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

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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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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