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Eagle-Gryphon Games gets a bright idea by publishing Vital Lacerda's Inventions: Evolution of Idea

To say that publisher Eagle-Gryphon Games has had a successful collaboration with designer Vital Lacerda would be an understatement. Let’s take a look at a few of those pairings: Lisboa , Escape Plan , Kanban EV , On Mars , The Gallerist , and the upcoming Weather Machine . That’s a pretty impressive lineup right there. So when Eagle-Gryphon Games announces they are releasing a new game by Vital Lacerda along with long time collaborating artist Ian O’Toole , it certainly should garner some attention.

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A new Disney TCG is hitting the market in 2023!

Ravensburger has announced it will be releasing Disney Lorcana (developed by Ryan Miller ), a new TCG set in the Disney universe. This follows Ravensburger's line of Disney Villainous games they have released over the years.

Not much is known about how the game will play, but they are saying that it will be a traditional TCG like Magic: The Gathering and Pokemon . But Disney Lorcana will be 'less confrontational'; It will maintain a strategy card game, but Disney is hoping that it will be...

eBay hopes to win big with purchase of TCGPlayer

What’s the first thing you think of when I mention the word “ eBay ”? Well if you’re anything like Tom Vasel , you may think of the eBay Electronic Talking Auction Game . But for most people, they will think of the eBay website where you can buy and sell various goods, including board and card games. eBay has been very popular when it comes to selling individual cards for the second-hand trading card game market, and now it’s going to get even bigger.

eBay has announced the intent to purchase the trading...

Dominion's 15th expansion gets piratey

The 15th expansion for Dominion will take players to the high seas in search of treasure, with Dominion: Plunder . Prepare to deckbuild your pirate crew with the expansion's 500 cards, including 40 new Kingdom cards. You will find Treasures, Duration cards, Traits that modify piles, and Events. Dominion: Plunder is not a standalone expansion; you need the Dominion base cards and rulebook to play.

Spiel des Jahres winner Dominion is the enduring deckbuilder originally released in 2008. Two to four players start with equivalent small decks and an array...

2 new Holiday Hijinks games in time for your birthday and Groundhog's Day

Grand Gamer's Guild has lined up the next two games in their Holiday Hijinks line ( Kringle Caper , Cupid Crisis , etc.). The Birthday Burglary and The Groundhog Gambit are both listed as 2022 releases, and they continue in the line of 18-card micro escape room games. They are designed by Jonathan Chaffer , with art from Josh Cappel and Jonathan Chaffer. Each game has you going through the small deck of cards alongside a companion app. Each game takes about 1 hour to play....

New details for Ark Nova: Aquarius announced

As hinted at in a previous Dice Tower News article , publishers Feuerland Spiele , Capstone Games and designer Mathias Wigge have announced more details on the upcoming Aquarius expansion for Ark Nova . As it sounds by the title of the expansion, Aquarius will build on the aquatic aspect of your zoo.

Introducing water-based animals, Aquarius will also include special enclosures that must be built next to water areas on your zoo board. To compliment these new enclosures, a good portion of the new water-based...

Come Together to host the best music festival of the '60s

Chilifox Games is publishing Come Together , a worker placement game where one to six players compete to host the best music festival. You will build up your festival site by adding camp sites to lodge fans, and stages for music acts to perform. The fans are represented by meeples of different colors, connoting the type of music they want to see. The musical acts will only perform if the requisite number and types of fans are at the festival to meet their individual requirements. Set in the 1960's,...

Asmodee's Office Dog imprint wants to see your game designs

To say that Asmodee has a lot of imprints under its belt would be an understatement. To name a few there are Fantasy Flight Games , Days of Wonder , Catan Studios , and Z-Man Games . And now Asmodee will be adding another studio to its roster but this one is a little different.

Office Dog, lead by Luke Peterschmidt, is a studio that will specialize in producing games that are based on intellectual properties owned by Asmodee and its parent company Embracer Group . Embracer Group, besides...

Daybreak, a cooperative game about climate action, is coming to BackerKit

Matt Leacock , designer of Pandemic , along with Matteo Menapace are co-designing Daybreak , a cooperative game about climate action. Each player controls a world power and together, they must contend with emerging crises, in pursuit of net zero global emissions. The world powers have special abilities, making them better at certain facets of the game, reminiscent of Pandemic . Emissions will increase the global temperature and intensify crisis events that put citizens of the world in peril. If the global temperature gets...

Fancy Feathers from Friedmann Friese for fwo flayers

Publisher 2F-Spiele and designer Friedmann Friese have announced a new green, double fricative card game, Fancy Feathers . This is a card collection game, where you are moving along a path of pheasant cards ('pheasants' doesn't begin with an F, but it sounds like it does, so we'll allow it). Whoever is behind in the path moves ahead to any card, and you receive all of the cards behind the card you left. Not all cards are created equal, so you need to be careful how you place them so as...

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