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Here Come the Rat Queens!

Deep Water Games is bringing to the boardgaming world a game based on Kurtis Wiebe’s “darkly comedic and sass-and-sorcery comic series,” Rat Queens. The game, Rat Queens: To the Slaughter is designed by Erica Bouyouris and Sen-Foong Lim. The artists for the game include Owen Gieni, Megan Lara, Priscilla Petraites, Stjepan Sejic, and Roc Upchurch. The game is designed for 1-4 players, ages 14 and up, and plays in 45-60 minutes.

Rat Queens: To the Slaughter is a cooperative adventure deck-building game in which the players each choose their own queen, all of...

The kids in Fort get pets in an upcoming expansion from Leder Games

Leder Games has announced the Cats & Dogs Expansion for Fort . Just when you thought the game could not get any cuter, now we will have canines and felines drawn by Kyle Ferrin. This is a modular expansion. You can add cats, dogs, or both into the base game. Each works differently. Dogs enter the game similarly to kids, by beginning in your deck. You can play a dog instead of a kid if you meet the dog's requirements. You then obtain an achievement bonus for that dog and it goes into your doghouse....

Upcoming Releases from Arcane Wonders

Arcane Wonders has announced several new games and expansions coming out in the new several months:

In partnership with Hobby World, Arcane Wonders is publishing the well-regarded Furnace , designed by Ivan Lashin, at the end of August or early September. Furnace is a card driven engine-building eurogame;

Onitama: Light and Shadow is an expansion for the two-player game Onitama , designed by Shimpei Sato. Onitama: Light and Shadow introduces the Ninja, which moves secretly, to the game;

Viral: The Hive is an expansion for the game...

The Power Rangers Are Back - Stronger than Before!

Renegade Game Studios has announced Power Rangers Deck-Building Game Zeo: Stronger Than Before , a standalone yet fully compatible sequel to its previously released Power Rangers Deck-Building Game , which was designed by Dan Blanchett and Matt Hyra. The new expansion/sequel is designed by Matt Hyra and T.C. Petty III. It supports 2-4 players, ages 13 and up, and plays in 30-70 minutes.

In Power Rangers Deck-Building Game Zeo: Stronger Than Before , some of the players will be heroes and some will be villains allowing for asymmetrical game play. The game introduces the Zeo Rangers...

How Fast Can You Find the Culprit?

WizKids has announced a real-time detective game, Turbo Sleuth , from designer Daniel Lee Yingjie. The artist for the game, which plays 2-8 players, is Anthony Cournoyer. The game is for ages 10 and up and plays in about 20 minutes.

In Turbo Sleuth , the players are simultaneously attempting to determine who murdered Old Miser McGreedy. In the basic mode of the game, the players are attempting to find the correct suspect and weapon. In the advanced mode, the players face additional objectives such as finding the witnesses, missing evidence, and sifting through alibis. There...

Upcoming 2021 HABA Releases

There are several new releases coming from HABA in the third quarter of 2021. These games include:

Hammer Time : Designed by Shaun Graham and Scott Huntington with artwork supplied by Natalie Behle, this is a 2-4 player game for ages 5 and up, in which the players are working to fill their wagons with gems - and not waking up Dragomir the Dragon. The play time is 15-30 minutes

Inspector Mouse: The Great Escape : Designed by Markus Nikisch with artwork provided by Valeska Scholz, this is a 1-4 player game for...

Coming Soon from Luma Imports

Two new games are coming soon from Luma Imports from publisher Sit Down!. Both games are expected to release in the third quarter of 2021.

The first game, Gravity Superstar , was originally released in 2018. The game is designed by Julian Allain with artwork supplied by Gyom. The game supports 2-6 players, ages 7 and up, and plays in about 20 minutes. This family game features a unique movement mechanism, as the player’s pawns move either one or two spaces on their turn, but then are affected by gravity which makes them fall until they...

14th Annual Dice Tower Awards

It's that time of year again where, during our Summer Spectacular , we are announcing the winners of our 14th Annual Gaming Awards. You can head over to our website here to see the entire list of winners. From "Most Welcoming Game" to "Best Game from a New Designer" - we have over fifteen different categories. 2020 was a rough year, but it was full of exciting new releases that deserve recognition. So without futher ado...

Congratulations to Kosmos!

In the co-operative trick-taking game The...

Last Aurora is getting a modular expansion

Pendragon Game Studio has announced the second expansion for Last Aurora , which will be Last Aurora: Frozen Steel . The expansion contains five independent and compatible modules that can be mixed and matched with previous content. In Last Aurora, one to four players are competitively racing across a post-apocalyptic tundra to get survivors to Aurora, an icebreaker ship that can provide sanctuary. Each player controls a convoy and crew that will explore locations, recruit survivors to their crew, and fight enemies as they navigate treacherous roads by managing fuel, food, and ammunition.

Last Aurora:...

More Machi Koro Coming Soon

Pandasaurus Games has announced Machi Koro 2 , a sequel to its best-seller Machi Koro . The sequel is designed by the original game’s designer, Masao Suganuma, with illustrations again provided by Noboru Hotta. The game plays 2-5 players, ages 10 and up, in about 45 minutes.

Lovers of the original game, Machi Koro , will find much that is familiar in Machi Koro 2 - don't worry the bakeries and business centers are still there - together with a lot that is different. You still want to develop your own city, but now there...

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