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 weâve got the lowdownâ¦ downlow, the crux, the best bits of it for you. So letâs 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 weâve said before we frackin love you thatâs why. Let’s do this!
The World of SMOG: On Her Majestyâs Service hits some retail!
âThe World of SMOG: On Her Majestyâs Serviceâ is finally getting some retail lovin, though itâs 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 âThe Pokemon Mega Blacken EX Boxâ and âThe Pokemon Mega Swampert EX Boxâ. Both include new foil promos, boosters, playmat and sweat inducing collectible coin. November 18 sees the release of âPokemon TCG: Legendary Collection Pikachi-EXâ and âLegendary Collection Hoopa-EXâ, more booster love and foils. Next up comes âThe Pokemon TCG: Collector Chest 2015â, a metal case to lure you into its boosters, foil promos, stickers, pencils, pad and coin. Thereâs more pin sets in the form of Mewtwo and Charizad. Basically, more of the same, but slightly not.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Heroclix out of the sewers soon!
WizzKids announced more details of their TMNT Heroclix line. âTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles HeroClixâ 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 âHalo: Fleet Battlesâ 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 âHalo 5â 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 âMagic: the Gathering – Arena of the Planeswalkersâ board game title. With a U.S. RRP of $20, âThe Battle for Zendikarâ expansion is set for a January release and there will be an accompanying art book release.
Munchkin Fu Guest Artist Edition – because one artist just isn’t enough.
Another âMunchkinâ guest artist edition title announced, the third in the line. Ready? âMunchkin Fu: Guest Artist Editionâ. 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 âGemPacked Cardsâ 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 doesnât love that mix, check out âDracuCatâ by Pautet CÃ©dric a pastry chef who apparently wanted to make a card game (DracuCat on Kickstarter). âThe Last 52 Meeples on Earthâ by Worthington Publishing looks interesting, as players try and survive long about to escape a zombie drenched earth. it has an electric moatâ¦ AN ELECTRIC MOAT! BAH! damn mortgage! (Check it out on The Last 52 Meeples on Earth Kickstarter). Lastly check out âGloomhavenâ 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 âKings of Air and Steam: Worldâs Fairâ an expansion for âKings of Air and Steamâ, this is a TMG game, so you know itâs 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!