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Spiel Material Spotlight: A Prototypers Dream

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Spiel Material is a gaming supply company based in Germany. “Spiel” is German for “Game” (I had to look it up). If you are into game design and are looking for quality, cheap materials, this is a great source for meeples, dice, blank tiles and game boards, etc. Spiel Material even carries low-cost replacement tiles for Settlers (see examples below). …

Fantasy Flight Previews Tactical Action Mechanics of Twilight Imperium Fourth Edition

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Following the big announcement of the upcoming release of Twilight Imperium, Fantasy Flight has been posting preview pieces on their website. Recently, they made the rules available for download. With GenCon behind, and the 3rd quarter 2017 release approaching, it seems that we can expect more and more posts. Today, Fantasy Flight posted a preview exploring Twilight Imperium 4th Editions’ game …

Review – Seikatsu

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Designers:  Matt Loomis, Isaac Shalev Publisher: IDW Games Year: 2017 MSRP: N/A Players: 1-4 Play Time: 15-30 min Ages: 10+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: Seikatsu Prelude I first got a look at Seikatsu in 2016 at the first-ever Connecticut Festival of Indie Games, back when it was a bunch of poker chips and a paper board. It was at this …

Team Skull Goes Head-to-Head with an Troop of Pikachu

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Guzma, Plumeria, and some other Team Skull grunts battle it out on the dance floor vs Team Pikachu is this charming video The Pokémon Company released to celebrate the arrival of the latest Pokémon TCG expansion, Sun & Moon—Burning Shadows. The video also came on the heels of the latest expansion announcement for Sun & Moon—Shining Legends, a 75-card set …

Ninja Division and Games Workshop Collaboration

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Ninja Division and Games Workshop co-announced today a collaborative effort on an upcoming game: DOOMSEEKER.™ According to Ninja Division, they have “signed a license with Games Workshop to create a card game under the Warhammer Fantasy property for the tabletop games market.” Here’s what we know: “Doomseeker is a tabletop card game, created by David Freeman and John Cadice, where …

Hasbro Teams Up with TripAdvisor to Bring Vacations to The Game of LIFE

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LIFE has been around for over 60 years now, and now Hasbro is teaming up with TripAdvisor to bring vacations to the classic board game. In this new edition of the game players will be encouraged to take a vacation by choosing from vacation cards inspired by some of TripAdvisor’s top-ranked family destinations and activities. There’s ski trips, a beach …

Preview – Blind Wizard Brawl

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Publisher: Wrench Games Year: 2017 Minimum Pledge: £9 (approx. $11.50 USD) Players: 2-4+ Play Time: 10-30 minutes Ages: 8+ Requires Free App Rules available online: Yes BGG: Blind Wizard Brawl Today, Blind Wizard Brawl by Wrench Games was successfully funded on Kickstarter. This mini deck-building card game features an app-based platform combined tabletop card mechanics. The minimum pledge is £9, or, …

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Preview – Cooking Rumble

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Aether Tower has just launched a new Kickstarter campaignf for Cooking Rumble, a microgame where 2 players try to complete recipies and be the first chef to earn 6 points. The game’s mechanics are based around players using ingredient cards to complete 3 random recipes on the table. Each recipe requires 3 items from the following: sugars, cereals, proteins, and …