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Welcome back to Gaming Shelf, Giz's regular column all about the latest in board game and tabletop releases—focusing on the good genre stuff, though there are always exceptions! So far, it’s been a pretty dry 2019 in the gaming world, which is not really a surprise, considering how we’re now past the holidays and companies are saving their best stuff for later on in the year. Still, there are some cool things to highlight, as well as one sadder bit of news.

After years with no updates, in 2018 it seemed like the rebooted Star Trek movie franchise was getting back on track. Star Trek 4 was happening again, and the Trek movieverse’s first female director, S.J. Clarkson, was at the helm.

Then, things reportedly got bad with regards to casting. Now, there’s a chance the whole project might be going down like the Enterprise in Star Trek: Generations. Or in Into Darkness. Or Beyond. Take your pick, actually.

The first Game of Thrones might have centered around that whole “Winter Is Coming” thing, but George R.R. Martin’s next TV series will be about the longest winter of all.

HBO has announced the rest of the cast for the still-unnamed prequel with several new actors, including Star Wars newcomer Naomi Ackie, and revealed that Marvel-Netflix director S.J. Clarkson will be directing the pilot.

The new year has only just begun but it’s already got us thinking about the end. Over the course of the next 12 months, fans are going to see the end of some of the biggest franchises and shows of all time. Let’s take a look at which pop culture favourites are wrapping up in 2019.

If we could describe 2018 in one word, it would be complicated. There have been some amazing shows and films, and fandom has faced a lot of growth and change. But we’ve also seen a lot of pain. We have come together to celebrate the greatest pop culture moments of the year, as well as the things that could and should have been better. Grab a chair and dive into the best and worst of 2018.

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, Gizmodo's regular roundup of all the weirdest and most wonderful toys around. This week: The LEGO Movie 2 gets some LEGO sets (duh), Hasbro finds a new way to sell you cutesy little Star Wars figurines, and... a toilet in disguise. Yes, really! Check it out!

Welcome back to another instalment of Gaming Shelf, our regular column where we look at the coolest board games and tabletop roleplaying games out there. This week, we've got a cool new Kickstarter for an Assassin's Creed roleplaying game, the long-awaited arrival of Betrayal Legacy, and a whole bunch more. Didn't spot any major expansions this week, but we'll be sure to keep an eye out!