Board Game News: Issue 3

Ok, so due to various factors this weeks regular review segment will now be delayed indefinitely with a new review coming out a week on Wednesday. This is due in part to the blogger updates and in part to real life work. That means that this week’s poll on which Podcast you would take to a desert island will run for three weeks.

I will try and take this time to update the blog to a new look and get some house keeping done. This Wednesday will see a First Impressions post about Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, so make sure to check that out.

So, onto the news…

Fantasy Flight – Exciting news here, a new deluxe expansion has been announced for Warhammer Invasion. Not only are the Deluxe expansions the best way to expand the base game for casual players, but this one includes two of the most popular races, Vampire Counts and Lizardmen.

Interestingly the Lizards are Order only, I would have thought True Neutral would make more sense, I understand they wanted to include a Destruction Only and an Order Only race in the set but to me it doesn’t make much sense. Also I would have liked to see Vampires being included in Empire builds too to represent the fact that Vlad Von Carstein was an Elector Count.

Also this week the new rules for Battlelore: Battles of Westros went up, check them out here.

The Dice Tower – This week Tom and Eric announced that the next Dice Tower episode will be a new version of episode 0. This particular episode is a superb listen that focuses purely on getting people into the hobby and which games are best for introducing new players. I’ll post a link to it when it goes up, be sure to check it out.  

Days of Wonder has announced that coming soon will be Memoir 44 online. For all fans of the game, check out the article here.

Z-man has finally released the cover art of the new hotness “Merchants and Marauders” as well as a Gencon competition to win a copy of every Z-man game in stock!

Warhammer 8th Edition is also now available for pre-order. The core rules are £45 and the book is an unwieldy 500+ pages. There is also plenty of other pre-launch gubbings for purchase on the GW website.

Finally Board Game Extras is having a small sale, make sure to check it out for some bargains.

See you on Wednesday for a quick look at the new Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay.