Posted Thursday, 15-Mar-2018
A new Magic: The Gathering board game, Dinosaur Island reprint + expansion + spinoff game, and Zombicide goes to space in this week’s news brief.
Pushed out an airlock by Calvin Wong
We don’t currently know the designer or the artist, but from the official description:
Visit storied locations such as Llanowar, Urborg, and Keld. Draw mana from the world to power abilities and recruit heroes to aid in quests. Discover powerful artifacts and create leylines to draw even more mana from distant lands. Build sites to increase your bond with a location. The land of Dominaria is filled with adventure and excitement!
It seems like a competitive rather than a co-op, is coming out from Wizkids and is for 2 to 4 players. You’ll know more, when we know more.
Dinosaur Island is BoardGamePrices Game of the Month (surprise announcement!) and the sold out base set is now being reprinted.
Dinosaur Island is a game of building and managing a dinosaur based theme park.
The Kickstarter contains several options, including:
Undead-slaughter-fest Zombicide takes the hordes to outer space with their science fiction take on the series.
Invader moves the game to a mining outpost on another planet and adds plenty of new mechanics such as the ability to concentrate fire on a single enemy (all of which have been made tougher; hordes in particular are far more dangerous due to a change in how targeting priority works).
Invader also features classes – characters who are more technically adept rather than being skilled combatants, for example – and new environmental challenges where gunpowder weapons won’t work – or require a flamethrower instead. It also adds controllable robots such as a sentry gun that can shore up defenses or create a long range distraction.
Invader comes to Kickstarter April 10th.
Speaking of space…
Into the Black is a pirate-themed board game of boarding, looting, and plundering. It’s semi-co-operative – there is no honor among thieves, after all – and promises to play fast.
Next up is Darkness: A Strategy Card Game of Ancient Mysticism. Set in medieval northern europe and drawing on the myths of the peoples; earn relics, artifacts, and bluff your way past your opponents with deception and cunning.
Finally, Dragon Keepers is a game by Vital Lacerda and Catarina Lacerda – yes that Vital Lacerda (Lisboa, CO2, The Gallerist, Vinhos). Designed with his daughter, Dragon Keepers is a game about hunters vs dragon keepers – playable in a push your luck casual mode suitable or all ages or a fully co-operative mode that requires more strategic thinking.
In this week’s centerpiece, we have the very wonderful Kristi from Peace, Love, and Games and her very amazing video about why people love board games. I smiled the entire way through this video (and keep a watch out for a very certain bear!)
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