January 2021 Archive

    1. Itch.io bundle raises relief funds for Croatians affected by recent earthquakes
    2. Warlord: Saga of the Storm celebrates card game’s 20-year anniversary with limited re-release
    3. Free time during lockdown helped board game sales to jump in 2020 - report
    4. Find out why opening a dreadful circus is not a good idea on this week’s episode of the Dicebreaker Podcast
    5. Monster Hunter World: The Board Game will launch on Kickstarter in April
    6. Sushi Go! designer’s next board game transports players to Llamaland
    7. Warhammer: Age of Sigmar RPG Soulbound will let you play as the undead later this year
    8. Team up with Sherlock Holmes and Robin Hood in the next Unlock! escape room game
    1. 12-year-old stacks a Guinness World Record atop his precarious one-block Jenga tower
    2. Dungeons & Dragons’ Gothic Lineages offer an alternative to race, but not yet a replacement
    3. Vampire: The Masquerade shows the right way to confront an RPG's problematic past
    4. Dungeon Extravaganza bundle opens the door to D&D 5E adventures from under £1
    5. Joan of Arc designer is working on an open-world cyberpunk board game about solving murders
    6. Autographed Black Lotus just became the most expensive Magic: The Gathering card sold at auction
    7. Comic-book card game Sentinels of the Multiverse flies back into action with a Definitive Edition
    8. Carcassonne’s 20th anniversary edition lets you customise the classic board game’s meeples
    1. Cyberpunk social deduction game Human Punishment returns with prequel The Beginning
    2. Magic: The Gathering delays Secret Lair: Ultimate Edition 2, citing production issues
    3. Pandemic’s speedy spin-off Hot Zone is headed to Europe in a new game
    4. Juicy Fruits is the next board game from co-creator of Spiel des Jahres winner Pictures
    5. UK Games Expo 2021 announces summer dates for return of in-person convention
    6. Blood Rage designer teases another entry in the series, Exploding Kittens family game and more
    1. Alice is Missing publisher shreds into the apocalypse with new RPG Gods of Metal: Ragnarock
    2. Quest’s first expansion adds a character book, bestiary and treasure book to the RPG
    3. Dragonlance authors announce new trilogy of “Classic” D&D novels beginning this year
    4. Tabletop games raised $236m on Kickstarter in 2020, another record-breaking year
    5. Dead of Winter co-designer launches own studio, announces debut board game and RPG
    1. Citadels designer’s next card game lets players concoct their own win conditions
    2. Grab 60+ indie RPGs on Itch.io and help designers create better-looking games
    3. 10 best cards in Magic: The Gathering - Kaldheim
    4. 15th anniversary edition of Ticket to Ride: Europe coming this spring
    5. Warhammer previews new Kill Team set, next Broken Realms expansion and 40K’s biggest-ever mech
    6. Some of Games Workshop’s classic Lord of the Rings miniatures are back, but only for a week
    7. Warhammer Quest’s next board game entry brings corpses and curses to the tabletop
    8. Dune adventure board game trilogy on the way, starting with this year’s House Secrets
    1. Expand your RPG art library with Vampire: The Masquerade, Symbaroum and more during DriveThruComics’ book sale
    2. Magic: The Gathering Arena details mobile early access and future updates
    3. Snag Raccoon Tycoon at 60% off on Amazon US for today only
    4. What would make a good Monopoly? We answer the impossible question on this week's Dicebreaker Podcast
    5. Ultimate Railroads combines Russian, German, American and Asian Railroads into a single box
    6. Funagain Games CEO steps down after retailer’s employees decry sexist comments
    7. Magic: The Gathering is getting a new comic book series later this year
    8. Introduce Critical Role monsters and allies to your D&D campaigns with upcoming miniatures collection
    1. MicroMacro’s Sherlock-by-way-of-Where’s Wally detective game returns to stores next month
    2. Night Market is a Eurogame that wants to celebrate the food stalls of Taiwan
    3. Gun&Slinger lets you play a sentient, magical gun in the RPG’s weird and dangerous world
    4. Troyes co-designer and Lisboa artist team up for board game Carnegie
    5. Aliens: Another Glorious Day in the Corps board game review - fan-pleasing action and attitude, mostly
    6. Boss Monster spin-off gets a new name, Overboss, and release next month
    7. Games Workshop reveals new Age of Sigmar mounted models and upcoming Underworlds: Direchasm releases
    1. Skate: The Card Game dares you to land tricks with style in a fast-paced race
    2. Cleric dice set lets you roll a chalice, war hammer and potion bottle
    3. Symbaroum starter set invites new players into the RPG’s dark woods of Davokar
    4. The Chess Effect: How The Queen’s Gambit turned me into a chess obsessive
    5. HeroQuest: The Card Game seemingly leaked for spring release
    6. Azul and Century studio remaking fantasy betting game Colossal Arena as Equinox
    1. Our Shores designers want their Kickstarter to be the first wave of Southeast Asian RPGs going mainstream
    2. Forbidden Lands, fantasy RPG from the studio behind Alien and Tales from the Loop, is under $8
    3. 9 best space board games, from Treks to Wars
    4. Quest RPG gets two official adventures: a light-hearted murder-mystery and skeleton cook-off
    5. Marco Polo publisher will no longer work with Daniele Tascini following “racist remarks”
    1. Baked bean dice are real and you can buy them (again) soon, you weirdos
    2. Remix Monopoly, Cluedo and other classics into better games with hack collection A Fine Mend
    3. John Wick writer developing live-action Dungeons & Dragons TV series
    4. Lighthearted is an RPG that mixes The Breakfast Club with magic and vampires
    5. Autographed Black Lotus looks set to become Magic: The Gathering’s most valuable card
    6. Teotihuacan publisher cuts ties with designer over “racist remarks” and ‘failed’ apology
    7. Extremely rare Blastoise, one of two in existence, becomes most expensive Pokémon card sold at auction
    1. Scouts can soon earn a Dungeons & Dragons activity badge
    2. This week’s Dicebreaker Podcast talks 2021’s most exciting board game releases, Risk on TV and pro Uno
    3. It looks like stained glass dice game Sagrada is getting a legacy spin-off
    4. Mörk Borg Cult: Heretic binds a zine full of chaotic community content for the brutal RPG
    5. Carly Rae Jepsen RPG Boy Problems is getting its own Side-B expansion
    6. Keyforge’s Age of Ascension starter set is under £10 right now
    7. Here’s an exclusive Magic: The Gathering Kaldheim card reveal and Commander deck build
    1. Digital RPG convention Virtual Horror Con keeps things spooky - and safe - next month
    2. Of course there’s already an RPG based on that viral sea shanty
    3. Classic starter Pokémon cards return for the TCG’s 25th anniversary
    4. The Captain is Dead app stars Blood of Zeus and Deus Ex actor Elias Toufexis
    5. Radlands teases competitive card action in a neon wasteland
    6. Warhammer looks expensive, but the truth is more complicated
    7. Bid to save your soul in Tsuro-like board game Umbra Via
    1. Impressive fan-made Pokémon Catan lets you trade ‘em all
    2. Babes in the Woods 2E brings the RPG’s Halloween hijinks back to Kickstarter
    3. Brass: Birmingham co-creator’s British mining board game Tinners' Trail gets a remake
    4. Origins Games Fair 2021 postpones return of in-person convention until autumn
    5. Dungeons & Dragons 5E’s first one-shot collection Candlekeep Mysteries spotlights diverse writers
    1. Above and Below, along with other Red Raven games, is getting audio narration
    2. A new board game from Star Wars: Rebellion designer melds comics, codebreaking and ‘90s teens
    3. Sub Terra creators Kickstart an interactive story set in a post-apocalyptic wilderness
    4. Fall into the weird world of Terry Pratchett-esque RPG Troika! for under $15
    5. Marvel Champions, 7 Wonders 2E and more board games discounted in Zatu’s January sale
    6. Risk is the next board game classic to be turned into a TV series
    7. 6 best Warhammer 40,000 books from the Black Library
    8. Uno celebrates its 50th anniversary with new decks and $50,000 world championship
    9. Terraforming Mars is getting a card game spin-off, Ares Expedition
    10. Root publisher reveals pirate-themed adventure board game, Ahoy
    1. Solo RPG bundle raises funds for tabletop-focused suicide prevention organisation
    2. Fan-made Stardew Valley tabletop adaptation sows excitement in video game’s community
    3. Dungeons & Dragons publisher Wizards of the Coast sued by Dragonlance authors
    4. 7 Wonders Duel has sold 1 million copies, in half the time of the original
    5. Svalbard is an RPG inspired by Edge of Tomorrow that will kill your character again and again
    6. Mix up D&D-inspired drinks with RPG cocktail book Mystic Libations
    7. Games Workshop introduces, then appears to erase, Age of Sigmar’s first non-binary human character
    8. Primal: The Awakening is Kingdom Death meets Monster Hunter, coming to Kickstarter next week
    9. Platypus is a mixture of Codenames and Decrypto from the creator of Sushi Go!
    1. We talk Slay the Spire, traditional board games and whether the d6 is overrated in the first Dicebreaker Podcast of 2021!
    2. Dungeons & Dragons 5E sourcebook and adventure bundles are on sale at D&D Beyond
    3. Darwin’s Journey is the next board game from the co-creator of Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar
    4. Fort designer’s next game is another inventive deckbuilder, Nine Ravens
    5. Magic: The Gathering Arena finally launches on mobile later this month
    6. Kingdom Rush: Elemental Uprising is the next board game adaptation of the tower defence video game
    7. World of Darkness and D&D RPG writer and designer Jackie Cassada dies of COVID-19
    1. John Carter of Mars RPG bundle lets you explore the galaxy for under $10
    2. LAMA Dice is an upcoming spin-off of the card game by Lost Cities creator
    3. Mansions of Madness and Star Wars: Rebellion designer drops teaser for next board game The Initiative
    4. Wingspan companion book turns birdwatching into a game
    1. Castles of Mad King Ludwig: Collector’s Edition coming to Kickstarter this month
    2. Throw cars and destroy buildings in superhero deckbuilding game Masters of Mutanite
    3. Sword & Board is Dark Souls as a tabletop RPG
    1. Taverns of Tiefenthal is getting its first expansion later this year
    2. Catan plushies let you snuggle with a cuddly piece of wood or brick
    3. Wordsy is a Scrabble-like word game where you always have the letters you need - and it’s now on iPhone
    4. Embryo Machine brings the mecha battles of Gundam and Evangelion to the tabletop
    5. Indie video game Slay the Spire is getting a board game version
    1. Get RPG characters inked up with the Tome of Tattoos supplement for D&D 5E
    2. Could playing Terraforming Mars help us settle the Red Planet for real? We asked a space expert
    3. A Dark Crystal RPG is coming from the creators behind the Labyrinth Adventure Game
    4. Star Wars: Destiny to stop receiving organised play events or kits
    5. 10 best planeswalkers in Magic: The Gathering
    6. Battlestar Galactica: Starship Battles miniatures game discontinued two years after launch
    1. Games of the Year 2020: Matt on Pandemic Legacy: Season 0