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A New Dominion App

Temple Gates Games, in collaboration with Rio Grande Games, is bringing Dominion to iOS, Android and Steam. Dominion , designed by Spiel des Jahres winner Donald X. Vaccarino, defined the deckbuilding genre for board games and a good digital implementation has been lacking. This new implementation features:

Automated scorekeeping, setup and rules enforcement;

Jumbo mode for larger text;

Turbo mode to zoom through games quickly;

Neural net AI for solo play;

Async and real-time multiplayer;

Pass and play; and,

Cross platform compatible....

Eric Lang has designed a Disney game

Spin Master Games is publishing Disney Sidekicks , a cooperative game for 2-4 players designed by Eric M. Lang. Heroes from beloved Disney movies have been locked inside a castle by the villains. Now it is up to the sidekicks to traverse the game board to rescue villagers, defeat villains, and collect locks to open the castle. The game features the following pairings of sidekicks and respective villains:

Abu and Jafar from Aladdin, Gaston and Lumiere from Beauty and the Beast, Tinker Bell and Captain Hook from Peter Pan, Timon and Pumbaa along with Scar from...

Those Robots in Disguise Are Back. . .In a Deck-Builder

Renegade Game Studios has announced the Transformers Deck-Building Game , which is due out this coming summer. The game is designed by Matt Hyra and Dan Blanchett with artwork supplied by Matt Frank. Transformers Deck-Building Game plays 1-5 players, ages 13 and up, in 45-90 minutes.

Transformers Deck-Building Game can be played either competitively or cooperatively. In either case, the players are trying to defeat the Decepticons. The players take on the role of the Autobots, each of whom has their own special abilities. In the competitive version of the game, the players...

And the 2021 Spiel de Jahres Nominations Are. . .

The nominees for the 2021 Spiel de Jahres have been announced by Christoph Schlewinski, the coordinator of the Kinderspiel jury, and Harald Schrapers, the Spiel des Jahres jury chairman. The games nominated include The Adventures of Robin Hood , designed by Michael Menzel; MicroMacro: Crime City , designed by Johannes Sich; and, Zombie Teenz , designed by Annick Lobet.

The nominees for the Kinderspiel (children’s games) include Dragomino , designed by Bruno Cathala, Marie Fort, and Wilfried Fort, for children ages 5 and up; Storytailors designed by Marie Fort and Wilfried Fort, for...

The Egyptians are Coming!

Portal Games has announced the fourth expansion for its highly regarded game, Imperial Settlers: Empires of the North . The new expansion, Empires of the North: Egyptian Kings , which was designed by Joanna Kijanka with artwork supplied by Roman Kucharski.

This expansion, which does require the base game to be able to play, adds two new factions to Empires of the North : The Hatshepsut clan who are located on the Nile Delta and the Amenhotep faction whose deck is designed around the concept of the passing of time. The Hatshepsut deck introduces an entirely...

Murder Mystery Party Games Reimagined by Renegade Game Studios

Renegade Game Studios has announced the “Crimes & Capers” series, a modern reimagining of the Murder Mystery Party Game. Thus far, two titles have been announced: Crimes & Capers High School Hijinks and Crimes & Capers Lady Leona’s Last Wishes . Both games are designed by Juliana Moreno Patel and Ariel Rubin with artwork supplied by Roena Ivana Rosenberger. Both games play 4-6 players, ages 12 and up, in about 60 minutes.

The difference in the games is primarily in their respective themes: In High School Hijinks , the players cooperatively work together as 1990s...

A Brand New Studio Focused on Fun!

There is a brand new board game publisher out of the UK, Bright Eye Games, which was founded by some of the team behind PSC Games. Bright Eye Games is committed to publishing fun and family friendly board games including the following:

Waggle Dance : Designed by Mike Nance, this 1-4 player game is a euro-style dice worker placement game for players ages 10 and up;

Termite Towers : Also designed by Mike Nance, this game builds on the mechanics found in Waggle Dance. It is also for 1-4 players, ages 10 and...

Tower Defense - Deluxe Style!

Fireside Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a deluxe version of its award-winning tower defense game, Castle Panic . The game was originally published in 2009 and has come out with multiple expansions along the way. The game was designed by Jason De Witt. The artwork and graphic design for this deluxe edition are being provided by Tad Lambert, Matt Paquette, Anthony Cournoyer, and Justin Chan. The game plays 1-6 players, ages 10 and up, and plays in about an hour.

Castle Panic is a cooperative tower defense game in which all of...

Board&Dice tees up Tabannusi: Builders of Ur

This fall, publisher Board&Dice will release Tabannusi: Builders of Ur , designed by David Spada and Daniele Tascini. This game is set in ancient Mesopotamia, where one to four players take on the roles of builders constructing the city of Ur. The game board is divided into five districts, each populated with dice of the color associated with the district.

On a player's turn, they will activate one of these districts, taking a die from the chosen district. The player will receive a resource based on the color of the die selected. The value of the...

A Whole Universe of Funkoverse

Funko Games, makers of the Funkoverse Games, has announced a whole raft of games:

Funkoverse: Marvel 100 4-Pack: This is a standalone game that can be used in conjunction with the Funkoverse Strategy Game. It includes the characters Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, and Black Panther. For further information, be sure and check the website here ;

Funkoverse: Marvel 101 Expansion: Unlike Funkoverse: Marvel 100, this is an expansion which must be combined with any Funkoverse 2-pack or 4-pack. This expansion contains The Great Titan, Thanos, and introduces the...


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