The board game (and board game-related!) news that caught our attention for the week ending January 25, 2019.
- First off, a quick correction from last week’s Re-Roll: the email I got from Gen Con approving my press pass incorrectly stated that the housing lottery opens February 12. Thanks to reader Sean for pointing out that the lottery, in fact, opens this weekend on Sunday, January 27. As the saying goes, may the odds be ever in your favor.
- Deck builder Mystic Vale is on Steam, but only for Windows users so far—if you buy it ahead of its official launch on January 31, you’ll save a few bucks. (Read our review of the analog version here.)
- Walls of York is a pretty cool looking new game coming soon from CMON. It includes lots of plastic wall pieces and its own dice tower.
- If you’re of a certain age and want to role-play in universes you might have known and loved as a kid, Studio 2 Publishing has released an RPG set in the world of Flash Gordon. Also, I don’t normally call out Kickstarters here, but on-topic is the campaign for the Zorro RPG, which just launched and is already funded.
- Fantasy Flight’s every-box-is-different Discover: Lands Unknown now has cooperative rules available.
- Star Trek Catan, which in my humble opinion is the superior version of the classic gateway game, is now back in print. While still on the pricey side—$65 from Amazon—at least it’s no longer only available from third-party sellers in the triple-digit range. It’s our featured image this week.
- Kevin Hart has signed on to star in the long-rumored movie version of Monopoly. Yes, you read that correctly. I assume that once people start watching the movie at home, they’ll figure out ways to make the movie needlessly last forever.
- Jonathan Liu reaped the rewards with a follow-up review of Vindication.
- Jonathan also took a look at Battle of the Bards.
- Simon Yule explored some D&D one-shots.
What We’re Playing
Finally, here’s what the GeekDads played this week:
- Jonathan Liu played Cryptid, Catalyst, Good Dog Bad Zombie, Happy Pigs, The 7th Continent, Hyperspace, and Raccoon Tycoon.
- Greg Howley played Dead of Winter, Sentinels of the Multiverse, Photosynthesis, Robo Rally, Smash Up, and Neuroshima Hex.
- Michael Pistiolas played Azul and Sleeping Queens.
- Rory Bristol played Dungeon Mayhem.
- Robin Brooks played Cryptid, Keyforge, and Pathogenesis.
- Rob Huddleston played (and, for the first time, even won) Dead of Winter.