Re-Roll: This Week’s Tabletop Game News for Week 25 of 2018

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Re-Roll: Nut So FastThe board game (and board game-related!) news that caught our attention for the week ending June 22, 2018.

 

  • Nomad Games announced that it has acquired digital rights to three of AEG’s titles: Mystic ValeSpace Base, and Cat Lady.
  • BoardGameGeek has a listing of new titles that will be released or demoing at Gen Con this year—there are 200 titles currently on the list already! It’s a handy way to track the games that you’re interested in.
  • This week’s image is from Nut So Fast.
  • The Diana Jones Award for Excellence in Gaming, awarded each year at Gen Con, released its list of nominees last week: Charterstone, the Actual Play movement, the 200 Word RPG challenge, Harlem Unbound, and Analog Game Studies. Find out more about the nominees here.
  • Speaking of awards, Origins Game Fair (last week) has its own list of awards: Gloomhaven won Game of the Year, and you can see the rest of the winners here.

One Night Ultimate Super Villains

  • Bezier Games announced the latest addition to the One Night Ultimate series: One Night Ultimate Super Villain. Expect the Kickstarter to launch at the end of July, just in time for Gen Con.
  • Lone Shark Games has released The Ninth World, a card game set in Monte Cook’s world of Numenera.
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Living Card Game is headed to digital—expect Early Access on Steam at the end of August with single player mode, with cooperative mode planned for later.
  • If you don’t have the digital version of Tokaido, now’s your chance—it’s on sale for half price on Steam ($4.99), the App Store ($.99), and Google Play ($.99).

At GeekDad, we write a lot about tabletop games. Here’s what we’ve written about this past week:

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

  • Jonathan Liu: My Little Scythe, Raccoon Tycoon, Hippos Love Sushi, BarBEARians, Burgle Bros, Mystic Vale: Mana Storm
  • Sara Blackburn: The Fox in the Forest
  • Rob Huddleston: Love Letter
  • Robin Brooks: Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire
  • Logan Giannini: Menara, Dinosaur Island, Cockroach Poker, Cosmic Run: Rapid Fire
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