Tabletop Gaming News
Publisher ZMan Games released a short YouTube video teasing a collaboration between it and Blizzard Entertainment. While information is scant at this point, What was noticeable from the clip; the board consists of the region of Northrend, with locations such as Thunderfall, Shadow Vault, The Avalanche, and the Icecrown Citadel. Plastic miniatures dot the board, with larger-size figures for heroes like Sylvanas Windrunner and others. There are also smaller miniatures, which may represent the creeping hordes of the Lich King’s forces. it did say the World of Warcraft game - as yet untitled - will be released in 2021 and use the Pandemic System.
Publisher Pandasaurus Games have announced Machi Koro 2 claiming the core experience of the first would be preserved, but “veteran players will notice some big changes.” Players take turns rolling a pair of d6 dice and using the results to collect income from businesses they own, represented on cards. That money is used to construct new establishments ranging from bakeries to factories to influential landmarks, such as metro stations or shopping malls, which are purchased from face-up rows drawn from a deck.
In Machi Koro 2 will find a new series of three initial building rounds that replace the usual starting array of fields and bakeries from the original. Each player will use five coins to draft businesses one at a time until everyone has spent their investments, then the proper game begins.
Machi Koro 2 is currently due for release on October 6th. It can be pre-ordered through Pandasaurus Games’ website for £22 ($30) and comes with three promotional cards - though these will also be available at local brick and mortar stores, as well.
Dune: A Game of Conquest and Diplomacy
Gale Force 9 are excited to launch a first look at Dune, A Game of Conquest and Diplomacy. This new game builds on 40 years of development, refinement and evolution from the original classic Dune game.
This is NOT just a movie reskin of the classic Dune game, re-published in 2019 or even a 2nd Edition. It has the same beloved DNA, flavour, tension and themes, BUT with beautiful new game board design, updated look and feel to reflect the upcoming film, more spice, new streamlined rules, and a new market deck where you can purchase game advantages.
The brand new 2-player mode really opens up new gaming opportunities, all making the game more accessible for even the most casual gaming nights where not quite such a time / player number commitment is required. For this reason, Dune, A Game of Conquest and Diplomacy doesn’t replace the original classic Dune, but sits next to it in the cabinet / on the shelf.
In Dune, A Game of Conquest and Diplomacy you will take control of one of the four great factions–House Atreides, House Harkonnen, the Fremen, and the Imperium, all vying to control the most valuable resource in the universe: melange, the mysterious spice only found at great cost on the planet Dune.
Ship your forces to Dune, harvest spice, seize control of strongholds, and destroy your enemies.
Contact your local retailer and let them know you are interested as solicitation is going on right now for stores to reserve their copies as we expect demand to be very high for this game on release
COMING SEPTEMBER 2021.....
Grand Austria Hotel
Designed By Virginio Gigli, Simone Luciani
Published by Mayfair Games
2 - 4 Players 60 - 120 mins Age 12+
Pandemic: Rising Tide
Designed By Jeroen Doumen, Matt Leacock
Published by Z-Man
2 - 5 Players 45 mins Age 8+
Designed By Ondra Skoupý
Published by Czech Games Edition
2 - 6 Players 45 mins Age 10+
Rurik Dawn of Kiev
Designed By Stanislav Kordonskiy
Published by PieceKeeper Games
1 - 4 Players 60 - 120mins Age 13+
Designed By Stefan Feld
Published by Z- Man Games
2 - 4 Players 60 mins Age 10+
Designed By Mikkel Bertelsen
Published by Capstone Games
1 - 5 Players 40 - 80 mins Age 12+
Designed By Martin Wallace
Published by Osprey Games
2 - 4 Players 60 - 90 mins Age 14+
Isle of Skye:
From Chieftain to King
Designed By Alexand Pfister, Andreas Pelikan
Published by Mayfair Games
2 - 5 Players 30 - 50 mins Age 8+