Re-Roll: This Week’s Tabletop Game News for Week 38 of 2018

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Re-Roll: Expancity

The board game (and board game-related!) news that caught our attention for the week ending September 21, 2018.

  • Every day is a bit better with Uwe (Rosenberg, that is). To feed that need, A Feast for Odin is getting an expansion called The Norwegians. It’s releasing later this year and features new lands to discover, pillage, and take actions. Lots of actions.
  • After making its debut on iOS in early August, Tabletopia really only had one more stop it needed to make, and it arrived at the station this week. You can now play Tabletopia on Android devices. So there are no more excuses—get to playing!
  • What game can it be now? Pretzel Games (Flick ‘Em Up, Junk Art) announced they would be releasing Men at Work at Essen Game Fair. Players will balance meeple construction workers on beams and Down Under, along with lunch boxes and hard hats.
  • I love abstract strategy and one of my favorites in recent memory is Onitama from Arcane Wonders. In many ways, it’s like simplified and confined chess. It plays quickly and it’s neat and it’s currently free for both iOS and Android from Asmodee Digital.
  • This week’s image is from Expancity.
  • A couple of highly anticipated games will be hitting shelves next week. Coimbra, from Eggertspiele, is a set collector set in Portugal during the Age of Discovery. It’s medium-heavy and getting good reviews. The other, Reef (read our review) from Next Move, is a beautiful pattern building challenge from designer Emerson Matsuuchi.
  • That’s it, not much news this week. Essen looms!

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

  • Logan Giannini got clever with his headline when reviewing DC Spyfall.
  • Simon Yule stepped again into the fray of his Curse of Strahd campaign, again to the streets of Vallaki, again nothing but roleplaying. Now Ravenloft looms.
  • If that’s not enough to get you eager to pull out your pencil, paper, and dice, Jim Kelly has 8 reasons why we need kids playing RPGs.
  • Liu-bot, firing on all cylinders, was busy this week. He looked at a Kickstarter for Guild Master, reviewed a nice, small little game about one of the third largest of all land mammals, Hippo, and quietly evaluated the first expansion to our 2017 Game of the Year, Clank! In! Space!, an affair called Apocalypse!.

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

  • Jonathan Liu: Sunflower Valley, Minute Realms, Catalyst, Expancity, Guild Master, Root, Visitor in Blackwood Grove, War Chest
  • Logan Giannini: Flamme Rouge, Railroad Ink, Root
  • Michael Pistiolas: Pandemic Legacy: Season 2, Dead Men Tell No Tales
  • Robin Brooks: Warhammer Underworlds: Nightvault. Age of Sigmar: Champions
  • Dave Banks: The Rise of Queensdale, Terraforming Mars, Gizmos
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