The board game (and board game-related!) news that caught our attention for the week ending July 5, 2019.
- The proposed 25% tariffs on toys and board games have been temporarily postponed, according to Gizmodo. The tariffs may still be imposed at some point in the future, so stay tuned.
- Of all of the board games I wouldn’t have bet on being made into a TV show, one about building railroads in 1910 would certainly have made the list. And it turns out I would have lost that bet: Deadline is reporting that Asmodee Entertainment and TV studio Propagate have joined forces to create an Amazing Race-like reality travel show based on Ticket to Ride. Or, at least, one that shares the name of the game. The 10th Anniversary edition of the game is this week’s featured image.
- The Ennies, a series of fan-based awards for tabletop RPGs, have released the list of nominees. The awards will be announced at Gen Con.
- Ares Games announced several new additions to their Battlestar Galactica Starship Battles series, including several versions of the show’s iconic Raptor support craft and the Cylon Heavy Raider.
- The Op has announced the upcoming release of Harry Potter: Death Eaters Rising, a cooperative card and dice game based on the fifth title in the Harry Potter series. The game is due in stores this fall.
- Days of Wonder’s next big title is Deep Blue, a press-your-luck game from designers Daniel Skjold Pedersen and Asger Harding Granerud. The game is due out in October.
- Kingdomino designer Bruno Cathala is returning with Ishtar, an area control game that pits players against each other to plant the best garden. It is also due out in October.
- GenCon is only five weeks away, and there’s only one ticket left for our Gaming with GeekDad event. Don’t miss this chance to meet us IRL and play some great new games!
- For more GenCon news, I’d highly recommend following the official GenCon Twitter account.
Here are the games we’ve reviewed this week:
What We’re Playing
Finally, here’s what the GeekDads played this week:
- Greg Howley played Sentinels of the Multiverse, Splendor, and Take Two.
- Jonathan Liu played In Front of the Elevators, Colorful Treasure, Yukidama Zombie, Best Treehouse Ever, Orc, and Towers of Amhard.
- Robin Brooks played Warhammer Underworlds: Nightvault.
- I played The Quacks of Quedlingburg and River Dragons.