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The Buzzlist: Anticipated Releases Jan/Feb 2012
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With the myriad sources of game news coming out of hundreds of publishers, large and small, it's difficult for even the informed gamer to know which releases to look forward to. This list is an attempt to aggregate what the BGG community as a whole is anticipating, omitting my own personal biases as much as I can.

This is a list of games sorted by what I call the "buzz score", that is, the number of wishlists the game is on minus the number of owners that game has. Most of the time, this will highlight games that are not yet released, but games may stay on the list after their release depending on how much people want them, and how quickly people have bought them. Obviously, games must be in the BGG database to be considered, but after that, there are no criteria beyond wishlists and owners.

I will post an updated version of this list about every two months. Here are some previous lists:

Nov/Dec 2011
Oct/Sep 2011
Jul/Aug 2011
May/Jun 2011
Mar/Apr 2011

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1. Board Game: Eclipse [Average Rating:8.09 Overall Rank:9]
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Buzz Score: 1,020

Eclipse
Design: Touko Tahkokallio (Aether, Politix)
Specs: 2-6 players, 120 minutes, Age 12+
Stats: 3,233 wishlists, 2,213 owners

[Previous List: #1 (1,958)]

Eclipse is an epic space empire-building game; each player attempts to make his interstellar civilization the foremost in the galaxy. There are elements of exploration, technology development, and combat--which involves ships designed by players over the course of the game. Despite its epic scope, the game features a number of "euro" game mechanics. Even with six players, the game purports to finish in less than three hours.

Release Notes: This game was released in North America by Asmodee Editions in December. However, the game is already sold out at most major game stores. A second printing is expected in May/June.
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2. Board Game: Rex: Final Days of an Empire [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:387]
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Buzz Score: 896

Rex: Final Days of an Empire
Design: Bill Eberle (Dune, Cosmic Encounter), John Goodenough (Tide of Iron, Talisman), Jack Kittredge (Dune, Cosmic Encounter), Corey Konieczka (Battlestar Galactica, Runewars), Peter Olotka (Dune, Cosmic Encounter), Christian Petersen (Twilight Imperium, Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation)
Specs: 3-6 players
Stats: 944 wishlists, 48 owners

[Previous List: #5 (764)]

Rex is based on the classic Avalon Hill game Dune, an epic game featuring negotiation and conflict which of often cited as one of the games that popularized the concept of variable player powers. Unlike Dune, however, this game will be based in the world of Twilight Imperium. The Emperor of the Lazax Empire has died, leaving numerous factions competing for power in the sprawling city of Mecatol. The game will come with a number of optional rules and variants, allowing for more varied gameplay.

Release Notes: It looks like Fantasy Flight will be releasing this in late February. It may already be available some stores in Europe.
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3. Board Game: Race for the Galaxy: Alien Artifacts [Average Rating:7.60 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.60 Unranked]
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Buzz Score: 830

Race for the Galaxy: Alien Artifacts
Design: Thomas Lehmann (Race for the Galaxy, Phoenicia)
Specs: 2-5 players, 45 minutes, Age 12+
Stats: 842 wishlists, 12 owners

[Previous List: #6 (718)]

While Alien Artifacts is technically the fourth expansion to Race for the Galaxy, it is part of a "new story arc"--the game must be played with the original Race for the Galaxy, but cannot be played with any of the other expansions. This expansion features new role cards for a fifth player, and the usual assortment of new planets and developments. Additionally, the expansion contains a number of "alien orb" cards that can be explored by the players, as well as a new Explore role card that allows them to do so. Players must balance building up their own tableau and exploring the mysterious Alien Orb.

Release Notes: The release window for this game from Rio Grande is Spring 2012.
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4. Board Game: Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) [Average Rating:7.85 Overall Rank:36]
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Buzz Score: 706

Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition)
Design: Adam Sadler, Daniel Clark (Android, World of Warcraft: The Adventure Game), Corey Konieczka (Battlestar Galactica, Runewars), Kevin Wilson (Sid Meier's Civilization, Arkham Horror)
Specs: 2-5 players, 120 minutes, Age 14+
Stats: 717 wishlists, 11 owners

[Previous List: #10 (536)]

This new version of everyone's favorite dungeon-crawling game features a more manageable box size, as well as a number of gameplay improvements. The game's long play time has been addressed with a faster setup time, shorter scenarios, and natural stopping points within scenarios. Campaign rules introduced in Road to Legend will be incorporated into the base game. Line-of-sight rules have been simplified, and new player aid cards will be included that reference effects and conditions. There will be more options in choosing and creating your hero, and experience points have been added to allow for the hero's growth.

Release Notes: This game from Fantasy Flight is expected in Q2 2012. A "conversion kit" for those with the original Descent will also be available for sale.
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5. Board Game: Wok Star [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:1152]
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Buzz Score: 662

Wok Star
Design: Tim Fowers
Specs: 1-4 players, 60 minutes, Age 10+
Stats: 933 wishlists, 271 owners

[Previous List: #8 (624)]

Wok Star is a realtime cooperative game in which players take on the role of restaurant chefs, working against time to fulfill the culinary desires of an endless stream of customers. A 20-second sand timer measures the amount of time you have to meet a customer's needs before he eats free. Each player has a different role in the restaurant, and these players must spend dice in different combinations to prepare ingredients.

Release Notes: This game has been available in very limited quantities from the designer's website at www.wokstargame.com. Z-Man Games will be doing a larger print run, hopefully sometime in 2012, but news has not been forthcoming.
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6. Board Game: 7 Wonders: Cities [Average Rating:7.92 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.92 Unranked]
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Buzz Score: 611

7 Wonders: Cities
Design: Antoine Bauza (7 Wonders, Ghost Stories)
Specs: 2-8 players, 30 minutes, Age 10+
Stats: 617 wishlists, 6 owners

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This expansion to the card-drafting game 7 Wonders features a new card type: black cards representing cities. These cards will be more interactive than other cards, and will have effects like removing you from the military competition or allowing you to build a building for free using a neighbor's building chain. The game will also have new wonders and cards that work with the new city cards. Additionally, this expansion allows for an 8th player, and there are optional new rules for team play.

Release Notes: This expansion will be available from Repos in Europe, and presumably by Asmodee in North America. No official release dates are available, but word on the street is that it should be out around April or May (at least in Europe).
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7. Board Game: Galaxy Trucker: Another Big Expansion [Average Rating:8.13 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.13 Unranked]
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Buzz Score: 563

Galaxy Trucker: Another Big Expansion
Design: Vlaada Chvátil (Through the Ages, Dungeon Lords)
Specs: 2-5 players, 90 minutes, Age 10+
Stats: 579 wishlists, 16 owners

[Previous List: #13 (491)]

This follow-up to Galaxy Trucker: The Big Expansion will feature new tiles, new ship boards (including a GIANT IVB ship), and a new "support team" to aid you in ship construction. Additionally, encounters where an enemy boards your ship and starts to destroy everything from the inside out have been added.

Release Notes: This will be released from Czech Games Editions in Europe, with no American publisher listed yet. No release date has been announced, and CGE has been quiet about it since it missed Essen.
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8. Board Game: Battle Beyond Space [Average Rating:6.49 Overall Rank:2918]
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Buzz Score: 554

Battle Beyond Space
Design: Frank Branham (Dia de los Muertos, Warhamster Rally)
Specs: 3-4 players, 60 minutes, Age 12+
Stats: 560 wishlists, 6 owners

[Previous List: #14 (472)]

Battle Beyond Space reenacts a single giant space battle, with 60-80 ships controlled by multiple players blowing each other up. After nine rounds, victory is assessed by how many opposing ships a player managed to destroy, as well as territory claimed by your remaining ships. Each player will have a unique alien power to use in the battle. The entire game takes less than an hour to play.

Release Notes: Z-Man Games has recently announced that this game will be released in June 2012.
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9. Board Game: Star Wars: The Card Game [Average Rating:7.52 Overall Rank:218]
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Buzz Score: 532

Star Wars: The Card Game
Design: Nate French (Lord of the Rings: The Card Game, A Game of Thrones: The Card Game), Corey Konieczka (Battlestar Galactica, Runewars)
Specs: 1-4 players, 60 minutes, Age 14+
Stats: 543 wishlists, 11 owners

[Previous List: #22 (433)]

Star Wars: The Card Game is a scenario-based cooperative game in which players take on the role of a Rebel strike team, who must accomplish their mission before the Imperials discover the location of the Rebel's hidden base. Cards can be played to the Space Zone, where they defend the Rebel base, the Attack Zone, where they engage with Imperial troops, the Reserve Zone, where they aid other deployed cards, or the Mission Zone, where they try to achieve the Rebel objective. The Imperial faction is simulated with a separate deck that is unique to each mission, and features varying Imperial strategies.

Release Notes: Apparently, something that came up in playtesting has caused Fantasy Flight to go back to the drawing board with this one, delaying the probable release to Q3 2012.
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10. Board Game: Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game [Average Rating:7.94 Overall Rank:22]
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Buzz Score: 515

X-Wing
Design: Jason Little (Blood Bowl: Team Manager, MLB Sportsclix)
Specs: 2 players, 20 minutes, Age 14+
Stats: 518 wishlists, 3 owners

[Previous List: #16 (461)]

X-Wing is a tactical spaceship combat game based in the Star Wars universe. In this 2-player game, one player controls the Rebel Alliance and their fleet of X-Wing fighters, and the other the Empire, controlling TIE fighters. All miniatures in this game are fully painted, and their statistics are indicated on their bases. This is a scenario-based game in which each mission will have different setups and different objectives for each player.

Release Notes: This game from Fantasy Flight is expected to be released in Q2 2012.
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11. Board Game: Dark Darker Darkest [Average Rating:6.73 Overall Rank:1858]
 
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Buzz Score: 510

Dark Darker Darkest
Design: David Ausloos (Get Nuts)
Specs: 2-5 players, 120 minutes, Age 14+
Stats: 514 wishlists, 4 owners

[Previous List: #15 (465)]

Dark Darker Darkest is a cooperative horror game in which a virus is quickly spreading throughout the world and turning the entire population into zombies. Players take on the role of "urban survivors" exploring the house of Dr. Mortimer, which allegedly contains an antidote to this virus. The game features modular gameplay with a strong exploration element. Players must overcome obstacles, extinguish fires, and fight zombies to make their way through the house. The game does not have a "dungeon master" player; all players are on the same side.

Release Notes: The target date for this release (which does not yet have a publisher) is Essen 2012.
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12. Board Game: Omega Centauri [Average Rating:7.30 Overall Rank:3004]
 
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Buzz Score: 458

Omega Centauri
Design: Nigel Buckle (Celtic Quest)
Specs: 2-4 players, 60 minutes, Age 12+
Stats: 478 wishlists, 20 owners

[Previous List: #17 (457)]

This game was originally called "Ascendancy" and later "Alien Ascendancy". In this space-based civilization game, each player will take on the role of an alien race during the fall of the galactic empire. Players can create new buildings, construct and move space fleets, and research technologies. The game also features an extended "long game" that adds in more technologies and racial powers.

Release Notes: Spiral Galaxy Games will release this title sometime in 2012.
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13. Board Game: The Guns of Gettysburg [Average Rating:7.97 Overall Rank:1066]
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Buzz Score: 430

The Guns of Gettysburg
Design: Bowen Simmons (Napoleon's Triumph, Bonaparte at Morengo)
Specs: 2 players, 180 minutes
Stats: 431 wishlists, 1 owner

[Previous List: #24 (411)]

This is a wargame based on the Battle of Gettysburg in the American Civil War, and will feature mechanics similar to those used in the designer's previous games, Bonaparte at Marengo and Napoleon's Triumph. Instead of the typical hexes and counters, units in this game are represented by linear blocks. The game will allow for either single-day scenarios or the entire three-day battle.

Release Notes: This will probably be released by Simmons Games, but the designer has considered shutting down Simmons Games and using another publisher because of health issues. There is no release date yet.
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14. Board Game: Sturm Europa! [Average Rating:8.89 Unranked]
 
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Buzz Score: 415

Sturm Europa!
Design: Michael Tan
Specs: 2-3 players, 120 minutes
Stats: 420 wishlists, 5 owners

[Previous List: Just Missed (410)]

Sturm Europa! is a strategic-level wargame that simulates the action of the entirety of the second World War in Europe. Armies are represented by wooden blocks, whose identities are not revealed until engaged in combat. The game has card-driven elements, but plays more like a traditional wargame than a typical CDG. A tech tree allows players to customize their battle plans. The game allows for 2-4 hour scenarios, or a 12-hour full game simulating the entire war.

Release Notes: Academy Games will publish this, but the release date is unknown.
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15. Board Game: Wiz-War (eighth edition) [Average Rating:7.19 Overall Rank:394]
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Buzz Score: 407

Wiz-War
Design: Tom Jolly (Drakon, Cave Troll), Kevin Wilson (Sid Meier's Civilization, Arkham Horror)
Specs: 2-4 players, 60 minutes, Age 14+
Stats: 765 wishlists, 358 owners

[Previous List: #19 (447)]

This is a re-imagining of the classic 1983 game Wiz-War. Wiz-War is a tactical combat game where players take on the role of wizards trying to steal treasure from other wizards and bring it back to their base. The game features a large number of diverse cards, that give the wizards enhanced ways to navigate the dungeon, lay traps, and attack their enemies.

Release Notes: This game from Fantasy Flight Games released in late January and should be readily accessible.
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16. Board Game: Quarriors! Quarmageddon [Average Rating:7.53 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.53 Unranked]
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Buzz Score: 375

Quarriors! Quarmaggeddon
Design: Mike Elliott (Thunderstone, Quarriors), Eric Lang (Chaos in the Old World, Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation)
Specs: 2-4 players, 30 minutes, Age 14+
Stats: 378 wishlists, 3 owners

[Previous List: N/A]

This is the second expansion to the dice-bag-building game Quarriors!. The expansion features 8 new types of dice, which represent 18 new creatures and 8 new spells. Additionally, the game features two new optional rules, one for buying multiple dice on a turn, and one to help you cull your dice collection. The box for this game will be able to store all of the cards and dice from the base game and both expansions.

Release Notes: This game from WizKids should be available around June 2012, with advance copies being available at Origins in May.
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17. Board Game: 1989: Dawn of Freedom [Average Rating:7.99 Overall Rank:207]
 
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Buzz Score: 353

1989: Dawn of Freedon
Design: Jason Matthews (Twilight Struggle, 1960: The Making of the President), Ted Torgerson
Specs: 2 players, 120 minutes, Age 12+
Stats: 374 wishlists, 21 owners

[Previous List: Just Missed (317)]

1989 is a new card-driven game in the style of Twilight Struggle. This time, the subject being simulated is the end of the Cold War, and the fall of Communism in Eastern Europe. The game features a map of 6 countries in Eastern Europe. One play takes the part of the Communist establishment in those countries, and the other takes the role of dissidents trying to undermine the ruling regime. The game will feature a mounted board and deluxe counters, similar to those found in the deluxe edition of Twilight Struggle.

Release Notes: GMT plans to ship this game in March.
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18. Board Game: Nefarious [Average Rating:6.59 Overall Rank:1387]
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Buzz Score: 351

Nefarious
Design: Donald Vaccarino (Dominion, Kingdom Builder)
Specs: 2-6 players, 30 minutes, Age 8+
Stats: 544 wishlists, 193 owners

[Previous List: Just Missed (366)]

Nefarious is a light-hearted card game where each player takes on the role of a mad scientist. Players must draw up blueprints, collect loot, and then use the loot to create the blueprinted devices, which will do various things. Players can also speculate, which allows them to try to predict what other players will do. Additionally, each game will feature two "Twist" cards, which change the rules of the game for that session.

Release Notes: This game was available at Essen 2011, but Ascora Games has had factory issues with making the game more widely available. It looks like shipments should start arriving in late February.
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19. Board Game: Infiltration [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:844]
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Buzz Score: 343

Infiltration
Design: Donald Vaccarino (Dominion, Kingdom Builder)
Specs: 2-6 players, 45 minutes, Age 14+
Stats: 353 wishlists, 10 owners

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Infiltration is a new stand-alone card game based in the universe of Android. Each player takes on the role of a thief, whose goal it is to steal corporate secrets from a secure compound. The game features a push-your-luck element: the farther you venture into this compound, the better the rewards will be, but the harder it will be to escape. The game will come with 114 cards, 149 tokens, 6 character markers to be inserted in stands, and one security dial.

Release Notes: This game from Fantasy Flight is expected in Q2 2012.
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20. Board Game: Virgin Queen [Average Rating:8.16 Overall Rank:290]
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Buzz Score: 334

Virgin Queen
Design: Ed Beach (Here I Stand, Grant Takes Command)
Specs: 2-6 players, 480 minutes, Age 12+
Stats: 345 wishlists, 11 owners

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Virgin Queen is a multiplayer card-driven game that is the sequel, both thematically and mechanically, to Here I Stand. The game takes place from 1559-1598, during the reigns of Elizabeth I of England and Philip II of Spain, and focuses on the political maneuverings of the great Catholic and Protestant nations. This game can be played in a two-player tutorial mode, which takes about 90 minutes, in the full 4-6 player game, which can take up to 8 hours, or in a shorter tournament scenario, which takes 4-5 hours. This game will feature a mounted board.

Release Notes: This game from GMT should be available in mid-March.
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21. Board Game: Stone Age: The Expansion [Average Rating:7.47 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.47 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.47 Unranked]
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Buzz Score: 325

Stone Age: Style is the Goal
Design: Bernd Brunnhofer (Stone Age, Saint Peterburg)
Specs: 2-5 players, 75 minutes, Age 10+
Stats: 723 wishlists, 398 owners

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This is the first big expansion to the dice-rolling worker placement game Stone Age. In "Style is the Goal" players will have the opportunity to turn their raw resources into ornaments and jewelry for additional victory points. Board overlays will accommodate the new actions. Additionally, the game will include the previously-released "New Huts" mini-expansion (from Spielbox), as well as pieces for a fifth player.

Release Notes: This game was released at Essen 2011 by Hans im Gluck in Europe. Rio Grande is doing the North American distribution, which should begin shipping any day now.
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22. Board Game: Cyclades: Hades [Average Rating:8.06 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.06 Unranked]
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Buzz Score: 324

Cyclades: Hades
Design: Bruno Cathala (Cyclades, Mr. Jack), Ludovic Maublanc (Cyclades, Mr. Jack)
Specs: 2-5 players, 90 minutes, Age 10+
Stats: 552 wishlists, 228 owners

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Hades is an expansion to the euro/dudes-on-a-map hybrid game Cyclades. The expansion features four different modules that can be mixed and matched. The first module is an auction for initial placement. The second module introduces Hades to the pantheon of gods, who lets a player attack with his undead army or build a necropolis. The third module features 6 hero figures, which can be summoned like mythical creatures, but act as a military unit that can be sacrificed for great value. The fourth module are divine favor cards, which can be redeemed for either priestesses that help you pay to use heroes or creatures, or powerful magical artifacts.

Release Notes: This is being published in Europe by Matagot, where it should be readily available. Asmodee is doing the North American distribution, which should begin showing up in stores sometime this month.
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23. Board Game: The Manhattan Project [Average Rating:7.56 Overall Rank:142]
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Buzz Score: 324

The Manhattan Project
Design: Brandon Tibbetts
Specs: 2-5 players, 120 minutes, Age 13+
Stats: 403 wishlists, 79 owners

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The Manhattan Project is a game in which players take on the role of rival nations racing to develop a nuclear bomb. This is a worker placement game that doesn't feature a standard "clean-up" phase: workers come off the board either when you want them back (in the case of your permanent workers) or when anyone takes back workers (in the case of temporary contractors). The game also features a Through the Ages-style card draft, where newer cards are more expensive. Additionally, the game is high on interaction, allowing players to launch airstrikes against enemy facilities, or even employ spies to infiltrate an opponent's facility and use their equipment.

Release Notes: This game from Minion Games should be available in late February.
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24. Board Game: Unpublished Prototype [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:1527]
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