To celebrate next year’s 10th Anniversary of the hit Days of Wonder game Ticket to Ride, Days of Wonder is holding a huge contest. They are offering a $10,000 prize for the best fan-created entry in a contest to design a new map for TTR. The winner’s map will be
In April 2011, Alderac Entertainment Group will release Emerald Empire for the 4th Edition of The Legend of the Five Rings RPG. Emerald Empire is a study of all aspects of life in the Emerald Empire of Rokugan. It contains information on a wide range of topics: politics, the Celestial
If you are at Toy Fair 2011 this week be sure to stop by the Gamewright booth. They are unveiling a variety of new games for their 2011 lineup, including a new product called GUBS. It was previously self-published by inventor Cole Medeiros, who sold through his print run due
Petroglyph, the makers of Guardians of Graxia, has announced a new expansion for the PC version of the game. It is called Elves & Dwarves, and it is available from major PC direct download services. The expansion features two new Guardians, Flist the deceitful Elf and Broxin the greedy Dwarf.
Days of Wonder has announced Cargo Noir, a new big box board game created by Serge Laget. Cargo Noir is a game where players play the role of smugglers in a 1950’s film noir universe. Contraband is stolen, amassed, and later traded for a profit. The game will seat from
First came the news in November of the discontinuation of the Heroscape line of products. Now, Wizards of the Coast has announced that apart from occasional collector’s sets, they will no longer be regularly producing pre-painted D&D miniatures. Previously sculpted miniatures will continue to see new life in other Wizards
Days of Wonder has announced that in February 2011, Alvin and Dexter will be attacking Ticket to Ride boards across the globe. Alvin is an angry alien in a space ship. Dexter is a giant reptilian monster. These two rampage across the board, cutting off players’ access to key destinations
Nightfall is AEG’s newest deck-building gaming creation. It is due out in early 2011. Designed by David Gregg, Nightfall puts players in control of things that go bump in the night, creatures like werewolves, vampires, and ghouls. Each player is fighting for control of a world that has been plunged
Massachusetts-based game company Gamewright earned over 50 awards in total for its games released this year. Among the top performers this year, Matt Leacock’s Forbidden Island won the coveted Mensa Select award. Take the Cake and Hide and Eeek! were awarded the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Seal. Parents’ Choice Gold
Days of Wonder has announced two more expansions for its award-winning game Small World. The first, Be Not Afraid… includes all you need to play five new Races including Barbarians, Homunculi, Pixies, Pygmies, and greedy little Leprechauns. It also comes with five new Special Powers: Barricade, Catapult, Corrupt, Imperial and
AEG is running a new contest for avid writers and fans of the Legend of the Five Rings RPG who want to be published authors. In the summer of 2011, AEG will release The Imperial Histories, a sourcebook for the L5R RPG 4th Edition. This sourcebook will present individual chapters
Charles Roberts, the founder of the Avalon Hill gaming company, died on Aug. 20 at the age of 80 from complications of emphysema and pneumonia . Roberts was a Baltimore native, so the Baltimore Sun has a full story on his life and his passing.
Alderac Entertainment Group announced on July 9, 2010 that most of the Dust Games design library they have published or were going to publish (excluding The Adventurers) will be moving to Fantasy Flight Games. Some games involved in the transfer include Dust Tactics, City of Thieves, Arcana, and Mad Zeppelin.
Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG) has big plans for the gaming industry this summer. Look for the following games to be released between now and GenCon. All these products will be available at the AEG booth at GenCon, and there will be demos and scheduled events for their new board and card game products at the show.
To commemorate the 20 millionth game that will soon play out on the Days of Wonder Online digital board games network, Days of Wonder announced its best Online Giveaway yet. In a nod to its recent release of the best selling Small World for iPad digital board game on the