Origins

10 Minute Heist: The Wizard's Tower is a new set collection game by Daily Magic Games that is quick yet strategic.

Plus: highlights from Gen Con 50 and Origins 2017, how abstract games can offer a rewarding gameplay experience, crowdfunding catastrophes (and how to avoid them), an interview with Kingdomino designer Bruno Cathala, and how IELLO's passion and creativity beautified the board game world.

 IELLO has released a casual dungeon crawler game, the nominees for 2015 Spiel des Jahres have been announced, and iSlaytheDragon has posted a preview of Origins.

Several new editions of Love Letter are set to be released by AEG and Cryptozoic Entertainment, the 2014 Origins Award winners have been announced, and a new game from first time publishers Green Couch Games.

Join with other superheroes to fight evil in Guardians' Chronicles, IELLO's new semi-cooperative board game.

Plus: game conventions for the casual gamer, the explosion of microgames (featuring an interview with Seiji Kanai, designer of Love Letter), the modern games that have replaced childhood classics, and Seth and Paula Hiatt of Mayday Games share their adventures in game publishing and relocation to China.