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And the 2021 Spiel de Jahres Nominations Are. . .

The nominees for the 2021 Spiel de Jahres have been announced by Christoph Schlewinski, the coordinator of the Kinderspiel jury, and Harald Schrapers, the Spiel des Jahres jury chairman. The games nominated include The Adventures of Robin Hood , designed by Michael Menzel; MicroMacro: Crime City , designed by Johannes Sich; and, Zombie Teenz , designed by Annick Lobet.

The nominees for the Kinderspiel (children’s games) include Dragomino , designed by Bruno Cathala, Marie Fort, and Wilfried Fort, for children ages 5 and up; Storytailors designed by Marie Fort and Wilfried Fort, for...

The Egyptians are Coming!

Portal Games has announced the fourth expansion for its highly regarded game, Imperial Settlers: Empires of the North . The new expansion, Empires of the North: Egyptian Kings , which was designed by Joanna Kijanka with artwork supplied by Roman Kucharski.

This expansion, which does require the base game to be able to play, adds two new factions to Empires of the North : The Hatshepsut clan who are located on the Nile Delta and the Amenhotep faction whose deck is designed around the concept of the passing of time. The Hatshepsut deck introduces an entirely...

Murder Mystery Party Games Reimagined by Renegade Game Studios

Renegade Game Studios has announced the “Crimes & Capers” series, a modern reimagining of the Murder Mystery Party Game. Thus far, two titles have been announced: Crimes & Capers High School Hijinks and Crimes & Capers Lady Leona’s Last Wishes . Both games are designed by Juliana Moreno Patel and Ariel Rubin with artwork supplied by Roena Ivana Rosenberger. Both games play 4-6 players, ages 12 and up, in about 60 minutes.

The difference in the games is primarily in their respective themes: In High School Hijinks , the players cooperatively work together as 1990s...

A Brand New Studio Focused on Fun!

There is a brand new board game publisher out of the UK, Bright Eye Games, which was founded by some of the team behind PSC Games. Bright Eye Games is committed to publishing fun and family friendly board games including the following:

Waggle Dance : Designed by Mike Nance, this 1-4 player game is a euro-style dice worker placement game for players ages 10 and up;

Termite Towers : Also designed by Mike Nance, this game builds on the mechanics found in Waggle Dance. It is also for 1-4 players, ages 10 and...

Tower Defense - Deluxe Style!

Fireside Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a deluxe version of its award-winning tower defense game, Castle Panic . The game was originally published in 2009 and has come out with multiple expansions along the way. The game was designed by Jason De Witt. The artwork and graphic design for this deluxe edition are being provided by Tad Lambert, Matt Paquette, Anthony Cournoyer, and Justin Chan. The game plays 1-6 players, ages 10 and up, and plays in about an hour.

Castle Panic is a cooperative tower defense game in which all of...

Board&Dice tees up Tabannusi: Builders of Ur

This fall, publisher Board&Dice will release Tabannusi: Builders of Ur , designed by David Spada and Daniele Tascini. This game is set in ancient Mesopotamia, where one to four players take on the roles of builders constructing the city of Ur. The game board is divided into five districts, each populated with dice of the color associated with the district.

On a player's turn, they will activate one of these districts, taking a die from the chosen district. The player will receive a resource based on the color of the die selected. The value of the...

A Whole Universe of Funkoverse

Funko Games, makers of the Funkoverse Games, has announced a whole raft of games:

Funkoverse: Marvel 100 4-Pack: This is a standalone game that can be used in conjunction with the Funkoverse Strategy Game. It includes the characters Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, and Black Panther. For further information, be sure and check the website here ;

Funkoverse: Marvel 101 Expansion: Unlike Funkoverse: Marvel 100, this is an expansion which must be combined with any Funkoverse 2-pack or 4-pack. This expansion contains The Great Titan, Thanos, and introduces the...

Stonemaier Games announces expansion for Between Two Castles

Stonemaier Games is publishing Between Two Castles: Secrets & Soirees Expansion. This addition to Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig changes the player count from 2 to 7 players to 1 to 8 players. The solo mode is implemented through an Automa system, like other Stonemaier Games titles. In the game, players draft tiles and construct one castle with the player to their left and another castle with the player ot their right.

Beyond the player count changes, the expansion introduces a variant where players construct their own castle without collaborating with other players....

A One-of-a-Kind War Game

Indie Game Studios, in partnership with Fryx Games, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Angel Fury: The Battle for a Human Soul , which is designed by Daniel Fryxelius. Fryxelius also supplied the artwork along with his brother, Isaac Fryxelius. The game plays 1-4, ages 14 and up, in 1-2 hours.

Angel Fury bills itself as a “one-of-a-kind war game with stakes of Biblical proportions.” The goal of the game is to reach 7 soul points to win the game. Players gain soul points if their troops are in an area which holds...

It's a Small World, without the line

Funko Games is releasing a kids game based on the Disney Parks attraction It's a Small World. In Disney It's a Small World , 2-6 players work in two teams or cooperatively to match cards from their hands with figures depicted in the scenes of the 3D game board.

The flat part of the game board depicts a winding river with boat spaces that have variable card values. Each team has a boat that moves one space at a time along the river and then draws the number of cards on the boat space they land...

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