June 22, 2016 -- We recently caught up with Gamelyn Games’ founder Michael Coe, and in this latest edition of Five Questions we attempt to help shine a light on what else we can expect from Tiny Epic Galaxies: Beyond the Black.

June 22, 2016 -- You know, years of watching Game of Thrones has taught me many things, not the least of which is that dragons – regardless of size – are not to be trifled with. Now publisher Lamp Light Games is testing that assumption with its next game, which allows players to shepherd newly hatched dragons on their way to adulthood.

June 21, 2016 -- This is why we can’t have nice things. Publisher AEG today announced that it has decided end production of Doomtown: Reloaded, the company’s expandable card game set in a universe where cowboys, bank heists, and magic coexist. The game was deep and flavorful, providing a breath of fresh air in a market that feels dominated by recycled themes.

June 21, 2016 -- We hope you’ve packed because Days of Wonder is ready to send us all on an extended vacation. Well, not literally, though that would be super kind of the publisher to consider. No, instead the company has announced that the next installment in the long running Ticket to Ride series will include travel across both land and sea.

June 20, 2016 -- Awards, 2. Vlaada Chvátil’s ingenious word game Codenames took home the prestigious Game of the Year award during the 2016 Origins Awards last week. The game also was awarded the nod for the year’s top Family Game as well.

June 18, 2016 -- The race to rule in Imperial Settlers just got a little more crowded. Following last year’s Atlanteans expansion, Portal Games revealed this weekend that the next faction joining the popular civilization building game will be Aztecs.

June 16, 2016 -- Rocky Road a la Mode is a delicious card game in which players circle a neighborhood in ice cream trucks, serving popsicles and other icy treats to customers by playing cards in order to see who can drive away with the most Loyalty Points. Designed by first time game creator Joshua J Mills, Rocky Road a la Mode is fun, colorful, and it even plays fast without leaving you reeling from brain freeze.

Corporate mergers are becoming so commonplace in the board game industry, one might think we are all caught up in live action game of Acquire. Today word came down that Indie Boards and Cards, probably best recognized for games such as Flash Point and The Resistance, has slipped into bed with Action Phase Games, creating a single larger company operating under a single brand.

Doing its best Asmodee impression, the combined company will retain the Indie Boards and Cards branding, while select titles such as Heroes Wanted will continue to fly the Action Phase Games banner.

Publisher Gamelyn Games is again building upon its popular Tiny Epic series of games. The company has announced Tiny Epic Quest, a new game coming in 2017 that returns the series to its fantasy roots in an adventure that pays homage to classic video games such as the Legend of Zelda and Final Fantasy.

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I remember my first dream home. I built it playing The Sims and it had a seating area surrounding a swimming pool right smack in the middle of the living room. It’s also where my family drowned after I removed the ladder to get out of the pool. I don’t know if Asmodee’s next game will include anything quite so macabre, but the publisher is letting players design the house of their dreams in an upcoming game called Dream Home.