Posted Wednesday, 15-Jul-2015
River Horse has announced that it will be producing a board game of Jim Henson’s classic fantasy film Labyrinth.
No news yet on whether the game will include a sculpted miniature of David Bowie in those tight fitting trousers, or be as frustrating and irrational as the film’s maze.
A fast-paced game built around set collection, part of Splendor’s appeal is the chunky poker chip style counters you play with. But if you’re willing to let go of that to play more often, the app is available for both Apple and Android devices, and adds historically based challenges as well as an AI opponent.
In one of the most intriguing recent board game adaptations, IDW Games has announced a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles board game coming early next year.
IDW also publishes the TMNT ongoing comic, and has promised to involve the creators of that comic in the creation of the game, allowing ongoing connections between the two. This looks at first glance to be a miniatures adventure game like Mice and Mystics or Imperial Assault, but with the added bonus of the heroes in a half shell and potential ongoing comic plot tie-ins.
Fantasy Flight has announced the fourth wave of expansion figures for Imperial Assault, the tactical miniatures board game set in the Star Wars universe.
Featuring a roguish alliance smuggler and a Tusken Raider riding a massive hairy bantha, these expansions add new cards along with the figures, providing new allies for both sides of the fight. Unsurprisingly, the figures are the biggest part of the appeal, particularly the dynamic and detailed bantha rider.
While many miniatures games try to be realistic with their figures, Mystical Games are aiming for something cartoonish with cooperative miniatures board game Alchemical Crystal Quest.
Fitting in nicely with the release of Jurassic World, Jason Kotarski, Ryan Cowler and Green Couch Games are launching JurassAttack!, a two player fighting card game of battling dinosaurs.
The beautiful looking IKI by UTSUROI takes 2-4 players back to historic Japan for a strategic board game of trade and craftsmanship.
Casual play card game Greatest of All Mountains by Tim Obermueller has an odd theme – becoming the best possible mountain – and some lovingly illustrated cards.
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