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Earth's greatest heroes are teaming up to fight some of its most nefarious foes. Marvel United is the new board game from CMON and Spin Masters where players must work together to defeat an evil foe from the Marvel universe. Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, and more head to your tabletops. The Kickstarter campaign is up and running now.

*rocking guitar riffs* Go! Go Power Rangers! *more rockin' guitar riffs*

The Power Rangers are a favorite show of many of you. These high-flying, martial arts masters are always looking to save the world from evil. And, of course, there's giant robots in the form of the Zords. While there's no Zords in this next wave of Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid releases coming from Renegade Game Studios, there's still a lot of iconic figures coming. Let's take a look.

If anyone can collect all of the Infinity Gems, they can attain godlike power. Thanos is looking to do just that. Of course, the heroes don't want that to happen, since he's not exactly going to give everyone a puppy with his newfound power. And stopping him will be just what you're up to in the Infinity Gauntlet expansion for Marvel United. We get a look at how this new set will work in this preview.

CMON is posting a new Zombicide scenario every week this year. They're going through all their different games in the series, this time focusing on Zombicide: Invader. A research station has been attacked and the scientists are trying to get out with as much research as they can grab before the xenos overrun their position. They've also got some kickin' music. Go check out Ill Communication... *rereads title of the scenario* ... I mean, Ill Tidings.

Chapters is a new adventure board game for Vampire: The Masquerade. But this isn't just some roll and move situation. It's got all the investigation, intrigue, decision-making, and more that you'd expect from an entire campaign in the RPG, but just down on the tabletop. Are you ready to sink your teeth into the action? The game is up on Kickstarter now.

Board games aren't new. They've been around for thousands of years and some look surprisingly familiar. Smithsonian magazine has a nice story covering some of the most popular ancient games. Maybe some will make a comeback?

River Horse's mascot, Buoyant George, was created on Valentine's Day. As such, the company's having a combined Valentine's/Birthday sale over in their webshop. Want to get games like Terminator Genesys, Fortresses & Clans, and more for cheaper than usual? Head over and get your order in now.

The lands of ancient Egypt are dotted with all manner of historical monuments. Edifices of stone created to last forever. Temples, pyramids, tombs, palaces. All a wonder of architecture in and of themselves. Now, you can add your mark to this ancient land with Egizia: Shifting Sands, a new edition of the Egizia strategy game, now available from Stronghold Games. This new edition includes updated rules, more cards, new monuments, and more.

The world can often feel like it's entirely out of our control. Sure, you can vote and go out and protest or such, but sometimes it just feels like it's not doing any good. You wish you had all the power so you could make the changes you want. Well, in Gray Eminence, you have that power to make those changes. However, the other governments also have power and are going to be looking out for their own interests. In the end, it's going to be many different factors that decides who wins. The game is up on Kickstarter now.

You've maybe had a chance to play Arena: the Contest, the game with numerous different game modes, adventures, styles, and more. Perhaps you've thought to yourself, "I want, like, a ton more of this." Well, your prayers are being answered. Dragori Games is running a Kickstarter for Tanares Adventures, which will give you many, many more hours of gameplay.

There's some really classic sci-fi art out there. Really iconic stuff that just has a look and a feel that you rarely see in art these days. The Lost Worlds of Josh Kirby is a new board game that pays homage to that amazing artwork. Control your civilization. Take your ships and colonize other worlds. Unlock new abilities as you progress along. The board game is up on Kickstarter now.

CMON is posting up a new scenario for their various Zombicide games every week. This time around, they've chosen Green Horde. A new orc necromancer has been spotted. But any time someone tries to take him on, he simply vanishes. That's not good. How will the survivors fight this very elusive foe? That's up to you to find out.

Privateer Press is coming to the new month with some new releases. New figures for Monsterpocalypse, Warmachine, Riot Quest, and in the return of a game we've not seen in a long time, Level 7: Omega Protocol comes back with a new version, as well as the Extreme Prejudice expansion.

We were on a can of peas, a big dish of peas when I said, "in July."

Well, before Orson can sell them to you, you need to grow the peas. And, of course, nobody knew more about peas than Gregor Mendel. In Genotype, players take on the role of scientists working to create the perfect pea plant. Your time is precious and you have several duties to take care of. Work your best and you'll come out on top. The game is up on Kickstarter now.

Hub Games is working on a new board game. It's called Prisma Arena and it sees players take on the role of recruits into the titular fighting space. Working along with their Mo'kon companion, players will learn to channel their Prisma, a source of inner power, looking to bounce their opponents out of the arena. Players can play one-off matches, or compete in a campaign, growing and learning as they progress along. The game will be comign to Kickstarter in May.

Space. Here, right now, entrepreneurs are just beginning to stretch out into the area and see what can be had. Rocketmen takes that idea and makes it a regular occurrence. Players take on the role of these entrepreneurs who are looking to make money in space. It's a new deck-building board game that's up on Kickstarter now. Burn out your fuze up there with other players.

The marketplace. You can find anything you want, for a price. If you're a spellcaster, you know that there's all sorts of items required for your spells, potions, and incantations. Thankfully, Arcane Alley has it. And now, a new part of the market is opening up, the Moonstruck Market, which does more than just open up more goods, but also new ways to buy and sell, new wizards, and more. This new expansion is up on Kickstarter now.

You might think that taking a walk through the woods would be calming and relaxing. However, that's not the case when one heads into the Mirkwood. You think happening across a regular spider web strung across the path is bad? How about a spider bigger than you are? The Shadowed Paths expansion for Journeys in Middle-earth will take players into the dark, dangerous woods with new heroes and new foes to fight against.

Many of us here in North America take a bit for granted that we can usually get the "new hotness" games pretty easily. But that's not always the case all around the world. Well, if you're in Europe and you've been having trouble getting WizKids games, you might be in luck. WizKids has new distribution partners over there and so their products should be more available to you.

We're just shy of a month into 2020. The year will be full of new opportunities for gaming, with plenty of new offerings hitting tabletops. Portal Games has things they've been working on that will be available this year, and so you can have perfect 2020 vision, they've posted up a little article highliting them.

Diea Games is working on a new board game they'll soon be bringing to Kickstarter. It's called Euthia: Torment of Resurrection and it puts players in the role of heroes in the land of Euthia. Three dragons have taken up residence and rule over the land as tyrannical leaders. It's up to the heroes to gain experience, get gear, and eventually take out the dragons.

All my life, my family had a garden. Dad would grow vegetables while mom would grow herbs. And there were usually some flowerbeds around to take care of, too. Unfortunately, my dark apartment doesn't let me practice the family green thumb. But maybe Succulent can help me out. It's a new garden-growing board game coming from Renegade Game Studios.

The world has ended. The zombie apocalypse assured that. Now, with few surivivors left, everyone's clawing for what meager resources are left. When rival groups look to occupy the same territory that's not big enough for the two of them, there's bound to be a fight. It's survivor vs. survivor vs. zombies in this new scenario for Zombicide.

Many of you have probably created and thrived with your own civilization in Clash of Cultures. You've built up from nothing to create mighty empires and crush those around you. Well, if you're looking to play the game on even a more grand scale, you'll want to check out the Monumental Edition that WizKids will soon be releasing. Pre-orders are being taken now.

You might not have thought much about it, but those landscapes that you adventure through were created by someone or something. Those dungeons didn't just sprout up. Those tended gardens didn't grow just that way. It was put together specifically. Now, in Cutterland, a new board game coming from Hobby World, you can join in on the (literal) world-building action.