Skip to main content

January 2020 Archive

    1. The Yellow King RPG, based on the horror stories that inspired Lovecraft, is out next week
    2. Dicebreaker Answers: Your top questions about Dungeons & Dragons!
    3. Keyforge’s next expansion Mass Mutation transforms old cards into dark new threats
    4. A first look at Parks: Memories, this year’s follow-up to the beautiful board game about hiking across the US
    5. Dungeons & Dragons 5E adventure book from Baldur’s Gate and Mass Effect creators gets retail release
    1. Play Vampire: the Masquerade 5E with £5 RPG starter set New Blood
    2. 'Roll-and-build' board game Era: Medieval Age is getting its first expansion
    3. Parks: Memories is a new spin-off from last year’s board game about hiking through US national parks
    4. Theodén joins the War of the Ring in next expansion for Lord of the Rings board game
    5. Here’s the reason Magic: The Gathering - Theros: Beyond Death has no tie-in novel
    1. Rising Sun has a comic book series now
    2. Magic: The Gathering deck types explained
    3. Root, Res Arcana and Gloomhaven lead 2020 nominations for the As d’Or, France’s board game of the year awards
    1. Co-op crime-solving board game Detective gets a Cold War spin-off, Vienna Connection
    2. From Doom to Cthulhu Wars: Sandy Petersen on 35 years of tabletop design, Lovecraft and leaving video games behind
    3. ‘There are dogs operating blacksmith shops and being apothecaries’: Inside the world of Animal Adventures: Gullet Cove, an RPG for pet lovers
    4. Tikal designers reunite for Renature, the debut game from new studio Deep Print
    1. Design your own beautiful garden with upcoming board game Succulent
    2. Civilisation board game Clash of Cultures returns after seven years with a new Monumental Edition
    3. Ask Dicebreaker: Get your questions about Dungeons & Dragons answered!
    4. Warhammer 40,000’s first official animated series Angels of Death gets a new trailer
    5. Why Legend of the Five Rings should be the next fantasy RPG to become a TV show after The Witcher
    6. Azul and Azul: Summer Pavilion board game review - how does the tile-laying smash hit and its second sequel compare?
    1. Cut up cards to create your kingdom in Spyfall makers’ board game Cutterland
    2. Beez is the next board game from the creators of Azul
    3. How to play the Cyberpunk Red tabletop RPG: A beginner’s guide
    4. New Dungeons & Dragons co-op board game revealed, due out in 2020
    1. First big expansion for Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth leaked
    2. Why you should play The Quacks of Quedlinburg, a board game with plenty of bang
    3. Dungeons & Dragons’ new free playtest subclasses let you make a pact with a genie
    4. Video game Dishonored is getting a tabletop RPG - and it’s out this year
    1. D&D party game Rock, Paper, Wizard enters the ring as remake WWE: Headlock, Paper, Scissors
    2. Play a T-Rex with two new Funko Pop! Jurassic Park board games
    3. Unstable Unicorns creators announce next card game, Here to Slay
    1. DC Comics is making a Dungeons & Dragons 5E compatible sourcebook for comic series The Last God
    2. Black Widow is the next Avenger to join Marvel Champions: The Card Game
    3. Dinosaur Island creators announce first ‘flick and write’, Sonora
    4. Wavelength board game review - the best party game since Codenames
    1. Magic: The Gathering's Theros: Beyond Death is a perfect tribute to Greek mythology
    2. Cruella de Vil is coming to Disney board game Villainous
    3. Never Bring a Knife in the first social deduction board game from the makers of Gloom
    1. Architects of the West Kingdom gets its first expansion, Age of Artisans
    1. Conan creators’ Beyond the Monolith Kickstarter cancelled; ambitious project put on indefinite hiatus
    2. Board game releases 2020: 10 upcoming board games you should play this year
    3. 7 Wonders and Just One publisher acquired by X-Wing, Pandemic and Keyforge owner Asmodee
    4. Stroll under the stars in Nightfall, the first expansion for hiking board game Parks
    1. Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG’s next expansion is bringing back characters from the TV show
    2. Jaws and Villainous creators making The Shining into a board game
    3. The afterlife of Android: Netrunner - the community taking a beloved card game's future into their own hands
    4. Star Wars: Destiny is coming to an end next month
    5. Pandemic Legacy and Gloomhaven creators resurrect '80s board game Dark Tower
    1. Oath, the new board game from the creator of Root and Pax Pamir, is live on Kickstarter
    2. Gather your very own family of vampires in co-op board game Masters of the Night
    3. Cosmic Encounter Duel is a two-player spin-off from the chaotic board game classic
    4. Roleplay as a cat or dog in D&D 5E-compatible RPG Animal Adventures: Secrets of Gullet Cove
    5. Magic: The Gathering’s most popular formats explained
    1. Upcoming Dungeons & Dragons movie is reportedly delving deep into the RPG’s history
    2. Dungeons & Dragons 5E warlock class explained
    3. Slice-and-dice your way through Dark Alliance, a video game based on R A Salvatore’s Dungeons & Dragons novels
    4. How to start a Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying group
    5. The basics of Dungeons & Dragons: Everything you need to know
    6. Adeptus Titanicus: the staggering Warhammer 40,000 game where stories loom as large as mechs
    7. Mechs vs Minions creator Riot announces second board game Tellstones: King's Gambit, more tabletop titles on the way
    1. Pokémon Sword & Shield expansion removes fairy type from trading card game
    1. Classic horror board game Fury of Dracula is getting a digital adaptation
    2. Alien RPG and Tales from the Loop publisher acquires space opera RPG Coriolis
    1. Go it alone in Warp’s Edge, a single-player board game from the designer of Tiny Epic Galaxies
    1. Arkham Horror, X-Wing and Keyforge publisher Fantasy Flight Games has laid off multiple staff - report
    2. Conquer your rivals with the power of the animal kingdom in the newest Dominion expansion called Menagerie.
    3. Teotihuacan: City of Gods designers unveil new dice drafting board game Tekhenu: Obelisk of the Sun
    4. Junk Art designers team up for social deduction board game MIND MGMT, based on the comic book
    5. Migrate butterflies in Mariposas, the next board game from the designer of Wingspan
    1. Enjoy hackers, cyborgs and rock-and-rollers in our Cyberpunk Red RPG playthrough
    2. Keyforge gets its own RPG sourcebook, Secrets of the Crucible
    3. Meet the Original Dungeons & Dragons diehards still playing by '70s rules
    4. Bounce coins to bash foes in dexterity dungeon-crawling board game Dungeon Party
    1. Ride the Rails becomes the second train game in the Iron Rail series after Irish Gauge
    2. Build a city that lasts the ages in legacy board game My City
    3. Chibi Avengers assemble in Marvel United, a co-op board game from the makers of Zombicide
    4. Kemet is getting a revised edition, Blood and Sand
    5. Cthulhu: Death May Die board game review - Lovecraftian co-op with action-movie bombast
    6. Paladins of the West Kingdom board game review - deeply satisfying strategy, if you can keep up
    1. Magic: The Gathering Theros: Beyond Death exclusive card reveal - Tectonic Giant
    2. 10 hours with Magic: The Gathering Arena got me back into trading card games
    1. Five predictions about the future that the Cyberpunk 2020 RPG did - and didn't - get right (so far)