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Thunderbirds… Go with a new Co-operative Card Game

Thunderbirds: Danger Zone

Coming this summer from Anderson Entertainment is Thunderbirds: Danger Zone – a co-operative card game for 2–6 players that can be completed in 30 to 50 minutes. Players assume the role of International Rescue operatives taking on daring rescue missions based on the original television series episodes.

To bring this new game series to life, Anderson Entertainment teamed up with award-winning games designer, Andrew Harman.

Players take turns leading as Jeff Tracy and decide how to move the mission forward – using resources gathered by the other players, preparing pods and equipment for missions, or deploying other characters as mission support. And all of this is against a countdown.

There are a variety of levels of difficulty across the episodes, from beginner missions right up to full expert level scenarios like Terror in New York City and The Impostors. These first installments all draw inspiration from the classic TV series, but future episodes could incorporate elements from the TV21 comics, audio adventures, and beyond.

The first release features seven episodes with the plan of an expansion pack later in the year.

The game is currently in production and will be available from July 2022 via The Official Gerry Anderson Store online, selected games retailers, and Amazon priced at £24.99.

Renegade Game Studios Reveals G.I. JOE: Mission Critical

G.I. JOE: Mission Critical

Celebrating 40 years of G.I. JOE, Renegade Game Studios has revealed G.I. JOE: Mission Critical. The game for 1 to 5 players is a cooperative miniature board game where you join the team to battle Cobra! Miniatures are for both forces, G.I. JOE and Cobra!

Stop Cobra in locations around the world, and try to defeat Cobra Commander himself to save the day! G.I. JOE: Mission Critical uses the Guardian System, providing a tense, challenging and cooperative gaming experience!

Pre-order for the game open up on April for a release later in the year.

Tales From the Loop – The Board Game Out Now!

Tales From the Loop - The Board Game

Step into the amazing world of the Loop. Tales From the Loop – The Board Game by Free League Publishing, based on the works by acclaimed visual storyteller Simon Stålenhag, has launched today and is available in the Free League webshop and in retail stores world-wide.

In Tales From the Loop – The Board 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.

The Release Includes:

  • Tales From the Loop – The Board Game
  • Invasive Species expansion
  • The Runaway expansion

Invasive Species expansion
The school is buzzing with wild rumors about how the ice cream truck was attacked and the driver… eaten?!

The Runaway expansion
For the past week black vans and agents in suits have been seen in the area around the Loop. Rumors have it that they are searching for a spy…

Both expansions includes a brand new scenario, a new designed miniature as depicted in the art by Simon Stålenhag, as well as cards and sheets. The miniatures supplied are unpainted. The expansions requires the core game to play.

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

Crimes & Capers: And the Winner is… DEAD in 2022

Crimes & Capers: And the Winner is... Dead!

Crimes & Capers: And the Winner is… Dead! is a cooperative game from Renegade Game Studios where you and a group of friends will take on the roles of famous recording artists and work together to solve the mystery. No special skills or prior knowledge are required. Read social media posts and solve puzzles to unlock Mannie’s purse, then figure out who murdered her!

Reimagine the Murder Mystery PartyYou are a nominee at the 67th Annual Music Awards! Unfortunately, you won’t be winning anything tonight. Mannie, our host, America’s Sweetheart Pop Star is dead. We are asking that you remain in the green room for your safety. While there, try to open Mannie’s purse to look for clues as to what went down at rehearsal that led to her murder.

 Team up as a group of 4-6 friends to solve the mystery and bring the killer to justice!

Contents Summary:

  • Host Guide
  • Locked Purse
  • Characters’ Social Media Feed Scrolls
  • Security Camera Footage
  • Puzzle Sheets
  • Rehearsal Schedules
  • Suspect Board
  • Final Results Envelopes
  • Access to Hints
  • Letters, Secret Notes, Tickets, and more!

Kingdom Hearts: Perilous Pursuit is Coming from The OP

From video game to tabletop game, Kingdom Hearts: Perilous Pursuit allows you to play the beloved franchise in a whole new way.

Get ready to help reclaim the communal universe in a cooperative chase to defeat the Heartless. Take on the roles of Sora, Goofy, Donald, Kairi, and Riku to explore and overpower mounting threats to various worlds. Seal the doors of six worlds to save them and restore the harmony forever!

In Kingdom Hearts: Perilous Pursuit players collect and assign sets of dice to take action and protect their fellow heroes, create attacks on the Heartless, and collect potions to help your quest. You track five abilities and must watch your health along the way. A cooperative game, you’ll need to work with other players and come to each other’s aid to make sure no one is defeated, the six worlds are sealed away, and keep the Heartless from overtaking two worlds.

Kingdom Hearts: Perilous Pursuit is coming to stores on November 3, 2021. The game is for 2-5 players, ages 8 and up.


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Grab Your Bike and Beat Some Monsters with The Snallygaster Situation Kids on Bikes Board Game

Pre-orders are open now for The Snallygaster Situation Kids on Bikes Board Game! Play as either the Lost Kid or their friends seeking to find their friend and eliminate the big bad monster in this 2-5 player cooperative board game from Renegade Game Studios!

The Snallygaster is one of the monsters that are terrorizing your hometown in this game set in the Kids on Bikes world.

One player will take on the role of the Lost Kid, giving clues to your friends to help them find you, while keeping the monster terrorizing the town at bay! The other players are kids trying to defeat the monster and save their friend! Watch out for the Feds! The Federal Agents can put a real damper on
your epic adventure!

Every turn, the Lost Kid will select a card to play. The card will provide clues about their location such as street names, buildings, or landmarks. But the card will also dictate how the Monsters and the Feds move and attack. You might have the perfect clue to give, but it means that the Monster will attack one of the kids. sending them back to the Treehouse and advancing the Doom Tracker (game timer). The other players will take turns using their Rides to search the town, looking for clues, using their special items cards, and avoiding the monster.

At the start of the game, Kids can select a Ride that gives them a special power. Choose from Skateboard, Dirt Bike, Inline Skates, Mountain Bikes, and items like that. You’ll play against four different monsters, the Jersey Devil, a Dover Demon, Bloody Mary, and the Snallygaster. Each monster features a different difficulty and unique gameplay.

Hop on your bikes and embark upon a dangerous yet epic adventure to find your missing friend and maybe even save the world!

Meant for ages 8+, the game is designed by Jon Gilmour and Michael Addison, developed by T.C. Petty III, and art by Heather Vaughan and Scott O’Gara.

Pre-orders also receive a special bonus!

From Bikes to Board Game, Renegade Game Studios Reveals the Kids on Bikes Board Game

Kids on Bikes: The Snallygaster Situation

Renegade Game Studios has revealed the popular roleplaying game Kids on Bikes is getting a board game with “The Snallygaster Situation“.

The Snallygaster is one of the monsters that are terrorizing your hometown in this 2-5 player cooperative board game set in the Kids on Bikes world.

One player will take on the role of the Lost Kid, giving clues to your friends to help them find you, while keeping the monster terrorizing the town at bay! The other players are kids trying to defeat the monster and save their friend! Watch out for the Feds! The Federal Agents can put a real damper on
your epic adventure!

Every turn, the Lost Kid will select a card to play. The card will provide clues about their location such as street names, buildings, or landmarks. But the card will also dictate how the Monsters and the Feds move and attack. You might have the perfect clue to give, but it means that the Monster will attack one of the kids. sending them back to the Treehouse and advancing the Doom Tracker (game timer). The other players will take turns using their Rides to search the town, looking for clues, using their special items cards, and avoiding the monster.

At the start of the game, Kids can select a Ride that gives them a special power. Choose from Skateboard, Dirt Bike, Inline Skates, Mountain Bikes, and items like that. You’ll play against four different monsters, the Jersey Devil, a Dover Demon, Bloody Mary, and the Snallygaster. Each monster features a different difficulty and unique gameplay.

Hop on your bikes and embark upon a dangerous yet epic adventure to find your missing friend and maybe even save the world!

Meant for ages 8+, the game is designed by Jon Gilmour and Michael Addison, developed by T.C. Petty III, and art by Heather Vaughan and Scott O’Gara.

You can sign up now to find out more as it’s revealed.

Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game Gets a Game of the Year Edition

Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game

Portal Games has announced a Game of the Year edition of the award-winning Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game. Portal Games was able to improve the basic game and add additional components to the box.

The new edition includes a set of 30 photos of character portraits, which the players can use during their investigation to make a mind map. The pictures show the suspects met throughout the game, and bring an amazing immersion to the gameplay. The set was previously available for purchase only as an additional promo item at the Portal Games store and during conventions. With the Game of the Year edition of Detective, now all players will be able to enjoy this great tool.

Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game is a fully cooperative, deeply immersive, detective experience for 1 to 5 players taking on the roles of investigators trying to solve a crime. The game has been published in 10 languages and sold over 100.000 copies worldwide. It won many prominent awards and nominations including As d’Or Expert Game of the Year Award 2019, Dice Tower Best Theming Award 2018, nomination for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2019, nominations for Golden Geek Best Game of the Year 2019, Golden Geek Best Cooperative, Best Innovative and Best Thematic Game of the Year 2019.

The Op Announces their Newest Rising Game, The Batman Who Laughs Rising

The Batman Who Laughs Rising

Do you hear that laughing? That’s The Batman Who Laughs, the subject of The Op‘s latest “Rising” game, The Batman Who Laughs Rising. The Batman Who Laughs is a twisted version of Batman from the Dark Multiverse, one where he was infected with Joker Toxin. Yes, it’s the brains and cunning of Batman mixed with the pure anarchy of the Joker!

The multiverse’s disturbing cross between The Caped Crusader and The Joker is the epicenter of conflict in The Op’s newest cooperative card and dice game, in which players work together and recruit key Super Heroes to dominate a host of Super-Villains. In The Batman Who Laughs Rising, a passage from the Dark Multiverse has allowed the most dangerous evildoers to infiltrate Gotham City, and these Dark Knights alongside their menacing leader are eager to do their worst to the city.

Save the multiverse and do battle with Power, Purpose, Determination, and
Justice with four starting heroes: Wonder Woman, Green Lantern,
Hawkgirl, and Batman, each with their own teams and special abilities.
Prominently on the opposition stands a custom sculpted, full color figure of The Batman Who Laughs, crazed and commanding a fistful of chained Evil Robins.

The Batman Who Laughs Rising

As the demonic leader doles out damage wherever he turns, regain control by empowering Allies such as Harley Quinn, The Flash, and Cyborg, whose
skills can complete objectives or help recover what is lost to darkness. Take out villainous versions of Batman such as The Merciless, The Dawnbreaker, The Murder Machine, and more before facing off with the psychotic Jokerized antagonist himself!

The Batman Who Laughs Rising is the fifth installment of The Op’s cooperative Rising game series of fateful battles, and also features new solo play rules for fans to put an end to the mayhem single-handedly! Made for 1-4 players ages 15 and up, the $49.99 game includes over 200 components and eerie illustrations that will add a uniquely grim visual to your Batman collection this fall

The Batman Who Laughs debuted in DC Comics’ The Casting #1 in September 2017 and created by Greg Capullo and Scott Snyder.