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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!

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.

Vaesen RPG – Mythic Britain & Ireland is live on Kickstarter

Vaesen RPG: Mythic Britain & Ireland

Do you dare to leave the Mythic North and set sail for mist shrouded isles? Free League has announced that Vaesen RPG: Mythic Britain & Ireland has launched on Kickstarter.

Face the mythic creatures of Britain and Ireland in the upcoming expansion to the multiple award-winning Vaesen – Nordic Horror Roleplaying. The brand new setting invites you to experience gothic horror mysteries in the lands of Mary Shelley, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Bram Stoker.

Vaesen RPG: Mythic Britain & Ireland is written by industry legend and ENNIE-winner Graeme Davis and beautifully illustrated by ENNIE-winning artist Johan Egerkrans.

If you pledge within 24 hours of the launch – i.e. no later than 3 pm CET (2 pm GMT, 9 am US Eastern, 6 am US Pacific) on Wednesday December 8, you get a bonus reward at no extra cost: an exclusive art print by Johan Egerkrans of the “Black Dog” vaesen! It will be printed on thick high-quality paper in format format 216x279mm.

Mythic Britain & Ireland Contents:

  • Information about the British Society, its founders and headquarters.
  • A gazetteer over the sprawling city of London complete with adventure locations and secret societies.
  • A guide to the mythology of Mythic Britain and Ireland, with a score of mythological locations across the islands.
  • A chapter detailing a number of mythical beings, vaesen, with stats, background information, story seeds and variants.
  •  Old Meg: A mystery which takes the player characters to Gloucestershire to investigate a slew of gruesome killings and discover an ancient evil.
  •  The Llantywyll Incident: A mystery wherein the characters travel to Wales and a mine stricken with strange misfortunes.
  •  The Hampstead Group: A mystery in the heart of London, where the characters are invited to an artist’s commune with some very weird habits.

Seasons of Mystery Contents:

  •  Dance of Death:  The player characters travel to the idyllic springtime countryside of Dalarna in northern Sweden to solve a deadly mystery. Written by Gabrielle DeBourg.
  •  Fireheart: Religious fervor runs high in rural Småland as the hottest summer in living memory trigger massive forest fires, crop failure, widespread poverty, and a mass exodus to America. Will the player character uncover what’s behind it all – and live to tell the tale? Written by Tomas Härenstam.
  •  The Devil on the Moor: Journey west to the windswept autumn moors of Grimsted Lyng on the Danish island of Jylland and investigate a tale of terror where modernity is pitted against the old ways. Written by Andreas Marklund.
  •  A Winter’s Tale: The characters travel to the snow-covered forests of Ingria east of the Baltic Sea and are challenged by a mysterious adversary under the glittering winter stars. Written by Kiku Pukk Härenstam.

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.

Vaesen RPG – Mythic Britain & Ireland is Coming to Kickstarter on December 7

Vaesen RPG: Mythic Britain & Ireland

Do you dare to leave the Mythic North and set sail for mist shrouded isles? Free League has announced a crowdfunding campaign for Vaesen RPG: Mythic Britain & Ireland set to launch on Kickstarter on December 7, at 3 pm CET.

Face the mythic creatures of Britain and Ireland in the upcoming expansion to the multiple award-winning Vaesen – Nordic Horror Roleplaying. The brand new setting invites you to experience gothic horror mysteries in the lands of Mary Shelley, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Bram Stoker.

Vaesen RPG: Mythic Britain & Ireland is written by industry legend and ENNIE-winner Graeme Davis and beautifully illustrated by ENNIE-winning artist Johan Egerkrans. More in-depth information will be revealed at the launch of the Kickstarter on December 7, at 3 pm CEST.

Join the Society and discover the horrible truth behind the old tales. You can sign up at the pre-launch page to be notified as soon as the Kickstarter goes live!

Batman: Escape From Arkham Asylum Gets Delayed to 2022

Batman: Escape From Arkham Asylum

Knight Models released an update on the postponed Batman: Escape From Arkham Asylum. Due to an injury on the team, the game publisher felt it wasn’t right to launch the crowdfunding for the game when it was initially planning to. They’ve posted that the designer is progressing well and out of danger.

Knight Models has decided due to the issue and the time of year, they’re going to push the crowdfunding campaign for Batman: Escape From Arkham Asylum to 2022. The specific time hasn’t been announced but they’re looking for the “best date to develop” the campaign “rightly.”

It’s great news that the Knight Models team member is recovering and out of danger. We hope for a speedy recovery.

Battle it out with Infinity Deathmatch: TAG Raid

Infinity Deathmatch: TAG Raid

Infinity Deathmatch: TAG Raid is a brand new game from Corvus Belli set in the world of Infinity. Currently funding on Kickstarter, the game includes 4 game modes putting replayability front and center.

Casual game: deathmatch in its purest form

The casual game is the basic game mode. It consists of an all against all in which you will have to choose your TAG and be the first to get 15 neomaterials (Teseum or Bezoar) to win.

You will have to face other TAGs, but the game takes place in a hostile environment, where fearsome Megabeasts are lurking.

Surviving them will be a real challenge. Death is guaranteed, but don’t be afraid, dying is only transitory: in the same turn you die, you will appear at another zone from the board (it will be determined by a die).

Hybrid mode: the prospecting crew arrives

Within the base rules, there are several game modes that use the different elements of TAG Raid to completely change a match.

For example, you can focus our attention on the TAG’s action, forget the MegaBeast, and play out the more ‘classic’ Infinity Deathmatch experience.

But if simply playing with TAGs is just not enough for you, you can include a prospecting team to support your TAG. You could use the help of a Prospector, Engineer, or a Remote when extracting Neomaterials.

Campaign mode: the black market takes over the board

If you want to put some order into your life and do away with casual and unconnected matches, then the narrative experience of the campaigns is for you!

As the campaign unfolds, you’ll feel the adrenaline and the danger of a prospector’s daily life.

In each chapter, you and your team will have to complete your corporation’s various assignments as they struggle to get their hands on as much Teseum as possible while trying to survive the other miners’ short temper or the attacks of the lurking MegaBeasts.

Throughout a campaign, any Neomaterial you collect can be sold in exchange for Oceanas. You can then invest all that money into the Black Market to improve your survey team and TAG.

This place of dubious reputation will not only offer you a catalog of new tools but allow you to invest in industrial espionage and emulate the unique capabilities of enemy TAGs. You will also be able to upgrade your TAG with its growth tree.

Within this campaign tree, you will be able to choose which branch to improve. For Example, if you focus on a military branch, you may suffer some attribute penalties in return for improved ranged combat. Or you could advance through a Logistic branch to have more improvement slots available.

So, if you want to stand out from the rest of the corporations, the Black Market is the place to go… Of course, prepare your oceanas.

If this is still not enough for you, every campaign will have you face a different MegaBeast!

N4 Mode: Factions War Comes to TAG Raid

In this mode, you can replace your Mining TAG with one of the well-known N4 TAGs. If that’s not enough, you will also be able to replace your prospecting crew… with more TAGs!

Forget the prospecting team as you know it. It’s time to turn up the brutality level to the MAX.

With a total of 13 TAGs to choose from, each player will be able to select up to three TAGs, no matter which faction they belong to, to form their scouting squad. So, if you want your team to consist of a Cutter, an Anaconda, and a Zeta, you’ll be able to do just that. Top that Silvester Stallone!

TAGs are willing to breathe Kurhland’s dust and risk scratching their armor with a tactical rock in exchange for a good amount of Neomaterials. It doesn’t matter if it’s with a drill, instead of a Machine Gun, they will do it with the same style and lethality as they would with any of their regulation weapons. Because in TAG Raid, the only law is the law of the strongest.

Speaking of the strongest, another significant difference in this mode are the TAG profiles.

Unlike mining TAGs, the attributes of the N4 TAGs are different from each other, capturing the essence of their Infinity counterpart. This difference will mean that players will no longer start from the same positions, so think carefully about whom you want to team up with.

Marvel Dice Throne is Here!

The Kickstarter campaign has blown well past its goal soon after launch, but Marvel Dice Throne is available now to back!

The popular game Dice Throne is getting a new “skin” based on the Marvel property where you can play as your favorite hero. Choose from a Marvel character, roll some dice, activate powers, and reduce your opponent’s health dial to zero to claim victory!

In the game, you can choose from Miles Morales, Scarlet Witch, Thor, Black Widow, Doctor Strange, Loki, Captain Marvel, and Black Panther.

In the Kickstarter, you can get a limited edition Battle Chest which features each hero in their own custom-designed tray. Also included are tokens, health dials, and more. Every Battle Chest also gets a free promo card pack as well as limited exclusives.

There are lots of add-ons you can include like card sleeves, dice tray, and playmats.

The campaign is expected to be fulfilled in June 2022. The campaign ends on November 15 at 12am EST.

The Stuff of Legend Board Game Has Less Than 2 Days to Go!

The graphic novel series The Stuff of Legend is winding down its crowdfunding campaign with less than 2 days to go before the campaign ends. It’s well past its goal so a great opportunity to get the game.

Designed by Kevin Wilson, the cooperative board game has each player taking on the role of one of the boy’s loyal toys, each with their own unique abilities. Players work co-operatively, scouring the Dark in search of the Boy before the Boogeyman can escape with him. Players beware, through the course of the game your allegiance may change, and at any point one of your fellow players could be secretly working against you for the wicked Boogeyman.

The game is for 3 to 6 players and can be played in 60 to 90 minutes. It’s recommended for ages 12+.

With the crowdfunding campaign, players have the choice of backing the eventual retail edition early or stepping up and getting their hands on a limited edition Boogeyman edition featuring incredible miniatures and a limited-edition comic book. The retail edition is $70 while the “Boogeyman Edition” is $99.

Don’t Panic Games and Mana Project Studio Will launch a Cowboy Bebop: The Role-Playing Game in 2022

Cowboy Bebop: The Role-Playing Game

Mana Project Studio and Don’t Panic Games, in partnership with Sunrise, have announced Cowboy Bebop: The Role-Playing Game: the official tabletop role-playing game of one of the most beloved anime of all time!

Cowboy Bebop, directed by Shinchiro Watanabe, is one of the most famous anime series of all time. Broadcast in 1998 in Japan and all over the world in the following years, it has had a cult following so great to this day that the live-action remake will be one of Netflix’s major launches worldwide in November 2021.

In the Cowboy Bebop: The Role-Playing Game, players will live through their own stories of bounty hunters in space, in a jazzy universe blending Western, Film Noir, and buddy cop movies, accompanied by one of the best anime soundtracks in history.

The game will be designed by the award-winning Italian authors Fumble, who won the prestigious Italian Game
of the Year award in 2020 for Not The End. It will reach Kickstarter in 2022 and hopefully hit shelves by the end of the year. Its initial launch will feature English, French and Italian languages.

A leaflet presentation will be available exclusively during the Essen SPIEL game fair next week at the Don’t Panic
Games booth 2D116.

In the coming months, those who have signed up will gain the opportunity to pioneer the game system during its playtests!

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