Twilight Imperium 4th Edition

Days after FFG announced Fallout: The Board Game they have dropped another bombshell: FFG will release the 4th edition of Twilight Imperium at the end of 2017.

For twenty years, the custom space operas created by Twilight Imperium have thrilled gamers like nothing else. Now, Twilight Imperium Fourth Edition builds on the grand space opera found in previous editions while streamlining rules and putting player interaction center stage.

Twilight Imperium Fourth Edition aims to be the most complete version of the game ever printed. Seventeen playable races are included in the game, offering a wide variety of starting faction options. Twilight Imperium Fourth Edition brings a galactic space opera to your table, and no two games will ever be the same.

Link: FFG announcement

New arrivals (14/08/17)

Today the first delivery of the week has arrived:

New in stock is Arena: For the Gods!, the new game from Iello.

Welcome to the Arena of the all-powerful, where only the greatest mythological heroes fight to please the Gods. With Arena, dive into a universe in which heroes from 6 different mythos fight together for the entertainment of their Gods. Handpicked by a divine hand for a battle to the death, you’re assuming the role of a powerful fighter.

And back in stock is Kingdomino, the winner of the Spiel des Jahres award 2017.

In Kingdomino, you are a Lord seeking new lands in which to expand your kingdom. You must explore all the lands, wheat fields, lakes, and mountains in order to spot the best plots. But be careful as some other Lords also covet these lands…

 

Shop Update

A quick update what is happening on the shop website at the moment:

Two days ago FFG announced Fallout – The Board Game. Today the pre-order went online. Price for the game is £48.95 and expected release date is November/December.

Another new pre-order on the website is Photosynthesis, the new game from Blue Orange Games (Kingdomino). The European release will be at Essen 2017, so the game should be available at the end of October.

And finally good news for Arena: For the Gods. The new game from Iello is on its way to us and should be available from Monday.

 

Fallout: The Board Game

Yesterday FFG has announced Fallout: The Board Game:

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce Fallout, a post-nuclear adventure board game based on Bethesda’s blockbuster video game series. In Fallout, one to four players take on a role within an irradiated landscape inspired by those in Fallout 3, Fallout 4, and their downloadable content expansions. With just a few locations pinpointed on their map, the players choose whether to work together or individually to explore these mysterious regions that lay before them. Along the way, each player will face a wealth of choices, deciding whether to pursue experience or Caps, collect loot or loyal companions, and progress the main questline or veer off to the vaults. As the players move around the board, building their skills and filling their inventory, the area’s warring factions will gain power, forcing the players to pledge loyalty or defy conformity, all in pursuit of gaining the most influence of anyone else in the wasteland.

The game is expected to be available at the end of 2017.

Link: FFG announcement

July Top 5

July is the start of the quieter part of the year and it shows in the Pre-Order Top 5 with some smaller titles listed there:

1) Star Wars: Rebellion – Rise of the Empire
2) Unlock! – Mystery Adventures
3) Cities of Splendor
4) First Martians: Adventures on the Red Planet
5) Unearth

Sales were still dominated by Barenpark, but there were also a few interesting new releases making their way into the Top 5:

1) Bärenpark
2) Near and Far
3) Terraforming Mars
4) Dice Forge
5) Xia: Embers of a Forsaken Star

This week’s new releases

It’s the summer holidays, but it looks like nobody has told this to the board game publishers. They keep on releasing game after game, which means that this week we are expecting fourteen new games/expansions:

Most of these will be available on Wednesday, but some (Ticket to Ride, Runebound Expansion, Modern Art) will get released at the end of the week.

Two new Pegasus games

Two new games from Pegasus have arrived yesterday afternoon: 4 Seasons (a 2-Player trick taking game) and Memoarrr!.

Memoarrr! (from Edition Spielwiese / publishers of Cottage Garden) is a memory game with a twist: You have to open a card that has either the same animal or the same backgroud on it as the last card in the chain to stay in the game. The last player left gets a victory point card and the new round starts with all the cards in the same place so in theory from round to round you should get better in building longer card chains. An expert rules variant adds special powers of the animals to the game.

We played it twice yesterday (without the special powers) and it was good fun. Easy to explain, short playing time – a nice family game or as someone in our group said a good candidate for a drinking game.

Board Game News

A quick look at two news:

  • Z-Man Games has announced an updated reprint of the Reiner Knizia classic Through the Desert. The game will join the Euro Classics line, which ZMan is apparently taking over from FFG. (Source: ZMan Games Website)
  • Eagle Games has confirmed that all European copies of Lisboa have been destroyed in a fire. I’m not sure yet, what this means for retailers, so we have to wait until I hear something from my supplier. (Source: TableTop News)

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