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Plaid Hat Games Posts Abomination: The Heir of Frankenstein Preview Video

It's Frankinsteen.

Ok, maybe it's not. Maybe it is Frankenstein. But even if you're not Gene Wilder (and don't we all wish we were?), you still have monster-making in your blood. Plaid Hat is showing off an introduction video for their upcoming Abomination: The Heir of Frankenstein board game, Have yourselves a look.

... ... Blucher!!!


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Fantasy Flight Announces Path of the Serpent Expansion for Mansions of Madness

While the game may be called Mansions of Madness, those mansions aren't always in New England somewhere. In Path of the Serpent, the new expansion announced by Fantasy Flight, the investigators will be making their way to the Amazonian rainforest, braving biting insects, ancient curses and traps, and huge snakes (as one would expect from the expansion's name). There's new tiles, new investigators, new monsters, and just a lot of new everything for you to check out.


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Buffy The Vampire Slayer: The Board Game: Friends & Frenemies Expansion Now Available

I think it's safe to say that we've all got friends. You know, the people you like hanging out with. Many of us probably have frenemies. They're people who you may not like all that much, but hang out with and occasionally really needs to get something done. Semantics aside, you can now pick up the Friends & Frenemies expansion for Buffy The Vampire Slayer: The Board Game. You can pick up your copy from Jasco Games now.


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Renegade Game Studios Taking Pre-Orders for Clank! Expeditions: Temple of the Ape Lords

Clank! is a board game. It's a card game. It's a board game. It's a card game. It's a board game AND it's a card game. Why have just a regular deck-builder when you can have a board game as well? If you're enjoying Clank!, but want there to be more, you're in luck. Renegade Game Studios are taking pre-orders for the next expansion: Temple of the Ape Lords.


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Lost Legends Expansion for Descent: Journeys in the Dark Now Available

Descent: Journeys in the Dark looks to bring the character building and adventure of an RPG and put it into a board game. Now, if you're like me, you are always looking for that cool, new character to play. Well, Fantasy Flight's helping out with the Lost Legends expansion. There's new standard classes and eight new hybrid classes. What sort of hero/class combinations will you come up with?


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Last Aurora Board Game Up On Kickstarter

Most post-apoclyptic games you see are set in a desert. But Last Aurora puts the "winter" in Nuclear Winter. This isn't some sun-scorched wasteland. It's cold and bleak and just as irradiated and lacking in resources. In the game, players take on the role of leaders of the different survivor groups, all looking for their own piece of the pie. The game is up on Kickstarter now.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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