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Carolina Game Tables Launches a Kickstarter for their 5×5 Table on August 27

Carolina Game Tables 5x5 Table

If you’ve been contemplating getting a game table, Carolina Game Tables has a new entry coming soon to Kickstarter.

Their newest game table design is the “5×5,” named for the overall dimensions being five feet square. It provides a 38″x38″ square play area.

With table leaves, the table can be used more for gaming and can withstand everyday use like eating, homework, and everything else a household table is used for.

Cup holders can be added on as a set of four, or a set of eight as shown in the photo in this article.

The table features 11″ side edges to provide space for RPG sheets, board game components, laptops, books, game boxes, snacks, and more.

The base price for the 5×5 Game Table will be $1799 once it is listed for sale on their website. It will be $1699 on Kickstarter, or $2449 for a 5×5 Game Table and a Coffee Game Table set!

The Kickstarter runs from August 27 to September 23.

The Evil Dead 2 The Board Game Has Kicked Off on Kickstarter and Benefits Original Burned Backers

Evil Dead 2 The Board Game

Jasco Games and Lynnvander Studios have launched The Evil Dead 2 the Board Game on Kickstarter. The “resurrection” brings back the game which had previously launched on Kickstarter under a different publisher but was never fulfilled to backers.

The “heartthrob” campaign means if it successfully funds, all previous backers from the first campaign will get a free copy of this Evil Dead 2 The Board Game.

Evil Dead 2 The Board Game is a wild romp through the cult classic film. Players will fend off Deadites, search the cabin for items and Necronomicon pages, and attempt to close the portal before evil is unleashed upon the world. But Beware! You can’t trust everyone, and at a moment’s notice, you might find that your allies are working for evil!

The campaign ends on September 13 with the only pledge featuring the game at $59 plus shipping and it will retail for $80 when it comes to stores.

Forge World New Releases Include Necromunda and Lord of the Rings

This week’s new pre-orders from Forge World features two games and a bit of a surprise.

Necromunda sees the release of two new Hired Guns. Apollus Kage was a member of the Orlock gang the Sump Dogs. Krotus Hark, on the other hand, is a former Goliath who was born with that most dangerous of gifts – intelligence.

Both are now available for $41. Apollus Kage has also been designed so that his head, arms, and backpack are compatible with a large proportion of Necromunda miniatures for conversions.

Necromunda Apollus Kage and Krotus Hark

The Lord of the Rings sees two releases this week.

Personalities of the Shire – Will Whitfoot and Baldo Tulpenny are available now for $21. Rally your Hobbits to fight with jolly old Will Whitfoot, the former mayor of Hobbiton. Meanwhile, take advantage of Baldo Tulpenny’s skills as a champion stone skimmer to attack Ruffians from afar or have him set a series of traps to slow down Sharkey’s men.

The Lord of the Rings Personalities of the Shire - Will Whitfoot and Baldo Tulpenny

You can also ruff up some Hobbits with the Ruffian Leaders. They’re available for $33.

Ruffian Chief Sid Briarthorn, enforcer Rowan Thistlewood and spy Bill Ferny are here to take any unruly Hobbits off to the lockholes. Sid encourages your Ruffians to fight even harder, you can burn down Hobbit-holes with Rowan and use Bill’s information to keep track of the Shire Folk. You can also use all three to bind any pesky Hobbits in chains, leaving them helpless.

The Lord of the Rings Ruffian Leaders

Sword & Shield Announced for the Pokémon Trading Card Game

At the Pokémon World Championships, Sword & Shield, the next series in the Pokémon Trading Card Game debuted. Based on the upcoming video games, the debut also revealed a new type of card, Pokémon V.

Tsunekazu Ishihara, president and CEO of The Pokémon Company, unveiled the new series coming to the game. Included in the series are Pokémon V, powerful new cards that will play an important role in players’ strategies. Event attendees also received a preview of Zacian V and Zamazenta V, which will be available in the series’ upcoming first expansion.

More details about the Pokémon Trading Card Game: Sword & Shield Series will be announced soon.

The Age Limit for Yu-Gi-Oh! Dragon Duel Tournaments Changes

Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game

The Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game has announced that the age limit for Dragon Duel tournaments will be changing!

Duelists born in 2006 or later (previously 2007) will now be eligible to compete in Dragon Duel tournaments for the 2019-2020 tournament season, starting this weekend August 16-18, 2019 at the Ultimate Duelist Series – 2019 Summer Invitational in Indianapolis, IN.

Dragon Duels are tournaments for children born after a certain year during a tournament season. Judges and staff members at Dragon Duel tournaments are accustomed to working with younger players, and children Duel with other children, rather than with older teens and adults. By increasing the age limit another year, we hope to continue providing a fun and entertaining tournament experience for younger Duelists.

Duelists participating in Dragon Duel events have a chance to win several unique prizes, such as prize cards, medals, game mats, and t-shirts, along with invitations to participate in their country’s Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier. Dragon Duel tournaments are usually run at larger events such as Regional Qualifiers and Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series events.

For more information about the upcoming Ultimate Duelist Series – 2019 Summer Invitational this weekend, you can view the FAQs.

For upcoming Dragon Duel tournaments at a nearby Regional or local event, please contact the Tournament Organizer for each event, or check here!

Gen Con Celebrates a Record Year

Gen Con

Gen Con, the largest and longest-running tabletop gaming convention in North America, has announced a year of continued growth in attendance, exhibiting companies, and ticketed events at its 2019 convention in Indianapolis, IN, held in the Indiana Convention Center, Lucas Oil Stadium, and surrounding downtown hotels from August 1-4, 2019.

The annual four-day event, which has more than doubled in size since moving to Indianapolis in 2003, sold more 4-Day and Sunday badges than in any prior year, and featured nearly 70,000 unique attendees, a record-breaking 538 exhibiting companies, and an all-time-high 19,600 ticketed events. In 2019, Gen Con also grew its livestreaming program, increased the number of electronically ticketed events, and expanded its reach with Pop-Up Gen Con, a pilot program which activated satellite events in more than 40 game stores across the U.S. concurrently with the main convention in Indianapolis.

After a successful launch at Gen Con 2018, the convention’s livestreaming efforts expanded in 2019, attracting 6,900 unique viewers at peak and a combined watch time of over 3 million minutes. Content streamed live from the Indiana Convention Center included live gaming, Main Stage events, interviews, demonstrations by game publishers, and footage of the convention experience. Gen Con’s year-round livestreaming program, Gen Con TV, continues to grow, and Gen Con will produce additional shows broadcast weekly throughout the year.

Of the 19,600 individually ticketed events in the Gen Con 2019 event schedule, representing a comprehensive range of tabletop gaming genres and geek culture events, over 2,000 were electronically ticketed — twice as many as 2018. Organizers of e-ticketed events used the Official Gen Con Mobile App (released for public use for the first time this year) to scan attendee badges to confirm their participation.

The convention results in a local economic impact of nearly $70 million. Gen Con has redoubled its focus on sustainability, with 100% of show signage printed on recycled materials and the use of reusable concession cups.

This year, Gen Con took several measures to cut down on waste and reduce the ecological impact of The Best Four Days in Gaming. In addition to recyclable show signage, 27,000 sq. ft. of vinyl table coverings were replaced by linens and recyclable paper. Gen Con’s partnership with r.Cup, a reusable cup service, replaced disposable cups in all concession stands with durable reusable cups, resulting in the prevention of 24,000 cups ending up in a landfill this year.

In the pilot year of Pop-Up Gen Con, a new retail initiative expanding the Gen Con experience to local game stores, satellite retail activations occurred at 42 stores across the United States and two stores in the United Kingdom. Over 1,300 gaming fans flocked to participating game stores to play demo copies of new games released at Gen Con and gather with their local gaming community. Many participating stores featured livestreamed video from Gen Con in Indianapolis, and some enhanced the in-store experience with other events and promotions. The program plans to expand in the future to include additional stores nationally and internationally.

Gen Con 2019 attendees helped to raise over $35,000 for the convention’s 2019 Charity Partners, Game To Grow, and Special Olympics Indiana. Gen Con has raised over $335,000 for charity since 2003. In a first partnership with Make-A-Wish®, Gen Con brought 13-year-old Drake Kiderlen of Troy, MO, who is battling a pineal parenchymal tumor, on an all-expenses-paid trip with members of his family to Gen Con 2019, where his wish of attending the convention, playing Dungeons & Dragons, and learning about new board games was granted.

Gen Con returns to Indianapolis July 30-August 2, 2020.

Gen Con 2019: Knight Models Reveals Watchmen, Mongul, Orm, Eradicator, Cyborg Superman, Metallo, and a new Superman

Knight Models usually isn’t at Gen Con but this year things are a little different. The game and miniature manufacturer has a small booth mostly set up for meetings. But, they do have a display of some of their miniatures and more importantly some new figures that’ll be coming out soon.

Paint up and on display are new Watchmen miniatures. With Doctor Manhattan present, one can assume these will be for the revamped DC Universe Miniature Game.

But, also on display and not painted up are new models that hearken back to the Reign of the Supermen storyline that ran in DC Comics after the Death of Superman. On display were Mongul, Mentallo, Cyborg Superman, Eradicator, and a new Superman figure.

On sale now is a Jason Mamoa inspired Aquaman. On display was his rival Orm!

And finally, the up for pre-order Doom Patrol were on display too.

Gen Con 2019: Deep Water Games Announces 7 Summits

7 Summits

Deep Water Games has announced 7 Summits a new dice game coming in 2020. From the minds of Daryl Andrews and Adrian Adamescu and illustrated by Kwanchai Moriya the game is for 2 to 5 payers ages 8+ and plays in 30-35 minutes.

Grab your gear! In 7 Summits, you are a world class mountain climber. Use the dice to your advantage to climb the seven tallest mountain peaks in the world, upgrade your equipment, and advance your skills. Will you be the first to climb them all?

7 Summits

The object of 7 Summits is to be the first to climb (summit) all seven of the tallest peaks in the world. Players are racing against time, each other, and the elements until one player completes a summit of each mountain peak, three mountain peaks are empty of point tokens, or the event deck is depleted.

You can check the game out at Gen Con by stopping by booth #471.

7 Summits
4″x6″ Post Card Template
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