Friday, March 11, 2016

Japanime Games Announces English Version of Naruto Shippuden: The Board Game

English Version of Naruto Shippuden: The Board Game Coming Spring 2016

Do you like Naruto?  Do you also like board games?  If you answered "yes" to both of these questions, then you have reason to rejoice:  Japanime Games and Yoka Games are teaming up to bring Naruto Shippuden: The Board Game to the English market.  

From the publisher, "Naruto Shippuden: The Board Game is a cooperative game based around the travels of Naruto and his friends. It features high-quality art, 3 levels of play and high-quality components."  

Players take on the roles of Naruto, Sakura, Kakashi, Rock Lee, Sai and Shikamaru from the Hidden Leaf Village.  Together, they are tasked with stopping the Akatsuki from extracting the tailed beasts from the Jinchuriki and using them to power their ultimate weapon: The Gedô Mazô.  Made for 2-5 players, look for Naruto Shippuden: The Board Game in your local game shop this Spring.

Source:  Japanime Games, BGG

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Dead of Winter: The Long Night Launches Summer 2016

Plaid Hat Games Announces Release Window for Dead of Winter: The Long Night

Plaid Hat Games will be releasing Dead of Winter: The Long Night, a standalone expansion to the original Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game, during Summer 2016. Dead of Winter is a cooperative psychological survival game where players must work together toward one common victory condition.  However, in a twist on the traditional formula, each player must also complete a secret objective that is personal to their character.  This objective could be benign, or it could put the entire mission at risk.  Players that purchase The Long Night will experience a new colony full of new survivors and some new gameplay elements.

Designed for 2-5 players, and with a suggested retail price of $59.99, look for Dead of Winter: The Long Night at your local game store this summer.

Source: ACD, Plaid Hat Games

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

New Board Games on Kickstarter - March 9, 2016

New and Noteworthy Games on Kickstarter

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Another week, another batch of new board and card games on Kickstarter. As usual, if you like what you see, click on the links and pledge some money.
  • Tau Ceti: Planetary CrisisA 1-4 player sci-fi board game. Harness your alien abilities, adapt to a collapsing economy, and lead your civilization to Enlightenment!
  • DETHRONED - A card game fusing Real-Time combat with the Hidden-Role genre. Simple enough for parties but deep enough for veteran gamers.
  • Killer Snails: Assassins of the Sea - A fast-paced strategic deck-building card game featuring deadly snails and developed with the American Museum of Natural History.  You play a scientist on a mission to discover new deadly venom peptide combinations or cabals.  You must build a team of venomous marine snails, feed them prey, and collect the deadly peptides cabals you need.
  • Retreat to Dartmoor! - 2-4 players assume the roles of dark overlords of the realm, each commanding an identical deck of minions. Your goal: to successfully evade the legendary heroes and take refuge in the various locations of Darkmoor. Each minion that manages to escape will count toward control of a location, but beware of your so-called collaborators, as each overlord also scores points for eliminating rival minions!
Source: Kickstarter

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Greedy, Greedy Goblins Coming to Stores March 28, 2016

AEG Launching Greedy, Greedy Goblins at the End of March

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Alderac Entertainment Group is bringing Richard Garfield's Greedy, Greedy Goblins to stores March 28, 2016.  A strategic, tile placement bluffing game, Greedy, Greedy Goblins sees players taking on the roles of rival goblin clans attempting to mine the most gems and gold without blowing themselves up.  Play occurs simultaneously, with players drawing mining tiles from the pool and placing them face down in their caves.  The round ends when either (1) all goblins pawns have been placed or (2) all of the mining tiles have been drawn.


Designed for 2-4 players, Greedy, Greedy Goblins has a suggested retail price of $39.99, and should be available in your local game store at the end of the month.  For more information, click here.

Source:  AEG

Monday, March 7, 2016

New Villain and Ally Packs Coming to Star Wars: Imperial Assault

Fantasy Flight Announces Four New Ally and Villain Packs for Imperial Assault

The releases for Fantasy Flight's Star Wars: Imperial Assault keep on coming.  Following up on last weeks announcement of a new expansion, The Bespin Gambit, Fantasy Flight has now announced the impending release of four new ally and villain packs.  The allies only get one new addition this time around with the introduction of Lando Calrissian.  The villains, however, get three new packs:  Bossk, Agent Blaise, and the ISB Infiltrators.  These additions will go great with the new Cloud City expansion, especially Lando.  


From the publisher, "Each expansion offers detailed, sculpted plastic figures to replace the tokens included in The Bespin Gambit, and they also expand your games with new Agenda cards, Deployment cards, Command cards, and missions for campaigns and skirmishes."  Like The Bespin Gambit expansion, these new character packs will be available at your local game store during the second quarter of 2016.  

Source:  Fantasy Flight