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New Expansion Round-Up: Dragons and Mages and Dice, Oh My!

Phoebe Wild
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Board Game: Munchkin Dragons
Board Game: Munchkin: Dragon's Trike
Board Game: Mage Wars Arena: Battlegrounds Domination
Steve Jackson Games has announced two upcoming boosters for Munchkin, due out in August 2015. The first is a reprint of Munchkin Dragons. The second booster is all-new and continues the "slaying dragons for treasure" theme, titled Munchkin Dragon's Trike. That little dragon looks so adorable on its tricycle, but it's most likely part of an elaborate ploy to make us humans let our guard down. Don't say I didn't warn you when they're melting you with their fiery breath!

Both boosters include 15 cards to satisfy all your treasure hoarding desires.

Arcane Wonders has announced more details about Mage Wars Arena: Battlegrounds Domination, the first in the new Battlegrounds expansion line for Mage Wars Arena.

The expansion adds puzzle-cut tiles to the game that players can use to construct suggested arenas to battle on, or to create their own arenas. The new tiles have optional terrain effects that can be used to increase the difficulty, presumably creating obstacles and traps that you need crafty spells to bypass. Battlegrounds Domination also includes a new mode, aptly called Domination, in which players need to focus on controlling powerful orbs in the arena. The expansion comes with new spells and other cards, all compatible with the play modes in the base game, so you can start tweaking your spellbook to meet the new challenges.

Battlegrounds Domination will be pre-released in limited numbers at Origins at the beginning of June 2015, just in case you're too excited to wait for the expansion's full release on July 6, 2015.

Board Game: Fluxx
Board Game: Fluxx Dice
• Do you find Fluxx a little too predictable? Do you crave more chaos? Look no further because Looney Labs has announced Fluxx Dice, an expansion that can be added to any Fluxx card game. Fluxx Dice takes the only consistent element of the game — the starting "Draw 1, Play 1" rule — and throws it out the window. Players instead roll a draw die and a play die at the start of their turn, following the instructions on them. Designer Andy Looney said the expansion makes Fluxx "a new game every turn".

Fluxx Dice also includes five cards and is expected to be available worldwide starting on August 28, 2015.

Bezier Games will sell Suburbia: Con Tiles through preorders on its website and at upcoming conventions. This mini-expansion contains five tiles so you can add some of the best gaming conventions to your very own suburb: Kublacon, Dice Tower Con, Gen Con, Essen SPIEL and BGG.CON. Just like in real life, the more conventions the better; each one grants you an increasing reputation bonus, until your suburb is eventually an irresistible hub of gaming heaven.

Con Tiles can be used with only the base game, but they also include the ★ symbol to integrate with the upcoming Suburbia 5★ expansion.

Board Game: Suburbia: Con Tiles

Board Game: Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Rumble at Castle Tentakill
Board Game: Eldritch Horror: Strange Remnants

Epic Spell Wars: Rumble at Castle Tentakill is now available from Cryptozoic Entertainment. Technically this is an expansion to Duel at Mt. Skullzfyre, but it can also be played as a standalone game.

Rumble at Castle Tentakill adds familiars that you can befriend (until you throw them in the line of fire), blood to collect to power your dark magiks, reactions that can activate from beyond the grave, and turns the standee into an heirloom that increases the strength of some spells.

Fantasy Flight Games has announced Strange Remnants, an upcoming expansion for Eldritch Horror. In the expansion, players face a new Ancient One that is no mere monster; its name is Syzygy, a deadly alignment of the planets that will devour the Earth. I may not know much about Lovecraftian lore, but I know that sounds ominous.

Strange Remnants tasks players to save the universe by exploring ancient landmarks for clues, adds new Special Encounters and includes four new investigators. It is expected to be available in the third quarter of 2015.
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