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The lands of Isofar are wide, and there's many dangerous things the live there, and many evils to fight. That's what you'll be doing in The Isofarian Guard. It's a cooperative board game for 1-2 players. What great deeds will you complete? What stories will be told of your acts? The game is up on Kickstarter now.

That darn game!

Ok, that's the only knitting joke I've got... and I'm not even really sure this game represents knitting or crochet. I'm sure someone will let me know. Anyway, this game takes you to the world of yarn arts. It's ArchRivals, and it's up on Kickstarter now.

CMON is launching a new Kickstarter campaign this week. They're going to be adding new digital art books and soundtracks for Zombicide: Green Horde, HATE, and Rising Sun. But, along with just adding those, backers will be able to pledge for those Kickstarter bundles themselves (as though they've gone back in time to when those campaigns were running, you see). So, if you missed out on your chance before, you'll have a new chance to back them now.

Both my Grandmother and Grandfather were police officers. Though I doubt they ever went on too many high-speed car chases, trying to track down drug smugglers through the middle of the city. However, you and I can do it, vicariously at least, in Code 3, a new 80s action-packed police board game that's up on Kickstarter now.

The city is under attack. Nefarious plots are afoot and evil supervillains are attacking. What's needed are for the world's greatest heroes to come to the rescue. And that's just what you'll be doing in Hour of Need, a new cooperative superhero board game coming soon to Kickstarter from Blacklist Games.

Dead of Night. It's when I do much of my work. *often up at 2am* But I will freely admit that strange things often happen. Weird sounds around my apartment or at the office. Walking to the car and just feel unease. For me, it's just some animals in the woods or my own paranoia, but for the Investigators in Arkham Horror, it's much more nefarious. In this preview of the new expansion coming for the game, Fantasy Flight looks at the new scenario you'll be trying to solve.

"Rome wasn't built in a day."
No, that's true. You can build it in just a couple hours with your friends. At least, you will be able to when Arcane Wonders releases Foundations of Rome, a new city-building board game they're working on. It will be coming to Kickstarter in a little over a month and a half, but if you sign up for notifications, you'll get a free, metal 1st player token when it launches.

Go! Go! Power Rangers!

*wicked guitar solo*

If you're a fan of the Power Rangers (and if you're in an age group below mine, it's a pretty safe bet that you are), you've probably played the Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid game from Renegade Game Studios. Now, you may be looking for more mighty-morphin' action, and they're here to bring it to you with new expansion sets up on Kickstarter now.

The Nautilus. Arguably the most iconic submarine of all time. Captained by the hero/villain Captain Nemo and his intrepid crew, they went on many adventures all over the world. Now, you can join them. Nemo Rising: Robur the Conqueror is now available from WizKids. Partake in one of two different adventures as you work together to complete goals before time runs out.

After the initial 3 seasons of Zombicide, the folks over at CMON decided to take the franchise to a different location. The previous games had been set in a modern world, but what if the zombie infestation happened in a medieval fantasy setting? Thus, Zombicide: Black Plague was born. Continuing their look through the history of Zombicide, they posted an article about this ye olden times version.

The folks over at Starling Games aren't just bringing you one expansion for their Everdell board game with their latest Kickstarter campaign. No, they're bringing you two! Want to leave the valley and strike out for unknown territory, you can head to Spirecrest. If you're wanting to bring more people into the game than ever, grab Bellfaire, with room for 5-6 player games.

Defiance is the new co-op dungeon crawl game coming from Corvus Belli and it takes place in the Infinity universe. But, it doesn't just use Infinity's rules. At least not straight-up. So, how do the rules work? In this preview, we get a look at some of the basic game mechanics you can expect to see.

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.

Essen is just around the corner. The show is one of the biggest out there and many companies will be showing off their new games. Funforge will be doing just that with Nimiji, a new stand-alone new game in their popular Tokaido range. Will you be at the show? You'll have a chance to check it out. For the rest of us, there's a YouTube video showing it off, and it'll be available later tihs year. So there's that.

There's a lot of weird stuff out there. Strange, occult magic; evil, forgotten gods; hulking monsters. Best to have someone keep us safe. That's where the B.P.R.D. comes in. If you're looking to keep humanity safe, you'll want to check out The Wild Hunt, a new expansion for the Hellboy board game from Mantic that gives you three new case files to go on, as well as a new version of the big red guy himself to play as.

Steamforged Games has started taking pre-orders for Ni No Kuni 2: The Board Game. Players must work together, gathering resources, building a kingdom, and winning over the people if they want to create Evermore from the ruins of Ding Dong Dell.

It's started to get cooler out, even here in Atlanta. Highs will soon drop below the 90s and lows might dip into the upper 50s. Autumn is nearly upon us, and with it comes the haunting season. All things ghoulish are coming, including Fantasy Flight's Arkham Nights 2019, a 3 day festival of all things horror and weird based on H.P. Lovecraft's work. Tickets are available now.

Infinity Defiance will take players into the Infinity universe in a whole new way. A fully cooperative dungeon crawl board game, letting players take on the role of heroes exploring around through the hidden-away places of the Human Sphere. But just what will the game entail? How will it work? What's inside the box? Get the answers to many of those questions in this new preview that Corvus Belli has posted.

Stranded here on Earth, the aliens are slowly trying to get fuel for their ship. In the meantime, tensions are high as they're restricted to a certain area. But how will humans and aliens continue to get along? That's for you to figure out in the District 9 board game from Weta Workshop that's up on Kickstarter now.

If you had the ability to terraform a planet, how would you make it look? Tons of forests? Giant oceans? Rolling plains? Soaring mountains? Well, in Myraclia, you get to create your own planet. Well, not just your own. Others are looking to create their own paradise as well. But, in the end, only one's vision of the planet will be achieved. This new terraforming game is up on Kickstarter now.

Do you look around at civilization and go, "pfft, I could do better"? Well, now's your chance to prove it in Hadara. Will you focus on war? Religion? Philosophy? The Arts? Probably a bit of all of the above in some form. In this article, Z-Man Games takes a dive into Hadara and shows of just how building your own civilization works.

You ever have that dream where you're in school and you're taking a test and you don't even know what class you're in? That's not 100% what's going on in Dungeon Academy, but you are in school and you are taking a test. But this isn't some Scantron-thing. Nope. You've got to traverse your way through a real dungeon. Will you graduate with top honors?

Zombicide 2nd Edition is coming to Kickstarter very soon. But where did it all begin? I actually remember being here on TGN when that first campaign launched. Back then, we weren't 100% sure how we were going to do coverage for these new-fangled "crowd funding" things. Different times, for sure. In this first part of the series, CMON looks back at the first 3 seasons of Zombicide and how the game changed during that time.

Ancient Greece. It was a hotbed of new ideas and ways of thinking, with many philosophers coming into their own whose names would go down with history. Philosophia, a new sandbox board game up on Kickstarter, takes you to that ancient time and asks you how you would spread your new ideas around the region.

She's got a ticket to ride... and he's got a ticket to ride... and they've got a ticket to ride. And they all care. I don't blame them, Ticket to Ride is a great game, and soon, a new pair of maps will be available as Days of Wonder has announced Ticket to Ride: Japan. Of course, since the board has two sides, it's not just Japan that gets featured, but also Italy. The Japanese map introduces bullet train routes, while Italy includes ferry routes. Have a look.

 

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