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Competitive Deckscape and a new Decktective now available

dV Giochi has announced the release of two new escape room titles. Deckscape Crew vs Crew: The Pirates' Island is a competitive escape room game for 2-6 players. Players split into two teams and race to solve puzzles to uncover Blackbeard's treasure. The experience also features duels in competitive mini-games. Deckscape Crew vs Crew: The Pirates' Island is designed by Martino Chiacchiera and Silvano Sorrentino, with art by Alberto Bontempi.

Also announced was Decktective: Nightmare in the Mirror , which is the third entry in the Decktective series. The Decktective series consists of a...

Scenarios Coming to Catan

The truest of Catan fans must be rejoicing these days as it has been announced that Catan: Treasures, Dragons and Adventurers is coming soon. This expansion for Catan , previously only available in digital format, requires the base game of Catan as well as both the Catan: Seafarers and Catan: Cities and Knights expansions in order to play. The base game and its expansions are designed by Klaus Teuber with artwork provided for this expansion by Michael Menzel. The expansion plays 3-4 people, ages 8 and up, in about 90 minutes....

Move Like Greece Lightning

WizKids has announced a new racing game coming soon, Greece Lightning . The game is designed by Kathleen Mercury and Mark Sellmeyer with artwork provided by Anthony Cournoyer. The game plays 2-4 players, ages 12 and up, in about 45 minutes.

In Greece Lightning , the players are captains racing their triremes around a circular track while they try to avoid whirlpools, shifting currents, and fickle gods - not to mention the Hydra. Players roll two dice in order to move their ships - or they can press their luck and roll a third. The player...

Board Game Atlas Adding Critic Scores

On May 15th, 2021, Board Game Atlas will be expanding its website to include a new aggregated “critic” score that will be added to the review system currently in use. Right now, the review system includes “user” scores only. The addition of critic scores from hand-selected critics will contribute to a separate score so the website users can see not only the community reaction but an overall critical consensus for a game as well. Games will be rated on the same 100 point scale that is currently used.

Board Game Atlas is well-known for its emphasis...

The X-Men get the Marvel United treatment from CMON

CMON has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Marvel United: X-Men , a sequel to last year’s hit, Marvel United . This sequel is designed by two of the original game’s designers, Andrea Chiarvesio and Eric M. Lang, as well as Franceso Rugerfred Sedda. The artist for both games remains the same, Édouard Guiton. Marvel United: X-Men plays 1-5 players, upping the player count of the original game, ages 14 and up, in about 45 minutes.

Besides bringing the X-Men into the Marvel United boardgame, Marvel United: X-Men also introduces new modes to the...

Reventure Video Game Gets a Sequel - Board Game Style!

Indie studio Pixelatto has announced that Reventure: Orbtale will be coming to Kickstarter on April 29th, 2021. The board game will be a sequel to the indie video game, Reventure , which is the first time an analog game follows up a digital one. No designer or artists have been announced for the game, but it is known that the game will play 2-6 players, ages 8 and up, in 20-40 minutes.

In Orbtale , the players are heroes on a quest to gain 4 magical orbs which are able to grant any wish....

Take Your Place at the Frontier of Style!

Atlas Games has announced a new game coming soon, Yukon Salon . The game is designed by David Fooden with artwork provided by Robert Tritthardt and Felony Jones. Yukon Salon plays 2-4 players, ages 10 and up, in 10-15 minutes.

Yukon Salon is billed as “a quick, humorous, and family-friendly card game in a tin.” Can you be the best stylist in the Yukon? Match the styles that you have in your repertoire to the clients in your salon, be they lumberjack or bear.

If this game sounds like one your family...

Ares Partners with Ergo Ludo Editions

Ergo Ludo Editions, an Italian publisher, has entered into an agreement with Ares Games to allow the latter to publish and distribute its games. The first of these games has already been announced: Ensemble , a cooperative party game, which is coming in Q4 2021.

Ensemble is designed by Luigi Ferrini and and Daniele Ursini. Daniela Giubellini is providing the artwork for the game, which plays 2-10 in about 15-30 minutes. The game is a limited communication one with players voting to see how many matched the challenge card that was previously revealed....

A Loki Sighting

Per an article in The Nerdist e-zine, Marvel Villainous is finally adding the character of Loki to the game. Ravensburger made the announcement on April Fools’ Day, but it was no joke. In addition to the most-requested villain Loki, Marvel Villainous: Mischief and Malice adds Madame Masque and M.O.D.O.K. to the game.

Marvel Villianous: Mischief and Malice is designed by the team at Prospero Hall, but unlike the base game that plays up to 4 players, Mischief and Malice is designed for only 2-3 players. The game is being billed...

What Kind of Magic Is This? The Empyreal Kind!

Level 99 Games has launched a Kickstarter with a reprint of its hit game, Empyreal Spells and Steam , as well as 2 mini-expansions, Far Corners and As Above, So Below , which introduces solo play to the game. The game is designed by Trey Chambers with artwork supplied by Laura La Vito and Eunice Abigael Tiu. As Above, So Below adds Fábio Fontes and Shaz Yong as artists. The base game plays 2-6 players, but with the As Above, So Below expansion changes the player count to 1-8 players. The play time is...

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