Plaid Hat Games has announced Abomination: The Heir of Frankenstein, a game based on Mary Shelly’s famous book and set 20 years after the events in the book.
Taking place 20 years after the events in Mary Shelley’s classic novel, Abomination: The Heir of Frankenstein is a game of competitive monster creation for 2-4 players. Each player takes on the role of a scientist racing to construct a viable living being to satisfy the mad obsession of their mysterious benefactor. Strategic placement of assistants across the city of Paris allows you to research scientific findings, charge your Leyden jars and scavenge the local cemeteries and morgues for materials needed to perfect your craft. Once a player succeeds in bringing their creature to life, or after twelve rounds have elapsed, the game ends and the player with the most victory points fulfills Frankenstein’s dark legacy, for good or ill…
Days of Wonder has announced Ticket to Ride: London, the follow-up to last year’s Ticket to Ride: New York.
Ticket to Ride: London is an elegantly simple version of Ticket to Ride where players race around 1970s London to claim the most important bus lines and complete their Destination Tickets, connecting Districts in the capital of the United Kingdom. With its quick and compact format, Ticket to Ride: London is fast-paced, easy to learn in three minutes, and extremely portable—perfect for new players and veterans alike.
French publisher Funforge has announced a sequel to his popular board game Tokaido called Namiji.
Namiji’s gameplay features a similar flow to Tokaido’s last-goes-first player turns, which let players jump as far along the route as they wanted – with the downside of potentially handing consecutive turns and actions to their opponents as they caught up.
While the mechanics will be familiar to Tokaido players, the new game plays out on the sea, offering up a new choice of actions – the first images of the game’s prototype demonstrated at this month’s Festival International des Jeux in France show three decks of cards with whales on, suggesting we might get the chance to whale-watch.
Boardgamegeek News has recorded a video overview of the newly announced Imperial Settlers: Roll & Write at the Gama Trade Show. The video is based on a prototype, so there will be changes in the final product.
Iello was presenting a few new games/expansion at the GAMA Trade Show. One of them was Laser Drive, the first expansion for Decrypto:
Designed by Thomas Degenais-Lespérance, Laser Drive adds categories to the words that players transmit. If a word’s category can be sent successfully, the team earns bonus tokens, which enable alternate win conditions. Additionally, teams will be able to guess their opponents’ words and earn bonus tokens for getting them right.
USAopoly has announced the first Die Hard board game ever: Die Hard – The Nakatomi Heist Board Game will get released this spring and will hopefully make it’s way to the UK.
Die Hard: The Nakatomi Heist Board Game will leverage one-versus-many, asymmetric gameplay to pit protagonist John McClane against others acting as thieves, cooperating to foil the hero’s plan, which is to save the hostages in the iconic Nakatomi Plaza high-rise. Movie buffs and hobby game enthusiasts will appreciate the forthcoming release’s distinct homage to the 1988 film, which packs rules and gameplay to the air vents with callbacks to Die Hard’s most memorable scenes, characters, and events.