These are strange times. Most of us should stay home and just play some games. Well, if you're a fan of King of Tokyo and have been wanting to get the new Dark Edition that's coming out, there's some rare good news for you. IELLO has decided to release the game early, for those places that have it. So, you can get your copy now.
King of Tokyo: Dark Edition is a new take on the classic monster-fighting board game. It's a deluxe edition that takes place in a dark and twisted world. iello's showing off the next beast that will be rampaging around the city. Have yourselves a look.
In a dark and twisted reality, monsters are attacking Tokyo... Which is pretty much like it is in the real world, too, but such is life in King of Tokyo: Dark Edition, a new deluxe version of the game coming soon from iello. They've posted up the first preview monster from this version: Gigazaur.
A good friend of mine got married at the start of last month. To keep him calm before the ceremony, we sat around and played board games. It was my first chance to play Decrypto and I enjoyed the game. Now, there's a new expansion available called Laser Drive where players are given a prompt and one of their clues must match that prompt. I guess I need another friend to get married so I can give it a try.
Can you figure out the hidden word? That might seem pretty easy. But what if you want to really flex your nerd cred and muscle? If so, you might have to figure out the hidden word in Klingon. Yes, the native language of Security Officers on starships is being added to Decrypto, and iello is looking to give you a set of cards for free.
Farmini is a new board game from Loki, the more kid-and-family oriented brand from iello (yeah, I didn't really know about them, either. iello had a poll recently asking who did know about them and most people were like, "the whatnow?"). In the game, players are new farmers looking to cultivate their farms and the animals that live therein. Just watch out for the wolf, who will chase all your animal friends away. You can pick up your copies now.
Bunny Kingdom is a pretty cool drafting game. I've rather enjoyed the game or two I've played. If you've liked it as well and have been wanting simply more, you'll be happy to know that Bunny Kingdom in the Sky is now available. It's bunnies in clouds. Because cute has no limites.
Who doesn't like getting something for free? Also, who doesn't like winning things? Add the two together and you've got winning things for free. And that's what iello has for you. You can enter to win one of three copies of Zombie Kidz Evolution that they're giving away.
It's 2019 and iello wants to start off the new year with a giveaway. They're looking to send you a copy of Heroes of Blackreach just for putting your name in the hat and being the lucky winner. Head over to their page and check out the entry requirements. You've got 12 days to enter.
We're about to hit the holiday season and people will be getting and giving gifts. The folks over at IELLO are looking to get into the gift-giving spirit by giving away a copy of their 8Bit Box game. Go head over and put your name in the hat to get a copy for yourself.
Just because Halloween is over doesn't mean that all the treats are gone. Iello is looking to add to your goodie bag with a copy of the Anubis Monster Pack for King of Tokyo/King of New York. Head over and put your name in the hat and you could get yourself a new puppy for your game.
You've got 5 days left to enter.
Who doesn't love getting something for free? And who doesn't love to be a winner? If you're the one who wins the Decrypto Giveaway from Iello, you can be both those things. They're giving away a signed copy of the popular game. Just head over and put your name in the hat.
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.
So, all of you that played those games where 8 bits even seemed kinda crazy, you've probably got some nostalgia for those games. Well, IELLO is looking to bring that feel to the tabletop with their 8Bit Box collection. The first of which is called Pixoid.
Today we've got: I Am the Fourth Wall, Gravity Warfare, Gruff: Stuff of Nightmares, The Faceless, Lanterns: The Harvest Festival iOS, Vengeance, Clans of Caledonia, Harvest, Flamme Rouge: Peloton, Sakura, Fairy Tile, Pocket Mars, Lords of Hellas, Fog of Love, and Sarissa Precision 28mm Japan MDF Terrain.
Today in the Terrain Corner we have: Up-sized Bunny Kingdom Boards Available from iello, New Mechanicum Stairs Available From Tabletop Scenics, and New Necromunda Terrain Available From Tyr Terrain.
And I'm finally mostly over being sick. You never realize just how much you are thankful that you can breathe through your nose or take a couple breaths without coughing until that's exactly the opposite of how you're doing. Ah well. While I groove along to The Guess Who (because why not?), let's get you some gaming reviews.
This week, we've got: 51st State Master Set, Betrayal at Baldur's Gate, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past, Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle: The Monster Box of Monsters, Arkon, Pockety Odyssey, Noises at Night, Siege Storm, Rambo: the Board Game, Hardback, Voodoo, Palette Swap, Vast: The Crystal Caverns, Pryamids, Kingsburg (2nd Edition), Crossfire, Through the Desert (Euro Classics Edition), Nemesis, Bad Squiddo Games Onna-bugeisha, and Test of Honour: Ninjas of Iga Warband.
I'm sure a lot of you are probably traveling today, or perhaps hanging out with some non-gaming family. So, to take your mind off of things, here's your regular list of reviews I know you so desperately desire.
Today we've got: Guild Ball Blacksmith's Guild, Rail Raiders, Naruto Shippuden The Board Game, Zendo, Cottage Garden iOS, Meeple Circus, Gut Check, Mountains of Madness, Import/Export, Ticket to Ride Map Collection 6: France/Old West, Welcome to Centerville, Hunt for the Ring, and Master of Wills.
"What've they got there?"
Apes, but they're not as big.
Well, the big ape, King Kong isn't on Skull Island anymore. He's not even in New York anymore. This iconic ape is going to be stomping his way into Tokyo to take on the other giant monsters in King of Tokyo starting next week.
But I'm currently taking a break (my hand's cramping from using a pin vice all morning) to bring you those reviews I know you all so desperately desire.
This week we have: Storm Hollow, The Mysterious Forest, Pandemic Legacy Season 2, Vengeance, Gloom of Kilforth, Spoils of War, Santorini, Kerala, Mini Rails, Armageddon, By Order of the Queen, NMBR 9, Coded: Card-Time Strategy, Legend of the Five Rings, Woo-Hoo!, AquaSphere, and Cities of Splendor.
Today we have: Escape Room: The Game, Schotten Totten, The Climbers, Techno Bowl, Tesla vs. Edison: War of Currents, ROBiTs, Caverna: Cave vs. Cave, Cosmic Encounters: Cosmic Eons, Table Tantrums, Hipster Teenage Wasteland, Burn the Heretic, Drinking Quest: Journey into Draught, Wild Fun West, London, and NMBR9.