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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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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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.

 

KICKSTARTER:

 

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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

 

KICKSTARTER:

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES:

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

 

KICKSTARTER:

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

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

 

OUTPUT RANDOMNESS:

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

 

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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

 

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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)

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES:

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

 

SPECIAL REPORT:

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

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

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

 

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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.

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES:

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

 

SPECIAL REPORT:

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

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

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

 

KICKSTARTERS:

 

LINKS:

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

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

 

TOP STORIES:

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

 

SPECIAL REPORT:

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

 

THE HOTNESS:

  • Pendulum
  • Perseverance: Castaway Chronicles
  • Dead Reckoning

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

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

 

KICKSTARTER:

  • Catapult Kingdoms
  • Enigmas
  • Sorcerer: Endbringer

 

LINKS:

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

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

 

HEADLINES:

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

 

THE HOTNESS:

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

 

SPECIAL REPORT:

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

 

KICKSTARTER:

  • Eila and Something Shiny
  • Hybris: Disordered Cosmos

 

LINKS:

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

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

 

HEADLINES:

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

 

HOTNESS:

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

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

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

 

KICKSTARTER:

  • Canopy
  • Roll Player Adventures

 

LINKS:

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

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

Follow us on Twitter @DiceTowerNow.

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

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

HEADLINES:

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

 

THE HOTNESS:

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

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

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

 

KICKSTARTER:

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

HEADLINES:

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

 

THE HOTNESS:

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

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

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

 

KICKSTARTER:

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

HEADLINES:

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

 

THE HOTNESS:

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

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

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

 

KICKSTARTER:

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

HEADLINES:

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

 

THE HOTNESS:

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

 

KICKSTARTER:

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

 

LINKS:

 

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

HEADLINES:

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

 

THE HOTNESS:

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

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

  • The Mind Extreme
  • Deep Vents

 

KICKSTARTER:

  • Euthia: Torment of Resurrection
  • Railroad Ink Challenge

 

LINKS:

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

HEADLINES:

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

 

THE HOTNESS:

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

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

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

 

KICKSTARTER:

  • Battle of the Boybands
  • Adventures in Neverland

 

LINKS:

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

HEADLINES:

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

 

THE HOTNESS:

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

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

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

 

KICKSTARTER:

  • Sea of Legends

 

LINKS:

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

HEADLINES:

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

 

THE HOTNESS:

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

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

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

 

KICKSTARTERS:

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

 

LINKS:

Connect with Jesse on Twitter @TheJesseWheeler.

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

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

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

HEADLINES:

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

 

THE HOTNESS:

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

 

KICKSTARTER:

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

 

LINKS:

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

HEADLINES:

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

 

THE HOTNESS:

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

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

 

KICKSTARTER:

  • Ankh: Gods of Egypt

 

LINKS:

Connect with Jesse on Twitter @TheJesseWheeler

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

HEADLINES:

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

 

THE HOTNESS:

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

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

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

 

KICKSTARTERS:

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

 

LINKS:

Connect with Jesse on Twitter @TheJesseWheeler

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

HEADLINES:

  • Alliance Game Distributors halts payments to vendors

 

THE HOTNESS:

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

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

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

 

KICKSTARTER:

  • Frosthaven

 

LINKS:

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

HEADLINES:

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

 

THE HOTNESS:

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

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

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

 

KICKSTARTER:

  • Trekking the World
  • Moonshine Empire
  • Lawyer Up

 

YOUR HOSTS:

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

HEADLINES:

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

 

THE HOTNESS:

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

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

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

 

KICKSTARTERS:

  • Mint Control
  • Bold Made

 

LINKS:

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

Find Previous hosts Chris & Kitty at TapletopGameTalk.com.

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

HEADLINES

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

 

THE HOTNESS

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

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES

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

 

KICKSTARTER

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

 

LINKS

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

Find previous hosts Chris and Kitty at TabletopGameTalk.com.

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

HEADLINES:

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

 

THE HOTNESS:

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

 

NEW & UPCOMING GAMES:

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

 

KICKSTARTERS:

  • Lost in Valhalla
  • Ruins: Death Binder

 

LINKS:

Leave us feedback on our BGG Thread

Listen to previous hosts Kitty and Chris on TabletalkGameTalk.com

 

 

 

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

HEADLINES:

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

 

THE HOTNESS

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

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES

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

 

KICKSTARTERS

  • Gladius
  • Slip Strike

 

LINKS:

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

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

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

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

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

 

HEADLINES:

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

 

THE HOTNESS:

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

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

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

 

KICKSTARTERS:

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

 

LINKS:

 

HEADLINES:

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

 

THE HOTNESS:

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

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

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

 

KICKSTARTERS:

  • Wonderland's War
  • Tanares Adventures

 

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

HEADLINES

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

 

THE HOTNESS

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

 

NEW/UPCOMING RELEASES

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

 

KICKSTARTERS

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

Headlines:

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

 

Hotness:

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

 

New/Upcoming Releases:

  • Tsukiji
  • Pact
  • Airship City

 

Kickstarter:

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

Headlines

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

 

Hotness

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

 

New/Upcoming Releases

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

 

Kickstarters

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

Headlines:

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

 

Hotness:

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

 

New/Upcoming Releases:

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

 

Kickstarter:

  • Oath: Chronicles of Empire and Exile
  • 100 Astronauts

 

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

Headlines

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

 

Hotness

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

 

New/Upcoming Releases

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

 

Kickstarters

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

Headlines

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

 

Hotness

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

 

New/Upcoming Releases

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

 

Kickstarters

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

Headlines

 

Hotness

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

 

New/Upcoming Releases

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

 

Kickstarters

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

Headlines

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

 

Hotness

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

 

New/Upcoming Releases

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

 

Kickstarters

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

Headlines

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

 

Hotness

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

 

New/Upcoming Releases

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

 

Kickstarters

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

Headlines

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

 

Hotness

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

 

New/Upcoming Releases

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

 

Kickstarters

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

Headlines

 

Hotness

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

 

New/Upcoming Releases

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

 

Kickstarters

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

 

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

Headlines

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

 

Hotness

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

 

New/Upcoming Releases

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

 

Kickstarters

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

Headlines

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

 

Hotness

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

 

New/Upcoming Releases

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

 

Kickstarters

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

Headlines

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

 

Hotness

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

 

New/Upcoming Releases

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

 

Kickstarters

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

Headlines

Hotness

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

New/Upcoming Releases

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

Kickstarters

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

Headlines

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

 

Hotness

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

 

New/Upcoming Releases

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

 

Kickstarters

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

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

 

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

 

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


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

Headlines

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

 

Hotness

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

 

New Releases

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

 

Kickstarters

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

Headlines

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

 

Hotness

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

 

New/Upcoming Releases

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

 

Kickstarters

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

Headlines:

 

Hotness

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

 

New/Upcoming Releases

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

 

Kickstarters

  • Shovel Knights: Dungeon Duels
  • Windward

 

 

 

 

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

Headlines

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

 

Hotness

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

 

New/Upcoming Releases

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

 

Kickstarters

  • Evil Dead 2: The Board Game
  • Merchants Cove

 

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

Hotness

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

 

New/Upcoming Releases

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

Kickstarters

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

Headlines

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

 

Hotness

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

New/Upcoming Releases

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

Kickstarters

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

Headlines

 

Hotness

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

 

New Releases

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

Headlines

 

Hotness

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

 

New Releases

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

 

Kickstarters

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

Headlines

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

 

Hotness

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

 

New/Upcoming Releases

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

 

Kickstarters

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

Headlines

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

 

Hotness

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

 

New/Upcoming Releases

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

 

Kickstarters

  • Trial By Trolley

 

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

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

 

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

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

Headlines

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

 

Hotness

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

 

New/Upcoming Releases

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

Kickstarters

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

Headlines

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

 

Hotness

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

 

New/Upcoming Releases

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

 

Kickstarters

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

Headlines:

 

Hotness:

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

 

New/Upcoming Releases:

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

 

Kickstarters:

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

Headlines:

 

Hotness:

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

 

New/Upcoming Releases:

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

 

Kickstarter:

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

Headlines:

 

The Hotness Review:

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

 

New Releases:

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

 

Kickstarters:

  • Fickle
  • Tussie Mussie
  • Papillon

 

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

Headlines:

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

 

Hotness:

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

 

New/Upcoming Releases:

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

 

Kickstarters:

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

Headlines:

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

 

Hotness:

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

 

New/Upcoming Releases

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

 

Kickstarters

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

Headlines:

 

Hotness:

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

 

New/Upcoming Releases:

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

 

Kickstarters:

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

Headlines:

 

Hotness:

 

New Releases:

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

 

Kickstarters:

  • Plague Inc: Armageddon Expansion
  • CRYSTALLO

 

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

Headlines:

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

 

Hotness:

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

 

New/Upcoming Releases:

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

 

Kickstarter:

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

 

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

Headlines:

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

 

Hotness:

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

 

New/Upcoming Releases:

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

 

Kickstarters:

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

 

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

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