Aconyte, Asmodee’s book imprint, has announced their second title. Wrath of N’Kai by Josh Reynolds is set in the world of Arkham Horror and is due on bookshelves in May.
Boardgamegeek News has this little bit announcing something I will definitely be interested a year from now (assuming I somehow remember): an advent calendar based around Exit: The Game. Apparently, each day will reveal a puzzle to be solved, and all 24 will lead up to some kind of interesting narrative. I’ve always loved advent calendars, and this one looks particularly cool.
The Seattle Times ran a cool piece last week on Ravensburger’s Seattle office and the games being produced there.
Last week, we mentioned open betas for a couple of apps based on board games, and now we can add Roll for the Galaxy to that list.
Most stories about AI are based around watching Terminator too many times and assuming that eventually, AI will wipe us out, but this week came news that maybe our future robotic overlords will at least occasionally want to work, or at least play, with us: researchers at Facebook have developed an AI that can successfully play Hanabi, which had previously been a challenge because of the cooperative nature of the game. Hanabi is our featured image this week.
Rob is a geek with a 17-year-old daughter and 14-year-old son. He is a college professor teaching design, programming and 3D printing, watches a ridiculous number of movies, plays as many board games as he can, and loves the history of the technological age almost as much as he loves Firefly.