Category Archives: Board Games

Reanimator the Board Game Gets a Dual Expansion Pack

Out this week from Dynamite Entertainment is a new expansion for their Reanimator the Board Game.

Delve deeper into Herbert West’s obsession to perfect his infamous re-animation serum with TWO expansion stories to the exciting Reanimator board game. “Modern Times” and “The King in Yellow” both provide players with MORE story cards, more characters, and more building models that will keep fans coming back to this Lovecraftian world again and again.

The Reanimator the Board Game Dual Expansion Pack retails for $29.99.

Braine Games Kickstarts Mutated, a Secret Role Social Deduction Game

From the makers of Alien Entity comes a new game! Braine Games has announced Mutated, a secret role social deduction game that is part of the Alien Entity series.
Players are a part of a repair crew aboard a spaceship when an explosion in the lab releases a mutated alien virus. The team must escape before getting infected with the virus, and figure out who among them is the alien!

You’ll use different options like social deduction cards, infrared goggles and 3-D maps, eliminate players as a group by ejecting teammates out of the airlock into space, and by using weapons like the Sizzler.

New events, like a Reactor Meltdown, make the challenge even more difficult.

Every bad decision you make brings your team closer to going crazy in space and failure.

You can support the game now through Kickstarter at MUTATED, the next game in the Alien Entity series. If you are attending Gen Con you can find them at booth #2050 where you can play a round of the new game.

Help Save Angel Grove with Saban’s Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid

Renegade Game Studios and Hasbro have announced the team-up of the year! Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid is a co-operative board game by famed designer Jonathan Ying that challenges 2-5 players to save Angel Grove from Rita Repulsa’s evil army of monsters in real time. All the classic characters you know and love come to life on the table thanks to Dan Mora on art and amazing, over-sized plastic miniatures.

In Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid, up to 5 players become Power Rangers to battle the forces of darkness using martial arts, teamwork, and giant assault vehicles (known as zords)!

Included in the core game experience are brutal enemies like Rita Repulsa, Pudgy Pig, Madame Woe, and relentless swarms of Putty Patrollers all for the Mighty Morphin’ team to tackle!

But, not Renegade Game Studios isn’t just releasing the main game, there’ll also be an expansion based on Shattered Grid, the comic story published by BOOM! Studios.

From a twisted reality where the Rangers have fallen, Lord Drakkon has risen and formed a deadly army to cross dimensions and threaten all of reality via the Morphin’ Grid itself!

The Shattered Grid expansion features new locations and challenging new foes directly from the pages from BOOM Studios’ award-winning comic series. Included in this set: The Ranger Slayer, Black Dragon, and of course, the mastermind himself: Lord Drakkon! But all is not lost, brand new allies from across time and dimension join in the battle: Power Rangers Hyperforce (straight from the hit series on HyperRPG)!

The game will be released in Spring 2019 and is for 2-5 players ages 14+. Games will take 45-60 minutes. Playable copies of Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid will be available at Power Morphicon in Anaheim, CA August 17-19.

Show your support for this game by backing the Kickstarter (launching on August 14th)! You can sign up and be first in the know on campaign updates, news exclusives, and more!

Illusion and Qwinto comes to Pandasaurus Games and You Can Get it First at Gen Con

Two new pint-sized games are joining the Pandasaurus family! Illusion and Qwinto are joining the ranks of The Mind and The Game and will be for sale at Gen Con and at retail in August!

Illusion is the follow-up to The Mind by lauded designer, Wolfgang Warsch. Get ready for a head-scratching good time in which perception is everything and players must use a keen eye to decide what is reality and what is illusion in order to win. Who has the right perspective not to be fooled? You can call it competitive optical illusions!

Qwinto is the rousing, fast-paced dice game from the people who brought you Qwixx, where one person rolls and everyone takes their turn. But be sure to think fast. Players must fill their colored rows as quickly and cleverly as possible to snag the most bonus points and win the game! Qwinto is elegantly simple, but packed with depth. You’re not going to want to put it down.

Games Adults Play are Now Available at Target, Walmart, Amazon and More

Games Adults Play is a new line of wickedly fun adult party games and is available now at Target, Walmart, Amazon and more. This collection features Sip It, True Colors, Tossed Salad, Friend or Faux, and the Shit Happens collection.

Test your friendships with True Colors, the revealing party game that will prove how well you know your friends, and if they really know you. True Colors features over 85 hilarious questions where players secretly cast votes for who they think fits the description.

BYOB? Don’t forget Sip It! This is the ultimate drinking game that serves up a side of laughter. Players take turns drawing cards that include tasks ranging from wildly ridiculous to mildly embarrassing. If a task is a little too sour for your taste, players must take a sip or lose points.

Tossed Salad is the fast-paced game of quick thinking and acting nasty. This charades-like game is sure to prove who has the dirtiest mind and ensure hours of laughter. Players split into two teams and must get their teammates to shout out the double entendre listed on their card.

In the Shit Happens collection, players read through the shitty situation cards and must guess their order according to their shittiness. Each of the cards are ranked from 0-100 according to The Official Misery Index. What’s worse? Stepping in dog shit or finding half a dead hooker in your bed? The player who most accurately guesses, keeps the card. There are five games in the collection, including: the original Shit Happens, the expanded Full of Shit, the Little Shits expansion packs, Too Shitty for Work edition and the 50 Shades of Shit edition.

Gather old friends, new friends, and faux friends to play Friend or Faux. Points are earned, and unexpected connections are made through five rounds of increasingly revealing questions. Get personal, share stories, recall memories and make new friends with Friend or Faux.

Passtally—the Sensational 3D Japanese Game is Coming to the US from Pandasaurus Games

Pandasaurus Games is showing off Passtally—the elegant, splendidly clever and utterly addictive 3D route-building game by Japanese designer, Masaki Suga.

Passtally is one of those rare games that is a snap to teach and learn (hello two-page rulebook!) but holds staggering depth and nuanced decision making and strategy. Players compete by strategically placing tiles in the hopes of creating the cleverest connecting route, which is far from easy. Tiles can be stacked to alter existing routes and add victory or chaos to existing structures. The higher the stack, the greater the points for that tile—just make sure the points only belong to you!

As you continue, the game becomes increasingly visually striking as the colors stack and combine. How high can you stack?!

Passtally is coming to US shores this spring!

Take a Trip With The Oregon Trail: Journey to Willamette Valley this Fall

Pressman Toy is teaming up with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, for the third installment of The Oregon Trail game series, The Oregon Trail: Journey to Willamette Valley. Based on the classic PC game, this Target exclusive board game will be hitting shelves this fall. Pioneers must gather their supplies and family members as they embark on the voyage from Independence, MO to Willamette Valley.

Unlike the cooperative nature of its original games, The Oregon Trail Card Game and The Oregon Trail: Hunt for Food, the newest game will be a competitive strategy board game with every wagon out for themselves. In addition, the new game is tile-based as players ford the trail, discovering a multitude of pathways with each gameplay. With 2 to 4 players, ages 14 and up, The Oregon Trail: Journey to Willamette Valley will require strategy and luck as players race and search for their fortune in the West.

To start, players will receive a wagon, family members, some food, and a pistol for hunting. As the play progresses, players will endure dangerous terrain and deadly calamities. The object of the game is to complete the perilous journey while keeping as much money as possible to start your new life. However, if family members die along the way, their funeral arrangements will be deducted from the player’s total fortune.

Do You Have What it Takes? Find Out in SEAL Team Flix!

WizKids has announced that its new tactical dexterity game, SEAL Team Flix, is now available in North American game stores! In this objective-based game inspired by first-person shooter video games, players will battle an eco-terrorist group called Gaia’s Hope. The game has two modes, Campaign and Skirmish, allowing players to choose whether to play an 8-mission non-linear campaign or choose one of the 17 missions to play as a skirmish.

This exciting game incorporates flicking, dice rolling, and character standees in a unique combination that will have the whole table standing up. Pick up SEAL Team Flix at your FLGS or online today!

Mondo Reveals Jurassic Park: The Chaos Gene Out Fall 2018

Mondo is celebrating 25 years of dinosaur chaos with their next board game – Jurassic Park: The Chaos Gene! Movie fans and board game enthusiasts can expect exciting gameplay and gorgeous artwork, featuring the immensely talented artist Matthew Woodson. The game will be available online and in stores everywhere this Fall.

Mondo will have the box top on display at their booth at San Diego Comic-Con (#425), and attendees will have the opportunity to get a special Jurassic Park patch when visiting the booth.

Taking an asymmetrical approach to the game’s playable characters and factions, Jurassic Park: The Chaos Gene is a 2-4 player adventure of varying strategies, objectives, and perspectives. While exploration of the park is at the core of each player’s motivation, the means by which separate factions achieve their goals couldn’t be more different. Through a scenario-based system, the game becomes a truly chaotic mix of modern humans and prehistoric beasts.

Jurassic Park: The Chaos Gene is a 2 to 4 player asymmetrical miniatures board game, for age 14 and up. Choose your faction from the following: InGen, Park Visitors, Raptors or the T. Rex. Find items needed for your faction, attack or avoid other dinosaurs, gain experience and customize your faction. With several scenarios and modular environment tiles for players to explore, each faction has unique objectives to complete in an effort to win the game!

If you’ll be at San Diego Comic-Con come find us – Mondo will be giving away Jurassic Park patches! These patches are free to Jurassic Park: The Chaos Gene newsletter subscribers. Sign up at thechaosgene.com.

A limited number will be available at the Mondo Booth (#435). A different faction will be available each day:

Thursday: InGen Patch
Friday: Raptors Patch
Saturday: Visitors Patch
Sunday: T. Rex Patch

Put the FUN in Dungeon with Fungeon Party

WizKids has announced its hilarious and exciting dungeon crawler, Fungeon Party, is now available in North American game stores! Designed by Brian Lewis, David McGregor, Marissa Misura, and Tom JonesFungeon Party is a fast-paced quest completion game which takes a traditional party of heroes and puts them in a truly untraditional dungeon crawler for 2-5 players.

Over 60 wacky quests await the brave adventurers travelling through the corridors of the Fungeon, including bouncing dice into the box, knocking down a meeple surrounded by dice, balancing a meeple on a stick, and many more!

Gather your party and check out thi quick, easy, and FUN game to learn and play! Pick up Fungeon Party at your FLGS  or online today for $29.99!

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