escape room enthusiasts at Team Bluefish have started a new Kickstarter project for The Curious Elevator of Mr. Hincks . You see, the infamous Mr. Hincks has grown wearisome of simply solving all of the world’s great puzzles, and has now created a masterpiece of his own. To this end, Mr. Hincks has designed a wondrous elevator, but there is a hitch. Each time one “elevates” to the next floor, a puzzle must be solved. Enter the right solution, and the elevator progresses – perhaps up, perhaps down, perhaps even none of the above. At the...

A worker bee -worker placement game on KS

Well, if there was ever a theme that screamed "worker placement" I guess it would have to be "worker bees"! Honey Buzz is a new game being Kickstarted by Elf Creek Games, who brought us the second edition of Atlantis Rising and End of the Trail.

" Honey Buzz is a "worker bee" placement game where you'll expand your own beehive, forage for nectar and pollen, make different varieties of honey, and sell your honey at the bear market. But there's only so much nectar to go around, and finding the right combinations to...

Visit the Pacific in Tungaru - Now out on Kickstarter

Alley Cat Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Tungaru , "a seafaring, culture-spreading dice-placement Euro," designed by the team of Louis and Stefan Malz, who have designed or co-designed such titles as Edo , Rococo and Valparaiso . The artwork for the game is provided by Andrew Bosley, responsible for the beautiful artwork of Everdell and more recently, Tapestry .

In Tungaru , 2-5 players aged 14 and up, will spend between 60-90 minutes spreading their particular culture across the Pacific archipelago of Tungaru . The players will do this by building their engine, managing their...

Be the fastest around Chicago in their very own network and route game, EL: The Chicago Transit Adventure

Those who love train games are quite spoiled for choice already, but it's not everyday that we get to cover one that is made by and for a major US city. EL: The Chicago Transit Adventure is designed by Transit Tees, an official merchandiser of the Chicago Transit Authority, and it's produced in the midwest as well. The game features a painstakingly accurate map of the city's elevated train system with it's various interconnecting bus routes and challenges players to be the fastest to make it to all the destinations in their hand. Various events,...

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