Tabletop / board game news of the week!
Queen Games go release crazy
Between the team weâve got quite a few Queen Games titles. They’ve just released their summer schedule and we might soon have even more. Seven new games are inbound including: Liguria, World Monuments, London Markets, Geisterburg, Super Vampire, Mighty Monsters and Risky Adventure. Some of these looks pretty cool. âLiguriaâ releasing in June is prequel to the beautiful âFrescoâ. âWorld Monumentsâ releasing in August sees players constructing great buildings from history. âLondon Marketsâ releasing in June is a trading game (unsurprisingly). âGeisterburgâ releasing in August is a cooperative kids game. âSuper Vampireâ releasing in August is a 3D family game where players collect garlic to protect the vampire. âMighty Monstersâ releasing in June is a semi-cooperative card game. âRisky Adventureâ releases in August and is a press-your-luck dice game where players play adventurers looking for rare artifacts (always a sucker for this theme).
Last Friday gets August release
Hidden movement / deduction game âLast Fridayâ is set to release in August thanks to Ares Games and Pendragon Game Studio. The game looks to essentially be horror film âFriday the 13thâ in board game form, awesome! One players plays the psycho (aka Jason) and the others need to survive. Sounds great, hopefully it plays as good as it sounds.
Phantom deck builder from Silly Kid Games
A lot of Aussieâs love them some comic book hero in the form of âThe Phantomâ, so they will hopefully be happy to hear the man in purple is getting his own deck builder. An agreement has been struck by Silly Kid Games and King Features Syndicate to bring the spandexed man to tables (that sounds so wrong). Thereâs no release info, as this one is definitely still in pre-production.
Games Workshop announce Deathwatch Overkill
A new board game is scheduled to release this very week, in the form of âDeathwatch Overkillâ. Needless to say this is set in the Warhammer 40K universe. The Mines of Ghosar Quintus are the setting for this one, that sees xenon hunters go up against alien gene stealers. If you like 40K this one looks pretty nice.
Mystic Vale card game from AEG
Alderac Entertainment Group announced new card game âMystic Valeâ this week. Players take on the roles of druids using their powers to cleanse the lands. The game uses a new âcrafting systemâ that actually changes the cards via sleeve use and allows for combinations. Itâs due out in June and plays 2-4 players.
Wizards of the Coast announce Vault: Lore
Yet another installment from the Vault for Magic: The Gathering, this time in the form of âVault: Loreâ The premium collection is set to release August 16, with each box containing fifteen new Magic: The Gathering foil cards, an âexclusiveâ Spindown life counter, and a collector’s guide.
Spotted on Kickstarter this Week
Fervour – TCG The Community Friendly Trading Card Game
Sydney based BiggerWorlds has launched “Fervour” on Kickstarter. A âcommunity friendly trading card gameâ, players duel by playing emotions and then doing combat. This one is probably for people who love the CCG style of play without the need to buy new cards constantly. The cards looks pretty nice, good artwork and clearly defined icons. As always because this is an Aussie project, we urge you to head over to Kickstarter and take a look.
Twisted – A Steampunk Miniatures Game
We mentioned this last week or the week previous, but theyâre still there. The beautiful looking steampunk miniatures game âTwistedâ. This one has well and truly funded, but itâs not to late to get in on the action. Theyâre Melbourne based, so once again, be sure and check it out.
Altais: Age of Ruin – A dystopian fantasy RPG – Relaunch
Three days to go on Melbourne tabletop RPG “Altais: Age of Ruin”. A science / fantasy based setting, players take on the roles of rebels and adventurers. They have half the book written and a lot of artwork done, itâs looking really nice so if you want to support an Aussie tabletop RPG, head on over and help support this project. Itâs so close to making its goal.
And we’re done, loads of new games inbound. We only wish we had more money, you probably feel the same, but hey, how many games can you play at once…. right? Yeah lame, that equation never works.