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Matching Memories in a Strategic Manner

Keymaster Games, who published the game PARKS , which featured the U.S. National Parks, is back with a standalone game that again features those same parks. The new game, PARKS Memories , actually has 3 different editions, each of which features different parks. Collectively, the three editions include all of the U.S. National Parks. PARKS Memories is designed by Kyle Key, plays 2-8 players ages 8 and up, in about 20-30 minutes.

PARKS Memories encourages players to “Take a leisurely hike down memory lane in this strategic memory game featuring Park art.” The...

Whacky Races are in Your Future!

AEG (Alderac Entertainment Group) has announced the release of a new game by John D. Claire, the highly regarded designer of Mystic Vale , called Cubitos . Cubitos plays 2-4 players, ages 10 and up, and takes 30-60 minutes depending on player count. The artwork for the game is supplied by Jacqui Davis, Philip Glofcheskie, Ryan Iler, and Matt Paquette.

Cubitos is a game in which the players are in charge of whacky cube characters who are competing for the coveted Cube Cup. Cubitos uses a dice pool-building mechanism and...

Charlie Holmes Needs Help!

Loki, the new children’s division of IELLO, has announced a new family game, Detective Charlie . The game is designed by Théo Rivière with artwork provided by Piper Thibodeau. The game is for 1-5 players, ages 7 and up, and plays in about 25 minutes.

In Detective Charlie , the players work together to provide Charlie Holmes with some much needed help. You see, strange things are happening in the city and it is your job to help Charlie investigate. You must help interview the witnesses who hold the key to solving the mystery. Interviewing the...

Arcane Wonders is bringing new art to a thirteen card deduction game

Sherlock 13 is a deduction micro-game, originally published in 2013 as Holmes 13. The thirteen in the title refers to the game being centered around thirteen character cards. Players are attempting to unmask the famous thief Arsene Lupin, who has disguised himself as one of the thirteen characters. In setup for the game, one of the thirteen cards is set aside hidden. This is the moniker undertaken by Arsene Lupin for the game. The remaining cards are shuffled amongst the two to four players. Each card depicts a person with two to three characteristics each....

Dragons Are in the House, errr Park

Ankama Games has announced a game soon to be released, Dragon Parks . The game is designed by Nicolas Sato with artwork provided by Ayumi Kakei. The game plays 2-5 players, ages 8 and up, in about 15-30 minutes.

In Dragon Parks , your parks are not inhabited by normal zoo creatures. No, your parks are inhabited by the legendary dragons. Players must make smart choices not only to keep their dragons alive, but keep their visitors alive as well! Dragon Parks uses a drafting mechanic as players employ transparent sleeves to upgrade their cards....

Espionage...for the family

Pegasus Spiele has announced Spy Connection , a family game of international espionage. Two to four players will deploy their networks of spies across Europe to complete missions. The first player to complete seven missions wins the game. Players have a limited number of agents, so expanding in one direction may require pulling back from another area. Additionally, players will balance returning spies to their headquarters to prepare new missions.

Spy Connection is designed by Matthew Dunstan and Brett J. Gilbert. They are the design team behind Elysium . The art in the game is...

The End Has Come for Battlestar Galactica

As of December 31, 2020, Ares Games has lost the license for its Battlestar Galactica - Starship Battles combat miniatures game, which has reverted back to Universal Brand Development. Attempts were made to renew the license, which Ares Games had held since December 2018, but negotiations were unsuccessful.

Two expansions that had been previously announced for early 2021, Faster than Light and the Additional Counter Set , are only going to be released as free downloadable PDFs. All of the current stock of models will be discontinued on June 30th, 2021.

According to...

Adorable Sightseeing Penguins Coming Soon!

WizKids has announced Waddle , a new accessible strategy game, which is slated to arrive at friendly local game stores in the first quarter of 2020. The game is designed by Raph Koster and Isaac Shalev with adorable artwork provided by Jackie Li. The game plays 2-4 players, ages 10 and up, and plays in about 30 minutes.

In Waddle , the players are trying to match the patterns on their cards to the locations the penguins are traveling to as the players guide groups of the sightseeing penguins across the city. However, the players are...

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! A Royal Kickstarter is Coming Soon!

Bezier Games is announcing an upcoming Kickstarter campaign for a Collector’s edition of its highly regarded game, The Castles of Mad King Ludwig , which was originally published in 2014. The game was designed by Ted Alspach, plays 1-4 players, ages 13 and up, with a play time of around 90 minutes.

The Kickstarter campaign for the Collector’s edition features 4 expansions, 2 of which are new, GameTrayz organizers, and 3D Tower minis! All of the artwork for the game has had a facelift as well. The game is expanding to 5 players in this...

Unmatched Marvel is on the Horizon

The Unmatched universe continues to grow as it is tackling yet another iconic IP, this time the Marvel Universe. Mondo Games, in conjunction with Restoration Games, has announced a four games series featuring the likes of characters such as Luke Cage, Daredevil, Ms. Marvel, Black Panther and more. As with the other Unmatched sets, these sets will be able to stand on their own or be combined with other sets in the line.

Although the Unmatched Marvel games are not due out until the summer of 2021, the first four games, along with the...

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