GKR: Heavy Hitters by Weta Workshop is now on Kickstarter

Weta Workshop is a famous studio best known for their prop design in movies like the Lord of the Rings, Mad Max, and the upcoming movie Ghost in the Shell. But they’re also known for their collectible figures line as well. They finally decided to take it a step further and get into the board game industry.

Their first game titled GKR: Heavy Hitters which also stands for giant killer robots is now on Kickstarter. It has already funded in 4.5 hours of being launched. The production value is off the charts and this is another company outside of the board game realm like Riot Games that have brought a huge level of detail to their project.

This game is a tactical unique turn based style  game for 2-4 players which will put players in control of their heavy robot with three smaller support robots at their side. You have to maneuver your robots to take out the other player’s heavy or destroy the skyscrapers around the city by tagging them with advertisements. It’s mostly all about the cards as each player has their own deck which makes up your life points and actions in battle.

What I fine every interesting with this Kickstarter in the lower pledge ($100) is the core game with painted robot minis and the higher pledge ($150) is flat gray minis for people that would like to paint them. Usually its the other way around. You can find more information on the Kickstarter here.

Not One But Two Rick And Morty Games

Cryptozoic and Cartoon Network announced two Rick and Morty games for this year. They were previewed at the New York Toy Fair.

The first game is called Rick and Morty: Anatomy Park Game. It’s based on an episode of the same name in season one. The setting takes place in a homeless Santa’s body named Ruben. It turns out Rick makes a very profitably theme park in him but it’s being destroyed by the body’s diseases. It’s a 2-4 player tile laying game where you have to move rides and diseases around in order to stop them. But there will be bodily reaction cards that will cause the body to make negative events happen to the players. Ruben could live or die at the end which will change how the players are scored.

The Second game is called Rick and Morty: Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind Deck-Building Game which is based on the same episode name as well from season one (which is such a great episode). Lots and Lots of Ricks from different realities try to convict the real Rick of murder. This game uses the Cerberus Engine system based in other Cryptozoic games.

You can find more information on both games at Cryptozoic’s website here.

The Thirsty Gamers Podcast – Episode 31 Huge Thirsty Gamers Announcements, Codenames Disney & Marvel, New York 1901

This is the biggest episode for us because today we have some huge announcements! First we have our new website www.thethirstygamers.com! All of our content will be going directly to that site but keep in mind it’s still in beta and the mobile version isn’t done yet but should be ready in the next couple of months. We also have a free Discord that all of our community members can get to. Chat about games and other things! We announced our Patreon that you can find on our website and I’ll post a link in the show notes. Any amount will go a long way for helping us grow and help give more media to you guys! Finally we have a limited Thirsty Gamers T-Shirt that will be going on sale for two weeks and we need 12 for a print run. Also, in the news the thimble leaves us. Codenames gets the Disney and Marvel treatment. Werewords takes a page out of the Insider game. Splendor gets it’s first expansion Cities of Splendor and T.I.M.E. Stories gets three new expansions! Zack gives his thoughts on New York 1901. You can comment on the episode through Twitter: @thirstygamers_ and our Discord And as always stay thirsty for games my friends!

Show Notes:

Buy New York 1901: http://amzn.to/2l4pawP

Find our discord invite here: https://discordapp.com/invite/dxQbA8c  

Check out our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/thethirstygamers  

You can find our limited T-shirt here: https://cottonbureau.com/products/the-thirsty-gamers   

Project Raygun & Mondo Team Up to Bring You The Think: Infection at Outpost 31

Mondo is a popular site dedicated to bringing iconic pop culture movies, tv shows, and other icons through their brand and phenomenal artists. They’re manly known through their poster designs but they also have a line of apparel, figures, and other accessories.

They decided to team up with USAopoly’s newest division Project Raygun (which is an awesome name) to bring us John Carpenter’s The Thing as a board game titled, The Think: Infection at Outpost 31. This game is scheduled to be out this year as it takes players on a horror chase to find out who are infected in a social deduction style game. Project Raygun was at the New York City Toy Fair to show off their scheduled releases starting this Fall. You can check out the full post HERE  from Mondo’s website.

Pandemic Legacy: Season 2 Box Reveals Details of This Season

Board Game Geek tweeted a picture to show the back of the box of Pandemic Legacy: Season 2. This gives us a lot of details on what to expect from the game. As you can see it doesn’t look like the traditional board from previous Pandemics. You have been on remote “havens” to wait out the plague. But you have kept in contact with some of the major cities and now it seems like your going to take a team out to explore the last remains.

You’ll also be able to create your own character it looks like. You kind of do that a little bit with legacy games before but it would be a change to create it from the ground up. A lot of hype is in this game and I like the changes on the board from the traditional set up. We’ll see if the changes can make for some interesting gameplay.

Hit Z Road Review

Zack takes a look and reviews the board game Hit Z Road. You take your family on vacation during the zombie apocalypse. You have to go down the right path with bidding, resource management, and dice combat.

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Lotus Review

We’re reviewing the board game Lotus from Renegade Game Studios! Lets make an art piece as we make beautiful flowers in this game.

Buy Lotus here – http://amzn.to/2fCRine

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Codenames Is Teaming Up With Disney & Marvel

The very popular game Codenames gets more popular with Disney and Pixar editions of the game. USAopoly announced The Codenames Disney Family Edition and Codenames Marvel Edition which will have a release date later this year. This is no surprise as Codenames is prime material for this. What will really be interesting to see is the pictures edition of your favorite characters and locations from both brands if they decide to go that route.

Codenames Disney Family Edition will be a more friendly edition where Codenames Marvel Edition should see a more traditional Codenames overlay. The retail price for both editions will be $24.95 and sold only in North America right now. No pictures have been shown of the new editions but I’m sure more will be seen closer to the Fall.

The Thirsty Gamers Podcast – Episode 30 More Smash Up, Viral, Noir, & Run, Fight, or Die!

Zack starts off with his excitment for finishing Resident Evil 7 and the new T.I.M.E. Stories expansion! Sugi also gives his thoughs on Lego Batman! Smash Up has more expansions coming out. Please Stop! : ) New game from GMT, Apocalypse Road lets you use tracks from Thunder Alley and Grand Prix. Dice Tower Essentials has a new game in it’s line of games called Viral. And finally, Two Rooms and a Boom has a new nine card expansion on Kickstarter. We talk about a lovely card game we all played called Noir and Zack talk’s about another zombie game Run, Fight, or Die! You can comment or give feedback on Twitter: @thirstygamers_ And as always stay thirsty for games my friends!