Most Anticipated Games - October 2018 Edition

Each month at For The Win Board Game Cafe, we take a look at a few future releases that we're really excited about. From new games, to expansions, to Kickstarters we'll be covering it all monthly. 

The River

It's hard not to be excited any time Days of Wonder has a new release on the way. They have an excellent track record, and typically work with top-tier designers. The River is the latest project brought to you by the developer of Jaipur and Jamaica. The initial impressions thus far is that it appears to be in the same vein of complexity as Quadropolis with worker-placement elements thrown in. Either way, we're in for whatever's in store. 

The River arrives in November 2018.

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Smartphone Inc.

I like to include at least one game in these blogs that has unique theme. Smartphone Inc. may end up being just another Euro worker-placement game, but I'm gonna give them props for taking up a very modern smartphone theme. Players take on the role of CEO of one of the world's largest smartphone companies, in hopes to amass global domination. Live out your Android vs. Apple fantasies now on tabletops!

Smartphone Inc. will be available sometime in 2019

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Magic Fold

If you had told me that the puzzle genre would dominate 2017, 2018 and beyond, I would have called you crazy. But here we are approaching the end of 2018 and some of the hottest releases in recent memory have been puzzle games. From Patchwork to Azul or Unlock! to EXIT, the puzzle genre can take many forms. And now Bruno Cathala is blessing us with a cloth-folding game. I know it sounds a little absurd (does anyone actually enjoy folding laundry?), but I believe in Bruno.

Magic Fold will be available before the end of 2018.

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Shadows: Amsterdam

Shadows: Amsterdam is a real-time, team-based deduction game. Likely inspired by Captain SonarShadows is a race to find 3 pieces of evidence and bring them to your client before the other team. Wrapped in a world of espionage this time around, there are a few elements of Magic Maze found in the game as well. 

Shadows: Amsterdam will be on store shelves by November 2018.

Weapon Wars

When we were younger we used to imagine creating the ultimate weapon and pitting it against one another. From sharks with lazers to a giant axe, made of tiny axes - our imaginations were our only limitations. The arguments got hot and heavy. And now Weapon Wars is bringing that child-like wonder back with Weapon Wars. With a simple Exploding-Kittens style premise, I can see this one becoming a hit card game opener.  

Click here to visit the Kickstarter page. Until Daylight ships to backers in November 2018.

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