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Name Change for White Wizard Games

In an effort to better represent both the company and the community it serves, White Wizard Games has changed its name to Wise Wizard Games. The company, whose best known game is Star Realms , had a 20% revenue growth in 2020 and has no intention of slowing down in 2021.

Per Debbie Moynahan, the COO of Wise Wizard Games, the original company name “was a throwback to Gandalf, the iconic fantasy character. Based on feedback from the community and our future plans to broaden our product line, we decided it was time for a change.”...

KeyForge Adventures adds cooperative play

Fantasy Flight Games are adding cooperative and solo play in two free-to-play adventures to their popular KeyForge game. The expansion uses the themes and mechanisms found in the KeyForge: Dark Tidings set. Players use the existing KeyForge decks in their collection to tackle multiple difficulty levels as they're taken to the depths of the Crucible's oceans to face epic monsters and cunning cultists. Both of these adventures, Rise of the Keyraken and The Abyssal Conspiracy replace the players opponent with an automated deck from which they draw when their...

Clank! In! Space! Adventures: Pulsarcade

Clank! In! Space! Adventures: Pulsarcade is an expansion for the core game which adds Lord Eradikus' collection of vintage arcade cabinets. There are six new modules in the expansion, each with their own rules, which provide brand new ways to steal artifacts. Players can ransack a vault, then spend loot at the black market. Or they can research new science, clone themselves, enter a high-stakes race, or entertain a bloodthirsty audience in the Danger Theater . Clank! In! Space! Adventures: Pulsarcade is published by Renegade Game Studios , caters for 2-4 players, aged...

Asmodee and Hasbro make industry moves

During the past few weeks there have been a number of board game industry shifts which has an impact on the board gaming hobby. The board game hobby explosion during 2020 has opened up more eyes to the lucrative market.

Hasbro recently announced that Wizards of the Coast would now be one of three new divisions, "Wizards of the Coast and Digital Gaming", along with "Consumer Products", and "Entertainment". The "Consumer Products" division will handle Hasbro's traditional toys and games ( Hasbro Gaming ), while the "Entertainment" division would handle the company's film...

Kickstarter Roundup - Meeples & Monsters, Gloom, Stellaris, and Monuments

Players need to defeat the Dark Council to save the city of Rowan by recruiting, upgrading, and battling their way to victory. Meeples & Monsters is designed by Ole Steiness who is best known for designing games such as Champions of Midgard , and Police Precinct . The game uses deck, pool, and bag building, and worker placement mechanisms, caters for 1-4 players, aged 13+, and can be played in 45-60 minutes. Players need to recruit the cityfolk so that they become powerful allies in the upcoming fight. They will also upgrade...

Free print and play lets you play along on Twitch.tv

Dice in the Darkness is a free, print-and-play game from Beluga Bliss Games where the designer streams himself playing the game on Twitch.tv and invites others to play along with him. Players choose either a Wizard, Warrior, or Rogue as they join in on this episodic, one-page, roll-and-write, adventure game played over ten dungeon rooms. They can upgrade and unlock new abilities across the ten-week season in a 20 to 30-minute game designed for 1 to 100+ players, aged 13+.

“After designing several free roll-and-writes...

Stardew Valley moves from digital to the table

Stardew Valley is an incredibly popular simulation, role-playing, video game developed by Eric Barone and originally released in February of 2016. Earlier this month Stardew Valley: The Board Game had a stealth release on its own web store which sold out within 24 hours. The board game is a cooperative experience designed for 1-4 players where they build their farm, grow crops, and explore the valley. Players gain powerful upgrades and skills, collect all kinds of items, raise animals, and explore the mine while trying to fulfill Grandpa's Goals and...

Legendary: Annihilation unleashes a wave of destruction

Upper Deck are releasing the 25th expansion for Marvel Legendary which features Annihilus and the Fantastic Four . Annihilus , Lord of the Negative Zone has declared war on anyone who crosses his path, which forces heroes and villains to face the threat of total annihilation. Expect to see former foes, such as Galactus and his Heralds , team-up with the Fantastic Four as they stand side by side against the incoming annihilation wave.

Legendary: Annihilation adds 2 evil Masterminds , 5 heroes, and new groups in...

What will be the Legacy of Gravehold?

Indie Boards and Cards has Kickstarted another entry into the Aeon’s End universe, Aeon’s End: Legacy of Gravehold , which is designed by Sydney Engelstein and Nick Little. The game plays 1-4 players, ages 14 and up, in about an hour.

Aeon’s End: Legacy of Gravehold is billed as the “epic conclusion” to the story that began with Aeon’s End: Legacy . The cooperative nature of the game continues in Legacy of Gravehold , but the players must choose which group of mages they want to fight along with as there is a...

In Other News - Andor, Avatar, Subastral, Capstone Games releases, and a Great Western Trail Trilogy

Venture into a land of fantasy and legend designed by Michael Menzel, and Inka and Markus Brand! In this cooperative family game for 2-4 players, each player chooses either the magician, the warrior, the archer, or the dwarf, as they venture into a land of fantasy and legend. Andor: The Family Fantasy Game features more approachable gameplay for younger players that is similar to Legends of Andor and makes it a great introduction to the Legends of Andor series of games. Expect each game to last 30-45 minutes.

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