Most Anticipated Games - February Edition February 02 2017

Each month at For The Win Board Game Cafe, we're going to be taking 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.

Quadropolis: Public Services

Well that didn't take very long. Days of Wonder wasted no time getting an expansion out for their 2016 hit Quadropolis. In Public Services, players will have the option to choose from an array of different types of public service buildings that can impact your city throughout the game. It's just a small expansion, offering 24 public service tiles and 4 helpers at just $15 USD. But for one of our favourite offerings last year, more is always better.

Quadropolis: Public Services is expected in North America in June 2017. 

 

Star Wars: Destiny - Spirit of Rebellion

On the topic of capitalizing on hot 2016 releases, the second booster set for Star Wars: Destiny is already being previewed. Given the success of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, it was a given that they would eventually showcase the new characters of the ethos. Dedicating Spirit of Rebellion to Rogue One is the right move here. We can't wait to get our hands on Chirrut Îmwe and K-2SO.

A lot of the artwork from the base set was just reused illustrations from their other Star Wars games, but this is our first time seeing the Rogue One characters in this style - and they look great. If you've got any interest in this one, be sure to either pre-order or be there on the day of release as it will likely sell out quickly.

Star Wars: Destiny - Spirit of Rebellion is scheduled for Q2 2017.

 

Rhino Hero: Super Battle

And now for something not directly related to a 2016 release, we bring you Rhino Hero: Super Battle. If you read our FTW Staff Picks series, you know we love the original and the successor looks to crank the intensity to 11. Joining our beloved Super Rhino this time around are Giraffe Boy, Big E and Batguin. 

If seeing the game in action doesn't already excite you, we can't be friends. Just kidding, we're still good. But you're not invited to any of our games nights anymore. 

Rhino Hero: Super Battle was just recently announced and is simply scheduled for some time in 2017.

 

Dice Forge

Describing a new dice game as innovative is becoming so common that it's almost no long innovative to attempt. And yet Dice Forge once again challenges our idea of dice games. The gimmick here is that players can modify the faces of their dice with interchangeable pieces.

 With the success of Mystic Vale and its card crafting system, and now Dice Forge and its dice forging system we may be seeing a new genre of game emerging. Of course Dice Forge still has to prove that the actual gameplay is solid before impressing the masses. Developed by Régis Bonnessée (of Seasons and Lords of Xidit fame), there's a lot to be excited about.

Libellud has announced that Dice Forge will be available sometime in 2017.

 

SUPERHOT: The Card Game

SUPERHOT was an indie smash hit in the video game world. It's an FPS, puzzle game where the main gimmick revolved around time only moving when your character moved. In just a little over a year the developers have translated their video game to the tabletop realm. It's an interesting premise and one of the defining aspects of SUPERHOT was always the aesthetic, which translates very well to the cards. 

Here the developers have chosen to frame the game using a deck-builder. It's a cool, thematic way to implement the video game's premise of using the enemies weapons against them. Supporting up to 3 players, there are a variety of modes to play such as Solo, PvP, Cooperative vs. Game and Cooperative vs. Player. 

Click here to visit their Kickstarter page. Backers should expect to receive SUPERHOT: The Card Game in July 2017. 

 

Earl