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No one fates like Gaston

The latest standalone expansion for Disney Villainous is Despicable Plots . It features Gaston from Beauty and the Beast, Lady Tremaine from Cinderella, and the Horned King from The Black Cauldron. Like all previous content for Disney Villainous, each character has their own player board, objective, two decks, and a 3D figure. Lady Tremaine is trying to marry either Drizella or Anastasia to the prince. The objective of the Horned King is to have Cauldron Born in each location, once the Black Cauldron has been acquired. Gaston must remove all of the obstacles in his...

Grizzled for a Good Cause

CMON has announced a new game in the Grizzled line, We Care , designed by Fabien Riffaud and Juan Rodríguez, the same designers behind The Grizzled . The game plays 2-5 players, ages 14 and up, in about 30 minutes.

In We Care , the players are on the frontlines of a hospital that has been overwhelmed by an onslaught of patients needing treatment. The game will focus on the challenges confronting medical professionals every day. The players must work together to treat their patients, all the while attempting to avoid the burnout that can overtake...

Cryo Coming Soon

Z-Man Games has announced its latest game, Cryo . The game is designed by Tom Jolly and Luke Laurie, the same design team responsible for the critically acclaimed Manhattan Project: Energy Empire . The artwork for the game is provided by Bree Lindsoe and Samuel Shimota. The game plays 2-4 players, ages 14 and up, in 60-90 minutes.

In Cryo , players are on a colony ship whose mission has gone all wrong. Now trapped on a cold, inhospitable planet, factions are fighting for control. Each player is a separate faction competing for underground caverns, scavenging...

Red is on the Rise

Stonemaier Games has announced its upcoming release, Red Rising , based on a series of books by Pierce Brown. The game is designed by Jamey Stegmaier and Alexander Schmidt, with artwork provided by Jacqui Davis, Miles Bensky, and Justin Wong. The game plays 1-6 players, ages 14 and up, in 45-60 minutes.

In Red Rising , players represent a house attempting to gain power as they gain followers. The game relies heavily on hand management, as the players cards act as their followers, whom they will send out to locations on the board to activate...

IELLO Announces 2021 Games

IELLO has announced its lineup for the spring and summer of 2021. The games include:

Royal Visit - designed by Reiner Knizia, this 2-player only game is a clever tug-of-war between the players to bring the king to them and so increase their status. Due for release February 2021. For further details, see here .

Catapult Feud - designed by Kristian Fosh, this 2-player only game has 2 kingdoms with ancient grudges against each other fighting until the bitter end, using catapults to do so. Due...

Gravwell Makes a Return

Renegade Game Studios has announced that Gravwell: Escape from the 9th Dimension , originally published in 2013, is being released in a new edition. The game was designed by Corey Young and the artwork is being provided by Kwanchai Moriya for the second edition. The game originally supported 1-4 players, but with the new edition, the player count is increased to 6. The game is for players aged 12 and up and plays in about 30-40 minutes.

In Gravwell: Escape from the 9th Dimension , players control ships that have been trapped in a black...

Bombyx and Luma Partner Up

Bombyx, who is looking to expand its brand in the United States and the rest of the world, is partnering up in this endeaver with Luma Imports for the exclusive English-language distribution of its board games.

This partnership includes Bombyx’s upcoming release of CODEX Naturalis (expected in Q2 of 2021), as well as reprints of old favorites such as Abyss , Conspiracy , and Imaginarium . Luma Imports will also provide support in the areas of distribution, retail, and marketing for the titles in Bombyx’s catalog.

Jules Vautour, CEO of Luma Imports is quoted...

Unleash Your Inner Agro with Aggretsuko!

Renegade Game Studios, in conjunction with Oni Press and Sanrio, is publishing Aggretsuko Work/Life Balance . The game is designed by Steve Ellis and Ben Eisner, with artwork provided by Brenda Hickey. The game plays 3-6 players, ages 10 and up, with a playtime of around 30 minutes.

Aggretsuko Work/Life Balance is a fast-playing card game in which the players are office workers, just trying to get through another day at the office. However, if a worker gets too frustrated, they can channel their inner aggression and release their Rage, which can have consequences...

Asmodee Digital + Wizama = New Games for SquareOne

For those who do not know, SquareOne® is a new gaming system that is bringing board games into a portable console. Wizama, the brains behind SquareOne® , successfully Kickstarted this new console and has now inked a deal with Asmodee Digital to bring 3 of Asmodee’s most successful games into SquareOne® . These games include Ticket to Ride , Terraforming Mars , and A Game of Thrones: The Board Game - Digital Edition . The games will support multiplayer compatibility so players can enjoy competitive matches with friends and family.

This deal is mutually beneficial to...

An Amazon Exclusive

Renegade Game Studios has announced a new edition of J. Alex Kevern’s World’s Fair 1893 , which was originally published in 2016. The new edition of the game is coming out as an Amazon Exclusive. The game will still play 2-4 players, just as the original edition did, ages 10 and up, in about 45 minutes.

In World’s Fair 1893 , which features an area control mechanism, the players are attempting to have control of the most different exhibits to score points at the end of the game and prove that they are the best exhibitor....

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