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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Can we fit all the photos we took at Spiel into this article? No. But we’ll sure try! Here’s your last look at the last day of the biggest board games show in the world.
The tiredness starts to take hold; but we press on toward Day 3! We’ve got dice! We’ve got minis! We’ve got mechs! It’s Spiel!