Boardgames in Blighty News -Press Release – Espana 20 now available from Victory Point Games

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Boardgames in Blighty News -Press Release Espana 20 now available from Victory Point Games

It’s been a while so I’m very happy to see victory Point Games getting back into their War Game saddle.

 

Rudi Garcia’s Talavera 20 recreates the major battle which occurred near the city of Talavera de la Reina on 27 to 28 July 1809. One player commands the French army under Napoleon’s brother, Joseph, the self-proclaimed King of Spain, and the other commands the combined allied armies of Great Britain (under Sir Arthur Wellesley) and Spain (under Captain-General Gregorio de la Cuesta). After his attempt to liberate Madrid from the French was repulsed, Cuesta’s army fell back to Talavera, which was covered by the British. Starting with a daring night attack, Joseph repeatedly attempted to push the allies out of their superb defensive positions, to no avail. As the French, can you find and exploit a weak spot in the allied lines? As the allies, can you hold your shaky alliance together and fend off the French (all the while keeping a nervous eye out for a second French army that might unexpectedly show up behind your armies)?

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Bussaco 20: Second Edition, from designer Lance McMillan, features the battle occurring on 26 September 1810, during the early stages of the French invasion of Portugal. One player commands the French army of Marshal André Masséna, while the other controls Sir Arthur Wellesley, Viscount of Wellington’s combined British and reconstituted Portuguese army. Historically, a distracted Masséna launched a series of uncoordinated frontal assaults straight up a steep ridge into the teeth of the British defenses, suffering heavy losses before Wellington elected to disengage and fall back to Lisbon. Can you as Masséna avoid the same mistakes, or as Wellington can you use your superior position to achieve a decisive victory?

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Click here for all the details on España 20: Volume 2.

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Boardgames in Blighty Kickstarter News – Tabletop Games on Kickstarter from 2014 to 2016: A Must-See Infographic for Project Creators

 

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Boardgames in Blighty Kickstarter News – Tabletop Games on Kickstarter from 2014 to 2016: A Must-See Infographic for Project Creators

The awesome folk at Casual Game Insider have done their research about board games on Kickstarter and created a very interesting Infographic. I think that Kickstarter project owners will find this very useful.

Enjoy!

Tabletop Games on Kickstarter 2014-2016 Infographic - Courtesy Casual Game Revolution

This infographic is Copyright © 2016 Casual Game Revolution. Posted here with permission.

Boardgames in Blighty Kickstarter News – Casual Game Insider – Tabletop Gaming Magazine (5th Year)

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Boardgames in Blighty Kickstarter News – Casual Game Insider – Tabletop Gaming Magazine (5th Year)

American friends! Another year means its time for another Kickstarter for Casual Game Insider Magazine. 

From the project –

There’s nothing better than gathering around a table to play a great game. But when you’re not gaming, the next best thing is reading about the games you love and the community that surrounds them.

If you love gaming, dive into Casual Game Insider to find out all that we have to offer. We specialise in light, fun reading that is *almost* as good as the games you love to play. From reviews and interviews to trade show coverage and game design tips, you’re sure to find interesting and informative content in every quarterly issue. Plus, our professional design and photography will give you plenty of eye candy to catch the attention of your friends — perfect for drawing them into gaming!

Casual Game Insider now reaches 2,100 game stores, hundreds of Barnes & Noble stores, and several digital newsstands. With your help, we’ll be able to expand our reach into hundreds of Books-A-Million stores to spread the love of gaming even further!

Boardgames in Blighty News – 20th Annual Mind Sports Olympiad to take place in London this August

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Boardgames in Blighty News – 20th Annual Mind Sports Olympiad to take place in London this August

For those of you who are competitive gamers, you time has come! Check out this press release about the 20th Annual Mind Sports Olympiad – a week of non-stop competition playing classic games and some very familiar games for board gamers. Here is your chance to become a World Champion! Errr… Diving Chess???

For the final week of August, Sunday 21st – Monday 29th, hundreds of board game enthusiasts will descend upon NW3 in London to take part in the 20th Annual Mind Sports Olympiad. Over the course of the week over 12 World Champions will be crowned and a host of other winners will get to add the title of Mind Sports Champion to their accolades.

The championship kicks off with a splash on August 14th with the Diving Chess World Championship at the Third Space Gym in Soho, London. Diving Chess is similar to normal chess with the exception that it is played in a swimming pool using a submerged chessboard. Each player can only plan their next move for the length that they can hold their breath. Once you’ve made a move and come up for air, your opponent must dive and stay under until they’ve decided their move, and then it’s your turn to dive again…

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The tournament features a range of games that test your mental agility, from familiar games such as chess and Monopoly to the cult classics of Settlers of Catan and Oware. There really is something for everyone and every level. The Championships even has a Learn to Play space where parents can bring their children to introduce them to new games. Other games include Poker, Chinese Chess, Shogi, Dominion, Cribbage, Scrabble, Bridge, Backgammon, Carcassonne, Agricola and even a Tetris competition (in battle mode on a Nintendo). Additional highlights include a Sudoku competition, the Eurogames World Championship, the Memory World Cup, and a lecture on how games can improve decision making in real life.

MIND SPORT OLYMPICS

The Olympiad’s popular Creative Thinking World Championship is returning again with new mind-bending questions and will be hosted by former British Chess Champion, William Hartston.

We would be delighted to welcome UK Gaming Media to cover the event and we can set up an interview with the chairman of the MSO, Etan Ilfeld, before and during the Championship.

For more information visit the website: http://www.msoworld.com/ or contact Vicky Hartley on Vicky@watkinsmedia.org or 07463 751771.

Boardgames in Blighty Kickstarter News – Hat-Trick – card-driven football (soccer) sim for 2 players

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Boardgames in Blighty Kickstarter News – Hat-Trick – card-driven football (soccer) sim for 2 players

Do you like football (soccer)? Are you caught up in the drama of Euro 2016? Are you despairing because your team has been knocked out and need a diversion?

Well, look no further!

Hat-Trick – card-driven football (soccer) sim for 2 players is on Kickstarter. This project offers an expansion for those who already own the game  or if you are new to Hat-Trick, there is a pledge level for the base game and the new expansion!

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From the project…

Hat-Trick is a  strategy board game for football lovers. Use 44 player skills to recreate any team in the world or manage 1 of the 24 in-game teams. It is a card-driven simulation that convincingly  recreates a 90-minute football match. All match events like passes, dribbling, fouls, penalties, free kicks, etc.,  are there, building a unique narrative each time you play.

The Player’s expansion takes this concept even further, with 22 player types and 44 skills to customise your team any way you see fit. Use different team budgets to sign players and see them in action.

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I have to say as a footy fan that I would be interested in this one if I had the spare cash.

You can find the Hat-Trick Kickstarter project here.  

You may also want to check out the Hat-Trick website here