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Board Game News Brief: December 8, 2016

Posted Thursday, 8-Dec-2016

More Burgle Bros.; Planes, Trains, and Automobiles expansions; and a science fiction Gloom – all this and more in this week’s Board Game News Brief


Burgle Bros Legacy teased

The heist game Burgle Bros. is getting a legacy update, according to designer Tim Fower’s Twitter:

Details are scant but the idea of a heist game that changes as you play is is highly intriguing! New skills, harder heists, a more scalable game – all this is highly intriguing.

Watch this space for more news as it’s announced!


New expansions for Planes; Trains; Automobiles.

Destination Fun is a multi-game expansion to AEG’s Planes, Trains, and Automobiles series of games. The publisher has announced expansions to all three which come in a single box.


Lots of game in one box.
Lots of game in one box.


While Trains is a deck building, area control game, Automobiles is a racing game and Planes is about trying to catch your plane at an airport.

Of the three, Trains already has an expansion: Rising Sun, while Destination Fun will be the first expansion for the other two.

From Cardboard Republic:

Trains will get a new expansion called Coastal Tides, which promises new cards and three new boards, including two designed with two-player games specifically in mind. Planes will get the Round Trip expansion, which will add new tokens and cards on top of a pair of new game boards. Lastly, Automobiles will receive a new expansion titled Racing Season, which will introduce new cards and three new tracks, on top of new rules for running an entire racing season.



Quick Kickstarters

Andoria is a game that combines Dominion style deck building with fantasy card combat.

Level your heroes, gain great artifacts, and conquer fantastic lands across several fields of battle. The art is great too.

In a darker fantasy vein is Fantasy Monster Quest, a game of fighting monsters and equipping gear and tricking your friends.

With a cool and unique art style and a fairly low price point, worth checking out for sure.

Philantrophy: The Social Justice Game is a game where players must save the world.

Enact policy, deal with crises, and be the change you want to see in the world. With educational effort on how to enact positive change in your community, Philantrophy looks like an interesting game you should give a look to.


Gloom in Space

“Space is the worst” proclaims the official description as Gloom, the storytelling game of dark humor and poor outcomes gets a science fiction expansion.


I dunno, space is kind of awHGODMYARM
I dunno, space is kind of awHGODMYARM


Gloom is a game where you compete to have the worst things happen to your faction as possible. Available as a standalone product and also compatible with all Gloom expansions, Gloom in Space sets you as a crew who has to fight their fathers, meddle with monoliths, get caught in compactors, and other such grim mishaps.


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