Board Game News

Re-Chord Brings Guitar Hero to Board Games

With real picks, chords, and songs to play, Re-Chord has struck a chord with board gamers. Funded in just 7 hours, the pattern matching game Re-Chord has reached $20,032 of its $7,500 goal. A single pledge of $29 gets you a copy of Re-Chord and all of its stretch goals, which have become substantial as the game has blasted away its milestones.

Edgar Allen Poe-Themed "Masque of the Red Death" Has Deluxe Version Funded!

IDW's Masque of the Red Death has funded the "deluxe" version of the game, now hovering above $50,000 on a $15,000 Kickstarter campaign. The campaign will officially close on January 26th. Masque of the Red Death will be a deception-based game, in which characters select their moves during the famously cursed ball. An attractive art style, grim theme, and high quality pieces appear to have made this Kickstarter popular. 

In Roar: King of the Pride, Everything the Light Touches Is Yours

IDW's Roar: King of the Pride puts you in control of a pride of lions, complete with lions, lionesses, and cubs. In Risk-style gameplay, your pride proliferates over the land, taking over territories and consuming resources. Lions can be used to pull other lionesses to your side (or build ancestral strength), lionesses bring in food, and cubs are born to grow your pack. 

Cards Against Humanity "Redistributes Wealth"

Every year Cards against Humanity tries to do something a little unusual for the holidays. Once, they sold "absolutely nothing" -- as in, there was nothing in the box. Another time, they did put something in the box... cow manure. At one point, they used money to dig a giant hole for no reason at all. Just kept digging as long as the dollars kept coming. And just a few months ago, they collected money to purchase land on the border of Mexico, to make it more difficult for Trump to build a wall.

Settlers of Catan Movie in the Works at Sony

Settlers of Catan was initially shopped as a movie idea in 2015 and it seems as though we've gone full circle again. It's not as crazy as it sounds: the Lego Movie film makers Jonathan Elrich and Dan Lin are also reported to be involved, and everyone knows of the absurdity that was Battleship, the movie inspired by, well, Battleship.