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Coming Soon - Chimera

Zman Games will be releasing Chimera, a new card game, third quarter 2014 with a pre-release at Gen Con. Chimera is a three-player card game of two against one similar to climbing- and shedding-based card games like Tichu, The Great Dalmuti, Big Two and Beat the Landlord. Each hand, one player is designated Chimera and the other two players team up as Chimera Hunters to defeat the Chimera. Players compete for points in several hands of play by playing sequential pairs, trips, straights and other card combinations, and whoever has scored the most points once...

Twilight Struggle Digital on Kickstarter

Twilight Struggle is a very popular war game that was published in 2005 from GMT Games. It combines several game mechanics such as dice rolling, card management, and area control and is now on Kickstarter to help fund the development of a digital version. The goal is to develop on the iOS, Android, PC, and Linux platforms. To date its more than trippled its 50k funding goal with many stretch goals unlocked (see below): To learn more, as well as fund the project, you can visit the Kickstarter page here .

Zombie Invasions Now Available

Frugal Rock Games announced that Zombie Invasions, a print and play game, is now available. Zombie Invasions is designed by Tavis Dunn. Zombie Invasions is a Zombie Apocalypse Survival Horror Combat System and allows for 2 - 5 players to take on the role of Zombies and Survivors in a strategic turn based fight for survival. Survivors must employ their wits and a selection of weapons in order to defeat wave after wave of shambling nightmares. Meanwhile the Zombie Master who takes control of the horde must use superior numbers and devastating attacks to bring...

Spring Parents' Choice Awards 2014

Parents' Choice Foundation , established in 1978 as a 501c3, is the nation’s oldest nonprofit guide to quality children’s media and toys. Best known for the Parents’ Choice Awards® program, the Parents’ Choice Award Seals are the Foundation’s internationally recognized and respected icons of quality. The Parents’ Choice core team is a small group of talented and fun-loving alphabetically sorted professionals: Kristen Faber, Claire S. Green, Jackie Yau, and Keri Zeiler. The Parents’ Choice Award judges are experts in areas of industry and interest, from dinosaurs to digital media and from mathematics to making mayhem. The...

Coming Soon - Conan: The Legend

A miniature game based on the Conan license will be hitting Kickstater soon. Designed by Frédéric Henry and published by Monolith, Conan: The Legend is expected to have its Kickstarter campaign launched very soon and worldwide release Gen Con 2015. From the publisher: Conan: The Legend is a Kickstarter project. This is a boardgame, designed by Fred Henry, with a lot of miniatures and based on the Conan universe by Robert E. Howard. Conan: The Legend is a scenario-based semi-cooperative asymmetric miniatures boardgame. One player is the Opponent, playing the Opposition forces, and the...

Catalyst Game Labs - Leviathans Update

Catalyst Game Labs continues to slowly progress with Leviathans, they have updated information on the current status. They are experiencing issues with the production company that was involved with the first print run of Leviathans. This production company is the owner of the molds and CAD/render work and they are not releasing these, making new ones necessary. From the publisher: Leviathans is a steampunk game that simulates combat between warships that have taken to the air in an alternate history 1910. The king leviathans, battleships, are the largest vessels. Maneuvering in support are light...

Coming Soon - Summoner Wars Alliances Master Set

Plaid Hat Games released a quick video of the box art for their upcoming release, Summoner Wars Alliances Master Set. Designed by Colby Dauch, the expected release is October 2014. http://youtu.be/iWrpcViHO_c Summoner Wars is a fast-playing, action-packed 2-4 player card game. Players take on the role of Summoners: powerful beings who harness the power of mysterious Summoning Stones to lead their race to conquest on the war-torn planet of Itharia. These Summoners wield terrible magic on the battlefield, freezing their foes in place, draining their enemies of power, and even bringing rains of...

Coming Soon - Golem Arcana

Harebrained Schemes will be releasing Golem Arcana at Gen Con 2014. Golem Arcna is an action point allowance and movement game on a modular board. The game's stylus reads an invisible code on the bases of the miniatures and you can either roll an electronic die or a physical and quickly input the results. Designed by Seth Johnson, Michael Mulvihill, and Jordan Weisman the game is for 2 to 8 players with a playtime of 45 minutes. From the publisher: Golem Arcana is an expandable board game of the battles between armies of magical...

Coming Soon from Avalanche Press

Panzer Grenadier: The Fourth Age The time has come: Panzer Grenadier is entering its Fourth Age. A new rulebook with full-color charts, four new boxed games and two reprints of old favorites. With the rules done, we’ll start shipping those six new games to members of the Gold Club in the next week or so. Gold Club members not only get theirs first, they get a 20 percent discount on Saipan 1944, Kursk: Burning Tigers, Korean War: Pusan Perimeter and 1940: The Fall of France. They get a 30 (thirty!) percent discount on An Army at...

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...

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