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Akropolis by Gigamic and Hachette BoardGames Coming Soon

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Hachette Games and Gigamic announced the upcoming tile placement game Akropolis will be coming to the US on July 1st 2022. "Construct the most prestigious Akropolis and develop cohesive districts for your citizens. As you create new buildings, you will expand your city - either spreading out or building up. The higher your stacks of tiles, the more valuable the buildings! Just make sure you don't run out of stone; it's a finite and valuable resource for every architect!" Gameplay Overview Take on the role of an architect and build your own akropolis in ancient Greece. Try to construct districts of similar buildings and stack them high to increase their value. Add plazas as multipliers for even more points! Each turn, choose an available tile and add it to your city. The further down the construction site the tile is, the more stone you'll need to pay to take it. Immediately add the tile to your city, either expanding outward or stacking higher. Once all tiles hav

Spider-Man and Friends Come to Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes


I so far have resisted the urge to get Disney Infinity. For those who don't know what it is, its a action figure collection style game ala Skylander where you buy your favorite Disney characters and playsets and then transport them into the virtual world on your Wii, Xbox, and Playstation. The reason I've resisted isn't due to the subject matter but the fact that if I start collecting something it's like Pokemon "Gotta Catch 'em All". Well lets just say the announcement last April made it harder, and the recent unveil by Marvel doesn't help either. Disney and Marvel have unveiled that phase 2 of the Disney Infinity will crossover into their Marvel properties (I see their Lucas Arts properties coming soon too... Star Wars droooool).


Back in April we discovered that “Disney Infinity 2.0” would be trading the princesses and pirates of its predecessor for an epic cast of core Avengers. Officially dubbed “Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes,” the sequel to the popular toy-meets-videogame mash-up will launch with Captain America, Hulk, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Thor, and Black Widow, the latter three of which will be bundled with the game’s starter back.

As we recently learned at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo—E3—however, these six super heroes won’t be busting bad guys by themselves. Spider-Man, along with Nick Fury, Iron Fist, Nova, and Venom, will also get their own collectible figures which, of course, can be brought to life in the game’s virtual, interactive world.



More than just acting as spandex-clad sidekicks to the previously announced cast, though, these additional characters will get their own standalone Play Set, complete with an original story penned by Brian Michael Bendis. During a behind-closed-door demo of the “Disney Infinity” follow-up, Avalanche Software’s head honcho, John Blackburn, teased an exclusive look at the Spidey-starring content.

The Spider-Man Play Set comes packaged with the web-head and Nova; Nick Fury, Iron Fist, and Venom can also be unleashed in the game, but must be purchased separately. According to Blackburn, the Play Set’s storyline pits Spider-Man against some iconic villains who’ve hatched an expectedly evil plan: “Green Goblin and Mysterio have teamed up and kidnapped Venom. They’ve taken some of his symbiote, cloned it, and are trying to wipe out S.H.I.E.L.D once and for all.”

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