May 2020 Archive

    1. Twilight Struggle follow-up Imperial Struggle is finally seeing a release
    2. Classic Spanish fantasy RPG Aquelarre is being released in English for the very first time
    3. Alien-inspired board game Nemesis gets a sequel, Lockdown
    4. Zombicide and Cthulhu: Death May Die are being turned into graphic novels
    5. The Emerald Flame is an escape room, choose-your-own-adventure book and co-op board game all in one
    1. Ticket to Ride: Stay at Home is a free print-and-play expansion about living under lockdown
    2. Alice is Missing is a silent RPG played over text message from the creator of Icarus
    3. It’s bad news for bandits as we play Gloomhaven’s digital edition on PC
    4. Magic: The Gathering’s Secret Lair Summer Superdrop includes classic cards as ink-credible tattoos
    1. Ride whales across frozen seas in the next board game from Lost Cities creator
    2. Kemet: Blood and Sand, the latest edition of the lauded Egyptian board game, hits Kickstarter
    3. Imperial Settlers: Roll & Write app arrives on mobile
    1. Playing Scythe online has given my life stability in a time of great uncertainty
    2. Escape: Curse of the Temple is getting a roll-and-write game spin-off
    3. The Shining is being turned into an escape room board game for the movie’s 40th anniversary
    4. Stormlight Archive board game, based on Brandon Sanderson’s bestselling book series, arriving this summer
    5. Warhammer 40,000 has a new ninth edition on the way, and it’s releasing ‘really soon’
    1. 10 best auction board games you can bet on for a good time
    2. How to play Vampire: The Masquerade RPG: A beginner’s guide
    1. This year’s Spiel des Jahres nominations are out and we’re here to fiercely debate them on the latest Dicebreaker Podcast!
    2. Debut board game from Star Wars: Rebellion designer Corey Konieczka’s studio Unexpected Games delayed to 2021
    3. Outstanding in their Field: The Blood Bowl custodians who have championed tabletop fantasy football for 30 years
    4. Warhammer: Age of Sigmar - Soulbound RPG review: the ultimate power fantasy at the cost of subtlety
    5. Stranger Things, Marvel and WWE stars are playing Dungeons & Dragons for Red Nose Day
    6. Funko Pop! board game Mystery of the Thanostones is a collectible Marvel tabletop miniatures game
    1. Defend an ancient city against invading Mongols in Ragusa designer’s next board game Merv: The Heart of the Silk Road
    2. Magic: The Gathering Arena is holding a new Open tournament where anyone can win $2,000
    3. 7 Wonders Duel gets official solo rules for playing the card game alone during lockdown
    1. Commit mass property damage in Monopoly: Godzilla Monster Edition
    2. Try the new Pandemic board game, Hot Zone: North America, right now with free print-and-play demo
    3. Gudetama card game, based on the lethargic Japanese cartoon, invites you to be as lazy as you like
    4. Godzilla Jenga brings the iconic movie monster to the classic family board game
    1. US board game convention Gen Con is cancelled for the first time in its 50-year history
    2. Rally-racing board game Rallyman: Dirt is returning in a new edition
    3. Cancelled Essen Spiel 2020 board game convention replaced by online event Spiel.Digital
    4. Tabletop games made more money than ever before on Kickstarter last year
    5. Spyfall party game spin-off changes its name to Spyfest after trademark hiccup
    6. Cyberpunk Red RPG release date delayed after coronavirus 'gut punch'
    1. Zoinks! There’s a new Scooby-Doo board game on the way
    2. Above and Below creator’s next board game Deep Vents is about surviving in the ocean depths
    3. Spiel des Jahres 2020 nominations, the shortlist for Germany’s top Board Game of the Year prize, announced
    4. War of the Ring, The One Ring and Zombicide RPG designers join Blood Rage and Rising Sun studio CMON
    5. Essen Spiel 2020 is cancelled
    1. Small World of Warcraft board game brings the PC MMO back to the tabletop in unexpected crossover
    2. Baby Yodas, pint-sized Pandemics and plenty of pirates - this week’s Dicebreaker Podcast has all these and more!
    1. Railroading doesn’t have to be a dirty word in tabletop RPGs
    2. Colourful party board game Hues and Cues is like a psychedelic Codenames
    3. Forgotten Waters remote assistant app lets you play the pirate board game over the internet
    4. Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid and Clank! publisher holding its first online convention, Renegade Con Virtual, next month
    1. Gladiatorial board game Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery re-enters the arena in upcoming second edition
    2. Eighties tabletop RPG Twilight: 2000 is returning with its first new edition in 12 years
    3. Try Wingspan for free with the acclaimed board game’s PC demo
    4. Zombicide and Blood Rage maker CMON is holding a virtual board games convention this weekend
    5. UK Games Expo 2020 replacement online convention Virtually Expo announced
    1. HEL: The Last Saga is a Viking survival-horror board game from Time of Legends: Joan of Arc studio
    2. Tiny Epic Pirates sails the small seas onto Kickstarter next week
    3. Indie video game platform Itch.io has given tabletop RPG designers a new way to thrive
    4. Of course there’s Baby Yoda Monopoly now
    1. Super Colt Express is an upcoming 15-minute version of the hit train-robbing board game
    2. How to play Dungeons & Dragons 5E: A beginner's guide
    3. Mystic Vale creator’s Dead Reckoning is yet another pirate board game out this year
    4. Liven up lockdown video calls with the free Working From Home edition of prank party game Don’t Get Got
    5. Forgotten Waters, the Crossroads pirate board game, is out in the UK next week
    6. Pandemic: Hot Zone - North America officially announced, first in new series of ‘fun-size’ co-op board games
    1. Unofficial D&D mobile app Downtime Manager lets you keep playing between sessions
    2. 6 best escape room games to play at home
    3. Ticket to Ride: Amsterdam is the next small-box entry in the train game series after New York and London
    4. Tabletop Simulator challenger Tabletop Playground launches into Early Access on PC this week
    5. Gloomhaven’s beginner-friendly spin-off Jaws of the Lion has a release date
    6. Breaking Bad Monopoly will let you play as Heisenberg’s hat, won’t let you sell drugs
    1. We’re back to spark joy and talk tabletop games from Frosthaven to Deadlands on this week's Dicebreaker Podcast!
    1. Undaunted: North Africa board game review - standalone sequel to WWII deckbuilder makes an outstanding experience even better
    2. Get Scythe, Splendor, Carcassonne and £120+ worth of digital board games on PC for under £10
    3. Critical Role’s Matthew Mercer on world-building in D&D and creating Wildemount
    1. Blood Rage: Digital Edition has a release date on PC
    2. Spider-Man: Homecoming and Avengers producer reportedly joins the upcoming Dungeons & Dragons film
    1. Clank! Adventuring Party expansion grows the deckbuilder’s gang of thieves with more players
    2. Deadlands’ first big update in 15 years is looking like the best edition of the Weird West RPG yet - Kickstarter preview
    3. Arkham Horror LCG gets a new parallel investigator and scenario, free to download now
    4. New edition of Mansions of Madness brings the classic collection of haunted house stories back to Call of Cthulhu RPG
    1. Ride the subway for free with print-and-play game Metro X from Sushi Go! maker
    2. Aliens: Another Glorious Day in the Corps release date still up in the air after two years of delays, publisher says
    3. Talisman: Star Wars takes the classic ‘80s adventure board game to a galaxy far, far away
    4. Detective board game teases new murder-mystery scenario written by Pandemic Legacy co-creator Rob Daviau
    1. Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG organised play heads online with ‘remote duels’ in wake of COVID-19 tournament cancellations
    2. Pathfinder Adventure Path creators on setting the gold standard in tabletop RPG campaigns
    3. Oriflamme, one of 2020’s board game highlights so far, gets free two-player rules for coronavirus lockdown play
    4. Catan’s two-player rules and free mini-expansion released for COVID-19 lockdown
    5. Capital Lux 2 mixes up the card game with 250+ more ways to play, landing on Kickstarter this month
    1. Gloomhaven sequel Frosthaven is now the biggest board game Kickstarter of all time
    1. The latest Dicebreaker Podcast packs in new Deadlands, D&D Stranger Things and Infinity CodeOne, plus smooth ghosts, sea crimes and more!
    2. Species-adapting board game Evolution’s multiplayer app is currently free on mobile
    3. Sail into The Innsmouth Conspiracy with the latest Arkham Horror LCG expansion
    4. Sue Perkins, Nish Kumar and other UK comedians are playing Dungeons & Dragons next week for Comic Relief