News Flash: Hasbro Subscription Box, Honshu North America Release

Hasbro Subscription Box

Hasbro Subscription Box
Hasbro has announced a seasonal subscription box. “It will cost consumers $49.99 per crate for buying into two different categories: party or family themed.”
Source: http://fortune.com/2017/04/21/hasbro-subscription-service-games/

Honshu North America Release Announced
Renegade Game Studios has announced that Honshu will be released in North America on May 17. "During the first phase, Map cards are revealed and the player who played the highest value card gets to pick first from those played. In phase two, the players use their chosen Map card to expand their personal maps."
Source: http://www.renegadegamestudios.com/news/2017/4/11/honshu-coming-to-north-america-may-17th

2017 Mensa Select Winners
The 2017 Mensa Select winners have been announced. "Mensa Mind Games is an annual tabletop games competition open to games that are new to market within the last two years."
Source: http://www.us.mensa.org/newsroom/press-releases/2017-mensa-select-winners-announced/
Our list: http://casualgamerevolution.com/2017/04/2017-mensa-select-winners

Automata NOIR
Level 99 Games has announced a new edition of NOIR which will be out this fall. "Automata NOIR will feature 2 new game modes, "Buddy Cop" and "Dragnet", in addition to updated versions of the classic "Killer vs. Inspector", "Hitman vs. Sleuth", and "Spy Tag" games."
Source: https://www.level99games.com/blog/2017/4/14/smw364rbhaspnctghgv199g9vggp2e

Button Men Returning to Cheapass Games
Cheapass Games is bringing back Button Men. "After more than a decade-long hiatus, the classic Cheapass game Button Men is back! Button Men is a quick-playing strategic dice game about beating people up."
Source: http://mailchi.mp/cheapass/press-release-button-men-returns-to-cheapass-games?e=cacc6c6d37

SHEL Games Launches Kickstarter
SHEL Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Card Castle. "Card Castle is a fast-paced slap card game that puts players’ wits and reflexes to the test! Each player battles for control of the Card Castle by revealing cards from their face-down army deck to engage in battle with their rivals in this medieval fantasy realm."
Source: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1066809583/card-castle-the-fun-and-fast-paced-slap-card-game

Daily Dot's Favorite Games of the Last Decade
Daily Dot has released a list of great games from the past decade. "We’ve seen a huge resurgence in tabletop gaming in the last decade, fueled by quality games and generating everything from clever crowdfunding efforts to designated gaming bars in its wake. It’s gotten so serious that PAX, the convention convergence of all things gaming, is spinning off PAX Unplugged to give tabletop gaming a designated space."
Source: https://www.dailydot.com/parsec/best-board-games/

Reviews
The Great Dinosaur Rush (Major Fun): “The Great Dinosaur Rush is certainly at the higher end of the complexity scale when it comes to Major Fun but it is a worth recipient of both honors due to the inclusion of the family rules and the outrageous amount of fun and freedom players have in creating new dinosaurs every turn.”
Source: http://www.majorfun.com/the-great-dinosaur-rush/

Lotus (Board Game Quest): “The interaction between the area control and playing the last card on a flower is very interesting, while still remaining light and accessible. The choices are deep enough for strategy, but not so cumbersome that players will be hung up on the rules.
Source: http://www.boardgamequest.com/lotus-review/

Potion Explosion (Fortressat): “Although a bit lightweight, it makes fantastic family fare. The rules are simple. Everyone loves the marbles. It takes about ten minutes per player, less if you don't waste time adjusting between patterns and strategy and just plunge right on regardless.”
Source: http://fortressat.com/articles-boardgame-reviews/5681-potion-explosion-a-creativity-quest-review