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Similo Adds Harry Potter

Similo , a cooperative deduction style card game, already has historical characters, fairy tale characters, animals and more. The game, designed by Hjalmar Hach, Pierluca Zizzi, and Martino Chiacchiera, has now added Harry Potter to the fold. As usual, the artwork has once again been supplied by Naïade. The game plays 2-8 players, ages 7 and up, and takes about 10-15 minutes to play.

In Similo , the players work together to figure out the secret character that one player - the clue giver - has selected. There is a 4x3 grid display...

We do talk about Bruno

Pandasaurus Games is reimplementing the 2010 release Sobek with the upcoming release of Sobek: 2 Players . The original game was a solo design by Bruno Cathala, while this new version is a co-design of Bruno Cathala and Sébastien Pauchon. The setting is ancient Egypt, and construction of a temple dedicated to Sobek is underway. Players take on the role of merchants attempting to collect the most valuable sets of goods from the market without gaining too much corruption.

In Sobek: 2 Players , goods and character tiles...

Who is the Best Kobold?

Gale Force Nine, in partnership with Paizo, has announced a new board game in the Pathfinder universe, Pathfinder: Level 20 . The game is designed by Dylan Birtolo with artwork supplied by Steven Bellshaw and Josh Derksen. The game supports 2-6 players, ages 10 and up, and plays in 20-30 minutes.

In Pathfinder: Level 20 , the players are kobolds trying to get away from fighters who are just a few experience points short of hitting level 20. The players must either trick the fighters or their fellow kobolds while hunting for the treasure that...

New Maglev Metro maps are out of this world

getting two more expansion maps, and this time they take the game to space. Maglev Metro: Moonbases & Mars will have you shuttling passengers along your train lines either on the moon or on Mars and its two moons. In addition to the new setting, each map comes with a few mechanical wrinkles to add variability to your gameplay options with the Maglev Metro system.

The Moonbases map allows you to create your own personal monbase where passengers arrive from Earth, even if your train is elsewhere. You also can connect your track to your opponents' moonbases...

Space Magic and Cosmic Destruction Forthcoming

June Dune Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its initial game, Black Hole Rainbows . The game supports 2-6 players, ages 8 and up and plays in about 40 minutes.

In Black Hole Rainbows , players are trying to save the universe by destroying it. The game play, which was designed for a wide audience, is fairly straightforward. On a player’s turn, players will roll their dice, place their light stones in attempts to complete a rainbow, use their space magic to roll the supernova die, and then mine more of the light stones....

Oneironauts is a cooperative dream for the whole family

The designer of Detective Club and Mysterium and the art studio behind Detective Club and Obscurio are bringing you a new cooperative family party game: Oneironauts . Published by Igames Studio , in Oneironauts two to six players will journey the Dream Ocean trying to collect enough sheep in a limited number of rounds. Each player is dealt a number of cards equal to the number of players. Each card is a unique full illustration. Every round, a word card is revealed. Each player will then...

Fight over the same canvas in Abstract Academy

Abstract Academy , published by Crafty Games , has two or four players competing to fulfill pattern objectives on a shared canvas. The key component of the game are canvas cards, which consist of four quadrants that are each red, yellow, or blue. Players will take turns orthagonally placing canvas cards without overlapping until a 4x4 (two player) or 5x5 (four player) grid is complete. Players cannot place cards in the row closest to an opponent (their home row) unless they have no other option. Once the canvas is complete, the players...

Detective, now with the World's Greatest Detective

Portal Games has announced a new line of games in their Detective series, this time set in Gotham City. The first entry in this new series will be Batman: Everybody Lies , featuring an original narrative anchored in comics lore.

Following in the footsteps of Detective: A Modern Crime Boardgame , Batman: Everybody Lies will be a cooperative mystery solving game that blends physical and digital components. Two to four players will choose to take on the roles of instinctive journalist Warren Spacey, tenacious reporter Vicki Vale, brutish...

Iron Forest takes ICECOOL flicking to the next level

Brain Games , the team behind ICECOOL has a new flicking game on Kickstarter: Iron Forest , for two to four players. Each round of ICECOOL was a one versus many exercise of one Hall Monitor trying to catch the other players as they raced around the classrooms and hallways of a school, collecting fish. Each player controlled a monochromatic penguin perched on a half-sphere by flicking it through doorways, around corners, and even over walls.

Iron Forest upgrades and expands this experience. It is a team...

Astro Knights takes a revamped Aeon's End system...to SPACE

On Kickstarter now from Indie Boards & Cards is Astro Knights , a cooperative deckbuilding game built on the foundation of Aeon's End . In Astro Knights, one to four players take on the role of Astro Knights, defending a planet from the cosmic threat of a boss bent on destruction. The base game comes with six different Knights, four different bosses, and four different homeworlds to protect.

One of the core conceits that sets Aeon's End apart from most other deckbuilders is that when you deplete your draw pile, you flip over your discard...

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