Posted Thursday, 29-Dec-2016
Take a look at Agricola’s new miniatures; find the BoardGamePrices Top Games of 2016; read designer’s notes on the new edition of Robo Rally; Flick ‘Em Up meets Dead of Winter; all this and more, in this week’s Board Game News Brief
Classic farming game Agricola will be receiving Upgrade Kits featuring 20 new cards and a set of pre-painted miniatures in each color. Take a gander at them below:
The cards are designed by Uwe Rosenberg, and some feature exclusively in the upgrade kit of that color. There are six colors to choose from: blue, red, yellow, green, purple, and tan.
Robo Rally is a true veteran of board gaming – 25 years old and still going strong, this game of movement programming and robot haphazard from Magic: The Gathering designer Richard Garfield.
Richard has released his designer notes for the new edition, noting the changes to the game and why. Critically, each player now has their own deck of cards instead of drawing from a shared deck, and priority is determined by being closest to a central spot on the board.
Check out the new edition of Robo Rally. The miniatures are sweet!
Many games rose and fell on the hotness lists this year, but several consistently performed, all year long. BoardGamePrices users searched for these ten games more than any other in 2016:
Scythe in particular received nearly double the amount of searches as Terraforming Mars. Some games, like Voyages of Marco Polo and Pandemic Legacy, got a strong boost earlier in the year then tapered off – while late year stalwarts like Blood Rage, 7 Wonders Duel, and Inis failed to crack the Top 10.
Which was your favorite game of 2016? Let us know in the comments! Or tweet us @boardgameprices.
Smash hit dexterity game Flick ’em Up has released a new video showcasing something… wintery.
We don’t know whether there will be zombie meeples (there’s totally going to be zombie meeples tho) although the prospect of having to prove your undead killing chops with actual aim sounds like it will be totally sweet.
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Can we fit all the photos we took at Spiel into this article? No. But we’ll sure try! Here’s your last look at the last day of the biggest board games show in the world.
The tiredness starts to take hold; but we press on toward Day 3! We’ve got dice! We’ve got minis! We’ve got mechs! It’s Spiel!