Re-Roll: This Week’s Tabletop Game News for Week 1 of 2019

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The board game (and board game-related!) news that caught our attention for the week ending January 4, 2019.

Gaming News

  • The big news around here, of course, is the announcement of the 2018 GeekDad Game of the Year: Cryptid. Check out the detailed write-up, and, of course, it’s our featured image this week.
  • You will recall Re-Roll’s announcement almost a year ago about a Harry Potter edition of Munchkin. You might be glad to know it’s now available.
  • If you like to party, and you like to play card games, you might want to check out Party Bugs, an upcoming title from Z-Man that’s available for pre-order now.
  • Otherwise, it’s another pretty slow week in gaming, so I’ll just include this note that Suspicion, one of my family’s favorite games, is being reprinted by Ravensburger. You can also get the ever-so-slightly older Wonder Forge edition from Amazon, and other than the publisher’s name, I don’t see anything noting any differences.
  • Finally, in sad boardgame news, we learned from John Kovalic’s tweet that Darwin Bromley, founder of Mayfair Games, passed away this week.

GeekDad Reviews

What We’re Playing

Finally, here’s what the GeekDads played this week:

  • Rob Huddleston played Ticket to Ride: France, Villainous, Ricochet Robots, Ticket to Ride: New York, and Champions of Midgard.
  • Greg Howley played Played Azul, Smash-Up, and Cards Against Humanity.
  • Michael Pistiolas played Azul, Star Wars: Imperial Assault, Codenames, You Gotta Be Kitten Me!, and Catch Phrase.
  • Jonathan Liu played 5-Minute Dungeon: Curses! Foiled Again!, Towers of the Sun, Tsuro: Phoenix Rising, Chronicles of Crime, Rise of Tribes, Shards of Infinity, Web of Spies, Battle of the Bards, Codenames: Disney, Deckscape: Heist in Venice, Flotsam Fight, Heroes and Tricks, Nevermore, Spell Smashers, and Terra Evolution: Tree of Life.
  • Robin Brooks Warhammer Quest: Blackstone Fortress, Warhammer Underworlds: Nightvault, Magic Maze: Kids, Anomia: Kids, Soundiculous, Keyforge, Discover Lands Unknown, My Little Scythe, and Ninja Rush.
  • Rebecca Angel Maxwell played Sushi Go!, Tsuro, and D&D (2nd Ed).
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