News Flash: Hotshots Announced, Giveaway from Victory Point Games

Hotshots

Fireside Games Announces Hotshots
Hotshots is a cooperative, press-your-luck firefighting game, and will be released in May. "Crews of 1 to 4 players take on the roles of wildfire fighters (Crew Boss, Spotter, Swamper, and Sawyer) with special abilities and roll dice on burning terrain tiles to match the combinations shown on the tiles. The more faces you roll, the better you fight the fire."
Source: http://firesidegames.com/games/hotshots/

Twilight of the Gods Giveaway
Victory Point Games is hosting a raffle for their latest Kickstarter game. "In celebration of our last week on Kickstarter we've teamed up with Recreator Studios to bring you a giveaway for a deluxe version of the Twilight of the Gods box and acrylic counters."
Source: http://www.victorypointgames.com/news/totg-raffle/

Daily Magic Games Announces Go Nuts for Donuts!
This 20 minute card game will be released in July. "Each player will secretly select a donut they want and put down a selector card corresponding to the donut they wish to take from the line. All players put down their selector cards face down. Once everyone has a selector card face down, all players simultaneously reveal. Player's take their donuts, but if 2 or more players picked the same donut card, that donut card is discarded and no one gets it!"
Source: https://www.dailymagicgames.com/go-nuts-for-donuts

Top Ten Cooperative Games
GeekDad recommends ten cooperative board games. "There’s nothing wrong with a little competition, but sometimes you just want to kick back and play on the same team. Plus, there’s something really cool about working together as a unit to achieve a shared goal."
Source: https://geekdad.com/2017/01/10-cooperative-board-games-that-should-be-on-your-shelf/

Top Party Games
BoardGameGeek has selected their top party games of the past twenty-two years. Which are your favorites?
Source: https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/61395/top-party-games-2004-2016

Interview with Restoration Games
Shut Up and Sit Down ran an interview with the folks over at Restoration Games. "I found out about Restoration Games – a project to dig out and polish up older games in order to give them a new audience. Their tagline is cute: 'Because every game deserves another turn.'"
Source: https://www.shutupandsitdown.com/pipstorationgames/

Game Boy Geek Reviews Board Game Truck
Game Boy Geek has a review up of three game bags that are currently seeking backing on Kickstarter.
Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFyMuNF3mv4&feature=youtu.be

Reviews
Oregon Trail Card Game (Pages Unbound Reviews): "There’s a limited amount of strategy involved (which cards to play, which players to save or sacrifice) and the difficulty of winning the game can make it sort of addicting as you try to beat the odds."
Source: https://pagesunbound.wordpress.com/2017/01/17/board-game-review-oregon-trail-card-game/

Snowblind (Fortress of Solitude): "Snowblind looks great, plays well is easy to teach, and can offer quite a serious challenge for seasoned gamers. Highly recommended."
Source: http://www.fortressofsolitude.co.za/os_boardgame/snowblind/

Bomb Squad (TechRaptor): "Bomb Squad is an extraordinarily challenging tabletop game that controls information and challenges your patience in the most devious of ways."
Source: https://techraptor.net/content/bomb-squad-review-fire-in-the-hole