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Anniversary Edition Reprint for The Lord of the Rings: The Board Game Announced

Fantasy Flight Games has announced that it will be issuing a reprint of the Reiner Kinizia classic game The Lord of the Rings: The Board Game in a new anniversary edition in honor of the game's 20th anniversary of publication.

The Lord of the Rings: The Board Game Anniversary Edition will still feature the stunning artwork of John Howe, along with upgraded components. The original punchboard Hobbit pieces are replaced with detailed-sculpted miniatures and the Sauron punchboard piece is replaced a black rider miniature. Finally, a highly detailed sculpt of the One Ring is included,...

Card Crafting Meets 4X

Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG) has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the latest game using John D Clair's card crafting system, Dead Reckoning . The game is designed by Clair with the artwork supplied by Ian O'Toole. The game is for 1-4 players, ages 14 and up, and plays in about 90-150 minutes.

In Dead Reckoning , the players are sailors setting out for adventure with an inexperienced crew and a small ship. As play progresses, the players will be able to level up their seamen using the card crafting system and advance their crew as well, allowing...

Reinforcements on the way for Undaunted

Undaunted: Reinforcements is an upcoming expansion for Undaunted: Normandy , and Undaunted: Africa . This deck-building game places 2-players in command of American or German forces, who fight through a series of missions in World War II. The expansion adds new units, a solo mode by Dávid Turczi , and the option to run 4-player battles. Undaunted: Reinforcements is designed by David Thompson , and Trevor Benjamin , and published by Osprey Games . The game runs for 45-60 minutes and is designed for 1,2, or 4 players aged...

Boss Monster expands with a Vault of Villains

Boss Monster is inspired by classic video games where 2-4 players are in a competition to build the ultimate, side-scrolling dungeon. They compete to lure and destroy adventurers before they can reach the Boss, and the Boss Monster: Vault of Villains mini-expansion adds more options to power up rooms with minibosses. The Boss Monster series is designed by Johnny O'Neal , and Chris O'Neal , and published by Brotherwise Games .

The expansion contains 64 new cards which include 15 minibosses that are payable and promotable minions...

Sorcerer Endbringer expansion on Kickstarter

Evil sorcerers battle for control of the mortal realm in a Victorian era, dark, fantasy setting. The Sorcerer core game supports 2 - 4 players with PVP play, while the Sorcerer: Endbringer expansion allows 1 - 3 players to battle a crazed demigod known as Maneater , who is crafted by the players, in a battle to the death. Sorcerer , and the Endbringer expansion, are designed by Peter Scholtz and published by White Wizard Games . It plays in roughly 30 – 90 minutes, depending on the number of...

Rise of the Amazons on Kickstarter

Dominate the ancient world as legendary Amazon warriors while dealing with godly curses and facing fierce opposition from heroes such as Heracles and Achilles . Monsters like Cerberus , The Sphinx , The Minotaur , or The Hydra also seek to oppose the warriors. Rise of the Amazons is designed by Alcyon Creative , is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, and features euro style action management for 1-4 players, aged 10+, with game play lasting 60 – 90 minutes.

Playable characters include Antianera , Penthesilea , Hippolyta , and Alcippe , who each...

Tabletop Tycoon Donates $500,000 Worth of Games to Local Stores

Tabletop Tycoon, publisher of games such as Nemo's War and Everdell , recently announced that they have donated over $500,000 of games and assessories to local game stores as part of a progam launched to help retailers struggling due to the economic impact of the pandemic. The program launched on May 26th by accepting applications from local game stores to receive 'Local Store Recovery Packages' consisting of dozens of games from Tabletop Tycoon's catalog, including new releases. To date, 500 different local stores have been approved to receive these Local...

Fluxx travels to a pineapple under the sea

Looney Labs has announced Spongebob Squarepants Fluxx , as its latest entry in the Fluxx line of games. For those unfamiliar, Fluxx is a card game that starts with the simple rule of draw one card and play one card. As turns progress, 2-6 players can put goal cards into play that provide the game's winning conditions, which frequently involve set collection. These can change round to round, along with how many cards plaayers are drawing and playing each turn. It's simple, chaotic fun. A number of Fluxx iterations have an intellectual property theme.

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Enter the Robot Design Contest to create a new robot fighter for VOLT

“In VOLT the RFL (Robot Fighting League) sends 4 robot gladiators from various nations into the arena for the ultimate world championship. Each robot has his unique design and also a special ability (e.a. Jet-Pack attack). Only 4 robots have entered the championship yet. Time to change this! Maybe your robot will join the ranks of the world’s most respected steel gladiators.”

Volt (2014) was the board game that put designer Emerson Matsuuchi ( Century: Spice Road ) on the map. In Volt, 2-4 players control robots in an all-out...

Stonemaier Games announces real time worker placement game Pendulum

“In Pendulum, each player is a powerful, unique noble vying to succeed the Timeless King as the true ruler of Dünya. Players command their workers, execute stratagems, and expand the provinces in their domain in real time to gain resources and move up the 4 victory tracks: power, prestige, popularity, and legendary achievement.”

Publishing powerhouse Stonemaier Games has announced their newest game, previously referred to as “Project Sand”, Pendulum by first time designer Travis Jones . The game has the distinction of being the highest scored game ever to enter ...

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