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TwitchCon 2017 Report

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I had the chance again this year to attend TwitchCon as part of my day job. We had a booth as well as a panel which you can watch if you are so inclined. Amidst my work, I had a chance to check out some of the tabletop stuff going on at the show.

Last year, the tabletop area was a small corner tucked away on the second floor. At TwitchCon this year, there was a large area for open play on the show floor as well as tabletop live streaming. It was awesome to see the growth!





A few steps away, the team from Lightseekers Awakening was demoing this AR card game at the show. We spoke to them at Gen Con and got the full scoop on the game. Elsewhere at the convention, Sega was showing off Total War: Warhammer 2. I haven’t had a chance to check it out yet, but the first game was a digital love letter to this miniatures games and here the sequel continues that.





The show did not have a big tabletop focus but there were a few other titles in our wheelhouse. Battle Jack had a small presence at the booth. This Black Jack driven RPG is quite fun and is a great use of that game mechanic. Shadowverse had a huge presence at the show. To my memory this game is quite a few years old, not sure why it was having a big push, but there you have it.





It was a great show this year and one that really captures an important part of the gaming hobby.
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App News: Bohnanza The Duel Released, Sherlock Holmes Gets Some Help, Asmodee and Portal at Essen and more...

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Bohnanza The Duel Released for iOS/Android
One of the glaring omissions on my gaming-cred chart is the fact that I've never played Bohnanza. I know it's a classic and whatever, but it has just never found its way to a table that I've been sitting at. So, I'm excited about Digidiced UG's latest release for a couple reasons. First, it's DIGIDICED, and their titles are all pretty great. Secondly, it's Bohnanza: The Duel, and I'll finally have a chance to play bean farmer.

Bohnanza The Duel is a 2-player version of Bohnanza in which...aw, let me just cut/paste this one:

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In the two-player-version Bohnanza – The duel, the two bean farmers offer each other gifts of beans they don‘t want for themselves, ideally ones that their opponent can‘t make use of, either. Cleverly combining the types of beans on the fields allows them to fulfil bonus tasks. The player who manages to earn the most bean dollars wins the game.

Face off against different AI opponents, or challenge hobby gardeners from all over the world! Find your place on the Bohnanza leaderboard!

Features
- True-to-the-original, digital port of the two-player-version of Uwe Rosenberg‘s popular game Bohnanza
- The easy interactive tutorial makes for a quick entry to the game
- Featuring AI opponents of various levels of difficulty
- Play platform-independent duels against the best players in the world


Bohnanza The Duel is another 2-player Uwe Rosenberg title, which seems to be DIGIDICED's wheelhouse. It's out now for iOS Universal and Android, and will be coming to Steam soon.

- Bohnanza The Duel for iOS Universal, $3
- Bohnanza The Duel for Android, $3



Companion App for Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective Arrives on iOS/Android
From the "out of nowhere" files comes a little app for fans of the brilliant and beloved deduction game, Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective. The app is simply a collection of audio tracks for each of the cases in both Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases and Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures, so you can simply sit back and listen to each case introduction.

The app only includes the lengthy introductions for each case, so it includes no spoilers, but will allow you to sit and get your brain ready for the marathon it's about to run. It will also allow you to pour an extra glass of brandy while you ponder leads in the intro.

The app is free for both iOS and Android, so it's kind of a no brainer if you're a fan of the Sherlock games.

- SH Consulting Detective for iOS Universal, free
- SH Consulting Detective for Android, free



Asmodee Digital's Essen Announcements
From our time at Gen Con, we know what we can expect from Asmodee Digital over the next year or so. They showed off some new trailers and also revealed a title we didn't know they were working on. Let's get started.

While there are only two months left in 2017, Asmodee has a lot planned before 2018 rolls around. Still coming this year are their Android and Steam version of Carcassonne, an iOS/Android/Steam version of Abalone, and an iOS/Android/Steam version of the racing classic, Mille Bornes.

2017 will also see the release of a couple new Catan titles as well. The first is Catan Stories: The Legend of the Sea Robbers, which is an all-new text adventure set in the Catan-verse. Yep, I'm as confused as you are. Luckily, we have a trailer for this one.



We can also expect a VR version of Catan creatively called Catan VR. Being old and prone to motion sickness, VR does nothing for me. That said, if you have an Oculus Rift or Samsung Gear VR and want to play Catan, this is for you. Trailer for this one as well and it's pretty cool to swing the camera around. Still not sure I could play like this without heaving, though.



Next year is when things get interesting. First of all, we have Scythe coming for iOS/Android/Steam which just got a brand new teaser trailer which is about as teaser-y as you can get while still showing a few seconds of in-game graphics:



That's just the beginning, however. Bananagrams and Zombicide are both coming to iOS and Android, while a little game you might have heard of, Terraforming Mars, is coming to iOS/Android/Steam.

We've known about all that since Gen Con, but one that we didn't know about is Arcane Wonders' fantastic 2-player abstract, Onitama which is coming to iOS and Android next year.

As usual, we'll be keeping both eyes on Asmodee and will let you know when apps release or any new news pops up.



Portal Games at Essen
Portal Games has less stuff to talk about than Asmodee, but the first topic is much more time sensitive. Their cardboard/digital hybrid, First Martians: Adventures on the Red Planet, is out in the wild now and next week will be having a Halloween-themed event. You can log into the app and play the Probe on the Loose scenario next week and participate with Halloween goodies being spread all over Mars. Thematic!

That's not all! They're also working on a companion app for Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island which will do...things. Not a lot of details on this yet, but they did mention it will include new events and adventures. We'll keep an eye out for more info on that as it's developed.



Summoner's Fate Now on Kickstarter
I'm not much of a CCG player. Take's too much time to learn and you really need to dedicate yourself unlike any other tabletop experience. That said, I do tend to like card games with a CCG feel, especially if there's more to the game than simple card play. Something like Dream Quest comes to mind.

Summoner's Fate looks to have that same kind of feel. It's central mechanism is card play, but the game is an RPG/dungeon crawler and looks like a lot of fun. My favorite part is wondering how bad the crick in everyone's neck is going to be from starting up at the player like that. Honestly, it looks like there's a lot going on in this one.

In fact, there might be too much going on for me to accurately explain anything to you here. You might want to just jump on over to the Kickstarter and see for yourselves.

The game will be free-to-download, following a CCG model, so the Kickstarter isn't doling out copies of the game. Instead, there are a bunch of different types of loot you can snag. The game is planned for iOS, Android, as well as PC/Mac on Steam, so everyone can take a look regardless of your platform of choice.

The Kickstarter is going on now and will run for another 21 days. They're only looking for $10K and already have more than $6K in the bank, so it's not a huge leap to get this thing funded. Head over here to take a look.


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First Look: Warhammer Quest 2

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App News: Handelabra Bringing One Deck Dungeon to Steam, Through the Ages Updates, and A Quick Reminder

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Handelabra Kickstarting One Deck Dungeon for Steam
I guess it was only a matter of time before it happened, but it seems strange to talk about Handelabra Games and not a Greater Than Games' game. Instead, for their next foray into the digital board game market, Handelabra has teamed up with Asmadi Games and designer Chris Cieslik to bring One Deck Dungeon to our laptops.

We don't know much at this point other than Handelabra will be launching a Kickstarter for the PC/Mac version on November 1st. Looking for a mobile version? It's likely, especially if the Kickstarter does well.

What else do we know? The game will be single player with the ability to control 1-2 heroes. The ability to control up to four heroes will be one of the Kickstarter's stretch goals. We also know that the One Deck Dungeon: Forest of Shadows expansion will not be included at launch and will also be one of the Kickstarter's stretch goals.

There will be a lot more information coming on this over the next few weeks, and we'll be sure to let you know when the Kickstarter goes live in a couple weeks.



Through the Ages Updates to Version 1.2.4
The digital version of Through the Ages is less of a game and more of an obsession for me. I can't even remember a time when I didn't have 3-5 games going at once, and it's not getting old. That said, last week the app was updated and it introduced a feature I didn't even know I wanted, but now that it's there I can't imagine living without it.

The feature I'm talking about is turn replay, which you can now change in the settings to be slow as molasses or instant. Instead of the flurry of tokens and cards that accompanied your opponent's turn, we now get a window clearly explaining every single action your opponent took on their turn. If you are a TtA neophyte, this is invaluable information to see exactly what that pesky AI or human player is doing when you're not watching. Even TtA veterans will appreciate the feature, however, as suddenly everything your rival does becomes crystal clear. And, if you end up not liking it, you can always just switch to "instant" and turn it off.

That wasn't the only thing they added. Age III Wonders and Events will now tell you how many points they will score you and all you opponents, so you don't have to scour each players' board to see if you should play Impact of Balance anymore. Woot!

There's more:

• Added opponent's turn replay settings (from instant to very detailed)
• Age III wonders and events include information about their potential culture gains
• End game scoring can be speed up now
• Added notification about the next event card, should the player know it
• Improved stability


If you haven't downloaded Through the Ages yet, you're missing out on one of the best (if not THE best) board game apps out there. What are you waiting for?

- Through the Ages for iOS Universal, $10
- Through the Ages for Android, $10



Quick Reminder: Tomorrow is Warhammer Quest 2 Release Day
I really have nothing to add here, I'm just really excited to finally get to play Warhammer Quest 2.
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First Look: Tales from Candlekeep: Tomb of Annihilation

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Tales from Candelkeep: Tomb of Annihilation
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App News: Smash Up and Cottage Garden Released, Handelabra News, Brass on Steam and more...

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Smash Up Released for iOS, Android, and PC
If you follow this blog (and if you're reading this, you must), you're already aware of today's release of Smash Up by Nomad Games Ltd (II) and published by Asmodee Digital. That's because Brad has already posted his First Look video. He's a real go-getter, that one.

Here's some blurbage:

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FEATURES

- Online Cross-platform multiplayer: 2 to 4 players
- Play with 4 players or solo against the AI
- 9 faction decks, including the base game set and more: Zombies, Aliens, Dinosaurs, Ninjas, Pirates, Robots, Tricksters, Wizards & Geeks
- Random or manual faction selection
- Fully automated scoring
- Tutorial system plus ‘Step Through’ and ‘Review' modes to help players learn
- Leader boards & Achievements
- Contains 16 Base cards to compete over
- Languages available: English, French, German


So why am I posting about it here? Because I'd feel remiss not including it in a news post somewhere! Also, it has a really cool icon. If you want to know more and/or see it in action, watch Brad's video below. Otherwise, here are the links. Have at it.

- Smash Up for iOS Universal, $5
- Smash Up for Android, $5
- Smash Up for PC via Steam, $15





Uwe Rosenberg's Cottage Garden Released by DIGIDICED
Another big release today comes from Digidiced UG. It's another Uwe Rosenberg title, Cottage Garden.

Cottage Garden pits up to 4 players in a battle to see who can plant the best garden. Seriously. There are flowers arranged at Tetris-shaped pieces, and you fill up your plots and score points. There are also cats. I haven't figured out the cats yet.

Let's blurb this thing:

DIGIDICED wrote:
Goal of the Game - In Cottage Garden, you compete in the art of gardening. Plant two Flowerbeds with different flowers. Score each Flowerbed when there are no more free spaces visible on it, then exchange it for a new, unplanted one. You receive points for all visible Flower Pots and Garden Cloches on the completed Flowerbed, and you may also receive Flower Pots and Cats that will help you with your gardening.
The player with the most points at the end of the game is the winner.

Features
• True digital conversion of Uwe Rosenbergs famous board game
• 2-4 players locally, online or even cross-platform
• Family friendly - non violent theme
• Worldwide ranked multiplayer and casual play with your friends
• fast real time games or asynchronous games with 24 hour time limit per turn
• Easy interactive tutorial to learn the game from scratch
• Analyze your best games or learn tricks from the best with Playback
• 3 different computer opponents
• uses the newest rules of the board game


See, I told you there were cats in it. Cottage Garden is available for iOS and Android right now, and will be coming to PC/Mac/Linux via Steam next week.

- Cottage Garden for iOS Universal, $5
- Cottage Garden for Android, $5





Bottom of the 9th Heads to Steam
In the first of our two Handelabra Games posts today, we talk about their latest title, Bottom of the 9th (2017). If you were hoping to have bat-swinging and base-running meeples on your laptop, you're in luck. Earlier this week, Bottom of the 9th was released for PC/Mac/Linux on Steam.

The Steam version is the same great game we've been playing on our touchscreens since August, but it's been reworked for a keyboard/mouse combo. It also includes a new single-player campaign called Manager's Challenge! Don't be upset if you own the mobile version, Manager's Challenge is also now available in the mobile version for a whopping zero dollars!

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• Play six game solo campaigns as the home team against a revolving cast of pitchers.
• Compete in nine different game situations, including multiple inning games.
• Each campaign game is played using one of six effect cards that change the feel of the game.
• The Manager's Challenge can be played in Classic Mode (using a Pitcher's Deck of stare-down cards) or against any level of CPU opponent.
• Four increasing levels of difficulty will put your management and batting skills to the test!
• Earn up to 11 new achievements and compete with others on 8 new leaderboards for the solo campaign mode.


Not bad! Oh, and did I mention that both the Steam and mobile versions are on sale? They are! Why am I so excited? I DON'T KNOW, I JUST LOVE EXCLAMATION POINTS!!!

Ahem. Sorry. You can pick Bottom of the 9th up at the links below, with the sale price in effect through the end of the week.

- Bottom of the 9th for iOS Universal, $4
- Bottom of the 9th for Android, $4
- Bottom of the 9th for PC/Mac/Linux via Steam, $6



Sentinels of the Multiverse Turns Three
That's not all the Handelabra news today. Today is the birthday of their flagship title, Sentinels of the Multiverse, which means they have a ton of sales and events revolving around the superhero card game all weekend.

First of all, Sentinels is free-to-play this weekend on Steam. If you haven't bought Sentinels yet, you can try it out on your laptop all weekend for nada, which is pretty cool. What's even cooler is that it's 70% off on Steam if you want to buy it, and you most likely will after giving it a free spin.

There's stuff for us mobile fans, too! The base game is only $1 on iOS, Android, and Kindle all weekend. Already have the base game? Expansions are on the cheap too! You can get the Season 1 pass for $15, down from its normal price of $25. Want to buy expansions standalone instead of in a Season Pass? They're all $1 off if you go that route!

Season Pass 2 is still its regular price, but Handelabra is donating $1 from every Season Pass sold (both 1 and 2) to the Cystinosis Research Foundation, so everyone wins.

The free-to-play promotion on Steam only lasts until Sunday, while the sale prices won't be around much longer than that. Go pick up what you're missing now before the sale goes away.

- Sentinels of the Multiverse for iOS Universal, $1
- Sentinels of the Multiverse for Android, $1
- Sentinels of the Multiverse for Kindle, $1
- Sentinels of the Multiverse for PC/Mac/Linux via Steam, $3





Martin Wallace's Brass Moves to Steam
It's the week for board games going to Steam, apparently. We also learned this week that Cublo has brought their stellar port of Martin Wallace's Brass to Steam for PC/Mac/Linux.

There's not a lot to say that hasn't already been said about the mobile version of Brass...the Steam version is nearly identical. They did alter the UI a bit and make it keyboard/mouse friendly and added email notifications so it works quite well on a laptop and isn't just a slapdash port.

If you want to play Brass while sitting at your desk, now you can. The Steam version is $10 and can be nabbed at the link below.

- Brass for iOS Universal, $6
- Brass for Android, $7
- Brass for PC/Mac/Linux via Steam, $10



Age of Rivals Gets More Content via Conflict of Faith Expansion
Age of Rivals is a gem of a card game from Roboto Games that mashes up card drafting and civilization building in a much thinkier way than The Game That Shall Not Be Named.

It's seriously one of our GOTY contenders, and it just got better with the release of a free update that adds new expansion content, including 18 new cards.

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Conflict of Faith Campaign
The second campaign includes 6 new story/challenge levels vs. custom decks for Ziana, Theophilos and Nairi. Beating these levels will unlock 3 of the new cards.

The remaining 15 new cards can be obtained by spending coins. All 18 new cards:
-Barduk’s Bonewall - You bring the bodies and Barduk will build you the wall.
-Royal Academy - See the Moneylender for a student loan.
-Standard Bearer - Don’t mess with the mascot.
-Martyr - Sometimes death is only the beginning.
-Martial Law - Culture smulture...just attack!
-Acid Spitters - The sworn enemies of The Undying.
-Exotic Trinkets - Shells, beads, and the occasional dragon egg.
-Princess of Thieves - Her leadership will bring the underworld out of the shadows.
-The Sentinels - No shenanigans on their watch.
-Eternal Gardens - A whole grove of giving trees.
-Faithless Bannermen - Your earliest allies are not always your most reliable allies.
-Exotic Expedition - Riches beyond compare...if they ever make it back.
-Smoke and Mirrors - It’s not a trick..it’s an illusion!
-Monolith - A mysterious construction for anyone confused by the damage splitting rules.
-Stone Table - Broken - When the table cracks, death itself begins working backwards.
-Scavengers - Waste not, want not.
-Sacred Relic - An artifact that should never have been uncovered.
-Open Borders - Keep the big door open...everyone will come around.

Card Rebalancing
-Graverobber Baron can now only steal a maximum of 2 coins per turn instead of 2 coins per Ruins drawn
-Sun’s Sisters now gives bonus culture based on ruined card’s attack, and cost increased by 1
-War Drums ability reprogrammed to work more reliably
-Myrmidons cost reduced by 1
-Conquistadors attack increased by 1
-Assacani attack reduced by 1

Gameplay Changes
-Both players are guaranteed to draw at least one Economic card during every draft in Round 1
-Guaranteed cards will no longer ever show up in the very first draft
-Early phase guaranteed cards may now draw during any draft in Round 1 (instead of just the first 2 drafts)


Did I mention all this is free? Don't let the mention of coins needed to unlock cards scare you off. There is no IAP in the game whatsoever. You'll earn cards as you play, and unlock cards as you go along.

- Age of Rivals for iOS Universal, $2
- Age of Rivals for Android, $4
- Age of Rivals for PC/Mac/Linux, $10
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App News: Thunderbox Talks About Tsuro AR, Ogre Comes to PC, and Smash Up Set to Release Next Week

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Thunderbox Entertainment Talks About AR and Tsuro
As you might have gleaned from Brad's video this morning, Thunderbox Entertainment has released an update for Tsuro which adds the ability to play via Augmented Reality.

I managed to talk to Dan Taylor at Thunderbox last night about AR and what he sees as the future of AR in regards to board game ports. Here goes:

iOS Board Games: With iOS 11 Apple is making a big deal about AR. Can you explain AR and why it's going to be a big deal.

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A good AR experience is like having a personal window to a mirror dimension that's much like ours... but where magic exists! Everyone who tried our early AR demo for Tsuro would, without fail, try and touch the game peices even though they knew they weren't really there. When players believe that the game is taking place in the real world, it suddenly becomes that bit more immersive and compelling, allowing us to deliver a little more on our original promise of recreating the tactile experience of board gaming.


iOS Board Games: Playing Tsuro in AR is fairly incredible. To see the whole board, I got up and walked around the table and it kind of blew my mind. As a developer, how difficult is it to convert an existing game to AR? Is this something you could see other board games taking advantage of?

Dan Taylor wrote:
Thanks very much - that's wonderful to hear! Making an AR game is like the blackest of magics - many chickens were sacrificed to trap Tsuro to the AR dimension. I'm kidding - implementing basic AR is actually pretty easy. We are using the Unity game engine, which provides a plug-in for AR that does most of the heavy lifting, so we had a very basic demo working in about an hour. Of course, it helped that our game was already in high-res 3D! Having said that, delivering a polished and compelling AR experience was a totally different challenge, especially as the tech is new, so there aren't that many design standards set yet - we spent a considerable amount of time just trying to come up with a decent icon for AR! A week or two later, when we had Tsuro fully playable in AR, we started to notice unexpected things, like how the experience would change if you had your iPad in a stand, or if you were using a phone with a much smaller "window" on the game, or if you only had a small coffee table (or dog) to play on... so there was a bit of experimentation to find a good balance between allowing the player to do some fantastical things (like scaling the board up and down) and staying rooted in reality, while keeping the set-up simple enough for everyone to enjoy.


iOS Board Games: In your upcoming port of Roll For It!, are you thinking of using AR as well?

Dan Taylor wrote:
The thought had crossed our mind... With Tsuro, the paths make it a very physical game, where being able to inspect the board using the power of AR is a genuine advantage. We're not sure Roll For It would get a similar benefit from AR, and we wouldn't want to use a flashy new technology just because we could. But who knows... the dice in Roll For It certainly do look and feel real enough to exist in the mirror dimension of AR!


Thanks to Dan Taylor at Thunderbox for giving us some of his time! Now, go try AR mode in Tsuro and impress your friends.

- Tsuro for iOS Universal, $3
- Tsuro for Android, $1



Steve Jackson's Classic Tank Battler, Ogre, Now on Steam
If you're unfamiliar with Ogre from Steve Jackson Games then it might surprise you to learn it's been around in edition or another since way back in 1977. The latest edition, the sixth, was released last year and accompanying that was a digital version which just released yesterday for PC on Steam.

The PC version is from Auroch Digital, makers of the fine Chainsaw Warrior digital ports. This one is a full-blown tactical wargame, however, complete with infantry, marines, tanks, and bigger tanks called Ogres. There are hexes as far as the eye can see, and it's enough to make you want to don some field goggles and jump into an half-track.

The current version is for PC only, and it appears that other platforms aren't in the works. Still, it offers both single-player and multi-player options and more:

Auroch wrote:
-Time-Tested, Compelling Gameplay: The Ogre tabletop game has withstood the test of time, captivating gamers for over forty years. This new release is the definitive digital edition of Ogre - including expanded G.E.V. rules for even more variety - and is the first digital adaptation since 1986.
-Meticulously Crafted Adaptation of the Original Game: Ogre veterans will be instantly be at home with this adaptation, while new players will find a deeply rewarding, turn-based strategy game.
-All-New Campaign: Engage in brand-new missions created in partnership with Steve Jackson Games.
-Multiplayer Capability: Test your skill against other players with online turn-based multiplayer gameplay with ranking and matchmaking, plus local "hotseat" multiplayer.
-Single Player Skirmish and Tutorial Modes: Completely new to the world of Ogre? Learn to play with our in-depth tutorial, then set up a custom game of Ogre and fight against devious AI opponents.
-Wide Variety of Units and Factions: Build out your faction with Light, Heavy, Superheavy, and Missile Tanks, G.E.V.s, Infantry, Marines, Howitzers, and Ogres (Mark I - Mark VI), while utilizing Trains and Command Posts as you see fit. Choose to play as either the North American Combine or the Paneuropean Federation.
-Varied Maps Offer Strategic Decisions: Roll through many types of terrain, across bodies of water, and make use of defensive areas to shield your units from attack.
-Playable Again and Again: Multiple game modes (including single player and multiplayer) plus achievements provide hundreds of hours of entertainment.


You can pick up Ogre from the link below:

- Ogre for PC via Steam, $25





Smash Up Coming to Mobile and Steam Next Week
We haven't mentioned Asmodee Digital in a week, so we're way overdue. While they didn't unleash any releases on us this week, next week we're getting a biggie: Smash Up.

Smash Up comes with 9 decks, each a different faction. Play entails picking two of these factions, mashing them together, and then playing something like alien-pirates, robot-ninjas, or dinosaur-zombies with the ultimate goal of beating everyone else up. I think. I haven't played the physical version, so I'm really looking forward to giving the digital version a whirl.

Smash Up was developed by Talisman: Digital Edition gurus, Nomad Games Ltd (II), so you know it's going to be high-quality and super polished. It also probably means that asynchronous play is out the window as both Nomad and Asmodee aren't really big on async. You never know, though. They could surprise us. I'm not sure if Smash Up's gameplay would be a good fit for asynchronous, either. Are there interrupts or ways to play cards on other player's turns? If so, then async is usually not a good idea.

Nomad wrote:
-Play with 4 players or solo against the AI
-Online play against opponents from across the globe
-Add-on faction decks, including the base game set and more
-Random or manual faction selection
-Save game function for storing progress on the go
-Fully automated scoring
-Tutorial system plus ‘Step Through’ and 'Review' modes to help players learn
-Leader-boards and Achievements
-Nine playable factions


We don't know exactly what day Smash Up is coming, only that it will be on the App Store, Google Play, and Steam by this time next week. We'll try to have links ready to go as soon as it goes live.


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