Upcoming Releases

So many games! Here is some information on titles that have been announced for 2016. Keep an eye on this space; there's more to come.

Knit Wit

Craft your own word categories using loops and spools then find playful answers that match as many categories as possible. The more categories you match, the more points you score!

a social game for 2-8 players, 15 minutes
Release Date: March 2016
Publisher: Z-man Games
More info on Knit Wit

Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu

Beings of ancient evil, known as Old Ones, are threatening to break out of their cosmic prison and awake into the world. Everything you know and love could be destroyed by chaos and madness. Can you and your fellow investigators manage to find and seal every portal in time? Hurry before you lose yourself to insanity.

Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu was designed by Chuck D. Yager and based on Pandemic. It’s a new, standalone game (and not just a re-skin). I helped a bit with development.

a cooperative game for 2-4 players, 45 minutes
Release Date: Gen Con in August 2016
Publisher: Z-man Games
More info on Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu

The Great Chariot Race

Keep your eyes out for more on this game—Pegasus has been a bit coy about it so far. Suffice to say, you'll race against other chariots in Ancient Rome.

Watch Michael from Pegasus talk about the game on BoardGameGeek TV.

a dice game for 2-8 players, 30 to 45 minutes
Release Date: Spiel in October 2016
Publisher: Pegasus Spiele

Thunderbirds Expansions

International Rescue has been busy! Brace yourself for not one, not two, but three expansions to come out this year.

Get a closer look at the components in these expansions in this Kickstarter update.

Thunderbirds: Tracy Island

Includes three new characters (Brains, Tin-Tin, and Parker), new models (Tracy Island, Ladybird Jet, and FAB 2), 14 disaster vehicle models, and a new Disaster deck.

Release Date: June 2016
Publisher: Modiphius Entertainment

Thunderbirds: Above & Beyond

Includes four new ways to play the game:

  • Levelling Up - improve your character's abilities as you get more experience during the game
  • Disaster Vehicles - 10 alternate bonuses that you can take when avert a disaster, based on popular vehicles in the series (including the Crablogger, Fireflash, and Sidewinder)
  • Crisis Mode - do you have what it takes to join International Rescue? Test your meddle with this challenge that limits each turn to 70 seconds
  • Epic Difficulty - for the ultimate challenge

Each module can be mixed and matched with the others and with the Thunderbirds: Tracy Island and the Thunderbirds: The Hood expansions.

Release Date: Gen Con in August 2016
Publisher: Modiphius Entertainment

Thunderbirds: The Hood

One player takes on the role of The Hood in this expansion to Thunderbirds - The Co-operative Game. Craft a diabolical scheme and attempt to photograph—or even hijack!—the Thunderbirds machines. Comes with a Hood peg, Hood's Lair, Hood's Sub, and Hood's Plane figures, Agent figures, scheme tokens, camera, and everything else you need to play. Also can be used to turn Thunderbirds into a 2-player competitive game.

an expansion for Thunderbirds for 2-5 players, 45 to 60 minutes
Release Date: Spiel in October 2016
Publisher: Modiphius Entertainment