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Five24Labs, publishers of Mint Series games, rebrands to Poketto

Rachael Blaske, CEO of Five24Labs , has announced that the company has changed its name and brand identity to Poketto . Five24Labs was previously known for games both mint-based and tin-enclosed, including popular titles Mint Delivery , Mint Works and Mint Cooperative . Blaske has stated that the new name, pronounced Poe-KEH-Toe, is a blending of the Japanese “poketto” [pocket] with the Spanish “pequeño” [small], meant to reinforce their small and portable, pocket-sized games. The press release reinforces this:

“The new Poketto brand maintains the company's focus on fun, portable...

New version of Tiny Epic Galaxies is Blasting Off

Gamelyn Games has announced Tiny Epic Galaxies BLAST OFF! , a streamlined reimplementation of the original Tiny Epic Galaxies . Both versions are designed by Scott Almes.

Tiny Epic Galaxies is a compact game about colonizing planets and advancing your empire. Players roll custom dice designating the actions they can take on their turn. These include gaining one of two different resources (energy and culture), moving their starships to a planet, advancing up a planet's colonization track (there are two types of planets), or leveling up your empire. The first player to reach the end...

Scifi novel "Diving into the Wreck" is coming to gaming tables

Catalyst Game Labs has announced a partnership with award-winning author Kristin Kathryn Rusch to publish board games based on her works of fiction. The first game will be Diving into the Wreck, which is Rusch's first novel in her Diving Universe series. The Diving Universe is a far future setting where diving refers to the exploration and salvage of abandoned space stations and lost ships.

Diving into the Wreck will come to gaming tables in the form of a cooperative push-your-luck dice game. Players will take on the role of characters from the...

A New Campaign for The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-Earth

Fantasy Flight Games recently announced a new campaign for its highly-regarded game, The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-Earth. The new campaign, The Haunting of Dale , is comprised of two parts: a downloadable campaign for The Haunting of Dale and the Dwellers in Darkness figure pack. The downloadable game requires both the core set from the original game and the Shadowed Paths expansion in order to play it.

In the Haunting of Dale campaign, the players will find thirteen new adventures to play, this time set in the kingdom of Dale. King...

The Legend Comes to an End

Kolassal Games has announced a Kickstarter campaign for what is billed as “the final chapter of the Western Legends Saga,” Western Legends: Blood Money . This expansion is designed by the original game’s designer, Hervé Lemaître, with artwork provided by Roland MacDonald. The game plays 2-6 players, ages 14 and up, in 60-90 minutes.

Western Legends: Blood Money introduces new game play elements of its own to the Western Legends base game. The new game modes use both features and modules that can be introduced including injury cards, a risk die, a...

Look Out for Opportunities in Arkwright: The Card Game

Game Brewer has announced a Kickstarter campaign for the card game version of the heavy economic game, Arkwright . Arkwright: The Card Game is designed by the original game’s designer, Stefan Risthaus, and the artwork is provided by Mehdi Merrouche. The game plays 2-4 players, ages 12 and up, in 60-100 minutes.

According to the Kickstarter page for Arkwright: The Card Game , the game play is more streamlined than the board game version, although the economic nature of the game remains. The players are 18th century entrepreneurs, building factories, hiring workers to man the...

In WWE Cage Battle, can you smell what WizKidz is cooking?!?!

WizKidz has announced WWE Cage Battle , a dice flicking game for two to four players. This is an IP re-implementation of 2016 release Kung Fu Zoo . Both games are designed by Charlie Price. There is a sunken square playing surface with holes in the corners. Players each form a team of four wrestlers, then flick custom dice from the ridges on the edge in an effort to knock your opponents dice into the holes in the corners. Finesse is required, because if you flick your dice out of the ring, they are unavailable for...

Save the Village? Or Devour It? Ultimate Werewolf Extreme is Coming!

Bezier Games has announced a Kickstarter campaign for the latest in its Werewolf series of games, Ultimate Werewolf Extreme . The game was designed by Aaron Newman and Ted Alspach. The brand new artwork for the game was supplied by Simon Aan and Christine Mitzuk. This party-style social deduction game plays 3-25 players, ages 8 and up, in 30-60 minutes.

There are key differences between Ultimate Werewolf Extreme and other Werewolf-style games you may have seen, the foremost being the moderator app. Bezier Games has used apps in several of its Werewolf games and...

Starling Games announces Flourish, a fast card drafting game from the designers of Everdell

Starling Games and designers James A. and Clarissa A. Wilson ( Everdell ) have announced a new card drafting game Flourish . Flourish plays 1-7 players in 20-30 minutes and is themed around creating the most beautiful and varied garden. The deck of cards in Flourish contains 5 colored suits of flowers, plus themes such as paths, yards and beehives. Players strive to gather sets of flowers and follow the scoring on the cards played.

The idea behind Flourish was to create...

Wizards of the Coast announces Dungeons and Dragons Great Dalmuti

“Sometimes you roll a 1...

… and sometimes you roll a 20 and crush it! In the Dungeons & Dragons Roleplaying Game, the dice may control your fate, but in The Great Dalmuti, it’s about how cleverly you play the cards you’re dealt. One round you’re polishing your royal crown, and the next you’re whacking rats in a filthy alley. It’s a gloat-filled, winner-take-all contest in this D&D-themed version of the classic card game.”

The Great Dalmuti (1995) by Magic the Gathering designer Richard Garfield remains one of the...

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