Re-Roll: This Week’s Tabletop Game News for the Week Ending September 25, 2020

Here is the board game (and board game-related!) news that caught our attention for the week ending September 25, 2020.

Gaming News

  • Boardgame Quest is running a contest to win a free copy of GeekDad-approved Back to the Future: Back in Time. You can read my review here and enter the drawing on Boardgame Quest.
  • If you’re as excited about the new Dune movie as many of my friends, you’ll want to check out Direwolf’s new Dune: Imperium. No release date has been announced yet. 
  • I don’t often talk about Kickstarters here, but Cascadia, which we reviewed last week, has a very cool playable version of the game available for free online. I’ve been a bit obsessed with it for the last week—my current high score is 99.
  • According to Dicebreaker, Hasbro has re-acquired the trademark for HeroQuest, ahead of their announcement this week that they will be bringing the classic game back in 2021, after a crowdfunding campaign on their own platform.
  • Verdes Innovations has announced the upcoming release of Twinkle, a game where players compete to create constellations. No release date has been announced.
  • Ninja Division’s Super Dungeon: Explore – Devil Island is now available for pre-order. The miniatures-based game is a complete starter set for Super Dungeon: Explore 2nd Edition.
  • Tsuro is coming to the Oculus Quest in a VR version of the game developed by Thunderbox Entertainment. It is due out on October 23 and will retail for $9.99.
  • Comic books being turned into games isn’t new, but this winter Gloomhaven is going the other direction with the release of a one-off comic that will explore the backstory behind one of the characters from the game. Gloomhaven: Fallen Lion is due out December 30.

GeekDad and GeekMom Reviews

What We’re Playing

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

  • Robin Brooks played Cactus Town, Necromunda, and Marvel: Champions.
  • Jonathan Liu played Pocket Paragons, Automated Alice, My City, Strike!, Aliens: Bug Hunt, Fantastic Factories: Manufactions, and Squire for Hire.
  • Michael Pistiolas played Aeon’s End and Illusion.
  • Michael Knight played Starship Samurai, Dungeons & Dragons: Adventure Begins, and Fireball Island.
  • I played Trekking the National Parks (our featured image this week), Tiny Towns, and The Quacks of Quedlinburg
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This post was last modified on September 24, 2020 3:58 pm

Rob Huddleston

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.

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