Tabletop Game News of the Week – Gameapalooza Round Up for the third week in August 2015
Another week and more tabletop gaming news. Itâs been a pretty soft week for Australian game news, but weâve got the usual roundup of world news in tabletop gaming. Remember, we do this every week, because we love youâ¦ really.
Games Workshop have a lot coming up with a full rebrand and product line. New stores will be opening worldwide and stores will be rebranded simply “Warhammer“, no more Games Workshop.
Warlord Games snags popular Doctor Who license. One would expect to see Doctor Who miniature games at some point in the future. Timey Wimey.
In what has been a crazy week for âleaked imagesâ (you really have to question these so called âleaksâ), âStar Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Gameâ saw leaks of an Episode VII starter set. You can see the minis below (Image Credit: Reddit). The other big leak this week for tabletop gamers was the other image below, the new “Star Wars: Risk” title, in which the board appears to be based on Darth’s TIE Fighter, sweet.
So many leaks, so little time.
Another ‘leaked’ image, this time the new Star Wars Risk game
Next up, word that Jolly Roger Games has been acquired by Ultra Pro, though they will remain a separate entity with Ultra Pro essentially giving them a leg up with regards to distribution of its games. Great news for backers of âCthulhuâs Vaultâ card game on Kickstarter, with Ultra Pro dealing with inventory.
Wizzkids is adding yet again to its âStar Trek: Attack Wingâ brand by way of more expansions. If youâre a fan of the game youâll see new packs arriving in February and March, in the form of âStar Trek:Â Attack Wing Wave 23â and âStar Trek:Â Attack Wing Wave 24â. Wave 22 is still set for a January release.
IDW Games has let the cat out of the bag regarding detail on upcoming game âV-Warsâ, based on the comic. Released in December (U.S.), âV-Warsâ centers on a war between vampires and humans, the twist? Humans can become infected, thus changing the games enemies and allies. The game comes with a whopping 120 models and 150 cards. Looking forward to this one.
âRick and Mortyâ card and dice game in development. Word has it this will be an adult game, with some content definitely for the over 18 crowd. Fascinating, I guess weâll see some time next year if that remains to be the case. Cryptozoic will publish.
And that is that, told you, light on the tabletop gaming news this week and next to no Australian specific gaming news, though don’t forget Aussie Kickstarter CatTube Famous still has 13 days to go.
Now it’s almost the weekend! Get to your tabletop game shelves and work out what delights will fun you for the next couple of days!