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The Menace Among Us

The Menace Among Us Available Now
The Menace Among Us is now available from Smirk & Dagger Games. "A thrilling semi-cooperative game of intrigue and survival in deep space. Adrift and powerless, your crippled vessel is bleeding oxygen. You must work together to restore power before the air runs out… but hidden among you, masquerading as loyal friends and crewmembers, are imposters who continue to sabotage the ship."
Source: https://www.smirkanddagger.com/menace-among-us

Aristocracy Set for October Release
Tasty Minstrel Games has announced Aristocracy will be released on the 29th of October. "This delightful new addition to the Harbour universe will have players sprawling out over the countryside."
Source: https://mailchi.mp/playtmg/tasty-news-109-dawning-of-new-games-dice-and-spiel

Steven Universe: Beach-A-Palooza Announced
Cryptozoic Entertainment has announced a Steven Universe-themed game, set for release in 2020. "Players take on the role of Steven as he tries to put together the best band and audience to win Beach City's event, Beach-a-Palooza. This card game features a drafting mechanic where players gain three Character cards with Gems and Family cards each round to bring to their Stage. As the game progresses, Characters or Audience members generate Energy, and form powerful Fusions when the right characters are on stage. "
Source: https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/44268/draft-cards-like-a-rock-star-in-steven-universe-beach-a-palooza

Every Ticket to Ride Map Ranked
Ars Technica has ranked all the Ticket to Ride Maps. "Have you tried all of the game’s expansions and standalone spinoffs? These additions introduce new boards and rules that tweak the basic format of drawing train cards and then placing trains to connect cities across each map with the goal of connecting more distant cities so you can complete Destination Tickets for more points."
Source: https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/10/ranked-every-ticket-to-ride-map/

Meeple Mountain Interview with Elizabeth Hargrave
Meeple Mountain has published an interview with the designer of Wingspan. "Elizabeth Hargrave’s board game Wingspan — a surprise smash hit and 2019 Kennerspiel des Jahres winner that has made her a household name for gamers and birders alike."
Source: https://www.meeplemountain.com/interviews/taking-flight-interview-with-elizabeth-hargrave-2019-kennerspiel-des-jahres-award-winner/

Games for Halloween
USAopoly (The Op) suggests ten of their games for your Halloween game night. "Combining your next Halloween party with a game night is the perfect way to bring everybody together for a frighteningly good time while incorporating activities that inspire fun, laughter, and the spooky season spirit."
Source: https://theop.games/2019/10/halloween-games/

Reviews
Jaws (Ars Technica): “Bottom line: this is not only a great IP-derived game, it’s absolutely one of the year’s best titles.”
Source: https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/10/review-jaws-is-a-much-better-board-game-than-we-had-any-right-to-expect/

Q.E. (Board Game Quest): “An experience you can’t get close to with any other game. Strategy may not be deep, but fun is abundant.”
Source: https://www.boardgamequest.com/q-e-review/

Escape Room in a Box: Flashback (Board Game Family): “A fun evening activity for a family to enjoy playing together and we’d happily play another Escape Room in a Box by Mattel.”
Source: https://www.theboardgamefamily.com/2019/10/escape-room-in-a-box-flashback-game-review/