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Doctor Strange coming to Marvel Champions: the Card Game

Fantasy Flight Games has announced the Sorcerer Supreme is joining the fray in Marvel Champions: the Card Game . In the upcoming Hero Pack, Dr. Strange will bring a unique Invocation deck of five spells that you can cycle through. By exhausting Dr. Strange, you can resolve the top card of the Invocation deck, which will unleash a powerful effect. Dr. Strange's pre-constructed deck includes some allies to help the cause, specifically Danny Rand aka Iron Fist and the Night Nurse.

Announced along with the Dr. Strange Hero Pack is an upcoming game mat for Marvel...

Clash of Cultures: Monumental Edition Coming From WizKids

Wizkids has announced that it will release a premium version of the smash hit strategy game Clash of Cultures in a new Monumental Edition .

Designed by Christian Marcussen, Clash of Cultures is a civilization game where players lead a society from a small settlement to a mighty empire. Players grow their civilization by exploring their surroundings on the game's modular board, researching cultural advances, building cities and crushing their enemies.

Clash of Cultures: Monumental Edition will come with the highly sought after Civilizations and Aztec expansions included...

CATAN - Legend of the Conquerors Scenario Expansion Announced

Things are about to get a little more testy on the island of Catan! Catan Studios has announced CATAN - Legend of the Conquerors , a scenario expansion for the popular Cities & Knights expansion for CATAN . This will be the English version of the same expansion that was published in German last year, with this version scheduled to be released in May 2020.

Legend of the Conquerors is a set of three scenarios that together tell an accompanying story of the invasion of the island of Catan by...

Next Escape Tales game planned for Spiele 2020

Board & Dice has announced Escape Tales: Children of Wyrmwoods , which is scheduled to be relased later this year at Spiele 2020. In their announcment, Board & Dice said that, "This time, players will explore a dark and twisting story of Gilbert, a young man whose fate is beset by both the most mysterious of powers, and by tyranny of evil men. Prepare for a gripping story filled with plot twists, and numerous surprises!" They also highlighted five attributes that they feel Children of Wyrmwoods introduces to the Escape Tales line:

Character progression system...

The next Keyforge set is Mass Mutation

Fantasy Flight Games has announced the fourth set of Archon decks for Keyforge. Mass Mutation introduces 250 brand new cards, as well as pulling some cards from prior sets. The Mass Mutation set contains modified versions of previous cards. For example, we have Bad Penny changing into Rad Penny and Charette mutating into Snarette. In addition to the callbacks, Mass Mutation introduces a new keyword: enhance. Cards with the enhance keyword add a benefit to another card in your deck, when your deck was printed, so your deck will have a modified version of the card receiving the...

Point Salad wins Best Casual Game of the Year

Casual Game Revolution , the group behind Casual Game Insider magazine, has announced the winner of their third annual Best Casual Game of the Year award. Previous winners have included the dice drafting game Sagrada and the roll and write game Welcome To… This year, the judges had to pick between three finalists, AEG ’s Point Salad , Tiny Towns from the same publisher, and Keymaster Games Parks . After the vote, Point Salad was the winner by a narrow victory....

Canadian publisher Scorpion Masque released end of year report

Canadian board game publisher Scorpion Masque has posted their internal numbers each year for 4 years, giving a unique insight into the inner workings within this crazy industry of ours. In 2019, the good folks behind the Masque reported a 64% increase in sales over 2018, bringing in over CA$2.5M, largely from their 4 big game releases:

Stay Cool by Julien Sentis is a 3-7 player, multitasking game, wherein players are bombarded by questions from 2 people, one of which they must answer verbally, and one they must...

Renegade Studios announces Succulent

“Your succulent garden is amazing! Through thoughtful selection, delicate pruning, and tireless care, you’ve earned a reputation as a master horticulturist.”

Renegade Game Studios has announced Succulent , a new tile-laying game from designer J. Alex Kevern ( Gold West , Sentient ). In Succulent, players compete to create the most the most lucrative and prestigious projects by collecting cuttings and water crystals, cementing your position as the community’s premier succulent gardener. 2-4 players use their greenhouses to design gardens and complete projects, trying to optimize their game each...

Fantasy FLight announces first expansion for Journeys in Middle Earth

The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle Earth , by designers Nathan Hajek and Grace Holdinghaus , with publisher Fantasy Flight Games , hit like a storm when it was announced at GenCon 2018. Reminiscent of favorite Mansions of Madness , with its app driven, heavy theme style of adventure gaming, players were not disappointed with this cooperative epic. In Journeys, 1-5 players work together across a multi-game campaign, exploring Middle Earth, fighting the creatures of Mordor, and solving its mysteries.

For the many lovers of this...

Board game development studio Evergreen Studio launched

Long time designer partners Daryl Andrews and Adrian Adamescu ( Sagrada , Sinister Six ) have joined forces with Eli Gingerich formerly of Maple Games , and new designer Adam Singer to form Evergreen Studio , a new game design and consultation group. The focus of Evergreen will be the creation of amazing games, prioritizing quality over profits. The studio will also occasionally acquire games designed by external inventors. In addition, Evergreen will offer consulting services, including “agent services, commission design, rulebook editorial, art direction management, project...

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