Episode 38

Tabletop Gaming News

Mike Hobbs R.I.P


Unfortunately earlier this week we learned the sad news of the passing of Mike Hobbs.

Mike presented the highly rated Meeples and Miniatures podcast with Neil Shuck. He was extremely popular among the wargaming community and was affectionately know as the Welsh Wizard. I think its fair to say he had a major influence on how this Podcast is produced.

Everybody at TTR wishes to share their deepest sympathies to Mike's friends and family.

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Grail Games drop Knizia Titles

Grail Games founder David Harding, addressed the studio’s history of releasing new editions and reprints of Knizia’s most beloved games - including Tigris & Euphrates sequel Yellow & Yangtze, Medici: The Card Game and train game Stephenson’s Rocket - only for those titles to not financially perform as well as they hoped.

“I am immensely proud of Grail’s editions of Yellow & Yangtze, Medici and Stephenson’s Rocket, but these reprints and revisions, while great at getting BGGers to notice what one is doing, just… haven’t sold well,” admitted Harding.

In response to the lackluster sales, Harding confirmed that Grail would no longer be printing the Knizia titles it had already released - including this year’s Whale Riders - before advising players to “grab those leftover copies while you can”, as they will leave the publisher’s catalogue by the end of 2021.


Galaxy Trucker Re-release

Vlaada Chvátil's, Galaxy Trucker, is seeing a reprint coming sometime this summer.

Originally released in 2007, Galaxy Trucker will be getting re-released with brand new artwork along with additional components such as extra ship tiles, as well as improved versions of existing tokens like the astronaut and alien pieces.

The gameplay for Galaxy Trucker has been streamlined to make the beginner board game even more accessible, speeding up the pacing of the title to allow players to complete a single flight in their journey across space. Should more experienced players want some extra challenge, then the Transgalactic Trek mode includes a three flight campaign to provide a more intense experience.


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Cursed City Curse

Following last weeks show where I briefly mentioned low levels of stock leading to Games Workshop's Cursed City selling out, it looks like there will not be a reprint. To say this is leaving many fans disappointed is a massive understatement.


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Kickstarter Kickaround

Monster Hunter World


The ultimate tabletop monster hunting experience! Cooperative arena combat board game based on the bestselling video game

Gather your party, grab your massive weapon, and embark on cooperative quests in an open world where your choices matter. Armed with your attack cards and your wits, dive into battle with massive monsters, making quick strategic decisions and honing your hunting skills with every hard-won piece of monster loot!

In this cooperative arena combat board game set in an open world, it’s not you who dictates the flow of battle, but the monster you hunt — and every monster is wildly different.

Designed by Mat Hart, Jamie Perkins, Sherwin Matthews


Published by Steamforged Games

1 - 4 players                         60 -90 mins                           14 yrs +

KS Ends:- Thursday April 30, 2021

Ruins of Symbaroum for 5E


The acclaimed dark fantasy world of Symbaroum adapted for 5E, introducing custom rules, origins, classes, creatures and more

The acclaimed setting of Symbaroum has enticed and fascinated fans of tabletop roleplaying games since the launch of the game in 2016. Now this dark and mysterious world welcomes an even wider audience, with the production of a Player’s Guide, Gamemaster’s Guide and Bestiary adapted for 5E, published under the Open Gaming License. Note that you will need the core 5E rulebooks to fully enjoy Ruins of Symbaroum.

Written by Mattias Johnsson Haake, Mattias Lilja


Published by Free League Publishing

KS ends:- Thurs, 6 May, 2021

Transmissions Board Game
Share mechanical friends in a lovely rondel worker placement board game!

Based on the lovely illustrated world of Matt Dixon, Transmissions brings his world of mechanical friends to life. In the game, players share robots as workers moving around a rondel-styled board, collecting engrams and electricity. These are used to gather ideas to improve your use of the robots or items to score points at the end of the game. You also build your own set of connected, flowing pipes while gathering birds and butterflies to score even more points. The game ends when no ideas are left, a player's robots are complete, or no pipes remain to be built. After an equal number of turns, the player with the highest total score wins!

The game features a unique mechanism of worker selection and sharing with incredible illustrations, adorable miniature robots, and very welcoming play for everyone!

Designed by Adam West

Published by Crosscut Games


1 - 4  players                    45 - 60  mins                    Age 10+

Campaign Ends:- Sat , 8 May, 2021