Here is the board game (and board game-related!) news that caught our attention for the week ending January 9, 2021.
- CMON has published a Designer Diary with a preview of the miniatures and gameplay of their upcoming Masters of the Universe game. They’re planning to launch it on Kickstarter later this year.
- Another video game is getting a cardboard adaptation. Slay the Spire: The Boardgame is a co-op game coming soon from Contention Studios. It’s also coming soon to Kickstarter.
- Games Workshop has released a huge update to Warhammer 40K, including new errata and clarifications and an overall points overhaul.
- Renegade has announced a Power Rangers Deck-Building Game, due out in April but available for pre-order now. The studio also posted a December re-cap.
- The Winter 2021 edition of Casual Game Insider is available to download now.
- Reiner Knizia’s Spiel des Jahres-nominated card game LAMA is getting a spin-off, LAMA Dice. It is supposed to be out this month, but the Boardgamegeek post doesn’t provide any more details beyond that.
- Award-winning game Wingspan is getting a spin-off book, Celebrating Birds, a bird-watching book with the artwork from the game. It’s due “wherever books are sold” in April.
What We’re Playing
Finally, here’s what the GeekDads played this week:
- Jonathan Liu played Potion Explosion and Tidal Blades: Heroes of the Reef.
- Paul Benson played Whistle Mountain and Unmatched: Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
- Michael Pistiolas played Gloomhaven, New York Zoo, and Aeon’s End.
- Michael Knight played Goat Lords, Dominos, Haunted Mansion, and Catan: Starfarers.
- I played Forbidden Sky, Rummikub, The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine (our featured image this week), and Hues and Cues.