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  • Mutant Chronicles: Siege of the Citadel 2nd Edition Coming This Fall

    One of the most awesome techno-fantasy miniatures board games of all time, Siege of the Citadel, is back with a new 2nd edition! 

  • MvC3 and Killzone 3 in Review...and Abner reviews Innovation!

    Somehow I lucked up this month and pulled two AAA-releases for review instead of the usual cut-rate Wii crap I'm usually left with- Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds and Killzone 3. And Bill Abner tries his hand at reviewing a tabletop game over at

  • My Hero Academia: Collectible Card Game Release Date Announced by Jasco Games

    In a world populated with superheroes, few are able to make it to the ranks of Pro Hero! We would like to welcome you to U.A. High. Here we will be preparing you to beat power-hungry villains who threaten the peace of our country and world. We urge you to brace yourselves.

  • Mythgardia - New Character to Download

    Buffo is a brand new character you can print off and add to your 
    Mythgardia set. Buffo tells us he is the greatest hero in the history of 
    Mythgardia. Find out for yourself by visiting the Extras page on our

    There are some new additions to the Who’s Who on our Extras page,
    including King Einar of Utgard and The Forty Thieves. Plus we dish more
    dirt on J’Cabe. Prepare to be shocked. But whatever you do, DO NOT look
    for information about the Guild of Master Assassins. Just don’t.

    If you are new to the Mythgardia Extras page you will also find Optional
    Rules, Party Rules, Score Sheets and Results Tables to print off, and much
    else besides.


  • Mythgardia Expansion Planned

    Bob is now on MySpace (Heaven help us!) and is posting a blog that includes the origins of Mythgardia and an exciting account of Mythgardia’s live launch at Claymore on August 1st. Gather your courage and go to:


    Remember the most recent entry is at the top, so to start at the beginning, scroll down to the bottom (as if Bob’s prose wasn’t confusing enough).






    You can print as many of these as you like. They have sections labeled for Luck, Stamina etc and come in two sizes:

    A4, so you can use counters to keep track of your stats

    A5 if you just want to keep using the golf pencils (You know you love them.)



    These are all optional (though the first is recommended). Give them a try to add even more zing to you game.


    Plus Who’s Who In Mythgardia, Party Rules, Legend Results Tables, & Mythtalia - Myth or Metagame?  And as if that’s not enough there are




    On the front page of Jon New’s Talisman Island site you can see some brand new photographs:

    1. The original prototype of Mythgardia/Legends

    2. A picture of our demo game at Asylum Books and Games in Aberdeen

    3. A preview of our forthcoming expansion set.

  • Mythgardia, the "lost" sequel to Talisman [Press Release]

    At last MYTHGARDIA, Bob Harris' long awaited sequel to his legendary game TALISMAN, is available to buy. It's a colourful and exciting game for 2-6 players, as well as being an exclusive collector's item.

  • Nanty Narking

    Nanty Narking is a Victorian board game of wit and podsnappery by British game designer Martin Wallace, based on his acclaimed previous design "Discworld: Ankh-Morpork." Immersed deeply in the world of Dickens's and Doyle's literature, all game locations, events, and characters are now tied to real and fictional characters and places in Victorian London.

  • Napoleon's War the first 100 days

    Napoleon's War: The 100 Days

    Napoleon's War from Worthington games becomes the 3rd tactical Napoleon War game to be released this year.  The other two are Command & Colors Napoleonics and Battles of Napoleon: The Eagle and the Lion.

    The Napoleon's War Series are games that give players the French Army of Napoleon against the foes of France from 1796 -1815. Each game will include battles that have their own custom game boards, plastic figures representing the infantry, artillery, and cavalry with counters representing the special units, leaders, etc. Each battle within the game are playable in 1 to 2 hours. The game uses the Hold the Line command action point (CAP) system but CAP can also be used to add tactical battle cards that add more of the color and detail of Napoleonic warfare.

    The first game in the series is Napoleon's War: The 100 Days with custom game boards of Quatre Bras, Ligny, Wavre, and Waterloo. 120 plastic pieces in blue, red, and gray portray the French, British, and Prussian armies.

    Future games are Napoleon's War II: Gates of Moscow which has the armies of France (blue), Russia (green) and Austria (white) and has the battles of Austerlitz, Friedland, Borodino, and Aspern-Essling.

    Napoleon's War III: The Spanish Ulcer has the armies of France (France), Britain (red), and Spain (yellow) and has the battles of Salamanca, Talavera, Vitoria, and Vimeiro. Also planned are value packs that have specific battles of varying size and scope with custom game boards and battle rules. These can be purchased at discounted price for those that already have the plastic pieces from one of the Napoleon's War series games.

  • Neuroshima Hex for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad

    Big Daddy's Creations Team announces Neuroshima Hex will soon be available for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad!

    That’s right, you can now stop pinching yourself. This is not a dream and this information is 100% true. One of the most recognizable Polish games will soon be available for all of the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad users to download from the Apple’s App Store.

    The game is almost in the ‘all features ready stage’, we’re still working on some minor glitches and gathering feedback from the users who have seen the game and shared their feelings about it with us.

    Check out the official site for more details: and if you'd have any questions don't don't hesitate to ask.

    Lukasz Lazarecki,
    Big Daddys Creations

  • Neuroshima Hex is now available on the App Store

    Neuroshima hex, famous board game from Big Daddy's Games and Portal Publisher, it’s available now for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Visit Apple’s App Store to access it.

  • New Edition of Inkognito To Be Published by Ares Games

    Ares Games announces the acquisition of the international rights to publish a new edition of the classic board game Inkognito – Conspiracy in Venice, created by Alex Randolph and Leo Colovini. First published by Hasbro under the MB brand in 1988, and later by Winning Moves, the game won the Spiel des Jahres Special Award "Beautiful Game" of that year, and it has been played and appreciated by millions of players all over the world.

  • New game from Fantasy Flight Games that only 49,000 souls can play...


  • New Voltron Battle miniatures game

    The evil Drule Empire threatens to enslave the entire galaxy. Against this evil stands the Galaxy Alliance, led by the legendary Voltron, Defender of the Universe! Now in the darkness of space, the fate of untold galaxies is about to be decided. Which side will you choose?

    Take control of the mighty Voltron and the Galaxy Alliance or Lo-Tron of the fiendish Drule Empire as you wage battle across the unforgiving reaches of space. Launch searing energy blasts, smash your opponent into rogue asteriods, and form blazing sword as you unleash the awesome power of two of the universe's mightiest beings to achieve total victory!


    To set the stage for the face-off between the forces of good and evil, you’ll lay out the specially designed gridded space battle mat, which conveniently references all the ability text needed to play the game. The mat is double-sided so you will have a choice between two different scenarios: Cosmic Influx or Solar Conflict. Various elements on the battle maps bring different special effects to the game: asteroids to maneuver through, enhancing power crystals, a dangerous comet and super nova, and a dampening ion field. You will also struggle with your opponent for control of key points on the battle map to give your force an edge. If you can, you’ll secure a targeting satellite or fueling station to bolster your attack capabilities or speed, hold special relay positions to slow down the opposing force, take control of a solar amplifier to enhance your power, and access a navigational probe to assist your battle map maneuvering.

    In the midst of this space scene, Voltron and Lo-Tron collide in battle. With an arsenal to choose from, the gigantic robots exchange devastating brawl, blast, and power attacks. Brawl attacks are used against adjacent enemies, while blast attacks are used against enemies at a distance. Various power attacks may be used when aligned with the enemy not only to cause damage but also to change his position on the battle map. This aspect of attacking in the Voltron: Defender of the Universe battle miniatures game—actually taking the opponent’s miniature and placing it somewhere else on the battle map—makes for some very dynamic combat sequences.

    And there’s the additional action in the game with Galaxy Garrison Cruisers and Skull Ships dog fighting through asteroid fields. Although you have just five of these units in your reserves, they are an unlimited resource of combat support, since a unit can be re-spawned onto the battle map even after being destroyed.

    The outcome of Voltron and Lo-Tron’s fight will determine the fate of the universe. When either Voltron or Lo-Tron is defeated, the game ends. Only the victor is left standing!

    Voltron, Defender of the Universe Battle Miniatures Game features:


    • 1 Voltron figure

    • 5 Voltron Lion figures

    • 5 Voltron force Galaxy Garrison Cruiser figures

    • 1 Lo-Tron figure

    • 1 Lotor's Command Ship figure

    • 4 Robeast figures

    • 5 Lo-Tron Skull Ship figures

    • 4 health tracking tokens

    • 4 dice tracking tokens

    • 24 dice

    • 1 double-sided game mat

    • 1 full color rulebook

    Expand Your Universe!

    Earth is beset on all sides by montrous being that wage a constant battle for supremacy. Now you can pit the legendary Voltron, Defender of the Universe, and his evil nemesis Lo-Tron of Planet Doom against the monsters of the Monsterpocalypse - or team up with them for a double dose of monster-smashing action as you fight across the cities of Earth!

    Expand your game with Monsterpocalypse Monster and Unit Boosters and take control of powerful new monsters and their forces as you fight for control of Earth. Discover more about the factions of Monsterpocalypse here

    Get Your Own Limited Edition Voltron Figure!

    In celebration of the release, Privateer Press is offering the Voltron: Defender of the Universe Launch Kit (PIP 50033, MSRP $399.92) to brick-and-mortar retailers.

    The kit includes eight copies of the Voltron: Defenders of the Universe battle miniatures game and two limited edition Mega Voltron figures for use in promoting the game’s release in the store. Retailers can pre-order the Voltron: Defenders of the Universe Launch Kit through their distributor now.

    Form Blazing Sword - July 2010


  • News from The House That Petersen Built


  • No D&D When You're in the Can, Man.

    Today the courts upheld a Wisconsin Prison's rule forbidding the playing of Dungeons & Dragons.

    Waupun Correctional Institution confiscated inmate Kevin T. Singer's Dungeons & Dragons books and banned the game when they were tipped off that Singer was recruiting others to form a "D&D gang."  Singer lost his lawsuit challenging the ban, but is still allowed access to RISK, Stratego, chess and checkers.

    Read the whole story in the NY Times.

  • Nomad Games Announces Digital Adaptation of Fury of Dracula

    Nomad Games are incredibly excited to announce their next project, a digital adaptation of the classic board game ‘Fury of Dracula’. Originally published in 1987 by Games Workshop, Nomad Games will be adapting the Fourth Edition of the board game, which was released in 2019.

  • Nuns on the Run

    On March 11, Mayfair Games (USA) will release one of the games, which I cherish most. The title tells really what it is about. During the night, the new novices run around in the convent instead of sleeping in their cell. They want to fulfill a secret wish. The abbess "mother Benedicte" and prioress "mother Clara" start their round in order to capture the naughty girls.


  • Official Metal Gear Solid Board Game Announced

    Relive the game and complete over a dozen co-operative missions, including more than 10 all-new VR missions.

    Pre-order today to receive limited-edition miniatures in the exclusive Day One Edition... while supplies last.

  • Origin Awards 2020 Announced

    The winners of the 46th annual Origin Awards were announced today. 

  • Origins Award Winners 2018

    And the winners are...