The Morning Roll – Day 4

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Good morning gamers, here is your morning roll for Oct 4, 2016.

The National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester, NY has announced their short list for this year’s inductions, and it includes two classic tabletop games: Dungeons & Dragons, and Clue. You can see the final list, which also includes Care Bears and bubble wrap (!!!). Inductees will be announced on Nov 10.

Spyfall became a surprise hit for publisher Cryptozoic Games, so they have responded with a sequel! Spyfall 2 is an expansion to the party game success that offers more locations, more players, and more spies. Look for this game on stores later this year.

Rescue Polar Bears is a new game from designer Yiming Huang and publisher Boxed Lightning. Touted as a happy cooperative game, the object of the game is to rescue polar bears from the melting ice caps. Based on initial information shared through social media, the game is both adorable-looking and heart-wrenching. Currently the game is only available in China, but Boxed Lightning is a hot new game publisher in its homeland so they will likely look to translate for other markets.

Did you know there was a trading card game based on the epic video game series Final Fantasy? There is, and has been for six years now, but only in Japan. But don’t fret, the game is finally coming to North America and Europe gamers! Based on the FF7 remake, Dissidia, and World Of, the starter and booster packs will go on sale Oct 28. Link

Z-Man Games will have a busy October with a new version of Pandemic called Pandemic: Iberia, a Pandemic expansion for The Cure line of the game called Experimental Meds, a Carcassonne expansion called Amazonas, and two new games, a Viking euro game called A Feast of Odin, and Nautilion, an co-operative game where you have to protect the Oniverse’s Happy Isles from destruction.

Thanks for stopping by, we’ll see you for another morning roll tomorrow!

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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.