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Board Games News Brief: July 15, 2015

Posted Wednesday, 15-Jul-2015

 Contributed by Andrew Knighton

Labyrinth Coming from River Horse

River Horse has announced that it will be producing a board game of Jim Henson’s classic fantasy film Labyrinth.

 

Jim Henson's Labyrinth will come to life in a new board game.
Jim Henson’s Labyrinth will come to life in a new board game.

 

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.

 

Splendor Gets Digital App

If you’re a fan of Marc André’s strategic card game Splendor, you can now play on the go, with Days of Wonder’s release of an app version of the game.

 

Splendor goes mobile with a new App version of the game.
Splendor goes mobile with a new App version of the game.

 

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.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Board Game

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.

 

The new TMNT board game will be here for players by next year.
The new TMNT board game will be here for players by 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.

 

Go Big or Go Rogue with Imperial Assault’s Fourth Wave Figures

Fantasy Flight has announced the fourth wave of expansion figures for Imperial Assault, the tactical miniatures board game set in the Star Wars universe.

 

New expansions combine players' love of Imperial Assault and Star Wars.
New expansions combine players’ love of Imperial Assault and Star Wars.

 

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.

 

Quick Kickstarters

For fans of the more whimsical game, Erika Svanoe is working on an Emma expansion to her Jane Austen themed card game Marrying Mr. Darcy.

 

Players can have a full Pride and Prejudice experience in Marrying Mr. Darcy.
Players can have a full Pride and Prejudice experience in Marrying Mr. Darcy.

 

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.

 

JurassAttack provides the all the dinosaur destruction and savagery you could hope for in a board game.
JurassAttack provides the all the dinosaur destruction and savagery you could hope for in a board game.

 

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.

 

Greatest of All Mountains
Greatest of All Mountains gives players the scenic view through artistic card layouts.

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