WDYPTW: Cult of the News, September Edition

WDYPTW: Cult of the News, September Edition

Game Announcements:

  • 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.

Expansion Announcements:

  • 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:

Digital Board Game Announcements:

  • A digital app version of Stockpile was released by Digidiced for both Android and Apple.

  • 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:


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