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Fantasy Flight Interactive to close it's doors

Companies come and companies go, but even with that reality it's sometimes surprising when they do go. That is what everyone was feeling when it was announced that Fantasy Flight Interactive, the digital game arm of Fantasy Flight Games, will be closing it's doors next month. Not much has been said as to why the decision was made, but I imagine it was just that expectations weren't met for the company to continue having them. We wish all the best to the employees who are now looking at a pink slip, and pray that they will...

CGE releases setup app for Letter Jam

“Did you notice that your Letter Jam cards have codes? Have you ever wondered what they're for? Would you like to add a bit more mystery and surprise to your game?”

Letter Jam from designer Ondra Skoupý and publisher Czech Games Edition , is one of the more innovative cooperative word games released in 2019, and has been rising steadily in popularity. In Letter Jam, up to 6 players each have a hidden word made of scrambled face down letters in front of them. One letter card at a...

University Games adopts new logo for 35th anniversary

University Games has been making educational games and puzzles since 1985, and to celebrate the company’s 35th anniversary, the publisher has adopted a new symbolic logo. Bearing bold letters U and G, representing learning and fun, these letters overlap their red and blue colors into a vibrant purple. University will be following up this rebranding with the further creation of UG Studios, a “livestreaming, high-octane content channel”. Some of University Games’ more popular titles include the unique trick taking game Bottle Imp , Reiner Knizia ’s classic auction game High Society ,...

Fury of Dracula Digital Adaptation Announced By Nomad Games

Sharpen your stakes and gather your crucifixes! Nomad Games, a UK-based company known for their digital adaptaions of Talisman and Fighting Fantasy , have announced that there next project will be a digital version of the classic 'one versus all' board game Fury of Dracula !

Originally published in 1987 by Games Workshop and featuring the same setting and characters from Bram Stoker's classic novel, Fury of Dracula has four vampire hunters working together to search for clues that will allow them to stake down Dracula's location, before...

Dice Tower Kickstarter 2020 fundraiser is Live!

Fifteen years ago, the Dice Tower posted its first podcast about the board game hobby. Over the years, it has dedicated itself to the hobby and gamers, providing game reviews, convention coverage, industry updates, and the ever popular Top 10 lists . The Dice Tower has grown since its humble beginnings to include more than two dozen other gaming podcasts in its network , Live Shows, Dice Tower Live , Dice Tower Awards , two Dice Tower conventions, plus a Dice Tower Cruise and a Dice Tower Retreat. None of...

CMON announces Marvel United coming to Kickstarter

CMON have somehow combined the three things which strike fear in a geek's wallet. Marvel comics, board games, and Kickstarter Exclusives! They tweeted the announcement on Friday, January 3rd, and provided a short video to whet our appetites.

Heroes are those who in the face of danger choose to stand up and fight for what's right. You too can be a hero and team up to save the day! @spinmastergames and CMON are proud to present Marvel United, our next Kickstarter campaign - stay tuned for more information! #gamesquad pic.twitter.com/G6xpUQoozQ...

Capstone Games invites you to tour America by train

Last year Capstone Games released Irish Gauge , which was designated as the first game in an Iron Rail series. For 2020 Capstone has announced the second game in the series, Ride the Rails .

Ride the Rails is set in the USA and features artwork from Ian O'Toole. It appears that one of the main differences with Ride the Rails compared to Irish Gauge is that shares of stock are not auctioned, but rather, shares are represented by the trains players have corresponding to a specific company. Each round a new rail company is...

Another Expansion Coming for Dungeon Mayhem

Wizards of the Coast has announced a second expansion coming for Dungeon Mayhem . This expansion, Dungeon Mayhem: Monster Madness , follows on the heels of Dungeon Mayhem: Battle for Baldur's Gate , which was released in 2019. The base game and both expansions were designed by Jordan Comar and Roscoe Wetlaufer. Unlike the base game, which played 2-4 players, the new expansion goes up to 6 players.

Dungeon Mayhem is a highly interactive card game featuring hand management and player elimination in which the players are adventurers seeking to outdo each other and collect...

Pandasaurus Games Announces New Brand

Pandasaurus Games, publisher of hits such as Dinosaur Island and The Mind , have announced a new logo and revamped branding look. The new logo is the result of feedback from retail store owners and distributors, who had consistently noted that Pandasaurus' previous logo was hard to see and didn't stand out on a shelf. Pandasaurus worked closely with a local branding firm in Austin, Texas, where Pandasaurus is headquartered, to design a new look and logo that was new and fresh, while still conveying Pandasaurus' dedication to creating inviting, fun games...

Monks meditate to spirituality in Tajuto by Reiner Knizia

Prolific game designer Reiner Knizia takes us back to Japan and the arrival of Buddhism in his latest game, Tajuto , published by Super Meeple . In Tajuto , players are monks who are seeking to gain the greatest spirituality. They do this by gaining meditation points which then can be used to take actions to build one of eight pagodas, make an offering to those pagodas or acquire a tile that may provide them additional actions, spirituality points, bonus objectives, or other abilities. There are eight pagodas, each with a different color...

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