Tabletop Game News of the Week – Gameapalooza Round Up for 23 November through November 29, 2015

Here we are once more fellow tabletop gamers, with your gaming news roundup of “the things we never covered in full this week” (said in old style booming news reader voice obviously). Let’s hit it!

One we covered on Facebook and not here at the main site is the new Uglydolls game from LooneyLabs. If you haven’t already guessed, this is another Lunacy set (because how many is too many are we right?!). “Uglydoll Loonacy” will release from Looney Labs April 15, 2016 with an MSRP of $15USD.

Ugly Dolls Loonacy by Looney Labs releasing April 2016 - Australian tabletop game news by GameapaloozaUgly Dolls Loonacy, because there can never be too much Loonacy NEVVVAAAAAAA

More from Looney Labs, this time in the form of “Mad Libs: The Game”, a new party game based on the popular word game. “Mad Libs: The Game” is set to release April 1, 2016. Not really the cup of cha for the Gameapalooza team, but hey, maybe it’s something you’d like.

Fantasy Flight Games is set to release “Game of Thrones: The Trivia Game” … NEXT!

Artana is set to publish a new game based on – wait for it – Einstein. Yes the publisher of “Tesla vs. Edison: War of Currents” is now bringing an Einstein game to the market. Not a whole lot of other word on this one at the moment, but expect it next year (probably tied into the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s general theory of relativity) YAY SCIENCE!

Electric Games is releasing “Victory and Glory: Napoleon” a new strategy war-game from designer Glenn Drover (founder of Eagle Games – Now Eagle-Gryphon Games). “Victory and Glory: Napoleon” is a two-player game that sees the players take on the roles of Napoleon and Great Britain (and the allies) trying to stop Napoleon’s antics across Europe. It’s on Kickstarter at the moment, but is expected to get a full release next year with an RRP of around $100USD.

Victory and Glory Napoleon board game - coverage by Gameapalooza AustraliaA short man (who wasn’t that short) tries to take over the world MUHAHAHAHAHA

If you don’t follow us on Facebook, you might have missed this news, so here it is in the tabletop game news roundup. Steve Jackson Games is set to release a card game based on YouTube hit “Simon’s Cat” (a great series if you’ve missed it). The game is for 3-6 players, all of whom play cards to try and avoid Simon’s attention, get blamed and you’re in trouble. No release date set, but expect it next year.

The second edition of Martin Wallace’s “A Study in Emerald” (based on the Neil Gaiman short) is set for a release within the next week or so thanks to Treefrog Games and Arclight. Though some gamers are unimpressed, still preferring the first edition, this one is a lot cheaper than the $200 collectors tag of the first edition. MSRP on the second edition is $60USD.

Most importantly it is – at time of writing – Thanksgiving in the US, our webstats show us we have quite a lot of US readers mixed in with all you Aussies, so happy Thanksgiving to them. With Thanksgiving comes Black Friday, so don’t forget to check out some of the great deals for board games online. Fantasy Flight have some ridiculous (RIDICULOUS) sales on at the moment (“Merchant of Venus down from $80 to $25, “Nexus Ops” down from $60 to $20, “Ventura” down from $80 to $10). Also Amazon have some sweet deals.

Spotted on Kickstarter this week:

AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE OI! OI! OI! Yes let’s hear it for Australian game designers doing the hard slog. We’re looking specifically at Aussies this week….

Dreary Hamlet from Canberra based games company Mallegory still has a few hours to go on Kickstarter, so get on that (it’s already fully funded).

Luma Dice from Adelaide creator Min Mendis – cool looking metal light up dice – has smashed its goal on Kickstarter, but it still has a whopping 47 days to go. Check it out, it’s pretty cool.

Melbourne designer Kody Deretic has his new game Cup of Kings up on Kickstarter. An adaptation of drinking game “King of Cups”. Check it out on Kickstarter, it still has 23 days to go (at time of writing).

And needless to say non Aussie “Secret Hitler” gets a mention, not that it needs any more coverage, but if you’re living in a cave, you might want to know.

And that is your tabletop gaming news roundup for yet another week. As always if something huge happens over the weekend we’ll update here.

Have an awesome weekend of gaming from the Gameapalooza team.
As always comments / feedback welcome.