Usually at this time of year the Osprey Games team would have flown over to the US for Gen Con, one of the largest gaming conventions on the planet. This year is a little different, but the organizers at Gen Con have done a fantastic job in creating Gen Con Online, a virtual conventions for us all to enjoy!

The virtual convention sees publishers, designers, and content creators putting out some fantastic stuff for everyone to enjoy, so be sure to check it out!

For Day 4 of Gen Con Online we're focussing on our Board Game range, including a sneak peek at our Gen Con release for next year - Undaunted: Reinforcements. This expansion for Undaunted: Normandy and Undaunted: North Africa is coming in August 2021, and introduces a range of new features including vehicles in Normandy, 4 player team games, and solo rules by Dávid Turczi!

Designers David Thompson and Trevor Benjamin joined us to give a little more information about the game, and there'll be plenty more to come over the next year as we build to the release of the next chapter in the Undaunted series!

Undaunted: Reinforcements is coming in August 2021, but what about new games we've got coming out this year? Here's a look at the board and card games we're releasing between now and the end of the year!

Village Green - September

Designed by Peer Sylvester

It's the first day of spring, and there's only one thing on everyone's mind - the Village Green of the Year competition! In just a few months, the judges of this prestigious contest will be visiting, and the village council have finally put you in charge of the preparations. With your newfound authority, you can show those snobs from Lower Aynesmore just what a properly orchestrated floral arrangement looks like!

In Village Green you are rival gardeners, tasked by your respective communities with arranging flowers, planting trees, commissioning statues, and building ponds. You must place each element carefully - time is tight and the stakes couldn't be higher! Split your days between acquiring and installing new features for your green and nominating it for one of the competition's many awards. Will your village green become the local laughing stock, or make the neighbouring villages green with envy?

Preorder your copy today!

Merv: The Heart of the Silk Road - October

Designed by Fabio Lopiano

The ancient city of Merv. A gateway between the East and the West. A hub of scholarship and trade. The greatest city in the world.

In Merv: The Heart of the Silk Road players are vying to amass power and wealth in the prosperous city at the centre of the land. Through careful court intrigue, timely donations to the grand mosque, and securing favourable trade deals, players attempt to redirect as much of that prosperity as possible into their own pockets.

Meanwhile, beyond the city walls Mongol hordes approach. If you help construct the city walls you give up on precious opportunities to build up your own stature, but leave it unprotected and you will burn with the city. Every decision is weighty and the consequences of each misstep are dire. Will you rise to prominence or fade into oblivion?

Preorder your copy today!

The King is Dead: Second Edition - November

Designed by Peer Sylvester

The King is dead. The kingdom is divided. Three factions – the Scottish, the Welsh, and the English – vie for control and, across the sea, foreign invaders prepare to take advantage of the chaos. Players must marshal their limited resources to influence this power struggle, while ensuring that the faction that rises to dominate the realm favours them above all other claimants to the throne.

The King is Dead: Second Edition refreshes the accessible yet strikingly deep game with updated graphic design, gorgeous new artwork, and a brand-new asymmetric game mode for advanced play.

Preorder your copy today!

We'd also like to remind you all that the Osprey Games sale is running now on our website, with 25% off a huge range of books and ganes and 40% off eBooks until the end of August. Pick up a great deal while you can!

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