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In an alternate vrsion of the 1960s, America made it to the Moon, but that's just peanuts compared to having landed on an exoplanet circling an exoplanet around Ursae Majoris over a year before. Unfortunately, the Russians had gotten there first. And the Japanese were close behind the US. Now, the race is on to colonize this new planet. That's the story behind Godspeed, a new board game from Pandasaurus that's up on Kickstarter now.

A new pair of games are hitting shelves from Pandasaurus. For those that like abstract puzzles, you can have yourself a look at Mental Blocks. It kind of reminds me of the old Tangrams pieces, but in 3D. For fans of Machi Koro, there's a new version of that game with Machi Koro Legacy. Now, when you build your city, it will stay built.

X marks the spot. That's how one finds treasure, of course. But it's never just that easy, as it is in Silver & Gold, a new card game from designer Phil Walker-Harding coming this November from Pandasaurus. Will you be able to find the treasure before your opponents do?

Charting new regions is your goal in Wayfinders, a new board game announced by Pandasaurus Games. But heading out into the unknown isn't easy. You need to make sure you have a well-made plane, as well as places to refuel and restock. You can't just fly off into nowhere and expect it to be easy.

Do you remember stuff like Tangrams? You had all these different shaped tiles and you had to form them into bigger patterns? Mental Blocks is like that, but in 3D, and each player only has a certain view of the pattern. So everyone must work together to create the final pattern. Oh, and time's not on your side, either. You've gotta hurry.

Death no longer means anything to you. You've mastered the ultimate power. But at what cost? Sure, you are effectively immortal, but who are you gonna spend your time with? Your average person isn't a big fan of hanging out with corpses. So... you gotta make your own friends. That's what's going on in Dead Man's Cabal, a new board game from Pandasaurus that's up on Kickstarter now.

It's something we all, on some level, wish we coulud do: not have to die. And you've done it! Congratulations! However, the world of the undead isn't as glamorous as you hoped. Thankfully, now that you don't have to die, yourself, you can make it so others don't, either, and you can just make your own friends. That's what's going on in Dead Man's Cabal, a new game coming from Pandasaurus Games.

I love abstract puzzle games. Ask me to name my favorite board game and I'll tell you that it's Blokus. So seeing a new one making its way to American shores, I'm intrigued. Passtally is a big hit over in Japan, and now Pandasaurus will be bringing it over to an English-speaking audience. Players place tiles in order to create pathways, but you can stack the tiles, creating new routes over existing ones.
As I'm sure you know by now, Gen Con is right around the corner. Every company out there is putting up a preview of what they'll be showing off at their booths, and Pandasaurus is no different. Want to check out The Mind that everyone's talking about? How about Dinosaur Island? They'll have those and a whole ton more.
It's very early on Saturday morning. Well, not as early as it was when I first got up (Now: 6am. Woke up: 3am). I'd love to know why, on weekdays, my brain is all, "man, I dun wanna get up!" while on the weekend it's like, "3am, homebear. Be awake now!" Maybe I'm just so excited about D&D today. I guess we can go with that. But while I get ready for all the things I'm gonna do today, I also need to get you your reviews I know you so desperately desire.

Today we have: Go Nuts for Doughnuts, Sushi Go!, Bamboleo, Cry Havoc: Aftermath, Down in Flames: WWII-Guns Blazing, Gaslands, Dinosaur Island, Dr. Beaker, and Crusader Kings.

Pandasaurus Games is coming out with a game called The Mind. In it, players are trying to play a set of cards in the correct order. However, nobody is allowed to talk to one-another. So, how does one communicate? That's up to the cards to decide. If you know anyone in the gaming industry, you know that this is a game that's been getting all the buzz about it. But when can the regular Joe's get a copy? July, with a few to be sold at Origins, if you can make it there.
It's amazing how much we rely on our sense of sight. Most of the information we get about the outside world is via our eyes. So, when that is taken away, our other senses must really work overtime. And for someone who is used to sight and suddenly loses it, it can be incredibly disorienting. But it's into this dark world that you will delve into in Nyctophobia, a new board game coming this August from Pandasaurus.
Many of us, growing up (or even now), wish we could go visit a dinosaur theme park. I mean, how cool would it be if Jurassic Park were a real thing (minus all the people getting killed and eaten, of course)? I think the only thing cooler would be being the one in charge of the park. And that's what you'll be in Duelosaur Island, a new stand-alone Dinosaur Island spin-off game from Pandasaurus Games.
*runs around with arms over my head*
Alright, let's do this thing!

Today we have: Tulip Bubble, Nuked, Wasteland Express Delivery Service, Brutal Kingdom, Dwarven Smithy, Crows, Sticky Chameleons, Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures, Haspelknecht: The Ruhr Valley, Rumbleslam, Game Toppers, Quantum, and Samurai Gardener.

We all love getting new games right when they're made available. Everyone wants to be the first gamer on their block with the new hotness, after all. The best way to do that is to put your name down for a pre-order. Even better is if you can pick up your game at a convention. Well, Pandasaurus Games is letting you do that with Coaster Park. Pre-orders are being taken now. And if you'll be at Essen, you can pick up your game at the show.
I don't like going to amusement parks. It's just not my thing. Mostly, that's because I don't like roller coasters. I get motion sickness pretty bad. However, that doesn't meant that I can't enjoy games like Coaster Park, a new board game announced by Pandasaurus Games. I'll happily sit at and play a game based on roller coasters. And this isn't just some cards you're playing, but actual 3D pieces as you make a real roller coaster.
One of my favorite Deftones songs is now a hit board game on Kickstarter. *gets handed a note* ... Apparently this game has nothing to do with the Deftones.
But still, it's a hit game up on Kickstarter. In Minerva, players take on the role of city managers in the Roman Empire. It's your job to develop your city by building up its military might, cultural centers, and public spaces. The player with the best city at the end will win the favor of the goddess Minerva, herself.
Hey kids. I see from my friends feed that quite a lot of you are headed to Chicago for Adepticon. I really wish I was going. I would be, but there's a bunch of proofing projects that are coming along, and I know how you gamers get if you have to wait even an extra day to get your games. ;)
Anyway, if you're on the road or the plane or the pogostick, you're going to need to keep your energy up. So here's a bunch of bite-sized gaming stories to tide you over until you can get to Portillo's.

Today on the platter we have: Higher Grounds is Gearing Up for their Dhovaine Kickstarter, Privateer Press Bringing Nemo Bust To Adepticon, Killbox Games Running Frazetta Miniatures Kickstarter, Reichguard Knights Medieval Miniatures On Kickstarter, Early Imperial Roman Legionaries Available From Victrix, Hannibal & Hamilcar Coming To Kickstarter Next Month, Treasure Island reached Full Captain Kickstarter News, Dark Art Miniatures Releases British Motor Platoon Passenger Trays, Khurasan releases Southeast Asian baggage elephants, Win A Copy of the Outlands Rulebook, Casual Game Revolution Posts Top 5 Takeaways from GAMA Trade Show 2017, The Third Law: Kickstarter date confirmed, Acheson Creations Releases Megatherium (Giant Sloth), Weapon Platform Weapons Now Available Separately from Kromlech, The Iron Crows and other Dwarves of Kazhuk Izril, and Final Days For Dinosaur Island on Kickstarter.

Who wouldn't want a dinosaur of their very own? I know I'd want one, or a couple dozen. In Dinosaur Island, players don't just get one dinosaur, but a whole park worth. Just make sure your enclosures have enough room for your charges, and some security, or your concession patrons might turn into concessions.
The game is up on Kickstarter now.
Got a couple pieces of new from Pandasaurus and IDW for you at the moment. They've got a new, stand-alone game that's part of the Machi Koro family, as well as a whole new game release, Starfall, designed by Scott Almes.
Gamers love to be the first ones to get a new game. To be the first one on the block with the new hotness is a badge of honor. Well, if you want to be the first one to get yourself a copy of Wasteland Express Delivery Service, you can put in your pre-order now. You'll also get some cool, exclusive stuff.
Well, once more, the world has come to an end. Damnit, Carl! We've talked about this! Now we need to start a business as delivery drivers, taking food, water, and guns to the few remaining outposts of humanity. Of course, seeing as this is a post-apocalyptic world, there's all sorts of raiders and bandits who want that stuff for themselves, and so they're going to try and take it from us. Good thing we can practice our strategy by playing Wasteland Express Delivery Service.
Though board games have been around for... well... thousands of years, there's always different mechanics and innovations that are being made. Sure, we've got the melding of the tabletlop and the technical with some games integrating tablets and so forth. But sometimes you see a bit of a different mechanic that's all within the game box. Such is the case with Pirates of the 7 Seas, now available from IDW and Pandasaurus.
You know, Pirates and Ninjas seem to get a lot of the attention, but what about vikings? Everyone loves vikings. They kick ass! Not to say that they're entirely underrepresented in gaming, but it's always good to see them getting to the forefront. As such, IDW Games and Pandasaurus Games have come out with a new edition of Fire & Axe that's available now.
Shut Up & Sit Down lets us know their thoughts on Tammany Hall.
The game, not necessarily the political system of New York.
The one's based on the other, so you do still get some of both.


From the post:

This week, Paul looks at the notorious Tammany Hall, a game all about the not-entirely-pleasant, not-completely-wholesome New York political machine that was cranking its way through the second half of the 19th Century.

Is it a cynical game for cynical times? Perhaps, but the reprint was certainly a terrific Kickstarter success. The much more important question is... just how good is Tammany Hall?

Here's your answer!