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Bezier Games announces 3 new titles for 2020

Bezier Games announced 3 new titles for 2020. Silver Coin , the 3rd in the Silver series, and two new strategy titles, Whistle Mountain , and Maglev Metro .

Silver Coin adds a silver coin token with a flip power, fourteen new roles, and new combos which focus on flipping and removing cards in this 2-4 player game. Silver Coin builds on Silver’s card-shedding mechanism, and Silver Bullet’s interactive cards. Silver Coin is expected to release at Origins 2020.

Whistle Mountain is a new worker...

Build your own wonder of the world in Monuments

If you've played any civilization game, you're probably familiar with the thrill of building a wonder. Grand structures, huge statues, immense monuments for all the world to see that take oh so much blood, sweat, and tears to build but are worthy of ageless awe and pride. There's a reason why many civilizations games feature them, it just doesn't feel appropriate without them. However, in Monuments , designed by Martin Looij of Keep Exploring Games, these constructs are front and center and built layer-by-layer on your table. 2-to-4 players will each represent one ancient civilization...

Uwe Rosenberg's next polyomino game is New York Zoo

Capstone Games and Feuerland Spiele are co-publishing the next polyomino game from Uwe Rosenberg. In New York Zoo , 1-5 players are attempting to fill their personal player board with enclosures and populate them with penguins, arctic foxes, meerkats, kangaroos, and flamingoes. The first player to completely fill their player board wins.

On a player's turn, they move the active player marker (a wooden elephant) around a central ring comprised of stacks of polyominoes and animal spaces. If they stop on a polyomino stack, they take the top one and place it on their player board....

Asmodee USA announces big changes including price increases

Asmodee USA Distribution is going to sell directly to all retail channels as from July 1st, 2020. They currently have a distribution agreement with Alliance Game Distributors which expires on June 30th, 2020 and will end with ACD Distribution becoming their new distribution partner instead.

"Selling directly to all channels is an exciting new step for Asmodee USA. We’ve been building towards this goal, implementing systems and teams that will help us achieve the high standards we hold ourselves to when it comes to servicing our retailers. Our knowledgeable and enthusiastic Sales team will be ready...

Critical Role Meets Munchkin

In the first officially licensed Critical Role card game, Usaopoly (the Op) has paired up with Steve Jackson Games to produce Munchkin: Critical Role . The game plays 3-6 players, ages 10 and up, in about 60-90 minutes. No designer or artist has been announced for the game at this point.

The Mighty Nein campaign from Critical Role meets Munchkin in this game in which the players " take risks, betray their friends, and grab loot to reach Level 10 and win." According to Phil Reed, CEO of Steve Jackson Games, Munchkin: Critical Role ...

The Incredible Hulk Come to Marvel Champions: The Card Game

Fantasy Flight games has announced a new expansion for Marvel Champions: The Card Game , the Hulk Hero Pack . The Hulk Hero Pack plays 1-4 players, ages 14 and up, just as the base game does.

The Hulk Hero Pack comes with a pre-built deck of 40 cards enabling the players to begin playing with the pack immediately. In order to play Dr Bruce Banner and the Hulk, players must find a way to balance both sides of the characters. The Hulk is one of the most powerful superheroes, happily throwing himself into any...

What Century Would You Like to Detect In?

Lucky Duck Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for three standalone games in the Chronicles of Crime style. This so-called Millennium series does not need the base game to play. Each of the games is set in a different period of time: 1400, 1900, and 2400. All three of the games are designed by the original game's designer, David Cicurel, who is joined by Wojciech Grajkowski. The games each play 1-4 players, ages 14 and up, with a play time of 60-90 minutes per session.

In Game 1, 1400, the players represent a knight in Paris, France,...

CMoN Expo 2020 cancelled due to Corona fears

The Coronavirus strain COVID-19 has impacted not only the world, but also our tiny little corner in the board gaming scene. Numerous conventions have cancelled, trying to avoid the bringing together of people from all over the world, in an effort to contain spread of this novel disease. GDC , the Game Developers Conference scheduled for late March was cancelled, Facebook and Google ’s developer conferences were closed, and now the Cool Mini or Not Expo , held every May, has been cancelled for 2020. CMoN, itself an international company, made...

Playing prototypes at Dice Tower West

Over the past week, I was fortunate enough to attend the second annual Dice Tower West convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. Over 5 days, myself and 1000 other people had access to one of the best board game libraries out there, and I played to my heart’s content, dawn to dusk to dawn. One of the great things about Dice Tower conventions is always the amazing people I meet, and this year was no exception. Not only were the attendees an absolute delight to play with, but I also connected with designers Emerson Matsuuchi ...

Truffle Shuffle to be released by AEG

AEG has announced a new family-weight card game, Truffle Shuffle. Alas, this is not a Goonies themed game, but never say die. The game is for 2-4 players ages 8 and up and takes approximately 15-30 minutes to play.

In Truffle Shuffle, players take turns selecting chocolate truffles from a common box, represented by a tableau of cards, as they work to build their own specialized box of truffles to meet customer demand. Some information on the truffle cards are hidden, so players must try to fulfill orders efficeintly before the round ends. Players may also...

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