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What's Hot: Top Games of April 2021

What's Hot: Top Games of April 2021

Find a new game to add to your collection with these new and exciting titles hitting the shelves in April. Check out this month's top 5 New and Hot Games, and don’t forget to sign up for our mailing list to stay up to date with new releases and back in stock games!

5. Botanik

Botanik Board Game Gameplay

Number of Players 2
Playtime 20 Min
Suggested Ages 12+
Designer(s) Frank Crittin, Grégoire Largey, Sébastien Pauchon
Publisher Space Cowboys

This brand new release is a great quick playing game (20 minutes) for 2 players, and is based on tile laying and pattern building. Botanik is the latest release in Space Cowboys' line of games designed solely for two players.

In a bizarre world where life combines mechanics and vegetation, two scientists contend to make a formula created on flowers.

Players create the best effective network of mecha-botanics, the blend of plants and science! Botanik brings fluid mechanics (one action per turn), along with an clever exchange system, combined with tiles of different groups/colors.

Buy Botanik online now!

4. X-Men: Mutant Insurrection

X-Men: Mutant Insurrection Board Game

Number of Players 1-6
Playtime 60-120 Min
Suggested Ages 14+
Designer(s) Richard Lanius, Brandon Perdue
Publisher Fantasy Flight Games

It’s a fantastic month for Marvel fans, starting with this new 1-6 player game, playable in 45-60 minutes.

Although the world might loathe them, the team of brave mutants known as X-Men battle determinedly to protect humanity from the sinister plots of evildoers. Jump into the action with X-Men: Mutant Insurrection, a co-operative, quick paced, dice-driven card game for 1-6 players! Players will develop a team of iconic heroes like Wolverine, Rogue, Storm, and Jubilee from the 16 heroes included, take on dangerous missions around the world, and race toward a thrilling showdown with a villain like Dark Phoenix, Magneto, or the Hellfire Club.

X-Men: Mutant Insurrection encourages you to travel the world on death-defying operations to recruit new mutants, seize criminals, protect innocent lives, and fight some of the most memorable X-Men supervillains. Eight different scenarios await and your X-Men, each with their own challenges and each heading to a no-holds-barred battle against the villain. The Blackbird is prepared to launch — join and fight for the future!

Buy X-Men: Mutant Insurrection onilne now!

3. MATCH 5

Match 5 Gameplay

Number of Players 2-8
Playtime 20 Min
Suggested Ages 10+
Designer(s) Carl Brière
Publisher Synapses Games

MATCH 5 is an April new release for 2-8 players. This great family party game is dice based and comes with some neat colorful custom dice for play.

MATCH 5 plays in 20 minutes and is suitable for players aged 10 and up. All you need to do is discover a connection between two icons. Players will need to use their imagination on this one, and quickly to come up with an answer to all 10 dice combinations in only three minutes. Creativity comes into play as well as you are not allowed to repeat answer from other players in the game.

Buy Match 5 online now!

2. Cryo

Cryo Board Game Gameplay

Number of Players 2-4
Playtime 60-90 Min
Suggested Ages 14+
Designer(s) Tom Jolly, Luke Laurie
Publisher Z-MAN Games

This new science fiction, engine building and worker placement game from Z-Man releases April 9.

In Cryo, your ship has been sabotaged, and gone down on a icy and unknown planet. Leaders must compete to survive and gain control of underground caves found on the frozen planet.

Players need to act fast and strategically to prevent additional sabotage from other groups. You will dispatch drones out from your engineering platform to rummage for resources and save your crew still in cryostasis. Collect various materials to upgrade and modify your platform, adjusting new actions to fit your own strategy.  Apply multi-use cards to your benefit and take the underground caves for your party to survive.

Scavenge, build, explore, and lead your group to victory inside this new frozen world.

This colorful new game is for 2-4 players and plays in 60-90 minutes.

Buy Cryo online now!

1. Marvel Champions: The Card Game – The Galaxy’s Most Wanted

Marvel Champions: Galaxy's Most Wanted

Number of Players 1-4
Playtime 45-90 Min
Suggested Ages 14+
Designer(s) Michael Boggs, Nate French, Caleb Grace
Publisher Fantasy Flight Games
Base Game Marvel Champions: The Card Game

The new Marvel Champions game has just been released after much anticipation by fans.

Marvel Champions: The Card Game The Galaxy’s Most Wanted, is an expansion for the popular 2019 living card game, Marvel Champions: The Card Game. This Cooperative game (with a solo option) has your favorite heroes outwitting their villains in space. The Guardians of the Galaxy spring into action when Earth's Alpha Flight Station falls under attack by the Badoon.

The Galaxy’s Most Wanted expansion brings more then 250 new cards to Marvel Champions: The Card Game. Rocket Racoon and Groot join the list of heroes with complete pre-built and ready-to-play player decks packed with new cards. Play these new heroes or count on some old favorites, players can test their grit on four new villains: Drang of the Brotherhood of Badoon, the Collector (presented in two independent scenarios), Nebula, and Ronan the Accuser. Each of these five scenarios presents a unique task that can be played independently or part of a bigger campaign.

Grab your copy of this hot new release with Board Game Bandit. Buy Marvel Champions: Galaxy's Most Wanted online now!

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