Board Games


Review Roundup

Quite a lot of you are at Gen Con this weekend. But I know that you still want those reviews you so desperately desire. So let's not waste any words.

Today we have: MegaLand, Magic Maze, Vengeance, Mountains of Madness, Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters, Dark Souls, The Edge: Dawnfall, The Artemis Project, The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31, Neuroshima Hex, Senshi, Warhammer Champions, and Thunderstone Quest.


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Renegade Game Studios Announces Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid

Go! Go! Power Rangers! *rocking guitar solo*
One of the most-popular kids shows for years, the Power Rangers will soon be heading to your tabletops, complements of Renegade Game Studios. They've announced Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid. Just remember that too much pink energy is dangerous.

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Pandasaurus Announces English Release of Passtally

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.

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SFG Announces Horizon Zero Dawn: The Board Game

Steamforged is looking to become "The company that makes games based on popular video game series" it seems. Obviously, there's nothing wrong with that (though the last video game I played regularly was FFXII, so I'm totally out of the loop about these properties). They've got Dark Souls. They've got Resident Evil. Now they're headed to Horizon Zero Dawn. They've announced a new board game based on it, as well as shown off a pair of mini renders.

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Renegade Game Studios Announces Clank! Expeditions

You've delved the dungeons. You've faced off against the mummy. You've collected the treasure in deep space. You've done it all. But now there's new treasures on the horizon. Renegade Game Studio has announced a new expansion pack for their original Clank! deck-building board game. It's Clank! Expeditions: Gold and Silk, and it's a new map and some new meeples to bring to your games.

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WizKids Announces Bumuntu Board Game

Relative to most species, humans are pretty new on the Earth. As such, we're still often just trying to find our way around, while the forest animals help guide and teach us. It's the intelligent person that listens to the wise animals about what they should do. And that's where you find yourself in Bumuntu, a new board game coming from WizKids.

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Mangrove Games Announces Hollywood Death Race

People love to talk about hypothetical situations and see how things would turn out. Like, who would win a race between the Batmobile and the Delorean from Back to the Future? What if the Batmobile were being driven by Elliot and E.T. and the Delorean was driven by Lara Croft? Would that change things? That's the sort of stuff you can find out in Hollywood Death Race, a new game coming to Kickstarter this October from Mangrove Games.

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WizKids Announces Magic: The Gathering: Heroes of Dominaria Board Game Premium Edition

WizKids will soon be coming out with Magic: The Gathering: Heroes of Dominaria, their new board game set in the iconic land of Dominaria. They're coming out with two versions of the game, too. One's got everything you need to play and such. The other has all the same, except that the four figures from the set are fully painted right out of the box.

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Fantasy Flight Games Announces Arkham Horror 3rd Edition

I really missed out, naming this another Year of New Editions months ago, but it's certainly seeming like it's the case. In this instance, 3rd time's the charm as Fantasy Flight has announced a 3rd edition of the classic Arkham Horror game. Hard to believe the first version came out in 1987.

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Nexus Arena Combat Board Game Up On Kickstarter

Two warriors enter. One warrior leaves... ... maybe. In Nexus, two gladiators are locked in life-or-death combat. However, it's not just some sandy pit they've been tossed into. This arena is alive and it's not going to make things easy for either combatant. With traps, snares, pits, and all manner of horrific things that can happen, even the victor is not assured to make it out alive. The game is up on Kickstarter now.

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Plaid Hat Games Announces Gen7

Many of you out there have played Dead of Winter and loved it. You're hungry for more! Well, while it's not another Dead of Winter expansion, Plaid Hat Games has announced what amounts to its spiritual successor. It's called Gen7, and it puts players on board a space ark as it heads across the galaxy. However, about halfway through the trip, things aren't going entirely right. But what's the actual issue and how can it be solved? That's up to the players to decide.

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Review Roundup

Saturdaaaaaaaaaay! Woo! All the woo! Continuous woo!
And, as I'm sure many of you are well-aware, it's the last Saturday before Gen Con. So get in all the prep you can now before heading out for the show this week.
Me? I'm playing some D&D. But I've planned ahead and scheduled these reviews for you that I know you so desperately desire.

Today we have: The Edge: Downfall, Rise of Tribes: Deluxe Edition, Expancity, War of the Cross, Moonshiners of the Apocalypse, But Wait There's Even More, Valhal, Dino Party, Scythe: The Rise of Fenris, TopSpin, Rival Realms, Carthago, Ninja Taisen, Battlegroup Torch, The Edge: Downfall, Everdell, Sunset Over Water, Dale of Merchants, and Pulsar 2849.


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