Year 2018

Fantasy Flight Posts Quick-Start Guide to Cosmic Encounter 42nd Edition

The new edition of Cosmic Encounters will soon be making its way to tabletops. Many of you have played the game, but many others haven't, and can use this new version as a jumping-on point to try out a real classic of the board game genre. To help players get started quickly, they've posted up a nice quick-start rules guide (in comic form) for you.

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Steamforged Previews Granite for Guild Ball

Here we've got our next preview for Season 4 of Guild Ball, with a look at some models that are going to be getting a bit of a tweak and rebalance. The other previews were nice, but since I don't play Union or Engineers, they weren't all that exciting to me. I do, however, play the Masons. So showing off a new version of Granite is something that interests me. Let's take a look.

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Friday Snippets

Why is it that the weeks leading up to a long weekend are, themselves, the longest damn weeks ever in existence? I swear, it should've been Friday about 3 days ago. I guess it's just all that anticipation of having an extra day to go out and do some gaming. And to everyone already downtown in the heat... well... have fun down there. I'm going to remain OTP, myself. But I'm still going to munch on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Dice Coins: 2018 2nd Release Up On Kickstarter, Punga Miniatures Announces Canitaurs & Felitaurs Kickstarter, Kraken Dice Labor Day Sale Happening Now, and Brigade Models Releases Flaming Sword of the Holy Brotherhood for Hammer's Slammers.

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What's for Dinner? Card Game Up On Kickstarter

Ah, the eternal question: What's for dinner? I would assume you think about that at least once per day. More if you're hungry. Lots more if you're out grocery shopping. But now you can think it around the gaming table. A La Carte Games is running a Kickstarter for their What's for Dinner? card game. Will you end up eating what you want?

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Infamous Card Game Up On Kickstarter

Everybody wants to rule the world.

80s music taught us that. But actually getting to ruling the world's not so easy. You've got to set up your hidden base. You've got to hire henchmen. You've got to come up with your plan for world conquest. There's a lot going on. And that's what you'll be doing in Infamous, a new card game from Eagle-Gryphon Games that's up on Kickstarter now.

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Plaid Hat Games Posts New Gen7 Preview

If mankind wants to colonize distant worlds, it's going to take time. In lieu of some sort of hypersleep technology, there's going to be generations of people between those that left the Earth and those that arrive at the new destination. Gen7 puts you in the shoes of a group of people who only know of the Earth through history books, and will never make it to the new planet to colonize. Plaid Hat Games has posted up a new preview, talking about what that mindset must be like.

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New Scenario Available to Download For Mansions of Madness

One thing about having a digital app for your game is that you can add to it pretty easily. In this instance, it's a new scenario for Mansions of Madness from Fantasy Flight. Altered Fates sends investigators to merry old England in order to safeguard a precious family heirloom. Too bad by the time you get there, it's already gone.

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War Chest Now Available From AEG

In war, it's not just the actions of troops out on the battlefield that matter. There's a whole network of reserve units and supplies that must also be taken into account. In War Chest from AEG, players must manage their hand of Unit Coins, playing them at the right time in order to place their Control Markers. The first one to place all 3 is the winner. You can pick up your copy now.

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Thursday Terrain Corner

Why is it that weeks before a long weekend are always, themselves, the longest week possible? I swear it should've been Friday by now. But nope, still only Thursday. Though I know a lot of my friends that are taking tomorrow off to go downtown for Dragon*Con. I'm not. I'll still be right here. I'm also here to bring you today's Terrain Corner.

We have: Deep-Cut Studio Releases New Version of Wasteland Mat, Secret Weapon Miniatures Anniversary Sale Happening Now, and War Sands Gaming Mat Available From Pwork Wargame.

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Stonemaier Games Announces Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig Game

Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig is an interesting game in concept because it's competitive-cooperative. Players act as master builders, trying to create a grand castle. You will work with the players on either side of you to do so, creating a grand masterpiece as you play tiles, each representing a room of a castle. In the end, you will have built two castles. Your score is the lower score of the two castles, with the winner being the one with the highest score, overall.

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