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Best new board games in July 2021: latest tabletop release dates

Hot releases half-way through the year.

We’ve made it half-way through 2021, and yet, the tabletop releases keep on coming!

Summer may generally be a quieter time in the tabletop industry calendar, especially with Gen Con not happening until later in the year, but there are still some noteworthy releases to look forward to this month. Whether it’s new board games, expansions for your favourite titles, fresh miniatures or brand new cards for a trading card game, this article is here to help you keep track of all the latest tabletop content. We will be updating this throughout the month of July, so be sure to check back every now and then to avoid missing out.

One new release that’s certainly worth paying attention to is Embarcadero, the latest title from the studio behind the likes of Raiders of the North Sea and Clank!. Set during the time of The Gold Rush in the US, Embarcadero challenges players to build and manage their own business empire off the back of the recent surge of wealth in San Francisco. A board game for two to four players, Embarcadero focuses on the city docks - which are teeming with ships carrying profitable goods - with players laying down cards and tiles to establish their dominance over trade in the city. Originally launching in a Kickstarter campaign last year, which was successful, Embarcadero is now available to the wider public.

Another new board game releasing this month is Nanga Parbat, a title that’s set within the Tibetan mountains. The Sherpa community is renowned for their ability to climb the challenging mountains of Tibet, and so, they’re commonly hired to act as guides on mountaineering expeditions. In Nanga Parbat, players become a Sherpa mountaineering guide with the aim of establishing a series of base camps for explorers and wannabe mountaineers to visit. A two-player game featuring card play and strategy, players will need to think carefully about where they build their camps, place their hikers and trade for food and clothing.

Other notable releases this month include the latest expansion for the quick card game One Deck Dungeon - called Abyssal Depths - an adorable little game called Sheepy Time, new models for Marvel Crisis Protocol, fresh boosters for Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG and another entry in the D&D 5E supplementary series Epic Encounters.

That’s just the start of July! To hear about the rest of the tabletop releases coming up this month, be sure to come back here to get the latest updates.

Best New Board Games July

UK release dates

July 1st

  • Sheepy Time
  • One Deck Dungeon: Abyssal Depths
  • Delta Green: Black Sites
  • Shadowrun: Power Plays
  • Battletech: Tactical Operations: Advanced Aerospace Rules
  • BattleTech: Campaign Operations
  • Nanga Parbat
  • Biblios: Quill and Parchment
  • Marvel Crisis Protocol: Captain America and War Machine
  • Marvel Crisis Protocol: Jean Gray and Cassandra Nova
  • Marvel Crisis Protocol: Omega Red
  • Gorinto
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG: King's Court Booster
  • Exceed: BlazBlue - Ragna Box
  • Exceed: BlazBlue - Jin Box
  • Exceed: BlazBlue - Noel Box
  • Exceed: BlazBlue - Hazama Box
  • Ptolus: Monte Cooks City by the Spire 5e
  • Ptolus: Monte Cooks City by the Spire Cypher System
  • Ptolus: Players Guide
  • Pirates of Pugmire
  • Cthulhu Mythos: Yig Snake Granddaddy Act 1: Land Out Of Time
  • Cthulhu Mythos: Yig Snake Granddaddy Act 2: Against The Serpentfolk
  • Cthulhu Mythos: Yig Snake Granddaddy Act 3: The Prehistory War
  • Cthulhu Mythos: Yig Snake Granddaddy Act 4: The Ancient Ages Again
  • Wakening Lair: The Dark Forest
  • Embarcadero
  • Epic Encounters: Chamber of the Serpent Folk

July 7th

  • Dixit Refresh
  • Dragon Ball Super: Card Game- Expansion Set BE17 - Saiyan Boost
  • Dragon Ball Super: Card Game- Expansion Set BE18 - Namekian Boost
  • Vampire The Eternal Struggle 5th Edition: Malkavian
  • Vampire The Eternal Struggle 5th Edition: Malkavian
  • Vampire The Eternal Struggle 5th Edition: Toreador
  • Vampire The Eternal Struggle 5th Edition: Tremere
  • Vampire The Eternal Struggle 5th Edition: Ventrue
  • Taco Hat Cake Gift Pizza
  • Marvel Champions: Venom Hero Pack
  • Rajas of the Ganges Goodie Box 1
  • Rajas of the Ganges - The Dice Charmers
  • Cthulhu Mythos Sagas Dark Worlds Act 1: The Ritual
  • Cthulhu Mythos Sagas Dark Worlds Act 2: Nithon
  • Cthulhu Mythos Sagas Dark Worlds Act 3: The Zepzeg Cycle
  • Cthulhu Mythos Sagas Dark Worlds Act 4: The Great Pyramid
  • Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig: Secrets & Soirees Expansion
  • Munchkin: SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Catapult Kingdoms
  • July 22nd

  • Dobble Marvel Emoji
  • Digimon Card Game: Tamer's Set
  • Throw Throw Avocado
  • Symbaroum RPG: Alberetor - the Haunted Waste
  • Symbaroum Adventure Collection
  • Super Mario Jenga
  • Veilwraith
  • Veilwraith: Absolution Expansion
  • Dragon Parks
  • Kemet: Book of the Dead Expansion
  • The Walking Dead: All Out War: The Kingdom Faction Starter
  • The Walking Dead: All Out War: The Kingdom Taylor & Gus Booster
  • The Walking Dead: All Out War: The Kingdom Guard Booster
  • The Walking Dead: All Out War: Teamwork and Event Cards
  • Gulp
  • Kemet: Blood and Sand
  • A Roleplaying Game of Urban Fantasy and Occult Horror: Sigil & Shadow
  • Summoner Wars: 2nd Edition Master Set
  • Kids on Bikes Board Game: The Snallygaster Situation
  • Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid: Squatt and Baboo Character Pack
  • Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid: Legendary Rangers: Forever Rangers Pack
  • Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid: Villian Pack #3: Legacy of Evil
  • Subastral
  • Lawyer Up
  • Lawyer Up - Godfather
  • Lawyer Up - Witch Trial
  • Munchkin Apocalypse Kaiju
  • July 28th

  • Flesh and Blood TCG: Crucible of War Unlimited (Booster Pack)
  • Gladius
  • Life Siphon
  • Sonar Family
  • Cyberpunk Red Miniatures: Edgerunners A
  • Cyberpunk Red Miniatures: Edgerunners B
  • Cyberpunk Red Miniatures: Edgerunners C
  • Cyberpunk Red Miniatures: Edgerunners D
  • Cyberpunk Red Miniatures: Lawmen A
  • Cyberpunk Red Miniatures: Lawmen B
  • Cyberpunk Red Miniatures: Combat Zoners A
  • Cyberpunk Red Miniatures: Combat Zoners B
  • Cyberpunk Red Miniatures: Generation Red A
  • Cyberpunk Red Miniatures: Generation Red B
  • Cyberpunk Red Miniatures: Rockerboys A
  • Cyberpunk Red Miniatures: Trauma Team A
  • Cyberpunk Red Miniatures: Trauma Team B
  • Cyberpunk Red Miniatures: Combat Zoners C
  • Tentacle Town
  • Pokémon TCG: Marnie Premium Tournament Collection
  • Pokémon TCG: Ice Rider / Shadow Rider Calyrex V Box
  • Pathfinder Abomination Vaults Pawn Collection
  • Starfinder Adventure Path #39: The Gilded Cage (Fly Free or Die 6 of 6)
  • Starfinder Adventure Path #40: Planetfall (Horizons of the Vast 1 of 6)
  • Pathfinder Adventure Path: Despair on Danger Island (Fists of the Ruby Phoenix 1 of 3)
  • Pathfinder Adventure Path: Ready? Fight! (Fists of the Ruby Phoenix 2 of 3)
  • Pathfinder Adventure Path: King of the Mountain (Fists of the Ruby Phoenix 3 of 3)
  • Pathfinder Lost Omens: The Mwangi Expanse
  • Pathfinder: Malevolence
  • So Clover!
  • Epic Encounters: Village of the Goblin Chief
  • FF TCG: Opus XIV (14) - Crystal Abyss
  • Magic the Gathering: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms Bundle Gift Edition
  • Magic the Gathering: Arena Starter Kit 2021

These release dates are sourced from distributors Asmodee North America and Asmodee UK. Spotted something we missed? Get in touch: contact@dicebreaker.com


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Alex Meehan

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Alex’s journey to Dicebreaker began with writing insightful video game coverage for outlets such as Kotaku, Waypoint and PC Gamer. Her unique approach to analysing pop culture and knack for witty storytelling finally secured her a forever home producing news, features and reviews with the Dicebreaker team. She’s also obsessed with playing Vampire: The Masquerade, and won’t stop talking about it.

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