Re-Roll: This Week’s Tabletop Game News for Week 3 of 2019

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The board game (and board game-related!) news that caught our attention for the week ending January 18, 2019.

Gaming News

  • Game designer Matt Leacock shared a handy flowchart on Twitter to help you pick which of his games you should play. His cooperative Thunderbirds is this week’s featured image.
  • Casual Game Insider magazine is taking a democratic approach to deciding its Casual Game of 2018. You can cast your vote on their website.
  • In my continuing quest to do what I can to ensure the success and thus continuation of Ares’ Battlestar Galactica Starship Battles, I’ll mention here that they are releasing the first set of expansion packs: a Viper Mark II, Starbuck’s Viper, a Cylon Raider, Starbuck’s Cylon Raider, Scar’s Cylon Raider, and a set of additional control panels. You can also purchase all six in one pack.
  • Days of Wonder has announced the upcoming release of Corinth, a dice-rolling goods delivery game. The game is due out in Europe in March and North America in May.
  • Modiphius is taking pre-orders for its Star Trek Adventures Borg Cube Box Set. I’m not really into role-playing, but if I was being able to get something this cool, it would probably be enough to convince me to try role-playing in the Star Trek universe.
  • What I am into, though, is anything to do with the Age of Fighting Sail, so the news this week that Firelock Games is excepting late pledges for their 1/600 scale miniatures game Oak and Iron is a pretty big temptation.
  • The classic card game UNO! is now available on mobile. You can download the game free on both iOS and Android.
  • As a reminder, badge registration is now open for Gen Con. The housing lottery will open on February 11, so be sure to register for your badge before then if you want any shot of getting a room downtown.
  • Speaking of Gen Con, Fantasy Flight has announced a multi-year sponsorship deal with the conference. I don’t know if this means that attending Gen Con will now require constantly referencing a huge rule book or that we’ll need thousands of small cardboard tokens to do anything while we’re there, but we’ll see.
  • Want to break into the gaming industry? Do you live in Bellevue, Washington or London, or are you willing to move? If so, you should check out the job posting for a Sales Account Manager for Privateer Press (that’s the Washington job) or the listings for Junior Games Developer or Marketing Manager for London-based Modiphius.

GeekDad Reviews

What We’re Playing

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

  • Jonathan Liu played Big Dig, Detective, Hyperspace, Keyforge, and The Boy Who Cried Wolf.
  • Simon Yule played D&D Waterdeep Dragon Heist and Dungeon Mayhem.
  • Robin Brooks played Keyforge, Warhammer Underworlds: Nightvault, D&D, and Dragon Heist.
  • Rebecca Angel Maxwell played D&D 2nd ed.
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