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Renegade Game Studios Introduces Robo Rally Master Builder

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Renegade Game Studios, under license from toy and game company Hasbro, has announced a new original Robo Rally expansion – Robo Rally Master Builder.

This expansion features many unique 6×6 game boards compatible with all previous Robo Rally releases, allowing players to create previously impossible racecourse configurations.

Players can also customize existing boards with tokens, adding conveyor belts, gears, pits, and lasers to any board. Two of the 6×6 boards are a blank canvas allowing  total control of every obstacle. Become a master builder and create the wackiest racecourses your engineering mind can dream up!

Master builders can expect this expansion to Robo Rally to hit store shelves in 2024 – stay tuned for future updates and get ready to expand your imagination to build your dream racecourses!

Avalon Hill reveals HeroQuest Hero Collection: Path of the Wandering Monk

Avalon Hill and Hasbro have announced HeroQuest Hero Collection: Path of the Wandering Monk, featuring an all-new Monk hero that offers unique combat skills for the HeroQuest Game System. Arriving January 2024, HeroQuest Hero Collection: Path of the Wandering Monk was first unveiled for fans that attended Gen Con last week and is now available for pre-order through select retailers for $14.99.

A student of unarmed combat techniques, the new Monk hero is a superb martial artist who possesses unique powers and skills not found in any other HeroQuest character. Players utilize the Monk’s combat techniques called Elemental Styles, based on the elements of Wind, Earth, Water, and Fire. Each side of the 4 double-sided ability cards features an Elemental Styles combat technique and reveals unique advantages players acquire when playing as the Monk character.

HeroQuest Hero Collection: Path of the Wandering Monk includes 2 detailed Monk miniatures (male and female), 7 game cards, and a scroll.

Prepare to embark on new quests with our latest Hero Collection figure: the Path of the Wandering Monk! This unarmed fighter is a master of martial arts, drawing inspiration from the elements of wind, earth, water, and fire to deliver devastating blows to any foe. HeroQuest fans will love to join the fight and conquer new challenges with the Path of the Wandering Monk! A unique hero with new combat techniques.

Fans can pre-order HeroQuest Hero Collection: Path of the Wandering Monk on Hasbro Pulse and Amazon.

Who. What. Where. It’s CLUE Escape: The Midnight Hotel Game

CLUE Escape: The Midnight Hotel Game

(Ages 10 years & up/Players: 1-6/Approx. Retail Price: $16.99/Available now at most major retailers including Amazon)

After Black’s murder at Tudor Mansion, you, along with Colonel Mustard, Miss Scarlett and the rest of the infamous suspects are invited to his memorial at The Midnight Hotel. There you learn that the blackmail he’d gathered on you all still exists—and one of you has just tried to steal it! Now players must deduce WHO tried to swipe the blackmail, WHERE it’s stored, and WHAT is the password to open it. The Clue Escape: The Midnight Hotel game offers classic Clue characters and mystery in an escape room game that lets you play right away with limited setup. Players move their pawns around a 3D board that’s built room-by-room as they draw cards, solve puzzles, unlock rooms, and uncover clues. After escaping the hotel, they review the clues they’ve collected and use deduction to make a correct accusation and win! Gather friends and family together for a riveting, single-play experience, and a game night they won’t forget. Available at most major retailers including Amazon, Walmart, and Target.

Hasbro reveals Monopoly Chance

Monopoly Chance

(Ages 8 years & up/Players: 2-4/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Now) 

Risk it all with the flip of a card! The Monopoly Chance game is the high-stakes, card-flipping version of the Monopoly game—and it only takes about 20 minutes to play! Instead of moving a token around the board, each player receives a token deck with Cash cards, Bankrupt cards, and strategic cards that lend an edge. Roll the die and flip over up to that many cards. Play it safe and flip over just enough cards to “cash out”—or risk it all for the big bucks. But watch out! One too many flipped cards could reveal a Bankrupt card! Players compete to buy properties around the board by putting Cash cards on property spaces—and sometimes over other players’ Cash. But only those with the top card at the end of the round will own that property and get to add one of its buildings to their skyline. At the end of the game, the player with the longest skyline wins! Liven up Family Game Night with this edge-of-your-seat party game for adults and kids. Available now on Amazon, Walmart, Target and other major retailers. 

Renegade Game Studios Unveils Transformers Robo Rally and a G.I. JOE Game Powered by the Axis & Allies Game Engine!

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Renegade Game Studios has announced G.I. JOE: Battle for the Arctic Circle, which will be powered by the Axis & Allies gameplay engine, under license by toy and game company Hasbro. This match made in heaven will allow fans to play as the G.I. JOE or Cobra in a fight for control of the Arctic Circle.

The game will feature over 110 figures, including: the Snow Cat, W.O.L.F., Skystriker, and Rattler. The game will also introduce new strategic options that commanders may employ, such as using the Weather Dominator to freeze the sea to block pathways or create strategic land bridges. Players can expect to deploy troops in 2024.

Renegade Game Studios has also announced a new addition to their Robo Rally line-up, and there’s a bit … More Than Meets The Eye to this one. Coming in 2024, Renegade will release the Transformers Robo Rally game, featuring classic Robo Rally gameplay mixed with iconic Transformers characters like Optimus Prime and Megatron.

Players will be able to choose between six different Transformers robots, each with their own personal upgrades that give them unique advantages and identities. Players will convert between bot and alt (or vehicle) modes, to better navigate the many roads, buildings, and obstacles that make up each race. The game will also feature four completely new double-sided game boards, representing the city and desert landscapes of Velocitron.

Betrayal Evil Reigns in the Wynter’s Pale The Yuletide Tale Expansion Coming This November

Avalon Hill and Hasbro have announced a new expansion for the Betrayal at House on the Hill cooperative board game with the Evil Reigns in the Wynter’s Pale The Yuletide Tale pack, coming November 1, 2023.

This tabletop board game expansion features two characters not seen in previous editions – with a detailed figure and removable base for each – along with 2 full-color room tiles, 2 haunt books, a story prologue book, 4 game cards, a scenario card, and 4 clips.

Evil Reigns in the Wynter’s Pale The Yuletide Tale also features artwork, rule books, trackers, and cards that will help new players navigate the game and jump right in.

Betrayal Evil Reigns in the Wynter’s Pale The Yuletide Tale

(Ages 12 years & up/Players: 3-6/Approx. Retail Price: $21.99/Available for pre-order now)

Take a deeper dive into the story and dark secrets of the abandoned House on the Hill 3rd Edition, haunted house traitor board game! In The Yuletide Tale Evil Reigns in the Wynter’s Pale expansion pack, players interact with the explorers of the base game with 2 holiday-themed characters. Because of a magical mishap, the cold-hearted visitor and his henchman have assumed identities of other beloved holiday characters and have acquired numerous magical powers. The expansion includes 2 highly detailed figures on removable bases, double-sided character board, 2 room tiles, 2 haunt books, story prologue book, 4 game cards, scenario card, and 4 clips. Gather friends for a game night of monsters, miniatures, and modular board pieces in this immersive, story-driven cooperative board game! Requires Betrayal at House on the Hill 3rd Edition to play (sold separately).

Fans can pre-order the Betrayal expansion on Amazon and Hasbro Pulse today.

Hasbro and Xplored announce a partnership to develop a new tabletop platform

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Hasbro and Xplored have reached a strategic partnership to transform board games through the integration of smart-sensing technology, and dynamic multimedia content. Under the terms of the agreement, Xplored will collaborate with Hasbro to develop a new tabletop platform that integrates digital and physical play for fans around the world.

Xplored’s technology connects physical and digital worlds, keeping players focused on the game they’re playing while the system intelligently resolves rules and character behaviors, and provides innovative gameplay, new scenarios, and ever-changing storytelling events. The technology allows players to learn by playing with no rulebook needed, save games to resume later, enables remote gameplay, and offers features like immersive contextual sound and connected dice. Just play, and the game senses every move.

Hasbro and Mattel sign a licensing pact to create co-branded toys and games

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Rumors of a buyout have swirled for quite some time but a deal of a different sort is happening between Hasbro and Mattel. The two companies have entered a multiyear licensing agreement to share their properties for co-branded games and toys.

That means you’ll soon be able to find Barbie-branded Monopoly launching in fall 2023 and Transformers-branded UNO coming later this year. Also coming is a Transformers-branded Hot Wheels line in early 2024.

The deal spins out of the two properties’ upcoming films, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts and Barbie, each of which come to theaters in the summer.

Diplomacy is getting a new edition from Renegade Game Studios!

At the turn of the 20th century, prior to World War I, the seven Great European Powers are engaged in an intricate struggle for supremacy. Each power’s military forces invade and withdraw, shifting borders and altering empires with subtle maneuvers and daring gambits. The classic game Diplomacy is receiving a new edition courtesy of Renegade Game Studios.


Alliances are formed and trust is betrayed as players negotiate and outwit one another—in a delicate balance of cooperation and competition—to gain dominance of the continent. Diplomacy challenges players to rely on their own cunning and cleverness, not dice, to determine the outcome of this game of conspiracies and conquest.


  • 140 updated wooden meeples to represent fleets & armies!
  • New Quick Start Rules!
  • Classic game of strategy, negotiation, and betrayal!

Renegade to be the new home of Sid Sackson’s classic Acquire

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Renegade Game Studios and Hasbro have expanded their partnership to make Renegade the new home for Acquire, Sid Sackson’s classic game of big-city real estate. A partnership was first announced in October 2022, with the announcement that Renegade would be taking over Axis & Allies, Diplomacy, Robo Rally, and Squad Leader. Renegade will be releasing a new version of Acquire in 2023.

First released in 1963, Acquire puts gamers in the shoes of a real estate mogul, vying for control of companies as they expand, merge, and gain value. Renegade’s latest version will incorporate community feedback and feature much-desired features like a return to the 9×12 gridded plastic board, plastic tiles and buildings, and classic theming of the hotel chains, including one named for the late great designer Sid Sackson. The rulebook will also be updated to include clarifications and adjustments gathered from previous versions of the game.

Gamers can expect the new updated version of this classic game in 2023 with distribution in friendly local game stores as well as specialty retailers worldwide. Localized editions are in the works and will be announced at a later time. 

Renegade will also be supporting the game with a Gen Con Championship held in Indianapolis this August.

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