Board Games


Panda Cult Launches Shovel Knight Board Game Kickstarter

That uppity knight went and hit me over the head with a shovel. But, I mean, he's a Shovel Knight, so what did you expect. And you, too, can take up your mighty shovel and dispatch evil in Shovel Knight: Dungeon Duels, a new board game from Panda Cult Games based on the cult hit video game from Yacht Club Games. Send a wire to the main office and tell them that I said, "ow!"


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Daring Dustbunnies Board Game Up On Kickstarter

Dustbunnies. They're the collection of dust and hair that build up in corners and under couchecs. They're a minor inconvenience that I've fought many times back during my life as a janitor. But what if those dustbunnies came to life and fought against the evil vacuum looking to suck them up? Well, then you'd have Daring Dustbunnies, a new board game that's up on Kickstarter now.


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WizKids Announces Age of Dirt

In most worker placement games, there's no question about when you put a little meeple on a space, it'll do what you ask it to. But what if your workers are neanderthalls who are just barely making it through the stone age? They might not be the most reliable. And that's what you'll have to work around in Age of Dirt, a new worker placement game coming from WizKids.


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Pacific Rim: Extinction Now Available To Pre-Order

Giant robot alert! We have giant robot alert!
<whoop! whoop! whoop!>

Deep in the ocean, a crack in the sea crust allows massive monsters called Kaiju to enter our world. The only thing protecting humanity are the Jaegers and the brave souls who pilot them. Which side will you take up in Pacific Rim: Extinction, the new board game now available to pre-order from River Horse?


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Plaid Hat Games Previews Characters in Abomination: The Heir of Frankenstein

A mysterious benefactor is looking to recreate the work of the notorious Dr. Frankenstein and has collected together various candidates to find the way to overcome death itself. But who are these scientists? That's just what you'll be finding out in this preview for Abomination: The Heir of Frankenstein.


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Europa Base Alpha Now Available From WizKids

Technology has advanced to the point where we're headed out into the solar system and establishing bases and colonies off the Earth. In this instance, Europa, one of the moons of Jupiter. In this new "gold rush era," everyone is looking to establish the most extensive colony network. Will you be the one to do it? That's up to you to decide in Europa Base Alpha, now available from WizKids.


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WizKids Announces Flotilla Board Game

Nobody was 100% sure what was going to happen when a nuclear bomb went off. That's what the tests were for. However, one was much bigger than expected and it cracked the Earth all the way to the mantle. The subsequent flooding caused humanity to find refuge out to sea on a massive Flotilla. And that's just where you find yourself in the new board game, announced by WizKids. Scavenge, Survive, Trade, Explore, and become the most powerful person in this new landscape.


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Dance Card! Board Game Up On Kickstarter

In what should be a surprise to absolutely nobody, I was a bit reclusive and very nerdy back in high school. I never even considered going to any sort of dance. And since those days are far, far, far behind me, the only way I could experience that sort of thing now (without being extremely creepy about it by just showing up at one) would be to play a game like Dance Card! from Cardboard Console. The game is up on Kickstarter now.


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Awaken Realms Previews Etherfields Board Game Kickstarter

Awaken Realms has been hard at work at a new board game. It's called Etherfields and it's been designed by Michał Oracz, who has quite a resume to his name. They'll be launching a Kickstarter campaign for the game soon and wanted to show off what the campaign will look like. Also, they want to make sure people sign up for notification when it launches, since if you back in the first 24 hours, you'll get an extra figure for the game.


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Plaid Hat Games Posts Abomination: The Heir of Frankenstein Preview Video

It's Frankinsteen.

Ok, maybe it's not. Maybe it is Frankenstein. But even if you're not Gene Wilder (and don't we all wish we were?), you still have monster-making in your blood. Plaid Hat is showing off an introduction video for their upcoming Abomination: The Heir of Frankenstein board game, Have yourselves a look.

... ... Blucher!!!


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Fantasy Flight Announces Path of the Serpent Expansion for Mansions of Madness

While the game may be called Mansions of Madness, those mansions aren't always in New England somewhere. In Path of the Serpent, the new expansion announced by Fantasy Flight, the investigators will be making their way to the Amazonian rainforest, braving biting insects, ancient curses and traps, and huge snakes (as one would expect from the expansion's name). There's new tiles, new investigators, new monsters, and just a lot of new everything for you to check out.


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Buffy The Vampire Slayer: The Board Game: Friends & Frenemies Expansion Now Available

I think it's safe to say that we've all got friends. You know, the people you like hanging out with. Many of us probably have frenemies. They're people who you may not like all that much, but hang out with and occasionally really needs to get something done. Semantics aside, you can now pick up the Friends & Frenemies expansion for Buffy The Vampire Slayer: The Board Game. You can pick up your copy from Jasco Games now.


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Renegade Game Studios Taking Pre-Orders for Clank! Expeditions: Temple of the Ape Lords

Clank! is a board game. It's a card game. It's a board game. It's a card game. It's a board game AND it's a card game. Why have just a regular deck-builder when you can have a board game as well? If you're enjoying Clank!, but want there to be more, you're in luck. Renegade Game Studios are taking pre-orders for the next expansion: Temple of the Ape Lords.


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Lost Legends Expansion for Descent: Journeys in the Dark Now Available

Descent: Journeys in the Dark looks to bring the character building and adventure of an RPG and put it into a board game. Now, if you're like me, you are always looking for that cool, new character to play. Well, Fantasy Flight's helping out with the Lost Legends expansion. There's new standard classes and eight new hybrid classes. What sort of hero/class combinations will you come up with?


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Last Aurora Board Game Up On Kickstarter

Most post-apoclyptic games you see are set in a desert. But Last Aurora puts the "winter" in Nuclear Winter. This isn't some sun-scorched wasteland. It's cold and bleak and just as irradiated and lacking in resources. In the game, players take on the role of leaders of the different survivor groups, all looking for their own piece of the pie. The game is up on Kickstarter now.


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