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America's Favorite Dysfunctional Family is Coming Soon to a Card Game Near You

Fans of The Umbrella Academy comic series, written by Gerard Way and illustrated by Gabriel Ba, must be rejoicing right now. Netflix began broadcasting season 2 of The Umbrella Academy series on July 31st. Dark Horse Comics and Studio71 have launched a Kickstarter campaign for The Umbrella Academy Card Game . The game, which has already funded, plays 1-6 players ages 12 and up, in about 20 minutes.

In The Umbrella Academy Card Game , the players are working cooperatively - a seemingly impossible task in this dysfunctional family - to vanquish the villains before they destroy...

Adventure Begins provides a my-first-D&D experience

Hasbro has announced Dungeons & Dragons: Adventure Begins , a board game to introduce players to the world of Dungeons & Dragons. This cooperative game for 2-4 players puts familiar D&D concepts into the shell of a dungeon crawler board game.

In setup each player chooses their character and goes through multiple customization options. Then players embark on a journey across the modular board to encounter one of four boss enemies: green dragon, beholder, fire giant, or kraken. On the way to the boss, as players traverse the spaces on each tile, players take turns being...

Reach for the skies in Meeple Towers from WizKids

Create a glowing, multi-level 3D structure in Meeple Towers , a strategic and abstract tower building game. The game is designed by Aaron Holland , with art by Scott Hartman , and is published by WizKids . It supports 2-4 players, aged 12+, and plays in about 45 mins.

Players are master builders who take turns playing action cards that let them add workers, supports, or new tiles to construct a tower. The builder with the most points wins, and points can be earned based on contributions to the tower, supporting structures, and...

Tribes vie to claim the Gates of Mara from WizKids

Lead the reptilian Dragonkin, the amphibious Goblins, the insectoid Antids, or the arboreal Elves in the Gates of Mara board game. Its designed by J.B. Howell (co-designer of Flotilla) with stunning art by Nastya Lehn and produced by WizKids . The game features an upgradeable worker placement mechanism with a layered, area control mechanism. Gates of Mara supports 2-4 players, aged 14+, and plays in 90 – 180 mins depending on the number of players.

Players strategically position tribe members around the Realms and Gates and enchant...

X-Men: Insurrection announced by Fantasy Flight Games

“Fifty miles north of New York City, Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters may seem like just another affluent private school for exceptional students. Few could guess that these students are mutants, and fewer still know that Xavier’s School is the headquarters of the X-Men—a team of heroic mutants fighting to protect humanity from superhuman threats!”

X-Men: Mutant Insurrection is a fast-paced, cooperative, dice-driven game for 1-6 players where players send the famous mutants around the globe performing missions. The game is designed by Richard Launius (known for Arkham...

New expansion coming for Civilization: A New Dawn

Fantasy Flight Games (FFG) has announced Terra Incognita , an upcoming expansion for Sid Meier's Civilization: A New Dawn .

Terra Incognita adds an exploration element to the game, where only part of the modular board is constructed at the beginning of the game. Players can devote movement to exploration to build out the rest of the board during the game. The expansion also increases the maximum player count from four to five, and adds ten new factions you can play. In addition to changing things outside your territory, the expansion also changes how your...

Expansion for Legendary: James Bond Announced

Time to grab your classiest tuxedo out of mothballs and start practicing those witty one liners! Upper Deck has announced the first expansion to Legendary: James Bond - a cooperative deck-building game set in the James Bond film universe that utilizes Upper Deck's successful Legendary card system.

Legendary: James Bond Expansion adds cards that will allow players to relive the plot from classic Bond films On Her Majesty's Secret Service and License to Kill . Similar to the base game, players must face off against various missions...

Reach Out to a Higher Plane in Arcana Rising

Grey Fox Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its latest title, Arcana Rising . The game was designed by Tim Armstrong, possibly best known for the game 2018's Orbis , with artwork provided by Yaroslav Radeckyi. Arcana Rising plays 2-6 players, ages 14 and up, and takes between 20-60 minutes depending on player count.

Arcana Rising is billed as "a drafting and engine building game of moons and magic." In the game, the players are magic students trying to both acquire artifacts and different spells in order to score the most points at...

The Court of Miracles is a rogues' gallery in Paris

Lucky Duck Games is publishing The Court of Miracles , a game where two to five players compete for control of the seedy side of 16th century Paris through worker placement and area majority.

Each player heads a guild of various rogues and will race to be the first to place their sixth Renown token. Players deploy rogues facedown into various neighborhoods, each with three spots. When you place a rogue on a spot, you will trigger the benefit of the spot and have the option of triggering the action of the specific neighborhood. As soon...

Next Keyforge set heads under the sea

Fantasy Flight Games has announced Dark Tidings , the fifth set for its unique-deck card-dueling game Keyforge: Call of the Archons .

Keyforge: Dark Tidings introduces a new house, a new mechanic, and a new type of deck it's possible to open. The new House is House Unfathomable, which replaces House Dis in the set. The Unfathomable are ocean-dwelling creatures focused on exhausting enemy creatures. The new mechanic is high and low tide. Every deck in the Dark Tidings set has a tide card designating high tide for one side and low...

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