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Marvel Zombies – A Zombicide Game is Here to Infect the Tabletop Multiverse!

Marvel Zombies - A Zombicide Game

CMON has launched the anticipated Marvel Zombies – A Zombicide Game blowing past its goal of $500,000 in no time at all.

Marvel Zombies – A Zombicide Game is a new skin of the popular Zombicide board game adapting the concept of Marvel Zombies, a line of comics that spanned multiple volumes and was published by Marvel Comics.

Marvel Zombies is a cooperative board game for 1 to 6 players and features original art by Marco Checchetto.

In the game, you play as Zombie Heroes who must feed off of Bystanders to reach your objectives. You’ll face uninfected superheroes and waves of S.H.I.E.L.D. Agents.

Zombie heroes include Captain America, Deadpool, Wasp, Iron Man, Captain Marvel, and Hulk. Heroes include Spider-Man, Thor, Scarlet Witch, Doctor Strange, Ms. Marvel, and Black Panther.

With the X-Men Resistance expansion, you play as superheroes attempting to rescue bystanders and taking a stand against Zombie Heroes and hordes of zombie mutants.

Included are Colossus, Rogue, Wolverine, Magneto, Storm, and Mystique with zombie versions of Iceman, Juggernaut, Cyclops, Dark Phoenix, Psylocke, and Sabretooth!

With the Galactus game piece, you can switch between a living and zombie head and arm of Galactus! There’s hero and zombie mode where you’ll try to stop Galactus from devouring Earth or devour Galactus first! You’ll also face Silver Surfer!

There are three tiers to pledge:

  • Undead Pledge – $130 – the basic game as well as all of the rewards that are unlocked.
  • Resistance Pledge – $240 – featuring the main game as well as the X-Men Resistance expansion.
  • Galactus Pledge – $410 – The main game, X-Men Resistance, and Kickstarter exclusive Galactus Pledge!

Step Into the world of Tales From the Loop with a New Board Game

Step into the amazing world of the Loop. Tales From the Loop – The Board Game by Free League Publishing is set to launch on February 8. It will be available in the Free League webshop and in retail stores everywhere.

In the game, you and your friends play cooperatively to investigate the mysteries originating from the Loop, a huge underground science facility with strange effects on the suburban landscapes around it.

You take the roles of local kids that investigate whatever phenomena that threaten the islands (or perhaps just the local video store), and hopefully stop them. Each day starts at school, but as soon as the bell rings you can use whatever time you have before dinner and homework to go exploring!

Tales From the Loop The Board Game includes eight unique scenarios as well as six high-quality miniatures of Simon Stålenhag’s robot designs.

Players: 1–5
Playtime: 1.5h–2h per scenario

Portal Games to co-publish the English edition of Gutenberg


Portal Games has announced that the hit game, Gutenberg, published by Granna, will be co-published by Portal Games, enabling gamers in North America, Australia, and New Zealand access to this great game from the friendly local and online stores in these markets. Gutenberg, after its release at Essen Spiel 2021, is one of the most anticipated euro games coming to retail.

Gutenberg is a mid-weight strategy game taking place in Europe in the 15th century. Each player takes the role of the printing pioneer trying to build their wealth and fame by developing their production capacity and gaining the support of patrons. Through bidding for specific actions the players develop their printing workshops, acquire new fonts, inks and decorations. The unique system of rotating gears allows players to combine bonuses and earn large amounts of points. The game lasts six rounds and the player with the most points at the end wins.

Portal Games will publish Gutenberg alongside the set of promotional tiles, which were offered during the European premiere of the game at Spiel in Essen, Germany in October 2021. The promotional tiles will be available with preorders at the Portal Games North America store.

Portal Games is printing Gutenberg at the Granna factory in Warsaw, Poland, where the first release of the game was printed, ensuring the same excellent quality of components, including the unique 3d wooden letter blocks. The MSRP of Gutenberg is $70. Portal Games’ preorders open on January 10 and North American preorder fulfillment will be done in March 2022.

Co-publishing Gutenberg with Granna starts a new chapter in the growth of Portal Games, which expands its operations from developing and marketing its own titles to distributing the products from the other European publishers to North America and other regions worldwide.

Unboxing: Ubongo: The Brain Game To Go

Ubongo: The Brain Game to Go is a fast-paced, addictive, and easy-to-learn puzzle game, you race the clock to fit a set of interlocking tiles perfectly into a specific area. Based on the original hit board game Ubongo, this compact version features 15 colorful plastic tiles, 20 puzzle cards with over 200 puzzles, and a plastic game board that doubles as a durable travel case. Slide in a puzzle card and give your brain a workout! The puzzles get progressively more challenging as you go. Pass the game around to challenge your family and friends. Who is the master layout artist and who is spatially challenged?

We open up and show off this portable version of the game!

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Free Radicals, a Futuristic Game of Knowledge and Influence!

Free Radicals

WizKids has announced the upcoming release of Free Radicals, a futuristic game of knowledge and influence!

In Free Radicals, each player takes control of one of the ten fully asymmetrical factions that make up the interconnected community of Sphere City, a thriving community built underneath The Sphere. Each faction has its own mechanics, goals, themes, and challenges, but all make use of the same core data cards, favor system, and Sphere research tracks. Throughout the game, players will also be able to assist other factions in their research, earning them favor and additional rewards, while hopefully not helping too much! 

Each faction provides different themes and challenges. They include:

  • Farmers – Use domino-style tiles to plant crops in your vertical farm, and feed the city efficiently as possible!
  • Couriers – Use your drones to pick up and deliver goods to various locations around the city. Time your deliveries carefully, as values are always changing!
  • Artisans – Make technology beautiful! You’ll use the Data Cards that the Sphere provides as tools to create intricate Hardlight Constructs!

Over the course of 12 rounds, each player gathers Resources, Data, and Credits, advancing their Knowledge, gaining Favor, and Awakening the Free Radicals! Each player’s turn sequence will look different based on the selected faction, but each will be working towards the goal of leading humanity into its next stage.

By the end of the game, the player with the most victory points wins the game and will lead The Sphere into a bold new future! Pre-order Free Radicals from your Friendly Local Game Store today! 


  • Over 300 faction-specific components for 10 different factions!
  • 1 Main Board
  • 1 Prestige Token
  • 60 Resource pieces:
    • 20 Hydrogen
    • 20 Carbon
    • 20 Titanium
  • 30 Credit tokens
  • 50 Data Cards
  • 5 double-sided faction boards
  • 5 Player aids
  • 200 Favor Cubes

Renegade Game Studios announces Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid Time Force and Merciless Minions Pack

Renegade Game Studios has revealed new releases for Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid. You can add the Time Force Ranger Pack and Merciless Minions #1 to your game and introduce new tools and challenges for the Power Rangers’ fight against evil!

The Time Force Ranger Pack features Wes Collins, Lucas Kendall, Trip, Katie Walker, and Eric Myers. They bring a unique array of skills and weaponry to the game.

In the Merciless Minions Pack, you’ll find the Machine Empire’s Cogs and Ransik’s Cyclobots, as well as an alternate Putty Patroller enemy deck representing Lord Zedd’s terrifying Chaos Putties!

Mantic Games Teases Umbrella Academy: The Board Game

To kick off the year, Mantic Games has teased some of what we can expect in 2022 and that includes a game based on the comic series The Umbrella Academy! The Umbrella Academy: The Board Game was teased in 2019 but it looks like we’re finally going to get it.

Alessio Cavatore and River Horse Games are working with Mantic to design the game. Cavatore designed the rules for Mantic’s Kings of War.

Umbrella Academy: The Board Game is based on the comic series by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá and published by Dark Horse Comics which has been adapted into a television series for Netflix.

In the game, you’re tasked with stopping the apocalypse. You’ll need to work together to defeat hazards that threaten to destroy locations across the city. If too many are, it’s game over.

The co-operative game is for 1-5 players and combines cards and miniatures. The game will include detailed plastic minis of iconic characters like Space Boy, Kraken, Rumor, Séance, and Number Five.

Check out Space Boy and Number Five below!

The game will be crowdfunded in early 2022.

Rocketship Entertainment and Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment Announce Stan Lee’s Genesis, a New Tabletop Game!

Stan Lee’s Genesis

At Emerald City Comic ConRocketship Entertainment and Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment announced the first-ever Stan Lee tabletop game, Stan Lee’s Genesisin which players must harness their creative energy to give birth to a unique universe.

Stan Lee’s Genesis is a tile-building game in which players each create their own universe using a system of resources that consists of SparkEnergyMotivationConflict, and Empathy. Players build their own terrain, beginning with a nexus tile. As the game progresses players may link their terrain to create a larger board through “crossover” events. Each player continues to build the universe through resources and card assets, creating various elements, including: Heroes, Villains, Teams, Terrain Features and Locations, Plots, and Events.

Every game is different as players both compete and collaborate as they construct a comic book universe full of heroes, villains, super teams, evil syndicates, galactic threats, and all-encompassing crossover events!

Due to its incredibly large scope, Stan Lee’s Genesis has been in development for a number of years. It will feature 200 original characters co-created by Rocketship Entertainment Publisher and longtime Stan Lee collaborator Tom Akel and Eisner-nominated artist Ryan Benjamin. Designed by Akel, the game will hit shelves in 2022.

The game will be available for pre-order on Kickstarter followed by global retail distribution. Fans can register now to be the first to be alerted to new developments with the game, character reveals, special events, and more.

The hunger takes hold in Marvel Zombies – A Zombicide Game from CMON

In what’s sure to be a million-dollar Kickstarter, CMON has put up a notification page for Marvel Zombies – A Zombicide Game.

Marvel Zombies – A Zombicide Game is the latest installment in the Zombicide franchise which is what CMON launched with on Kickstarter in 2015. It also marks the 50th Kickstarter for CMON which has relied heavily on the crowdfunding platform to bring its projects to market.

Sure, Super Heroes are used to facing evil… But can they face THE HUNGER when an alien virus mutates them into flesh-eating monsters?

In the teaser video, we get a look at some of the miniature sculpts that come with the game and they look impressive.

We’ll of course have the full scoop when the project goes live.

Race your Friends through the Dungeon Mazes of Undermountain in Dungeons & Dragons: Dungeon Scrawlers: Heroes of Undermountain

Dungeons & Dragons: Dungeon Scrawlers: Heroes of Undermountain

Wizkids has announced that Dungeons & Dragons: Dungeon Scrawlers: Heroes of Undermountaina wildly entertaining scrawling adventure for the whole family, is now available in North American game stores!

In Dungeons & Dragons: Dungeon Scrawlers: Heroes of Undermountain, up to 4 adventurers are drawn together to delve into Undermountain, an immense underground of dungeons created by the Mad Mage, Halaster Blackcloak. Use your markers to trace your path, defeating Monsters, casting Spells, connecting Artifact Fragments, and collecting shiny Treasure on the way! The round ends when one player defeats that dungeon’s mighty Boss, so you only have a few minutes to collect as much loot as possible! The player with the most points after exploring three dungeons is the winner!

At the beginning of each game, players pick one of five Characters, each with a thematic ability that helps them collect one type of points more easily as they draw their line through the maze. Normally, Treasures need to be outlined and Monsters need to be entirely covered with marker to be collected. But Rogues only need to touch treasure, and Barbarians only need to fill in the monsters’ heads to defeat them!

While anyone can cast a spell by tracing an intricate pattern, a Wizard only needs to draw a small circle!

Dungeon Scrawlers contains 10 unique mazes of increasing complexity, introducing new challenges as you go. These include portals, locked doors, multiple bosses, time limits, and more! With multiple paths through each maze, and over 100 different 3-maze combinations, you’ll never have to stop scrawling! Dungeons & Dragons: Dungeon Scrawlers: Heroes of Undermountain is available now, so pick it up at your Friendly Local Game Store or online today!

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