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Crossroads Game Forgotten Waters Announced by Plaid Hat Games

Fresh on the heels of the earlier announcement this week that it will be re-acquired by its original founders , Plaid Hat Games has announced Forgotten Waters - the latest in the Crossroads Games series that most famously includes Dead of Winter . Forgotten Waters is designed by Isaac Vega and J. Arthur Ellis, while also featuring the writing talents of one Mr. Bistro.

In Forgotten Waters , players taken on the role of Pirates while attempting to further their own personal stories while working together towards a common...

Plaid Hat Games reacquired by its founder

Plaid Hat Games is a US-based tabletop games publisher founded in 2009, who originally rose to fame for Summoner Wars , their first release. Asmodee Group acquired Plaid Hat Games, along with Z-Man Games, as part of the F2Z acquisition in 2015.

Since then, Plaid Hat Games created and developed new game titles for Asmodee, including Stuffed Fables , and Aftermath , both of which are part of the Adventure Book Games line.

Colby Dauch , Head of Studio and Founder of Plaid Hat Games, reached an agreement...

A twist of physical humor can delight your party in Telestrations: Upside Drawn

I'm a fan of Telestrations , it's an evergreen crowdpleaser. It's a party game in the best sense as its easy to get people to laugh through this telephone game with decyphered doodles thrown in. So if you're like me and find the original to be a solid game to get people, you may be interested in the next entry in the series that is trying to amp things up through a bit of a twist. Telestrations: Upside Drawn , from The OP and designed by Kane Klenko, sees 4-to-12 players, split...

New Pixel Game on KS - Hades Trap

Ever since games, like Pixel Tactics , games using the old pixelized art of the 90's have been quite successful. Well, Débâcle Jeux has entered the fay with their debut game " Hades Trap " - a fantasy-themed modular board / action point allowance game for 2-4 players.

"Hades Trap is a board game inspired by adventure video games from the 90’s. Battle other players, explore the modular board, and be the first to collect the holy medallions. We really believe our Ariadne’s thread system is a fun and innovative mechanism, and wish for...

Fallout: Atomic Bonds Cooperative Upgrade Pack Available for Pre-Order!

Fallout , based on the video game series, just received an expansion that brings a cooperative aspect to the game! Atomic Bonds , published by Fantasy Flight Games , allows players to play all scenarios from the base game and its expansion, New California, cooperatively instead of its normal competitive mode.

In addition to giving Fallout a cooperative overhaul, Atomic Bonds introduces new scenarios, modifications, mutations, and workshop upgrades! Players will work together as a team to bring their shared faction to victory all while having the power to radically change their weapons,...

Zoinks! Two Scooby Doo board games are releasing in the first half of 2020

Scooby Doo!: Escape from the Haunted Mansion

The Op is launching a new line of IP-themed escape room board games called Coded Chronicles. These games will utilize a code-revealing mechanic integrated with storylines from populat intellectual property franchises. The first entry in the Coded Chronicles series is Scooby Doo: Escape from the Haunted Mansion. Players take on the roles of Mystery, Inc., trying to solve the mystery of Lady Fairmont's ghost. Fred, Daphne, Shaggy, Velma, and Scooby each has their own narrative booklet. Clues are hidden on the game board and...

The Forgotten Age is Not Forgotten by Fantasy Flight

Fantasy Flight Games has announced a new upgrade expansion to its very popular LCG Arkham Horror: The Card Game , entitled Return to the Forgotten Age. The expansion is designed by Matthew Newman, the co-lead designer for Arkham Horror: The Card Game . Return to the Forgotten Age is for 1-2 players, ages 14 and up, and plays in 1-2 hours.

The upgrade expansion adds new supplementary content including new scenarios, encounter sets, player cards, tools, options, dividers and achievements. All of the new materials are designed to upgrade the Forgotten Age campaign for Arkham Horror: The...

Wonder Woman boardgame from Ravensburger & Prospero Hall is releasing March 1st

Wonder Woman: Challenge of the Amazons is a cooperative game for 2-5 players being published by Ravensburger. The game is designed by Prospero Hall, the studio that also designed Horrified and Villainous . The box cover artist is Jenny Frison, a renowned comic book illustrator.

Each player will take on the role of one of five heroes (Diana, Artemis, Philippus, Nu'bia, or Mala) to defend the island of Themyscira from attack by one of three villains (Ares, the Cheetah, or Circe). Each hero has a unique ability that could affect setup or gameplay....

Blue Orange Games Celebrates 20 Years in 2020 with 20 New Games!

Blue Orange Games has announced that, in honor of its 20th anniversary, they will be publishing 20 new games in 2020. All of the games are designed to respect the company's history of " creating high quality games that are easy to learn, fun to play, and enjoyable for everyone." Sixteen of the new games will be on display at the Toy Fair in New York City that takes place February 22-25, 2020 at the Javits Center.

The new games that Blue Orange Games is publishing in 2020 include the following:

Fish Club -...

TheOP to produce licensed Rubik’s Cubes

The OP , the board game publishinghouse previously known as USAopoly, has just announced that they have entered a partnership with Rubik’s Brand Ltd . The humble Rubik’s Cube, first invented in 1974 by Ernő Rubik , has had a pop culture following since its commercial release 40 years ago. The classic 3x3 puzzle original challenged our minds to align the colors on its 6 sides, but has now lead to speed solving competitions and all sorts of variations on size and shape. TheOP aims to add licensed...

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