Tabletop Game News of the Week – Gameapalooza Round Up for 31 August through September 6, 2015

Another week in tabletop gaming news has swiftly passed in Australia and we’ve got the lowdown… downlow, the crux, the best bits of it for you. So let’s do it and look at the other tabletop gaming news you might have missed this week because it never made our main coverage. Why? Because as we’ve said before we frackin love you that’s why. Let’s do this!

The World of SMOG: On Her Majesty’s Service australian tabletop gaming newsThe World of SMOG: On Her Majesty’s Service hits some retail!

“The World of SMOG: On Her Majesty’s Service” is finally getting some retail lovin, though it’s probably going to be an online purchase for us Aussies. You can check it out at the CMON website.

The word “Meeple” is officially added to the Oxford English Dictionary.(noun): a small figure used as a playing piece in certain board games, having a stylized human form

Heads up “Pokemon” fans, looks like November is going to be a very good month for you. November 4 sees the release of “The Pokemon Mega Blacken EX Box” and “The Pokemon Mega Swampert EX Box”. Both include new foil promos, boosters, playmat and sweat inducing collectible coin. November 18 sees the release of “Pokemon TCG: Legendary Collection Pikachi-EX” and “Legendary Collection Hoopa-EX”, more booster love and foils. Next up comes “The Pokemon TCG: Collector Chest 2015”, a metal case to lure you into its boosters, foil promos, stickers, pencils, pad and coin. There’s more pin sets in the form of Mewtwo and Charizad. Basically, more of the same, but slightly not.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Heroclix inboundTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Heroclix out of the sewers soon!

WizzKids announced more details of their TMNT Heroclix line. “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles HeroClix” is set to launch in February and will feature 4 products: The Mouser Mayhem Starter Set, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles HeroClix Dice & Token Pack, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles HeroClix Fast Forces Pack and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles HeroClix Dice & Token Pack. All pretty self explanatory.

Spartan Games has announced yet more “Halo: Fleet Battles” tabletop miniatures game gets a bunch of expansions this month including: The Covenant Fleet Box, UNSC Fleet Box and the Battle Group ID & Token Pack add-on. So many releases for this title, deep pockets people and remember “Halo 5” releases October 27.

Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast are at it again with more releases, this time in the form of an expansion for the “Magic: the Gathering – Arena of the Planeswalkers” board game title. With a U.S. RRP of $20, “The Battle for Zendikar” expansion is set for a January release and there will be an accompanying art book release.

Munchkin Fu Guest Artist Edition australian tabletop game newsMunchkin Fu Guest Artist Edition – because one artist just isn’t enough.

Another “Munchkin” guest artist edition title announced, the third in the line. Ready? “Munchkin Fu: Guest Artist Edition”. Yup a reworking of Munchkin Fu this time illustrated by John Kovalic as opposed to Greg Hyland who did the original.

Things we liked on Kickstarter this week

….. included “GemPacked Cards” by Eduardo Baraf, a gorgeous card / puzzle game with art by Katherine Waddell, definitely one to check out (GemPack Cards on Kickstarter). Vampires AND kittens, WTF? well who doesn’t love that mix, check out “DracuCat” by Pautet Cédric a pastry chef who apparently wanted to make a card game (DracuCat on Kickstarter). “The Last 52 Meeples on Earth” by Worthington Publishing looks interesting, as players try and survive long about to escape a zombie drenched earth. it has an electric moat… AN ELECTRIC MOAT! BAH! damn mortgage! (Check it out on The Last 52 Meeples on Earth Kickstarter). Lastly check out “Gloomhaven” by Isaac Childres, cooperative card-driven tactical combat board game in a persistent, ever-changing campaign, this one is already funded, but it looks pretty great, so be sure and check it out at the Gloomhaven Kickstarter page.

Lastly we love the look of “Kings of Air and Steam: World’s Fair” an expansion for “Kings of Air and Steam”, this is a TMG game, so you know it’s quality stuff. Be sure and check it out at the World’s Fair Kickstarter page.

As always we’ll update this with anything else happening in the world of tabletop gaming until we see you again on Monday!

Have a great weekend… get your game on!