The Meeples’ Corner merchandise we offered as rewards during the Kickstarter is on the way to our supporters (or has already arrived during the last two weeks). We have a few leftovers and to give everyone a chance who missed the Kickstarter to get these amazing items, we added our remaining stock to the website.
I’m still working my way through the list of new announcements, but I’m slowly getting there. This week I have already added seven new pre-orders with more games coming in the next few days.
- King of Tokyo: Dark Edition (ETA: April)
- Cosmic Encounter Duel (ETA: April)
- Wavelength (ETA: March)
- Carnival Zombie: 2nd Edition (ETA: March)
- Sorcerer City (ETA: February)
- Downforce: Wild Ride (ETA: March)
- Imperial Settlers: Empires of the North – Roman Banners (ETA: February)
If there are any hot games I’ve missed so far, please let me know and I will see if I can add them to the pre-orders.
It is Tuesday, time to look at this week’s new releases. But it is not just new games this week, we have also received some very interesting restocks.
But first, we have a look at what is new this week:
- 1862: Railway Mania in the Eastern Counties
- Battle Line: Medieval
- Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated – The C Team Pack
- Coloma (Retail Edition)
- D-Day Dice (2nd Edition) + Way to Hell Expansion
- Heroes of Tenefyr
- Living Planet
- Paris: New Eden
- Pocket Landship
- Quartermaster General WW2
But as I said this is not all. Here are the four restocks we have received in addition to all those shiny new games:
There is always a time when we are keen on playing a board game, but don’t have the time to set one up or no friends are available to play one. But fear not, there are a lot of very good board game adaptions available on iOS and Android.
To help to chose the right one, Ars Cardboard has listed the eight best board game apps of 2019:
Tabletop games continue their push into the electronic space, with at least a dozen digital adaptations released in 2019—and that’s not counting the numerous games in Early Access (like Gloomhaven) or approaching beta (Charterstone). Below, I’ve ranked my eight best of the year based on app quality, play experience, and purchase price.(Source: Ars Technica website)
A bit surprising we have just received confirmation that we will get a restock of A Feast for Odin: The Norwegians. It took a while, but now it looks like the English edition will be finally back.
The last few days I have started catching up with all the new pre-orders that have been announced at the end of last year.
I’ve already added a few new games to the pre-order section, here are the highlights:
AEG has announced Mariposas, a new game from Elizabeth Hargrave, designer of the award-winning game Wingspan.
Every spring, millions of monarch butterflies leave Mexico to spread out across eastern North America. Every fall, millions fly back to Mexico. However, no single butterfly ever makes the round trip.(Source: Publisher description)
Mariposas is a game of movement and set collection that lets players be part of this amazing journey.
Mariposas is played in three seasons. In general, your butterflies try to head north in spring, spread out in summer, and return south in fall. The end of each season brings a scoring round, and at the end of fall, the player with the most successful family of butterflies — i.e., the most victory points — wins the game.
The game has an estimated release date of August (GenCon), hopefully, we will get it here in the UK at the same time.
Publisher CGE has released an app that will help with the setup of Letter Jam, the cooperative word game.
Did you notice that your Letter Jam cards have codes? Have you ever wondered what they’re for? Would you like to add a bit more mystery and surprise to your game?(Source: Publisher website)
This companion app works as a scanner for Letter Jam cards. It prepares a secret word for every player around the table without anyone knowing any of the words! Once the game is over, the app reveals which words were chosen for each player.
Sanctum, the fantasy hack & slash board game from CGE, has finally arrived and is in stock. We have sent out the payment requests for all pre-orders.
Sanctum, once a great city, is now shrouded in darkness. The lands surrounding the city are home to the demon horde lead by the Lord of Demons. It’s up to a handful of heroes to rise up, battle through the horde, banish the evil that plagues the world, and restore the realm to its former glory.(Source: Publisher description)
Sanctum is an epic adventure competitive game for 2-4 players that’s inspired by the hack & slash genre and converted into a modern board game. As one of the heroes, you embark upon a quest to rid the land of a demonic invasion, fighting your way through countless enemies and gearing up to face the Lord of Demons himself.
At the beginning of the month, we are normally looking back to the top games of the last month. Today we are going a few steps further and instead look at the top games of 2019.
Without further ado, here are the Top 20 of 2019 (based on our sales in copies):
2) Underwater Cities
3) The Quacks of Quedlinburg
4) The Quacks of Quedlinburg: The Herb Witches
7) Second Chance
8) Res Arcana
9) Coffee Roaster
10) Die Tavernen im Tiefen Thal
12) Dune (2019)
13) Bunny Kingdom: In the Sky
14) Wingspan: European Expansion
15) Chronicles of Crime
16) El Dorado: The Golden Temples
17) Root: Riverfolk Expansion
18) Tiny Towns
19) Little Town
20) Doppelt so clever
These Top 20 include a few surprises (in general games we are importing from Germany are doing very well for us), but also a few games are missing from the list which should be there like Root and Brass: Birmingham. But some of the biggest hits of 2019 were held back by limited availability in retail.
What games would you have expected on the list?