This episode, Corey examines the job of rulebook editor, we catch up with various developments at CMON and GAMA, and Kitty and Chris showcase Kickstarters for "Windward: Treacherous Skies" and "Dungeon Fighter."

 

TOP STORIES:

  • CMON releases some of the findings from the investigation into their 2019 audit issues.
  • Pokemon card sells for over $220,000 to retired rapper Logic.
  • North Star Games searches for new direction.
  • GAMA seeks equality across its membership.
  • Confusion over 2020 Origins Awards explained.
  • Stefan Feld to bring "Kokopelli" to life.

 

THE HOTNESS:

  • Darkest Dungeon: The Board Game
  • Lost Ruins of Arnak
  • Project L
  • Etherfields
  • Frostpunk: The Board Game

 

SPECIAL REPORT:

  • Corey explores the tricky role of rulebook editor.

 

KICKSTARTER:

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

  • Warp's Edge
  • Tiny Epic Galaxies: BLAST OFF!
  • The Lord of the Rings: Anniversary Edition
  • Horizon Zero Dawn: The Board Game
  • Sagrada: The Great Facades - Life

 

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Direct download: DTNow-704.mp3
Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

This episode, more board game properties make the leap to long-form fiction, Christmas comes early, we preview some titles still in the design stage, and Chris discusses Kickstarters for "High Rise: The UltraPlastic Edition" and "Cartographers Heroes."

 

TOP STORIES:

  • Aconyte to publish novels based on "Zombicide" and "Terraforming Mars."
  • The gaming world says goodbye to designer and North Star Games co-president Satish Pillalamarri.
  • Uwe Rosenberg's "Hallertau" rulebook now online.
  • Sequel to "Core Worlds" on the way.
  • New industry game "Carnegie" heading to KS.
  • Countdown to Christmas with an Advent Dice Calendar.
  • North Pole shenanigans are afoot in "The Kringle Caper."
  • "Monstrosities" attack "Atlantis Rising."
  • Defend the Krabby Patty in "SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton Rising."
  • Baratheons and dragons coming to "A Song of Ice & Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game."
  • "La Granja" designer working on a sequel.
  • Stonemaier Games teases expansion for "Viticulture."
  • "Portals" in the works for "Gaia Project."

 

KICKSTARTER:

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

  • Super-Skill Pinball: 4-Cade
  • Inca Empire: The Card Game
  • Aliens: Bug Hunt
  • EXIT: The Enchanted Forest
  • Civilization: A New Dawn - Terra Incognita

 

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Direct download: DTNow-703.mp3
Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

This episode, Corey talks about not talking in games with communication limits. Chris and Kitty showcase Kickstarters for "Cascadia" and "Plunderous."

 

TOP STORIES:

  • Origins Awards announced.
  • Amazon Prime Day, Target Deal Days, Walmart Big Save, and Newegg FastasTech: Round 2 all coming mid-October.
  • Artovision to produce art pieces for Asmodee titles.
  • Renegade Game Studios to develop new titles based on Hasbro I.P.
  • 2020 Kinderspiel winner "Robots" heading to US hobby retail.
  • "Pipeline: Emerging Markets" to be the game's first expansion.
  • "Groundhog Day" rules released.
  • "Tinner's Trail" to get remastered version.
  • "High Rise" getting a component upgrade on Kickstarter.
  • Ares Games to distribute "The Thing: The Boardgame."

 

THE HOTNESS:

  • Wingspan: Oceania Expansion
  • Feierabend
  • Grand Austria Hotel: Let's Waltz
  • Dune: Imperium

 

KICKSTARTER:

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

  • Pendulum
  • Splendor Marvel
  • Escape the Dark Sector
  • Calico
  • Jurassic Parts
  • Arkham Horror: TCG - The Innsmouth Conspiracy
  • Marvel Champions: TCG - The Once and Future Kang

 

OUTPUT RANDOMNESS:

  • Corey gives his microphone meaningful looks while talking in code.

 

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Direct download: DTNow-702.mp3
Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

This episode, Corey hops into the host seat, and Kitty and Chris dive into the "Set a Watch: Swords of the Coin" and "7th Citadel" Kickstarters.

 

TOP STORIES:

  • "HeroQuest" returns and lights up Hasbro's crowdfunding site.
  • "The Last of Us" creeps toward your tabletop.
  • CMON to publish comics based on Asmodee properties "Twilight Imperium" and "Android."
  • CMON's "Trudvang Legends" delayed.
  • The classic electronic vibrating football game gets new life as "Nova League."
  • Cards Against Humanity sells its new board game cafe.
  • "Cartographers Heroes" charts a path to Kickstarter.
  • Boarderlands 2's fake RPG becomes reality.
  • "CoraQuest" offers dungeon crawling for the whole family.
  • Quicksilver joins "Marvel Champions: TCG."
  • "Agropolis" visits its city cousin, "Sprawlopolis."
  • GAMA partners with Toys for Tots.
  • "The Dragon and Flagon" gets a new expansion.
  • Digimon is back as a trading card game.
  • Plaid Hat announces free companion app for "Abomination: The Heir of Frankenstein."
  • Reiner Knizia's "Dragonland" gets a new edition.

 

THE HOTNESS:

  • Ten Suns
  • The 7th Citadel
  • HeroQuest
  • Dungeon Universalis
  • Machina Arcana (Second Edition)
  • Shaolia: Warring States

 

KICKSTARTER:

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

  • Cóatl
  • Vaesen
  • Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle - The Charms and Potions Expansion
  • The Battle of Road Island

 

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Direct download: DTNow-701.mp3
Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

This episode, Corey wraps up his look at the role of board game graphic designers, and Chris and Kitty showcase Kickstarters for "Flourish" and "Type 7."

 

TOP STORIES:

  • "The Crew" wins the 2020 Deutscher Spielepreis.
  • "Gloomhaven: Fallen Lion" comic book coming soon.
  • On Steam, "Gloomhaven" adds online co-op mode.
  • "Blood Rage: Digital Edition" adds "Mystics of Midgard" DLC.
  • 2009's "Tobago" gets its first expansion.
  • Team up with a friend and your favorite Disney heroes in "Disney Shadowed Kingdom."
  • Avoid hitchhiking ghosts in "Disney: The Haunted Mansion - Call of the Spirits Game."
  • "Shadows of Brimstone" gets two revised core sets.
  • Reiner Knizia's "Sumatra" takes players on an Indonesian expedition.
  • WizKids to release cursed artifacts from "D&D Icons of the Realms."

 

THE HOTNESS:

  • Tellstones: King's Gambit
  • The Search for Planet X
  • The 7th Citadel
  • Dune: Imperium

 

SPECIAL REPORT:

Corey takes a deeper look at the relationship between graphic designers and the games to which they lend their skills. With contributions from Travis Hill, Glenn Drover, Peter Vaughan, Travis Chance, and Matt Paquette.

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

  • Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game - Season One
  • Barkham Horror: TCG - The Meddling of Meowlathotep
  • Arkham Horror (3rd Edition): Under Dark Waves
  • Celtic

 

KICKSTARTER:

 

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Direct download: DTNow-700.mp3
Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

This episode, Chris showcases the Kickstarter for "The Reckoners: Steelslayer," and Corey digs into the online drama surrounding a certain upcoming Eurogame.

 

TOP STORIES:

  • Avalon Hill management moving to Hasbro.
  • Mysterious "HeroQuest" countdown appears.
  • FryxGames announces "Angel Fury."
  • AEG offering purple butterfly "Mariposas" promos for charity.
  • Decorate your big game trophy room with a life-size owlbear head.
  • "The 7th Citadel" takes a turn into dark fantasy.
  • "Wasp Hero Pack" flies to "Marvel Champions: TCG."
  • "Noch Mal! Kids" offers roll-and-write fun for the whole family.
  • "Crash Octopus" swimming to Kickstarter.

 

SPECIAL REPORT:

Corey looks into "Last Light," which is definitely a Eurogame ... unless it's absolutely not.

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

  • Small World of Warcraft
  • Marvel Champions: TCG - The Rise of Red Skull
  • Clank! Adventuring Party
  • 7 Wonders (Second Edition)
  • The Great Zimbabwe

 

KICKSTARTER:

 

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Direct download: DTNow-699.mp3
Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 9:48pm EDT

This episode, we roll down the Ganges, strike Silver, and get our games delivered in 30 minutes or less. Chris and Kitty take a look at Kickstarters for Plantopia: The Card Game and Mercado de Lisboa. And Corey remembers the 80s.

 

TOP STORIES:

  • "Rajas of the Ganges" gets a roll-and-write.
  • It's the "Year of Moloch" for "Neuroshima Hex!"
  • Impress the Pharaoh in Friedemann Friese's "Faiyum."
  • BGG's #1 kids game gets a sequel in “Zombie Teenz Evolution.”
  • "Silver Dagger" adds zombies to the series.
  • Battle vampires alongside fellow werewolves in "Armata Strigoi."
  • "Vaesen Nordic Horror: RPG" adds a new expansion and components.
  • "Magic: The Gathering" gets a life-size pyromancer.
  • "Philosophia: Floating World" takes the series to Edo-period Japan.
  • The FAA grants Amazon's request for unmanned drone delivery.

 

THE HOTNESS:

  • Cóatl
  • Mercado de Lisboa
  • Tekhenu: Obelisk of the Sun
  • Raiders of Scythia
  • Rurik: Dawn of Kiev

 

KICKSTARTER:

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

  • Tekhenu: Obelisk of the Sun
  • Divvy Dice
  • Truffle Shuffle
  • Fairy Trails
  • Smartphone Inc.: Status Update 1.1
  • Robinson Crusoe: Treasure Chest

 

OUTPUT RANDOMNESS:

Corey remembers a simpler time when things were more complex.

 

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Direct download: DTNow-698.mp3
Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 3:38am EDT

This episode, Corey takes a look into the world of board game graphic designers, and Bree talks to Poketto CEO Rachael Blaske about why and how to rebrand a game company.

 

TOP STORIES:

  • Eric Lang steps down as CMON's Head of Game Design.
  • "Tasha's Cauldron of Everything" brings a host of new rules to D&D 5E.
  • "Gloomhaven" in talks to become a comic book.
  • "Just One: Neue Begriffe" to be the game's first expansion.
  • "Dinosaur Island: Rawr 'n Write" stomping to Kickstarter.
  • Create a sustainable food chain in "Gods Love Dinosaurs."
  • Archon Studio announces "Masters of the Universe: Fields of Eternia - The Board Game."
  • "Massive Darkness 2: Hellscape" brings in more than $3.8 million on Kickstarter.
  • Silent RPG "Alice is Missing" coming to retail.
  • Defend the kingdom once again with "Paladins of the West Kingdom: City of Crowns."
  • "Maracaibo" goes digital.
  • "Mercado de Lisboa" streamlines Lacerda's "Lisboa"

 

SPECIAL REPORTS:

  • Corey explores the role of graphic designers in board game creation with help from Matt Paquette, Jonny "Pac" Cantin, Travis Chance, and Paul Grogan.
  • Bree talks with Rachael Blaske about rebranding Five24 Labs to Poketto.

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

  • Mariposas
  • Alma Mater
  • Last-Second Quest
  • Catan: 25th Anniversary Edition

 

KICKSTARTER:

 

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Direct download: DTNow-697.mp3
Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

This episode is all about new game announcements and updates. Chris discusses the Kickstarter for "Glen More II: Highland Games." And Corey talks about the unwritten rules of gaming.

 

TOP STORIES:

  • Take your dino park off the island with "Dinosaur World."
  • "The Stefan Feld City Collection" Kickstarts its tour with "Hamburg" and "Amsterdam."
  • "CloudAge" to take flight as a shorter and lighter Pfister entry.
  • Build the famous "Hadrian's Wall" with a new game from Garphill Games.
  • "7 Wonders" adds new editions for 3 expansions.
  • "Magic: The Gathering" gives every dog its day.
  • "Arkwright: The Card Game" streamlines one of the heaviest games around.
  • Games Workshop announces "Space Marine Adventures: Rise of the Orks" and "Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Crypt Hunters."
  • "Sniper Elite" makes the leap from PC to tabletop.
  • Join the B.P.R.D. in "Hellboy: The Roleplaying Game."

 

KICKSTARTER:

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

  • Infinity Gauntlet: A Love Letter Game
  • Imperial Settlers: Empires of the North - Barbarian Hordes
  • In the Hall of the Mountain King: Cursed Mountain
  • Mystery House: Adventures in a Box - Back to Tombstone
  • Chronicles of Crime: 1400

 

OUTPUT RANDOMNESS:

Corey talks rules, magic circles, sumo, and the spirit of the game.

 

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Direct download: DTNow-696.mp3
Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

This episode, we take another look at the board game documentary GAMEMASTER, this time talking with the film's director about what you didn't see on screen.

 

TOP STORIES:

  • The bestselling hobby board game of this spring was "Pandemic," while "Codenames" was the number 1 selling hobby card and dice game.
  • Teotihuacan's new expansion will be (fittingly) "Expansion Period."
  • "Tiny Epic Galaxies BLAST OFF!" offers a new take on the original.
  • "Ashes" rises once again.
  • The "Legends of Greyskull" RPG makes you a master of the universe.
  • Alexander Pfister's "CloudAge" soars into view.
  • "Pathfinder Foam Replica: Life Sized Goblin" is ready to party.

 

THE HOTNESS:

  • "The Castles of Tuscany" rulebook now available.
  • Face the Fire Swamp and rodents of unusual size in "The Princess Bride Adventure Book Game."
  • "Harry Potter: House Cup Competition" weaves worker placement magic.
  • The "Jagged Earth" expansion to "Spirit Island" is now in Kickstarter fulfillment.
  • The first expansion for "Tapestry" titled "Plans & Ploys" coming in September.
  • "Fort" preorders arriving but retail release delayed.

 

SPECIAL REPORT:

Jasper talks with GAMEMASTER director Charles Mruz about interviewing Eric Lang and Reiner Knizia, trash talking, and fashion.

 

KICKSTARTER:

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

  • Ctrl
  • High Rise
  • Solar Storm
  • Court of the Dead: Dark Harvest
  • New York Zoo

 

CONNECT:

Direct download: DTNow-695.mp3
Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 8:43am EDT

In this episode, Bree and Jesse discuss the phenomenon of Kickstarter backer outrage and what companies can do to avoid it. We also report on the legal battle between Wizards of the Coast and ACD Distribution, while Chris and Kitty run down Kickstarters for "The Umbrella Academy," "Quest," and "Massive Darkness 2."

 

TOP STORIES:

  • Wizards of the Coast and ACD Distribution appear to cut ties following a lengthy legal battle.
  • AEG CEO John Zinser hospitalized after emergency surgery.
  • "That's So Clever" gets even more so the third time around.
  • "The Quacks of Quedlinburg" brush up on their alchemy.
  • "Keyforge" dives deep with "Dark Tidings."
  • Ant Man goes big with "Marvel Champions: The Card Game."
  • "Dungeons & Dragons: Adventure Begins" board game aims to introduce new players to D&D.
  • "The Great Dalmuti" gets a D&D makeover for its 25th birthday.
  • "SNØ" hits the ice for "The Magnificent."
  • Stefan Feld lights it up with "Bonfire."
  • Dire Wolf teases plots within plots of "Dune: Imperium."

 

BUSINESS BREAKDOWN:

Bree and Jesse discuss backer outrage, highlighting some of the complaints surrounding AEG's recent Kickstarter for "Dead Reckoning," and discussing how companies can avoid having angry backers derail their campaigns.

 

KICKSTARTER:

  • The Umbrella Academy
  • Quest
  • Massive Darkness 2: Hellscape

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

  • Undaunted: North Africa
  • The Lord of the Rings LCG: The Land of Sorrow
  • Legend of the Five Rings LCG: Campaigns of Conquest
  • Marvel Champions LCG: Hulk Hero Pack
  • Arkham Horror LCG: Return to the Forgotten Age
  • Bar Barians
  • Midnight Brunch
  • Smiles and Daggers
  • Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion (now in general distribution)

 

CONNECT:

Direct download: DTNow-694.mp3
Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 7:19am EDT

This episode, Corey wraps up his exploration into the role of board game developers, we take a look at some of the big announcements out of Gen Con Online, and Kitty and Chris discuss the Kickstarter campaigns for "The Fuzzies," "Petrichor: Collector's Edition" (and "Cows" expansion), and "Clash of the Cryptids."

 

TOP STORIES:

  • Build the Big Apple in "Santorini New York."
  • "7 Wonders" gets a fresh look.
  • "Dinosaur Island: Roar N' Write" and "Dinosaur World" mark their territory.
  • Establish the Port of San Francisco with "Embarcadero."
  • "Epic Encounters" brings big monsters to your TTRPG.
  • "Tidal Blades: The Roleplaying Game" in the works.
  • TTS offers a spoiler-free demo of "Pandemic Legacy: Season 0."
  • "Infinity Gauntlet: A Love Letter Game" to get an exclusive window at hobby game stores.
  • "X-Men: Mutant Insurrection" coming in early 2021.
  • Groot and Rocket Raccoon take "Marvel Champions: TGC" into deep space.
  • "Prophecy of Kings" grows the galaxy of "Twilight Imperium (Fourth Edition)."
  • "Descents: Legends of the Dark" teased by Fantasy Flight.
  • Hobby game sales up in 2019.
  • "Perseverance: Castaway Chronicles" and "Dead Reckoning" go big on Kickstarter.
  • Mythic Games settles IP dispute over "Time of Legends: Joan of Arc."
  • Cold-blooded "Lizard Wizards" are hot.

 

SPECIAL REPORT:

Corey discusses who does and does not need a developer on their board game.

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

  • Fallout Shelter: The Board Game
  • Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Baker Street Irregulars
  • Disney Hocus Pocus: The Game
  • Philosophia: Dare to be Wise
  • Kids on Brooms
  • The Magnificent

 

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Direct download: DTNow-693.mp3
Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 5:32am EDT

This episode, Bree talks to designer Erica Bouyouris about switching to Plan B in the time of COVID, and Kitty gets spooky with "The Night Cage" and "The Shivers" Kickstarters.

 

TOP STORIES:

  • "Pictures" takes home the 2020 Spiel des Jahres, and "The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine" wins the Kennerspiel des Jahres.
  • Giant "Catan" field opens in Germany.
  • "Last Light" from the Dice Tower's Roy Cannaday promises 8-player 4X space action in under 90 minutes.
  • Upper Deck announces "Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game - Into the Cosmos."
  • Starling Games alum launch development house Quillsilver Studios.
  • "The Umbrella Academy" gets its own card battling game.
  • Amazon to crack down on counterfeiting.
  • "Usagi Yojimbo Hero Pack" coming to "Arcadia Quest."
  • Wizards of the Coast powers down "Transformers Trading Card Game."

 

THE HOTNESS:

  • Cairn
  • Renature
  • Under Falling Skies
  • Fort
  • Unmatched: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

 

SPECIAL REPORT:

  • Bree Goldman discusses "Steven Universe: Beach-A-Palooza Card Battling Game" with designer Erica Bouyouris.

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

  • Scooby-Doo! Betrayal at Mystery Mansion
  • Meza
  • A Song of Ice & Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game - Bloody Mummers Zorse Riders Unit Box
  • Harlem Unbound (2nd Edition)

 

KICKSTARTERS:

 

OUTPUT RANDOMNESS:

  • Corey explores the concept of fun in gaming.

 

LINKS:

Direct download: DTNow-692.mp3
Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 5:45am EDT

In this episode, Corey takes a look at the trials and tribulations of being (or working with) a board game developer. Plus, Chris discusses the “Ascension Tactics: Miniatures Deckbuilding Game” and “Roar and Write!” Kickstarters.

 

TOP STORIES:

  • "Pandemic Legacy: Season 0" features doctors, spies, and Cold War bio-weapons.
  • Asmodee acquires Libellud.
  • Giochi Uniti releasing US versions of "Bar Barians," "Smiles and Daggers," and "Midnight Brunch."
  • Boss Tweed is back in a new edition of "Tammany Hall."
  • The Stefan Feld City Collection to launch August 18 on Kickstarter with "Hamburg" and "Amsterdam."
  • Three new sets on the way for "A Song of Ice & Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game."
  • Gamegenic to produce new accessories for the 25th anniversary of "Catan."
  • Upcoming deckbuilder "Fort" jumps to #1 on the Hotness.

 

SPECIAL REPORT:

  • Corey Thompson speaks with Stronghold Games' Stephen Buonocore, Gaming Rules' Paul Grogan, Breaking Games' Peter Vaughan, and freelance designer/developer Jonny Pac Cantin about the challenges surrounding the role of game developers.

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

  • Unmatched: Cobble & Fog
  • Unlock! Epic Adventures
  • Fafnir
  • Babylonia
  • Yukon Airways
  • Monster Mansion

 

KICKSTARTERS:

 

LINKS:

Direct download: DTNow-691.mp3
Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

In this episode, we talk to the producers of the new tabletop games documentary, GAMEMASTER, about how the film came to be.

 

TOP STORIES:

  • Tabletop games Kickstarter business up in 2020 despite fewer projects.
  • BGG.CON 2020 replaced by a second Virtual Gaming Con.
  • CMON investigating the audit issues surrounding its annual report.
  • "Magic: The Gathering" in-store play temporarily suspended.
  • "The Once and Future Kang" sets his sights on "Marvel Champions."
  • "Back the Comeback" charity auction to support retail comic and game stores.
  • "Southern Rails" rolling into Rio Grande's station.
  • Solo rules let "Sanctum" players face their demons alone.
  • "Pandemic Legacy: Season 0" turns back the clock.

 

SPECIAL REPORT:

  • Jasper talks with Jimmy Nguyen, Jason Rose, and Wally Schrass about the origins and challenges of making GAMEMASTER (Twitter: @GamemasterDoc), a new documentary about the world of tabletop games and the people behind them.

 

THE HOTNESS:

  • Pendulum
  • Perseverance: Castaway Chronicles
  • Dead Reckoning

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

  • Spicy
  • Keyforge: Mass Mutation
  • Aztec
  • Arkham Horror: TCG - The Blob that Ate Everything Scenario Pack
  • Marvel Champions: TCG - Doctor Strange Hero Pack
  • Legend of the Five Rings: In Pursuit of Truth Dynasty Pack
  • The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth - Shadowed Paths
  • Decipher
  • The Great Cake Escape
  • Black Rose Wars

 

KICKSTARTER:

  • Catapult Kingdoms
  • Enigmas
  • Sorcerer: Endbringer

 

LINKS:

Direct download: DTNow-690.mp3
Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 5:24am EDT

This week, an ambassador for the hobby hangs up his hat, Corey takes us on a journey to learn what exactly a board game developer does, and Kitty and Chris discuss the Kickstarter campaigns for "Eila and Something Shiny" and "Hybris: Disordered Cosmos."

 

HEADLINES:

  • "Wingspan" takes home the Dice Tower Award for Best Game of the Year, with "Maracaibo" and "Horrified" winning Best Strategy Game and Best Coop respectively.
  • Stephen Buonocore to retire as President of Stronghold Games.
  • Get ready to welcome the King and Queen in a new card game based on the "Downton Abbey" movie.
  • Go off the top rope with "WWE Legends Royal Rumble Card Game."
  • Return to Middle-earth in Reiner Knizia's "The Lord of the Rings - Anniversary Edition."
  • Will Wheaton takes a ride with Bicycle.
  • Plan B announces the final game in the "Century: Golem" trilogy.
  • "Sonora" from Pandasaurus Games arrives in retail.

 

THE HOTNESS:

  • Pendulum
  • Lost Ruins of Arnak
  • Dead Reckoning
  • Godzilla: Tokyo Clash

 

SPECIAL REPORT:

  • Corey talks to industry leaders to get to the bottom of what exactly board game developers do.

 

KICKSTARTER:

  • Eila and Something Shiny
  • Hybris: Disordered Cosmos

 

LINKS:

Direct download: DTNow-689.mp3
Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

Welcome to our first episode as Dice Tower Now! Meet the team, and hear what we have in store for the future!

 

HEADLINES:

  • Reiner Knizia's "My City" gets an English-language release.
  • Queen Games teases "Stefan Feld City Collection."
  • Cards Against Humanity and Wizards of the Coast clean house.
  • Live murder mystery musical based on "Clue" heading to Twitch.

 

HOTNESS:

  • Gloomhaven: Jaws of Lion
  • Domination
  • Roll Player Adventures
  • Back to the Future: Dice Through Time
  • Unmatched: Cobble & Fog

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

  • Cosmic Encounter: Duel
  • Freedom!
  • Everdell: Bellfaire
  • Everdell: Spirecrest
  • Dune: Ixians & Tleilaxu

 

KICKSTARTER:

  • Canopy
  • Roll Player Adventures

 

LINKS:

Direct download: DTNow-688.mp3
Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

Dice Tower News has become Dice Tower Now. With this great power comes great responsibility ... to bring you the biggest and best stories from the world of tabletop gaming.

Follow us on Twitter @DiceTowerNow.

Direct download: DTNow-687.mp3
Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 5:48pm EDT

Beginning next week, this podcast will be renamed Dice Tower Now. We've got a lot of great new stuff in store. Subscribers should automatically be updated to the new podcast, but if for some reason that doesn't happen, come find us!

HEADLINES:

  • "Hedgehog Roll" wins the 2020 Kinderspiel des Jahres.
  • Unlock some adventure with "Star Wars Escape Game."
  • Get ready to dive into "Aquatica."
  • GAMA elects new officers.
  • Dial up your deduction with "Ultimate Werewolf Extreme."
  • Put on your princess crown in "Munchkin: Disney."
  • The "Nemesis: Lockdown" KS finishes big.
  • Matagot turns green into gold with their "Kemet: Blood and Sand" KS.
  • "CMON Comics Vol. 1" breaks KS records.

 

THE HOTNESS:

  1. Imperial Struggle
  2. Godspeed
  3. Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion
  4. Terraforming Mars
  5. Gloomhaven
  6. Wingspan
  7. Race for the Galaxy
  8. Monumental
  9. Root
  10. Terraforming Mars: Big Box

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

  • Godspeed
  • Endangered
  • Detective: Signature Series - Dig Deeper
  • Stringamajig

 

KICKSTARTER:

  • The Dead Eye
  • Age of Atlantis
Direct download: DTN-686.mp3
Category:Weekly News with Jesse & Jasper -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

HEADLINES:

  • Origins Game Fair cancels after backup plans fail.
  • Origins Online cancels following numerous drop outs.
  • The Op joins with Asmodee to create licensed versions of "Drop It!" (AKA, "Dobble").
  • Race dice with AEG's "Cubitos" from John D. Clair.
  • Wizards of the Coast bans seven Magic: The Gathering cards it deems racist or culturally offensive.
  • Arcane Wonders and Greater Than Games announce "Freedom Five: A Sentinel Comics Board Game."
  • Registration for BGG's and the Dice Tower's Virtual Gaming Con now open.

 

THE HOTNESS:

  1. Terraforming Mars: Big Box
  2. Monumental
  3. Terraforming Mars
  4. Gloomhaven
  5. Disney's Jungle Cruise Adventure Game
  6. Heartland
  7. Wingspan
  8. Nemesis
  9. Brass: Birmingham
  10. The Crew: The Quest for Planet 9

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

  • Forgotten Waters
  • Nevada City
  • Succulent
  • Marshmallow Test
  • Modern Art: The Card Game
  • Marvel Champions: TCG - Black Widow Hero Pack
  • TLOTR: TCG - Under the Ash Mountains Adventure Pack
  • Arkham Horror: TCG - Weaver of the Cosmos Mythos Pack

 

KICKSTARTER:

  • Crash!
  • Mini Rogue
Direct download: DTN-685.mp3
Category:Weekly News with Jesse & Jasper -- posted at: 6:01am EDT

HEADLINES:

  • The gaming community speaks out in support of diversity and Black Lives Matter.
  • "Pandemic: Hot Zone - North America" to be the first in new series.
  • Funko cuts 25% of its workforce.
  • "Kemet: Blood and Sand" Cthulhu expansion sparks fury amongst backers.

 

THE HOTNESS:

  1. Terraforming Mars: Big Box
  2. Terraforming Mars
  3. Merchants of the Dark Road
  4. Back to the Future: Back in Time
  5. Nemesis
  6. Gloomhaven
  7. Crystal Palace
  8. Brass: Birmingham
  9. Wingspan
  10. Root

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

  • Space Battle Lunchtime Card Game
  • Ride the Rails
  • Deranged
  • Adventure Mart
  • Killer Bunnies
  • Sheriff of Nottingham (Second Edition)
  • My Little Scythe: Pie in the Sky

 

KICKSTARTER:

  • Merchants of the Dark Road
  • Dice Miner
  • Chai: High Tea
Direct download: DTN-684.mp3
Category:Weekly News with Jesse & Jasper -- posted at: 3:39am EDT

HEADLINES:

  • You'll have the power with CMON's "Masters of the Universe: The Board Game."
  • Solve groovy mysteries with CMON's "Scooby-Doo: The Board Game."
  • Run, Danny! From the Op's "The Shining: Escape from the Overlook Hotel"
  • Frosthaven's charitable acts ruffle feathers.
  • "Warhammer 40,000" gets a 9th Edition.
  • Board Game Expo sets its sights on 2021.

 

THE HOTNESS:

  1. Nemesis
  2. Western Empires
  3. Merchants of the Dark Road
  4. Nemesis: Lockdown
  5. Terraforming Mars
  6. Gloomhaven
  7. Wingspan
  8. Kemet: Blood and Sand
  9. The Crew: The Search for Planet 9
  10. Kepler-3042

 

KICKSTARTER:

  • Nemesis: Lockdown
  • Kemet: Blood and Sand
  • CMON Comics - Vol. 1

 

LINKS:

 

Direct download: DTN-683.mp3
Category:Weekly News with Jesse & Jasper -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

HEADLINES:

  • Nominees for the 2020 Spiel des Jahres announced.
  • Spiel and Gen Con canceled.
  • The Dice Tower and BGG team up for Virtual Gaming Con.
  • Search for pearls in Reiner Knizia's "Whale Riders."
  • Funko Games adapting everything you love.
  • "Gudetama: The Tricky Egg Card Game" slides this way.
  • We look at Kickstarter fails from a new point of view.

 

THE HOTNESS:

  1. My City
  2. Gloomhaven
  3. Terraforming Mars
  4. Nova Luna
  5. Nemesis
  6. A War of Whispers
  7. The Crew: The Quest for Planet 9
  8. Santa Monica
  9. Wingspan
  10. Cartographers: A Roll Player Game

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

  • The Mind Extreme
  • Deep Vents

 

KICKSTARTER:

  • Euthia: Torment of Resurrection
  • Railroad Ink Challenge

 

LINKS:

Direct download: DTN-682.mp3
Category:Weekly News with Jesse & Jasper -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

HEADLINES:

  • "Disney Jungle Cruise Adventure Games" travels to Amazon's exclusive waters.
  • Asmodee USA Distribution to release 40 new titles in June.
  • CMON makes progress with its audit issues.
  • Baby Yoda waddles to a table near you.
  • "Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery" to get a second edition.

 

THE HOTNESS:

  1. Small World of Warcraft
  2. Maharaja
  3. Tiny Epic Pirates
  4. Gloomhaven
  5. Under Falling Skies: A 9-Card Print-and-Play Game
  6. HEL: The Last Saga
  7. Terraforming Mars
  8. Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale
  9. Wingspan
  10. Maharaja: The Game of Palace Building in India

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

  • Santa Monica
  • The Magnificent
  • A Touch of Evil: 10-Year Anniversary Edition
  • Western Legends: Ante Up

 

KICKSTARTER:

  • Battle of the Boybands
  • Adventures in Neverland

 

LINKS:

Direct download: DTN-681.mp3
Category:Weekly News with Jesse & Jasper -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

HEADLINES:

  • BGG announces 14th Annual Golden Geek Awards.
  • Alliance Game Distributors to resume operations.
  • "Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion" sinks its teeth into Target.
  • Days of Wonder peddles "Ticket to Ride: Amsterdam."
  • Vladimir Suchy's "Praga Caput Regni" to break ground in 2020.
  • Renegade Games buddies up to "Clank!: Adventuring Party."
  • Kickstarter lays off 40% of workforce.
  • Dice Tower Dish's Corey Thompson digs into the state of tabletop Kickstarter campaigns and the trouble with game awards.

 

THE HOTNESS:

  1. TINYforming Mars
  2. Wingspan
  3. Gloomhaven
  4. Sapiens
  5. HEL: The Last Saga
  6. Mercado de Lisboa
  7. Terraforming Mars
  8. The Crew: The Search for Planet 9
  9. Nemesis
  10. Spirit Island

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

  • Babylonia
  • Yukon Airways
  • Monster Mansion
  • Colt Super Express

 

KICKSTARTER:

  • Sea of Legends

 

LINKS:

Direct download: DTN-680.mp3
Category:Weekly News with Jesse & Jasper -- posted at: 12:10am EDT

HEADLINES:

  • "Frosthaven" breaks another Kickstarter record.
  • Hasbro reports substantial growth in games sales.
  • Fantasy Flight announces "Arkham Horror: The Card Game - The Innsmouth Conspiracy."
  • Capstone Games takes over publication for "Terra Mystica" and "Gaia Project."
  • The OP announces "The Batman Who Laughs Rising."
  • Gale Force Nine announces new expansions and an updated edition for "Doctor Who: Time of the Daleks."

 

THE HOTNESS:

  1. Bargain Basement Bathysphere
  2. Gloomhaven
  3. Utopia Engine
  4. Under Falling Skies: A 9-Card Print-and-Play
  5. Supermarché
  6. Ankh: Gods of Egypt
  7. Wingspan
  8. Terraforming Mars
  9. Frosthaven
  10. Arkham Horror: The Card Game

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

  • Tang Garden
  • Sonora
  • Gulf, Mobile, and Ohio (Third Edition)
  • Traintopia

 

KICKSTARTERS:

  • Clinic: Deluxe Edition - COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Tapeworm
  • Resident Evil 3: The Board Game

 

LINKS:

Connect with Jesse on Twitter @TheJesseWheeler.

Check out TabletopGameTalk.com with former hosts Kitty & Chris.

We love feedback! Please leave any on our Official Thread.

Direct download: DTN-679.mp3
Category:Weekly News with Jesse & Jasper -- posted at: 4:58am EDT

HEADLINES:

  • City of Games releases "The Isle of Cats Remote Edition."
  • San Diego Comic-Con 2020 and Anime Expo 2020 cancelled.
  • New "Magic: The Gathering" decks delayed.
  • Game shop owner arrested for operating a non-essential business.
  • The OP Games announces "Risk: Warhammer 40,000."
  • This podcast is switching release days. Leave us your thoughts on our BGG Feedback Thread.

 

THE HOTNESS:

  1. Pandemic: Hot Zone - North America
  2. Canvas
  3. Wingspan
  4. Cloudspire
  5. Gloomhaven
  6. Barrage
  7. Ankh: Gods of Egypt
  8. Terraforming Mars
  9. Marvel Champions: The Card Game
  10. Spirit Island

 

KICKSTARTER:

  • Final Girl
  • Lords of Vegas: Underworld & Boss Bundle

 

LINKS:

Direct download: DTN-678.mp3
Category:Weekly News with Jesse & Jasper -- posted at: 4:50am EDT

HEADLINES:

  • Amazon to resume stocking non-essential items from third-party retailers.
  • Fantasy Flights postpones Organized Play events.
  • Alliance and Diamond furlough employees. Execs take a pay cut.
  • The OP announces "Trivial Pursuit: Horror Ultimate Edition."
  • AEG and The OP announce "Smash Up: Marvel."
  • CMON stock suspended due to audit issues.

 

THE HOTNESS:

  1. Ankh: Gods of Egypt
  2. Cloudspire
  3. Forgotten Waters
  4. Gloomhaven
  5. Terraforming Mars
  6. Wingspan
  7. Nemesis
  8. Spirit Island
  9. Arkham Horror: The Card Game
  10. Everdell

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

 

KICKSTARTER:

  • Ankh: Gods of Egypt

 

LINKS:

Connect with Jesse on Twitter @TheJesseWheeler

Direct download: DTN-677.mp3
Category:Friday News with Jesse & Jasper -- posted at: 4:37am EDT

HEADLINES:

  • Origins 2020 rescheduled for October
  • BGG.Spring 2020 cancelled
  • Mayday Games starts distributing NK95 masks
  • Stonemaier Games announces new products on April Fool's that turned out to be no joke
  • Fantasy Flight announces Arkham Horror (Third Edition): Under Dark Waves and Marvel Champions: The Card Game - The Rise of Red Skull

 

THE HOTNESS:

  1. Ankh: Gods of Egypt
  2. Tawantinsuyu: The Inca Empire
  3. Forgotten Waters
  4. Gloomhaven
  5. Pax Renaissance
  6. Air, Land & Sea
  7. Terraforming Mars
  8. Nemesis
  9. Wingspan
  10. Crypt

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

  • Cosmic Encounter: Duel
  • The One Hundred Torii
  • Ripple Rush
  • Aquelarre
  • Crossed Words
  • The Coldest Night
  • One Small Step
  • Inner Compass

 

KICKSTARTERS:

  • Excavation: Earth
  • They Live: Assault on Cable 54

 

LINKS:

Connect with Jesse on Twitter @TheJesseWheeler

Direct download: DTN-676.mp3
Category:Friday News with Jesse & Jasper -- posted at: 6:31am EDT

HEADLINES:

  • Alliance Game Distributors halts payments to vendors

 

THE HOTNESS:

  1. Frosthaven
  2. Gloomhaven
  3. Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion
  4. Corinth
  5. Winter Kingdom
  6. Terraforming Mars
  7. Wingspan
  8. Everdell
  9. Spirit Island
  10. The Crew: The Quest for Planet 9

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

  • Unmatched: Jurassic Park - InGen vs. Raptors
  • King of Tokyo: Dark Edition
  • Planet Apocalypse

 

KICKSTARTER:

  • Frosthaven

 

LINKS:

Direct download: DTN-675.mp3
Category:Friday News with Chris & Kitty -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

HEADLINES:

  • Fantasy Flight announces Investigator Starter Decks for "Arkham Horror: The Card Game."
  • "Pandemic" designer Matt Leacock writes an opinion piece for the New York Times.
  • Alliance Game Distributors temporarily shuts down operations, but ACD Distribution expects to keep running.
  • Asmodee USA and Renegade Game Studios delay new releases.
  • Fireside Games delay party game "Stringamajig" and their Kickstarter campaign for "Castle Panic: Deluxe Edition."
  • The Tokyo Game Market event for April has been canceled.
  • WizKids pulls out of Origins and UK Games Expo 2020.

 

THE HOTNESS:

  1. Frosthaven
  2. Gloomhaven
  3. Everdell
  4. The Crew: The Quest for Planet 9
  5. Terraforming Mars
  6. Dark Ages: Heritage of Charlemagne
  7. Arkham Horror: The Card Game
  8. Wingspan
  9. Pax Pamir (Second Edition)
  10. Rallyman: GT

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

  • The Isle of Cats
  • The Isle of Cats: Late Arrivals
  • Core Connection: Rise of Atlantis
  • VIAE: Roads of Rome
  • Nevada City
  • Starcadia Quest: Showdown
  • Starcadia Quest: Build-a-Robot

 

KICKSTARTER:

  • Trekking the World
  • Moonshine Empire
  • Lawyer Up

 

YOUR HOSTS:

Direct download: DTN-674.mp3
Category:Friday News with Jesse & Jasper -- posted at: 4:58am EDT

HEADLINES:

  • Origins Game Fair announces awards nominees for 2020
  • 2020 Jack Vasel Memorial Fund Auction now live
  • Z-Man Games announces "Infinity Gauntlet: A Love Letter Game"
  • "Pandemic" is in the news

 

THE HOTNESS:

  1. Gloomhaven
  2. Pandemic
  3. Dark Ages
  4. Paris
  5. Pax Pamir
  6. Museum: Pictura
  7. Rallyman: GT
  8. Wingspan
  9. Terraforming Mars
  10. Everdell

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

  • The Crew: The Quest for Planet 9
  • Oriflamme
  • The Shining
  • Staka
  • The Big Book of Madness: The Vth Element

 

KICKSTARTERS:

  • Mint Control
  • Bold Made

 

LINKS:

What's new with you during the Coronapocalypse? Let us know on our BGG Thread.

Find Previous hosts Chris & Kitty at TapletopGameTalk.com.

Direct download: DTN-673.mp3
Category:Friday News with Jesse & Jasper -- posted at: 3:15am EDT

HEADLINES

  • Asmodee USA Distribution to distribute directly to retailers
  • Asmodee clarifies its parts replacement policy
  • Price increases announced for 27 Asmodee titles
  • CMON Expo 2020 cancelled
  • The Hulk is coming to "Marvel Champions: The Card Game"
  • Uwe Rosenberg announces "New York Zoo"

 

THE HOTNESS

  1. Pax Pamir: Second Edition
  2. Nemesis
  3. Gloomhaven
  4. Spirit Island
  5. Marvel Champions: The Card Game
  6. On Mars
  7. Rallyman: GT
  8. Terraforming Mars
  9. Museum: Pictura
  10. Root

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES

  • Afternova
  • Trial of the Temples
  • Robotech: Brace for Impact
  • Robotech: Cyclone Run
  • Stalingrad Besieged

 

KICKSTARTER

  • Who Goes There? Second Edition
  • Monuments
  • Erune
  • Rival Restaurants: Back for Seconds
  • Mind MGMT: The Psychic Espionage "Game"

 

LINKS

We'd love to hear from you - feedback, suggestions, whatever - on our BGG Thread.

Find previous hosts Chris and Kitty at TabletopGameTalk.com.

Direct download: DTN-672.mp3
Category:Friday News with Jesse & Jasper -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

HEADLINES:

  • Plaid Hat Games claims its independence with "Forgotten Waters."
  • "Ripple Rush" from Stronghold Games coming soon.
  • "Chronicles of Crime" launches on Kickstarter.
  • "Castle Panic: Deluxe Addition" to be Fireside Games' first Kickstarter.
  • Emerson Matsuuchi streamlines social deduction with his latest design.

 

THE HOTNESS:

  1. Eclipse: Second Dawn for the Galaxy
  2. Spirit Island
  3. Nemesis
  4. Viscounts of the West Kingdom
  5. Marvel Champions the Card Game
  6. Rallyman GT
  7. Gloomhaven
  8. Terraforming Mars
  9. Museum: Pictura
  10. Brass: Birmingham

 

NEW & UPCOMING GAMES:

  • Gorilla Marketing
  • Dungeon Mayhem: Monster Madness
  • Stellar
  • 7 Souls
  • Karekare

 

KICKSTARTERS:

  • Lost in Valhalla
  • Ruins: Death Binder

 

LINKS:

Leave us feedback on our BGG Thread

Listen to previous hosts Kitty and Chris on TabletalkGameTalk.com

 

 

 

Direct download: DTN-671.mp3
Category:Friday News with Jesse & Jasper -- posted at: 5:28am EDT

HEADLINES:

  • "Oriflamme" wins the As d'Or
  • "Pictionary Air" wins the Toy of the Year: Game of the Year award
  • Asmodee announces new 3D version of Catan
  • Avalon Hill announces "Betrayal at Mystery Manor"
  • Blue Orange Games to release 20 new games to celebrate its 20th anniversary

 

THE HOTNESS

  1. Brass: Birmingham
  2. Viscounts of the West Kingdom
  3. Raiders of Scythia
  4. Gloomhaven
  5. Terraforming Mars
  6. Tang Garden
  7. Wingspan
  8. Chronicles of Crime: 1400
  9. Rallyman: GT
  10. Marvel Champions: The Card Game

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES

  • Sanctum
  • Nova Luna
  • Zona: The Secret of Chernobyl
  • Wonder Woman: Challenge of the Amazons
  • Philadelphia 1777
  • Shiloh 1862
  • Struggle for Europe 1939-1945

 

KICKSTARTERS

  • Gladius
  • Slip Strike

 

LINKS:

Tell us how we're doing and what suggestions you have for the show on our BGG Thread.

Check out former hosts Chris and Kitty at TabletopGameTalk.com.

Direct download: DTN-670.mp3
Category:Friday News with Jesse & Jasper -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Tell us how we're doing and what suggestions you have for the show on our BGG Thread.

Check out former hosts Chris and Kitty at TabletopGameTalk.com.

 

HEADLINES:

  • "Villainous" gets a new baddie
  • Show off your WWE moves in "Headlock, Paper, Scissors"
  • The man behind Alea moves on
  • Ruh roh ... the OP announces a new escape room game
  • "Pyramid Quartet" hits Kickstarter

 

THE HOTNESS:

  1. Viscounts of the West Kingdom
  2. Gloomhaven
  3. Raiders of Scythia
  4. Wonderland's War
  5. Terraforming Mars
  6. Rallyman GT
  7. Marvel United
  8. On Mars
  9. Arkham Horror: The Card Game
  10. Dominations: Road to Civilization

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

  • Tajuto
  • In the Hall of the Mountain King
  • Letterpress
  • Cabo: Deluxe Edition
  • Masters of the Renaissance: Lorenzo il Magnifico: The Card Game
  • Arkham Horror LCG: Point of No Return
  • The Lord of the Rings LCG: Challenge of the Wainriders
  • Marvel Champions LCG: The Wrecking Crew

 

KICKSTARTERS:

  • Frutticola
  • For Glory
Direct download: DTN-669.mp3
Category:Friday News with Jesse & Jasper -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

 

LINKS:

 

HEADLINES:

  • Board Game Expo is coming (possibly) to a game store near you
  • Develop beachfront property in "Santa Monica"
  • Find the replicant in "Blade Runner 2049: Nexus Protocol"
  • Dr. Strange joins Marvel Champions: The Card Game
  • CMON launches the "Marvel United" Kickstarter campaign

 

THE HOTNESS:

  1. The King's Dilemma
  2. Kanban EV
  3. On Mars
  4. Vampire: The Masquerade - Chapters
  5. Marvel United
  6. Root
  7. Rallyman GT
  8. Terraforming Mars
  9. Wonderland's War
  10. Genotype: A Mendelian Genetics Game

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

  • Video Vortex
  • Liminal
  • Atlantis Rising (2nd Edition)
  • Fantastic Factories
  • Living Planet

 

KICKSTARTERS:

  • Wonderland's War
  • Tanares Adventures

 

Direct download: DTN-668.mp3
Category:Friday News with Jesse & Jasper -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

HEADLINES

  • Casual Game Revolution names its Best Casual Game of the Year
  • Scorpion Masque releases its end-year-report for 2019
  • The Castles of Burgundy team announces Castles of Tuscany
  • Breaking Bad editions of Monopoly and Trivial Pursuit are on the way
  • The first expansion to The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle Earth is coming soon

 

THE HOTNESS

  • It's a Wonderful World
  • Dominations: Road to Civilization
  • Tainted Grail: The Fall of Avalon
  • Parks
  • Arena: The Contest
  • On Mars

 

NEW/UPCOMING RELEASES

  • Kodama 3D
  • Sidekick Saga
  • Gloomy Graves
  • Corsairs of Valeria
  • Pictures

 

KICKSTARTERS

  • It's a Wonderful World: Ascension
  • Altered Carbon: The Role Playing Game
Direct download: DTN-667.mp3
Category:Friday News with Jesse & Jasper -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

Headlines:

  • Planet Money Talks About Ms Monopoly
  • A New KeyForge Set is Announced
  • Asmodee Digital Gives Away Free Games

 

Hotness:

  • Oath: Chronicles of Empire and Exile
  • Rocket Men
  • A War of Whispers
  • On Mars
  • Marvel Champions: TCG
  • Alma Mater
  • It's a Wonderful World

 

New/Upcoming Releases:

  • Tsukiji
  • Pact
  • Airship City

 

Kickstarter:

Direct download: DTN-666.mp3
Category:Friday News with Chris & Kitty -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

Headlines

  • Critical Role Becomes an Official Dungeons and Dragons Setting
  • Warhammer is Making its Way to Target

 

Hotness

  • Tortuga 2199
  • A War of Whispers
  • On Mars
  • Oath Chronicles of Empire and Exile
  • Undaunted: Normandy
  • Rococo: Deluxe Edition

 

New/Upcoming Releases

  • Exploriana
  • Kill Merlin!
  • High Rise
  • Rolling Ranch

 

Kickstarters

  • Hero Forge 2.0
  • 10 Gallon Tank
Direct download: DTN-665.mp3
Category:Friday News with Chris & Kitty -- posted at: 7:37pm EDT

Headlines:

  • Star Wars Destiny Coming to an End
  • Asmodee Acquires Repos Production
  • A New Board Game by Riot Games
  • 2019 Kickstarter Numbers are In

 

Hotness:

  • Oath: Chronicles of Empire and Exile
  • Return to Dark Tower
  • On Mars
  • Foundations of Rome
  • The Isle of Cats
  • Root

 

New/Upcoming Releases:

  • Coraline: Beware the Other Mother
  • Sorcerer City
  • Yaks
  • Frontier Wars

 

Kickstarter:

  • Oath: Chronicles of Empire and Exile
  • 100 Astronauts

 

Direct download: DTN-664.mp3
Category:Friday News with Chris & Kitty -- posted at: 4:58pm EDT

Headlines

  • Fantasy Flight Games Closes Digital Division
  • CMON Announces a New Marvel Game by Eric Lang

 

Hotness

  • Mariposas
  • Oath: Chronicles of Empire and Exile
  • Kemet: Blood and Sand
  • Marvel Champions TCG
  • In the Hall of the Mountain King
  • Maracaibo
  • Gloomhaven
  • Wingspan
  • Terraforming Mars
  • Tainted Gail: The Fall of Avalon

 

New/Upcoming Releases

  • The Fox in the Forest Duet
  • Nevsky
  • Watergate
  • Plunderbund
  • Caylus

 

Kickstarters

  • Deep Space D-6 Armada
  • Herrlof
Direct download: DTN-663.mp3
Category:Friday News with Chris & Kitty -- posted at: 5:02pm EDT

Headlines

  • Guinness is launching some games for the holidays
  • Journeys in Middle-Earth gets an adventure mode
  • Asmodee digital is having a sale

 

Hotness

  • Tiny Towns
  • Tainted Grail: The Fall of Avalon
  • Paladins of the West Kingdom
  •  Aeon’s End: Legacy
  • Pax Pamir (2nd ed)
  • Res Arcana
  • Marvel Champions: The Card Game
  • Tapestry
  • The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth
  • Wingspan

 

New/Upcoming Releases

  • Into the Black Forest
  • La Viña
  • Paris
  • Barrage
  • Coffee Roaster

 

Kickstarters

  • Unsettled
  • Adventure Maze Flip Books
Direct download: DTN-662.mp3
Category:Friday News with Chris & Kitty -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

Headlines

 

Hotness

  • Frosthaven
  • Marvel Champions: The Card Game
  • Terraforming Mars
  • Cthulhu: Death May Die

 

New/Upcoming Releases

  • Jim Henson's Labyrinth: The Card Game
  • Flotilla
  • Planetary Control!
  • Gloom of Thrones
  • Batasaurus

 

Kickstarters

  • Car Wars: Sixth Edition
  • Sherlock Holmes: Baker Street Irregulars
Direct download: DTN-661.mp3
Category:Friday News with Chris & Kitty -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

Headlines

  • Another Gloomhaven expansion
  • FFG makes an April fools day joke real
  • Board games are good for our cognitive health

 

Hotness

  • Tainted Grail: The Fall of Avalon
  • Gloomhaven
  • Cthulhu: Death May Die
  • Marvel Champions The Card Game
  • Maracaibo
  • Brass: Birmingham

 

New/Upcoming Releases

  • Miyabi
  • First Contact
  • Dragon Keepers
  • Head of Mousehold
  • Brew Dice

 

Kickstarters

  • Necromolds: Monster Battles
  • Totemic
Direct download: DTN-660.mp3
Category:Friday News with Chris & Kitty -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

Headlines

  • Alexa can play ticket to ride
  • The OP announced another licensed clue game
  • 7 wonders duel is not available on mobile

 

Hotness

  • Tainted Grail: The Fall of Avalon
  • Marvel Champions The Card Game
  • Tapestry
  • Terraforming Mars
  • Titan
  • Nemesis
  • Gloomhaven
  • Maracaibo
  • Wingspan
  • Museum

 

New/Upcoming Releases

  • Solar Draft
  • Roam
  • Cat Cafe
  • Monsieur Carrousel
  • Mutants

 

Kickstarters

  • Vampire: the Masquerade - Blood Feud a Mega Board Game
  • Ugly Christmas Sweaters
Direct download: DTN-659.mp3
Category:Friday News with Chris & Kitty -- posted at: 4:29pm EDT

Headlines

  • Magic: The Gathering enters the Toy Hall of Fame
  • South Park plugs board games… again
  • AEG and the OP team up for Smash Up
  • Bonus news

 

Hotness

  • Titan
  • Museum
  • Azul: Crystal Mosaic
  • The Taverns of Tiefenthal

 

New/Upcoming Releases

  • Dark Domains
  • Coral Islands
  • Rick and Morty: The Morty Zone Dice Game
  • Dawn of Mankind
  • Foothills
  • Mandala

 

Kickstarters

  • Chronicles of Drunagor: Age of Darkness
  • Seven Bridges
Direct download: DTN-658.mp3
Category:Friday News with Chris & Kitty -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

Headlines

 

Hotness

  • Marvel Champions: The Card Game
  • The Magnificent
  • Maracaibo
  • Nemesis
  • Tainted Grail: The Fall of Avalon
  • Trismegistus: The Ultimate Formula

 

New/Upcoming Releases

  • Ishtar: Gardens of Babylon
  • Manaforge
  • Aquicorn Cove
  • Europa Base Alpha
  • Dragon Market
  • Crystal Palace
  • Cloaked Cats

 

Kickstarters

  • Clash of Minds: Holmes vs Moriarty
  • Grimm: A Card Game

 

Direct download: DTN-657.mp3
Category:Friday News with Chris & Kitty -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Headlines

  • Pandemic Gets Competitive with Reign of Cthulhu
  • The Clue Mansion Gets a New Room
  • King of Tokyo Goes Dark
  • Essen is over and the numbers are in

 

Hotness

  • The Magnificent
  • Maracaibo
  • Trismegistus: The Ultimate Formula
  • Cooper Island
  • Aquatica
  • Marvel Champions: The Card Game
  • Terramara
  • Ecos: First Continent
  • Tainted Grail: The Fall of Avalon

 

New/Upcoming Releases

  • Silver Bullet
  • Vindication
  • Merlin's Beast Hunt
  • Dune: The Board Game
  • Bob's Burgers Belcher Family Food Fight
  • Monster Baby Rescue

 

Kickstarters

  • Spire’s End
  • HUNTED
Direct download: DTN-656.mp3
Category:Friday News with Chris & Kitty -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

Headlines

  • Cards Against Humanity will open a board game cafe in Chicago
  • Minecraft is now a board game
  • Horrible games, not so horrible anymore?

 

Hotness

  • Maracaibo
  • Wayfinders
  • Dune
  • Sanctum
  • Terramara
  • Clank Legacy: Acquisitions Inc

 

New/Upcoming Releases

  • Visitor in Blackwood Grove
  • Sojourn
  • Deep Blue
  • Magic Maze Kids

 

Kickstarters

  • Gameboard-1
  • Kohaku
Direct download: DTN-655.mp3
Category:Friday News with Chris & Kitty -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

Headlines

  • Kickstarter users are vigilant in detecting fraudulent products
  • Monopoly gets a theme park style attraction
  • Fandom buys Cortex
  • Exploding kittens raises another 30 million dollars

 

Hotness

  • Sanctum
  • Horrified
  • Ishtar: Gardens of Babylon
  • Tiny Epic Dinosaurs

 

New/Upcoming Releases

  • Big Dig
  • Gates of Delirium
  • Era: Medieval Age
  • Sushi Roll
  • Letter Jam
  • Ecos: First Continent

 

Kickstarters

  • Zombicide 2nd ed
  • The Zorro Dice Game
Direct download: DTN-654.mp3
Category:Friday News with Chris & Kitty -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

Headlines

Hotness

  • Oathsworn: Into the Deepwood
  • PARKS
  • Marvel Champions: The Card Game
  • Funkoverse Strategy Game
  • Paladins of the West Kingdom
  • Brass: Birmingham

New/Upcoming Releases

  • Skulk Hollow
  • Toy Story Obstacles & Adventures: A Cooperative Deck Building Game
  • Dreams of Tomorrow
  • Ghostbusters: Blackout
  • Pralaya
  • The Way of the Bear

Kickstarters

  • Time of Legends: Destinies
  • Calico
Direct download: DTN-653.mp3
Category:Friday News with Chris & Kitty -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

Headlines

  • Cash Prizes for KeyForge
  • Wingspan Expansion Announced
  • Aeon's End Comes to Tablet

 

Hotness

  • Tapestry
  • Awkward Guests
  • Wingspan: European Expansion
  • Paladins of the West Kingdom
  • Everdell
  • Zona: The Secret of Chernobyl
  • Rococo
  • Nemesis

 

New/Upcoming Releases

  • Hidden Panda
  • Horrified
  • The Menace Among Us
  • Ceylon
  • Paranormal Detectives

 

Kickstarters

  • Root the Role Playing Game
  • Labyrinthos
Direct download: DTN-652.mp3
Category:Friday News with Chris & Kitty -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

By the title you may have probably already guessed this is announcing an intermission to the show, but don’t worry, this is very brief.  This week and next. Kitty and I will be back at the beginning of October.

 

We apologize for the late notice, it wasn’t our intention to have to skip these weeks, but due to some unforeseen family issues and travel schedules, we just won’t have the time to prepare and record the show.

 

But I didn’t want to leave for two weeks without leaving you anything at all, so here is a 1 minute version of the normal show…


Direct download: DTN-651.mp3
Category:Friday News with Chris & Kitty -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Headlines

  • Gameboard-1 is the most recently announced digital board game platform
  • Through the Ages gets an update
  • The Hallmark Channel Celebrates it's 10th Anniversary with a Countdown to Christmas board Game
  • Sam Healy is leaving the dice tower

 

Hotness

  • Tapestry
  • Black Angel
  • Aeon Trespass: Odyssey
  • Yedo
  • Obscurio
  • Aftermath
  • Barrage

 

New Releases

  • ArtSee
  • Machi Koro: Legacy
  • Homebrewers
  • The King's Dilemma
  • Point Salad
  • Architectura

 

Kickstarters

  • The Isofarian Guard
  • Squire for Hire
Direct download: DTN-650.mp3
Category:Friday News with Chris & Kitty -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

Headlines

  • Paranormal Detectives by Lucky Duck Games
  • Terra Mystica: Merchants of the Seas
  • Chocolate Factory
  • RatVille

 

Hotness

  • Tapestry
  • Azul: Summer Pavilion
  • Black Angel
  • DUNE
  • Underwater Cities: New Discoveries
  • Barrage
  • Mystery House: Adventures in a Box
  • Kanban EV
  • Gugong

 

New/Upcoming Releases

  • Ragusa
  • Bermuda Pirates
  • Jaws
  • Super Camelot
  • Colors of Paris
  • Legendary: A James Bond Deckbuilding Game
  • Silver

 

Kickstarters

  • The Board Game Book, Volume 2
  • Carte Rouge — A Puzzle in 52 Parts
Direct download: DTN-649.mp3
Category:Friday News with Chris & Kitty -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

Headlines:

 

Hotness

  • Tapestry
  • Successors
  • Vampire: the Masquerade - Blood Feud
  • Barrage
  • Maracaibo (link: http://capsone-games.com)
  • Undaunted: Normandy
  • Hako Onna

 

New/Upcoming Releases

  • Time Chase
  • Pigasus
  • Farm Rescue
  • Old West Empresario
  • Pinnacle
  • Adventure Island

 

Kickstarters

  • Shovel Knights: Dungeon Duels
  • Windward

 

 

 

 

Direct download: DTN-648.mp3
Category:Friday News with Chris & Kitty -- posted at: 5:21pm EDT

Headlines

  • Monopoly Socialism Ed Starts Some Controversy
  • Hasbro is Done With Plastic Packaging
  • Contra, Bomberman, and Chocobos Are Coming to Tabletop

 

Hotness

  • Tapestry
  • Snowdonia: Deluxe Master Set
  • Quirky Circuits
  • Rune Stones
  • Merchants Cove
  • Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated

 

New/Upcoming Releases

  • The Artemis Project
  • Lockup: A Roll Player Tale
  • The Captain is Dead: Dangerous Planet
  • Dune: The Board Game
  • Horrified

 

Kickstarters

  • Evil Dead 2: The Board Game
  • Merchants Cove

 

Direct download: DTN-647.mp3
Category:Friday News with Chris & Kitty -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

Hotness

  • Tapestry
  • So, You’ve Been Eaten
  • Ishtar: Gardens of Babylon
  • Sleeping Gods
  • Dune
  • Black Angel

 

New/Upcoming Releases

  • Imperial Settlers: Empires of the North
  • Towers of Arkhanos
  • The Walking Dead: Something to Fear
  • Dragonrealm
  • Welcome to DinoWorld
  • Race for the Chinese Zodiac

Kickstarters

  • Burgle Bros 2
  • Pixel Demon's: REALM
Direct download: DTN-646.mp3
Category:Friday News with Chris & Kitty -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

Headlines

  • GenCon numbers are in
  • GenCon is over, so now it’s time to look toward Essen Spiel
  • Board Game Geek gets a new logo
  • Now a look at what’s going digital

 

Hotness

  • Tapestry
  • Ankh: Gods of Egypt
  • Sleeping Gods
  • Black Angel
  • Roll for Adventure
  • Ultra Tiny Epic Galaxies
  • Marvel Champions: The Card Game
  • City of the Big Shoulders
  • Etherfields
  • So you’ve been eaten

New/Upcoming Releases

  • Sierra West
  • Dead Man's Cabal
  • Deadly Doodles
  • Dizzle
  • Passtally
  • Scuttle!
  • Tonari

Kickstarters

  • Trudvang Legends
  • Sleeping Gods
Direct download: DTN-645.mp3
Category:Friday News with Chris & Kitty -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

Headlines

 

Hotness

  • Horrified
  • Black Angel
  • Edge of Darkness
  • Terror Below
  • Abomination: The Heir of Frankenstein
  • Marvel Champions: The Card Game
  • Machi Koro Legacy
  • Ultra-Tiny Epic Galaxies

 

New Releases

  • Roll For Adventure
  • Imhotep The Duel
  • ChronoTrek
  • Zombicide: Invader
Direct download: DTN-644.mp3
Category:Friday News with Chris & Kitty -- posted at: 5:39pm EDT

Headlines

 

Hotness

  • Trudvang Legends
  • Etherfields
  • Black Angel
  • Planet
  • The North
  • The King's Dilemma
  • Just One

 

New Releases

  • Die Hard: The Nakatomi Heist
  • Choose Your Own Adventure: War with the Evil Power Master
  • Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle - Defense Against the Dark Arts

 

Kickstarters

  • One Small Step
  • Knights of Glory
Direct download: DTN-643.mp3
Category:Friday News with Chris & Kitty -- posted at: 3:27pm EDT

Headlines

  • A new Alexa powered board game
  • CMON is patterning with a company call Xplored to bring us the next generation of tabletop games
  • There’s finally something to do with your Funko figures
  •  Finally a quick digital round up.  And some bad news for Terraforming Mars.

 

Hotness

  • Etherfields
  • Love Letter (2019 ed)
  • Pax Pamir (2nd ed)
  • Middara: Unintentional Malum Act 1
  • Yggdrasil Chronicles
  • Set A Watch

 

New/Upcoming Releases

  • Century: A New World
  • Corinth
  • Chill Out!
  • Tiny Epic Mechs
  • Crusader Kings
  • Oh My Gold

 

Kickstarters

  • Dice Throne Adventures
  • Tasty Humans
Direct download: DTN-642.mp3
Category:Friday News with Chris & Kitty -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

Headlines

  • A new edition and a new game for 7th continent
  • Century Golem - Eastern Mountains is happening
  • Gloomhaven will be on steam next week

 

Hotness

  • Pret-a-Porter
  • TINYforming Mars
  • Sol Last Days of a Star
  • Set a Watch
  • Dune
  • Deep Blue
  • DinoGenics
  • Through the Ages: New Leaders and Wonders
  • Detective Club

 

New/Upcoming Releases

  • Mindblock
  • Beagle or Bagel
  • Caravan
  • Until Daylight
  • Obscurio

 

Kickstarters

  • Trial By Trolley

 

Direct download: DTN-641.mp3
Category:Friday News with Chris & Kitty -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

This episode is a little different from our normal shows.  This is all about the Dice Tower Awards that were announced yesterday, July 4th.

 

We'll be back to our normal format next week.

Direct download: DTN-640.mp3
Category:Friday News with Chris & Kitty -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

Headlines

  • Game Toppers is doing a mystery giveaway
  • D&D Essentials Kit exclusive at Target
  • Big G Creative is bringing Kenny G to a board game
  • The Starfarers of Catan is back as Catan Starfarers

 

Hotness

  • Middara: Unintentional Malum
  • Jaws
  • Super Fantasy Brawl
  • Dwellings of Eldervale
  • Pax Pamir (2nd ed)
  • Die Macher
  • Altar Quest

 

New/Upcoming Releases

  • Vinyl
  • What? What!
  • Game of Thrones: Oathbreaker
  • Claim
  • Among Thieves
  • You caught me, there were only 5, not 6 like I said in the intro

Kickstarters

  • Darwinauts
  • Crypt X
Direct download: DTN-639.mp3
Category:Friday News with Chris & Kitty -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

Headlines

  • Happy Gorilla Game Studios goes to Washington to talk tariffs
  • Origins awards were announced last week

 

Hotness

  • Little Town
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone The Game
  • Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: A Board Game of English Magic
  • Black Angel
  • Star Wars: Outer Rim
  • Endeavor: Age of Sail

 

New/Upcoming Releases

  • Imperial Settlers: Roll & Write
  • Sorcerer
  • Lanterns Dice: Lights in the Sky
  • Wordsmith
  • Shikoku

 

Kickstarters

  • The Refuge: Terror from the Deep
  • Untamed: Feral Factions
Direct download: DTN-638.mp3
Category:Friday News with Chris & Kitty -- posted at: 5:42pm EDT

Headlines:

 

Hotness:

  • The Ancient World 2nd Ed
  • The Isle of Cats
  • Arraial
  • Star Wars: Outer Rim
  • Too Many Bones
  • Middara

 

New/Upcoming Releases:

  • Star Wars: Outer Rim
  • Tuki
  • Once Upon A Castle
  • Slide Quest
  • Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: A Board Game of English Magic
  • Walls of York

 

Kickstarters:

  • Dungeon Drop
  • Waters Edge
Direct download: DTN-637.mp3
Category:Friday News with Chris & Kitty -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

Headlines:

 

Hotness:

  • The 7th Continent
  • Batman: Gotham City Chronicles
  • Etherfields
  • The Ancient World 2nd Ed
  • Titans
  • Time of Legends: Joan of Arc

 

New/Upcoming Releases:

  • Untold Adventures Await
  • Super Punch Fighter
  • Crisis at Steamfall
  • For the Queen
  • Realm of Sand

 

Kickstarter:

  • The Dungeon Royal Board Game
  • The One Hundred Toril
Direct download: DTN-636.mp3
Category:Friday News with Chris & Kitty -- posted at: 6:13pm EDT

Headlines:

 

The Hotness Review:

  • Etherfields
  • Terra Mystica: Merchants of the Seas
  • One Key
  • Alter Quest
  • Star Wars: Dark Side Rising
  • Nuke Your Neighbor

 

New Releases:

  • High Risk
  • Tales of Glory
  • KeyForge: Age of Ascension
  • Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Core Set and Curese of the Crimson Throne
  • Waters of Nereus

 

Kickstarters:

  • Fickle
  • Tussie Mussie
  • Papillon

 

Direct download: DTN-635.mp3
Category:Friday News with Chris & Kitty -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

Headlines:

  • The Spiel des Jahres nominees are announced
  • The Elder Scrolls will come to the tabletop this Christmas (link:https://www.modiphius.com/elder-scrolls.html)
  • Asmodee now has a publishing arm
  • Three new games are on digital

 

Hotness:

  • LAMA
  • Just One
  • Wingspan
  • The 7th Continent
  • Carpe Diem
  • Egizia: Shifting Sands
  • Pandemic: Rapid Response
  • Fabulantica
  • Werewords

 

New/Upcoming Releases:

  • Wacky Races: The Board Game
  • U-BOOT
  • Guradian's Call
  • Monsters Vs. Heroes: Cthulhu Mythos

 

Kickstarters:

  • Icaion
  • Kodama 3D
Direct download: DTN-634.mp3
Category:Friday News with Chris & Kitty -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Headlines:

  • New Tariffs Target Games and Toys
  • Space Invaders The Board Game
  • Terraforming Mars is in Beta on Android
  • The Gaming Goat No Longer Able to Sell Stonemaier Games

 

Hotness:

  • Kanagawa: Yokai
  • Egizia: Shifting Sands
  • Tiny Towns
  • The 7th Continent
  • Europe Divided
  • De Vulgari Eloquentia

 

New/Upcoming Releases

  • One Key
  • Punto
  • Rat-a-Tat Roll
  • Rebel Nox
  • Dicium
  • Troll & Dragon

 

Kickstarters

  • It's a Wonderful World
  • Dice Upon a Time
Direct download: DTN-633.mp3
Category:Friday News with Chris & Kitty -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Headlines:

 

Hotness:

  • Noctiluca
  • Clinic
  • Super Punch Fighter
  • Tiny Towns
  • Gloomhaven: Forgotten Circles
  • Die Macher

 

New/Upcoming Releases:

  • HellBoy: The Board Game
  • Papua
  • Battle for Biternia
  • Monster Slaughter
  • Dobbers: Quest for the Key
  • Wooly Whammoth

 

Kickstarters:

  • Starving Artist
  • Matryoshka
Direct download: DTN-632-2.mp3
Category:Friday News with Chris & Kitty -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Headlines:

 

Hotness:

 

New Releases:

  • Subtext
  • Godsforge
  • Deep Space D-6
  • Doppleganger

 

Kickstarters:

  • Plague Inc: Armageddon Expansion
  • CRYSTALLO

 

Direct download: DTN-631.mp3
Category:Friday News with Chris & Kitty -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Headlines:

  • A followup on the suspended Kickstarters from last week
  • Steve Jackson Games releases their annual report (link: http://www.sjgames.com/general/stakeholders/)
  • Stronghold games sues Plan B over Great Western Trail
  • Zombicide is now on mobile

 

Hotness:

  • The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth
  • Bloodborne: The Board Game
  • On Mars
  • Bunny Kingdom: In the Sky
  • Anachrony
  • Escape Plan
  • Terraforming Mars
  • Batman: Gotham City Chronicles

 

New/Upcoming Releases:

  • Museum
  • Noctiluca
  • Rice Dice
  • Filler
  • Murder on the Cosmic Express

 

Kickstarter:

  • March of the Ants: Empires of the Earth
  • Maquis

 

Direct download: DTN-630.mp3
Category:Friday News with Chris & Kitty -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Headlines:

  • Mensa Announces the 2019 Mensa Select Awards
  • Monopoly Lion King Releases for 25th Anniversary
  • Game of Thrones Gets a Social Deduction Game
  • Warhammer Champions Comes to the Switch 

 

Hotness:

  • The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth
  • On Mars
  • Folding Space
  • Terraforming Mars: Turmoil
  • Dungeonology: The Expedition
  • Anachrony
  • Hunt the Ravager
  • Notre Dame
  • Vampire: The Masquerade - Heritage

 

New/Upcoming Releases:

  • Brides & Bribes
  • Second Chance
  • Nagaraja
  • Cabo
  • Space Gate Odyssey
  • Downfall

 

Kickstarters:

  • Anachrony: Fractures of Time
  • Freshwater Fly: A Strategic Fly Fishing Game

 

Direct download: DTN-629.mp3
Category:Friday News with Chris & Kitty -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Headlines:

 

Hotness:

  • Unpublished Prototype (Scramble for Africa)
  • Sanctum
  • The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth
  • Dungeons and Dragons: Waterdeep, Dungeon of the Mad Mage
  • Batman: Gotham City Chronicles
  • Escape Plan

 

New/Upcoming Releases:

  • Jurassic Park: Danger!
  • Bugs in the Kitchen
  • Inuit: The Snow Folk
  • The Rise and Fall of Anvalor
  • Proving Grounds
  • Planet

 

Kickstarters:

  • Kingdom Rush: Rift in Time
  • Roam
Direct download: DTN-628.mp3
Category:Friday News with Chris & Kitty -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Headlines:

- No headlines this week, they have been replaced with the Golden Geek Awards spoiled at the bottom of the notes.

 

Hotness:

  • Blood on the Clocktower
  • The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth
  • Star Wars: Outer Rim
  • Res Arcana
  • Lorenzo il Magnifico
  • Middara
  • Museum

 

New/Upcoming Releases:

  • Astro Drive
  • Joust
  • Magnastorm
  • Impact: Battle of Elements
  • Dream Catchers
  • Incredibles Save the Day
  • Sherlock Express
  • U-BOOT
  • Ring Master: Welcome to the Big Top

 

Kickstarter:

  • Papillon
  • Blume

 

Golden Geek Awards:

  • Podcast: Ludology
  • Print & Play: Orchard - A9 card solitaire game
  • Wargame: Hannibal & Hamilcar
  • Artwork & Presentation: Root
  • Thematic Game: Root
  • Innovative: Root
  • Family Game: The Quacks of Quedlinburg
  • Part Game: The Mind
  • Card Game: The Mind
  • Cooperative Game: The Mind
  • Expansion: Scythe - The Rise of Fenris
  • Solo Game: That's Pretty Clever
  • Strategy Game: Brass - Birmingham
  • Two Player Game: KeyForge
  • Board Game App: Ganz Schon Clever
  • Game of the Year: Listen or visit BGG to find out.  (Hint: It's on this list already.)

 

Direct download: DTN-627.mp3
Category:Friday News with Chris & Kitty -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Headline:

 

Hotness:

  • Valley of the Kings: Premium Edition
  • Cleopatra and the Society of Architects: Deluxe Edition
  • Bus
  • Inis: Seasons of Inis
  • Folklore: The Affliction
  • Oceans
  • Tsukuyumi: Full Moon Down

 

New/Upcoming Releases:

  • Dwar7s winter
  • Underwater Cities
  • Honga
  • Saboteur: The Lost Mines

 

Kickstarter:

  • Character Coins RPG Token Sets
  • Handsome - An Elegant Wordgame
  • Custom Game Mats by OvePowered

 

Direct download: DTN-626.mp3
Category:Friday News with Chris & Kitty -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Headlines:

 

Hotness Review:

  • Dune
  • Tsukuyumi: Full  Moon Dawn
  • The Silver River
  • Call to Adventure
  • Root
  • At the Gates of Loyang
  • Die Hard
  • Carnival Zombie

 

News/Upcoming Releases:

  • Res Arcana
  • Munchkin: Warhammer 40k
  • Call to Adventure
  • Dice Masters: X-Men Forever
  • Istambul: Big Box

 

Kickstarters:

  • No Pun Included, Season 3

 

Direct download: DTN-625-2.mp3
Category:Friday News with Chris & Kitty -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Headlines:

 

Hotness Review:

  • Wingspan
  • Tiny Towns
  • Root: The Underworld Expansion
  • Passtally
  • Claustrophobia 1643
  • Arraial
  • Glen More 2: Chronicles
  • Key Market
  • Age of Steam

 

New/Upcoming Releases:

  • Bad Maps
  • Senators
  • The Neverland Rescue
  • Fine Sand
  • Laws of Robotics

 

Kickstarters:

  • Root: The Underworld Expansion
  • Copenhagen

 

 

Direct download: DTN-624-2.mp3
Category:Friday News with Chris & Kitty -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Headlines:

  • WizKids has announced a licensing partnership with Hasbro
  • Quirky Circuits is the next map-book style game from Plaid Hat Games
  • USAopoly accidently spoils the 2nd Talisman IP
  • Galaxy Trucker comes to Steam and Tides of Time might release soon?
  • The GAMA trade show is next week

 

Hotness Review:

  • Terraforming Mars: Turmoil
  • Wingspan
  • Paladins of the West Kingdom
  • Iwari
  • Middara
  • On Mars
  • Architects of the West Kingdom

 

New/Upcoming Releases:

  • Human Era
  • Impact: Battle of Elements
  • K'uh Nah
  • Planet Apocalypse
  • Smash City
  • The Grimm Masquerade

 

Kickstarters:

  • Graphic Novel Adventures, Season 2
  • Roland Wright - A Simultaneous Roll & Write (& Erase) Game
Direct download: DTN-623-2.mp3
Category:Friday News with Chris & Kitty -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Headlines:

 

Hotness Review:

  • Winterborne
  • Teotihuacan: Late Preclassic Period
  • Dice Forge: Rebellion
  • Anachrony: Fractures of Time
  • Waste Knights: Second Edition
  • Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game

 

New/Upcoming Releases:

  • Solenia
  • Time Breaker
  • Supernatural Socks
  • Chiyo's Secret
  • Pirate Tricks
  • Penny Lane

 

Kickstarters:

  • Winterborne
  • Throw Throw Burrito
Direct download: DTN-622-2.mp3
Category:Friday News with Chris & Kitty -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Headlines:

  • The Orville is coming to HeroClix
  • Disney Villainous Wicked to the Core wins the Toy of the Year at the New York Toy Fair
  • Wizards of the Coast releases a Stranger Things D&D starter set
  • Evolution the video game gets an update

 

Hotness Review:

  • Hate
  • Waste Knights 2nd Ed
  • Consumption: Food and Choices
  • Root
  • Res Arcana
  • Coloma
  • Terramara

 

New/Upcoming Releases:

  • Vadoran Gordens
  • Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth: An Expedition Game
  • Tudor
  • Bushido
  • Ganymede

 

Kickstarters:

  • Tiny Epic Tactics
  • hexaGONE
  • Aeon's End: The New Age

 

Direct download: DTN-621-2.mp3
Category:Friday News with Chris & Kitty -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Headlines:

  • Researchers at Baylor University study the effects of board games on couples
  • Fantasy Flight has announced the next expansion to KeyForge
  • Fantasy Flight announces Star Wars: Outer Rim
  • North Star Games releases Evolution on mobile and steam

 

Hotness Review:

  • Tiny Epic Tactics
  • MegaCity: Oceania
  • Sushi Roll
  • Ghost Star
  • Aeon's End: The New Age
  • UBOOT

 

New/Upcoming Releases:

  • Megaland
  • The Great City of Rome
  • Hokkaido
  • The Game
  • Fuji
  • Herbaceous Sprouts
  • KeyForge: Age of Ascension

 

Kickstarters:

  • 1001 Odysseys
  • Knitting the card game

 

Direct download: DTN-620-2.mp3
Category:Friday News with Chris & Kitty -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Headlines:

 

  • USAopoly will release two new licensed versions of Talisman
  • T.I.M.E. Stories gets a robbot
  • Steve Jackson Games is bringing back the 80's
  • Wolfgang Warsch has a new game on Kickstarter

 

Hotness Review:

 

  • The Castles of Burgundy
  • Claustrophobia 1643
  • The Quacks of Quedlinburg
  • Alone
  • Ghost Star
  • High Rise
  • In the Hall of the Mountain King

 

New/Upcoming Releases:

 

  • Victorian Masterminds
  • Narabi
  • Black Skull Island
  • Bumuntu

 

Kickstarters:

 

  • Hyperspace
  • PARKS: The Board Game

 

Direct download: DTN-619-2.mp3
Category:Friday News with Chris & Kitty -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Headlines:

  • Plan B Games announces Century: A New World
  • Eggertspiele has announced Era: Medieval Age
  • The Mind gets a soundtrack
  • CMON launches the Munchkin Dungeon Kickstarter 
  • Mystic Vale launches on Steam for PC

 

Hotness Review:

  • Aftershock
  • Prêt-à-Porter
  • Era: Medieval Age
  • Sleeping Gods
  • DinoGenics
  • Ganz schön clever
  • Yokohama Duel

 

New/Upcoming Releases:

  • Aeon's End: Legacy
  • Blossoms
  • Comanauts
  • Star Trek: Conflick in the Neutral Zone
  • Embark

 

Kickstarters:

  • Gardens of Babylon: The Cascading Tile Laying Game
  • Champions of Nexum
  • Charty Party

 

Direct download: DTN-618-2.mp3
Category:Friday News with Chris & Kitty -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Headlines:

  • The Dice Tower is running their annual kickstarter
  • There is a typo in Time Stories' Madame expansion
  • Roll for the Galaxy is getting an expansion
  • Dire Wolf Digital is bringing more games to digital
  • The Legends of Andres is on iOS and Android

 

Hotness Review:

  • The Board of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth
  • Tuki
  • Root
  • Merchants of Muziris
  • Crusaders: Thy Will Be Done
  • Treasure Island
  • Iwari
  • Battle of the Bards

 

New/Upcoming Releases:

  • Kodama Duo
  • Root - Riverfolk Expansion (reprint)
  • Forum Trajanum
  • Raiatea

 

Kickstarters:

  • The Clowdus Collection
  • Tsuro: Phoenix Rising

 

 

Direct download: DTN-617-2.mp3
Category:Friday News with Chris & Kitty -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Headlines:

  • GenCon Badges are on sale
  • Restoration Games announces their next game
  • Time of Triumph announced for KeyForge
  • The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth announced
  • Gaming breaks records on Kickstarter

 

Hotness Review:

  • War of the Worlds: The New Wave
  • Wingspan
  • Suburbia: Collector's Edition
  • Onimaru
  • Dopplet So Clever
  • Neolithic
  • New Frontiers

 

New/Upcoming Releases:

  • Star Wars Legion, Priority Supplies Battlefield Expansion
  • Concorida, the Venus Expansion
  • Pathfinder Adventure Chest
  • Teotihuacan: City of Gods
  • Dragonfire Adventures: Ravaging The Sword Cost
  • Arkham Horror LCG: The Circule Undone Deluxe Expansion

 

Kickstarters:

  • War of the Worlds: The New Wave
  • Suburbia Collector's Edition
Direct download: DTN-616-2.mp3
Category:Friday News with Chris & Kitty -- posted at: 9:03am EDT

Headlines

Neil Patrick Harris designs a board game

Tabletop Survey tells you what kind of gamer you are

Nine Year old goes pro in Go

Darwin Bromley passes away

Hotness

Wingspan

Inquisitor

Gloomhaven

Black Angel

New Frontiers

Nemesis

Terraforming Mars

Spirit Island

Root

Suburbia: Collector's Edition

New/Upcomming Releases

This War of Mine: Tales from the Ruined City

Vindication

Giant Queendomino

Space Crop 2025-2300 AD

Arkham Horror LCG: Return to Dunwich Legacy

Dixit 10th Anniversary Expansion

Kickstarters

Circadian: First Light

AVGhost Paranormal Investigation

Direct download: DTN-615-2.mp3
Category:Friday News with Chris & Kitty -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Headlines

  • Christian Peterson says farewell.
  • Magic the Gathering is making it's way into mainstream podcasts.
  • Carcassonne comes to the Switch
  • Introducing your new Dice Tower News team

Hotness

  • Wingspan
  • New Frontiers
  • Gloomhaven
  • Terraforming Mars
  • Root
  • Spirit Island
  • Underwater Cities
  • Nemesis
  • Teotihuacan: City of Gods
  • Scythe

New/Upcoming Releases

  • Concept Kids: Animals
  • Fury of Dracula 4th Ed
  • Mage Knight the Board Game: Ultimate Ed
  • Munchkin: Harry Potter Deluxe
  • Munchkin: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Deluxe

Kickstarters

  • Tainted Grail: The Fall of Avalon
  • Fences: A Tile Laying Game
Direct download: DTN-614.mp3
Category:Friday News with Chris & Kitty -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

In this episode:

News:

The winners of the 2018 International Gamers Awards Announced
Jasco and Lynnvander Studios to Revive Evil Dead 2

New Releases:

Tiny Epic Zombies
Exit: the Mysterious Museum

Coming Soon:

Cerebris: the Inside World
D&D Dungeon Mayhem

Kickstarter:

Viceroy: Times of Darkness
Project L

Help me with the news!
If you have good news for the show, send it to me!
     - Jay Peak on Facebook
     - @HalfHandicapped on Twitter

Direct download: DTN613-DiceTowerNews-Episode613.mp3
Category:Monday News with Jay Peak -- posted at: 11:11pm EDT

In this episode:

News:

NONE! HELP ME OUT!

New Releases:

Folklore: The Affliction
Gunkimono

Coming Soon:

8Bit Box
One Night Ultimate Super Villains

Kickstarter:

The Artemis Project
Tiny Epic Mechs

Help me with the news!
If you have good news for the show, send it to me!
     - Jay Peak on Facebook
     - @HalfHandicapped on Twitter

Direct download: DTN612-DiceTowerNews-Episode612.mp3
Category:Monday News with Jay Peak -- posted at: 6:03pm EDT

In this episode:

News:

Arkham Nights 2018 from Fantasy Flight Games
    Tickets at showclix.com
Tabletopia now on Android!

New Releases:

Coimbra
Reef

Coming Soon:

Betrayal Legacy
Sugar Blast

Kickstarter:

Horizon Zero Dawn
Microbrew

Direct download: DTN611-DiceTowerNews-Episode611.mp3
Category:Monday News with Jay Peak -- posted at: 5:28pm EDT

In this episode:

News:

Strong's National Toy Hall of Fame finalists announced
    Vote for a winner at www.toyhalloffame.org
Brain Games giving away trip to Antarctica
    Enter at www.icecoolantarctica.com

New Releases:

Spring Meadow
Dinosaur Tea Party

Coming Soon:

The Reckoners
Architects of the West Kingdom

Kickstarter:

Football Highlights 2052
For the Love of Board Games

Direct download: DTN610-DiceTowerNews-Episode610.mp3
Category:Monday News with Jay Peak -- posted at: 5:17pm EDT

In this episode:

News:

WizKids announces multi-year partnership with WWE

New Releases:

The Mind
Legendary Encounters: The X-Files Deck Building Game

Coming Soon:

Teotihuacan
Tales of Glory

Kickstarter:

A Thief's Fortune
Planetarium: Primordial

Direct download: DTN609-DiceTowerNews-Episode609.mp3
Category:Monday News with Jay Peak -- posted at: 9:29pm EDT

In this episode:

News:

Finalists for the 2018 International Gamers Awards
Tabletop Tycoon and Victory Point Games Merger

New Releases:

Clank! In! Space! Apocalypse!
Ultimate Werewolf Legacy

Coming Soon:

Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig
Chronicles of Crime

Kickstarter:

Hellenica: Story of Greece
Starcadia Quest

Direct download: DTN608-DiceTowerNews-Episode608.mp3
Category:Monday News with Jay Peak -- posted at: 1:06am EDT

In this episode:

News:

Gen Con Extends Contract with True Dungeon

Kickstarter:

Munchkin Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Immortal 8 from Sorry We are French and Moonster Games

Coming Soon:

Starfleet Reinforcements Arrive for the Star Trek Adventures Roleplaying Game

New Releases:

3 New Releases from Ares Games:

Monsters vs. Heroes: Victorian Nightmares

Wanted: Rich or Dead

Age of Thieves – Masters of Disguise

Direct download: DTN607-DiceTowerNews-Episode607.mp3
Category:News with Elliott Miller -- posted at: 1:40am EDT

In this episode:

News:

Fantasy Flight Games Signs On As Gen Con 2018 Co-Sponsor

Kickstarter:

Werewords Deluxe is LIVE on Kickstarter!

Of War And Men: WWII Card Driven Squad Based Strategy Game

NSKN Games is settling down with Dice Settlers on Kickstarter

Coming Soon:

Fantasy Flight Games announces Threads of Fate, its first mythos pack expansion to Arkham Horror: The Card Game – The Forgotten Age

New Releases:

Z-Man Games releasing mini-expansions for Terra Mystica, A Feast for Odin, Carcassonne & More

Direct download: DTN606-DiceTowerNews-Episode606.mp3
Category:News with Elliott Miller -- posted at: 1:15am EDT

In this episode:

News:

Habsro launches their own crowd-funding platform, HasLab

Kickstarter:

Edge of Darkness from AEG reaches its funding goal.

Cryptozoic and Igrology Will Launch Kickstarter Campaign for Cult: Choose Your God Wisely

Coming Soon:

New games coming from Level 99 Games

New Releases:

Empires of the Void II from Red Raven games

Direct download: DTN605-DiceTowerNews-Episode605.mp3
Category:News with Elliott Miller -- posted at: 9:27pm EDT

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