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Coming Soon to a Core World Near You

Quixotic Games, owned by famed game designer Andrew Parks, has announced that it has acquired the exclusive rights to Parks' popular deck building game, Core Worlds , from Stronghold Games, the previous publisher. Not one to sit on his laurels, Park is planning more games set in the Core Worlds universe. Already on the way is Core Worlds: Empire , a sequel of sorts to the original Core Worlds game, although Empire is a worker placement game, not a deck builder.

Parks has nothing but praise for Stephen Buonocore, the recently retired head of Stronghold...

Try to survive the steampunk, frozen apocalypse in Frostpunk

Frostpunk , the city-building survival video game is getting a board game adaptation that currently is on Kickstarter. This project is the first Kickstarter campaign of Glass Cannon Unplugged, a newly formed endeavor focused on board game adaptations of video games. The team involved also worked on This War of Mine , Nemesis , and Lords of Hellas .

In Frostpunk: The Board Game , one to four players lead a post-apocalyptic steampunk city trying to survive an ice age. The scenario-based game requires players to manage various facets...

We Need Some Mercenaries to Set A Watch!

Rock Manor Games launched an already funded Kickstarter campaign for an expansion to its highly-touted cooperative game, Set a Watch . The expansion, Set a Watch: Swords of the Coin , is designed by one of the original game’s designers, Todd Walsh. As with the original game, the expansion plays 1-4 players, ages 10 and up, in about 60-75 minutes.

Just like the original game, the expansion is fully cooperative as the players once again battle horrible creatures while trying to defeat them to defend their own lands. In the expansion though, the adventurers have left...

Dungeon Fighter returns with a new edition in four different versions

Horrible Guild has launched a Kickstarter campaign for new standalone editions of Dungeon Fighter . Dungeon Fighter is a dexterity dungeon crawl party game for 1-6 players. Each round players will choose one of two rooms to enter and then encounter a monster. Players toss custom dice at a target board, and the die has to bounce on the table before hitting the board. Where those dice land on the board determines the outcome of the player's action. If the die does not stop on the board, then the monster attacks. Die results can trigger and upgrade...

Wonder Woman 1984 to hit the table and the big screen

WW84: Wonder Woman 1984 Card Game has 2-4 players, aged 8+, who take on the role of Wonder Woman as she fights off villains and saves innocent citizens. Expect play time of around 25 minutes. The game’s imagery is taken from the Wonder Woman 84 movie .

Each player has a deck with Block , Lasso , Sprint , and Punch actions which are used to defeat a lineup of enemies. The goal is to gain rewards, in the form of rescued civilians, while doing so. The player with the most...

Crazy Driver powered by Carrera

Rudy Games , a German publisher, have announced Crazy Driver powered by Carrera . This collaboration between a board game publisher and a racing track & RC car producer is quite novel. Crazy Driver is a 2-4 player racing game, for ages 8+, which lasts between 30-60 mins. There is also integration with an app where players can see the track from the point of the view of the driver as their character progresses in the race. There are 32 double-sided track segments which can be combined into a plethora of track configurations,...

Origins 2020 Award Winners

The Origins Game Fair recognizes excellence in game design and seeks to promote hobby games through the annual Origins Awards (which started in 1975). Any publisher or designer can submit their products for consideration during the eligibility period which are then vetted by a jury of industry professionals. These nominees go through another round of judgement by the Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts & Design before winners are announced at the Awards ceremony.

The winners for 2020 are:

Best Board Game of the Year

Tiny Towns by...

Need for Speed: Quicksilver coming to Marvel Champions

Fantasy Flight Games (FFG) has announced the Quicksilver Hero Pack for Marvel Champions . Quicksilver follows the Protection aspect. His unique ability is that once per phase, after you use one of his basic powers (THW, ATK, or DEF), you can ready him. Pietro Maximoff is Quicksilver's alter ego, and he will help you cycle through your deck by discarding cards from your hand to draw cards. Another new feature in this hero pack is the first non-unique ally in the game, Multiple Man.

Like the rest of Marvel Champions' content, the Quicksilver Hero...

In Other News - Licensing deals, Paris, Pandasaurus releases

Renegade Games Studios announced new products based on their partnership with Hasbro, Inc . Expect roleplaying and deckbuilding games based on G.I. Joe (who have not had a board game since Battleship and Monopoly incarnations in 2009), My Little Pony (who currently only have a collectible card game and themed versions of Hasbro’s mass market games), Transformers (who just recently had their collectible card game from WizKids retire), and more Power Rangers games (a deck-building game has been announced).

Asmodee Entertainment...

Cthulhu is Coming!

Just in time for Halloween, IELLO has announced a monster pack for its King of Tokyo line of games, the Cthulhu Monster Pack. This monster pack is fully compatible with both the King of Tokyo and King of New York games.

Each of the monster packs brings in new mechanics to the games. Players can plot new strategies using the capabilities of the new monsters. Cthulhu does not go anywhere without his cultist minions, so he brings them along with him. These minions are basically monster food, allowing the monsters to gain more...

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