Z-Man Games Noctiluca – News
Jan07

Z-Man Games Noctiluca – News

More news coming out of Z-Man Games today, this time though it’s connected to our favorite New Zealand designer Shem Phillips. His dice-based board game Noctiluca has been picked up by the company for publication. Noctiluca, an engaging abstract game from acclaimed designer Shem Phillips. Renowned for their restorative properties, the noctiluca are desired by many healers. Players must carefully plan their path before diving...

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Meeples Together: How and Why Cooperative Board Games Work – Kickstarter
Dec21

Meeples Together: How and Why Cooperative Board Games Work – Kickstarter

The body of work focuses on how board game design is growing. Only a couple of years ago the best game design work focussed on video games, but board games are starting to get better representation. This book is written by Christopher Allen and Shannon Appelcline and comes with a forward from the king of cooperative games, Matt Leacock, and the recommendations from industry legends like Jeff Tidbell, Raph Koster and Richard Launius....

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My First Castle Panic – News
Dec18

My First Castle Panic – News

In what has to be one of the most adorable game announcements of this year, Castle Panic is getting a kiddies makeover. Fireside Games is set to release My First Castle Panic next year. As with it’s older sibling, My First Castle Panic is a cooperative game that is great for beginner gamers (in this case, players as young as 4+ according to the box). Defend the castle from the adorable monsters using shape and color recognition....

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WizKids announces Chiyo’s Secret – News
Dec11

WizKids announces Chiyo’s Secret – News

WizKids has just announced the latest game from designer J.B. Howell (Reavers of Midgard). Chiyo’s Secret is “a hidden role deduction game that has players deciding the fate of a pair of star-crossed fugitive lovers at the climax of their epic love story”. This sounds like yet another standard hidden role game, with some players working toward one goal and others another. Using yes or no questions can you deduce who the...

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Forage: The Bee Game – Kickstarter
Dec10

Forage: The Bee Game – Kickstarter

Shout out to a little Aussie game. Forage: The Bee Game is now live on Kickstarter. The game comes to us from Byron Bay game designer – and beekeeper – Yari McGauley of Flow Hive. He created Forage: The Bee Game with his 2 kids Sonny & April. Forage is a 2-4 player game about the world of bees. Grow your beehive by collecting nectar, pollen & bees as you deal with pests, bears and the opposition. Forage is...

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Metal Gear Solid board game from IDW? – News
Dec07

Metal Gear Solid board game from IDW? – News

IDW Games has got tongues wagging this week by posting the following image on Twitter, along with the very vague caption “Coming 2019. #MetalGearSolid”. The guy in the image is none other than famed board game designer Emerson Matsuuchi. Matsuuchi has a slew of great board game designs under his belt and let’s face it, he’s been on fire this past year or so with the releases of Reef, Century Spice Road, Golem...

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Wingspan from Stonemaier Games – News
Dec03

Wingspan from Stonemaier Games – News

Stonemaier Games is doing the long tease with their newest project, titled: “Wingspan”. From designer Elizabeth Hargrave and artists Ana Maria Martinez Jaramillo, Natalia Rojas and Beth Sobel, Wingspan is a bird-themed, medium-weight, engine-building game. Wingspan is a competitive, medium-weight, card-driven, engine-building board game from Stonemaier Games. The official announcement and pre-orders will be available on...

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