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Plaid Hat Games announces Gen7

Dead of Winter was the first ever Crossroad game Plaid Hat released. Now they have announced Gen7, the next game using the Crossroad system:

Plaid Hat Games is proud to announce Gen7: A Crossroads Game. In this exciting game of paranoia and intrigue, players take the roles of a new command team onboard an interstellar ark. But just as they take control of the ship, a terrible mystery emerges that will threaten the entire mission. The commanders of Gen7 are about to discover that everything is not as it seems, and the fate of the human species will hang on the choices they make.

A release date has been announced yet, we will post an update as soon as we know more about the UK release.

Link: Plaid Hat Games announcement

 

Christian T. Petersen steps down

Big news from FFG/Asmodee USA: Christian T. Petersen has announced that he will retire from his position as CEO of Asmodee North Ameria. The last game he designed will get released later this year:

In 2014, following a merger with French publishing giant Asmodee, Petersen became CEO for Asmodee North America – a position he will leave at the end of 2018 in order to “focus on family, health, and the pursuit of other interests”.

The last games Petersen worked on at Fantasy Flight will be released over the next six months to a year, he confirmed.

The departure of the FFG founder comes as Asmodee prepares for a new owner: PAI Partners, a private equity firm, will buy Asmodee for €1.2 billion.

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Gloomhaven News on IGN

Video games website IGN has talked to Gloomhaven designer/publisher Isaac Childres  at GenCon:

The wildly popular Gloomhaven board game has sold roughly 120,000 copies, IGN learned from creator Isaac Childres at Gen Con 2018.

The article also includes some details and a trailer for the upcoming Gloomhaven video game from Asmodee Digital. And IGN also posted an up-close look at the first expansion.

Link: IGN News

GenCon tidbits

Last weekend was GenCon weekend. GenCon is the second largest board game show in the world and the event where US publisher make their big announcements. Here are a few I picked up when I was skimming through Twitter and Reddit posts:

  • Pandasaurus has announced Machi Koro Legacy

  • Indie Boards & Cards and Stronghold Games are merging

  • Restoration Games is bringing back The Dark Tower

  • FFG has announced Keyforge, a new card game. Here are some first impressions.

 

 

Great Western Trail: Rails to the North delayed?

Great Western Trail: Rails to the North was expected to be available at Gencon. According to Eric Martin (Boardgamegeek News) this is no longer the case:

Our German supplier still lists the expansion as an August release, but I didn’t had the chance to talk to him about this. I will post an update as soon as I know more.

 

FFG announces Fallout expansion

FFG has announced Fallout: New California, the first expansion for Fallout.

The New California expansion brings all-new challenges to the irradiated landscape inspired by Bethesda’s blockbuster video game series, inviting you cover even more ground when you return to the four scenarios you experienced in Fallout: The Board Game or enter sunny New California in two brand-new scenarios. While you’re on these adventures, you can visit some of the most memorable locations from throughout the Fallout series, plumbing the depths of The Hole, breaking into the Lost Hills Bunker, or venturing into the imposing Cathedral.

The estimated release date is sometime in the 4th quarter of 2018. As soon as we know the details of the UK release we will add the expansions to our pre-orders.

Link: FFG website

Details on Battlestar Galactica: Starship Battles

At the end of the year Ares Games is planning to release Battlestar Galactica: Starship Battles, it’s Sci Fi-take on the successful Wings of War formula. After the initial announcement of the game back in April it became a bit quiet around the game, but with GenCon not far away Ares Games has finally published more details about the game:

Welcome to Battlestar Galactica – Starship Battles, the new miniature board game created by Ares Games, launching at the end of 2018.

In Battlestar Galactica – Starship Battles, players take control of Colonial and Cylon spaceships and face each other in furious dogfights and daring missions, piloting beautiful pre-assembled and pre-painted miniatures, faithfully representing the spaceships from both the Re-imagined and Classic versions of the shows.

Designed by Andrea Angiolino (Wings of Glory, Sails of Glory) and Andrea Mainini (Sails of Glory), the game uses a unique game system, inspired by its “glorious” predecessors, but at the same time featuring many new features, to represent the cinematic, yet realistic space battles of the show.

Initial releases in December are the Starter Set with four miniatures (two Colonial Mk. II Vipers and two Cylon Raiders) and everything you need to play them. The Vipers and Cylon Raiders will also be available in Starship pack to expand the Starter Set forces.

For the beginning of 2019 there are more packs planned:

They (the Viper and Raiders) will soon be followed by new additional packs, featuring Raptors, Heavy Raiders, Viper Mk. VIIs, and more. Each spaceship will release in a “standard” version, and in special variants including the markings of specific pilots and his or her pilot and skill cards. Look out for Scar’s Raider, Starbuck’s Viper, Boomer’s Raptor, and more!

Link: Ares Games announcement

Spring Meadow Video Preview

Eric Martin (Boardgamegeek News) has posted a video preview for the upcoming Spring Meadow, the third game in Uwe Rosenberg’s puzzle trilogy (Cottage Garden and Indian Summer are the other two games).

Spring Meadow is the grand finale of Uwe Rosenberg’s puzzle trilogy following 2016’s Cottage Garden and 2017’s Indian Summer. The complexity of this game — the most interactive of the trilogy — is set in between those two games, and fans of the trilogy will find familiar elements combined in an innovative way.

Place your meadow tiles with 0-2 holes skillfully on your mountain board to receive extra tiles when creating or expanding groups of holes. Find your way around the burrows of the marmots because they can restrict you during tile placement. Scoring takes place depending on the players’ selection of meadow tiles from a central game board. Whoever has the largest meadow during a scoring receives a hiking pin, and the first player to earn their second hiking pin during scoring wins.

Link: Boardgamegeek