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Eric Lang stepping away from CMON executive position to focus on design and activism

Effective September 1, 2020, Eric Lang will no longer be the Game Director at CMON. He is leaving his day-to-day management role to create more time for game design and activism. Lang will continue to design games to be published by CMON on a freelance basis.

Here you can read the CMON announcement .

Here you can read Lang's post about his departure .

Here you can watch Lang discuss social/political issues in gaming on a Dice Tower Daily Chat .

Designer Mike Selinker Solves Riddle in 'The Batman' Trailer - Makes National News

Board game designer and president of Lone Shark Games Mike Selinker ( Betrayal at House on the Hill , Pathfinder Adventure Card Game ) has made national news for solving a encoded riddle that appeared in the recently released teaser trailer for The Batman .

The highly-anticipated trailer for the latest film incarnation of Batman, directed by Matt Reeves and starring Robert Pattinson as the Dark Knight and Paul Dano as the Riddler, featured a note left for Batman by the Riddler containing a riddle with the answer in...

The Space Marines are Defending!

Games Workshop Ltd. has announced another game in its Warhammer 40K universe, Space Marine Adventures: Rise of the Orks . The game plays 1-5 players, ages 10 and up, in about 30 minutes.

Space Marine Adventures: Rise of the Orks is a cooperative game in which the players are the defenders, fending off hoards of attacking Orks all the while trying to keep them from a shield generator. The game features Space Marine Terminator models which “can be built easily without clippers or glue.”

If this game sounds up your alley,...

Mandala Stones from Board&Dice coming in 2021

A mandala is a geometric configuration of symbols. Publisher Board&Dice has announced Mandala Stones, an abstract pattern building game arriving next year. Two to four players will collaboratively create an artistic arrangement of colored stones, while competing to have the most victory points.

The stones come in four different colors and have one of two different patterns on them. There are also four artist pawns, two for each of the patterns on the stones. To setup, stacks of four random stones are placed in designated spaces on the main board, along with the artist pawns in their...

Reimagining Stefan Feld’s Cities

Queen Games has announced a Kickstarter campaign for two games in what they are calling “Stefan Feld City Collection,” which are games that have been previously released by Mr Feld, but are now coming out in updated editions with revised rule sets. The first game in the collection is Hamburg , which was previously known as Bruges , and the second game to be released is Amsterdam , reimplementing long-out-of-print Macao . The games in this collection, 8 in all at this point, are going to be released over the next several years....

Alexander Pfister and Capstone take to the skies in CloudAge

In a dystopian future, one to four players traverse the skies in airships, sending drones to cloud-covered terrain to collect resources. This is the setting for CloudAge , the upcoming game from designers Alexander Pfister and Arno Steinwender, published by Capstone Games. The art is by Christian Opperer.

The mechanical implementation of the cloud-covered theme consists of three sleeves each containing eight cards that represent locations to visit. The sleeves partially conceal the top card, creating some uncertainty in what players will find. Resources gathered by the players can be used to upgrade their airships. Players...

The Transforming Token Holder for Board Games

Cloud Puncher Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for what it is billing as "The Transforming Token Holder for Board Games," called Token Sesame. The company states that it is time to stop with all the chaos that is caused by board game components taking up too much space on the board, tokens falling off the board, or components being too far away from one or more of the players at the table.

Token Sesame can be arranged in a variety of ways, depending on the situation in which the players find themselves. Not enough room on...

Sniper Elite Comes to Cardboard

Rebellion Unplugged has announced a Kickstarter campaign for the board game version of the hit game video series, Sniper Elite . This game is designed by Roger Tankersley and David Thompson, with David Turczi designing the solo mode. The game plays 1-4 players, ages 16 and up, in 40-70 minutes.

Set during World War II, Sniper Elite: The Board Game is a one vs many game in which one player (the sniper) must outwit the other players using his or her stealth and, if necessary, use violence against the players who are playing the guards...

Baron Voodoo Coming From Lucky Duck Games

Do you have friends on the other side??? Lucky Duck Games, publisher of Chronicles of Crime and Vikings Gone Wild , has announced that they will be releasing worldwide Baron Voodoo , a abstract family style game, in October 2020. The game was was originally released in French by board game publisher Yoka by Tsume.

In Baron Voodoo , players take on the role of a Loa, a voodoo god, who is competing for a chance to become the new god of death by capturing the most souls...

Stonemaier Games announces first expansion to Tapestry, Plans and Ploys

Jamey Stegmaier and Stonemaier Games have announced the first expansion to their 2019 release Tapestry . Tapestry: Plans and Ploys will add anticipated new civilizations to the game, as well as new landmarks, tapestry cards, space tiles, and a bag for pulling territory tiles.

In the core game, players could acquire the beautifully sculpted landmarks only through progress on the achievement tracks or through tech cards. Now, landmark cards have been added to the game, giving a third path to add brand new landmarks (including a game store). Players...

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