News Flash: Azul and Spy Club Announced

Azul

Plan B Games Announces Azul
Azul is the company's second release and is designed by Michael Kiesling. "By carefully drafting the correct quantity and style of tiles, the most clever of artisans plan ahead to maximize the beauty of their work (not to mention their scores!) while ensuring they wasted no supplies in the process."
Source: https://www.planbgames.com/en/news/announcing-azul-the-second-release-of-plan-b-games-b47.html

New Game from Foxtrot Games
Spy Club has been announced. Its Kickstarter campaign will be launched September 20. "Spy Club is a cooperative game with set collection, light storytelling, and double-sided cards that introduce a unique memory element."
Source: http://foxtrotgames.com/spy-club/

BoardGameGeek Artist Series: Unique Posters
BoardGameGeek ran an event releasing some truly unique posters for games, all in the style of 1950's travel posters. You can check them out online, and even buy print copies.
Source: https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1838527/boardgamegeek-artist-series-final-preview

The Art of Lovecraft Letter
AEG has posted an article from the illustrator of Lovecraft Letter about the process of illustrating the game. "A new variation on the game, still by Seiji Kanai, with more cards, a strong theme well displayed in the card effects and a new Sane/Insane mechanic adding push your luck elements to the game and making choices a little more risky for players."
Source: https://www.alderac.com/blog/2017/07/20/lovecraft-letter-the-art-of-lovecraft-letter/

Gen Con Telestrations
Geek Dad played Telestrations with some great board game designers at Gen Con this year. You can check out the results for yourself. "The award-winning game, if you’re unfamiliar with it, asks one player to write a word and the next player to draw the word, and so on."
Source: https://geekdad.com/2017/08/telestrations-gen-con/

A Board Game All About Pies
Renegade Game Studios has announced Pie Town: Spies, Lies, and Apple Pies. "Pie Town is a worker-dice placement game with hidden information.  You will need to manage your constantly changing workforce to harvest, bake, and sell pies while deducing other players’ secret recipes!"
Source: http://www.renegadegamestudios.com/news/2017/8/23/n0mf659kxf2v448vvac1mvw2n4qwrf

Reviews
Cities of Splendor (Geeks Under Grace): “Yes, the expansion could have been a bit better, but the good parts are fantastic, making the expansion worth its hefty price tag.”
Source: http://www.geeksundergrace.com/tabletop/reviews-tabletop/review-cities-of-splendor/

Kaiju Crush and Hotshots (Geeks Unleased): “The game is a smash to play, even if it’s two players or the maximum of four. Fireside Games has really knocked it out of the park.”
Source: http://geek-unleashed.com/2017/08/28/smash-and-burn-with-fireside-games/

Dice Forge (Druid City Games): “It checks all the blocks for me when choosing a game for casual and family game nights.”
Source: http://www.druidcitygames.com/board-game-spotlight/2017/8/13/dice-forge-roll-your-way-to-join-the-gods