October 2020 Archive

    1. Spectre & Vox is an escape room game played inside a complete 3D haunted house
    2. This week’s Dicebreaker Podcast talks Descent: Legends of the Dark, Catan shoes and Critical Role games
    3. Dungeons & Dragons live-action TV series in the works
    4. 10 scariest Magic: The Gathering cards for Halloween
    1. Dice Hospital co-designer’s next game is a icy trek through prehistoric North America
    2. How to paint miniatures: A step-by-step beginner’s guide
    3. Dire Alliance: Horror is a deckbuilding game co-created by the makers of Undaunted: Normandy
    1. John Wick inspired fantasy RPG Urban Shadows gets a second edition
    2. Tabletop games are coming from ex-Blizzard VPs who worked on Warcraft and Overwatch
    3. 4 best tabletop RPGs with no GM
    4. Critical Role has launched its own tabletop publisher, Darrington Press
    1. Get Dungeon Crawl Classics books for less than £1
    2. The next Unlock! escape room game has been announced
    3. A natter of life and death: Playing ghostly board game Mysterium with a professor of parapsychology
    4. The Dune: Imperium deckbuilding game finally has a release date
    1. Medici: Reformation is a new version of the original auction board game
    2. Form a tech start-up in Silicon Valley, the next game from the creator of Tiny Epic Galaxies
    3. New Roll20 mobile app is getting a closed beta “soon”
    1. Pick up Warhammer audiobooks from under £1 in Black Library Humble Bundle
    2. We pick our ultimate Christmas board games and prove bigger isn’t always better on the Dicebreaker Podcast
    3. Freedom Five is a co-op superhero game from Arkham Horror and Descent designers
    4. Nemesis creator’s next release, Knockdown, is inspired by fighting video games
    5. Catan is being turned into a range of ‘fashionable’ shoes
    6. Descent: Legends of the Dark releases next year with a companion app, 3D terrain - and $175 price tag
    1. Hoop Godz brings street basketball to the table as a board game
    2. ‘Dungeon-scrawler’ Paper Dungeons has players adventuring in a roll-and-write
    3. Spiel.Digital 2020 preview: 6 must-see board games at the online convention
    4. Concordia, the game about leading a Roman dynasty, is getting a digital version
    5. Steam Digital Tabletop Fest sale includes Scythe, Warhammer, Terraforming Mars and more
    6. The Captain is Dead’s digital version gets a new PC release date
    1. Mansions of Madness video game renamed Arkham Horror: Mother’s Embrace, releasing in 2021
    2. Upcoming Oriflamme sequel Ablaze is playable this weekend during Spiel.Digital
    3. How to play 7 Wonders: board game’s rules, setup and scoring explained
    4. Gloomhaven and Frosthaven are being adapted into a book series
    1. 10 best Modern cards in Magic: The Gathering
    2. Learn to communicate with aliens in Arrival-inspired tabletop game Xenolanguage
    3. Magic: The Gathering’s next Secret Lair card drop will raise money for charity Extra Life
    4. Agricola creator’s next board game Hallertau has players making beer - and it’s out this week
    5. Escape the Dark Sector board game review - a ghost train ride through sci-fi nostalgia
    6. Warhammer: Warcry goes dungeon-delving in new core set Catacombs
    1. Catch our chat with Games Workshop co-founder Ian Livingstone about Warhammer, Fighting Fantasy and more later this week
    2. Tetris-inspired board game Project L drops reprint and new expansion
    3. “Ultimate edition” of RuneQuest creator’s King Arthur Pendragon RPG on the way, 6E quickstart and adventure out now
    1. Secret mission party game Don’t Get Got is getting a Shut Up & Sit Down edition
    2. We flirt with board game romance novels and resist the tastiest tabletop pieces on the Dicebreaker Podcast
    3. Ascend your demigod child to the throne in hidden role game Veiled Fate
    4. Fantasy miniatures game Frostgrave is getting a sci-fi spin-off, Stargrave, next spring
    5. Small World of Warcraft board game review - MMO crossover brings flavour and complexity to fantasy conquest classic
    6. High-tech game table Infinity includes digital versions of Monopoly, Pandemic, Ticket to Ride and other classics
    7. Mörk Borg’s Putrescence Regnant is a grim ‘bog crawl’ adventure releasing as a vinyl music album
    1. Kabuto Sumo is a dexterity game about beetle wrestling inspired by coin-pusher machines
    2. Pick up comic book card game Sentinels of the Multiverse on PC and mobile for under £1
    3. X-Wing’s thrilling space combat is the perfect tabletop answer to Star Wars: Squadrons
    4. Flirt and fight in queer tabletop RPG Thirsty Sword Lesbians
    5. Long-awaited civilisation board game Clash of Cultures: Monumental Edition delayed to spring 2021
    1. Splendor creator’s next game Soul Raiders is a story-driven co-op with over 1,000 cards
    2. Amazon Prime Day board game deals 2020: Dungeons & Dragons, Magic: The Gathering, family classics and party games
    1. Watch Wu-Tang Clan rappers RZA and GZA play chess against a grandmaster for charity
    2. Eldritch Horror makes you care about its characters because you’re just as doomed as they are
    3. 1999 shiny Charizard Pokémon card sells for record £169,000
    1. Dune: Imperium will have two-player and solo modes, supported by a companion app
    2. £44 dice advent calendar lets you count down the d12 Days of Christmas
    3. “We had to quarantine our games”: Friendly local game stores’ struggle to survive during coronavirus
    4. Kids’ RPG book series Questlings is getting a companion game co-created by Jiangshi co-designer
    5. Awfully Cheery Engine is a fast, flexible, beginner-friendly RPG releasing in comic book issues
    1. This week’s Dicebreaker Podcast explores Dinosaur World, plays A Game of Cat & Mouth and deals with RPG rules sticklers
    2. Cyberpunk Red RPG has a release date and price, launching alongside Cyberpunk 2077
    3. Tales from the Loop creator’s next ‘narrative art book’ The Labyrinth envisions a dystopian future
    4. Red Dragon Inn studio’s next game turns players into evil interior decorators
    5. How to build a Commander deck in Magic: The Gathering
    6. This year’s PAX Unplugged has been cancelled
    1. Bardsung: How Critical Role, Final Fantasy and a piece of potato peel inspired this year’s most ambitious dungeon-crawler
    2. The new HeroQuest will see a UK release after all
    3. Vampire: The Masquerade series’ latest sourcebook Ghost Hunters lets you search for the paranormal as a mortal
    4. A Game of Thrones: The Board Game’s digital edition is out on PC now
    1. Zombicide is getting a book series next Halloween
    2. Stargate SG-1 RPG lets you create your own season of the beloved sci-fi TV series
    3. 10 best horror tabletop RPGs for telling spooky stories
    4. Tiny Towns named Game of the Year and Best Board Game at 2020 Origins Awards
    5. Patchwork is getting a Holiday Edition in time for Christmas that comes with a cookie cutter
    1. How to play Pandemic: board game’s rules, setup and how to win explained
    2. Relive the age of video rentals (again) with movie quiz game sequel Blockbuster Returns
    3. Exploding Kittens studio’s next game is about shooting balls through a cat’s mouth - and it’s out now
    4. Catan’s 25th Anniversary Edition is out next month, includes expansions and accessories
    1. Dungeons & Dragons 5E character creation explained: How to work out ability scores, hit points, AC rating, feats and skills
    2. Terraforming Mars is getting a series of novels based on the board game
    3. D&D and Betrayal co-designer Elisa Teague to head up Clank!, Kids on Bikes and Overlight studio’s RPG output - exclusive
    4. How to make a great puzzle in Dungeons & Dragons 5E
    5. HeroClix’s pre-painted miniatures are getting a long-awaited makeover
    6. Twilight Imperium 4E expansion Prophecy of Kings has a release date
    1. Escape the Dark Castle, relive Groundhog Day and roleplay with the Wu-Tang Clan, Kate Bush and BTS on this week’s Dicebreaker Podcast
    2. Wingspan’s Oceania Expansion brings more birds, boards and bonuses to the acclaimed game
    3. Leaked new Descent game Legends of the Dark will be officially revealed later this month
    4. Elf on the shelf: Will Ferrell Christmas movie unwraps a new board game and card game
    1. Boy Problems creator’s beginner-friendly RPG Tales’ End sparks memory and conversation
    2. 'D&D meets Jumanji' comic book Die is under £1 on Humble Bundle
    3. Run your own NASA in Apogee, a board game from astronomy YouTubers Hugo and Maxime Lisoir
    4. PC giant Steam’s Digital Tabletop Festival features Warhammer, Wingspan, Call of Cthulhu and Munchkin creators