Huge Spellweaver Update

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Dream Reactor released a big update to Spellweaver yesterday including foil cards, new AI opponents, and a reworked tournament system. Foil cards aren’t a new thing for digital CCGs, but they’re new to Spellweaver. This is a retroactive update, so all cards a player has obtained that should be foil, will be. Players are also give five extra foil cards. …

Pokémon Bank Updates and new Sun and Moon Pokémon.

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The Pokémon Bank will be getting an update in January that will update the system to be compatible with Pokémon Sun and Moon. The update also will include the addition of a new National Pokédex. This new feature reads saved data from any compatible titles you connect to Pokémon Bank and collects information about all the Pokémon you have caught. …

Stellar Armada – $1 Board Game

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My second Kickstarter pick for the month is a no-brainer as the game is only $1. Stellar Armada is a game of space combat that removes the board and contains only two cards and some cardboard counters. There’s still shipping to pay, but really the game is still insanely cheap. Designer Jerason Banes even has a $5 version that includes …

Looty Dungeon Hits Android on September 27th

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Yodo1 is releasing Looty Dungeon to Android on September 27th. The game tosses 40 different classes, each with their own abilities, into increasingly difficult dungeons filled with monsters and traps. In a similar fashion to their wildly popular Crossy Road, Looty Dungeon features a “one-tap” control scheme. Of course it will also use a similar free-to-play model with paid unlockables. …

Eight New Safari Toys Include an Amazing Behemoth

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Safari Toys has announced eight new toys that are now available for purchase. One of those stood out to me immediately. The Behemoth. This terrifying figure takes some of the classic Behemoth qualities like powerful legs and a thick tail and combines them with modern renditions like sharp teeth and spikes. The effect is striking. It’s monstrous looking, with an …

Connecticut Festival of Indie Games Mid Year Event

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This coming Saturday, September 16th, I’ll be covering the Connecticut Festival of Indie Games Mid-Year Event in Newington, CT. The event, being held at the Tabletop Shop, will have indie game developers showing off and demoing their games. Exhibitors include: Angry Duck Games Bradan’s World Double Alex Games Flavor Faction Formal Ferret Games Funnybone Toys Geek Fever Games Invasion Evasion …

Pokémon Generations Series Coming to YouTube

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The Pokémon Company International has announced an animated Pokémon Generations series that start on September 18th at 9am PST on YouTube. There will be a total of 18 episodes each running between 3 and 5 minutes long, with the first two episodes airing on the 16th. The Generations series takes a look back at each generation of the Pokémon video …

Kickstarter – ORIGINZ: The Superpowered Card Game

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My first September Kickstarter pick is a game I’m a huge fan on. ORIGINZ: The Superpowered Card Game is a self-contained card battling game with 12 different superpower decks. I’ve already done a Kickstarter Preview for the game on Purple Pawn and have streamed the game live over Tabletop Simulator with one of the game’s designers, Evan. The best part? …

Review – Castle Combat

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Prelude Robert Thompson is the owner and operator of KidRealm Camps, a summer camp focused on gaming and creativity in Chantilly, VA. He’s also the designer of Castle Combat, a self-published CCG for kids that takes place in the world of Sagaheim. I first saw the game at Toy Fair in 2013. I took home a sample card, and wrote …