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The End Has Come for Battlestar Galactica

As of December 31, 2020, Ares Games has lost the license for its Battlestar Galactica - Starship Battles combat miniatures game, which has reverted back to Universal Brand Development. Attempts were made to renew the license, which Ares Games had held since December 2018, but negotiations were unsuccessful.

Two expansions that had been previously announced for early 2021, Faster than Light and the Additional Counter Set , are only going to be released as free downloadable PDFs. All of the current stock of models will be discontinued on June 30th, 2021.

According to...

Adorable Sightseeing Penguins Coming Soon!

WizKids has announced Waddle , a new accessible strategy game, which is slated to arrive at friendly local game stores in the first quarter of 2020. The game is designed by Raph Koster and Isaac Shalev with adorable artwork provided by Jackie Li. The game plays 2-4 players, ages 10 and up, and plays in about 30 minutes.

In Waddle , the players are trying to match the patterns on their cards to the locations the penguins are traveling to as the players guide groups of the sightseeing penguins across the city. However, the players are...

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! A Royal Kickstarter is Coming Soon!

Bezier Games is announcing an upcoming Kickstarter campaign for a Collector’s edition of its highly regarded game, The Castles of Mad King Ludwig , which was originally published in 2014. The game was designed by Ted Alspach, plays 1-4 players, ages 13 and up, with a play time of around 90 minutes.

The Kickstarter campaign for the Collector’s edition features 4 expansions, 2 of which are new, GameTrayz organizers, and 3D Tower minis! All of the artwork for the game has had a facelift as well. The game is expanding to 5 players in this...

Unmatched Marvel is on the Horizon

The Unmatched universe continues to grow as it is tackling yet another iconic IP, this time the Marvel Universe. Mondo Games, in conjunction with Restoration Games, has announced a four games series featuring the likes of characters such as Luke Cage, Daredevil, Ms. Marvel, Black Panther and more. As with the other Unmatched sets, these sets will be able to stand on their own or be combined with other sets in the line.

Although the Unmatched Marvel games are not due out until the summer of 2021, the first four games, along with the...

Miniatures Ahoy!

WizKids, in conjunction with Paizo, is issuing a line of miniatures as a companion to Pathfinder Battles: Darklands Rising . There will be 52 figures in all coming out. The miniatures can be purchased in one of two different configurations - either as a Standard Booster or as a Standard Booster 8 Count Brick.

The Standard Booster contains 4 miniatures. The boosters will contain either 2 small/medium figures and 2 large figures or 3 small/medium figures and 1 huge figure.

The Standard Booster 8 Count Brick contains 8 Standard Booster packs, meaning 32...

Coffee, Anyone?

Capstone Games has announced a new title coming later in 2021 that is available for pre-order currently until January 23, 2021: Coffee Traders . The game is designed by Rolf Sagel and Andre Spil, who also co-designed Wildcatters together. The artwork for the game is supplied by John Rabou and Daan van Paridon. Coffee Traders plays 3-5 players, ages 12 and up, with a playtime from 2 - 2.5 hours.

Coffee Traders is an economic game in which players represent small-scale coffee farmers in the Fair Trade era trying to use their...

The Boys Are Back in Town

1First Games, the sister company of 1First Comics, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a game based on the IP of the same name currently showing on Amazon Prime, The Boys , which is under license by Dynamite Entertainment. The Boys: This Is Going To Hurt is a competitive game designed by Jon Levin, Nick Accardi, and Josh Stilts with artwork provided by Nick Accardi, Darick Robertson, and Tony Arvina. The game is for 1-5 players, ages 17 and up, and plays in 1-2 hours.

The Boys: This Is Going To Hurt is...

Welcome to the Inn. . . the Ugly Gryphon Inn

Button Shy Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the second in their Simply Solo line of games, Ugly Gryphon Inn , which is designed by Scott Almes, best known for his Tiny Epic series of games. Ugly Gryphon Inn is a solo only game, for players aged 8 and up. It plays in about 20 minutes.

In Ugly Gryphon Inn , the player represents the innkeeper who is trying to make sure that all of their patrons get enough sleep. Every round you will check to see that the inn’s guests are sleeping...

Retro Is In!

Cryptozoic Entertainment has launched a Kickstarter campaign for “Steven Rhodes Games,” a pack of 3 games using the retro-style art of graphic designer and artist Steven Rhodes. All of the games allow for 2-6 players, ages 14 and up.

The games included are:

Let’s Dig for Treasure - a push-your-luck game designed for the family;

Let's Summon Demons - players try to summon 3 demons before anyone else does, using a combination of card drafting and set collection mechanics; and,

Don’t Talk to Strangers - there are...

Don’t Miss It! The Winter Spectacular is on the Horizon!

Starting this coming Monday, December 14th, 2020 at 9:00AM EST, The Dice Tower’s Winter Spectacular promises to be a monumental event! There are going to be 4 action-packed days of giveaways, live playthroughs, and a bevy of Top 10 lists! There are a plethora of sponsors who are giving away some of their hottest games.

In addition to all of the video content, live plays, and giveaways, The Dice Tower has new merchandise, such as mugs and T-shirts, available for the Winter Spectacular through Geeky Goodies. Be sure to check here if you...

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