Board Game News 25 – Kickstarter, TableTop Day, Giant Crosswords and This Weeks Releases

Okay guys, I have a trio of Kickstarters for you here today…

Torn Amour

First up the guys from Torn Armour would like you to know about their new tabletop Skirmish game with some truely lovely artwork!


Torn Armor is a fantasy squad-based tactical board game for 2-4 players. Based in the mythical world of “Torn,” it features a rich lore and opposing sides with distinct personalities, abilities and play styles. Factions range from the mighty Sisk, expansionists who control legions of hoplites and war golems to the anthromorphic Maychians, based on Aztec and Mayan culture.

Torn Armor is not only easy to get a hold of rules-wise, but it has great customization and variety through multiple factions as well as the addition of spell cards, magical item cards, hero units, and avatar units. All of these factors mean that no two games are alike.

This is also a game that can be played between two to four players, versus the usual “two” found in other systems. This game is one of many product offerings within the Torn World line-up, including lead-free miniatures and RPG adventure and map supplements. Planned game expansions include – but are not limited to - more spell cards,more equipment cards, more units/miniatures, mercenary units, and game board maps.

You can back it on Kickstarter here



The guys from Valta are designing a case to hold all of Dominion and it’s Expansions…

If you love Dominion then go check this one out on Kickstarter. Of course this storage system could be used to house many other collectable and deck building games.


I talked about Loka last week, but now I’ve actually backed it! I dont back many (in fact any) Kickstarters but I just needed to get my brushes on this bad boy!  

Damn you Alessio!! Go back Loka here.

Gaming Interest Stories

The worlds largest Crossword Puzzle is now available through Google Maps!

Happy Meeple

The guys at Happy Meeple would like you to know that Version 2 is now live!

For the 1st anniversary of our casual board gaming platform, we are very proud to let you know that version 2 is now live. The main changes are:

- Artwork by Pedro Soto (known for his work on board game MIL)
- Complete help page
- Possibility of purchasing gold coins
- New improvements in the world (wheat field and grocery)
- Improved stability

Happy Meeple Granary
Happy Meeple’s endeavor has not changed. We are more than ever a beginner-friendly platform.

Please visit our new media page: Media page
And the platform: Happy Meeple

Happy Meeple is an online platform offering carefully selected modern board games. Our aim is to promote the board game hobby and reach new players.

Hundreds of millions of people play every day online. We believe that they should play modern board games rather than often very uninteresting ones.

Our games are: Lost Cities, Finito!, Level X, Keltis Card, Keltis Ór.

Tabletop Day

Here are a couple of UK Tabletop Day events I am aware of. If you are based in the UK and running an event and you would like some publicity, contact us.

Want to play Board Games and meet the voice behind the Little Metal Dog Show? Then get over to Waterstones in Milton Keynes on March 30th!

Telford International Tabletop Day - Come and play a range of games from old favourites such as Settlers of Catan and Ticket to Ride to newer games like Snowdonia, Alien Frontiers and King of Tokyo. Entrance will be free so hope to see you there.

Sussex Gamers - I will be organizing a games event on March 30th as part of International Table Top Day. It will be at my church in Wivelsfield Green near Haywards Heath from 12-5pm.I will have tables out for open gaming and put out a table for anyone who wants to bring and buy.

Clubs and Cons

A new gaming club has started up in Rochdale! Board Gamers at Rochdale, this is a group for Board Gamers at Rochdale and the Surrounding Environs...

We aim to set up a friendly community in an award winning cafe in the centre of Rochdale. We will be playing a wide variety of games.

The group will meet from March 2013 on most Saturdays from 10am - 2 pm at Shelley B's Cafe on Lower Drake Street.

Have you got a UK based convention or club and want a mention here plus some free adspace over at then contact us and we’ll sort it for you!

This Week’s Releases

And now for this week’s new releases courtesy of Paul at Board Game Guru.

New in stock now

‘Batman : Gotham City strategy Game’. This solves the problem of who gets to be Batman? As players are four arch villains being pursued by the caped Crusader. Designed by Paulo Mori (‘Libertalia’ , ‘Vasco Da Gama’ and the Pocket battles series)

‘Lord of the Rings: Dice Building Game’ – Quarriors mechanics meets MiddleEarth theme.

The third edition of Puzzle Strike, and Puzzle Strike Shadows – a stand alone expansion that can be combined with third edition.

‘Chicken Caesar’ – a game of fowl negotiation set in ancient Rome.

‘Relic’ – Talisman given a Warhammer 40K Makeover

‘Axis and Allies 1914’

‘Star Wars : Angriff der KlonKrieger’ (sorry no English rules for this)

‘Jackal and High’ (reminds me a little of the recent Alea game Vegas)

‘Toss it in the trash’ (a light party game)

‘The Pirates of Lys’ is the third Chapter pack of the Song of the Sea Cycle for A Game of Thrones Living Card Game

‘The Ruinous Hordes’ is the fifth Battle Pack in the Eternal War Cycle for Warhammer Invasion

‘A Study in Static’ – the fourth data pack for Netrunner and unfortunately already sold out. I have more on order.

Arriving on Tuesday

‘Rialto’ – Stefen Feld’s second release of 2013 (and I think a guru only UK release for the moment)

‘Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Deck Building Game’

‘Shattered Timelines’ is an expansion for Sentinels of the Multiverse. I have bundled together another 7 mini expansions for Sentinels into one (the expansions are the Final Wasteland. Miss Information , The Scholar , Silver Gulch , Unity , Oversized Villain Cards)

OSG’s ‘Napoleon at Leipzig’ has reached its 5th edition

My recent gaming highlights include discovering 'Myrmes' - a medium wirght worker placement game about managing an ant colony and 'Angola' - which for a 1988 designed wargame feels utlra modern.

Happy Gaming



  1. Batman : Gotham City is probably my 'most looked forward to' game on that list.
    Annoyingly my FLGS have been unable to get it in stock.


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