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Re-Roll: This Week’s Tabletop Game News

Gaming Geek Culture Re-Roll Tabletop Games


Here are the latest announcements and stories that caught our eyes this week:

  • Our number one item is the Holiday Sale for Asmodee and Fantasy Flight Games (and a few other brands). The sale runs between now and November 28 and there are some really incredible savings on games there. You can get half your holiday shopping done there. Go check it out now. No, seriously, right now. I’ll wait!
  • Back? OK. Great prices, right? Get anything good? Yeah, I spent more than I should have too. Anyway, onward we go …
  • If mental gymnastics are your thing, check out Braintopia, just announced from Asmodee. The game will test your senses, memory, and more when it hits shelves in 2017.
  • North Star has been selling tournament kits for Evolution with some decent promos for the winners. So if you’re an apex predator, keep an eye on the board at your FLGS for upcoming tourneys.
  • Netrunner gets a narrative, campaign-driven expansion for the card game. In Terminal Directive, there’s a killer on the loose and you have to find him. There are two paths you can follow, each with its own rules and cards. The expansion will be available Q1 2017.
  • CMON announced a partnership to publish the English language version of Banana Bandits. The gorilla swinging, banana stealing game with feature a 3D cardboard tower and lots of banana coins. The game was originally published by Korean publisher Mandoo Games.
  • Marvel Dice Masters released a Deadpool expansion pack this week and will include foil versions of cards. You must supply your own witty banter.
  • If you like your holidays with a healthy dose of sacrilege, check out Santa VS Jesus.
  • Greenbrier Games is publishing Burger Up, the card-matching order filling game that was Kickstarted last year.
  • Games Workshop is taking pre-orders on the new version of Blood Bowl. No word on if orcs will kneel for the national anthem or not.
  • Spoils of War from Bryan Pope (Mage Wars) will hit shelves in April, Arcane Wonders announced this week. The Viking-themed dice game relies on bidding, bluffing, and betting as Vikings split the bounty from recent raids. If you’re at BGG Con, you can get an early preview.
  • Finally, if you are at BGG CON, have an awesome time and let us know what you saw that you’re really excited about. And have fun!

Finally, here’s what some of the GeekDad Crew has been playing this week:

  • Michael Harrison: I participated in a local gaming marathon, Gamers for Cures, to benefit the Turner Syndrome Society, and played New Bedford, Ticket to Ride, Ice Cool, and Quadropolis. My players also clambered all over the corpse of a dead god in the Astral Plane during our weekly D&D session.
  • Jonathan Liu: Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, Oceanos, Eminent Domain: Battlecruisers, Turbo Drift, Yeti
  • Mike LeSauvage: Edge of the Empire, Between Two Cities, Mottainai
  • Anthony Karcz: Edge of the Empire, Pathfinder Adventures iOS
  • Gerry Tolbert: Hero Realms, Animal Upon Animal, Wonky, Edge of the Empire
  • Z. DesRocher: Pokémon TCG: XY — Evolutions
  • Robin Brooks: D&D, Blood Bowl
  • Will James: Star Wars Risk, Pathfinder Adventures on iOS
  • Randy Slavey: Risk: Transformers – Cybertron Battle Edition
  • Dave Banks: Rum & Bones, Animal Upon Animal, Oceanos, Tatsu, Ticket to Ride, Menu Masters, Hive Mind, Running with the Bulls
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