Category Archives: Gaming News

Sushi Roll delayed

Sushi Roll had a pre-release at the UK Games Expo at the beginning of June and was expected to go on general release in the UK at the end of July.

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Unfortunately, this didn’t happen and when we contacted the UK distributor to find out when the game will be available, we got a rather disappointing reply: The game has been delayed and is now expected to arrive in the UK at the end of September or early October.

We are very sorry for the delay. We will keep you up-to-date if there are any news, but hopefully we will have better news in 6-7 weeks time.

FFG announces Marvel Champions

A new LCG is coming from FFG and this time it is based on the Marvel universe:

Marvel Champions: The Card Game invites players embody iconic heroes from the Marvel Universe as they battle to stop infamous villains from enacting their devious schemes.
As a Living Card Game, Marvel Champions is supported with regular releases of new product, including new heroes and scenarios—check out the products section at the bottom of this page to see everything announced so far!

(Source: Publisher description)
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The game is now available to pre-order and is expected to get released in Q4. It is a bit pricier than the other starter sets of LCGs like Arkham Horror or Lord of the Rings. But the main reason for this is that FFG has stated that with the Marvel starter set there is no need to buy a second set to get enough copies of all the cards.

Spiel des Jahres Winners 2019

Today the winner of the prestigious Spiels des Jahres and Kennerspiel des Jahres award have been announced.

Spiel des Jahres 2019 is Just One:

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Just One is a cooperative party game in which you play together to discover as many mystery words as possible. Find the best clue to help your teammate. Be unique, as all identical clues will be cancelled!

(Source: Publisher description)

And Kennerspiel des Jahres is Wingspan from Stonemaier Games:

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Wingspan is a competitive, medium-weight, card-driven, engine-building board game from Stonemaier Games.
You are bird enthusiasts—researchers, bird watchers, ornithologists, and collectors—seeking to discover and attract the best birds to your aviary. Each bird extends a chain of powerful combinations in one of your habitats (actions).

(Source: Publisher description)

Congratulations to both games and to everyone involved in designing and publishing them!

Link: Spiel des Jahres website

SU&SD Review of Fuji

Fuji is a cooperative dice for 2-4 players designed by Wolfgang Warsch (Quacks, The Mind, Die Tavernen im Tiefen Thal).

In Fuji, you play as a group of adventurers on their way to Japan‘s most famous volcano, Mount Fuji. But just before you arrive at your destination, the earth begins to shake and the volcano erupts! Now your group must escape the deadly lava flows as quickly as possible to reach the safe village.

(Source: Publisher description)
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Shut up & Sit down have played the game and published their review:

Each turn, everybody rolls their dice and compares the results to decide on the best route back to safety. Cards laid out at the start of the game map out the landscape of the volcano, but each of these cards examines your dice differently (the total of your red die faces, for example, or the total of your even numbers). To move to each space, you have to have a higher total of that than either of your neighbours.
Here’s where it starts to get a little tricky. Players roll their dice behind screens and can’t communicate exactly what they have. In a similar style to popular card game Hanabi, players have communication limitations. You can’t talk about specifics or averages in any way. In the picture above, for example, you couldn’t say “I have two fives”. You could, however, say “I have a lot of high numbers”.

(Source: Fuji review)

New expansion for Shards of Infinity

Ultra Pro has announced Shadow of Salvation, a new expansion for Shards of Infinity. The expansion will add 118 new cards, a new hero and new faction and a campaign mode to the game.

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The fate of the world is in your hands…

In this third installment of the award-winning Shards of Infinity Deckbuilding Game, players can choose one of 2 modes to play!

Play like Classic Shards and use the hero Rez’s new Relics and Allies to take down your opponents in player vs. player battles, OR heed the warning of the time-traveling Rez and play cooperatively in a new campaign mode to battle through a series of bosses with up to four of your friends!

(Source: Publisher description)
Shadow of Salvation components

The expansion is expected to release later this year. We will add it to our pre-order section once the UK release has been confirmed.

Osprey Games News

Wildlands was a big success for Osprey Games. For later this year the publisher has announced two new releases based on Martin Wallace’s design.

Source: Osprey Games Catalogue July-December 2019

The first one is a new map pack called The Fall of the Dark House. The pack will include three maps (Mansion, Hedge Maze and Crypt). The estimated release date for the pack is November 2019.

Source: Osprey Games Catalogue July-December 2019

The second one is Judge Dredd: Helter Skelter, a new game using the Wildlands system but is based on the famous 2000 AD universe. The release is planned for the Essen board game show, so probably a retail release in late October.

Days of Wonder announces Deep Blue

Deep Blue will be the next big box game from Days of Wonder.

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Deep Blue is a push-your-luck and engine-building, family game where players dive for wealth and may join and benefit from other player’s diving fortunes. In this game, players will have to collect the right crew of divers, sailors, and archaeologists, race to wreck sites to claim the best spots to dive from, and scout the seas to discover new wrecks. Players will have to take risks if they want to be the most wealthy diver!

(Source: Days of Wonder announcement)
Game setup

The expected release date is October and we will start taking pre-orders as soon as we know the details for the UK release.

Blackout: Misprinted cards

The second edition of Blackout has been released a few weeks ago and while Plan B updated some of the artwork, this came apparently with a price. Five cards in the new edition are misprinted:

Dear Blackout fans,
It has been brought to our attention that 5 cards in the latest edition of Blackout were misprinted.
We sincerely apologize for this error and would like to inform you that we are taking all possible measures to replace these cards as promptly as we can.
As Blackout is a language dependent game, we are reprinting and delivering the cards to each local publisher that have the misprinted cards.
The reprinted cards are expected to be delivered to our partners in July.
Depending on the version you acquired, please contact the local publisher directly to request a replacement set:
France – Asmodee France –
Poland – Lacerta –
Russia – Zvezda & Lavka –
EMAIL TOPIC: topicà Гонконг/Hong Kong
Spain – Please contact the store you purchased the game from.
UK – Asmodee UK –

Again, please accept our sincere apologies for this mishap !

Kind regards,
Sophie Gravel
CEO – Plan B Games inc.

(Source: Plan B Statement on Facebook)
Misprinted cards

Once the replacement cards are available, we will get copies as well to make sure that we only sell copies with the correct cards included.

Roll Dice Gaming in Bristol

If you can’t get enough of Gaming Conventions, here is a new one: Roll Dice Gaming will happen on the 6th & 7th July in Bristol. And the best bit: Meeples’ Corner will be there with a selection of our stock and one or two demo tables to show you some of the new releases we will bring along.

If you want to see who else will be at the event, the exhibitor list is now online. It is not a bad lineup for a first-time event.

Tickets are available to buy online and are £10 for the whole weekend (or £6 for children).

I will open the collection option for orders the week before the event.