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

Kickstarter Preview: Run, Bug, Run!

This week we preview a new game from 2 Tomatoes Games, Run, Bug, Run!  If you like what you see, head over to their Kickstarter page and show your support.

Friday, March 4, 2016

New Star Wars: Imperial Assault Expansion

Fantasy Flight Announces The Bespin Gambit Expansion for Star Wars: Imperial Assault

Fantasy Flight has announced The Bespin Gambit, a new expansion to the popular Star Wars: Imperial Assault.  According to the publisher, "In The Bespin Gambit, you’ll find a wealth of new content to take your campaigns and skirmishes into the ritzy hotels and industrial underworks of Cloud City. Iconic characters like Bossk and Lando Calrissian join the game for the first time, gorgeous new map tiles portray some of the most memorable Cloud City locations, while new companions and a new condition change the flow every game. With two new Rebel heroes, one new Imperial class, new items, a new mini-campaign, and a new focus on your Spy characters, The Bespin Gambit offers an indispensable bonus to every Imperial Assault player."

The Bespin Gambit will be available at your local game shop during the second quarter of 2016.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Two New Games from IDW Publishing

IDW Publishing Announces Two New Games

First up is Awesome Kingdom: Mines & Labyrinths, a lightweight, fast and funny dungeon-crawling card game in which players compete to be the most awesome hero after three days of adventuring.  Designed for 2-4 players by Kevin Wilson (the man behind the recent runaway Kickstarter success Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past), Awesome Kingdom: Mines & Labyrinths will be available May 20, 2016.  This is a standalone expansion to the previously released Awesome Kingdom: The Tower of Hateskull.

Next up is Back to the Future: OUTATIME, a dice rolling, press-your-luck game where the goal is to be the first to gain the 1.21 gigawatts needed to power your DeLorean!  The game is designed by Daryl Andrews, and is made for 2-6 players.  It will be available May 27, 2016.

Source: ACD Newsline

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

New Board Games on Kickstarter - March 2, 2016

New and Noteworthy Games on Kickstarter

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Below are some new and noteworthy games on Kickstarter.  Check them out, and, if they tickle your fancy, give some money to help make these designer's dreams a reality:

  • Lil' Cthulhu - A card game for 2-5 players where you, Cultists of Cthulhu, backstab each other to appease Lil' Cthulhu before going insane first. 
  • Flag Dash - Plan actions secretly, outwit your opponents, and capture the flag in this 30-minute board game for 2-4 players. 
  • Run, Bug, Run! - Pits the fastest & smartest bugs of the forest in an exciting race to be the 1st to cross the finish line! 
  • Honey Wars - Victory never tasted so sweet! An easy-to-learn card game for 2-4 people. Defend your hives, harvest honey and WIN THE WAR! 
  • Heir to the Pharaoh - A cunning game of cats, dogs and quarreling gods in the sands of ancient Egypt. Designed by Alf Seegert with art by Brian Kohrman, it is for 2 players only and lasts 45 minutes to an hour. 
  • Hyperspace Smuggler - Explore the vastness of space, jump to Hyperspace, and do battle with your fellow players in this immersive, tile-laying strategy game. 

Source: Kickstarter

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Board Game Night at Barnes & Noble

Thursdays are Game Night at Barnes & Noble

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Thursdays in March are Board Game Night at select Barnes & Noble locations.  Below is the schedule, along with the bonuses that will be handed out to those who attend:

  • March 3, 2016 - King of Tokyo (attendees will receive a promo pack including 11 Power Card)
  • March 10, 2016 - Sheriff of Nottingham (attendees will receive a promo pack of 6 Contraband Cards)
  • March 17, 2016 - Splendor (attendees will receive a Splendor play mat)
  • March 24, 2016 - Codenames
  • March 31, 2016 - Lanterns: The Harvest Festival (attendees will receive a pack of 4 promotional tiles)

Games start at 7:00 p.m. local time.  Check here to see if your local store is participating.

Source: indie cardboard

Monday, February 29, 2016