IDW Games Previews Hey Arnold Characters From Nickelodeon Splat Attack

Like Invader Zim, Hey Arnold was a show that I just missed watching, as it came on right after I stopped watching Nickelodeon. However, also like Zim, I know that it’s a rather beloved show by many with a following still to this day. So I know many of you will be excited to know that characters from the show will be included in IDW’s Nickelodeon Splat Attack game coming to Kickstarter in a couple weeks.
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Kickstarter Launch Date Announced For Anno Domini 1666

Preparation beats expiration, in any form. So having all your ducks in a row and a plan for what’s coming up is important. If you’re wanting to get in on the upcoming game Anno Domini 1666, that plan includes knowing when the campaign launches on Kickstarter. Well, that will be May 15th. So you’ve got just a couple weeks left to wait.
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IDW Previews Invader Zim Characters For Nickelodeon Splat Attack

Confession: I’ve never seen Invader Zim. I certainly know of it, but I’ve never watched an episode, myself. I’ve heard it’s good, though, and certainly many of my friends list it as one of their favorites. I do love the character design, so even though I don’t have the nostalgia for the show as some do, I do love the look of these minis that IDW Games is previewing for Nickelodeon Splat Attack.
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Renegade Game Studios Announces New Edition of Arboretum

Despite being a tried and true flatlander (being from the midwest as I am), I do love trees and forests. They’re just so big and majestic. So, having a game where you’re looking to cultivate your trees is certainly appealing. And Arboretum is one that has gotten plenty of praise since it initially came out. But that doesn’t mean that it couldn’t be improved, so thought Renegade Game Studios. They’re coming out with a new edition that’s got new artwork and updated symbols to help make sure everyone can play, including the color-blind.
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April Releases Available From CMON

This is a pretty big release month for CMON. They’ve got two core games and two expansions, split up between some of their more popular games. There’s the latest version of Zombicide in the form of Green Horde. There’s also the Rise of Moloch core box. The expansions are for Lorenzo il Magnifico, as well as Bloodborne: The Card Game.
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Modiphius Releases Ravage: Dungeons of Plunder Board Game

Most of the time, when I’m posting about Modiphius, it’s about a new RPG book coming out. However, this is a bit different. Did you know that they make board games, too? Well, if not before, you know now. They have released Ravage: Dungeons of Plunder, a new fantasy dungeon-crawl board game that has competitive, cooperative, and solo modes of play.
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Review Roundup

International Tabletop Day. It’s like our true gaming holiday. I’ll be spending it playing D&D with friends (even doing a live stream and then uploading the video later, because that seems like a good idea at the time). I hope you also have something planned out for your day. I know I plan on getting you some game reviews.

This week we have: Pocket Ops, Envyra, Mysthea, Iquazu, Time Barons, Byzanz, Wonderland: Vast: Fearsome Foes Expansion, Pulsar 2849, and Zoo Ball.

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Fighter Pack: Brahm vs Cobalt Available To Pre-Order For Way of the Fighter

Way of the Fighter brings old-school fighting video games to your tabletop. And one thing about those games is that they usually had quite an array of fighters, of all different looks and fighting styles. Well, Way of the Fighter looks to be no different. They’ve got another Fighter Pack available for pre-order. This time around, you can pick up Brahm and Cobalt.
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Miskatonic University: The Restricted Collection Board Game Up On Kickstarter

Miskatonic University’s contains a lot of strange and esoteric works. There’s also a lot of rather dangerous pieces in the collection, usually hidden away and not read specifically because of the possible horrors they might unleash. However, it’s into the Restricted Collection you must go in order to find the information needed to save the world. That’s just what you’ll be doing in Miskatonic University: The Restricted Collection, a new board game from Reiner Knizia and Greg Stafford. The game’s up on Kickstarter now.
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Mantic Launches Hellboy: The Board Game Kickstarter

There’s a lot of strange stuff going on in the world that people just barely have any clue about. Weird monsters, strange gods, nefarious plots and plans of all types. When regular humans aren’t quite enough to fight back against these menaces, it’s time to send in the BPRD, and its most famous employee: Hellboy.
That’s what you’ll be doing in Hellboy: The Board Game, a new cooperative miniatures board game coming from Mantic Games. It’s up on Kickstarter now.
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Exploriana Board Game Up On Kickstarter

It’s the age of exploration as ships head out all over the world, filled with intrepid explorers, looking to add to the ever-growing knowledge of the Earth. But there’s all sorts of dangers out there, along with the excitement. It’s best to not just go charging off into the brush. But exploring is in your blood, and you just know that the next great discovery is going to be yours. That’s the story behind Exploriana, a new board game that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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Z-Man Games Previews the Terrain in Fey

The druids are headed to the magical forest in order to perform their ceremonies and rituals. But not everything in the forest as it seems (it is a magical forest, after all) and some spots are better for a ceremony than others. The druids will want to stick to the more blessed areas, and leave the cursed ones far behind. But trying to figure out which is which and successfully navigating through can be tricky. Good thing we get this preview here for Fey from Z-Man Games.
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Review Roundup

Saturdaaaaaay! It’s the best day of the week (in my opinion). What cannot be accomplished with a day like today? Well, I know what can, going to do some gaming. I put together some Guild Ball minis for my friend last night. Today I’ll go hang out and play some board games up at the library. But before I can head out there, I need to get you your reviews I know you so desperately desire.

Today we’ve got: I Am the Fourth Wall, Gravity Warfare, Gruff: Stuff of Nightmares, The Faceless, Lanterns: The Harvest Festival iOS, Vengeance, Clans of Caledonia, Harvest, Flamme Rouge: Peloton, Sakura, Fairy Tile, Pocket Mars, Lords of Hellas, Fog of Love, and Sarissa Precision 28mm Japan MDF Terrain.

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Saber & Blood Board Game Up On Kickstarter

Central Europe. 1600s. The different states within the Holy Roman Empire are regularly fighting against one-another. There’s plenty of opportunity for those that want to make war their business to ply their trade. That’s where you find yourself in Saber & Blood, a new card-driven board game that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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Sanctum of Twilight Expansion Now Available for Mansions of Madness

As if Arkham didn’t have enough issues already, the secretive Order of the Silver Twilight has been increasingly gaining control behind the scenes. Paying off police officers, installing their own politicians, enacting policies that specifically help them… They’ve got to be up to something. But what? That’s for you to find out in the new Sanctum of Twilight expansion for Mansions of Madness, now available from Fantasy Flight Games.
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Alakazoo Board Game Up On Kickstarter

A grand magic tournament is being held. Wizards and Witches from all over are looking to compete. The top prize will go to the magic-user that summons the greatest creature to their side. That’s where you find yourself in Alakazoo, a new board game that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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MegaMetroCity Coming to Kickstarter on April 24th

Next week, MegaMetroCity will be making its way to Kickstarter. The game emulates old-school beat-’em-up games like Double Dragon. In the game, players will work cooperatively to clean up the mean streets of enemy thugs. Make it to the end and make these slums safe for the average citizen again. The Kickstarter campaign will launch on the 24th.
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Dragon Phoenix Games Looking to Add to Their Games for Friends and Lovers Line

Sometimes, you just don’t want to be competitive. Maybe there’s one person who just always wins, or you’ve got simply a non-competitive attitude. But even with all the cooperative games out there, you might have a non-competitive game you really want to play. That’s where Dragon Phoenix Games comes in with their Games for Friends and Lovers line. They take competitive games and turn them into cooperative ones. They’re currently running a Kickstarter campaign to license more games for their series.
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Exploriana Board Game Coming to Kickstarter Next Week

The world is ripe for exploration. Undiscovered civilizations, never-before-seen species, and forgotten treasures are out there for whomever can come across the first. But it’s also a dangerous world. Good adventurers know when to proceed with caution while others might rush ahead. Getting a fine balance between the two is what you need to find in Exploriana, a new board game headed to Kickstarter on April 24th.
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Dual Powers: Revolution 1917 Board Game Up On Kickstarter

There’s a lot of very important things that came about directly due to WWI. Arguably one of the most important was the revolution in Russia. The Czar and his family were out, and the proletariat were in. In Dual Powers: Revolution 1917, players will vie for control of the runaway train that was the Communist uprising. Will they be able to maintain control, or will they get run over? The game is up on Kickstarter now.
And yes, I find it a strange coincidence that halfway through doing this article, I realized that this was playing (note, possibly NSFW language through link).
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Rescue Polar Bears: Data & Temperature Board Game Up On Kickstarter

The climate’s getting f… uh, fouled up. Temperatures worldwide are going up, and that means less sea ice in the Arctic. That’s bad news for the polar bears that live there. Now there’s a rescue mission underway to help them out. That’s where you and your special research vessels come in. That’s what’s going on in Rescue Polar Bears: Data and Temperature, a new cooperative board game up on Kickstarter.
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Wyrd’s April Newsletter Posted

When you want to keep up with what a company’s doing, it’s helpful if they have some sort of concentrated place where you can find all such info. A newsletter’s a good place to start, and Wyrd does one monthly. Their April one is up now, and you can check out what releases they’ve got in store for Malifaux, as well as some news about War of the Spirits, and Through the Breach.
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The Faceless Board Game Up On Kickstarter

Your friend is lost in the woods. All you’ve got to go on is a magic compass and your intuition to go on to find him. That’s what you’ll be doing in The Faceless, a new board game from Alter Ego Games that’s up on Kickstarter. It’s a cooperative affair where you’ll move around a map and alter the direction of the magical compass as you go. That’s because your characters will have special magnets in their bases that will cause the compass to move and spin as you go.
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Late Pledges Open For The Reckoners

It’s easy to accidentally miss out on a Kickstarter campaign. With all of them running all the time these days, one can slide under your radar. But, thankfully, all is not lost in terms of getting those sweet Kickstarter prices and extras, as there’s usually a Late Pledge period. And such is open now for The Reckoners from Nauvoo Games.
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Kitchen Rush: Piece of Cake Expansion Up On Kickstarter

You’ve had your appetizer, soup, and main course. But I hope you’ve left some room for dessert!
That’s where you’re headed with Kitchen Rush: Piece of Cake, the new expansion from Artipia Games. It introduces dessert orders, as well as fruit and creme ingredients, plus the special ice cream scoop token. You can find it up on Kickstarter now.
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Eye for an Eye launches on Kickstarter April 24th

“Downtime” is a term in gaming that refers to when a player has little to nothing to do. It’s your opponent’s turn and you just kinda gotta sit there while they make their decisions and play their cards and roll their dice. Too much downtime and you can find yourself getting up to go get a cheese sandwich. Well, in Eye for an Eye, a new board game coming from Darwin Games, there’s no downtime at all! It’s always your turn! It’s also always your opponent’s turn, so you’ve gotta be quick and make your decisions right away. The game is coming to Kickstarter next week.
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Wyrd Posts War of the Spirits Preview

Wyrd loves to make Mondays better with a look at something they’ve been working on. In this case, it’s a new expansion for Darkness Comes Rattling. It’s called War of the Spirits, and we get a quick look at some artwork for the game as well as a little background on those being shown.
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Z-Man Games Announces Choose Your Own Adventure: House of Danger

Many of us have read a Choose Your Own Adventure book. I very fondly remember one from when I was a kid, where you were hopping back and forth in time, hunting down dinosaurs, with the ultimate goal of finding an archopteryx. Well, that sort of adventure and excitement is coming to your tabletops in a new form from Z-Man Games. The first of these is called House of Danger.
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Plaid Hat Games Posts Specter Ops: Broken Covenant Preview

The world of Specter Ops is a rather dangerous one. The workings of Raxxon go way back and its roots are deep. The world is expanding out with a new stand-alone sequel called Specter Ops: Broken Covenant. Plaid Hat Games has posted up a preview, giving you an opportunity to see what exactly will be changed and added (at least, some of them). Have yourself a look.
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New Expansions Announced For Imperial Assault

Some people might’ve thought that since Fantasy Flight came out with Star Wars: Legion, that maybe Imperial Assault would get left behind. It does seem like it’s been a while since the last expansion came out, but that will soon change. Fantasy Flight’s announced the Tyrants of Lothal expansion, as well as several Ally and Villain packs.
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Review Roundup

Welcome back again to Saturday. I hope you’re enjoying it. I’m being a busy bear around the place, looking to finally tidy the den up after the long winter. Ok, so it’s not really been winter for several weeks now, so color me a little lazy to actually get this project started. But before I start dusting, vacuuming, and whatnot, I need to schedule up this post to get you all the reviews I know you so desperate desire. So, for all those unfortunate enough to not be at Salute, let’s see what we’ve got.

Today’s articles include: Gruff: Stuff of Nightmares, Time of Crisis, Exorcism at the House of Monkton Falls, Paperback: Unabridged Expansion, The Bark Side, Tak, BetaBotz: Byte of Passage, The City of Kings, and The Grimm Forest.

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Mantic Posts New Hellboy Preview

Mantic is working on bringing Hellboy and all his BPRD friends to your tabletop. But games don’t just spring up out of nowhere. There’s a lot of work that goes into their design and development. Mantic is working on pulling back the curtain on this process, by talking with James M. Hewitt, and gets into how the game changed once his skilled hands got to it.
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Friday Snippets

Fridaaaaaaaay! Woo! *runs around with arms over my head* It’s “Weekend Eve” and, as always, I’m excited.
… That is, even though my weekend plans include, “thoroughly clean the apartment” because it’s finally time to do some Spring Cleaning. But if I’m going to be doing all that cleaning (and singing), I need to be full of bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Super Chibi Round 4 Up On Kickstarter and Judgment Week Adds Free Miniatures On Terminator Genisys: Rise of the Resistance Kickstarter.

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Pacific Victory Up On Kickstarter

Columbia Games is running a Kickstarter campaign for the second edition of Pacific Victory. WWII had numerous theaters of war, each was like a conflict in and of itself, with different countries using different tactics in vastly different environments. The Pacific Theater was unique in that it was two navies fighting it out while aircraft soared overhead and troops embarked on deadly island-hopping expeditions. Bring that action to your tabletop now.
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Victory Point Games Running Gem Rush: Second Edition Kickstarter

Victory Point Games is running a Kickstarter campaign for a new edition of Gem Rush. This new set includes updated artwork and components, cooperative modes, new gems that can be found in the ever-expanding mine, and new skill cards so no two dwarves are exactly alike.
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