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Games in the Main Stream: Klaus Teuber

Games in the Main Stream: Klaus Teuber, the creator of Settlers of Catan Bringing up the hobby with a stranger can probably elicit one of two reactions: "You mean like, Monopoly ?" or "You mean like, Settlers of Catan ? " This is, of course, a vast generalization, but a good example of the two worlds of board gaming. In what appears to be an ongoing segment here at Dice Tower News, we will once again bring your attention to an excellent article profiling...

Star Realms Deckbuilding Game

New from White Wizard Games Star Realms is a spaceship combat deckbuilding game designed by Magic Pro Tour Champions and Hall of Famers Darwin Kastle and Rob Dougherty (developer and cofounder of the Ascension Deckbuilding Game). The game offers all the thrills of traditional trading card game style combat, combined with the fun of a deckbuilding game. Play powerful ships, destroy enemy bases or blast your opponent directly on your way to victory! The game fits entirely in a deckbox and supports two players! Use additional copies of the game to create multi-player...

Arcadia Quest

Cool Mini or Not (Super Dungeon Explore & Zombicide) have announced a new adventure, fantasy, miniature game by designer Eric Lang (Chaos in the Old World, Star Wars: The Card Game, Warhammer: Invasion).

Arcadia Quest is an exciting new adventure board game created by Eric Lang, Thiago Aranha, Fred Perret and Guilherme Goulart. It is a campaign-based game for 2 to 4 players, where each player controls a guild of three unique heroes, facing off against the other players and the various monsters controlled by the game. Players need to accomplish a series of quests in...

War of Kings

War of Kings is an epic level game combining the resource management of a civilization building game with the strategy and combat of an area control game. The king has died, and players represent leading warlords vying for supremacy, and ultimately the throne. War of Kings plays 2-6 players and features gorgeous artwork and miniatures. Players take turns concurrently so there's no downtime. Maneuver your troops to capture enemy fortresses or unleash the NPC maurading horde on unsuspecting victims. War of Kings is on Kickstarter now and has already passed its funding goal. The base...

COUNTERBLAST: Adventure Battle Game

Counterblast is an adventure battle game set in an alternate Earth future past where humans join forces and technologies with several alien species to protect freedom throughout the Milky Way galaxy, particularly a region of space known as the Outer Reaches.. COUNTERBLAST mixes classic pulp sci-fi adventure with fast paced action and cinematic thrills, evocative of the serials and pulp anthologies that have captivated the imaginations of previous generations. Counterblast features the high-quality work of Bombshell Miniatures.

Counterblast is on Kickstarter until March 15. You can...

Coming Soon - Exodus: Proxima Centauri and Dungeon Raiders

Coming March 21 from Passport Games Inspired by Stanisław Lem's "The Magellanic Cloud", Exodus: Proxima Centauri is the first game of a sci-fi trilogy. In a new universe, marked by a fierce struggle for power, the humanity is building a new civilization on the ashes of a dying race, the Centaurians. Exodus: Proxima Centauri is a full civilization game for experienced players, who enjoy immersing themselves in a new universe and fight for supremacy in a flavored, thematic game. Exodus is for 2 to 6 players, ages 14 and up and plays in 180 minutes. ...

War Games & War Game-Creator Volko Runke In the Main Stream

Courtesy of BGG.com

Recently the Washington Post published a fantastic article profiling game designer Volko Ruhnke. In the process of bringing a good amount of attention to a very niche, and hard-core branch of the board gaming world, the Post offers up a good insight into the man responsible for the creation of such highly regarded titles as Labyrinth , Andead Abyss , Wilderness War, and his latest release: A Distant Plain. Ruhnke, a CIA analyst, and apparently quite...

Just the Facts: "The Wil Wheaton Effect"

By now, most everyone in the board game world is familiar with Mr Wheaton and his series TableTop . Well, a very motivated forum member over on BoardGame Geek has actually laid out the effect on the sales of the games Mr. Wheaton and company have featured on their highly successful YouTube series. The findings are surprising: the effect is quite pronounced in some cases. For the whole thread, and all the info, you can follow this link right here. For...

Archipelago: War and Peace

Coming Soon from Ludically and Chrisophe Boelinger After decades of exploration, disputes arise among the colonizing European nations over the discovered lands, resources and trade routes. Old-continent quarrels become new again in the colonies. War & Peace introduces 40 new beautifully and individually illustrated evolution cards consisting of 20 character and 20 progress cards. You will be able to combine them with the base game's evolution cards or use them as a complete replacement. Your games will become even richer and more varied. The cards are more aggressive. They are interactive, original, and sometimes...

We Didn't Playtest This Pasted-On Theme at All!

Coming in March from Asmadi Games We Didn’t Playtest This Pasted On Theme At All expands the game to include wacky cards based on eight new themes. These things include, but are not limited to, Elves, Baked Goods, and Zombies. You can play Pasted On Theme as a stand-alone game or add it to your existing Playtest editions. For 2 to 10 players, ages 13 and up and retails for $15.00

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