News Flash: They Who Were 8, New Monopoly Tokens

They Who Were 8

They Who Were 8 Released
Passport Game Studios has announced the release of They Who Were 8. "Players take actions that represent a bard’s retelling of the ancient story of They Who Were 8. They may also call upon the powers of their gods to control the narrative and establish their version of the saga as the one told for eternity."
Source: http://us9.campaign-archive1.com/?u=8c9737c87d0e5a483c35ddc7f&id=b30524b75a&e=1126abe24b

New Monopoly Player Tokens
The results are in for the contest in which players voted on new Monopoly player tokens. "The Scottie dog, top hat, roadster car, cat, and battleship tokens will return. But the boot got the boot, and so did the wheelbarrow and the thimble. The three tokens will be replaced with a Tyrannosaurus rex, a rubber ducky and a penguin, the company said."
Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/17/us/new-monopoly-pieces-tokens.html

Atari Classics Become Board Games
Atari and IDW Games are teaming up to adapt some classic video games into board games. "First up is a Centipede board game, coming in fall 2017, followed by tabletop versions of Asteroids and Missile Command."
Source: http://mashable.com/2017/03/09/atari-idw-board-games-centipede/#wDu1UU5z05qX

Tokaido Digital Released
The digital adaptation of Tokaido has been released on iOS. “Discover the digital adaptation of Tokaido, the board game phenomenon that has already sold more than 250,000 copies worldwide, and has been translated into 14 languages!”
Source: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tokaido/id1215230801

Asmodee Digital Spring Sale
Asmodee Digital is having a sale through March 26th. "Ticket To Ride, Small World 2, Splendor, Mysterium, Potion Explosion & Pandemic are all included in this promotion."
Source: https://www.facebook.com/AsmodeeDigital/posts/1394886813867811

Dicey Peaks on Kickstarter
Calliope Games has launched a Kickstarter for Dicey Peaks. "Racing to the fabled flag atop Yeti Mountain, players take turns rolling dice and skillfully choosing whether to climb or rest. As you advance, you'll reveal tiles that can help or hinder your progress. Avoid avalanches and watch out for the Yetis… for when they attack, you might lose more than just your turn!"
Source: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/781219801/dicey-peaks

Reviews
Diamant (Shut Up and Sit Down): “It’s quick, it’s mean, it’s canny, it’s sassy. It’s the very spirit of a magpie boxed and packaged and presented as a game. What a shining wonder.”
Source: https://www.shutupandsitdown.com/review-diamant/

Dice Stars (Board Game Quest): “An enjoyable dice rolling filler game. While the downtime can get a bit long at the higher player counts, Dice Stars is great at 1-2 players.”
Source: https://www.boardgamequest.com/dice-stars-review/

Pups (Opinionated Gamer): “It’s a perfectly fine trick-taker with a couple of twists that make it worth checking out. ”
Source: https://opinionatedgamers.com/2017/03/22/review-of-pups/