I’ve got Mechs Vs Minions arriving and my fantasy basketball draft this weekend. Yes, it’s safe to say that your friendly neighborhood board game news guy will be a happy camper.
Steal This Game
There were several reports about LudiCreations being robbed at SPIEL. Read W. Eric Martin’s blog or go directly to the Kickstarter for the game inspired by the incident, Steal This Game.
Portal Games announced the first expansion for Cry Havoc, along with three other titles: Alien Artifacts, 51st State: Scavengers, and Stronghold: Undead. All are expected in 2017.
Red 7 is now available for iOS and Android and BoardGameGeekTV offered a first-look video.
Pandemic Legacy Season 2
Spotted at SPIEL: boxes for season two of Pandemic Legacy, thanks to @theboardgeek.
Dice and Orcs
From the ACD Distribution comes news of two titles from Peterson: Dicenstein and Orcs Must Die!: The Boardgame: The Order. In Dicenstein “you are a mad doctor, collecting and stitching together body parts to build monsters. … Each six sided monster die has faces showing head, body, claw or foot. When rolling your monster, you physically place the dice together to create your current monster.” In Orcs Must Die! The Boardgame: The Order you must “preserve your stronghold sieged by orcs. … It includes scores of great plastic figures including your favorite heroes, plus hordes of orcs, crossbow orcs, kobolds, trolls, ogres, and more. Build a fortress, then watch swarms of baddies plunge through your defenses.”
Games on the Left
This was an interesting look at leftist games throughout history. From truth-out.org: “It might be hard to believe, but infamous Monopoly, the game of ripping off your friends and getting angry with your family during the holidays, has its roots in a movement for economic change.”
I liked this list of games to put you in the mood for Halloween from our friends at geekdad.com.
Upcoming Board Game Conventions
October 21-23. What-Khan. Rockford, Illinois.
October 21-23. Protospiel Madison. Madison, Wisconsin
October 28-30. ConnCon (Falcon 2016). Stamford, Connecticut.
November 4-6. Carnage Royale. Killington, Vermont.
November 11-13. San Diego Historical Games Convention. San Diego, California.
November 11-13. MEPACON. Scranton, Pennsylvania.
November 11-13. MACE. Charlotte, North Carolina.
November 25-27. Chessiecon. Timonium, Maryland.
Visit casualgamerevolution.com for more convention listings.