The Village Square: April 8, 2019


On down the line
Days of Wonder announced their latest edition in the popular evergreen series Ticket to Ride…this time in London. And on buses! In the 1970s!! The new release is a smaller, faster, streamlined version of the classic.

It’s still alive!
Plaid Hat Games announced Abomination: The Heir of Frankenstein, a strategic worker placement design in which players are Parisian scientists set 20 years after Mary Shelley’s immortal novel trying to be the first to create a viable companion for…you know who.

In the pale moonlight
Z-Man Games is now taking pre-orders for Noctiluca and offering free shipping! Catch the rare creatues in their glimmering pools in this abstract and colorful dice game.

Time stoppers
Looney Labs has released Time Breaker, a card game of frantic time jumping to stop a chrono-criminal from altering the timeline.

More to unearth
In July, Brotherwise Games will release The Lost Tribe, and expansion to their popular dice game, Unearth. It will include components for a 5th player, a solo mode, and new core mechanics.

Keep on rolling
Pandasaurus talks more about Machi Koro Legacy.

From Netflix to Tabletop
Renegade Game Studios is partnering with Hunters Entertainment and Skydance Media to bring the world of Altered Carbon to the role-playing world. The universe is set centuries into the future where the mind is digitized and the soul transferable from an old body to the next. Based on the hit novels from Richard Morgan.

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