Category Archives: Board Games

Games Workshop reveals Space Marine: The Board Game

Spinning out of the Space Marine video game, Lieutenant Titus is getting a board game to bring to the tabletop, Space Marine: The Board Game. The game pits the Space Marine against an endless swarm of Termagants and Ripper Swarms.

The game features 23 push-fit miniatures, Titus, 20 Termagants, and two Ripper Swarms, a double-sided game board, a 40-page rulebook including backstory, two training missions, and two unique missions, as well as all the accessories you need to play the game.

The game is coming exclusively to Target stores to being with but a similar set will be released in other territories at a later date and Lieutenant Titus will get a separate release in the future.

  • Space Marine: The Board Game
  • Space Marine: The Board Game

Steamforged Games acquires the Altar Quest IP

Altar Quest

Steamforged Games has announced the acquisition of the popular dungeon-crawling board game, Altar Quest, from Blacklist Games LLC. This strategic acquisition will further enhance Steamforged Games’ strong portfolio and reinforce the company’s commitment to delivering immersive, high-quality tabletop gaming experiences.

Altar Quest is a cooperative fantasy adventure game set in the world of Aridika. Playing as unique heroes, players embark on quests in an ever-changing modular dungeon filled with lurking enemies and sinister villains — all while at the mercy of unstable ‘altar magic’ — in either one-off sessions or an engrossing campaign. Inspired by classic dungeon-crawling board games and modern deck-building mechanics, Altar Quest blends strategy, cooperation, and exploration to deliver a fresh take on a classic deep dungeon experience.

With this acquisition, Steamforged Games will handle the ongoing development, production, and distribution of Altar Quest and its future.

Hasbro and Mattel sign a licensing pact to create co-branded toys and games

Hasbro and Mattel

Rumors of a buyout have swirled for quite some time but a deal of a different sort is happening between Hasbro and Mattel. The two companies have entered a multiyear licensing agreement to share their properties for co-branded games and toys.

That means you’ll soon be able to find Barbie-branded Monopoly launching in fall 2023 and Transformers-branded UNO coming later this year. Also coming is a Transformers-branded Hot Wheels line in early 2024.

The deal spins out of the two properties’ upcoming films, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts and Barbie, each of which come to theaters in the summer.

Call of Duty comes to the tabletop with a new board game

Call of Duty: The Board Game

Arcane Wonders has announced a long-term partnership with Activision Publishing, Inc., Genuine Entertainment, and Evolution to produce Call of Duty: The Board Game, a new strategy game series inspired by the popular video game franchise. Pre-orders for the board game will open on Kickstarter this Fall 2023 and roll out into retail worldwide in 2024.

Call of Duty: The Board Game combines elements of strategy, tactical planning, and combat to create an intense and immersive gaming experience. Players take on the roles of elite soldiers, battling against each other in intense, fast-paced action set in the iconic maps from the Call of Duty video games. 

The original game will feature stunning artwork and high-quality components, including miniatures of the iconic soldiers and weapons from the Call of Duty franchise, as well as a variety of scenarios and gameplay modes that allow players to savor and share the excitement of Call of Duty in a whole new way. 

Funko Games unveils four Indiana Jones Board Game Adventures

Funko Games has unveiled four brand-new games inspired by the world of Indiana Jones, three of which are available now. The games are for Indiana Jones fans of all ages and experience levels, ranging from intricate strategy adventures to outrageous party games.

Indiana Jones Cryptic is the first in an innovative new interactive mystery game line of “Puzzles and Pathways Adventures” from Funko Games. In Indiana Jones Cryptic, players follow clues from Dr. Jones’ journal to solve a wide variety of intricate challenges across three separate adventures based on the first three films, using their logic, deduction, and creative thinking. When the journey inevitably leads them into dangerous situations, players must draw their way through tombs, temples, and more while avoiding traps and enemies along the way!

Also available are Indiana Jones: Throw Me the Idol!, a frenetic party game featuring heart-pounding physical action and card play in a race against the other team, and Something Wild!: Indiana Jones, the latest entry in Funko Games’ casual card game series that offers a unique Indiana Jones-themed Pocket Pop! character game piece used in gameplay.

And coming soon to Target stores, Indiana Jones: Sands of Adventure brings an immersive strategy experience to fans on June 18 as they step into the shoes of Indiana Jones, Sallah, Marion Ravenwood, and Marcus Brody in a timed battle against their greatest enemies to save the Ark of the Covenant. A variable setup and unique character powers change the game every session, as players work together to defeat their foes using whatever cards they’re dealt.

Additional details about all the new Indiana Jones game titles include:

Indiana Jones Cryptic

Face booby traps, menacing villains, and supernatural threats in this puzzle-filled, action-packed “escape room” game. Using Dr. Jones’ journal as your guide, you’ll decipher ancient texts, uncover valuable clues, and defeat unknown evils with logic, deduction, and creative thinking. Plus, you’ll navigate trap-filled temples and mysterious jungles by drawing your route through perilous maps. Choose wisely, and you’ll find fortune and glory in this unforgettable adventure!

  • Ages 10+
  • 1 or more players
  • MSRP: $34.99 USD

Indiana Jones: Throw Me the Idol!

Do you dare to enter the temple? Thrilling physical action and blazing bouts of card play await you! In this race for fortune and glory, two teams are pitted against each other—Indiana Jones versus his bitter rival Belloq! Gain the most points by outmaneuvering your opponents in twelve laughter-filled, out-of-your-seat challenges that will keep everyone on the team involved!

Variable setup and game phases create a new experience for every game session, with players using custom components to reenact moments from the classic films. Sneak past your opponents’ arrows, endure spine-tingling peril, and grab the iconic Golden Idol without getting caught to claim victory against your rivals!

  • Ages 7+
  • 2–10 players
  • MSRP: $22.99 USD 

Something Wild!: Indiana Jones

A fast-paced, light card game for the whole family! Featuring a collectible Indiana Jones Pocket Pop! figure, as well as cards featuring everyone’s favorite characters from the classic Indiana Jones films. Play these Character Cards in sets and runs to score points, while Power Cards add fun new twists to the classic card gameplay. 

Combine with other Something Wild! games to add more characters, Pop! movers, and Powers to your game!

  • Ages 6+
  • 2–4 players
  • MSRP: $8.99 USD

Indiana Jones: Sands of Adventure

Time is running out, and it’s up to Indiana Jones and his friends to rescue the Ark of the Covenant before it falls into the wrong hands! Scour ancient Tanis to find the elusive relic, while building up your strength and resources. But beware—if the sand timer suddenly swings over, it triggers a race to survive! Battle the scheming Colonel Dietrich, the dangerous Major Toht, and the ruthless Dr. René Belloq to save the Ark!

  • Ages 8+
  • 2–4 players
  • MSRP: $29.99 USD
  • Available June 18, 2023 at Target

Restoration Games reveals two new 2023 Unmatched sets including the final Marvel set

Restoration Games has revealed the last two Unmatched sets planned to be released in 2023.

Brains and Brawn is the fifth and final Marvel set for the game. It features Spider-Man, Dr. Strange, and She-Hulk. Teased in the announcement; Spider-Man will use his spider-sense to keep him safe as he swings around the battlefield, SHe-Hulk will throw things, and Dr. Strange has awesome card names.

The cover art for the box features She-Hulk by Joshua “Sway” Swaby, Dr. Strange by The Brave Union, and Spider-Man by Oliver Barrett. Brains and Brawn will be available in Q3 of 2023.

Unmatched: Brains and Brawn

Sun’s Origin spotlights two heroes from Japan’s history. Oda Nobunaga was the daimyo of the Oda clan, renowned for unifying feudal Japan. Nobunaga is a master tactician, making his honor guard even more dangerous. Tomoe Gozen was a legendary onna-musha of the Minamoto clan. She strikes hard and fast, relentlessly pursuing her enemy across the battlefield. The set features artwork by Yuta Onoda, with cultural consultation by Saigo. Sun’s Origin will be available in Q4 of this year.

Unmatched: Sun's Origin

A limited number of Heroes of Barcadia Kickstarter Editions are available to purchase

Limited quantities of the Heroes of Barcadia Kickstarter Edition and the Heroes of Barcadia Party Pack Kickstarter Edition are now available on, in addition to a full line of Heroes of Barcadia accessories. See below for pricing and photos.

Once these Kickstarter Editions are sold out, they will not be made again! This is your last chance to get Heroes of Barcadia with all of the unlocked extras from the Kickstarter campaign, including:

  • Additional Rooms, Loot Cards, and Power-up Cards
  • Printed bottle cap trap tokens with cloth drawstring bag
  • Turn tracker
  • Liquornomicon, featuring backer submitted drink recipes
  • Rope handle
  • Heroes of Barcadia sticker sheets

Heroes of Barcadia Kickstarter Edition Base Game

Heroes of Barcadia Kickstarter Edition Base Game – $90

Game includes: 

  • 6 Health Bar Cups
  • 60 Room Tiles
  • 82 Loot Cards
  • 5 DIY Loot Cards
  • 34 Power-Up Cards
  • 15 Trap Tokens
  • 6 20-sided Dice
  • 6 Reference Cards
  • 1 Rulebook
  • 1 Turn Tracker
  • 6 Signature Move Cards
  • 10 House Rule Cards
  • 1 Drink Recipe Book
  • All game components are waterproof

Heroes of Barcadia Kickstarter Edition Party Pack

Heroes of Barcadia Kickstarter Edition Party Pack – $30

Add two more adventurers to your party! Includes:

  • 2 Health Bar Cups
  • 18 Room Tiles
  • 34 Loot Cards
  • 10 Power-Up Cards
  • 2 20-sided Dice
  • 2 Signature Move Cards
  • 2 Reference Cards
  • All game components are waterproof
  • Expansion only, does not include base game

Heroes of Barcadia Base Game Glass Set – $54

Upgrade your game to glass! Six health bar cups in glass pint form. Glasses only, does not include base game.

Heroes of Barcadia Base Game Glass Set

Heroes of Barcadia Party Pack Glass Set – $18

Upgrade your game to glass! Two health bar cups in glass pint form. Glasses only, does not include Party Pack Expansion.

Heroes of Barcadia Party Pack Glass Set

Coin of Conflict Resolution – $15

Roll a tie? Disagree over how a rule is “interpreted?” Settle it with the Coin of Conflict Resolution!

Coin of Conflict Resolution

Coin of Magic Pourtals – $15

Take a chance each time you use a pourtal: Gain 1 Loot or -5HP?

Coin of Magic Pourtals

Silicone Straw Set – $18

Take your game on the go and leave the cups at home. With these straws, every drink is your health bar cup!

Silicone Straw Set
Dice Tray of Heroes – $20
DIY Booster Pack – $10
Potion Opener – $10
Stand Alone Enhanced Dice Set – $15
Table Game Mat – $30

Fantasy Flight Games has announced Descent Act II: The Betrayer’s War<

Descent Act II, The Betrayer’s War

Fantasy Flight Games has announced the upcoming release of Act II, The Betrayer’s War, the much-anticipated expansion to the popular and critically acclaimed board game, Descent: Legends of the Dark. The expansion will be available in select retailers and the Asmodee store this fall at an MSRP of $159.99 USD.

Descent Act II is a sprawling and deeply cooperative dungeon crawler driven by player choice – all powered by an app that allows for games to run without a Game Master. The game’s immersive storyline is packed with twists and turns sure to thrill players of all skill levels. Campaigns can be played solo or with up to 4 players, requiring cooperation and skillful teamwork to overcome challenges.

The Betrayer’s War builds on the exhilarating dungeon-crawling adventure of its predecessor by introducing new villains, quests, and mechanics. The game sees players returning to Terrinoth, where they find themselves in an unlikely alliance with their greatest enemy, Waiqar the Betrayer. They have to work together to battle against armies of dragons and the sinister machinations of the Uthuk Y’llan. All six heroes from the original game return to defend their legacy, each equipped with a new hero card and a variety of abilities to aid them in their battle against the impending darkness.

Descent: Legends of the Dark Act I is required to play Act II, The Betrayer’s War.

Diplomacy is getting a new edition from Renegade Game Studios!

At the turn of the 20th century, prior to World War I, the seven Great European Powers are engaged in an intricate struggle for supremacy. Each power’s military forces invade and withdraw, shifting borders and altering empires with subtle maneuvers and daring gambits. The classic game Diplomacy is receiving a new edition courtesy of Renegade Game Studios.


Alliances are formed and trust is betrayed as players negotiate and outwit one another—in a delicate balance of cooperation and competition—to gain dominance of the continent. Diplomacy challenges players to rely on their own cunning and cleverness, not dice, to determine the outcome of this game of conspiracies and conquest.


  • 140 updated wooden meeples to represent fleets & armies!
  • New Quick Start Rules!
  • Classic game of strategy, negotiation, and betrayal!

Hasbro and Panini America team to bring NBA Prizm cards to Monopoly in a new board game

 Monopoly Prizm: NBA Edition

Hasbro and Panini America have announced a partnership to bring the NBA court to the iconic Monopoly board. In this new Monopoly Prizm: NBA Edition board game, players collect, trade, and compete with real Panini NBA Prizm trading cards and exclusive Monopoly parallels and inserts for NBA All-Star glory. The Monopoly Prizm: NBA Edition game will be available in North America for purchase at Target beginning April 16, 2023 and other major retailers beginning August 1, 2023.

Prizm, the most popular global NBA trading card brand from Panini America, anchors the Monopoly Prizm: NBA Edition board game and features a 90-card base set.  The Monopoly Prizm will also feature special and rare Monopoly Prizm inserts and Monopoly Boardwalk parallels that can be found in Monopoly Prizm: NBA Booster Boxes designed to enhance gameplay.  NBA fans will be able to collect their favorite players and prominent rookies as part of the Monopoly Prizm NBA product release. 

In this Panini NBA trading card version of the classic Monopoly game, players act as their favorite NBA basketball coach to recruit superstars and top rookies for the ultimate roster. As players take their team across country to compete against the best of the best, they’ll be challenged to make savvy trades to turn up the heat on competition and even their own team’s abilities on the court! Players will DRAFT their squad featuring their favorite NBA players, TRADE cards to build and change their team throughout the game and lastly – and unique to Monopoly – COMPETE in 1:1 matches to win All-Star Cards as they pass go. Instead of buying properties, players try to take control of NBA games and collect bonus points when opponents land on them. To earn more points, players compare the stats on their Panini NBA cards when they compete in Playmaker Challenges and All-Star Contests. In the end, the player with the most points wins!

 Monopoly Prizm: NBA Edition
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