Reader Discussion – What Gaming Series Do You Want See Turned Into A Board Game?

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Reader Discussion – What Gaming Series Do You Want See Turned Into A Board Game?

With Paradox Interactive's announcement that it will be turning many of its series into board games, the question arises? What other franchises could use the board game treatment?

There have been quite a few board game adaptations over the years, (as our own Matt Miller has cataloged as part of his Top of the Table column), but I would definitely like to see more. Advance Wars is the first series that comes to mind for me. I've actually thought about how Advance Wars might become a board game more than I'd care to admit, and I think that if you simplified some of the damage percentages and terrain bonuses, you already have a pretty good board games on your hand. If you're not going to make another digital entry in the series, Nintendo, go analog!

So what game do you think deserves its own cardboard spinoff? Looking for a way to replicate Mass Effect romances on a board? Want an Overwatch board game where players can take turns refusing to stay on the payload? Let us know in the comments.

[Update] Bethesda Teasing Moon-Related Prey DLC With Short Gif

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[Update] Bethesda Teasing Moon-Related Prey DLC With Short Gif

Update 5/19: Bethesda's leaning pretty hard into teasing something Prey-related, as we know have a very short gif to work with.

This time Reddit's done the digging. User SHAPE_IN_THE_Glass has documented how, about a day ago, user KasmaCorp posted a comment in binary on the r/nasa board, on a post showing off a view of Earth as seen from the moon. The account belongs to Bethesda and Arkane, as some rudimentary digging will show, and the Kasma Corporation is part of the Prey universe. Deconstructing the binary code eventually lead to this short gif:

This, along with the update achievements, further hints that Prey will be getting some moon-related content in the near future. Hopefully, we'll find out at E3. Or, considering the Rage 2 build up, possibly Monday?

Dubious Listing For New Leisure Suit Larry Product Pops Up On Steam

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Dubious Listing For New Leisure Suit Larry Product Pops Up On Steam

If, after the string of mediocre-to-bad "recent" Leisure Suit Larry games, you're still hoping the character gets brought back, you may be in luck.

Steam currently has a listing for a new game in the series, which is titled "Leisure Suit Larry - Wet Dreams Don't Die," on its store for the $30. Normally this would be confirmation of a game's existence, but there are few details here that means fans should take this news with a grain of salt. The genre, developer, and developer aren't listed, and there are no images of the game shown on the page.

We do get a release date, however: Oct. 24, 2018. Which is strange, since the date is usually the last thing we know about a game. In case that listing gets taken down at some point, here's a screenshot of the page.

Paradox Interactive Adapting Crusader Kings, Cities: Skylines, And More To Tabletop

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Paradox Interactive Adapting Crusader Kings, Cities: Skylines, And More To Tabletop

Paradox Interactive is turning a number of its major strategy and city-building sim series into tabletop games through Kickstarter, the company announced today.

While the company announced it would make cardboard versions of Crusader Kings, Europa Universalis, Hearts of Iron, and Cities: Skylines, Crusader Kings gets top billing, and will be the first game to have its Kickstarter campaign. Behind the board game rendition is Free League Publishing, who made Mutant Year Zero and Tales From the Loop. If a Crusader Kings board game sounds appealing, you can back the project, which has already met its funding goal, right here.

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Stellaris DLC Distant Stars Coming Next Week

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Stellaris DLC Distant Stars Coming Next Week

Stellaris's Distant Stars is, well, pretty close, actually, as it will be hitting next week, on May 22.

Stellaris started off as a pretty good strategy game, and has only gotten better since. The Distant Stars expansion, which is priced at $10, adds several new anomalies, improves old anomalies, reworks the anomaly system. It also adds new stars and systems to explore (as well as new leviathans to make exploration riskier).

The DLC also adds the L-Cluster, which can be found near black holes and be transported to somewhere new (the results vary) after reactivating the warp gates. That's just a subset of what Paradox plans to offer with the DLC, and you'll be able to see what else it has to offer in just a few days.

Paradox Interactive Announce Imperator: Rome

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Paradox Interactive Announce Imperator: Rome

Paradox Interactive faithful eager to return to the Roman setting the company explored in Europa Universalis: Rome can now look to a new series, Imperator, to give them their fix of marble columns and aqueducts.

Imperator: Rome is a strategy game in the vein Paradox is intimately familiar with, but with a large emphasis on the people who have an outsize influence on societies. Your imperator (and other characters) will have skills and traits which change over the course of a campaign, and how you govern is tied to these traits.

Of course, Imperator will have all the 4X bells and whistles: Various races and groups with their own approach to combat and diplomacy, government types, and barbarians.

Age Of Wonders: Planetfall Brings The Series To The World Of Sci-Fi

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Age Of Wonders: Planetfall Brings The Series To The World Of Sci-Fi

Paradox Interactive and Triumph Studios have revealed a new entry in the longrunning Age of Wonders series. The big difference this time is that instead of sticking to its medieval setting, it'll be taking to space.

Currently scheduled for sometime in 2018, Age of Wonders: Planetfall will use the same turn-based strategy of the series, but let you experiment with various races. As you scour the world for resources you'll also learn about its past, meet up (and possibly confront) other factions, and find new tech. As you build up your society, you'll have to choose your win condition, whether it's diplomatic, military, or technological.

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Paradox Announces Expansion Packs For Crusader Kings II, Europa Unversalis IV, And Hearts Of Iron IV

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Paradox Announces Expansion Packs For Crusader Kings II, Europa Unversalis IV, And Hearts Of Iron IV

At this year's PDXCON event, Paradox Interactive announced that several of its major games would be getting brand new expansion packs.

Perhaps the most notable of the bunch is Crusader Kings II, which will be getting the Holy Fury expansion. Going off the teaser trailer, it seems the expansion will focus around fending off demons from the kingdoms of man.

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What To Watch This Weekend: Rainbow Six Siege, League of Legends, And Garou: Mark Of The Wolves

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What To Watch This Weekend: Rainbow Six Siege, League of Legends, And Garou: Mark Of The Wolves

Between a number of major esports events coming to a head, the fighting game scene having events across the world, and some good ol' Rocket League, there should be more than enough to keep you busy this weekend.

The Counter-Strike: Global Offensive scene has its sights set squarely on Dallas, Texas this weekend, as the ESL Pro League's seventh season promises strong, high-stakes matches throughout the weekend. (Stream and Schedule)

The League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational wraps up tomorrow which the finals bringing Royal Never Give Up and [TEAM] up against each other for one last match to determine winner. (Stream / Schedule)

Dragon Ball FighterZ's First Time-Limited Event Is Mondo Cool

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Dragon Ball FighterZ's First Time-Limited Event Is Mondo Cool

Bandai Namco has hit the go button on Dragon Ball FighterZ's first time-limited event, The Emperor Strikes Back.

The event is part of the Party Battle, which aggregates every person's wins against the event boss to see if players can win the event. Players fight a harder version of Frieza and the wins are counted from all players in all regions. As producer Tomoko Hiroki explained, "The number of enemies defeated during this event is linked across the world, so the number of players participating and the cooperation between those players will become an important point for this event."

You can participate in this event now and it runs through 11:00 PM PT on May 21. If you participate, you'll get a reward Zeni and Premium Z Coins.