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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.

X-Wing 2nd Editions First Wave Features Familiar Ships and Conversion Kits

X-Wing Second Edition comes to shelves September 13th, 2018 and with it a way of releases.

Fantasy Flight Games has said this new edition features full backwards compatibility with ships from the first edition. They have announced three Conversion kits will be available at launch which allows you to use your collection in the new edition.

These Conversion kits feature new ship cards, tokens, upgrade cards, and maneuver dials.

The number of ships supported (by maneuver dials included) in each Conversion Kit are:

Rebel Alliance Conversion Kit

3 – A-wing
2 – ARC-170
2 – Auzituck Gunship
2 – B-wing
2 – E-wing
2 – Ghost
2 – HWK-290
2 – K-wing
2 – Millennium Falcon
2 – Phantom I
2 – Phantom II
2 – Sabine’s TIE Fighter
2 – U-wing
2 – X-wing
2 – Y-wing
2 – YT-2400
4 – Z-95 Headhunter

Galactic Empire Conversion Kit

2 – Alpha-class Star Wing
3 – Inquisitor’s TIE
2 – Lambda-class Shuttle
2 – TIE Advanced
3 – TIE Aggressor
3 – TIE Bomber
2 – TIE Defender
4 – TIE Fighter
3 – TIE Interceptor
2 – TIE Phantom
2 – TIE Punisher
3 – TIE Striker
3 – VT-49 Decimator

Scum and Villainy Conversion Kit

2 – Hound’s Tooth
2 – HWK-290
2 – IG-2000
3 – Kihraxz Fighter
2 – Kimogila Fighter
4 – M3-A Interceptor
2 – Mist Hunter
3 – Protectorate Starfighter
2 – Punishing One
3 – Quadjumper
2 – Scurrg H-6 Bomber
2 – Shadow Caster
2 – Slave I
2 – StarViper
2 – Y-wing
4 – Z-95 Headhunter

Along with the Conversion kits, several expansions will be released along with dial upgrade kits and dice packs.

The T-65 X-wing Expansion Pack and BTL-A4 Y-wing Expansion Pack for the Rebel Alliance will launch alongside the Core Set, as will the TIE/ln Fighter Expansion Pack and TIE Advanced x1 Expansion Pack for the Galactic Empire, and the Fang Fighter Expansion Pack and Slave I Expansion Pack for Scum and Villainy.

In addition, the previously announced Saw’s Renegades Expansion Pack and TIE Reaper Expansion Pack contain both first edition and second edition content to enable them to be used in both editions. These hybrid products will be released before the launch of X-Wing Second Edition as Wave XIV of the first edition.

All previously released Resistance and First Order ships will be released in their own conversion kits as part of the second wave of expansions as they’ll no longer be sub-factions of the Rebel Alliance and Galactic Empire.

The plastic ships from the Aces expansions (Imperial Aces, Rebel Aces, Imperial Veterans, etc.) will not be re-released in the game’s second edition. Some of the cards from these expansions will enter X-Wing Second Edition through the conversion kits, but the alternate painted plastic ships themselves will not be reprinted in the game’s second edition.

X-Wing 2nd Edition Has Been Announced

Fantasy Flight Games has announces X-Wing Second Edition ending months of speculation and rumors. The new edition is an update to the bestselling miniatures game of space combat set in the Star Wars galaxy.

Gameplay in X-Wing Second Edition is refined across the board, improving the game’s flow and refocusing on the physical act of flying starships. Faction identities are strengthened as well, giving each faction more unique tactics and strategies for new players and veterans alike to explore and master. What’s more, the second edition allows players to “use the Force,” a crucial part of the Star Wars galaxy, and now an important element to sway the tide of every X-Wing battle.

Alongside the second edition the publisher has announced an official X-Wing squad-builder app, ushering in an era of dynamic play for both Organized Play and casual games. With the app, players can easily assemble squadrons and manage their collections. Point costs for ships and upgrades and upgrade slots available to ships can be adjusted for the course of a single event, a tournament season, or an entire season of the game.

This new edition implements minor tweaks and changes to improve the game’s flow, clean up interactions, and refocus the game on the act of flying.

Factions have been strengthened with unique tactics and strategies for each. The First Order and Resistance now have their own distinct faction separate from the Rebel Alliance and Galactic Empire and thus have their own themes, strengths, and weaknesses.

The game also introduces the use of the Force. Pilots that are Force-sensitive will have an edge and can spend Force charges tthey can spend to perform feats, far beyond the ability of normal pilots. An example would be to improve aim or avoid incoming fire. You can do things like change a focus result on attack or defense. Combined with upgrade cards, those pilots are even better.

The X-Wing Second Edition Core Set includes three fully assembled and beautifully painted ships, as well as all the cards, movement tools, tokens, and dice that players need to get flying. A whole wave of expansions will be released simultaneously, giving players plenty of options to create and customize their X-Wing Second Edition experience. Conversion Kits for the Galactic Empire, Rebel Alliance, and Scum and Villainy for veteran players to bring their full collection of first-edition ships into the new edition will be released.

The X-Wing Second Edition Core Set, a wave of expansions, and Conversion Kits will be available in Q3 of 2018.

Tyrants of Lothal, a New Expansion for Fantasy Flight’s Imperial Assault

Fantasy Flight games has announced a brand new expansion for Imperial Assault, Tyrants of Lothal. The struggle against the empire is just beginning and resistance groups have begun to join together into the Rebel Alliance.

The Lothal Ressitance has arisen to fight back against the tyrannical oppression and now you can add this setting and characters to your games of Imperial AssaultTyrants of Lothal introduces new heroes, enemies, allies, map tiles and a six-part mini-campaign. Tyrants of Lothal is not releasing alone either, so be sure to also pre-order the Ezra Bridger and Kanan Jarrus Ally Pack, the Sabine Wren and Zeb Orrelios Ally Pack, the Thrawn Villain Pack, and the Hondo Ohnaka Villain Pack to upgrade your Imperial Assault experience!

These new figure packs contain everything you need to add these heroes to your campaign and skirmish games.

Fantasy Flight Becomes a Gen Con 2018 Co-Sponsor

Gen Con has reached an agreement with Fantasy Flight Games to co-sponsor the convention’s 2018 event, held August 2-5 in Indianapolis. Fantasy Flight Games will have a dedicated gaming space inside the Indiana Convention Center as part of their co-sponsorship package. 2018 marks the first year that Fantasy Flight Games has participated in the highest level of sponsorship.

As part of the Co-Sponsorship, Fantasy Flight Games will also receive pre-show promotion, on-site graphics, and added marketing opportunities provided by Gen Con.

Fantasy Flight Games publishes a wide range of board and hobby games. Some of their most popular titles are based on licenses such as Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, and George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire. Their celebrated proprietary titles include Legend of the Five Rings, Android, and Rune Bound.

Fantasy Flight Reveals the TIE Reaper and Saw’s Renegades for X-Wing

Fantasy Flight Games has revealed Wave XIV for X-Wing, Saw’s Renegades Expansion Pack and the TIE Reaper Expansion Pack. Both are based off of ships from Rogue One, the beginning to the Galactic Civil War.

Saw’s Renegades Expansion reskins already released ships in service of Gerrera’s Partisans. The pack comes with a U-wing and T-65 X-Wing, both with new paint schemes. The ship functionality remains the same but new ship cards featuring pilots from Saw’s crew is the draw. The set comes with fifteen new upgrade cards and ten ship cards. One new addition is the Targeting Scrambler which prevents the modification of attack dice at Range 1.

The TIE Reaper Expansion Pack adds a high-performance troop transport meant for in-atmosphere missions. It’s equipped with thick armor and powerful lasers as well as the capacity to carry elite infantry. It rolls three attack dice for its primary attack but has only one defense die. With its six hull and two shields though, it’s durable. It also features the jam action that allows you to jam nearby ships preventing their use of a focus, evade, or target lock.

With it being a troop carrier it has two crew upgrades. With that, it comes with Death Troopers which takes up both slots and allows you to place stress tokens. All together it comes with four ship cards, eleven upgrade cards and the usual dials and tokens.

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