'Almanac: The Crystal Peaks' is a worker placement game where players must lead their caravan…
In an announcement that seems to have been a surprise to most in the industry, Asmodee announced this week that they had acquired Board Game Arena, a widely used tool for playing games online virtual gaming platform. As of this writing, the company has said that they have no plans to remove non-Asmodee games from the platform. If you are unfamiliar with Board Game Arena, you can check out Jonathan’s post last week on virtual gaming.
Renegade has also announced that Gravwell will be getting a second edition, with “an expanded player count, new art, and unique player powers.” The game is also available for pre-order.
Everyone knows penguins are awesome, and you can now add yet another penguin-related title to your shelf with Waddlefrom WizKids.
AEG has opened up pre-orders for Cubitos, which, from what I’ve seen, looks like a very cute game.
CMON is expanding its cooperative game series The Grizzled with a new title, We Care – A Grizzled Game, in which players take on the roles of overworked frontline hospital workers. The company will make a donation to Doctors Without Borders for every copy of the game they sell. The game is due out in the second quarter.
Z-Man has a new title coming out as well. Cryois a worker-placement game of factions competing for survival on a frozen planet and is due on shelves in the spring.
Polygon is reporting that Go on Board and CD Projekt Red are teaming up to bring us The Witcher: Old World, a board game based on the books that were also the basis for the Netflix series. The game is set “long before” the stories in the books, however. The game is going to seek funding on Kickstarter in the spring.
According to ABC, Hasbro says board game sales up 21% in the fourth quarter of last year, a combination of holiday sales and the continuing pandemic. Magic: The Gathering, Monopoly, and D&D were reported to be the big drivers of the increased sales.
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.