10/2 — Renegade Reprints Ancient Rome
Renegade Game Studios announced that they’ve partnered with Huch! to reprint the award winning, Roman-themed board game, Trajan. Designed by Stefan Feld, Trajan takes its players to 110 AD, when the Roman Empire was at its peak. Players compete for victory points while managing trade, politics, military, and other aspects of Roman life. Featuring a Rondel activation system and elements of resource management, this fairly weighty board game is set to (re)release in December 2018 with an MSRP of $70. For additional details, head over to Renegade’s post here.
10/5 — Z-Man Games Also Journey Back to Ancient Rome
Recently unveiling Pandemic: Fall of Rome, Z-Man Games is doubling down on Roman-themed board games with another new title, The Great City of Rome. Available for pre-order now, The Great City of Rome is a tile laying, card drafting game that has its players competing for the Emperor’s favor by rebuilding the legendary city. Gameplay-wise, players draft building cards and place down building tiles in an arrangement that’ll earn them the most points. All the while, they’ll also have to manage their emissary pawns, which are placed in order to carry out a number of actions, such as imploring the Emperor for resources. The Great City of Rome is set to release in early 2019 for a price of $39.99. For more info, check out Z-Man’s article here.
10/8 — Where to Find Fantastic Beasts™: Perilous Pursuit
With the next Fantastic Beasts film on the horizon, it should come as no surprise that USAopoly is publishing a corresponding board game. Fantastic Beasts™: Perilous Pursuit is a cooperative experience for 2-4 players that offers its players a chance to assume the roles of Newt Scamander™, Tina Goldstein™, Jacob Kowalski™, and Queenie Goldstein™. In Perilous Pursuit, the players’ goal is to round up 12 Beasts from the Wizarding World that have gotten free and made Central Park their home. This game features dice rolling and press-your-luck elements, but also opportunities for strategy with a number of “Insight” cards. Fantastic Beasts™: Perilous Pursuit is available for purchase right now, so if you’re interested, you don’t have to wait long to start tracking some magical creatures.
10/15 — Blue Moon City Is Making a Comeback
CMON previewed their upcoming re-issue of Reiner Knizia’s classic, Blue Moon City, breaking down some of the updates they’ve made to the title. In this game, players are tasked with rebuilding the titular city after a horrific war has left it in ruins. With the assistance of three Elemental Dragons, the players gather teams of workers, reconstruct sections of the city, collect Crystals, and make offerings to the central Obelisk. In the end, the player that makes the proper amount of offerings to the Obelisk is deemed the winner. CMON’s edition of Blue Moon City will come with updated art and components, as well rules that streamline the gameplay. For more on this game that’s set to release on October 26, click here.
- Fantasy Flight Games previewed KeyForge again in two new articles: one outlining House Dis and another laying out the formats and variants in the Dawn of Discovery.
- Fantasy Flight Games also previewed content in two upcoming expansions: Specialists in Star Wars: Legion and House Targaryen in A Game of Thrones: The Mother of Dragons expansion.
- Z-Man Games announced that they’ve acquired the Lords of Vegas line from defunct publisher Mayfair Games. Not only that, they’re also selling off Mayfair’s remaining stock of the base game and UP! expansion.
- Plaid Hat Games previewed their upcoming card game, Neon Gods, which sports a vibrant and unique art style.
- WizKids showed off a new set of minis, Pathfinder Battles: Kingmaker. This 45-figure set features a number of “high-utility monsters and heroes”, as well as a few premium minis, like the Huge Water Elemental.