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Designers of Anachrony and Teotihuacan teaming up for 2020 release Tekhenu: Obelisk of the Sun

Ancient Egypt is a popular theme in 2020. Daniele Tascini, designer of Teotihuacan: City of Gods , and David Turczi, co-designer of Anachrony , are co-designing a dice drafting game set in ancient Egypt. In Tekhenu: Obelisk of the Sun , the game board is divided into six sections, each associated with an Egyptian god, around the central obelisk Tekhenu. Each round rotates the sections in which Tekhenu casts its shadow, leaving two sections each sunny, shaded, and dark. One to four players will compete to gain the most victory points over four full rotations...

Never Bring a Knife – a social deduction game in a heist gone sideways

It was the perfect crime: a heist of a lifetime where the criminal gang would never be caught or identified. Suddenly, the hardened criminals discover themselves infiltrated by undercover cops and everything goes sideways. Never Bring a Knife from Atlas Games is a social deduction game that drops the players right in the middle of a heist gone wrong. Some players are criminals, others are undercover cops. At the start of the heist, each player only knows one other player’s role, but all the players on a team must survive in order to win...

Recruit Hotshots and Aces to your X-Wing squadrons

Hotshots and Aces Reinforcements Pack, the latest expansion for Star Wars: X-Wing from Fantasy Flight Games , provides upgrades for every faction. Foremost in the expansion are 16 expert pilots who bring new abilities to the ships they fly. For the Rebel Alliance, Leia Organa takes the helm of the Modified YT-1300, while Fifth Brother flies the Tie Advanced v1 for the Galactic Empire. Scum can hire Bossk in his Z-95-AF4 Headhunter. For conflicts in the later era, the First Order Tie/sf Fighter can be piloted by Captain Phasma, and Resistance fighter Paige Tico...

Targi expansion finally getting English release

A German language expansion for the acclaimed two-player game, Targi, has been availble overseas for several years. Targi: Die Erweiterung added a new pawn, tokens and cards. Fans of the original game have been waiting for an English language version of the expansion. There was speculation that publisher Kosmos would release the expansion in 2019, but alas, that did not happen. However, the game's designer, Andreas Steiger, announced via Facebook that Kosmos will indeed publish an English version of the expansion in 2020. Andreas shared a screenshot from a Kosmos product catalog for Targi:...

Three New Titles Coming From Ares Games in the New Year

Ares Games is gearing up for the new years with some new titles dropping right at the beginning of the year. First of those three titles is a second edition of the euro game Quartermaster General . The first edition was released by Griggling Game back in 2014 and it has seen some success with a respectable score on BGG. The game while based in the second world war, is not so much about the fighting, but about keeping the supply lines open to support the troops on the front line. Play is easy to pick up...

Ixians & Tleilaxu Houses expand Dune the board game

Dune is a 2-6 player strategic board game where players are leaders of six great factions, who each wish to control the most valuable resource in the universe, a mysterious spice called melange , found only on the planet Arrakis . The expansion adds two new houses who are mortal enemies, the Ixians and the Tleilaxu , to the Dune board game.

The Tleilaxu are fanatical and xenophonic, and are led by a small council of Tleilaxu Masters . Though underestimated by rival factions, they hope to dominate all through superior...

Test your Game of Thrones Knowledge with the Seasons 5-8 Expansion for Game of Thrones Trivia

Game of Thrones the Trivia Game was released in 2016, around when the 6th season was or was about to air, so they could only include so much in the game. Now, however, with the epic saga concluded, Fantasy Flight Games is set to release Game of Throne: The Trivia Game Seasons 5-8 Expansion to bring the second half of the series to the trivia game.

Games of Thrones the Trivia Game is not quite like other trivia games where knowing the answer wins the day, in this one you are...

Into Espionage? Have We Got a Game for You!

Jay Cormier, co-designer of such diverse games as Belfort , Akrotiri , and Junk Art , has announced that his new company, Off the Page Games, will be publishing Mind MGMT: The Pyschic Espionage Game in 2020. According to the press release for the game, it is based on the NY Times best-selling comic book, MIND MGMT, by Matt Kindt. This game features all new art as well as numerous mini-comic books that are revealed as you play the game.

MGMT: The Pyschic Espionage Game is a deduction game designed for 2-5 players, one of...

Welcome to The Adventure Zone!

Twogether Studios has announced a preorder for The Adventure Zone: Bureau of Balance designed by the husband-wife design team Keith Baker and Jenn Ellis, who are known for their RPG Phoenix: Dawn Command, a card-based roleplaying game.

In The Adventure Zone: Bureau of Balance, 2-5 players work together cooperatively to pit their team of adventurers against whatever they may find in the deadly dungeon they are exploring. The game provides over 120 hours of challenges for the players due to the dynamic modular system that is used to generate the challenges for them....

Cowboy Bebop: Space Serenade from Japanime

Cowboy Bebop: Space Serenade , designed by Johan Benvenuto and Florian Sirieix , has players traveling across the solar system with limited resources catching outlaws!

In this 1-4 player game, players will take on the role of bounty hunters as part of the infamous crew on the spaceship Bebop going after criminals, and gaining reputation. This is all done through deck-building as players move from planet to planet managing their resources and using their special abilities. Whoever has the most reputation points, is the best bounty...

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