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Board Game News Brief: July 8, 2015

Posted Wednesday, 8-Jul-2015

 

Contributed by Andrew Knighton

 

Colt Express Wins Game of the Year

Wild West game Colt Express by Christophe Raimbault has won the prestigious 2015 Spiel des Jahres, German gaming’s annual award for the game of the year.

 

Colt Express
Colt Express recently won 2015’s Spiel des Jahres with its wild-west game play.

 

Having previously won the French 2015 As d’Or, Colt Express is cleaning up the game awards internationally, and clearly worth a play. Broom Service by Andreas Pelikan and Alexander Pfister won the 2015 Kennerspiel des Jahres, the award for more challenging games for dedicated enthusiasts.

 

Fight for Humanity with the Attack on Titan Board Game

Celebrated anime series Attack on Titan is going to receive the board game treatment, with a game by designers Antoine Bauza (Ghost Stories, 7 Wonders) and Ludovic Maublanc (Cash’n’Guns).

 

The anime series Attack on Titan is scheduled to come to life in the board game world by the same designs that brought you 7 Wonders and Ghost Stories.
The anime series Attack on Titan is scheduled to come to life in the board game world by the same designs that brought you 7 Wonders and Ghost Stories.

 

The anime series, in which humanity survives in a single walled city under siege from cannibalistic giants, has proved a big hit due to its combination of innovative, adrenaline-filled action and exploration of the horrors of war. If anyone can do it justice, it’s the designers of previous big monster game Rampage.

 

Catan Goes Big for Charity

Mayfair Games have announced plans for a giant Settlers of Catan gaming session in aid of charity. Taking place on July 31st at Gen Con in Indianapolis, their aim is to break the previous world record of 922 players, set at Gen Con 2013.

 

Players will converge for a large charity gaming session of Settlers of Catan.
Players will converge for a large charity gaming session of Settlers of Catan.

 

The event will be raising money and attention for Gen Con charity partner The Julian Centre, which provides support for victims of domestic violence and other life crises, so if you’re at Gen Con please consider checking out the game and doing your part for charity.

 

Samurai by Reiner Knizia Gets Re-release

Reiner Knizia’s classic game of feuding Japanese warlords, Samurai, is getting a re-release from Fantasy Flight.

 

Samurai
Samurai’s re-release will have players exploring its addictive gameplay all over again.

 

Keeping the original rules for this addictive game of area control, Fantasy Flight has added beautiful new art and sculpted counters.

 

X-Wing Grows With K-Wing and TIE Punisher

Fantasy Flight has released previews for some of the models coming up in expansion wave VII of the X-Wing Miniatures Game.

 

The Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game
The Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game will se new releases of ships to add to its expansive universe.

 

The Wings of War influenced miniatures game of dogfights in the Star Wars universe now has figures for pretty much every ship you’ve heard of, and they’re well into releasing ships that are entirely new or known only by hardcore fans. But spaceship designs like the K-Wing and the TIE Punisher so perfectly fit the Star Wars aesthetic, they should appeal to anyone who’s ever wielded an imaginary lightsaber.

 

AEG Lay Down the Law With Doomtown FAQ

Following the further expansion of Doomtown: Reloaded with last week’s No Turning Back expansion, AEG has released a new consolidated rules set and FAQ for the game.

 

Doomtown: Reloaded
Doomtown: Reloaded sees new rules as part of its latest expansion.

 

Though primarily aimed at tournament players, the FAQ is worth checking out if you play any Doomtown: Reloaded, as it clarifies the effects of many of the cards.

 

Quick Kickstarters

Templarmechs battle cybersamurai in Christopher Ferguson’s The Templarmech Inquisition, a card strategy game that also has the novelty of simultaneous turns by both players.

 

The Templarmech Inquisition
The Templarmech Inquisition brings the war of the century through a game of card strategy,

 

Lewis Terry brings us a science fiction take on the future of roller derby in print and play game Breakneck Blitz.

 

Science-fiction meets roller derby in Breakneck Blitz.
Science-fiction meets roller derby in Breakneck Blitz.

 

If you like post-apocalyptic games then check out The Wastelanders, a board game by Andrew Cox that has a complete design and is just looking to pay for art.

 

Codebots board game
Keep kids learning with Codebots, a new Kickstarter hit.

 

You can help children learn the basics of programming with Codebots by Alecia McEachran, a great example of using games to educate as well as entertain.

 

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