Tabletop Game News of the Week â Gameapalooza Round Up for 30 November through December 6, 2015
Steve Jackson is at it again, jumping on the geek popularity wagon, this time itâs cult classic âBill & Tedâ getting the tabletop game treatment. âBill & Tedâs Excellent Boardgameâ sees the dopey pair time-traveling in their phone booth in a set collection game. Hey itâs cheap with a US RRP of $20, so thereâs that. Out next year at some undetermined point.
More âPrincess Brideâ tie-ins from Game Salute. The latest small box offering being dice dueler âThe Princess Bride: I Hate to Kill Youâ. Lost track of how many there are now, most in the team love âThe Princess Brideâ, could be tempted. You?
CoolMiniOrNot is set to publish an English language version of French card game âWaka Tankaâ. Why do we care about this one in particular? Because itâs a Bruno Faidutti game (âMission Red Planetâ, âQueenâs Necklaceâ, âCitadelsâ). âWaka Tankaâ has garnered a bit of controversy regarding cultural appropriation and representation. Guess weâll see how it goes when it releases early next year.
Classic RPG âRunequestâ is getting a re-release. Yes another nostalgic Kickstarter has seen this project smash its goal with over two weeks still to go. Played this a lot back in the 80âs, great fun, glad to see itâs being rebirthed. Check out the Kickstarter for your options should you be richer than we.
More cuteness from IELLO next year. First up âCandy Chaserâ sees players take on the roles of candy smugglers. This is essentially a cutesy bluffing game from designer Masao Suganuma and if it sounds familiar thatâs because this is the English release of an apparent 2013 French version of the game. âBrick Partyâ comes to us from Luca Bellini and is essentially a LEGO building game. but itâs not LEGO, itâs âbricksâ riiiight. âBunny Kingdomâ (formerly âBunny Clanâ) is by Richard Garfield, what else do you need to know, that will be out around April. âLoot n Runâ is a press your luck game with an old school monster theme (Frankenstein, Mummies, Werewolves etc.). Lastly Kenjin, a subtle card game of tactics and bluffing set in feudal Japan, was meant to be out already, got pushed back to next year.
The Stonemaier Games 2015 charity auction is underway and ends December 7. You can see how it all works over at the BGG site, from the man himself Jamey Steamier. A great cause if you have some cash free this close to Christmas.
Spotted on Kickstarter this week:
Cup of Kings by Aussie designer Kody Deretic still has a couple of weeks to go on the starter of Kick, so support that if you can.
Mark Andrews has another Aussie project live at the moment in the form of party card game âThe Odds Gameâ. If party games are your thing, check it out.
Though anything with âIs this vaporware or is it realâ in the description would usually set off alarm bells for us, weâre including âBudding Heroesâ because we liked the sound of it and the style of it looks pretty nice. If youâre after a different kind of RPG it might be worth a look.
And lastly, âWoodlandsâ and âCibolaâ are two games from New Zealand that look pretty sweet. Designer Shem Phillips seems to have redone the games that were previously released with a ârefreshed designâ. Gotta say weâre REALLY taken with the art style of these games, we wish we were rich enough to back them. Maybe you are.
Digital Tabletop Crossover
Played co-op iOS game âSpaceteamâ at this weeks gaming meetup and it was hilarious. The tabletop version seems to still be in the works (or is it), if itâs half as frantic, it will be a lot of fun. One to keep an eye on should it ever actually eventuate.
Weekend!! That means gaming. What are you playing? We’re delving into a second play of “Pandemic Legacy”, with a sprinkle of “Above and Below”, a mere dip of “The Grizzled” and perhaps some “Caverna”.
From the team at Gameapalooza, have an awesome one!
As always if something huge happens over the weekend we’ll update here.