News Flash: Beyond Baker Street Announced, Harry Potter Co-op Deck-Builder | Casual Game Revolution

News Flash: Beyond Baker Street Announced, Harry Potter Co-op Deck-Builder

Beyond Baker Street

  • Z-Man Games has announced Beyond Baker Street, a cooperative game in which players may only see the cards in their allies hands as they work together to solve crimes and gather evidence. The game is set for a summer release.
  • It seems a cooperative Harry Potter deck-building game is in the works from USAopoly. While the company has not officially announced it yet, several websites have released the news.
  • If you're planning on going to Gen Con this year, you'll be excited to know that the map has been released for the exhibit hall. You can check out which companies will be attending.
  • New reviews this week of Knit Wit (Shut Up and Sit Down), Mars Attacks: Ten-Minute Takedown (, and Feed the Shoggoth! (Board Game Quest).
  • Asmodee has written up a brief piece on the real-life history behind their game Splendor
  • Creative board game fans can make some very unique pieces for their favorite games. One fan has made a very elaborate box to store his Carcassonne game in. Check it out here.
  • Fireside Games has published an article looking at the making-of process that has gone into Star Trek Panic.
  • Bigger isn't always better. Check out these adorably small versions of board games, from a mini Chess set to tiny dice.
  • Kill Screen has written a piece on the history of board games and what they say about the societies they were created in. 
  • MeepleTown has published an interview with Christopher Chung the designer of Lanterns: The Harvest Festival.