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Terramara, Masterprint 25 from Quined Games

Terramara , designed by Virginio Gigli , Flaminia Brasini , Stefano Luperto and Antonio Tinto , is based on the villages founded in Northern Italy in 1500 B.C.E. that were called Terramara! This 2-4 payer game showcases the main occupations of the people of Terramara, which were hunting, farming, and metallurgy.

Players will take on the role of chiefs of a clan that live in Terramara as they explore lands to trade with other villages, make their way towards sacred places, discover new technologies, and improve their battle strength. This is all...

Hachette Livre in exclusive negotiations acquiring majority stake in Blackrock Games

Hachette Livre entered exclusive negotiations with Black Games ’ shareholders to acquire a majority stake in their company. Blackrock Games , based in Romagnat, near Clermont Ferrand, was founded in 2007 by Alain Ollier and Yoann Laurent, and is the 3rd largest boardgame distributor in France. They have 25 employees, a portfolio of 30 boardgame publishers, and around 90 new releases each year, with a product portfolio of over 400 games. Yoann Laurent, supported by Thibaut Quintens and Wladimir Watine, will remain at the head of Blackrock Games.

Blackrock Games are known for...

Survive space together in "The Crew" from Kosmos

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“The Crew” is a cooperative card game which sets players as Astronauts on uncertain space adventures. The game is designed by Thomas Sing , with art by Marco Armbruster , and is published by Kosmos . Its designed for 2-5 players, aged 10+, and plays in about 20 minutes. A 2-player variant is also included.

There are over 50 missions where players undertake common, individual tasks in order to complete the mission. Communication is essential in order to overcome the more varied challenges. The team only wins when every single...

Squire: The Collector of Glorious Rarities Coming Soon from Cosmodrome Games

Cosmodrome Games has announced a new family game coming soon, Squire: The Collector of the Glorious Rarities . The game is designed by Pavel Atamanchuk, who also designed 2018's Architectura . The game is for 2-4 players, ages 12 and up, with a 40-60 minute play time.

In Squire: The Collector of the Glorious Rarities , the players take on the roles of anthropomorphized animals in the world of Victorian England who are buying relics, holding exhibitions and participating in auctions all with the goal of achieving more success than the other players.

One of the features...

Skytopia: In the Circle of time by Cosmodrome Games

Skytopia: in the circle of time , designed by Ivan Lashin , is a game where time matters as players attempt to become the leader of the sky city and gain influence in the land of Skytopia! This 2-4 player game will have players build their engines and place their workers to obtain prestige for their sky city.

Of course, no great city can be built without the help of golems. Players will send out golems to their construction site to help build their cities. The game is about time management as players decide...

Cards Against Humanity Launches the Chicago Board Game Café

Cards Against Humanity announced today that it is opening the first full-service board game cafe in Chicago, called the Chicago Board Game Café at 1965 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Logan Square, better known as the “Margie’s Candies building.”

The cafe will feature a full dinner menu; craft cocktails, beer and wine; hundreds of board games; and two escape rooms created by The House Theatre of Chicago.

We’ve been making games for almost 10 years now, and we’ve seen that games, food, and theater have an incredible capacity to bring people together and create community. It has...

Popular Mechanics updates its 50 Best New Board Games

A recurring feature on Popular Mechanics for the past several years has been their 50 Best New Board Games . Their board game appreciation has grown over the years and they have done well to keep pace with the hits in the board game industry. The list is now updated 2-3 times a year to reflect new games and new discoveries. Older board games still make the list like the Dice Tower Game of the Year award winners from the past several years Gloomhaven , Root ,...

Spire’s End, an adventure card game for 1 or 2 players now on Kickstarter

Now on Kickstarter is Spire’s End , a card driven adventure game for 1 or 2 players. The adventure in Spire’s End is the search for your uncle, you last living relative, who has disappeared into a mysterious spire that has erupted from the ground in the middle of town suddenly. The deck is divided into six chapters with cards in numbered order to guide you through the adventure. As each card is turned, more of the story is told, choices are to be made, and challenges to defeat. Helping you along the way are six allies,...

Ettin pits two against the world

Wizkids has announced Ettin , a strategic card drafting game. In Ettin , players create teams of two nations, draft units to recruit and deploy, waging wars of might and magic to defeat the other players. The game comes with eight nations that can be mixed and matched to create different allied combinations for dozens of combinations. The game supports up to 8 players, but multiple copies of the game can be played together to support epic battles of 16 or more players. This world-wide brawl is played in just three rounds and takes about an hour...

White Wizard Games picks up Kapow! for a 2020 reprint

Kapow! is a dueling superhero game with buildable dice. It first came out via a successful Kickstarter campaign in November 2017. Now the game will receive a wider release and an expansion of the game universe from White Wizard Games in 2020. The game is for two players, but can be expanded to three or four players in additional modes. The two player game pits a super hero against a super villain.

Each round, players roll dice behind a screen and assign them to eligible action spaces, based on the symbol rolled. Some action spaces require a...

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