It’s that time of year again (yes, again). Magic the Gathering is launching another set that segues into a whole new era of the popular CCG. MtG Origins is to be the final core set (reprinting old cards alongside new ones) ever, as the company will be instigating an updated release schedule this Fall. As usual with a new Magic release, the standard boxes of booster packs, Fat Packs, and Intro Decks all release today. Alongside those releases, however, there are also new Deck Builder’s Toolkits and Clash Packs.
Two, count them, two Walking Dead dice games hit the shelves this weekend!
First up, Bang! follows up its own Dice Game version and the Walking Dead Bang! edition with the Walking Dead Bang Dice Game! Not only do players take on roles like Sheriff and Walker, similar to regular Bang!, opponents also compete to collect points while rolling dice. But be careful, but too many zombies bites will whittle away from your overall score.
Out from Cryptozoic is the succinctly titled, Walking Dead Dice Game. A competing version to the above Bang! variation, the Walking Dead Dice Game sees players rolling dice in order to acquire supplies and move from region to region on a mini-gameboard. Essentially a scaled down version of the larger survival-centric Walking Dead board game.
Yes, the Ninth Doctor Sourcebook came out last week. Yes, the Eighth Doctor Sourcebook releases this weekend. Sue us, time travel is weird. Like each of the Sourcebooks in the Doctor Who RPG line, the Eighth Doctor Sourcebook contains a detailed explanation of this version of the Doctor’s exploits. But, wait, the Eighth Doctor only starred in a single TV movie! In place of other episode, Cubicle 7 has written an extended adventure that takes players across the various realms and time periods of the Doctor Who universe, all while controlling the Eighth Doctor and his various companions.
Possibly the most often asked question at Pulp Fiction is “Do you carry Cards Against Humanity?” Sadly, the answer has always been “no,” because the makers of that game do not sell their product through gaming distributors. Luckily, the answer has changed to “yes,” because a forward thinking company has released Crabs Adjust Humidity. An exact copy of the format and style of Cards Against Humanity, Crabs Adjust Humidity contains new cards that can be played as a standalone game (that works exactly like Cards Against Humanity) or incorporated into the original game.
A darker, insanity driven version of the popular storytelling game, Once Upon a Time, Cthulhu’s Vault has players competing to tell a story using classic mythos elements. However, unlike Once Upon a Time, players must defeat an Eldar God in the game’s final round, akin to the endgame scenario of Arkham Horror.
Popular Image comic book, Chew, comes to the boardgaming workd in Chew: Cases of the FDA. In, Chew: Cases of the FDA, you’ll work to solve a case pulled straight from the pages of the comic series. Whether it’s finding clues, recruiting allies with amazing food-related powers, or sabotaging your opponents, each round you’ll work to close the book on your particular investigation before your opponents can swoop in and steal your spot as the top-food-cop in town.