The board game (and board game-related!) news that caught our attention for the week ending November 9, 2018.
A quick summary of this week’s boardgame news:
- Asmodee, owner of All of the Things, has a new owner. Eurazeo, the private equity firm that owned the company, completed the sale to PAI Partners, a different equity firm.
- Rick and Morty: The Rickshank Rickdemption Deck-Building Game from Cryptozoic will be released on November 14.
- The folks at Fun.com have created a cool infographic tracing the evolution of board games in North America.
- Lots of new releases this week, including a few previously mentioned on GeekDad: Zogen, which Jonathan Liu played at GenCon, and Endeavor: Age of Sail, which had a successful Kickstarter earlier this year and which I will definitely be taking a look at because it’s about sailing ships.
- Stonemaier Games has announced that Scythe Encounters, a deck of 32 encounter cards suggested by fans, will be released in the first week of December. Our image this week is from Dave Banks’ review of the original game.
- If you want to improve your improv skills to make you a better gamer, you no longer have to wait for a local con to attend an Improv for Gamers session. Instead, you can now just buy the book.
- Star Wars Destiny: Across the Galaxy is in stores now.
Games we’ve reviewed this week here on GeekDad:
- Jonathan Liu learned how to pillage and plunder in Extraordinary Adventures: Pirates. No word in the review as to whether he read the rules in a pirate accent, though. But he did also review Terminus Breach TD and The Perfect Moment.
What We’re Playing
Finally, here’s what the GeekDads played this week:
- Jonathan Liu played Extraordinary Adventures: Pirates, Ganymede, New Salem: The Constable, Nyctophobia, The Perfect Moment, Sprawlopolis.
- Micheal Jennings played Before the Earth Explodes and Forbidden Sky.
- Michael Pistiolas played Love Letter and Indian Summer.