How was your latest game night? Mine went well as I was able to play two of my recent favorites, Blood Rage and Roll for the Galaxy (remember this?), so I was a happy gamer. And I’ll remain happy as long as I don’t discuss my results in said games and move on to the news.
Asmodee’s Via Nebula, a fantasy game of exploring, collecting, and building, will arrive at U.S. retailers during the second quarter of this year.
WizKids will release a new set of over 150 unpainted miniatures later this year.
Wasteland Express Delivery Service
Announced at last week’s GAMA trade show: Wasteland Express Delivery Service, a game where you “Take on the role of drivers inhabiting a post-apocalyptic wasteland riddled with outrageous, unhinged and otherworldly characters set on unleashing mayhem at every turn.”
All six Wave VIII expansions for the Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game are now available.
Tanks A Lot
Out this April: Tanks, an “easy-to-learn, quick-play, small-scale game, where you take command of a tank platoon, seeking to destroy your opponent’s tanks and secure victory.” First up is the Panther vs. Sherman starter set.
A new edition of Hoax, which was created with the help of its original designers, is now available. This version has a “contemporary setting with more characters and each role fine-tuned with specific immunities and powerful privileges.”
Crazy Carts is a “fast-paced racing game for teams of two in which each player controls specific actions of their kart, but they cannot communicate with their teammate.” It will make its debut in June at Origins.
CMON Expo Update
The latest CMON Expo update includes the announcement of guest Jeff Yu, artist of Xenoshyft, Rum and Bones, Arcadia Quest, and more.
After last week’s historic Go victory by supercomputer AlphaGo, interest in the ancient game has piqued in China.
An overview of how games like Pandemic Legacy and T.I.M.E. Stories are using a narrative structure as part of their mechanics.
Upcoming Board Game Conventions
March 31-April 3. AdeptiCon 2016. Schaumburg, Illinois.
April 1-3 Girl Gamer Gathering. Ontario, California.
April 1-3. ConQuest SAC. Sacramento, California.
April 1-3. Gaming Hoopla. Gurnee, Illinois.
April 9-10. Unpub Games Festival. Baltimore, Maryland.
April 21-24. Conclave of Gamers. Denver, Colorado.
April 22-24. Rocket City Gamefest. Huntsville, Alabama.
April 22-24. LexiCon Tabletop Gaming. Lexington, Kentucky.
April 28-May 1. Kingdom-Con 2016. San Diego, California.
April 29-May 1. Game Days 2016. Parkville, Maryland.
April 29-May 1. Board Games at the Beach. Wilmington, North Carolina.
April 30. Connecticut Festival of Indie Games. Southington, Connecticut.
May 19-22. Geekway to the West. St. Louis, Missouri.
May 27-30. Gamex 2016. Los Angeles, California.
June 3-5. 2D Con. Bloomington, Minnesota.
June 15-19. Origins Game Fair. Columbus, Ohio.
June 17-19. PolyCon 34. San Luis Obispo, California.
June 23-26. Texicon. Hurst, Texas.
June 24-26. RAGECON 2016. Sparks, Nevada.
July 6-10. Dice Tower Gaming Con V. Orlando, Florida.
August 26-28. Coulee Con 2016. La Crosse, Wisconsin.
September 2-5. Gateway 2016. Los Angeles, California.
September 10-11. WashingCon. Washington, D.C.
September 24-25. Congress of Gamers. Rockville, Maryland.
Visit casualgamerevolution.com for more convention listings.