TNT Logo Horizontal small

Pipe Creek Expansion Available for Pre-order from Flying Pig Games!

Pipe Creek Expansion

Pipe Creek Expansion Pre-order up Flying pig games has just announced that their expansion for A Most Fearful Sacrifice, Pipe Creek “Meade’s Last Stand” is available for pre-order here. Pipe Creek expands the award-winning Black Swan system from A Most Fearful Sacrifice (AMFS). Featuring Gettysburg’s cavalry and “What If” troops for the Army of Northern Virginia, […]

Discussion of 2023 Charles S. Roberts Historical Period Awards By Meandering Mike

Charles S. Roberts logo

Discussion of 2023 Charles S. Roberts Historical Period Awards By Meandering Mike

This is an excellent video where Mike explains some categories and goes in Depth on the Napoleonic Period category. He also explains who decides the categories and who then nominates games. All in all an excellent Video! Thanks to Mike for allowing us to share it here on Tabletopnewstoday.com !

GMT April Monthly Update

Hi everyone! 

I hope you are all well. 

It’s an incredibly busy time at our offices this week, as our office and warehouse folks finish up our lastest P500 shipment (see below) while also transforming the warehouse configuration so that we can host the Weekend at the Warehouse here starting this Thursday.We’re all looking forward to seeing about 125-150 of you for four days of gaming fun later this week.

We have a great mix of designers and developers who are planning to attend this time. I always love seeing these team members and catching up with them during the convention and during our team dinners on Wednesday and Friday night. As of this writing, I know of the following team members who plan to attend:

Mark Aasted      Mike Bertucelli      Adam Blinkinsop      Stephen Bradford       John Butterfield     
Jason Carr      Ananda Gupta      Chris Janiec      Kai Jensen      Michael Lahl     Mitchell Land     
Sam London      Bruce Mansfield     Mark Simonitch    Jerry White     

One of the things I always get to do at these weekends is to meet with these designers and developers and see new games as well as development progress on existing titles. So, for example (this is NOT a complete list), I’m eagerly anticipating a “secret project” that Sam London is showing me Wednesday afternoon (I’m hoping for a sports game as I’d love to see us do more of those). I’m also looking forward to checking out the newest version of Wings for the Baron that Stephen Bradford will be bringing with him. Luke and Kai and I had so much fun playing that with Stephen and friends in Tempe last summer. Jason Carr will be bringing Lenin’s Legacy, a game I LOVED when I played it with Matthias and Engin back in November in San Diego, as well as a new version of Twilight Struggle: South Asian Monsoon, which sounds really cool, and a few new titles as well. Adam Blinkinsop has a couple of designs that I want to check out, too—a space game already slated for P500 and another that I heard about through the grapevine and am very intrigued to see. Inevitably, there will be more, and usually one or two designers bring “completely out of the blue” designs that I had no idea about beforehand. With so many talented designers and cool new games, it’s an exciting time to be both a game publisher and a game player. I’ll do my best to update you on all of the games I get to see at the convention in next month’s newsletter.

————
We also had a bunch of mostly East Coast designers all together at Circle DC con about ten days ago. I hope many of you east coast gamers got to attend and play a bunch of cool games. Here’s a pic from Jason Matthews of a bunch of GMT designers and developers (and Cole Wehrle, who’s definitely a friend of GMT) at the convention:
Updates, Solitaire Play, and a Series (!) for Volko’s new design Coast Watchers!
I’m hugely excited about this new game from Volko. I love interesting historical topics that haven’t been the subject of a game before, and that’s certainly part of the appeal of Coast Watchers. But I love game SYSTEMS, and like many of you, I’ve played a TON of different systems over the decades that I have enjoyed in our hobby. It’s just not that often that I see a game where BOTH historically and system-wise I think, “wow, I have never seen anything like that in a game before,” (the last one I can remember was Jerry White’s Atlantic Chase) but Coast Watchers is such a game. Once again, Volko has crafted something amazing

Charles S. Roberts Awards Nominees Announced

Charles S. Roberts logo

Charles S. Roberts Awards Nominees Announced

Voting is Open

The Nominees for the prestigious Charles S. Roberts , Charlies. Awards were announced this morning. The categories have changed and include, Best Ancients Game, Best Medieval Game, Best Gunpowder or Industrial Era Game, Best Napoleonic Game, Best American Civil War Game, Best World War I Game, Best World War II Game, Best Modern Game, Best Strategic Game, Best Operational Game, Best Tactical Game, Best New Edition of a Previously Published Game, Best Political, Social, or Economic Game, Best Solitaire or Cooperative Game, Best Hypothetical Game, Best Wargaming Magazine, The Redmond A. Simonsen Memorial Award for Outstanding Presentation, The James F. Dunnigan Award for Playability and Design, The Chad Jensen Memorial Breakthrough Designer Award, and of course The Charles S. Roberts Game of the Year.

The CSR Awards are presented yearly and are based on games released in the previous calendar year. The current awards are for games published in 2023.

Charles S. Roberts Nominees Announced

Voting is Open

The Nominees for the prestigious Charles S. Roberts , Charlies. Awards were announced this morning. The categories have changed and include, Best Ancients Game, Best Medieval Game, Best Gunpowder or Industrial Era Game, Best Napoleonic Game, Best American Civil War Game, Best World War I Game, Best World War II Game, Best Modern Game, Best Strategic Game, Best Operational Game, Best Tactical Game, Best New Edition of a Previously Published Game, Best Political, Social, or Economic Game, Best Solitaire or Cooperative Game, Best Hypothetical Game, Best Wargaming Magazine, The Redmond A. Simonsen Memorial Award for Outstanding Presentation, The James F. Dunnigan Award for Playability and Design, The Chad Jensen Memorial Breakthrough Designer Award, and of course The Charles S. Roberts Game of the Year.

The CSR Awards are presented yearly and are based on games released in the previous calendar year. The current awards are for games published in 2023.

GMT March Update 2024

GMT March Update

Travel schedules for several key members of our creative team have resulted in us needing to get this update sent out to all of you a week early this month. I guess that’s good from a “You get two new P500 games

Pre-Orders Open for “Ezra and Nehemiah”, the Latest From Garphill Games!

02/28/2024 “Renegade Games are thrilled to announce the opening of pre-orders for Ezra and Nehemiah, the latest addition to the world of thematic strategy gaming from Garphill Games.” “Ezra and Nehemiah” beckons 1-4 players to the ancient city of Jerusalem, tasking them with constructing the temple, fortifying city walls, and sharing the wisdom of the Torah […]

Frosthaven Map Books Releasing Q2 2024 Into Retail

Cephalophair Games will release Frosthaven: Play Surface Books into retail in Q2 2024. The set will come with four Scenario Play Surface Books that replace the Frosthaven map tiles and most overlay tokens, making set-up faster.  The books also contain narrative text and special rules for the 138 Frosthaven scenarios.  The estimated Retail cost will be $70.00

Boardgames

world boardgame with dice and plastic men Reviews

Hi everyone!  Excitement is high here at TNT as we research and discover the best board games for you to discover. Come back soon! FULL STORY HERE

LEGO & Asmodee

lego asmodee Monkey Palace coming soon

LEGO & ASMODEE Announce Partnership Announced at Nuremberg Toy Fair, games distributor Asmodee and LEGO group have confirmed a jointly created family board game named Monkey Palace, to the delight of fans who have long loved both. Lego Board Game Whilst there’s been a number of ventures into board games from LEGO in the previously, […]

On Military Matters

OMM: Miniatures, Rules, Uniform Plates, Books, Games, and Mags. Most items are due into the shop in a few weeks. If you wish to pick up your order at the shop, Please call ahead to ensure we are open. Thank you for your continued support.   MINIATURES EARLY IMPERIAL ROMAN BOLT THROWER: 28mm. Every Roman […]