Monday, December 28, 2015

Munchkin Loot Letter - The Review


AEG's Love Letter has been a popular game for the past few years but there are a lot of themed versions that are being released now. These themed versions include Love Letter: Batman, Love Letter: The Hobbit, and the one we’ll be looking at today - Munchkin Loot Letter. This version was developed by Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG) and Steve Jackson Games and the artist is John Kovalic from Munchkin fame. The game was also published in 2014. It plays with 2-4 people and takes approximately 20 minutes to play. While the theme is different, it plays exactly the same as Love Letter. It just adds a thematic flair that fans of Munchkin will absolutely love. It even comes with a special Munchkin card you can add to your Munchkin game. Let's take a look at - Munchkin Loot Letter.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Bill & Ted's Excellent Boardgame Coming Soon from Steve Jackson Games


Steve Jackson Games announced a new game on November 23rd - Bill & Ted's Excellent Boardgame! The game will include 60 cards, 36 tokens, one game board, and a rulesheet. It's priced at $19.95 SRP but there's no release date yet. Steve Jackson Games only lists it as In Production. There's not a lot of information on the game yet but the Press Release does give us an idea of the game play. It looks as if it will follow the movie closely with you having to pass an oral history exam and gathering persons of historical significance so you can create the most excellent future everyone is looking forward to. The official Press Release is listed after the break.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Three New Expansions Coming for Munchkin, Chez Geek from Steve Jackson Games

Steve Jackson Games has announced a few new expansions to their Munchkin and Chez Geek line - Munchkin 6.5: Terrible Tombs, Munchkin Puppies, and Chez Geek: Spring Break. All three expansions are scheduled to be released in April of 2016 and, hopefully, we'll see some more information and images of these soon.

Munchkin 6.5: Terrible Tombs


This is an add on to the expansion Munchkin 6: Demented Dungeons which incorporates portal travel to different dungeons and adds a whole new element to Munchkin. Munchkin 6.5: Terrible Tombs adds more of these but they will be tomb themed instead of dungeon themed. Munchkin 6: Demented Dungeons is not required to play with but it would be neat to add both expansions to the game. Munchkin 6.5: Terrible Tombs  will add 20 tombs and 16 portals.

Munchkin Puppies


Munchkin Puppies is the opposite of the recently released Munchkin Kittens pack - but only in species. Munchkin Puppies is perfect for the dog lovers in the family much as Munchkin Kittens is perfect for the feline lovers. Adding both together in a game should make for interesting play, too. The pack will include 30 new cards.

Chez Geek: Spring Break


The Chez Geek: Spring Break expansion will add 40 additional cards and 16 over-sized event cards to enhance Chez Geek and change the rules. Everything a slacker needs to have fun during their college spring break.

Tyrants of the Underdark: A New Dungeons & Dragons Board Game is Coming!


Gale Force Nine (GF9) has announced that they are releasing a new Dungeons & Dragons board game in the Spring of 2016. Tyrants of the Underdark is set in the Forgotten Realms and will be playable with 2-4 players in about 60 minutes. Tyrants of the Underdark is being designed by the same team that brought us Lords of Waterdeep so this will be an exciting addition to the D&D universe. The GFN Press Release also states:
Designed by Peter Lee and Rodney Thompson, Tyrants of the Underdark is a competitive board game in which you play as a drow house recruiting monsters, cultists and demons to aid you in controlling locations such as Menzoberranzan and Blingdenstone. Using power and influence as resources, Tyrants of the Underdark features multiple strategies you can use in crafting your deck of minions. Be the spymaster infiltrating your enemy's strongholds or the deadly war-leader concentrating on assassinating enemy troops. No matter how you decide to play, whoever controls most of the Underdark at the end of the game wins, unless there's some hidden strategy in play.
There are also some images of sample cards, miniatures, a market deck, and a house card from ICv2 that look really cool.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Holiday Fluxx - A Review


The Beginning

Holiday Fluxx is a card game designed by Andrew Looney, art by Ali Douglass, and published by Looney Labs in 2014. This is good to play with 2-5 players with the average playing time being around 20 minutes. Holiday Fluxx is a thematic version of the original Fluxx game and celebrates Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. It also follows the same rules of the Fluxx universe, which are ever changing of course. Let's take a look at Holiday Fluxx

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Munchkin Marvel Edition is Coming Soon!


It was just announced this afternoon that USAopoly will be releasing Munchkin Marvel Edition in April of 2016. This is the third release from USAopoly in the Munchkin universe following on the success of Munchkin Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. Munchkin fans will now have the ultimate set to play with.
USAopoly is excited to announce MUNCHKIN: Marvel Edition, an all-new Munchkin game that fuses the classic card game fun of monster-slaying and role-playing with the most iconic characters from the Marvel universe. Created under license from Steve Jackson Games and in conjunction with Marvel, MUNCHKIN: Marvel Edition comes complete with new monsters (villains), allies (heroes) and custom S.H.I.E.L.D. Identification Cards, and is the perfect gift for Munchkin fans who are ready for an epic Marvel battle!
Want to be the first to own a piece of MUNCHKIN: Marvel Edition? Join USAopoly (booth #912) and Steve Jackson Games (booth #203 & #302) at Board Game Geek Con in Dallas TX, from November 18th-21st.  Stop by either booth to pick up a MUNCHKIN: Marvel Edition bookmark, which works as a card during gameplay and gives players a favorable twist. We can’t wait to see you there!
MUNCHKIN® Marvel Edition Features:
  • 6 oversized S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Role Cards
  • 168 Cards (including Door Cards and Treasure Cards)
  • 6 Level Trackers
  • Custom Die
  • Game Rules
MUNCHKIN® Marvel Edition will be available April 2016 at game & toy stores and specialty retailers in the United States and Canada. 
Source: USAopoly

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