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Hachette brings Zero to 100 to English audiences

Zero to 100 by Antonin Boccara and Scorpion Masqué is getting an English language release thanks to French publishing giant Hachette . Zero to 100 is a trivia game with a twist - each player or team gets 6 question cards, the answer to which is a number from 0 to 100. Play is started with a “50” card in the middle of the table, and each team needs to pick one of their questions that they feel has an answer closest to the target of 50. The winner gets...

Mark Tuck announces Forage, the sequel to solitaire games Orchard and Grove

In early 2018, designer and artist Mark Tuck created the print-and-play solitaire game Orchard , combining a 9-card micro-deck card game with dice. Cards are placed so that like-colored citrus trees overlap, and dice are used as counters to track the growing fruit. This was followed by Grove in 2021, using a similar system but changing the rules around. Physical versions of both games crowdfunded last November for nearly $50,000. Tuck’s own description of the two games is: “Orchard is a more relaxing experience, here you can zone out if you want to,...

Wyrd Miniatures releasing new VagrantSong scenario

The cooperative dungeon crawl VagrantSong by designers Matt Carter , Justin Gibbs , and Kyle Rowan was a critical darling right from its release late last year. Play as a team of Vagrants on a train, “fighting” haints to restore their humanity. Gameplay centers around bag building, with the haints’ tactics, found items, and events using tokens drawn from a bag. Featuring 1930’s style cartoon art from Nguyen Mai Diem , and multiple scenarios, the game tells a creepy, unique story.

And now, publisher Wyrd Miniatures has announced...

Penn Jillete thinks you're a Lying Sack!

Exploding Kittens has announced You Lying Sack , a bluffing party game from Penn Jillette (of Penn and Teller fame).

In the game, there is a sack filled with 'bad things', and a single 'good thing'. These are represented by red triangles and a blue rectangle, respectively. Players will pull items out of the bag and offer them to their opponents. Depending on whether you had the good thing in your hand or not will lead to you giving bad things to your opponents or keep them for yourself....

Fell trees and flip flapjacks in Fir, from the fellows behind Feudum

Odd Bird Games has announced their next game, Fir , which reunites the designer and artist of Feudum . In Fir , two to five players compete to acquire the most myth points with their band of loggers in the 19th century Pacific Northwest. Task workers with felling fir trees, driving logs to milling timber, and stoking steam donkeys. What's a steam donkey, you ask? Well, it is a steam-powered winch for hauling logs from where the trees were felled to a processing area. You will do more than just cut down...

Research and write about remarkable women in HerStory

Underdog Games has released, HerStory , a new game designed by Emerson Matsuuchi , Danielle Reynolds , and Nick Bentley . Artwork is done by Eunice Adeyi and Cristina Aguirre .

In HerStory, players take on the roles of authors, writing books about significant and remarkable women in history. Do research, write drafts, and complete chapters for your book to gain points. The game features set collection and engine building. Depending on what cards you collect throughout the game, they can combine with other cards to yield a ton of...

Let's visit Japan next year with Josh Wood and AEG!

AEG has announced an upcoming game, Let's Go! To Japan , designed by Josh Wood ( Cat Lady , Santa Monica ). Let's Go! To Japan is a card management game, where players are visiting tourist attractions on their trip between Tokyo and Kyoto. Each turn, players will draw activity cards, then they will play them on different day spots on their player boards as they complete their itinerary. Strategically placing their activity cards gives them more points when they activate their planned trip.

Let's Go! To Japan...

Itten Games crowdfunds the Funbrick Series of mini games

The Japanese publisher Itten Games is famous for clever, physically quirky board games, including Tokyo Highway , Crash Octopus , Moon Base , and the legendary Stonehenge and the Sun . Which includes a pendulum you hang from the ceiling. Itten is now crowdfunding a set of 6 small “anytime” games referred to as the Funbrick Series.

3 Second Try by Daichi Chihara and Masayuki Ikegami has players completing mental or physical challenges in under 3 seconds, and comes with a unique rolling ball...

Oink Games announces Make the Difference

Publisher Oink Games have announced Make the Difference from the design team of Bodgame, comprised of Moritaro Ohno, Ei Sato, Shotaro Nakajima, Shingo Fujita, and Hiromi Oikawa. If you have ever enjoyed the “what’s the difference” puzzles in magazines with two very, very similar images, you have a good idea what Make the Difference is all about. Players are given a complex line drawing illustration sheet and have to make 5 small changes to the picture. The other players then need to find your differences. However, maximum points will be earned only if your...

Stones found in aegean may be ancient board game

For a while now, archaeologists investigating sites around the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas have been wondering about small stone spheres they keep finding. The stones, which are smaller than golf balls, come in various colors and are made from different materials. Analysis puts the stones into two groups of larger stones and smaller.

A recent study by researchers at the University of Bristol, published in the Journal of Archaeological Science , suggests that the stones may have been used as counters in a Bronze Age board game. A primary consideration is that the stone spheres come...

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