Asmodee Group announced that it is in talks to acquire Rebel, the publisher and distributor of games in Poland. Rebel already distributes many of Asmodee’s games, including Ticket to Ride and Dobble.

Asmodee UK, formerly Esdevium Games, will be taking over distribution of Bananagrams and other games from the Bananagrams company in the U.K. as of April 1st.

Van Ryder Games has acquired the U.S. and Canadian distribution rights for English-language versions of Makaka Editions’ series of French graphic novel game books. Expect a Kickstarter project for these in March.

Pegasus Spiele is partnering with Frosted Games to distribute some of the latter’s titles on an exclusive basis and other titles on a non-exclusive basis. Those games under the exclusive arrangement will get a Pegasus Spiele logo on the box. Among these is Augespielt! (“Game Over!” in English), a murder-mystery game set at the annual German SPIEL game convention.

Pegasus Spiele is also expanding its relationship with Portal Games, taking over exclusive distribution of the latter’s products in Germany.

Renegade Game Studios and Hunter’s Books are partnering to copublish the latter’s roleplaying games, including the upcoming titles Kids on Bikes and Outbreak Undead. Renegade will handle marketing and distribution to hobby retailers.

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df0b2457b21d9063d4ea7b0c4748afa4Neuroshima Hex is still kicking and going strong. In January the latest expansion for Neuroshima Hex 3.0, Death Breath, will be released by Portal Games.

The Death Breath are a new army that’s upgradeable with a special token pool that gives them customization options. They’ll hit store shelves with an MSRP of $10.

It’s been a very long time since I’ve played Neuroshima. In fact, I think the last time I played was when the original printing came out. Maybe it’s time to upgrade to 3.0 and see what all the hubbub is about.

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Neuroshima Hex 3.0 from Portal Games

Neuroshima Hex 3.0Previously published by Z-Man Games, Neuroshima Hex 3.0 will soon be back in print from Portal Games.

The history of Neuroshima Hex is a great one. Originally released by Hasbro, the game had a cult following. It’s since passed hands several times with several different reprints. The game now boasts some impressive additions since its early mass-market beginnings, and I’m glad to see it still in circulation.

Neuroshima Hex 3.0 should be on shelves soon for a retail price of $45.

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127Stronghold 2nd Edition is a 2–4 player game, which tells the story of the siege of a castle. Players take on the roles of either the defenders or attackers with one side defending the stronghold and the other attempting to break into the stronghold through its highly fortified walls as quickly as possible.

Some changes in the second edition include:

• Streamlined rules and enhanced rulebook
• Shorter gameplay, featuring attackers being placed on the board during setup
• Glory Points rules replaced with a more straightforward system of castle defense in 7 rounds
• Improved components, such as a larger game board and new better artwork

Stronghold Games and Portal Games will print Stronghold – 2nd Edition together. Stronghold Games will have worldwide English rights (except Europe) for this game. Portal Games will maintain all other language rights and distribute an English language version in Europe.

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