WDYPTW: Cult of the News, September Edition
Hexagram 63 announced it signed SUPERLUMINAL, designed by Jeff Fraser, and that it will be their first release, with a Kickstarter in 2019.
Renegade has picked up Bargain Quest for retail release, and it will be available this fall.
Board and Dice announced Escape Tales: The Awakening, an escape-room in a box style game, which it will be releasing at Essen Spiel.
Renegade Game Studios announced a Valentine's Day edition of Kitty Paw! This title will be available on game shelves beginning January 2019.
Z-Man Games announced Pandemic: Fall of Rome, which will retail for $49.99 and be released in Q4.
Eggertspiele announced a second edition of SdJ-winning game Camel Up, with new art, new components, and rogue camels that race the wrong direction.
Renegade Game Studios announced Slap It!, a dexterity game designed by Kane Klenko and illustrated by Mr. Cuddington.
Ludonaute produced a small reprint of its long out-of-print title Yggdrasil for release at Essen Spiel 2018. The reprint is available to pre-order on BGG.
French publisher Super Meeple has another remake in the works -- Werner Hodel's Mississippi Queen, which won the Spiel des Jahres award in 1997.
Foxmind Games announced The Potion, a light fast bluffing and bidding game from Magic Maze designer Kaspar Lapp about alchemists creating the coveted potion.
TMG announced it would publish John Brieger's Time Pirate.
Pretzel Games announced its next title, Men at Work.
Capstone Games and Braincrack Games announced Ragusa, a worker placement game from designer Fabio Lopiano, the designer of Calimala. Ragusa will launch on Kickstarter on November.
Leder Games' Patrick Leder discusses a potential Root expansion with two new factions that would come with a Kickstarter reprint.
WizKids announced The Expanse: Doors and Corners Expansion, which contains five new modules for the game. The expansion is scheduled for release in February 2019.
Splotter Spellen hinted at an expansion for Food Chain Magnate they will be testing at Essen.
Release Date Announcements:
Stronghold Games announced the retail release of Bruno Faidutti and Michael Schacht's Fist of the Dragonstones: The Tavern Edition, The Great Designers Series #10.
AEG announced the September 5 retail release of Smash Up expansion Oops You Did It Again.
Digital Board Game Announcements:
Rajas of the Ganges is now available to play on the Yucata website.
Eminent Domain is now available to play on the Board Game Arena website.
Other Game Tidbits:
Eagle-Gryphon was forced to change the name of its game Infamous to Maniacal after Sony PlayStation Senior Legal Corporate Counsel sent a letter requesting Eagle-Gryphon not sell the game with the name Infamous, due to potential brand confusion with the video game series.
Bellwether Games hinted that they've been collaborating with Brian Suhre, the designer of Coldwater Crown, on his next game in the same universe, and promises more info is coming soon.
Internationale Spieltage announced its Deutscher Spiele Preis 2018 winners -- Azul won the main award, and Memoarrr! won the children’s award.
Other Industry Tidbits:
Tom Felber has stepped down from his role as chairman of the Spiel des Jahres jury, a position he's held since 2011. During Felber's time as chairman, the jury introduced a third award -- the Kennerspiel des Jahres, or "Connoisseur's Game of the Year."
Funded: Pax Pamir: Second Edition, Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid, Nanty Narking, Horizon Zero Dawn - The Board Game, Football Highlights 2052, Maniacal, Pearlbrook: The First Expansion for Everdell, Thieves Den, Bad Maps, Dark Domains, Arthur The First Expansion for Merlin, Gem Hens.
Launched: Dale of Merchants Collection, Tiny Epic Mechs, The Artemis Project, Inhuman Conditions: A Game of Cops and Robots, Microbrew: a full-sized board game in a tiny tin, Lockup: A Roll Player Tale, Homebrewers, The Stygian Society - A Kevin Wilson Cube Tower Adventure, BattleCON: Unleashed - The Ultimate BattleCON Edition, Key Flow, The Climbers XL, Heroes of Tenefyr, Waters of Nereus.
Kolossal Games canceled its Mezo campaign, and will relaunch on October 2.
Maple Games announced its first release, Dragon Boats of the Four Seas, designed by Michael Schacht, is coming to Kickstarter on October 2.
Grey Fox Games announced that Reavers of Midgard, "the spiritual successor of Champions of Midgard," will launch on Kickstarter on November 1.