Board Game News! – 15/01/2019

It’s the first post of 2019 and already things have begun to get crazy. I can’t wait for the good stuff to come. The good stuff being Gotham City Chronicles, and Escape Plan. That’ll have to wait. There’s plenty of good stuff in the meantime.

I mean just check out this week

The biggest news of the week wasn’t a bang, but a whimper. Or rather a realisation. A board game was not all what I thought it was.

It was better.

I’ve been after a negotiation game to fill the void in my collection. However, the majority of those often recommended are extremely difficult to come by. One such title is Tiefe Taschen.

This week I learnt that this game has been re-released under the title Goodcritters. I also learnt that it’s in stock at my online game store. And it’s pay day. And by clicking ‘add to cart’ it takes me to check out. And their delivery time is two days.

A cast of anthropomorphic thieves on the box of Goodcritters.
Makes me think of Blacksad

Who knew?

Also in stores is Tom Lehmann’s latest Race for the Galaxy installment: New Frontiers. Meaning there’s a new space engine to build. I, for one can’t get enough of Lehmann’s designs. After my review, I bought five copies of Jump Drive just to blend them into my morning breakfast. So much fiber.

A man, a woman, and a blue fish guy look to the side of the box front of New Frontiers.
Me showing my family some great board game memes

If you’ve been following the American news you might have heard a thing or two about a government shutdown. Which is gloomy news. So take your mind off of it, and relax with this old official Pandemic scenario: Government Shutdown.

Speaking of gloomy news. Atlas games has announced Gloom of Thrones. Which is a strong contender for the worst title of 2019. However, it’s still early in the year.

Gloom of Thrones written in a font that matches both Gloom, and Game of Thrones.
So gloomy

While no details are announced. I’m sure we can expect the same gameplay of the previous installments, only with more wolves, hounds, and dragons.

Today, Bezier Games dropped Suburbia Collector’s Edition on to Kickstarter. Dave over on Dude! Take Your Turn! has done an excellent write up on what’s new in the game.

It looks fantastic!

It’s also one of the best games I’ve ever reviewed. But, and it’s a big but, it comes in neatly at 180 AUD. That’s a lot of instant ramen. Therefore, I’m going to have to wait and hope it’s cheaper at retail.

Please be cheaper at retail.

A new development area across from a thriving city on the box of Suburbia: Collector's Edition.
She looks so beautiful

Kolossal Games are bringing their cowboy sandbox game, Western Legends, back to Kickstarter with a new expansion that offers more of everything and a new Narrative event system. Whatever that means.

There isn’t much in the way of writing on the page, but backers are lunging at this one like lemmings at a cliff. Rightly so too. The base game release was a massive success, and it’s now comfortably sitting at 7.6 on BGG. So while the town might not be big enough for the two of us. It’s big enough for one of us, and this board game.

I’ll see you at high noon.

Article of the Week

This week’s article comes from Sapphire City Games. A board game shop of all places. They wrapped up the year with a best of list, and nailed it. A great read, and great choices all around.

Check it out!

David Norris

Lover of dogs, books, comics, movies, anime, television, video games and most importantly board games. My site is all about the latter, and my journey through the glorious hobby.

3 thoughts on “Board Game News! – 15/01/2019

  1. It’s almost as bad here in Canada (though I think it’s more like 74 cents to the dollar, I thought we were on par with Australia though?)

    My wife asked me again last night whether I was going to back it or not. It’s not a request, more like a “if you want it, get it. Don’t worry about the money” thing.

    But I still don’t know. LOL


  2. Thanks for the shoutout!

    Unfortunately, the Suburbia Kickstarter page says that retail is going to be $30 US more than the Kickstarter.

    Of course, you’ll probably eventually be able to find it in a sale somewhere, but that could be months.

    Or maybe $130 US will be a price point most people won’t pay and it will appear in sales more quickly.

    Who knows?

    My wife is encouraging me to pick this up, but I’m still on the fence.


    1. If I were living in America I wouldn’t hesitate! But our exchange rate is like 60c to a dollar. It’s killing a lot of great and interesting Kickstarters for me.

      That’s before shipping as well. Which is 30 dollars USD!

      This makes me so sad 😦

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