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Hogwarts Battle gets a whole new expansion and premium sleeves to enhance the challenge and the look

Fans of Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle , the excellent cooperative deck-building game from USAopoly (now known as The Op), will have a lot of reasons to return to the adventure this year with the addition of a new expansion and custom-printed card sleeves. The Charms and Potions Expansion first and foremost adds the option to bring a fifth player to the table and Ginny Weasley to the list of playable characters. However, as the name suggests, there's also charms and potions available to add many new twists and challenges in...

Calliope Games Changes Distribution Channel to Combat Counterfeiting

Calliope Games, publisher of games such as Roll For It! and Tsuro , announced earlier this month that it will be taking greater control over its distribution channel in order to protect the intellectual property in its game titles against counterfeiting. The immediate changes will be in the United States and Canada, where the majority of Calliope's business is. Going forward, Calliope Games will be using Alliance Game Distributors and ACD Distribution in the US and Universal Games Distribution in Canada. Calliope will also sell direct to retailers, for those who...

It’s the Inn Place to Be

According to the CMON Games website, Fairy Tale Inn , designed by Paolo Mori and Remo Conzadori is the "inn" place to be. This family style game plays 2 players who are trying to earn the most coins by games end.

The game has a family friendly theme, is great for younger players, with highly accessible gameplay. In the game, pull character tokens from a bag, filling up the Guest List Board. During the game, the players will choose characters from the Guest List Board, scoring points based on the room the guest ended up in, as...

Board&Dice brings the civilization game Dark Ages to Kickstarter

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On Kickstarter now is Dark Ages, from Board&Dice. Dark Ages comes in two versions: Western Europe (subtitled Heritage of Charlemagne ) and Central Europe (subtitled Holy Roman Empire ). Each version features identical gamemplay, but the maps and historical figures are different, tied to the respective regions. Each version allows 1-4 players to use action selection to advance their civilization. Both versions can be combined for an epic 5-8 player game.

There are five possible actions in the game. On each player's turn they will take an action disc and place it on one of...

Portal Games Announces 2 New Products

Portal Games has announced two new products: the party game Million Dollar Script and a Treasure Chest for its game Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island .

The party game Million Dollar Script plays 3-10 players, ages 14 and up, in 45-60 minutes. The game is designed by first-time designer Daniel Stamm, who is a German film director, screenwriter, and editor. In the game, two teams of screenwriters are trying to pitch to their script ideas to Hollywood executives. To ensure that their team has the winning script, they must gain the good graces...

The Op announces partership games with Spongebob, PIXAR and Friday the 13th

The Op , formerly known as USAopoly, the undisputed master of IP integration, has collected yet another pop culture icon into their coffers, and he lives in a pineapple under the sea. The Op has announced a new partnership with SpongeBob SquarePants along with two games taking full advantage thereof. Trivial Pursuit: SpongeBob SquarePants will test every fan’s knowledge of the popular Nickelodeon cartoon with over 600 questions in categories such as Songs, Characters, Locations and more. SpongeBob: Plankton Rising will take the proven format of Thanos...

2020 nominees for the Origins Awards announced

The Origins Awards have been given since 1975 by the Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design to recognize excellence in game design, and last week nominations for these awards were announced at the GAMA Expo in Reno, NV. To be eligible for the 2020 awards, games must have been released to the public between November 15, 2018 and November 14, 2019. These nominees were selected by a jury of 40 hobby game industry professionals and are considered the most deserving games in their respective categories. Games were nominated in the following...

The annual Jack Vasel Memorial Fund auction is live

It is that time of the year again, and the Jack Vasel Memorial Fund (JVMF) auction has begun on BoardGameGeek . The JVMF was initially started by Tom Vasel in April 2011 in memory of his son Jack, and serves to financially help gamers in need, much the way that the gaming community had helped Tom when he was at a low place. The JVMF is a nonprofit supported by donation, but also generates a significant portion of its funds from the proceeds of this yearly auction.

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Capstone Games announces English edition of trick taking game Stick 'Em

“A piercingly good card game!”

Capstone Games has announced an English version of the popular German trick taking card game Sticheln , or Stick ‘Em . In this simple, but addictive game from designer Klaus Palesch , players start by secretly selecting a card from their hand to be their “pain card”. During this hand, any cards collected in the pain color will be negative points, equal to the value of the card. All other cards collected score one point each. Players each play one...

Z-Man Games announces Infinity Gaultlet: A Love Letter Game

The Mad Titan Thanos is on a crusade to find the six Infinity Stones, but a team of mighty heroes has assembled to stop him. In an epic battle for the fate of the universe, whose hand will win the day?

Z-Man Games along with designers Seiji Kanai and Alexandar Ortloff have announced Infinity Gauntlet: A Love Letter Game . In this one versus many variation on the beloved classic , one player takes on the role of Thanos, trying to...

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