The Starcadian Alliance was supposed to bring peace and order to the galaxy. And it worked! Hooray! However, not everyone wanted to join in on the celebration. Supreme Commander Thorne was like, "That's all stupid. You're stupid. I want to be in charge!" and so he got together a bunch of different minion races and have invaded! Oh no! Thankfully, the Starcadian Alliance is full of heroic crews that want to take the fight right back to him... and each other. That's the story behind Starcadia Quest, the new stand-alone game in the Arcadia Quest family that's available now from CMON.
With many people in their homes, there's more changes than ever to get a game night in. But what if you've already played through all the scenarios you've got? Well, here's another for you. CMON has posted up The Cure, a new scenario for Massive Darkness.
As with most companies, there have been changes over at Ares Games based on the COVID-19 outbreak. They've posted up an article talking about what they're doing this time and what products will be affected as well as a hopeful timeline of when they'll be able to start sending things back out again.
Since many game stores are closed and many products are being delayed and we're not supposed to go outside anyway, However, nobody says you can't go online and download stuff. In fact, that's what they're encouraging people to do. And Portal Games is here to help with some free content for their games that they've put up online so old games can feel new again.
With the world all sick, there's delays in all sorts of production and manufacturing. This includes the gaming industry. As such, Asmodee has announced that they're delaying all product releases until at least May 1st so that their workers can stay home and hopefully not catch COVID-19.
As I mentioned, a lot of different countries rolled out new regulations and closures during the outbreak. Japanime Games is being affected by these new orders and have temporarily stopped shipping product.
With the pandemic going on, all facets of life are affected. Renegade Game Studios has posted up an update about their release schedule. Long story short: expect dates being pushed back to allow for the disruption caused by the virus.
We're not supposed to go out. So, most of us are stuck at home. If you have a family that also games, you're in luck. If you live alone or your family/roommates aren't gamers, it can make things a little tougher. Thankfully, many games out there have solo varients that you can play. And now, there's another. Plaid Hat Games has released a solo variant for Abomination: The Heir of Frankenstein.
One of the things about everyone not being able to go out is that a lot of local businesses aren't able to stay open during this time. Either they're sending their workers home or there's nobody to come in to begin with. It's rough. And considering most gaming shops are small, local businesses, it can be extra tough for them. Well, Japanime Games is hoping to help. They're giving 50% of their sales from their online shop to game stores during this time. You can stay isolated and still help your local shop.
Pinball. A staple of arcades, the lights, the sounds, the finger-flipping action. You don't have to be Tommy to enjoy it (or have massive shoes). If you're an aspiring pinball wizard, you should be excited for Super-Skill Pinball 4-Cade, a new roll & write game coming soon from WizKids.
These are strange times. Most of us should stay home and just play some games. Well, if you're a fan of King of Tokyo and have been wanting to get the new Dark Edition that's coming out, there's some rare good news for you. IELLO has decided to release the game early, for those places that have it. So, you can get your copy now.
As I mentioned in the Snippets post, it's Spring here in the Northern Hemisphere. In India, this is celebrated with a massive festival. Now, I'm sure that the event will be smaller this year than most, but that doesn't mean we can't be thrilled with some warmer temps out. You can do this vicariously in Holi: Festival of Colors, a new multi-tiered board game that's up on Kickstarter. And you don't even have to travel to India.
Want to add a new, limited edition figure for the Resident Evil 2: the Board Game to your collection? Then you'll want to head over to the Steamforged Games' website now. They've got the new Sherry Birkin figure available. She comes with her own mini as well as 5 LE spot-gloss cards as well.
The Raiders of Scythia were a group of troops that descended upon the Greeks, Persians, and Assyrians like no other. Riders of unskilled level, their prowess with riding and their bows was legendary. Soon, you'll be able to take on the role of these nomadic peoples for yourself in Raiders of Scythia, a new worker-placement game coming this summer from Renegade Game Studios.
Many of us are taking proper precautions and not heading out anywhere during this time. And while I live alone, many of you have friends and loved ones that you shack up with. Sounds like a perfect time to try out some new games. And to help with that, Renegade Game Studios is offering a sale over in their webshop. And thankfully even for me, they've got some solo games on sale as well.
In Robinson Crusoe, players are trying to overcome different scenarios laid out before them. But the folks at Portal Games know that they're not the only ones capable of coming up with said scenarios. That's why they're opening it up to you, the gamers. They're running a Robinson Crusoe Scenario Contest over on their website where you can win yourself $250 worth of games from their webshop.
You're getting your space pilots license. It's the culmination of what you've been working for for years. But just as you're finishing up your training, an alien race comes in and destroys your home planet. You manage to escape, just barely, along with some other refugees. Now, you're in a dark, cold region of space with an unknown enemy on your tail? That's where you find yourself in Starlight, a new cooperative board game that's up on Kickstarter now.
The OP Games is bringing everyone's favorite yellow sponge and his whole host of underwater friends (and foes) to your tabletops in a pair of new SpongeBob Squarepants games. One's a version of Trivial Pursuit where fans of the show can put their knowledge to the test. The other is Plankton Rising, following other such Rising titles that the company has released.
We're all doing our party to practice social isolation. If you can work from home (like me), hopefully you are. You're probably not going out as often as you might otherwise. But if you're stuck at home with your roommates and family, might as well get some gaming in. And to help. Cryptozoic is holding their Stay Home, Play Games sale over in their webshop.
Every civilization has their own monuments. Edifices to their own power and greatness. They stand the test of time and many are known to us today. In Monuments, a new board game that's up on Kickstarter now, you'll take on the role of leader of one of these civilizations and build your own monuments to greatness. However, you can't just focus on building, as the rest of your empire needs tending, too.
Paris. It's arguably one of the most beautiful cities in the world. And you can get in on the ground floor of the architecture boom that made it such back in the early 1900s. Investing in buildings, upkeeping the monuments, and building new ones is your job in Paris, a new board game from Game Brewer that's up on Kickstarter now.
Robinson Crusoe, the story of a man isolated away from society, far and distant, away from everyone, trying to get by all on his own. That sounds somewhat pertinent to today's world. Anyway, if you're looking to add to your island excursions, you'll be happy to know about the Treasure Chest expansion that Portal Games has announced.
Last week, we had ourselves a Friday the 13th. And while I'm not superstitious (I'm only regularstitious), there are many out there that take an extra look over their shoulder on that day. And if you're out at Camp Crystal Lake, you'll definitely want to watch out behind you, and in front of you, and anywhere else, because Jason's coming for you. And he'll be doing that in Friday the 13th: Horror at Camp Crystal Lake, a new board game coming from The OP Games.
Well, the world has come to an end. Damnit, Karl. I told you to wash your hands! Anyway, now humanity is left trying to piece together what they can from the ruins. Of course, everyone's out to get theirs, and there's a lot of other dangers out in the wasteland. Thankfully, we have games like Ruination where we can practice. The game's up on Kickstarter now.
While only a very small, select group of people get to go into space, all of us can grab a telescope and witness the beauty of the heavens from right here on the ground. And in Stellar, you'll be doing just that, getting better and better equipment so you can find new celestial bodies like stars, asteroids, planets, moons, and more. You can pick up your copies now.