Tabletop Game News of the Week – Gameapalooza Round Up for 5 October through October 11, 2015

If you pre-order “Sapiens” direct from IELLO, you will score 8 double promo tiles. We like the look of this one and wish we were rich enough to actually afford it.

It feels like “Star Trek: Attack Wing” is getting new figs left right and center, so, another week, another figure announcement. This time it’s the Xindi getting a crack. The Xindi Weapon Zero premium figure is set to hit in December. It’s got a USD RRP of $40 and features a 4 inch in diameter miniature, ship cards and tokens.

Becca Scott and Ivan Norman will be playing “Lanterns” for season the 4 opener of “Tabletop”. Will Wheaton made the announcement on a live stream play of the game with the pair on Geek & Sundry. Oh and ‘Pillowlord’ may also make an appearance.

A new board game box subscription service is here in the form of “Board Game Bento”. Each month you will get at least $80 worth of tabletop goodness for a set fee. A sort of Lootcrate, but for board games. You can check it out at the Board Game Bento website.

Board Game Bento tabletop game subscription service similar to Lootcrate - Gameapalooza News AustraliaLootcrate for Board Games? Yes Please! Board Game Bento.

Lead designer of the “Pathfinder” RPG – Jason Bulmahn – is releasing a new tabletop game next month in the form of “Pirate Loot”. Described as a fast-paced card game, “Pirate Loot” sees players recruiting pirates to snatch more loot than the other pirates. It’s 2-4 players and has a US RRP of $20.

“Tactic Games” expands into the US – via independent reps – with the release of its latest two-player strategy game “Kaleva”. Older releases also available are deck-building game “Terra Evolution: Tree of Life”, dominoes-based game “Mexican Train”, area control/bluffing game “Realm of Wonder” and world builder “Kings of Mithril“.

More from WizKids, this time it’s all about webslinger spidey. Dice Masters is getting an Amazing Spider-Man set in November. “The Marvel Dice Masters: The Amazing Spider­-Man Starter Set features fan-favorite characters like Spider­-Man, Ghost Rider, Kingpin, and more! Marvel Dice Masters: The Amazing Spider­-Man also premieres the Sinister Six, Allies, Underdogs, and other exciting mechanics!”.

Dicemasters The Amazing Spider-Man on the way - Gameapalooza Aussie Tabletop Game NewsWeb slinging in Dicemasters… err.. dice slinging.

Remember those Steve Jackson Games “Munchkin: Guest Artist Editions” we reported on a few weeks back. Well SJG have announced the next two editions will be illustrated by Art Baltazar and Katie Cook. Cook is set to do “Munchkin Cthulhu Guest Artist Edition” which will release next year. Baltazar is – unsurprisingly given his specialty – doing “Super Munchkin Guest Artist Edition”, also releasing next year.

Pokemon fans heads up, Pokemon USA is set to release “Pokémon: 2015 World Championship Decks” on November 18. Oddly they’re not tournament level, even though… well, the theme. The pre-constructed deck includes a pin, WC booklet, WC deck box and the cards with special card backs.

Cool Mini or Not horror board game “The Others: 7 Sins” smashed Kickstarter with a total pledge amount of almost one and a half million dollars. Needless to say the miniatures in this look ridiculously good and there’s a late pledge option for those who missed out.

And that is your tabletop game news for the week that we never covered in depth. As always we will add to this if anything huge happens over the weekend (and who knows, it might, it’s ESSEN SPIEL 2015 at the moment, so who knows!

Have a great weekend guys and gals… go play games.. go.. get out of here.. shoo.