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More details surface about Terra Mystica: Age of Innovations

Capstone Games has shared a little more information about the upcoming release of Terra Mystica: Age of Innovations. This is a standalone sequel to the original Terra Mystica , and has been described as “Terra Mystica on steroids”, offering a heavier game. And it is certainly a lot heavier than Terra Nova by designer Andreas Faul , which debuted at this year’s Essen Spiel. Terra Nova offers a simpler and more streamlined version of the original.

Age of Innovation was originally planned for first-quarter 2021, but pandemic and shipping delays...

Teotihuacan Deluxe coming to Kickstarter next year

Board&Dice has announced that they are bringing a deluxe, big box edition of Teotihuacan: City of Gods to Kickstarter in 2023. The crowdfunding project will feature a deluxe edition that includes the base game Teotihuacan: City of Gods , along with all of the expansions:

Teotihuacan: Late Preclassic Period Teotihuacan: Expansion Period Teotihuacan: Shadow of Xitle

The deluxe edition also will include all previously released promos and challenges. A beauty pack will be available for those who already have Teotihuacan content and just...

Hasbro jumps onto the escape room game train

Hasbro has announced a new series of "Escape and Solve Mystery" games. The first game in the series is Clue: Treachery at Tudor Mansion designed by George Feledichuk , David "Duvey" Rudow , and Leo Taylor . This follows the same story as the classic game of Clue. While visiting his mansion, Mr. Boddy is found dead, and you must try to find the murderer.

The game is primarily made up of cards, tiles, and pawns. You will explore rooms of the house, finding clues and solving puzzles as you try to...

Railway Boom is the next game from Yokohama and Trains designer Hisashi Hayashi

Railway Boom from publisher OKAZU brand will debut at the 2022 Tokyo Game Market Autumn , being held October 29th-30th. In this heavy train game, two to five players will take on the role of industrialists in late 19th century Japan, competing to gain the most fame through the country's expanding railways. To succeed, you will need to manage four resources:

Money is used to build rail lines. Materials are used to acquire better trains. Science is invested to acquire development cards. Coal prevents your trains from falling into disrepair.

Players...

CMoN runs to the hills with Iron Maiden

In a CMoN Insider youtube video , the publisher announced a rather unexpected collaboration. Cool Mini or Not has teamed up with classic heavy metal band Iron Maiden , and will release 3 Character Packs featuring the band’s undead mascot, Eddie. These Character Packs feature miniatures and rules for many of CMoN's popular titles: Cthulhu: Death May Die , Rising Sun , Ankh , Massive Darkness 2 , as well as Zombicide 2nd Edition , Black Plague , Invader , and Undead or Alive . The...

Deep Water Games splits from OxEye Media Group

Deep Water Games , once part of the OxEye Media publishing group, has spun off to become an independently operated organization. Deep Water was started in 2018 as an avenue for importing games from Taiwan, France, and the Netherlands, then hit it big by signing popular titles Welcome To , Floor Plan , and Fantastic Factories . The new Deep Water Games will be led by original founder Jacob Way. OxEye Media will be creating their own games division in the absence of Deep Water, titled Source Point Games, which will be led...

Thing12 plays with Matches

Thing12 Games is crowdfunding Matches , a unique trick taking game by designer Daniel McKinley . The goal in Matches is to collect the most fire tokens. One player leads by playing a numbered fire card to the middle of the table, placing a single fire token on it. This is called the Blaze. Subsequent players then need to either play single card of the same value, which adds a fire token to the Blaze, or play a set of cards that add to the value of the Blaze. If a player runs...

Hachette screams Olé Guacamolé

Coming from Le Scorpion Masqué and parent company Hachette is the party word game Olé Guacamolé from designer Guillaume Sandance . In Ole Guacamole, players attempt to come up with a word related to a clue topic inside of 12 seconds. However, forbidden letters are listed on Avocado cards. For example, can you come up with a work related to "Mexico", but not containing V, T, O, or D? Each turn, more cards with more forbidden letters are revealed. Name an on-topic word and it moves to the next player's turn, but...

Alley Cat announces world of Arborea

Alley Cat Games and designer Dani Garcia have announced Arborea , a unique mixture of worker placement and resource collection game for 1-5 players. In Arborea, players are patron spirits and guide their villagers to heal and grow the landscape around them. Contribute resources to the shared resource track to gain points, or take resources from the track to build your personal ecosystem. Players put workers on a series of action tracks that wind their way through the board, beautifully illustrated by Javier González Cava . Workers on these...

Next stops for Stefan Feld's City Collection: India and the Bahamas

Queen Games has announced games 7 and 8 in their City Collection , Patliputra and Nassau, designed by Stefan Feld . Not much is known about these games, as we only have been told the titles and an image of a side of the box. Nassau is said to be a re-implementation of a previous Feld game, though it is unknown at this time. It also appears to feature at least one pirate ship. Patliputra is a new design, and a side of the box shows a temple.

There is no expected...

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