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Marvel Champions Release Date confirmed

FFG has confirmed the UK release date for Marvel Champions: The Card Game. The game will be available in shops from Friday, 1st November.

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Iron Man and Black Panther team up to stop Rhino from rampaging through the streets of New York. Captain Marvel and Spider-Man battle Ultron as he threatens global annihilation. Do you have what it takes to join the ranks of these legendary heroes and become a champion?
Jump into the Marvel Universe with Marvel Champions: The Card Game, a cooperative Living Card Game for one to four players!
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!

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Next week’s new releases confirmed

The new releases for next week have been confirmed and there are quite a few interesting games on the list.

Expected to be available from Tuesday are:

On Friday two more games will get released:

Kingdomino Duel and Die Inseln im Nebel

Two interesting games have arrived today: Kingdomino Duel from Blue Orange Games and Die Inseln im Nebel from Schmidt Spiele.

Kingdomino Duel arriving

Roll the dice, choose the ones you want, and put them together in pairs to create your dominoes. Domino by domino, fill in your map while entrusting the territories of your kingdom to loyal dignitaries. Gather favors from wizards in order to cast powerful spells that will allow you to rule without having to share.
Kingdomino Duel is a standalone game that preserves the essence of the acclaimed original Kingdomino. In this game, instead of adding dominoes to your kingdom, you will choose two dice to combine into a single “domino” that must then be drawn into your kingdom.

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The islands still lie beneath the dense fog. The farther you go over the island with your balloon, the more the fog lifts and you explore the breathtaking landscape.
Use the local wind skilfully to save energy. Because you still need it often enough to accelerate or decelerate. Steer completely against the wind at the right time to reach your goal.
You will discover the neighbouring landscape where the balloon is by placing tiles on the adjacent fields. This is how cities are built, monuments are erected and landscapes grow.

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TWo Essen Releases from Keep Exploring Games

Keep Exploring Games is a newer Dutch board game publisher. This year they have announced two new releases for the Essen show:

This version of Mississippi Queen includes the original base game that won the 1997 Spiel des Jahres as well as The Black Rose expansion that increased the player count to six and included the “Black Rose”, a black paddle wheeler controlled by whichever player is currently in last place. This boat does not require any coal and can be used to hamper opponents in the lead.

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You are a painter in Old Masters, and you’ve decided to participate in “Bateau Lavoir”, a friendly competition between several painters in a workshop in Montmartre, Paris. The newspapers know about this challenge, so perhaps this is a good opportunity to become famous, following the path of Cézanne, Toulouse-Lautrec, Monet, or Renoir…
Old Masters is a management game in which you must take care of your paint tubes, mixtures, and time to create works, all the while anticipating others to perform as needed within a rotating set of actions.

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And the good news is that both games will be available before the Essen show starts. We are expecting the delivery sometime between the 21st and 25th October.

Coffee Roaster: Incoming

Good news regarding Coffee Roaster, the new game from dlp games: The delivery has been shipped on Friday and should arrive here sometime this week.

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Coffee Roaster is a solitaire pool-building game. You choose a variety of coffee beans you want to roast, and put a number of tokens specific to that variety into a bag. Each turn, you draw a number of bean tokens randomly from the bag to advance their roast level. When you are finished, you make a cup-testing to check the taste of your coffee and score points accordingly. Each variety has its own target roast level, but approaching the target is not enough for perfect roasting; you also have to even out the roast level of each bean, while not spoiling the flavor of that variety.

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Minecraft board game announced

Ravensburger has announced Minecraft: Builders & Biomes, a board game based on the popular videogame Minecraft.

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As in the original Minecraft digital game, in Minecraft: Builders & Biomes players explore the Overworld, build structures, and mine resources, earning points for structures and the largest connected biomes of forest, desert, mountain, or snowy tundra spaces on their player boards.
Familiar foes like Endermen, Creepers, and other mobs also appear throughout the game, and they need to be defeated using weapons collected from the board. Defeating mobs earn players points in addition to granting additional awards. Game scoring occurs as the resource cube’s layers are depleted. As soon as the third layer runs out, the adventure comes to an end, and the builder with the most points wins.

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The game is expected to get released sometime in October (more likely late October because of Essen).

Minecraft preview video