This week, Capybara and Capybara and Capybara, Ravenburger takes a Ravensbreak, Azul expands into new polygons, Oink Scouts out a new card game, and GenCon, GENCon, GENCON.

 

TOP STORIES (2:55)

  • Pandasaurus warehouse robbed, games put on EBay
  • Okazu announces Capybara n Capybara
  • Mindbug coming from Nerdland Games and Richard Garfield
  • Ravensburger puts US orders on hold
  • Azul: Queen’s Garden coming from Next Move Games
  • Star Trek retheming of Fantasy Realms coming from WizKids
  • Fantasy Flight announces expansion to Outer Rim
  • Game Trayz Labs starts publishing with new title Forsaken
  • Nibard Games wins Diana Jones Award
  • Amazing card game SCOUT picked up by Oink Games
  • Jurassic World Legacy coming from Funko
  • AEG GenCon Breaking News

 

CROWDFUNDING (13:25)

 

THE HOTNESS (21:40)

  • Azul: Queen’s Garden
  • Unfathomable
  • Dinosaur World
  • 7 Wonders: Architects
  • Artisans of Splendent Vale
  • Star Wars: Outer Rim
  • Furnace
  • Tournament Fishing


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This week, Fantasy Flight loses the Keys to the Forge, CMoN gets all fungible on us, Hanamikoji gets a septet of expansions, and I am in Miami!

 

TOP STORIES (2:15)

  • CMoN enters the world of NFTs
  • KeyForge algorithm is broken, stops new deck production
  • Santa Monica: Long Weekend announced
  • Tholos coming from Perro Loko Games
  • 2 player Espresso Doppio coming from HUCH!
  • Bruno Cathala’s Insert coming to Board Game Arena
  • 10th anniversary edition of Qwirkle coming in October
  • Mille Fiori from Reiner Knizia announced
  • Hanamikoji and Hanamikoji 2 getting set of 7 mini expansions
  • Game Brewer bringing back Palaces of Carrara from Kramer and Kiesling
  • Arcane Woncders distributing Mother of Frankenstein
  • 7 Wonders Architects by Antoine Bauza announced
  • Paleo expansion A New Beginningcoming in October
  • Anno 1800 getting an expansion
  • Air, Land, and Sea Expansion Spies, Lies, and Supplies coming soon

 

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  • So Clover
  • Super Mega Lucky Box
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This week, Hot Banana Dim Sum for everyone, The Mysterium designer gets a Settlement, Poketto continues to be minty fresh, The Queen’s Gambit replaces Jedi with Grandmasters, and King Arthur gets all Smashed Up.

 

TOP STORIES (2:10)

  • Inevitable price rise coming from Fantasy Flight and Atomic Mass Games
  • Greg Spence responds to accusations, steps down as CEO of Broken Token
  • Game Brewer, Catalyst, and R Talsorian Games skip GenCon
  • Settlement from designer Oleksandr Nevskiy and publisher IGAMES
  • Andromeda’s Edge coming from Luke Laurie and Cardboard Alchemy
  • Mint Bid and Mint Mini from Poketto
  • Smash Up Knights of the Round Table
  • Netflix Queen's Gambit board game coming from Mixlore
  • Sea of Legends expansion coming to Kickstarter from Guildhall Games
  • Renegade announces RPGs for GI Joe, Transformers, and Power Rangers
  • Pilgrim from Nick Case and Spielworxx
  • Dim Sum game Steam Up coming to Kickstarter from Hot Banana Games
  • Game of Thrones B’Twixt coming from Fantasy Flight

 

CROWDFUNDING (11:55)

 

NEW RELEASES (20:05)

  • Power Failure by Artana Games
  • So Clover from Repos Games
  • The Night Cage from Smirk and Laughter
  • Waste Knights 2nd Edition by Galakta
  • Disney It’s a Small World from Funko Games
  • Stronghold: Undead 2nd Edition from Portal Games
  • Dungeon Decorators by SlugFest Games

 

 

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This week, IDW’s future game development is IDK, it’s raining both Cat Ladies and Dog Lovers, Asmodee extends licensing agreements to everyone, and Chun-Li can theoretically fight Cuddle Team Leader in Magic.

 

TOP STORIES (1:50)

  • IDW closing doors on game production
  • Video game IP Cuphead getting a board game
  • Dog Lover, sequel to Cat Lady, coming from AEG
  • New edition of Bruxelles 1893 coming to KS in 2022
  • Asmodee products coming from Event Mechandising
  • Asmodee escape room books coming from Mango Editions
  • Asmodee comics coming from Source Point Press
  • Catan merch coming from RollaCrit and Ata-Boy
  • Catan themed beer really on the way from Champion Beverage Club
  • Chicago getting Catan mural from artist Czr Prz
  • Plaid Hat Games not attending GenCon or Origins 2021
  • Atomic Mass Games announces no new products for Star Wars Armada
  • New MTG sets coming based on Street Fighter and Fortnite
  • Free web missions available for Unexpected Games’ The Initiative
  • Wizards of the Coast trademarks the term ‘Netrunner’

 

CROWDFUNDING (11:20)

 

THE HOTNESS (17:55)

  1. Regicide by Badgers from Mars
  2. Voidfall from Mindclash Games
  3. Black Rose Wars by Marco Montanaro
  4. Descent: Legends of the Dark
  5. Ankh: Gods of Egypt from CMoN
  6. Dune: Imperium by Paul Dennen
  7. Lost Ruins of Arnak from CGE
  8. Black Rose Wars: Rebirth by Marco Montanaro

 

 

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This week, Smartphones get even more mobile, get lost in a mystery Floor Plan, have a Mascarade ball in the Citadel, let loose the floodgates of love, and Acio Talisman!

 

TOP STORIES (1:30)

  • Greg Spence of Broken Token accused of abuse
  • The Rocketeer coming from Prospero Hall and Funko
  • Arcane Wonders teases Mobile Market, a Smartphone Inc. Card Game
  • Talisman Harry Potter coming from The OP
  • Floor Plan: Winchester Mystery House announced by Deep Water Games
  • The next Friedemann Friese game is Full Throttle
  • Real time dice game Milestones coming from Amigo
  • Fog of Love is now published by Floodgate Games
  • New versions of Bruno Faidutti classics Citadels and Mascarade announced

 

CROWDFUNDING (11:25)

 

NEW RELEASES (19:55)

  • Shards of Infinity: Into the Horizon expansion from Stone Blade Entertainment
  • 300: Earth and Water, from Bonsai Games and designer Yasushi Nakaguro
  • Allegory by Calliope Games and designer Zach Weisman
  • DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince: Summertime by designers Omari Akil and Hamu Dennis
  • Sticky Cthulhu from IELLO by designers Cédric Barbé and Théo Rivière
  • Dice Flick from Pegasus Spiele and designer Rami Gaber
  • The Fuzzies by designers Alex Hague, Justin Vickers, and Wolfgang Warsch

 

 

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This week, what plays in Vegas, stays in Vegas, Realms are both Rolling and Dicey, Yummy yummy yummy, Lucky Duck has Monsters in their Tummy, and Garphill Games announces two more alliterative add-ons.

 

TOP STORIES (1:40)

  • GenCon once again requires masks
  • Dice Tower West will occur March 2-6 at the Rio in Las Vegas
  • Reiner Knizia terminates all contracts with Grail, Matagot, and Kolossal
  • Dice Realms coming from Rio Grande and Tom Lehmann
  • That Time You Killed Me from Pandasaurus and Peter C Hayward
  • More details on Weather Machine from Vital Lacerda
  • Capstone Games announces Corrosion from Stefan Bauer
  • Lucky Duck Kids announces app driven Yummy Yummy Monster Tummy
  • Stonemaier sets pre-orders for Rolling Realms
  • Z-Man releases solo rules for Crypto online
  • Trismegistus Roll and Write available online from Board and Dice
  • Social deduction game Dubious coming from Hobby World
  • Ares Games to release of Last Friday Revised Edition
  • Two Expansions and storage box coming for Viscounts of the West Kingdom
  • Rome: Total War being made into board game from PSC Games
  • More details emerge on Stefan Feld’s Marrakesh

 

CROWDFUNDING (16:00)

 

NEW RELEASES (21:35)

  • Descent: Legends of the Dark from Fantasy Flight
  • Splitz by Igor Ganzha
  • Cutterland from Hobby World and Nikolay Zolotarev
  • Iberian Gauge from Capstone Games and Amabel Holland
  • Ride the Rails: Australia and Canada Map, by John Bohrer and Capstone Games
  • Space Dragons by Richi Haarhoff and Edition Spielwise

 

 

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This week, Tasty Minstrels are singing dirges, Z-Man is newly led by a spirit of old prompting a history lesson, and Capstone finds Pfister to be an absolute Boon. Plus, human scum.

 

TOP STORIES (1:45)

  • Tasty Minstrel Games declares virtual bankruptcy
  • Sophie Gravel becomes Z-Man Games Head of Studio
  • Restoration Games announces Omega Virus Prologue
  • Soda Smugglers by Reiner Knizia coming from Bitewing Games
  • Steve Jackson Games announces Munchkin Farkle
  • Capstone reveals new Alexander Pfister game Boonlake
  • Portal Games to release new Neuroshima Hex app
  • The Guild of Merchant Explorers by Matthew Dunstan and Brett J Gilberts coming from AEG
  • Disney themed Werewolf is titled Gathering of the Wicked

 

CROWDFUNDING (10:25)

 

THE HOTNESS (18:45)

  1. Arydia: The Paths We Dare Tread from Far Off Games
  2. Boonlake by Alexander Pfister and Capstone Games
  3. Descent: Legends of the Dark by Fantasy Flight Games
  4. Disney Gargoyles: Awakening from Ravensburger
  5. Alien: Fate of the Nostromo by Scott Rogers
  6. Ankh: Gods of Egypt by Eric Lang and CMoN
  7. Dune Imperium by Paul Dennen and Dire Wolf Digital
  8. Lands of Galzyr by Sami Laasko and Seppo Kuukasjärvi

 

 

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This week, we pull the hood off of the next Marvel Champions Pack, Mansions of Madness has completed renovations for now, Dune Dune Dune-y Dune, and Trading Card Games are half the battle.

 

TOP STORIES (1:45)

  • PAX West clarifies safety and COVID rules
  • Disney Villains themed Werewolf coming from Zygomatic
  • No more expansions coming for Mansions of Madness
  • More TCGs breaking sales records at auction
  • The Hood Scenario Pack coming to Marvel Champions
  • The next Horrified is Horrified: American Monsters
  • Osprey Games announces 2-player Cryptid: Urban Legends
  • Dune Betrayal coming from designer of The Resistance
  • GI Joe Deck Building Game coming from Renegade Games
  • Caesar’s Empire from Holy Grail Games looks at other side of Asterix
  • More details emerge on Fire & Stone from Carcassonne’s Klaus-Jürgen Wrede

 

CROWDFUNDING (9:50)

 

NEW RELEASES (16:35)

  • Lost Cities Roll and Write from Reiner Knizia and Thames & Kosmos
  • Clever Cubed by Wolfgang Warsch and Stronghold Games
  • Surrealist Dinner Party by Resonym Games
  • Islands in the Mist from Stronghold Games
  • Turbo Sleuth from WizKids Games

 

 

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This week, we belatedly announce the winners of the Spiel des Jahres, Happy Salmons are now Exploding Salmons, Bruno Cathala is the next great designer to drink the roll-and-write Kool Aid, and STOP… Hammer Time.

 

TOP STORIES (1:35)

  • Micromacro: Crime City wins Spiel des Jahres, Paleo wins Kennerspiel
  • North Star Games sells Happy Salmon to Exploding Kittens
  • GAMA announces fund for underrepresented publishers and retailers
  • Roll and Write Trek12 coming from Bruno Cathala and Pandasaurus
  • Dental based battle game coming from Bright Eye Games
  • Ravensburger announces audio based escape room game Echoes
  • Two new games coming from Inka and Markus Brand
  • HABA loudly announces Hammer Time
  • Follow-up on rumors around Stonemaier Games and Libertalia

 

CROWDFUNDING (9:10)

 

NEW RELEASES (16:05)

  • Dice Miner from Atlas Games
  • CATAN: Treasures, Dragons and Adventures by CATAN Studios
  • Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig: Secrets and Soirees from Stonemaier Games
  • Coffee Traders by Capstone Games
  • Brew from Pandasaurus Games
  • Rocketmen from Phalanx Games and Martin Wallace

 

 

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This week, UK Games Expo tightens it’s mask, Jamaica gets more beautiful, and Uwe Rosenberg has a fever... A fever for tulips.

 

TOP STORIES (2:10)

  • Imperial Steam announced from Capstone Games
  • UK Games Expo announces tighter COVID precautions
  • Three Little Wolves coming from Renegade Games
  • Jamaica getting new edition from Space Cowboys
  • Animal Crossing Monopoly coming soon and sold out
  • War Machine is the next hero pack for Marvel Champions
  • Tulip Fever and Oranienburger Kanal coming from Uwe Rosenberg in 2022
  • Two expansions announced for Defenders of the Crown
  • Exploding Kittens entry level box coming soon

 

CROWDFUNDING (8:15)

 

THE HOTNESS (12:45)

  • Imperium: Classics
  • Meadow from designer Klemens Kalicki
  • Bantam West by Ike Brunicardi
  • ALIEN: Fate of the Nostromo by designer Scott Rogers
  • Dune Imperium
  • Lost Ruins of Arnak
  • Descent: Legends of the Dark
  • Oath: Chronicles of Empire and Exile
  • On Mars: Alien Invasion - A Somewhat Cooperative Expansion from Vital Lacerda

 

 

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This week, GenCon and Essen conventions specify rules regarding COVID, new versions announced for Machi Koro, Crossbows and Catapults, and Berried Treasure, and expansions are coming for a Last Aurora Middle Earth Dune Bonfire.

 

TOP STORIES (1:40)

  • Restoration Games press conference announcements
  • Crossbows and Catapults and Thunder Road coming from Restoration Games
  • Sid Saxon’s Buried Treasures becoming Berried Treasures
  • Asmodee not attending Spiel 2021
  • Journeys in Middle Earth and Last Aurora get expansions
  • Blizzard announces World of Warcraft Lair of the Lich King Pandemic
  • Dice Tower Summer Spectacular Announcements!
  • Machi Koro 2 from Pandasaurus
  • Artians of Splendent Vale from Nikki Valens
  • Queens Dilemma from Horrible Guild
  • Arcane Wonders bringing Picture Perfect to US
  • Paint the Roses coming from North Star Games
  • First Expansion for Dune Imperium, Rise of Ix from Dire Wolf Digital
  • Bonfire expansion Trees and Creatures announced from Stefan Feld
  • Stephan Buonocore monumentally embarrassed
  • Dice Tower Awards 2020 announced

 

CROWDFUNDING (9:50)

 

 

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This week, everything is coming up Walker-Harding, Lost Ruins has Found Leaders, Asmodee and Amazon fight crime onine, and super mega lucky box, super mega luck box, super mega. Lucky box.

 

TOP STORIES (2:10)

  • Trials and tribulations at TSR Games
  • Asmodee and Amazon go after game counterfeiters
  • Pessoa from Pythagoras Games and Orlando Sá
  • Super Mega Lucky Box from Gamewright and Phil Walker-Harding
  • Catan: Logik Rätsel coming from KOSMOS
  • Lost Ruins of Arnak: Expedition Leaders expansion coming Q4 2021
  • Andor StoryQuest: Dark Path from KOSMOS
  • Kingsbridge: das Spiel from designer Wolfgang Kramer
  • High Score - Challenge Accepted! Dice game from Reiner Knizia

 

CROWDFUNDING (9:50)

 

NEW RELEASES (17:00)

  • Summer Camp from Phil Walker-Harding
  • Llamaland from Phil Walker-Harding
  • Terraforming Mars Ares Project by Jacob Fryxelius, Sydney Engelstein and Nick Little
  • Juicy Fruits by Capstone Games and Christian Stöhr
  • Summoner Wars Second Edition by Plaid Hat Games and Colby Dauch

 

 

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It’s the anniversary episode and Jasper and Jesse are back, celebrating one year of Dice Tower Now! This week, lots of infrastructure - Pipeline and Fort Expansions, plus Mountain and Wall Solo modes. Plus, a minimalistic take on Gloomhaven, and a new green, voiceless labiodental fricative train game.

 

TOP STORIES (3:05)

  • Stella - Dixit Universe from Libellud
  • Leder Games Fort gets a Dogs and Cats expansion
  • Wizkids announced Dungeon Scrawlers: Heroes of Undermountain
  • Calliope’s card game Enchanted Plumes embodies peacock courtship
  • Paolo Mori’s 2 player Caesar! Coming from PSC Games
  • Capstone teases Pipeline’s first expansion, Emerging Markets
  • Solo game Lux Aeterna coming from Capstone and Frosted Games
  • Print and Play game Gloomholdin’ does Gloomhaven with 18 cards
  • New details on Alexander Pfister’s Great Western Trail second edition
  • Official solo rules emerge for Whistle Mountain and Hadrian’s Wall
  • Free Ride is a light train and rail game from Friedemann Friese
  • Clever Cubed, the three-quel to That’s So Clever coming from Stronghold
  • Reiner Knizia comments on Grail Games

 

CROWDFUNDING (14:05)

 

THE HOTNESS (19:45)

  • Gloomholdin
  • Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition
  • Free Ride
  • Great Western Trail
  • 6: Siege
  • Summer Camp
  • Arkham Horror: The Card Game

 

 

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In this episode, Dragomino wins the Kinderspiel des Jahres award, Lucky Duck’s Chronicles gets a version for kids, Res Arcana becomes pearlescent, and more Dune is less Dune.

 

TOP STORIES (1:50)

  • Capstone to distribute Orleans and expansions for DLP
  • Dragomino wins the Kinderspiel des Jahres
  • The Game of 49 reskinned to Zillionaires on Mars
  • Ares Games and Ole Steiness to release dice zombie game Last One Alive
  • Lucky Duck Kids to release Kid’s Chronicles: Quest for the Moon Stones
  • Megacorpin Games announces Awkward Guests sequel, ScandalOH!
  • New holiday themed 18 card escape rooms coming from Grand Gamers Guild
  • Asmodee to distribute games from Supermeeple, including Tikal
  • Second expansion coming for Res Arcana, Perlae Imperii
  • Marvel Champions gets another guardian, Nebula
  • Gale Force 9 making faster, streamlined Dune game

 

CROWDFUNDING (10:10)

 

THE HOTNESS (16:35)

  • Unfathomable
  • ADELE
  • Dune: Imperium, Lost Ruins of Arnak, Imperium: Classics
  • Forests of Pangaia
  • Scarface: 1920
  • Oath: Chronicles of Empire and Exile, Destinies
  • 6: Siege

 

THE BOARD ROOM (19:30)

  • The Board Room part 4 - Interest with Barry Figrim

 

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In this episode, Dragomino wins the Kinderspiel des Jahres award, Lucky Duck’s Chronicles gets a version for kids, Res Arcana becomes pearlescent, and more Dune is less Dune.

 

TOP STORIES (1:50)

  • Capstone to distribute Orleans and expansions for DLP
  • Dragomino wins the Kinderspiel des Jahres
  • The Game of 49 reskinned to Zillionaires on Mars
  • Ares Games and Ole Steiness to release dice zombie game Last One Alive
  • Lucky Duck Kids to release Kid’s Chronicles: Quest for the Moon Stones
  • Megacorpin Games announces Awkward Guests sequel, ScandalOH!
  • New holiday themed 18 card escape rooms coming from Grand Gamers Guild
  • Asmodee to distribute games from Supermeeple, including Tikal
  • Second expansion coming for Res Arcana, Perlae Imperii
  • Marvel Champions gets another guardian, Nebula
  • Gale Force 9 making faster, streamlined Dune game

 

CROWDFUNDING (10:10)

 

THE HOTNESS (16:35)

  • Unfathomable
  • ADELE
  • Dune: Imperium, Lost Ruins of Arnak, Imperium: Classics
  • Forests of Pangaia
  • Scarface: 1920
  • Oath: Chronicles of Empire and Exile, Destinies
  • 6: Siege

 

SPECIAL REPORT (19:30)

  • The Board Room part 4 - Interest with Barry Figrim

 

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This episode, we play with clay Golems, Munchkin now lives in a pineapple under the sea, Capstone feels the Riftforce, Port Royal pillages a big box, and Monopoly, Monopoly, Monopoly, not Monopoly.

 

TOP STORIES:

 

More details on Cranio Creation’s Golem

 

Monopoly ironically has trademark problems

 

Ticket to Ride Task Switcher

 

AEG Big Game Night Kickstarter

 

Pandemic novels coming from Aconyte

 

Spongebob Squarepants Munchkin

 

Tales of Arabian Nights 3rd Edition reprinting

 

Riftforce from Capstone and 1 More Time Games

 

Love Letter: Princess Princess Ever After

 

Earthborne Games bringing Earthborne Rangers

 

Arkham Horror LCG changing release schedule

 

Port Royal Big Box coming from Pegasus Spiele

 

Newly announced Goonies: Never Say Die gets newly announced expansion

 

CROWDFUNDING:

Mosaic

Buurn

Lockup: Breakout

The Witcher: Old World

ADELE

Buru

 

THE HOTNESS:

Arydia: The Paths We Dare Tread

Oath: Chronicles of Empire and Exile

Lost Ruins of Arnak

Summoner Wars second edition

The LOOP

The Witcher: Old World

Arkham Horror the Card Game

 

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Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

This episode, Catan once again extends in all three dimensions, Disney Sidekicks get their day in the spotlight, and Arydia brings that Xia feel to fantasy RPGs.

 

TOP STORIES:

 

Arydia coming from Cody Miller and Far Out Games

 

UltraPRO bringing back 2 Lord of the RIngs Games

 

Zombicide Army of the Dead announced by CMON

 

Catan 3D Edition being reissued

 

Side Kicks announced from Spin Master Games and Eric Lang

 

Drawing game Doodle Dungeon from Pegasus Spiele and Ulrich Bloom

 

Capstone announces new Kramer and Kiesling Title Savannah Park

 

Expansion Ghosts of Saltmarsh for any D&D Adventure Game

 

Lucky Duck teases legacy god game Divinus

 

Shinkansen speeds into town from Ludonova and Llama Dice

 

The next Marvel Champions campaign expansion is The Mad Titan’s Shadow

 

Orange Nebula hints at the Vindication big box, Archive of the Ancients

 

CROWDFUNDING:

Unicorn Stew

Skyline Express

Castle Panic Deluxe

Chai: Tea for 2

Tussie Mussie Expansions

Paperback Adventures

Sound Box

 

NEW RELEASES:

Dungeons and Dragons Monopoly

Sheepy Time

Teotihuacan Expansion Period

Destinies

Imperial Settlers: Empires of the North - Egyptian Kings

Botanik

Vienna Connection

 

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Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

This episode, GenCon exhibitors are getting cold feet, MacroMicro: Crime City is soon being dealt a Full House, we learn almost nothing about Too Many Bones Elder Scrolls edition, and the Spiel nominees are announced.

 

TOP STORIES (2:07)

-Companies becoming wary of attending GenCon 2021

-Isaac Childres comments on social responsibility in games

-Board & Dice clarifies position on Daniele Tascini games

-Spiel des Jahres nominations released for 2021

-CGE releases Lost Ruins of Arnak solo campaign, free to download

-Micromacro: Crime City - Full House expansion teased by Pegasus Spiele

-Chip Theory Games to produce licensed Elder Scrolls game

-Temple Gates Games working on Dominion digital app

-The Goonies: Never Say Die announced by Funko

-Munchkin Russia and Munchkin Bosses coming from Steve Jackson Games

-Battle of Five Armies revised edition coming from Ares

 

CROWDFUNDING (11:50)

-Illuminati Confirmed

-Kiwi Chow Down

-Monstrosity the Card Game

-Catch Don Falconi

-Railways of Sweden, Australia and Rail Barons of the World

-Miniquest Adventures

-Vengeance: Roll and Fight

-Micro Dojo

 

THE HOTNESS (20:18)

-Fantasy Realms

-The Adventures of Robin Hood

-Destinies

-Frosthaven

-Lost Ruins of Arnak

-MicroMacro: Crime City

-Oath: Chronicles of Empire and Exile

 

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Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

This episode, Pokemon cards go on lockdown, those pesky kittens get another game, Maracaibo rises up with an expansion, Pandemic’s Hot Zone extends to Europe, and we celebrate with a fine bottle of Dom Pierre.

 

TOP STORIES (1:43)

  • Major retailers pull Pokemon cards
  • New publisher Bright Eye Games announces bee and termite games
  • Maracaibo expansion The Uprising announced
  • Isle of Cats: Explore and Draw added to Kittens Kickstarter
  • IELLO announces Last Message
  • Button Shy to release expansion pack for Tussie Mussie
  • Pandemic Hot Zone: Europe coming this summer
  • Ascension 10 year anniversary edition
  • Games Workshop announces Warhammer Age of Sigmar 3rd Edition
  • Lost Explorers coming from Asmodee and designer Cédrick Chaboussit
  • Renegade Studios releasing Transformers Deck-Building Game
  • Pile Up Games teases Champagne producing game Dom Pierre
  • Brian Boru: High King of Scotland coming from Peer Sylvester and Osprey Games
  • Details emerge about PureArts’ Orlog dice game

 

CROWDFUNDING (13:16)

 

NEW RELEASES (19:36)

  • Ecos: New Horizons
  • Merchants Cove
  • Keyforge: Dark Tidings
  • Simolo: Wild Animals and Simolo: Animals
  • Marvel Champions: Starlord and Gamora
  • Mandala Stones

 

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Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

This episode, BGG awards some golden geeks with golden geeks, Essen swears they are really really having a convention this year, Voids and Stations both Fall, and we worry prematurely and excessively about an Isle full of Kittens.

 

TOP STORIES (2:05)

  • Story Machine Games closing its doors
  • Essen Spiel still on target
  • BGG Golden Geek Awards
  • Marvel United: X-Men breaks records for CMoN
  • Snakesss coming from Phil Walker-Harding
  • Oink Games crowdfunding to bring its games to the Switch
  • Funko announces Disney themed It’s a Small World and Mickey and the Beanstalk
  • Dexterity Jane coming from Sit Down!
  • Stonemaier announces Between Two Castles Expansion
  • First expansion for The Isle of Cats coming to Kickstarter
  • Mindclash teases Voidfall
  • Wind the Film getting English and French release from Matagot
  • Art Decko is Rio Grande’s re-release of Promenade
  • Renegade reinvigorates Murder Mystery Parties with Crimes and Capers
  • MTG events coming back sooner than expected
  • A tribute to Warhammer Fantasy and Space Hulk co-creator Richard Halliwell

 

THE HOTNESS (13:49)

  • Voidfall
  • Stationfall
  • Lost Ruins of Arnak
  • Micromacro: Crime City
  • Merchant’s Cove

 

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Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

This episode, Hasbro reports on Wizard of the Coast earnings, both fungible and non-fungible, GenCon details the haves and have nots of pandemic era conventions, CMYK obtains both Quacks and catapults, and Sarah Shah takes over as crowdfunding correspondent.

 

TOP STORIES (1:45)

  • GenCon 2021 Health and Safety report
  • Hasbro releases first quarter profit report
  • 7 Wonders Mystery contest details
  • Alles auf einer Karte from NSV and Stefan Benndorf
  • Dexterity game Hurlyburly coming from CMYK Games
  • Noisy party game Soundbox coming from Horrible Guild
  • Second edition of Tyrants of the Underdark announced by Gale Force 9
  • Nicodemus by Bruno Cthala and Florian Sirieix coming from Bombyx Games
  • CMYK to publish Quacks of Quedlinburg and expansions
  • Scorpion Masque releases 2-player rules for Master Word

 

CROWDFUNDING (9:55)

  • It’s a Wonderful Kingdom
  • Hellboy Expansions and Hellboy the Dice Game
  • Transmissions
  • Pletrix
  • Koi Garden
  • One Card Wonder
  • Canvas: Reflections

 

NEW RELEASES (16:25)

  • Valiant Wars published by Strange Machine Games
  • Rush MD by Artipia Games
  • Masters of the Night by Ares Games
  • Chronicles of Crime: 1900 from Lucky Duck Games
  • Fantasy Realms: Cursed Hoard by WizKids
  • Nidavellir: Thingvellir by GRRRE Games

 

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Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

This episode, Grail Games loses evil genius Knizia but gains all the “Minion”s, Board & Dice hires a fantastic Family, and Galaxy Trucker keeps on truckin'. And long time contributors Chris and Kitty deliver their final Kickstarter report.

 

TOP STORIES (2:15)

  • Christian Petersen Purchases Fantasy Flight Gaming Center
  • Deckscape Crew vs Crew
  • Capstone announces Imperial Steam
  • Slugfest Games creates Dungeon Decorators
  • Alley Cat Games follows up Dice Hospital with Dice Theme Park
  • Exploding Kittens announces A Little Wordy
  • UltraPRO brings legacy destruction with Cutterland
  • Egyptian Kings expansion to Empires of the North coming from Portal Games
  • Yokohama Roll and Write coming from OKAZU
  • IELLO is making giant King of Tokyo Monster Box
  • Galaxy Trucker reprint coming from CGE
  • Fallout: Wasteland Warfare Mojave Expansion announced by Modiphius
  • Upper Deck’s next Marvel Legendary expansion is Annihilation
  • Treasure, Dragons and Adventures scenario coming to Catan Seafarers
  • Grail Games loses Knizia classic games, but gains Minion Games
  • Board & Dice hires Mik and Starla from Our Family Plays Games

 

NEW RELEASES (14:44)

  • Rival Networks from Formal Ferret Games
  • King of 12 by Lucky Duck
  • Ruins of Mars from Aetheris Games
  • Galaxy Hunters by IDW
  • Sweetlandia from Ultra-PRO

 

KICKSTARTERS (18:03)

 

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Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

This episode, Barry and Corey are actually in the same house at the same time, recording live. BGG opens up nominations for the Golden Geek Awards, Board Game Atlas starts a board game review website, and game announcements galore.

 

TOP STORIES (01:41)

  • BGG takes Golden Geek Award nominations
  • Stonemaier Games releases 2020 stakeholder numbers
  • Stonemaier grabs trademark for Libertalia
  • Matt Leacock’s Climate Crisis is now titled Daybreak
  • 7 Wonders Mystery teased
  • IELLO announces For the King (and Me)
  • Atlas Games debuts Yukon Salon
  • Video game Reventure getting board game sequel Orbtale
  • Board Game Atlas creating centralized board game reviews
  • Tranquility coming from Lucky Duck
  • Delicious Games announces new Vladimir Suchy game Messina 1347
  • Buru coming from Crafty Games
  • AEG to release Whirling Witchcraft
  • Munchkin Enhancers coming in May from Steve Jackson Games
  • More rumors from IDW’s Metal Gear Solid board game
  • WizKids announces push your luck race game Greece Lightning

 

THE HOTNESS (11:45)

  • The Initiative
  • Marvel United
  • Hadrians Wall
  • Lost Ruins of Arnak
  • Oath: Chronicles of Empire and Exile
  • Transmissions
  • Marvel Champions
  • Warhammer Quest: The Cursed City

 

KICKSTARTERS (13:22)

 

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Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

This episode, the Tokyo Spring Game Market is in full swing, Reiner Knizia has a magical point salad game, Fantasia announces a Sigmond Freud just for your mother, and plants take over Botanik and Verdant.

 

TOP STORIES (02:52)

  • Venom coming to Marvel Champions LCG
  • Day & Night from Piatnik and Andrea Mezzoterra
  • American Tabletop Award Winners
  • Vengeance: Roll and Fight from Mighty Boards
  • Whitechapel downloadable Dear Old Boss rule
  • Jodhpur Botanik 2-player tile game from Space Cowboys
  • Ares Games to publish and distribute for Ergo Ludo Editions
  • Unconscious Mind announced from Fantasia Games
  • Kroma lights up from Breaking Games
  • Witchstone, a new Reiner Knizia game from HUCH! And RnR
  • Houseplant growing game Verdant from Flatout Games
  • La Granja Deluxe Edition announced at Board and Dice Con
  • Tuned, next “Made in Wonderland” game, coming from Thundergryph Games

 

KICKSTARTERS (12:45)

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES (18:11)

  • The Initiative
  • Lions of Lydia
  • Aquatica: Cold Waters Expansion
  • Munchkin Critical Role
  • Cryo

 

THE BOARD ROOM (21:34)

  • Barry discusses the art of negotiation.

 

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Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

“Camel Up” takes a vacation, “Too Many Bones" gets a pop-up book, “Cytosis” goes all herbaceous, and Deadpool may or may not be in “Unmatched” (he really is).

 

TOP STORIES (02:51)

  • The Siege of Runedar from Reiner Knizia and Ludonova
  • Camel Up: Off Season from Plan B Games
  • The Automaton of Shale from Chip Theory Games
  • Cellulose from Genius Games
  • Deadpool expansion for Unmatched
  • Marvel Villainous: Mischief & Malice
  • Vivid Memories from Floodgate Games
  • Sam SJ Macdonald joins Garphill Games as full time designer

 

THE HOTNESS (06:54)

  • John Company: Second Edition
  • Oath: Chronicles of Empire and Exile
  • The Siege of Runedar
  • Marvel United
  • Pax Pamir: Second Edition
  • John Company
  • V-Commandos

 

KICKSTARTERS (08:11)

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES (14:09)

  • Shifting Stones
  • The Key: Murder at the Oakdale Club
  • Equinox
  • Maharaja

 

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Direct download: DTNow-727.mp3
Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

Matt Leacock plays with climate change, "Monopoly" plays with the community, "Lost Cities" gets a roll and write, and the EXIT games get more puzzley.

 

TOP STORIES:

  • "Pandemic" designer Matt Leacock developing "Climate Crisis."
  • Z-Man Games cancels Pandemic Survivor Series 2021.
  • "Monopoly" changing Community Chest cards.
  • 2020 Dice Tower Award Nominees announced.
  • "Little Town" designers expand operations with IELLO's "Little Factory."
  • Get lost again with "Lost Cities: Roll & Write."
  • Warchief Games announces "Auroboros: Coils of the Serpent" RPG.
  • "The Galaxy's Most Wanted" join "Marvel Champions: TCG."
  • "EXIT: The Game" adds jigsaw puzzles.
  • "Hall of the Mountain King" gets a prequel in "Fall of the Mountain King" from Burnt Island Games.
  • Quest-driven "Lands of Galzyr" from Snowdale Design coming to crowdfunding.
  • Escape the "Zombie Princess" and unlock the secrets of the Sphere in "Free Radicals" from WizKids.
  • Serve up the perfect "Square Meal" from Phantasio Games and Asmodee.

 

THE HOTNESS:

  • Oath
  • Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island
  • Cubitos

 

KICKSTARTERS:

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

  • Annapurna (Fiat Lucre Games)
  • Whatnot Cabinet (Pencil First Games)
  • Imperium: The Contention (Contention Games)
  • Ginkopolis (reprint from Pearl Games)
  • Mekhane (Cranio Creations)

 

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Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

This episode, GenCon is on, White Wizard gets wise, Lucky Duck has ducklings, and we all escape from Middle Earth.

 

TOP STORIES:

  • GenCon 2021 is a go.
  • France's As d'Or Awards announced.
  • R&D Games teases new titles in the Key series.
  • "Founders of Teotihuacan" announced.
  • White Wizard Games renames to Wise Wizard.
  • Asmodee to distribute ThunderGryph, Fantasia, and Tabletop Tycoon Games.
  • Lucky Duck partners with GameTrayz and launches Lucky Duck Kids.
  • Z-Man cancels Euro Classics line.
  • "Villagers: Shifting Seasons" announced.
  • Card game "TEN" coming from "Point Salad" designers.
  • Celebrate 5 years of escapes with "EXIT: Shadow over Middle Earth" and "EXIT: Return to the Abandoned Cabin."
  • GAMA officer, publisher, and retailer Brian Dalrymple passes.

 

KICKSTARTER:

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

  • Red Rising from Stonemaier Games
  • War Chest: Siege from AEG
  • Steampunk Rally Fusion from Roxley Games
  • Forgotten Waters: Kraken's Eye from Plaid Hat Games

 

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Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

This episode, Plan B succumbs to the gelatinous cube that is Asmodee, BGG acknowledges more board game professionals, and Clank adds more exclamation points to space.

 

TOP STORIES:

  • Asmodee purchases Plan B Games.
  • AEG Pitch Project 2021 seeks submissions from amateur game designers.
  • Restoration reveals winners of "Unmatched" Design Contest.
  • Rule a D12-themed fantasy realm in "King of 12" from Lucky Duck Games.
  • "Lorenzo il Magnifico" new edition to include all non-KSE content.
  • Clone yourself and steal arcade games in "Clank! In! Space! Adventures: Pulsarcade."
  • "Let’s Make a Bus Route: The Dice Game" announced.
  • "Ecos: New Horizon" expansion adds new animals and landscapes.
  • Roll and write your way to glory in "Drawn to Adventure."
  • Jack Vasel Memorial Fund Auction currently on BGG.
  • BGG adds new credit categories.

 

THE HOTNESS:

  • Stellaris Infinite Legacy
  • Super Fantasy Brawl
  • John Company: Second Edition

 

KICKSTARTERS:

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

  • Scarlet Witch Hero Pack for Marvel Champions: TCG
  • Tacocat Spelled Backwards
  • 7 Summits
  • Excavation Earth

 

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Direct download: DTNow-724.mp3
Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

This episode, Mark Streed from the Dice Tower co-hosts (Barry knows what he did), Terra Mystica gets fan made factions, COVID cancels more conventions, Small World’s Lost Tribes get a spotlight and Factories may become even funner.

 

TOP STORIES:

  • "Tiny Epic Dungeon" changes its art.
  • "Fantasy Realms: The Cursed Hoard" expansion announced.
  • "Dune: Imperium" adds Arakeen Scouts
  • "Terra Mystica" accepting fan made factions.
  • Comicon 2021 cancelled.
  • Dice Tower West 2022 dates announced.
  • BoardGameTables.com to Kickstart 3 new games.
  • Capstone becomes exclusive with ACD and Alliance distributors.
  • "Super Skill Pinball: Ramp it Up!" announced.
  • "Small World: The Lost Tribes' Crusade" free expansion.

 

KICKSTARTERS:

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

  • Genotype from Genius Games
  • After the Empire from Grey Fox Games
  • Maglev Metro from Bezier Games
  • Dominant Species: Marine from GMT

 

SPECIAL REPORT:

  • Barry Figrim’s "The Board Room" holds a meeting about risk benefit analysis.

 

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Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

This episode, Stardew Valley takes over the podcast, several big titles get new editions, Red Raven Games gets a documentary, and Hasbro allows Wizards of the Coast to share IPs.

 

TOP STORIES:

  • Dice Tower East 2021 cancels.
  • "Secrets of the Order" expansion for "Arkham Horror 3E" detailed.
  • "Ride the Rails: Australia & Canada" expansion coming from Capstone.
  • Four new announcements from Funko.
  • "Rat Queens" board game coming from Deep Water Games.
  • Crafting Arzium documentary on Kickstarter.
  • "Ragnarocks" coming from "Santorini" designer and Grey Fox Games.
  • Hasbro restructures and "Magic the Gathering" getting licensed IPs.
  • "Meeples and Monsters" coming from Ole Steiness and AEG.
  • "Suburbia (Second Edition)" coming from Bezier.
  • "Everdell" expansions "Newleaf" and "Mistwood" detailed.
  • Gamefound announces "Robinson Crusoe Collectors Edition" and "Skyrim" board game.
  • "Stardew Valley: The Board Game" announced.

 

KICKSTARTERS:

 

THE HOTNESS:

  • Stardew Valley: The Board Game
  • Alien: Fate of the Nostromo
  • Everdell
  • Sleeping Gods
  • City of the Big Shoulders
  • Great Western Trail
  • Tiny Epic Dungeons
  • Root: Marauders
  • Radlands

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

  • Stardew Valley: The Board Game
  • Tak 2nd Edition
  • X-Men Mutant Insurrection from Fantasy Flight
  • Code 3 plus Expansions
  • Crisis Deluxe Edition
  • Royal Visit from IELLO

 

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Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

This episode, "Great Western Trail" gets a Great Western Trilogy, the "Terraforming Mars" card game hits Kickstarter, dungeon crawlers become much more tiny and epic, and "On Mars" gets an expansion. Plus Barry Figrim gives business-based board game advice in The Board Room.

 

TOP STORIES:

  • IDW fires Pete Walsh and cancels "Metal Gear Solid."
  • "Summoner Wars (2nd Edition)" dated by Plaid Hat Games.
  • "Great Western Trail" Trilogy announced by Plan B.
  • "Paper Dungeons: A Dungeon Scrawler" coming from Alley Cat Games.
  • "A Noble War" announced by Guildhall Games.
  • "Cape May" announced by Thunderworks Games.
  • "The Game: Face to Face" coming to the US from Pandasaurus.
  • "Uno Remix," a “legacy Uno” announced.
  • "Paris" being reprinted with expansion in 2021 Kickstarter.
  • Two new game announcements from Pinchback and Riddle.
  • "Tiny Epic Dungeons" from Gamelyn Games heading to Kickstarter.
  • First Expansion for Vital Lacerda’s "On Mars" detailed.

 

THE HOTNESS:

  • Great Western Trail
  • Tiny Epic Dungeons
  • Stroganov
  • Hansa Teutonica
  • Red Rising
  • Terraforming Mars: Ares Project

 

KICKSTARTERS:

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

  • "Cubitos" from AEG
  • "Overboss: A Boss Monster Adventure" from Brotherwise Games
  • "Island Siege: Second Edition" from APE Games

 

SPECIAL REPORT:

  • Barry describes getting a competitive advantage in The Board Room.

 

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Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

This episode, Barry is back! Asmodee gets into the arcade business, Zombicide goes West, and Corey takes over the airwaves. Plus, the finale of a board game horror story.

 

TOP STORIES:

  • Asmodee purchases Board Game Arena.
  • Designers Sorentino, Acquati, and Luciani purchase majority stake in Cranio Creations.
  • The Witcher: Old World Announced.
  • Zombicide: Undead or Alive coming to Kickstarter from CMoN.
  • Gravwell second edition slinging to stores soon.
  • 4th Villainous standalone sequel Despicable Plots announced.
  • Renegade announces Aggretsuko: Work/Rage Balance.
    Three new Games Workshop games announced.
  • Gale Force 9 and Wizards of the Coast Settle regarding Dungeons and Dragons.
  • Hasbro reveals board games earnings report for 2020.

 


KICKSTARTERS:

 


NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

  • Waddle from Wizkids
  • Renature from Capstone Games
  • UNLOCK! Mythic Adventures from Space Cowboys
  • Marvel Champions: TCG - Quicksilver Hero Pack from Fantasy Flight
  • Treasure Island: Captain Silver Revenge Island Expansion from Matagot

 


SPECIAL REPORT:

  • Corey presents the 4th and final chapter of a game designer’s true horror story.

 


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Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

This episode, we revisit the World's Fair, chill out on a frozen planet, get a psych evaluation, and familiarize ourselves with all available Exits. Plus, we've got part 3 of one game designer's all-too-true tale of terror.

 

TOP STORIES:

  • Secret Lair "Black is Magic" to benefit Black Girls Code.
  • Publisher Bombyx partners with Luma Imports.
  • Survive a frozen alien world in "Cryo."
  • Barnes & Noble gets an exclusive edition of 2020 Spiel des Jahres winner "Pictures."
  • "World's Fair 1893" gets a new more inclusive edition at Amazon.
  • Five new "EXIT: The Game" titles heading to the US.
  • Psychoanalyze your friends with "Rorschach."
  • Hard-to-find titles from Oink Games now available on Kickstarter.
  • Kid-friendly dungeon-crawler "CoraQuest" hits Kickstarter.

 

THE HOTNESS:

  • Red Rising
  • Sleeping Gods
  • Outlive
  • Res Arcana
  • Root: The Marauder Expansion
  • My City
  • Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition

 

KICKSTARTERS:

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

  • Hallertau
  • Unmatched: Little Red Riding Hood vs. Beowulf
  • Smash Up Marvel
  • It's a Wonderful World: War or Peace

 

SPECIAL REPORT:

  • Corey presents chapter 3 of a game designer's true horror story.

 

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Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 4:37am EDT

This episode, Carcassonne gets spiffy, Caverna gets frantic, Sentinels get stylized, Krynn gets revisited after all, and we get rerouted to Llamaland. Plus, we showcase Kickstarters for the Button Shy Wallet Games reprint and "Human Punishment: The Beginning."

 

TOP STORIES:

  • Visitors of "Barenpark" and "Gingerbread House" can now head to "Llamaland."
  • Spiel is a go for 2021.
  • Get elemental with Uwe Rosenberg's "Sagani."
  • "Caverna: Cave vs. Cave" gets the big box treatment.
  • Orcs invade "Caverna: Frantic Fiends."
  • "Agricola: Consul Dirigens Deck" completes previously released expansion decks.
  • Isaac Vega and Lindsey Rode announce Rose Gauntlet Entertainment.
  • New trilogy of Classic Dragonlance novels are back on.
  • "Sentinels of the Multiverse: Definitive Edition" heading to Kickstarter.
  • "Carcassonne" gets a 20th anniversary edition.
  • Emma Larkins says goodbye to Ludology podcast.
  • "Ticket to Ride: Europe" celebrates 15 years with new edition.
  • "Monster Hunter World" makes the hop to tabletop.
  • "Magic the Gathering" Black Lotus card breaks the record for single TCG card sale.
  • "UNLOCK! Legendary Adventures" features Robin Hood and Sherlock Holmes.

 

KICKSTARTER:

 

NEW RELEASES:

  • Tidal Blades: Heroes of the Reef
  • Funfair
  • Almanac: The Dragon Road
  • For Glory
  • Vintage
  • Catanimals

 

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Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

This episode, we take a look back at a week of reckoning for the hobby games industry and present chapter 2 of a game designer's real life horror story. Plus, we'll check out Kickstarters for "Epic Seven Arise: The Board Game" and "Bunny Party at Maple Valley."

 

TOP STORIES:

  • The hobby games community deals with the fallout after a week of controversy.
  • Publisher dv Giochi acquires Ghenos Games.
  • Reiner Knizia's "Equinox" joins Plan B's Century line.
  • PortalCon 13 reveals a slew of new titles.
  • "Castles of Mad King Ludwig" gets a collector's edition, now on Kickstarter.
  • "Russian Railroads" gets a big box edition in "Ultimate Railroads."
  • Find tiny people doing big bad in "MicroMacro: Crime City."
  • Stop and smell the flowers in "Floriferous."
  • Build bridges from island to island in "Hashi."
  • "Summoner Wars" and "Magic the Gathering" launch new comics.
  • Rare mint "Magic the Gathering" Black Lotus card set to break records.

 

THE HOTNESS:

  • Carnegie
  • Primal: The Awakening
  • Carpe Diem
  • Tainted Grail: The Fall of Avalon
  • Darwin's Journey
  • Bloodborne: The Board Game

 

SPECIAL REPORT:

  • Corey presents part 2 of the all-too-true horror story behind one designer's experience making their first game.

 

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Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

This episode, we present chapter one of a game designer horror story. Plus, "Terraforming Mars" launches a new expedition, Sagrada looks to its legacy, and Pokemon madness continues.

 

TOP STORIES:

  • PortalCon set to launch January 23.
  • "The Vienna Connection" reimagines "Detective" as a Cold War spy adventure.
  • "Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition" streamlines the TM experience.
  • Set sail with Leder Games' pirate-themed "Ahoy."
  • 2019 Cardboard Edison Award Winner "Umbra Via" coming from Pandasaurus Games.
  • The mystery deepens for "The Initiative."
  • Floodgate Games announces "Sagrada Legacy."
  • First edition Pokemon Booster Set sells for $408,000.

 

SPECIAL REPORT:

  • Corey presents the first installment in one designer's remarkable tale of making their first game.

 

THE HOTNESS:

  • Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition
  • The King is Dead: Second Edition
  • It's a Wonderful Kingdom
  • Tinner's Trail
  • Rococo: Deluxe Edition
  • Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion

 

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Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

This episode, "Wingspan" soars to the real world, the Spire gets slayed on tabletop, we add an extra room to the Tavern, and "7 Wonders Duel" crosses a wondrous milestone.

 

TOP STORIES:

  • Celebrating Birds turns the art of "Wingspan" into a ornithological field guide.
  • "Slay the Spire" makes the jump from screen to table.
  • Asmodee's new division Unexpected Games takes "The Initiative."
  • "It's a Wonderful World" builds a 2-player "Kingdom."
  • "Kingdom Rush: Elemental Uprising" coming to GameFound.
  • Uwe Rosenberg's "Glass Road" gets a reprint.
  • Add a "Free Room" to "The Taverns of Tiefenthal."
  • Reiner Knizia's "L.L.A.M.A." gets a dice version.
  • "7 Wonders Duel" sells over 1 million copies.

 

THE HOTNESS:

  • Darwin's Journey
  • Dune: Imperium
  • Lost Ruins of Arnak
  • Dwellings of Eldervale
  • ISS Vanguard
  • Anachrony
  • Beyond the Sun
  • Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion

 

KICKSTARTER:

  • Darwin's Journey

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

  • Praga Caput Regni
  • Nusfjord: Salmon Deck
  • UNLOCK! Secret Adventures
  • Yohei
  • PARKS: Nightfall Expansion
  • Anansi
  • Polynesia
  • Fairy Tale Inn

 

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Direct download: DTNow-715.mp3
Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

In this short first episode of 2021, a game designer patches his latest title online, a mad king gets some deluxe new digs, architects work up some new wonders, and we see if kids can escape a locked room all on their own.

 

TOP STORIES:

  • "The Castles of Mad King Ludwig" gets a spiffy new collectors edition.
  • Capstone's "Iron Rails #3" will be a rerelease of "Iberian Gauge."
  • "Ginkopolis" to be reprinted with updated art.
  • Space Cowboys' "Jodhpur" to be released as "Botanik."
  • "Works of Wonder" expands "Architects of the West Kingdom."
  • Wander Geisha's Road in "Hanamikoji 2."
  • Stefan Feld updates the rules for "Castles of Tuscany."
  • "TaZmania" expansion to delivery a tighter experience for one to two players in "AuZtralia."
  • Invest and donate with a new version of "Hab & Gut."
  • "UNLOCK! Kids" delivers app-less fun for younger players.
  • Get chilly in "Aquatica: Cold Waters."
  • Solve Cthulhu mysteries with "Bureau of Investigation."
  • "Now of Never" to be the third title in Ryan Laukat's Arzium series.

 

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Direct download: DTNow-714.mp3
Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

This episode, Cthulhu Wars goes 2-player, Concordia goes solo, and Unmatched turns Marvelous. Plus, we'll dive into the campaign for "ISS Vanguard" on Gamefound's new crowdfunding platform.

 

TOP STORIES:

  • Study up with Geoff Engelstein's new book, Game Production: Prototyping and Producing Your Board Game.
  • New game in the works within the greater "Terraforming Mars" universe.
  • Four Marvel-licensed "Unmatched" sets coming in 2021.
  • "Lost Ruins of Arnak" gets harder and more interactive.
  • Battle one eldritch terror at a time in"Cthulu Wars: Duel."
  • "Cyberpunk Red: Combat Zone" hopes to do better than the plagued "Cyberpunk 2077" video game.
  • The senate rules in "7 Wonders Duel: Agora."
  • Take on "Concordia" by yourself with "Solitaria."
  • "Duel of Wands" brings card combat to "Kids on Brooms."

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

  • Dune: Imperium
  • Beez
  • Wingspan: Oceania Expansion

 

KICKSTARTER:

 

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Direct download: DTNow-713.mp3
Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

This episode, we'll talk about Robin Hood, a new massive sci-fi campaign from Awaken Realms, and find out which heady libation goes best with sheep.

 

TOP STORIES:

  • Dice Tower West might be cancelled, but Dice Tower Winter Spectacular is going on right now.
  • ISS Vanguard crowdfunding campaign expected to launch on Gamefound this week.
  • Kosmos announces "The Adventures of Robin Hood" from "Legends of Andor" designer.
  • Catan the Beer is a real (but not officially licensed) product.
  • Expand "Era: Medieval Age" with "Rivers and Roads."
  • Eric Lang and Exploding Kittens looking for playtesters.
  • "Tharos" joins the Dilluvia Universe.
  • "The Boys" to battle scandalous supes on your tabletop.
  • "On the Underground" adds maps for Paris and New York.
  • "Flash Gordon" saves every one of us in a new board game.

 

KICKSTARTER:

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

  • Honey Buzz
  • Deranged
  • The Lord of the Rings LCG: The Search for the Dreadnaught
  • Arkham Horror LCG: War of the Outer Gods
  • Monasterium

 

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Direct download: DTNow-712.mp3
Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

This episode, Board Game Arena becomes an Advent app, and Japanese themes take center stage.

 

TOP STORIES:

  • The two largest US puzzle companies become one.
  • American Booksellers Association challenges merger of PRH and Simon & Schuster.
  • Board Game Arena releasing one game per day for December.
  • Battle for Middle Earth with "War of the Ring: The Card Game."
  • Twogether Studios keep sales of "The Adventure Zone: Bureau of Balance" friendly and local for the holidays.
  • "Brass: Birmingham" wins the 2020 Gra Roku.
  • "Frogger" hops to tabletop.
  • Game Brewer serving up "Stroganov."
  • New version of "Iki" scheduled in 2021.
  • Rebuild the Emperor's "Eternal Palace."
  • Collect autumn leaves with "Momiji."

 

THE HOTNESS:

  • Merv: The Heart of the Silk Road
  • Inhuman Conditions
  • The Castles of Tuscany
  • Everdell

 

KICKSTARTER:

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

  • Unmatched: Little Red Riding Hood vs. Beowulf
  • Scythe Complete Rulebook (Hardcover)
  • Unicorn Fever
  • Crystal Palace: Newspaper Cards
  • Gates of Mara
  • Last Aurora

 

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Direct download: DTNow-711.mp3
Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

This week, we talk probability, CMON financial reports, and the game everyone's clamoring for this holiday season.

 

TOP STORIES:

  • "Queen's Gambit" leads to a run on chess sets.
  • Scott Almes' "The Ugly Gryphon Inn" coming soon.
  • First edition Pokemon set sales for $360,000.
  • Penguin Random House acquires Simon & Schuster.
  • "Assassin's Creed: Valhalla" dice game becoming reality.
  • Free "Catan: First Adventure" available now.
  • "Root: Militants" expansion teased.
  • Revisit the Labyrinth with "Ready, Steady, Worm!"
  • "Kids on Bikes" gets a board game.
  • "Dune: Adventures in the Imperium" RPG coming in 2021.
  • Build your civ with dice in "Origins: First Builders."
  • "Nemo's War" expansion now on Kickstarter.
  • Construct ziggurats in pre-Columbian Oaxaca in "Zapotec."
  • Zenobia Award hopes to get more underrepresented designers into historical games.
  • "Terraforming Mars: The Dice Game" appears on BGG.

 

SPECIAL REPORT:

  • Jesse takes a look at CMON's long-awaited 2019 financial results.

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

  • Paris
  • Unmatched: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Patchwork: Christmas Edition
  • Paleo
  • Aquatica
  • Spyfest

 

KICKSTARTER:

 

OUTPUT RANDOMNESS:

  • Corey talks probability and what those percentages look like in reality.

 

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Direct download: DTNow-710.mp3
Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 6:50am EDT

This week, The Crew goes underwater, we try fair-trade cat poo coffee, and the worlds of baking, television, and gaming cross-pollinate.

 

TOP STORIES:

  • Brew up some complex fun with "Coffee Traders."
  • "The Crew: Tiefsee" delivers a trick-taking deep sea sequel.
  • "Oh, Brother," there's a new expansion to "Stuffed Fables."
  • GAMA Expo 2021 goes virtual.
  • AEG announces "Mighty Micros" mini expansions for its most popular games.
  • Adapt to more "Oceans" with the "Legends of the Deep" expansion.
  • "Kim Joy's Magic Bakery" cooks up sweet co-op card cakes.
  • Food Network airs "Candy Land" cooking competition.
  • "Uno" makes a play for its own game show.
  • "Gloria Mundi" finds glorious new life.
  • Atomic Mass takes over Asmodee's Star Wars miniatures games.
  • Asmodee gives its MAP policy a holiday.

 

THE HOTNESS:

  • Eclipse: Second Dawn for the Galaxy
  • Etherfields
  • Beyond the Sun
  • Altar Quest
  • USS Freedom

 

KICKSTARTER:

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

  • Sidereal Confluence: Remastered Edition
  • Century: Golem Edition - An Endless World
  • Wingspan: Oceania Expansion
  • Glasgow

 

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Direct download: DTNow-709.mp3
Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

This episode, we catch up on crowdfunding, poke our noses in the Pokemon secondary market, and take a look at just how random those dice rolls and card shuffles really are.

 

HEADLINES:

  • Gamefound to take on Kickstarter for tabletop crowdfunding.
  • Pledge managers BackerKit and Crowd Ox merge.
  • BoardGameTables.com to publish Cwali games.
  • CMON's next Kickstarter gets animated.
  • Build a hotel in Nemo's anemone with "PIXAR Monopoly."
  • Upcoming auction set to break Pokemon record.
  • Explore the seas with "Dive!"
  • Jacob Fryxelius' "Star Scrappers: Orbital" live on Kickstarter.
  • Make challenging moral choices with "Agemonia."

 

THE HOTNESS:

  • burncycle
  • Etherfields
  • Hallertau
  • Dune: Imperium
  • Lost Ruins of Arnak
  • Pax Pamir (Second Edition)
  • Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion

 

KICKSTARTER:

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

  • Viscounts of the West Kingdom
  • Kitara
  • Chronicles of Crime: 1400
  • Whistle Mountain
  • Tiny Towns: Villagers

 

OUTPUT RANDOMNESS:

  • Corey shares some random thoughts about the random nature of randomness.

 

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Direct download: DTNow-708.mp3
Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

This episode, a new trilogy of DragonLance books gets slayed before seeing the light of day, an eXciting eXpansion heads to "Marvel United," and we take a look at the Lycanroc of Wall Street.

 

TOP STORIES:

  • Rachael Blaske steps down from her role at Poketto.
  • Authors sue WotC over cancelled DragonLance books.
  • CMON teases a certain "X"-based team coming to Marvel United.
  • Pokemon secondary market is hot thanks to influencers.
  • Protect the world from demons in "Rift Knights."
  • Scarlet Witch joining Marvel Champions: TCG.
  • "Primeval Peril" to tide over backers of "Sleeping Giants."
  • Artist works in media of board game components.
  • Trade in the Andes with "P'achakuna."
  • "How to Host a Game Night" hits bookshelves.
  • Rebuild and scare kids in "Spook Manor."

 

KICKSTARTER:

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

  • Cubitos
  • UNLOCK! Star Wars
  • Troyes Dice
  • New York Zoo
  • The Court of Miracles
  • Blue Skies
  • Durian

 

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Direct download: DTNow-707.mp3
Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 4:09pm EDT

This episode, Critical Role takes on a new ... role, D&D sets off on a quest to your living room, and we look at some random data on Reiner Knizia. Plus, we showcase Kickstarters for "Darkest Dungeon: The Board Game," "Fox Matters," and "Townsfolk Tussle."

 

TOP STORIES:

  • Spiel.Digital successfully drives online traffic.
  • Critical Role launches publishing house.
  • Blizzard execs launch board game development studio.
  • Tilt 5 brings augmented reality to your tabletop.
  • "Mr. Jack in New York" is back with a vengeance (and a reprint).
  • Hasbro shops multiple D&D TV series.
  • "Kokopelli" hopes to do right by the culture it references.
  • Newly revealed card shakes the "Magic: The Gathering" secondary market.
  • Can you wait for "Marshmallow Test" from Reiner Knizia?
  • Corey looks at some fun Knizia-related numbers.

 

THE HOTNESS:

  • Endless Winter: Paleoamericans
  • Dune: Imperium
  • Lost Ruins of Arnak

 

KICKSTARTER:

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

  • Atheneum: Mystic Library
  • Night of the Living Dead: A Zombicide Game
  • Beyond the Sun
  • Photosynthesis: Under the Moonlight
  • Tales of Evil
  • Scape Goat

 

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Direct download: DTNow-706.mp3
Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

This episode, we "Descend" into that dungeon once more, good friends, "Diplomacy" shapes political careers, and sheep are coming for your feet. Plus, Chris and Kitty discuss Kickstarters for "Veiled Fate" and "Project L: Finesse."

 

TOP STORIES:

  • Fantasy Flight gives us a peek at "Descent: Legends of the Dark."
  • ForeignPolicy.com publishes a story about the impact of "Dipomacy" on one of their reporters and his childhood acquaintance's careers in the political arena.
  • "Schotten Totten 2" on the way.
  • "Gloomhaven" novel series in the works.
  • "Dungeon Scrawler" fantasy roll-and-write coming from Alley Cat Games.
  • "FLUXX" goes full fantasy.
  • GoFundMe page set up for a scholarship for the son of the late North Star Game's co-president Satish Pillalamarri.
  • "Pathfinder Arena" to bring iconic monsters to tabletop miniatures game.
  • AEG announces small expansions for "Space Base" and "Alma Mater."
  • Fight super villains in "Freedom Five: A Sentinel Comics Board Game."
  • "Nova League" reinvents the classic vibrating football game.
  • Build an industrial empire in the 19th century with "Furnace."
  • Deliver luxury goods in the Hanseatic Age in "Novgorod."
  • Celebrate the classic arcade game's 40th anniversary with "Pac-Man: The Card Game."
  • "For Sale" gets a new edition and expansion.
  • Sport your love for "Catan" with new footwear from Plainview Shoes.

 

KICKSTARTER:

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

  • Pandemic Legacy: Season 0
  • Tawantinsuyu: The Inca Empire
  • Raiders of Scythia
  • Silver Dagger
  • Aeon's End: Outcasts
  • Escape Tales: Children of Wyrmwoods
  • Mysterium Park
  • Dragonland

 

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Direct download: DTNow-705.mp3
Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

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.

 

CONNECT:

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

 

CONNECT:

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

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