The board game (and board game-related!) news that caught our attention for the week ending…
Last week, we mentioned that the American Tabletop Awards had released their list of finalists. This week, they announced the winners. (Links are to GeekDad reviews where available.) Note: GeekDad Senior Editor Jonathan Liu is on the ATTA committee.
The winner for Strategy Games was GeekDad Game of the Year Finalist Calico.
The Complex Games category winner was Dominations: Road to Civilization.
Ares Games has announced another partnership to bring English-edition games to a wider audience. This time, they have partnered with Italian publisher Ergo Ludo Editions. The first game due out under the partnership is the party game Ensemble, which should be on shelves this summer.
As we finally, truly appear to be moving towards an end to the pandemic, I hope to start sharing more news about events that are happening, rather than cancelations. The first such item: Warhammer stores in England and Wales are scheduled to reopen next week. Games Workshop is offering in-store “goodies” including collectible coins to help entice gamers to return to stores.
In related news, Games Workshop also has a blog post up with a look into the new Warhammer Underworlds Starter Set. The set, which is available now for preorder, is designed to provide a quick-entry point to gamers.
According to PC Gamer, Wizards on the Coast has suspended work with artist Jason Felix after it came out that he had copied fan art for a Magic: The Gathering card. Felix has admitted to the plagiarism and has said that he will compensate the original artist and recommend to Wizards that the artists’ names be part of the card instead of his.
IGN is reporting that WizKids will soon release a “premium miniature” of Tiamat for Dungeons & Dragons. The massive figure, which definitely calls into question the use of “miniature,” will be 28.9 inches wide, 14.6 inches tall, and 16.8 inches long. The good news, I guess, is that it will be priced “under $400.”
Spiel des Jahres winner Camel Up is getting a spin-off from Pretzel Games. In Camel Up: Off Season, the action moves from the race track to the desert market, where players bid on the goods in caravans being pulled by the racing camels during the off-season. The game is due to be released in the summer. Pretzel Games is owned by Plan B Games. Camel Up 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.