This week’s table games news for the week ending September 17, 2021
Here is the news of board games (and related to board games!) That caught our attention for the week ending September 17, 2021.
- It’s really strange to be sitting here writing this in California today rather than in a hotel room in Indianapolis. But to everyone attending Gen Con: have fun, stay safe, and we’ll see you again next year. It’s worth noting that I’m not going to try to cover all possible Gen Con releases and announcements here.
- Congratulations to Nibcard Games in Nigeria for winning the Diana Jones Award. Designate Eric Lang has a great Twitter feed on the prize and why Nibcard is such a deserving winner.
- I’ve mentioned several other things over the past few months about the impact of the global supply chain crisis on the industry, but this week’s news that huge game and puzzle maker Ravensburger is shutting down All Orders in North America is probably the biggest headline to date. . According to Toy book, the company will no longer accept orders from retailers as of September 17 and “for the foreseeable future.” The company will rather clearly focus on its order book. They say they have “great confidence in their ability to deliver the current order book and forecasted commitments leading up to the fourth quarter and the 2021 holiday season.” However, if you are considering Ravensburger gifts for your friends or family this holiday season, you might want to purchase them sooner rather than later.
- Ross Thompson, alumnus of The Op and friend of the blog, will be join Steamforged Games as head of commercial marketing. We are all very happy for Ross here and look forward to working with him to bring more information and reviews on Steamforged titles to our readers.
- WizKids should be released Star Trek Missions, a game based on the classic franchise that will use the Fantastic realms motor. The game is slated for release in February.
- Upper Deck is holding a contest to find the “Ultimate Legendary Player”. They want to find someone who is passionate about table games and who has made a positive impact in the gaming community, and more specifically, the community around them. Legendary game titles. The first 50 participants will receive a t-shirt. The grand prize winner will get tickets and plane tickets to Gen Con 2022, gallery prints, hoodies, water bottles, personalized card, games and pouches. There will also be second and third place prizes.
- Asmodee and Repos Production have announced 7 wonders: architects, an independent entry into the 7 wonders series emphasizing family accessibility and quick play sessions. It will be available this fall.
- Hunt A Killer games released Mystery at Magnolia Gardens, an investigative game starring Nancy Drew where players “solve puzzles, gather clues, examine all the evidence and solve the crime.” The game is for 1 to 5 players and is now available.
- As previously reported, Z-Man will be released soon World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King – A pandemic board game. The company is joining forces with Geocaching to bring us a breathtaking break, World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King – A Pandemic Board Game Geocaching Campaign, because the title of the game itself was not long enough. They “created 4,200 copies of seven unique traceable objects – a small collectible and traceable chart with a unique code on the back for logging and tracking.” Players can try to find a tracker near them and move it to another location to help record mileage and work with others to complete quests. Each completed quest will unlock bonus printable and playable content for the game.
- After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Archon Studio accepts late engagements for Masters of the Universe: Fields of Eternia miniatures game.
- Portal Games is now taking pre-orders for its linked movie Dune: Secrets of the house, a cooperative game based on a story. The game is slated for release on October 15, a week before the film’s (finally) scheduled release.
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Here’s what we looked at this week:
What we play
Finally, here’s what the GeekDads have been playing this week:
Jonathan Liu played SolForge Fusion, Hair of the Dog, Bullet ♥ ︎, Dunhuang: Pearl on the Silk Road, and The spill.
Michael Pistiolas played Sword & Sorcery, Unmatched, Cauldron Quest, Unicorn Glitterluck: A Party for Rosalie, Ingenious, Love Letter, Ugly Grypon Inn, and The Incredibles: Save the game of the day.
Michael Knight played Summoner Wars 2nd Edition and Quest for the Storm.
Robin Brooks played Kill Team: Octarius.
I played Cascadia and Embarcadero (our featured image this week.)