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Board Game News Brief: November 30th, 2017

Posted Thursday, 30-Nov-2017

Judge Dredd comes to enforce your table, a new Consulting Detective expansion, a bunch of cool Kickstarters; and more! In the News Brief.

 

Prepared by Calvin Wong

 

Osprey Games announces Judge Dredd

Based on the cult classic comic book series, Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth will be a re-implementation of Osprey’s The Lost Expedition which it released earlier this year.

 

 

Judge Dredd is set in a future where humanity is packed into densely populated Megacities and powerful law enforcers called Judges play the role of supercops – judge, jury, and executioner.

The Cursed Earth storyline involves Judge Dredd traveling the width of the radioactive United States in order to deliver the cure for a virus spreading through one of the Megacities – fitting into the Explore The Amazon for El Dorado motif of the original game.


Micropolis

…is a game about ants competing for resources. It looks like this.

 

 

File this under Things I Never Knew I Wanted in My Life. Gather fruit, protect your queen, and send your soldiers to war in this game designed by Bruno Cathala (7 Wonders Duel, Cyclades) and Charles Chevallier (Kanagawa), the two had worked previously on Kanagawa and Abyss together.

Micropolis will be released next year.


 

Sherlock Holmes: Carlton House & Queen’s Park

This new standalone expansion for the game of deduction and mystery gives us ten new cases, including new multi-day cases and promising a serious spike in difficulty.

 

 

 

Collecting some out-of-print cases from the old Ystari expansions, the increasingly difficulty titled Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Carlton House & Queen’s Park will be out next year.


Quick Kickstarters

Living Planet is a game from Archipelago’s Christophe Boelinger and looks to be a re-implementation of that system with a new science fiction setting.

 

 

Archipelago tasked players with exploring the Carribean, working together with the indigenous peoples, gathering resources, and trading them. Living Planet adds cataclysms and a living planet that responds to invaders…

 

Next we have Kill the Unicorns, an incredibly cutesy blind bidding and card manipulation game about, well…

 

 

There’s also a glow in the dark edition if you want it, but the game looks slick and simple and great for those who don’t mind a little unicorn hunting.

 

D-Day Dice 2nd Edition is a game of D-Day, dice, and warfare for solo or co-op play.

 

 

This multi-award winning game comes with tons of content for replayability as you fight your way through a single battle or multi-scenario campaign.


 

Missed our Black Friday coverage?

 

 

We pick all the games you’ll want to start saving up for this holiday season! From Essen’s biggest hits to a comprehensive gift guide, check out all the picks we’ve got for you!

 

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