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Floodgate Games Teases Sagrada: Legacy

Sagrada: Legacy

With an official announcement for Sagrada: Legacy coming in a few weeks, Floodgate Games has announced that it’s set to be released this summer for Gen Con 2021.

Sagrada has you crafting the best stained-glass windows by placing colorful transparent die. The original game was released in 2017 and has since spun out numerous expansions.

Dice are drafted by players to place on the board with each board featuring restrictions on which color or shade of die can be placed there. On top of that, dice of the same shade or color may never be placed next to each other.

Scoring is based upon achieving various patters and placement as well as bonus points for certain shades of colors.

Bluffaneer Dice Game is Available Now At Target

Bluffaneer

Yarrr! Grab your most trusted crew and sail out to the high seas with Big G Creative’s newest release, Bluffaneer! This adventurous new dice game sets mates against each other as players try to pilfer pirate treasure and bluff their way to the largest stack of gold.  

Bluffaneer is a game for sea dogs of all ages, whether it’s a family game session or you’re switching up poker night to work on your bluffing skills. 

To play, players roll bone-shaped dice and bluff to steal coins from fellow mates, aiming to collect the most treasure in each round. But beware, mateys! You may have to cough up your gold coins if another clever pirate catches you in the bluff.   

One game of Bluffaneer only takes about 15 minutes, so three to six pirates ages 10+ can enjoy a quick and rowdy romp or keep the pirate-themed fun going with multiple games to determine who is truly the craftiest Bluffaneer of all.

Big G Creative’s Bluffaneer is now available exclusively at Target stores and at Target.com for a suggested retail price of $9.99.

Bluffaneer

Renegade Game Studios Announces Hadrian’s Wall from Garphill Games

Hadrian’s Wall

In Hadrian’s Wall, players take on the role of one of six Roman Generals, placed in charge of constructing a milecastle and bordering wall. Over 6 years (rounds), players will construct their fort and wall, man the defenses, and attract civilians by building services and providing entertainment – all while defending the honour of the Roman Empire from the warring Picts. The player that can accumulate the most Renown, Piety, Valour, and Discipline, whilst avoiding Disdain, will prove to the Emperor they are the model Roman citizen and be crowned Legatus Legionis! 

Set in North of Britannia in 122 AD, Hadrian’s Wall is a strategic flip n’write style game. For 1-6 players, ages 12+, games take about 60 minutes. The game is from Garphill Games and being released by Renegade Game Studios. The retail price is $55.

Portal Games’ Vienna Connection Pre-Order Has Begun

Vienna Connection

Portal GamesVienna Connection pre-order campaign starts now! A fully independent title, Vienna Connection, brings a new quality to the Detective line. This is a cooperative espionage board game and an experience that lets you and your friends take on the role of spies conducting secret operations during the historic Cold War era! Vienna Connection contains four unique missions taking place across Europe, including Vienna, Prague, and Berlin!

In this story-driven game for 1-5 players, you command a team of CIA agents during the Cold War conducting secret missions in various European cities. It is January 1977. CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia gets wind of Soviet activity in Austria and has no choice but to intervene. The CIA decides to dispatch members of their Special Activities Division (SAD). The game is on.

Vienna Connection is a campaign game consisting of 4 missions. It shines when played as a complete experience. Separate game sessions are less interesting if you don’t know, or don’t experience the whole story. 

The game is heavily language-dependent. You will read a ton of cards, reports, and files. It’s a full-blown narrative experience. The box comes with 100 pages of different files and documents! 

If you’re looking for a spy game and would love to outthink and defeat Soviet agent’s activities—Vienna Connection is the game for you.

Why pre-order

For a limited time of 4 weeks, Portal Games has an exclusive Vienna Connection offer for you. They are not running a Kickstarter campaign for this title, as it is complete and already in production. Still, this preorder offer is as unique as what you would expect from most Kickstarter campaigns. If you preorder the game directly from us, you will:

  • Receive the game before its official release date.
  • Get additional components and bonuses worth over $35 for free (see our daily updates!) that will not be part of the retail version.

You can pre-order it now:

Vienna Connection

Waddle Around Downtown as a Sightseeing Penguin in Waddle

WizKids has announced the upcoming release of Waddlean adorable pattern movement game for 2-4 players!

In this fun, friendly, and accessible game from legendary video game designer Raph Koster and tabletop guru Isaac Shalev, players will take an adorable group of curious penguins sightseeing around the city trying to match the patterns on their cards with the locations the penguins travel to. The game board is a set of 5-10 places (depending on the player count) each with room for 5 penguins, and an adorable illustration of said penguins wreaking havoc at restaurants, libraries, or even the opera! The Penguins are screen-printed custom wooden meeples, divided into yellow and red groups, with matching bow ties!

Players share the same group of penguins, but each person scores based on their carefully chosen cards. Waddle requires a mix of advanced planning and thinking on your feet in order to succeed. After a set number of rounds, the player with the most points did the best job of corralling the penguins and wins the game!


The game features phenomenal art from Jackie LiWaddle is the perfect combination of cute and strategic.

Out in February 2021, the game is for 2-4 players ages 10+. Game time is about 30 mintues. Retailing for $29.99 the game includes

  • 32 Penguins (16 yellow and 16 red)
  • 52 player cards
  • 1 round and score board
  • 10 tokens and markers
  • 10 Place tiles
  • 1 Rulebook

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Marvel Comes to Mondo and Restoration Games’ Unmatched

Mondo and Restoration Games have teamed up with Marvel to create several additions to their Unmatched line of miniatures dueling tabletop games planned for release beginning in the summer of 2021. Four new sets have been announced:

  • Redemption Row – featuring Luke Cage, Ghost Rider, and Moon Knight
  • Hell’s Kitchen – featuring Daredevil, Elektra, and Bullseye
  • Teen Spirit – featuring Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, and Cloak and Dagger
  • For King and Country – featuring Black Widow, Black Panther, and Winter Soldier

Unmatched veteran artists Heather Vaughan, Oliver Barrett, and Ian O’Toole will be joined by Matt Taylor and Sanford Greene as the key illustrators for the line. The combined weight of their contributions to the worlds of gaming, comics, and entertainment is staggering; fans can expect each standalone title to be as visually impactful as they are mechanically sound. 

Since debuting at Gen Con in August of 2019, Unmatched has released seven titles featuring 19 heroes sourced from myth, literature, television, and movies – presenting players with nearly two hundred possible 2-player battle scenarios. The upcoming Marvel editions will offer 66 possible in-world combat pairings and will feature unique gameplay additions building off the core game ruleset.

Skybound Reveals Bloodstone coming to Kickstarter in January

During their holiday XPO, Skybound revealed Bloodstone, a new tabletop board game coming to Kickstarter in January 2021. In the game, you fight to the death at times having to team with your opponents to defeat other properties.

There’s currently a sign up to be informed of the launch and to get updates. Those who sign up will get a promotional D20 with their pledge.

Boys Superfans and Screenwriters Dan Hernandez and Benji Samit Rumble with Homelander on December 14

The Boys: This is Going to Hurt

On Dec, 14, The Boys superfans and screenwriting duo Dan Hernandez and Benji Samit will join 1First Games co-designer Joshua Stilts and other special guests in a race to take down Homelander in The Boys: This is Going to Hurt.

Hernandez and Samit, who wrote and produced smash hits including, “Detective Pikachu,” “Central Park,” “One Day at a Time”, and “The Tick,” will get their chance at taking down Vought-American’s most powerful supe.

The live stream will be hosted on 1First Games Twitch channel starting at 1 p.m., PST.

The Boys: This is Going to Hurt is available now on Kickstarter and Tabletop Simulator through Dec. 24. Members of 1First Games design team are also offering fans the chance to play with one of the developers. To schedule a time send an email with the date and time you’d like to play to 1firstgamesinc@gmail.com.

In The Boys: This is Going to Hurt, players take on the role of newly activated CIA agents, unfairly tasked with saving the planet from the greatest threat it has ever known, the most powerful and dangerous superhero of all: The Homelander. In their quest to stop him, players will build an army from almost every character found in the books. Players will have to buy, blackmail, battle, power up with Compound-V, and resourcefully use an assortment of unique items from the comics.

The Gates are Open! Lead Your Tribe to Prosperity in Gates of Mara

Gates of Mara

WizKids has announced that Gates of Mara, a new 2-4 player game from one of the designers of Flotilla, is available now in North American Game Stores!

In this fantasy game from designer JB Howell, players take on the roles of tribal leaders seeking to lead their people to prosperity. To do this, they will secure influence in each realm, enchant their tribes, collect elemental resources, and earn gate keys. Over the course of four rounds, players will position influential figures from their tribes around the realms and gates. At the end of each round, the player with the most Influence in each area stakes a claim on it, earning points if they have claims in a realm at the end of the game. Players can also earn points by enchanting their people, completing objectives, and collecting keys. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins!

Gates of Mara blends upgradeable worker placement with layered area-control mechanisms, all brought to life by the art of Nastya Lehn. You can lead reptilian dragonkin, the amphibious goblins, the insectoid antids, or the arboreal elves.


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Gates of Mara

Little Red Riding Hood Battles Beowulf in Restoration Games’ Unmatched: Little Red Riding Hood vs Beowulf

Unmatched: Little Red Riding Hood vs Beowulf

Epic heroes from epic tales – Unmatched: Little Red Riding Hood vs Beowulf is available for order today! Restoration Games has announced the latest set in the popular Unmatched tactical skirmish board game: Little Red Riding Hood vs Beowulf.

Unmatched: Little Red Riding Hood vs Beowulf includes the titular heroes taking their combat to the new Heorot battlefield. A clever Little Red can use her basket of goodies to maximize her deck with the support of the Huntsman. Beowulf, with ever-loyal Wiglaf, must use his rage as a tool to bring down his opponent. Battles at Heorot feature an all-new door mechanism.

This set’s cover and card illustrations are done by the incredible Marc Aspinall, who brought the perfect touch of intensity and action to the set. Heorot’s board illustration is by Ian O’Toole, who illustrated the boards for the hit Cobble & Fog set. Miniature sculpts are crafted by Punga Miniatures. Finally, everything is tied together by Visual Restoration Wizard – Jason Taylor, and Production Superhero – Lindsay Daviau.

As always, you can mix and match the characters and battlefield from Unmatched: Little Red Riding Hood vs Beowulf with the heroes and boards from any other set. Can resourceful Little Red defeat the elusive Invisible Man? Will Beowulf take down Sinbad? There’s only one way to find out!

Unmatched: Little Red Riding Hood vs Beowulf

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