Thursday, March 10, 2016

Asmodee Announces A New Series - Storyline: Fairy Tales

Asmodee is coming out with a new series of games for story tellers - Storyline. The first game in this series is Fairy Tales and it will let you craft your own fairy tale from beginning to end, starting with the most famous of phrases - "Once upon a time.....". A blurb from Asmodee states:
Fairy Tales, the debut game of the Storyline series, invites you to craft your own original fairy tales beginning with that remarkable phrase, “Once upon a time.” In this fanciful card game, three to eight players craft a story together with each player contributing characters, places, objects, and events to the narrative.
This looks great! A group gets together, hands out some cards, and starts telling stories from their imagination using the cards as guidelines. Everyone gets a chance to play, too. Wait a minute! We've seen this before, haven't we? Oh, yeah! Once Upon A Time from Atlas games. A great game but it's more about stealing the story away from other players and winning by completing the end of the story card. Storyline: Fairy Tales is more of a family friendly version, based on the announcement, and has a bit more interaction.

This looks really good and hopefully we get more information over the next few months. It's still in development but the MSRP is showing as $19.95 USD so that's a plus. Be sure to check out the announcement for a bit more information and card images.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Z-Man Games Posts A Teaser For Beyond Baker Street (Updated)

Z-Man Games posted a nice little teaser on their Facebook page today. The game is titled Beyond Baker Street so I'm sure that this will involve Sherlock Holmes in some way. Very excited to see more information on this title. They promise more details soon so we'll be keeping an eye on this.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Two Expansion Packs for Munchkin: Marvel Edition Announced

USAopoly made a huge announcement on February 14th - two expansion packs for Munchkin: Marvel Edition! The base game hasn't even been released yet (April 2016) and they already are geared up to expand. Munchkin Marvel 2: Mystic Mayhem will be released in August of 2016 while Munchkin Marvel 3: Cosmic Chaos will be released in October of 2016. This is great news for Munchkin fans everywhere. Here's a look at each expansion.

Munchkin Marvel 2: Mystic Mayhem

Journey into Mystery! Join up with Doctor Strange and The Defenders as you fight villains like the evil Baron Mordo and the Dread Dormammu. All new Doors and Treasures as well as 12 oversized Dungeon cards introduce powerful new threats and Allies and add a new level of mayhem and madness to MUNCHKIN®: Marvel Edition.
Ages 10+ | 3-6 Players | Available August 2016
Includes: 90 Door and Treasure cards, 12 Oversized Dungeon Cards, Instructions
Munchkin Marvel 3: Cosmic Chaos

This cosmic-themed expansion to the Marvel Edition of Munchkin allows players to team up with Star-Lord and The Guardians of the Galaxy and take down some of the heaviest hitters in the Marvel Universe, including The Beyonder and Thanos. New Portals transport players to far-flung Dungeon locales like Xandar and Knowhere. This pack contains 90 new Door and Treasure cards as well as 12 new Dungeon cards that players can add to MUNCHKIN®: Marvel Edition for out-of-this-world adventure.
Ages 10+ | 3-6 Players | Available October 2016
Includes: 90 Door and Treasure cards, 12 Oversized Dungeon Cards, Instructions

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Slugfest Games Announces The Red Dragon Inn: Battle for Greyport

Slugfest Games announced The Red Dragon Inn: Battle for Greyport a few weeks ago and it's now live on Kickstarter. This is a new edition to The Red Dragon Inn series and looks really good. Battle for Greyport is a cooperative deck building game about life after the dungeon delves. Here is a bit of info from Slugfest:
The Red Dragon Inn: Battle for Greyport is a cooperative deckbuilding game that takes place in The Red Dragon Inn universe. You’ll play as one of the adventurers from our wildly successful tavern brawling game as you race through the city to save its various landmarks from monster attack. As you fight, you’ll recruit citizens to join your militia, and arm them with powerful items you scavenge for at each location. Each encounter brings you to a new location in the city, and closer to the final battle. Will you and your friends save the day (yet again) or will the city burn?
Slugfest has also released a guide on how to play Battle for Greyport on their site and it gives quite a bit of information. It's worth a look and back. The base backing price of $40 is in line with all the other titles in The Red Dragon Inn series plus you'll get all those wonderful stretch goals and Kickstarter exclusives for backing so it's a win for everyone.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Z-Man Games Announces Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu

Z-Man Games and Chuck D. Yager have announced Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu. The popular cooperative game is having a Lovecraft twist put on it but it's not quite a re-skin. While the game play will be similar to Pandemic, the Reign of Cthulhu edition will bring the popular Cthulhu theme to its doors - insanity and investigators included. The obligatory Cthulhu edition of a game is now here for Pandemic, let's just hope it plays well. The cards and components look good in the images and the board looks great. Check out the image slideshow and trailer below.

Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu Slideshow

        Pandemic - Reign of Cthulhu (Teaser)

Friday, February 12, 2016

A Sneak Peak at Deadpool in Munchkin Marvel Edition

Steve Jackson Games gave us a sneak peak at a few of the Deadpool cards from the upcoming Munchkin Marvel Edition game from USAopoly. This, of course, in honor of the movie being released this weekend. The art looks good and the font seems to be in line with what we've seen from previous comic book editions of games. I like that Deadpool can be "purchased" and used as an enhancer later on. What do you think of the released image?


Rio Grande Games 2016 Lineup

Rio Grande Games has announced their 2016 line-up and it includes an expansion to the popular Dominion series. BoardGameGeek released the news that Dominion: Empires and nine other titles will be released throughout 2016, Q1 will see For Crown & Kingdom, Tin Goose, and Alan's Adventureland. Q2/Q3 will see TiffinEpoch: Early Inventors and the distribution of GIPF and YINSH. Oktoberfest and Santa's Workshop are scheduled for a Q4 release. Dominion: Empires does have an official release date of May 18, 2016, so that will also fall under Q2.


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