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

 

TOP STORIES (2:30)

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

 

CROWDFUNDING (13:15)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (21:45)

  • Andromeda's Edge

 

THE HOTNESS (24:50)

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

 

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES (2:30)

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

 

CROWDFUNDING (15:15)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (23:50)

  • Tidal Blades: Banner Festival how to play

 

THE HOTNESS (27:30)

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

 

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES (2:00)

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

 

CROWDFUNDING (10:15)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (21:10)

  • Flamecraft how to play

 

NEW RELEASES (24:35)

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

 

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES (2:20)

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

 

CROWDFUNDING (11:00)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (18:55)

  • Flamecraft and Tidal Blades: Banner Festival coming to Essen

 

HOTNESS (21:15)

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

 

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES (2:15)

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

 

CROWDFUNDING (15:55)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (24:20)

  • Episode 800 contest and Flamecraft pre-orders

 

NEW RELEASES (26:55)

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

 

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES (2:55)

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

 

CROWDFUNDING (13:35)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (21:30)

  • Episode 800 contest

 

THE HOTNESS (23:55)

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

 

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES (1:25)

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

 

CROWDFUNDING (9:50)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (15:25)

  • Corey and Barry play It's A Wonderful Kingdom

 

NEW RELEASES (18:05)

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

 

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES (2:20)

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

 

CROWDFUNDING (9:53)

 

SPONSOR SHOUTOUT (18:20)

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

 

THE HOTNESS (19:52)

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

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES (2:54)

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

 

CROWDFUNDING (15:10)

 

SPONSOR SHOUTOUT (24:12)

  • Lucky Duck Games announces Destinies expansion: Witchwood

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES (2:00)

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

 

CROWDFUNDING (14:15)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (20:20)

  • New hires at Lucky Duck

 

NEW RELEASES (22:25)

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

 

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES (2:00)

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

 

CROWDFUNDING (19:15)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (27:25)

  • Chronicles of Time

 

LIGHTNING ROUND NEWS (30:05)

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

 

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES (2:05)

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

 

CROWDFUNDING (14:40)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (22:05)

  • Corey dominates at Banner Festival

 

THE HOTNESS (24:50)

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

 

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES (2:30)

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

 

CROWDFUNDING (10:33)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (17:35)

  • Lucky Duck to publish Turtle Splash

 

NEW RELEASES (19:31)

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

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES (2:05)

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

 

CROWDFUNDING (14:05)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (23:40)

  • Flamecraft up for pre-order

 

THE HOTNESS (25:55)

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

 

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES (3:20)

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

 

CROWDFUNDING (10:50)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (17:51)

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

 

NEW RELEASES (19:37)

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

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES (2:10)

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

 

CROWDFUNDING (13:40)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (20:55)

  • What a Wonderful Kingdom

 

THE HOTNESS (23:40)

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

 

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES (3:05)

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

 

CROWDFUNDING (15:15)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (22:10)

  • Destinies wins UK Games Expo Award

 

THE HOTNESS (24:20)

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

 

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES (2:15)

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

 

CROWDFUNDING (11:15)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (20:25)

  • Destinies Community Editor Contest and Origins

 

NEW RELEASES (23:05)

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

 

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES (3:00)

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

 

CROWDFUNDING (14:10)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (21:40)

  • UK Games Expo!

 

THE HOTNESS (23:45)

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

 

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES (2:00)

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

 

CROWDFUNDING (13:00)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (20:50)

  • Lucky Duck expands into Italian

 

THE HOTNESS (22:40)

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

 

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES (3:00)

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

 

CROWDFUNDING (11:05)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (19:30)

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

 

NEW RELEASES (22:30)

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

 

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES (1:45)

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

 

CROWDFUNDING (12:10)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (21:00)

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

 

THE HOTNESS (22:55)

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

 

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES (2:25)

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

 

CROWDFUNDING (11:00)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (20:05)

  • King of 12

 

THE HOTNESS (23:10)

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

 

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES (1:45)

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

 

CROWDFUNDING (14:00)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (22:45)

  • Destinies Community Editor released on Steam

 

NEW RELEASES (25:35)

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

 

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES (2:00)

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

 

CROWDFUNDING (12:54)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (20:50)

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

 

THE HOTNESS (22:34)

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

 

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES (2:01)

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

 

CROWDFUNDING (9:31)

 

NEW RELEASES (17:04)

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

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (19:57)

  • Pocket Detective
  • Dark Quarter Kickstarter April 12

 

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES (3:45)

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

 

CROWDFUNDING (11:35)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (21:10)

  • Chronicles of Netflix

 

THE HOTNESS (23:45)

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

 

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES (2:10)

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

 

CROWDFUNDING (11:45)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (21:35)

  • The Dark Quarter

 

NEW RELEASES (25:10)

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

 

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES (2:10)

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

 

CROWDFUNDING (13:35)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (21:50)

  • Sherlock: Case Connection gameplay from GAMA

 

NEW RELEASES (22:50)

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

 

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES (2:00)

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

 

CROWDFUNDING (11:45)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (22:10)

  • Dark Quarter Kickstarter coming April 14

 

THE HOTNESS (23:40)

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

 

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES (2:00)

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

 

CROWDFUNDING (9:05)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (19:20)

  • Chronicles of Crime Millenium Series

 

NEW RELEASES (21:40)

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

 

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES (1:29)

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

 

CROWDFUNDING (11:06)

 

SPONSOR SHOUTOUT (20:11)

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

 

THE HOTNESS (21:43)

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

 

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES (1:59)

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

 

CROWDFUNDING (9:30)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (18:20)

  • Sherlock: Case Connection

 

NEW RELEASES (20:04)

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

 

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES (2:05)

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

 

CROWDFUNDING (13:45)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (23:05)

  • What a Wonderful World

 

NEW RELEASES (25:25)

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

 

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES (2:05)

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

 

CROWDFUNDING (12:45)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (21:45)

  • Baron Voodoo

 

THE HOTNESS (24:00)

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

 

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES (2:20)

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

 

CROWDFUNDING (13:30)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (22:30)

  • Divinus

 

NEW RELEASES (24:30)

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

 

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES (2:00)

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

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (15:25)

  • The Dark Quarter

 

CROWDFUNDING (17:00)

 

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES (1:55)

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

 

CROWDFUNDING (10:50)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (17:00)

  • It's kids week at Lucky Duck

 

NEW RELEASES (18:55)

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

 

 

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

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

 

TOP STORIES (2:10)

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

 

CROWDFUNDING (9:10)

 

SPONSOR UPDATE (15:15)

  • Tranquility for the New Year

 

THE HOTNESS (16:35)

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

 

 

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