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Steamforged Games announced in 2020 that they were teaming up with Xbox Game Studios and The Coalition to bring gamers Gears of War: The Card Game. Today they revealed the game will officially be released in 2023. Little has been revealed about the game beyond to teaser images of the new cards, and three colored decks hinting at separate factions. Description Gears of War: The Card Game offers an immersive way to enjoy Gears of War in a brand new format. In this story-driven campaign style game, the decisions you make in each narrative scenario have serious consequences on the battlefield in those that follow. Strike at the right moment, making your cards work together, fight together, and stand together and, if necessary, die together. Choose how to develop your force as you play through unique narrative scenarios, each with their own objective and terrain layout. Each win or loss will affect the contents of your deck in the next scenario, allowing success or failure to impact your ex

Habitats by Board Game Tables.com Coming Soon to Kickstarter

Board Game Tables' next Kickstarter launches next week and will include a reprint of Habitats along with Nine Lives, and Basketboss. 

The original game Habitats was published by Cwali in 2016, with two additional expansions released in 2018 and 2021. Cwali also originally published Factory Funner, another BGT's reprint.

About Habitats

Habitats is a tile laying game that nails tile selection, tile placement and scoring perfectly.

Tile Selection

Habitat has a fun interactive market where you drive a jeep around. You have to make tradeoffs between driving directly toward the tile you want or taking the longer path to get a few extra tiles, but risk losing the crucial one to an opponent.

Tile Placement

Every time you place a tile, it seems like it has three different potential uses. Rarely is your choice obvious, and your strategy could have to change in a moment.

Scoring

The in-game scoring criteria changes each game, and the end-game scoring is mostly unrelated to the in-game scoring. You need to balance the short term goals with your long term objectives since you are looking at multiple scoring conditions and competing with other players for the tiles, there are multiple strategies that can lead to victory.

What's New

Board Game Tables is enhancing the original Habitats by adding all the expansions, upgrading components, and adding a player references to the components.

Expansions

The previous version had two expansions; Habitats: XL and Habitats: Double, which added to the game’s depth and replayability with 22 extra tiles and 6 extra goal cards. BGT will be including them in the base game of the new version at no extra cost.

Components

The player jeep is being upgraded to be 15mm thick. BGT is also adding scoring markers to track which tiles are scoring and which you are still working on. Setup will be a bit faster because there’s now a high-quality bag to draw the tiles from. Additionally there will be a separate add-on option to get 92 wood meeples to replace the scoring markers, 78 of them being completely unique.

Rules Reference

BGT has incorporated this key information into the game components so that you don’t have to reference the rulebook. For example: 

  •   Turn sequence reminders on your start tile.
  •   A market setup diagram on the Year Tracking board.
  •   Reminders of how many turns to play each round based on player count.

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