This is Dice Tower Now for the week of October 3, 2022. This week, the hottest news is from 2004, pigs gobble fruit quickity pickity, Phalanx runs out of river names, and we agree - an arcane manor of dice is essential.

 

TOP STORIES (2:30)

  • Deep Water Games becomes independant of parent company OxEye Media
  • CMoN to be excludsive distributor for Lucky Duck Games in Asia
  • HeroScape: Age of Annihilation crowdfunding on Hasbro Pulse
  • Reiner Knizia's Yellow and Yangtze rebranded by Phalanx as Huang
  • Dice Manor is newest Dice Tower Essential title from Arcane Wonder
  • Railway Boom coming from OKAZU Brand and designer Hisashi Hiyashi
  • More details on Isle of Cats followup, Race to the Raft
  • Artipia Games and designer Gustaf Sundström announce Ceres
  • Itten Funbrick series of pocket games detailed
  • Quickity Pickity is newest title from from Oink Games
  • Grease Monkey Garage by designer Fedor Sosnin getting published copy
  • Flowar coming from Llama Dice and publisher Primigenio

 

CROWDFUNDING (13:15)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (21:45)

  • Andromeda's Edge

 

THE HOTNESS (24:50)

  1. Starship Captains from CGE and designer Peter B. Hoffgaard
  2. FlameCraft by Manny Vega and Lucky Duck
  3. Oathsworn: Into the Deepwood
  4. Yellow and Yangtze by Reiner Knizia
  5. Deal with the Devil from designer Matúš Kotry and CGE
  6. Village Rails from Osprey Games, designed by Matthew Dunstan and Brett J. Gilbert
  7. Terraforming Mars the Dice Game from Stronghold Games
  8. Ark Nova by Mathias Wigge
  9. ISS Vanguard by Awaken Realms
  10. Everdell: The Complete Collection

 

 

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

This is Dice Tower Now for the week of September 26, 2022. This week, the news is full of chips and guac, a new Pandemic game there is, we forage with our pretty new gauntlet, and Knizia brings on the Claritin.

 

TOP STORIES (2:30)

  • IELLO purchased by French company Media Participations
  • Z-Man announces Star Wars The Clone Wars, a Pandemic System title
  • More details emerge on The Elder Scrolls: Betrayal of the Second Era
  • Rose Gauntlet announces Wild Gardens by Isaac Vega
  • WizKids announces Marvel: Age of Heroes
  • Publisher Sylex bringing second edition of Yinzi Ming
  • Reiner Knizia's new title is Pollen
  • 20Strong is a new solo adventure dice game from Chip Theory
  • Atlas Games announces 2 expansions for Godforge
  • Arborea coming from Alley Cat Games and designer Dani Garcia
  • 12 Rivers is the new title from Romain Caterdjian and BGNations
  • Trampoline Park by Hassan Hekmat getting an English release
  • Hachette is bringing the French word game Ole Guacamole to English
  • Breaking News: Details emerge on Terraforming Mars the Dice Game

 

CROWDFUNDING (15:15)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (23:50)

  • Tidal Blades: Banner Festival how to play

 

THE HOTNESS (27:30)

  1. Oathsworn: Into the Deepwood from Shadowborne Games
  2. Tiletum by Simone Luciani and Daniele Tascini, published by Board & Dice
  3. Flamecraft designed by Manny Vega, from Cardboard Alchemy and Lucky Duck Games
  4. Lacrimosa by Devir
  5. Dune: War for Arrakis from CMoN designed by Marco Maggi and Francesco Nepitello
  6. Ark Nova by Mathias Wigge and Capstone Games
  7. Twilight Inscription from Fantasy Flight Games
  8. Star Wars: The Clone Wars by Z-Man Games and Alexandar Ortloff
  9. ISS Vanguard by Awaken Realms
  10. Beer & Bread by Pegasus Spiele and designer Scott Almes

 

 

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

This is Dice Tower Now for the week of September 12, 2022. This week, video game conversions are romantik, Ares Games is both Rich and Good, and Catan is nominated right alongside sand.

 

TOP STORIES (2:00)

  • Catan nominated to National Toy Hall of Fame
  • Tails on Fire by HeidelBÄR
  • Deep Print Games announces Beer and Bread
  • Dorfromantik coming from Pegasus Spiele
  • Steamforged Games announces Elden Ring board game
  • Hab & Gut creturning as The Rich and the Good
  • Wonderful World Board Game bringing Touch It
  • Steve Jackson Games announces 2 Christmas titles
  • Disney: Space Mountain coming from Ravensburger
  • Publisher Pegasus Spiele announces Monster Inn

 

CROWDFUNDING (10:15)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (21:10)

  • Flamecraft how to play

 

NEW RELEASES (24:35)

  • Twilight Inscription by James Kniffen, published by Fantasy Flight Games
  • Star Trek Ascendancy Breen Confederacy and Dominion War designed by Andrew Haught and Phil Yates, published by Gale Force 9
  • Little Flower Shop the Dice Game by Dr Finns Games, designed by Steve Finn
  • Parks: Wildlife by Henry Audubon and Mattox Shuler, published by Keymaster Games
  • The Spill by designer Andy Kim, published by Smirk and Dagger
  • Antematter by Bardshark Games
  • Dulce by Stronghold Games, designed by Julio E. Nazario
  • Studies in Sorcery by Chris Glein, published by Weird Giraffe Games
  • Red Cathedral: Contractors by Isra C. and Shei S., published by Devir

 

 

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

This is Dice Tower Now for the week of September 12, 2022. This week, after 10 years, we are smitten with Stonemaier, Just One publisher learns some Fun Facts, Matagot uses St Patrick to banish snakes, and we relive the Winter of 2016.

 

TOP STORIES (2:20)

  • Meeple Design official authorized accessory partner with City of Kings
  • Stonemaier celebrates 10th anniversary with new coop 2p title Smitten
  • Repos follows up Just One and So Clover with Fun Facts
  • Devir and designers Maria Blasco Arnandis and Enrique Blasco announce Winter
  • Saint Patrick coming from Matagot
  • alea announces Council of Shadows by Martin Kallenborn and Jochen Scherer
  • Lubee Edition with designers Mareva Beauchamps and Florian Sirieix announce Time Collectors
  • Cryptozoic announces Rotten Tomatoes: The Card Game
  • IELLO announces followup to King of Tokyo, King of New York - King of Monster Island
  • Horrible Guild bringing out Similo Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Air Mail coming from Ludonova and designer Toni Lopez

 

CROWDFUNDING (11:00)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (18:55)

  • Flamecraft and Tidal Blades: Banner Festival coming to Essen

 

HOTNESS (21:15)

    1. Oathsworn: Into the Deepwood
    2. Legacy of Yu
    3. Astra
    4. Meltscape
    5. War of the Ring: The Card Game
    6. Flamecraft
    7. The Fox Experiment
    8. Pueblo
    9. Ark Nova
    10. Forsaken

 

 

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

This is Dice Tower Now for the week of September 5, 2022. This week, Ravensburger hopes to have a mouse problem, Trick or Treat’s remain Tasty, Rio Grande Plunders a new Dominion, and Eagle-Gryphon discovers Toole use to be Vital for Inventions.

 

TOP STORIES (2:15)

  • Disney announces new Disney TCG Lorcana
  • Trick or Treat Games bringing back old TMG classics
  • Asmodee brings Tokaido Deluxe into US retail
  • Rio Grande announces new Dominion expansion, Plunder
  • FUSE stand-alone expansion Countdown coming from Renegade
  • Mac Gerdts announces Crossing Oceans, spiritual successor to Transatlantic
  • Inventions: Evolution of Ideas coming from Vital Lacerda, Ian O'Toole and Eagle-Gryphon
  • Mindclash Games bringing lighter title Astra direct to retail
  • Underdogs from 1 More Time Games retitled Challengers and being published by Z-Man
  • Catch Up Games has announced After Us by Florian Sirieix
  • Pictures XMas expansion coming from PD-Verlag
  • All Roads coming from designer Markus Kettunen and Lautapelit.fi
  • Deep Print Games announces Match of the Century from designer Paolo Mori
  • Good Game Studio publishing Korean title Vegetable Stock from Zong-Hua Yang

 

CROWDFUNDING (15:55)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (24:20)

  • Episode 800 contest and Flamecraft pre-orders

 

NEW RELEASES (26:55)

  • Wormholes by Peter McPherson, published by AEG
  • Zombicide: Gear Up designed by Jordy Adan and Marco Portugal, published by CMoN
  • Crusaders: Thy Will Be Done - Divine Influence expansion by Seth Jaffee and Renegade Games
  • FYFE designed by Kosch, published by Pegasus Spiele
  • Animotion by Bruno Faidutti and Nathalie Grandperrin, published by Pegasus Spiele
  • Disney Big Thunder Mountain Railroad by Prospero Hall, published by Funko Games
  • My Little Pony: Adventures in Equestria Deck-Building Game published by Renegade Games
  • Dominion: Seaside 2nd Edition by Donald X Vaccarino, published by Rio Grande
  • Skull Canyon Ski Fest by Jason Klinke, published by Pandasaurus
  • Cat in the Box Deluxe Edition by Muneyuki Yokouchi, published by Bezier Games

 

 

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

This is Dice Tower Now for the week of August 29, 2022. This week, EBay buys a second hand company, Friedemann Friese fluffs his feathers, Feuerland declares the Age of Aquarius, and we hit episode 800!

 

TOP STORIES (2:55)

  • EBay to aquire TCGPlayer for $295M
  • Tilt 5 AR board game system getting CATAN
  • Daybreak by Matt Leacock to be published by CMYK
  • Come Together announced by Chillfox Games and designers Vegard Eliassen Stillerud, Åsmund Svensson, and Eilif Svensson
  • Fancy Feathers and Findorff coming from Friedemann Friese
  • Ark Nova: Aquarius details emerge
  • Ancient Wonders expansion for Origins: First Builders announced
  • New dlp title Rise from designers Remo Conzadori and Marco Pranzo
  • Twilight Struggle: Red Sea – Conflict in the Horn of Africa coming late this year
  • Repos Games announces Harry Potter: Stupefy! by Ludovic Maublanc
  • Marvel Villainous Venom expansion coming
  • New LotR coop dice game from Michael Rieneck and KOSMOS

 

CROWDFUNDING (13:35)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (21:30)

  • Episode 800 contest

 

THE HOTNESS (23:55)

  1. Ready Set Bet
  2. Spirit Island
  3. Dune: Imperium
  4. Obsession
  5. Oathsworn: Into the Deepwood
  6. Woodcraft
  7. Trudvang Legends
  8. Sea of Legends
  9. Ark Nova
  10. Ark Nova: Aquarius
  11. Revive

 

 

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

This is Dice Tower Now for the week of August 22, 2022. This week, Asmodee’s sugar daddy gets into jewelry, Magic the Gathering will EXTERMINATE, the Wingspan designer experiments with foxes, and it's my birthday.

 

TOP STORIES (1:25)

  • Embracer group acquires Middle Earth Enterprises
  • Asmodee forms new studio Office Dog
  • Frank West elected president of GAMA
  • Mind Mgmt nominated for a Harvey Award
  • Dr Who coming to MTG
  • Noli announced by River Horse Games
  • Birthday Burglary announced by Grand Gamers Guild
  • Five Nights at Freddys: Nights of Frights coming from Funko Games
  • Pandasaurus announces The Fox Experiment by designers Elizabeth Hargrave and Jeff Fraser
  • Roll and write KunterPunkt coming from Frechverlag
  • Waffle Time from AEG shown at GenCon
  • Renegade Game Studios reveals new expansion for the Power Rangers Deck Building Game

 

CROWDFUNDING (9:50)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (15:25)

  • Corey and Barry play It's A Wonderful Kingdom

 

NEW RELEASES (18:05)

  • Arrakis Dawn of the Fremen by Gale Force Nine and designers Bill Eberle, Jack Kittredge, Peter Olotka, Greg Olotka, and Jack Reda
  • Streets by Sinister Fish Games and designer/artist Haakon Gaarder
  • Dice Theme Park by Adrian Adamescu and Daryl Andrews, published by Alley Cat Games
  • Cryptid Cafe by Chip Cole and published by 25th Century Games
  • Don’t LLAMA Dice, by Reiner Knizia, published by AMIGO
  • Museum Suspects by Phil-Walker Harding and published by Blue Orange Games
  • Neoville by Phil Walker-Harding and Blue Orange Games
  • Brazil: Imperial, by Ze Mendes and published by Portal Games
  • Star Wars: Villainous - Power of the Dark Side by the design team of Prospero Hall, published by Ravensburger

 

 

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

This is Dice Tower Now for the week of August 15, 2022. This week, GenCon runs by the numbers, Bezzerwizzer Bezzerwizzer Bezzerwizzer, and Fantasy Flight brings a dagger to a lightsaber fight.

 

TOP STORIES (2:20)

  • GenCon had over 50,000 attendees
  • Bezzerwizzer from Asmodee
  • Ark Nova expansion named on German TV
  • Marvel DAGGER and Star Wars Deck Building
  • Devir announces Lacrimosa
  • American Psycho from Renegade Games
  • Dice Manor and Leylines by Arcane Wonders
  • MojoMania for Marvel Champions

 

CROWDFUNDING (9:53)

 

SPONSOR SHOUTOUT (18:20)

  • FlameCraft wins Best of GenCon, It's a Wonderful Kingdom nominated for Best 2-Player

 

THE HOTNESS (19:52)

  • 10: Akropolis
  • 9: Spirit Island
  • 8: Foundations of Rome
  • 7: Cat in the Box: Deluxe
  • 6: Oathsworn: Into the Deepwood
  • 5: Turing Machine
  • 4: Dead Reckoning
  • 3: Twilight Inscription
  • 2: Ark Nova
  • 1: Tiletum

 

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Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

This is Dice Tower Now for the week of August 8, 2022. This week, Avalon Hill heroically changes the Scape of gaming, Burnt Island endeavors to go deep, Uwe Rosenberg travels the land of apples and honey, and John Clair dreams of an End to the Empire.

 

TOP STORIES (2:54)

  • Avalon Hill announces return of Heroscape
  • War of the Ring: The Card Game
  • The Wolves from Pandasaurus
  • Endeavor Deep Sea
  • WordCraft from Artipia
  • Applejack by Uwe Rosenberg
  • Starry Night Sky from Emma Larkins and Buffalo Games
  • Legendary Encounters: The Matrix
  • La Famiglia: The Great Mafia War
  • Swindler from Pegasus Speile
  • Loose Caboose by Gamewright
  • Reiner Knizia's Zoo Vadis
  • Empires End by John D Clair
  • Aegean Sea by Carl Chudyk
  • Ark Nova Map Pack 1

 

CROWDFUNDING (15:10)

 

SPONSOR SHOUTOUT (24:12)

  • Lucky Duck Games announces Destinies expansion: Witchwood

 

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Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 8:46am EDT

This is Dice Tower Now for the week of August 1, 2022. This week, everyone gets a pinball for christmas, Kolossal is Almost Innocent, we Flatout compare Cities to Salads, and I’m in Colorado!

 

TOP STORIES (2:00)

  • North Star Games rebrands
  • WizKids announces Super Skill Pinball Holiday Special
  • Dice Hunters of Therion coming from Richard Garfield
  • Munchkin Turtle Carnage coming from Steve Jackson Games
  • Marvel Legendary expansions 29, 30, and 31 detailed
  • HeroQuest Frozen Horror expansion on Hasbro Pulse
  • Magic the Gathering UnFinity announced
  • Cranio Creations My Shelfe from Phil Walker-Harding and Matthew Dunstan
  • Dulce coming from Stronghold Games and Julio E. Nazario
  • Almost Innocent from Kolossal Games and designer Philippe Attali
  • Fantasy Flight announces last physical expansion for Journeys in Middle Earth
  • Flatout Games making Point City
  • Galileo Project will be sequel to Ganymede from Hachette
  • Hachette making party game Oh Really
  • Smash Up 10th Anniversary Edition coming from AEG
  • Insecta: Ladies of Entomology coming from Mont Tàber

 

CROWDFUNDING (14:15)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (20:20)

  • New hires at Lucky Duck

 

NEW RELEASES (22:25)

  • Cosmic Encounter: Cosmic Odyssey Campaign by Fantasy Flight Games
  • So, You've Been Eaten by Scott Almes and Ludicreations
  • It’s a Wonderful Kingdom by Frédéric Guérard, published by Lucky Duck
  • Viticulture World: Cooperative Expansion designed by Mihir Shah and Francesco Testini, published by Stonemaier Games
  • Ice Hoppers by Oussama Khelifati, published by Blue Orange Games
  • EXIT: The Lord Of The Rings - Shadows Over Middle-Earth by Inka and Markus Brand, published by Thames Kosmos

 

 

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Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

This is Dice Tower Now for the week of July 25, 2022. This week, it's summertime, summertime, sum sum summertime, and it’s just spectacular. Plus more Spirits on the Horizon, and Dice Tower Awards.

 

TOP STORIES (2:00)

  • Dice Tower Awards
  • The Great Split by Horrible Guild
  • Tesseract from Smirk & Laughter
  • Hickory Dickory from Plaid Hat
  • Deal With the Devil by CGE
  • Prophets of Doom and Reavers of Midgard Expansion from Grey Fox
  • Dune Imperium: Immortality from Dire Wolf
  • Peter Pan from Matagot
  • 3000 Scoundrels by Unexpected Games
  • Meadow Adventure Book, Chronicles of Avel Expansion, and Avel deckbuilding card Game from Rebel Studios
  • Caldera Park and Spaceship Unity from Pegasus Spiele
  • Space Craft from Granna
  • Raising Robots by Nauvoo Games
  • Enola Holmes: Finder of Lost Souls from Gale Force 9
  • Mosaic: Wars and Disasters Expansion by Forbidden Games
  • Horizons of Spirit Island from Greater Than Games
  • Planet B by Hans im Glück

 

CROWDFUNDING (19:15)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (27:25)

  • Chronicles of Time

 

LIGHTNING ROUND NEWS (30:05)

  • Arcane Wonders Logo Change
  • CoraQuest: Keep on Questing Expansion
  • Stranger Things Upside Down from Rob Daviau and CMoN
  • Basilica reprint from Portal Games
  • Ascending Empire: Zenith Edition from WizKids
  • Undaunted: Battle of Britain by Osprey Games
  • Pocket Sized Foriferous by Pencil First Games
  • Race to the Raft from Frank West and City of Games

 

 

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

This is Dice Tower Now for the week of July 18, 2022. This week, Cool Mini takes the war to Mount Dune, Hasbro spells Mastermind, Disney’s villains makes us cry, WizKids goes through some Super Damage Control, and Spiel Spiel Spiely Spiel.

 

TOP STORIES (2:05)

  • Spiel des Jahres winners announced
  • PHD acquires British distributor Bliss
  • CMoN nnounces Dune: War for Arrakis
  • The Boys themed Zombicide packs available from CMoN
  • Wordle the Party Game coming from Hasbro Pulse
  • Blind Box game Disney Kingdomania coming from Funko
  • Disney Villains card game by Leo Colovini and Ravensburger
  • Parks: Wildlife expansion coming from Keymaster
  • AEOLOS coming from Arve D. Fühler amd Guido Eckhof
  • Discordia from from Bernd Eisenstein and publisher Irongames
  • Asmodee making 3 games based on Netflix shows Ozark, Squid Game, and Stranger Things
  • Marvel: Damage Control from Amari Akil and WizKids
  • La Boca being reimagined as Recto Verso from Tiki Editions and Super Meeple
  • Animal Espionage from Twin City Games and designer Joe Hout

 

CROWDFUNDING (14:40)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (22:05)

  • Corey dominates at Banner Festival

 

THE HOTNESS (24:50)

  1. Ahoy
  2. Isle of Trains: All Aboard
  3. Spirit Island
  4. My Father's Work
  5. Oathsworn: Into the Deepwood
  6. Moon
  7. Beyond the Sun
  8. Ark Nova
  9. Puerto Rico 1897
  10. Revive

 

 

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

This is Dice Tower Now for the week of July 11, 2022. This week, the cat is both in and out of the box, Days of Wonder is going off the rails on a Ghost Train, Uwe reframes Nova Luna, and all hail the Cosmoctopus.

 

TOP STORIES (2:30)

  • Kazuki Takahashi passes, creator of Yu Gi Oh
  • Ticket to Ride: Ghost Train
  • Sanssouci
  • Sabika
  • Framework by Uwe Rosenberg
  • Mistwind by Daryl Andrews
  • 1001 Islands from Asmodee
  • Cosmoctopus
  • Cat in the Box Deluxe Edition

 

CROWDFUNDING (10:33)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (17:35)

  • Lucky Duck to publish Turtle Splash

 

NEW RELEASES (19:31)

  • Bullet Star
  • Streets
  • Messina 1347
  • Smash Up: Disney
  • Yak
  • Feed the Kraken

 

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Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

This is Dice Tower Now for the week of July 4, 2022. This week, KeyForge travels to a Ghost Galaxy through some Strange Stars, Dire Wolf’s Catacombs get decidedly noisier, Wingspan has the opposite of Empty Nest, and Days of Wonder gives it the Heat.

 

TOP STORIES (2:05)

  • Capstone+ subscription service detailed
  • 2022 Cardboard Edison Award winners announced
  • Fantasy Flight sells KeyForge IP to Ghost Galaxy
  • Dire Wolf announces Clank! Catacombs
  • Twisty Tracks coming from Rio Grande and Jeffrey D. Allers
  • Stonemaier Games announces Wingspan: Asia and the Nesting Box storage solution
  • Reflecto coming from Mandoo Games and Roberto Fraga
  • Euthia: Torment of Resurrection from DIEA Games being co-published by Steamforged
  • Hand management racing game Heat: Pedal to the Metal coming from Days of Wonder
  • Ravensburger re-theming Puerto Rico to Puerto Rico: 1897
  • Wolfgang Warsch's fourth clever game, Clever 4Ever revealed

 

CROWDFUNDING (14:05)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (23:40)

  • Flamecraft up for pre-order

 

THE HOTNESS (25:55)

  1. Spirit Island from Greater than Games
  2. Company of Heroes
  3. Blood on the Clocktower by Steven Medway and The Pandemonium Institute
  4. Rush Out! from Thomas Dupont and publisher Sit Down!
  5. Bretwalda from PHALANX Games
  6. Stars of Akarios by Out of My Mind Games
  7. Oathsworn: Into the Deepwood by Shadowborne Games
  8. Heat: Pedal to the Metal from Days of Wonder
  9. Ark Nova from Capstone Games and Mathias Wigge
  10. Clank! Catacombs from Dire Wolf and designer Paul Dennen

 

 

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

This is Dice Tower Now for the week of June 27, 2022. This week, Arcane Wonders celebrates the period between furnaces, Matagot has a futuristic renaissance, Ludonaute peers into the future of cards, and RAGE!

 

TOP STORIES (3:20)

  • Magic Mountain won Kinderspiel
  • GAMA releases numbers for origins 2022
  • Railroad Madness from Holy Grail Games
  • Furnace Interbellum from Arcane Wonders
  • Marvel Champions LCG: Cyclops
  • Galactic Renaissance from Matagot
  • Thiefdom from Karma Games
  • Precognition from Ludonaute

 

CROWDFUNDING (10:50)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (17:51)

  • Lucky Duck co-Publishes Tidal Blades: Banner Festival with Druid City Games

 

NEW RELEASES (19:37)

  • Dungeons Dice and Danger
  • Make It Happen
  • World Z League
  • Hibachi
  • Next Station: London
  • Crescent Moon
  • Gutenberg
  • Outer Rim: Unfinished Business

 

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Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

This is Dice Tower Now for the week of June 20, 2022. This week, crowdfunding gets some backup, Orléans draws some famous names, Merchants Cove gets craftier, and this city goes all-in for Crime.

 

TOP STORIES (2:10)

  • BackerKit announces intention to start crowdfunding platform
  • Funko Inc purchases Mondo from Alamo Drafthouse
  • Tabletop Tycoon enters publishing partnership with Rock Manor Games
  • Joan of Arc: Orléans Roll Draw and Write announced by dlp
  • TheOP announces Harry Potter: Mischief in Diagon Alley
  • Big Box edition of Village coming from Eggertspiele
  • Merchants Cove getting MasterCraft expansion
  • Animalia: Preventing Extinction released by Quined Games
  • Planted from Phil Walker-Harding comes to Target stores
  • MicroMacro Crime City gets third title - All In

 

CROWDFUNDING (13:40)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (20:55)

  • What a Wonderful Kingdom

 

THE HOTNESS (23:40)

  1. Village by Markus and Inka Brand
  2. Carnegie by Xavier Georges and Quined Games
  3. Spirit Island from Greater than Games
  4. The Clash of Galliformes from Todys Games
  5. Metropolys by Sébastien Pauchon
  6. Ark Nova by Mathias Wigge and Capstone Games
  7. Bretwalda by PHALANX Games
  8. Septima by Mindclash Games
  9. Village: Big Box by Markus and Inka Brand from Eggertspiele
  10. Skyrise from Roxley Games

 

 

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

This is Dice Tower Now for the week of June 13, 2022. This week, CMoN flips some zombies, Vienna and Cuzco are tossed into the point salad, and little Asmodee’s parents make a Savvy move.

 

TOP STORIES (3:05)

  • Saudi national fund invests $1B in Asmodee parent company
  • Devir and Schmidt Spiel enter publication agreement
  • Flip and write Zombicide: Gear Up coming from CMoN
  • Cancelled Kickstarter Rift Knights being redone as Knight Fall by Red Raven Games
  • Targi Bonus Box coming from KOSMOS
  • New version of Hive Mind by Richard Garfield coming from Calliope
  • Gloomhaven fan expansion Crimson Scales to be printed non-profit
  • UNO Star Wars announced by Mattel
  • Floodgate Games releasing cooperative sand timer title Kites
  • Red Cathedral: Contractors detailed and dated by Devir
  • New expansion to Disney's Sorcerers Arena - Thrills and Chills
  • Stefan Feld City Collection games 5 and 6 announced by Queen Games
  • Racing game Gemini Gauntlet coming from Lynnvander Studios

 

CROWDFUNDING (15:15)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (22:10)

  • Destinies wins UK Games Expo Award

 

THE HOTNESS (24:20)

  1. Wonderland’s War, from Druid City Games and designers Tim Eisner, Ben Eisner, and Ian Moss
  2. Arcs by Cole Wehle and Leder Games
  3. Carnegie by Carson City designer Xavier Georges and Quined Games
  4. Space Station Phoenix by Gabriel Cohn
  5. Star Wars: Outer Rim Unfinished Business
  6. Castles of Burgundy by Ravensburger and Stefan Feld
  7. My Father’s Work by T. C. Petty III
  8. Terra Nova by Capstone Games
  9. Ark Nova by Mathias Wigge and Capstone Games
  10. War of the Ring: The Card Game from Ares Games

 

 

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

This is Dice Tower Now for the week of June 6, 2022. This week, we explore gran sendero del oeste, more details emerge on teeny tiny terra, the newest patchwork play is you know stacks and stuff, and the next thingavellir for nidavellir is idavellir.

 

TOP STORIES (2:15)

  • FunForge Kickstarter troubles
  • Great Western Trail Argentina detailed by Eggertspiele
  • Terra Nova detailed by Capstone Games
  • Atiwa by Uwe Rosenberg announced by Lookout Games
  • Splendor Duel shown by Space Cowboys
  • ReMEmber coming from Pegasus Spiele
  • Tidal Blades: Banner Festival announced by Druid City Games
  • Second expansion to Nidavellir, Idavoll, announced
  • Patchwork Express variant Stack'N Stuff announced by Lookout Games

 

CROWDFUNDING (11:15)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (20:25)

  • Destinies Community Editor Contest and Origins

 

NEW RELEASES (23:05)

  • Eco: Coral Reef by Izik Nevo and Unique Board Games
  • Ouch! By Romain Caterdjian and Théo Rivière, published by Devir
  • Mystic Paths by Brian Leet and Kevin Worden, published by R&R Games
  • eXplorers by Phil Walker-Harding and Ravensburger
  • Batman: Everybody Lies by Weronika Spyra and Ignacy Trzewiczek, published by Portal Games
  • Guild of Merchant Explorers by Matthew Dunstan and Brett J Gilberts, published by AEG
  • Mortum - Medieval Detective by Sergey Minevich and Arcane Wonders
  • Creature Comforts by Roberta Taylor and Kids Table Board Games
  • Space Base - The Mysteries of Terra Proxima by John D. Clair and AEG
  • Cartaventura: Lhasa and Cartaventura: Vinland by Thomas Dupont and Arnaud Ladagnous, published by KOSMOS
  • Air, Land, & Sea: Spies, Lies, & Supplies by Jon Perry and Arcane Wonders
  • Prehistories by Alexandre Emerit and Benoit Turpin, published by 25th Century Games

 

 

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

This is Dice Tower Now for the week of May 30, 2022. This week, CGE boldly goes, Cathala and Maublanc hit the target, Viva tres Guano, and Germany “plays” after another trip around the sun.

 

TOP STORIES (3:00)

  • Spiel des Jahres nominees announced
  • Terra Nova teased from Capstone Games
  • CGE announces Starship Captains
  • Pencil First Games to crowdfund a hanafuda deck with One Hundred Toriis expansion
  • Roll and write Kyudo coming from Bruno Cathala and Ludovic Maublanc
  • Twilight Inscription is open for pre-orders from Fantasy Flight
  • Fire and Stone: Siege of Vienna announced by Capstone Games
  • Lucha Wars coming from Backspindle Games
  • Guano Guano Guano! by Kate Bertram and Fort Circle Games
  • The Great British Baking Show Game announced by Ravensburger

 

CROWDFUNDING (14:10)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (21:40)

  • UK Games Expo!

 

THE HOTNESS (23:45)

  1. Living Forest by Aske Christiansen and Ludonaute
  2. Dune: Imperium from Paul Dennen and Dire Wolf
  3. SCOUT by Kei Kajino
  4. Quacks & Co. by Wolfgang Warsch
  5. Sniper Elite: The Board Game by Roger Tankersley and David Thompson
  6. Crescent Moon by Steven Mathers
  7. Ark Nova by Capstone Games
  8. Castles of Burgundy: Special Edition
  9. Starship Captains by Peter B. Hoffgaard and CGE
  10. Arcs by Leder Games

 

 

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

This is Dice Tower Now for the week of May 23, 2022. This week, cute little pikas go with the floe, the greater part of games is no longer the dice, big potatoes are worth ZILLIONS, and Plan B moves their aesthetic from Starburst to Ghiradelli.

 

TOP STORIES (2:00)

  • Floe coming from new studio Pika Games and designer Henry Audubon
  • Greater than Games and Dice Hate Me Games part ways
  • Kuzooka by Leo Colovini announced by Pegasus Spiele
  • Gloomhaven digital coming to consoles in 2023
  • Mutant Genesis expansion for Marvel Champions, dfeaturing X-Men
  • War of the Ring card game coming from Ares
  • Game of 49 being remade from Big Potato Games as Zillionaires on Mars
  • Horrible Guild announces abstract game Evergreen
  • Tokaido Duo teased by Antoine Bauza
  • Legend of Andor: The Eternal Cold announced by KOSMOS
  • Tribes of the Wind from designer Joachim Thôme and La Boîte de Jeu
  • Next Move Games shows off Azul Master Chocolatier
  • GAMA reinstates mask policy at Origins

 

CROWDFUNDING (13:00)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (20:50)

  • Lucky Duck expands into Italian

 

THE HOTNESS (22:40)

  1. Spirit Island from Greater Than Games
  2. Get On Board: New York and London
  3. Carnegie from Quined Games
  4. Arcs by Leder Games
  5. Longboard from Reiner Knizia 25th Century Games
  6. RA by Reiner Knizia and 25th Century Games
  7. Marvel Champions: The Card Game from Fantasy Flight
  8. Blazon by David Conklin and 25th Century Games
  9. burncycle from Chip Theory Games
  10. Ark Nova from Capstone Games

 

 

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

This is Dice Tower Now for the week of May 16, 2022. This week, the best cuisine comes from CATAN, Steve Jackson brings back wizards from 1983 for the 9th time, and Blue Orange Games - you can’t eat just one.

 

TOP STORIES (3:00)

  • Rollacrit to provide accessories for both CATAN and GenCon
  • Asmodee and Ulysses Press announce cookbooks based on CATAN and Ticket to Ride
  • Fog of Love: Lockdown Expansion announced
  • Tabriz coming from Cascadia designer Randy Flynn and Crafty Games
  • New editions of Groo and Wiz-War crowdfunding soon from Steve Jackson Games
  • Asmodee creates Access+ Studio
  • Annapurna tournament to be held at PAX Unplugged
  • Lunar Outpost announced by Ravensburger and designer Michael Mulvihill
  • Blue Orange Games announces Bag of Chips
  • Crescent Moon coming from Osprey Games and designer Steven Mathers

 

CROWDFUNDING (11:05)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (19:30)

  • When the cat is away, Lucky Duck designs a Frosthaven app

 

NEW RELEASES (22:30)

  • Platypus by Phil Walker-Harding published by Arrakis Games
  • The Thing: The Boardgame by Giuseppe Cicero and Andrea Crespi, published by Pendragon Studios
  • Dice Realms by Thomas Lehmann published by Rio Grande Games
  • Chronicles of Avel by Przemek Wojtkowiak published by Rebel Studio
  • Squid Inc by Ivan Turner published by WizKids
  • Unlock Kids: Detective Stories by Cyril Demaegd, Marie Fort, and Wilfried Fort, published by Space Cowboys
  • Terra Mystica Big Box by Jens Drögemüller and Helge Ostertag published by Capstone Games
  • Décorum by Charlie Mackin, Harry Mackin and Drew Tenenbaum published by Floodgate Games
  • Founders of Teotihuacan by Filip Głowacz published by Board and Dice

 

 

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

This is Dice Tower Now for the week of May 9, 2022. This week, Asmodee’s Embrace now includes even more video games, Gamers Brew up an Amygdala abstract, Mandoo invents Pokemon Salad, and there’s a new Moon over San Francisco.

 

TOP STORIES (1:45)

  • Embracer Group purchases assets from Eidos
  • Investor Group led by The Chernin Group and eBay purchases 25% of Funko
  • 2021 Golden Geek Awards announced
  • Catherine: The Cities of the Tsarina coming to the west from Capstone
  • Two expansions announced for Picture Perfect
  • Abstract game Amygdala coming from Michael Kiesling and Wolfgang Kramer published by Game Brewer
  • Mandoo Games announces Point Salad: Eevee edition
  • Pioneer Rails coming from Dranda Games by designers Matthew Dunstan and Jeffrey D Allers
  • Choose and Write title Distant Suns by IELLO
  • 2-player Lofoten coming by Sébastien Dujardin and Pearl Games
  • Ticket to Ride: San Francisco announced
  • Floodgate Games reveals Sagrada: Glory by Adrian Adamescu and Daryl Andrews
  • Rob Daviau and Stephen Baker working on DragonLance: Warriors of Krynn

 

CROWDFUNDING (12:10)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (21:00)

  • The Dark Quarter crowdfunds for €1,000,000

 

THE HOTNESS (22:55)

  1. Gloomholdin’ by Joe Klipfel
  2. Ark Nova by Matthias Wigge
  3. Euthia: Torment of Resurrection by Markéta Bláhová and Tadeáš Spousta
  4. RA by designer Reiner Knizia and Ravensburger
  5. Arcs by Cole Wehrle and Leder Games
  6. Age of Steam Deluxe Edition by Martin Wallace
  7. Radlands from designer Daniel Piechnick and Roxley Games
  8. Wonderlands War by Druid City Games from designers Tim Eisner, Ben Eisner and Ian Moss
  9. Carnegie by Xavier Georges and Quined Games
  10. Cascadia from Randy Flynn and Flatout Games

 

 

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

This is Dice Tower Now for the week of May 2, 2022. This week, This week, Phil Walker-Harding moves from platypus to kangaroos, Hachette has got you in the palm of their hand, and all bets are in for the great T-Rex versus botanist matchup.

 

TOP STORIES (2:25)

  • Phil and Meredith Walker-Harding start Joey Games
  • Gale Force 9 announces Starfinder: Pirates of Skydock
  • Creature Comforts: Maple Valley coming from KTBG
  • Ready Set Bet and That Old Wallpaper coming from AEG
  • In the Palm of Your Hand coming from designer Timothée Decroix and La Boîte de Jeu
  • Origins announces COVID restrictions
  • Restoration Games releases Unmatched promo Jurassic Park: Dr Sattler vs T Rex
  • Fantasy Flight announces Sp//Dr Hero pack for Marvel Champions

 

CROWDFUNDING (11:00)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (20:05)

  • King of 12

 

THE HOTNESS (23:10)

  1. Ark Nova by Matthias Wigge
  2. Oranienburger Kanal by Spielworxx and Uwe Rosenberg
  3. Through Ice and Snow by Fernando Eduardo Sánchez
  4. Anunnaki: Dawn of the Gods from designers Simone Luciani and Danilo Sabia and Cranio Creations
  5. Wonderland’s War from Tim and Ben Eisner, with Ian Moss
  6. The Great Wall by Awaken Realms
  7. Wayfarers of the South Tigris by Shem Phillips and Garphill Games
  8. Uprising: Curse of the Last Emperor by Nemesis Games
  9. Cryptid: Urban Legends by Hal Duncan and Ruth Veevers
  10. The Thing by Pendragon Game Studio

 

 

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

This is Dice Tower Now for the week of April 25, 2022. This week, Netflix explodes with kittens, FFG spends its 25th anniversary scribbling all over TI4, Ticket to Ride improves on a 6½, and Maui beaches are definitely the Next Move.

 

TOP STORIES (1:45)

  • Exploding Kittens announces digital game and animated series from Netflix
  • Fantasy Flight teases roll-and-write Twilight Inscription
  • BoardGameTables.com prepares crowdfunding for 4 expansions
  • Catherine: The Tsarina's Cities coming from dlp
  • Greater then Games announces Spirit Island: Feathers and Flame
  • Gale Force 9 announces deck builder Firefly: Misbehavin'
  • Party game Topic coming from Luma Imports
  • Hangman Games starts DecaDesign micropublishing project
  • The Gig jazz themed roll-and-write coming from Braincrack Games
  • Save Patient Zero announced from Helvetiq
  • Ticket to Ride: Poland coming from Days of Wonder
  • Stellarion, the sixth Oniverse title announced by InPatience Publishing
  • Beach area control title Maui coming from Next Move Games

 

CROWDFUNDING (14:00)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (22:45)

  • Destinies Community Editor released on Steam

 

NEW RELEASES (25:35)

  • Murano: Light Masters by Carlo Camarotto and Francesco Testini, published by Matagot
  • Darwinauts by designer Chris Bryan and Green Couch Games
  • Dr. Who: Don't Blink by Dylan Birtolo, Josh Derksen, and Thomas M. Gofton, published by Gale Force 9
  • Familiar Tales by Jerry Hawthorne and Plaid Hat Games
  • Zapotec by designer Fabio Lopiano, published by Board and Dice
  • Golem by designers Flaminia Brasini, Virginio Gigli, and Simone Luciani, published by Cranio Creations
  • Azul: Queen’s Garden by designer Michael Kiesling and publisher Next Move Games
  • Katarenga by designer David Parlett and Rio Grande Games
  • Long Shot: The Dice Game by Chris Handy and Perplext

 

 

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

This is Dice Tower Now for the week of April 18, 2022. This week, Stonemaier decides wine is for everyone, Saashi and Saashi moves from elevators to housecleaning, and Hasbro goes to D&D and beyond.

 

TOP STORIES (2:00)

  • Asmodee makes new label “Unbox Now” for best seller titles
  • Hasbro purchases D&D Beyond
  • Dice Tower Awards Nominations
  • American Tabletop Awards Winners
  • Funforge cancels Far Cry board game campaign
  • New Cooperative Viticulture expansion from Stonemaier
  • Turing Machine from Le Scorpion Masque
  • New Cosmic Encounter expansion Cosmic Odyssey
  • Rio Grande acquires rights to Strife/Texas Showdown
  • Before the Guests Arrive from Saashi and Saashi
  • The Search for Lost Species
  • Septima from Mindclash

 

CROWDFUNDING (12:54)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (20:50)

  • It's a Wonderful Kingdom, August 2022
  • Flamecraft, Q4 2022

 

THE HOTNESS (22:34)

  • 10: Cascadia
  • 9: Dune: Imperium
  • 8: Merchants of the Dark Road
  • 7: The Dark Quarter
  • 6: The Paradox Initiative
  • 5: Tiny Epic Vikings
  • 4: Ark Nova
  • 3: Arcs
  • 2: Viticulture World
  • 1: Septima

 

 

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Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

This is Dice Tower Now for the week of April 11, 2022. This week, Reiner Knizia continues to turtle forward, Matagot has decided to never grow up, Burgundy gets some major bling, and Pegasus mines for helium in the sky.

 

TOP STORIES (2:01)

  • Skymines coming from Alexander Pfister and Victor Koblike
  • Bureau of Investigation from Space Cowboys
  • Orichalque from Bruno Cthala and Johannes Goupy
  • Reiner Knizia Turtle Mania coming to retail
  • D&D Three Dragon Ante expansion
  • Sa-Rê from Francois Bachelart
  • Peter Pan by Matagot
  • MetroX expansion map pack 2
  • Castles of Burgundy deluxe edition
  • Rattus Big Box

 

CROWDFUNDING (9:31)

 

NEW RELEASES (17:04)

  • Free Radicals
  • Bohnanza 25th Anniversary Edition
  • First Empires
  • Key to the Kingdom
  • Deckscape: Dracula's Castle

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (19:57)

  • Pocket Detective
  • Dark Quarter Kickstarter April 12

 

 

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Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

This is Dice Tower Now for the week of April 4, 2022. This week, WizKids plays rock, paper, Spider-Man, Agricola is nearly old enough to drive, and ION Games covers the alphabet from Vendel to Viking.

 

TOP STORIES (3:45)

  • Gamefound opens its doors for all creators
  • Marvel Age of Heroes teased by WizKids
  • Marvel Rock, Paper, Heroes coming from WizKids
  • Agricola15 announced by Lookout Games
  • Prequel to Pax Viking, Vendel to Viking, coming from ION Games
  • Chip Theory Games opens a Curio store
  • Stonemaier Games selling Disc Golf Discs for April Fools
  • 2-player skirmish game Dungeons and Dragons Onslaught announced by WizKids
  • Tragedy Looper: New Tragedies coming from WizKids
  • Cholas the Sculptors coming from Mad4Fun Games

 

CROWDFUNDING (11:35)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (21:10)

  • Chronicles of Netflix

 

THE HOTNESS (23:45)

  1. Ark Nova by designer Mathias Wigge and Capstone Games
  2. Nightmare Cathedral from designer Błażej Kubacki
  3. Darkest Doom by Mario Zattini
  4. Age of Rome by Vangelis Efthimiou and Antonios Yannopoulos
  5. Dead Reckoning by John D. Clair and AEG
  6. Dune: Imperium by designer Paul Dennen and Dire Wolf
  7. Encyclopedia by designers Eric Dubus and Olivier Melison
  8. Cascadia from designer Randy Flynn and Flatout Games
  9. Agricola 15 by Uwe Rosenberg and Lookout Games
  10. Return to Dark Tower from Restoration Games

 

 

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

This is Dice Tower Now for the week of March 28, 2022. This week, the good doctor Knizia upgrades from a city to an island, another obscure IP from the 80s goes tabletop, and Oink gets Overload from Order 66.

 

TOP STORIES (2:10)

  • Catan Studios announces Catan: Dawn of Humankind
  • My Island coming from Reiner Knizia and KOSMOS
  • Rails to the North expansion coming for second edition of Great Western Trail
  • New details for Star Wars Outer Rim expansion Unfinished Business
  • Mortum Medieval Detective coming from Arcane Wonders
  • Mobile Markets: A Smartphone Inc Game coming to retail after GenCon 2022
  • Keepers announced from Van Ryder
  • Northgard: Uncharted Lands coming to retail from Studio H
  • Escape From New York crowdfunding from Pendragon Studios in late 2022
  • My Little Pony deckbuilding game coming from Renegade
  • Two new Oink Games titles announced

 

CROWDFUNDING (11:45)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (21:35)

  • The Dark Quarter

 

NEW RELEASES (25:10)

  • Siege of Runedar by Reiner Knizia, published by Asmodee
  • Blaze by the HeidelBÄR Games Team, published by HeidelBÄR Games
  • Happy City by Airu Sato and Toshiki Sato, published by Gamewright
  • Rulebenders by Tom Vandeweyer, published by Game Brewer
  • Dungeon Drop: Wizards and Spells by Scott R. Smith, published by Phase Shift Games
  • Museum: Pictura by Eric Dubus and Olivier Melison, published by Holy Grail Games
  • Wise Guys by Phil Yates and Gale Force 9

 

 

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

This is Dice Tower Now for the week of March 21, 2022. This week, Flat River gets fatter, Portals appear in Brazil, Smirkin’ Boopin’ Cats fall off the bed, and GAMA LAMA BOBAMA.

 

TOP STORIES (2:10)

  • AEG announces Shake That City
  • Empire's End coming from John D Clair and Brotherwise Games
  • Planet Unknown from Adam's Apple Games coming to retial
  • Hybrid deck builder SolForge Fusion coming from Justin Gary and Richard Garfield
  • Tile placement game Akropolis announced by Hachette
  • Flat River Group acquires distributor Luma and Synapses Games
  • Smirk and Dagger releasing abstract game Boop
  • Portal Games to co-publish Brazil: Imperial by Zé Mendes
  • Ahoy is next asymmetrical title from Leder Games
  • Marvel: Remix is WizKid's next IP version for Fantasy Realms
  • Grand Gamers Guild selling Ukraian Ambassador promo card to help support refugees
  • Stonewall: Uprising, a historical treatment of the gay rights movement in America, coming from Taylor Shuss

 

CROWDFUNDING (13:35)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (21:50)

  • Sherlock: Case Connection gameplay from GAMA

 

NEW RELEASES (22:50)

  • The Smoky Valley by Claude Sirois, published by Spielworxx
  • Marvel Champions: Sinister Motives from Fantasy Flight Games
  • Marvel Legendary: Doctor Strange & The Shadows of Nightmare from Upper Deck Entertainment
  • Iki from designer Koota Yamada and publisher Sorry We Are French
  • Caper: Europe from Keymaster Games and designer Unai Rubio
  • Ginkgopolis: The Experts 3rd edition from Pearl Games and designer Xavier Georges
  • Dune: CHOAM and Richese Expansion from Gale Force 9
  • Glory Islands by Arve D. Fühler, published by Rio Grande Games

 

 

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

This is Dice Tower Now for the week of March 14, 2022. This week, Wild Leviathan moon crabs channel spirits of Pandemics past, Ravensburger turns to the dark side, sinister streets and villagers head to the moon, and AEG Smashes it with Disney.

 

TOP STORIES (2:00)

  • Moon Crab Games forms from ex- ZMan and FFG designers, announces Leviathan Wilds
  • Star Wars Villainous: Power of the Dark Side announced from Ravensburger
  • Renegade publishing Crusaders: Thy Will Be Done by Seth Jaffee
  • Sinister Games announces Moon
  • BoardGameTables.com is publishing Habitats from Cwali
  • Funko announces Rear Window game
  • 3 upcoming Expansions to Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition detailed
  • Sheddin/Climbing card game 535 being brought to US by Portland Game Collective
  • Disney Smash Up announced by AEG
  • Village Rails coming from designers Brett J. Gilbert and Matthew Dunstan
  • Designer Chip Cole, 25th Century Games, and Squatchy Games bringing Cryptid Cafe to retail

 

CROWDFUNDING (11:45)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (22:10)

  • Dark Quarter Kickstarter coming April 14

 

THE HOTNESS (23:40)

  1. Hamlet by designer David Chircop and Mighty Boards
  2. Ark Nova by Mathias Wigge and Feuerland Spiele
  3. Borderlands from designers Bill Eberle, Jack Kittredge, and Peter Olotka
  4. Long Shot: The Dice Game from Chris Handy and Perplext Games
  5. Arrakis: Dawn of the Fremen from Gale Force 9
  6. Star Wars Villainous: Power of the Dark Side from Ravensburger
  7. Batman: Everybody Lies from Portal Games
  8. Dune: Imperium from Dire Wolf and designer Paul Dennen
  9. Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition by Stronghold Games
  10. Cascadia from designer Randy Flynn

 

 

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This is Dice Tower Now for the week of March 7, 2022. This week, Por-tal woos Thor-gal, the gods over San Francisco are also sleeping, and Capstone likes big box and they cannot lie.

 

TOP STORIES (1:35)

  • GTS becomes exclusive distributor for Stonemaier
  • Portal Games bringing Thorgal to Gamefound in May 2022
  • New details on Betrayal House on the Hill 3rd edition
  • Terra Mystica Big Box coming from Capstone
  • Endangered: Monarch Butterflies
  • Sequel for The LOOP announced from Pandasaurus
  • Dying Light board game teased
  • Parks and Rec Party game coming from Funko
  • Dune Arrakis: Dawn of the Fremen
  • Sleeping Gods: Distant Skies
  • New “Rising” game - Fire Nation Rising
  • Teburu computerized board game system gets Sword & Sorcery

 

CROWDFUNDING (11:07)

 

SPONSOR SHOUTOUT (18:31)

  • Lucky Duck Games makes a showing at Dice Tower West

 

NEW RELEASES (20:26)

  • Mystic Vale: Essential Edition
  • Rest in Peace
  • Pictures: Orange Expansion
  • Set a Watch: Swords of the Coin Expansion
  • Gloomier: A Night at Hemlock Hall
  • Agricola: Consul Dirigens Expansion

 

 

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

This is Dice Tower Now for the week of February 28, 2022. This week, a box of games gets the hatchet, Herr Doktor Knizia hangs 10, the house up on that hill is once again betrayed, and Carcassonne is lost in the fog.

 

TOP STORIES (2:00)

  • Hachette Livre acquires La Boîte de Jeu
  • Cardboard Edison award finalists announced
  • Longboard coming by Reiner Knizia and publisher 25th Century Games
  • 3rd edition of Betrayal at House on the Hill teased by Avalon Hill
  • Lord of the Rings EXIT game has release date
  • Multiple Disney titles coming
  • New cooperative Carcassonne stand-alone expansion announced
  • Wizard of Oz Adventure Book game coming from Ravensburger
  • Gamewright releasing Scratch and Play, a series of solitaire game sheets

 

CROWDFUNDING (9:05)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (19:20)

  • Chronicles of Crime Millenium Series

 

NEW RELEASES (21:40)

  • Voices in my Head by Corey Konieczka and Unexpected Games
  • Welcome to the Moon by Alexis Allard and Benoit Turpin, published by Blue Cocker Games
  • Port Royal Big Box by Alexander Pfister and Pegasus Spiele
  • Star Wars: Jabba's Palace – A Love Letter Game by Justin Kemppainen and Z-Man Games
  • Full Throttle by Friedemann Friese and Rio Grande Games
  • A Game of Thrones: B’twixt from Fantasy Flight Games

 

 

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

This is Dice Tower Now for the week of February 21, 2022. This week, Kickstarter chain blocks blockchain, Ravensburger plans to put its money where its mouth is, and board games finally help us learn to tie our shoes.

 

TOP STORIES (1:29)

  • Kickstarter is backing off of blockchain
  • Ravensburger plans on crowdfunding a few games through Gamefound
  • Investors trying to split WotC from Hasbro
  • San Francisco by Reiner Knizia
  • Eyelet by Amabel Holland
  • The Border by Keisling and Staupe
  • Lucky Duck - Sherlock Case Connection
  • StoneSaga from Out of My Mind Games
  • Route East from LostVenture Games
  • Gloomhaven digital getting Jaws of the Lion DLC
  • Sidereal Confluence: Bifurcation
  • Goofy Movie Game

 

CROWDFUNDING (11:06)

 

SPONSOR SHOUTOUT (20:11)

  • Tranquility on a tranquil cruise, Small Islands on a small island

 

THE HOTNESS (21:43)

  • Earth
  • Ark Nova
  • Ostia
  • Kingdoms Forlorn
  • Voices in my Head
  • Tindaya
  • Dune: Imperium
  • Tiny Epic Dungeons
  • Lost Ruins of Arnak
  • Terraforming Mars

 

 

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

This is Dice Tower Now for the week of February 14, 2022. This week, Gamefound finds a German sugar daddy, the courts decide matters of Life and Life, and Holy Munchkin Batman!

 

TOP STORIES (1:59)

  • Ravensburger buys into Gamefound
  • Game of Life lawsuit
  • Hamlet coming March 8 to KS from Mighty Boards
  • Yosemite from WizKids
  • Moonbases and Mars expansions for Maglev Metro
  • Rest in Peace
  • Munchkin Batman!
  • Marvel Champions: Nova

 

CROWDFUNDING (9:30)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (18:20)

  • Sherlock: Case Connection

 

NEW RELEASES (20:04)

  • Paris L’Etoile from Michael Kiesling and Wolfgang Kramer, published by Game Brewer
  • Stroganov by Andreas Steding, published by Game Brewer
  • Hippocrates by Alan Orban, published by Game Brewer
  • Journeys in Middle Earth: Spreading War by Nathan I. Hajek and Grace Holdinghaus, published by Fantasy Flight
  • Shinkansen: Zero Kei by Llama Dice, published by Ludonova
  • Tales from the Loop the Board Game by Rickard Antroia and Martin Takaichi, published by Free League Publishing

 

 

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Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

This is Dice Tower Now for the week of February 7, 2022. This week, Stonemaier goes rogue for liberty, the lightest of games gets the most extravagant of editions, and Queen’s new project is falling down, falling down, falling down.

 

TOP STORIES (2:05)

  • Snowbright Studios hires T Caires
  • Libertalia: Winds of Galecrest announced by Stonemaier Games
  • Old London Bridge coming from Queen Games
  • Exploding Kittens crowdfunding Hand-to-Hand-Wombat
  • Revive coming from Aporta Games with designers Helge Meissner, Eilif Svensson, Anna Wermlund and Kristian Amundsen Østby
  • Gale Force 9 announces Tusk!
  • Space Station: Phoenix coming from Rio Grande Games
  • Legendary: The Spy Who Loved Me expansion coming in February
  • Wavelength digital app coming from CMYK
  • Tsuro Luxury Edition coming from Calliope
  • Gale Force 9 and Paizo team up for three new games in 2022
  • Dominion: Seaside getting second edition from Rio Grande

 

CROWDFUNDING (13:45)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (23:05)

  • What a Wonderful World

 

NEW RELEASES (25:25)

  • Now or Never from Red Raven Games and artist/designer Ryan Laukat
  • Three Sisters, by Ben Pinchback, Matt Riddle, and Motor City Gameworks
  • BoonLake by Capstone Games and designer Alexander Pfister
  • Maracaibo: Uprising by Capstone Games and designer Alexander Pfister
  • Squaring Circleville by Spielworxx and designer Matt Wolfe
  • Bequest by WizKids Games and designer Marek Tupy

 

 

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

This week, The Elder Scrolls has a new flavor of Chip, we root for the Underdogs 1 More Time, Rebel Studios floats downstream, and Funko phones home.

 

TOP STORIES (2:05)

  • Chip Theory announces Elder Scrolls: Betrayal of the Second Era
  • Quirky Circuits: Penny and Gizmo’s Snow Day coming from Plaid Hat
  • Rio Grande bringing Pictures expansion Orange into retail
  • Meadow: Downstream expansion announced
  • APE Games and designer Julián Pombo announce Pampero
  • Die wandelnden Türme, The Wandering Towers, coming from Kramer and Kiesling
  • Hungry Monkey coming from Heidelbär and designer Erik Andersson Sundén
  • Mysterium designer Oleksandr Nevskiy announces Oneironauts from IGames Studio
  • Pretzel Games and designer Michael Luu announce Yak
  • 1 More Time Games bringing Underdogs from designers Johannes Krenner and Markus Slawitscheck
  • Funko and Prospero Hall bringing E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial: Light Years From Home

 

CROWDFUNDING (12:45)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (21:45)

  • Baron Voodoo

 

THE HOTNESS (24:00)

  1. Ark Nova by Mathias Wigge and Feuerland Spiele
  2. Final Girl from Van Ryder Games
  3. Dwellings of Eldervale by Breaking Games and Luke Laurie
  4. Dune: Imperium from Dire Wolf and Paul Dennen
  5. Lost Ruins of Arnak from CGE by Elwen and Mín
  6. La Granja: Deluxe Master Set by Andreas "ode" Odendahl and Board&Dice
  7. The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game – Revised Core Set from Fantasy Flight
  8. Spirit Island by R. Eric Reuss and Greater than Games
  9. Cascadia from Flatout Games and Randy Flynn
  10. Purple Haze by Bernard Grzybowski and PHALANX

 

 

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

This is Dice Tower Now for the week of January 24, 2022. This week, the IELLO river is flat, Everybody Lies in Gotham, theOP makes Mountains out of Molehills, and Huch runs circles around the Crew.

 

TOP STORIES (2:20)

  • Tabletop Simulator apologizes for LGBTQ+ transgressions
  • IELLO chooses Flat River Group LLC for distribution
  • Shem Phillips and Garphill Games announce Legacy of Yu
  • Portal Games teams up with DC to make Everybody Lies, a Batman Dectective game
  • Portal announces 51st State Ultimate Edition
  • Redcliff Bay Mysteries coming from Thames and Kosmos
  • Thomas Sing and Huch making roulette-style title Circles
  • TheOP announces Mountains out of Molehills
  • Oak coming from Game Brewer
  • Isle of Trains All Aboard! coming to crowdfunding from Seth Jaffe, Dan Keitner, and Dranda Games
  • Dr Who: Don't Blink coming from Gale Force 9
  • Pachamama from Sit Down! changes name to Tiwanaku

 

CROWDFUNDING (13:30)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (22:30)

  • Divinus

 

NEW RELEASES (24:30)

  • Onitama Light and Shadow Expansion by Collin Meller, Bryan Pope, Robert Geistlinger and Shimpei Sato, published by Arcane Wonders
  • High Score: Challenge Accepted by Reiner Knizia, published by KOSMOS
  • Marvel Legendary: Messiah Complex by Devin Low published by Upper Deck
  • Marvel Champions: Vision Hero Pack from Fantasy Flight Games
  • Lost Ruins of Arnak: Expedition Leaders by Elwen and Min, published by CGE

 

 

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

This week, Spiel is sold, Engelstein’s Encyclopedia evolves, there’s less box per bones, and Wolfgang wows the wee ones.

 

TOP STORIES (2:00)

  • The Dice Tower Kickstarter for 2022 is up and running
  • Spielwarenmesse eG purchases Internationale Spieltage SPIEL
  • Nuremberg Toy Fair and New York Toy Fair cancelled
  • Gutenburg to be distributed to US by Portal Games
  • Second Edition of Geoff Engelstein's Building Blocks of Tabletop Game Design
  • Chip Theory Games' Too Many Bones getting a smaller box
  • CATAN Studio's US and International Championship schedule announced
  • Children's versions of Quacks of Quedlinberg and Ganz Schon Clever coming
  • Asmodee bringing Eriantys by Cranio Creations to US
  • Phil Walker-Harding and Blue Orange Games announce Museum Suspect
  • Anunnaki: Dawn of the Gods coming from Cranio by designers Danilo Sabia and Simone Luciani
  • Gondolieri announced from Huch and designers Kiesling and Schmidt
  • Pearl Games announces Time of Empires by David Simiand and Peter Voye
  • First Empires coming from Sand Castle Games and designer Eric B. Vogel
  • Dire Wolf doing digital adaptation of Everdell

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (15:25)

  • The Dark Quarter

 

CROWDFUNDING (17:00)

 

 

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

This week, Wizards takes over Hasbro, the Voices in my Head tell me to expect the Unexpected, and the Guild makes an escape plan for Valentine's Day.

 

TOP STORIES (1:55)

  • Wizards of the Coast COO Chris Cooks named CEO of Hasbro
  • Ian Livingstone, co-founder of Games Workshop, knighted by the Queen
  • Unexpected Games announces Voices in my Head
  • New Cartographer map packs teased on twitter
  • 18-card escape room game The Cupid Crisis from Grand Gamer's Guild announced
  • Mantic working on Umbrella Academy board game
  • 20th Anniversary Edition of Amun-Re coming from Alley Cat Games
  • Huch announces Witchstone expansion Full Moon
  • 2nd Edition of Santa's Workshop coming from Elf Creek Games

 

CROWDFUNDING (10:50)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (17:00)

  • It's kids week at Lucky Duck

 

NEW RELEASES (18:55)

  • Corrosion by Stefan Bauer, published by Capstone Games
  • Glow by Cédrick Chaboussit, published by Bombyx
  • Lorenzo il Magnifico 2nd Edition by Flaminia Brasini, Virginio Gigli, and Simone Luciani, published by Cranio Creations
  • Tabannusi: Builders of Ur by David Spada and Daniele Tascini, published by Board and Dice
  • Res Arcana: Perlae Imperii Expansion by Thomas Lehmann, published by Sand Castle Games
  • Living Forest by Aske Christiansen, published by Ludonaute
  • Origins: First Builders by Adam Kwapiński, published by Board and Dice
  • The Taverns of Tiefenthal: Open Doors by Wolfgang Warsch, published by Schmidt Spiele and CMYK

 

 

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

This is Dice Tower Now for the week of January 3, 2022. This week, rumors rise around wood and brass, WizKids holds its breath and solos an SAT word, and Cooper Island gets skilled labor.

 

TOP STORIES (2:10)

  • Cooper Island gets a mini-expansion
  • Designer Gavan Brown comments on sequel to Brass
  • Woodcraft by Ross Arnold and Vladimír Suchý teased from Delicious Games
  • Ticket to Ride Play Pink project raised $184,000
  • WizKids announces solo campaign roll and write Bargain Basement Bathysphere
  • PSI makes distribution deal with CMoN for Asia and the Middle East
  • Cascadia and Lost Ruins of Arnak win Gouden Ludo Flemish Game Award
  • Framework coming from Uwe Rosenberg and Pegasus Spiele
  • FYFE announced from Pegasus Spiele and designer Kosch
  • Solo campaign expansion for Empires of the North coming from Portal Games

 

CROWDFUNDING (9:10)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (15:15)

  • Tranquility for the New Year

 

THE HOTNESS (16:35)

  1. Ark Nova from Feuerland Spiele and Capstone Games
  2. Lost Ruins of Arnak by CGE
  3. Townsfolk Tussle by Stephen Louis, Tony Mayer, and Rachel Rusk
  4. Dune: Imperium by Dire Wolf Digital
  5. Sleeping Gods from Red Raven Games
  6. Wingspan by Elizabeth Hargrave and Stonemaier Games
  7. Radlands from Roxley Games and designer Daniel Piechnick
  8. Cascadia from Flatout Games and designer Randy Flynn

 

 

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

This week, Star Trek writes about pinball, Star Wars dictates a letter to love, and Asmodee’s boss is no longer the dark horse in the race.

 

TOP STORIES (2:25)

  • Embracer Group purchases Dark Horse Media and Perfect World Entertainment
  • Magic the Gathering teams up with Post Malone
  • Gil Hova’s The Networks getting a digital version
  • Star Trek Super Skill Pinball coming in February
  • Star Wars: Jabba’s Palace - A Love Letter Game coming from Z-Man
  • Mythic Games partners with Ingenio Games to distribute in Spanish territories
  • Mythic announces Rise of the Necromancers expansions

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (7:50)

  • Tranquility and Crime Zoom

 

CROWDFUNDING (10:05)

 

 

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This week, companies pay $3B to embrace Asmodee, Gloomhaven needs a bigger box, Nintendo emits a digital Oink, and you can win money playing Azul but only in Quebec.

 

TOP STORIES (1:50)

  • The Dice Tower Audio Podcast ending after episode 750
  • Asmodee to be bought by Embracer Group AB
  • Asmodee purchases retailer Miniature Market
  • Gloomhaven miniatures set coming to Kickstarter
  • Time of Legends: Joan of Arc lawsuit coming to a resolution
  • Disney Villainous expansion Bigger and Badder announced
  • Azul themed lottery tickets available in Quebec
  • Digital Oink Games available on Nintendo Switch
  • The Cube: Area 51 coming from Greater than Games
  • Patchwork Valentines Edition announced

 

CROWDFUNDING (11:10)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (17:10)

  • Lucky Duck accolades from Dice Tower Winter Spectacular

 

THE HOTNESS (18:25)

  1. Ark Nova from Feuerland Spiele and Capstone Games
  2. Sleeping Gods by Red Raven Games
  3. Undaunted: Reinforcements by Osprey Games
  4. Dune: Imperium by Dire Wolf Digital
  5. Shikoku 1889 from Deep Thought Games
  6. Cascadia from Flatout Games
  7. Vagrantsong by Wyrd Miniatures
  8. Lost Ruins of Arnak by CGE
  9. Destinies from Lucky Duck Games
  10. Call of Kilforth: A Fantasy Quest Game from Hall or Nothing Productions
  11. Voyages from Postmark Games

 

 

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

This week, the world is coming up fungible, Munchkin regresses to infancy, and Funko embraces the legacy of Jurassic Park.

 

TOP STORIES (1:40)

  • Kickstarter plans to run on blockchain
  • Bicycle Cards to sell NFT “Genesis Collection”
  • Free Christmas table for Super Skill Pinball available from WizKids
  • Maracaibo App coming December 20
  • Steve Jackson announces Munchkin Babies
  • Sinister Motives expansion coming for Marvel Champions
  • More details revealed for Jurassic Park Legacy from Funko
  • Fit to Print announced from Flat Out Games and Peter McPherson
  • Skull Canyon Ski Fest coming from Pandasaurus
  • Asmodee producing Werewolves of Miller’s Hollow movie
  • Capstone reprinting Clinic: Deluxe Edition with 5 expansions

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (12:50)

  • Destinies from Lucky Duck

 

CROWDFUNDING (14:50)

 

SPECIAL REPORT (22:40)

  • A 5-Question Interview with Rob Daviau of Restoration Games

 

 

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

This week, Greater than Games goes Flat, Asmodee partially explodes, and Carcassonne gets a fresh coat of paint.

 

TOP STORIES (2:30)

  • The Flat River Group acquires Greater than Games
  • Asmodee invests in Exploding Kitten
  • Monster Pit Overlord coming from Elzra Games
  • Cóatl the Card Game and Betta coming from Synapses Games
  • New Carcassonne art coming soon
  • Terracotta Army coming from designers Przemysław Fornal and Adam Kwapiński
  • Expansions for The Adventures of Robin Hood and Andor Junior announced
  • Cartaventura announced from Blam Edition
  • Tiletum is new title from Simone Luciani and Daniele Tascini
  • 30th Anniversary edition of Survive! back in stock at Stronghold

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (12:10)

  • Destinies from Lucky Duck

 

CROWDFUNDING (14:40)

 

NEW RELEASES (23:40)

  • Nicaea by designer Amabel Holland, published by Hollandspiele
  • Yummy Yummy Monster Tummy, from Andreas Wilde and Lucky Duck Games
  • Luna Capital by designer Jose Ramón Palacios, published by Devir
  • Roll Player Adventures by Thunderwork Games, designed by Keith Matejka, Peter Andrew Ryan, and James William Ryan
  • The Adventures of Robin Hood by Michael Menzel, published by Thames & Kosmos
  • Marvel Champions Scenario Pack: The Hood, from Fantasy Flight Games
  • Dune Betrayal by Don Eskridge and Gale Force 9

 

 

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

This week, Marvel is undead - long live Marvel, we built this city on dice and rolls, and Games Workshop has a cave troll.

 

TOP STORIES (2:25)

  • Marvel Zombies detailed by CMoN
  • Eight tons of counterfeit Pokemon Cards confiscated in Shanghai
  • Games Workshop announces Battle in Balin's Tomb
  • Bezier announces Maglev Metro expansion: Mechs and Monorails
  • Lockup: Breakout expansion coming from Thunderworks Games
  • My City: Roll and Write coming from Reiner Knizia and Kosmos
  • Bankrupt Tasty Minstrel liquidating games through CoolStuffInc

 

CROWDFUNDING (8:40)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (18:05)

  • Yummy Yummy Monster Tummy

 

THE HOTNESS (20:20)

  1. Tabannusi: Builders of Ur
  2. Dune: Imperium
  3. Lost Ruins of Arnak
  4. Spirit Island
  5. Mindbug
  6. Terraforming Mars
  7. Unfathomable
  8. Cascadia
  9. Wingspan

 

 

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This week, the Tiny Towns designer harnesses the power of gravity, Rio Grande watches the Watch, CMoN teases the biggest Kickstarter ever, and UNO plus motor oil and a dash of eSports equals $50,000

 

TOP STORIES (1:45)

  • Asmodee licenses books, puzzles, housewares and more
  • New edition of Dungeon Bowl coming from Games Workshop
  • Wormholes coming from AEG and Peter McPherson
  • Gangster title Wise Guys coming from Gale Force 9
  • Watch from designer Daniel Newman and Rio Grande Games
  • Digital Version of Empires of the Void II coming to Steam
  • CMoN teases a Marvel title for its 50th Kickstarter
  • First UNO championships held in Las Vegas

 

CROWDFUNDING (9:20)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (16:55)

  • Black Friday Sale at Lucky Duck

 

NEW RELEASES (18:50)

  • Marvel Champions: War Machine from Fantasy Flight Games
  • Rush Out by Thomas Dupont and publisher Sit Down!
  • Clank! In! Space! Adventures: Pulsarcade by Paul Dennen and Evan Lorentz, published by Dire Wolf and Renegade
  • Cuphead: Fast Rolling Dice Game from TheOP and designer Patrick Marino
  • Coded Chronicles - The Goonies: Escape with One-Eyed Willy's Rich Stuff by Jay Cormier and Sen-Foong Lim, published by TheOP
  • EXIT: The Game - Kidnapped in Fortune City by Inka and Markus Brand, published by Kosmos
  • Machi Koro 2 from designer Masao Suganuma and Pandasaurus Games

 

 

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This week, tree-themed games take root, Lookout Games announces a colorful Patchwork of Patchworks, Plaid Hat tells some Familiar Tales, and we have a sponsor!

 

TOP STORIES (1:50)

  • Diamond and Alliance distributors hit by ransomware attacks
  • Canopy coming from Weird City Games and Tim Eisner
  • Living Forest announced by Ludonaute
  • Postmark Games formed to create quality Print and Play titles
  • Lookout lines up many themed Patchwork variations
  • Plaid Hat and Jerry Hawthorne announce Familiar Tales
  • Unlock! Game Adventures to theme around Pandemic, Ticket to Ride and Mysterium
  • Word Heist coming from Gamewright
  • CHOAM and Richese expansion coming for Dune: A Game of Conquest and Diplomacy
  • Z-Man announces Russian Railroads: Ultimate Railroads

 

CROWDFUNDING (9:40)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (17:25)

  • Kid’s Chronicles: Quest for the Moon Stones from Lucky Duck Kids

 

THE HOTNESS (19:20)

  1. Hegemony: Lead Your Class to Victory
  2. Weather Machine
  3. Brian Boru: High King of Ireland
  4. Dune: Imperium
  5. Lost Ruins of Arnak
  6. Cascadia
  7. Boonlake
  8. Terraforming Mars
  9. Unfathomable
  10. Arkham Horror: the Card Game

 

 

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

This week, IELLO stops distribution with IELLO and dissociates from IELLO, Stonemaier Games weaves a new Tapestry, Splotter moves from fast food to automobiles, and Upper Deck suffers from a Messiah Complex.

 

TOP STORIES (2:00)

  • IELLO cuts ties with IELLO USA
  • Encyclopedia coming from designers of Museum
  • Tapestry expansion: Arts and Architecture coming from Stonemaier Games
  • Tenpenny Parks announced from Thunderworks Games
  • PAX South cancelled for the foreseeable future
  • Food Chain Magnate publisher Splotter announces Horseless Carriage
  • Upper Deck teases Legendary: Messiah Complex

 

CROWDFUNDING (8:30)

 

SPECIAL REPORT (18:15)

  • A 5-Question Interview with Jamey Stegmaier of Stonemaier Games

 

NEW RELEASES (25:05)

  • Micromacro Crime City: Full House from Pegasus Spiele
  • HeroQuest by Hasbro and designer Stephen Baker
  • Marvel Champions: The Mad Titan’s Shadow from Fantasy Flight Games
  • Imperial Steam from Capstone Games and Alexander Huemer
  • 7 Wonders Architects by Antoine Bauza and Repos Productions
  • Zombie Princess and the Enchanted Maze by WizKids and Andrew Beardsley

 

 

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This week, Garphill travels South down the Tigris, top designers go for Trick or Treat, Werewolf can now accommodate more people than an average bus, and Motor City Games gains self awareness.

 

TOP STORIES (2:05)

  • Orion Games teases Megapulse by Samuel E. Desjardins and Nicolas Fournier
  • Bezier announces Ultimate Werewolf Extreme
  • ACD loses appeal in suit against Wizards of the Coast
  • Asmodee now distributing for many more companies
  • Machinations Through Time is new expansion for Arkham Horror
  • Chez Cthulhu second edition coming from Steve Jackson
  • Motor City Games teases roll and write Motor City
  • Garphill Games details South trilogy of games

 

CROWDFUNDING (12:40)

 

THE HOTNESS (20:25)

  1. Dune: A Game of Conquest and Diplomacy
  2. Weather Machine
  3. Dune: Imperium
  4. Lords of Ragnarok
  5. Ark Nova
  6. Lost Ruins of Arnak
  7. Too Many Bones
  8. Dune: Imperium – Rise of Ix
  9. Boonlake

 

 

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

This week, Alea rolls the dice with novice game designer Richard Garfield, Lucky Duck and Van Ryder are heading to the Big Easy, Hasbro is risking going back to Legacy, and Colt Express is going off the rails on a crazy train.

 

TOP STORIES (2:15)

  • Paizo executives recognize new worker union
  • Dark Quarter coming from Lucky Duck and Van Ryder Games
  • Rock Paper Scissors deluxe edition on Kickstarter
  • Dungeons, Dice, and Danger Roll and Write coming from Alea and Richard Garfield
  • Hasbro announces legacy game Risk: Shadow Forces
  • Zenobia Award winners announced
  • Marvel television enters world of HeroClix
  • New Colt Express expansion - 2 Trains 1 Mission
  • Ticket to Ride and Unlock Puzzle Books on their way
  • Riftforce expansion Beyond announced
  • Goliath Games acquires Endless Games

 

CROWDFUNDING (12:45)

 

NEW RELEASES (24:25)

  • For the King (and Me) by IELLO and Steve Finn
  • Little Factory from IELLO
  • Night of the Ninja from Brotherwise Games and Justin Gary
  • Greece Lightning by WizKids
  • Patchwork: Halloween Edition from Uwe Rosenberg and Lookout Games
  • Dinosaur World from Pandasaurus Games
  • Dune: House Secrets by Portal Games
  • Mystic Paths from R&R Games
  • Good Puppers from Asmadi Games and Chris Cieslik

 

 

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

This week, IELLO exclaims “Long Live the King”, Sand is nominated to the Hall of Fame, Devir teases Red Contractors, and Pathfinders Assemble!

 

TOP STORIES (1:40)

  • Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner passes away
  • Paizo workers unionize
  • Picture Perfect getting a 5-6p expansion
  • IELLO teases a third “King of…” game
  • Nominations for the National Toy Hall of Fame announced
  • UBOOT publisher announces Purple Haze, a legacy Vietnam simulation
  • Upper Deck holding contest to find the most LEGENDARY gamer
  • New environmentally friendly card games announced by NSV
  • Contractors expansion to Red Cathedral teased by Devir
  • Ox Eye Media licenses cute round bunny Molang
  • Economic euro Autobahn coming from Fabio Lopiano and Nestore Mangone
  • Next title from Cogito Ergo Meeple is Solar 175
  • Heroes of Might and Magic III getting a tabletop version

 

CROWDFUNDING (13:20)

 

THE HOTNESS (20:30)

  1. Bitoku by Germán P. Millán and published by Devir
  2. Ark Nova from Feuerland Spiel and Mathias Wigge
  3. Golem from Cranio Creations, designed by Flaminia Brasini, Virginio Gigli, and Simone Luciani
  4. Boonlake from Capstone Games and Alexander Pfister
  5. Messina 1347 by Raúl Fernández Aparicio and Vladimír Suchý from Delicious Games
  6. Brazil: Imperial by designer Zé Mendes
  7. Dune: Imperium from Dire Wolf Digital and designer Paul Dennen
  8. The Siege of Runedar by Dr. Reiner Knizia
  9. Furnace from Arcane Wonders and designer Ivan Lashin
  10. The Lost Ruins of Arnak from CGE with designers Elwen and Mín

 

 

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

This week, Roxley Marvels at the Thrown Dice, there’s foul flay afoot in KeyForge, the plaque is in the mail, Lucky Duck achieves Tranquility, and who you gonna call?

 

TOP STORIES (1:45)

  • Keyforge collapse possible due to ransomware attack
  • Marvel Dice Throne coming from Roxley and TheOP
  • Pandasaurus not attending Essen Spiel
  • Arcs: Collapse and Conflict in the Void is new game from Cole Wehrle and Leder Games
  • Reiner Knizia title Sumatra coming to West from Asmodee
  • Details emerge on Space Base: Mysteries of Terra Proxima
  • News from Teburu Game System by Xplored
  • Ghostbusters Packs available for Zombicide from CMoN
  • The Diana Jones Award is lost in the mail
  • Tranquility by James Emmerson getting retail distribution from Lucky Duck

 

CROWDFUNDING (12:05)

 

NEW RELEASES (19:45)

  • Land vs Sea by designer and artist Jon-Paul Jacques
  • Kingdomino: Origins by Bruno Cathala and Blue Orange Games
  • Witchstone by Mario Chiacchiera and Reiner Knizia, published by HUCH!
  • Gravwell: Second Edition by Corey Young and Renegade Game Studios
  • Kim-Joy’s Magic Bakery from Ben Kepner and Skybound Games
  • Dungeons and Dragons: Ghosts of Saltmarsh Expansion from Wizkids Games
  • Fort: Cats and Dogs Expansion, from Nick Brachmann, Grant Rodiek, and Leder Games

 

 

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

This week, the dynamic duo of Restoration and Mondo are Unmatched, 2024 prophesizes new Dungeons and new Dragons, Steiness rocks Galactic, and Dust returns to Dust.

 

TOP STORIES (1:40)

  • Restoration Games and Mondo Games reorganize relationship
  • Deep Rock Galactic coming to tabletop from designer Ole Steiness
  • Zoch Verlag announces Strand Unter and Kipp mir Saures
  • Dungeons and Dragons getting new edition in 2024
  • Ticket to Ride: Play Pink set to benefit Breast Cancer research
  • Alice Cooper’s Horrorbox coming from Fitz Games
  • Dust Studios closes its doors after 12 years
  • Hunt a Killer brings Agatha Christie mystery to retail

 

CROWDFUNDING (8:50)

 

THE HOTNESS (17:30)

  1. Voidfall from Mindclash Games
  2. Fractal: Beyond the Void from Boar-Game Studio
  3. LUNA Capital by designer Jose Ramón Palacios and Devir
  4. Beast by Aron and Elon Midhall
  5. Dune Imperium by Dire Wolf Digital
  6. Descent: Legends of the Dark from Fantasy Flight Games
  7. Gutenberg from Granna Games and designers Katarzyna Cioch and Wojciech Wiśniewski
  8. Marrakesh from Queen Games and Stefan Feld

 

 

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

This week, IELLO makes a bus route, Gloomhaven, EXIT, and Agricola go digital, there most certainly were NOT too many bones, and all this can be yours for only TWO BILLION EUROS!

 

TOP STORIES (2:15)

  • Asmodee for sale for 2 billion euros
  • IELLO announces new version of Let’s Make a Bus Route
  • Digital Gloomhaven gets a final release date
  • Digital game, EXIT: Curse of Ophir releases
  • Origins Awards delayed until 2022
  • Rio Grande announces 14th Dominion expansion, Allies
  • Funforge and Ubisoft teaming up for Far Cry Beyond
  • Final expansion for Too Many Bones coming from Chip Theory Games
  • Glory Islands coming from Rio Grande and Arve Fühler
  • Rodent space race game First Rat coming soon from Pegasus Spiele
  • Agricola now available on Board Game Arena
  • Two new expansions coming for Star Trek Fluxx

 

CROWDFUNDING (12:35)

 

NEW RELEASES (22:55)

  • Khôra: Rise of an Empire from IELLO
  • Curators from World Shaper Games by Jacob Westerlund, Tove and Pablo Jomer
  • Lisbon Tram 28 MEBO Games and designer Pedro Santos Silva
  • Galaxy Trucker 3rd edition by Vlaada Chvátil and CGE
  • Belgian Beers Race from Grand Gamers Guild and Michaël Boutriaux
  • Kokopelli by Queen Games and Stefan Feld

 

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES (2:55)

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

 

CROWDFUNDING (13:25)

 

THE HOTNESS (21:40)

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


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

 

TOP STORIES (2:15)

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

 

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NEW RELEASES (20:05)

 

  • Super Mario Labyrinth
  • So Clover
  • Super Mega Lucky Box
  • Dune



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

 

TOP STORIES (2:10)

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

 

CROWDFUNDING (11:55)

 

NEW RELEASES (20:05)

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

 

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES (1:50)

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

 

CROWDFUNDING (11:20)

 

THE HOTNESS (17:55)

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

 

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES (1:30)

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

 

CROWDFUNDING (11:25)

 

NEW RELEASES (19:55)

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

 

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES (1:40)

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

 

CROWDFUNDING (16:00)

 

NEW RELEASES (21:35)

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

 

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES (1:45)

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

 

CROWDFUNDING (10:25)

 

THE HOTNESS (18:45)

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

 

 

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

 

TOP STORIES (1:45)

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

 

CROWDFUNDING (9:50)

 

NEW RELEASES (16:35)

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

 

 

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

 

TOP STORIES (1:35)

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

 

CROWDFUNDING (9:10)

 

NEW RELEASES (16:05)

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

 

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES (2:10)

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

 

CROWDFUNDING (8:15)

 

THE HOTNESS (12:45)

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

 

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES (1:40)

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

 

CROWDFUNDING (9:50)

 

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES (2:10)

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

 

CROWDFUNDING (9:50)

 

NEW RELEASES (17:00)

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

 

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES (3:05)

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

 

CROWDFUNDING (14:05)

 

THE HOTNESS (19:45)

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

 

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES (1:50)

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

 

CROWDFUNDING (10:10)

 

THE HOTNESS (16:35)

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

 

THE BOARD ROOM (19:30)

  • The Board Room part 4 - Interest with Barry Figrim

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES (1:50)

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

 

CROWDFUNDING (10:10)

 

THE HOTNESS (16:35)

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

 

SPECIAL REPORT (19:30)

  • The Board Room part 4 - Interest with Barry Figrim

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES:

 

More details on Cranio Creation’s Golem

 

Monopoly ironically has trademark problems

 

Ticket to Ride Task Switcher

 

AEG Big Game Night Kickstarter

 

Pandemic novels coming from Aconyte

 

Spongebob Squarepants Munchkin

 

Tales of Arabian Nights 3rd Edition reprinting

 

Riftforce from Capstone and 1 More Time Games

 

Love Letter: Princess Princess Ever After

 

Earthborne Games bringing Earthborne Rangers

 

Arkham Horror LCG changing release schedule

 

Port Royal Big Box coming from Pegasus Spiele

 

Newly announced Goonies: Never Say Die gets newly announced expansion

 

CROWDFUNDING:

Mosaic

Buurn

Lockup: Breakout

The Witcher: Old World

ADELE

Buru

 

THE HOTNESS:

Arydia: The Paths We Dare Tread

Oath: Chronicles of Empire and Exile

Lost Ruins of Arnak

Summoner Wars second edition

The LOOP

The Witcher: Old World

Arkham Horror the Card Game

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES:

 

Arydia coming from Cody Miller and Far Out Games

 

UltraPRO bringing back 2 Lord of the RIngs Games

 

Zombicide Army of the Dead announced by CMON

 

Catan 3D Edition being reissued

 

Side Kicks announced from Spin Master Games and Eric Lang

 

Drawing game Doodle Dungeon from Pegasus Spiele and Ulrich Bloom

 

Capstone announces new Kramer and Kiesling Title Savannah Park

 

Expansion Ghosts of Saltmarsh for any D&D Adventure Game

 

Lucky Duck teases legacy god game Divinus

 

Shinkansen speeds into town from Ludonova and Llama Dice

 

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

 

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

 

CROWDFUNDING:

Unicorn Stew

Skyline Express

Castle Panic Deluxe

Chai: Tea for 2

Tussie Mussie Expansions

Paperback Adventures

Sound Box

 

NEW RELEASES:

Dungeons and Dragons Monopoly

Sheepy Time

Teotihuacan Expansion Period

Destinies

Imperial Settlers: Empires of the North - Egyptian Kings

Botanik

Vienna Connection

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES (2:07)

-Companies becoming wary of attending GenCon 2021

-Isaac Childres comments on social responsibility in games

-Board & Dice clarifies position on Daniele Tascini games

-Spiel des Jahres nominations released for 2021

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

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

-Chip Theory Games to produce licensed Elder Scrolls game

-Temple Gates Games working on Dominion digital app

-The Goonies: Never Say Die announced by Funko

-Munchkin Russia and Munchkin Bosses coming from Steve Jackson Games

-Battle of Five Armies revised edition coming from Ares

 

CROWDFUNDING (11:50)

-Illuminati Confirmed

-Kiwi Chow Down

-Monstrosity the Card Game

-Catch Don Falconi

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

-Miniquest Adventures

-Vengeance: Roll and Fight

-Micro Dojo

 

THE HOTNESS (20:18)

-Fantasy Realms

-The Adventures of Robin Hood

-Destinies

-Frosthaven

-Lost Ruins of Arnak

-MicroMacro: Crime City

-Oath: Chronicles of Empire and Exile

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES (1:43)

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

 

CROWDFUNDING (13:16)

 

NEW RELEASES (19:36)

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

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES (2:05)

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

 

THE HOTNESS (13:49)

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

 

CROWDFUNDING (15:50)

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES (1:45)

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

 

CROWDFUNDING (9:55)

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

 

NEW RELEASES (16:25)

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

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES (2:15)

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

 

NEW RELEASES (14:44)

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

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES (01:41)

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

 

THE HOTNESS (11:45)

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

 

KICKSTARTERS (13:22)

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES (02:52)

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

 

KICKSTARTERS (12:45)

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES (18:11)

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

 

THE BOARD ROOM (21:34)

  • Barry discusses the art of negotiation.

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES (02:51)

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

 

THE HOTNESS (06:54)

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

 

KICKSTARTERS (08:11)

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES (14:09)

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

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES:

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

 

THE HOTNESS:

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

 

KICKSTARTERS:

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

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

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES:

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

 

KICKSTARTER:

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

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

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES:

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

 

THE HOTNESS:

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

 

KICKSTARTERS:

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

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

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES:

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

 

KICKSTARTERS:

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

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

 

SPECIAL REPORT:

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

 

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Direct download: DTNow-723.mp3
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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Direct download: DTNow-721.mp3
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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Direct download: DTNow-719.mp3
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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Direct download: DTNow-715.mp3
Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

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

 

TOP STORIES:

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

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES:

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

 

THE HOTNESS:

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

 

KICKSTARTER:

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

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

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES:

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

 

SPECIAL REPORT:

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

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

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

 

KICKSTARTER:

 

OUTPUT RANDOMNESS:

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

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES:

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

 

THE HOTNESS:

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

 

KICKSTARTER:

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

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

 

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

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

 

HEADLINES:

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

 

THE HOTNESS:

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

 

KICKSTARTER:

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

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

 

OUTPUT RANDOMNESS:

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

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES:

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

 

KICKSTARTER:

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

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

 

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Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 4:09pm EDT

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

 

TOP STORIES:

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

 

THE HOTNESS:

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

 

KICKSTARTER:

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

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

 

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

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