WizKids has announced the upcoming release of Bumuntu, designed by Timothy Blank. Based on the Bakongo tribespeople of central Africa, Bumuntu explores their culture, symbols, and folklore in a strategic, innovative game that’s fun for the whole family!
In Bumuntu, each player becomes a tribal leader journeying through the Congolese jungle, following the guidance of the animals and earning their favor. Each turn, players will travel around a board of 64 randomly assigned Animal Tiles by utilizing the animals’ individual abilities, inspired by each animal’s unique traits. Zebras, for example, can run in straight lines, and Flamingos allow players to fly to other spaces. Some animals allow players to attack each other, such as the venomous Black Mamba and the charging Rhinoceros. The most valuable tiles will change throughout the game, as players rearrange the Animal Favor Board to try and maximize the amount of favor their tiles will earn. At the end of the game, players will score points based on the number and types of tiles they’ve collected.
Bumuntu contains ten different animals, and players choose eight to play with each game, allowing for players to have a bit of control over the amount of interaction on the board, creating a more programmed game for more strategic players or a more interactive game for those who like to make (and break) alliances. Will the animals look kindly upon you, or will you get lost in the jungle? Find out in Bumuntu, available for pre-order at your Friendly Local Game Store or online today!
After much anticipation and excitement, the latest “legacy” game is here! Betrayal Legacy is out now and available everywhere! Based on the award-winning Betrayal at House on the Hill and designed by Rob Daviau (Pandemic Legacy, Risk Legacy, Seafall), Betrayal Legacy is a unique experience offering you the chance to create the iconic house’s story through decisions and actions taken in the game.
With its history shrouded by wild-eyed ravings and the scrawling of madmen, it was thought that no one would ever know the unholy origin of the house on the hill. Until now. The history you tell is one you create.
Beginning in 1666 and traveling through time to the year 2004, players take on the roles of several generations of families obsessed with the house whose actions in one game carry forward into future games. Every journey through the legacy campaign will be unique and unpredictable making each group’s experience different. Once the campaign is complete, you’ll be left with a fully re-playable, customized board game. Designed for 3-5 players ages 12+, Betrayal Legacy retails for $75.
Magic: The Gathering is celebrating 25 years and VIZ Media is recognizing the event with this officially licensed illustrated history exploring the legend, lore, and origins of the bestselling card game.
Magic: The Gathering: Concepts & Legends is written by James Wyatt, a Senior Game Designer for Magic. The book takes you through the creative process behind the evolving art and design of the games and its worlds and characters.
The book is out now in comic shops and book stores and retails for $39.99.
You can order yours now.
VIZ Media provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review
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Free Comic Book Day is a yearly event taking place at local comic shops where fans are able to get free comics and limited edition items. It takes place the first Saturday in May each year and in 2019 falls on Saturday, May 4, 2019!
In years past WizKids has released items for the day from their Heroclix and Dice Masters lines of games, each having deep roots in comics. This year sees two releases.
The PX Iron Man HeroClix: Free Comic Book Day Figure from Wizkids/NECA has an enhanced paint job and effects and will include an exclusive HeroClix figure and card in a polybag with hangtag. The PX Marvel Dice Masters Promo Starter Pack includes Marvel Dice Masters: Uncanny X-Men Dice-Building Game Starter Set and Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers – Age of Ultron Starter Set.
Earlier this year, Games Workshop announced that it would be releasing event exclusive miniatures.
At Blood & Glory, they revealed their first, the Primaris Space Marines Lieutenant which will be available at independently run Warhammer events starting in 2019 starting with AdeptiCon in March.
Announced at Blood & Glory, Games Workshop is making it easier to manage two games.
They are releasing “Command Roster” for Kill Team which will be a free online tool to build matched play-ready kill teams.
Warhammer Underworlds gets “Deck Builder.” Games Workshop is working with Udeck to make it easier to build your decks for the game. It’ll also make sure your deck is tournament legal.
During the week, Games Workshop has been teasing their new miniature board game, Warhammer Quest: Blackstone Fortress. The game takes their popular tabletop RPG miniatures game and brings it the the 40K universe.
Not only have they released a new video with loads of new miniatures, but they’ve released numerous new close-ups too.
Amallyn Shadowguide, an Aeldari Ranger
Ministorum Priest, Taddeus the Purifier
Chaos Space Marines
At Blood & Glory, Games Workshop revealed a new warband for Warhammer Underworlds, the Godsworn Hunt.
The Godsworn Hunt expands the Darkoath, the marauding tribes that fight alongside the Slaves to Darkness.
That means new cards, new strategies, and Chaos fans will be able to use these warriors in their Warhammer Age of Sigmar games with a free warscroll.
Games Workshop has been releasing the original gangs for Necromunda one at a time and the final House Gang, House Delaque has been revealed!
These figures have been re-designed from their original look at their new plastic kit will allow you to build your own gang with all manner of equipment.
Games Workshop is also making is easier to get into Necromunda.
The company is releasing a standalone Necromunda Rulebook that combines the rules from the Necromunda: Underhive boxed set with content from Gang War. It also features updated rules from Errata and FAQs.
There will also be a new book Gangs of the Underhive which will have rules for all six of the House Gangs plus Hangers-on, Brutes, the trading post and more.
These two books will allow new players to start with any gangs they want and provide an updated rules and two handy releases combining the various releases.
Some of what we can expect in Chapter Approved 2018 for Warhammer 40K has been teased but Games Workshop has released more details and a teaser trailer.
The index will include rules for Loot Wagons for Ork armies but it’s also been revealed that rules for Commander Farsight’s elite bodyguard will also be included. There’ll be new datasheets for them to be used in games including matched play.
Adepta Sororitas, aka Sisters of Battles, will be getting a beta codex in the book. Yes, it’s a full codex and include rules for various Orders, Stratagems, and more.