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July 2020 Archive

    1. Anti-colonialist co-op game Spirit Island comes to PC
    2. A slightly shorter Dicebreaker Podcast crams the same bevy of board game and RPG chatter into just one hour
    3. Fort board game review - childhood whimsy and captivating cardplay meet in colourful deckbuilder
    4. Santorini: New York swaps domes for skyscrapers in turn-of-the-century Manhattan
    5. 7 Wonders second edition announced, releasing this September
    1. Keyforge’s next set Dark Tidings gives your unique deck an evil twin
    2. Star Trek Adventures Humble Bundle includes the RPG’s starter set, supplements and TNG characters from under £1
    3. Leaked Descent board game confirmed as Legends of the Dark, artwork revealed
    4. X-Men: Mutant Insurrection is like Elder Sign with Wolverine, Cyclops and Storm
    5. Co-op board game Set a Watch’s first expansion adds money into the mix
    6. Vampire: The Masquerade card game Rivals is bursting with scheming and strategy to sink your teeth into - Kickstarter preview
    1. Free Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG companion app arrives on mobile, includes duel mode and deck editor
    2. 10 best Magic: The Gathering Core Set 2021 cards
    3. Raccoon Tycoon sequel gets another brilliantly catchy name: Lizard Wizard
    1. Lucid Dreaming is a Sherlock Holmes escape room game with a companion app
    2. Digital board games don’t match the physical experience - and that can be a good thing
    3. Return to Castle Ravenloft in Curse of Strahd Revamped, a new edition of the classic D&D adventure
    4. Magic: The Gathering’s new set boosters want to make opening card packs even more fun
    5. Amazon’s one-day tabletop sale discounts board games from D&D, Exploding Kittens and Pandemic creators
    6. HeroQuest Legacies trademark filing hints at possible return for beloved ‘80s dungeon-crawler
    1. How to play tabletop RPGs by yourself: A beginner's guide to solo roleplaying
    2. Collect actual gym badges in the next Pokémon TCG expansion, Champion’s Path
    3. Unmatched: Buffy the Vampire Slayer board game raises the stakes this October
    4. Warhammer 40,000 app launches on mobile, includes 9E rules for free
    1. The Dicebreaker Podcast kicks back with soft drinks, pizza forts and the best board games of the year (apparently)
    2. Ghibli-inspired RPG Monster Care Squad makes you a vet for god-like creatures
    3. Call of Cthulhu studio’s ‘70s board game Lords of the Middle Sea is being revived with an RPG
    4. Renature is a board game about reversing climate change from the makers of Tikal
    1. Magic: The Gathering’s hugely entertaining new format Jumpstart is the perfect introduction to the TCG
    2. Viking video game Northgard heads to Uncharted Lands in board game spin-off
    3. Get Root: The RPG’s quickstart rules and a new adventure for free this weekend
    4. Point Salad creators’ next game is like Patchwork but with doughnuts
    5. Dungeons & Dragons co-op board game Adventure Begins announced, out in October
    6. Have something interesting to say about games? Submit your talk and panel ideas for EGX Digital and PAX Online
    1. “We're not trying to make fun games. We're trying to make good games”: Root, Pax Pamir and Oath designer Cole Wehrle argues on (and off) the tabletop
    2. Wavelength and Monikers creators’ next game is a fuzzy spin on Jenga
    3. Make a Hollywood movie with friends in co-op dice game Roll Camera
    4. Wingspan designer’s next board game Mariposas has a release date
    5. Everdell, A War of Whispers and Black Orchestra devs open indie tabletop studio Quillsilver
    1. Dishonored: The RPG review - video game’s world soars while its gameplay sags
    2. Take the Kobayashi Maru test in the latest free supplement for RPG Star Trek Adventures
    3. Comic book turned Netflix series The Umbrella Academy is now a card game
    4. Warhammer Humble Bundle includes Blood Bowl 2, Deathwatch, Battlefleet Gothic and more on PC for £10
    5. Transformers TCG brought to an end, less than two years after its release
    1. How to play Pokémon TCG Online: Get started on PC and mobile
    2. Root digital is coming to mobile and PC later this year
    3. Spiel des Jahres 2020 winners: Pictures and The Crew collect ‘Game of the Year’ awards
    4. Super Mario Monopoly and Jenga are being released to celebrate the video games’ 35th anniversary
    5. Pathfinder 2E Humble Bundle includes RPG’s core rulebook, adventures, maps and more from under £5
    6. Pandemic Legacy: Season 0 was almost a ‘sixties Bond film’ with a working slide projector
    1. Pandemic Legacy: Season 0, Fort and haunted board games: it's this week's Dicebreaker Podcast!
    1. Magic: The Gathering’s new Jumpstart format aims to take the effort out of making a deck
    2. Sacred Rites is a new social deduction game inspired by horror film Midsommar
    3. Dixit and Mysterium studio Libellud has been acquired by Catan, Pandemic and Ticket to Ride owner Asmodee
    4. Magic: The Gathering Core Set 2021 draft guide: How to draft M21
    1. “I feel like we told a good story”: Pandemic Legacy creators Matt Leacock and Rob Daviau on ending the series at its beginning
    2. Pandemic Legacy: Season 0 revealed as Cold War spy thriller set in the 1960s - watch the exclusive cinematic trailer
    3. It’s 2020 and there’s a new Titanic movie board game
    4. Jiangshi: Blood in the Banquet Hall is an RPG about cooking and vampires
    5. ReedPop would like to hear your thoughts about digital events!
    6. Arthurian legend movie The Green Knight is getting its own tabletop RPG next month
    1. Under the Moonlight is the first expansion for beautiful forest-growing game Photosynthesis
    2. Mythological Figures & Maleficent Monsters lets you battle Dracula, meet Santa and wield Excalibur in Dungeons & Dragons 5E
    3. Munchkin Dungeon, a new board game based on the hit party game, is out this week
    4. Vampire: The Masquerade - Rivals is a new expandable card game based on the RPG
    1. Raid and steal in next month’s Barbarian Hordes expansion for Imperial Settlers: Empires of the North
    2. Star Wars: Destiny has a new print-and-play expansion, Transformations, you can download for free
    3. A Steven Universe board game is coming from the co-designer of Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle
    1. Beginner-friendly RPG Quest is now available to schools, libraries and counsellors for free
    2. Ascension Tactics turns the fantasy deckbuilder into a miniatures game
    3. Black board games are key to the future of tabletop
    4. Breakdancing Meeples is a dexterity game dance-off that has you literally throwing shapes
    1. Perseverance: Castaway Chronicles, the next game from the makers of Anachrony, washes players up on a dinosaur island
    2. The Dicebreaker Podcast travels to the past, present and future with Pandemic Legacy, 2020’s best RPGs and Star Trek
    3. New Dicebreaker merch is on the way - pre-order hoodies, shirts, mugs and more!
    4. Sanctum solo rules let you face the Demon Lord alone in hack-and-slash dungeon-crawler
    5. “No-one has ever won Dungeons & Dragons”: How Mythic Odysseys of Theros embraces the messier side of D&D 5E
    1. Leaked Twilight Imperium 4E expansion adds new factions, mechs and even more players
    2. Sid Meier’s Civilization: A New Dawn is getting its first big expansion, Terra Incognita
    3. Video game Hello Neighbor is being made into a social deduction board game
    4. Tabletop games had a record-breaking start to 2020 on Kickstarter, including their biggest-ever month
    1. Hear from Catan, Pandemic and Exploding Kittens creators in new board game documentary Gamemaster
    2. Play Codenames online with official free-to-play digital version
    3. Massive Darkness 2 will include new narrative campaign mode in day one expansion
    4. Scrabble community bans offensive words, including racial slurs, from competitive play
    1. Star Trek Adventures RPG finally lets you play as a Klingon in new core rulebook
    2. Warhammer: Age of Sigmar’s 2020 General’s Handbook brings multiplayer team battles to the minis game this week
    3. Darkest Dungeon, the video game about the horrors of adventuring, is getting a board game
    4. Quest, Alien and Mörk Borg among nominees for best RPGs of the year at 2020 ENnie Awards
    1. WWE Legends Royal Rumble Card Game sees a cavalcade of classic wrestlers enter the ring
    2. Warhammer 40,000: Indomitus review - first Ninth Edition box set mostly hits the mark as an entry point for 40k first-timers
    3. Century: Golem Edition trilogy comes to a close later this year with An Endless World
    4. Pandemic Legacy: Season 3 revealed as prequel Season 0 in announcement trailer - exclusive
    1. Magic: The Gathering Core Set 2021 preview - absurd abilities and welcome reprints make for the best Core Set in a long time
    2. First Undaunted expansion adds a solo mode to the two-player board game series
    3. An anniversary edition of The Lord of the Rings co-op board game is on its way
    1. Shadowed Paths, Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth’s first expansion, is coming this month
    2. New TRPG series Adventure launches next month with a game by Grant Howitt and Chris Taylor
    3. Scythe publisher’s next game, Pendulum, sees players literally investing their time
    1. Best app-assisted board games
    2. Kult: Divinity Lost RPG gets scenario book featuring Swedish horror writer Anders Fager
    3. Alhambra creator returns to the classic series with a roll & write spin-off
    4. Sorcerer expansion Endbringer smashes Kickstarter target, introduces co-op play