Board Game Newswire Board Game News and Press Releases Sat, 01 Jun 2024 12:06:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Apex on Kickstarter Sat, 01 Jun 2024 12:06:26 +0000 Hello,
We’re happy to announce that the Kickstarter for Apex has just started.
Apex is a 2-to-6-player strategy game set in a unique and strange science fiction universe. Various civilizations vie for galactic dominance through influence, technological advancement, and warfare. But a cosmic Enemy is now forcing them to unite to save the Galaxy.
Apex’s minimalist rules and fast gameplay (30-60 min) make this 4X accessible to a casual or family audience (10+), while symmetrical mechanics and minimal randomness pose a serious challenge to seasoned strategists. Apex is accompanied by Outsiders, an expansion allowing for solo, coop, and legacy play.
Apex has been designed by Julien Vaucanson, illustrated by Veronique Meignaud, and is published by Borderline Editions.
The Kickstarter offers the game alone or with its expansion, both at a discount price and with a Kickstarter-exclusive free add-on. Apex and Outsiders both contain rules in English and French.
The campaign will last only 10 days, closing on June 10.

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Thunk Board Games Releases “Don’t Let It Die” Digitally on Android via Google Play Store Wed, 29 May 2024 02:50:37 +0000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Los Angeles, CA, 5/28/2024 – Thunk Board Games, an industry leader in indie tabletop gaming, is thrilled to announce the digital release of their acclaimed board game “Don’t Let It Die” on the Android platform via the Google Play Store.

Thunk Board Games, under the leadership of Dustin Hendrickson, combines traditional gaming elements with innovative design principles from the digital realm. Hendrickson, a seasoned gamer and programmer with extensive experience in game design, has steered Thunk Board Games to the forefront of the industry, offering games that ensure depth and replayability.

“Don’t Let It Die,” a prehistoric survival board game, seamlessly transitions from its physical form to a captivating digital experience. The game offers a dramatic solo adventure with strategic depth, blending tribe building, resource management, and adaptability into a compact, engaging, and replayable experience.

Set in a prehistoric world, the adventure begins with a momentous event: a lightning strike igniting a lone tree, bestowing your tribe with the invaluable gift of fire. This monumental discovery becomes the cornerstone of your survival. Players are immersed in a world where the fate of their tribe hangs in the balance, faced with the relentless threats of hunger, predators, and the unforgiving elements of a bygone era.

In “Don’t Let It Die,” the battle to keep the flame alive against all odds adds a vital layer to your strategic considerations. Will you prioritize gathering food, fueling the ever-hungry flame, or crafting vital tools and weapons? Each decision is critical, potentially spelling the difference between the prosperity and extinction of your tribe.

“Don’t Let It Die” is now available for download on the Google Play Store. Dive into this prehistoric adventure and ensure the survival of your tribe through strategic decision-making and resource management.

For more information, please visit or follow us on

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Press Contact:

Thunk Board Games
Dustin Hendrickson

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¿Cuántos Tacos? A fast-paced, mouth-watering game for the whole family! Tue, 16 Apr 2024 04:51:36 +0000 Liberty, Missouri USA

Dated: 04/10/2024

A fast-paced, mouth-watering game for the whole family!
“¿Cuántos Tacos?”

Bonka Games, founded and created by Rachel Mayne in 2022, is excited to unveil its latest creation, ¿Cuántos Tacos?, which is set to be published through an upcoming Kickstarter funding campaign. Inspired by a passion for games and a love for tacos, Rachel Mayne embarked on a journey to create a unique gaming experience that brings together family and friends for a fast-paced, dice-chucking fiesta.

¿Cuántos Tacos? is the brainchild of Rachel Mayne, whose inspiration for the game stems from her love for tacos and the joy of playing games with her husband. Combining elements from their favorite games, Rachel embarked on the journey of designing her first game prototype. After a year of rigorous playtesting and tweaking, the final product, ¿Cuántos Tacos?, promises to deliver endless fun and excitement for players of all ages.

Described as a fast-paced, dice-chucking fiesta, ¿Cuántos Tacos? invites players to compete against each other in a race to make as many tacos as possible. With every roll of the dice, players must strategize to fulfill taco orders worth various points, keeping the game engaging and unpredictable.

In ¿Cuántos Tacos?, players take turns rolling six dice, each representing tortillas, proteins, toppings, and sauces. Players have the flexibility to keep or re-roll dice to complete their taco orders, while also utilizing bonus actions such as re-rolling or locking dice on other players’ turns. The game continues through a set number of rounds, with points awarded for completed taco orders and deducted for incomplete ones. The player with the most points at the end emerges as the winner, making every game session a thrilling competition.

Bonka Games, founded by Rachel Mayne in 2022, is a game development company dedicated to creating innovative and entertaining tabletop games for families and friends to enjoy. With a passion for creativity and a commitment to quality, Bonka Games aims to deliver memorable gaming experiences that bring people together.

For more information and reviews, please visit
Kickstarter prelaunch page:

To join the taco-making fiesta and learn more about ¿Cuántos Tacos?, visit our website at Get ready to roll the dice, assemble your tacos, and compete for taco supremacy!

For media enquiries about Bonka Games Contact:
Rachel Mayne Founder & CEO
Phone: (816) 223-6033

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Press Release: Seventh Son Publishing has launched Kickstarter for SAKE (Sorcerers, Adventures, Kings, and Economics) TTRPG Full Rulebook Tue, 09 Apr 2024 11:21:15 +0000 Press Release: Seventh Son Publishing has launched Kickstarter for SAKE (Sorcerers, Adventures, Kings, and Economics) TTRPG Full Rulebook

Kickstarter page:

SAKE is a fantasy roleplaying game with elements of a strategy game. In SAKE, you play the ruler of a domain, a merchant prince, a pirate lord or start as an adventurer with the goal of rising to power.

SAKE (Sorcerers, Adventures, Kings, and Economics) is the game for players who want:
• Play a pirate, adventure on the seas, trade with faraway cultures, and battle the imperial navy trying to catch you.
• Or play a warlord: build up your domain, hire armies, and construct castles to wage war against your rivals.
• Play as a sorcerer deeply interested in dangerous magic, not afraid to enter the Otherworld in search of more power.
• Or play as a priest as a sort of collector of gods, haggling with alien and fickle deities to channel their immense power.
• Campaign of building and managing a kingdom while its inner politics are in turmoil, and its powerful nature god wants the blood of its rulers.
• Campaign of trading and adventuring on the seas, with a ship as your home.

You delve into dungeons, explore pockets of the Otherworld to find treasures, make pacts with fickle gods, study dangerous magic, scheme to assassinate rivals, trade to gather resources and raise an army to fight wars.

SAKE is a full pointbuy system, which means all character development happens by buying skills and abilities using EXP gained from Your character’s personality traits and events during gameplay.

SAKE is designed to take place in an early modern (fantasy) world, with muskets and plate armour, cannons and galleys, rising capitalism and waning feudalism. With magic and gods mixed in.

The game’s rules support more serious types of campaigns, like balancing between different political interest groups when playing domain ruler, or deciding how far one is ready to go when meddling with gods or magic for power that could save their party and/or domain.

Rainer Kaasik-Aaslav
Seventh Son Publishing, LLC

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MAD Match-up Wed, 20 Mar 2024 04:06:52 +0000 We’re excited to share our project with you and believe Kickstarter is the perfect platform to bring it to life. Together, we can swiftly bring this game into your hands and collaborate to make it even more incredible
We have a vision for an amazing game, but we know that it can be elevated with your input and support. By backing this project, you become a crucial part of our community, helping us shape and refine every aspect of the game.

Join us on this journey and help us create something truly special. Back this project today and let’s build this game together.

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Mad match-up the card game now live Kickstarter Sun, 10 Mar 2024 22:55:37 +0000 Fun with Monkey Madness Card Game!

A cool card game for you called Monkey Madness. It’s a super fun game that mixes laughter and strategy for your game nights. Imagine swinging through the jungle and becoming the ultimate champion of Monkey Madness!…

Ready for a wild adventure? Come swing from tree to tree with us and become the master of Monkey Madness. Support us now, and let’s make this awesome game a reality! Together, we’ll bring the jungle to your gaming table!

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Pre-Order/Pre-Register Stone Age: Digital Edition! Thu, 07 Mar 2024 12:00:31 +0000 Hello! We are excited to share a special announcement from Acram Digital regarding our upcoming game, Stone Age: Digital Edition. This innovative digital adaptation of the beloved board game is now open for pre-order on iOS and pre-registration on Android platforms!

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Android –

As part of our commitment to excellence and transparency, we are offering exclusive access to the current beta tests to the press members. You can also receive full access to conduct a detailed review and coverage following the official launch.

Why Stone Age: Digital Edition?

Stone Age brings the strategic depth and engaging gameplay of the classic board game to digital platforms, offering an accessible yet challenging experience for players of all levels. With its rich visuals, intuitive interface, and faithful recreation of the original game’s mechanics, Stone Age: Digital Edition is poised to be a standout title in digital board gaming.

For press inquiries, additional information, and access to media assets, please email or simply respond to this message! We are available for interviews, previews, and to provide any further details you may need.

Thank you for your attention – we are eager to see your coverage and to welcome players into the rich, prehistoric world of Stone Age.

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Black Metro Pre-Orders Now Open! Tue, 05 Mar 2024 16:17:46 +0000 PRE-ORDER LINK
Go Black Metro!

RRP: £120
Player count: 2-4
Game duration: 1-2 hours
Ages: 14+

Black Metro is a strategic area control game where players battle
each other to amass power. Gather resources to research powerful
technologies, build fortifications and upgrade units. Control
districts through military strength and dominate your opponents.
Gain political influence through syndicate support and missions.

In the summer of 2020, amidst the lockdowns during the Covid-19
global pandemic; one lone and stoic, yet charismatic individual,
renowned amongst close friends for uncanny strategic and tactical
brilliance, embarked on a mission of grand proportions.
After 2 years of development, Black Metro was primed to
showcase at the 2022 UK Games Expo. Overwhelmingly positive
feedback, signalled the greenlight to advance the project toward a
physical print run, following the digital release on Steam PC.

Unique worker placement and area control hybrid
Workers have dual use: Winning spaces and using spaces
Winning spaces prevents other players from fully using them
Spread workers to use more spaces or consolidate for control
Powerful technologies to ‘mix and match’ playstyles
Minimal tokens for ease of gameplay management

Game Designer: Emesh De Zoysa
Artists: Diego Sanchez and Nathan Pool

For press kit, and other enquiries, please contact

Go Black Metro!

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Meeple Inc coming to Gamefound! Wed, 10 Jan 2024 16:22:24 +0000 After the success of their last games, Solar 175 and Luddite, which raised over $260,000, Cogito Ergo Meeple are returning to Gamefound in March 2024 to fund the printing of their next game Meeple Inc. Meeple Inc is a Euro style worker placement game for 1 to 6 players. Meeple Inc sees you play as CEO of a board game production company using your meeples to build tiny tabletop games.


In Meeple Inc players take on the role of Board game publishers collecting the perfect mix of artwork, components and mechanisms to build the greatest board games in the world. Enter an alternate 1970’s where meeples and humans have co-existed for millennia. The mix of human ingenuity and meeple industriousness has created a new golden age of tabletop games and you are in the right place at the right time. As CEO of a board game production company, you will be assigning your meeples to jobs across the fabulous board game factory. You will be hiring specialists, crafting components and manufacturing mechanisms all in a bid to publish the most popular games, win tabletop awards and, of course, gain victory points.

Meeple Inc will be delivered with the highest quality of components people have come to expect from Cogito Ergo Meeple products. The base game will have tiny board game boxes, screen printed wooden tokens and triple layer indented miniature board game tables. These even come with their own felt linings! For those who back the Gamefound campaign, a separate deluxe box takes things even further with metal trophies, hundreds of custom wooden upgraded tokens, acrylic standees and even a full wooden board game shelving unit!

Meeple Inc is a fast paced worker placement style game which is quick to learn but offers a rich depth of experience in the gameplay. A huge design emphasis was placed on replayability. With multiple paths to victory, a wide player count and nearly 70,000 unique starting conditions, no two games will ever be the same!

Meeple Inc’s Gamefound campaign will also see the release of the Golden Pear expansion, this will add even more complexity and nuance into games of Meeple Inc. Adding further replayability and more deluxe components including metal miniature pear awards.

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DICE FOR DUNGEONS & DRAGONS USE ADVANCED MATH Sat, 04 Nov 2023 01:13:25 +0000 Set uses advanced mathematics and new polyhedrons to return the results of healing potions with one die.

Ann Arbor, Michigan: Gyld’s new Healing Potion Dice are single polyhedral dice that return results in a normal (Gaussian) distribution according to the results of healing potions in Dungeons & Dragons. That is one die each for 2d4 + 2, 4d4 + 4, 8d4 + 8 and 10d4 + 20 for the four different potencies of healing potion in the game.

Healing Potions are a common item in sessions of Dungeons and Dragons, the world’s most popular role playing game. Players take damage during battle, and quickly chug the potion to regain hit-points. The amount of hit-points regained is determined by a dice-roll—but how many to roll and the bonus number for each size almost always requires looking up the rule. “No matter how many times I use a Healing Potion in my game, I always have to double check how many dice to roll,” Says James Bates-Reich, who designed the dice. “There’s not even a consistent pattern to follow.”

Creating a single die that returns the same results as rolling multiple dice is extremely complicated: rolling multiple dice returns results along a curve. A normal 4-sided-die, or D4, has the same 25% chance to land on any number, where as rolling 2d4 will return a range from 2–8 where 5 appears 25% of the time and 2 or 8 only 6.25%.

“We thought this was going to be pretty easy, but when we started looking for formulas, or physics engines, to determine what shape to use we realized this math didn’t exist.” Says Al McWilliams, Gyld’s Co-Founder. “We tried a bunch of different solutions, but each created more issues than they solved—including dice that would need to be the size of Michigan Stadium.”

James found a solution, “there is some research around how the specific dimensions of a die correlate to the probability for it to land on each face. After brushing up on my spherical trigonometry I was able to write a program that helped brute-force our solution.”

Gordie Garwood, Co-Founder, went on to say “Once we had the 3D models generated from the program, we had a friend print them. Then we rolled the dice 6,000+ times each to check the math, and it works!”

The resulting four irregular polyhedrons represent new shapes that when constructed of homogeneous material will land on each side in the prescribed ratio along a standard distribution curve. Gyld’s healing potion dice have patents pending as Gyld develops an entire line of single-but-many dice for ultra-specific purposes in Dungeons and Dragons.

Gyld is launching a Kickstarter to fund the molds and development of the first run of dice.

About Gyld:
A small company in Ann Arbor, MI focused on developing tools, accessories and software to enhance the experience of tabletop role playing games.

Al McWilliams

320. S. Main st
Ann Arbor, MI

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