The board game (and board game-related!) news that caught our attention for the week ending March 29, 2019.
- Iello’s Bunny Kingdom is getting its first expansion: In the Sky. Due in stores in late April or early May, the expansion allows players to add sky fiefdoms to their holdings in the original game, which is our featured image this week. The expansion also adds a fifth player.
- According to a Tweet from game designer Jason Bulmahn, the Pathfinder Second Edition Core Rulebook is finished and has been sent to the printer.
- Fantasy Trip, an “old school roleplaying dungeon-crawler” that has been out of print for over 40 years, is coming back in a new Legacy Edition from Steve Jackson Games.
- Star Wars Armada fans have a bit more time to save up for that Super Star Destroyer as Fantasy Flight announced this week that release of the 24-inch “miniature” will be delayed until the third quarter of this year due to the model presenting “its own set of unique challenges.” The company also announced Rebellion in the Rim, the second campaign expansion for the game, also due in the third quarter.
- Looney Labs has released a new card game, Time Breaker, in which players compete to be the one who tracks down and arrests a criminal traveling through time and changing history. Hopefully, NBC won’t hear about this and cancel it.
- WizKids is releasing Star Trek: Conflick in the Neutral Zone, which challenges players to flick discs around the board while editors are challenged to not correct the weird spelling of the name. (Note my editor: I promise it’s spelled that way.)
- And while we’re on the topic of strange spelling of things, Terminator Genisys: Fall of Skynet is a new expansion for the miniatures-based game based on the spelling-challenged movie.
- Paizo is hosting a contest to win an all-inclusive trip to PaizoCon in Seattle over Memorial Day weekend. Entry requires that you listen to their podcast and answer a bunch of questions. Click through the link for more details.
- Tabletop Tycoon, on the other hand, is looking to hire people to help them out at Gen Con, Origins, and PAX Unplugged. Travel costs are not included, but you will get to be paid to attend those cons, so that’s something.
- Jonathan Liu reviewed Oceans and Handsome.
- Michael Jennings reviewed Taco Fight.
- Erik Stanfill reviewed Amazing Tales.
- Rob Huddleston reviewed GeekDad-approved Campaign Trail.
What We’re Playing
Finally, here’s what the GeekDads played this week:
- Rebecca Angel Maxwell played D&D (2nd Ed).
- Jonathan Liu played Oceans, The Quacks of Quedlinburg, Zombie Kidz Evolution, Beta Colony, Black Hat, Cartographers, Downfall, Feudum, Ghosts of the Moor, Gizmos, and In a World of Dinosaurs.
- Angela Leach played Joking Hazard and Seven Wonders.
- Michael Jennings played Filler, Now Boarding, and Wok Star.
- Michael Pistiolas played Star Wars: Imperial Assault, Pandemic Legacy: Season 2, and Tiny Epic Zombies.
- Erik Stanfill played The Quacks of Quedlinburg, Cartographers, Tiny Park, D&D, Gloomhaven, and Tokyo Highway.
- Rory Bristol played Azul, Tsuro, Bunny Kingdom, D&D, Ascension, and Ascension: Deliverance.
- Robin Brooks played Warhammer Underworlds: Nightvault, Keyforge, and Blitz Bowl.
- Rob Huddleston played Sideshow Swap, Campaign Trail, and Endangered.