Tabletop / board game news of the week!
Snippets of board game news from the GAMA Trade Show 2016
Weâre starting the news round-up this week with a little love for the GAMA Trade Show in Las Vegas. Thereâs been loads of good stuff coming out of the show, these are the news bites that grabbed our attention.
CGE (Czech Games Edition) are working on âCodenamesâ getting even more language releases. Far more interesting than that though is word of a new “Codenames” product releasing around GenCon. Itâs presently in development and will have a visual element to it as opposed to just words. Sounds like someone at CGE sat up and took notice of all those people using âDixitâ cards in their âCodenamesâ games. Vlaada Chvatil is still at the helm. As well as that we can expect an expansion for âAlchemistâ, out at Essen, it will feature two new gameplay elements: adds more variety and more complexity if you want. CGE are also working on a standalone game, might see Essen. Itâs a board game and no further information was gleaned.
âLost Patrol: Death in the Jungleâ is a new game from Games Workshop. A sort of reprint of a game that was released in 2000. Randomly generated board means a different game every time. MSRP $60 (US) and itâs due out in June.
Roxley Games: âSantoriniâ is coming to Kickstarter, months end (March 28). âSantoriniâ is an abstract game with variable player powers. This is on our most anticipated list, it looks beautiful. Lastly, Roxley are also rebooting âBrassâ with new art, mechanics etc.
Santorini looks set to be a very beautiful little game
Slugfest Games are working on a new product in the âRed Dragon Innâ series. “Red Dragon Inn: Nitrel and Keet” (Goblin bomber and archaeologist characters) is a new card game, MSRP $25 (USD). We can also expect to see the âBattle for Greyportâ deck builder based game this year also. This is another game based on the characters and world of âThe Red Dragon Innâ.
Regular Board Game News of the Week
Gale Force Nine go skirmish with Tanks
âTanksâ is an upcoming miniatures game from Gale Force Nine. âTanksâ is due out in April along with numerous small expansions. If quick tank skirmishes are your thing, this one is said to play in under 30-minutes.
Tanks.. they be rollin.
Ra by Reiner Knizia getting re-release
Start to party like itâs 1999 if youâre a fan of that years title âRaâ because the folks at Asmodee and WindRider Games are releasing a nice new one within the next few months. âRaâ is a 2-5 player press-your-luck style auction game.
IDW Games The Godfather: A New Don
Set for a summer (US) release âThe Godfather: The New Donâ sees players take on the roles of the major mafia families of 1950âs NYC. This is a 3-6 player dice game and as yet thereâs no price.
IDW Games Arcane Academy
Youâll already know about this one if you follow us on Facebook because we mentioned it there this week also. âArcane Academyâ is a new game from IDW Games that sees players taking on the roles of students in a school of magical arts. Students aim to be top of the class. Itâs set for a fall release in the US.
Spotted on Kickstarter this Week
Popular party game âMonikersâ has an expansion up on Kickstarter thatâs doing rather well (funding over ten times over so far). If youâve got the base game, you may want to check this one out.
The 2-4 player card game âWatchmen of Destinyâ is almost at its goal with a whopping 26 days left of its campaign. Check this one out if for no other reason than to look at the gorgeous artwork.
Baksha Games title âLittle Drop of Poisonâ is still live with a week to go. This is another card game with cute artwork and an interesting premise.
Sadly no new Aussie stuff we haven’t previously covered.
Have an awesome weekend folks.
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