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One [Elden] Ring to rule your wallet coming to Kickstarter

Publisher Steamforged Games Ltd is known for developing and publishing highly thematic board games such as Bardsung , and games based on video game I.P.s such as Devil May Cry , Monster Hunter World , and Horizon Zero Dawn . In 2017, Steamforged Games partnered with Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc to release a board game and card game verion of their popular title Dark Souls. And now the two companies have teamed up again to bring Bandai Namco 's blockbuster Elden Ring to...

Meeple Design helps you hang Isle of Cats on your gaming room wall

One of the fastest growing tangent businesses of boardgames is that of accessories. All you need to do is a search on Etsy and you’ll see there is a large amount of shops offering 3D printed bits, organizers, dice trays & bags, and many other items. A new accessory that has been making its way into the market lately is boardgame-themed art posters,clothing, and home ware goods.

One such company Meeple Design , created by Tony and Hannah Webb, have recently entered into an authorized accessory merchandise partnership with Frank West , owner of ...

It's time to take dice to Mars, in Terraforming Mars: The Dice Game

What is that old adage from Benjamin Franklin? "Nothing is certain except death and taxes..." At this point, we might as well add the hobby gaming corollary: "also certain are dice and card game versions of games with any shred of popularity."

Following the hit game, Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition , Stronghold Games and FryxGames have launched Terraforming Mars: The Dice Game on Kickstarter (designed by Jacob Fryxelius and artwork from Isaac Fryxelius ). Where Ares Expedition was a card game version of the hugely successful...

New nominnes announced for The National Toy Hall of Fame

The Strong Museum of Play in Rochester, NY has long inducted various toys, games, and random items into the National Toy Hall of Fame . Past inductees have included the stick, the cardboard box, and sand. Notable board game titles such as Risk, Chess, Scrabble, and Monopoly also grace its hallowed halls. This year, the nominees for induction include the hobby board games Settlers of Catan (now just called Catan) by Klaus Teuber and Phase 10 by Ken Johnson , right alongside Nerf , Lite-Brite...

Collect pearls from 12 Rivers from Romain Caterdjian

Designer Romain Caterdjian and publisher BGNations have announced 12 Rivers , a game about collecting riches, as they flow from the gods down the life giving rivers. Players take on the role of one of 4 competing tribes, sending warriors up the mountain to camp by the river. Warriors can collect more valuable bounties if they move toward the origin of the river, but more camp tools have to be paid as well. After five rounds, the bounties to the villagers will be scored for players based on the rarity.

Caterdjian is...

Rose Gauntlet announces their second title, WIld Gardens

Board game publisher Rose Gauntlet Entertainment was founded in early 2021 by veteran game designer Isaac Vega , of Dead of Winter fame, and Linsdey Rode from Dog Might Games . Their first title, Keystone: North America , a gorgeous nature themed card game, funded on Kickstarter that May and recently delivered to critical acclaim. The publisher has now announced their second title, previously referred to as “Project Acorn”. Wild Gardens by Vega is a card driven game about foraging for ingredients in the great outdoors, cooking...

Feel your way through Romain Caterdjian's Touch It

Wonderful World Board Games and designer Romain Caterdjian have announced Touch It , a gateway party game that challenges your sense of touch. Designer Caterdjian has a history of titles with interesting physical components, such as 2021’s Dive with its stacked clear water sheets, and the upcoming 12 Rivers . In Touch It, cards have 4 possible images printed on the front, and on the back one of those pictures is blown up and 3D embossed. Without looking, feel the back side of the card, and determine which of...

Pegasus Spiele bringing addictive tile game Dorfromantik to tabletop

Rippling rivers, rustling forests, wheat fields swaying in the wind and here and there a cute little village - that's Dorfromantik!

Dorfromantik is an immensely popular and addictive tile-laying video game released in March 2021 by Toukana Interactive. In Dorfromantik, players place hexagonal terrain tiles from a limited stack, slowly growing a quaint village landscape. Tiles can have houses, farms, trees, rivers, trains, and more. Points and more tiles are awarded for fulfilling conditions on the tiles, and for creating perfectly pretty regions. And as these things are want to go, publisher Pegasus...

Hab & Gut is back as The Rich and the Good

Ares Games is bringing Hab & Gut to the English market, further proving Vasel's Law (our fearless leader requires mention of him in every 10 news articles written, I don't make the rules). The Rich and the Good is designed by Carlo A. Rossi and has artwork from Michael Menzel .

The Rich and the Good is a stock market game, where players are stock brokers during the industrial revolution. Each player has a little bit of information about how the markets will change. Players are trying to...

The Pandemic System goes to a galaxy far, far away

Z-Man Games has announced the next game using their Pandemic System, Star Wars: The Clone Wars . You and your friends will form a team of Jedi with special abilities, travel the galaxy to battle the droid army and the Separatists. Popular Jedi such as Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Mace Windu are included, but Jedi known primarily from the animated series, like Ahsoka Tano and Luminara Undula are not left out. Each game will be scenario-based and will feature a main boss such as Count Dooku, Darth Maul, General Grievous, or Asajj Ventress....

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