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 Awaken Realms at the wheel for this game is something that should bring high hopes for an excellent game experience and well-made adaptation.
The stalker video game series is a survival horror game set as an alternative version of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in Ukraine. The zone is a very dangerous place where you will face radiation (obviously), anomalies, creatures and even other stalkers...
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:
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 Europe/Russia.
The sequel is exploration focused, where you send your mech to various locations to gain benefits and play cards. The game promises a "familiar feel" for Scythe gamers (for example with how the scoring works). Other mechanics in play are variable map hexes, engine building, card/hand management, deck/bag building, worker placement, automa solo mode and more. Use items, artifacts, workers and...
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 perform the said actions in the order of your choosing. Gather various resources, manage your workers, gain civilization cards and build buildings to advance your culture. In the third phase, you must feed your people. If you don't have enough food, you will lose resources or even victory points. There is a limited amount of space available, so there is always a management of finding the right action to take each round.
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 (but potentially missing out on a lot of good rewards that the other players may gain), or will you cooperate even with the penalty risk if you fail? If you do decide to cooperate, it is also the decision on which one, which player you'd ideally want to help along (or not), and so on. This seems like a good addition to the 7 Wonders game, as the game definitely could use more player interaction...