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Nowthen, I'm always a fan of board games that have a unique premise. Fantasy towns. Sci-fi space stations. Zombie-filled malls. They've been done. But a group of ballerinas looking to become the star in the new production? That you don't see too often, but it's what we have here in On Pointe, a new board game from Analog Game Studios that's up on Kickstarter now.

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Draco Ideas is expnading their 2GM Tactics game out into the Pacific with 2GM Pacific. Sun, sand, tropical seas, and the enemy swarming over every island. The new expansion is fully compatible with other 2GM Tactics games, but obviously takes place during the island-hopping campaign of the US Armed Forces during WWII. The game will be headed to Kickstarter next month. Draco Ideas has set up a launch event for you to keep track of goings-on.

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WWII. Germany and Russia have a non-aggression pact going on. However, the Germans are wary of the Russians and feel that, despite their semi-friendship, that will soon come to an end. In order to get a jump on their opponent, they attack, diving into the heart of Russian territory. Now, real history shows this as being a huge military blunder. But what about you? Could you make Operation Barbarossa work? That's up to you to find out in 1941: Race to Moscow, a new board game that's up on Kickstarter now.

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Europe in the 17th Century. Nation fights nation and huge armies ravage across the land. Powerful despots are looking to rule huge swathes of the land, aided by mythical Titans. But, in the end, only one will be triumphant. Who will that be? That's up to you to find out in Titans, a new area-control miniatures board game that's up on Kickstarter now.

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It's a beautiful day for a walk in the park. The sky is bright. The sun is out. The local waterfowl are in abundance. They're such cute creatures. Might want to snap a photo of them, even! Well, here in Atlanta, it's a bit cold to go to the park. So, until things brighten up some, I'll just have to live vicariously through Ducks in Tow, a new board game that's up on Kickstarter now.

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Autumn. I don't know about your local grocery store, but mine's overrun with fresh produce right now. Orchards all over are loaded with tasty things. And it's not just in the grocery store. It's on the tabletops, too. Orchards is a new harvesting board game that's up on Kickstarter now.

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The folks over at White Wolf and Everything Epic are teaming up to bring you Vampire: The Masquerade - Blood Feud, their new "mega" board game that's up on Kickstarter now. It's New York City in 2016 and you're looking to become the ruler of that venerable town. But will you push too far, make too many enemies, and be cut down? That's up to you to decide.

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Ares Games has a new Dungeonology board game coming out tomorrow. Players will head around to different civilizations, looking to study their histories. However, groups aren't always that thrilled with outsiders coming in and poking around everywhere. It's a fine balancing act, but if the players want to get the best score, they'll need to make it work.

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Technology is becoming more and more a part of our everyday lives. I mean, I work online for heaven's sake. The digital is coming more into the world of the real in board games with Days of Wonder's announcement of Alexa skills for Ticket to Ride. Now, you can simply have your Amazon assistant run you through a game. No more rulebook required.

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Corvus Belli's Infinity: Defiance game takes players into the Infinity universe in a whole new way. The players are traveling aboard the Defiance, an interstellar space ship. We've seen a bit about what they do while aboard, but what else are they capable of doing? There's going to be down-time between missions, so what happens then? We get a look at that information in this article.

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On Cocos Island, a fabulous treasure has been buried. It's been split into two locations, and everyone is looking to find it. Of course, "finders keepers" is the treasure-hunter world. But with everyone looking for it, it's going to be the fastest that gets the gold. At least, that's what's happening in Loot of Lima, a new board game that's up on Kickstarter now.

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While the world might be warming up now, there's always a chance, far into the future, that we might hit another ice age. At least, that's what's happening in D.E.I. - Divide et Impera, a new strategy board game from Ludus Magnus Studio that's up on Kickstarter now. Resources are scarce and it's up to you to collect the rest of it for your survivor faction.

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Each cultural group has their own myths and legends. The Slavic people certainly do, with many different tales of gods and heroes. Zerywia is a new adventure board game based on those stories. It's a cooperative adventure board game that's up on Kickstarter now. Save the universe from being turned into a void.

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"Bees make honey." Apparently, that was my first full sentence I ever said. Ending up as a bear all these years later, the groundwork was laid early. But it's true, bees do make honey, and that's the objective of Honey Buzz (not to be confused with Love Buzz), a new worker bee placement game that's up on Kickstarter now.

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Big Kid Games is running a Kickstarter campaign for their Heritage Edition of Montana as well as a pair of expansions, Goldrush and Longhorn. If you're wanting all the Montana action, this is the place to be.

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The world has become a nuclear-blasted wasteland. Thankfully, deep below the earth in huge Vaults, humanity lives on. Everything seems fine until the Vault's Overseer dies. Now, it's up to those left to keep things going smoothly. One might even become the new Overseer. That's the story behind Fallout Shelter, a new board game coming soon from Fantasy Flight.

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The age of discovery is on. Captains and their crews are plying the waters, looking for exotic lands only known about in legend. But who will make actual discoveries and who will only find open waves? That's up to you to find out in Salt & Sail, a new board game that's up on Kickstarter now.

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King of Tokyo: Dark Edition is a new take on the classic monster-fighting board game. It's a deluxe edition that takes place in a dark and twisted world. iello's showing off the next beast that will be rampaging around the city. Have yourselves a look.

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CMON might've just wrapped up funding on the 2nd edition of Zombicide, but that's not the end of the Zombicide news. You might remember a while ago that they announced a Night of the Living Dead version of the game. That disappeared for a while, but you can't keep a dead body down. It's back and it will be the company's next Kickstarter campaign.

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Tropical islands with hidden treasure. It's an old cliche, but it still lives large in our imagination. Pandasaurus is giving you the map in Silver & Gold, their new game that's available now. Fill up islands with Xs so you can move on to the next one and get that loot!

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In any game you play, the choices you make as a player should matter somewhat. When making Infinity: Defiance, Corvus Belli wanted to add extra elements to the way players make decisions and, almost as importantly, if they make poor decisions and things don't go their way. In this article, they look at just that.

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The city is under attack! Nefarious masterminds and supervillains are coming out of the woodwork. It's up to the world's greatest heroes to stop them! Only by combining their skills and powers will they be able to prevail. That's the story behind Hour of Need, a new cooperative comic-action board game that's up on Kickstarter now.

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When you make a game that's app-driven, you can release new content by simply creating an update for the app. And that's what we have here from Fantasy Flight. They've created a new scenario for Imperial Assault and all you need to do is head over to the Legend of the Alliance app and grab it for yourself. Check out The Gray Cap Cantina Raid.

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In a dark and twisted reality, monsters are attacking Tokyo... Which is pretty much like it is in the real world, too, but such is life in King of Tokyo: Dark Edition, a new deluxe version of the game coming soon from iello. They've posted up the first preview monster from this version: Gigazaur.

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The moon Titan is absolutely loaded with fantastic natural resources. Stardrill corporation has sent workers there to gather them, and do so as fast and efficiently as they can. However, mining on a moon around a far-off planet is harder than it seems. Which crew will get the most? That's up to you to find out in Titan, a new board game that's up on Kickstarter now.

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