This week has been a busy one with releases, companies struggling with delayed shipments, and Golden Geek Award winners! We hope you’ve checked out our reviews from this past week, including Love Letter: L5R Edition and Hot Tin Roof. There are a lot of goodies this week, so take your time and browse our Quick News!
Announcements and Releases
- The winners of the 2014 Golden Geek Awards are posted! Congrats to all the winners!
- Check out the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Card Creator, a new venture with DriveThruCards! See the card creator program and the errata decks.
- Paizo is posting their Gen Con 2015 schedule as well as putting out their call-out for volunteers! Check out the details, especially if you have kids that are into Pathfinder!
- WizKids announces product release delays and estimated new release dates.
- Privateer Press has released a slew of new products, includings a new Cygnar Warcaster, a Trollkin Outlaw solo and Northkin fire-eaters unit, Mercenary Warcaster and Captain/Devil Dogs unit, Khador Warcaster, a Convergence Battle Engine, and an Everblight Warlock. In addition, High Command: Faith and Fortune gets its first expansion pack called Ultimate Weapons.
- If you’re wanting more tools for your Warmachine/Hordes games, you can pick up quick measure packs for Warmachine and Hordes. You can also pick up small, medium, and large base wound markers to better keep track of your, and your enemies’, health.
- Anima Tactics is being discontinued – read about it over at Ninja Division.
- Gen Con has announced its Author Guest of Honor for 2015 as Terry Brooks!
- Smash Up: Munchkin is coming soon. Yep, you read that right. Read a bit more and see a preview picture on Facebook.
- Deck 5 for Conflicted is coming soon!
- Modiphius is supporting Matt Leacock’s new co-op board game called The Thunderbirds, and it is on Kickstarter now. The project has already funded, but has plenty of time to go!
- Create your own dungeon with the Dungeon Architect Cards!
- We wrote about a game a while ago called PlayMe: Alice in Wonderdice. It didn’t fund, but it has returned to Kickstarter and has overfunded! Check it out!
- Always wanted to be the dragon? Check out DRAGOON – destroy towns and fill your cave with shinies.
Other Interesting Articles And Finds
- A criminal faction overview for Netrunner was featured on Fantasy Flight Games’ Blog this week.
- Check out Chewbacca and General Weis for Imperial Assault’s upcoming Villain and Ally packs.
- Fantasy Flight Games also posted previews for the upcoming LotR LCG pack as well as a preview for the next Call of Cthulhu pack.
- Some folks raised concern over Exploding Kittens and how much money was actually made. A post on Polygon was deemed not credible a large portion of the gaming community, but this post at The Geek Dynasty has been more accepted.
- A nifty Year One Ascension Collector’s Box is available for purchase for a limited time. Includes hard-to-find promo cards!
What We’re Playing
- We picked up Z-MAN Games’ Walking Dead board game and have played it a few times this week. The game is pretty hard, considering how easily walkers pop up around you. I lost our first game by a landslide, then won the second – also by a landslide. The game has plenty of room for variation. If you’re not a fan of dice-rolling games, you may see it as too random and left to chance…but so is wandering a world of walkers.
- Played some Warmachine: HIGH COMMAND this week as well. I really like how the expansion packs add to the game, and think they are pretty necessary for the custom feel of the game.
We hope that everyone has stayed safe this week as the weather seems to have hit the country in some strange places. We even had about an inch of snow here in Texas! Everything shut down, and it was crazy. Ah well, just roll with the punches, and play board games inside! Until next week, stay safe and happy gaming!