It’s time for your fortnightly does of boardgame news. Please take with plenty of water along with some food.

Headlines

Richard Halliwell passes away

https://thewertzone.blogspot.com/2021/05/rip-richard-halliwell.html

California court rules Amazon responsible for third party goods

https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/1/22414185/california-appeals-court-amazon-marketplace-responsible-third-party-hoverboard

Golden Geek Awards announced

https://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/2652238/15th-annual-golden-geek-awards-winners-2020

 

News

Zak Smith lawsuit against Gencon dismissed

https://www.geeknative.com/130984/court-appears-to-dismiss-zak-s-gen-con-lawsuit/

DnD Movie begins shooting

https://collider.com/dungeons-and-dragons-movie-filming-begins/

Daniele Tascini update 

https://boardanddice.com/news/update-on-the-situation-with-daniele-tascini/

Walmart and Target pulls Pokemon cards

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/48339/mass-merchants-pull-pokemon-tcg-sports-cards-off-shelves

https://www.theguardian.com/games/2021/may/13/us-target-stores-to-stop-selling-pokemon-cards-after-rising-value-prompts-threats-to-staff

https://www.vice.com/en/article/7kv9a9/pokemon-cards-psa-cgc-bgs-turnaround-times?fbclid=IwAR0iIwvpFbenSd7d0153Unk-Scbny_vLFUp6QPfnNKLTwA7RG3yyedrBsS4

Monopoly loses trademark in EU. Kinda. Sorta.

https://www.worldipreview.com/news/hasbro-loses-eu-monopoly-tm-after-bad-faith-finding-21292

 

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Outro

Lifesize Monopoly

https://www.monopolylifesized.com/

 

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Iain has gotten Ben Porter from the Unlucky Frog round for some painting and decorating, but has rather misunderstood what sort of thing Ben paints. He joins the team to discuss the latest news including Wizards of the Coast looking at NFTs, Christian T Petersen buying up Fantasy Flight property, Games Workshop Supply issues, pokemon cards and much more. In our interview with Ben we look at the world of commission miniature painting and what brought Ben to setup his own business. 

 

Headlines

RIP Robin Wood

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/48169/r-i-p-robin-wood

 

Wotc makes up 75% of Hasbro

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/48207/wotc-segment-75-hasbro-profits-q1

https://www.dicebreaker.com/companies/hasbro/news/magic-the-gathering-nft-earnings-call

 

Christian T Petersen Company buys Fantasy Flight Games Centre

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/48174/christian-petersen-company-buys-fantasy-flight-games-center

 

News

Games Workshop hit by supply issues

https://www.warhammer-community.com/2021/04/18/our-pre-order-schedules-changing-a-bit-heres-how/

 

Monster Hunter World Board game cuts in retailers

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/48165/steamforged-games-reveals-retail-referral-program

 

Pokemon Finance news is back

https://www.dicebreaker.com/games/pokemon-trading-card-game/news/incredibly-rare-autographed-pokemon-card-sold-tsunekazu-ishihara

 

Vampire RPG gets TV series

https://deadline.com/2021/04/world-of-darkness-film-and-tv-in-development-eric-heisserer-christine-boylan-hivemind-1234744965/

 

Interview

 

Ben’s Links

https://ashenholdart.co.uk/

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https://www.facebook.com/AshenholdArt

 

Jamie who did Ben’s new logo

https://thenobleartist.com/

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Outro

 

DBZ Cluedo
https://theop.games/2021/04/clue-dragon-ball-z-available-now/?utm_source=Master+media+List&utm_campaign=8bfc92f2e2-Dragon+Ball+Z+Clue+Available+Now+%28Press%29&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c1d1e7b85b-8bfc92f2e2-356660665&mc_cid=8bfc92f2e2&mc_eid=093cc94f5b

 

Unlucky Frog 

 

https://www.unluckyfrog.com/

 

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April 19, 2021

Episode 71 - Chapter Four

The Brainwaves team may have lost a host but that hasn’t stopped them hunting down the best stories with their patented news nets. This episode they cover GAMA, Board Game Atlas, American Tabletop Awards, and more Monopoly news than you can shake a reasonably sized stick at. 

Headlines

GAMA’s bad year

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/48102/gamas-tough-2020

Metacritic for Boardgames

https://www.boardgameatlas.com/forum/kLTWmAAzzE/critic-reviews--new-feature-preview-and-invitation-to-content-creators

American Tabletop Awards

https://americantabletopawards.com/

 

News

Suez Canal update

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-56743556

Zenobia Awards

https://zenobiaaward.org/advancing-game-proposals/

Stonemaier Games sales

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/48056/stonemaier-games-sales-up-40-covid-year

Wizards lifts in store play ban in Japan

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/48107/wizards-coast-lifts-magic-the-gathering-in-store-play-suspension-japan

Freeplay

https://twitter.com/free_play/status/1380429240202452998?s=09

 

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Outro

Iain Chantler features in this article

https://www.dicebreaker.com/categories/board-game/feature/board-games-sustainability-environment-eco

Spongebob Squarepants Meme Monopoly
https://www.dicebreaker.com/categories/board-game/news/monopoly-spongebob-squarepants-meme-edition-announced

Nerf meets Monopoly

https://toybook.com/hasbro-roblox-toy-collab/

Monopoly board discovered on floor of house
https://www.itv.com/news/2021-04-14/homeowners-rip-up-old-carpet-and-find-giant-monopoly-board-painted-underneath

 

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It’s a momentous episode as we hit our 70th show, our 3rd year anniversary, and say goodbye to our host Iain Chantler. Of course we won’t let sad goodbyes and jubilant celebrations get in the way of the news! The team cover yet more Wizards of the Coast entanglements, Netrunner booting up, daring robberies, and golden Uno. The team also answer questions from listeners and chat about what they’ve learnt over the last 3 years in a longer than normal episode (we hope you don’t mind us indulging ourselves a little).

 

Headlines

Candlekeep flame sputters

https://twitter.com/joindicebreaker/status/1374767970736427012?s=19
https://twitter.com/POCGamer/status/1373847320370970626?s=20

Netrunner opens the gates

https://nisei.net/

Tokyo card robbery

https://kotaku.com/man-arrested-following-daring-pokemon-card-robbery-1846574146

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20210329/p2a/00m/0na/020000c 

 

News

Luke Crane update

https://www.polygon.com/22352782/kickstarter-luke-crane-perfect-rpg-adam-koebel

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/burningwheel/the-perfect-rpg/posts/3125191

MTG Art controversy

https://www.dicebreaker.com/games/magic-the-gathering-strixhaven/news/magic-the-gathering-crux-of-fate-stolen-wizards-statement

https://www.dicebreaker.com/games/magic-the-gathering-strixhaven/news/magic-the-gathering-strixhaven-prerelease-delay

Uno strikes gold

https://manofmany.com/entertainment/gaming/22ct-gold-uno-card-holder?fbclid=IwAR3XoQDxbIxT96-yR1RlHx445Sscpi4uqfBAc-XAp9bDWmV9-JoGMhrvBiA

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Outro

Monopoly Go Green!

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/steve-lister_sustainabilitymatters-activity-6779090148006141952-T_Hc

 

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March 22, 2021

Episode 69 - Bullet Time

This episode on Brainwaves the team are catching Bullets, drawing up Plan B’s, and realising that the best thing about Heroquest is the fraud cases. Come and join us as we bring you the best in Tabletop Gaming news from the big stories to the faintly ridiculous. 

 

Headlines

Level 99 has to bite the bullet ♥︎

https://mobile.twitter.com/Level99Games/status/13709274650618880

Asmodee adds Plan B Games

https://www.toynews-online.biz/2021/03/11/asmodee-group-acquires-award-winning-azul-publisher-plan-b-games/

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/36552/f2z-team-had-plan-b

Heroquest fraud case

https://twitter.com/lagoon83/status/1372333603024162817

https://www.elconfidencial.com/tecnologia/2020-02-09/heroquest-estafa-crowdfunding-dionisio-rubio-gil_2443744/

 

News

Racist spell list is racist, also awful timing

https://www.dicebreaker.com/amp/companies/legendary-games/news/legendary-games-apology-asian-spell-compendium?__twitter_impression=true

https://www.makeyourgamelegendary.com/category/design-team/

ICV2 at GAMA

Z-Man games statement

https://zmangames.com/en/news/2021/3/15/ode-euro-classics/?fbclid=IwAR29Lw0K-98-CgfvFgrcRmCaO2L0fYBJQaBLbYyR8yUWi6HaGcVeZcBd4VI

UKGE update

https://www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk/content/news/uk-games-expo-2021-whats-happening/

Patreon Shoutouts

 

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https://luckysparrow.co.uk/

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Outro

Time for party games to get METAL

https://www.loudersound.com/news/lacuna-coil-are-releasing-a-board-game-called-horns-up

Monopoly Community Chest vote

https://www.monopolycommunitychest.com/en-GB

Monopoly Wiki

https://monopoly.fandom.com/wiki/Main_Page

 

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Iain Chantler is back from holiday and the team are raring to get back in the studio and breakdown the latest tabletop news for you. This episode we cover many Kickstarter issues, Wizards of the Coast rebranding and rising, lawsuits, and the influx of computer game themed boardgames! 

Headlines

 

Bamboo Bash

Original KS

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sleevekings/376876876/description?ref=bw5mj4&token=c4999380

New KS

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sleevekings/1878321907?ref=ei1m77&token=c5ae6a95

Sleeve Kings post

https://sleevekings.com/blogs/news/bamboo-bash-blows-up

Mayday Games Post

https://www.maydaygames.com/blogs/news/about-click-clack-lumberjack

Why Seth left Mayday

https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2327859/bait-and-switch-publisher

 

Roxley Games IP dispute

https://twitter.com/roxleygames/status/1364244245859561476

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/roxley/radlands?ref=discovery&term=radlands

 

Luke Crane launches then cancels the “Perfect RPG”

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/burningwheel/the-perfect-rpg

 

News

 

Tasty minstrel accused of not paying royalties

https://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/2606814/tasty-minstrel-games-does-not-pay-royalties-their/page/1

 

Zac Smith is suing Gencon

https://beta.documentcloud.org/documents/20475730-smith-v-gen-con-king-county-superior-court-21-2-01684-3

 

Tiny Epic Dungeons comes under criticism

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/coe/tiny-epic-dungeons

 

Wizards rebranded and promoted plus more

https://comicbook.com/gaming/news/wizards-of-the-coast-dungeons-dragons-magic-hasbro-reorganizatio/

https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210225005942/en/Hasbro-Outlines-Strategic-Growth-Drivers-at-Virtual-Investor-Event

https://comicbook.com/gaming/news/magic-the-gathering-lord-of-the-rings-warhammer-40k/

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/47728/wizards-coast-unveils-spelltable-beta

 

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Outro

Videogames become boardgames

 

Metal Gear Solid Cancelled

https://www.dicebreaker.com/games/metal-gear-solid-the-board-game/news/metal-gear-solid-board-game-cancelled

Stardew Valley

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/332290/stardew-valley-board-game

Skyrim

https://gamefound.com/projects/draft/zx6js610y7lvnlnav6qbisnxqqy#/section/project-story

https://www.polygon.com/2021/2/25/22299066/skyrim-board-game-gamefound-kickstarter-crowdfunding-launch-robinson-crusoe?utm_campaign=polygon&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

Stellaris
https://www.dicebreaker.com/games/stellaris-infinite-legacy/news/stellaris-infinite-legacy-board-game-kickstarter

Prison Architect
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/332313/prison-architect-cardboard-county-penitentiary?fbclid=IwAR0pW22kN6ENoSsgPxcu8xWRxBXYosjgU6KeNPmklPSDHTJkz8JoCbFndeQ

Punchboard Reviews

https://punchboard.co.uk/interview-mark-cooke-from-psc-games/

 

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February 22, 2021

Episode 67 - Virtually News

Iain Chantler has been given time off by Jamie so it’s up the remaining Iain to fill the shoes of two Iains! With fewer big news stories than recently the team have an interview with Ian Parovel of Boardgame Arena regarding their recent acquisition by Asmodee. On top of that they cover some updates to Wizards of the Coasts legal entanglements, the world of Pokemon scalpers, and an ancient game brought back to life in beautiful detail. All this, and more, on this episode of Brainwaves

Headlines

Asmodee acquires Boardgame Arena

https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-02-11-asmodee-acquires-board-game-arena

https://venturebeat.com/2021/02/11/asmodee-acquires-board-game-arena-a-platform-for-playing-tabletop-games-online/

 

News

Gale Force Nine and Wizards of the Coast settle

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/47558/gale-force-nine-wizards-coast-settle

 

ACD Distribution takes hit in case against Wizards of the Coast

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/47603/acd-distribution-required-pay-250k-wotc-fees-files-appeal

 

Pokemon Scalpers Target McDonalds

https://www.ign.com/articles/mcdonalds-strongly-encouraging-restaurants-to-prevent-happy-meal-pokemon-card-scalping

 

Pokemon product supply issues

https://support.pokemon.com/hc/en-us/articles/360056644571-Update-on-Pok%C3%A9mon-Trading-Card-Game-Product-Availability

 

Fantasy Flight Games brings Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game to an end

https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2021/2/17/future-of-legend/

 

Royal game of UR faithfully recreated

https://www.reddit.com/r/GameofUr/comments/lfot70/my_replica_with_original_materials_took_10_months/

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Outro

 

Clue Animated Series

https://www.dicebreaker.com/games/clue/news/clue-animated-series-announced

 

Monopoly Lunar New Year edition

https://www.toysrus.com.my/monopoly%3A-lunar-new-year-edition-1065654.html

 

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Iain and Iain are having a nice relaxing time in the garden when all news hell breaks loose! Despite their need to kick back, the team gathers once more behind the mics to cover famous names putting their foot firmly in mouth, others moving forward with action, translation issues in the world of virtual tabletops, magic cards breaking records, and Jenga. Yes. Jenga. All this and more, on this episode of Brainwaves!

Headlines

Radho runs into trouble

https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/114062/rahdo-talks-through-episode-69

 

Tascini Update

https://www.facebook.com/daniele.tascini - You can find Tascini’s statements on his facebook page

https://kulturgutspiel.de/politik-und-gesellschaft/rassismus-diskussion-der-fall-daniele-tascini/

https://twitter.com/sebastianwenzel/status/1357632971897995264?s=20

 

Tabletop Simulator outsources translation to Google?

https://steamcommunity.com/games/TabletopSimulator/announcements/detail/3024698921216466933

 

News

Muppets and Chainmail bras

https://mobile.twitter.com/Wizards_DnD/status/1356641032226680832

 

Rose Gauntlet

https://www.rosegauntlet.com

 

Magic card breaks records at auction

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/47446/high-grade-magic-the-gathering-alpha-black-lotus-goes-511-1k

 

Asmodee gets scientific

https://www.gameosity.com/2021/01/27/asmodee-brings-science-to-board-gaming-with-game-in-lab/

 

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Outro

 

Jenga world record

https://www.dicebreaker.com/games/jenga/news/jenga-tower-guinness-world-record

https://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/500643-most-jenga-blocks-stacked-on-one-vertical-jenga-block

 

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January 25, 2021

Episode 65 - Stormy Weather

It’s a solemn week for the team as they dive into all the controversies surrounding comments made by well loved designers. We spent a bit longer on this than we normally would, but we felt it deserved the coverage. 

Over the rest of the cast we update you on Dragonlance, looking at counterfeit games, conventions moving again, and taking a long overdue trip to RPG Corner. 

Headlines

Video for Kickstarter campaign Pingyao: First Chinese Banks

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jingstudio/pingyao-first-chinese-banks

Screencapture on our site

Daniele Tascini

Capture of the original words from Tascini

https://twitter.com/MyCryptomaniac/status/1350493656394952704?s=19

Hans im Gluck Statement

https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2582616/statement-regarding-racist-remarks

Rolling Dice interview

https://www.fustellarotante.it/inclusivita-e-giochi-da-tavolo/

Previous form mentioned in the piece

https://www.reddit.com/r/boardgames/comments/1cddhj/tzolkins_designer_responds_to_criticism_about/

Board, Deck and Dice Statement

https://boardanddice.com/about/statement-on-daniele-tascini/

 

Phil Eklund

New Ion Games Statement

https://ionsmg.com/blogs/news/essays-and-footnotes-in-our-rules

Eklund’s post alluding to lawyers

https://twitter.com/nakedmeeple/status/1351691573868769281?s=21

And the update

https://twitter.com/TabletopGamesBl/status/1353282878231162882?s=20

 

Jeff DeBoer

Grabs of original posts from Rodney 

https://twitter.com/WatchItPlayed/status/1351262562495684610?s=19

Parallel Games statement

https://mobile.twitter.com/parallelspiel/status/1351620848793366528

Wehrlegig Games

https://twitter.com/wehrlegig/status/1351581382112387079

Braincrack Games

https://twitter.com/BraincrackGames/status/1351545488290541569?s=19

Funagain Games

https://twitter.com/funagaingames/status/1352329830197456896

 

News

Dragonlance Saga comes to an end

https://www.enworld.org/threads/theres-a-new-dragonlance-novel-coming.677551/

Origins and Uk Games Expo move

https://www.originsgamefair.com/

https://www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk/content/news/brand-new-dates-ukge-2021/

Counterfeit Games found in Zaavi

https://boardgoats.org/2021/01/11/boardgames-in-the-news-fake-games-from-a-high-street-name/

Uno Anniversary

https://www.toynews-online.biz/2021/01/12/uno-celebrates-its-50th-anniversary-with-a-raft-of-new-product-launches-and-initiatives/

 

RPG Corner

DnD Scouts

https://www.scouts.org.uk/supporters/dungeons-dragons

RPGs to the rescue

https://jaspersgameday.com/

https://itch.io/b/770/solo-but-not-alone

Wellerman
https://twitter.com/TheOtherTracy/status/1349386754651017218

https://theothertracy.itch.io/one-day-the-wellerman-comes 

 

Patreon Shoutouts

 

Exec Producers: Lucky Sparrow Gaming Cafe

https://luckysparrow.co.uk/

Shaun Newan

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facebook.com/gamealotboardgames

Our Patreon

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Support Us

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Join the Discord!

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Outro

Monopoly Speed

https://products.hasbro.com/en-gb/product/monopoly-speed-board-game-for-kids-ages-8-and-up:420781BC-E579-461A-8FC6-E783D4B64EEA

 

Risk TV

https://www.dicebreaker.com/series/risk/news/risk-tv-series

 

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January 11, 2021

Episode 64 - Beer Robber

The team are back after their close encounter with a rogue sound effect. Brushing off the audio cobwebs, they jump back into the studio to cover Kickstarter Growth, Catan Beer, Dragonlance Lawsuits, Games Workshop profits and much more on this episode of Brainwaves! 

You might notice that Iain Chantler disappears about half way through the cast. Iain had a house emergency to attend to so Jamie and I finished the cast off. 

Headlines

Kickstarter rakes in games cash

https://www.polygon.com/2020/12/22/22195749/kickstarter-top-10-highest-funded-campaigns-2020-video-games-board-games

2020 Vision Cast

https://giantbrain.co.uk/2020/12/28/brainwaves-special-edition-2020-vision/

 Catan Beer taken by the robber

https://www.dicebreaker.com/games/catan-1/news/catan-beer-revealed

Catan Snugglies

https://www.dicebreaker.com/games/catan-1/news/catan-plushie-collection

FFG permaban themselves and all users

https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/313578-ffg-forum-shutdown/

 

News

Dragonlance lawsuit comes to an end

https://www.belloflostsouls.net/2020/12/dd-dragonlance-lawsuit-against-wotc-dismissed-is-krynn-in-the-cards.html

Origins mix up their awards, again

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/47206/rpg-categories-origins-awards-changed

Games Workshop announce record profits

https://www.belloflostsouls.net/2020/12/games-workshop-half-year-trading-update.html

UK tabletop industry does well in 2020

https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/markets/article-9041163/amp/Britains-tabletop-games-industry-booming-year.html

Nickelodeon Board Game Recalled

https://www.billboard.com/amp/articles/columns/pop/9507192/jojo-siwa-no-idea-inappropriate-content-kids-board-game

Patreon Shoutouts

Exec Producers: Lucky Sparrow Gaming Cafe

https://luckysparrow.co.uk/

Shaun Newan

game-a-lot.fun/en

facebook.com/gamealotboardgames

Our Patreon

https://www.patreon.com/thegiantbrain

Support Us

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Metallic Dice Games

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Discord

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Outro

85th Anniversary Monopoly

https://products.hasbro.com/en-gb/product/monopoly-85-th-anniversary-edition-board-game:2DFDBBE4-8CAA-47E0-8677-BDCFBA42AEDB

 

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