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Coming Soon - Munchkin Smash Up

Steve Jackson Games announced this past weekend that they have "smashed up" with Alderac Entertainment Group. Joining the Munchkin family is Munchkin Smash Up, a game developed by AEG that will combine elements from Munchkin and AEG's Smash Up. Andrew Hackard, SJG's Munchkin Brand Manager stated "I love Smash Up! It's a cool new take on deck building and gives it a play style different from just "getting the most victory cards" or "knocking your opponent down to zero." I don't get to play it nearly as often as I'd like, unfortunately, but I'm looking...

Coming Soon - Firefly Board Game: Blue Sun Expansion

Gale Force Nine announced the Blue Sun expansion for the Firefly Board Game, released in 2013. Players utilizing the Blue Sun Expansion will be able to incorporate the Breakin’ Atmo (see "'Firefly Breakin' Atmo'") game booster as well as the Pirates & Bounty Hunters Expansion. The Blue Sun Expansion, which comes in an attractive 10" x 10" x 2" game box, and will include a new 10" x 20" board expanding the realms for space for exploration (including Rim Space, the Blue Sun System, and the Burnham System), plus two new ships, two new leaders...

New Love Letter Make-overs

Cryptozoic Entertainment announced that Seiji Kanai's 2012 Love Letter, will get some more make-overs in the very near future. Cryptozoic and AEG have partnered up to bring Adventure Time, DC Comics and The Hobbit to the Love Letter world. Love Letter is an easy to play, quick to learn 16 card game where players try to be the last person standing so they may deliver their love letter to the Princess. These new editions will contain some new effects designed in conjunction with Kanai. "AEG is thrilled to bring Love Letter to the public in...

Coming Soon - Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Wave 5

Fantasy Flight Games announced the fifth wave of starship expansions for Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures. In Wave 5, two large ships warp into the battlefield, the VT-49 Decimator and YT-2400. The Rebellion's YT is a fast and resilient light freighter, the YT-2400 features no fewer than thirteen weapon emplacement points, making it an attractive vessel for smugglers, mercenaries, and other individuals looking for a heavily armed “transport.” Although a stock YT-2400 light freighter has plenty of space for cargo, much of that space is often annexed to support modified weapon systems and oversized engines. ...

2014 Origins Winners

The Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design is proud to announce the winners for the 40th Annual Origins Awards. The Origins Awards are presented annually by the Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design to recognize outstanding achievement in design and production of games and game-related products. The winners were voted on by the Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design. The Fan Favorite Awards were voted on by attendees at the Origins Game Fair in Columbus, OH on June 11-15th. The winners were announced and the coveted Calliope statues were presented at the Origins Awards...

New from Litko - Space Wing Accessories!

Space Wing: Activate Cloak-Cloaked Tokens (10)

Activate cloak on one side, cloaked on the other. Perfect for indicating the staus of a starships cloaking action. Set of 10 double sided tokens.

Space Wing: Auxiliary Power Tokens (10)

Auxiliary Power tokens for use with your starship battle games. Set of 10 tokens.

Space Wing: Battle Stations Tokens (10)

Battle Stations tokens for use with your starship battle games. Set of 10 tokens.

Space Wing: Critical...

Coming Soon - Ogre, Pocket Edition

Ogre Pocket Edition is coming July 2. The giant tank rumbles toward its target . . . its guns are destroyed, its movement crippled, but only a few defenders are left. Will they stop the robot juggernaut, or will it crush the Command Post beneath its gigantic treads? Ogre was Steve Jackson’s first game. Originally published in 1977, it became a hit as the first “Microgame,” and is now considered a classic. Over 25 years after its release, it earned a spot in James Lowder’s popular book Hobby Games: The 100 Best. Now Pocket Ogre...

Warhammer: Diskwars Expansions Preview

Fantasy Flight Games posted a preview of their upcoming expansions for Warhammer: Diskwars. Hammer and Hold and Legions of Darkness are expected to be released later this week. In this preview , FFG takes us into the "units and command cards these two expansions will offer the Empire, Orcs, Chaos, and High Elves." Warhammer: Diskwars is an epic game of heroes, armies, and brutal warfare for 2 - 4 players. At the game's heart art its disks, which represent heroes and units from the Old World. These maneuver across the battlefield by flipping...

Interview with Tom Felber, Spiel des Jahres

An interview with Tom Felber, jury chairmen of the Spiel des Jahres was posted over on the Toy and Game Innovation Conference website . The Spiel des Jahres was created in 1978 to promote quality games. Nomination and award criteria are based on game idea (originality, playability, play value), rules design (structure, clarity, understandability), game materials (features, workmanship), and layout and presentation (box, game board, rules). Here's just a small excerpt: WHEN YOU GO BACK TO 2001 AND CARCASSONE BEING SELECTED AS SDJ WINNER, UP TO 2013 AND HANABI, HOW HAVE THE SDJ NOMINEES CHANGED?

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Coming Soon - Tragedy Looper

Z-Man Games announced a Japanese, mystery, deduction, co-operative game, Tragedy Looper. Designed by BakaFire and originally released in Japan, Tragedy Looper is debuting later this year, at Gen Con 2014. Tragedy Looper is a scenario-based deduction game for four players: one scriptwriter and three detectives. The game consists of four location boards and a number of character cards. Each scenario features a number of characters, hidden roles for these characters (serial killer, misinformant, murderer), and some pre-set tragedies (murder, suicide). Each "day" (turn), players and the scriptwriter play three face-down cards onto the characters, then reveal...

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