For those that celebrate, I hope your Thanksgiving was a good one. Mine was busy, but fun.
Imperial Assault App
Fantasy Flight Games announced Legends of the Alliance, an app to support cooperative play for Imperial Assault. “The Legends of the Alliance app assumes the role of the Imperial player—handling every aspect of the game once controlled by that player, whether commanding the Imperial forces in battle, springing traps on the Rebel heroes, and inviting you to explore secret bases and strange planets in entirely new ways.” No release date was announced, but it will be available soon.
Coming Soon From Wiz Kids
According to Dice Tower News, Wiz Kids announced four new games for next year: Team Play, Maiden’s Quest, Fungeon Party, and Curio: The Lost Temple. The games cover the gamut of mechanisms, from a semi-cooperative card game to an escape room in a box.
The first expansion to the yet-to-be-released Legend of Korra will be available next February. ICv2.com reported that Amon’s Invasion will add three modes to the base game: the Amon Solo Villain Mode, the Avatar Korra Mode, and the cooperative Equalist Uprising.
Melee at Murdershroom Marsh
The third card game in the Epic Spell Wars series, Melee at Murdershroom Marsh, was announced by Cryptozoic. “2-6 players once again create Spells with up to three Components—this time with new keywords ‘Cantrip,’ ‘Bad Trip,’ and ‘Everlasting’—as they try to destroy opposing Wizards. Every aspect of the game, from the cards to the rulebook and box, is filled with the series’s trademark off-the-wall humor and mature, at times bizarre art.”
Explorers of Ixalan
According to purplepawn.com, Explorers of Ixalan was recently released. Set in the Magic: The Gathering World, “The cards are standard Magic cards. However, as players explore the board representing Ixalan, individual tiles grant unique bonuses.”
Omens of the Pharaoh
W. Eric Martin reported on his BGG blog about the new expansion for Elder Sign, Omens of the Pharaoh. “Based on the ‘Dark Pharaoh’ expansion for the ‘Elder Sign: Omens’ app, a team of investigators must travel to Cairo and join an expedition to stop the rise of the Dark Pharaoh Nephren-Ka.” Fantasy Flight Games will release it early next year.
Cypher System: Unmasked
From the ACD Distribution blog comes news of Cypher System: Unmasked. Players become “Someone with abilities and strengths the world has never seen, and an agenda that may not be your own. And there are others, with their own agendas.” It hits the streets next month.
Upcoming Board Game Conventions
January 11-14. Midwinter Gaming Convention. Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
January 12-14. OrcaCon. Everett, Washington.
January 13-14. Congress of Gamers. Rockville, Maryland.
January 19-21. Cascade Games Con. Bellingham, Washington.
January 19-21. HexaCon. Denver, Colorado.
January 26-28. EsCon. Escondido, California.
January 27-29. Protospiel Minnesota. Bloomington, Minnesota.
January 27-29. PAX South. San Antonio, Texas.
February 16-18. Con of the North. Minneapolis, Minnesota.
February 19-25. PrezCon. Charlottesville, Virginia.
February 24-26. Great Plains Game Festival. Lincoln, Nebraska.
February 24-26. IndyCon. Indianapolis, Indiana.
March 16-18. MeepleCon. Las Vegas, Nevada.
March 22-25. AdeptiCon. Schaumburg, Illinois.
March 23-25. ConnCon. Stamford, Connecticut.
April 27-29. QC Game Fest. Davenport, Iowa.
April 27-29. Gaming Hoopla. Mundelein, Illinois.
April 27-30. Kingdom-Con. San Diego, California.
May 4-6. Heroicon. Decatur, Illinois.
May 11-13. CMON Expo. Atlanta, Georgia.
May 18-21. Geekway to the West. St. Charles, Missouri.
May 25-28. KublaCon. Burlingame, California.
June 14-18. Origins. Columbus, Ohio.
July 5-9. Dice Tower Con. Orlando, Florida.
August 17-20. GenCon. Indianapolis, Indiana.
Visit casualgamerevolution.com for more convention listings.