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Atomic Mass Games Shows Off Thanos for Marvel: Crisis Protocol

Marvel: Crisis Protocol debuts November 15 and Atomic Mass Games has revealed one of the more anticipated characters for the miniature game, Thanos!

The Mad Titan comes on a display base of a throne and features him wielding the Infinity Gauntlet with gems!

The miniature game features 40mm models where you can put together teams to do battle! The game allows you to mix and match heroes and villains presenting some interesting team-ups. Since it took an army of heroes to defeat Thanos in The Infinity Gauntlet, we can’t imagine what this character will be like on the tabletop.

The main game retails for $99.95 and includes Captain America, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Red Skull, Baron Zemo, and more, as well as terrain and the rules. Expansions available for pre-order include Hulk, M.O.D.O.K., Black Panther & Killmonher, Shuri & Okoye, and Venom. Also available are dice, measuring tools, and a NYC themed terrain pack.

You can pre-order the game from Miniature Market, Cool Stuff Inc, Amazon, your local friendly game store, and more.

Gen Con 2019: Marvel Gets a New Miniature Game, Marvel: Crisis Protocol Miniatures Game

At Gen Con 2019, Fantasy Flight Games announced Marvel: Crisis Protocol, a new miniature game from Atomic Mass Games. Atomic Mass Games was recently acquired by Asmodee. Atomic Mass Games was founded in 2018.

During Fantasy Flight’s In-Flight report it was revealed that the game is set in the Marvel Universe and is a skirmish miniature game that allows you to form a team of heroes and villains. Yes, you can mix the good guys and bad guys! You can also put together teams and get bonuses. You get to play out your own Marvel stories on the tabletop even down to throwing the terrain allowing the tabletop to evolve.

Spider-Man, Black Widow, and Captain Marvel will be some of the launch miniatures. The miniatures will be hard plastic allowing for high detail, ease of assembly, and durable.

The game will launch in the fall with a core set that will give you everything you need to build your team. Character packs will also be released that add new character, new scenarios, and new tactic cards. The first two are the Hulk and M.O.D.O.K. The game will also see terrain packs with famous locations from the Marvel Universe and will also include multiple modes of play. The first up is Raids where two individuals team up to take on a “boss” controlled by a third player. Narrative campaign sets will also be released down the road.

The game will also launch with Organized Play at stores.

Marvel: Crisis Protocol

You can see and find out more in the video below:

Gen Con 2019: Fantasy Flight Announces Marvel Champions: The Card Game

Marvel Champions: The Card Game

Kicking of Gen Con 2019, Fantasy Flight Games has announced Marvel Champions: The Card Game a cooperative Living Card Game that brings superheroes to the LCG format.

The game has players trying to stop villains from enacting their schemes and the game comes with over 350 cards, 100 50kens, five hit point trackers, and more.

The main set is just the beginning and new expansions will be released every month that adds new heroes, scenarios, and more.

Marvel Champions: The Card Game

Marvel Champions: The Card Game Core Set will give you a complete set of cards, giving you everything you need to customize your heroes!

Along with the main set, a series of playmats will be released.

Find out more about the game at the Fantasy Flight Games website.

Fantasy Flight Co-Sponsors Gen Con Through 2021

Gen Con and Fantasy Flight Games have signed a multiyear co-sponsorship agreement for the upcoming 2019, 2020, and 2021 conventions.

Fantasy Flight will get dedicated event space and physical and digital marketing at each convention as part of the agreement as well as promotion and logistical support during the convention.

Fantasy Flight first became a co-sponsor, the highest level of sponsorship, in 2018.

Gen Con returns to Indianapolis August 1-4, 2019.

Gen Con 2018: Asmodee Reveals New Digital Games including Gloomhaven!

Asmodee Digital announced at their Gen Con press conference that Gloomhaven is in development and scheduled to launch on Steam Early Access in Q1 2019. Alongside Gloomhaven, Asmodee Digital provided updates on some of the most anticipated games in their digital catalogue including Five Tribes, Bang!, Onitama, Munchkin, The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game, and Mansions of Madness: Mother’s Embrace, and also console games with the famous Ticket to Ride on Playlink for PS4 and Carcassonne on Nintendo Switch.

Developed by Flaming Fowl Studios, Gloomhaven is a dungeon-crawling RPG featuring tactical turn-based combat, and for the first time, an infinitely replayable roguelike mode that will be available during Early Access launch and beyond. Set in a medieval fantasy world, players will struggle to survive through procedurally generated dungeons filled with deadly enemies, equipment to find, and powerful abilities to unlock, with much more in the works for the full launch.

Designed by Isaac Childres, the Gloomhaven board game launched in 2017, raising $4.4 million between two successful Kickstarter campaigns. Since launch, Gloomhaven has received extremely positive reviews from critics and has been rated the “No. 1 Board Game Of All Time” by BoardGameGeek where it also won six Golden Geek Awards.

Updates on Asmodee Digital’s release calendar can be found below:

Coming Soon

The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game (Fantasy Flight Games) – Steam – Q4 2018
Lead a fellowship of three heroes through a series of narrative campaigns across Middle-earth and face off against the dark forces of Sauron. Players will forge their own fellowships and build decks comprised of ally, event, and equipment cards to face challenges that test their spirit, lore, tactics, and leadership. Launching onto Steam Early Access on August 28, 2018

Scythe: Digital Edition (Stonemaier Games) – Steam – Q3 2018
Engine-building game set in an alternate history 1920s period where players attempt to earn fortune and claim their faction’s stake in the land around a mysterious factory. Currently available on Steam Early Access.

Terraforming Mars (Fryx Games; US Publisher: Stronghold Games) – Steam, iOS, and Android – Q3 2018
A Spiel des Jahres nominee set in the 2400s, The taming of the Red Planet has begun! Corporations are competing to transform Mars into a habitable planet by spending vast resources and using innovative technology to raise temperature, create a breathable atmosphere, and make oceans of water.

 

Pandemic (Z-Man Games) – Steam – Q3 2018 (already available on Android & iOS)
Work cooperatively to stop the spread of four diseases and cure them before a pandemic occurs. Each player gets a role and must work with — not against — the other players before any of the game-ending conditions are met.

Onitama (Arcane Wonders) – iOS and Android – Q3 2018
An elegant and simple two player, abstract strategy game where you take on the role of a Master, guiding your monk followers, in an attempt to defeat your opponent. Armed only with a handful of moves, your cunning, and your wits, do you have the skill to be victorious?

Bang! (dV Giochi) – Steam, iOS, and Android – Q3 2018
A Wild-West-themed social deduction game in which players recreate an old-fashioned western shootout with each player receiving a random character for special abilities and a secret Role card to determine their goal.

Bananagrams (Bananagrams) – iOS and Android – Q3 2018
Fast and frantic anagram game where players build crosswords without pen, paper, or a board. Perfect for families, multiplayer, or solitaire, and finally making its digital debut.

Gloom (Atlas Games) – Steam, iOS, and Android – Halloween 2018
A competitive deck-building game that challenges its players to outmatch their opponents in a depressive spectacle, vying to undergo the most miserable mishaps while sabotaging the competition with happy occasions.

Five Tribes (Days of Wonder) – Steam, iOS and Android – Q4 2018
A worker placement game where the workers have already been placed, players must carefully cleverly maneuver workers over villages, markets, oases, and sacred places to carve a pathway to victory and control the Sultanate.

Ticket To Ride (Days of Wonder) – PlayStation 4 with Playlink – Q4 2018
A cross-country train adventure where players collect cards of various types of train cars that enable them to claim railway routes connecting cities in various countries around the world. Ticket to Ride will be one of the first games to utilize Sony’s Playlink which will allow players to use their phones to privately view their hands, plan their moves, and make actions.

Carcassonne (Hans im Glück) – Nintendo Switch – Q4 2018
Multi-awarded tile-matching game made digital, including solo vs. AI, pass-and-play and online multiplayer modes. Carcassonne will be one of the first Asmodee Digital titles to debut on the Nintendo Switch with more on the way.

In Development

Mansions of Madness: Mother’s Embrace (Fantasy Flight Games) – Steam – Q1 2019
Completely original adventure game based on Fantasy Flight Games’ Mansions of Madness. Set in a Lovecraftian world, players lead a team of investigators through an eerie mansion and uncover dark secrets.

Munchkin (Steve Jackson Games) – Steam – 2019
A reimagining of Steve Jackson’s iconic Munchkin card game into a dungeon crawling digital adaptation. Players cooperate to kill monsters and grab hilarious magic items… but at the end, there is only one winner!

Fantasy Flight Games and Richard Garfield Announce a New Card Game KeyForge

As Gen Con kicks off, Fantasy Flight Games has announced a new game from the mind of Richard Garfield, the man behind Magic: The Gathering, KeyForge.

The game is described as one where “every deck is unique.”

It takes place in the world of Crucible, an artificial world built from pieces of planets from across teh stars. Archons clash in struggles leading their faction as they seek to gain power and knowledge.

KeyForge: Call of the Archons is the world’s first Unique Deck Game. Every deck is one-of-a kind with an Archon and mixture of cards. In the first set, Call of the Archons, there are more than 104,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 possible decks!

Each deck has a full experience with a deck that cannot be altered and ready to play ouf of the box. This forces you to really learn your deck and its combinations.

Within each of your Archon Decks in KeyForge: Call of the Archons, you will find creatures from three of the Crucible’s seven great Houses, each with a unique culture, history, and skill set that makes them exceptional.

There’s the:

Brobnar – brawlers
Mars – ray guns and flying saucers
Sanctum – angels
Logos – scientific experimentation
Dis – demons who steal souls
Shadows – rouges and thieves who steal
Untamed – reject civilization and live in nature

The game will also have a companion app to see how your deck fits into the community and where you can see the meta at large.

The game will launch in the fourth quarter of 2018 and ready for pre-order.

Fantasy Flight Games and Privateer Press Announce a Legend of the Five Rings MiniCrate Subscription

In collaboration with Fantasy Flight Games, Privateer Press has announced the launch of its second subscription box line—Legend of the Five Rings—under the MiniCrate banner, a service that delivers exclusive limited-edition miniatures directly to players and hobbyists every month. Based on the Legend of the Five Rings property and the recent hit Living Card Game from Fantasy Flight Games, the new MiniCrate subscription series will feature a range of characters from all of Rokugan’s clans.

The first miniature in the series will be the iconic Dragon Clan Champion, Togashi Yokuni. Yokuni was actually the very first Legend of the Five Rings character ever designed by Privateer Press’s founder and Chief Creative Officer Matt Wilson, when he helped create the original setting and card game for AEG over twenty-two years ago.

The MiniCrate Legend of the Five Rings program is offered as a monthly subscription service monthly ($16.99) or as a six-month VIP subscription ($98.99). Subscribers will have automatic rebilling to ensure there are no gaps in their subscriptions. Each shipment contains a single exclusive, limited-edition miniature and a corresponding Collector’s Card featuring the concept art that can only be acquired through the Privateer Press’ MiniCrate program. International costs will vary.

As a special bonus for six-month subscribers, Privateer Press also announced that members who sign up for a six-month MiniCrate subscription will receive a free bonus seventh miniature. Thereafter, with each six-month renewal, subscribers will receive an additional bonus miniature as part of their subscriptions. The first of these bonus minis for Legend of the Five Rings will be one of the fabled Naga Hunters.

Preorders begin this October, and the Togashi Yokuni miniature will be shipped in January 2019.

Each exclusive, limited-edition miniature created for MiniCrate will be produced one time in a single production run.

Lando’s Millennium Falcon Comes to X-Wing Second Edition

It should be too much of a surprise but Lando’s Millennium Falcon Expansion Pack is coming to Fantasy Flight Games‘ second edition for X-Wing. Launching out of Solo: A Star Wars Story, this is the Falcon before Han Solo won it. The expansion will be released September 13th, 2018.

This version of the Falcon is for the Scum and Villainy faction and you’ll find everything you need to customize this version of the YT-1300 Light Freighter. That includes eight ship cards including one of Lando Calrissian that allows you to gain a stress token to reroll all of his blank results.

The ship has a double turret arc that functions as the primary weapon. You can enhance the ship with the thirteen upgrade cards such as Han Solo, Chewbacca, and Qi’Ra, Tobias Beckett. It also has some tricks like the ability to dump a fresh obstacle into the battlefield and an escape craft.

Rumor Mill: Asmodee Exploring a Sale

The board game publisher Asmodee Group is rumored to be exploring a sale. The potential sale could see the company valued at more than 1.5 billion euros/$1.7 billion. According to Reuters, Guyancourt, a French-based company, owned by private equity firm Eurazeo, has hired investment bankers to run the sale process. Eurazeo owns Asmodee.

The company generates 100 million euros/$119 million in 12-month earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization. Eurazeo took over Asmodee in 2013 for 143 million euros and it is not uncommon for an investment firm to sell in hopes of making a profit.

Asmodee and Eurazeo has been aggressive bringing in new intellectual property and publishing studios. Asmodee includes Fantasy Flight Games, Days of Wonder, Asmodee Studio, Catan Studio, Z-Man Games, Plaid Hat Games, Lookout Games, and more. Their games include Catan, X-Wing, Flick Em Up, Ticket to Ride.

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