Tabletop / board game news of the week!

Mind Games drug dealer gets comeuppance
Remember the Mind Games drug bust that happened last year? Well the guy behind it has been found guilty of smuggling methamphetamine (douchebag). Six million dollars worth of the drug were hidden in the Mind Games store boxes, staff got suss and phoned the police.

Starlit Citadel Reviews are no more
We are really saddened by this news. Kaja Sadowski and Joanna Gaskell announced their review series Starlit Citadel Reviews has come to an end. It’s been four great seasons from the pair and it will be sad to see them go. There’s one episode left for season four and that’s all she wrote. We wish them well in their future endeavors.

Starlit Citadel Reviews says goodbye - Gameapalooza Australian tabletop board game news and reivewsBye ladies, you’ll be missed by us here at Gameapalooza.

Krosmaster Quest gets release date
Cool Mini or Not are set to release “Krosmaster Quest” on March 26. Why is this exciting? Because “Krosmaster Quest” is a stand-alone miniatures board game set in the Krosmaster universe. If you’ve got the other games, why not add this one, if you haven’t got the other games, you don’t need them. Win, win.

Osprey Games Let Them Eat Cake releases August
Designer Peer Sylvester and Osprey Games are releasing card game “Let Them Eat Cake” in August. The card game features 117 cards and a cardboard guillotine…. hey wait a minute…. oh it has plastic pawns too. A card game with a cardboard guillotine, who’d a thunk it.

Alleged Magic the Gathering robber arrested
On Monday this week a guy broke into a comic book store in Arkansas, U.S. and said to the clerk “I hate to do this, but I have a gun and I want a box of Magic cards for my son’s birthday”. Now, obvious desperation aside, douche move. Now the alleged thief has been charged with aggravated robbery. Nice birthday present for his kid. Some people eh?

CMON acquire Sheriff of Nottingham rights
Cool Mini or Not has acquired the worldwide rights to bluffing game “Sheriff of Nottingham”. Arcane Wonders are still set to publish the game in their new relationship with CMON.

Rio Grande Games releasing 6 new titles
Here they are for your perusal: Solo adventure game “Friday” is getting a re-run in April. Another Friedmann Friese reprint game titled “Unexpected Treasures” is due for a June release. We covered “Fearsome Floors” also getting a re-release. RGG are also re-releasing “Navigador” (June) and “Imperial” and “Imperial 2030” in May.

IDW does BttF and Awesome Kingdom
We covered IDW’s “Back to the Future: OUTATIME dice game this week on Facebook, but as well as that IDW are also releasing the new “Awesome Kingdom” title “Mines & Labyrinths”. Why do we care about this? Because it’s designed by Kevin Wilson. No not Kevin ‘Bloody’ Wilson, Kevin Wilson of “Arkham Horror” and “Descent” fame. Aussie ETA is May.

Awesome Kingdom IDW Games release - Gameapalooza Australian tabletop boardgame news and reviewsAwesome Kingdom. Just say it out loud in a deep voice and slowly. For fun.

Spotted on Kickstarter this Week

Pirate Plunder the card game
Pirate Plunder the card game by Louis Grubb has hit Kickstarter, it’s about building your own pirate ship and stealing from other players. Our favourite thing about this campaign is the video, which you have to see. And if you like the look of the game, give it some love, it’s an Aussie project. We are parlaying you about it now whilst we try and work out why the project website is a fitness company.

Twisted – A Steampunk Miniatures Game
Beautiful looking steampunk miniatures game “Twisted” is still there. We’ve mentioned it a few times now, but just in case you missed it be sure and check it out.

Japanese Card Game: Hiragana Asobi Karuta
Japanese competitive card game Karuta from Melbourne designer Kaz Ueno has hit Kickstarter. According to the creator “It’s a card game, but it’s like a sport! Exciting Japanese card game specially arranged it for non-Japanese people”. Apparently over a million people play this in Japan. Check it out on Kickstarter, it’s certainly different.

That’s it, another week of tabletop / board gaming news all wrapped in a bow for you.

Happy weekend and good gaming!