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7 Wonders: Architects

7 Wonders: Architects Announced
Repos Production has announced a new, more accessible standalone game, set in the world of 7 Wonders. "7 Wonders: Architects features streamlined gameplay with easy-to-understand rules and true-to-life scale recreations of the world’s wonders, making it a great entry point into board gaming."
Source: https://www.asmodeena.com/en/news/2021/9/10/7-Wonders-Architects/

Neoville Pre-Order
Blue Orange Games has a new game designed by Phil Walker-Harding, available for pre-order. It is set for release next month. "Position tiles strategically to build skyscrapers and utilities in your 4x4 city. Skyscrapers will be worth harmony points at the end of the game based on their value and district size. Utilities will be worth harmony points when their position in the city fits their own requirements. However, skyscrapers or utilities which do not meet their requirements will count as negative points!"
Source: https://www.blueorangegames.com/index.php/games/neoville

Azul: Queen’s Garden Announced
Plan B Games has announced a new Azul game, which will be released at Spiel 2021. "We are proud to let you know that Queen’s Garden is the biggest entry in the family with more quality components, bigger and more dynamic player boards, and new hexagonal shape tiles. Fans and newcomers alike will surely love this new abstract classic."
Source: https://www.facebook.com/planbgames.info/photos/a.1784804978510251/3056159821374754/

Ham Helsing Vampire Hunter Board Game
Fireside Games has announced that they are working on turning the graphic novel into a board game, which will hit Kickstarter next year. "Justin De Witt, creator of Castle Panic, will be the game designer, and has begun work on the mechanics for this cooperative adventure game."
Source: https://mailchi.mp/firesidegames/ham-helsing-meets-fireside-games-5443805

Nancy Drew Mystery Game Released
Hunt a Killer has released a special, standalone Nancy Drew-themed mystery game. "Players channel their inner detective to investigate the mystery of Magnolia Gardens. Uncover the motives of each suspect through ciphers, clues, and puzzles that progress the story to its thrilling conclusion. Realistic evidence and documents guide players through a challenging and immersive experience with tons of twists and turns."
Source: https://www.huntakiller.com/mystery-at-magnolia

Star Trek Card Game Announced
WizKids has announced Star Trek Missions, a new Star Trek-themed version of Fantasy Realms. "Your goal is to assemble the highest-scoring combos possible by drawing cards from the Galaxy deck, the Mission deck, or the discard area. The cards are worth varying point values depending on the other cards in the player’s hand. As players want to have the highest scoring hand at the end of the game, they’ll want to find the most valuable combinations of galaxy and mission cards during play."
Source: https://wizkids.com/2021/09/14/discover-all-the-potential-the-galaxy-has-to-offer-in-star-trek-missions-coming-soon/

Reviews
Doodle Dungeon (Board Game Quest): “Excellent roll-n-write choices once players really grok the hero path and scoring system.”
Source: https://www.boardgamequest.com/doodle-dungeon-review/

Skull King (The Board Game Family): “If you haven’t guessed, we highly recommend getting a copy of Skull King for your family!”
Source: https://therewillbe.games/articles-boardgame-reviews/8768-mariposas-a-punchboard-review

Crash Octopus (What’s Eric Playing): “If you’re looking for a fun dexterity game that’s definitely just silly and goofy, I’d suggest trying it out!”
Source: https://whatsericplaying.com/2021/09/06/crash-octopus/