The Morning Roll -Day 29

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Good morning gamers,

Newly release in stores now is Rock Paper Wizard, a fast paced card game in the world of D&D from WizKids. The game takes a spin on Rock Paper Scissors and adds a magic thematic to it where you are wizards combining spells to attack each other. You get gold as you play and the first to 25 gold wins.

Sit Down Games will be releasing a new light family game in Feb 2017 called Magic Maze, a medieval themed co-op game where players work their way through a shopping mall (medieval themed, of course) to pull of a heist, using a specific set of actions unique to each player and a limited amount of communication. The game is for one to eight players and can go anywhere from three to fifteen minutes, depending on how well you communicate.

And please take the time to read this essay, Grab ’em by the Board Game by Cynthia Hornbeck, who worked at Asmodee on the Conan board game, and has a lot of important things to say about the depiction of women and minorities in board gaming, a serious problem in this world of gaming that touts itself as being inclusive; the first step in solving a problem is admitting you have a problem, and board gaming does have a problem with misogyny that really needs to be addressed now more than ever! Read more here.

Upcoming Board Game Events: None for this week

Thanks for stopping by, and we’ll see you next time!

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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.