News Flash: Topiary Announced, Dance of the Fireflies Released

Topiary

Topiary Announced For January 10
Renegade Games has announced Topiary, set for release January 10. "The garden can get quite crowded at times, though, so it’s up to you to make sure your visitors have a good experience with these beautiful botanicals. You’ll want to place your visitors in the best positions along the outer edge of the garden and rearrange the sculptures strategically to give your visitors the most spectacular view of the landscape!"
Source: http://mailchi.mp/renegadegames/planting-a-topiary-garden-this-january-2477729?e=0d94f0e48f

Dance of the Fireflies Released
Ninja Division has recently released Dance of the Fireflies. "In Dance of the Fireflies, each player is allocated a set of seven fireflies, one of them being a royal firefly, more powerful than the regular fireflies. In each round, the players bid on flowers in the flower clock using their fireflies."
Source: http://ninjadivision.com/dance-of-the-fire-flies/

Smirk & Laughter Announces Nut So Fast
Smirk & Laughter has announced Nut So Fast, a speedy card game for three to six players. "You gotta be lightning-fast, in this wildly nutty party game! Flip two cards and watch for exactly four matching nut pictures. If you see a set of four, grab the nut token with the same face, right out from under other player’s noses!"
Source: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10154899725860356&id=310592125355

Smirk & Dagger Announces Tower of Madness
The new game is set to launch in June, complete with a 3D clock tower. "Investigate every horrific Location in the deck, each with its own unique dice challenge, in order to save the world before your luck runs out. The player with the most Discovery points is declared the Hero and wins the game. Otherwise, the Insane players collectively enjoy a brief moment of victory as Cthulhu rises, destroys the world and eats them last… as their reward."
Source: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10154902347110356&id=310592125355

Board Game Documentaries
Paste Magazine has posted a roundup of five engaging board game documentaries. "Sure, this list comprises mainly documentaries on classics of historical (Chess, Go) and modern (Scrabble, Monopoly) significance, but as we hope Going Cardboard suggests, these titans of the board gaming world are joined every day by enthusiastically constructed new games that rightly gain adherents young and old."
Source: https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2018/01/5-engaging-documentaries-on-board-games.html

Games of 2018
Geek and Sundry has run a list of games they're looking forward to in 2018. "2017 is nearly over, and we’re already we’re looking forward to what comes next. While there’s still plenty of fun to extract from the games we’ve loved this year, there’s nothing wrong with indulging in a little bit of anticipatory hype."
Source: https://geekandsundry.com/the-18-games-we-cant-wait-to-play-in-2018-part-one/

Reviews
Time’s Up!: Title Recall (iSlaytheDragon): “If you’re looking for a raucous party game that’s as smart as it is fun.”
Source: http://islaythedragon.com/featured/review-times-up-title-recall/

Delve (AKA Pastor Guy): “Delve is a perfectly playable game - the design functions as promised and there are actual decisions to be made. That said, it’s one of those games that falls into the “won’t refuse to play but probably wouldn’t suggest it” category.”
Source: http://akapastorguy.blogspot.com/2018/01/delve-heres-game-lets-review-it.html

Heaven and Ale (BoardGameQuest): “Step right up fans of spatial number puzzles! You will find a tent filled with magic and delight, for others, the game marketplace circus has better curiosities in store.”
Source: https://www.boardgamequest.com/heaven-and-ale-review/