Tabletop Gaming News
Spiel des Jahres jury chairman Harald Schrapers and Kinderspiel des Jahres chairman Christoph Schlewinski announced the nominees and other recommended titles during a live broadcast on Facebook, with these three titles being nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2021:
• The Adventures of Robin Hood, by Michael Menzel and KOSMOS
• MicroMacro: Crime City, by Johannes Sich and Edition Spielwiese
• Zombie Teenz Evolution, by Annick Lobet and Le Scorpion Masqué
Aside from these nominations, the SdJ jury recommended the following five titles: Biss 20, Chakra, Point Salad, Switch & Signal, and The Key: Sabotage at Lucky Llama Land, the latter two of which also happen to be co-operative.
Spiel des Jahres nominee, Micro Macro Crime City will soon be having a sequel.
According to the game’s distributor/co-publisher, Pegasus Spiele, Micro Macro Full House, A release of August 2021 is expected and will contain 16 more cases for you to solve, with these cases being "more complex, sophisticated and, of course, a bit more criminal". This release will also mark each case with symbols so that parents can decide which cases young players are cleared to research, which is a brand new feature for the series.
New Transformers TCG
Renegade Games have announced a new Trading Card Game for Transformers.
The Transformers Deck-Building Game is for1-5 players and can be played cooperatively or competitively. The Core Set will begin your collection with everything you needto play, but the battle is far from over, as playable Decepticons will be along soon to expand your game and offer new possibilities!
Players take on the roles of one of the mighty Autobots! Begin by exploring the Matrix, transforming between your bot and alternate mode as you gain allies, find relics, and acquire technology to do battle with the evil Decepticons. But be warned! As your deck grows, more powerful Decepticons will rise up to challenge you.
Pre-orders are available now on the Renegade Games webstore and will come with the Transformers Deck-Building Game Bonus Pack #1, featuring the popular Autobot Jazz as a playable character, plus 4 additional promos for you to face as you travel through the Matrix. The Transformers: Deck-Building Game is set to be released in August at a retail price of $45 (£31)
Disney's It's a Small World
This week, Funko Games announced a collaboration with Disney as they're releasing the It's A Small World Board Game. This is based on the iconic Disneyland theme park attraction that's been an everpresent since the early years of the park. Funko Games has taken the classic ride and transformed it into a board game that will have you travelling through the different locations around the world, by using cards that match up with wherever you're headed. They have gone to great lengths to recreate what feels like an appropriate representation of the ride while making something that feels fun and is easy to grasp for children and for adults who are still young at heart.
The game is for 2-6 players and for ages 4+. The game will initially be released at Disneland resorts and Disney Stores and then a general release on July 1st, 2021 for $25.
Designed By Martin Wallace
Published by Roxley, Warfrog Games
2 - 4 Players 60 - 120mins Age 14+
Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion
Designed By Isaac Childres
Published by Cephalofair Games
1 - 4 Players 30 - 120 mins Age 14+
Magic the Gathering (1993)
Magic the Gathering
Designed By Richard Garfield
Published by Wizards of the Coast
2 - 4 Players 30 - 60mins Age 13+
Star Wars Rebellion
Designed By Corey Konieczka
Published by Fantasy Flight Games
2 - 4 Players 180 - 240mins Age 14+
Game of Life (1960)
Designed By Steffen Bogen
Published by Eggert Spiel
2 - 8 Players 20 - 30mins Age 8+
A Fake Artist Goes to NY
Designed By Jun Sasaski
Published by Competo
5 - 10 Players 10 -20 mins Age 8+
Designed By Stefano Castelli, Andrea Crespi, Lorenzo Silva
Published by Horrible games and CMON
2 - 4 Players 30 - 45 mins Age 8+
Dungeons & Dragons (1974)
Lasers and Feelings
Designed By John Harper
Published by Itch-io
3 - 6 Players 2 - 4 hrs Age 14+
Designed By Trevor Benjamin, David Thompson
Published by Alderac Entertainment Games
2 - 4 Players 30 mins Age 14+
Escape from Colditz (1973)
Designed By Kasper Lapp
Published by Sit Down!
1 - 8 Players 15mins Age 8+
Designed By Jay Cormier, Sen-Foong Lim
Published by Pretzel Games
2 - 6 Players 30mins Age 8+
Designed By Oleksandr Nevskiy, Oleg Sidorenko
Published by Libellud
2 - 7 Players 42 mins Age 10+
Heul Doch. Mau Mau!
Designed By Leo Colovini
Published by Ravensburger
3 - 6 Players 15 - 25mins Age 8+
Designed By Thomas Dagenais-Lespérance
Published by Scorpion Masque
3 - 8 Players 15 - 45mins Age 12 +
Designed By Roberto Fraga, Yohan Lemonnier
Published by Matagot
2 - 8 Players 45 -60 mins Age 14+
Hungry Hungry Hippos (1978)
Designed By Mikkel Bertelsen
Published by Competo
4 Players 10mins Age 8+
Connect 4 (1974)
Designed By Andy Hopwood
Published by XV Games
2 Players 10mins Age 6+
Twilight Imperium 4
Designed By Dane Beltrami, Corey Konieczka,
Christian T. Petersen
Published by Fantasy Flight Games
3 - 6 Players 240 - 480mins Age 14+
Designed By Scott Frisco, Steven Strumpfg
Published by Haba
2 - 5 Players 5 - 15 mins Age 5+
Scotland Yard (1983)
Designed By Emerson Matsuuchi
Published by Plaid Hat Games
2 - 5 Players 60 - 120mins Age 13+
The sci-fi evolution of the award-winning tabletop roleplaying game. Supports solo, co-op, and guided play!
In Ironsworn: Starforged you are a spaceborne adventurer sworn to undertake perilous quests. You will explore uncharted sectors, unravel the secrets of a mysterious galaxy, and build bonds with those you meet in your travels. Most importantly, you will swear iron vows and see them fulfilled—no matter the cost.
Starforged is a standalone follow-up to the Ironsworn tabletop roleplaying game. Experience with Ironsworn is not required to play. Starforged builds on Ironsworn's award-winning innovations (including its famed solo play!) to chart a path into an exciting new frontier.
Designed by Shawn Tomkin
Published by Tomkin Press
1 + players 30 + mins 12? yrs +
KS Ends:- Thursday May 27, 2021
Dice Theme Park - The sequel to Dice Hospital!
The dice are your park visitors! Build attractions, hire staff & mascots. Get huge scoring combos with a novel dice cascade mechanic!
Build and manage your own theme park in Dice Theme Park, where the dice are your visitors and you are working to ensure your visitors have the most fun!
But you’re not the only park in town, as other Dice Theme Parks are appearing nearby so you’ll be competing for visitors, attractions, and even mascots, all whilst solving your own unique puzzle of how to maximize the enjoyment of each the dice shaped customers that visit your theme park.
Will you build the most attractive attractions around or will your efforts have your visitors going elsewhere?
Designed by Daryl Andrews, Adrian Adamescu
Published by Needy Cat Games
1 -4 players 75 - 90 mins 14 years +
KS ends:- Thurs, May 20, 2021