The board game (and board game-related!) news that caught our attention for the week ending November 24, 2017.
- Have you seen the list of GeekDad’s Game of the Year finalists? Of all the games we played and reviewed this year, here are our favorites!
- This week’s image is in honor of the changing leaves. It’s Photosynthesis and it’s on our list of finalists!
- One of the big announcements out of PAX Unplugged last weekend is that Rob Daviau will be lending his talents to a legacy version of Betrayal at House on the Hill. Look for this terrifying game, Betrayal Legacy, at the end of 2018.
- Today officially kicks off holiday shopping and, if you’re looking for something unique and special, check out this D&D themed jewelry from LA-based jeweler Han Cholo.
- And you may have some extra time on your hands as the year winds down. If you do, consider spending a day playing Twilight Imperium. The 4th edition is now out.
- FFG Digital is already paying dividends. Imperial Assault now has a companion app to walk you through Legends of the Alliance.
- If you’re clever enough to have already solved all Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective‘s tough cases, you’re in luck. Carlton House & Queen’s Park introduces ten new cases for you to riddle over. Look for it at the beginning of 2018.
- Asmodee Digital has a number of new releases this week, all for Steam, Android, and iOS.
- First, there’s an expansion to Mysterium, called Mysterium: Secrets & Lies Expansion, which brings new cards and mechanics–players can now unearth grudges and secrets.
- Second, Ticket to Ride gets their UK expansion with trains and ferries throughout England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland.
- Finally, the classic card game Mille Bornes comes to a byte-sized version. I am excited about this one; I grew up playing this racing game. It should be fun, but if you’re into Mille Bornes, check out this amazing Mad Max reskin!
- Short and sweet this week–I have a turkey to go carve!
At GeekDad, we write a lot about tabletop games. Here’s what we’ve written about this past week:
- We announced our finalists for GeekDad Game of the Year. (Did I mention that yet?) Lots of great games on the list!
- Jonathan Liu wrote about an asymmetric war and adventure game that just funded on Kickstarter called Root.
- Robin Brooks wrote about three games to inspire your creativity: Randomise, The Space Adventure, and NanoFictionary.
- Sophie Brown took the two-player dice game Star Wars Destiny for a test drive.
- I reviewed two games, a simple and fun bluffing and movement game called Museum Heist and a city-crushing and battle game from Fireside Games called Kaiju Crush.
Finally, here’s what some of the GeekDad Crew has been playing this week:
- Mike LeSauvage: Yeah! Diamonds, Flip City, Lair (prototype), Whistle Stop, Clank! In! Space!
- Rob Huddleston: The Thing!, Game of Thrones, Terraforming Mars
- Ryan Hiller: Pathfinder RPG, Starfinder RPG
- Jonathan Liu: Castle Dukes, Cursed Court, The 7th Continent, Chimera Station, Codenames: Disney, Codenames: Marvel, Escape Room in a Box: The Werewolf Experiment, GROWL (upcoming Kickstarter)
- Robin Brooks: D&D 5th Ed. Dragon’s Hoard, 7 Wonders, Bang! The Dice Game, Nanofictionary, Randomise
- Sophie Brown: Sundae Split, Ticket to Ride UK (app expansion)
- Dave Banks: Kaiju Crush, Fog of Love, Spirit Island, Pie Town, Azul, Frogriders, Sticky Chameleons