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Renegade Game Studios is reprinting Dead Men Tell No Tales

Renegade Game Studios has announced a new printing of Dead Men Tell No Tales . The cooperative game for 2-5 players was originally published in 2015 by Minion Games. Players take on the role of a pirate crew boarding Skelit's Revenge, a burning ship to loot a massive treasure. That treasure has been amassed by an undead skeleton crew. Players must contend with the flames consuming Skelit's Revenge, the hostile skeletons, and their own fatigue to grab the loot and return to their own ship. Player turns are resolved through a common action point system that allows...

In Other News - Tutankhamun, SOS Titanic, another Dune board game, and the Fresh Prince

One of Dr. Reiner Knizia’s classic board games, Tutankhamun , is getting a new version to be released by 25th Century Games . The game was originally released in 1993. The new iteration adds Egyptian god powers and implements a modified scoring system with new Scarab Rings . It also adds a 2-player scoring challenge. A special Pharoah Edition will also be released which has more deluxe components. This Spiel des Jahres recommendation is designed for 2-6 players, aged 8+, and plays in 15-30 minutes.

TGG Games are releasing a...

Fantasy Flight Goes to the Edge of the Earth

Fantasy Flight Games has announced two new expansions to its wildly successful Arkham Horror: The Card Game , as it unveils a new way to add expansions to the base game going forward. Both of the expansions are entitled Edge of the Earth , but they are very different.

The first Edge of the Earth box is the Edge of the Earth Investigator Expansion . This box contains cards to enhance your deckbuilding capabilities, including five investigators and about 250 new cards. The investigators highlighted in this new expansion are Lily Chen and...

Portal Games is taking their Detective series to Arrakis in Dune: House Secrets

Portal Games has announced Dune: House Secrets will debut October 15, 2021 at Essen Spiel, the enormous gaming fair in Germany. The game will implement their cooperative, digitally-integrated system from Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game and subsequent releases. The game includes a prologue and three chapters inspired by the upcoming movie release, Dune , which is expected to release on October 1st. Players choose from four characters taking part in the Fremen guerrilla resistance against the Harkonnens. The player characters are not pulled from the Dune books or movie, but inspired by...

Exciting News for Paladins Fans

Renegade Game Studios, in conjunction with Garphil Games, has announced two new Paladins of the West Kingdom products: The Paladins of the West Kingdom Collector’s Box and an expansion, Paladins of the West Kingdom: City of Crowns .

Paladins of the West Kingdom was originally released in 2019. The game was designed by Shem Phillips and S.J. MacDonald, with artwork supplied by the Mico, Mihajlo Dimitrievski. The new Collector’s box is designed to fit both the base game and the expansion, City of Crowns , in it as well as metal coins...

A Race to Stop The Hunger

Renegade Game Studios has announced a new game by famed designer Richard Garfield, The Hunger . The artwork for the game is by Marta Ivanova and Jocelyn Millet. The Hunger plays 2-6 players, ages 12 and up, in about an hour.

The Hunger is a deckbuilding race game in which the players are vampires tracking down humans, racking up victory points as they do so, fulfilling secret missions, acquiring a special rose, and then making their way back to the castle before sunrise. The more that the players hunt, the thicker their decks...

Taking Trails through Parks

Keymaster Games has announced a new game in its Parks’ line of games, Trails . Trails is designed by Henry Audubon, who also designed Parks , using the same group of artwork as that game, the Fifty-Nine Parks Print Series. Trails plays 2-4 players, ages 10 and up, in 20-40 minutes.

In a desire to bring Parks to a more general audience, Trails streamlines the gameplay of the original game. Rather than using the U.S. National Parks System as the original game does, Trails focuses on the...

A Different Kind of Ticket to Ride

Days of Wonder has announced a new brain teaser puzzle game, Ticket to Ride: Track Switcher , based on Alan Moon’s famous Ticket to Ride board game. Ticket to Ride: Track Switcher is a solo game for players ages 8 and up.

In Ticket to Ride: Track Switcher , the player is a Railroad Manager directing locomotives and shifting the train cars into the right places so that every train leaves the station on time. The player needs to use their cognitive skills like logic, spatial reasoning, and sequencing in order to play. There...

Blue Orange Games on the Horizon

Blue Orange Games has announced forthcoming games scheduled for release in the fall of 2021:

Bellum Magica - Designed by Frédéric Guérard and illustrated by Sylvain Aublin, Bellum Magica is a strategy game that employs an automatic resource growth mechanic. The game plays 2-5 players, ages 10 and up, in 15-30 minutes

Kingdomino Origins - Designed by the original Kingdomino designer, Bruno Cathala, and illustrated by Cyril Bouquet, this game goes back in time to the prehistoric era. The game hearkens back to the original, but has three different...

D&D Adventure System is getting an expansion from WizKids

WizKids is releasing Ghosts of Saltmarsh , an expansion for the Dungeons and Dragons Adventure System board games. The Ghosts of Saltmarsh requires one of the standalone D&D Adventure System games to play for you to use heroes from. One to five players can dive into an overarching campaign or standalone scenarios in and around the coastal village of Saltmarsh. The expansion comes in two versions, a standard version, and a premium version. In the premium version, the included 8 Sahuagin miniatures are prepainted; they are unpainted in the standard version. Two of the eight miniatures depict...

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