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New Big Box Expansion Coming for Arkham Horror, Third Edition

Fantasy Flight has announced a big box expansion coming in the third quarter of 2020 for Arkham Horror, Third Edition . The new expansion, Under Dark Waves , moves the characters out of Arkham itself into other areas of Massachusetts, Kingsport and Innsmouth. Eight more investigators are added with this new expansion as well.

In addition to new locations to investigate and new investigators to play, this expansion also introduces 4 new scenarios for the players to play through, over 150 encounter and event cards, alongside new assets, monsters, conditions, and the terror mechanic - quite...

The Board Game Consequences of COVID-19 - 2020 Event Cancellations and Postponements

There have been multiple reports of board game convention cancellations and event reschedules thus far. Here are the ones we are aware of currently:

- Tokyo Game Market, which was supposed to take place April 25-26, 2020 has been cancelled;

- LeiriaCon in Portugal has been cancelled;

- Seoul Boardgame Festa, the biggest board game event in South Korea, which was scheduled for May 2-3, 2020, has now been cancelled;

- WizKids has decided to cancel all upcoming trade and consumer events during Q2 and Q3 2020. The...

Stonemaier Games Announces My Little Scythe Expansion and REAL April Fool's Day Products

April Fool's Day is always a time for joking fake news and other announcements, and the board game world is no exception. This year, Stonemaier Games, publisher of excellent games such as Viticulture , Scythe , and Tapestry (that's right - I went there), decided to pull a double-ninja move and announce THREE very real new offerings consisting of an expansion for My Little Scythe , some tongue-in-cheek game accessories and a digital adaptation of Charterstone - at least so it would seem on...

Frosthaven, the sequel to Gloomhaven, dominates on Kickstarter

"The only outpost in the harsh northern region of the world is on the brink of destruction. Harried by vicious and mysterious threats on all sides, Frosthaven would need great warriors and leaders to survive the coming winter..."

When Gloomhaven first went to Kickstarter in 2015, no one could have predicted how big of an impact this game would make on our little world. This legacy, card driven, fantasy puzzle game by Isaac Childres and Cephalofair Games came from a successful, but hardly earth-shattering, campaign in 2015. Little did anyone know...

Trekking the World: A Globetrotting Board Game

Underdog Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Trekking the World , which is billed as a " beautifully illustrated game celebrating the pleasures and wonders of world travel." The game is designed by Charlie Bink, who also designed Trekking the National Parks , a well-received family-style game. The artwork for the game is supplied by a host of international artists.

The new game plays from 2-5 players, ages 10 and up, in 30-60 minutes. During the game, the players will be visiting various locations on the globe, collecting souvenirs and endeavoring to be the...

Lawyer Up, a 2 player courtroom card game on KS

Lawyer Up is an asymmetric 2-player courtroom drama card game currently on Kickstarter from designers Samuel Bailey ( Forbidden Stars ), Mike Gnade ( Maximum Apocalypse ) and publisher Rock Manor Games . In Lawyer Up, one player takes on the role of the prosecution, while the other takes on the role of the defense. Players draw evidence cards, making public items that help their case, while burying incriminating evidence that could hurt. This drafted evidence is shuffled together with the...

Winter Kingdom, sequel to Kingdom Builder on KS from Queen Games

Kingdom Builder (2011), by Dominion designer Donald X. Vaccarino , was not only the 2012 Spiel des Jahres winner , but remains a favorite modern classic board game, inspiring numerous expansions. Players take turns placing settlements on their board, respecting the different terrain types. In Kingdom Builder, turn by turn players must place 3 settlements on the terrain type of their current terrain card, next to existing settlements if at all possible. Once all the settlements are placed, Kingdom Builder cards define scoring rules for the current game.

Now the...

Paris from Kramer and Kiesling on KS

Game Brewer has announced Paris , a new game currently funding on Kickstarter from the dynamic duo team of Michael Kiesling and Wolfgang Kramer . This euro game powerhouse pair has previously given us such classics as Tikal , Coal Baron , and Porta Nigra . In Paris, players are wealthy real estate investors in the early 20th century, working to transform the titular city into the Paris we know today. Players are certainly looking to make a profit, but also strive to maintain the...

Bringing an Arcade Classic to the Tabletop!

WizKids has announced the publication of a new pinball-themed game coming from designer Geoff Engelstein, who is responsible for games such as the Space Cadets line of games, Survive!: Space Attack , and Trade on the Tigris . His new game, Super-Skill Pinball: 4-Cade , plays 1-4 players, ages 12 and up, in about 30 minutes.

Super-Skill Pinball: 4-Cade is a roll-and-write game that allows the players to choose from four unique tables including Carniball, Cyberhack, Dance Fever!, and Dragon Slayer. Each of the four tables has its own unique mechanics, bonuses and challenges,...

What Awaits You in the Deep?

Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG) has launched a Kickstarter for a game due to deliver in September 2020, Lost Atlantis . The game is designed by the Moliis brothers, Tero and Jani, with artwork provided by Vincent Dutrait.

Lost Atlantis plays 2-4 players, ages 14 and up, in about 45 minutes. The game is a hybrid of game mechanisms, including tile placement, area control, and set collection. On their turns, the players will pilot their submarines across the tiles placed, attack monsters on unclaimed tiles or pyramids, and gather treasure tokens from either the seafloor...

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