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Next Escape Tales game planned for Spiele 2020

Board & Dice has announced Escape Tales: Children of Wyrmwoods , which is scheduled to be relased later this year at Spiele 2020. In their announcment, Board & Dice said that, "This time, players will explore a dark and twisting story of Gilbert, a young man whose fate is beset by both the most mysterious of powers, and by tyranny of evil men. Prepare for a gripping story filled with plot twists, and numerous surprises!" They also highlighted five attributes that they feel Children of Wyrmwoods introduces to the Escape Tales line:

Character progression system...

The next Keyforge set is Mass Mutation

Fantasy Flight Games has announced the fourth set of Archon decks for Keyforge. Mass Mutation introduces 250 brand new cards, as well as pulling some cards from prior sets. The Mass Mutation set contains modified versions of previous cards. For example, we have Bad Penny changing into Rad Penny and Charette mutating into Snarette. In addition to the callbacks, Mass Mutation introduces a new keyword: enhance. Cards with the enhance keyword add a benefit to another card in your deck, when your deck was printed, so your deck will have a modified version of the card receiving the...

Point Salad wins Best Casual Game of the Year

Casual Game Revolution , the group behind Casual Game Insider magazine, has announced the winner of their third annual Best Casual Game of the Year award. Previous winners have included the dice drafting game Sagrada and the roll and write game Welcome To… This year, the judges had to pick between three finalists, AEG ’s Point Salad , Tiny Towns from the same publisher, and Keymaster Games Parks . After the vote, Point Salad was the winner by a narrow victory....

Canadian publisher Scorpion Masque released end of year report

Canadian board game publisher Scorpion Masque has posted their internal numbers each year for 4 years, giving a unique insight into the inner workings within this crazy industry of ours. In 2019, the good folks behind the Masque reported a 64% increase in sales over 2018, bringing in over CA$2.5M, largely from their 4 big game releases:

Stay Cool by Julien Sentis is a 3-7 player, multitasking game, wherein players are bombarded by questions from 2 people, one of which they must answer verbally, and one they must...

Renegade Studios announces Succulent

“Your succulent garden is amazing! Through thoughtful selection, delicate pruning, and tireless care, you’ve earned a reputation as a master horticulturist.”

Renegade Game Studios has announced Succulent , a new tile-laying game from designer J. Alex Kevern ( Gold West , Sentient ). In Succulent, players compete to create the most the most lucrative and prestigious projects by collecting cuttings and water crystals, cementing your position as the community’s premier succulent gardener. 2-4 players use their greenhouses to design gardens and complete projects, trying to optimize their game each...

Fantasy FLight announces first expansion for Journeys in Middle Earth

The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle Earth , by designers Nathan Hajek and Grace Holdinghaus , with publisher Fantasy Flight Games , hit like a storm when it was announced at GenCon 2018. Reminiscent of favorite Mansions of Madness , with its app driven, heavy theme style of adventure gaming, players were not disappointed with this cooperative epic. In Journeys, 1-5 players work together across a multi-game campaign, exploring Middle Earth, fighting the creatures of Mordor, and solving its mysteries.

For the many lovers of this...

Board game development studio Evergreen Studio launched

Long time designer partners Daryl Andrews and Adrian Adamescu ( Sagrada , Sinister Six ) have joined forces with Eli Gingerich formerly of Maple Games , and new designer Adam Singer to form Evergreen Studio , a new game design and consultation group. The focus of Evergreen will be the creation of amazing games, prioritizing quality over profits. The studio will also occasionally acquire games designed by external inventors. In addition, Evergreen will offer consulting services, including “agent services, commission design, rulebook editorial, art direction management, project...

Two new ships coming for X-Wing

Fantasy Flight Games continues to expand and support X-Wing with the release of new ships, this time it's a limited edition version of one already released, and a new fighter for the resistance. The first new ship is a Adepticon and FFG web store exclusive, a limited edition version of the Naboo Royal N-1 Starfighter . The first thing you would notice about this ship is that it is fully chrome from tip to tail, unlike the regular coloring of mostly yellow, which makes it stand out in your squadron. It also includes an alternate art card...

New Publisher Deep Print Games Founded

There's a new kid on the block in the board game industry! Deep Print Games has been announced as new company, headquartered in Berlin. This new game publisher has been formed by Peter Eggert and Philipp El Alaoui, both formerly of eggertspiele/Plan B Games, along with Viktor Kobilike (also formerly of eggertspiele/Plan B Games) and Matthias Nagy from Frosted Games and Karsten Esser and Andreas Finkernagel, both CEOs of Pegasus Spiele. Each founding member has equal ownership of Deep Print Games and combined bring a total of 130 years of board game industry experience to this new...

Thames & Kosmos announce next EXIT Game, The Stormy Flight

Thames & Kosmos keep the escape room games coming with their next EXIT Game, The Stormy Flight . The setting for this game seems a bit more dire, as you are a flight crew trying to navigate the mother of all electrical storms, and the alarm lights are turning on one after the other. You will have to band together and use your wits to solve the riddles, repair the plane, and land safely at your destination within an hour. Can you do it?

EXIT Games are "room escape" games where you need to solve a...

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