Ever so amazing Gen Con returns to the exhibition halls
Last week, Gen Con 21 was held, an event where after a long break various table-playing enthusiasts and professionals were able to exchange ideas, demo and sell games, and, of course, to showcase their newest products. In amids of the panels and balloon sculptures, content was also streamed to Twitch, and you are in luck, every one of those streams can be found here!
Of course, publishers have a strong desire to sell you their newest games. So the Board Game Geek's traditional list of Gen Con games is up, and the geeks have had plenty of time to vote the best ones for you. My own picks from the list are: The Loop, Kōhaku, Furnace, Galaxy Trucker, Brew, Rocketmen, Kabuto Sumo, Caesar!
Flight report from board game giant
Fantasy Flight Games also showcased its upcoming releases at Gen Con, as well as projects in the works. The show has carried the name “In-Flight Report” and was arranged digitally for the second time. In-Flight Report's biggest surprise was the new Lord of the Rings LCG starter box. The other publications were largely already known titles. A tightly packed summary of the topic by Board Game Quest.
Thinking about bugs on cardboard
Richard Garfield a creator of Keyforge, Magic the Gathering, Great Dalmuti and a few other games is up at it again! This time, the new brainchild is called Mindbug. From what we can decipher the game promises to cut the impact of the luck to a minimum and maximize the impact of the decisions made by the players. As a unique twist, the game is played with one deck, both you and your opponent drawing from it. This in thearyh means that both have an even chance of success.
We look forward to seeing what the game, which will be released at Spiel 21, will offer alongside traditional TCG games. You can check out the game here, and also find it on Kickstarter where it appears immediately after the Spiel 21
What a nice set of newcomers this time around!
- Dune: Adventures in the Imperium Core Rulebook
- Dune: Adventures in the Imperium Dice Set - Arrakis
- Summoner Wars Second Edition Master Set
- Merchants Cove
- Merchants Cove: The Secret Stash
- Merchants Cove: The Innkeeper
- Merchants Cove: The Oracle
- Merchants Cove: The Dragon Rancher
- Marvel Champions: The Mad Titan's Shadow Campaign Expansion
- Nemesis: Playmat
- Sushi Go!
- MicroMacro: Rikospaikalla
- L.A.M.A. (FI/SE/NO/DK)
- EXIT Pakopeli: Salainen laboratorio (FI)
- EXIT Pakopeli: Hylätty Mökki (FI)
- Dark Souls the board game: Manus, father of the abyss expansion
- Cat Tower
- Beyond the Sun
- Boss Monster: Vault of Villains
- Underwater Cities
- Arkham Horror: Under Dark Waves
- Arkham Horror LCG: Devil Reef Mythos Pack
- Eldritch Horror: Under the Pyramids
- Eldritch Horror: Masks of Nyarlathotep
- 6 Nimmt (FI/SE/NO/DK)
- Wingspan European Expansion - Euroopan Linnut (FI)
- EXIT Pakopeli: Idän Pikajuna (FI)
- EXIT Pakopeli: Unohdettu Saari (FI)
- EXIT Pakopeli: Uponnut aarre (FI)
- Terraforming Mars: Prelude (FI)
- Dalmuti (FI/SE/NO/DK)
- Lost Cities Korttipeli (FI/SE/NO/DK)
- Poliittisesti Epäkorrektia
- Wingspan (FI)
- Escape: Roll & Write (EN/DE)
- Arkham Horror LCG: Harvey Walters Investigator Starter Deck
- Arkham Horror LCG: Nathaniel Cho Investigator Starter Deck
- Arkham Horror LCG: Stella Clark Investigator Starter Deck
- Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition: Dice Pack
- Folded Space Gloomhaven Insert (FS-GLO)
Wonderfully spiced autumn to all our friends!
Poromagia's board game crew