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Diablo coming to the board game format!

Diablo coming to the board game format!

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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 November or late October.
Reportedly, the roleplaying game will feature some "unique" gameplay features, not just a 5D D&D module. Characters are going to face "inner struggles" of morality as they are thorn between light and darkness. There will also be "fast-paced combat" where you battle multiple opponents at once.

You can drop by the official website, where they are looking for feedback on what...
Gloomhaven: Buttons & Bugs solo game announced - Encounter the Gloomhaven universe with this compact experience!

Gloomhaven: Buttons & Bugs solo game announced - Encounter the Gloomhaven universe with this compact experience!

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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 accustomed to enormous boxes from Gloomhaven and Frosthaven with large setups, Buttons & Bugs fits in a tiny box of 108mm x 78mm x 75mm for that portable and combat experience. With the quick setup you can play a scenario in 20 minutes, and play it almost anywhere, as it requires minimal table space. It boasts a similar playstyle to...
New Terraforming Mars expansion announced: Prelude 2

New Terraforming Mars expansion announced: Prelude 2

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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!

Prelude 2 is a card only expansion that will have the same box format as Prelude, and contain 54 cards. It officially requires Prelude to play, but you can technically use it separately in lower player counts or in combination with expansions.
We had a few design goals for Prelude 2: 1) more preludes, 2) preludes with abilities, 3) expansion preludes, 4) cross expansion projects, 5) support the expansions with interesting projects.

Here is a breakdown on what you get in different...
Announcing Kutná Hora: The City of Silver - Essen 2023 launch

Announcing Kutná Hora: The City of Silver - Essen 2023 launch

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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 mines in the region (hence the name "The City of Silver"), which gave the region a huge economical boom.

One of the primary areas that the publisher claims makes this particular historical city building game special, is their dynamic supply and demand system. The choices that each player makes will affect the other players through various mechanics, making this a highly interactive...
Awaken Realms to develop STALKER board game adaptation

Awaken Realms to develop STALKER board game adaptation

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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 making a return with re-print, new entry and world championship!

Axis & Allies making a return with re-print, new entry and world championship!

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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:
Click the link for more information from Wikipedia, on the various war theatres, in case you want more details before you...
Scythe sequel "Expeditions" announced - Explore the Siberian tundra!

Scythe sequel "Expeditions" announced - Explore the Siberian tundra!

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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...
Stone Age Digital Edition coming in Q2 2023

Stone Age Digital Edition coming in Q2 2023

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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.

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New 7 Wonders expansion "Edifice" open for pre-order

New 7 Wonders expansion "Edifice" open for pre-order

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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...

What kind of board gamer are you when it comes to managing your board game collection?

  • A You prefer to keep the collection relatively small...

    Votes: 1 16.7%
  • B You have a large collection that just keeps growing and growing..

    Votes: 2 33.3%
  • C Those in the middle trying to balance it...

    Votes: 2 33.3%
  • D Mostly play at friends, so little to no collection personally...

    Votes: 1 16.7%
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