AEG has announced Mariposas, a new game from Elizabeth Hargrave, designer of the award-winning game Wingspan.
Every spring, millions of monarch butterflies leave Mexico to spread out across eastern North America. Every fall, millions fly back to Mexico. However, no single butterfly ever makes the round trip. Mariposas is a game of movement and set collection that lets players be part of this amazing journey. Mariposas is played in three seasons. In general, your butterflies try to head north in spring, spread out in summer, and return south in fall. The end of each season brings a scoring round, and at the end of fall, the player with the most successful family of butterflies — i.e., the most victory points — wins the game.
(Source: Publisher description)
The game has an estimated release date of August (GenCon), hopefully, we will get it here in the UK at the same time.
Publisher CGE has released an app that will help with the setup of Letter Jam, the cooperative word game.
Did you notice that your Letter Jam cards have codes? Have you ever wondered what they’re for? Would you like to add a bit more mystery and surprise to your game? This companion app works as a scanner for Letter Jam cards. It prepares a secret word for every player around the table without anyone knowing any of the words! Once the game is over, the app reveals which words were chosen for each player.
Game’s Up, the publisher of Maracaibo, has announced a mini-expansion for Maracaibo:
La Armada includes 3 new Career and 9 new Project cards. It also comes with the 3 corrected cards (Adventure, both Martyr / misprint 1st edition) and 1 replacement card of Captain, 13 Doubloons (partially missing in 1st edition).
The expansion can only be ordered directly from the dlp Games website. If you don’t want to spent money to get the replacement cards, you can also contact dlp games directly to get the 4 replacement cards for free.
Through the Ages: New Leaders & Wonders, the new expansion for Through the Ages, has been delayed until February/March next year. The publisher CGE has posted an update on BGG explaining the reasons behind the delay:
The card printing problem that led to the original delay last month is more difficult to solve than we expected. As a result, we hope to have the game out by Spring of 2020, but we can’t be more specific.
The problem we are trying to solve is that the card backs for the expansion look different than the card backs for the base game. This means players can make out how many expansion military cards their opponents have, or see whether the next prepared event is from the expansion. This is not information players should have.
We apologize for the delay this is causing. We would not be postponing the game’s release, however, unless it was to ensure that every player of Through the Ages and its expansion has a good experience.
But there have been component issues with the KS edition of the base game, which have been solved in the retail edition: the wheels have been redesigned and are now cardboard and the water drops are now wooden (link: Barrage Production FAQ).
We have talked to customers who have received the retail edition from us and so far there doesn’t seem to be any remaining issues with the game components.
Asmodee Digital has released a videogame based on Munchkin on Friday. It is called Munchkin: Quacked Quest and available for Xbox One, PS4 and on Steam.
Gather your best friends, or enemies (doesn’t matter, you’ll turn on each other either way), and take down the rampaging hordes of monsters in frenetic four-player action, set in the hit universe of Steve Jackson! And, while they’re laughing, you can be the first to grab the ducks.