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The Morning Roll – Day 14

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Good morning gamers,
Task Force Games was a popular game publisher active during the 1980’s, and one of their claims to fame was a two player hex-and-counter version of The War of the Worlds, based on the H.G. Wells novel. The game developed a bit of a cult following but has been long out of print since the publishers closed up shop. Now, Warehouse 23 is releasing the original game as an affordable print-and-play. You can purchase your copy here.
Cool Mini or Not has surprised fans of their game Krosmaster with a second edition of Krosmaster Arena, out in stores now. This version comes with eight exclusive characters from DOFUS The Movie and a more three-dimensional battlefield. Head to your local board game shop now to pick up a copy.
Modiphius Entertainment has announced they have a licensing deal with Dreamworks Animation and are now working on a new board game based on the popular Kung Fu Panda franchise. But before you get that trigger finger to confirm your pre-order or Kickstarter pledge, Modiphius is doing something different: they are offering you the opportunity to playtest the game as it is being developed! If you are interested in being a play tester, sign up here!
In addition to their game lab, Hasbro has now entered the convention game with HASCON, which will take place in Providence, Rhode Island, USA in September 2017, so more than a year away for this massive family friendly event! Go to gascon.hasbro.comto sign up for insider access for tickets, which are sure to sell out quickly.
And as speculated in the summer, Asmodee has increased their footprint in the gaming world by acquiring Canadian publishers F2Z Entertainment, who have worked with the likes of Z-Man Games, Pretzel Games and Plaid Hat Games to bring you hits like Pandemic, Pandemic Legacy, The Dead of Winter, Mice and Mystics, Flick ‘em Up, and so on. With this acquisition comes a rebranding: F2Z is now Asmodee Canada. To some this is a controversial move that could affect innovation in board gaming. Asmodee’s portfolio also includes Fantasy Flight, Days of Wonder, Catan Studio, and Space Cowboys, among many others.

Upcoming Board Game Events:
Lucca Comics and Games – Lucca, Italy – Oct 28-Nov 1, 2016
BrigadeCon Online RPG Convention & Benefit – Oct 29, 2016

Board Games releasing this week:
Dominion: Keizerrijken – Dutch first edition
Evolution: Climate – English first edition
London Dread
The Others: 7 Sins
Thanks for stopping by, and we’ll see you next time for the Kickstarter edition!

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Bubbles

Bubbles

I’m a little ashamed to admit that I am late to the board gaming bandwagon. I briefly dabbled with RPGs and gave up on video games many moons ago, so board gaming never seemed like an option – until I was introduced to King of Tokyo, my gateway game, and it was all uphill from there! Outside of that, I work in entertainment in the true north, strong and free, and spend my off time embracing fatherhood.