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

 

TOP STORIES:

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

 

THE HOTNESS:

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

 

SPECIAL REPORT:

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

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

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

 

KICKSTARTER:

 

CONNECT:

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

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

 

TOP STORIES:

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

 

SPECIAL REPORT:

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

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

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

 

KICKSTARTER:

 

CONNECT:

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

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

 

TOP STORIES:

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

 

THE HOTNESS:

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

 

KICKSTARTER:

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

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

 

OUTPUT RANDOMNESS:

Corey remembers a simpler time when things were more complex.

 

CONNECT:

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

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

 

TOP STORIES:

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

 

SPECIAL REPORTS:

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

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

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

 

KICKSTARTER:

 

CONNECT:

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

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

 

TOP STORIES:

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

 

KICKSTARTER:

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

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

 

OUTPUT RANDOMNESS:

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

 

CONNECT:

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

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

 

TOP STORIES:

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

 

THE HOTNESS:

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

 

SPECIAL REPORT:

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

 

KICKSTARTER:

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

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

 

CONNECT:

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

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

 

TOP STORIES:

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

 

BUSINESS BREAKDOWN:

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

 

KICKSTARTER:

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

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

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

 

CONNECT:

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

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

 

TOP STORIES:

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

 

SPECIAL REPORT:

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

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

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

 

CONNECT:

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

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

 

TOP STORIES:

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

 

THE HOTNESS:

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

 

SPECIAL REPORT:

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

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

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

 

KICKSTARTERS:

 

OUTPUT RANDOMNESS:

  • Corey explores the concept of fun in gaming.

 

LINKS:

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

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

 

TOP STORIES:

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

 

SPECIAL REPORT:

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

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

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

 

KICKSTARTERS:

 

LINKS:

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

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

 

TOP STORIES:

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

 

SPECIAL REPORT:

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

 

THE HOTNESS:

  • Pendulum
  • Perseverance: Castaway Chronicles
  • Dead Reckoning

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

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

 

KICKSTARTER:

  • Catapult Kingdoms
  • Enigmas
  • Sorcerer: Endbringer

 

LINKS:

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

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

 

HEADLINES:

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

 

THE HOTNESS:

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

 

SPECIAL REPORT:

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

 

KICKSTARTER:

  • Eila and Something Shiny
  • Hybris: Disordered Cosmos

 

LINKS:

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

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

 

HEADLINES:

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

 

HOTNESS:

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

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

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

 

KICKSTARTER:

  • Canopy
  • Roll Player Adventures

 

LINKS:

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

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

Follow us on Twitter @DiceTowerNow.

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

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

HEADLINES:

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

 

THE HOTNESS:

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

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

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

 

KICKSTARTER:

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

HEADLINES:

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

 

THE HOTNESS:

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

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

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

 

KICKSTARTER:

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

HEADLINES:

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

 

THE HOTNESS:

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

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

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

 

KICKSTARTER:

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

HEADLINES:

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

 

THE HOTNESS:

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

 

KICKSTARTER:

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

 

LINKS:

 

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

HEADLINES:

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

 

THE HOTNESS:

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

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

  • The Mind Extreme
  • Deep Vents

 

KICKSTARTER:

  • Euthia: Torment of Resurrection
  • Railroad Ink Challenge

 

LINKS:

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

HEADLINES:

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

 

THE HOTNESS:

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

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

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

 

KICKSTARTER:

  • Battle of the Boybands
  • Adventures in Neverland

 

LINKS:

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

HEADLINES:

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

 

THE HOTNESS:

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

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

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

 

KICKSTARTER:

  • Sea of Legends

 

LINKS:

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

HEADLINES:

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

 

THE HOTNESS:

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

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

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

 

KICKSTARTERS:

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

 

LINKS:

Connect with Jesse on Twitter @TheJesseWheeler.

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

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

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

HEADLINES:

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

 

THE HOTNESS:

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

 

KICKSTARTER:

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

 

LINKS:

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

HEADLINES:

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

 

THE HOTNESS:

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

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

 

KICKSTARTER:

  • Ankh: Gods of Egypt

 

LINKS:

Connect with Jesse on Twitter @TheJesseWheeler

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

HEADLINES:

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

 

THE HOTNESS:

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

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

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

 

KICKSTARTERS:

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

 

LINKS:

Connect with Jesse on Twitter @TheJesseWheeler

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

HEADLINES:

  • Alliance Game Distributors halts payments to vendors

 

THE HOTNESS:

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

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

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

 

KICKSTARTER:

  • Frosthaven

 

LINKS:

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

HEADLINES:

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

 

THE HOTNESS:

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

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

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

 

KICKSTARTER:

  • Trekking the World
  • Moonshine Empire
  • Lawyer Up

 

YOUR HOSTS:

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

HEADLINES:

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

 

THE HOTNESS:

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

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

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

 

KICKSTARTERS:

  • Mint Control
  • Bold Made

 

LINKS:

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

Find Previous hosts Chris & Kitty at TapletopGameTalk.com.

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

HEADLINES

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

 

THE HOTNESS

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

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES

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

 

KICKSTARTER

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

 

LINKS

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

Find previous hosts Chris and Kitty at TabletopGameTalk.com.

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

HEADLINES:

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

 

THE HOTNESS:

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

 

NEW & UPCOMING GAMES:

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

 

KICKSTARTERS:

  • Lost in Valhalla
  • Ruins: Death Binder

 

LINKS:

Leave us feedback on our BGG Thread

Listen to previous hosts Kitty and Chris on TabletalkGameTalk.com

 

 

 

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

HEADLINES:

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

 

THE HOTNESS

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

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES

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

 

KICKSTARTERS

  • Gladius
  • Slip Strike

 

LINKS:

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

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

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

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

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

 

HEADLINES:

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

 

THE HOTNESS:

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

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

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

 

KICKSTARTERS:

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

 

LINKS:

 

HEADLINES:

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

 

THE HOTNESS:

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

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

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

 

KICKSTARTERS:

  • Wonderland's War
  • Tanares Adventures

 

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

HEADLINES

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

 

THE HOTNESS

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

 

NEW/UPCOMING RELEASES

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

 

KICKSTARTERS

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

Headlines:

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

 

Hotness:

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

 

New/Upcoming Releases:

  • Tsukiji
  • Pact
  • Airship City

 

Kickstarter:

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

Headlines

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

 

Hotness

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

 

New/Upcoming Releases

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

 

Kickstarters

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

Headlines:

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

 

Hotness:

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

 

New/Upcoming Releases:

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

 

Kickstarter:

  • Oath: Chronicles of Empire and Exile
  • 100 Astronauts

 

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

Headlines

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

 

Hotness

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

 

New/Upcoming Releases

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

 

Kickstarters

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

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