Posted Wednesday, 3-Jun-2015
Stronghold Games will be releasing an English language version of Luigi Ferrini’s civilization game The Golden Ages.
Originally released in a limited print run in time for Spiel 2014, this game drew a lot of positive attention with its combination of exploration across an expanding board and building up your empire. At a ninety minute playing time, it has the advantage of being faster to play than most civilization games, for when you want to dominate the world in a single evening.
Smash Up: Munchkin adds treasures and monsters to the mix in true Munchkin style, along with extra minions and actions such as the Hobbit-style unexpected party. With the John Kovalic art that makes Munchkin so appealing, it’s one of the most fun looking game expansions of the year.
If you loved Avengers: Age of Ultron and want a way to keep re-living it outside the cinema, then Wizkids has you covered. They’ve announced Dice Masters: Age of Ultron, an expansion for their dice battling superheroes game that can also be played as a stand-alone game.
Whether you want to dominate the world as Ultron or smash things up as Hulk, it’s a chance to get your superhero game on.
This really digs into the cyberpunk theme of controlling knowledge by revealing more about information-focused mega-corp NBN, whose media power and advertisements may make this dystopian future feel uncomfortably close to modern reality. It also adds three new runner mini-factions, a first since the original set, for greater variety of play styles.
If you want a game suitable for younger children but still entertaining for older players then check out Backyard Bugs by John Jackson’s April May Games, a set collection game that lets you force other players into collecting the bugs they don’t want.
In the party games and story-telling department, Tropes: Horror Show Edition by Tropes Unlimited promises a lot of fun as you and your friends tell a horror story twisting around the familiar clichés of the genre.
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A review of Bomb Squad Academy, a press your luck card game where you must have nerves of steel.
Kingdomino jumps on the roll & write party, Burgle Bros 2 slides into the vault, and some really exciting Kickstarter Projects in this week’s Board Game News Brief.