A one-two punch from FFG and CMON, plus Laukat is BACK! News – 07/08/2019

Everyone is readjusting to their regular lives after a massive GenCon weekend. Or at least that’s how I imagine it; thousands of people doing a walk of shame.


FFG have done it again.

They’re currently going through their catalogue and producing cut down versions of their games. We’ve seen this with Civilization: A New Dawn, Whitehall Mysteries, and now we see it again in: Arkham Horror Final Hour.

In an interesting twist, this game focuses on combat and communication. And is selling itself as an Arkham Experience you can play in under an hour.

I hope that’s including setup, as usually that takes as long as playing!

In other news, CMON in conjunction with CD PROJEKT RED has announced Cyberpunk 2077 Afterlife: The Card Game, designed by none other than Eric Lang. Details are pretty thin at the moment, but enough to get my heart beating. Arcane Academy is a family card game by Eric Lang, and it’s good, I really like it. If he can get a similar quality game with a Cyberpunk theme – I’m all over it like a grilled cheese.

If you thought we were done with big releases. Think again.

Ryan Laukat’s next adventure is currently on Kickstarter – Sleeping Gods. It’s a cooperative game that has you and your friends exploring the open sea. The novelty comes from there being an open world map, and you’re allowed to go in any direction you want.

A full campaign may take 10-20 hours, but played in 1-2 hour stints where you can save the game.

It also comes with that Ryan Laukat art style that we know and love.

Smartphone Inc sounds like a boring game that I’d never tell anyone about. However, looking through the Kickstarter video it looks like a sound game, about an interesting topic, and has a tonne of recognition from The Dice Tower.

Consider me interested.


Lastly, I want give a shout out to Chicken Heist from Fourtato Games. It looks like silly fun, and has a great introduction video.


In other – Fire Emblem related news. It’s awesome! I’m in love. I’ve played 17 hours so far, and my house, the Black Eagles, are becoming unstoppable. Anyway, if you have a Switch you should try 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.

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