Midweek news blast: the two Ticket to Ride iOS apps are still free everyone

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I shied away from covering this yesterday as there’s no indication when it might all be over, but the offer to download the iOS edition of Ticket to Ride: Pocket and its European map counterpart for a measly cost of ZERO is still going strong, so hurry up and get on it.

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News time! Mafia becomes a blockbuster movie (really), Fury of Dracula looms large, plus a Mars double

Mafia filmI can’t really believe I’m writing this, but as of this morning the next big tabletop game film franchise we’re all waiting for with bated breath is no longer Hungry Hungry Hippos. No. Ladies and gentlemen, god bless Mother Russia for taking a tilt at a cinematic blockbuster version of… hidden roles card game Mafia.

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Scythe finally hits Kickstarter tomorrow – and we’ve given it a whirl

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You can tell which ones the Scythe demo tables are from some distance away. Among hundreds of stalls, thousands of gaming tables and tens of thousands of board game fans, just a lonely pair of tables in the four aircraft hangar-like halls of the enormous Essen Spiel board game fair are devoted to a copy of the most sought after game of the year – possibly the most hyped board game ever. Scythe. You can spot the tables, often precisely because you can’t see them – of all the tables in the fair, none are so consistently surrounded by spectators, keen to get a passing glimpse of the game in action ahead of its long-awaited Kickstarter, which launches tomorrow. Continue reading

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Return of the Je-DICE: An entire Imperial Assault campaign – Episode 1

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Episode I: Aftermath

**Spoiler alert! You’ll find Imperial Assault is full of surprises, which will invariably be ruined for you to some degree if you read along with our campaign. But! If you’re thinking about buying it, chances are you’ll end up taking control of the Empire side anyway, in which case you’re in control of all the secrets regardless. That said, read on!
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Return of the Je-DICE: An entire Imperial Assault campaign – intro


ImpAss Diary Header Final“I’ve made an impulsive decision.”

That was it – the moment a few weeks back when my friend Alex messaged me to tell me that he’d done it: coughed up the not-insignificant chunk of cash for a copy of the latest Star Wars board gaming hotness, Imperial Assault. A flurry of texts followed, demanding photos, cooing over plastic AT-STs, bemoaning Byzantine rulebooks and quickly jamming a date in the diary to give it a spin. We’ve not shut up about it since. Continue reading

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Friday news blast: Pack of Lies is nigh, Heroes of Normandie hits PC, Stegmaier finds last 95 copies of Tuscany Prima in a corner

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Happy Friday my little board game beauties! No sense wasting time with a loquacious preamble, let’s just get the hell on with it and kick off with:

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Choose your own adventure-style board game 7th Continent hits Kickstarter, obliterates target

7th continent layoutHold tight everyone – someone’s basically made a choose your own adventure board game. And it looks like it might actually be pretty good.

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Try a free copy of World’s Fair 1893 as Kickstarter goes live today

Worlds fair boxI love World’s Fair 1893. Love it. And I haven’t even played it yet. It’s that title – I thought initially it was ‘The World’s Fair’. Even though we all know the world’s patently unfair, and full of horror and death and Donald Trump. Even though that’s obviously not what the title means. It just feels warm and comforting on the tongue, like some kind of word meatball. Try saying it out loud now. ‘The World’s Fair’. Bliss.

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Discount preorders for Survive: Space Attack get wiped out at 9pm EDT

Survive Space Attack! Board Game | The Boarding Kennel | Stronghold GamesTime flies when you’re arseing about in space – it’s all that loop-the-looping around quasars and whatnot. It seems like only yesterday I was writing about Stronghold games revealing their souped-up new retheme of venerable board game classic Survive. Turns out by some kink in the space-time continuum that was actually April, meaning that by my astro-watch you’ve got just a few hours left to bag a pre-order copy from Stronghold at a generous 30% off RRP.

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Video news: Board Game Blast – September 11th

Another episode of the Boarding Kennel news show looms! As I said a couple of days back, I’m toying with the idea of quick, punchy news updates several times a week about the latest board game news and happenings. Let me know what you think!

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