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Game Brewer’s 2021 Lineup

Game Brewer has recently announced its publishing plans for 2021. The games anticipated to come out this year include:

Stroganov - a medium to heavy-weight euro game from designer Andreas Steding. This game will be coming to Kickstarter on February 15, 2021. In Stroganov , 1-4 players will be exploring Siberia in order to gain both wealth and fame. The game is expected to be out in October 2021.

Hippocrates - another euro game, this one from designer Alain Orban, one of the co-designers of Black Angel...

20 Years of Warlord

One of the mainstays of the collectible card game era, Warlord: Saga of the Storm , is making a return according to Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG) - just in time to celebrate its 20th anniversary. Warlord , which was originally billed as “the game you already know how to play,” designed by Oliver Schaaf and Dave Williams, made its debut in 2001. To celebrate the game’s anniversary this year, AEG, although not bringing the game back, is releasing a 20th Anniversary Celebration pack featuring all new cards for the game.

For those who do...

New Release from Ravensburger

Ravensburger has announced its latest US release, Disney Hocus Pocus: The Game , based on the movie Hocus Pocus. Disney Hocus Pocus: The Game is designed by Prospero Hall with artwork provided by Ann Marcellino. The game plays 2-6 players, ages 8 and up, in about 30 minutes.

In Disney Hocus Pocus: The Game , the players cooperatively try to outwit the Sanderson sisters in an attempt to keep the children of Salem safe from the sisters draining their lives. The players outsmart the sisters by matching ingredient types or colors in each cauldron, thus...

Join the CoraQuest!

Dan Hughes, a contributor to the Dice Tower, along with his 8-year-old daughter, Cora, have launched a Kickstarter for their homegrown game, CoraQuest . During the lockdown, Cora was bored doing her math homework, so she and her dad decided to tackle something more fun and began creating CoraQuest , a family-style cooperative dungeon crawl. The artwork for the game is based on pictures submitted by children around the world! The game plays 1-4 players, ages 6 and up, in 45-60 minutes.

Besides the artwork provided by children, CoraQuest is unique in other regards as...

Ticket to Ride Europe Celebrates 15 Years!

Believe it or not, Ticket to Ride Europe is turning 15 years old. To celebrate this anniversary, Days of Wonder is issuing a deluxe, oversized edition of the Alan Moon classic. Ticket to Ride Europe was the first standalone game in the Ticket to Ride series, following the original game.

Just as with the original game, Ticket to Ride Europe plays 2-5 players, ages 8 and up, in about an hour. Ticket to Ride Europe introduced both tunnels and ferries to the game. With this new anniversary edition, the players will get...

Are You Ready to RELOAD?

Kolossal Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its new game, RELOAD , which is billed as “the ultimate battle royale experience.” The game is designed by François Rouzé, perhaps best known for his game Room 25 , and Jean-Marc Tribet. The artwork for the game is provided by Jacqui Davis. RELOAD plays 2-4 players, ages 14 and up, in about an hour.

In RELOAD , players choose their character, all of which have different unique abilities. Which are the most helpful to you as you try to make your way to the top? Fame...

Carcassonne returns to prehistoric times

Zman Games has announced a new edition of Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers ! This update to the 2002 release contains new art and extra menhir tiles with unique effects, while maintaining the same gameplay.

Set in prehistoric times, the tiles in Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers consist of forests, rivers, grasslands, and lakes. Two to five players will place the different tile features, each type scoring in specific ways. Rivers score when both sides end in a lake. They score based on the number of tiles in the river and the number of fish depicted. Forests also...

Portal Games Has Plans

Portal Games recently hosted a virtual Portal Con and during the con revealed their plans for upcoming games in 2021. One of the biggest announcements concerned their partnership with Gale Force Nine (GF9), Legendary Entertainment, Herbert Properties LLC, and Genuine Entertainment to produce an officially licensed board games set within the iconic Dune universe, created by science fiction author Frank Herbert. Portal is planning a trilogy set in the Dune universe, using the cooperative game system used in Portal’s award-winning Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game. The first of the games, Dune: House Secrets , is scheduled...

The Rose Gauntlet Has Been Thrown!

Isaac Vega, one of the designers behind such games as Dead of Winter , Forgotten Waters , and City of Remnants among others, has launched his own game company in partnership with his best friend, Lindsey Rode. The name of the company is Rose Gauntlet Entertainment and it will focus on both board and video games.

Rose Gauntlet Entertainment already has several games in development. According to the company’s website, they “hope to create a company that will build incredible worlds, tell lasting stories, welcome diverse communities, and give back to the next generation of...

Coming Soon from Horrible Games

Horrible Games, in conjunction with its partner company Santa Ragione, has announced the first videogame in their partnership, Saturnalia . Saturnalia is a survival horror adventure game that is due to be released later in 2021.

In Saturnalia , an individual player takes on the roles of 4 characters which experience “a deeply connected storyline that ties back to the haunting traditions of this ancient village.” The village that the player is exploring is a huge labyrinthine maze, but the players have little guidance in exploring it. If your characters die, the village reconfigures into...

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