Tabletop Game News of the Week â Gameapalooza Round Up for 16 November through November 22, 2015
Modiphus announces âAirFix Battles: The Introductory Wargameâ. This is a board game based introductory title featuring counters to represent guns, tanks, vehicles etc. Yeah, itâs called Airfix (featuring the official Airfix logo) and it features die cut counters, no models of any kind. NEXT!
Button Mash Games is working on an iPad version of âForbidden Desertâ by Matt Leacock. You may already know they worked on Forbidden Island also, that is already available on the app store.
Forbidden Desert for iPad is apparently in the works.
Stronghold Games to release the English-language line of âVillageâ games from eggertspiele. First released in 2011, it will see a US street release in March next year. The base game âVillageâ releases March and expansions âVillages Innâ and âVillage Portâ release in March and May respectively. A stand alone dice game titled âMy Villageâ will release in May also.
A little awesome history. Archaeologists have found a 14-sided die and game components in a 2,300 year old tomb. The die – made from animal tooth – is particularly cool, a 14 sided die, but with only numbers 1-6 inscribed on it. You can check it out at the Live Science page, along with other images.
Ancient 14-sided die, because 12 sides are boring!
Wizard World is launching Wizard World Gaming Atlanta in January and theyâre adding tabletop and video game content. The con runs from January 22-24 at the Georgia World Congress Centre in Atlanta, GA. You can check out more info at the Wizard World website.
âGames Magazineâ (now âGames World of Puzzlesâ) has announced its picks for best new games in its latest issue ( time frame for games eligible between August 2014 and August 2015). Hereâs the upshot: Best Traditional Game: âCastles of Mad King Ludwigâ, Best Family Game: âSheriff of Nottinghamâ, Best Abstract: âGravity Mazeâ, Best Card Game: âSushi Go! (really?) and lastly Best Strategy: âExtra! Extra!â.
Spotted on Kickstarter this week:
Aussieâs Rule & Make have their latest project âBurger Upâ on Kickstarter at the moment and who doesnât love making burgers! Fill orders, earn prestige and be the best burger chef around! Great to see this project make its goal, but that doesnât mean you canât back it before time runs out! Weâll have a full preview soon.