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51st State Ultimate Edition by Portal Games Coming Soon to Gamefound

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Portal Games announced the 51st State Ultimate Edition is coming soon to Gamefound and will included new content with the crowdfunding campaign The campaign launches in February 2022 with component upgrades, reprints of hard-to-find content, and a new expansion, No Man’s Land, designed by Ignacy Trzewiczek. 51st State was originally published in 2010, and was a breakout success for Portal Games. Set in the same universe as the fan favorite Neuroshima Hex , 51st State offered players a new way to fight for resources in the wastelands of America. The release of the 51st State Master Set in 2016 brought together the core game and both the original expansions, Winter and New Era in one box with an all-new look and improved gameplay. Three additional expansions have since been released for the Master Set, growing the line to a fan favorite. Portal Games wants to give players the definitive experience they deserve with the 51st State Ultimate Edition.  The 51st State Ultimate Edition coming

Top 10 Board Games We Played in 2021

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We go over our Top 10 games that we played this year. What games made your Top 10 list for 2021?

Dark Souls: RPG by Steamforged Games Coming Soon

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Prepare to roll your dice beside the bonfire and link the flame! Streamforged Games announced their upcoming Role Playing Game in the Dark Souls universe. You can watch the teaser trailer below. Steamforged has already delved into the Dark Souls universe with the Dark Souls: Board Game releasesd in 2017 with multiple expansions. The gameplay system has not been announced, but previous tabletop role-playing games published by Steamforged have been compatible with the 5th edition of Dungeons & Dragons. The two most recent are Epic Encounters and Animal Adventures . No word on if the minis from the Board Game will be used or if a new line of miniatures, playmats, etc will be created. Are you a fan or Dark Souls? Will you be looking into this RPG?

Beginner Tips to Painting Minis for Board Games

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Tutorial showing the tools we use and how to paint miniatures for board and tabletop games to get them tabletop ready. Painting the Transformers Deep Cuts Optimus Prime miniature by WizKids Games. What tips or technics do you use when painting minis for your board games? Supplies Used Vallejo Wizkids Paint Set Masterson's Sta-Wet Palette Miniature Paint Brush Kit The Masters Brush Cleaner & Preserver

Top 10 Board Games We Played at 2-Players

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Adri and I go over our list of games we enjoyed playing at two players. This is not a definitive list but based on the games we played this year. What games would make your Top 10 list?

Star Trek Super-Skill Pinball by WizKids Games Coming Soon

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WizKids Games announced a new edition of the acclaimed roll-and-write game Super-Skill Pinball based on the Star Trek franchise is coming soon. First came Super-Skill Pinball: 4-Cade in September 2020 with 4 exciting tables inspired by classic pinball mechanics, then Super-Skill Pinball: Ramp it Up made a splash in November 2021, adding ramps and a co-operative play experience to the mix. Now, Star Trek Super-Skill Pinball is here to bring your favorite Star Trek characters and stories to the table. Star Trek Super-Skill Pinball from designer Geoff Engelstein, features four thrilling tables from different corners of the Star Trek universe, with unique mechanics inspired by both the experience of playing pinball in a real-life arcade, and by some of the most iconic stories and moments in Star Trek history! Starfleet Academy features the classic Pinball experience, where you’ll learn the basics and try to beat the famous Kobayashi Maru! The Trouble with Tribbles sees you helping Kirk

Top Board Game Gift Ideas for New Gamers

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Adri and I go over a list games we think would make good gifts for the new hobby gamer. This is not a definitive list but based on the games we played this year. What games would make your Top 10 list?

Skull Canyon: Ski Fest by Pandasaurus Games Coming Soon

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Pandasaurus Games announced Skull Canyon: Ski Fest - a set collection and slope-hitting game by designer duo Jason Klinke and Kip Noschese is coming April 2022. "Skull Canyon Ski Resort is finally celebrating their grand re-opening with a huge festival, after being closed for many snowy seasons in a row. Hopefully by now skiers have forgotten the rumors of yeti sightings on the mountains... Hit the slopes and brave the terrain, competing against other skiers for points and fame. Play sets of cards to complete a run, but remember do it with style to wow the onlookers! Take the lift to reach different parts of the mountain and claim the most difficult runs! Once the sun sets, Après-Ski begins and tired skiers can spend their evenings at different hangouts, recouping and planning for the next busy day of skiing. Out-ski your opponents to become the new legend of Skull Canyon!" Pre-orders of Skull Canyon: Ski Fest will include a FREE pack of 3 promo Gear cards ($8 value) , Pandas

Star Fighters Rapid Fire Kickstarter Preview and Gameplay | @alleycatgames

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Live playthrough of the fast action dice rolling Kickstarter game Star Fighters Rapid Fire by Alley Cat Games. Back Star Fighters on Kickstarter About Star Fighters: Rapid Fire combines the excitement of real-time dice rolling with tactical starship combat. Each player hops into the cockpit of their own starfighter and duels it out in a dog fight to prove who is the superior pilot. The game plays in multiple modes 1 vs 1, 3 player free-for-all, 2 vs 2, or a solo mode where a single starfighter attacks an orbital space station. In the real-time phase all players roll and re-roll their command dice simultaneously, and assign them to the various functions of their starfighter. When a player has fully charged systems and is ready to act they may end the real-time phase by hitting the big red button and yelling, “Fire!” This means all players must cease rolling and allocating dice and move to the tactical phase. In the tactical phase players then alternate activating the systems they have

Unlock! Game Adventures Based on Pandemic, Ticket to Ride, and Mysterium by Space Cowboys Coming Soon

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Space Cowboy revealed the three games that will makeup the Unlock! Game Adventures bundle. The tiles are based on the popular IPs Pandemic by Z-Man Games, Ticket to Ride by Days of Wonder, and Mysterium by Libellud. Unlock! Game Adventures will release on December 3rd 2021. The English version will be coming later next year.

Curiosity Preview and Gameplay | @PleiadesGames

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Live gameplay of the deck building card game on Kickstarter, Curiosity by Pleiades Games. Back Curiosity on Kickstarter About "They call me Percival, scholar, dignitary, mystic. I need your help. My studies show that the Cataclysm is approaching. I've been silenced as I beg others to heed my warnings. Luckily I have found a way to stop the Cataclysm. Beneath our very paws is an extensive network of Catacombs, filled with the souls of the mightiest cats before us. I need nine souls from deep within the Catacombs. I would fetch them myself, but my aversion to pestilence prevents me. That is why I hired you. Beware as you cautiously creep through the Catacombs, as there are temptations, monsters, and fates that seek to protect the souls of the lost. Work together to defeat these guardians, using the abilities that the Fates have granted you. You may keep whatever treasure you find, which might help you on your little adventure, but bring me the souls. Learn from the mistakes t

Last Light by Grey Fox Games & Roy Cannaday Coming Soon to Gamefound

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Grey Fox Games announced their upcoming 4x space strategy game, Last Light designed by Roy Cannaday of the Dice Tower is coming to crowdfunding Q1 2022.

Magical Friends and How to Summon Them Kickstarter Preview and Gameplay @Magical_Frie_en

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Live gameplay of the strategy board game on Kickstarter, Magical Friends and How to Summon Them by Shelf Buster Games. Back Magical Friends on Kickstarter . About In Magical Friends and how to summon them you'll be one of 4 powerful wizards who will try to win the Midsummer contest by bringing the most friends to the tavern after 8 rounds. Since your colleagues, the other wizards, are your biggest competitors, you'll have to cheat your way through the competition by using magical powers to sneak in some extra friends, which the others will do. In each round, you'll choose one of the available summon cards and summon a magical creature that will pretend to be your friend. To decide who will go first in each round, you will offer powerful artifacts to determine the turn order. Higher value artifacts will let you play and also pick a summoning card before your opponents, while lower value artifacts will provide additional options during your turn. When you choose a summon ca

Japanese Hidden Gems Board Games by Board Game Tables.com Coming Soon to Kickstarter

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BoardGameTables.com announced two incredibly quirky and fun Japanese board games that will be launching on Kickstarter October 12th.

Bardwood Grove by Final Frontier Games Coming Soon to Kickstarter

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Final Frontier Games announced that Bardwood Grove is coming to Kickstarter on October 13th. Bardwood Grove is the fourth game set in their world of The Five Realms which includes Cavern Tavern , Rise to Nobility and last year's Kickstarter Merchants Cove . Bardwood Grove is an evolving game where the more you play the game, the more new content is added. Seasonal event decks will also keep the game fresh, offering unique opportunities to gain resources and renown. After each game, players will check to see if they completed any of the available achievements, and to see if it was the first time they experienced a particular event. Completed achievements and experiences will unlock new content to be introduced into all subsequent games. New cards, new resources, new mechanisms, new tiles, new creatures, and more are waiting to be uncovered as you play.  There is almost another game’s worth of content planned, with more to be added through stretch goals, waiting to be uncovered! Ne

Flee the Dungeon! Kickstarter Preview and Gameplay | @sparkwolfgames

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Gameplay of the one-vs-many Kickstarter game Flee the Dungeon! by Spark Wolf Games. Checkout the Flee the Dungeon! on Kickstarter . About Three brave heroes have been kidnapped by a wicked sorcerer and imprisoned inside a dungeon! To escape, they must recover their lost items, locate the dungeon key, and reach the exit—all while avoiding the dangers that lurk within the dungeon corridors. But beware the Sorcerer, whose arsenal of ferocious monsters, deadly traps, and powerful spells threaten to halt the heroes’ escape and entomb them in the dungeon forever... Flee the Dungeon! is a fast-paced 3-on-1 tile placement game that’s easy to learn and highly replayable. Assuming the roles of the captured heroes, three players take turns placing dungeon tiles in hopes of locating their lost items and making their escape. The fourth player assumes the role of the Sorcerer, who wields an array of monsters and magical spells that can be used to stop the heroes from reaching safety. The gameplay

Earthenwar Kickstarter Preview Unboxing | @Lazy_poets

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Opening the upcoming Kickstarter game Earthenwar by Lazy Poet Games. About Earthenwar is a two-player combat strategy game. You have been recruited to control a huge Golem on a battlefield of the Great War. Using your magic Control Grid, you will remotely determine the actions of your Golem from far behind the Front Lines, attempting to destroy the enemy before they can destroy you. You change and affect your Golem's movement and attack skills by simply placing, upgrading and using dice on your 8-directional Control Grid. The game ends when you damage 3 squares in any direction on your opponent's Control Grid.

Marvel Champions Rise of the Red Skull Campaign Gameplay | @FFGames

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Playing the Rise of the Red Skull campaign for Marvel Champions by Fantasy Flight Games as part of Extra Life Tabletop Weekend . Can Captain American and Hawkeye, Hulk, Black Widow, Spider Woman, and Wasp team up down Crossbones, Absorbing Man, Taskmaster, Zola, and Red Skull? About The Rise of Red Skull boasts a massive infusion of new content for your games of Marvel Champions. Hawkeye and Spider-Woman join your roster of heroes with fully pre-built and ready-to-play player decks stuffed with new cards. Whether you’re playing these new heroes or relying on old favorites, you can test their mettle against five brand-new villains: Crossbones, Absorbing Man, Taskmaster, Zola, and Red Skull. Each of these five scenarios offers a unique challenge, and while you can simply choose a villain to battle, this campaign expansion lives up to its name with the introduction of campaign mode to Marvel Champions: The Card Game.

Marvel Villainous Mischief & Malice Unboxing | @RavensburgerNA

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Opening the Target Exclusive Marvel Villainous standalone expansion Mischief & Malice featuring Loki, Madam Masque, and M.O.D.O.K. by Ravensburger. About Dominate the Marvel Universe as Loki, M.O.D.O.K. in Marvel Villainous: Mischief & Malice – the first expandalone in the Marvel Villainous line. Players take on the role of a Marvel Villain and work towards a unique objective, fighting o ff iconic Marvel Heroes as they deal twists of fate to their opponents from a shared Fate deck. The first Villain to complete their objective wins

Artefacts by Fabulist Factory Coming Soon to Kickstarter

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Artefacts a new gigantic game set into a very steampunk universe is going to shake to the board game universe is coming to Kickstarter  August 17th.

WolfWalkers by Value Add Games Now Available

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Wolfwalkers - My Story is a brand new card game based on the Oscar®-nominated animated film Wolfwalkers.

Edge of Darkness Emissaries of the Vale by AEG Coming Soon to Kickstarter

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The next chapter for Edge of Darkness, Dark Emissaries of the Vale is coming to Kickstarter August 17th.

Funfair Gameplay | @goodgamespub

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Playing Funfair board game by Good Games Publishing for Theme Park Game Week.  About Build an exciting mix of attractions, upgrades and staff in your very own theme park. Build to match secret blueprints and public awards for extra points. Explore combinations to give you the edge, and maximize you park's strategy for the win!

Stonelight Kickstarter Preview Unboxing | @Churro_Games

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Opening the upcoming Kickstarter game Stonelight: The Crazy Magic Tournament by Churro Games. Follow Stonelight: The Crazy Magic Tournament on Kickstarter. About Be part of a crazy magic tournament, where the chaos rules and up to 6 participants simultaneously collect resources and cast spells on each other, trying to sabotage each other's plans to collect 6 Magic Stones and win the game. Stonelight is a fun-to-play game for 2 to 6 players in which everyone plays with unique Characters and Magic Familiars with the objective of collecting 6 Magic Stones before anyone else. The game is full of funny and mean spells awakening intense emotions and creating amusing moments during the entire match. Stealing resources and Magic Stones, changing the target of other people's spells, or creating big hurricanes to mess with everyone's Magic Stones is a usual thing in this game!

Taco Bell Party Pack Card Game Unboxing | @RavensburgerNA

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Opening the Target exclusive Taco Bell Party Pack Game by Ravensburger. About In Taco Bell Party Pack Card Game, players gather various kinds of Taco Bell menu items, including crunchy tacos, bean burritos and Freezes, in an attempt to feed a crew of Taco Bell fans. Each member of a player's crew comes with specific cravings that need to be sated and doing so earns crave chips — tokens that look like tortilla chips and that have a surprise amount of points to reveal at the end of the game. Players can also use "sauce cards" to help snag food items and win.

SOS Titanic Deluxe Reprint by TGG Games Coming Soon

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TGG Games is proud to bring you an all-new deluxe edition of the highly-acclaimed title SOS Titanic, designed by Bruno Cathala and Ludovic Maublanc.

Digimon Venomous Violet Starter Deck Opening & Deck Overview | Bandai

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New to Digimon Card Game , this video will tell you everything you need to know about the new Starter Deck. Opening and reviewing the Venomous Violet Digimon Starter Deck. How do these decks work? About The Digimon card game is a competitive trading card game. Each player has a companion Digimon in the battle area to attack the opponent. Your Digimon evolves, gets stronger, and gains new power! You win by beating your opponent’s security (reducing your opponent’s Security Area cards to zero) and delivering a knockout blow! The system uses a cost system similar to that of Chrono Clash.

TRAILS a PARKS Game Unboxing | @KeymasterGames

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Opening the Target exclusive TRAILS a PARKS Game by Keymaster Games. About Take a hike in TRAILS , exploring iconic sites and national parks across the U.S., gathering resources, observing wildlife, and earning wilderness badges. TRAILS is a standalone adventure in the PARKS series with artwork from the Fifty-Nine Parks Print Series. In TRAILS, players hike back and forth along the trail, collecting rocks, acorns and leaves; taking pictures; and encountering wildlife to gain bonuses. At trailhead and trail end, you can turn in resources to earn badges, after which you start back in the other direction. As players visit the trail end, the sun sets over the trail. As night falls, trail sites grant more powerful actions, but they won't last forever. When the sun leaves the trail, the last round of play takes place, then the player with the most points from collected badges, photos taken, and bird sightings wins.

Unmatched: Battle of Legends, Volume Two by Restoration Games Coming Soon

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Restoration Games announced several new games yesterday, including Unmatched: Battle of Legends, Volume Two along with co-publisher Mondo Games.

Power Plants by Kids Table Board Gaming Coming Soon to Kickstarter

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Kids Table Board Gaming announced their next title Power Plants by Adam Daulton. The special deluxe edition will be launching this Fall on Kickstarter.

Artisans of Splendent Vale by Renegade Games Coming Soon to Kickstarter

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Renegade Game Studios announced their next Kickstarter campaign will be for Artisans of Splendent Vale , a cooperative, narrative-driven, adventure game for 2-4 players. Created by Nikki Valens, designer of Legacy of Dragonholt , Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition , Arkham Horror 3rd Edition , and Quirky Circuits .

Dune: Imperium Rise of Ix by Dire Wolf Digital Coming Soon

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Today, as part of the Dice Tower Summer Spectacular, Dire Wolf Digital announced Rise of Ix, the first expansion to the hit board game Dune: Imperium .

World of Warcraft Pandemic System by Z-Man Games Coming Soon

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Z-Man games announced today a collaboration with Blizzard Entertainment to create a new World of Warcraft game based on their Pandemic System . The game will be based on the World of Warcraft expansion The Wrath of the Lich King. The game will be an exclusive to Target stores.

Machi Koro 2 by Pandasaurus Games Coming Soon

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Pandasaurus announced the release of Machi Koro 2, a standalone sequel to Machi Koro - the smash-hit family-friendly dice game from Japan! Machi Koro 2 takes the original rules and adds new rules to deepen and vary gameplay so even veteran players will have new strategies to try!

Power Rangers Deck Building Game Gameplay | @PlayRenegade

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Playing the new Power Rangers Deck Building Game by Renegade Game Studios. Can the Pink Ranger defeat Rito Revolto? Are you looking forward to the Neo expansion . About It's Morphin' Time! Or is it time to conquer the world instead? Power Rangers: Deck-Building Game is a competitive deck-building game that pits 1-2 heroes against 1-2 villains. In this asymmetrical game, the hero and villain sides play a bit differently, but in the end, they both have the same goal: Crush your enemies! During your turn, you play cards to generate shards and energy. You use shards to buy cards or battle adversaries and gain rewards. You can attack the opposing team using attack cards, and when you are attacked, you can defend with block cards. At the end of your turn, you perform any "end of turn" actions, discard cards played that turn, take one damage for each adversary in "The Grid", then refill your hand to five cards. The first side to reduce their opponent's hit p

Power Rangers Zeo Expansion by Renegade Game Studios Coming Soon

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Renegade Game Studios has announced Zeo: Stronger Than Before a new standalone but fully compatible expansion for their  Power Rangers the Deck Building Game  will be available this September.

Bullet⭐ by Level 99 Games Coming Soon

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Level 99 Games announced the next stand-alone expansion for their Bullet series Bullet⭐. This is the second expansion after the upcoming Bullet🍊 and will be available in August. You will be able to pre-order Bullet⭐ via Launch 99 , Level 99 Games' exclusive pre-order platform. They will also be offering a reprint of Bullet💙 and the Deluxe Wooden Bullets if you missed them during the original Kickstarter. Level 99 Games has previews of Bullet★ on Level With Us Livecast . About Bullet Assume the role of one of Earth’s most powerful Heroines as you settle their disputes with each other through excessive firepower! Use your actions to form Patterns, clear your board of bullets, and assault the opponent! Keep up dealing with the curtain of bullets coming at you each round and be the last Heroine standing to win!

Dragonbond: Lords of Vaala by Draco Studios Coming Soon to Kickstarter

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Draco Studios just finished their Kiwi Showdown Kickstarter and has announced their next Kickstarter, Dragonbond: Lords of Vaala .

Forts Cats and Dogs Expansion by Leder Games Coming Soon

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Leder Games announced Fort: Cats & Dogs Expansion, which contains two brand new modules for Fort (Cats, and Dogs) .