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Ticket to Ride Europe Celebrates 15 Years!

Believe it or not, Ticket to Ride Europe is turning 15 years old. To celebrate this anniversary, Days of Wonder is issuing a deluxe, oversized edition of the Alan Moon classic. Ticket to Ride Europe was the first standalone game in the Ticket to Ride series, following the original game.

Just as with the original game, Ticket to Ride Europe plays 2-5 players, ages 8 and up, in about an hour. Ticket to Ride Europe introduced both tunnels and ferries to the game. With this new anniversary edition, the players will get...

Are You Ready to RELOAD?

Kolossal Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its new game, RELOAD , which is billed as “the ultimate battle royale experience.” The game is designed by François Rouzé, perhaps best known for his game Room 25 , and Jean-Marc Tribet. The artwork for the game is provided by Jacqui Davis. RELOAD plays 2-4 players, ages 14 and up, in about an hour.

In RELOAD , players choose their character, all of which have different unique abilities. Which are the most helpful to you as you try to make your way to the top? Fame...

Carcassonne returns to prehistoric times

Zman Games has announced a new edition of Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers ! This update to the 2002 release contains new art and extra menhir tiles with unique effects, while maintaining the same gameplay.

Set in prehistoric times, the tiles in Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers consist of forests, rivers, grasslands, and lakes. Two to five players will place the different tile features, each type scoring in specific ways. Rivers score when both sides end in a lake. They score based on the number of tiles in the river and the number of fish depicted. Forests also...

Portal Games Has Plans

Portal Games recently hosted a virtual Portal Con and during the con revealed their plans for upcoming games in 2021. One of the biggest announcements concerned their partnership with Gale Force Nine (GF9), Legendary Entertainment, Herbert Properties LLC, and Genuine Entertainment to produce an officially licensed board games set within the iconic Dune universe, created by science fiction author Frank Herbert. Portal is planning a trilogy set in the Dune universe, using the cooperative game system used in Portal’s award-winning Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game. The first of the games, Dune: House Secrets , is scheduled...

The Rose Gauntlet Has Been Thrown!

Isaac Vega, one of the designers behind such games as Dead of Winter , Forgotten Waters , and City of Remnants among others, has launched his own game company in partnership with his best friend, Lindsey Rode. The name of the company is Rose Gauntlet Entertainment and it will focus on both board and video games.

Rose Gauntlet Entertainment already has several games in development. According to the company’s website, they “hope to create a company that will build incredible worlds, tell lasting stories, welcome diverse communities, and give back to the next generation of...

Coming Soon from Horrible Games

Horrible Games, in conjunction with its partner company Santa Ragione, has announced the first videogame in their partnership, Saturnalia . Saturnalia is a survival horror adventure game that is due to be released later in 2021.

In Saturnalia , an individual player takes on the roles of 4 characters which experience “a deeply connected storyline that ties back to the haunting traditions of this ancient village.” The village that the player is exploring is a huge labyrinthine maze, but the players have little guidance in exploring it. If your characters die, the village reconfigures into...

An Equinox is on the Horizon

Plan B Games has announced a new Reiner Knizia title, Equinox . Equinox is a rethemed edition of the previously released Colossal Arena , but with new art, new characters, and revised gameplay. The artwork for the game is provided by Chris Quilliams. Players can even choose a favorite cover, either Purple or Green , although the contents of the boxes are the same. The game plays 2-5 players, ages 8 and up, in 45-60 minutes.

In Equinox , players use bluffing to outwit their opponents as they try and ensure that...

A Sequel to Kingdom Rush Coming Soon!

The popular board game, Kingdom Rush: Rift in Time , is getting a sequel in the near future Lucky Duck Games has announced. The new game, Kingdom Rush: Elemental Uprising , is a standalone game that uses the same cooperative system as its predecessor, but you need not have played the original game in order to pick the new one up. Kingdom Rush: Elemental Uprising is coming to Gamefound on February 9th, 2021. The game has the same design team as Kingdom Rush: Rift in Time - Helana Hope, Sen-Foong Lim, and Jessey Wright. The...

Pegasus Spiele Releases

Pegasus Spiele has announced several new releases for the first quarter of 2021. These new releases include the following:

UNDO: Peak of No Return - Designed by Michael Palm and Lukas Zach, this cooperative story telling game sees the players traveling back in time to prevent a tragedy;

Deadly Dinner: Red Carpet into Demise - A story telling party game in which the players must solve a murder mystery. Who among them is guilty of killing celebrated movie star Henry Steward?;

Deadly Dinner: The Last Rose - This...

Hadrian’s Wall Being Built Soon

Renegade Game Studios has announced a new flip-and-write game for 2021, Hadrian’s Wall . The game is also being published outside North America by Garphill Games. It is designed by Bobby Hill, his first published design, with artwork provided by Sam Phillips. The game plays 1-6 players, ages 12 and up, with a playtime of 30-60 minutes.

In Hadrian’s Wall , the players play as Roman generals who are tasked with building up the defenses of the empire. Over the course of 6 rounds, they need to construct a milecastle and a wall. In the meantime,...

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