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Nomad Games actually has a double-whammy of releases available for those of you that like the digital version of Talisman. They have the new Horus Heresy expansion available. There's also the Nether Realm expansion that's now available on iOS as well.
Digital versions of board games let us play our favorite titles just about anywhere. For those that have the digital version of Talisman, there's a new expansion pack available to help change up your game and offer new challenges for your heroes. It's the Nether Realm set and it's available for download now.
I have to say, there are some games that I've only ever played digitally. One such case is Ticket to Ride. It's been a bit, but we used to play a game during lunch on a coworker's tablet. Considering all the cards, the board, and all the pieces for the game, playing the digital version was really the only way we could get a game in while we ate. Well, a new Nordic map is available for the digital version of the game, and it just might mean we break it back out again at lunch.
There are various video games out there that draw their influence from various tabletop properties. But most of them don't actually play like a tabletop game. So what if you're out, away from your minis, but you want to play a minis game? Most of the time you'd be just out of luck. But with Warbands: Bushido, you could play a miniatures game right on your tablet or smartphone. They're up on Kickstarter now.
Battlefleet Gothic takes the ground-based battles we know oh so well from the 41st millennium and expands them up into the stars. Unfortunately, it's a pretty rare thing to find on gaming tables these days. However, fans of the game will soon have a new way to play, and bringing in new players won't mean tracking down a bunch of out-of-print miniatures, either, as Battlefleet Gothic: Leviathans will soon be making its way to iOS.
So, here at Adepticon, obviously there's a whole ton of gaming going on (no, duh). But what if you and your buddies get together and suddenly you're really jonesing for a particular game but... damnit! Nobody thought to bring it! That's where the world of the digital board game comes in, where your mobile device can bring you all sorts of gaming in one package. And now, if you've got an Android device, you can play Talisman: The Horus Heresy.
Lanters, by Renegade Game Studios, is certainly a crowd favorite. It's winning, or placing, in just about every gaming awards event there is. And soon it'll be coming to the digital world, as Renegade is teaming up with Dire Wolf Digital to bring you an electronic version.
It's pretty hard to forget the phenomena that was/is Exploding Kittens. The game took over Kickstarter for quite some time and has quite a following. Well, now you don't even need those pesky cards anymore in order to play if you don't want to. They have now made an Exploding Kittens app.
Well, we've had one "popular board game turned into video game" update for today. Why not another? In this case, it's that Space Hulk: Ascension will soon be making its way to your PS4s (though, currently, I only have a PS2. ... Don't Mock Me!). This is because HR Games and Funbox Media are teaming up to make it so.
For those of us here in the Northern Hemisphere, it's cold and flu season. Already, several co-workers have come down with various illnesses that've kept them home. Personally, I've got an immune system tempered in the fires of "former janitorial supervisor at a major hospital." And no, "supervisor" doesn't mean that I didn't stick my hands into things best left unmentioned. But it's not just in the real world we have to worry about contagious diseases. The Virulent Strain has been added to Pandemic Mobile.
One thing with board games going to a digital medium is that new versions of the game can come out that have new skins and new mechanics and such relatively easily. Such is the case with Nomad Games' upcoming version of Talisman, which will take place in the grim darkness of a future of only war. That's right, there's going to be a The Horus Heresy version of Talisman.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Generally considered good words to live by for most things (example, if you fail to eat 20lbs of pudding, I don't know if I'd really recommend trying it again), Idle Ideas Inc. has restarted their Kickstarter campaign for Sandstorm, their new virtual tabletop software. This new campaign has a few changes compared to the previous.
Hello there, Saturday! Nice to see you could stop by. Do come in, have a seat, and make yourself at home.

I hope your Saturday is going nicely. I've got baking to do. Cookies, brownies, and maybe some other stuff. We'll see.

But that's me. As for you, it's time to get you some review articles to chew on.

Today's articles feature: Fischkrieg Space Mat Starfield, the Pandemic App, They Come Unseen, Age of Tyrants, Thunderbirds, Jaipur, Hengist, Animal Upon Animal: Crest Climbers, Castles of Mad King Ludwig, Pharaoh’s Gulo Gulo, Expedition: Famous Explorers, Dragon Farkle, Ghostbusters: The Board Game, Codenames, Discworld: Ankh-Morpork, Subterfuge (iOS version), Rome: Rise to Power, Warhammer Quest the Adventure Card Game, and Automobiles.

Sometimes you want to get your gaming on, but you're stuck without your gaming buddies around. Well, thankfully, various gaming properties from popular tabletop games also have mobile games you can play as well. Such is the case today with Magic: The Gathering - Puzzle Quest, which is now available for your smart-cell-phone-telephone.
For those that enjoy Warhammer 40,000 and maybe also like MOBA-style video games, this is probably a story you'll enjoy. The reason being is that Warhammer 40k: Dark Nexus Arena is now available on Steam Early Access. They've also got a new play mode and a new hero for you to use.
For those of you that like to play your various games digitally, Steam is a great resource. One of the things on Steam is Steam Greenlight. These are games that will hopefully be coming to Steam, but aren't quite there yet. In order for it to be there, you gotta vote for it. Well, CoolMiniOrNot's deck-building game, XenoShyft has the digital version there and they're looking for you to go vote it into existence.
Well, seems a day doesn't go by that we're not getting another video game based on the Games Workshop properties of Warhammer 40k and Fantasy. Not that that's necessarily a bad thing, mind you. Seems some people yesterday weren't thrilled with the idea of a MOBA-type game. Well, how about if you get to play as an Imperial Knight Warden running around a city, blasting apart enemies as they come at you? If that sounds like fun (it does to me), you'll want to check out Warhammer 40k: Freeblade.
Well, what a week we've had, eh?
Lotsa big stuff going on, not least of which is the apparent return of specialty games to GW. I look forward to where that will lead. In the meantime, you can expect a review of the most-recent specialty game from them, Betrayal at Calth, tomorrow. So be sure to check back for that.

In the meantime, though, we have a collection of bite-sized stories to bring you.

Today's batch includes: Another World Miniatures Releases Maya Miniature, Grand Manoeuvre to publish Nineteenth Century Wargames rules in February, Final Hours for Kill Dr. Lucky On Kickstarter, Warmachine: Tactics Mercenary Warcaster Screenshot previews, Ratgard: Preview of the New Anti-aircraft missile, Kromlech New Release - Plaguelings, Warbears and Stagriders Funded: On to Awesome Stretch Goals, Braille RPG Dice from 64 Oz. Games on Kickstarter, Brigade Models Release New Aeronef Models, and Bring Back Mystery Science Theater 3000 On Kickstarter.

There's some big news in video games today. No, not the release of Fallout 4! I'm instead talking about the release of Krosmaster Arena for PC, Mac, and Linux systems. The tabletop game of teams battling one-another in search of the Krosmoz is now available for you to play on your computer. And hey, it's free.
Seems the fellows over at WhiteMoon Dreams have been pretty busy working on Warmachine Tactics. For those that might have forgotten, Warmachine Tactics is the video game version of Warmachine. It plays 90% like the tabletop game (some things had to be changed slightly due to the change in medium). Probably the biggest update comes in the form of the implementation of the Unreal Engine 4.9. But there's more than that.
The waiting is over (since we told you last week). You can now get your copy of Space Hulk for your PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. Funbox Media along with HR Games are the ones making it happen (of course, with Games Workshop as well). You can order them from the Funbox Media website.
In the grim darkness of the past there is only war. Or something like that, anyway. Warhammer is coming to Total War and they've now announced when, exactly, that will happen, as well as giving you a special bonus if you pre-order the game now. Click-through for details as well as the in-engine trailer video.
Confession: I am a match-3 addict. I've got an endless game of Bejeweled that I've been playing for around a decade or so on my computer. I'd not joined in a crowdfunding campaign for years until Apotheca came out. Now, if you're a match-3 junkie like me, and you're a fan of Magic: The Gathering, then you're going to be rather happy, since there's going to be a Magic: The Gathering mod coming out for Puzzle Quest.
It's cool to see when tabletop companies collaborate with online gaming. Playing one can net you some bonuses in the other. Most of us aren't just tabletop gamers or video gamers. We do both. Well, there's a new expansion out for the Neverwinter MMORPG and WizKids is giving people that play in their organized events the ability to get cool gear for it.

In 2001, Microsoft changed the landscape of console based shooters with the release of Halo: Combat Evolved for the original Xbox, introducing the world to Master Chief Petty Officer John-117 (or the Master Chief for short) and a rich, sci-fi universe. Over the years the franchise spawned many more releases ranging from sequels to books and comics to updated re-releases on new consoles. And on October 27, 2015, Microsoft and 343 Industries (the developers and caretakers of Halo) will release Halo 5: Guardians on the Xbox One. But soon, another all-new gameplay experience will be available thanks to Spartan Games — an appropriately named UK based tabletop game studio. In February 2015, Spartan announced its forthcoming tabletop miniature game, Halo: Fleet Battles.