Review – Aura

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Designers: Michael Orion Publisher: Breaking Games Year: 2017 Minimum Pledge: Players: 2-4 Play Time: 20-40 min Ages: 8+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: Aura Prelude 4 identical decks, each made up of cards numbered 1-8, plus action cards, in 5 different colors, are all that comes with Aura. Those 4 decks make up a casual card game for beginner and hardcore card players alike. …

Restoration Games Announces Fireball Island

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If you were a gamer in the 80’s then you probably already know about Fireball Island, a roll and move board game featuring a large, vacuum-molded board. In the center of the board was the Vul-Kar idol that rained marbles down pathways to knock over bridges and crush adventurers. The game is still impressive looking to this day, even if …

Return to the Stars, A Hopepunk RPG, Debuts at PlayNYC this Weekend

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In dark times, games can fill us with joy and hope. Return to the Stars, a new narrative tabletop role-playing game from Festive Ninja, helps players create their own stories in an optimistic space opera setting. The game is being introduced this weekend at PlayNYC in Kiosk B16. The game takes place in an universe where hyperspace travel has scattered …

QST – The Tabletop Subscription Box on Kickstarter

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Cory Jones, co founder of Cryptozoic Entertainment, has just launched a Kickstarter campaign for QST – The Tabletop Subscription Box. Pronounced “Quest”, the service will provide a game-per-month for a fairly low price and strives to deliver quality, small form games that are influenced by three key contributors in the areas of concept, game design, and art. Some of these …

Steve Jackson’s OGRE Comes to Steam in October

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Steve Jackon’s classic wargame, OGRE, comes to Steam on October 5, 2017 courtesy of Auroch Digital. Here’s a bit of information about the game they sent over. Game Features Meticulously Crafted Adaptation of the Original Game: Ogre veterans will instantly be at home with this adaptation, while new players will find a deeply rewarding, turn-based strategy game. Time-Tested, Compelling Gameplay: …

You Can Now Become an Official Member of the US Tak Association

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The US Tak Association announced today that it’s now accepting annual memberships. A standard, $25/year membership will grant you the rights you Association Voting Rights during the organizations annual member meeting, a quarterly newsletter, and a special set of Captstones sent to you every year that you remain a member. There’s also a Youth Membership for those under 17 for …

Twilight Imperium 4th Edition – Rules Release and Gen Con Demo

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    [Update] Take a look at our unboxing photo gallery of Twilight Imperium 4th Edition HERE. Today, Fantasy Flight had this to say about Twilight Imperium 4th Edition: “This Thursday, attendees of Gen Con 50 will have the opportunity to demo Twilight Imperium Fourth Edition, the next evolution of the classic game of galactic conquest. For those not attending or …

Sid Meier’s Civilization: A New Dawn

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Fantasy Flight has announced Sid Meier’s Civilization: A New Dawn. Coming in Q4 of 2017. Designed by James Kniffen, Sid Meier’s Civilization: A New Dawn is a turn-based strategy board game for two to four players. Players compete on a hex-based map to grow their nations and rise to power. Each nation must balance military might, technological advancement, and economic prowess to …

Yu-Gi-Oh! Sneak Peek: Circuit Break Special Edition

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Circuit Break Special Edition will be released on Dec. 8, 2017, with a MSRP of $9.99 per box. Each box will contain 3 booster packs of Circuit Break, guaranteed 1 of 2 Super Rare variant cards, as well as 1 of 2 Super Rare preview cards of non-foil cards from the upcoming spring 2018 booster set. Borreload Dragon, a terrifying new 3000 ATK …