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Asmodee Entertainment and Welbeck Announce Dobble and Pandemic Puzzle Books

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Asmodee Entertainment and Welbeck Publishing have announced that their successful puzzle book collaboration is set to continue, with two new titles announced at Brand Licensing Expo in the UK. Puzzle books based on Z-Man Games’s well-known Pandemic boardgame and Zygomatic’s bestselling family game Dobble (known as Spot It! in North America) will join CATAN, Ticket to Ride, and Unlock in Welbeck’s range of puzzle books based on Asmodee’s portfolio of leading tabletop game brands.

Each of the titles challenges readers to solve a variety of word, number, and symbol puzzles based on themes familiar to the tabletop games. The Dobble Puzzle Book contains more than 100 visual puzzles based on the award-winning and best-selling card game. Favorite Dobble icons appear in puzzles ranging from Spot the difference and Mazes, to Odd One Out and cartoon Sudoku, including head-to-head puzzles to be played against others.

The Pandemic Escape Room Puzzle Book features images and locations familiar to anyone who knows and loves the original board games in a series of chapters containing visual cryptic conundrums for the reader to ponder over, translating the Pandemic game into a thrilling global narrative.

Both books will be written by Jason Ward, the author of the Unlock Escape Adventures Puzzle Book and are expected in 2022.  The announcement of these new titles follows on the successful launch last year of the CATAN Puzzle Book and, in October this year, further volumes based on Space Cowboy’s popular Unlock! series of escape room games and Days of Wonder’s hugely successful Ticket to Ride series of boardgames. The Catan Puzzle Book has already proven a major success and is now available in seven languages.

Source Point Press and Asmodee Team for Comics Based on Legend of the Five Rings, Mysterium, and Pandemic

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Source Point Press and Asmodee Entertainment have entered a licensing partnership to bring three of the most famous tabletop gaming universes of all time to the pages of comics! The best-selling game worlds of Legend of the Five Rings, Mysterium, and Pandemic are slated to make their first comic debuts starting in 2022.

Source Point Press is no stranger to bringing games to comics. The publisher has released comics based on the popular board game Gloomhaven by Cephalofair Games. They are also are publishing a comic based on the Winchester Mystery House. Its sister company, Deep Water Games, will release a game based on the infamous house as well.

Publication dates and creative teams will be announced at a future date, with all titles to be distributed by Diamond Comic Distributors, Simon & Schuster, and select game distributors.

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

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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!

Asmodee Announces Modern Classics

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Asmodee has announced a new selection of board games called Modern Classics. The selection is pioneering titles that have a lasting legacy on board games and stood the test of time.

These are the games that are essentials for every collection and present a great entry into board gaming as well as musts for gaming fans.

The Modern Classics range kicks off with:

  • Ticket to Ride Europe
  • Catan
  • Carcassonne
  • Dixit
  • Pandemic
  • Splendor

Holiday Gift Guide: Pandemic and more games!

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Graphic Policy is going over and showing off some great choices for gifts this holiday season. In this video I discuss Pandemic from Z-Man Games, a fantastic game for 2-4 people and a great gift for folks looking to get more in to board games.

This is a fantastic game for folks who want to get in to board games and is not sure what to get after Ticket to Ride or Settlers of Catan.

Here’s some of the best prices we’ve found for Pandemic.

You can also find more board game deals just in time for Cyber Monday.

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