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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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