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Osaka Game Market 2014

Jools Thomas post Picture of Osaka GamesMarket from user Jools Thomas posted at BGG.

ed an article on the Osaka Game Market 2014 at the end of May. In the article, Thomas recaps the trip and highlights. One of which, Akindo, a medieval negotiating game published by Product Arts was a huge hit. In addition Thomas states " Akindo is a beautifully produced game with minimalist graphic design and luscious real metal coins. Players make blind bids on cards available for auction each turn. Acquiring these cards allows you to win at game...

Warhammer: Diskwars Legions of Darkness Preview

Legions of Darkness, an expansion to Fantasy Flight's 2013 Warhammer: Diskwars and expected to release soon. Fantasy Flight Games published another preview for the expansion, this time looking closer at the Dark Elves and Skaven. The Skaven disks in Legions of Darkness emphasize the ratmen's warpstone-fueled ranged attacks, rather than their horde tactics, and these first Skaven units are best used to give your Destruction armies a more powerful reach. The Dark Elves are deceitful, merciless raiders, and players will do best with Dark Elf regiments that utilize the sort of aggressive tactics that...

Mice & Mystics: Downwood Tales - Jakobe Preview

Later this year, Plaid Hat Games will be releasing a new expansion for Mice and Mystics, Downwood Tales. They have release a preview of one of the new characters, Jakobe, a quick-footed ranged attacker with very flavourful starting equipment: a returning boomerang, capable of hitting a target after missing on the first attack roll; and a leaf vest, which camouflages its wearer when on leafy trees and branches, thus increasing its armour bonus against ranged attackers. Mice and Mystics: Downwood Tales is a box chock full of adventure and whimsy. New storybook, a pile...

Coming Soon from Steve Jackson Games

Steve Jackson Games announced the following titles expecting to hit stores this October 2014: Car Wars Classic Car Wars Classic is a return to the original version of the game, designed back in 1981 by Chad Irby and Steve Jackson. Steve Jackson recently announced a line editor for the new version of the game (see “The Return of 'Car Wars'”), so the re-release of the original is probably a precursor. Players travel the highways of the future, where the right of way goes to the biggest guns. Drivers choose their vehicles, customizing them...

Athlas - Duel for Divinity on Kickstarter

Take the role of an Athilian, create your own units using endless strategies, overcome your rival and return to Athlas as a god. In Athlas - Duel for Divinity, each player takes the role of a young Athilian, a godlike being, outcast to the seven outer worlds to explore and uncover the secrets of creation laid by his ancestors. While traveling the outer worlds, Athilians practice their abilities to manipulate time and space until they become powerful enough to be challenged by the Athilian council to open the portal back to Athlas, thus passing the final test...

Chicago Express - On Kickstarter

Chicago Express, a game designed by Harry Wu, is not a stranger to the board gaming community. It's a fun route - building and share-trading game from Queen Games. Well Queen has began a Kickstarter campaign to fund a new release of the base game along with the 1st expansion *and* a new module.

" Chicago Express is a family friendly train game for 2-6 players in which players take on the role of investors of late 19th century America. The Goal: Make as much profit as possible in the thriving railroad sector....

Krynea Battlegrounds on Kickstarter

Krynea Battlegrounds is a new tactical card game for 1-4 players that is up on Kickstarter from Smiling Goblin. It pits 2 people against each other where cards are plaid onto a battlefield between them. " Krynea Battlefield is a 1-4 players tactics card game set in Krynea , a world of fantasy and magic, tough and realistic where constant clashes between armies, cities and alliances are solved on the battlefield ." To learn more about the project as well as fund it you can click...

Alcatraz Mystery Rummy on Kickstarter

Gryphon and Eagle Games have posted a new Kickstarter campaign to raise $10k to fund a new Mystery Rummy game by Mike Fitzgerald and Andrew Korson. The Mystery Rummy series has been around for some time with such titles featuring Jack the Ripper and Jeckyll & Hyde. "Alcatraz Island is home to one of the most formidable federal prisons ever conceived. Though many men have tried, no one has ever successfully escaped from “the rock”. In this Mystery Rummy card game based on real prisoners and actual events, it is your job to foil escape attempts by gathering...

Mayfair Games + GTM = Free Expansions

Today, Mayfair Games announced that those very cool Limited Edition Promo Expansions will continue. If you have pre-ordered or obtained new board game in the game's release month, then you might have been on the receiving end of this nifty bonus. Now, GTM and Mayfair have teamed up to include these promo expansions in the Game Trade Magazine. Well, we are pleased to announce that we will be doing it again for the foreseeable future! In the months ahead, look to GTM to bring you promo-expansions for more than a dozen of our most popular titles. Gamer’s...

Coming Soon from IELLO

Tales & Games: The Hare and the Tortoise At the start of a race, each player secretly bets on two of four animals: turtle, rabbit, sheep, and duck. One animal is chosen at random for each player, then after receiving a hand of six cards, each player places one of his cards face-down (possibly the same animal) as an additional bet. Players then take turns laying down 1-4 cards, with all cards needing to show the same animal, then refilling the hand to five cards. As soon as seven total cards have been played or four cards...

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