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Free Radicals Are Coming Soon

WizKids has announced a new game coming soon, Free Radicals , which is designed by Nathan Woll and is his first published game. The artwork for the game is provided by Tomasz Chistowski. Free Radicals is for 2-5 players, ages 14 and up, and plays in 45-90 minutes.

Free Radicals is billed as “an asymmetrical Euro-strategy game” in which the players choose one of 10 asymmetrical factions to play. The Sphere has been built and the inhabitants of Sphere City, each with their own faction, are competing for influence and knowledge. Each faction...

Sinbad's kids are drafting tiles in 1001 islands

Ludonate is reimplementing The Little Prince: Make Me a Planet in an upcoming family game titled 1001 islands . Two to five players take on the role of Sinbad's kids who have been dreaming of islands full of treasure, exotic animals, and dangerous bandits. Now you will travel to the green islands to fulfill your dreams through tile drafting and placement. Mechanically, there are two types of tiles players will acquire: Dream tiles and Island tiles. Players will draft Island tiles to build out their own individual island. Dream tiles add individual scoring conditions that...

Spielwarenmesse eG takes over Internationale Spieltage SPIEL in Essen

On January 1, 2022, Spielwarenmesse eG, the Nuremberg trade fair and marketing services provider, took over Internationale Spieltage SPIEL in Essen. Spielwarenmesse eG is now the new owner of the biggest public fair for board games in the world. There will be no change to where SPIEL is held, the Essen exhibition center, and Dominique Metzler and Florian Hess , along with their team, will continue to oversee it.

Dominique Metzler has said, “I am very pleased to have found in Spielwarenmesse eG, with its experience in worldbeating fairs, a partner that can continue and...

Gutenberg Coming Soon to North America, Australia and New Zealand

Portal Games has announced that it will be co-publishing the hit game Gutenberg , which was originally published by Granna, in North America, Australia and New Zealand. Gutenberg is a mid-weight Euro game designed by Katarzyna Cioch and Wojciech Wiśniewski. The artwork for the game is provided by Rafał Szłapa. Gutenberg plays 1-4 players, ages 10 and up, in about 60-120 minutes.

Taking place in the 15th century, Gutenberg is a game In which the players bid on specific actions in order to build their wealth and fame. The players are printing pioneers...

Support the Dice Tower in 2022

The annual Kickstarter to help fund the Dice Tower is now underway! This is the twentieth year of doing reviews and other content. We are asking that if you have found the videos for the Dice Tower to be helpful or entertaining, that you consider supporting us. It is only through the generosity of our viewers that the Dice Tower (and the Dice Tower News) can continue to operate.

There are numerous promos and other rewards available, but you are not backing us for those rewards. You are backing us to help us get better audio...

Happy Valentine’s Day in a Patchwork-Kind of Way

Patchwork, the esteemed 2-player only game from designer Uwe Rosenberg, is being issued in a Valentine’s Day edition from Asmodee. The brand new artwork for the game with the Valentine's flair is provided by atelier198. This abstract strategy game takes about 30 minutes to play.

If you are looking for a game for that someone special on Valentine’s Day, why not play a game of Patchwork: Valentine’s Day edition? The game is currently available for pre-order through the Asmodee website here .

These Maps Need Updating!

Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG) has announced a new game by the design team of Matthew Dunstan and Brett J. Gilbert, The Guild of Merchant Explorers . The game is for 2-4 players, ages 14 and up, and needs about 45 minutes to play.

In The Guild of Merchant Explorers , the queen is requesting that brave adventurers explore the kingdom as the maps need updating and the cities have lost contact with each other. Using a flip-and-write mechanism, the players will try to complete areas on their boards by journeying over rough seas, majestic mountains,...

More Maglev Metro Maps

Bezier Games has announced that Maglev Metro is issuing new maps for London and Paris. Maglev Metro is designed by Ted Alspach with artwork supplied by Alanna Kelsey and Ollin Timm. The game plays 1-4 players, ages 14 and up, with a play time of 60-90 minutes.

Two new maps for 2022 had previously been announced, Maglev Metro: Mechs and Monorails , so with the announcement of the London and Paris maps, there will be 4 new maps for the base game coming out in 2022.

The London map allows...

More Love Letter on the Way!

Z-Man Games has announced a new game in the Love Letter line of games, Star Wars: Jabba’s Palace - A Love Letter Game , where danger and deceit await the players. The game is designed by Justin Kemppainen and plays 2-6 players, ages 10 and up, in about 20 minutes.

In Star Wars: Jabba’s Palace - A Love Letter Game , the players will use the talents of the iconic characters from the movie, Return of the Jedi. The simple mechanics of the original Love Letter game are retained in this iteration as the players...

Star Trek Super-Skill Pinball – Coming Soon!

WizKids has announced a sequel to Geoff Engelstein’s highly regarded roll-and-write game, Super-Skill Pinball: 4-Cade . The new game, Star Trek Super-Skill Pinball , brings your favorite Star Trek characters and stories to life.

There are four new pinball tables in Star Trek Super-Skill Pinball, each of which has unique mechanics:

Starfleet Academy features the classic Pinball experience, where you’ll learn the basics and try to beat the famous Kobayashi Maru;

The Trouble with Tribbles sees you helping Kirk and the crew keep the rapidly multiplying tribbles from...

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