Looking Forward: September 2020

It’s a new month, which means there’s a whole batch of games that are scheduled to come out in the next 30 days or so. I mean, that’s always the case, I guess, but the beginning of a month is as good a time as any to look ahead, am I right?

So here’s what I’m doing: I’m looking through Board Game Geek’s Gone Cardboard list for all the games that are scheduled to come out in September. Of course, there can be delays and cancellations, but based on what we know right now, here are the games that I’m excited about for September 2020. And away…we…GO!

Small World of Warcraft – This collaboration between Days of Wonder and Blizzard looks…well…it pretty much looks like Small World. You know what? That’s fine. I love Small World. To be honest, though, I’ve never played World of Warcraft, That’s not board game elitism talking: when WOW was popular, I couldn’t afford it, and when I could afford to play an MMO, I played other ones. Anyway, the island mechanic looks cool in SMoW, and I like the idea of playing as factions.

7 Wonders (2nd ed.) – I used to own 7 Wonders, but I lost it in a break up, as one does. The second edition looks beautiful with its metallic-backed cards and its larger artwork. I’m looking forward to regaining this one.

Barkham Horror LCG – The Meddling of Meowlathotep – Speaking of cats, it’s Meowlathotep! Honestly, this is probably the one I’m most excited about. This April Fools’ Day joke has been made manifest in our totally-not-joking reality. It’s Arkham Horror, but with dogs and cats. That’s the joke. I mean, I’m sure there are other jokes, but still, I’m picking this up before I get some of the other stand-alone packs.

Picture stolen from FFG’s website. Don’t tell them,

Clank! Adventuring Party – A Clank! expansion that adds asymmetrical player abilities? Sign me up! Honestly, this is the kind of flavor that the base game was missing. Instead of being a generic adventurer, you can play as an elf! Or a dwarf! Or a…cat? Or, you know, a monkey-robot. Just your standard fantasy races.

The Few and Cursed – Post-apocalyptic old west with demons. That checks off a lot of my boxes. We actually got to play a few rounds of this one at Gen Con last year, and while we weren’t able to play a full game, I thought it had a lot of potential. Em wasn’t as sold on it. Still, it’s cool to see a game I played in pre-production finally hitting the shelves.

Risk Warhammer 40,000 – Do I need another version of Risk? No. Does the world need another version of Risk? Probably not. Still, it’s Warhammer 40K! I’m just the kind of sucker they’re targeting. I’ll but it, and it will collect dust on my shelf with the other five versions of Risk I have. I have no regrets.

What are you excited about for the month of September? Drop us a comment and let us know!

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