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Minecraft: Builders & Biomes

Minecraft: Builders & Biomes Announced
Ravensburger has announced a Minecraft board game in which players collect resources, build structures, and fight monsters. "You’ll explore the Overworld, mine rare resources, build fabulous structures, and collect weapons to defeat the mobs lurking around every corner. Build cleverly and fight bravely to score the most experience points and win the game!"
Source: https://www.ravensburger.us/discover/minecraft/index.html

Codenames: The Simpsons Announced
USAopoly (The OP) has announced a new themed version of party game Codenames. "The fun, easy to learn cooperative word and picture deduction game for 2-8+ players will be featuring your favorite characters from The Simpsons."
Source: https://theop.games/2019/10/tvs-favorite-family-is-coming-to-the-tabletop-with-codenames-the-simpsons/

Hanabi Deluxe II Now Available
R&R Games has released a new, deluxe edition of Hanabi, featuring tiles instead of cards. "In this cooperative game, players must launch a Grand Fireworks Finale! Trouble is, you can see everyone's tiles except your own! Working together, you must give and receive vital information to play tiles in the proper launch sequence[...] Includes Hanabi Master Artisan expansion tiles!"
Source: https://rnrgames.com/hanabi-deluxe-ii

Stronghold Games Releases Encore!
Encore! is a roll and write game for one to six players. "A player rolls all 6 dice, picks 2, and crosses out the results. The other players select 2 of the remaining dice and cross out the results for themselves. Points are earned by completing a column, and bonus points can be earned by crossing out boxes of the same color. Be the first player to finish a column to earn the most points!"
Source: http://strongholdgames.com/store/board-games/encore-noch-mal/

Rio Grande Games Announces The Way of the Bear
The Way of the Bear is an area control game that will be released this November. "Players take on the roles of princes trying to gain the favor of one of four different bear clans by building statues throughout the land. Each turn players either acquire or place resin statue markers on the board, and gain tokens for controlling spaces with a statue."
Source: https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/44224/gain-favor-bear-clans-in-the-way-bear

Seven Best Horror Games
If you're looking for games to set the mood for Halloween, Bustle has posted a roundup of their seven favorite horror games. "The best horror board games use compelling characters, storytelling, and artwork to build tension for both quick games and hours of narrative role-playing."
Source: https://www.bustle.com/p/the-7-best-horror-board-games-18797324

Reviews
UBike Tour: Tawian (Gameosity): “A fun beautifully-made game.  It doesn’t currently have a US release, but for those of you lucky enough to be at Essen, you will have a chance to snag it there, and we’re sure wider distribution will follow!”
Source: https://gameosity.com/2019/10/09/ubike-tour-taiwan-review/

Calico (Meeple Mountain): “I’m thrilled to see yet another occurrence of a quirky theme mixed with clever gameplay and I hope the trend continues.”
Source: https://www.meeplemountain.com/reviews/calico-review-this-kitty-really-purrs/

Codenames Pictures (Board Game Halv): “The game is simple to learn but hard to master and that is a marque quality of good quality. It has so many levels and possible outcomes.”
Source: https://boardgamehalv.com/codenames-pictures-review/