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When you want to build a body from scratch but you don't have a lot of time, you might try and rush things. With the right knowledge, you can get that done. And that knowledge is here for you now from Plaid Hat Games. For those that love Abomination: The Heir of Frankenstein, but only have a short time for a game, they've posted up the new Igor variant.

Humanity is in danger. Barbarians, diseases, floods, and Cthulhu are all coming to get us. They must be stopped! And that's what you'll be doing in the Pandemic Survivor Series. Z-Man Games has posted up this year's events and games for you to check out. Can you keep humanity safe?

There's nothing more relaxing than taking a stroll around a lovely koi pond, maybe tossing some little food pellets at all the beautiful fish inside, watching their colors shimmer under the water along with beautiful water flowers and decorative elements. If you're not close to a beautiful koi pond, you can just make one for yourself in your living room in Kohaku, a new tile-laying game that's up on Kickstarter now.

While up here in the Northern Hemisphere, it's getting into Fall. Down South of the Equator, it's just becoming spring. The same is happening in the land of the Dwar7s. The new worker-placement/engine-building Dwar7s Spring board game is up on Kickstarter now.

Board games are a social event. You bring your friends together and you game. Having games that are versitile in how many players can have a seat is good. Well, if you're a Barrage player and tired of having a friend sit out because it only seats 4, you're in luck. The 5th Player Expansion is up on Kickstarter now.

So, you want to play a railroad building game, but you don't want to have to buy a Ticket. What are you to do? Well, you could check out the different Railways games, two of which are up on Kickstarter now. Whether you want to head to the frozen land of Siberia in 1861: Railways of the Russian Empire or the frozen land of Canada in 1867: Railways of Canada, or both, you can head there now.

Currently, there's a race on. Mathematical models suggest that there's another planet out there that's part of our solar system. But, as of yet, it hasn't actually been observed. In The Search for Planet X, you get to join in on that race (at least, vicarously on the tabletop). Who will get the honor of being added to the history books as someone that discovered a new planet? The game is up on Kickstarter now.

We've all been there before. You've got your games ready. Drinks. Snacks. Everything's set out. Then, the messages start coming in. "Sorry, can't make it." "Maybe next time." "Work called in last minute." "I got trapped in an alternate dimension." So, you're gonna be all alone for Game Night. But that doesn't mean you can't get your game on. Arkham Horror: Final Hour comes with a Solo Mode. Get a look at it in this preview.

Emperor Qin Shi Huang has united all of China and enacted many reforms for the people. Those underneath him are also looking to make their mark on the country, engaging in their own power struggles in the court. But each must beware, lest the Emperor's favor falter on them.

That's the story behind Emperor's Choice (not an ad for Folger's Coffee). Tasty Minstrel Games is running a Kickstarter campain for a deluxe version of the game. You can check it out now.

Defiance is the new cooperative board game set in the Infinity universe coming from Corvus Belli. But, being a board game, that means it plays on a board. In this case, the board is made up of modular game tiles. So, what do those tiles look like and how do they interact with the game? That's exactly what we get a look at here.

Heroes & Gods: The Master of Dreams is a sandbox-style board game that's up on Kickstarter now. By "sandbox-style" I don't mean that you get a little bag of sand and a bucket and a shovel, but there's about a thousand things that you can potentially do on your turn and choices you can make as you play, letting you explore different ways to victory. Explore, build, quest, form or break alliances, it's a little bit of everything.

Earth. I mean, sure, it's a pretty good place to have a home. I've got one here. But what about off-planet? There's some pretty good realestate out there. But you've gotta act fast, otherwise someone else might take up residence where you want. That's the story behind Cosmic Colonies, a new board game from Floodgate Games that's up on Kickstarter now.

Zombicide, the fan-favorite cooperative zombie survival game, is getting itself a new edition. CMON has launched their Kickstarter campaig to bring it to your tabletops. It's all the zombie-killing action you've come to live, updated with all the cool advancements made over all the different versions of the game that've come out since its original release.

In order to win over Ramona, Scott Pilgrim has to defeat all of her evil exes. Now, you can help him out, or fight against him, whichever you choose. That's what's going on in Renegade Game Studios' Scott Pilgrim Miniatures the World. Either fight with Scott or take on the role of an evil ex in this tactical miniatures combat game that's up on Kickstarter now.

Zombicide 2nd Edition is rapidly approaching. But what about all the people that have been collecting the game for over 7 years now? What will happen to their collections? In this article, CMON talks about the upgrade kit that will be available, letting people bring their old games into the new system.

When I was a kid, I wanted to be a paleontologist. I'm sure many of you did as well. Dinosaurs are just inherently cool. Well, I might not have ended up as a paleontologist, but I can still live the life vicariously through Fossils, a new, uniquely designed board game that's up on Kickstarter now. Grab your shovel and get going!

A massive fire has gutted the ancient city of Rome. Now, various architects and designers are looking to rebuild. But whose design will win out? That's up to you to decide in Rome & Roll, a new roll and write board game that's up on Kickstarter now.

Gamelyn Games is known for their Tiny Epic line. Now, it's time to add another. This time around, it's Dinosaurs. You're a dinosaur rancher and you're looking to acquire, breed, and sell all the best dinosaurs that you can. But they're ornery types, and corraling a multi-ton behemoth isn't going to be easy. This new addition to the Tiny Epic series is up on Kickstarter now.

'tis the season for witches. Groups of them hover around bubbling cauldrons, mixing their various concoctions. And that's just what's being added to The Quacks of Quedlinburg. The Herb Witches, the game's new expansion, is available now. Along with adding new recipes and ingredients, you can even add a 5th player to the action. Are there too many cooks in the kitchen? Nah. There's always room for one more.

Deep space. It's not a good place for your ship to break down. Unfortunately, that's just what's happened. And not only are you floating listlessly, but there's a leak and air is rapidly leaving the ship. It's a race to try and repair the ship and get going again. However, there's someone in the crew that is happy that the ship is slowly dying, along with the crew. Will the others be able to figure it out in time, or are they doomed? That's the story behind The Menace Among Us, a new semi-cooperative game from Smirk and Dagger that's available now.

The Investigators are doing everything they can to stop the Great Old One from coming into our world and destroying everything. Are they too late? The ritual is already finished. The Great Old One stirs. And that's just what we get a look at in this preview of Arkham Horror: Last Hour, coming from Fantasy Flight. While the Investigators are doing what they can, that doesn't mean the evils are stitting still. In this article, we get a look at the Ancient Ones phase in the game.

Who doesn't love a good fireworks display (... err... except for maybe many pets, but that's beside the point)? Everyone loves them. And you're trying to create the greatest display ever seen! That's the story behind Hanabi, as players work together, figuring out which sets of fireworks to set off next. Well, if you're looking for a more in-depth game, you can check out Hanabi Deluxe II, now available from R&R games. It comes with the Hanabi Master Artisan expansion right inside it.

Encore! is a new roll-and-write game available now from Stronghold Games. Players are looking to cross out boxes on their cards, gaining points for crossing out columns, rows, or all the boxes of a specific color. Be the one with the most points at the end and you're the winner!