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  • C. C. Higgins is now available. 

  • Ready to Level Up?

    You might have already seen some of the great reviews we’re getting around the Web for Thunderstone Advance. Tom Vasel of Dice Tower reviews said, “I cant say enough good things about it.” The official release is scheduled for Monday, March 12. But you can get your copy early!

    Game stores around the world are hosting a pre-release Level Up Event from March 2 until March 8. This week will your first chance to get your hands on the smash deckbuilder, with a bonus.

    Participating Level Up retailers will receive Thunderstone Advance for sale before anyone else. In addition, they’ll receive an Avatars mini-expansion from distributors. Avatars will be FREE to customers who purchase the game during Level Up week. After that, they’ll be on sale for $9.99, so talk to your store owner about how to get them free during the store’s event.

    Talk to your retailer now to reserve a copy and make sure you get your free Avatars! Tell retailers to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information!

  • Calgary, Alberta -

    On October 16, 2010, the FallCon Gaming Society awarded its first ever Canadian Game Design Award to Roberta Taylor for her design, Octopus’ Garden.  The announcement was made at FallCon, the premier boardgaming and miniatures convention in Canada. As part of the award, Roberta was awarded a custom crafted plaque commemorating the design award, a $200 cash prize, an offer to publish from Valley Games and an accompanying $500 advance should she accept the contract offer. The FallCon Gaming Society extends heartfelt congratulations to Roberta in a deserving win among a crowded list of excellent Canadian designs.

  • 2012 Canadian Game Design Award winner announded

  • This Saturday, June 16th, the Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design will be announcing the winners of the Origins Awards. Which games are you rooting for?

    The nominees are:


  • logo-asmod.jpgAsmodée has always been something of a wildcard to me.  You never know what to expect; their releases tend to be offbeat, many times original, and often having a very different feel even from other titles that they offer. 

    They've demonstrated a knack for solid productions and incorporating appealing themes, though.  So let's take a look at Asmodée and both their previous and upcoming titles.
  • Yesterday, November 5th 2007, hundreds of geeks in north America came home to find a medium sized white package, with the colorful logo of a national delivery company stamped on the side, had been delivered to their home. Inside this package was perhaps the most highly anticipated reprint of the year; Hannibal, Rome VS Carthage.

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    War of Honoris a Legend of the Five Rings game of strategies and tactics for 2-4 players. It allows players to follow their own path to victory through political, honorable, military and spiritual deeds. The game brings a whole new dimension and dynamic to multiplayer Legend of the Five Rings and is suitable for play with cards from the existing arc or older card collections.

  • You are the Supreme Commander of your nation's military. To achieve victory, you must overcome your enemies in the Air, Land, & Sea. Strategically place your forces to secure theaters of combat and lead your nation to glory!

  • Airborne In Your Pocket is a fast-paced game that puts you in the boots of an Allied paratrooper on D-Day! Jump behind enemy lines and infiltrate a German bunker!

    It has been a successful campaign we must admit and would like to thank all the supporters who have helped us reach our goal.  However, many of the supporters are really hoping to get the lovely "One Box to Hold Them All" and we are still just under $30k away from that goal.

    Come take a look at the campaign site (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1325766284/airborne-in-your-pocket-board-game) and watch the movie for this great little game.  Currently, if you pledge $70 you get over $120 in game product (take a look at the objective achieved so far below)!  And that's not including the future stretch rewards if we reach them.

    And look at that limited edition Dick Winters sculpt you'll get.  How can you resist?

    Let's get the "One Box to Hold Them All"!

     

  • Aliens is a co‑operative survival boardgame where you and your team of specialist Colonial Marines will gear up with serious firepower and head into Hadley's Hope to find survivors and answers. But you're not alone. To survive, you'll need to work together, keep your cool, and stay frosty to fight off relentless Xenomorph ambushes and get out of there alive.

  • Over the past several days retailers, such as Walmart and Sears have rushed to remove products bearing the Confederate flag from their shelves. At Amazon and Apple this has resulted in several Civil War board games disappearing from the sites.

  • FromPhil Eklund:

    Hello, I have decided to start sharing work on the Prequel to American Megafauna. It is to be called Genesis, or perhaps Biogenesis. It starts in the Hadean Earth 4.54 billion years ago, and ends 250 million years ago. Just where American Megafauna gets started.

  • Ameritrash is in the late stages of playtesting. Those interested in playtesting, or just trying the game out, can find the Vassal mod on the vassalengine.org website.

  • Fantasy Flight Games announces cancellation of Android: Netrunner card game.

     


     Read our longer article here: Corporate Agenda: Murder Netrunner


     

  • Surprise, it's a new Web site that I've cooked up along with Gameshark EIC Bill Abner and some of our esteemed colleagues, Brandon Cackowski-Schnell, Todd Brakke, and Danielle Riendeau.

  • ProtoSpiel NorthEast is a game design convention to be held on July 19th at the NYU Game Center. This is a charity event: after paying expenses, all profit will be donated to the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative, an award winning disease treatment charity.

  • ProtoSpiel NorthEast is a game design convention to be held on July 19th at the NYU Game Center. Tickets are $15 now or $20 at the door. This is a charity event: after paying expenses, all profits will be donated to the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative, an award winning disease treatment charity.

  • Greetings,

    We are proud to announce the public launch of our new company, titled “The Shenandoah Studio.” We are a new game company, and a new kind of game company to boot. We are focused on finding the best games by top game designers and then publishing them on the iPad.

  • National Public Radio's Colin McEnroe explores the boardgaming renaissance.

    You can listen to it here: http://www.yourpublicmedia.org/node/15955