News Flash: New Pandemic Game, Catan in VR

Pandemic: Rising Tide

Pandemic: Rising Tide Announced
Z-Man Games has announced a new edition of Pandemic. "It is the dawn of the Industrial Age in the Netherlands. For centuries, the country has relied upon a series of dikes and wind-powered pumps to keep it safe from the constant threat of flooding from the North Sea. But this system is no longer enough."
Source: https://www.zmangames.com/en/news/2017/9/1/announcing-pandemic-rising-tide/

Catan in VR
Asmodee Digital has announced that Settlers of Catan is soon going to be a VR game. "A classic tabletop game is coming to virtual reality for the first time."
Source: https://www.facebook.com/AsmodeeDigital/videos/1558652217491269/

Dized Now On IndieGoGo
The app for teaching board games is now seeking funding on IndieGogo. "The ultimate companion app for board games: forget reading the rulebook, play right out of the box!"
Source: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/dized-board-games-made-easy-app-application#/

Hotshots Released This Week
Fireside Games's Hotshots is released this week. "Hotshots is a cooperative, press-your-luck firefighting game designed by Justin De Witt."
Source: http://firesidegames.com/games/hotshots/

Interview with Flick 'em Up! Dead of Winter Designer
Pretzel Games has run an interview with Isaac Vega. "When Pretzel Games began developing Flick 'em Up! Dead of Winter, Isaac joined the original designers - Gaetan Beaujannot, Jean Yves Monpertuis, and Jon Gilmour (Dead of Winter co-designer) to put a unique spin on this classic cowboy dexterity game.  "
Source: http://www.pretzelgames.com/en/news/dialogue-with-a-designer-isaac-vega-flick-em-up-dead-of-winter-b45.html

Board Games on the Great British Bake Off
Popular baking show The Great British Bake Off had contestants create baking designs inspired by board games. "The showstopper task was another big challenge after last week’s illusion cakes with the 11 bakers having to create biscuit board games which you can not only play but eat too."
Source: http://metro.co.uk/2017/09/05/great-british-bake-off-the-11-biscuit-board-games-ranked-from-worst-to-best-6904662/

Reviews
Professor Evil and the Citadel of Time (Jaysen Headley Writes): “Professor Evil and the Citadel of Time succeeds at being a fun, quick, family game with some interesting new mechanics to the Co-op gaming landscape.”
Source: https://jaysenheadleywrites.com/2017/08/29/professor-evil-and-the-citadel-of-time-board-game-review/

12 Days (My Geeklings): “The small size, quick playtime and clear rules makes 12 Days a fantastic game to take around with you.”
Source: http://mygeeklings.com/calliope12daysreview/

Planetarium (Chit Talk): “Planetarium was a very pleasant surprise. Fast paced, accessible, and deeply satisfying.”
Source: https://chittalk.com/?p=279