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Board Game News Brief 4/14/2015

Posted Wednesday, 15-Apr-2015

 

Fantasy Flight’s Latest Expansions

Fantasy Flight has released more information on upcoming releases for their living card games.  Android: Netrunner sees the latest technology on display at the Universe of Tomorrow expo.  And with The Treason of Saruman nearly here, the designers have provided details on some of the heroes in this Lord of the Rings Card Game expansion.

The Lord of the Rings The Treason of Saruman
The Lord of the Rings The Treason of Saruman

 

Chances to Work for Fantasy Flight

Fantasy Flight is also looking to expand in the real world. They’ve announced three positions at their offices in Roseville, Minnesota.  If you live in the area and want to work in board games, you have until 24 April to apply.

Fantasy Flight Games
Fantasy Flight Games

 

Plaid Hat Announce Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn

Plaid Hat Games has announced their latest expandable card game in Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn. This has the added twist of using custom dice as well as decks of cards, for a novel take on a growing genre.

Ashes Rise of the Phoenixborn
Ashes Rise of the Phoenixborn

 

Quick Kickstarters

Playroom Entertainment has Kickstarted Sitting Ducks Deluxe, a version of their line manipulation game so popular that it funded within days.

Sitting Ducks Deluxe
Sitting Ducks Deluxe

 

Best Treehouse Ever by Scott Almes and Green Couch Games has more than doubled its target for a fun, colorful game of treehouse building, and there are a few days left to invest.

Best Treehouse Ever
Best Treehouse Ever


New project Zombie Army by Simon LeBeau is a card game in which players try to overwhelm each other with the undead hordes, with entertainingly cartoonish illustrations.

Zombie Army
Zombie Army

 

Barony: Settlers With More Action

Barony, coming soon from Matagot, looks set to provide a more aggressive take on Settlers of Catan-style territorial expansion and building games.  As a feudal baron on the edge of an empire you must build up your territory and settlements, while also fending off attacks launched against them. Initial reports indicate a simple yet interesting game, with a similar play time to Settlers of Catan.

Barony Board Game
Barony

 

Dark Seas Hits a Glitch

This Saturday saw the release of AEG’s pirate-themed tile game Dark Seas, timed so that players could have their first go on International Tabletop Day.  Unfortunately, a production error led to some dice carrying the wrong symbols, but AEG has already ordered replacements and promised to let players know as soon as they are ready.

Dark Seas
Dark Seas

 

Fifty Games With Just Fifty-Six Pieces

Workman publishing has announced an interesting release for this September – The Infinite Board Game.  Collecting together fifty of James Kyle’s ‘piecepack’ games, it lets players play 50 games with the same 56 pieces.  Depending on the quality of the games, this could provide astonishing value for money.

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