Board Games


Arcane Wonders Announces English Version of Smartphone Inc

Look, I only speak one language. I realize that many of you out there are multi-lingual and that's cool. But if it's not in English, I'm kinda out of luck when it comes to games. Thankfully, there are those out there looking to bring games to an English-speaking audience. In this case, it's Arcane Wonders bringing Smartphone Inc. to those of you out there like me.


Continue Reading »

Rather Dashing Games Running Dwarven Miner: Reforged Kickstarter

Rather Dashing Games is coming out with a new, updated version of their Dwarven Miner game. It's got updated rules based on years of feedback from those that enjoyed the original version. It's also got updated artwork from legendary artist Larry Elmore. Yes, that Larry Elmore. Have yourself a look. Dwarven Miner: Reforged is up on Kickstarter now.


Continue Reading »

Star Wars: Outer Rim Now Available

Out on the fringes of the galaxy, the Empire's grasp on star systems is much more tenuous. There, smugglers of all form ply their trade, dealing with various criminal organizations while still trying to stay ahead of the few Imperial agents that exist there, as well as a plethora of bounty hunters. How will you make your living? That's what you have to figure out in Star Wars: Outer Rim, the new board game available now from Fantasy Flight.


Continue Reading »

Court of the Dead: Mourner's Call Coming This Fall From USAopoly

It's always nice when a Kickstarter gets to its backers and then to the public. And while Court of the Dead: Mourner's Call isn't quite to that point yet, the light is at the end of the undead tunnel. USAopoly has announced that backers should be getting their product in August, with a regular retail release shortly thereafter.


Continue Reading »

Fantasy Flight Announces Dead of Night Expansion for Arkham Horror

I wake up at a ridiculously early hour. I know people who generally go to bed later than I wake up. So, I am often up during the "dead of the night." And yes, even just sitting in my apartment, things can get weird. Though, I've yet to have other-dimensional horrors try and show up. You're not so lucky in Dead of Night, a new expansion coming for Arkham Horror from Fantasy Flight Games.


Continue Reading »

Europe Divided Board Game Up On Kickstarter

It seemed that, with the end of the Cold War, everything in Europe would settle down. Unfortunately, that has not been the case. The new democracies are looking to consolidate power and expand. Russia, looking to reassert itself, has started a war with Georgia (the country, not the state I live in). And that's where you find yourself in Europe Divided, a new board game from Phalanx that's up on Kickstarter now.


Continue Reading »

Memoir ’44: New Flight Plan Now Available

In case you missed it, yesterday was the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the operation that saw the Allies land at Normandy and start the fight to Berlin from the West. In commemoration of that historic event, Days of Wonder has released New Flight Plan, the new expansion for Memoir '44 that adds new air units to your armies.


Continue Reading »

Battlestations: Dirtside Sci-Fi RPG Up On Kickstarter

Battlestations: Dirtside is a sci-fi RPG. Battlestations: Dirtside is a tactical skirmish game. Battlestations: Dirtside is a sci-fi RPG AND a tactical skirmish game. It all just really depends on how you want to play. You can play with or without a GM. You can play with friends or solo. It's kind of an all-in-one thing, really. It's also up on Kickstarter now.


Continue Reading »

Fantasy Flight Previews Solo Mode in Star Wars: Outer Rim

Yes, yes, yes. I know. "Get it!? Solo mode!?! In a Star Wars game?!?" You're very clever for making the joke. Anyway, for those that find themselves with no other gamers about but they still want to get their Star Wars: Outer Rim fix, there's rules for playing solitaire-style, you versus the game. In this preview, we get a look at how that works.


Continue Reading »

Unbearable Winter Board Game Up On Kickstarter

Well, the apocalypse has happened and nuclear winter is upon us. I told you to not touch that button, Carl. Now we're stuck here in this zoo. The place is filled with people, all looking out for themselves, as well as all manner of deranged, mutated, and diseased creatures. Who will make it out of this place alive? That's for you to decide in Unbearable Winter, a new social deduction survival board game up on Kickstarter now.


Continue Reading »

The StoryMaster's Tales: Weirding Woods RPG Up On Kickstarter

The woods. Sure, for most of us these days, they're almost a novelty. Maybe an acre or two at the edge of your neighborhood. But for those that lived in the 18th century, they were a vast wilderness filled with all manner of magical beasts. And it's into that realm that you will travel in The StoryMaster's Tales: Weirding Woods, a new game that's a hybrid of RPGs, board games, card games, and adventure books. It's a little bit of everything. It's also up on Kickstarter now.


Continue Reading »

Smash City Now Available From WizKids

Smash City is the new monster board game from WizKids. In it, you can pick up a bus and throw it back down as you wade through the buildings towards the center of toooooooown. Fight your way through the city and against your opponents as you look to pick up the most Power Up tokens. Last monster standing becomes king. You can pick up your copies now.


Continue Reading »

Hard West Strategy Board Game Up On Kickstarter

Building and maintaining a town in the Old West isn't easy. You've got bandits, desperados, demons, monsters, drought, and all sorts of things to worry about. Wait... Demons and Monsters? Yeah, they're roaming around as well. Keeping the peace just got a lot harder in Hard West, a new strategy board game that's up on Kickstarter now.


Continue Reading »

IDW Games Announces Metal Gear Solid: The Board Game Pre-Order Deal

The next in the "board games of famous video games" line will be coming from IDW Games with Metal Gear Solid: The Board Game. IDW has announced an upcoming pre-order for the game, including three exclusive miniatures that you'll only get if you jump in early. No word yet on if the box lid will be big enough to hide under.


Continue Reading »

Altar Quest Cooperative Board Game Up On Kickstarter

Alter Quest takes its inspiration from all the great dungeon crawl board games of yore, but with updated components and mechanics to bring you plenty of fun on the tabletop. By utilizing a number of different, customizable decks, players can tailor-make their experience each time they play, creating countless combinations for endless replayability. The game is up on Kickstarter now.


Continue Reading »

USAopoly Posts Preview of IT: Evil Below Board Game

Ok, so it doesn't have Tim Curry as Pennywise, bu the new IT movie was still really good. And soon, you'll be able to bring all the floating action down to your tabletops in IT: Evil Below, a new horror board game coming from USAopoly. They've posted up a new preview as well as a little video showing off how the game works and what you'll be getting inside the box.


Continue Reading »

Trick Shot Hockey Board Game Up On Kickstarter

Hockey is my favorite sport. I used to play goalie back in the day, so it always has a special place in my heart. Unfortunately, there's not a lot of tabletop hockey games out there. However, soon there'll be one more. It's called Trick Shot and it's up on Kickstarter now, but like the actual NHL season, it won't be around for much longer.


Continue Reading »