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The April Calliope Games Newsletter of Awesomeness is out!

The newest issue of the Calliope Games Newsletter of Awesomeness is out!

Click Calliope and you will be taken to it!

Giant Tsuro-The Game of the Path made a special appearance at a wedding reception.  You will get a great look at the Bride, Groom, and their friends and family having a great time.  And Tsuro was there.

We also take a look at Capital City!  Designed by James Ernest with art by Brian Bowes, it is the rootin-ist, tootin-ist new game in the Old West!  The reviews are coming in and people are loving it.  If you don’t already have a copy, now’s your chance!

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Spotlight on Ancestree

The newest issue of the Calliope Games Newsletter of Awesomeness is out and it shines the spotlight on Ancestree by Eric Lang.  Click on the box cover below to find out about the game, read some reviews and learn more about how Ancestree won a Major Fun Award!

Roll For It! Now On The App Store

Roll for It! Hits the App Store

Boasting the Shiniest, Rolliest Digital Dice Ever!

MONTREAL February 21, 2018: Thunderbox Entertainment is thrilled to announce the release of our second digital board game: Roll for It!

For the studio’s second collaboration with Calliope Games after Tsuro, we went from zen to zany! The rules are simple: roll your dice, match them to a card, and score some points. It is quick to learn and designed to let kids and adults play (and win!) together.

The digital adaptation of Roll for It! is…

REAL! Physically simulated dice deliver the real feel. Shake your device to roll ‘em!

FAST! It takes only one minute to learn, and only one hand to play. Roll on the go!

FRIENDLY! Roll solo against crafty AI foes or with friends around one device or online.

The game is now available on the App Store and Google Play for $1.99 USD. For those who crave more, the Red Box expansion is available to purchase in-game, along with more fancy, fuzzy, flashy dice to roll in style!

Please visit the Thunderbox website for more info, download the EPK, and if you’d like to tell your readers about it, contact us for a review copy!

Based in Montreal and founded by Dan Taylor and Jules Morgan, Thunderbox Entertainment is a small team of seasoned developers with over 25 years of AAA experience. We are proud to partner with some of the most innovative and inspiring board game makers on the planet to bring old school fun to a modern world.

Our first app, Tsuro: The Game of the Path, was released in April 2016. It has since earned a 4.6 star rating on the App Store and has been the #1 board game app in over 90 countries.

JOIN THE MANSKY CAPER IN 2018! ROBBING BIG AL’S MANSION IS A BLAST!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! And Happy #ManskyMonday!  This week’s newsletter takes a look at Matt Franklin, the artist on The Mansky Caper.  We take a look at how he creates one of the characters in the game, Abraca-Deborah!

To see how this sketch becomes final artwork (and check out the Mansky Caper Newsletter), click on Abraca-Deborah!

This week, we get to meet Nine-Lives Nicky, the Gadgeteer of the crew.

Click the play button below to watch the video!

The Mansky Caper Kickstarter campaign goes live on January 11, 2018!  Don’t miss out on a great game at a fantastic price!

The Mansky Caper! Cronies, Cash, and KaBOOM!

#ManskyMonday fell on Christmas Day and our family took the day off.  But you can learn more about The Mansky Caper and Lucky Lucy on this very special Boxing Day edition of #ManskyMonday!

Click Lucky Lucy to read the December 26 Mansky Newsletter!

Click below to meed Lucky Lucy and watch the video!

The Mansky Caper goes live on Kickstarter on January 11, 2018!  Be there!  It’ll be an offer you can resist!

Ancestree, Capital City, and ShutterBug have arrived at Warehouse. Shipments beginning!

Calliope Games is pleased to announce that Ancestree by Eric M. Lang, Capital City by James Ernest, and ShutterBug by Mike Elliott have arrived at the Calliope Games warehouse.

Shipment of these games to our Kickstarter Backers has begin, followed by shipments to stores. If you have not already pre-ordered copies, please contact your Friendly Local Game Store and place your order now.

Ancestree by Eric M. Lang.  Click on the box to see more!

Ancestree, by Eric M. Lang, finally lets you answer the age-old question: Who’s got the best family? Through clever drafting and tile placement players will create a family tree that reveals the amazing people that all lead to them. The player with the most interesting generations, riches and marriages will claim the victory, bragging rights, and be able to say, “My family IS better than your family!” For 2 – 6 players, ages 8+, under 30 minutes.Capital City by James Ernest. Click on the box to see more!

Capital City by James Ernest. Click on the box to see more!

Capital City_, by James Ernest, brings together 3-6 Western Settlers, each hoping to be the Mayor of Capital City, the newest town in the Oooooooooolllld West! As one of the founders of Capital City you are building businesses on your street, bringing new residents to the town and hiring them to work at your businesses. This will generate money and influence in Capital City. The player with the most influence at the end of the year will be elected Mayor. Time is short so get out there and build the best Old West! For 3 – 6 players, ages 8+, under 30 minutes.

ShutterBug by Mike Elliott.  Click on the box to see more!

ShutterBug, by Mike Elliott, puts you in the roll of a 1932 American Photojournalist. Tabloids are clamoring for pictures of the monsters and mythical creatures that are roaming America. You will criss-cross the country over the next eight days, gathering tips and taking photos, putting together your portfolio, and selling to the highest bidder. It’s time to load your camera and snap the myth! For 2 – 6 players, ages 8+, 30 – 50 minutes.