Cult of the News, February Edition (Eric Buscemi)

Cult of the News, February Edition (Eric Buscemi)

New Game Announcements:

Expansion Announcements:

  • In March, AEG is going to take people back to the era of bell bottoms and tweed jackets in Smash Up: That '70s Expansion. Featuring four all-new factions: Disco Dancers, Truckers, Kung Fu Fighters, and Vigilantes.
  • Mac Gerdts is playtesting a Venus expansion for Concordia.
  • Stronghold shows off Terraforming Mars Prelude at the NY Toy Fair.
  • A Steampunk Rally stand-alone cross-compatible sequel is in final playtesting.
  • A Heroes & Demons expansion is coming for The Quest for El Dorado in 2018 from Ravensburger.
  • Fantasy Flight announces Mansion of Madness Second Edition expansion Sanctum of Twilight.
  • Formal Ferret will debut a new mini-expansion for The Networks, Telly Time, at the UK Games Expo in June. This expansion will feature nine Genres and a new "noughts-and-crosses" way to get a Genre Bonus.
  • Bellwether releases more details on Coldwater Crown: The Sea expansion: “Coming to Kickstarter this summer, Coldwater Crown: The Sea will expand Coldwater Crown with 5 new species of fish including one wild-color Master Angler species, a beautifully illustrated Sea board that expands the artwork of the main game board, one new type of fishing tackle, 4 Sea Vessel standees, one new turn option and a unique scoring mechanism for Sea fish you catch.“
  • A new Viticulture expansion is being worked on by Stonemaier Games

Release Date Announcements:

Digital Board Game Announcements:

  • A digital early-access version of Onitama available in Google Play store.
  • Van Ryder's Hostage Negotiator app is now available for both Android and iOS.
  • Tabletopia announces launch of Beta version of Tabletopia on Tablets

Other Game Tidbits:

  • Restoration Games releases box art for Fireball Island, says it will be coming to Kickstarter on April 3.
  • Kolossal Games teaming with Lautapelitfi to bring new edition of Eclipse to Kickstarter.
  • Super Meeple announces a new reprint of Kiesling & Kramer's Java, retitled Cuzco.
  • Codenames is getting an XXL version in 2018.
  • Gamewright has picked up Michael and Lisa Eskue's Trash Pandas.
  • Mattel is launching 'Uno' companion game called 'Dos'.

Other Industry Tidbits:

  • Asmodee Acquires Lookout Games and Mayfair Games.
  • Leder Games will not publish Samuel Bailey's design, Deep, Bailey alleges misconduct on the parts of Patrick Leder and Cole Wehrle.
  • Stronghold Games hires Bill Bricker as the new Director of Art & Marketing, Pauline Milano as the new Director of Administration, announces it has moved its office from Somerset, New Jersey to Boynton Beach, Florida, and introduces a new logo for 2018 and beyond.
  • Button Shy Games founder Jason Tagmire has left his full time job, taken on a part time job, and will be dedicating even more time to Button Shy. His wife,Carolyn Tagmire, has taken on a bigger position as "Deliverer of Joy" (handling all fulfillment, vault organization, setup for conventions, etc).
  • Kolossal Games announces ‘Powered by Kolossal’ initiative, its first partner is Plotmaker Games.
  • Northstar Games announces restriction on selling their products on Amazon.com
  • CGE discusses counterfeit copies of Codenames.
  • The BGG Artist Series 2 is announced: Beth Sobel (representing The Castles of Burgundy), Peter Wocken (representing Takenoko), Julien Delval (representing 7 Wonders), and Weberson Santiago (representing A Feast for Odin).
  • Deep Water Games announces the winner of its game design competition, Jeff Black with Xihe and the Sun Crows.
  • Old Spice creates the Gentleman Character Class for Dungeons & Dragons.

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