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Posts tagged “Asmodee Digital”

Intimidatingly enormous fantasy board game Gloomhaven coming to PC in 2019

I'm always up for learning a new board game, but whenever I see the towering monolith that is Gloomhaven and its multitude of boxes-within-boxes, I start looking for something more my speed... like Snakes and Ladders. Thankfully, I'll soon be able to enjoy its complex world of co-op dungeon crawling without fear of losing hundreds of key components under sofa cushions, as it's being adapted…

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Boardgame adaptation Terraforming Mars has a free beta/demo

Releasing a game called Terraforming Mars so soon after (the recently much-improved) Surviving Mars probably ain't great for the ol'Google rankings, but in fairness Terraforming got there first. It's an adaptation of an extremely well-received 2016 cooperative-but-competitive boardgame, retaining all the rules, but removing the need to pollute your home with a thousand pieces of cardboard or the festering presence of other meatbags. The game's…

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Feature: Power plants

Terraforming Mars but without the fiddly bits

Bits are both the joy and bane of board games. You know, bits - those fiddly counters, miniatures and cubes of plastic, wood or metal (oooh, fancy). On the one hand, the tactile sensation of slamming down a plastic train in Ticket to Ride, cutting off your opponent’s train route to their howls of anguish, is one of life’s greatest pleasures, and a feeling that’s…

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Lovecraftian board game Mansions Of Madness coming to PC

Fantasy Flight's Lovecraftian board game Mansions Of Madness, which cardboard dad Rab Forence has praised so much in these pages, is getting a video game adaptation next year. Publishers Asmodee Digital yesterday announced Mansions Of Madness: Mother's Embrace, which will send a team of investigators to investigate a spooky mansion, being waylaid by traps, monsters, and other terribleness. Asmodee have a lot of experience in…

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Pathfinder Adventures goes green in Rise of the Goblins

Won't someone think of the goblins? For decades, the little scamps have existed for low-level players to bully and mock, treated as little more than rats with better loot. It's not on. Now the goblins are fighting back in a story expansion for Pathfinder Adventures [official site], Obsidian Entertainment's adaptation of the RPG card game. The 'Rise of the Goblins' expansion adds a new campaign…

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Feature: A grave proposition

Mysterium review

Mysterium [official site] is one of my favourite board games. It's somewhere between Dixit and Cluedo in that you're a psychic trying to find a murder's culprit, location and weapon but the only clues you have to go on are these wonderfully illustrated cards given to you by the "ghost" player which form your psychic visions. The game now has an official online version so…

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Mysterium: Ghost-Bothering Whodunnit Coming To PC

In the last week I've recommended ghost-bothering board game Mysterium [publisher's website] to two different people asking about which board game they should pick up for a family Christmas present and I think at least two other people have picked up their own copy of the game having played it at my house in the last month. It's one of my favourites and now it's…

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