Category Archives: Board Games

Maple Games Announces a Licensed Board Game Based on Mind MGMT

Maple Games has announced that they are making a game based on the comic series MIND MGMT created by Matt Kindt and published by Dark Horse. The game will be designed by Sen-Foong Lim and Jay Cormier.

The game has been in the designing phase for some time and while details are limited, this is one that’s really intriguing due to the source material.

MIND MGMT began being published in 2012 and is about a true crime writer named Meru who begins a search about a mysterious flight and discovers a secret government agency of spies, espionage, and psychic abilities. The comic was also optioned as a movie by 20th Century Fox in December of 2012 with Ridley Scott and David J. Kelly beginning pre-production in January 2013 and a television adaptation was announced in 2017.

Asmodee Roles the Dice on Digital as Carcassone Heads to Nintendo Switch

Board games are a booming business and it should be no surprise that board game publishers are trying to get a piece of the digital by porting over games to popular platforms.

Asmodee Digital has announced that they will be publishing digital versions of their board games on the Nintendo Switch and will be starting with the tile-laying board game Carcassone. The game is already available for Android, PC, and Mac.

In the game players take turns laying tiles and determining where to place their meeples to score points.

The game is expected to be released in the winter of 2018.

Asmodee Digital has 50 people, mostly in Paris and California. The company is a subsidiary of Asmodee Group, which is mostly owned by private equity firm Eurazeo.

CMON Reveals Details on Kick-Ass: The Board Game

At last year’s Gen Con we showed off a bit of CMON‘s Kick-Ass: The Board Game and we now know more about this upcoming game.

Based on the comic series by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr., the game will be released August 31.

Players take on the role of masked vigilantes each with different gear and they must work together to stop the Evil Boss. Players travel the Districts to stop minions, help citizens, and attempt to manage their personal life. There’s 5 bosses to play against.

The box includes: 45 miniatures, 1 map board, 17 dice, 7 hero dashboards, 1 final plot track, 2 incoming tracks, 245 cards, 132 tokens, 27 counter bases, and a rulebook. the game is for 1 – 4 players, ages 18 and up, and plays in 60 – 90 minutes. It will retail for $59.99.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles The Miniature Game: City Fall From IDW Games

IDW Games has announced that they’re following up their board game Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shadows of the Past with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles The Miniature Game: City Fall.

Continuing the adventure from TMNT: Shadows of the Past, the tabletop miniatures game launches on Kickstarter in October and will be an action-packed stand-alone expansion with new miniatures, tiles, and Adventure Comics for TMNT fans and miniature game players.

TMNT: City Fall will be a stand-alone co-operative game, but it can also be combined with TMNT: Shadows of the Past to create an expanded game experience. Kevin Wilson returns to oversee development of the game, while Pete Walsh and Dan Lansdown, founders and admins of the Shadows of the Past Community, will join the team to take the lead on design, including the oft-asked-for A.I. rules to allow for fully cooperative game play.

The Kickstarter will be packed with new miniatures, characters, tiles, adventures, and more!

Dyanmite Entertainment to Produce an Army of Darkness Miniatures Game

Dynamite Entertainment has announced the development of a miniature-based tabletop game based on Army of Darkness.

Designed by Lynnvander Studios (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Board Game, and Dynamite’s Re-Animator), Army of Darkness: The Board Game will see players take on the role of unlikely hero Ash Williams, the chainsaw-wielding, time traveling S-Mart employee. In this multiplayer game, Ash and his allies will lead an army of medieval knights against a horde of unliving Deadite zombies.

The core game is currently planned to include a number of highly detailed miniatures and be supplemented with expansions, accessories, and other separately released add-ons.

Dyanmite’s ReAnimator The Board Game Comes to Shelves this Week

Welcome to the spine-tingling world of ReAnimator: a table top game of horror and mad science. You and your friends take on the role of assistants to the mad genius Herbert West. Travelling around the ill-begotten town of Arkham, Massachusetts, you will gather musty Tomes, mysterious Ingredients, and even Cadavers of the recently deceased for your dark work.

Up to four players will work together taking on the role of the narrator from Lovecraft’s original story in order to perfect the protagonist’s experimental reanimation formula. Classic characters including Herbert West, the City Watch, and the Undead wander through Arkham to help or hinder the players as they undertake their profane task. Subplots will develop through gameplay, forcing players to respond to new adventures and challenges only the world of the ReAnimator can provide! An incredible 3-D playset that makes up the cursed town of Arkham will be the site of your greatest triumph or where you slip slowly into madness!

ReAnimator The Board Game is for players age 13 and up and retails for $39.99.

Ninja All-Stars Joins Super Dungeon!

Ninja Division Publishing and Soda Pop Miniatures have announced that the ninjas of Ninja All-Stars are coming to the popular Super Dungeon line!

Beginning June 27, clan boxes, heroes, and ronin for Ninja All-Stars will be reissued as expansions for Super Dungeon, beginning with: Clan Kitsune (Warband), Uzumaki (Hero), Hanzo (Hero), and Jorogumo (Dungeon Boss), with additional expansions reissued monthly. These expansions will feature new Super Dungeon packaging and all of the cards necessary to play in Super Dungeon: ArenaSuper Dungeon: Explore, and Super Dungeon: Arcade.

Additionally, each wave of releases will be accompanied by Super Dungeon x Ninja All-Stars Upgrade Deck. Each quarterly upgrade deck will contain the cards necessary for retailers and distributors to upgrade their existing stock and for customers to play using their existing Ninja All-Stars collections, for use in Super Dungeon.

These exciting new releases will be accompanied by a series of web articles and a richly detailed new storyline, “Island of Shadows,” that tells the tale of how these two kingdoms discovered one another and what adventures have arisen because of it. Fans will be thrilled as they read the story of how the citizens of Crystalia discover the island continent of Kagejima and its inhabitants. The rest of the story will be created by the fans as shadowy ninjas of Kagejima and the mighty Heroes of Crystalia clash within the Super Dungeon range of board games.

The Ninja All-Stars board game will continue to be available while supplies last.

WizKids is Throwing a Fungeon Party this June

WizKids has announced a new game that puts the Fun in dungeon, Fungeon Party! Designed by Brian Lewis, David McGregor, Marissa Misura, and Tom Jones, this is a fast paced, quest completion game which takes a traditional dungeon party and puts them in a truly untraditional dungeon crawler.

2 to 5 players pick a class from a list of classic adventure choices; such as Barbarian, Cleric, Ranger, and Wizard, just to name a few. Each class has their own stats, which can be upgraded as experience points are earned, as well as a special ability that will help the party complete a pile of at least 6 quests.

Quest cards are drawn from a stack and placed in the middle of all players. Using a cell phone or stopwatch, a timer is set for 30 seconds per quest, so 6 quests would be a 3-minute timer. Someone yells “GO”, the top quest card is flipped over, and the goal is to complete all quests before the timer runs out! Sounds simple, but is it?

What types of quests would you expect in a Fungeon? Stack dice on your forehead, bounce dice into the box, knock down a meeple surrounded by dice, balance a meeple on a stick. These, and many more wacky quests await the brave adventures that travel through the corridors of a Fungeon!

Gather your party and check out this quick, easy, and FUN game to learn and play! Fungeon Party will be available at your Friendly Local Game Store June 2018 for $29.99. Pre-order today!

Rumor Mill: Asmodee Exploring a Sale

The board game publisher Asmodee Group is rumored to be exploring a sale. The potential sale could see the company valued at more than 1.5 billion euros/$1.7 billion. According to Reuters, Guyancourt, a French-based company, owned by private equity firm Eurazeo, has hired investment bankers to run the sale process. Eurazeo owns Asmodee.

The company generates 100 million euros/$119 million in 12-month earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization. Eurazeo took over Asmodee in 2013 for 143 million euros and it is not uncommon for an investment firm to sell in hopes of making a profit.

Asmodee and Eurazeo has been aggressive bringing in new intellectual property and publishing studios. Asmodee includes Fantasy Flight Games, Days of Wonder, Asmodee Studio, Catan Studio, Z-Man Games, Plaid Hat Games, Lookout Games, and more. Their games include Catan, X-Wing, Flick Em Up, Ticket to Ride.

Hellboy: The Board Game Gets a Hellboy in Mexico Expansion

Mantic Games has revealed a new add-on expansion to Hellboy: The Board Game which is currently running on Kickstarter. The expansion is a new scenario based on a classic Hellboy story, one of his more fun and wild adventures.

Hellboy in Mexico tells the story of Hellboy’s five-month “drunken weekend” in which he teamed with luchadores to fight vampires, wore some awesome outfits, got married, and drank a lot of tequila.

This expansion includes two new scenarios, four new playable heroes, new items, five new enemy types, a new boss, Mexico-themed tiles, and a new Deck of Doom.

Luchadores people!

This expansion won’t be a standard retail release and will be a one print only limited edition. There’ll be enough copies to fulfill the Kickstarter backer and retail pledges with a slight overprint for shows and events. It’s not an Kickstarter exclusive in that way but Kickstarter is the easiest way to get it.

You can get the Hellboy in Mexico Expansion for £35.

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