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A Gentle Rain is a relaxing puzzle of a game

Take a deep breath, and relax… we’ve done unboxing and “how to play” videos for A Gentle Rain and now it’s time for the review!

A Gentle Rain is a meditative solo or cooperative strategy game designed to instill calm and tranquility. It’s a beautiful game that’s simple to learn, quick to play, and as relaxing as it intends to be.

The game from Kevin Wilson and Mondo Games is available now from MondoShop.com and will be available in retail stores nationwide beginning May 2021.


Mondo Games provided Board Game Today with a FREE copy for review

How to Play: A Gentle Rain

Take a deep breath, and relax… Mondo Games has announced A Gentle Rain, a meditative solo or cooperative strategy game designed to instill calm and tranquility. A visually beautiful game, this little box of calm is simple to understand, yet hard to master.

We show off how to play the game… and of course, do our worst while doing so (we swear we’ve scored higher!).

The game from Kevin Wilson and Mondo Games is available now from MondoShop.com and will be available in retail stores nationwide beginning May 2021.

You can watch our unboxing video now.


Mondo Games provided Board Game Today with a FREE copy for review

Unboxing: A Gentle Rain

Take a deep breath, and relax… Mondo Games has announced A Gentle Rain, a meditative solo or cooperative strategy game designed to instill calm and tranquility. A visually beautiful game, this little box of calm is simple to understand, yet hard to master.

We open up and show off this simple but beautiful game from Kevin Wilson and published by Mondo Games.

A Gentle Rain retails for $22 and is shipping now from MondoShop.com and will be available in retail stores nationwide beginning May 2021.


Mondo Games provided Board Game Today with a FREE copy for review

Unwind Your Mind with A Gentle Rain from Mondo Games and Kevin Wilson

A Gentle Rain

Take a deep breath, and relax… Mondo Games has announced A Gentle Rain, a meditative solo or cooperative strategy game designed to instill calm and tranquility. A visually beautiful game, this little box of calm is simple to understand, yet hard to master.

First created as a holiday gift for friends and family, A Gentle Rain was designed by acclaimed game designer Kevin Wilson to create a feeling of calm during the often stressful holiday season. The game was a hit, with many recipients still playing the game years later due to its simplicity, portability, and the soothing and compelling game ritual.

A contemplative solo or cooperative game, the goal of A Gentle Rain is to place game tiles in such a way that reveals eight types of blooming lilies before your tiles run out. Each new tile drawn is placed next to a tile already in play, making sure to match the colors of all the tile edges touching the newly played tile. With each complete square of four touching tiles, a blossom appears between them and a point is scored.

A Gentle Rain includes 28 tiles and 8 wooden tokens featuring art by Chris Bilheimer and is conveniently sized to travel anywhere. A Gentle Rain retails for $22 and is shipping now from MondoShop.com and will be available in retail stores nationwide beginning next month.

Learn how to play below and check out more of the game.

Unmatched: Little Red Riding Hood vs Beowulf is in Stores Now

Unmatched: Little Red Riding Hood vs Beowulf

Unmatched: Little Red Riding Hood vs Beowulf is now in stores after time being sold directly from Mondo and Restoration Games. You can now get the game at your friendly local game store and from shops online.

ONCE UPON A TIME, Little Red Riding Hood took her basket of nasty tricks and faced off against the legendary Beowulf in this exciting Unmatched set. Little Red features a clever card-combo mechanism. Matching icons on the cards she plays to the one in her “basket” (discard pile), triggers potent effects. Meanwhile, Beowulf uses rage to power up his cards for devastating attacks.

Unmatched is a miniature board game where you battle it out between characters. Each set is compatable with each other allowing you to mix and match characters and boards and see who’s best in battle!

Little Red Riding Hood vs. Beowulf is a stand alone expansion for the Unmatched system and includes:

  • Unique hero decks featuring the art of Marc Aspinall
  • A double-sided board of the Heorot battlefield featuring the art of Ian O’Toole with two graphical treatments
  • Pre-washed miniatures for each hero
  • Plastic sidekick tokens
  • Custom life trackers
Unmatched: Little Red Riding Hood vs Beowulf

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Marvel Comes to Mondo and Restoration Games’ Unmatched

Mondo and Restoration Games have teamed up with Marvel to create several additions to their Unmatched line of miniatures dueling tabletop games planned for release beginning in the summer of 2021. Four new sets have been announced:

  • Redemption Row – featuring Luke Cage, Ghost Rider, and Moon Knight
  • Hell’s Kitchen – featuring Daredevil, Elektra, and Bullseye
  • Teen Spirit – featuring Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, and Cloak and Dagger
  • For King and Country – featuring Black Widow, Black Panther, and Winter Soldier

Unmatched veteran artists Heather Vaughan, Oliver Barrett, and Ian O’Toole will be joined by Matt Taylor and Sanford Greene as the key illustrators for the line. The combined weight of their contributions to the worlds of gaming, comics, and entertainment is staggering; fans can expect each standalone title to be as visually impactful as they are mechanically sound. 

Since debuting at Gen Con in August of 2019, Unmatched has released seven titles featuring 19 heroes sourced from myth, literature, television, and movies – presenting players with nearly two hundred possible 2-player battle scenarios. The upcoming Marvel editions will offer 66 possible in-world combat pairings and will feature unique gameplay additions building off the core game ruleset.

Update: It’s Little Red Riding Hood vs Beowulf for the Next Unmatched Expansion

Unmatched

Update: Read the official announcement with product images.


While specifics haven’t been released or announced, it looks like the next expansion for Unmatched has Little Red Riding Hood taking on Beowulf.

Unmatched is Restoration Games and Mondo Games miniature board game where you can pit various characters against each other. Characters released have included Robin Hood, Medussa, Big Foot, the Invisible Man, Sherlock and more. Expansions have been released featuring Bruce Lee and Jurassic Park with the latest being Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Yes, Buffy can fight it out with Bruce Lee or Raptors! Six releases have come out for the game so far.

Little is known about the upcoming expansion but based on its title, I think we know who’ll be included. Two figure expansions have retailed for $25 in the past which is what this is listed for on sites such as Gamer Nerdz.

Unmatched Heads to the Buffyverse with Unmatched: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Up for Pre-Order

Unmatched: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Designed by Justin D. Jacobson and Rob Daviau with art by Heather Vaughan, Unmatched: Buffy the Vampire Slayer is available for pre-order through Mondo and GameNerdz.

Restoration Games‘ latest entry in their “dueling game series,” is a highly asymmetrical miniatures fighting game for two or four players. Each hero in Unmatched is represented by a unique deck designed to evoke their style and legend. Tactical movement and no-luck combat resolution create a unique play experience that rewards expertise, but just when you’ve mastered one set, new heroes arrive to provide all-new match-ups.

Unmatched: Buffy the Vampire Slayer features a double-sided board with your choice of battlefields – Sunnydale High or The Bronze, where four iconic combatants will join the fight with their accompanying sidekicks: Buffy & Giles or Xander, Angel & Faith, Spike & Drusilla, and Willow & Tara.

This edition of Unmatched brings new unique abilities rooted in the Buffyverse mythos: Sidekick Choice, Dark Hero Powers, Blind Boosts, and Shadow Tokens.

It retails for $50.

Mondo Games announces Disney Shadowed Kingdom

Disney Shadowed Kingdom

Mondo Games has officially announced Disney Shadowed Kingdom, an easy-to-learn 2-Player co-operative card game designed by Imp House Games. Available now at MondoShop.com and select Target stores, the game will also see a North American retail release this October.

At a $20 cost, Disney Shadowed Kingdom contains everything needed for play in both basic and advanced difficulty modes, and is adorned by breathtaking illustrations from artist Marcel Mercado. The narrative at the center of the game was developed with expansion in mind; future releases in development feature innovative mechanics and play modes designed to further the story arcs and abilities of the Heroes introduced in this game.

In Disney Shadowed Kingdom, players take on the role of brave explorers, navigating mysterious streets and alleyways in search for lost remnants of Magic needed to return the castle and surrounding areas to their former glory. The catch: Shadow is everywhere, preventing players from hearing and seeing one another. They must therefore utilize memory and deduction to communicate without speaking or signaling.

The goal of the game is two-fold: Discover Magic and Dispel Shadow from the Kingdom. Turns center around playing cards into a face-down grid in one of two directions, either forward, forcing your partner to discover cards pushed out of the grid toward them, or sideways, dispelling cards from the edge of the Kingdom entirely. Only by discovering enough Magic to save the Kingdom can you win the game, however, uncovering too much Shadow will lead to failure. Silently keeping track of which cards have been played and their current locations within the hidden grid is crucial for success.To keep things interesting, each location encountered while searching for Magic triggers in-game effects like randomizing the grid, peeking at cards, or discarding your hand. Fortunately, each player is able to enlist the help of their favorite Disney Hero (Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, Daisy, or Pete) to activate special powers to aid in their quest.

Bluff Your Movie Knowledge with King of Movies: The Leonard Maltin Game

King of Movies: The Leonard Maltin Game

For forty years, Leonard Maltin’s Movie Guide served as the film geek’s Holy Bible, an annually updated softcover brick of a reference book, packed with thoughtful, witty, and occasionally weird capsule reviews of thousands of films. Those synopses are at the heart of King of Movies: The Leonard Maltin Game, a tabletop casual party game of creative invention and hilarious deception. 

In King of Movies, it doesn’t matter if you’ve seen every film ever made or if you’ve never seen a movie in your life. The fun is in the fibbing. One player reads a movie title and the other players invent a short synopsis in Leonard Maltin’s unique style, with the goal being to trick the other players into thinking theirs is the real Maltin review. If you choose the real Maltin or you fool another player, you score.

Featuring handsome packaging with art by Mondo all-star Matt Taylor, the game contains everything you need to play the game with up to six players.

Stuck at home, apart from your movie-loving friends? Not a problem. One person can own the physical game and everyone else can easily play along via Zoom with the King of Movies app for iOS and Android. 

If your synopsis is extra creative, your insane/brilliant/outrageous movie idea might just become a future cinematic sensation. Snap a photo of your best and most creative King of Movies synopses and post them to Twitter and Instagram with #MaltinKingofMovies. On January 1st of each year, Leonard Maltin himself (!!!) will choose one synopsis that will be officially optioned by Drafthouse Films. King of Movies: The Leonard Maltin Game is available for pre-order.

The game is for 2-6 players, ages 3+. It’s designed by Ant Timpson, art by Matt Taylor, produced by Tim League and Mondo Games, and written and edited by Zack Carlson. It’s expected to ship in September 2020 and retails for $25.

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