Fantasy Flight Games Previews Campaign Mode in Masks of Nyarlathotep

If it’s not one thing, it’s another. Just as soon as you’ve defeated one cult, another seems to pop up. One ancient terror from beyond is thwarted, another jumps in to take its place. But, if we don’t want all our brains to melt from insanity, you’ve gotta keep doing your job as Investigators. In the Masks of Nyarlathotep expansion for Eldritch Horror, Fantasy Flight introduces a new Campaign Mode for the game. Can you make it through 6 missions in a row?
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Workhouse Games Posts New Awful Orphanage Teaser

The folks over at Workhouse Games have posted up a new preview of their upcoming board game, Awful Orphanage. In the game, players will take on the role of an orphan, trying to escape the nightmarish realm of Ms. Pendergast’s Home for Wayward Children. You can get a good look at what you’ll be expecting in this new video.
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Sweetheart Candy Available this Month From Soda Pop Miniatures

Love is in the air. People are sending sweet nothings to one-another. And, in the material world, sweet things are being sent to one-another as well. Soda Pop Miniatures is adding another sweet thing in the form of Sweetheart Candy. This limited-edition model for Super Dungeon Explore is available this month only from Soda’s webshop.
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Laruna: Age of Kingdoms Up On Kickstarter

For those that have played Dreamscape: Laruna, you’re in for a treat. Laruna: Age of Kingdom brings that setting to you in an entirely new format with a 4-X miniatures board game. Or, perhaps you’ve never played the RPG, then this game can be a new entry-point into an entirely new game universe. Either way, you’re welcome to jump in on the Kickstarter for the game that’s running now.
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Review Roundup

Woo! Saturday!
And I’m finally mostly over being sick. You never realize just how much you are thankful that you can breathe through your nose or take a couple breaths without coughing until that’s exactly the opposite of how you’re doing. Ah well. While I groove along to The Guess Who (because why not?), let’s get you some gaming reviews.

This week, we’ve got: 51st State Master Set, Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past, Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle: The Monster Box of Monsters, Arkon, Pockety Odyssey, Noises at Night, Siege Storm, Rambo: the Board Game, Hardback, Voodoo, Palette Swap, Vast: The Crystal Caverns, Pryamids, Kingsburg (2nd Edition), Crossfire, Through the Desert (Euro Classics Edition), Nemesis, Bad Squiddo Games Onna-bugeisha, and Test of Honour: Ninjas of Iga Warband.

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Devil Pig Giving Away 3 Heroes of Black Reach Packs

Who doesn’t like getting free stuff? Nobody, that’s who!
Devil Pig Games is looking to give away 3 copies of their Heroes of Black Reach set for Drop Zone. If you’d like to get your hands on it, just head over to their Facebook page and put your name in the hat.
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Stuffed Fables Now Available

Stuffed Fables is now available.
That could just be the whole crux of the story, and that’d be fine. But Plaid Hat Games went one further. They’ve also posted up a video on their site about the psychology of playing board games, and they got a real professor of psychology to talk about it with.
But yeah, you can get your copy of the game now.
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New Season of Pandemic Survival Is On

I’m just getting over a cold. Another coworker and her kid just found out they have strep. It’s not a good time. Viruses and bacteria are spreading all over. What we need is a group of public health officials to come in and clean this place up. As you all know, that’s your job in Pandemic. But what group is the best at curtailing these health hazards? That’s what the Pandemic Survival Series is all about. The new season just got underway and you can join in. Your own bleach wipes are not required, but recommended.
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The Europa Incident Board Game Up On Kickstarter

The asteroid belt. That area of our solar system that never could quite pull itself together into a planet. The gravitational forces were never quite right. However, the loss of a planet is the gain of various corporations. Various groups are looking to mine those huge space rocks for the valuable minerals therein. That’s what you’ll be looking to do in The Europa Incident, a new board game from Fucina Logica Games that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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Blue Orange Previews 2018 Releases

As the first month of the year comes to a close, it’s good to look forward to what the rest of the year will be like. How many of your resolutions have you managed to keep? Blue Orange is looking to make 2018 a great one, and they’ve resolved to have a bunch of game releases. But what sorts of things will there be? Glad you asked! Because they’re here to show their plans.
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Voodoo Games Running Isles of Terror Board Game Kickstarter

When the Conquistadores made their way into the islands of the Caribbean and around South and Central America, there were plenty of dangers among the palm trees. The Natives certainly weren’t always interested in having their riches plundered. There were storms that could wipe out entire islands. Then, of course, there were the ancient gods. Facing all these trials is what you’ll be doing in Isles of Terror, a new board game from Voodoo Games that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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Way of the Fighter Available For Pre-Order

I’ve got friends who have been showing off that they’ve been getting their Kickstarter editions of Way of the Fighter. They’re excited about the old-school fighting game feel right on their tabletop. Well, for those that weren’t part of the Kickstarter campaign, their wait is almost over, too. Soda Pop is celebrating Valentine’s Day with the game’s release (that’s Feb. 14th, just in case you didn’t know). But you can put your name down on the list to get your copy now, as they’ve started taking pre-orders.
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Fantasy Flight Previews the Dark Cults and Investigators from Masks of Nyarlathotep

As we all well know, even with all the evil out in the world today, it pales in comparison to the truest of evils… Ancient Egypt! *Imperial March plays*
Cultists, praying to a forgotten god, are trying to cause all sorts of havoc. It’s up to you, the investigators, to come up with an answer and stop them. Being an investigator, knowledge is your greatest weapon. Best to get some intel on these cultists, plus the other investigators you’ll be working with. Good thing that’s just what we’ve got here for the Masks of Nyarlathotep expansion pack for Eldritch Horror.
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Tiny Shark Interactive Announces SpacebabiesNRobots

Well, I have to say, I’m always intrigued when I come across a game that has a theme that’s different from most. I think it’s safe to say that that’s what we’ve got here from Tiny Shark Interactive. Their first board game is called SpacebabiesNRobots (or perhaps SpaceBabies N Robots… It’s one way in their press release, another on their website). The premise is simple, get your robots (that are carrying babies) to the escape pods in time.
The game will be coming to Kickstarter next month.
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Wyrd Previews Rooster Rider for Bayou Bash

It’s Monday. And while that may not mean it’s the greatest day of the week, it does mean that Wyrd has a new preview to show off. They continue along their looks into the upcoming Bayou Bash board game with a preview of the Rooster Rider.
… I might just stop by Publix for some chicken on the way home…
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Review Roundup

Hello, Saturday. How are you? I’m alright. Still a little sick. Bit of a lingering cough, but I’m working through it. So no gaming will be had by me today (I’m actually just contemplating a nap). But I hope that your Saturday is a bit more exciting than what I’ve got going on.
At the very least, though, before I take another shot of medicine and go lay down, I gotta make sure you get those reviews you so desperately desire.

This week we have: Museum Heist, Race for the Galaxy iOS Expansions, Battle for Rokugan, Yogi, The Pursuit of Happiness: Community Expansion, Bubblee Pop, XCOM: Evolution Expansion, Dicetopia, Hot Shots, NewSpeak, Dragonfire, Codenames: Duet, Outpost Siberia, and Mage Wars Academy Warlord and Forcemaster Expansions.

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UBOOT Board Game Up On Kickstarter

Under the sea.
Under the sea.
There’s lots of dangers for a submarine crew when you’re deep under the sea.
I know, not the lyrics you were thinking when you first started reading this post. But being deep underwater in the cramped confines of a submarine is where you find yourself in Phalanx’s UBOOT board game, which has officially launched its Kickstarter campaign.
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The Pit Board Game Up On Kickstarter

Aliens. They’re almost never up to any good. And on Arbuda IV, that’s certainly the case. For there lies The Pit. It’s an alien laboratory that’s conducting all manner of crazy experiments. It’s up to you, the team of Solforce, to go to Arduba IV and destroy The Pit and take out its nefarious scientists once and for all. At least, that’s what you’ll be doing in The Pit, a new sci-fi board game that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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The Scarlet Pimpernel: Signature Edition Up On Kickstarter

I dunno. Me being me, all I can think of is “The Scarlet p-p-Pumpernickel.” Because I watched a lot of cartoons growing up. Of course, that character was based on the Scarlet Pimpernel, of which you can now bring that swashbuckling action to your tabletop in Eagle-Gryphon Game’s, The Scarlet Pimpernel: Signature Edition, which is up on Kickstarter now.
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Normandy: the Beginning of the End Tactical War Game Up On Kickstarter

The storming of the beaches at Normandy. It’s arguably one of the most important days in world history. Certainly, the entire outcome of WWII could be in question if that invasion hadn’t gone the way it did. As such, every aspect of it has been picked over time and again, both by experts and those that are amateur historians. Gamers also love to pour over every detail, looking at “what if” scenarios. You can do that sort of thing with Normandy: The Beginning of the End, a new tactical war game that’s part of the War Storm Series of games. It’s up on Kickstarter now.
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Everything Epic Games Launches Rambo: The Board Game Kickstarter

He was just a down-on-his-luck Vietnam veteran, trying to make his way across the country. At least, that’s how it started. By the end, he was out there, gunning down anything and everything. He’s John Rambo, and you’ve seen him in the movies, now you’ll be able to see him on your tabletop. Everything Epic Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring you Rambo: The Board Game.
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Night of Man: Alone Against the Aliens Now Available As PDF

It’s always good when companies listen to their consumers. Feedback from the people is a great way to know exactly what they want. Well, Flying Pig Games has heard you. They’ve made it so you can get their Night of Man: Alone Against the Aliens as a downloadable pdf file. You can get your copy now.
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Everdell Board Game Up On Kickstarter

The valley of Everdell is a magical utopia, nestled underneath the branches of huge trees, the creatures living there are in harmony. But the current town is getting a bit cramped and it’s time to expand. In Everdell, players take on the role of leaders in the community looking to found and expand their own areas of the city. But who will attract the greatest amount of citizens and create the best new area to live in? You only have a year to decide. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
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New Tribe Added to HATE Kickstarter

In the post-apocalyptic world of HATE, certain things that were once familiar have been twisted and deformed. The very plants that sustained the majority of life on the land became unrecognizable, with tendrils and grasping vines looking to hunt out prey. The result is the Sarrassa, a grotesque tribe that hovers between live and death. This new tribe has been added to the Kickstarter campaign as an add-on.
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Nemesis Sci-Fi Board Game Up On Kickstarter

Do you know what nemesis means? A righteous infliction of retribution manifested by an appropriate agent, personified in this case by a ‘orrible bear, me.
Or, in this particular instance, Nemesis means a new semi-cooperative sci-fi board game that’s tearing up the funding over on Kickstarter. Take on the role of a crew member looking to survive horrific aliens while also trying to complete your own, secret goal that may not jive with what your other crew members are trying to do.
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Wyrd Previews Waldgeist Rider For Bayou Bash

Born on the bayou!
Born on the baaaaaaaaaaaayouuuuuuuuu!
Born on the bayou!
Yeah, I’m going to be thinking of CCR whenever Wyrd brings out another preview for Bayou Bash, their upcoming racing board game. I’m 100% ok with this, mind you. This week’s preview is a look at the Waldgeist Rider.
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Review Roundup

Saturdaaaaaaaaaaaay!
Woo!
I mean, who really doesn’t love Saturdays, in general? Sure, there’s not always the best Saturdays, but overall, it’s probably the greatest day of the week. At least, in my opinion.
While we’re on the subject of opinions, it’s time to get into this week’s reviews.

Today we have: Import/Export, Dream Catchers, Gaia Project, Schrodinger’s Cats, Indulgence, Smile, and Shop ‘N Time.

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Way of the Fighter Coming February 14th

Happy Valentine’s Day! *punch in the mouth* *spinning roundhouse kick* *sweep the leg*
Ok, so you’re not generally supposed to fight on Valentine’s Day, but if you’re picking up Way of the Fighter when it’s released, then it’d be a good way to spend a romantic evening (at least, I think so, and if you’re a lady who agrees, call me 😀 😉 … I think I just figured out why I’m single… Wow, this got dark. Let’s get back to talking about the game). Anyway, Way of the Fighter brings the action and excitement of old-school fighting video games right to your tabletop.
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Tiny Epic Zombies Up On Kickstarter

Gamelyn Games is adding a new game to their Tiny Epic line. In this case, it’s the walking dead. Zombies are swarming through Echo Ridge Mall in Tiny Epic Zombies. You’re one of the last survivors, but will you continue to be a survivor, or will you simply be lunch? That’s up to you to decide. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
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Lancelot Now Available from WizKids

The court at Camelot wasn’t all singing and dancing, there were a lot of things going on behind the scenes. Lancelot and Guinevere were having this sort of thing going on. All of the knights were looking to perform daring deeds to earn valor and honor. And that’s what you’ll be doing in Lancelot, now available from WizKids.
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Awful Orphanage Coming to Kickstarter This March

Becoming an orphan is already tragic enough. But then, to get put into Ms. Pendergast’s Home for Wayward Children, it’s just that much worse. You’ve gotta get out of there, any way you can. That’s just what you’ll be doing in Awful Orphanage, a new board game coming to Kickstarter this March.
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Z-Man Games Previews Tea & Trade Expansion For Fields of Arle

There are areas of the world that, despite being part of a larger country, are sort of their own, little world. Cut-off from many other people, these regions create their own traditions and ways of life. Such is the case with East Frisia. Nestled along the coast of Germany, these flax farmers sort of just did their own thing. You get to play one of these farmers in Fields of Arle, of which, the new Tea & Trade expansion is coming. It brings the option of a 3rd player, but that’s not all. What else is there? That’s what Z-Man is showing off in this preview.
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New Dalek Set Announced From Warlord Games

The Daleks are arguably the most iconic villains from all of the Doctor Who series. And while most of us remember the standard gold Daleks with their laser and plunger, there were actually many different types that made appearances throughout the run of the show. In the Maximum Extermination set for Exterminate!, you get two new types, as well as the Genesis Ark ship.
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The Return of Khan Set For Star Trek: Frontiers Now Available

KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!!!
Ok, you know that the story had to start with that. There’s no other proper way.
Yes, one of the most iconic villains in all of Star Trek lore is making another appearance on your tabletops. This time, it’s in the Return of Khan expansion set for Star Trek: Frontiers from WizKids. If you feel you’re up to this tactical geniuses level, grab your ships and hit the skies.
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Destiny Aurora Sci-Fi Board Game Up On Kickstarter

Many Kickstarter campaigns are for games based on another property. But you usually just get the game. Well, the Destiny Aurora Kickstarter isn’t just for the Renegades board game. It’s also looking to fund a comic and novel for the setting. So you can get yourself a new game, a comic to check out, and book to read in your spare time. It’s kind of an all-in-one shop for the setting.
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