Category Archives: Board Games

News for Tabletop Games played on a board of any kind (tiles included)

Bunny Kingdom In The Sky Expansion Now Available from Iello!

May 20, 2019

Bunny Kingdom in the Sky adds a new game board to the world of Bunny Kingdom that allows you to link fiefs in the sky with those on land. Aside from the game board, this expansion includes new cards, new types of resources, a set of playing pieces that allow five bunnies to play in the same game, and a larger type of building that increases your influence in that area by a factor of five.

Bunny Kingdom (2017) is a well regarded card drafting and area control game from the magical designer Richard Garfield. In Bunny Kingdom, players draft cards to place resources, bunnies and buildings on the board, trying to create fiefs with the most influence.

The makers of BICYCLE® playing cards are now publishing board games!

May 20, 2019

Two new games now available from The United States Playing Card company: It’s Blunderful and Shuffle Grand Prix

It’s Blunderful is a party game where you bet on how others would respond to awkward situations. It’s easy to learn you’ll be having fun in a matter of 30 seconds. With dynamic conversations and inspired storytelling, you’ll be surprised at the things you learn about your friends, family and yourself. The game has fun, non-offensive content that’s relatable to adults so you can play with all of your adult friends and family. The strategic betting component raises the stakes for competitive players and keeps all players involved in every turn. Each player has their own betting scorecard used to place their bets. Read the Blunderful card and secretly choose how you would react. Other players place their bets on how they believe you would react. Everyone reveals their answers. Players who guessed the correct answer gain the points they wagered, but those who guessed incorrectly lose the number of points they wagered. The first person to reach 100 points wins. Enjoy the camaraderie, the laughter and the stories that arise about the awkward moments – we’ve all been there.

Shuffle Grand Prix is a Racing Card Game where fellow drivers battle in a fast-paced, strategic challenge to out-distance the competition Just like your favorite racing video games, you select your drivers to take advantage of their unique abilities. Play cards to slow your opponents and protect yourself against sabotage. The person who travels the furthest distance by the time the distance cards run out takes home the checkered flag. It is everyone for themselves out there, so don’t be left behind. With just the right amount of strategy, intense graphics and action to amuse and engage, Shuffle Grand Prix is a family-friendly game that appeals to the competitive side of us all. It’s also a great gateway into light strategy games!

The Rise and Fall of Anvalor Available Now from WizKids

April 13, 2019

WizKids is thrilled to announce that The Rise & Fall of Anvalor, its all new co-opetition game is now available North American Game Stores!

Taking place in the iconic Warhammer: Age of Sigmar setting, The Rise & Fall of Anvalor has one to four players, each representing one of six factions, building a stronghold on The Great Parch. Each faction has ulterior motives, however; they seek to take Anvalor under their control to strengthen their influence in all the Mortal Realms.

Players will purchase City Buildings while enemies slowly encroach upon them. When enough enemies have gathered, players must work together to fight them off by rolling dice. Successfully defeated enemies will grant influence to the player who eliminated them, and the player with the most influence at the end of the game is the champion! With over 155,000 unique scenario combinations, The Rise & Fall of Anvalor will offer hours of challenging and variable gameplay.

The Rise & Fall of Anvalor is available now

Pre-Orders Available For Wacky Races: The Board Game Deluxe

April 13, 2019

 

CMON is teaming up with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to bring a classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon to your tabletop with Wacky Races: The Board Game Deluxe. Players will be able to hop into the driver’s seat of their favorite Racer from the series like The Slag Brothers, The Gruesome Twosome, Penelope Pitstop, Peter Perfect, and more as they race down the modular game track, looking to take the checkered flag. However, there’s danger out on the road in the form of Dick Dastardly and his sidekick, Muttley. They’re also out on the race course, controlled by the game itself, setting traps for the other Racers. However, the Racers have seen his tricks before and are prepared. Each Racer has a set of Special Ability cards they can employ to help them get to the front of the pack, as well as avoid those nasty traps!

Wacky Races: The Board Game Deluxe, designed by Andrea Chiarvesio and Fabio Tola features races that are simple, yet strategic. Players place cards matching the terrain their Racer is currently on, with the last card played indicating where Dastardly and Muttley will end up. Players can compete in one-off races or see who’s the fastest over the course of four, with each having own special rules as part of the Championship Circuit!

The Deluxe version of the game comes with 11 beautifully pre-painted miniatures that faithfully recreate the classic look of all the Wacky Racers, with original art and CMON’s artist Giovanna Guimarães. There are also redesigned player dashboards, complete with spaces for the four Special Ability cards each Racer has. Along with that, the Terrain tiles have been made out of thick punch-board, durable enough to handle the toughest road courses.

The pre-order for Wacky Races: The Board Game Deluxe is happening now.

 

Renegade Game Studios Taking Pre-orders for Bubble Tea

April 11, 2019

Welcome to the most popular bubble tea shop in Taiwan, where you’ll find rich, delicious milk tea filled with chewy pearls and jellies! To make an unforgettable drink, you’ll need to pay attention to crucial elements. More bubbles, less sugar, just the right amount of ice – all of this will make the drink taste different. Sounds good, right?

In Bubble Tea, players race to serve customers their drinks by rolling dice then matching the order by stacking tea base cards and transparent ingredient cards. Whoever can serve customers the fastest and most accurately will win! Coming this July from Renegade Game Studios!

Contents Summary:

  • 6 Dice
  • 45 Moji Moji Cards
  • 45 Customer Cards
  • 10 Tea Base Cards
  • 1 Shaker

At a Glance

  • Designer & Artist: AzaChen
  • Number of Players: 1-5
  • For Ages: 8+
  • Playing Time: 20 min

WizKids Announces Merlin’s Beast Hunt

March 28, 2019

WizKids is excited to announce the upcoming release of Merlin’s Beast Hunt, a fantasy game of mythic proportions!

In this dice allocation game of mythical beasts, players are wizards competing in a grand tournament to become the Champion of Magic. Merlin has gathered a collection of the most extraordinary magical beasts, which the wizards must capture by planting magical seeds in order to corral them into enclosures and successfully claim them as their own!

Each turn, players will place cards and dice on a board representing the hunting ground, where the mystical creatures roam free. These cards come in 4 unique types and form fences when played, while the dice, with 6 unique types, act as the bases. In order to successfully build fences, players must match the symbols on the dice to the symbols on the cards. Successfully built fences score points at the end of the turn. Players may also add or move beasts on their turns.

The game ends when one player no longer has any of their colored dice in their active dice, or when all spaces contain their maximum allotment of dice and all grid lines have a fence. Players then score VPs for beasts they have captured, and the player with the most VPs wins!

Merlin’s Beast Hunt will release in August 2019!

WizKids Announces Europa Base Alpha

March 26, 2019

WizKids announces the upcoming release of Europa Base Alpha, a tense game of interstellar construction.

In this thrilling intergalactic race for dominance, players will compete to build the most monumental network of bases on Europa, Jupiter’s moon. To achieve this goal, players will use dice and cards to build their bases by rolling the needed resources! The cards are used in a variety of ways: they can help you or be used to hamper the construction of bases of the other players.

Each round, players will simultaneously play a base card facedown, flipping all of them over at the same time. Then, starting with the player who has been selected to go first, players may play one or more cards from their hand next to another player’s base card. These cards, called Undermining Cards, will make it more difficult for that player to build their base. After each player has either played an Undermining Card or passed, players will roll their dice and try to use the result to successfully build their base. One of the symbols on the dice, the star, acts as a wild symbol, and may be used to represent any other symbol. These dice must be used and may not be rerolled. Each star used during a round grants a Cut Corner token, which will negatively affect that player’s score. Cards may also be played to assist in this effort. If a player fails to build their base, the base card is discarded.

The game ends when either 4 (in a 2 or 4 player game) or 3 (in a 3 player game) rounds have passed. Players will total the points from all built Bases and subtract any points indicated by Cut Corner tokens earned during the game. The player with the most points wins! Europa Base Alpha releases in June 2019!

Renegade Game Studios Announce English Version of Glen More II: Chronicles

March 26, 2019

In partnership with German publisher, Funtails, Renegade Game Studios is excited to announce that the upcoming Glen More II: Chronicles, will be available in English worldwide. Renegade Game Studios, a premier board game publisher, works closely with an extensive network of distributors and retailers that can help Glen More II: Chronicles reach fans across the globe. It is expected to go to print later this year.

In Glen More II: Chronicles, each player represents the leader of a Scottish clan from the early medieval ages until the 19th century, a leader looking to expand their territory and wealth. The success of your clan depends on your ability to make the right decision at the right time, be it by creating a new pasture for your livestock, growing barley for whisky production, selling your goods on the various markets, or gaining control of special landmarks such as lochs and castles.

Glen More II: Chronicles is a sequel to Glen More, expanding the gameplay substantially compared to the original game.

Features:

  • Lead your clan while expanding your territory and increasing your wealth in the Scottish Highlands
  • Create pasture for your livestock, grow barley, sell goods, and gain control of landmarks!
  • Includes eight expansions that are freely combined to add new gameplay to the base game.
  • Carefully crafted for 2-4 leaders ages 12+ to conquer in 90-120 min.