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May 19
2022

Bid for Land on Mars, Quest More for Thunderstones, and Revisit Middle-earth Again

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by W. Eric Martin Let's follow up a recent post about spinoffs and sequels with another set of titles seeing new life:• Designer Mark Corsey's auction-based The Game of 49 has been reborn as Zillionaires on Mars thanks to UK publisher Big Potato.Here's a quick overview for those unfamiliar with this 2014 release:Starting with $49 apiece, players in The Game of 49 bid to buy spaces on the 49-square (7-by-7) ...


May 18
2022

Bring Sweets to the Table with Azul: Master Chocolatier and The Great British Baking Show Game

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by W. Eric Martin • Publishers unveiled two sweet-looking games on May 17, with Next Move Games announcing Azul: Master Chocolatier for release in late 2022, with a debut at SPIEL '22.What's new in this release? Azul: Master Chocolatier includes double-sided factory boards. One side of the factories is blank, and when using this side the game plays exactly like Michael Kiesling's classic Azul. The other side of each factory ...


May 18
2022

New Life for Dominion: Prosperity, and More Expansions for Cartographers and Age of Steam Deluxe

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by W. Eric Martin • Following on the heels of a second edition of Dominion: Seaside, in 2022 publisher Rio Grande Games will release a second edition of Dominion: Prosperity from designer Donald X. Vaccarino, with this set (like Seaside) containing nine new types of Kingdom cards. And as with previous Dominion second editions, these new cards will be released on their own as an update pack for those who ...


May 17
2022

Everything Old Is New Again with Legends of Andor, Tokaido, and Royal Dilemmas

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by W. Eric Martin • Artist/designer Michael Menzel wrapped his Legends of Andor series in 2017 with Legends of Andor: The Last Hope, with other designers then building on his creation with additional heroes or legends, such as 2021's Die Legenden von Andor: Magische Helden, and spinoff titles, such as 2019's The Liberation of Rietburg and 2020's Andor: The Family Fantasy Game.In late 2022, however, Menzel will return to Andor ...


May 17
2022

Designer Diary: Batman: Everybody Lies, or A Different Type of Detective

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by Ignacy Trzewiczek Chapter 0: The BasicsBatman: Everybody Lies is a story-driven deduction game. The action takes place in Gotham, with you exploring various locations of this crime-driven city from the grim and poverty-stricken alleyways to the sycophantic and wealthy social elite penthouses.Intended for 2-4 players, aged 14+, the game features three Episodes to investigate and a short Prologue to help players familiarize themselves with the rules and the style ...


May 16
2022

Greater Than Games and Dice Hate Me Games Split; Compounded Gets Remixed

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by W. Eric Martin • In February 2015, publisher Dice Hate Me Games merged with Greater Than Games, becoming one of three imprints in a newly reorganized line-up at GTG along with Sentinel Comics and Fabled Nexus.As of May 16, 2022, the two organizations have announced that they're going separate ways. Here's an excerpt from a press release announcing the split:Of the separation, Dice Hate Me Games President Chris Kirkman ...


May 16
2022

Game Overview: Founders of Teotihuacan, or A Tile-Laying Game

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by W. Eric Martin Founders of Teotihuacan from designer Filip Głowacz and publisher Board&Dice bills itself as "a tile-laying game" in the subtitle on the box, and you do indeed lay tiles during play, so that promise is fulfilled. That said, I'm not sure that's the selling point I would have leaned into for this design in which you build production buildings, temples, and part of a pyramid.You have a ...


May 15
2022

Cast Spells, Make Crop Circles, Save Species, and Face Tough Calls with Fractal Juegos

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by W. Eric Martin Chilean publisher Fractal Juegos releases a large number of licensed games — Bohnanza, IKI, Marrakech, The Mind, Draftosaurus — but it also releases new editions of older games, such as Michael Kiesling's garden-building game Sanssouci, which debuted from Ravensburger in 2013 and which Fractal Juegos re-released in 2022.• As for Fractal Juegos' original releases, it has a roll-and-write game, of course, as every publisher and designer ...


May 14
2022

Links: Czech Designers, Thor's Hammer, and Our Family Plays Games on Social Media

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by W. Eric Martin • Mik and Starla Fitch of Our Family Plays Games were featured in the documentary film The First Twenty: Social from Dehanza Rogers, a film on activism and Black cultural identity that debuted on May 10, 2022 and that explores "the role of social media as a source of joy, pain, and transformation".The title "The First Twenty" refers to the first twenty years of the 21st ...


May 13
2022

Stellarion Joins the Oniverse — Which Has a New Home at inPatience

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by W. Eric Martin Designer Shadi Torbey has announced a new entry in his Oniverse series of games: Stellarion, with this 1-2 player game being due out in Q3/Q4 2022.Here's a succinct overview of this design, which will include rules in English and French:You are the director of the Observatory. With your telescopes aimed at the stars, planets, and nebulas of the Oniverse, you are ready to launch daring spaceships ...


May 13
2022

Designer Diary: Take a Seat

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by Ferran Renalias Zueras By designers Eloi Pujadas and Ferran RenaliasGreetings, all! Take a Seat has been published in Spain, and the game will be presented internationally at SPIEL '22. We thought it would be a good idea to post a design diary to share some background info, design decisions, art, and more.Initial IdeaIn September 2019, we started our first design as a team. We had a clear premise: Create ...


May 12
2022

Take Part in the Taíno Resistance in Borikén, and Help Migrants Travel Safely in La Frontera

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by W. Eric Martin • Julio E. Nazario's first two published designs — Ctrl and Holi: Festival of Colors — were both somewhat abstract games about moving through space, but his work goes in a new direction in Borikén: The Taíno Resistance, which is currently part of GMT Games' P500 preorder program.Here's an overview of this 1-4 player co-operative game:Borikén — that is, modern-day Puerto Rico — is now home ...


May 11
2022

Escape from New York along the John Muir Trail on the Way to a Lunar Outpost

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by W. Eric Martin • Ravensburger has announced a June 2022 release date for Lunar Outpost, a 2-4 player co-operative game from Mike Mulvihill that was "inspired by the PBS science series NOVA and developed with NASA astronaut Dani Tani", according to the press release.Here's an overview of what you'll face:In Lunar Outpost, players work together to mine lunar elements and build a circular base on the moon. Players can ...


May 10
2022

Designer Diary: Garden Nation

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by Nathalie SAUNIER By Nathalie and Rémi SaunierRémi: The story of Garden Nation begins in 2013 when watching a video about mathematics and "super noughts and crosses".What is this? It consists of nine little grids drawn in the nine spaces of a main big grid of noughts and crosses, each of them being connected to the other places.Nathalie: We created the first prototype to show to our gamers club near ...


May 09
2022

Groo Returns Inkognito with a Bag of Chips, and Pokémon Infiltrates Point Salad

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by W. Eric Martin • May 4, 2022 marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of designer Alex Randolph, and to mark the occasion publisher Ares Games announced that it will release a new edition of Inkognito, co-designed by Randolph and Leo Colovini and first released in 1988, in Q4 2022, with the game including rules in English, Italian, and Korean.For those not familiar with Inkognito, your goal is to ...


May 09
2022

Lockdown in China: The Consequences

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by Mario Sacchi i]Editor's note: Mario Sacchi, CEO and lead developer of Placentia Games and Post Scriptum, regularly blogs about game development and production on the Post Scriptum Games blog on BGG. This article was first published on May 6, 2022 on that blog. —WEM[/iWe have to say that this article is gloomier than usual, covering the worst accident that has ever happened to Post Scriptum in seventeen years of ...


May 08
2022

Repair Pottery, Collect Butterflies, Escape Dreams, and Explore Fliptown

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by W. Eric Martin Today, I'll highlight a handful of smaller game projects being crowdfunded that might be overshadowed by larger campaigns that create their own gravity:• Designer Steven Aramini has started his own publishing company with Write Stuff Games, and his first title — the 1-4 player game Fliptown — is looking for funding on Kickstarter through May 20, 2022.Here's an overview of the gameplay:Fliptown is a flip-and-write game ...


May 07
2022

Links: The 2022 Deutscher Spielepreis, Spiel des Jahres Support, and Sid Sackson in "Fields of Play"

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by W. Eric Martin • Voting for the 2022 Deutscher Spielepreis is now open. Click on that link to submit your top five games of the past twelve months, then confirm your vote by clicking on the link sent to you. You can also list a single children's game.Details on the voting process are here in German, with no deadline listed, but with the organizers noting that more than one ...


May 06
2022

Publisher Diary: Ettana, or Details on a Debut

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by Madhumita Mani After starting with the classic Settlers of Catan, our passion for board games has continued to grow and eventually brought us to starting Mad4Fun Games and releasing our very own board game — Ettana: The Looms of Kanchi from Madhu Sundar.What stirred us about board games are the elements in them like luck, strategy, tactics, wit, and being economical in all your moves. If you give it ...


May 06
2022

Relive the Dark Ages, Explore Medieval Baghdad, Control Medieval Tuscany, and Train Your Samurai

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by Candice Harris • In late April 2022, UK publisher PHALANX announced Bretwalda, a game of strategy, diplomacy and conquest for 1-4 players set in early medieval England, from designer Leo Soloviey, who is also behind the excellent artwork for the game. The publisher's description below for Bretwalda should give you a rough idea of what it's all about, but I'm sure more details are coming since it's going to ...