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IELLO Announces Kitara
Kitara will be released in October, and is a strategy hand management board game set in Africa. "Each turn you will add cards to your kingdom. Each card allows you to perform multiple actions; the ability to draw more cards, recruit soldiers, heroes and centaurs, and move to invade neighboring territory."
Source: https://iellousa.com/blogs/news/kitara-reunite-the-empire

Splurt! Print and Play
Gamewright has released a free print and play of their new party game. "Give our new Port-a-Party game a try with this handy print and play version. Think fast, Say it first, Win Splurt!"
Source: https://gamewright.com/buzz/splurt-print-play

Niya: Print, Play, and Color
Blue Orange Games has released a print and play of their game Niya, with the twist that players also get to color the pieces. "Our award winning game Niya from designer Bruno Cathala is one of the most elegant strategy game for 2 players! Please enjoy this Print & Play by coloring and making it your own!"
Source: https://www.facebook.com/BlueOrangeGamesUSA/photos/a.191877060847942/2809082685794020/?type=3&theater

Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle Solo Rules
The Op (USAopoly) has published the rules for a solo variant of their cooperative deck builder, Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle. "If self-isolation has you wishing you had more ways to enjoy your favorite board games minus the company, look no further for a little magic from this week’s Wizarding Wednesday! Our esteemed designer Kami has provided us with new solo play rules for an installation in every Potter fan’s game closet—Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle!"
Source: https://theop.games/2020/04/harry-potter-hogwarts-battle-solo-play-rules/

15th Annual Young Inventor Challenge Spring Event
The Chicago Toy and Game Group has launched their first ever spring event in their annual competition for children. "Kids can enter for free and will receive a certificate of participation in addition to being eligible for a chance to win one of four prize packs including more than $250 in toys and games. From there, entrants will be encouraged to participate in the fall competition, in which winners will receive $1,000 in toys and games in addition to the opportunity to have their idea developed and distributed in partnership with leading toy and game manufacturers."
Source: https://toybook.com/chicago-toy-and-game-group-kicks-off-virtual-young-inventors-challenge/

The Batman Who Laughs Rising Announced
The Op (USAopoly) has announced the newest game in their Rising line, this time centered on some alternative universe Batman stories. "The multiverse’s disturbing cross between The Caped Crusader and The Joker™ will be the epicenter of conflict in The Op’s newest cooperative card and dice game, in which players work together and recruit key Super Heroes to dominate a host of Super-Villains. In The Batman Who Laughs Rising, a passage from the Dark Multiverse has allowed the most dangerous evildoers to infiltrate Gotham City, and these Dark Knights alongside their menacing leader are eager to do their worst to the city."
Source: https://theop.games/2020/04/the-batman-who-laughs-rising-board-game-coming-soon/

Reviews
Piece of Pie (The Tabletop Family): “This is a game that the whole family can enjoy playing together!”
Source: https://thetabletopfamily.com/piece-of-pie-review/

Metrox (Uproxx): “It’s a great change of pace game that plays quickly.”
Source: https://uproxx.com/gaming/metrox-board-game-review-gamewright/

The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine (Theology of Games): “I can’t remember the last time I played a game for hours and hours, weeks on end, and didn’t get bored. It’s tense, exciting, surprising, and just an excellent gaming experience.”
Source: https://www.theologyofgames.com/theology-of-games/2020/3/26/is-there-life-on-mars-a-single-take-review-of-the-crew-the-quest-for-planet-nine