Posted Wednesday, 13-May-2015
The expansion, Memoir 44: VE-Day Scenarios, provides four new scenarios that allow you to play battles from the final days of the war, including the advance on Berlin. It’s a great way to give Memoir ’44 players more variety, and to remind people of the history of the era.
Fantasy Flight has revealed more details about their upcoming second edition of the Game of Thrones Card Game. In the new version of the card game based on the fantasy novels and TV show, players will each have two separate decks, one consisting of just a small number of plots.
As lead designer Nate French explains in an interesting article on the game, this smaller deck will force players to think carefully about which schemes to undertake, steering your main deck and the fate of Westeros in all manner of different directions.
Board games got a boost in profile this week when an article about designer Klaus Teuber appeared in the New Yorker. In the article, Teuber discusses the phenomenal success of his game Settlers of Catan, labeled by some as the modern answer to Monopoly.
While other Teuber classics such as Entdecker sadly don’t get a mention, the article will at least lead more people into the wonderful and varied world of board games.
Get ready sports entertainment fans, because Gale Force Nine has announced the upcoming release of WWE Superstar Smackdown. As tie-in games go, it’s more surprising than the Lord of the Rings Card Game or Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game, but it should make those with a love of over-the-top entertainment happy.
Now you can be ruler of the ring without have to get thrown around or jump off the turnbuckle.
Most thematically exciting this week is Tides of Infamy by Jacob Bunting, a board game of high seas adventure in which players fight sea monsters, pirates and the elements.
Tom Dalgliesh’s railway game The Last Spike offers a balance between cooperation and competition as players seek to make a profit while building the trans-continental railroad.
For those seeking something a little more genteel, A Match Made in Austen from Renaissance Press is a storytelling game inspired by stories such as Pride and Prejudice.
Among the light, easy to play games currently on offer is Druids by Dan Deming, a press your luck dice game in which you try to avoid having all your followers converted away from you in dark age Europe.
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