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Contra the Board Game coming from Blacklist Games

Blacklist Games is bringing video game nostalgia to your tabletop with the upcoming cooperative Contra the Board Game . One to four players will take on the role of commandos trying to take down the Red Falcon Army. Designed by Adam and Brady Sadler, the game utilizes the Modular Deck System (MDS) their other designs ( Street Masters , Brook City , and Altar Quest ) have become known for. This system assigns a unique deck to each player character, stage, and enemy type. This allows the variables to be modulating, increasing replayability, all...

The End of Pandemic: Legacy

Z-Man Games has announced the final volume of the Pandemic Legacy trilogy, Pandemic Legacy: Season 0 . Matt Leacock and Rob Daviau, the designers behind the first two Pandemic Legacy games, have returned to design this last game in the series. The artwork for the game is supplied by multiple artists including Dan Gerlach, Monica Helland, Atha Kanaani, and Samuel Shimota. The game plays 2-4 players, ages 14 and up, in 45-60 minutes.

Set in 1962, the events of Pandemic Legacy: Season 0 take place well before those of the previous 2 Pandemic Legacy games. However,...

Celebrating Catan's 25th Anniversary

If you live near Konstanz, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, you might want to check out the latest attraction of Mainau. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the modern classic game, Catan , the island of Mainau built a 10,000 square meter (in the United States, that would be around 108,000 square feet) Catan field in cooperation with KOSMOS Verlag from Stuttgart, where the game originated in 1995. Klaus Teuber, the designer of Catan , and his son, Benjamin, were both there to help celebrate the opening of the field.

The Catan field is open to visitors and daily games...

Gamegenic Joins Forces with CMON

Gamegenic, the studio behind a line of gaming accessories launched by Asmodee in 2019, has announced that it is now in a creative partnership with CMON Limited.

Both companies have agreed that they will collaborate along several of CMON's game lines and in varied projects. The partnership will officially begin when CMON launches the Kickstarter campaign on August 4th for its game, Massive Darkness 2.

"Massive Darkness 2 is the perfect inauguration title for this partnership, and we think the Gamegenic products are going to add a ton to the gameplay experience.” - Geoff Skinner,...

The Tea Dragon Society Card Game expands with Autumn Harvest

Renegade Game Studios and Oni Games have announced a standalone, compatible follow-up to The Tea Dragon Society Card Game , titled Autumn Harvest: a Tea Dragon Society Card Game. Like the original, Autumn Harvest is a light deckbuilding game where each player's deck represents their Tea Dragon. Players cycle through their decks, progressing through the seasons and purchasing cards from the market, eventually working their way up to victory point scoring cards. All of this is thematically set in the world of the charming graphic novel The Tea Dragon Society by Kate O'Neill . The content...

Unmatched: Buffy the Vampire Slayer coming this October

Restoration Games and Mondo Games have announced the next set in their popular Unmatched line, and it's Unmatched: Buffy the Vampire Slayer ! Like many sets in the series, this entry is designed by Rob Daviau and Justin D. Jacobson. This is a return to the Buffy IP for Rob Daviau, who also was a designer on the 2000 Hasbro release Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Game .

Unmatched has become renowned for its superb art and graphic design. If the box cover is any indication, the Buffy set will continue that trend, with...

CMON brings comic book hero Usagi Yojimbo to Arcadia Quest

If you have ever wanted to take anthropomorphic animals themed to the Edo period of Japanese history, CMON has an upcoming hero pack for you. In Arcadia Quest , two to four players each lead a guild of three unique heroes into battle against monsters and the other players. The Usagi Yojimbo hero pack includes three chibi miniatures with accompanying character cards. Specifically, you get Miyamoto Usagi , a rabbit on a warrior's pilgramage, along with his companions: Murakami Gennosuke , a rhino bounty hunter, and Kitsune , a fox thief. These are characters...

Capstone Games announces Renature: a domino game from Kramer & Kiesling

The dynamic design duo of Michael Kiesling and Wolfgang Kramer has created Renature , which is being published by Capstone Games, in collaboration with Deep Print Games. In Renature, two to four players are helping nature reclaim a polluted valley by placing animal dominoes and multiple types of plant tokens in an effort to score the most points.

The game board is a square grid made up of brook spaces and brown dirt spaces. Dominoes depicting two animals from a pool of ten animals are placed on brook spaces, and the animals of a placed...

Marvel Legendary is heading into the Cosmos

Upper Deck has announced a deluxe expansion for their expansive Marvel deckbuilder, Legendary . In Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game - Into the Cosmos , one to six players will take on some of the most powerful villains in the Marvel universe. The expansion contains 200 cards, which can be mixed and matched with prior releases for the game.

Into the Cosmos brings back multiple mechanics and keywords from prior expansions, adds a new twist, and combines them. The Shards from Legendary: Guardians of the Galaxy returns, with new abilities...

Transformers TCG is rolling out, no more new content

Wizards of the Coast (WOTC) has announced that the Transformers Trading Card Game has had its final release . No additional content will follow Titan Masters Attack, which was released on May 29th. WOTC indicated the decision to end new content was based on sales not meeting expectations and the global COVID-19 pandemic. The Transformers Trading Card Game debuted in 2018. The two-player battling card game had players build a team of character cards, each with a bot mode and an alt mode, supported by a deck of battle cards with actions and upgrades. After...

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