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June 23, 2014

Victory Point Games Preparing ‘Tenka Shogun Edition’

Victory Point Games is getting ready to release a bigger and better edition of their card game Tenka (check out Chris' review of the second edition right here) and the company has revealed some additional details regarding the Shogun Edition.
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June 23, 2014

And You Won’t Even Need a Net: A Review of ‘Fish Stix’

Fish Stix is a fun game which everyone can enjoy. Simple enough that kids who can't yet read can play and entertaining enough for adults. Object of the game is to advance all six different fish along your scoreboard 10 points. For this to happen you'll be placing fish sticks on the “game board” to form schools of fish. For each group of fish you match - color and direction - your score is advanced that many points.
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June 5, 2014

‘Kaijudo – Quest for the Gauntlet’ Now Available

Kids of all ages have a new avenue into checking out the Kaijudo collectible card game, from Wizards of the Coast, with the release of the Quest for the Gauntlet Core Set. Booster drafting rules have also been added into the mix and there’s a slew of Summer events coming up to test your competitive mettle.

From Wizards of the Coast:

Wizards of the Coast announce the release of Kaijudo – Quest for the Gauntlet! The new Core Set brings Booster Draft gameplay to Kaijudo for the very first time! Built from the ground up for sealed play, Quest for the Gauntlet is a 170-card expansion and each booster pack offers even more cards– 14!

Drafting: To draft [...]

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May 28, 2014

‘Machi Koro’ Expansion Coming Q4; Adds Fifth Player

IDW Games has revealed plans to release the first expansion for the Japanese card and dice game Machi Koro. The Machi Koro: Harbor Expansion adds more establishments to the base game while also providing the ability to include a fifth player into the light-hearted proceedings.

From IDW Games:

Today, IDW Games announced a small-box expansion for the hotly anticipated Machi Koro card game. Machi Koro: The Harbor Expansion will include 10 new establishments, one new starting establishment, two new landmarks (82 cards total), and the ability to play Machi Koro with up to five players. Machi Koro will hit shelves this July, and the expansion will follow before Christmas.   [...]

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May 15, 2014

Stronghold Games Announces ‘Diamonds’

Stronghold Games has revealed a new game release scheduled for Gen Con 2014: Diamonds. The title is a trick taking card game for up to six players and will be part of Stronghold’s new “Pocket” line of games.

From Stronghold Games:

Stronghold Games is proud to announce another Gen Con release, “Diamonds”, by the great designer Mike Fitzgerald.

Diamonds is a trick-taking card game in which players collect Diamonds — not cards bearing that suit – but actual “Diamond Crystals” (acrylic crystals) included in the game.  What makes the game of Diamonds different from other trick-taking card games is that when you cannot follow suit [...]

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May 9, 2014

VPG Launches First Kickstarter with ‘I Say, Holmes!’

Victory Point Games has launched their first Kickstarter project and the company is looking to produce an updated edition of I Say, Holmes! Feel free to check out the TGG review of the original release right here and keep in mind the biggest critique of the game was component quality; something the project will certainly address. Currently you can pledge support and receive a copy of the game for $35.

From VPG:

Sherlock Holmes and his companions are at your disposal as you try to catch the most notorious villains of Victorian era London.

The Game is Afoot and it’s up to you to solve the case! Sherlock Holmes and his cadre of clue-seeking companions are at your [...]

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April 19, 2014

‘The Dutch East Indies’ Currently Sailing on Kickstarter

I can’t say I’m much of a fan when it comes to trading games (especially when it comes to the glut of 17th and 18th century titles out there) but there’s a new Kickstarter which may be of interest to plenty of our readers: The Dutch East Indies. What looks to set this Dutch design is the fact the game is extremely family friendly and appears to provide a good deal of tactical play without overloading younger players with a ton of rules.

The project runs through May 16th and you can reserve a copy of The Dutch East Indies for a $70 pledge.

From Duiker Games:

Gems have been discovered in the Dutch East Indies!

First game by Duiker Games, on [...]

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April 5, 2014

Kids Title ‘Beasty Bash’ Currently Running on Kickstarter

8th Level Entertainment has a new kids game currently up for crowd funding on Kickstarter. Aimed at children ages seven and up, Beasty Bash is a game of combining head and body cards to score the highest points for your creature. The project runs through May 11th and an pledge of $25 will reserve your copy.

From 8th Level:

Beastie Bash! isn’t just a card game for kids, it’s outside-the-box thinking — in a box.

Beastie Bash! is a silly character creation game for 1-4 players. It’s 15-20 minutes of family fun created by children’s book author/illustrator, Eric Wight. Combine the highest scoring Head card with a Body card to win the cards for that round. The [...]

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April 2, 2014

‘My Little Pony CCG’ Expansion Set to Arrive in May

Enterplay has revealed more information regarding the Canterlot Nights expansion for the My Little Pony Collectible Card Game. The set will arrive at your FLGS on May 16th, with 200 new cards including two new Mane Character ponies, Princess Luna and Princess Celestia; fan faves such as DJ Pon-3 and Queen Chrysalis; Mane Characters as uncommon cards in packs. A new game mechanic called “Pumped” will be added as well.

The expansion will be available as twelve card booster packs and 59 card theme decks.

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March 24, 2014

GAMA Trade Show 2014: IDW Games and Pandasaurus Bringing ‘Machi Koro’ to North America

IDW Games is planning an initial slate of a dozen or so games in their first year and one of these titles will be released in association with Pandasaurus Games, Machi Koro. Machi Koro is a card game in which the players aim to build up the most prosperous city area in the town of, you guessed it, Machi Koro. The title is for up to four players and will carry an MSRP of $29.95 when it releases sometime this Summer. An additional expansion is already in the works for this Winter.

Stay tuned for a sneak peek video of Machi Koro next week.

From IDW Games:

IDW Games announced the publication ofMachi Koro, the first of many small box games to be released in [...]

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March 24, 2014

GAMA Trade Show 2014: AEG and Steve Jackson Games Team Up for ‘Loot Letter’

A GTS 2014 announcement from AEG confirmed rumors the company has been working with Steve Jackson Games on releasing a Munchkin expansion based on the hit Love Letter. This August keep your eyes peeled for Munchkin Loot Letter (at Gen Con perhaps?) and prepare for more butt kicking and less lovey dovey.

From AEG:

Munchkin Loot Letter, for when you want to steal the treasure and backstab your friends – without all of the silly card-playing stuff. Well, without some of it. OK, without all but 16 cards of it, at least. And better still, without all of that smooching and kissy stuff of that other game…

Seiji Kanai’s smash hit Love Letter returns with all the [...]

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March 24, 2014

GAMA Trade Show 2014: Set Your ‘Destination: Neptune’ with Griggling Games

Another Griggling Games title revealed at GTS 2014 is Destination: Neptune. The title provides more of a hard science fiction look at the future of space exploration as players will aim to take each step closer to reaching the furthest planets of the Solar System.Destination: Neptune is for two to four players, ages twelve and up, plays in around 90 minutes, and will carry an MSRP of $49.95.

From Griggling Games:

Destination: Neptune shows an optimistic vision of commercial space exploration in the next century. Players control an organization with the resources and intent to explore, develop, and colonize the worlds beyond Earth. Organizations that practice careful [...]

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March 22, 2014

GAMA Trade Show 2014: Griggling Games Shows Off ‘Celestial Rainbows’

Newcomer on the scene Griggling Games had a couple of titles to show off at GAMA, as well as some announcements of titles in the pipeline, and the first we’ll peek at is Celestial Rainbows.The card game is for two to eight players, ages eight and up, who will work together to build seven rainbows. The art is pretty trippy and has a solid Peter Max sort of vibe to it. The game plays in thirty minutes or less and carries an MSRP of $12.95.

From Griggling Games:

Celestial Rainbows is a light, cooperative card game featuring the fantastic rainbow art of the visionary artist Aurora of Woodstock, NY. The object of the game is to work together to build as many of the [...]

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March 13, 2014

June Brings John Kovalic’s ‘Double Feature’

Cryptozoic Entertainment will release their second John Kovalic design this June: Double Feature: The Movie Game for Everyone! Card Game. According to Kovalic, you don’t have to be a serious movie buff to play but simply remember movies you’ve seen. Double Feature is for four to ten players ages twelve and up, contain 120 cards, and carry an MSRP of $15.

From Cryptozoic:

From acclaimed game designer and illustrator John Kovalic, and award-winning My First LLC design team, comes DOUBLE FEATURE: The movie game for everyone!

Players earn points by being the first to name a movie that links elements from two DOUBLE FEATURE cards. The first player to earn [...]

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March 13, 2014

Cheapass Games to Release Pub Game ‘Pairs’ in September

As the Kickstarter project finishes up in less than 35 hours, Cheap Ass Games has announced their title Pairs (coined as a “a new classic pub game’) will be available in stores this September. The project has tallied nearly a quarter of a million dollars during its run and the card game is designed to be portable in order to play nearly anywhere – say in your favorite tavern for example.

While there’s still time to get in on the Kickstarter, Pairs will be made available to retailers this Fall with a variety of themed art styles carrying MSRPs anywhere from $10 to approximately $12.

From Cheap Ass Games:

Pairs is a fast and easy card game [...]

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March 12, 2014

‘Pay Dirt’ Now Live on Kickstarter

You might think the title Pay Dirt leads you to believe this is a football game but the reality is the latest game from Crash Games is a Tory Niemann (of Alien Frontiers fame) design in which two to four players look to build the biggest and best Alaskan mining company in a limited period of time. The project is running through April 11th and you can reserve a copy of the game at a $50 pledge level.

From Crash Games:

Alaska is a harsh climate but it’s filled with untold riches. Can you and your crew hit Pay Dirt before the ground freezes?

Pay Dirt is an engine building, worker placement game set in frigid Alaska for 2-4 players. Players are competing to [...]

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