Posted Wednesday, 7-Mar-2018
Martin Wallace and Cthulhu, more Lost Expedition, and Netrunner blazes new ground in this week’s Board Game News Brief!
Put together by Calvin Wong
It seems Wallace has returned to the strange for a new game about Cthulhu. Based on his previous title A Study In Emerald, AuZtralia tosses players into an alternate universe 1930s as they lay track into the Australian interior, fight monsters with tanks and machine guns, and recruit powerful allies to their cause.
The megacity of ChiLo (Chicago-St Louis) has always been a haven for the free – but on the other side of freedom is crime…
Reign and Reverie is a new deluxe box expansion for the cyberpunk card game of asymmetrical information warfare, with cards for every single one of the game’s factions including 7 new identities and a whole bunch of new tools for corp and runner alike.
Apart from moving the story of the world forward in a cool new way, Reign and Reverie is marketed as a great expansion to pick up for newer players (and from what I’ve seen of it I agree), Reign and Reverie will be available soon and sounds like a great complement to the Revised Core Set that just hit shelves – that box is also aimed at creating a better experience for the casual crowd.
Not one, two, nor three – but four new expansions for the card game of jungle exploration and battle for survival.
Explorers have been returning from the Amazon with extraordinary tales – conquistadors withered with age marching through the rainforest, unidentified beasts stalking expeditions, and an ominous mountain that is said to be more perilous than the jungle itself! Only the most reckless adventurers would ignore these warnings, but even they might find that they need some help.
We’ll know more as the game hacks its way closer to its September release date – in the meantime, the base game is still available.
Sorcerer City is a game of city building and card play with ridiculously gorgeous art and what looks like great gameplay to match.
Peak Oil: Spillover is an expansion to the slick (ehehehe) area control game of capitalist dealings and questionable morality in the quest for profits.
Peak Oil was one of the best games I played last year, merging a gorgeous look with sharp mechanics in a 45 minute playtime. Spillover adds new variants, additional export markers, and can be yours for a very svelte 10 euros.
Comic Turns is a storytelling game where players can change the story. Created by comic artist Karen Rubins, the game is a family friendly affair where the story can indeed take a… comic turn
Greg Cornell makes these amazing stop motion animations teaching you how to play board games! Here’s him teaching us the whimsical village builder Above & Below:
Thank you for reading the news brief! Did you see our Family Game gift guide that we posted? Games! Families! Whoo!
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