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Squids and Showdowns coming from Mattel

Mattel has announced two new light, family board games coming this summer.

Uno Showdown is another variant on this much maligned, but secretly loved card game. In Uno Showdown, 2-10 players center around an electronic see-saw like, two paddle device. At random times, the device will play a lightning sound, then whoever hits their button first will send a shower of cards at their opponent. Players still are playing cards in the usual way, striving to be the first to play all of their cards.

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Marvel Champions scenario pack pits you against Kang the Conqueror

Fantasy Flight Games has announced The Once and Future Kang, an upcoming scenario pack for Marvel Champions: The Card Game . The Once and Future Kang is unlike any scenario before. Players will begin battling Kang in the present day. Once they advance past stage one, Kang will scatter each hero to a different setting in the multiverse. One hero could find themself in antient Egypt, while another is in the Chronopolis of the future. Waiting for the heroes in their destination will be an alternate version of Kang that the heroes will need to vanquish individually...

Villainous goes Marvel

Villainous has let players take on the personas of their favorite villains from classic Disney cartoons. Now, the villains of the Marvel cinematic universe will have their turn in Marvel Villainous: Infinite Power , for two to four players. Each player will choose one of the included Marvel villains to play as: Thanos, Hela, Ultron, Killmonger, and Taskmaster. If you do not recognize Taskmaster from the Marvel cinematic universe, that is because the movie he is in had its release date pushed back.

Just like in the original Villainous, each villain...

Breakdancing Meeples rolls your way from Atlas Games

You've seen meeples take spots on a game board or stack, but now you can see them dance! Breakdancing Meeples is a real-time dexterity game for 2-4 dance crews competing for the world championship.

The dance competition consists of four one-minute rounds. By rolling their team of six meeple dancers, players attempt to complete dance routine cards that show a combination of meeples in various poses, such as standing up, laying on their side, etc. You can lock in meeples that land in a targeted position and re-roll the rest, until you complete the routine....

Get Ready to Sail Along the Ice Coast

Grail Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for prolific designer Reiner Knizia's latest game, Whale Riders , which also features beautiful artwork by artist Vincent Dutrait. The game supports 2-6 players, ages 8 and up, and plays in about 45 minutes.

Whale Riders is a racing game in which the players are young whale riders collecting and selling goods up and down the Ice Coast, trying to accumulate as much wealth as possible in the time allowed in order to win the game. According to the Kickstarter page, the game is easy to learn, quick...

Libellud Acquired by Asmodee

Asmodee (who else) has announced its acquisition of French board game studio Libellud, who has published several well-known and award winning board games such as Dixit , Mysterium and Dice Forge . Libellud was founded in 2008 in Poiters by Regis Bonnessee and has become one of the most awarded publishers in the world with several million games sold, with a focus on producing family-friendly games. Asmodee has had a long standing partnership with Libellud and distributes their products in many countries. "For 12 years, we have been developing innovative...

Gamemaster Documentary about the board game industry

Gamemaster is a documentary feature film which focuses on the board game industry with a spotlight on five successful game designers including Klaus Teuber ( The Settlers of Catan ), Matt Leacock ( Pandemic ), and Elan Lee ( Exploding Kittens ). The 96-minute film (not yet rated) is directed by Charles Mruz and produced by Jimmy Nguyen, Wally Schrass, Kristopher Wile, Jason Rose and Jennifer Tocquigny.

The film examines the booming, board game business which has seen a major resurgence because of first-time designers creating their own board games...

Still Not Alone!

Indie Game Studios is Kickstarting the second expansion to its popular 1 vs many game, Not Alone . This expansion entitled Not Alone: Sanctuary retains the original game's designer, Ghislain Masson, and artist, Sebastien Caiveau. The expansion is intended for 2-7 players, ages 10 and up, and the play time runs between 45-60 minutes.

In Not Alone: Sanctuary , a flying fortress called Sanctuary is introduced into the game. Sanctuary gives players a new direction in which to follow, different from the base game. There are player boards for the Sanctuary included in this expansion as...

Hello Neighbor: The Secret Neighbor Party Game

Hello Neighbor and Secret Neighbor are extremely successful social deduction video games which have been adapted for the tabletop in a single cardboard incarnation. In Hello Neighbor: The Secret Neighbor Party Game , players are a group of neighborhood kids who seek to reveal their creepy Neighbor’s plot who has something locked up in their basement. While searching for objects found around the Neighbor’s house that lead the kids to the required keys, their friends can turn out to be villainous Neighbors in disguise, who seek to thwart their goal. To obtain victory,...

New adventures for Deckscape and Decktective series

The Deckscape series of games recreates the experience of a real “Escape Room” where players, trapped inside a room or a difficult situation, attempt to escape within a time limit. In Deckscape – Escape from Alcatraz (the 7th in the series) the setting is a high security prison where players can choose to free prisoners in exchange for help in their adventure. Whether or not the players can trust these criminals to help them is a different story.

Decktective – The Gaze of the Ghost (the 2nd in the series)...

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