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Merchants & Marauders is a superb pirate sandbox game. You are free to do whatever you like to gain glory points, be a pirate or good guy trading with merchants, maybe something in between.. Hunt other players, fight off threats on dangerous rumors or run missions for the colonial powers.. The game recently had its 10 year anniversary, but sadly no news in the franchise was announced. A few years back Christian Marcussen (game designer) said "I'm looking at an updated version, but I don't know if it will happen". So he may have some plans on his desk, but nothing materialized yet. I still...
Blizzard is working together with Glass Cannon Unplugged to bring the Diablo experience to the board gaming world. The hugely popular franchise has been a long running and very succesful PC series for years. Now Blizzard teams up with Glass Cannon Unplugged (Frostpunk, Dying Light etc.) to make the adaptation. Both games will draw material from the whole series, not just the recently released Diablo IV. Diablo: The board game is due to launch on crowdfunding at a undisclosed time, while Diablo: The roleplaying game is expected to retail for BlizzCon 2024, which is normally held early...
There looks to be many awesome games being released in 2023, so it is hard to navigate through the jungle of games being released. Here I have picked out our top 5 picks that I am the most excited about trying out! You'll definitely want to keep these upcoming board games on your radar! Also, I have omitted re-prints/expansions and focused on new/standalone games. If you are missing a game coming out in 2023, that you are really excited about, let us know in the comments! Top 5 upcoming board games for 2023 1. The Queen’s Dilemma The Queen's Dilemma is a stand alone successor to The...
Lost Ruins of Arnak publisher Czech Games Edition (CGE) recently announced a new game called Kutná Hora: The City of Silver, which is expected to release in time for Essen Spiel 2023 (October 5 - October 8). The game is for 2-4 players, and boasts to be a heavyweight, asymmetrical city building euro game that combines Czech history with a dynamic supply and demand economic system. The game name (Kutná Hora) stems from an actual city in Czech Republic that you can visit today. Beautiful classic European scenery. The premise of the game is that it follows the discovery of silver in the...
With the Gloomhaven Grand Festival live on Backerkit, publisher Cephalofair announced that a new entry is coming to the series titled Gloomhaven: Buttons & Bugs. It is a solo game designed by Joe Klipfel (Gloomholdin' etc) and Nikki Valens (Mansions of Madness, Arkham Horror etc). The game is a re-implementation of the Gloomholdin' game, which also was a small sized Gloomhaven experience with cards only. The game contains lots of the DNA from Gloomholdin', but alongside help of experienced designer Nikki Valens, it has steered into what is now a very different game. While you are...
Just announced, Terraforming Mars is getting another expansion, this time an expansion for an expansion! Prelude 2 is a card pack for the very popular Prelude expansion, which adds various early game "booster" cards to hone in your start. Prelude is by far the best expansion for one of my favorite board game of all times; Terraforming Mars. New corporations, cross-expansion effects, and preludes with ongoing effects and actions... EDIT: Now with more information from Jacob Fryxelius!
In a online streaming presentation, Awaken Realms announced that they are developing a STALKER board game adaptation. There is currently no release date announced, but the game will launch on Gamefound by late Q2 2023, which sets the campaign date to around June. Awaken Realms will co-produce the game alongside video game developers GSC Game World, which were responsible for the STALKER video game series. Awaken Realms is a highly popular Polish board game company, which have made a vast number of deep and involving board games such as Nemesis, ISS Vanguard, Tainted Grail and more. Having...
Axis & Allies is making a grand (or better yet "historic") return! New entry in Axis & Allies series - You decide which one! The most exciting news was that Renegade Game Studios has revealed that the next installment in the series will be decided by you, the community! You can vote today on which option you want HERE, among four choices: Operation Market Garden North Africa Eastern Front Battle of Stalingrad Click the link for more information from Wikipedia, on the various war theatres, in case you want more details before you select your vote. The "You pick the battle - We'll...
The successor to the popular Endeavor: Age of Sail is now nearing Gamefound release. The prototype rulebook was released today in a Gamefound update, alongside news that the prototype of the game is complete. The prototype is on its way to previewers now. There will be an update with more gameplay news soon. Endeavor: Deep Sea is launching on Gamefound on April 25. They did drop a few new images from the prototype: Description from the developers: https://gamefound.com/projects/age-of-gaming/endeavor-deep-sea
Read on to check out what games are my crowdfunding-list for 2023! I have a wide variety of games I am currently waiting for, although I've tried to keep within a "reasonable" amount for, uhm, unspecified constraints! (don't tell my wife about this!) Did you look at any of these games? Feel free to share what games you are most excited about getting your hands on in 2023! Did you miss part 1, check it out first! Darkest Doom Original delivery: Aug 2023. New delivery: Current timeline suggests delivery around September 2023. Pledge: Guardian pledge + the two expansions Mayura and The...
Stonemaier games officially announced a Scythe sequel titled Expeditions, set to arrive mid-late 2023. One to five players will compete in this card-driven competitive game of exploration. The sequel sends players into the Siberian tundra to explore around the events of a massive meteorite crash near Tunguska River, which has awoken an ancient corruption. Players set out to learn more about the meteorite and to find artifacts and glory, while having to deal with the corruption spreading in the land. Expeditions is set in the same mech focused 1920 alternate universe of eastern...
Acram Digital and Z-Man Games. Acram Digital is releasing a digital edition of the popular board game Stone Age (2008) in Q2 2023. The game is being released on Steam, Nintendo Switch and Android/Apple mobile devices in Q2 2023. Acram Digital has previously made other digital board game adaptions, such as Concordia, Unmatched, Charterstone, Istanbul and more. In the game you take on the role as a pre-historic human with basic tools. In the first phase of the game you place workers in areas you think will benefit your tribe the most. In the second phase, you activate the workers and...
7 Wonders is getting another expansion, called "Edifice". The expansion brings a new type of card, "edifices", that aims to add a new type of player interaction without increasing play time or complexity. During setup, 3 edifice cards (1 per age) are added to the game. Help to construct one of the projects to receive a token that makes you eligible for the rewards, or penalties, if it is completed at the end of the age. There is one less token than players, so not everyone will be able to participate! This adds a new layer to the game. Will you focus on yourself and ignore these projects...
Hello James, and thank you for taking the time for this interview with Board Game Dungeon! Background and introduction BGD: Would you like to tell a little bit about yourself to the readers? James: I have been a passionate board gamer my whole life! Ever since my brother and I picked up some old used Warhammer models from a garage sale, we've been into tinkering with board games and playing them all the time. BGD: What are your favourite board games? (Other than Valor & Villainy of course!) Could be old classics or maybe you’ve come across a new game that was splendid? James: I do...
Read on to check out what games are on my crowdfunding-list for 2023! I have a wide variety of games I am currently waiting for, although I've tried to keep within a "reasonable" amount for, uhm, unspecified constraints! (don't tell my wife about this!) Did you look at any of these games? Feel free to share what games you are most excited about getting your hands on in 2023! AracKhan Wars - The Card Game Original delivery: Feb 2022. New delivery: Current timeline suggests delivery around mid 2023. Pledge: Titan pledge (99 EUR). The first thing that peeked my interest was the incredible...
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