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Can You Solve Them All?

WizKids has announced Detective Rummy , a new take on Mike Fitzgerald’s classic Mystery Rummy series of games. Detective Rummy is designed by Ralph H. Anderson and Mike Fitzgerald. The game plays 2-4 players, ages 14 and up, and takes 30-45 minutes to play.

In Detective Rummy , the players are detectives trying to solve a series of 7 criminal cases and accrue the most fame. The 7 cases can be approached in two different ways, either Campaign Mode or Case Mode. In Campaign Mode, the cases are played in order from 1 to...

We Ain’t Afraid of No Ghosts

CMON has now opened pre-orders for Zombicide: Ghostbuster packs. There are currently 3 Ghostbuster packs available for pre-order as a bundle. The packs will work with both first and second editions of Zombicide , which was originally designed by Raphaël Guiton, Jean-Baptiste Lullien, and Nicolas Raoult.

These limited edition packs include all 4 of the Ghostbusters (Peter Venkman, Ray Stanz, Dr. Egon Spengler, and Winston Zeddemore), and the Slimer, Vinz Clortho, Zuul, Gozer, and Stay Puft.

For further information or to pre-order, be sure and check the CMON website here ....

More Space Base content

AEG is publishing another expansion for Space Base , this one dubbed Space Base: Terra Proxima. Similar to the first expansion, Space Base: The Emergence of Shy Pluto , Terra Proxima will be another Saga expansion for Space Base. The new content will be doled out in a series of games with a connected storyline. The new content includes new ships and new scenarios.

Space Base is an interactive, dice rolling game for two to five players racing to a victory point goal. Each player board has the potential results of rolling two d6, and...

The Game of the Year Nominees Are. . .

The nominations for the Game of the Year, the Juego de A ñ o, in Spain have been announced. All games published for the first time in Spain are eligible for the award. The nominations this year include:

Kingdom Builder , designed by Donald X. Vaccarino and published by Devir;

MicroMacro: Crime City , designed by Johannes Sich and published by SD Games;

Paleo , designed by Peter Rustemeyer and published by Devir;

The Red Cathedral, designed by Sheila Santos and Israel Cendredo, also published by Devir; and,...

Deep Rock Galactic Coming to Tabletop

Ghost Ship Games and Coffee Stain Publishing have announced that they are putting the award-winning game Deep Rock Galactic from the video format into the board game one. Ghost Ship Games has partnered with Mood Publishing and Ole Steiness, the man who designed such titles as Champions of Midgard and Police Precinct , to release the title.

At this point, not much is known of the title yet. It has been confirmed that the game will be a 1-4 player cooperative dungeon crawler that combines the traversal and exploration aspects of Deep Rock Galactic...

In Other News - Pirates, Awards, Dinosaurs, and ... Alice Cooper?

In Stefan Dorra’s Pirates , from Queen Games , 3 - 5 players capture ships and discover lost places to gain booty and ducats. Pirates can join together to create tough boarding parties and spread fear among the high sees … as long as they can afford to pay them, or they could face a mutiny! The player who manages their boarding parties the best will earn the most ducats and be crowned the winner! The game, intended for players aged 14+, features art from Michael Mayne and plays in roughly 45 minutes....

Crescent Moon - asymmetric area control in the Middle East

Osprey Games has announced Crescent Moon, an asymmetric area control game set in the 10th century Middle East. The game is designed by Steven Mathers, and his designer diary for Crescent Moon cites Chaos in the Old World and Dune as inspirations for the game. Five factions will compete for victory with different, yet interconnected, ways of achieving victory. The interwoven nature of the factions is designed to create tense negotiations and political intrigue. All of the factions need to be in the game, and only some can be automated, so the...

Let’s All Play Pink!

Days of Wonder, Asmodee, and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation have all teamed up for a first in the board game industry: an exclusive train set is being released that will have the classic pink coloring used by the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The profits made from this special edition will all go towards breast cancer research worldwide.

Ticket to Ride: Play Pink, a fundraising charity project, is a limited edition Train & Station Set available for preorder on the Asmodee website for $5/5€, and will ship in October. The new train set can be used...

Dominion Now Has Allies

Rio Grande Games has announced the fourteenth expansion for its evergreen deck building game Dominion , Dominion: Allies , which was designed by Donald X. Vaccarino. The expansion plays 2-4 players, ages 14 and up, in less than 30 minutes.

Dominion: Allies adds 400 new cards to the game and introduces Allies that will do Favors for the players because they have finally managed to make friends with the barbarian hordes. The barbarians have given the players gifts and the players have given gifts in return. This treaty worked out for everyone involved, right?...

Be the King of the Pirates in Glory Islands

Rio Grande Games has announced a new racing game, Glory Islands . The game is designed by Arve D. Fühler, who has designed such games as Monasterium and Pagoda . The artwork for the game is supplied by Harald Lieske. Glory Islands supports 2-4 players, ages 14 and up, and takes 30-45 minutes to play.

Glory Islands is a simultaneous play game in which the players are playing sailing cards from their hands. Each of the sailing cards define the turn order, how far ships can move on the board, and...

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