Our “upcoming games” series article usually appears by the end of the week. This time however we’ve decided to not only publish it earlier, but also expand it with over twice as many games as usual. Enjoy!
Darkest Dungeon – Fall 2020
Mythic Games is cooperating with Red Hook Studios to bring a beloved video game called Darkest Dungeon to our tables.
Darkest Dungeon: The Board Game is a co-op dungeon crawler, playable with up to 4 players and takes many concepts from its inspiration source.
Players can take on the roles of various characters from the Crusader to the Plague Doctor.
Getting rid of all 3 bosses will allow your party to enter the titular “darkest dungeon” and defeat the final and most powerful villain lurking there.
The 7th Citadel – September 22nd
The 7th Continent was already an incredible adventure game that kept pushing the boundaries of its genre. Its younger brother called The 7th Citadel will be a completely separate game, set in a dark fantasy themed city-state called Kel Protectorate.
Many gameplay mechanics will come back but the numerous innovations include personal quests for each character, separate action decks for everyone and the titular Citadel where you rest between scenarios, perform dozens of actions and upgrade the colossal structure itself.
This time dying won’t make you restart the scenario but affect some events later on.
Machina Arcana 3rd Edition and “To Eternity” Expansion – September 22
A new Kickstarter campaign for Machina Arcana will allow backers to get their hands on the third edition of the game and all of the related, previously released products. The rules were tweaked for better player experience.
At the same time: we will also get an expansion called “To Eternity” featuring tons of new stuff to do and new weapons.
People who’ve backed the previous campaigns will get an entire new core box in the so-called “upgrade pledge”. You can sign up to be notified about the launch here.
The Thing: The Board Game – September 22nd
The Thing: The Board Game, like many of you have probably guessed, is themed after the legendary horror directed by John Carpenter.
4 to 8 players take on the roles of humans and “The Thing” but no one knows who plays which role. The villain tries to infect regular humans without them figuring out who he is.
You also have to take care of eating and staying healthy which will be possible thanks to a variety of rooms available in Outpost 31. Despite initial impressions: The Thing looks like something much, much deeper than regular mafia-style games, and includes its own set of miniatures and a map.
USS Freedom – October 2020
The team at Dreamcraft Games is about to bring us their newest title called USS Freedom. If you like SF cooperative games with focus on exploring, this one might be for you.
You will spend your time upgrading ships, completing missions, meeting alien races and doing many other activities. Wide array of choices allows shaping up the game and your own character to your taste.
The game consists of a 36 scenario long campaign and if you choose to replay it, you’re bound to get lots of new challenges and experiences.
Planet Apocalypse 2 – Fall 2020
Fans of Planet Apocalypse and all games made by Sandy Petersen can rejoice! One of his most popular titles is getting a sequel and according to the early info we can expect plenty of unique expansions. Backers will also be able to get their hands on DnD 5e Planet Apocalypse Sourcebook.
Florence – Q4 2020
And finally: something for euro-style game fans. Florence, designed by Dean Morris and Dávid Turczi is coming to Kickstarter this year.
Each player will represent a different powerful family known in Florence while trying to gain status higher than others. Everything takes place during a certain Night Carnival. The game lasts 9 rounds and will have players gossip, brag, fight for areas, give presents to guests and talk with important people. The later it gets, the bigger the crowds get, making it harder to move around the map freely.