April Fools Announcements 2018
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Saw some great spoofs out there this year! These got to be documented!

If I missed any, please post!
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1. Board Game: Splendor [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:142]
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2. Board Game: Ex Libris [Average Rating:7.25 Overall Rank:613]
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"HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT! Renegade game studios has announced the totally almost believable, 99% legit HARRY POTTER EX LIBRIS EDITION!
From the totally almost legit Twitter feed:
"Renegade games has spent 1.9mil to secure the Harry Potter license to bring you 'Ex Libris: Harry Potter Edition'! We will be Kickstarting this next week complete with 145 miniatures for your workers!"
***UPDATE***
This game has no been delayed for 16 years due to a license issue with sited conflicts of something something due to another Harry Potter game with some Miniatures nobody has heard about. Look forward to this release in 2034!"
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3. Board Game: Pandemic [Average Rating:7.63 Overall Rank:81]
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"We're excited to announce a new edition to the Pandemic family: Pandademic! Save the pandas. Save the world.

Learn more: https://www.zmangames.com/en/pandademic/"
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4. Board Game: Get Bit! [Average Rating:6.17 Overall Rank:2180]
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"We are excited to announce the upcoming follow up to Get Bit! Get Bit Legacy!

This 2-6 Player family game will have all the fun of the original Get Bit! with the exciting twist of a legacy game!

Enjoy a campaign mode set in each of the five Oceans, and each campaign will have a shark unique to that region!

So what makes it a legacy game? We're glad you asked! Those waters are dangerous and sharks are hungry! When your swimmers lose limbs...they can't be reattached! OH NO! But don't worry! It won't be so easy to lose limbs in this campaign mode!

This game is going to be EPIC!"
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5. Board Game: Unpublished Prototype [Average Rating:6.94 Overall Rank:2554]
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"Ever wished your PlayStation gaming experience was a little less digital and a whole lot more analog?

With all new non-animated graphics and zero AI, PlayStation: The Boardgame will let you experience the mild thrills of moving game pieces on cardboard. Who needs a headset when you can just shout angrily at your friends across the table?

PlayStation: The Board Game features:
- A non-4K resolution gameboard
- Pens and paper to draw your own trophies
- Rulebooks. Six of them, in fact!
- Intense local multiplayer action for up to 4 players
- Large and small dice. So many dice!

Look out for PlayStation: The Board Game: The Video Game coming soon!"
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6. Board Game: Azul [Average Rating:7.88 Overall Rank:41] [Average Rating:7.88 Unranked]
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"OMG this was just announced! You have heard of chocolate Catan and now this! I knew they would find a new way to Azul and this version was obvious.

From Plan B games' Twitter: "We are thrilled to work with Mars Candy© on this new second edition! We have listened to feedback about tiles looking tasty and cannot actually eat them to heart!"

I am totally picking this one up.....

April Fool's "
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7. Board Game: New York Slice [Average Rating:6.80 Overall Rank:1263]
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We're incredibly excited to announce New York Slice Legacy, the very first edible legacy game, releasing at Gen Con this year!

New York Slice Legacy's campaign adds all new layers of strategy, and the permanent changes each game means every decision (and every bite!) matters

With a branching storyline we don't know how your game will end, but we know one thing for sure - this will be the most fulFILLING legacy game you've ever played!

Thank you to all the reviewers who took the time to play early copies of the game: The Daily Worker Placement, SAHM Reviews, Meeple Like Us, Tantrum House, Rolling Dice & Taking Names Gaming Podcast, Roll 4 Initiative, and Boardgames & Bourbon.

Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/6B6ya5WodvY
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8. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:161] [Average Rating:7.42 Unranked]
Dallan Christenson
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"GAMES WORKSHOP ANNOUNCES THEIR NEW KICKSTARTER CARCASSONNE 40K!

From their almost legit website:

Games Workshop has listened to the fans and heard the cries that sometimes it's hard to find people to play wargames with. In order to make this easier we have partnered with the designers of the legendary Carcassonne and came up with this fantastic product. If you hate to paint, no problem, we have you covered I'll Meeples will come in blood red only. Do you hate those endless hours of gluing your Miniatures together and sanding? Where are you no longer all Meeples will come FULL ASSEMBLED. Some of you will still ask why we are doing such an amazing work of art with this product and the answer is simple: to get more people to buy our stuff. We went for one of the most casual and world-renowned games out there and shamelessly mixed it with our universe. Stay tuned for announcements on expansions! We have over 49 expansions planned for 2018 2nd quarter alone! "

I really cannot wait for this guy's what do you all think? Sounds like the best of both worlds. I looked up on the website for their first expansion "Farmspire" and it looks incredible the green Meeples look amazing."
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9. Board Game: Connect 4 (Revised Edition) [Average Rating:5.15 Overall Rank:17935]
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10. Board Game: Warhammer 40,000 [Average Rating:6.49 Overall Rank:2094]
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https://www.facebook.com/WarhammerTVteam/videos/554606404934...

*Click on link for video. Could only find on Facebook - cannot find on YouTube*
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11. Board Game: Codenames [Average Rating:7.68 Overall Rank:65] [Average Rating:7.68 Unranked]
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12. Board Game: Munchkin [Average Rating:5.91 Overall Rank:3970] [Average Rating:5.91 Unranked]
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Not a game, but accompanying music album.

"Announcing our first ever #MunchkinCCG music release:

BLUFFIN' from Bling Beastie

12 tracks, look for the CD on Warehouse 23, digital release coming soon. -HS

#PlayMunchkinCCG #HearMunchkinCCG"
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13. Board Game: 1860: Railways on the Isle of Wight [Average Rating:7.98 Overall Rank:1505]
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https://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/1968392/new-edition-ann...
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14. Family: 18xx
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https://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/1968142/revolution-18xx
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15. Board Game: Too Many Bones [Average Rating:8.50 Overall Rank:77] [Average Rating:8.50 Unranked]
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There was a lengthy writeup on their latest Kickstarter update about a new game Chip Theory Games is working on...



Unfortunately, once the game design was finished, they "realized it looked a lot like another game that also uses the name Poker and has similar icons and uses components like chips and cards and stuff."
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16. Board Game Publisher: Chaosium
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What about Chaosium's Roll and Die Bacon Call of Cthulhu snacks?

https://www.chaosium.com/blogroll-and-die-cthulhu-is-already...
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17. Board Game Publisher: Renegade Game Studios
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"San Diego, CA (April 1st, 2018) Renegade Game Studios is excited to reveal a new line of games to their catalog, Miniature Games. Each game in this new series will be identical to their full-sized counterparts but will be approximately 1/4 the size in every dimension. Premiering at Gen Con, these games will also include an optional accessory kit that offers tools to help fans take full advantage of their new tiny games."
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18. Board Game: Terraforming Mars [Average Rating:8.42 Overall Rank:3]
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Also: Fields of Green



Stronghold Games announces “Fields Of Mars”, a collaboration between Fryx Games, Artipia Games, and Stronghold Games. Leveraging the card drafting and building mechanics common between the hit games “Terraforming Mars” and “Fields Of Green”, this standalone game takes place in the late stages of Mars terraforming, as great farms are built and larger animals are introduced. Terraform Mars to a new level in “Fields of Mars”! Releasing at Essen 2018.

From the Stronghold Games facebook feed - April 1, 2018.
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19. Board Game: Tiny Epic Galaxies [Average Rating:7.39 Overall Rank:244]
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20. Board Game: Chutes and Ladders [Average Rating:2.82 Overall Rank:18199]
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Do reviews count? Because I took a super serious look at a very maligned game on BGG.

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21. Board Game: Risk [Average Rating:5.58 Overall Rank:17445]
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22. Board Game: Twin It! [Average Rating:7.01 Overall Rank:3623]
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A fake mash-up from publisher Cocktail Games, who lost the French Game of Year award to Azul last month.
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