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Camel Up - 2014 Spiel des Jahres Nominee

Z-Man Games announced on their Facebook page that 2014 Spiel des Jahres nominee, Camel Up, will get an English edition. Camel Up is a dice, racing game for up to eight players. Designed by Steffen Bogen (Tipi & Razzo Raketo) and was initially published earlier this year by Pegasus Spiele. 2014 New to the Z-Man collection – Camel Up Nominated for the prestigious Spiel des Jahres this year, we are proud to announce we will be publishing the English edition of Camel Up! In Camel Up, up to eight players bet on five...

Drakerys, The Miniatures Game on Kickstarter

A miniature board game for new and seasoned players alike, where classic fantasy meets modern rules in an elemental world! Drakerys is a fantasy world where Dwarves, Elves, Orcs and Humans reign over ancient kingdoms. Elemental magic created the world and went into slumber for centuries, leaving myths about dreadful and marvelous creatures ruling over the living. Everybody knows fairies and trolls are just stuff of legends, right? Wrong! A few weeks ago, an adventurer awoke a powerful dragon and triggered a chain of events leading to the destruction of an empire. Magic is returning in a...

Coming Soon - Wiz-War: Bestial Forces

Coming third quarter of 2014, the second expansion for 2012's Wiz-War, Bestial Forces. Wiz-War is a fantasy fighting game where players are wizards using magical spells to best each other on a modular board. The last wizard standing is the winner. This expansion introduces three new schools of magic (Mythology, Totem and Draconic) and six creatures storming the dungeon. Mythology school introduces summons for creatures and a powerful new items known as relics, while Draconic school focuses mostly on spells altering creature or wizard attacks. Finally, the Totem school allows different...

Coming Soon from Gale Force Nine

Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery & The Serpents and The Wolf Expansion Be sure to check out GF9's Gen Con events for this game because some special goodies will be available: Your Noble House vies for dominance through careful diplomacy, cunning intrigues, and gladiatorial combat. This game session is recommended for New Players. Each player who participates will receive a Legendary Champion of House Batiatus Dolor game card and the winner will receive an all new House Calavius Card making its debut at Gen Con! Firefly: The Game...

Coming Soon from Asmodee

Cash 'n Guns: 2nd Edition We have fond memories of blasting away at our friends with the foam firearms in Cash 'n Guns, but we decided it was time to make all-new memories and release a second edition of the exciting game of bullets and bravado. And we're stepping it up a notch, bringing on fan-favorite John Kovalic to bring a whole new level of hilarity and spontaneous violence to one of our favorites! CASH 'n GUNS - 2nd Edition will be available at GEN CON 2014!!! Desperados of Dice Town You've hired the...

Interview with Endless Games

Over at the Toy and Game Conference website, they posted an interesting interview with Brian Turtle from Endless Games as their very first game, Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, is examined. Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon is a party game that was published in 1997 and designed by Brian Turtle, Mike Ginelli, and Craig Fass. WHY AND HOW DID YOU GET INTO THE TOY AND GAME INDUSTRY?

While still in college in 1994, some friends (Mike Ginelli and Craig Fass) and I created the game The Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. It...

Pandemic Legacy

Chris Fraasch reports on an upcoming Legacy game from Matt Leacock (Pandemic, Forbidden Island, & Forbidden Desert) and Rob Daviau (Risk: Legacy & Heroscape): Pandemic Legacy - Matt Leacock and Rob Daviau - Whoah boy. When I saw Rob Daviau and Matt Leacock's names on the list of attendees, I thought for sure we'd be seeing Pandemic: The Cure and Seafall. To my surprise, the two brought a prototype of their collaboration, Pandemic Legacy (name sounds like it will almost certainly change), previously only discussed for a brief time on the Plaid Hat podcast....

Coming Soon - Sails of Glory Wave 2

Coming very, very soon...next week from Ares Games is the second wave of ships for 2013's Sails of Glory. Sails of Glory is a Napoleonic miniature wargame of naval combat designed by Andrea Angiolino and Andrea Mainini. The 12 new Ship Packs add to the game 36/38 guns “Hebe” class frigates, 118 guns “Ocean” class Ships-of-the-Line, 14 guns “Swan” class Ship-Sloops and 100 guns 1st rate Ships-of-the-Line. All these 12 ship packs are going to be double-sided, featuring the stats of two different ships on the ship card, base and log.

Coming Soon - The Walled City: Londonderry

From Mercury Games : Mercury Games is pleased to officially announce "The Walled City: Londonderry" by designers Daryl Andrews and Stephen Sauer. "The Walled City: Londonderry" pits rival politicians against one another to become the First Mayor of the city. Founding a medieval walled city is no easy task and you are about to find out just how difficult it can be! Two rounds with multiple turns are played with a scoring phase after each. Quick play is complimented by tough decisions, and missed opportunities can come back to haunt you....

Coming Soon - Munchkin Loot Letter

AUSTIN, Texas – Steve Jackson Games and Alderac Entertainment Group have partnered to create Munchkin Loot Letter. Loot Letter, a game that combines elements of Alderac's Love Letter and SJ Games' Munchkin series, is due out later this year. Loot Letter will include: New artwork by John Kovalic! An exclusive new Munchkin card! Game demos and support through Steve Jackson Games' Men in Black! "We are thrilled to join Love Letter with Munchkin for this crazy and fun release," said AEG Owner John Zinser. "We hope that Munchkin players will enjoy the elegant design by...

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