Bears Vs. Babies Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Bears Vs. Babies RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network 12 Best Adult Board Games of 2017 https://www.gameskinny.com/b4dgb/12-best-adult-board-games-of-2017 https://www.gameskinny.com/b4dgb/12-best-adult-board-games-of-2017 Tue, 28 Nov 2017 11:02:06 -0500 Ty Arthur

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With these 12 excellent 2017 board and card games, you'd probably never run out of Saturday night gaming fodder. That being said, there were a whole lot more that released this year besides what we listed in the preceding slides!

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There were several expansions for the various Fantasy Flight Cthulhu Mythos games, as well as plenty of other sci-fi, horror, and resource management board games.

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What did you think of our picks for the best board games of 2017, and what titles did we miss that should have been included? Let us know in the comments below!

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Santorini

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Price: $49.99
Buy It On: Amazon
Number of Players: 2 - 4

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This three-dimensional game can be for the whole family, but more of the strategy will be geared towards the adults. "Strategy" is the key word here, as each player races to build to the top of a tower while trying to hinder their opponents from doing the same. Each player has a unique way to break the rules a little, and things can get seriously competitive as the game progresses towards the end.

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First Martians

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Price: $49.99
Buy It On: Amazon
Number of Players: 1 - 4

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This game definitely won't be for everyone (if you want fast-paced fantasy, look elsewhere), but if you liked the desert island survival scenarios of Robinson Crusoe, you'll know exactly what to expect from First Martians.

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The point of the game is to survive the harsh Martian environment, with several different game modes available, including a linked campaign that must be tracked with a companion app.

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Survival is key, with players deciding whether to take risky actions that could have good rewards or instead play it safe and conserve resources. Life on Mars is brutal, and so is this game!

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5-Minute Dungeon

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Price: $19.99
Buy It On: Amazon
Number of Players: 2 - 5

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The title isn't being facetious -- there's a downloadable timer app for the game, so every game is actually five minutes.

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It's a fast and fun game where you and a few companions try to tackle the dungeon boss within the time frame allotted. Things get frantic and frenzied as the timer ticks down and you work hard as a team to reach the end. 

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Rick and Morty: Total Rickall Card Game

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Price: $15.00
Buy It On: Amazon
Number of Players: 2 - 5

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With far less complexity than many other games on this list, Total Rickall is a fun diversion to pull out every now and again between bigger games. Essentially, it's the episode of the same name from Rick And Morty, with the goal of figuring out who is real and who is an alien parasite.

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You can get through a game in about 20 minutes, but since the parasites are randomized, it's worthwhile to play several times in a row. If you like a little more complexity, there's an advanced rule set that expands the game out to six players and has two people at the table take the role of secret parasites.

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Dark Souls

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Price: $120.00
Buy It On: Amazon
Number of Players: 1 - 4

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This one was in limbo for a long time but finally saw official wide release in 2017. A devastatingly hard single-player experience like Dark Souls might seem like an odd game to translate into a co-operative multiplayer board game, but it works.

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Like the video game, you've got to figure out the right attack patterns to use while trying to gain souls, and if you die, you respawn back at the bonfire. The flavor of the game is translated surprisingly well into the tabletop medium, and it really forces tactical cooperation between players.

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Gloomhaven

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Price: $219.99
Buy It On: Amazon
Number of Players: 1 - 4

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There are times where it feels like board game designers are competing for who can build the most absurdly oversized box with the most game pieces. They can all stop trying now, because Gloomhaven wins.

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This box weighs more than 20 pounds, and there's a whole lot of content to justify all that weight. What you have here is essentially a dungeon crawling game, but with a bunch of twists to keep players on their toes that will delight anyone used to the standard formula.

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There's seriously more than 100 hours of play you can get out of Gloomhaven while the campaign unfolds, with each successive game building upon the last rather than everything resetting each time you play. Just make sure you've got the room to play and the time to paint the minis!

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Gloom In Space

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Price: $21.00
Buy It On: Amazon
Number of Players: 2 - 5

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The original Gloom and its Cthulhu expansion let the goth gamers have fun killing off family members in horrible ways, and now you can die terribly in space as well!

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Notice the red shirt on that character on the box? That's you -- a group of space explorers who aren't destined to live long while exploring the galaxy. Your job is to come up with hilariously entertaining stories of how your red shirts die while your opponents try to keep your hapless explorers alive and happy instead.

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It's a race to the bottom, but with tribbles and alien princesses this time around instead of Poe and Lovecraft. For a fun game night with the adult friends, you can't go wrong with Gloom or its various spin offs.

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Too Many Bones

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Price: $124.95
Buy It On: Chip Theory Games
Number of Players: 1 - 4

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If you haven't played a dice building game before, this is a crazy fun one to jump into with your friends. Rather than building decks of cards, you put together pools of dice, with 136 custom dice included in this game as your goblin-like gearlocs embark on misadventures. 

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While it takes a bit of effort to learn, you can have a blast building up your dice pools for your gearloc character and taking on bigger challenges. If you can't get enough of this style, a successful Kickstarter campaign just wrapped up for follow-up game Undertow, which is slated to land next year.

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Red Dragon Inn 6: Villains

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Price: $39.95
Buy It On: Amazon
Number of Players: 2 - 4 (or up to 6 with the other base games and expansions)

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It's sort of hard to believe just how many Red Dragon Inn base box sets and character expansion cards have come out at this point. That first game was an absolute breath of fresh air in the tabletop scene, and now years later, they are still just as fun.

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Part 6 puts you in the role of the villains instead of the heroes, but don't worry, the base gameplay remains the same: buy drinks for your friends to make them pass out, gamble until you've won the whole treasure horde, and try to remain conscious long enough that the inn doesn't get all the gold!

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Bears Vs. Babies

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Price: $29.99
Buy It On: Amazon
Number of Players: 2 - 5

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We all know that Cards Against Humanity set the gold standard for card games to keep adults interested while drinking around the gaming table, but it also gets old fairly quickly as the same card combos keep coming up.

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That's where a host of other amusingly offensive card/board mashup games come in, offering a different take on the NSFW style with games like Joking Hazard or Exploding Kittens. From the fine folks at The Oatmeal behind Exploding Kittens now comes an even more baffling mashup: Bears Vs. Babies!

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The goal here is to build horrifying monstrosities that can take on an army of evil killer babies, so basically, a good time will be had by all. Don't forget to pick up the NSFW expansion pack to add in all the jibbly bits and various other offensive cards that will make grandma blush.

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Fallout

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Price: $69.99 
Buy It On: Amazon
Number of Players: 1 - 4

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Featuring scenarios based around both Fallout 3 and 4, Fantasy Flight is translating the beloved post-apocalyptic franchise to a tabletop setting for your gaming group. Players build their own survivors based around the S.P.E.C.I.A.L. ruleset we all know and love, then go out and explore the wasteland, with solo play possible.

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This one is just now shipping to pre-order buyers after Thanksgiving, so all we have to judge at the moment is some unboxing videos and clips from people who played demos at Gen Con, but it looks to be very high quality. Expect this one to deliver the Fallout experience to your weekend gaming group, with all the free roaming and raider-slaying you could want.

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Besides this entry from Fantasy Flight, board game developer Modiphus also has a totally different take on the tabletop Fallout experience coming next year under the title Fallout: Wasteland Warfare.

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Le Neckbeard

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Price: $20
Buy It On: Jason Anarchy Games
Number of Players: 2 - 4

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A perfect card game for video gamers, Le Neckbeard is a wonderfully self-aware and hilariously NSFW game that celebrates (and skewers) the social awkwardness of the gaming crowd.

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Your goal is to save some beautiful Waifus (from Japanese body pillows and booby mouse pads to the killer high school girl from Yandere Simulator) from the greasy hands of your rivals. Along the way, your neckbeard will have to summon sodas and deal with dreaded real-life responsibilities, like doing the laundry or talking to your actual girlfriend.

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If your group can take a little good-natured self-criticism, they'll love this tongue-in-cheek game. Le Neckbeard was originally only available for Kickstarter backers, but a limited run of new decks is now up at the Jason Anarchy Games site.

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There's only so many rounds of Elder Scrolls: Legends to play or so many Destiny 2 raids you can embark on before you have to actually sit face to face with your friends for a game night!

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For the hardcore gamers, there's no shortage of epic board games that are every bit as fun as their digital counterparts, with some actually ending up considerably more in-depth than anything on console or PC.

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If your group consists solely of adults, then all the better, because these games take strategy and frequently include themes that aren't for the little ones. Sadly, there was no new Drinking Quest entry this year, although new edition Liquor Before Honor will hit next summer (so keep your beer nice and cold while you wait).

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The sting of that missing franchise can be soothed somewhat by the slew of high-quality games that landed in 2017, with 12 in particular that are well worth playing.

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Although the focus is on "board" games, here we're going to go ahead and include card games as well, since the line between them frequently gets blurred, and some of the raunchiest fun for adult games will always come from the card-based entries.

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The 10 Most Anticipated Board / Tabletop Games Coming in 2017 https://www.gameskinny.com/gv6qr/the-10-most-anticipated-board-tabletop-games-coming-in-2017 https://www.gameskinny.com/gv6qr/the-10-most-anticipated-board-tabletop-games-coming-in-2017 Tue, 20 Dec 2016 03:00:02 -0500 Ty Arthur

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In the ever-expanding realm of tabletop games, there's always more high quality entries on the horizon, and these are just 10 of many, many titles set to arrive next year.

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What did you think of our picks, and what board, card, or tabletop game are you most looking forward to playing in 2017?

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Want to get started on tabletop gaming and not sure where to begin and what's worth spending money on? Check out some of these excellent entries:

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Massive Darkness

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From Wrath Of Ashardalon to Descent: Journeys Into The Dark, several of the big, expensive board game series have worked hard to recreate the typical tabletop roleplaying experience in a more structured form.

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Adding to that lineup now is Massive Darkness, a board game from Cool Mini Or Not - the company behind the Kickstarter smash hit Zombicide. For 1 - 6 players, this one pits a group of heroes against a dungeon full of enemies but requires no game master, as the rules are built around fighting the environment without a player controlling the antagonists.

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Massive Darkness is slated to land August 31st according to Amazon, and will carry a hefty $119.99 price tag.

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Elder Sign: Omens Of The Deep Expansion

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Finally we arrive at Elder Sign, a board/card mashup game that still has a ton of pieces and a decent level of complexity, but is much easier to learn and setup than the average Fantasy Flight game.

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Elder Sign is also notable for being a cooperative game rather than a competitive one - you all want to work towards staving off the apocalypse, rather than battling each other.

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While the base game takes place within the confines of a museum, Omens Of The Deep sees the investigators heading into the murky depths of the Pacific and the city of R’lyeh itself to take the fight to the deep one hordes and stop the Great Old Ones from rising.

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Just announced last month, there's no official release date yet, but expect one to come soon!

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Arkham Horror: The Dunwich Legacy Expansion

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Can you tell I'm a Cthulhu mythos fan yet? The Arkham Horror card game is a newer rendition of the complex board game of the same name, offering a really engaging way to explore the works of H.P. Lovecraft.

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Diving into a truly classic story that even got a decent (if a bit cheesy) movie adaptation back in 1970, the Dunwich Legacy expansion adds in 156 new cards in addition to two new scenarios to play through with your Arkham Horror crew. This one will be landing in early 2017.

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Eldritch Horror: The Dreamlands Expansion

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If you aren't familiar with Fantasy Flight games and want to get into serious board gaming, that's the one company you should most be paying attention to in any given year.

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They put a ton of quality games covering everything from sci-fi to fantasy to horror, and have become famous for a line of Cthulhu mythos games, including Eldritch Horror, which is a globe-trotting board game for 1 - 8 players that's more complex than the stripped-down Elder Sign.

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A new expansion focused the Dreamlands area of Lovecraft's writing is set to arrive in 2017, featuring eight new investigators to employ, as well as two new ancient terrors based on the realm of dreams.

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Doom

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OK, full disclosure: much like Secret Hitler, this one actually just came out this week at the tail end of 2016, but I'm including it anyway because of how fantastic it looks, and because it was originally expected for an early 2017 release.

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A totally re-worked re-imagining of the 2004 game (which itself led to the creation of famous fantasy board game Descent: Journeys Into The Dark) this new version is meant to be inline with the updated Doom video game that launched in 2016.

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An asymmetrical entry, this edition of Doom is for 2 - 5 players and pits one player as the invading demon hordes versus the other players taking the role of respawning Doom Marines.

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Secret Hitler

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A very different entry from anything else on this list, Secret Hitler is a party game where you and your closest friends all accuse each other of being fascists until the real Hitler is revealed. What could be a better icebreaker for new acquaintances?

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Technically the game has already been released now at the very end of 2016, but it keeps going in and out of availability on Amazon as they run out of product due to the popularity, so it may be until 2017 until many are able to get the full finished version.

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Don't want to wait for the finished product? The full rules are available for free download so you can print off your own cards at home!

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Must Eat Humans

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Billed as a "reverse deck building" entry, there's a certain humor to the fact that the game's acronym is MEH, a decision that Solar Flare Games seems very cognizant of in its marketing.

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There's been a ton of zombie board / card games already: Zombicide, Last Night On Earth, Zombies!!!, Zombie Town, etc. etc. So what sets this one apart?

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This time around you ARE the zombie horde, seeking to eat the remaining survivors and build up a bigger undead army before they can regroup and wipe you out with superior weaponry.

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The game is still in development and is expected out in 2017 to be playable by 2 - 6 players at a time.

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Dark Souls: The Board Game

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Long rumored but not officially announced until a crowd funding campaign back in April, the devastatingly hard Dark Souls series is now making the transition to the tabletop world.

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Playable either solo or in multiplayer co-op mode, the game will have you exploring new tile areas of the bard as iconic classes from Dark Souls and engaging in extremely difficult battles... and yes, you are expected to die and be reborn at a bonfire to tackle those challenges again.

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While the Kickstarter campaign estimated an April 2017 release date, Amazon is showing that Dark Souls will be available at the end of July.

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Red Dragon Inn 6: Villains

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As an old fogey, I remember when The Red Dragon Inn was only a single box set from a then-unknown Slugfest Games. I had to travel far to track down a copy at a game story several towns over after hearing about it via word of mouth. Needless to say popularity has exploded in the intervening years in this hilarious, hard-drinking riff on the typical fantasy party of adventurers.

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The sixth base game set is now on the horizon, having just been successfully crowd funded for $130,000, and this time around instead of adding new heroes to lose all their gold via gambling, the game will focus instead on villains like a vampire, goblin king, mummy, and medusa.

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The tavern wench is also getting a demonic makeover in this good-to-be-bad sequel. I wonder if Obsidian's Tyranny RPG had any influence here? There's not a specific release date yet, but early 2017 is expected.

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Bears Vs. Babies

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If the artwork didn't tip you off, yes, this is from popular web comic The Oatmeal, again bringing us some horrifying nonsense shenanigans in the vein of previous card game Exploding Kittens.

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Bears vs Babies is a card game where you build handsome, incredible monsters who go to war with horrible, awful babies. Whoever eats the most babies wins! Expect a fast-paced entry where you'll laugh more than engage in any sort of strategy.

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Netting a respectable $3.2 million via Kickstarter, this card game is expected to arrive in June of 2017.

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While we are focused primarily on PC and console games, most here at GameSkinny are dedicated gamers of all stripes, with more than a few Magic: The Gathering, D&D, or Arkham Horror players among our writers and editors.

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We've extensively covered many of the most anticipated video games coming next year, from horror titles to shooters and everything in between. Now it's time to move away from the TV screen and over to the tabletop for a peak into the future at 10 board / card games you should be playing next year!

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