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Ravensburger invests in Gamefound

Gamefound is better known as the competition to Kickstarter , both of which are crowdfunding platforms, but while Kickstarter funds any type of project Gamefound is a platform dedicated to board games. Ravensburger AG announced an investment and partnership with Gamefound, which was originally a spin off of publisher Awaken Realms in 2021. The platform has generated over $22 million USD in total funding for all hosted campaigns.

"Crowdfunding can be an amazing tool for creating amazing Board Games and partnering with a respected industry leader like Ravensburger will...

Don't Blink and miss this upcoming Doctor Who game

Gale Force 9 is publishing Doctor Who: Don't Blink . In this one versus many game for two to five players, the TARDIS has crashed on a derelict spaceship full of weeping angels. Weeping angels appear to be statues when you are looking at them, but when you look away or even blink, they creep closer and their touch can send you out of time. One player controls a cadre of weeping angels. The other players take on the role of Doctor Who and his companions. The game is set in the Matt Smith...

Libertalia heads skyward in new edition from Stonemaier Games

Libertalia , the beloved pirate game designed by Paolo Mori, is getting a new edition in 2022. Libertalia: Winds of Galecrest will be published by Stonemaier Games with pre-orders opening on March 2nd and fulfillment starting a few weeks after.

Originally published in 2012, in Libertalia 2-6 players take control of pirate crews competing to pillage a ship of doubloons, jewels, and treasure maps. The players' crews are made up of the same 30 members, each with their own special ability. The game comprises 3 campaigns, and each player will receive...

In Other News - IELLO America, Battleworld, YAK, SPAM, and Exceed

IELLO is a board game publisher based in Heillecourt, France, who recently ended a business agreement which left IELLO with no distribution in the North American market. IELLO has entrusted Flat River Group LLC (FRG) as its exclusive distributor for English versions of their games in the United States and Canada as of January 1, 2022. We can look forward to new releases such as King of Tokyo Monster Box , Get on Board , Distant Suns , Animals of Baker Street , and King of Monster Island (a new stand alone game in the...

Help E.T. Phone Home

Funko Games will publish E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial: Light Years From Home Game in 2022. The release coincides with the 40th anniversary of the beloved film. The board game is a cooperative game for 2-4 players focused on the bicycle chase scene from the movie. Players take on the roles of Elliot, Gertie, Mike, and Greg as they race around town on their bikes trying to elude pursuing federal agents. The players must gather all the parts E.T. needs to assemble the communication device to contact the mothership. Then, players must get E.T. to the...

Welcome to Skate Summer!

Pandasaurus Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its latest title, Skate Summer , which is designed by first time game designer, Randy Reiman. The artwork for the game is supplied by Pape Ink. The game is designed for 2-5 players, ages 14 and up, and takes 45-60 minutes to play.

In Skate Summer , choose a skater and then use that skater to perform tricks, gaining special bonuses as they go along. The skaters will use the map to collect tokens that provide additional rewards. You can even upgrade your player board, inching your skater...

Undaunted Moves into Russia

Osprey Publishing has announced a brand new Undaunted game, Undaunted: Stalingrad . Designed by the same team behind the original Undaunted: Normandy designers, Trevor Benjamin and David Thompson, the artwork is also provided for the new game by the game’s original artist, Roland MacDonald. The game is exclusively for 2 players, ages 14 and up, and takes between 45-60 minutes to play.

"Stalingrad, 1942. Before you awaits a gruelling conflict in this cornerstone battleground. As the bullets and bombs tear the city asunder, only through wits and valour can you seize the...

Go for the Gold in Sync or Swim

Bezier Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a new, highly interactive, cooperative game, Sync or Swim , designed by Lucas Hedgren and Divya Hedgren. The game supports 3-6 players, ages 14 and up, and plays in 30-45 minutes.

In Sync or Swim , players are simulating synchronized swimmers in a real-time cooperative game. The players will plan their routine through the use of cards, swapping among the players, and diving for specific items - all within a limited amount of time. The routines start small and then become more complex the longer the game goes...

Puzzle Strike 2 Now on Kickstarter

David Sirlin, designer of Puzzle Strike , Yomi , and Codex , has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Puzzle Strike 2 . Puzzle Strike 2 is not an expansion for the original Puzzle Strike . It is its own game, inspired by the video game Puzzle Fighter HD Remix, of which Sirlin was also lead designer. Puzzle Strike 2 supports 1-4 players, ages 13 and up, and plays in 20-30 minutes.

In Puzzle Strike 2 , players will build their decks as they play. Their decks will allow them to arrange and otherwise...

Fire & Stone Are on the Horizon

Pegasus Spiele has announced a new game by the highly-regarded designer of Carcassonne , Klaus-Jürgen Wrede, Fire & Stone . The artwork for the game is provided by Hendrik Noack. Fire & Stone supports 2-4 players, ages 10 and up, and takes 45-60 minutes to play.

In Fire & Stone , players will lead their tribes of early humans out of Africa and into the world at large, scouting and exploring new regions and spaces. Each space of the board is covered with a “discovery” tile that is revealed, showing its effect. Food sources...

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