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Valiant dives into Tabletop Games with Valiant: Fight for Deadside

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Master Darque has assembled his army in Deadside. Only our heroes of the Valiant Universe stand a chance at stopping him from unleashing his horrors and destroying the world, but they need your help! 

Valiant: Fight for Deadside is a co-operative 1-4 player tabletop game coming soon to Kickstarter from designers Sen-Foong Lim and Jon Cohn and plays in 45-60 minutes. Featuring flagship and fan-favorite characters of the Valiant Universe such as Shadowman, Ninjak, Punk Mambo, Dr. Mirage, and more, it’s up to these heroes of Deadside to take on MASTER DARQUE’s army and stop them from invading our world.

The first 500 subscribers to the official Valiant Kickstarter newsletter will gain free access to an exclusive day one offer when the Kickstarter campaign goes live, giving fans a first look at digital content delving into the story behind the FIGHT for DEADSIDE! So sign up now HERE and stay up to date on all the latest announcements for the first kickstarter tabletop game directly from Valiant Entertainment!

Choose your heroes to stand against MASTER DARQUE’s forces and join the FIGHT for DEADSIDE!

Valiant: Fight for Deadside

The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31 is Back and available for Pre-Order

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The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31

The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31 was a hot game for a while. Released by Mondo, the game was popular, selling out and commanding high prices in the aftermarket. A lack of reprints, and really any news, of the game, was head-scratching, as the game was a hit and featured a lot of buzz from its Gen Con debut years back. Now, Mondo and The OP have announced that The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31 is back and available for pre-order!

In the game, you relive the 1982 classic John Carpenter horror movie, The Thing, with this social deduction, hidden identity tabletop board game.

To win the game, players must complete missions, locate and identify the imitations, and escape the Outpost. Your ability to uncover the truth is critical to discover the imitations and win the game.

Play as 1 of 12 iconic characters (and as either a human or an imitation) from the movie, such as MacReady, Palmer, and Blair. The game is for 4 to 8 players and one we highly recommend.

Designed by The OP with art by Phantom City Creative, The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31 retails for $60 and is expected to ship in November 2021.

Deep Water Games Reveals Floor Plan: Winchester Mystery House

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From Deep Water Games and The Winchester Mystery House LLC comes Floor Plan: The Winchester Mystery House, based on the most extraordinary and bizarre house ever built. It is a sequel to Deep Water’s 2020 release Floor Plan, which was nominated for the Board Game Geek Award and is now on its 4th printing. Floor Plan: The Winchester Mystery House will be available in retail stores across the U.S. in Spring 2022.

In Floor Plan: The Winchester Mystery House, players take on the role of an architect designing the house for Sarah Winchester. Each round, a pair of dice are rolled, and players act simultaneously, using the dice to design the most mysterious and eccentric estate in the world. The design goals featured in the game are all real architectural and design features of the Winchester Mystery House, ranging from room designs to decor. One game might have you building the iconic Seance room, while another might spotlight the Daisy Bedroom where Sarah Winchester was allegedly trapped during the 1906 earthquake. Each game features a different six of the thirty goals, so when you play again, you’ll have a whole new experience. After all, Sarah is always building…

Winchester Mystery House is a landmark mansion in San Jose, CA, once the personal residence of Sarah Lockwood Pardee Winchester, the widow of William Wirt Winchester and heiress to a large portion of the Winchester Repeating Arms fortune. After losing her husband and child, Sarah left their home in New Haven, CT and moved out west to San Jose, where she bought an eight-room farmhouse and began what could only be described as the world’s longest home renovation. Construction continued around the clock for 38 years, as the original home grew into the world’s most unusual and sprawling mansion in what some say was an effort to confuse any spirits bent on seeking revenge for their death by rifle.

Floor Plan: The Winchester Mystery House is designed by John Brieger of Brieger Creative. Brieger is a board game developer based in Sunnyvale, CA with a background in qualitative research. After leaving Apple, he founded the board game development studio Brieger Creative. Brieger Creative are the developers on the original Floor Plan game, which was designed by Marek Tupy, as well as on several other roll and write style games, including Cartographers and Long Shot the Dice Game.

Floor Plan: The Winchester Mystery House is the second collaboration between The Winchester Mystery House LLC and Ox Eye Media after The Winchester Mystery House comic series releasing in October. Published by Source Point Press, the comic series is a masterfully crafted horror tale written by Joshua Werner and illustrated by Dustin Irvin, taking readers into the non-stop construction of “The house that spirits built.”

Game imagery as shown are working prototypes, subject to Licensor approval

Hero Collector and Hasbro Join Forces To Bring Transformers Chess To Kickstarter

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Transformers Chess Set

Hero Collector is joining forces with Hasbro to launch their first ever Kickstarter campaign: an all-new Transformers Chess Set!

This epic chess set will feature 32 unique game pieces – 16 for the heroic Autobots and 16 for the villainous Decepticons – created specifically for the Kickstarter and modeled on the classic 1980s Generation One (G1) Transformers animated cartoon! Each model is digitally sculpted, then cast in metallic resin and painted by hand. The sculpts, which show the Transformers in their robot form, were developed with Hasbro and are based on the original animation designs and careful study of the animated series.

Standing 4-6” tall on a base marked with the symbol for the relevant chess piece, these robotic warriors will wage war on an exclusive Cybertron-themed chess board, with color-coded symbols in Autobot red or Decepticon purple. These two warring factions include such iconic characters as:

  • Autobot King: Optimus Prime. The beloved commander of the Autobots, Optimus Prime championed freedom in countless clashes across Cybertron – and Earth, where he adopted his famous truck alternate mode.
  • Autobot Knight: Hot Rod. A young and brash Autobot with a race car alt-mode, Hot Rod eventually grew to lead the Autobots – as Rodimus Prime!
  • Autobot Pawn: Bumblebee. The heart of the Autobots, Bumblebee was quick to befriend their human allies in his iconic yellow beetle alt-mode.
  • Autobot Pawn: Prowl. The surly strategist of the Autobots, Prowl’s police car alt-mode suited his no-nonsense personality.
  • Decepticon King: Megatron. The feared leader and founder of the Decepticons, and the eternal nemesis of Optimus Prime, Megatron sought nothing less than complete iron-fisted domination of Cybertron!
  • Decepticon Queen: Starscream. The scheming second-in-command of the Decepticons, Starscream constantly plotted to overthrow Megatron.
  • Decepticon Knight: Soundwave. The loyal comms officer of the Decepticons, Soundwave gathered intelligence using his trio of cassette-minions.
  • Decepticon Knight: Shockwave. Theops commander of the Decepticons, Shockwave’s cold logic and laser-turret mode made him a deadly threat.

This Kickstarter has a delivery date of Q4 2022. A variety of backer gifts are planned for fans who want to go the distance in bringing this game to life – including a Transformers pin badge, Transformers profile book, and more exclusive Gen-1 chess pieces!

Hasbro Reveals a Ghostbusters Edition of Clue

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CLUE: GHOSTBUSTERS EDITION GAME

(Ages 8 and up / Approx. Retail Price: $20.99 / Available: Fall 2021)

A team of paranormal eliminators will be racing to a mysterious farmhouse in the Ecto-1 to roast some ghosts and solve mysteries in the new Clue: Ghostbusters Edition Game. Inspired by the new Ghostbusters: Afterlife film, players will experience a suspenseful game of “whodunit” with artwork and characters inspired by the iconic Ghostbusters franchise. By moving from location to location, narrowing down the possibilities, and through the process of elimination, players will figure out who the leader is, how to trap it, and where it will appear. Paranormal cards add teamwork to the game, letting players team up to battle a ghost or get closer to the truth. Once an accusation is made, players must check the Tobin’s Spirit Guide card sleeve to see if they are right, with the correct accusation winning the game. Available at HasbroPulse.com and most major retailers nationwide.

Mantic Games’ OverDrive is Available for Pre-Order

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OverDrive

OverDrive is now available for pre-order from Mantic Games‘ website and your friendly local game store! In OverDrive you’re a coach that’s in control of a team of three players, chosen from a cast of larger-than-life characters, including a teleporting space turtle, walking shark, mind-controlling jellyfish, and more!

Before each game, you must draft your Players from the line-up available, which means you may never play the same team twice. All future releases of new Players can be added to the line-up, giving you even more choices.

After choosing your Players it’s time to hit the arena in one of six different game modes:

  • King of the Hill
  • Capture the Flag
  • Pass the Bomb
  • Invade
  • Kill Streak
  • DodgeBrawl

The core game also includes rules for league play and a short story to introduce you to the world of OverDrive.

The core game box includes:

  • 1x PVC Plastic Karadon
  • 1x PVC Plastic Brank Reborn
  • 1x PVC Plastic Skarathron
  • 1x PVC Plastic Synechdoche
  • 1x PVC Plastic Dozer
  • 1x PVC Plastic The Spawn
  • 6 Player Cards
  • 6x Tri-Hex Bases
  • 12x Six sided dice
  • 56-page Rulebook
  • 63 tokens
  • Game board

If you pre-order the game, you’ll also get a set of exclusive resin counters.

OverDrive

Also available is Rivals Pack: Tigrax and Shadow. Tigrax stalks the arena, looking for its latest victim, while Shadow’s advanced programming allows it to turn the opponent’s attacks against them with devastating results.

The Rivals Pack includes two resin players, tri-hex bases, and Player Cards.

Rivals Pack: Tigrax and Shadow

And finally, get Coach Abilities and Sponsorship Cards for the game. As you learn powerful new Coach Abilities and earn lucrative Sponsorship Deals during an OverDrive League, use these cards as a handy reminder during matches.

Coach Abilities and Sponsorship Cards

You can get the above separately or an all-in-one bundle that features the exclusive resin counters.

Unboxing: Unmatched: Deadpool

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The off the wall antics of Deadpool comes to Unmatched with the most unique expansion release yet. The miniature is fantastic and deck is beyond unique in its look and mechanics!

Mondo and Restoration Games‘ Unmatched: Battle of Legends is a tactical combat game pitting unlikely opponents against each other. Pick a hero, location, and get your deck ready to battle it out!

Check out what’s inside and get your copy with the link below!

You can order yours directly from Mondo and get 10% off with the code “BGT”


Mondo provided Board Game Today with a FREE copy for review
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Unboxing: CMON Comics – Vol. 1

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CMON is known for its over-the-top Kickstarters but the publisher has used the platform for an interesting project. They have taken some of their popular properties and brought them to the world of comics… with a board game tie-in too.

Zombicide, Cthulhu: Death May Die, and Zombicide: Invader each has gotten a graphic novel and of course a tie-in for their respective games as well.

We open up the package to show off the three graphic novels and boxes for the games. We’ll do a further unboxing of the game materials at a later date.

Dwar7s Winter & The Lost Tribes expansion is NOW on Kickstarter!

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Dwar7s Winter and the Lost Tribes expansion

Vesuvius Media has announced Dwar7s Winter and the Lost Tribes expansion, by game designer and illustrator Luis Brueh, launched on Kickstarter and funded within the first 2 hours of the crowdfunding campaign. The Lost Tribes expansion is the latest addition to the award-winning Dwar7s series of board games, and can be played with Dwar7s Winter, Dwar7s Spring, and Dwar7s Summer (in development).

The Lost Tribes expansion completes winter and spring, and gets you ready for summer! During the campaign, there’s a possibility of unlocking over 140 miniatures for this expansion.

The Lost Tribes expansion adds 3 new tribes: Crystal Dwarfs, Half-Bloods, and Ogres. Each tribe has their own detailed back story and asymmetric gameplay.

Dwar7s Winter and the Lost Tribes expansion

Dwar7s Winter is a semi-cooperative, tower defence and hand building game for 1 to 4 players. It plays in about one hour and is recommended for ages 13+. Backers of this Kickstarter campaign will receive Dwar7s Winter Family Mode, which simplifies the rules and streamlines the game for children as young as 5 years old.

Much like the previous Dwar7s games, Dwar7s Winter and the Lost Tribes expansion is language independent (no text on the cards). The Dwar7s Winter rulebook is available online in multiple languages, including English, French, Greek, German, Spanish, Hungarian, Polish, Japanese, Dutch, Italian, and Portuguese. 

The Kickstarter Campaign will run until January 21.

Darrington Press’ Uk’otoa is Available Bow

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Uk’otoa pits your sailor factions against the legendary sea leviathan as it destroys your ship. Run, push, and sacrifice others to stay one step ahead of the beast’s maw.

The game is a tactical board game of semi-cooperative card play.

The game is for 3-5 players ages 12+ and games should take 30-45 minutes.

Uk’otoa was created by Jeb Havens with additional game design by Gabriel Hicks, art by Hannah Friederichs, layout by Vee Nedro, and Uk’otoa sculpt by Niklas Norman.

Purchase: Critical Roll Shop USUKCA, AUMiniature MarketGame NerdzCool Stuff IncDarrington Press Guild

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