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Machi Koro Legacy

Machi Koro Legacy Announced
Pandasaurus Games has announced Machi Koro Legacy, which will be playable over ten games and result in a unique version of the game that will continue to be playable. "Compete in a 10 game series that tells a complete story set in the world of Machi Koro where the choices of players will create a unique game-play experience! No two Machi Koro Legacy campaigns will ever be alike!"
Source: https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2036493/pandasaurus-announces-machi-koro-legacy

Gen Con Wrap-Ups
Geek Dad: “Gen Con 2018 has come and gone. As usual, those of us who were able to attend have been asked to put down some of our thoughts on the “best four days of gaming,” and I’m happy to oblige.”
Source: https://geekdad.com/2018/08/gen-con-wrap-up-what-geekdads-enjoyed-most-in-2018/

Opinionated Gamers: "The first day of Gen Con 2018 is a wrap, and what a day it was.  This year’s event marks the 51st anniversary of the convention, and though that distinction doesn’t have the shine of last year’s golden 50th, Gen Con this year feels considerably newsworthy."
Source: https://opinionatedgamers.com/2018/08/03/gen-con-2018-day-1-whats-hot-and-what-i-played-chris-wray/

Board Game Quest: "The 2018 edition of the Best Four Days In Gaming found the Board Game Quest crew reunited for to play new games, enjoy old games, meet with friends old and new, and forget the world as we immersed ourselves in a non-stop whirlwind of demos, plays, and pitches."
Source: https://www.boardgamequest.com/gen-con-2018-recap/

Three Star Trek Fluxx Games
Last week Looney Labs released Star Trek Fluxx, Star Trek: The Next Generation Fluxx, and the Star Trek Fluxx Bridge Expansion. "Set a course for the final frontier with Star Trek Fluxx! Featuring Kirk, Spock, McCoy, and the rest of the original series crew, you’ll take command of the Enterprise, and face Creepers like Klingons, Romulans, and the terrifying Doomsday Machine."
Source: https://www.looneylabs.com/news/hey-trekkies-guess-whats-coming-soon

Robotech: Force of Arms Available for Pre-Order
SolarFlare Games has announced that Robotech: Force of Arms is now available for pre-order. "Players take turns tactically moving ships around.  Strategically placing their attack and defense fighter cards to defend their own ships and destroy those of their enemy and using their hero and command cards to win the day. "
Source: https://robotech.com/store/product/robotech-force-of-arms-card-game

Target Acquires Ninety-Five Exclusive Games
Target has announced that they have acquired a large number of new games, some exclusives. "We’re rolling out 130+ new games—including 95 only-at-Target finds—and you’re in for some serious fun. Think cute picks for the kids, family faves, brain teasers and more—plus some pretty epic throw-back gems (hello, MacGyver, Brady Bunch and Golden Girls)."
Source: https://corporate.target.com/article/2018/07/board-games

Munchkin Crazy Cooks Announced
Steve Jackson Games has announced a new Munchkin-themed game, available now for pre-order. "Your dwarf, elf, or halfling has hung up their axe, bow, or sword and gone to culinary school to become a BBQ Boss, a Short Order Cook, a snooty French Chef, or even an ultramodern Science Chef. In the process, they've learned that the kitchen is just as dangerous as the dungeon."
Source: http://www.sjgames.com/ill/archive/2018-08-04

Reviews
Grackles (Theology of Games): “Grackles, is a fun, lightweight abstract that's great for casual and family game nights.”
Source: https://www.theologyofgames.com/theology-of-games/grackles-review

Missile Command (Board Game Quest): “High on the nostalgia, lower on playability.”
Source: https://www.boardgamequest.com/missile-command-review/

Gizmos (Opinionated Gamers): “There is a nice balance early on trying to pick cards that might help you now – as in increasing your marble drawing ability or perhaps increasing research – but you always have to keep an eye out for cards that will work for your endgame gizmo.”
Source: https://opinionatedgamers.com/2018/07/31/dale-yu-review-of-gizmos/