AEG Announces Thunderstone Quest Kickstarter Launch Date

Thunderstone was one of the first deckbuilding games I ever played. I love the building aspect, along with the dungeon delving bits. Well, AEG is bringing us Thunderstone Quest, the new evolution of the game. It’s coming to Kickstarter next month, hitting the site on July 17th.
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Z-Man Games Acquires Love Letter

Well, it would seem as though someone has some mail. Z-Man Games has acquired Love Letter, the quick social deduction card game, from AEG. Along with the original version, this acquisition also includes some of the other versions of the game that also are out there.
That’s quite a piece of mail.
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Space Base Dice Game Now Available From AEG

Man, I wish I could go out into space. You know, head to distant planets. Take control of huge space stations. Build fleets of ships to help get and trade resources. That kind of thing. Sadly, at the moment, you can only get to space if you’re an astronaut or ridiculously wealthy. Being neither of those things, if I want to do all that stuff listed at the top, I’ll just have to live vicariously through Space Base, a new dice game available now from AEG.
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That 70s Expansion Now Available For Smash Up

Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, we all lived through the 70s. The clothes. The music. The heartwarming but rarely amusing Ziggy cartoons. Now, later, who are we to look at these two fine young men and say, “You there! I sit in judgement of you!” (congrats if you get that one)
The That 70s Expansion is now available for Smash Up. Grab your bell-bottoms and wide-flared shirts and hit the tabletop.
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AEG Running Edge of Darkness Kickstarter

AEG has launched a Kickstarter campaign for what they’re calling their most ambitious board game ever. Edge of Darkness involves deck building and card modification (like in Mystic Vale) along with worker placement, area control, and threat elements, all rolled into one. Take control of one of the four guilds and fight to keep the land of Aegis alive.
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AEG Announces That 70s Expansion for Smash Up

The thing about Smash Up is that AEG can pull in references from pretty much everywhere in order to make new factions. In this case, they’re hitting the wayback machine to the time of disco, bell bottoms, platform shoes, and polyester leisure suits. Yes, it’s the 70s.
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AEG Announces New Mystic Vale Expansion

Mystic Vale lets players actually customize their cards as they play. Using the clear sleeves, players will insert clear upgrades to their cards, building their deck in an entirely new way. The game already has several expansions, but more is on the way. In this case, it’s Conclave, and it will be available in April.
Plus, the box will be able to hold all your current sets.
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AEG Announces Edge of Darkness Kickstarter

Along with all the Kickstarter that are launching this week, there’s also several that we’re excited to tell you about that are coming up. In this case, it’s AEG. They’re going all out for this one. They’re saying that it’s their most ambitious board game project ever. It’s got a bit of everything. If you like worker placement, it’s got that. If you like deck-building, it’s got that. If you like card crafting, it’s got that. It’s called Edge of Darkness.
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AEG Posts Up New Releases

With just a couple days left in 2017, AEG has updated their website with a look at some recent and upcoming releases. Looking for a way to spend that holiday money or just trying to find a new game to play in the new year? Check these out. There’s a little bit of something for everyone.
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AEG Posts Up October Releases

AEG’s got two new releasing that they’ve posted up for the month of October. They’re even taking pre-orders. One’s Mana Storm, a new expansion to Mystic Vale, the deck-building game where you actually alter the cards as you’re playing (though not permanently like a Legacy game). The other is Cutthroat Kingdoms (had to keep myself from typing Cutthroat Kitchen there). Here, you’re leaders of one of six noble houses looking to take over the throne after the king’s death.
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AEG Previews September Releases

Alderac Entertainment Group (or AEG, to their friends) has several new releases they’ll be bringing to store shelves this month. If you’re a fan of cats, or smashing things together, or pirates, you’ll be happy to see what’s coming. Yeah, it’s a bit of everything. But what else would you expect from them?
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AEG Taking Pre-orders for August Releases

AEG has a couple new products coming out in August. They’re both part of their Big in Japan line. One is Unicornus Knights, a game where players must work together to help the princess of their country to overcome an invading army. The other is Custom Heroes, where players are trying to empty their hands of cards first by playing sets of cards with a greater value than the set played before.
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Review Roundup

Woo! Saturday! Woo!
I’ve… got nothing, really. I’m about to head over to a friend’s place to game. So let’s just dive into the reviews, shall we? We shall.

This week, we have: Wordstacker, Wordsy, Dragoon, Founders of Gloomhaven, Quest for the Antidote, Tokaido, Marvel Legendary: Noir, Quiver, Thunderbirds, Beasts of Balance, Stop Thief!, Zoo Ball, Automobiles: Racing Season, Between Two Cities: Capitals, Far Space Foundry, Good Cop Bad Cop, Unlock!, The Cohort, Star Scrapper: Cave In, Century: Spice Road, This War of Mine, Barenpark, Heldentaufe, Kingdomino, Pathfinder Adventures app, and Space Invaders Dice.

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AEG Posts July Releases

We’re a bit over a week into July. Hopefully the second half of your year is going off without too much of a hitch. Things seem to be going well for AEG. They’ve posted up their releases for this month. They include a horrifying new version of Love Letter, an advanced version of Guild Hall, and an event kit for the hit game Smash Up.
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AEG Announces Lovecraft Letter

There’s seemingly endless ways that you can remake Love Letter. The quick-playing game from AEG has a lot of variations out there. Though I think this is the first one with mind-melting insanity thrown in. They say love will drive you crazy, but in Lovecraft Letter, it’s more the elder gods driving you crazy. The game’s due out in July.
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The Captain is Dead Coming This Month From AEG

The captain is dead! Long live the captain! Well, that captain won’t live long, either, unless we can repair this spaceship and also fend off this band of attacking aliens. That’s the story behind The Captain is Dead, a new cooperative board game coming this month from AEG.
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Review Roundup

Happy International Tabletop Day, everyone! *party cannon*
I hope you’re celebrating in style. I know some of you are out at KingdomCon. Others of you are at PeteCon. Still others are just hanging out at your LGS getting your gaming on. Well, however you’re celebrating, I hope the dice/cards/whatever are in your favor. Remember, it’s all about having fun and making friends.
Anyway, if you’re wondering what game you should play today, maybe some of these reviews can help out.

This week we’ve got: Firefly: Crime and Punishment expansion, Strife: Legacy of the Eternals, Clans of Caledonia, Quartz, World’s Fair 1893, Game of Trains, The Captain is Dead, The Walking Dead: All Out War, Farsight, Martians: A Story of Civilization, Zephyr: Winds of Change, Exit The Game, Morels, and Perry Miniatures’ Confederate Infantry.

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AEG Announces Vale of the Wild Expansion for Mystic Vale

AEG has announced a new expansion for Mystic Vale coming out this month. Vale of the Wild will give players more options for when upgrading their cards. They’ll also come with Leaders that players will put into their decks at the beginning which will give them new abilities. Also, Eclipse Advancements can cover over other Advancements, letting you further customize your deck.
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What Were We Thinking? Expansion Now Available For Smash Up

You know, one of the things I love about Smash Up is just seeing what factions they come out with next. Just when you think they’ve covered everything, another quartet of absurd yet awesome groups are announced. The latest set, What Were We Thinking?, adds Teddybears, Grandmas, Rock Stars, and Explorers. It’s available now.
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Review Roundup

Well, it seemingly took an eternity, but it is now Saturday.
And, as I expected, from the time I clocked out until even now seems to have gone by very quickly. So, by the time I finish this, I guess it’ll be time for Monday’s Terrain corner…

But that’s as may be.

Today we have: Cauldron Master, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows Of The Past Board Game Review, April O’Neil Hero Pack For Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past, Dice City, Picassimo, The Who Were 8, Cosmic Run: Rapid Fire, Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age, Dragoon, Dubai: Rebuild the Ruins, Mage Wars: Paladin vs. Siren, Firefly: Crime and Punishment, and Frostgrave Expansions.

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AEG Launches Thunderstone Quest Kickstarter

Alderac Entertainment Group (for those that didn’t know what AEG stood for) has launched a Kickstarter campaign for their new edition of the Thunderstone deck-building game. This time around it’s called Thunderstone Quest. Like before, you’re in a fantasy realm, looking to do battle against evil monsters while building up your own power.
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Friday Snippets

We’ve arrived, beautiful readers. Friday is here and we’re making our way through it to the weekend. It won’t be long now and there’ll be a couple great days of just hanging out and maybe doing some gaming. I’m happy because my friend came back from LVO and brought me the new Season 3 cards and a couple players for Guild Ball. So I’ll be assembling Granite and Veteran Siren either tonight or tomorrow, with them hopefully seeing the pitch soon. Best to make sure I’m well-fed on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: AEG Announces Thunderstone Quest Coming To Kickstarter, Sacred Sword Chibi Minis Up On Kickstarter, Nuclear Shrimp Posts Black Earth Indiegogo Preview, Tabletop-Art Releases Ancestral Ruins banderoles and symbols, Apocalyptic Upgrades Sci-Fi Minis Up On Kickstarter, Chronicles: The Game Coming To Kickstarter Later This Year, MidKnight Heroes Super Chibi Round 2 – Reboot Pledge Manager Now Open, Trollkins Minis Up On Indiegogo, 28mm Greek/Macedonian Figures Up On Kickstarter, Simeon and His Buffalo Available From Golem Miniatures, and Soviet Passenger Trays Available From Dark Art Miniatures.

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AEG Announces Light & Dark Disk Game Coming This Month

The universe is filled with opposites, and many say you can’t have one thing without having its opposite. You can’t know what’s good unless you have things that are bad. You can’t know what is cold without having things that are hot. You can’t have light unless you know what is dark. Opposite forces are always in conflict, and that’s just what you’ll be doing, either fighting for the light or the dark in Light & Dark, coming this month from AEG.
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AEG Releases Smash Up: Cease & Desist

There’s a new set of cards for Smash Up available. This one, I’m sure, gave the lawyers over at AEG fits. Not to say that other sets haven’t possibly done that, but this one they seemed to go out of their way to toe the line. But they own up to it. The name of the set’s Cease & Desist, after all.
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AEG Announces New Edition of Guildhall

Guildhall is still a relatively new game, having just been released in 2013. And it won a couple of awards, too (as well as being nominated for several others). But that doesn’t mean the game was perfect. As such, the folks over at AEG looked it over and have decided a new version is in order. This new version is called Guildhall: Fantasy.
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AEG Announces Greedy Greedy Goblins

Goblins aren’t generally known for being frugal. You don’t often hear about “the goblin who let that pile of gold just sit there” or “the goblin who figured those gems should probably go back to their rightful owner.” No, they’re more the, “takes what I cans gets!” sort. And it’s just this stereotype that AEG is playing into with Greedy Greedy Goblins, which will be available soon.
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Smash Up: It’s All Your Fault Coming Soon

The fellows over at AEG love having fun with the expansions for Smash Up. I mean, the whole point is to take popular memes and themes and… well… smash them together and see what happens. There’s been cats, princesses, and (of course) Cthulhu, among others. Well, this time around we’re getting Sharks, Dragons, Superheroes, and Mythic Greeks. And it’s all your fault.
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AEG Announces Mystic Vale Card Game

The Valley of Life is under a terrible curse. It’s only through the dedicated healing powers of the druids that they will be able to save the inhabitants. But caution must be taken, for the curse will drain those that carelessly use their powers. No, it’s the wisest who will be able to bring the most healing.
That’s the story behind Mystic Vale, a new card game coming from AEG.
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Review Roundup

Hello there, Saturday! Nice to see you could stop by. Do come in, have a seat, and make yourself at home.

I hope your Saturday is going nicely. I’ve got baking to do. Cookies, brownies, and maybe some other stuff. We’ll see.

But that’s me. As for you, it’s time to get you some review articles to chew on.

Today’s articles feature: Fischkrieg Space Mat Starfield, the Pandemic App, They Come Unseen, Age of Tyrants, Thunderbirds, Jaipur, Hengist, Animal Upon Animal: Crest Climbers, Castles of Mad King Ludwig, Pharaoh’s Gulo Gulo, Expedition: Famous Explorers, Dragon Farkle, Ghostbusters: The Board Game, Codenames, Discworld: Ankh-Morpork, Subterfuge (iOS version), Rome: Rise to Power, Warhammer Quest the Adventure Card Game, and Automobiles.

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Star Wars Love Letter Available… For Some

Licensing properties can cause some… interesting situations for us, the consumers. Things like “regional DVDs” and such can make it so a thing we want might be a bit tougher to get than usual. Well, such is the case with Star Wars Love Letter. Yeah, it’s available from Hobby World. But unless you’ve got a contact who’s also a Cossack, you might not be able to get one.
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AEG To Sell Back 7th Sea Game License to John Wick Presents

AEG has announced that they have entered into a deal with John Wick Presents to sell back the publication rights for the 7th Sea game line. This is not to say that AEG will suddenly cut all production for any 7th Sea lines currently in the works. They will continue to release products for the IP over the next several years. There are further negotiations for those as well. But yes, John Wick, one of the original creators of the 7th Sea world and its original products will be getting back the license to make games.
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Final Koku Offers Available from AEG for Legend of the Five Rings

One of the bigger news stories of the past couple months is how AEG will be turning over production of the Legend of the Five Rings card game to Fantasy Flight Games. As AEG starts wrapping up production for the game, they’re offering one last set of Koku sets for players.
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Fantasy Flight Games Acquires Legend of the Five Rings

Well, this is some pretty big news.
Fantasy Flight Games has just announced that they have acquired the rights to produce the Legend of the Five Rings card game from AEG. The current version of the game will end with the Evil Portents expansion. After that, Fantasy Flight will take over. One of the first changes to be made is that the releases will move to the Living Card Game model, meaning there will no longer be random booster packs of cards (this has been how FFG has released card game expansions for some time now).
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TGN Saturday Edition: Review Roundup

If you’re a regular reader, I’m sure you’ve figured out that my favorite day of the week is Saturday. And, I mean, it’s gaming day. What’s not to love about it? Hopefully you’ve found some gaming to be had.

And if you’re looking for a new game, I’ve got just the post for you. Get a look at a game before you buy it and see what others are saying about it in our Review Roundup.

This week’s Reviews/Previews include: Plastic Soldier Company’s 45mm anti-tank gun set, Eaten By Zombies, Flip City, The Networks, Fate of Akalon: Tribes, Viceroy, Samurai, Imperial Assault, Metro 2033: Breakthrough, Less, Longhorn, and Dark Seas.

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