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

Don't be a fool.

It’s April and spring is in full swing, as is the release schedule for brand new board games. As the flowers blossom and the weather shifts between strangely warm and shockingly cold, we’re seeing a fresh batch of tabletop titles make their way to shops this month. From board games, to roleplaying games to trading card titles and more, April promises to see the arrival of some exciting releases for new and existing franchises.

Avid tabletop gamers would do well to keep their eyes on this list throughout this month, as it will be updated every week to include freshly announced titles. Regardless of what you’re after - a new entry to a beloved series, expansions, booster packs, RPG sourcebooks and more - this collection of upcoming releases will be sure to keep you in the loop in April.

An entirely new game to look out for this month is We Care, the spin-off title to The Grizzled co-op board game series. “Inspired by current events,” We Care sees players becoming healthcare workers on the frontlines of a global emergency. Focusing on a hospital in the midst of the crisis, We Care challenges players to overcome the many obstacles thrown in their path to ensure that their patients are treated, whilst avoiding becoming too overworked in the process. For every copy of We Care sold, a donation will be made to Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières.

If you’re a fan of the unique deck game Keyforge, then be prepared for the incoming arrival of the next expansion - Dark Tidings. Inspired by underwater creatures and chaos, Dark Tidings introduces a new house to the series, The Unfathomable, as well as ‘evil twin’ versions of existing Keyforge cards. The Unfathomable house contains all manner of deep-dwelling minions to summon, whilst the evil twin mechanic will feature more powerful abilities than those found on the original cards - but have the drawback of harming the player.

Other upcoming releases to look forward to include Kombo Klash - a tile-laying game about fighting animals - the newest edition of the classic Kramer and Kiesling title, Maharaja, an expansion for the video game tabletop title Bloodborne: The Board Game called Forbidden Woods and a whole load of models for the A Song of Ice and Fire miniatures game.

Be sure to check back here every week to stay up to date with the latest tabletop games arriving throughout April in both North America and in the UK.

Best new board games - April 2021

US release dates

April 2nd

  • Marvel Champions: The Card Game - The Galaxy’s Most Wanted Expansion
  • Arkham Horror: The Card Game - Into the Maelstrom Mythos Pack
  • Maharaja
  • A Song of Ice and Fire: War Mammoths
  • A Song of Ice and Fire: Stormcrow Dervishes
  • A Song of Ice and Fire: Unsullied Pikemen
  • A Song of Ice and Fire: Mother of Dragons
  • A Song of Ice and Fire: Stag Knights
  • April 9th

  • The Initiative
  • Keyforge: Dark Tidings 2 Player Starter Set
  • Keyforge: Dark Tidings Archon Deck Display
  • Keyforge: Dark Tidings Deluxe Deck
  • Cryo
  • Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game - Peace at Any Cost Dynasty Pack
  • Bloodborne: The Board Game - Forsaken Cainhurst Castle Expansion
  • April 16th

  • Zombicide: Second Edition
  • Zombicide: Second Edition - Washington ZC
  • Star Wars: Armada - Pelta-Class Frigate Expansion Pack
  • Star Wars: Armada - Separatist Destroyer Expansion Pack
  • Star Wars: Armada - Invisible Hand Expansion Pack
  • Star Wars: Armada - Venator-Class Star Destroyer Expansion Pack
  • Legend of the Five Rings RPG: Blood of the Lioness
  • Legend of the Five Rings RPG: Fields of Victory
  • April 23rd

  • We Care
  • A Song of Ice and Fire: Greyjoy Starter Set
  • A Song of Ice and Fire: Ironmakers
  • A Song of Ice and Fire: Ironborn Trappers
  • A Song of Ice and Fire: Greyjoy Heroes #1
  • Marvel Crisis Protocol : Mutant Masterworks Game Night Kit
  • April 30th

  • Bloodborne: The Board Game - Forbidden Woods Expansion
  • Heroes of Black Reach
  • Kombo Klash

UK release dates

April 7th

  • Island Siege: Second Edition
  • Werewolves of Miller’s Hollow 2020 Edition
  • Cardfight Vanguard Special Series 8 Clan Selection Plus Vol.2
  • Weiss Schwarz Booster Pack: Date A Live
  • Weiss Schwarz Trial Deck Plus: Date A Live
  • Call of Cthulhu: Malleus Monstrorum: Cthulhu Mythos Bestiary
  • Call of Cthulhu: Malleus Monstrorum Keeper Deck
  • KeyForge: Dark Tidings Archon Deck Display
  • KeyForge: Dark Tidings Deluxe Deck
  • KeyForge: Dark Tidings 2 Player Starter
  • Legend of the Five Rings: Peace at Any Cost Dynasty Pack
  • Legend of the Five Rings RPG: Fields of Victory
  • Legend of the Five Rings RPG: Blood of the Lioness
  • Star Wars: Armada - Pelta-Class Frigate
  • Zombicide 2nd Edition: Washington Z.C. Expansion
  • Monopoly Mandalorian
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG: Ghosts From the Past
  • Umbra Via
  • Zombicide 2nd Edition
  • April 14th

  • Timeline British History
  • A Song of Ice and Fire: Greyjoy Starter Set
  • Culinario Mortale: Shadow Over Westongrove Manor
  • Culinario Mortale: Deadly Fame
  • Culinario Mortale: Murder Overboard
  • Culinario Mortale: Expedition Of Death
  • Culinario Mortale: A Recipe For Death
  • Culinario Mortale: Murder At The Grand Hotel
  • Arkham Horror LCG: Lair of Dagon - Mythos Pack
  • Star Wars: Armada - Invisible Hand
  • Monopoly Lord Of The Rings
  • Catham City
  • Fiesta Mexicana
  • Funky Monkey
  • Oh My Goods! Easter Special Edition
  • Florenza X Anniversary
  • Alice is Missing
  • Here to Slay: Warriors & Druids Expansion
  • Magic: The Gathering - Strixhaven School of Mages Draft Booster Display
  • Magic: The Gathering - Strixhaven School of Mages Bundle
  • Magic: The Gathering - Strixhaven School of Mages Commander Deck Display
  • Magic: The Gathering - Strixhaven School of Mages Collector Booster Display
  • Magic: The Gathering - Strixhaven School of Mages Theme Booster Display
  • Magic: The Gathering - Strixhaven School of Mages Set Booster Display
  • April 21st

  • War Chest: Siege
  • Lex Arcana - Aegyptus - The Sands of Time of Gold
  • Dobble Minions
  • Botanik
  • Suburbia 2nd Edition
  • Suburbia Expansions
  • Overboss: A Boss Monster Adventure
  • Fiasco Expansion Pack: Teen Angst
  • Apollo
  • Shadowrun: Sixth World Tarot Arcanist Edition
  • Shadowrun: Street Wyrd
  • Bloodborne: The Board Game: Forbidden Woods
  • Fired Up
  • Fired Up - Agility Expansion
  • Fired Up - Monster Expansion
  • Conquest of Planet Earth: The Space Alien Game
  • Waste Knights: Second Edition
  • Tiny Epic Pirates
  • Tiny Epic Pirates: Curse of Amdiak Expansion
  • Dominant Species: Marine
  • Code 3: The Corrupt Mayor Expansion Pack
  • Cage Match!: The MMA Fight Game
  • Perdition's Mouth: Abyssal Rift (Revised Edition)
  • BESM (Big Eyes, Small Mouth) 4th Edition
  • BESM (Big Eyes, Small Mouth) 4th Edition: Extras
  • Martian Fluxx
  • Seven Dragons Demo Copy 2021
  • Oz Fluxx Demo Copy 2021
  • Gascony's Legacy
  • Gascony's Legacy: Count of Monte Cristo Expansion
  • Gascony's Legacy: Man In the Iron Mask Expansion
  • UNO Iconic Assortment
  • Seven Bridges
  • Steampunk Rally: Fusion
  • Umbrella Academy
  • Hack & Slash
  • Valor & Villainy Minions of Mordak
  • Legendary: Realm of Kings: A Marvel Deck Building Game Expansion
  • Cowboys II - Cowboys and Indians Edition
  • Arch Ravels
  • April 28th

  • Dobble Paw Patrol
  • Digimon Card Game: Tamer's Evolution Box PB-01
  • Weiss Schwarz Booster Pack: Magia Record- Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story
  • Weiss Schwarz Trial Deck Plus: Magia Record- Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story
  • Rogue Trooper
  • Mythological Figures & Maleficent Monsters
  • Flesh And Blood TCG: Monarch (First Edition) Booster Pack
  • Flesh And Blood TCG: Monarch Blitz Deck
  • Monopoly Jurassic Park
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG: Ancient Guardians Booster
  • Pictionary Card Game
  • Pokémon TCG: Galarian Rapidash V Box
  • Pokémon TCG: Victini V / Gardevoir V Battle Deck DISPLAY (8ct)
  • Pokémon TCG: Victini V vs Gardevoir V Battle Deck Bundle CASE
  • Space Cats: Nemesis Expansion
  • Alien Kings: Nemesis Expansion
  • Voidseeders Expansion: Nemesis
  • Sleeping Gods
  • Sleeping Gods Tides Of Ruin
  • Dive
  • Magic: The Gathering - Strixhaven PRO 100+ Deck Box V1
  • Magic: The Gathering - Strixhaven PRO 100+ Deck Box V2
  • Magic: The Gathering - Strixhaven PRO 100+ Deck Box V3
  • Magic: The Gathering - Strixhaven PRO 100+ Deck Box V4
  • Magic: The Gathering - Strixhaven PRO 100+ Deck Box V5
  • Star Trek: Attack Wing - Vulcan Faction Pack: Live Long and Prosper
  • Star Trek: Attack Wing - Klingon Faction Pack- Blood Oath
  • Star Trek: Attack Wing - Federation Faction Pack- To Boldly Go...
  • Star Trek: Alliance - Dominion War Campaign
  • Redcap Ruckus
  • Fantasy Realms: The Cursed Hoard
  • Super-Skill Pinball: 4-Cade
  • Waddle

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’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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