Enter the Stargate and Take Out the Astro Trash in the Latest Tabletop Gaming News

Welcome back to Gaming Shelf, io9's regular column all about the latest in tabletop and roleplaying Things are a bit quiet right now, as many gaming companies seem to be saving their best stuff for San Diego Comic-Con in July and Gen Con in August. But we’ve still got some really cool games and stuff, including a new Dungeons & Dragons starter kit, a Stargate roleplaying game, and some news about the Pokémon Go folks diving into augmented reality board games. Check it out!

Enter the Stargate and Take Out the Astro Trash in the Latest Tabletop Gaming News

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But we’ve still got some really cool games and stuff, including a new Dungeons & Dragons starter kit, a Stargate roleplaying game, and some news about the Pokémon Go folks diving into augmented reality board games. Check it out!

The latest game in Themeborne’s Escape the Dark series, Escape the Dark Sector is a sci-fi adventure card game where players take on the role of crew members on an impounded starship, confined to the detention block of a space station.

The kit includes everything needed to run a Dungeons & Dragons game with one Dungeon Master and one to five players, including an adventure, Dragon of Icespire Peak, and a rulebook that teaches players how to make characters and journey through the game.

Red Carnations on a Black Grave is a roleplaying game for four to six players that takes place during the Paris Commune, the radical socialist insurrection against the French government that lasted for 72 days.

The game has players exploring the galaxy as SG team members and aiding in “the fight against the Goa’uld Systme Lords,” with missions about retrieving artifacts, rescuing people, assassinating enemies, or other tasks that would be assigned to the SG crew.

Clockwise from left: Images from D&D Essentials Kit, Jaws the Board Game, Astro Trash, and Escape the Dark Sector.

MGM has announced it’s teaming up with Wyvern Gaming to finally create Stargate, a roleplaying game based on the Stargate SG-1 TV show.

The family-friendly Dungeons & Dragons card game, Dungeon Mayhem, is heading to Baldur’s Gate with a new expansion.

Fantasy Flight Games has announced a new expansion for Mansions of Madness called Path of the Serpent, where players journey to the jungle and explore the ruins of a lost civilization, while trying to save themselves and the people around them from stone monsters, killer snakes, and other dangers of the wild.

USAopoly’s Astro Trash is a fast-paced competitive game where players are trying to clear waste from their planet.

Each round is played as a scene, and rotates between players as the game goes on, ensuring that everybody gets a chance to wander this strange and beautiful world.

Modiphius Entertainment’s Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition won for best roleplaying game, while Fantasy Flight Games’ Star Wars: Legion nabbed an award for best miniatures.

Wizards of the Coast has just released a new D&D Essentials Kit that’s designed to bring complete newbies into the roleplaying game.

This semi-cooperative game is about a group of players working together to find and hunt a deadly shark… who just so happens to be one of the players.

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