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April 2021 Archive

    1. Bundle of Holding’s starter packs introduce ready-to-play RPG deals won’t expire
    2. Deep Sea Adventure studio Oink is bringing its delightful board games to Nintendo Switch
    3. Stardew Valley: The Board Game impressions, board game storage tips and our favourite legacy games - it’s the Dicebreaker Podcast!
    4. Have a duel in a dream factory in the two-player board game, Nicodemus
    5. Ironsworn: Starforged spin-off RPG swaps dark fantasy for a sci-fi setting inspired by The Mandalorian
    6. Catan: Treasures, Dragons & Adventures expansion is arriving in English this summer
    1. Keepsake game The Shape of Shadows transforms a day planner into a magician’s grimoire
    2. Teeth: Blood Cotillion is an RPG one shot about hunting occult horrors at a high-society ball
    3. Green Hell, a survivalist video game set in a deadly rainforest, is being adapted into a board game
    4. The NFT scourge could one day hit Magic: The Gathering
    5. Magic: The Gathering players say Killian Lu is the “Panda Expressification of Asian Culture”
    6. Lines and veils, and other RPG safety tools, open up tabletop roleplaying for everyone
    7. Jeff Goldblum is going to be playing Dungeons & Dragons on an actual play podcast
    1. Cyberpunk Red: Combat Zone turns the tabletop RPG into a beginner-friendly miniatures game
    2. Hellboy: The Dice Game is a fast-paced exploration title about fighting frog monsters
    3. Vampire: The Masquerade RPG universe World of Darkness is getting its own film and TV franchise
    4. The best board game box art you could hang on your wall
    1. Sound Box is a hectic, cooperative Pictionary for the ears
    2. Magic: The Gathering’s latest Secret Lair Superdrop might require a magnifying glass
    3. MTG Arena on mobile is great, but it highlights one of the game’s worst accessibility issues
    4. Follow in the gruesome footsteps of your forebears in the Frankenstein-inspired horror board game, My Father’s Work
    5. 20 Questions-meets-Mastermind party game Master Word gets free two-player rules and family-friendly mode
    6. A third game in the Undaunted deckbuilding series is on its way
    1. Wavelength publisher set to release catapulting dexterity game Hurlyburly
    2. Call of Cthulhu’s epic Masks of Nyarlathotep shows the perfect way to run a RPG campaign over years
    3. The creator of The Resistance is launching 21 free social games to play with your hands
    4. Catan is under £23 on Amazon UK, the lowest price it’s ever been
    5. ‘Incredibly rare’ Pokémon card signed by studio founder sells for almost $250,000
    1. Is Strixhaven a good entry point for the Magic: The Gathering newcomers? Well, it’s complicated.
    2. Sea of Thieves RPG’s first big expansion adds ghost ships, ashen lords, vaults and emissaries
    3. Do we need a Metacritic for board game reviews? We discuss on this week’s Dicebreaker Podcast!
    4. Tabletop roleplaying has given players comfort, connection and control in a world that’s taken them away
    5. Fantasy Flight founder and ex-CEO has bought and rebranded the publisher’s Game Center
    6. Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft included in sale on D&D Beyond
    7. Dead of Winter spiritual sequel Gen7 is 50% off in Plaid Hat board game sale
    8. Junk Art co-creators team up to make My Singing Monsters: The Board Game
    9. 11 best Dungeons & Dragons board games
    1. Ruins of Symbaroum blazes a trail for 5th Edition players to explore its cursed forests
    2. Win a Commander deck and set boosters for Magic: The Gathering - Strixhaven
    3. Into The Black is a lightweight RPG love letter to Mass Effect without the military trappings
    4. Social deduction classic Werewolf gets a live-action movie adaptation - of sorts - in upcoming horror-comedy Werewolves Within
    5. Pletrix is a roll-and-write game that challenges you to play Tetris using dice
    6. Next entry in the Dice Hospital board game series is one heck of a roller coaster ride
    7. Galaxy Trucker, the sci-fi board game from the creator of Codenames, is ready for relaunch this summer
    1. New Cthulhu mythos RPG Against The Gods Themselves will span both time and several media formats
    2. New deduction game Hidden Leaders pits siblings against each other for control of the throne
    3. Monster Hunter World: The Board Game Kickstarter gobbles up $1 million in less than two hours
    4. It’s a Wonderful World spin-off takes the civilisation tabletop series on a flight of fantasy for two players
    5. Yellow & Yangtze publisher cancels Knizia reprints, including Medici Reformation
    1. Designer of subverted fantasy RPG Wicked Ones explains decision to offer core book for free
    2. Classic board game Guess Who? is being adapted into a television game show
    3. Keystone: North America is the next big board game for nature lovers after Wingspan
    4. Disability representation in tabletop gaming matters - here are the games doing it right
    5. Magical Kitties Save the Day RPG is scampering back to Kickstarter next month
    1. Read an illustrated playthrough of solo RPG Thousand Year Old Vampire via Twitter
    2. Monster Hunter World board game adds lance and hunting horn weapons after ‘community feedback’
    3. 5 most exciting Strixhaven commanders in Magic: The Gathering's latest set
    4. Arkham Horror co-designer’s next board game will provide some much needed calm
    1. 9 best Disney board games for House of Mouse fans
    2. 10 best tabletop fantasy RPGs that aren’t Dungeons & Dragons
    1. Boy Problems creator Colin Cummings joins the Dicebreaker Podcast to chat beginner RPGs, cat-proofing board games and Carly Rae Jepsen
    2. Recenter common fantasy assumptions with Southeast Asian zine project A Thousand Thousand Islands
    3. Snag a double handful of Black Library novels for less that £1 in new Humble Bundle
    4. Empyreal: Spells & Steam is Ticket to Ride in a fantasy world, back on Kickstarter with a reprint and expansion
    5. An unannounced Metal Gear Solid board game has apparently leaked via box art reveal
    6. Garry Kasparov and other chess experts will teach aspiring grandmasters how to play with new online platform
    1. Do coffee and puzzles make a balanced breakfast? The Conundrumug thinks so.
    2. "Hope for the best and plan for the worst": The challenges facing tabletop gaming conventions after lockdown
    3. Grow a tidy collection of board games for cheap during publisher Pandasaurus’ Spring Sale.
    4. Pirate card game Libertalia could see a return after ten years thanks to Wingspan publisher - report
    5. Board Game Atlas wants to be a Metacritic for board games, review aggregator launching next month
    6. Marvel United: X-Men Kickstarter campaign X-ceeds $1 million in less than one day
    7. The next game from Exploding Kittens studio combines wordplay with deduction
    1. Roblox fans will soon have a themed Monopoly board game of their own
    2. Disability-focused Dungeons & Dragons supplements raise funds for Bristol Children's Hospital Play Team
    3. 7 Wonders Mystery game revealed via a speculative trailer
    4. The best, worst and weirdest haunts in Betrayal at House on the Hill
    5. New RPG Orbital Blues brings sad space Westerns to the tabletop, along with a cassette tape soundtrack
    6. Climate Crisis co-op board game from Pandemic creator changes name to Daybreak
    1. Popular board game Wingspan outmaneuvered Scythe in 2020, becoming publisher’s best-selling title
    2. Create and play RPGs online using the video game inspired platform One More Multiverse
    3. Tile-placement board game Koi Garden wants to help players relax and unwind.
    4. Dungeons & Dragons graphic novels available for a dollar in Humble Bundle deal
    5. The Riverfolk Expansion is sailing onto the digital version of Root this month
    1. Ensemble is a co-op game like The Mind, but where players must vote together
    2. Partners is a roleplaying game for two players inspired by ‘80s detective dramas
    3. Polish both a sword and a pint in solo journaling game The Broken Cask Inn
    4. The Initiative board game review - co-op puzzler from Star Wars: Rebellion designer full of charm, creativity and satisfying surprises
    5. Attend LGBT balls, fight French colonialists and serve a Hawaiian king in the shortlist for the Zenobia diversity award
    1. We talk horror RPGs, gambling and Spongebob memes with the host of Draw Your Dice podcast, Jeremy Gage
    2. Corner the carbonated beverage market in competitive card game Top Pop
    3. Venture Maidens actual play podcast launches its own RPG sourcebook for D&D 5E
    4. Save your soul in a battle between good and evil in the co-op game Virtue
    1. Warhammer Underworlds’ new starter set eases players into the miniatures skirmish game waters
    2. Take revenge on an evil celestial body in “hyper-TTRPG” Ten Million HP Planet
    3. First They Came is an RPG where players are blindfolded and listen to immersive audio
    4. Green Players: The tabletop studios and designers incorporating sustainability into board games
    5. A Game of Thrones: The Board Game - Digital Edition is now playable on mobiles
    1. Eco-science fiction RPG Blue Planet: Recontact is crowdfunding a revised third edition that maintains its anticolonial themes
    2. The Crew: Quest for Planet Nine among big winners at the 2021 American Tabletop Awards
    3. We Die Young takes supernatural RPGs back to the counterculture Seattle of the 1990s
    4. Does Love Forgive? is a two-player supplement for the Call of Cthulhu RPG
    5. Here’s an edition of Monopoly where you trade in Spongebob Squarepants memes
    1. Reveal a randomised, scratch-off character sheet in radical RPG Scratch & Claw
    2. Spider-Man anti-hero, Venom, merges with Marvel Champions: The Card Game
    3. Administer aid to ancient Grecians in competitive board game Hippocrates
    4. Mythic Battles: Ragnarök shifts the skirmish miniatures series to Norse mythology
    5. Lil Bub and other famous felines feature in party game Catastrophe: A Game of 9 Lives
    1. Magic: The Gathering’s upcoming Strixhaven set keeps running into problems
    2. Cosy critter RPG Wanderhome and its pastoral adventures are now available
    3. Indie RPG bundle packages dozens of games to pay for designer’s COVID-19 hospital treatment
    4. Weekend Play Report - Ex Novo, and the joy of mapmaking games
    5. Magic: The Gathering illustrators reveal how card artwork gets made
    1. We celebrate Dicebreaker’s one year podcast anniversary!
    2. Marvel Villainous expands its competitive card game's rotten roster with Mischief & Malice expansion
    1. Solve murder mysteries by deciphering dice rolls in board game Chronicles of Crime: The Mystery of Teotihuacan
    2. TroikaFest! is the perfect event for those who have never played the whimsical tabletop RPG
    3. Beyond the Mountains of Madness campaign for Call of Cthulhu RPG has been reprinted after over 20 years
    4. Lost Cities creator and Everdell artist team up for co-op deckbuilding game
    5. Monster Hunter World: The Board Game shows the right way to adapt a video game for the tabletop
    6. Deadpool quips his way into Unmatched miniatures board game