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Mandala Stones from Board&Dice coming in 2021

A mandala is a geometric configuration of symbols. Publisher Board&Dice has announced Mandala Stones, an abstract pattern building game arriving next year. Two to four players will collaboratively create an artistic arrangement of colored stones, while competing to have the most victory points.

The stones come in four different colors and have one of two different patterns on them. There are also four artist pawns, two for each of the patterns on the stones. To setup, stacks of four random stones are placed in designated spaces on the main board, along with the artist pawns in their...

Reimagining Stefan Feld’s Cities

Queen Games has announced a Kickstarter campaign for two games in what they are calling “Stefan Feld City Collection,” which are games that have been previously released by Mr Feld, but are now coming out in updated editions with revised rule sets. The first game in the collection is Hamburg , which was previously known as Bruges , and the second game to be released is Amsterdam , reimplementing long-out-of-print Macao . The games in this collection, 8 in all at this point, are going to be released over the next several years....

Alexander Pfister and Capstone take to the skies in CloudAge

In a dystopian future, one to four players traverse the skies in airships, sending drones to cloud-covered terrain to collect resources. This is the setting for CloudAge , the upcoming game from designers Alexander Pfister and Arno Steinwender, published by Capstone Games. The art is by Christian Opperer.

The mechanical implementation of the cloud-covered theme consists of three sleeves each containing eight cards that represent locations to visit. The sleeves partially conceal the top card, creating some uncertainty in what players will find. Resources gathered by the players can be used to upgrade their airships. Players...

The Transforming Token Holder for Board Games

Cloud Puncher Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for what it is billing as "The Transforming Token Holder for Board Games," called Token Sesame. The company states that it is time to stop with all the chaos that is caused by board game components taking up too much space on the board, tokens falling off the board, or components being too far away from one or more of the players at the table.

Token Sesame can be arranged in a variety of ways, depending on the situation in which the players find themselves. Not enough room on...

Sniper Elite Comes to Cardboard

Rebellion Unplugged has announced a Kickstarter campaign for the board game version of the hit game video series, Sniper Elite . This game is designed by Roger Tankersley and David Thompson, with David Turczi designing the solo mode. The game plays 1-4 players, ages 16 and up, in 40-70 minutes.

Set during World War II, Sniper Elite: The Board Game is a one vs many game in which one player (the sniper) must outwit the other players using his or her stealth and, if necessary, use violence against the players who are playing the guards...

Baron Voodoo Coming From Lucky Duck Games

Do you have friends on the other side??? Lucky Duck Games, publisher of Chronicles of Crime and Vikings Gone Wild , has announced that they will be releasing worldwide Baron Voodoo , a abstract family style game, in October 2020. The game was was originally released in French by board game publisher Yoka by Tsume.

In Baron Voodoo , players take on the role of a Loa, a voodoo god, who is competing for a chance to become the new god of death by capturing the most souls...

Stonemaier Games announces first expansion to Tapestry, Plans and Ploys

Jamey Stegmaier and Stonemaier Games have announced the first expansion to their 2019 release Tapestry . Tapestry: Plans and Ploys will add anticipated new civilizations to the game, as well as new landmarks, tapestry cards, space tiles, and a bag for pulling territory tiles.

In the core game, players could acquire the beautifully sculpted landmarks only through progress on the achievement tracks or through tech cards. Now, landmark cards have been added to the game, giving a third path to add brand new landmarks (including a game store). Players...

Five24Labs, publishers of Mint Series games, rebrands to Poketto

Rachael Blaske, CEO of Five24Labs , has announced that the company has changed its name and brand identity to Poketto . Five24Labs was previously known for games both mint-based and tin-enclosed, including popular titles Mint Delivery , Mint Works and Mint Cooperative . Blaske has stated that the new name, pronounced Poe-KEH-Toe, is a blending of the Japanese “poketto” [pocket] with the Spanish “pequeño” [small], meant to reinforce their small and portable, pocket-sized games. The press release reinforces this:

“The new Poketto brand maintains the company's focus on fun, portable...

New version of Tiny Epic Galaxies is Blasting Off

Gamelyn Games has announced Tiny Epic Galaxies BLAST OFF! , a streamlined reimplementation of the original Tiny Epic Galaxies . Both versions are designed by Scott Almes.

Tiny Epic Galaxies is a compact game about colonizing planets and advancing your empire. Players roll custom dice designating the actions they can take on their turn. These include gaining one of two different resources (energy and culture), moving their starships to a planet, advancing up a planet's colonization track (there are two types of planets), or leveling up your empire. The first player to reach the end...

Scifi novel "Diving into the Wreck" is coming to gaming tables

Catalyst Game Labs has announced a partnership with award-winning author Kristin Kathryn Rusch to publish board games based on her works of fiction. The first game will be Diving into the Wreck, which is Rusch's first novel in her Diving Universe series. The Diving Universe is a far future setting where diving refers to the exploration and salvage of abandoned space stations and lost ships.

Diving into the Wreck will come to gaming tables in the form of a cooperative push-your-luck dice game. Players will take on the role of characters from the...

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