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Posts tagged “Asmodee Digital”

Arkham Horror: Mother’s Embrace brings cardboard spookings to PC next year

Iä! Iä! The great wurm turns again, the cosmos lurch uncomfortably, and we awake anew with new faces and only fleeting memories of who we once were. Why, here comes news of Arkham Horror: Mother's Embrace, a video game inspired by a popular Lovecraftian board game, Arkham Horror. Yes, yes, it was based on a different Lovecraftian board game when it was initially announced in…

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That incredible Game Of Thrones board game is now on Steam

I've never really been into A Song Of Ice And Fire. Even before the internet collectively turned on the telly show in its final act, I couldn't have told you what a Targaryen is. Even so, A Game Of Thrones: The Board Game is one of the best tabletop games I've ever played, its cardboard kingdoms a beloved backstabbing battleground during my uni days. Today,…

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Ori And The Will Of The Wisps headlines Xbox Game Pass’ latest offerings

Xbox Game Pass for PC continues to please, as they've just announced this month's lineup. Ori And The Will Of The Wisps will be available on Game Pass as soon as it launches on March 11th. Then we have the likes of Pikuniku, Train Sim World 2020, The Lord Of The Rings: Adventure Card Game and Mother Russia Bleeds.

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Nab board games Carcassonne and Ticket To Ride free from the Epic Game Store

Board games don't belong on computers. They're a refuge from the screens that bore into our eyeballs and our lives, a chance to bask in the musky glow of fleshy humans. But sometimes those humans are far away, and sometimes stores give digitised board games away for free. The Epic Games Store is handing out the tile-laying town-planning sheep-appreciating Carcassonne, along with the railway-building Ticket…

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Fantasy Flight Interactive are closing their doors just two years after opening

The makers of The Lord Of The Rings: Adventure Card Game, Fantasy Flight Games, have announced their digital studio, Fantasy Flight Interactive, is closing down in February. The game's servers will still be supported, but for now it's goodbye to the studio that created it.Studio head Tim Gerritsen took to LinkedIn to report the news, writing: "It's with great sadness that I have to report…

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Gloomhaven launches into early access with some major bits missing

Co-op dungeon crawling board game Gloomhaven has made the hop to PC today, though it'll be a while yet until it's really comparable to its giant-boxed physical counterpart. Today's early access version lacks multiplayer or the campaign from the tabletop edition, and instead repackages the game into a solo roguelike experience. Developers Flaming Fowl say that all the missing bits are still coming, but won't…

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Board game adaptation Gloomhaven enters early access on July 17th

Gloomhaven, the board game with the intimidatingly large box, is headed to PC in just a few weeks. Kinda. The PC adaptation by Flaming Fowl Studios sounds like it's going to be a very different beast to the tabletop edition. If early developer comments are to be believed, the version entering early access on July 17th will be a purely single player experience - a…

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E3 2019 games – every game confirmed

They just keep coming don't they? A lot of games were announced at E3 2019, things that we didn't know about, as well as stuff that's previously announced, or expansions to already released games. Now, to the casual outsider, what we're doing might seem absolutely nuts, but we thought we'd put together an alphabetical list of all the PC games that have been confirmed to…

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Feature: Time to ditch the timer

Have You Played… Mysterium?

The people who made Mysterium want you to play it wrong. That's not a problem with the original board game, as long as you don't play with people who insist on adhering to the designer's vision (hot tip: just don't tell people about the extra faff and keep the timer tucked away in the box). PC players can't be so picky.

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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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