Tabletop Game News of the Week – Gameapalooza Round Up for 21 December through December 27, 2015

CoolMiniOrNot (CMON) distrubuting Krosmaster in 2016
CoolMiniOrNot (CMON) have taken over distribution of the “Krosmaster” franchise in the U.S. as of next year. CMON are taking over from Ankama and Japanime who previously had the deal. “Krosmaster Quest” pre orders will be fulfilled from CMON also.

IDW publishing pixel bluffing game Random Encounter: Plains of the Troll
IDW Games will publish Jamie Keddie’s upcoming card game “Random Encounter: Plains of the Troll King”. The game features an art style similar to that of hit video game series “Minecraft”, unsurprising given it comes from Jamie Keddie who worked on that game. Another successful Kickstarter game that hits the market in April 2016.

Rio Grande releasing Tiffin by Jonathan Hager and Rael Dornfest
Resource management-delivery is always popular and Rio Grande is hoping that will be the case with their upcoming game “Tiffin”. Set in Mumbai, “Tiffin” sees players take on the roles of couriers in that city. Could be interesting.

Steam getting a new expansion from Mayfair Games
Heads up fans of Martin Wallace’s “Steam”, Mayfair Games is releasing Steam Map Expansion 5: Boxcar in April 2016. It features two new maps: India and South East US.

Tasty Minstrel Games announces dice game Thief’s Market
We’re big fans of TMG here at Gameapalooza, so we’re always interested in what’s on their cooker, enter dice game “Thief’s Market”. Designed by Dave Chalker (“Get Bit!”, “Heat”) and illustrated by Rob Lundy (“Cthulhu Realms”), “Thief’s Market” sees players take on the roles of thieves dividing loot and buying shares. It’s set to release in January 2016.

Doctor Who: The Card Game Classic Doctors Edition inbound
Cubicle 7 Entertainment is releasing “Doctor Who: The Card Game Classic Doctors Edition” some time next year. The new edition is compatible with the first and second editions of “Doctor Who: The Card Game”. Would you like a jelly baby?

And that is that. We will be updating the site over the Christmas break as much as possible.

The Gameapalooza team would like to wish each and every one of you a VERY Merry Christmas if you celebrate the season and a big Happy Holidays if you don’t. We’d also like to thank everyone for their support in 2015, be that you awesome readers / visitors, people engaging with us on our social channels or publishers / creators who have supported us with contra / press releases. You all rock!

Now.. go get some eggnog and kick back with a Christmas movie, we’re watching Trading Places (well Die Hard was last years film).