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Spiel and Kennerspiel des Jahres Winners Announced!

Spiel and Kennerspiel des Jahres Winners Announced!

“It’s official folks, the winners of the Spiel des Jahres awards have all been announced. The winner for the Spiel des Jahres, game of the year, is the tile laying game, Kingdomino by Bruno Cathala. This game beat out the two other games, Magic Maze by Kasper Lapp and Race to El Dorado by Reiner Knizia, to win the title. Kingdomino is an easy to learn and easy to play game, but comes with some nice decision making, and fits well into the family friendly atmosphere of previous Spiel des Jahres winners. The game is available now so check out your FLGS to get this now award winning family game. Also announced today was the winner of the Kennerspiel des Jahres, connoisseur/expert game of ...

A Song of Ice and Fire Launch Date Announced

A Song of Ice and Fire Launch Date Announced

“The call to war has been sounded, and on July 25 at 3:00pm EST, A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game (ASOIF:TMG) from CMON and Dark Sword Miniatures, Inc, launches on Kickstarter. Based on the hit novels by George R.R. Martin, ASOIF:TMG will let fans experience their favorite characters and the world they live in like never before. The War of the Five Kings began with the death of King Robert I in 298 AL. Westeros was plunged into chaos as different noble Houses, each with their own claim to the crown, fought to place their leader on the Iron Throne. Few families have more history and more reason to fight in the War of the Five Kings than the Starks and the Lannisters.” View the announcement from CMON here!

Wars to Come Expansion Now Available

Wars to Come Expansion Now Available

“The Wars to Come expansion for The Iron Throne board game is now available at retailers and online through our webstore! With its two new Houses and twenty-five game-changing allies, The Wars to Come brings more players, more intrigues, and more betrayals to your battles for the Seven Kingdoms. Based on HBO’s award-winning Game of Thrones television series, The Iron Throne challenges you to outwit and outmaneuver your rivals. You send your leaders to meet each other on the field of battle, you make alliances with other Houses, and you break those alliances. In the end, there’s only one thing that matters—your place atop the Iron Throne. Now, with the addition of House Greyjoy and House Martell, The Wars to Come allows you to enjoy these contests with as many as seven players. But it’s not just the size of the game that changes; you’ll find that these Houses also permit more scheming, ...

A Game of Thrones Catan: Brotherhood of the Watch

A Game of Thrones Catan: Brotherhood of the Watch

“The battle to defend the Realms of Man begins in A Game of Thrones Catan: Brotherhood of the Watch, a new strategic game grounded in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series and adapted for the beloved Catan tabletop game by Klaus and Bejamin Teuber. The Brotherhood of the Night’s Watch is searching for a new Lord Commander. They are looking for a stalwart individual to repair the failing infrastructure of the wall and work towards developing the neglected Gift. Harvesting the resources from this bitter northern environment was never an easy task, but the brothers must also build up their order to better defend the Wall against the threat of Wildlings. Players must build settlements and keeps, defend the Wall from invasion, and prove themselves to be worthy of the title of Lord Commander. But be wary—the north holds many dangers, and winter is coming. Develop the ...

Trading Posts of Cities of Splendor Preview

Trading Posts of Cities of Splendor Preview

“The southern sea winds have proven to be strong allies for the gem trading guilds of Europe. Opening new trade routes for gems and precious stones across India, the guilds’ reach now extends far wider than ever before. Yet with this newly gained influence comes the need to adapt. Along this new trade route to the Orient, which guild will harness the trading posts along the route and emerge the richest? Cities of Splendor contains four expansions for the critically acclaimed Splendor, offering not one, but four new ways to play the favored classic—Cities, Trading Posts, Strongholds, and The Orient. Each expansion from Cities of Splendor provides a new and exciting addition to the game, showcasing different parts of the base game as you travel throughout Europe in pursuit of glory and wealth. This week, we start our previews of the expansions within Cities of Splendor, leading up to its release at ...

Rise of the Empire Expansion Preview

Rise of the Empire Expansion Preview

“Inspired heavily by Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the Rise of the Empire expansion for Star Wars™: Rebellion adds a whole new chapter to the game’s dramatic take on the Galactic Civil War. With new leaders, units, and missions, Rise of the Empire thrusts us deep into a dark time for the galaxy. The oppressive rule of the Galactic Empire spreads from system to system, destroying all peace and hope. And there are rumors that the Empire is constructing a secret battlestation of unimaginable power… Over the course of our previews, we’ll explore how the expansion’s new leaders, units, action cards, dice, and cinematic combat give life to such iconic characters as Jyn Erso, Cassian Andor, Director Krennic, and Jabba the Hutt. We’ll look at the dramatic narratives and tense tactical decisions it introduces to your games. And we start today with a look at its missions.” Check out the whole preview ...

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