|If you’re a fan of our small-box trick-taking game The Fox In The Forest but want a game you can play with more than 2 people, you will love Time Chase! |
In this game that accommodates 3-6 players and can be played in 30 minutes, you’ve cracked the code to unlock time travel, but some nefarious colleagues are trying to use your invention to travel back in time and take the credit for themselves!
With the technology of time travel in hand, you’re allowed to travel back in time to previous tricks, known as events, and change their outcome. The first player to control three events in the timeline wins!
We’re really excited about this game, and we’re not the only ones: Dan of Game Boy Geek called it one of his most anticipated games of 2019!
Thankfully you won’t have to wait too long: Time Chase will be available in August at your friendly local gaming store.
|Skydance teams up with award-winning game publisher|
for officially licensed tabletop games starting in 2020
|Los Angeles, CA (March 29, 2019) – Skydance Media has reached a multi-year licensing agreement with Hunters Entertainment to produce tabletop role-playing games set within the stunning sci-fi universe of the hit Netflix series, Altered Carbon.|
Based upon the best-selling novels by Richard K Morgan, Altered Carbon is set centuries into the future when the human mind has been digitized and the soul itself is transferable from one body to the next. Takeshi Kovacs, a former elite interstellar warrior known as an Envoy who has been imprisoned for 500 years, is downloaded into a future he’d tried to stop. Netflix recently renewed Altered Carbon for a second season, with Anthony Mackie (Avengers) becoming the new Takeshi Kovacs as the series continues to explore his journey spanning hundreds of years across many different bodies and planets.
The long-term agreement calls for an ongoing series of tabletop RPGs drawing from the full scope of the Altered Carbon series, with direct tie-ins to the highly-anticipated second season from executive producers Alison Schapker (Fringe), Laeta Kalogridis (Alita: Battle Angel) and James Middleton. David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Marcy Ross serve as executive producers for Skydance.
“Altered Carbon is such a rich and expansive universe,” says Ivan Van Norman, CMO and Co-Founder of Hunters. “We look forward to producing an equally ambitious and inspired line of games for years to come.”The games will begin with a crowdfunding campaign for the core RPG manual later this year, with plans for print and digital releases in 2020 through their global publishing deal with Renegade Game Studios.
The Skydance-Hunters licensing deal was brokered by Joe LeFavi of Genuine Entertainment, who will manage the license on behalf of Hunters and serve as an editor on the game itself. LeFavi is no stranger to tabletop, as he is currently managing the master tabletop gaming license for Frank Herbert’s Dune with Legendary and Gale Force Nine. Skydance Media is represented by Evolution.
ABOUT SKYDANCE MEDIA
Skydance is the diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create high-quality, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories with immersive worlds across its feature film, television, interactive and animation divisions. Recent feature films include Mission: Impossible–Fallout and Annihilation.
Skydance’s upcoming feature films include 6 Underground, Gemini Man, Terminator: Dark Fate, Top Gun: Maverick, The Old Guard, and Ghost Draft. Skydance Television launched in 2013, and its current slate includes two Emmy-nominated series, Grace and Frankie and Altered Carbon, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, Condor and Foundation. Skydance Interactive launched in 2016 to create and publish original and IP-based virtual reality video games; its library includes the mech-shooter game Archangel: Hellfire and the upcoming 2019 title The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners.
In 2017, Skydance formed an animation division to develop and produce a slate of high-end feature films and television series. The first slated movie is Luck, which comes to theaters March 2021. Visit: www.skydance.com.
ABOUT HUNTERS ENTERTAINMENT
Hunters Entertainment LLC specializes in the creation of tabletop games and engaging customers via Actual Play series, many of our products are featured in shows on platforms such as Geek & Sundry, VRV, Pluto, and Project Alpha. Responsible for the popular tabletop games: Outbreak: Undead, Kids on Bikes, and Overlight in which they carry the digital rights with Renegade Games, we also are also a licensee of Dungeons & Dragons with our children’s book The ABCs of D&D. Visit www.huntersentertainment.com for more information.
ABOUT RENEGADE GAME STUDIOS
Renegade Game Studios is a premier developer and publisher of original award winning board and roleplaying games, including Clank! A Deck-Building Adventure, Lanterns: The Harvest Festival, Overlight, and more. Our mission is to publish games that are fun, challenging, and unique. We believe that gaming is for everybody and that everybody is a gamer; you just have to find the right game!Visit www.renegadegames.com for additional product information.
ABOUT GENUINE ENTERTAINMENT
Genuine Entertainment is an award-winning producer and paladin in genre entertainment, specializing in strategic licensing for entertainment franchises and fandoms that demand quality and authenticity in equal measure. It’s our mission to build brands by cultivating worlds and fan communities, making meaningful contributions with premium content and consumer products that extend intellectual properties beyond their core markets and genuinely connect with fans across multiple categories.
Recent collaborations include such genre greats as Altered Carbon, Avengers: Infinity War, Blade Runner 2049, Dune, Game of Thrones, and World of Darkness. To learn more, please visit: www.genuineent.com.
ABOUT EVOLUTION USA, LLC
Evolution has the expertise to fully monetize all forms of intellectual property through licensing and merchandising, digital monetization, promotions, location-based entertainment, retail development, and brand management on a global basis. Evolution is also adept at managing manufacturing and distribution, which enables it to develop intellectual property from concept to the retail shelf. Visit www.evomgt.com.
|The Latest Offering in the Evolution Games Series Gets Kickstarted TodayKENSINGTON, MD. – March. 26, 2019 – North Star Games is positively effervescent to announce the release of Oceans – a stand-alone strategy game in the acclaimed Evolution game series. Oceans represents the deepest dive into gaming that North Star Games has ever attempted. It literally takes the Evolution Game Series into uncharted waters. For those who dare, the Kickstarter page is officially launched here.|
|Oceans is a grand cumulation of effort by North Star Games to design the ultimate gamer’s game. All Evolution games are known for their vivid themes, easy rules, and hidden depth. With many thousands of play-tests, years of non-stop design, reimagined mechanics, and more content than we’ve ever put into a game before, we’ve topped ourselves in every way with Oceans. In Oceans, players create a vibrant web of marine life through millions of years of evolution.|
Whereas the previous games in the Evolution series were bound exclusively by the science (and the core of this game is as well), Oceans expands upon it with a new set of cards called “The Deep”. This fantastical set of new cards stretch the boundaries of the game from science, to science fiction by including creatures like the Leviathan and the Hydra.
|“We’ve designed Oceans (our most strategic game ever) to work using rules that are simpler, more intuitive, and easier to teach even than Evolution, which was already known for being easy to teach,” states Dominic Crapuchettes, Founder, and Co-President of North Star Games. “Nonetheless players will be delighted to find tons of hidden tactics and strategies…under the surface.”|
LATEST UPDATE: Oceans‘ first day on Kickstarter (March 26) received over 300% funding in the first 10 hours! It will be shipping, and available in wide-release, in September 2019.
About North Star Games
North Star Games is the publisher of award-winning party, family, and strategy games. Wits & Wagers is the most award-winning party game in history, Evolution is used in the Evolutionary Biology Department at the University of Oxford, and Happy Salmon has become a gaming phenomenon. For more information on these games and more, visit www.NorthStarGames.com.
Flaunt Your Fronds in Palm Trees—Coming Soon!
Hillside, NJ – March 19, 2019 – WizKids is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Palm Trees, its new dexterity game of lush leaves and fabulous fronds!
In this dexterity game of quite literal “hand management,” players compete to grow the most verdant trees on a tropical island. To start, players will place their elbows on the table, arms straight up, forming the trunk of their palm tree. Each player holds a number of cards, representing fronds and coconuts, in their hand. Each card indicates the way in which the player must add it to their hand. Frond cards are simpler, while coconut cards tend to have more difficult rules players must follow.
Each turn, a player will select one of three available cards on the table to have an opponent add to their tree. Each card has a rule on how it must be held: frond cards are simpler, while coconut cards have more difficult rules. Some cards require a player to hold them between two specific fingers, or potentially between their fingers and their palm. When a card is added to a player’s palm tree, they must continue to follow the rules indicated on all the other cards in their hand. Breaking any of these rules would be considered dropping a card, which ends the game.
If the game ends with a dropped card, the player who dropped the card will not score any points for that game. The game also ends when all cards have been placed in all trees. When the game ends, players add up the points on each of the cards in their respective hands, and the player with the most points wins!
The game can also be played teams of two, with one player acting as the tree while the other adds the fronds and coconuts. In this alternate way of playing, each team simultaneously builds their tree instead of taking turns. The game ends as normal. For extra fun, 6 tree trunk tattoo sleeves have been included with the game—these can be worn by players for extra immersion into the mind of an island tree. Palm Trees will release in June 2019, so be sure to preorder at your Friendly Local Game Store or online today!
San Diego, CA (March 11th, 2019) —Renegade Game Studios and Oni Press are proud to announce The Aquicorn Cove Board Game designed by Steve Ellis, Tyler Tinsley, Ben Eisner, and Tim Eisner. Adapted from the Oni Press original graphic novel by Katie O’Neill, The Aquicorn Cove Board Game will encourage players to dive into an underwater conservation adventure. This delightful board game is expected to release in late 2019.
From the Eisner Award-winning author of The Tea Dragon Society and Princess Princess Ever After comes Aquicorn Cove, a heartfelt story about learning to be a guardian to yourself and those you love.
When Lana and her father return to their seaside hometown to help clear the debris of a big storm, Lana remembers how much she’s missed the ocean—and the strong, reassuring presence of her aunt. As Lana explores the familiar beach, she discovers something incredible: a colony of Aquicorns, small magical seahorse-like creatures that live in the coral reef. Lana rescues an injured Aquicorn and cares for it with the help of her aunt, who may know more about these strange creatures than she’s willing to admit. But when a second storm threatens to reach the town, choices made many years ago about how to coexist with the sea start to rise to the surface. Lana realizes she will need to find the strength to stand on her own, even when it means standing up to the people who she has always relied on to protect her.
Aquicorn Cove is a cooperative game for 2-4 players. In the game, players take on the roles of members of a small fishing village struggling to survive while maintaining a balance with the natural world. To win, the villagers must feed and grow their village, and help restore the health of the reef and aquatic ecosystem. The villagers are fortunate, though, and the waters of their cove are home to the beautiful and benevolent Aquicorns, as well as the wondrous reef guardian Aure, who can help them both to understand the impact humans are having on the environment, and to save the village.
“As a graphic novel, I wanted Aquicorn Cove to encourage kids to engage with concepts of marine conservation, and make grown-up choices to protect the environment they’re going to inherit,” said Katie O’Neill, author of the Oni Press graphic novel. “I’m thrilled that the game will provide another dimension to this, and bring to life how wonderful and important our oceans and reefs are.”
“The Tea Dragon Society Card Game was a huge success and we can’t wait to share this game adaptation of Katie O’Neill’s most recent book with our fans,” said Scott Gaeta, president of Renegade Game Studios. “All of her books have such strong positive messages presented in a fun and magical way. We love what she’s done with these graphic novels and are excited to work with Oni Press to bring them to the board game community. ”
“Working with our design team within this wonderful world created by Katie O’Neill has been a pleasure,” said Steve Ellis, head of Oni Games. “Creating a family-friendly cooperative game with a strong environmental message resonated with both the story and the team at Oni. We hope that the game sparks both conversation and joy.”
The Aquicorn Cove Board Game is slated for release late 2019. The Aquicorn Cove graphic novel is currently available at all major booksellers.
Make sure to join the Renegade Society and be the first to find out more about The Aquicorn Cove Board Gamelater this year!
Experience Daring Adventures with Captain Nemo and the Crew of the Nautilus in Nemo Rising—Coming Son!
Hillside, NJ – March 4, 2019 – WizKids is excited to announce the upcoming release of Nemo Rising, a cooperative adventure game based on C. Courtney Joyner’s thrilling sequel to Jules Verne’s classic novel!
In this exciting 1-4 player adventure game, players become members of a reimagined version of the Nautilus’ heroic crew, and must carry out missions in order to successfully complete the requirements of one of two scenarios— The Undersea Grotto or the City in the Sky. Each scenario represents a unique location with its own geography, environment, and adventures.
Players work together to accomplish the Mission Goals outlined on the game’s Mission Cards. Each round consists of two phases, the Action Row Phase and the Player Phase. During the Action Row Phase, a number of Threat Cards will be placed face down in the Action Row, and then the same number of Action Cards will be placed face up on top of them. The Player Phase then begins. During the player phase, each player can move around the board, scout Adventure Tiles, attempt Tasks, and confront Enemy Tokens. Player turns can be taken in any order, and the order can change each round. The game may be played solo, with one player controlling a single Hero. In this case, there are always two stacks of cards in the Action Row during the Action Row Phase.
The game ends and the Heroes win if they complete all of the Mission Goals on the game’s two Mission Cards, secure at least 4 Adventure Tiles, and then return to the Start space. All Heroes must be on the Start space at the same time in order for them to win. The Heroes lose, however, if they run out of Mission Points on the Mission Track.
With its exciting and unpredictable adventures, Nemo Rising is the perfect way to experience the escapades of Captain Nemo and his crew directly from the captain’s seat. Board the Nautilus and pre-order Nemo Rising, releasing this fall, from your Friendly Local Game Store today! Are you up for the adventure?
For more information, visit: https://wizkids.com/nemo-rising-robur-the-conqueror/
Hillside, NJ – February 27, 2019 – WizKids is excited to announce that Chiyo’s Secret, its new game of deduction and subterfuge in feudal Japan, is now available in North American Game Stores!
In Chiyo’s Secret, the game is centered around Chiyo and Fusanobu, a pair of lovers seeking to escape the wrath of the spurned daimyo. Players seek to achieve a variety of hidden goals, such as overthrowing the daimyo, capturing the lovers, or protecting them until the emperor arrives to grant them the freedom they seek
With over 140 components, Chiyo’s Secret will have players deciding the fate of these star-crossed lovers, the daimyo that pursues them, and, ultimately, the entire kingdom. Chiyo’s Secret is available at your Friendly Local Game Store or online today!
Within the Kickstarter campaign of Dodoresque: Jungle Fever in June 2018, the question came up if there was a way to play the game with more than just 4 players. The way to go was to simply combine two copies of the game.
Having mixed feelings about this, the designers/publishers came up with a second version of the game, playing pretty much exactly like the first version, but including all new artworks, characters, landscapes and new special actions – and to allow for up to 8 players on the table, when both versions of the game are combined.
Dodoresque is a funny, easy to learn and quick to play card game for 2-4 players. Each player takes the role of a Dodo, who tries to build the prettiest nest of all in order to find a mate.
To get the material cards for that nest, the Dodos have to go on adventures in card decks of 3 different difficulties. In order to get the materials, and not get eaten up by the dangers in the jungle, the Dodo players need the right action cards on their hands to counter certain effects. The game consists of 3 different actions: Adventure, Exchange and Building. On each turn only two of those actions can be played (also never the same action twice). With that the game is a constant circle of trying to get the right action cards in order to go on adventures to get better materials.
The game ends when one of the card decks is used up or one of the Dodo players has lost too many hit points to continue building a nest. To score points each material card has an individual value, it is also necessary to collect 3 different types of material and if possible, even of the same theme to score extra points.
Dodoresque: Cherry Blossom is now live on Kickstarter for just 7 days. Price starts at €15 for the game in the Early Bird Edition within the first 48 hours of the campaign.
For more Infos about the Game, check out https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/270229/dodoresque-cherry-blossom
or go right to the Kickstarter campaign page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/964263266/dodoresque-cherry-blossom-a-funny-and-fast-card-ga?ref=6f2svf
Pl.y Games is proud to introduce an exciting space exploration that utilizes familiar mechanics of deckbuilding and area control.
Exploration is not another 4X or Mars terraforming game.
Exploration has been blind-playtested by over 50 people across the world in more than 250 play sessions. The Kickstarter campaign features the game at $80 and includes a money-back guarantee to all Kickstarter backers.
In Exploration, touring near-Earth space is just one facet of achieving victory. Players must build fleets, collect resources, and of course, exert their dominance over the competition. Exploration boasts an array of ships—from transports to destroyers, and everything in between—letting you decide how to explore wild space. Some ships rely on speed and maneuverability, while others boast impressive shields and armaments. Build your fleet to your faction’s strengths to gain dominance of near-Earth space. Exploration will provide plenty of deep strategy for both new and seasoned gamers.
With a playtime of 60-120 minutes, Exploration is game that doesn’t require the dedication of a host of hours, as do other 4X games. With flexible strategies, Exploration looks to bring countless hours of new possibilities to the table for fresh gameplay every time it comes out. Complete with miniature models of the ships, Exploration’s quality and production value aims to be high-end.
Number of players: 1-5
Time required: 60-120 min
Recommended ages: 14+
To see full details, click here: https://kck.st/2tnaMWm