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It Is Always Darkest Before Dawn

CMON Limited has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the sequel to its overwhelmingly popular dungeon-crawler Massive Darkness 2 , called Massive Darkness 2: Hellscape . The game is designed by the team of Alex Olteanu and Marco Portugal, with the artwork supplied by Edouard Guiton. The game plays 1-6 players, ages 14 and up.

Massive Darkness 2: Hellscape does not require Massive Darkness in order to play. It is a complete, stand-alone game in and of itself. Massive Darkness 2: Hellscape introduces the role of Lightbringers who fight the forces of Hell in order to...

In Quest, Whose Side Are You On?

Quest , a new social deduction game by Don Eskridge, the same designer behind both The Resistance and Avalon , has been launched on Kickstarter by Indie Game Studios. Quest plays with as few as 4 players, but as many as 10! The game plays in about 30 minutes.

In Quest , the players are either for or against King Arthur, who hurriedly puts together some quests so that he can tip the balance of the kingdom's fate back in his favor. Those on Arthur's side use magic spells and amulets to...

Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn is rising from the ashes

Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn is living up to its name. Fifteen months after publisher Plaid Hat Games announced the end of Ashes, the game is coming back with a version 1.5 upgrade kit followed by planned expansions. The upgrade kit, dubbed Ashes: Reborn, is being produced through a partnership between Plaid Hat Games and Team Covenant. Team Covenant is using a player driven production model, somewhat similar to GMT's P500 , where the physical printing of the new content will occur once a threshold of consumers have signed up to purchase...

America's Favorite Dysfunctional Family is Coming Soon to a Card Game Near You

Fans of The Umbrella Academy comic series, written by Gerard Way and illustrated by Gabriel Ba, must be rejoicing right now. Netflix began broadcasting season 2 of The Umbrella Academy series on July 31st. Dark Horse Comics and Studio71 have launched a Kickstarter campaign for The Umbrella Academy Card Game . The game, which has already funded, plays 1-6 players ages 12 and up, in about 20 minutes.

In The Umbrella Academy Card Game , the players are working cooperatively - a seemingly impossible task in this dysfunctional family - to vanquish the villains before they destroy...

Adventure Begins provides a my-first-D&D experience

Hasbro has announced Dungeons & Dragons: Adventure Begins , a board game to introduce players to the world of Dungeons & Dragons. This cooperative game for 2-4 players puts familiar D&D concepts into the shell of a dungeon crawler board game.

In setup each player chooses their character and goes through multiple customization options. Then players embark on a journey across the modular board to encounter one of four boss enemies: green dragon, beholder, fire giant, or kraken. On the way to the boss, as players traverse the spaces on each tile, players take turns being...

Reach for the skies in Meeple Towers from WizKids

Create a glowing, multi-level 3D structure in Meeple Towers , a strategic and abstract tower building game. The game is designed by Aaron Holland , with art by Scott Hartman , and is published by WizKids . It supports 2-4 players, aged 12+, and plays in about 45 mins.

Players are master builders who take turns playing action cards that let them add workers, supports, or new tiles to construct a tower. The builder with the most points wins, and points can be earned based on contributions to the tower, supporting structures, and...

Tribes vie to claim the Gates of Mara from WizKids

Lead the reptilian Dragonkin, the amphibious Goblins, the insectoid Antids, or the arboreal Elves in the Gates of Mara board game. Its designed by J.B. Howell (co-designer of Flotilla) with stunning art by Nastya Lehn and produced by WizKids . The game features an upgradeable worker placement mechanism with a layered, area control mechanism. Gates of Mara supports 2-4 players, aged 14+, and plays in 90 – 180 mins depending on the number of players.

Players strategically position tribe members around the Realms and Gates and enchant...

X-Men: Insurrection announced by Fantasy Flight Games

“Fifty miles north of New York City, Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters may seem like just another affluent private school for exceptional students. Few could guess that these students are mutants, and fewer still know that Xavier’s School is the headquarters of the X-Men—a team of heroic mutants fighting to protect humanity from superhuman threats!”

X-Men: Mutant Insurrection is a fast-paced, cooperative, dice-driven game for 1-6 players where players send the famous mutants around the globe performing missions. The game is designed by Richard Launius (known for Arkham...

New expansion coming for Civilization: A New Dawn

Fantasy Flight Games (FFG) has announced Terra Incognita , an upcoming expansion for Sid Meier's Civilization: A New Dawn .

Terra Incognita adds an exploration element to the game, where only part of the modular board is constructed at the beginning of the game. Players can devote movement to exploration to build out the rest of the board during the game. The expansion also increases the maximum player count from four to five, and adds ten new factions you can play. In addition to changing things outside your territory, the expansion also changes how your...

Expansion for Legendary: James Bond Announced

Time to grab your classiest tuxedo out of mothballs and start practicing those witty one liners! Upper Deck has announced the first expansion to Legendary: James Bond - a cooperative deck-building game set in the James Bond film universe that utilizes Upper Deck's successful Legendary card system.

Legendary: James Bond Expansion adds cards that will allow players to relive the plot from classic Bond films On Her Majesty's Secret Service and License to Kill . Similar to the base game, players must face off against various missions...

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