Global Boardgame News (March 5)

This series is released once or twice a month, covering international gaming news, trends and just plain gossip spotted online. 

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Last week the Festival International des Jeux ended in Cannes, France with several interesting titles revealed here. JP game lovers in particular will rejoice over the handful of titles with Tokyo Game Market DNA that made their way to Europe.

Let’s kick off the news with Kimono, Superlude’s new edition of Colors of Kasane. Kimono is a card game in which players try to create the most beautiful kimono possible using the cards in their hands.

The game comes with real buttons and is just gorgeous to look at.

Meanwhile, Iello had three games from Game Market in their program.

We covered The Legend of the Cherry Tree that Blossoms Every Ten Years and Nessos in our previous article, when they were shown at Nuremberg Toy Fair.

The new addition was Les Forets Legendaire, a new version of 8bitMockup by Toshiki Sato – winner of the “Best Game” award at Tokyo Game Market in December last year.

Last but not least, the expansion for Paper Tales was unveiled in Cannes.

Paper Tales: Beyond the Gates adds new buildings and units and components to play all by yourself or with up to 7 players.

While we and our colleagues from Korea Boardgames were in Cannes hunting for new tabletop treasure, we also showed our upcoming trick taking game The Bark Side to Eric Martin.

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They shot an overview video which will go live shortly – until then you can check out these glimpses on social media.

The Bark Side will go live on Kickstarter in April, and will be released at Essen SPIEL 2018.

The next convention of interest is the Game Market in Osaka on 1st April.

There have already been some announcements regarding that show….

Hisashi Hayashi will reveal his new title Metro: Tokyo & Osaka. We don’t know anything yet except for the cover art:

Takamagahara announced their new game Buzzzter, which will also premier at Osaka Game Market. This new title is once again designed and illustrated by Peke, featuring her distinctive style.

Other interesting announcements include Jack Times Beanstalk and Liquer: The Game featuring some very classic cocktails.

In late breaking news, we had to share the amazing (and delicious) components in an upcoming title from Big Fun Games. Stay Real: Just Waffle? A slogan we can all get behind!

The next shows we will be attending are Spiel Doch in Duisburg and Spieltage in Ratingen.

We’ll bring NiceGameShop for you to browse and buy. Please come by and say hello if you’re in the area! 

In other links:

  • Dojo-management sim Master of Respect by Hobby Japan is live on Kickstarter. This is actually an older game released at Tokyo Game Market 2016.
  • Another Kickstarter worth mentioning is Dream Catchers by Singapore-based Play Nation Studio. This was available in very limited quantities at Essen 2017, and people who bought this version will have the chance to purchase just the (extremely cute) minis expansion.
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