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Dwar7s Winter & The Lost Tribes expansion is NOW on Kickstarter!

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Dwar7s Winter and the Lost Tribes expansion

Vesuvius Media has announced Dwar7s Winter and the Lost Tribes expansion, by game designer and illustrator Luis Brueh, launched on Kickstarter and funded within the first 2 hours of the crowdfunding campaign. The Lost Tribes expansion is the latest addition to the award-winning Dwar7s series of board games, and can be played with Dwar7s Winter, Dwar7s Spring, and Dwar7s Summer (in development).

The Lost Tribes expansion completes winter and spring, and gets you ready for summer! During the campaign, there’s a possibility of unlocking over 140 miniatures for this expansion.

The Lost Tribes expansion adds 3 new tribes: Crystal Dwarfs, Half-Bloods, and Ogres. Each tribe has their own detailed back story and asymmetric gameplay.

Dwar7s Winter and the Lost Tribes expansion

Dwar7s Winter is a semi-cooperative, tower defence and hand building game for 1 to 4 players. It plays in about one hour and is recommended for ages 13+. Backers of this Kickstarter campaign will receive Dwar7s Winter Family Mode, which simplifies the rules and streamlines the game for children as young as 5 years old.

Much like the previous Dwar7s games, Dwar7s Winter and the Lost Tribes expansion is language independent (no text on the cards). The Dwar7s Winter rulebook is available online in multiple languages, including English, French, Greek, German, Spanish, Hungarian, Polish, Japanese, Dutch, Italian, and Portuguese. 

The Kickstarter Campaign will run until January 21.

Darrington Press’ Uk’otoa is Available Bow

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Uk’otoa pits your sailor factions against the legendary sea leviathan as it destroys your ship. Run, push, and sacrifice others to stay one step ahead of the beast’s maw.

The game is a tactical board game of semi-cooperative card play.

The game is for 3-5 players ages 12+ and games should take 30-45 minutes.

Uk’otoa was created by Jeb Havens with additional game design by Gabriel Hicks, art by Hannah Friederichs, layout by Vee Nedro, and Uk’otoa sculpt by Niklas Norman.

Purchase: Critical Roll Shop USUKCA, AUMiniature MarketGame NerdzCool Stuff IncDarrington Press Guild

Wise Wizard Games Launches Robot Quest Arena Kickstarter

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Robot Quest Arena

Robot Quest Arena is a new deckbuilding game from Wise Wizard Games. It’s currently on Kickstarter and has blown past its goal on the first day.

In the game, 2-4 players battle to be the best Robot Tech in the world. You control, protect, and upgrade your pot as you fight to knock out other competitors.

Each turn, players get a 5-card hand which you play for cool effects to gain energy or attack. You use your energy to move your robot or buy powerful new cards to improve your deck.

You’re able to attack your opponent removing their health cubes and adding them to your Victor Point pile. When a robot loses its last health cube, you take it off the board at which point it respawns the next turn.

The player with the most Victory Points at the end of the game wins!

You can get the basic game for $49 or the game and three expansions for $89. The campaign ends on June 17 at 10pm ET.

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Robot Quest Arena

Hellboy: The Board Game from Mantic Returns to Kickstarter

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Mantic Games, Dark Horse Comics, and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola to bring Hellboy: The Board Game back to Kickstarter. This latest campaign will complete the current board game story arc and launch some exciting new additions to the franchise, including Hellboy: The Dice Game, which is a whole new way to explore the rich Hellboy universe.

In this Kickstarter, fans can complete the storyline in Hellboy: The Board Game with the Storm and the Fury expansion. Inspired by the graphic novel, in this epic conclusion to the saga, Hellboy will face his toughest foe yet: Nimue in her dragon form! This is not an experience for the faint of heart and features the biggest miniature Mantic has produced for Hellboy: The Board Game.

With the story complete, it’s time to move onto a whole new chapter. The PandemoniumHell on Earth, and End of Days expansions take their inspiration from the dramatic B.P.R.D. comics. With these new additions to the game, players can add new playable agents, new cinematic boss encounters, and vicious minions to their Case Files. Designed by original developers, Needy Cat Games, each of these expansions builds on the tension-packed co-operative experience of Hellboy: The Board Game but turns the danger up to 11, thanks to the all-new RAGNAROK mode. That’s right, saving the world just got a whole lot tougher.

But that’s not all! As part of this Kickstarter Mantic Games will also be funding the creation of Hellboy: The Dice Game. Created by Mantic Games, Hellboy: The Dice Game is a pick-up-and-play Hellboy experience for the whole family. In this push-your-luck game, you’ll have to decide when to take risks or play it safe, as you explore a mysterious location and encounter some of Hellboy’s most notorious foes.

Hellboy: The Dice Game

Hellboy: The Board Game is a co-operative experience in which players face off against some of the comic’s most famous foes. Up to four people take control of iconic B.R.P.D. members––Hellboy, Abe Sapien, Liz Sherman, and Johann Kraus––before exploring gothic locations, uncovering ancient artefacts, and battling one of Hellboy’s most notorious foes, Rasputin! After launching in April 2019, the game is now available in multiple languages and has been reprinted several times after selling out worldwide.

The Kickstarter has kept it simple with backers able to get everything for about $110. There’s also a pledge level for retailers as well. The game has already blown through its goal and unlocked numerous stretch goals with more to come!

Everything Epic is Bringing Agents of SMERSH: Epic Edition to Kickstarter

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Everything Epic has revealed Agents of SMERSH: Epic Edition, their next Kickstarter.

Agents of SMERSH was originally released in 2021 and has agents racing across the globe to thwart the plans of the sinister Dr. Lobo. The game is for 1-4 players ages 13+. The game had a positive reception upon release receiving awards and positive reviews.

Agents of SMERSH: Epic Edition is one of the largest narrative storytelling choose-your-own-adventure-like games of all time! With a 394-page Encounter Story Book and another over 120-page Epic Showdown Story Book, and 2000 encounters it’s one of the most replayable games ever! This “Epic Edition” also features updated art and edits.

You can sign up to receive a notification of the games’ launch.

A Gentle Rain is a relaxing puzzle of a game

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Take a deep breath, and relax… we’ve done unboxing and “how to play” videos for A Gentle Rain and now it’s time for the review!

A Gentle Rain is a meditative solo or cooperative strategy game designed to instill calm and tranquility. It’s a beautiful game that’s simple to learn, quick to play, and as relaxing as it intends to be.

The game from Kevin Wilson and Mondo Games is available now from MondoShop.com and will be available in retail stores nationwide beginning May 2021.


Mondo Games provided Board Game Today with a FREE copy for review

How to Play: A Gentle Rain

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Take a deep breath, and relax… Mondo Games has announced A Gentle Rain, a meditative solo or cooperative strategy game designed to instill calm and tranquility. A visually beautiful game, this little box of calm is simple to understand, yet hard to master.

We show off how to play the game… and of course, do our worst while doing so (we swear we’ve scored higher!).

The game from Kevin Wilson and Mondo Games is available now from MondoShop.com and will be available in retail stores nationwide beginning May 2021.

You can watch our unboxing video now.


Mondo Games provided Board Game Today with a FREE copy for review

Unboxing: A Gentle Rain

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Take a deep breath, and relax… Mondo Games has announced A Gentle Rain, a meditative solo or cooperative strategy game designed to instill calm and tranquility. A visually beautiful game, this little box of calm is simple to understand, yet hard to master.

We open up and show off this simple but beautiful game from Kevin Wilson and published by Mondo Games.

A Gentle Rain retails for $22 and is shipping now from MondoShop.com and will be available in retail stores nationwide beginning May 2021.


Mondo Games provided Board Game Today with a FREE copy for review

Hellboy: The Board Game is Getting Expansions and Dice Game through Kickstarter

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Mantic Games has more to come for their popular Hellboy: The Board Game. While specifics are still coming, the game is getting four new expansions plus an all-new dice game based on the character and comics created by Mike Mignola.

Mantic launched the original campaign for Hellboy: The Board Game in April 2018. It went on to raise £1,454,343 from 12,716 backers. A follow-up roleplaying game based on the property was also Kickstarted in August 2020 raising £360,519 from 6,071 backers.

The campaign is coming soon and you can sign up to get notified.

Hellboy: The Board Game

Unwind Your Mind with A Gentle Rain from Mondo Games and Kevin Wilson

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A Gentle Rain

Take a deep breath, and relax… Mondo Games has announced A Gentle Rain, a meditative solo or cooperative strategy game designed to instill calm and tranquility. A visually beautiful game, this little box of calm is simple to understand, yet hard to master.

First created as a holiday gift for friends and family, A Gentle Rain was designed by acclaimed game designer Kevin Wilson to create a feeling of calm during the often stressful holiday season. The game was a hit, with many recipients still playing the game years later due to its simplicity, portability, and the soothing and compelling game ritual.

A contemplative solo or cooperative game, the goal of A Gentle Rain is to place game tiles in such a way that reveals eight types of blooming lilies before your tiles run out. Each new tile drawn is placed next to a tile already in play, making sure to match the colors of all the tile edges touching the newly played tile. With each complete square of four touching tiles, a blossom appears between them and a point is scored.

A Gentle Rain includes 28 tiles and 8 wooden tokens featuring art by Chris Bilheimer and is conveniently sized to travel anywhere. A Gentle Rain retails for $22 and is shipping now from MondoShop.com and will be available in retail stores nationwide beginning next month.

Learn how to play below and check out more of the game.

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