Meople News: The Walking Rune of Ankh

The big news for this week is out already: the nominees for this year’s Spiel des Jahres awards. If you haven’t read about the nominees yet, have a look at our short summary of Spiel and Kennerspiel des Jahres. But there’s still more news to report.

Z-Man Games

Comic book fans listen up: I’m sure all of you have heard of Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead. And if not the comics, maybe you have seen the TV series based on them. Now you can participate in the zombie apocalypse with The Walking Dead: The Board Game (Keith Tralins, Brian David-Marshall, Matthew Wang). It’s going to release this summer and, unsurprisingly, will be a cooperative game.

Treefrog Games

The frogs will be at UK Games Expo next weekend with playable prototypes of Ankh-Morpork. It’s not a secret how much I’m looking forward to this game and I envy all of you that will have a chance to try it. But at least there is a promise of rules and artwork after the expo, so that’s something for us non-UK gamers.

Fantasy Flight Games

The release of Guillaume Blossier and Frédéric Henry’s The Adventurers: The Pyramid of Horus has just been announced and already the previews are rolling in. This weeks lessons include how to gain equipment and why playing with cobras may be hazardous to your health.

The fourth scenario for Rune Age (Corey Konieczka) will be called “The Monument”. This scenario does not have any cooperative elements  like some of the others, but does not go into all-out warfare, either. The four races are each building a monument to their gods, and the first race to gain divine favour wins. The scenario is designed to have a lower interaction between the players while everyone is trying to gather enough gold to pay the monument. I’m quite happy with the versatility the scenario approach to deck-building games promises.

After we had Iceland last week, this weeks photo is from the other end of the world and from the complete opposite in name: it’s Ushuaia on Tierra del Fuego. Ice and Fire. George R.R. Martin would be so proud of us. This picture from the south end of the world was taken by Flickr user galio and shared with a CC-BY-SA license. Thanks, galio.

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