News Flash: Spiel des Jahres Winners, Top 10 Games for Traveling and Casual Game Night

Kingdomino

Spiel des Jahres Winners Announced
Kingdomino has won this year’s Spiel des Jahres award. "Players take on the role of Lords seeking new lands to expand their kingdom. As with 'Dominoes', these new lands must match the landscape tiles that have already been played."
Source: http://www.spiel-des-jahres.com/en/awardwinners

Other awards include Exit: The Game for the Kennerpsiel des Jahres (connoisseur/expert game of the year) and Ice Cool for the Kinderspiel des Jahres (children's game of the year).
Source: https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/67265/kingdomino-wins-2017-spiel-des-jahres-exit-game-es

Top Ten Games for Traveling
Board Game Quest recommends the best games to travel with. "They have a small enough footprint to be played almost anywhere, approachable enough to be played by anyone, but have a decent amount of fun and interesting decisions too!"
Source: http://www.boardgamequest.com/top-ten-games-for-traveling/

Ten Games for Casual Game Night
Youtube Channel Gaming with Edo recommends ten games great for a casual game night.
Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLYngeiaKSw

Cryptozoic Announces Release Date For Train Heist
Train Heist will be released July 26. “In this cooperative board game, 2-4 players become cowboys in the Old West who must work together to stop the corrupt Sheriff and the rich folks of Notting County from stealing all of the townspeople’s earnings.”
Source: http://mailchi.mp/cryptozoic/rbv6fiurkd-1082301?e=ee376b2797

Caverna: Cave vs. Cave To Be Released Next Week
This one-to-two player game will be released July 28. "Carve your way deeper into the mountain and create a cozy cave. Gather grain, flax, and building materials. Mine for precious metals and become wealthier than you, or your rivals, ever dreamed!"
Source: http://www.mayfairgames.com/products/caverna-cave-vs-cave

Carcassonne: Under the Big Top Now Released
Z-Man Games has announced the release of Carcassonne: Under the Big Top. "Under the Big Top, the tenth expansion for modern classic Carcassonne, is available now!"
Source: https://www.zmangames.com/en/news/2017/7/6/circus-is-in-town/

Nostalgic Board Games
Study Breaks takes a look at five board games from your childhood. "So, here are five board games that you probably played as a child that you’ll have just as much fun busting out as a soon-to-be adult, if for no other reason than taking in all the nostalgia of rolling dice, moving tokens and having fun without a screen involved."
Source: https://studybreaks.com/2017/07/09/board-games/

Reviews
Exit: The Game (iSlaytheDragon): “Each new puzzle was a delight, and each correct code was a revelation. The puzzles are hard but solvable, and the tangibility of the components and the tension involved with two-step puzzle solving is hard to overstate.”
Source: https://www.rpg.net/reviews/archive/17/17183.phtml

Krazy Wordz (GeekDad): “The game is great for family game nights or to throw into a suitcase for hotel play while on vacation. It’s also a fun alternative to more popular “filler” games for an adult group.”
Source: https://geekdad.com/2017/07/krazy-wordz/

Karuba (In Third Person): “With two-to-four players of almost any skill level, you’ll have a blast trying to push your adventurers towards greatness.”
Source: https://thirdpersonblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/20/karuba-review/